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of Volunteers were somehow or other got together and induced to march to church, perchance accom- panied by a band while a flag or two, here and there, attracted notice in streets made dismal by the closing of the shops. The unhappy victims to the dreary blankness of the occasion excited sympathy, and many of them, sinking into dull despair, took refuge in homes made melancholy by disappointed expectations. Others found the public-houses more cheerful, and not a few of the more boisterous of the holiday" keepers, amused themselves by playing practical jokes, damaging public property, throwing stones, chaffing" passers-by, and generally disporting themselves as only the r/amins of our population can. At Swansea, where a praiseworthy effort Was made to emulate MARE TAPLEY and be "jolly" under untoward circumstances, red-tape appears to have strangled their nascent hopes, and the excite- ment of a royal salute was denied the town. In Cardiff, the people walked up the main streets and- down again lounged about the thoroughfares 11 1 blocked up the pavement in little groups, or wan- dered about in search of something—something theyknewnot what." It seems almost incredible that 110 steps were taken to provide for the amusement of the thousands who gladly rested from their ordi- nary labours. But so it was in almost every part of Wales. Neither concerted action nor public spirit operated to secure the simplest entertain- ment for the vacant throng. They were left to their own devices, and the day was for the most Part absolutely wasted. Fortunately in many Places exhibitions of one kind or other offered their attractions in the evening, and enabled the disconsolate idlers to pass the eleventh hour of their "holiday" in a cheerful way; but with public gardens and capital bands, and plenty of fire-works, easily procurable, nothing was any- where attempted in the shape of a fete or an al fresco entertainment, such as the exceptionaal fine- ness of the weather would have rendered enjoyable, 'Illd for which a tithe of the money dissipated in vain efforts to drown sorrow and chase away ennui, Would have amply paid. Taught by the experience Tuesday, it may be that the leaders of thought 111 our midst, bearing in mind that man is a social attimal, may come to the conclusion that it is as much a duty to provide for the enjoyment of People to whom a holiday is given, or at all events to help them to achieve so desirable an end, as to Ornish forth a table of good cheer when guests at'e invited to partake of hospitality. The occasions of public rejoicing are far too few among us, and o opportunity should be lost of brightening the hves of those whose lot it is to pass their days in laborious pursuits.