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GUARDIANS ELECTION, 1910.…

BOARD OF GUARDIANS ELECTION.

GUARDIANS ELECTION. --"I

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To the Electors of the Westfa…

To the Electors of Ward 2.

° the Electors of Ward 3.…

A]STELLY URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL…

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COMING EVENTS.

Family Notices

I WEEKLY COMMENTS.I

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I WEEKLY COMMENTS. THE elections of the Urban and Rural District Councils and the Guardians are I over once more, and the results, on the I whole, are most satisfactory. We say on the whole advisedly, because we believe that in some instances the Ratepayers might have shown a little more discretion and discrimination in the selection of their candidates. One feature of the election, however, stands out pre-eminently, and that is, that the Trades and Labour Council, even with the aid of our Tory Contem- porary, have not been able to "snveep the boards," as they had confidently antici- pated indeed, they have by no means been able to hold their own in the contest. This is an undeniable proof that the dozen or so who occasionally congregate in the Old Town Hall do not rule supreme over the electorate of Llanelly, nor are they, as they desire the public to believe, the mouth- pieces of the electors generally. We are extremely pleased to find by the elections that the majority of the electors still reserve to themselves the right to think and to act independently. For any man to submit his will to the domination of another is serfdom, and for a free-born British subject to do this is to embrace slavery of the lowest type. WHY should any man sink his own entity in another, and by the very process become a nonentity himself ? Every man has a perfect right to think for himself, and to act according to the dictates of his own conscience, and why should he, there- fore, submit to be dictated to by persons who are not and cannot be in a better position than he is himself to judge of the qualifications and intrinsic value of any other individual ? It does not follow that because a man earns his bread by the. sweat of his brow he will make an ideal candidate, and is better qualified to sit as a member on any Board or Council than he whose pockets are well lined with gold. Kid-gloved hands do not constitute nor create brains and talent, neither do horny hands. What we require on our Councils and Boards is not the working man nor the squire as such, but the well developed, well cultivated brainy man, and he can be found in both classes. To be a member of the Trades and Labour Council does not of necessity qualify a man to sit on the Urban District Council nor on the Board of Guardians. Indeed, it has a tendency to render him totally unfit for the position, because if every member of the Trades and Labour Coun- cil is filled with such unwarrantable and misleading statements as some of their representatives have been treating them to lately, then the member selected to be the candidate enters the contest with very crude and utterly false ideas, and, should he be elected, hè takes his seat on the 'Council or the Board steeped in prejudice of the grossest kind, which make him utterly tirifit to view questions in the right light, and to give a fair and honest opinion upon them, whereas, if he entered the Council or the Board with an unprejudiced mind, he might gradually become a very valuable asset to the town. Any number of mis-statements have been made during the last few weeks, with no other object than that of warping the judgment of the electors with regard to the functions of public men, and thus securing an election in every ward.

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I LOCAL INTELLIGENCE.

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I MUSTARD AND CRESS.

Llaneffy Lady Assaulted.

Success of a Llanelly Intermediate…

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URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTION.I

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