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TO THE ELECTORS OF-No. 1 WARD.…

LLANELLY URBAN DISTRICT ELECTION.I

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I THE COMING FIGHT. I LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. SIR,-Now that the Borough Council election is approaching, I trust the electors of No. 1 Ward will not fail to recognise the importance of returning represent- atives who have the interests of ratepayers at heart. Our pabt experience is that we have had far too many estate agents sitting on our boards, as their main objects have been to watch the interests ot their respective estates, leaving the interests of the rate- payers, who have been the means of placing them in this position, in the background. What have the land- lords of the two respective estates on which the town stands, done to improve our streets and drainage ? Nothing, only what they have been compelled to do. What about the Forge drainage ? What has the landlord or his agent done to bring about,this much-needed want ? I leave it to your readers to answer, and also to remember on the polling day. Also, what about those roads, plans ior wmcu were deposited to the Council five or six years ago ? Have the roads been made according to those plans ? We, as ratepayers, ought to see to these things. Mr. Blake, in his address, promises many things, and things that have been done long ago by our Council. We want men to give their pledge to support those much-needed reforms that have not been done. Mr. Blake, in his address, also advocates the opening of new railways into the town. We will not have any of this shilly-shallying business. Let us send men in who are quite independentâmen of convictions. I see our old friend, Mr. John Griffiths, is before us once more, and if anyone deserves to be returned, he does. Mr. Griffiths is always on the alert watching the interests of the ratepayers, and I notice, by the list of attendances for the past year, that Mr. Griffiths has attended 97 meetings out of a possible 100, and I feel sure that the electors of No. 1 Ward will not overlook this fact. Mr. Tom Hughes, again, deserves our hearty support, as we could ill- afford to lose him, apart from his long and faithful service to the town. Apologising for trespassing so much on your space.âI am, &c., A RATEPAYER. ONE MAN, ONE POST. I DEAR SIR,-I have just been reading in your paper the account of the meeting held at New Dock, with reference to the October flood, and I find it makes very good reading to any person interested in the welfare of this town, especially if read between the lines. It also bears considerably upon our approaching election. We find that matters have come to a deadlock between Sir Arthur Stepney and the Council with reference to the bulwarks, and that the Estate Com- mittee of the Council have approached their solicitor for his opinion on the legal aspect of the case, Work- ing-men and fellow-electors don't you think Sir Arthur should be readier than Sir John Llewellyn to repair the bulwarks ? Has he not more, or at least, quite as much to gain by so doing ? In your account of the meeting we are given to understand that Mr. Brodie is chairman of the Council's Estate Committee, and I have no doubt he has done his best in the matter, but some of my fellow jworking men have a shrewd suspicion that Mr Brodie, besides being chairman ot the Council's Estate Committee, holds the position of local solicitor to the Stepney Estate. I do not know how far this is correct, but there is a rumour current to that effect. We, as workingmen, always advocate the principle of One man, one trade," and Every man to his trade," and I wish to impress upon every elector to carry out this principle in the coming election by voting for men who have no interests (besides the rate- payers') to serve when sitting on the Council. My firm opinion is that we do not want any Councillors, al- though they may be ever so good, who have the least connection with any estates. We, as workingmen, have raised the hue and cry that one man should not hold a multitude of offices, and this principle has been carried out lately by the distribution of the public appointments. Let us have men of business capacities, who have the necessary spare time to attend to their duties thoroughly. Fellow-workiugmen, choose those men, and vote for them.âYours, &c., WORKMAN. MR. BLAKE'S CANDIDATURE. I DEAR Sin,-Being a ratepayer in Ward I., and owing to some statements made this week by rival candidates, I feel inclined to express my opinion, and, therefore, request your kindness to insert the following. I refer to the statement that a gentleman who represents an estate should be disqualified from repre- senting a ward." I consider such statements idiotic, and with no good intention, and I hope that we, as ratepayers of Ward I., will not be guided-by such one- sided remarks, but study the merits, capabilities, and past reputation of the candidates. There happens to be an estate agent as a candidate for the honour of representing us on the Council I, therefore, take the liberty of referring to Mr. Blake our respected townsman. The fact of Mr. Blake's management of a large estate in the town for twenty-four years is a most important one for the ratepayers to realise, for it causes a record of straight- forward behaviour, and is, in itself, the best title to represent a ward. The experience of practical estate work is likely to be of great advantage to the ratepayers. It is also stated that if an Estate agent would be elected, he would study his own interests. How can he do so ? He is only one of eighteen members. What are the seventeen going to be about if one man is going to hoodwink them ? We cannot, with ease, forget the unfair action of the Council in giving the work of laying out the grounds of the New Town Hall without tender therefore, let us vote for those who, we think, will act straightfor- wardly.-Yours, &c.. RATEPAYER. I

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