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THE CARDIFF TOWN COUNCIL.—SALE OF COR- PORATION PROPERTY. WE elsewhere give a report of the proceedings of an imp01 ant meeting held by the Cadiff Town Council, for the purpc of determining whether a portion of their property, situated in the parish of Lanishen, should or should not be sold. It will be seen, that after a great deal of discussion, the question was decided in the affirmative, by the small majority of four. The property consequently will be disposed of. Mr. Charles. Williams and others who supported the propo- sition, that the property be sold, stated that they did so because they wanted money to efi'ectthe drainage of the town, and for erect- ing'pubiic buildings, and they did not know where else they could get it from. It was urged, upon the other hand, by Messrs. Charles Vacheil and R. L. lleece, both of whom de- serve the thanks of the town for their spirited conduct at the meeting, that money for the purposes named should be obtained from other sources, or, at all events, such valuable property so contiguous to the town, and so far preferable to any other in the neighbourhood for sites for villas and garden plots, should not now be disposed of when only £ • 10.) was offered for it. In this we entirely concur in a few years it will be worth double the money, and to sell it now would he madness. We would urge the corporation to reconsider their vote, before any agree- ment for sale is perfected. It is not yet too late. Wecannoteon- ceive by what infatuation they have been brought to their pre- sent determination. Was it not clearly shown by Mr. E. P. Richards, that if the police were paid, either by the county or by a specific rate for that purpose, the corporation would be in sufficient funds, and it would be quite unnecessary to part with this increasingly valuable property? Why then not adopt this course, ami abandon the shortsighted and spendthrift policy of parting with the last shilling to meet a mere temporary emer- gency ? The corporation property and funds have been and are most miserably mancged. lucre is not a member of till.-it corporation who wo,U not be ashamed, were th(- ro- orty his own, so to p manage it. We speak advisedly when we say that had the corporation revenues been properly husbanded and employed, the town of Cardiff would not now- need to be drained, nor would there be any necessity for a new Town-hall, nor indeed would our streets still be disfigured by old dilapidated buildings, the relies of other centuries. Other townskeep up with the spirit of the times, but Cardiff still wears the garb of thedays of other years. The town revenues should always have been applied to the improvement of the town, and not to easing burdens from the shoulders of those who, having wealth and property were well able to sustain them. Messrs. Lewis lleece and Charles Vaeheil said truly, that paying the police out of the corporation funds was a misapplication of them. We reiterated the state- ment; and trust tli- t they will continue to be misapplied no longer. Mr. E P. Richards deserves every commendation for the suggestion he threw out with respect to this matter. Let the corporation ponder over it and devote the £ 800 a year they now pay for a police-force to the permanent improvement of our wretchedly built, and as wretchedly managed town.

INVASION 0Fftf¥CAXY~BY TFfl^AUSTIUANS.

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