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TO THE ELECTORS OF-No. 1 WARD.…

LLANELLY URBAN DISTRICT ELECTION.I

LLANELLY URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL…

LLANELLY URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL.

TTRBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTION.…

ETHOLIAD Y CYNGHOR TREFOL.

TO THE ELECTORS OF WARD No.…

IURBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL .ELECTION.

URBAN DISTRICT ELECTION.

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SIn J. J. JENKINS, M.P., ONI…

A MONSTROUS REGULATION.

I ECHOES OF THE WEEK.

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ECHOES OF THE WEEK. â. [BY SIRIUS. APPEALS TO SCHOOL CHILDREN. A suggestion in a local contemporary of last Thursday advocating an appeal by teachers to the scholars in our elementary schools for sub- scriptions towards the hospital fund which the contemporary in question has started, opens a very wide question, one respecting which not a few comments have been made from time to time. I have no desire to say a word calculated to throw cold water upon the fund which your contemporary has inaugurated. We all wish well to the hospital. It would be contemptibly mean to be even indifferent. Good ends, how- ever, do not justify bad means, and this 1 respectfully suggest is a case where the object is exceptionally praiseworthy but the method shady and unsatisfactory. I have every desire to promote the success of the fund in question: The object is a worthy one and the effort made in its behalf should evoke our sym- pathy and support, that is, when the efforts are legitimate in range and inception. I submit, however, that it is not dignified on the part of the paper in question to make invidious compari- sons between the employees of establishments who have not contributed to the fund and those who have. This is decidedly putting on the screw; such also is the reminder to the school teachers that the pennies of the scholars will be welcome and acceptable. The latter form of the screw is even more objectionable than the first named by reason of the fact that the editor of your contemporary is a member of the School Board. I am per- fectly convinced that the compulsion of the reminder has entirely escaped the notice of your contemporary, but the compulsion is there, notwithstanding, and it is to be genuinely regretted that the reminder was made. LIFE AND PROPERTY IN WARD III. I The public meeting of the ratepayers of Ward III, held last week .at Bethania Chapel, cogently and eloquently expressed the mind of the general public, in relation to the intolerable delay in raising the embankment of the Loughor river, and thus safeguarding life and property m the Ward. Time and agaiu I have directed attention in these columns to the unwisdom and inexpediency of exposing this industrial district to the dangers of a re- currence of the terrible flood which ravaged the lower portion of the town last October. In the interests of the town estate, as well as those of the manufacturers and residents of the locality, one expected,that the Borough Coun- cil would lose no time in protecting the district from a repetition of the October disaster. It has surprised me that the manufacturers and residents chiefly affected by the wreckage of last year have hitherto been content with the vague promises of the Borough Council. At length, however, they are up and doing, and the delay of the Borough Council and the obsti- nate and unsympatheticjattitude of the Stepney Estate have been vigorously and courageously assailed. It is monstrous that one-third of the town, practically, should be placed at the mercy of every strong wind and high tide. That the Council have been beset with difficulties nobody questions. Few, however, will dispute that the Council have only perfunctorily performed their unctuous promises of last year to safe- guard, at any cost, the district ravaged by wind and tide in October last. It is to be hoped that the splendid public meeting on Monday evening last will charge the Borough Council with greater activity and volatilise the obstinacy of the Stepney Estate. NEW BOOKS AT THE INSTITUTE. Whatever may be the outcome of the deliber- ations of the governing body of the Llanelly Mechanics' Institution in relation to the pro- posal to convert it into a public library, the committee could at once adopt several of the rules in vogue at the free libraries visited by Mr. Evan Evans while in search for facts and figures embodied in his report submitted to the committee. One of these is an excellent regu- lation, and is to the effect that all new volumes, such for instance as N ansen's thrilling story and General Robert's autobiography, should not be placed on the shelves of the lending library for immediate circulation but should be accom- modated in the reference section and obtainable for perusal on the premises by application to the librarian. This is an excellent regulation which scarcely needs any recommendations outside those it obviously presents. The rule in vogue at the Institution in relation to new books is entirely unsatisfactory. New volumes are immediately sent into circulation and many months must elapse before even a small section of the readers can get a glimpse of them.

!LOCAL INTELLIGENCE.

MUNICIPAL ELECTION

FROM TRIMSARAN TO THE I ARGENTINE…

A FRACAS IN THE MARKET.

I THE COMING FIGHT.

LOCAL DEfTH ROLL.I

FACTS ABOUT THE ELECTION.

THE DIAMOND JUBILEE. I

JENNINGS' --MEMORIAL FUNDI

MUSTARD AND -CRESS.