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ABERYSTWYTH AS A WINTER RESORT. There is an idea in the public mind that Wales is exceptionally unfavourable as a winter residence, and as the temperature of Aberystwyth is well known to be influenced by the warm west and south-west winds which prevail during three- fourths of the year, the only way to account for the unfavourable opinion referred to is that the people of watering places like Aberystwyth have not been careful to make known to the public the natural advantages of the towns on the coast of Wales. For years Mr BALCOMBE has been trying. to induce the people of Aberystwyth to spend about £ 20 or £ 30 in purchasing a thermometer, so that the readings might be sent tc London weekly, and published in the newspapers, thus giving the town a cheap and effective advertise- ment. It is believed by Mr BALCOMBE and our- selves that these readings would compare favourably with those of places in other parts of the kingdom resorted to by invalids during winter and it is greatly to be regretted that the lodging-house keepers, tradesmen, and others do not recognize the importance of subscribing to- o 10 wards an object of this kind, which would at any rate convince visitors that the residents were not afraid of publicity. The sum required is so small that we are compelled to own the money is not the obstacle in the way, but rather that want of co-operation which leaves Aberystwyth without a fire engine, and that petty jealousy which is afraid all the advantages of increased prosperity would fall to the proprietors of the large hotels. There are other ways in which the advantages of Aberystwyth might be made known besides the one here recommended for instance, in summer when thousands ot people from all parts of Eng- land are residing in the neighbourhood, it would o J 1- be advisable to pubnsn me ciaims of this place, and adopt every possible means of spreading its fame. As regards the thermometer, we have no doubt Mr BALCOMBE will continue to bring the matter forward until he succeeds in toeing this to the list of improvements he has promoted since he became a member of the Council* and if our Aberystwyth readers would only give the question a moment's thought we are confident tio sary amount would be forthcoming*^ a improved prosperity of the town benefits eve y person in it. If Aberystwyth will, however, not adopt Mr BALCOMBE's suggestion it is open AOI other places of more enterprise to do so, and then, perhaps, Aberystwyth may follow where it has not the courage to lead.

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