Correspondence. Editor does not hold himself t-esponsible for the I I opinions expressed by Correspondents, STA NWELL ROAD IMPROVEMENTS. To the Editor of the Penaith Chronicle Dear Sir,â€”Mr Norris is constantly parading the .14ct that be is a business man, and likes to see thmgs done in a business-like way- If it takes a column and a half to express his views on one subject, what tune would he attempt to occupy had he been returned to the Conneil ? â€¢* Brevity is the soul of wit' and a smart business man doesn't wiite 4 sides of foolscap when an ordinary letter would suffice. Tautology and periphrastic expressions are his' two great faults in airing a grievance. Permit me to cull few from his last letitr 'â€¢ Unbiassed, disim rested Unpredjudiced, impartial, luxury"â€”" consent, sanction or approval "-a straightforward answer, witbout tergiversation or subtei-f uge v. ild-goooe, rambling adventurous and bootless chase "â€”â€¢â€¢ inystagogue or myslerSarch by perquisition, perscrutation, peroes'ig- ation, or peryestigHtion. What this last means none but the writer knows- eyen if he does. He has undone himself in the eyes or the public by sucli balderdash. What connection the; e may be between divine Itkiistei-ies and the Stan well Road private imp: ove meats oxi,y such a god as Mr Norris knows. â€¢fhe letter consists of the slinging together of a Dumber of long wordis lacking both sense and appro- priateness* The writer too, scorns to be fettered by syntax and Illows a lofty indifference of such by usintr substantives as Verbs. j & Will be please explain what he means by the words t^y*taj(oue and mysteriarch and the sentence following tneln. Â° We all know aboutthe Sianwell Road improvements, r onis cannot divulge anything fresh. In con- c usion I would urge him to form a symposium and I\Ã¯tt<! his f,ieilds to his literary feasts, if they sur- the ordeal and lecommend the publication of his ly" terpiece, jet it be done in pamphlet or book foim. I eudoise my card. Yours etc, J. W. C. SUNDAY CLOSING. This was penned ere the Western Mail plebesctte was Pablicly known. III crmpassmg a solution to the much vexed JQanQu uf the Sunday opening of public houses in I thii k that weie the Government to buy P and Compen.-ate the existing publicans and run the Â°w on Government lines, we should have lees â– ahr k^De8t<' The Crown spent Â£ 20,000,000 in 18"iDg black slavery, but what of white slavery at e i- Tike first the white slavesâ€”the girls and tr>?DleU~Sta,JC^11*' behind the bars. Does America gniej^e s^ch a thing. Now for drinkers, lar^e and a â€¢ ^ur national spirit is up in u Britons, never, a Vei'be slaves and because our remarkably Â°Vernment says You shan't drink o' Sundays," fies th e'emeut in our natures crops up and de- for a as a man ^ae m0ne.V pay is na .ltJk he'll get it tl by hook or by ciook. There blina^ainS-ay' l^e *"act' au(* we must auc* to wilfully shut our eyes to the fact- Wales may thÂ»aW^ religious and not require anything stronger inii*â– "yuu PUru 011 the first day of the week.â€”barring On if5 /S SosPelâ€”but the Principality has put tail Vlr^es ^or some time, and has in no nncer- and1?T> aS fvideuct(i by its muliitudinous shebeens Sa'? n|uc' Would Eugland quietly the ? fcUch dictation ? Scotland with ouly twice SOlPÂ°^ a!l^n as Wales, and quite moral even if not â€¢iriamrl0US' !^S ber pubs ope" Â°n Kirk-day* En. Â«pfU â€¢ C0U d I)ever wrench â€¢'Auld Reekie's" ecclesiastical or civil laws from Her. Ireland, too, sells the "old craythur on the day after Saturday, and the Isle of Man, containing but 50,000 precious souls, has her own House of Keys, keeps the keys of her liberty, and sells grog galore seven days a week. Taffy has been played sh ittlecock and battledore with long enough. Why not recognise his long trousers and virility and put him on an equal footing with sister kingdoms ? A man is never made honest by keeping temptation out of his way. It may be very shocking for Church goers to see such places open, yet they must be aware of the facilities offered forchlandestine drinking. If men will drink, let them and kill themselves into the bargain if they will, and the sooner the better, to make room for men worthy of the name, but don't let us hug the fatal delusion that because the drinking dens are not open on Sundays we are religious, and that theres no drunkeness in our midst. I am etc, MODERATE. The above letter was held over last week '1
MR. NORRIS'S LETTER, To the Editor of thePenarth Chroniele- Sir,â€”Allow me, as a ratepayer, to thank Mr Norris for the very pertinent questions he submitted to the District Council in his letter to that body last Monday week, and also to express my disgust at the conduct of the members of the Council in not allow- ing the letter to be read. If this is the way the new Council are going to treat the electors, then we shall have to make an effort to find room at the bottom of the poll for them when they again seek our support. I recorded one of my votes in favour of the gentle. man who proposed that the letter lie on the table, but it will be in vain that he should seek my support when next he appeals to the electors. I thank you, Mr Editor, for giving publicity to fcha letter. When the next election comes round I hope Mr Norris will be returned, for then we shall have a man to look after i the interests of the ratepayers, and who will do his duty without fear of offending any clique or party. Yours obediently, A NORTH WARD ELECTOR.
THE MOUNTAIN IN LABOUR- To tlufHditor of the Penarth Chronicle. Such can Mr Norns's recent mighty effort for suehi a small effect be likened. More than this I do not propose saying but with your permission, will give a few of the remarks 1 Inve beard flom gentlemen who have read epirtto. "He must have swallowed a dictionary; which is commg up in undigested lumps. u Should be in the hands of all children-unable to read." I have read "in my time a worse letter-but not much." Au excellent soporific, as well as a sudorific." Replvte with sickening redundancies, vile solecisms, and execrable literary pilferings." Mr Norris is without doubt a Latin scholar, ripe and good. Permit me to commend to him that celÂ«j- I brated line of Horrace, Partununt mOllte, naecetur ridiculus mus"â€”the travailing mountain yields a ailly mouse." 44 Mr Norris has apparently no property iÂ» Stan- well Road." Much Ado about Nothing A Daniel, a second Daniel come to judgement I!tl 4j Mr Norris will awake one fine morning and find himself famous." A man of unbounded stomach-and spleen- \Ve hnve been apt to think of Mr Xorris simply in Cl UIPC!I, n with bottles. That incongruous associ- atiODIMUSt' tiow be dispelled, for since his last literary gem, on-, perforce, exehtimb- 1 Whence is thy learning Hath thy toil O'er books consumed the midnight oil ? Mr Norris is like many of his words-obsolete. A little goes a long way." Ought to bJ read gentlyâ€”and in instalments- u A splendid aperient!â€”warranted not to gripe. A brutum fulmen-an inocuous fulniinatioii. U Very pretty, frisky and harmless, like Mary's little lamb." Throughout the sneering, jeering and bleering, there runs an awfuly lugubrious melancholy bespeaking j ranking disappointment at receiving the order of The Kick Out' for the District Council. A Kidnapper of other man's brains; a haples# plagiarist. Solomon was wrong when he Liaid there was nothing new under the sun. To any one in quest of: the novel, let him read Mr Norris's letter-and then die." ^Mr Norris has eclipsed himself. His last contri- bution wherein he exposed with so ruthless a hand, the rampant robbery from the public funds, is to use his own expression, ne plus ultra, considered on its literary merits. It is a pen picture with chiaroopcuro so snbtly. introduced as to give it a piquancy, second only to Worcestershire Sauce, and will ever be resorted to as a stoie-house by all anxious to shine in the firmament of belles-lettres. May his star never pale, for who could spare this Local Light of Literature. Yours faithfully, A NONPLUSSED RE 1DER.
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Cussing any subject, however trivial, is on a, par with the following tautological legal formula wherein if 8 man wishes to give another an orange, instead of saying, I give yon thid orange," be must set forth his act and deed thus I give you all and singular my estate and interest) right, title, and claim, the advantage of and in that orange, with all its rind, skin, juice, pulp, and pips, and all rights and advantaes therein, with full power to bite, cut, suck. or otherwise eat the same orange,, or. give the same away, with or without rind, skin, jtHCe, pulp, and pips, anything heretofore, or hereinafter, or in any other deed or deeds, instrument or instruments, of what kind or nature soever to the contrary in any- wise notwithstanding, Just think if Mr Norris were piled on the top of this what sort of a Council Board there would be