PRIVATE CARRIAGES AT ELECTIONS.
[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."]
Sin,—To be "driven to the poll" has acquired a new meaning, which any one living, as I do, on the boundary of two counties, will have learned by the experience of the present week.
The influence of landlords as such upon county elections may be waning ; but their influence as "carriage people," and the power of money in this respect, is telling heavily. The detail is one which deserves consideration by Liberals ; and a provision requiring the actual presence of the owner of any vehicle used for the conveyance of voters would, I think, not be without