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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH, 1896.

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IT gives us very great pleasure to publish in our correspondence columns a reply to the letter signed "Fairplay," which appeared in our laat issue. "Fairplay," it will be remembered, narrated an incident that had occurred at the Merthyr Post Office. A monoglot Weisliman came in, and addressed one of the attendants in his native and only language. The attendant was a monoglot Englishman, and told the man he did not under- stand him. Thereupon Fairplay's sonl waxed wroth within him, and he straightway went and wrote the letter to the Times. Cymro o'r Swyddfa" admits that the incident recorded by "Fairplay "did happen, though he is inclined to doubt whether "Fairplay," as he alleged, is a monoglot Englishman. We know "Fairplay," and know that he is what he represents himself to be. Though bearing a Welsh name, he has no knowledge of the Welsh language. He is one of those cosmopolitans who, unlike Mr. Bird, of Cardiff, are more Welsh in patriotism than many of the Welsh themselves. Our correspondent says there are three clerks behind the counter who are thorough Welshmen, and who have a perfect practical knowledge of the language. Our readers will be very glad to hear it. But there is one point we should like to get further light upou. Are the three Welshmen referred to the only officials the public have to transact business with at the Post Omce ? If there are other clerks behind the counter," those clerks must be monoglot Englishmen. That means that monoglot Welsh customers have, in the absence of the three Welsh clerks, to be waited upon by monoglot English officials, a state of things which no sane man will attempt to justify. Will "Cymro o'r Swyddfa" be kind enough to clear this matter up for us ?

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SPARKS FROM THE ANVIL.

SOCIETYOF SOUTH WALES MUSICIANS.

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MUSICAL GOSSIP.

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MERTHYR GUARDIANS.

THEATRE ROYAL, MERTHYR.

DROWNING FATALITY AT ABEH-DARE…

Correspondence.

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BY THE WAY.

-METEOROLOGICAL REGISTER.

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ABERDARE NOTES.

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