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1 THE NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD.

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SUEZ CANAL.

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WELSHPOOL AND ITS FRIENDS.

RADICAL INTOLERANCE.

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RADICAL INTOLERANCE. To the Editor of the COUNTY TIMES and POST. Sii-At the last meeting of the Aberystwyth Board of Guardians the Radicals showed their usual intolerance of any views but their own, giving four instances of my conduct at the meeting of the House Committee held on the previous Saturday. It is as well to explain that I was the only member of the House Committee not a radical, and that ito reporters were pieseilt. The causes of complaint were: (1) I objected to making any payment for seats from which the inmates of the House could view the Royal procession, my reason being that it was possible to obtain seats without payment, and, after all, the inmates did obtain seats without it costing one penny. Yet when the Chairman asked why this proposal was not carried, the radicals had not the common honesty to give the reason, but passed on to (2) the gas governor, about which it was complained that there was nothing new in my observations, that I persisted in my arguments." Quite true, but they had nothing to say e-xcept 11 No." It is utterly unreasonable to complain of my repeating my views if'they decline to listen to them. The conduct of tue committee in declining to continue the meeting and at once leaving the room is both discourteous and gross neglect of their duty to the ratepayers. I can only say that I was brought up as a fitte-, and that my knowledge of gas meters is not less than that of any other member of the House Com- mittee or of the Board. The only reason that a Governor was not procured was because I susnrested it. Instead they prefer to ignore my suggestion and waste the money of the ratepayers. ° (3) I objected to an official of the House privately ask- ing a member of the Committee for leave of absence without previously mentioning the matter to the Master, for if such conduct is encouraged, there will be an end of all order and discipline, 1 submit to all impartial observers, that, even if I am wror ti- the trouble there has in Aberystwyth and othe- Workhouses on account of want of bri-moiv justi- fies the consideration of the subject. I leave to Mr. David Lloyd's conscience the task of excusing members privately receiving applications for leave of absence from officials because members are justified in listening tocomplaints from inmates. There is no connection between the two things it is a mean attempt to justify irregular conouct. (4) As to considering my language improper for tLe simple and only reason that I do not agree with the Radicals on the House committee and the Board. this shows no fault on my part but only the small- ness of their minis. I venture to suggest that I have shown their conduct is not "straightforward," which word is especially objected to. As to the proposal to expel me hy means of the standing orders they do not. The idea is so babyish that :t is beneath notice. With apologies for taking up so much of your valuable space with such a trivial subject as the beha.dour' of the Aberystwyth Radicals, my excuse being that they are such a noisy and unruly lot, that by their continued inter- ruptions they prevent a plain statement be:eg made.— Yours, A*c., T. E. SALMON. --+--

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