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I A PU3LIG DANGER. I WE would draw the serious attention of the Corporation to tho present condition of what is politely known as the "river" Lliedi. It is a great draw- back to Llanelly that this filthy gutter— for it is nothing else-is allowed to pol- lute the very centre of the town. Even in winter, when there is a stream of water flowing through, the Lliedi is an eyesore, but at this season of the year. it is that and more. During the last few weeks the stench from Falcon Bridge to the lower end of Stepney street has been terrible and the wonder is that the Unfortunate ratepayers who live in the vicinity have not been stricken with .typhoid fever. Apart from the danger to public health, we would suggest that I the time has come for effecting a great I town improvement by covering over the river and thus providing a new thorough- fare. This would not only relieve the chronic congestion in Stepney street, but also add enormously to the appearance of the centre of the town. Plenty of width would be thus reclaimed for a new read from Town Hall Square as far as the Falcon Bridge. If we are not mis- tn ken the Borough Surveyor has a scheme of this kind in the pigeon-holes of his office. We respectfully suggest that it should be brought to light again and laid before the Corporation without delay. CONGESTION AT THE PORTS. I COMPLAINTS are growing in volume of congestion in most of the ports around our coasts. Thousands of tons of shipping, we are tqld, are kept idle because of the lack of discharging and loading facilities. One of the chief I causes of this state of things is the action of the Government who, during the war, concentrated traffic in the few great I ports to the comparative neglect of small ports like Llanelly and Burry Port. Many of the coasting vessels which used < to trade here are now at the bottom of the sea. Naturally the coasting trade could not flourish in the face of the sub- j marine peril. Another important factor which has militated against the smaller ports is the policy of sending' a great { volume of traffic by railway which used to he carried at a much cheaper rate by coasting vessels. There was good reason for this when the German pirates were infesting the channel, but now, surely, greater use should be made of ports like Llanelly where excellent facilities are available for handling cargoes expedi- tiously. If this were done, the pressure j on the railways would be immensely re- lieved. Whatever may be the condition of things in the great ports, there is no congestion at the Llanelly Docks (we wish there were). Perhaps the Harbour Trust could do something to bring to the notice of the authorities what the North Dock could do, given the opportunity, in j the way of dealing promptly with trffic. DIRECT ACTION. I i THE resolution passed by the Labour conference at Southport in favour Of "direct" action on political questions is nothing short of revolutionary. It opens up grave possibilities and if acted upon, will endanger the whole fabric of constitutional Government. The vote by which the resolution was passed was pretty decisive, but it may be doubted whether it has behind it a majority of the rank and file in the country. We rather believe that as a whole, Labour will range itself along with Mr. Clynes who made a solemn protest against the use of the strike weapon in political con- troversy. Whatever may be the short- comings of the present Parliament, it owes its existence to the voters of the people and its authority can never be abrogated by the fiat of the Triple Alliance or any other section of the com- munity. To hold up the nation by the threat of a national strike, becanse-Par- liament will not pursue this or that course of action will bring clernocratic government to an end in this country. In fact, this resolution is nothing but a deadly hlllw against democracy. As Mr. CI' nes vo,;v truly said—"It will do greater and more permanent harm to the true interests of the working ch^s than to + hose of any other class."

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