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MR. BASKE3 FOR FLINT. I THE CAMPAIGN OPENED. At: important and largely-attended <m.&ctmg of dekigates appointed to represent the Unionist voters of the borough cf Flint, and the various oontributory boroughs, was held ab tho Nafionai School*, Mold, on Thursday afternoon. The meeting had been convened by circular, issued by Mr. H. A. Tilby, organising secretary, and wa-i tor the purpose of oor.firming the selection of M". J. El do n Bankes. as the Unionist candidate k' Flint Boroughs." I.,)r,d pros'ded ar enti-?usia.-?t?c gyfchf i i ng, and among others pre3en were Mr. P. P Pennant, Mr. T. Bate, Major Phil.ps, Mr. Philip Roberts, Dr. Mould (Flint), Messrs. J. B. Marston, T. 31. Keene, T. W. Hughes (Flint), W. P. Jones, J. T. Swift, James Thomas, job Edwards, J. Cartwright, T. Beresford, etc. Lord Mostyn said he found from the agenda that the first duty -he was expected to perform wu." to introduce Mr. Bankes to tho delegates. Ho considered that would be quitt) unnecessary, ae; to many of them Mr. Bankes was well known from his boyhood. (Cheers.) He oonsidiered they had b-en very fortunate in gett:ng such a strong and dist.nguished candidate M Mr. Bankes— (cheors)—and he hoped that with the assistance of these present and others, Mr. Bankes would be rB. t!ari M, at the head of the poll. At tho meeting of the Constitutional Association for the selection cf a. candidate, several gentlemen were, proposed, hut when they came to Sir. Bankes's name all the. other ?pn.dcmen withdic" their na.m? in favour of Mr. BankM. His lordship then called upon Mr. Bankes to address the meeting on the burning questions of the day. Mr. Bankes, who was most oord ally received, apoke at some length upon the fiscal question and the Education Act. which he considered as the burning questions of the day. With regard to the. fiscal question, ho stated that ha was prepared to loyally support the policy of Mr. Balfour as g-v-uu in the Sheffield speech. Mr. Bankes aiso spo.e on t I>e Education Act. He ad v oca tod a.r; amendment of the Act which would remove tlle ex- isting difficulty for the Nonconformists in single schcc-i diBtricts. If he were returned' as tlv.ir mem- bor he would give his best attention to every mat- te/ that would benefit th; electors. He had beeh accustomed to hard work, and if elected as their representative he wotlll do all that in him lay to merit their confidence. Mr. Bankes was fre- quently applauded during his speech, and at ic-j cOLd iusiop, ,„Mr. W. P Jones (Mold: proposed, Dr. Mou'd (^iirit.; seconded, Mr. P. P. Pennant supported, and it was unanimously and enthusiastically re- "That- this meeting, representing Unionists of the Flint Boroughs, considers YLr. T Bankes a fit and proper person to bcconu- their Parliamentary candidate for the Boroughs, and radges itself to u~? all legitimate means to secure his return at the next election." A cordial veto of thanks to Lord Mo-tyn for pre.<i,i;g brought the meecmg to a close.

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