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THE FATE OF MAFEKING.

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM,

. SUNDAY TRADING AT SWANSEA.

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SUNDAY TRADING AT SWANSEA. TO THE EDITOR OF "THE CAMBRIAN." SIR,—It is exceedingly gratifying to the Christian portion of the community of Swan- sea to know that the Watch Committee have at last taken a step in the right direction in prosecuting petty shopkeepers for keeping their shops open on Sunday for the sale of their goods, and it gave me very great satis- faction, when reading one of your notes in last week's paper, to know that we have at last one newspaper in Swansea which is not afraid to stand by the Watch Comjnittee, and endeavour to do all in its power to assist them in their noble work. I call it noble be- cause it will, if they adhere to their proposi- tions already laid down, be the means of preventing hundreds, nay, thousands, of children, and young people, too, from dese- crating the Lord's Day, which every child in any civilised town ought to be taught to revere. Those Councillors who do not fall in with the views of the Watch Committee, somehow or other, do not (or will not) grasp the situa- tion, and say what will the poor widows do if they are compelled to close their shops? This is only a kind of loop-hole out of the question whereby the bigger shopkeepers may be allowed to keep open their shops, because they will naturally contend that if the poor widows are allowed to open their shops, they, too, must be put on the same level, and be granted the same privileges. The Jaw on Sunday Trading has never been revoked; then I say let the police continue in their work of prosecutions, and bring as much pressure to bear as possible. Then I feel sure that the day will not be far distant when all shops will be closed. No one has mora sympathy for the poor widows than I have, but my con- tention is to serve all alike, and if children and young people must have sweets on Sun- day, they will get them on the Saturday, the same as they do any kind of drapery, etc. One Councillor went so far as to say that High-street was very quiet on a Sunday even- ing. Any stranger to the town could say different to that. What with fried fish and chipped potato-shops, confectioners' shops, etc., opened, and boys and girls chasing each other in and out, it is more of a kind of modern Babylon than a quiet(?) street. Be- sides, look at the attractions in these shops, games of rings, draughts, etc., and yet in the face of this we have a statement that every- thing is conducted properly. I believe the same Councillor stated, too, that no further folice wero required in Greenhill district, shall, however, not make any comment upon that, but morely ask the question whether, in law-abiding neighbourhood, such as Green- hill is supposed to be, six houses could be completely demolished in Well-street without someone doing the work? And wny were there no prosecutions? Simply because the number of police stationed there are quite inadequate to the work of such a large dis- trict. Lint U8 hope, however, that the majority of the Town Council at next Wednesday's meet- ing will uphold the Watch Committee in their action to suppress this ever-growing evil, and say that they will not be governed by a few shopkeepers, who have only their own ends to serve.—I am, yours, etc., A CHURCHMAN. Swansea, May 10, lOOO.

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