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PEXAIILH LOCAL BOAED ELECTION.

PENARTH LOCAL BOARD.

!PENARTH NOTES.

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PENARTH NOTES. BY CRITICUS. The Local Board Election has. for some days, been the chief topic of conversation. Five candi- dates are in the field, of whom four have already issued their addresses, and Mr. Thomas Lewis, who has not yet done so will do well to reconsider his original decision not to canvass. The contest will be hot: in fact it is daily growing warmer. At midnight on Tuesday I noticed billposters placard- ing the different hoardings with many-coloured election bills, and the candidates who condescends to post his bills at dead of night instead of honestly coming forward to do the same in daylight needs at least courage if not discretion. "J'.L, One of the candidates is a publican, and sorry am I to find a Penarth scribbler who poses as a strong' teetotaler" supporting a man who. what- ever his abilities may be. will always naturally oppose any temperance movement. Where does this temperance advocate's consistency appear He has evidently lulled his conscience to sleep, for of the publican he writes. I know him well, and I can recommend him. Vote for Cole." The Public Works Committee did well to exonerate the surveyor from all blame on Tuesday evening last, when an attempt was made to charge that official with gross neglect of duty by Mr. H. Huntley. The writer of the letter complained that a certain road named Hill-street was in a dis- graceful state, and that the accumulation of filth thereat would, when the hot weather set in. invite fevers. L\:c.. to the locality. We have it, on the evidence of the surveyor himself, supported by two or three reliable witnesses, that the road is regu- larly cleaned and swept. The action of Mr. Huntley. unless he has further proofs than appeared in his letter, must be regarded as un- worthy and ungentlemanly. The Penarth Local Board have acquired a name for foresight, and many of their actions are, no doubt, commendable yet I cannot see why the reporters should be placed in a remote corner of the room, where they have to lay their books on a narrow and utterly useless table, often with their backs to the members and the light. The Barry and Cadoxton Local Board have the politeness to invite the representatives of the press to sit at the same table as themselves, and sit face to face with the members yet. although the room and the table where the Penarth Board sits afford ample room. the reporters have to contend with difficul- ties which could easily be avoided were the board to act properly. In fairness to the press, the public, and themselves. I sincerely hope the board will give due consideration to this matter. Penarth. as a seaside resort to the hard worked Cardiff public, is well known and much patronized. I am glad to see that this season greater care is taken to avoid accidents and unpleasantness. Pony r'ding and donkey riding has begun in earnest as [180 will boating in due time. It behoves the authorities in the face of the many accidents which have taken place in the past, to take all possible precautions for avoiding a recurrence of the same, and no doubt the steps which are being taken to this end will be only appreciated both by those who patronize the town and the general inhabitants. The train arrangements between Penarth and Cadoxton are at present, to say the least, inade- quate, what with only four trains a day on week days, ane on Sunday the inconvenience of pas- sengers is great. The Taff Vale Company would do well to take steps towards removing the existing difficulties. Later trains to the Barry district both on week days and Sundays are de- sirable. and I have no doubt that if such were run many who now travel to Cogan and walk to Penarth would take advadtage of them.

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