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BRITON FERRY NOTES.

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LLANDILO.

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BRITON FERRY NOTES.

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For the last few days the workingmen of i Briton Ferry have been going round, hat in < hand, seeking their Christmas box: fom var- < ious individuals who may lmppen to be sup- plying their particular works with ia certain commodity- This is an old custom, which ] I think should be abolished. It is not ere- s ditable to the giver or tho receiver, and very I often doe* very much harm. I would say it 1 should be entirely di.««pensed with, to super- t intendents as well as to workmen. Ise-e a no reason why a man, because he hold's a certain position, should be treated differently to the manwhohoidsasubofdinate position, I because the latter may have given equally as t much satisfaction, is not more than the former. What 1 condemn is the principle of j the thing. ¡ ———- It is true that the money collected by the I men is used in providing a supper or some- f thing of the kind annually, and each nian participates in the Christmas gifts, but after all it only amounts to a shilling or two per man, which is hardly worthy of corsidpm- tion. Yet it aims at the very root of his in- dependence, inasmuch as it holds the man to a certain extent responsible to the giver. I do not object to the annual supper, or any such gathering, which in mv mind, tends to i ciesite a better feeling among employers and workman. This could still be retained, ind 1 there is not a single workman at Briton Ferry that could not afford to pay himself ] for such supper once a year. And now, t wishing all my readers a very merry and It happv Christmas, I conclude for this w^ek. "FEKRYITE." 1

LLANDILO.