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MR. ELIAS v. " THE TRAVELER."

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MR. ELIAS v. THE TRAVELER." The Oswestry Advertiser sa}-s—Mr. Elias, the Cambrian manager, very completely answers the Traveler' who made a series of complaints in the 'Shrewsbury Chronicle.' He says that there are through fares and through rates between the Cam- brian and Mid Wales and in reply to the charge of not running in connection with the Great Western remarks that the Cambrian does run in connection with the North-Western—which gives them a rebate-and it would not pay to put on additional trains to suit the other company. The answer about the charge for telegrams is very simple—the Cam- brian Company have no control over it. Did it occur to Mr. Elias that 'Travelers' are the last people to care about railway companies—whether they are profitable or not; and that if this so-called 'Traveler' really could show a way whereby the Cambrian could make X300 or X400 a week, he would not have been ashamed of withholding his name. THE' Carmarthen Journal' tells a cock-and-bull story about a man shamming to be John Bright, at an hotel in South Wales,, and receiving an apology from some gentlemen who had been making free with the original. As if all the world bv this time was not perfectly familiar with John Bright's face, either from Punch's cartoons or from life. AN enlarged Calvinistic Methodist Chapel has been opened in Carnarvon, which is said to be an addition to the architectural beauty of the town. £ 359 ]3s. 5d. were collected on the day of opening. THE Os. Ad. as may be seen by the appended extract, rejoices in an editor who does not scorn to critise even the casual correspondence of his contem- poraries. That the correspondent of the 'Ab. Ob.' was unable to furnish the editor of the 'Os. Ad" with an understanding, is by no means unnatural, as the want of that faculty has for a length of time been perceptible in the Ed. O. A.' An argument was all that our correspondent n as bound to supply. The following is the paragraph in which our con- temporary scarifies our correspondent —"A 'Lay- man, writing to the 'Ab. Ob. complains that Llanbadarn clock has been at a standstill for more than a dozen months," and observes that its minute-hand, as well as its hour hand, points the nnger of scorn to our native dignity." We cannot quite see the meaning of this, perhaps our Aberyst- wytn friends can." The sentence is certainly not as clear or perlect as if it had been penned by a Ihackeray but does it not seem like breaking flies upon the wheel for an editor of a "first-class nows- paper" to spend his time in quarrelling with the ca- sual correspondent of a contemporary print ?

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