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ANGLESEYBOROUGHS- MR FANNING EYANS' CANDIDATURE. Mr Fanning Evans addressed a crowded meet. ing on Monday night at Holyhead Town Hall. Mr J. Williams presided, and on the platform were Mr and Mrs Fanning Evans, Miss Paynter (Amlwch), Messrs W. Jones, W. P. Elliott, W. Owens, J- Brown, H. Robert (Penbwl), W. Grif- fiths, R. Michael, 0. R. Williams, T. Ashurst, W. Davies, W. Riva, O. Williams, and others. The gallery, as at Mr Morgan Lloyd's meeting, was filled with ladies, and the proceedings throughout were enthusiastic. The Chairman, in introducing the candidate, asked for fair play and no misrepresentation, as Mr Evans, if he had not already done so, would refute the various and varied charges which were brought against him by Mr Morgan Lloyd and his supporters. Truth was on their side, and all they wished was to change their servant as every master and mistress had a right to do (cheers). Let Mr Morgan Lloyd be content with pleading for prisoners in courts of justice, and let Mr Fanning Evans plead for the constituency of the Anglesey Boroughs in Parliament (cheers). Mr Fanning Evans, who was received with cheers, said that his proceedings were for a long time of a tentative nature, as, before acceding to the desire of requisitions and deputations which had been addressed to and had waited upon him, he had wished to be satisfied whether the popularity of Mr Morgan Lloyd had declined to such a degree as to justify another Liberal coming forward. As he proceeded with his canvas he fouud there were good grounds for the widely- expressed opinion that the popularity of Mr Mor- gan Lloyd was greatly on the wane in all the boroughs, Llangefni excepted, aud, according to the best estimate he could form, there was a very large majority in his favour at Holyhead, Amlwch, and Beaumaris (cheers). At Llangefni he was willing to admit that Mr Morgan Lloyd had a majority, but even his Llangefni friends were re- considering, and were working round the feeling in his favour. It had been stated over and over again that he (Mr Evans) was merely an instru- ment in the hands of the Tories, and that he was dividing the Liberal interest, so that a Tory might slip in. But in refutation of that charge it was only necessary to point out that no Tory had come forward, and if a Tory did present himself, he was willing to stand on a platform with Mr Morgan Lloyd and toss up with a half- penny as to which of them should retire. More than that, Captain Rayner had stated publicly on Saturday that he had no connection whatever with the Conservatives. A charge had been made against him that the Con- servatives were in sympathy with him; but what could be more natural that Conservatives should be in this contest Anglesey man first of all, and Con- servatives afterwards, and support one of their own county men? (cheers). And, if these Conserva- tive votes were tendered to Mr Morgan Lloyd, was it likely he would refuse them? ("No.") Then why should heP (cheers.) The electors had now the chance of choosing between himself, who was an Anglesey man bred and born, and one who lived far aw;—in Merionethshire. He had no wish to push himself forward, but he felt that he would be false to his county and to Anglesey men if he declined to stand for his native county when so strongly pressed. He had been charged with attack; ;a Liberal, but he could only plead that he was thus following the example set by Mr Morgan Lloyd when he attacked the seat of the Hon. W. O. Stanley, in 1868, and got an overwhelming defeat (cheers, and a voice: You ought to call Stanley a Tory now.") He had no wish to retaliate by throwing dirt back in his opponents' faces, but, in justice to himself, be felt bound fo refute the false statements which had been made against him. Mr Lloyd had endeavoured, although fruitlessly to deceive the electors by representing the condition of things to be far different from what they really were, and at Amlwch he was represented to have said that he (Mr Evans) was far from being popular, whereas he certainly had, at the lowest computation, two- thirds of the whole vote in that borough (cheers). Now, in order to give vlr Morgan Lloyd a fair teat, and to save the boroughs trom the turmoil of a contested election, he would ask him to lot Amlwch decide the question, and he (the speaker) Was prepared to abide by the result (cheers, and a voice: He'll get well whipped if he goeB there.") _8 the merits of the candidates he had Q hvtjg to say. Mr Lloyd was a good lawyer, but n°t aware that high legal acquisitions were let M?^ vlUa^cation for a member of Parliament; defendi Lloyd attend to his duties in rttip hplrf«8 • Pr'8°uers in the courts, and let some Parliament08/0 aud livill £ iu Anglesey appear in Tlovd livi, Anglesey men (cheers). Mr electors at 8uehrew°m ^sey and visiting the aV»rmf t;en?ote periods, could know next to otthe constituency6 aili »■ 'f1™8' mentary ihat he adequately represented the true p Anglesey people. As regarded his statemeutthat the piiotage were mia_ applied, tho gentlemen against whom the charge was made ha him to give an emphatic denial—(cheers) and if Mr Lloyd, who said he had communicated with the Trinity Board to set this wrong, as he described it, right, had made inquiries in the proper quarter, iie WOuld have found that the funds were rightly administered, and every information would have been gladly afforded him (cheers). As to the wharfage question, the fact was that the Board of Trade wrote to the local board with reference to a tidal wharf, which, until recently, was public property, and suggested that it should be handed over to the railway company conditionally upon their making a deep-water quay and handing it over to the town free of charge, all of which had been done without the intervention of Mr M. Lloyd or any other member of Parliament (cheers). Mr Lloyd had charged him *ith not subscribing to the University ColU-ge for es and with having no sympathy with that instttution. The fact was that he had subscribed through a friend, and that he had offered to lecture on mining and mineralogy (cheers). He indignantly denied that he had sent half drunken rowdies to disturb Mr Lloyd's meetings, and protested against the placards charging the scum «f his own sup- porters with endeavouring to break up the meet- ings of his opponent. He had no wish to coerce any man's vote. and he regretted that his oppon- ent and his supporters h.:d not acted so honour- ably, there being a gentleman on the platform who would state that his landlord had threatened to turn him out of his house unless he supported Mr Lloyd (" shame.") Mr Ball, the person referred to, stated that he w;is a tenant of Mr Parry, and a Conservative, who intended to vote for Mr Evans as the best man. He stated that his landlord called at his house and told his missus that unless he voted inr Mr Morgan Lloyd they would hear from him again (cries <">f Screw.") Mr M, Evans (Amlwch) and other speakers followed. A telegram from Amlwch says—" Owing to a legal difficulty, of which Mr Evans knew nothing until Wednesday morning, he cannot, very much to his regret, be nominated for the Anglesey boroughs." Mr Fanning Evans was announced to address a meeting on Wednesday night at Beaumaris, but shortly before it should have commenced the town crier notified that unforseen circumstances pre- vented Mr Evans' presence, and the meeting was not held. It is understood that his candidature has collapsed, and that his holding an official posi- tion under Government, that of inspector of mines, has necessitated the withdrawal of his candidature. It is very probable that Mr Morgan Lloyd, who addressed a meeting at Llangefni on Wednesday night, will be returned unopposed. MR MORGAN LLOYD'S CANDIDATURE. Mr Morgan Lloyd addressed a large meeting of electors at Holyhead on Tuesday night, the Rev William Lloyd in the chair. Mr Morgan Lloyd was loudly cheered on rising. He said he was sorry to trouble his audience with some personal questions, in reply to charges made against him. He had been charged with making false statements, and was prepared to prove all that he had said, and challenged anyone to come forward to disprove his statements. The first was the statement as to the letters read from Amlwch, declaring his opponent a traitor. The resolution was passed by the Amlwch local committee, and not by the general com- mittee at Llangefni. He also confirmed what he had previously said with regard to wharf- age on Turkey etone at Holyhead pilotage, and the Rhoscolyn law case. In the face of statements that he had done nothing, he was compelled to say these things. The hall where he spoke was pro- duced by his friends and himself. He would like his opponent to show even a pigstye built by him on the island for the common benefit Wales was making efforts at this election to return Liberals to represent them, against the efforts of Conservatism. He should have been glad to have argued with an antagonist upon political questions as to whether Lord Beaconsfield or a Liberal leader was best to govern the country. In other parts of Wales they were fighting open battles. Here he had an insidious foe, and the only questions brought before the electors were whether they would have men from A mlwch or from Merioneth, a barrister or mining agent. He referred to the finances of Liberal and Conservative administrations. When leaving office, Mr Glad- stone left a surplus of JE6,000,000, and the Con- servatives have spent that and left a deficit of £ 8,000,000. If the Liberals were returned they would have left to them a legacy of debt which would make them unpopular in taxing the people to pay it. But if the country granted an addi- tional lease of power to the Tories they would be endorsing the policy of the present Administration, and they would follow in the same destructive course. The question was, were they to have an- other five years of Tory rule (cries of "no," and turn out the Jew.") He concluded his remarks in Welsh, saying he would fight their battle as of old, and believed that the Holyhead people would show that they valued their liberty. He hoped Mr Fanning Evans would hold out and go to the poll. Mr Morgan Lloyd, Q.C., on Wednesday ad- dressed an uproarious meeting at Amlwch, the stronghold of Mr Fanning Evans. On Tuesday night he addressed a meeting at Beaumaris. -4-