11 FEBRUARY 1905, Page 13

you allow a Liberal candidate to echo the strong hope

which you express in last week's Spectator that means will be found to avert the blunder of an attack from Liberal quarters on Mr. Arthur Elliot's seat P On the ground of tactics, nothing, it would seem, could be unwiser for a party which is appealing with confidence to the support of Free- trade Unionists elsewhere. On the ground of principle, which counts for something upon our side, nothing could be less justifiable than to drive out of Parliament one of the few Unionist Members who have won the respectful sympathy of all Free-traders by showing what attachment to a great public principle may mean.—I am, Sir, &c., Milford. C. E. MALLET.