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MONMOUTH DISTRICT BOROUGHS ELECTION. PETITION LODGED. A petition was lodged at the Law Courts on Mon- day night against the return of Dr. Rutherfoord Harris, the Conservative member for the Monmouth District Boroughs, who wus returned by a majority of 6SS votes over Mr A. Spicer, the Liberal candi- date. It is stated that the grounds of the petition are the publication of false statements as to the character of Mr. Albert Spicer, payments through -other authorities than the election agent, payments Tiot disclosed in the accounts, and contracts for the conveyance of voters. Two working-men electors of Newport, Mr. Embrey and Mr Christopher Sweeting, are the signatories to the petition, and £ 1,000 has to be deposited on their behalf. In the event of the petition going to trial it will be heard before two judges within the constituency, but probably not before next January. On Thursday the amount necessary to proceed with the petition was deposited in the High Court, The petitioners state that Frederick Ruther- foord Harris and his pgents were guilty of illegal practices in that he and his agents on his behalf before, during, and after the said election respec- tively made payments in respect of the expenses -incurred on account of and in respect of the con- duct and management of the said election, other- wise than by or through his election agent." The petitioners further say that after the said election the said Frederick Rutherfoord Harris was, by his election agent, guilty of illegal prac- tices in that his said election agent failed to com- -ply with the 'requirements as to the return respecting the election expenses of the said Fred- erick Rutherfoord Harris. That the said Frederick Rutherfoord Harris was, by his agents, guilty of illegal practices in that his agents before, during, and after the said election knowingly made, in contravention of the Corrupt and Illegal Practices and Prevention Act of 1883, payments on account of the conveyance of -electors to and from the poll. That the said Frederick Rutherfoord Harris was by himself, his election agent, and agents guilty of illegal practices by making and publishing before and during the election certain false statements of fact in relation to the personal character and conduct of Albert Spicer. That the said Frederick Rutherfoord Harria was, by himself and hi. election agent, guilty of illegal practices, by printing, publishing, or posting bills, placards, and posters having reference to the election, which fail to bear upon the face thereof the name and address of the printer or publisher." It is stated that Sir Edward Clarke, Q.C., has been retained to lead the case for thtJ petitioners, and that the solicitors for Dr Rutherfoord Harris, M.P. (Messrs Hallam, Son, Coward, and Hawkes- iey), have already retained Mr Gill, Q..C., Mr Lewis doward, and Lord Robert ecil. On or before Saturday, December 1st, notification of the potition having been lodged must be served upon Dr Harris and his agent (Mr Henry Longstaff). It is expected that the petition will be heard in Monmouth, the place of nomination and return for the constituency.





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