.t: AM, USENPENTS. §iE3iriiiS j t t ¡ 'I II a j j 6.30, TO-NIGHT. 3.30.11 '1' fcuuis: CtBtMd 82, FRED KARNO presems a Nov.- Production I HUSTLE C:Iot. In¡-]I\ilpi: I A. W. BASKCQM6, Beryl Deane, Mon-? tague Goiding, tsme snd Dolores, Supported by a Hive of Bustling Hustlers I S?n? 1—Omccs d íawn Slack, Stock and Share Broker .CUAOS Sccpe 2—Reception Room, the Mind atili Memory Institute .PULI.MANISM Scene Offices under the New Regime THE EFFECT LATEST NEWS PICTURES. PHIL & PHLORA, in 1heir Litra-Rofined Act. I Acrobatic Dancing Act. Silent Comedy. TERRY TWINS, the Duplicate Comedians. JACK THOMAS, the Gobiet- of Mirth. ELYSiUM Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Madge Kennedy in FRIEND HUSBAND, a Story of a Girl who Laughed at Marriage Vows and a Marriage of Convenience. Eddie Polo in THE CIRCUS KING. Episode J2: "A Strange Escape. A SAr-E DISASTER (Iiilli kin Comedy). IN THE LIONS' DEN (Drama). Topical Budget & Usual Full Programme ROYAL Theatre. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. PAULINE FREDERICK In THE FEAR WOMAN. She plays one of the hardest parts oil the Screen, and comes out of it with flying colours, as Pauline Frederick only can. SESSUE HAYAKAWA In CITY OF DIM FACES, y Episode 1(1- Cvcionic Serial, H A N DS UP, The Sun Messqrc." Two Reel Triangle Keystone, THE VILLA OF THE MOVIES, Featuring Chester Conkin. CASTLE S..???? & ??jE? ?"a ? CINEMA. ??— 2.33. TO-DAY. 1130. BOSTON BLACKIE'S LITTLE PAL, The Story of a Gentleman Crook.. Metro Master Production in Five Keels. Aurele Sydney, th Famous Creator of -ull rus iii'A STRANGE ADVENTURE A Thrilling Drama by Cijies of Rome. Huns &. Hyphens, 2 Part Big V. Comedy. Wild Waves and Angry Women. Mutt and Jeff. Pathe Gazette. CARLTON. 2.33. TO-DAY. 10.30. The Great.Pit ot all Prury Lane Dramas, SPORTING LIFE, frattii-ii-ig an Ail-Star Casr, \1Y Cecil Raleigh it Seymour Hicks. Produced bv Maurice Tourneur. BEWARE OF "BORDERS, a Two Part Corned v. Fun Fast and Furious. THE RIGHTFUL HEIR, Two Part Triangle Dram; MARVELS OF THE UNIVERSE, Tne Beaver Prepares for Winter. Pathe Gazette. PICTURE HOUSE 2.38. TO-DAY. 18.30. A Paramount Picture, Ethel Clayton in WOMEN'S WEAPONS, Four Part Super Drama.. Famous Players present Ilall Caine's Supreme Dramatic Triumph, THE ETER- NAL CITY, featuring Pauline Frederick. A FIGHT FOR MILLIONS. Episode j. I n the Clutches." MARVELS OF THE UNIVERSE, Pathe's Gazette. -r.+" t SAILINGS. CUNARD LINE. TO UNnED SI ATES. NEW YORK. 'Koyat (?CM'?U IN ed Oct. '? ?ltit'l'g. .Oi\j )l;\l, f *Koyal George TUurf. 2U JJec. 6 Via Jialilax. 1 Via Cherbourg. Li LH POOL TO N E lOHb. "Ordium lues. Nov. 1.3 Nov 2y Via tlalitai LI V i,iil'UOJL TO BOSTON. lkala. (Freight onlj-j Sat. Nov. 15 1,1 VfcUUIJOl. '.1'0 PHILADELPHIA. Yerbania Il"e)bh only; s>at. NOV. 29 LONDON TO N F.W YORK. itic-3 Oct. a scoria (Freight only) Wed. ()ct.2 Valacia Thure Oct 30 (4ien?a:;da '.iicuglit only> .s*at. Nov. 8 'Sr.xonia ov. 4 Chipana (freight onlyi .a.t. 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W !• fc5. (iatd win- street. Br.'fto'; 1'1. 117 Kevyjstrwt Birmi ha in Mantjnte Cham- ber* Canute-road (lllt roa<l. 'Plymouth: or t<> r>icsi A cents. FOR SALE 3Y PRIVATE TREATY an Exceptionally XVell-built Freehold House,. IV;Tb VACANT POSSESSION, in 3RYN ROAD, in good repair and nicely decorated throughout. Central Heated throughout and other conveniences. The Accommo- dation comprises: 3 Reception Rooms, Kitchen, Scullery, Bathroom, w.c., 5 Bed- rooms, Outside Wash-house. Further particulars may he obtained ,nf J, BARRON PASC< >F. Auctioneer, etc., G,xer Gower-street, Swan- Meat AMUSEMENTS. | GRAND Theatre SWANSEA. MONDAY. OCTOBER 20th, 1919, Six Nights at 7.3t), MATINEE on SATURDAY at 2.30 p.m. The Royal CARL ROSA Grand Opera Company. TO-NIGHT at 7.30- Goujjod "s ￼ FAUST. M'?&d.un".? Mary Fleming, Bcafricc Wf.ycott. Messrs. Johu Perry, Harison Cook, Frank Clarke. The Performance of II Trovatore on Saturday will commence I j) a 6.45 p.m. GRAND Theatre SWANSEA. NEXT WEEK- Mr. J. A. E. IV!ALONE'S Co. in TWO OF THE GTfEAl'EST OF -ALL THE DALY s THEATRE, LONDON, SUCCESSES, THE MERRY WIDOW, MONDAY, TUESDAY, and WED- NESDAY EVENINGS at 7.30. GIPSITLOVE. THURSDAY, FRIDAY, and SAT- URDAY EVENINGS at 7.30, SATURDAY MATINEE at 2.30. Company includes- EDYliN DODOS, J. W. HUGHES, ROBERT NEEDHAM, MAISIE DARRELLE and PRUE TEMPLE. Box Office (Mr. IV. T. Casey) Open at the Theatre Daily, 10 till 5. Tel. No., I'll Central. ROYAL I THEATRE. j ThurFru & Sat. | NORMA TALMADGE In the Second of her Select Pictures, entitled: I POPPY, A Story of South Africa. Adapted from the Novel by I I Cynthia Stockley. -=,= I PUBLIC NOTICES. -+ +- County Borough, of Swansea. MAYOR'S AGED POOR, SICK, AND CHILDREN'S FUND. The ANNUAL MEETING in connection with (he above Fund will hp kpld at the Gl. llDll LI,, on TH URSDAY NEXT, OCT. 23rd, at 3.30 p.m.. for the purpose of making the necessary arrangements tor the coining year. All these Ladies who Collected ):(; year and those who vire willing to assist this year are cordially invited to ttend the Meeting, and it, is hoped that repre- sentative ladies from the Wards recently added to the Borough will attend so that, the whole Borough inav be represented. W. II. ASHMOLE. Hon .Secretary .'nd Treasurer. Guildhall. Swansea, Oct. 20tli, 1H19. NOTICE OF AUDIT. GOWER AND OYSTERMOUTH JOINT HOSPITAL COMMITTEE. the Statements of the Aueounts of this Com- nnttM tor?.ipp'?'itm from the 31st March to the fitli November, nHS. together .with the Books of Accounts, Vouchers, etc., will, on the 7th day of November, 1919. be deposited at the Borough Trea- surer's Office, Somerset-place, Swansea, and such Statements and Books of Ac- count will be opel), to he inspected, ex- amined, and copied by any Ratepayer in the District of the said Hospital Commit- tee at- anv reasonable hour in the day- time until the 11-th day of November, 11;Jq, wI that on the last-mentioned day, i at the hour of 3.30 in the Afternoon, the Accounts of the said fTosnif;;1 Committee will be Audited hy .I. E. Pugiie Jones. L.'fj.. tho .r»i-fri'-( Auditor. <->( the said I Borough and 1,-Ilo may htn'e :,p\, i■ ij, cl i<>11 to any matter r-nn- tai->ed in He. iihove-mentioned Accounts cony jiHend ;11\(1 prefer F-is objection, and t!ie. same will l>o heard and determined by the Auditor: Dated the -0th dar of W. Til. JAR VIS, Clerk to the Gower and Oystermouth Joint Hospital Committee. CHANGE OF BANK HOURS. As from the 1st of November next, the. Swansea Branch Banks will Open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, instead cf 9.80 a m. to 12.30 p.m. as L at ,t)t =- PUBLIC NOTICES. J J. S. ARNOLD, STOCK AND SHARE BROKER, I Bank Buildings, Castle Square, Swansea. Tel. "J&rold," Swansea. 'Phone 181 Cent. MUIMBLES PA-RISH HALL. Thursday, Octcber 23rd, 7.45 p.m. A GRAND CONCERT Will be held in Aid of the Oystermouth Athletic Club and D.S. & S. Federation. j The Wesminster Singers, ¡ Assisted 1H I, Madame RACHEL JONES REES and Master MORGAN LLOYD (Violin). Tickets—os., 2s. (id., and Is. Apply Mr. W. Peters, Brooklyn-terrace, Mumbles. 'I MUNICIPAL ELECTION. BRYNMF.LYN WARD. A PUBLIC MEETING To Support; the Candidature of Mr. WILLIAM SAMUEL, W i 11 be !t<: l d on WEDNES!yh(INlG NEXT,! 22nd inst., at ST. MARK'S PARISH HALL. Speakers: Aid. Ben Jones (Ex-Mayor), Councillors John Lewis and David Evans, and the Candidate. Cha ir to be, taken at 8 p.m. All Electors arc Earnestly Invited to Attend. NOTICE. PILOTAGE CHARGES, SWANSEA. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Swansea Harbour Trustees intend to apply to the Board of Trade to confirm a Bye-jaw made in pursuance of Section 17 of the Pilotage Act, 1913, for- the purpose of increasing the Pilotage Charges at Swansea by 65% (inclusive of the tem- porary increase of 15% now in force). Any objections to this Bye-law may bo addressed to the Assistant Secretary, Public Utilities and Harbours Depart- lIlDJÜ, Board of Trade, London, within lit days from the date hereof, a.nd at the same time a copy should be for- warded to the undersigned. Dated 21st dav of October, 1919. i TALFOURD STRICK, I Clerk to the Trustees. Harbour. Otftees, Swansea. m l 1
SWANSEA COUNCIL ELECTION I November 1st, 19î9. 1 November 1st, 19,9. j TO THE ELECTORS OF CASTLE I WARD. I Ladies and Gentlemen, Having been approached by a large and inti uen t ial deputation of ratepayers in the Castle Ward to stanrl as a I date in the forthcoming Municipal Elec- tion, I have, after due consideration, consented. As you are aware, I have all my life resrded in the town, and carried on sitc- cesbfullv the business of DECORA t'lVE PAINTER, and GLASS and WALL- PAPER MERCHANT. Being a large rate- payer and property owner 1 have the best interest, of the town at heart, and if elected nothing shall be wanting on my blurt to further its interest by giving every matter for its future welfare my very strongest support. With regard to Better Housing for the workers, I consider this an imperative necessity, and this question will receive my whole- hearted support. I respectfully appeal for your support, independent of all Party considerations, feeling that the after-war n- >i.lems, and developments incidental to the Borough Extension must of themselves determine the Policies and Parties of the future. The business interests of the Ward will obviously merit dUÇj consideration on my i)aI and Extravagance in all forms I intend ,if elected, to strenuously resist, believing that every Councillor, as the Trustee of Public Monies, should deal with such Monies as carefully as he would with his own. With the added area the old town possesses immpnse po^rit if litres for future greatness, and should you elect me I shall earnestly strive to assist I in making Greater Swansea a Better Swansea. Yours obediently. I I D. PUGSLEY RWYNNE. I
[SWANSEA COUNCIL ELECTION I TO THE BURGESSES OF MORRISTON I WARD. I Fellow Burgesses, I A year has now e!aps-°d sines I first asked you to assist me to become one of your representatives for Morriston on the Council. You were kind enough then to show your confidence in me by giving me such valuable support that my efforts were successful. My views on municipal matters are exactly the same to-day as they were then, and I therefore venture again to ask for your support and vote on November 1st for the following rea- sons :— 1. That owing to my late father's pro- longed and serious illness and ulti- I uiato death, and the consequent in- terruption of my private and public activities, I have hitherto been han- dicapped in my efforts to be of as I much usefulness to tho Morriston Ward in particular and Swansea Borough generally as I. hope to be. 2. That i.n spite of the above facts I have now become welt acquainted with I.he I manner- in which the work of the i Council i* conducted, und tIrorefore 1 'jhould be very sorry if l were not allowed to put my knowledge at the disposal of the Morriston Ward. 3. That I am now not only a Morritsonian born and bred, but am deeply inter- ested in the welfare of Morriston ow- ing to the large interest that I have in its industrial prosperity. Yours sincerelv. J. B. EDWARDS. Pen?Uf, SkeMy. S.O.. Glamorgan, j Oetober, ItfJ!).
I THE WALKING STICK HABIT has grown since the War, men do not ;,like to swing their empty hands. We I have smart Canes and sHMnd?cfhand- some Walking Sticks to choose from at KENDALLS, Umbrella Specialists 26, Castle Buildings, Castle Street (opp. Woolworth's). Swansea. r Catiqura Stops I Itching an Saves the Hair *.<* Dei*?*: j j F. Newbtry to; asus, Ltd. 2,7. charteritou S$$a i Feeling ssllaacckk, '.P Need a change ? Non- sence! Get the Kruschen habit and you'll feel a new man Remember! Half-a. teaspoonful in hot water before break- fast—every morning! Of all Chemists 1/6 per bottle. All British 05
Sun Rises 6.3S, Sun Sets 5.13. Lighting-up Time, 5.SC. High Water, 4.6 a.m., 4.27 p.m. King's Dock 36ft, iliu 37ft. lOin. p.m. To-morrow, 4.54 a.m., 5.13 p.m.
THE REVOLUTIONARY PROGRAMME. jIr. G. P. Norman, the lecturer who recently caused some- little sensation by his open-air meetings at Swansea has very decided views on the industrial outlook. He is not so much concerned with the vital points ot difference which in the past have existed, or in the future may exist between the two great constitutioaal parties in the Slate. In his opinion, having re- gard to the general trend of events, t he-re is the. possibility that a. fight t I lit may come between those who be- lieve in the constitution of the country and those who do not. He says that during the railway strike a fear was expressed by many that revolution might ctmie upon us, and to those who had paid any attention to the revolutionary propaganda going on that fear was very legitimate. In support of his argument he draws attention, as a typical example to the programme of the Clyde Workers' Soviet Com- mittee, and says: Marry Socialists in tho country would doubtless re- pudiate it, but there was no doubt that if it came to an attempt to put it into practice the bulk of so-called British Socialists would fight for it. This programme demanded: The disarming of all non-proletarian soldiers and the seizure of arms by workers' and soldiers' councils.' The bulk of the men who asked for this were men who refused to fight for Britain, but had no objection, to slaughtering their own countrymen if the chance presented itself. The Workers' and Soldiers' Councils tli i ii of a ii,, were something of a mystery; where the soldier pa,rt of them; came from was beyond explanation. The programme proceeded to deal with voluntary discipline and a tribunal to punish those who had dealt so harshly with con- scientious'objectors, etc. Why the conscientious objectors should have the sympathies of these blood- thirsty and- warlike gentlemen was puzzling, while to imagine an army existing on voluntary discipline was farc ical, more especially when the army was raised for the objects of gaming political and economic plunder. Tho remcval of Parliament,' social equality and abolition of titles next engaged attention, i What would take the place of ParliamentPresumably the 'soci- ally equal' Workers' and Soldier^' Councils who might be composed of anything from a collection of Mr. Smillie's to the various enemy aliens with >rh.ch we were dowered at the moment. By way of bait the programme promised a i working day of six hours, and b. minimum wage of seven pounds a week. Had it evejr dawned ou these agitators that a wage of seven or seventy pounds was valueless J ¡ unless the production of wealth was equivalent to if? One of the main causes of high prices to-day is just the vast increase in paper currency without a corresponding increase in the exchangeable wealth. Of what use was it to promise seven pounds a week with a, revolution in pros- pect? The Workers' and Soldiers' Councils could print millions of pounds worth of paper money, as the Bolsheviks of Bussia had done, but it would not feed a work- ing man and his family." S ext came the repudiation of all debts.' At first sight there werè in any who might say: Why not? Where's the harm? The answer was not far to seek. Say to the nations of the world: We, re- i pudiate the debts which we have incurred,' and the nations of the world will say to you. Then we cannot trust you, you are de- I faulters, and the credit which we have given you in the past we will I give you no more.' Couple that up with the revolution and. you will stand a bankrupt and broken st,,ind a ba.nkrtipt andbrol-en nation. I ""T 0-1' h Many Socialists may say that the programme is extreme, but a critical, examination of the subject will show that with little exception British Socialism tends the sa.me way; it is but a question of degree. Let us pull together as a nation, never forgetting that we are British, with the calm resolve that we are going to do better things, even chough they be slew in coming to fruition, and eventually we shall reach the long-sought goal of social and economic harmony. We have I been surfeited with war abroad. Let 'I us have peace, at home, for it is only by peace that we can ever hope to build a land fit for heroes to live
I WELSH DRAMA. I i WELSH DRAMA. I Asgre Lan. I I My first impression was of delight. how beautitully these Pontardulais actors spoke. Their instinct, for the right thing had led them straight to the essential of acting, a. noble speech. Every syllable, I slwpe h sil l a l ) l e, each happy vowel, each shapely eon- sonant. came over their lips slowly, separ- ately. delicately, things worth the catch- ing, sounds like notes off music. The old Wel-sh words came, to my ear's with a shock of surprise. The speech I had so often corrupted in daily conversation, eo tiliirred.-the-,e actors hnd taken it up to love. They treated it as it might be a flower, touching every petal with an amateur's sense of its Ireaufy. Pronouns and participles and conjunction# had from their mouths such cherishing as a bird may give its earliest spring fluting. And there was more than this iT! their mode of speech. It made the. play a genuine Welsh play. It lrnke<l it to a tradition, 2"an. it a setting of civilisation. For this manner of talking is an inheri- tance from the restraned, unhurried, quiet life of rural Walei. It hrs that air of secure maturity whioh you get from the old stone farm-houses of our country. Barbarians, a people doubtful if to-mor- row will find them in the same spot, their food and shelter always things of anxiety, they do not .vpeak like this. Neither do t j) el- lifitn thus. I relished the way these actors kept silence, patient, courteous, aware that each one shall have his turn of comment. It was civiliRcd. It. made me remember the past. Noting them, I felt, that I belonged to a race of gentle- folk. It was different with the play. Tradition I reveals itself in drama by surenews of con- i strudinn, by technique; and "Asgre Lan H ShOW8 little of this tradition. If .i>s merely a series of episodes and jokes strung together, und every now and then some phase of a story, a plot, peeps out and links to some other phase, just as it would in an English revue. There are crude jokes laboriously prepared as in the dir?uiBed impromptus of a pierrot troupe. Co'm?dy. who'c pnrpoge is to awaken thoughtful lau' has no truck with jokes, and Af-gre J.an" approaches comedy only too seldom. Nor are. the emotional ppisod?s rclinblc. I'et it be ad- mitted that minist0rs' chiidrfn are uncer- bin c:ahlr; yet 1 doubt if even a minister's daughter would interrupt a real grief to make a. hackneyed quotation from the 1)0(k of Ruth. And the same lack of I. tradition asserted itself in the play's maudlin sentimentality. There were moments in listening when you felt ashamed; it seemed as if these players, who had the language of civilisation, were without the decent restraint of civilised manners. I, But it was our own att-iiiifle-ihp listener?—that best betrayed how new the Welsh theatre i. And the audience is an important character in the caste of a play. It will need time for us to learn our cue. Wo hhall, for instance, have to !•- n that, a play begins with the first act, and we shall arrive in time.. We shall develop a tradition of intelligent, critical attention. We shall colise to ayvplaud sen- tentious comnionplaces and obvious repartee; and we shall help our writers to grow subtler and more delicate. Here is an example from last night. The lovers I were discussing letter*;— I G wen: It is very difficult to squeeze 1 all your ideas m a letter." Morus: I don't want to squeeze ideas. (Pause.) I want to squeeze my darling.•' (Laughter.) By and by we shall laugh without need- ing to have the point so brutally driven home. I J. S. LEWIS.
I I HILL CHAPEL. I Unveiling of a Tablet. I On Thursday evening, at .«JU, an in- teresting ce.remony will take place at Hill Chapel, Mount Pleasant, when a tablet in memory of the boys who have fallen in the war and were either mem- bers of the chapel or the Sunday school will be unveiled. The unveiling will be performed by Lieut.-Gol. Ernest Helme, D.S.O. The chair will be taken by Lieut.-Col. Dyson Williams, D.S.O.. Major —ilbourne Williams and other gentlemen ha-e pro- mièd to take part in the Droceedin. A
TOWN TALK. Mr. Mariny Snmson's summings-up as Recorder at SwanEea Borough Sessions were x?eatly admired for their clarity. :0 A Quarter Sessions conundrum:— The police eonstab!« saw me with the laces in the berrow, which he was with me at the present time. -:0:- The Brynhyfryd school children who hare for weeks past rendered with distinc- tion that sweet story of The Jolly Miller." will shortly unfold the myotic tale of The Daffodil." — :o:— A lot of dust is being raised around Garden City these eventful days by the irresistible motor bike of Mr. Gibbs, the superintendent of works. Works ar, superintended all right. -:0:- Who .said the collier is not a well-paid man? It is rumoured a correspon- dent.) that, in a district outside Swansea, to obtain butter, thoy pay as much, as ,4s.. and 5s. a lb. for it to farmers. —:o:— The apple crop in the county of Kent is reported to be tremendous. So there is some consolation in the fact that prices in this particular commodity are likely vo remain normal during the winter months. — s :— A member of our staff writes a rather pocuuai- baud. This its putting it at its politest. Yesterday he wrote a heading "HOlletit Ben." Judge of his chagrin, when the printer set it as Harvest Beer.' — -.« I remember the time," remarked a man in the oar this morning, when I used to say that I'd be only too pleased to pay income tax. Now I have to pay it, 1 don't like it." There are thousands like him. — 0 .— Mr. Erneft Feeder referred to a mechanical cylinder pianoforte" at tIt", Singleton Fale yesterday as this fine. old hurdy-gurdy." Now's your chance for something to At-art life with," he added, amidst great laughter. -'0'- The savings bank at Terrace-road School is going like w i Id tire, and there is a good prospect of heaps of money flying about, at. the end of the yeaf, when deposits (but, curiously enough, no m" terest) arc returned in full. -.=- We have plenty of railways running into Swansea," writes an indignant corre- spondent, and what a splendfcl thing it would be if all the trains on them were running as well. As it is now, a good walker would beat most of them," Nasty, that. —: o: — The Draper and Drapery Times." under the heading" White Light—Ail Right!" ear?: "Wales is itself again. Immediately tlh railway strike was over, business wenr up with a riifl). to a normal height, and there it bas remained." S) that's all right. —Oc — The failure of tlH." .W .R. Co. to fall in line with tho TStidland and G.W.H. Co. in providing a theatre train for the olsh drama week has occasioned nC) little indignation throughout the ,imp.or- tant industrial and thickly pdjffflated area served by the London." A west-end allotment holder who was taunted by his friends for ne-glertinq; to dig his potatoes pleaded jruilty. But tkete VI;" one thing he wished to put in on* his own behalf. No one could say that he fcad been found wa-ntmg when it was a tWSi" of digging them out of the dish far dinner. -:0:- Gowerland over the week-end was Ïtl- vaded by a record crowd of townspeople. The fine weather was the means of draw- ing them out, and the paragraph s in the "leader" where to obtain the blaciiV berries had evidently been read by a lar:;) number, judging by the conversation going on among the pickers. —• :0:— Women's Freedom League are detejjt mined that the. public of Mount, Pleasant shall know. all about, the visit of Ij'll Anna Munro, for oven the telegraph po"'f¡t have been utilised, and the eelect chei: acter of Garden City villas is marred ¡Ÿ,I a great, poster displayed on a huje boar,tl outside one of these desirable residence* — r o — The attendance at Miss Anna lecture or. Friday night, should prove ai* interesting indication of how much i" is ]-n,, really taken in the vote, iiii local women. Mis* Munro will speak (j),1 Municipal Elections and their Import- ance to the Community," and the c-hai) will be.taken by Miss Neal. This is a glorious :f'<>k far as enter- tainments are concerned. In one Dart of the town opera will rule the &war, whilst: in another Welsh drama will be going strong. The picture halls are outvving each other in their strength of pro- gramme, and no one should complain of having dres-ed in their host and nowhere to go." —:0:— • < vnr o get a greater number of men into the shop than used to be the case; thev come personally to .superintend what their wives select." This statement was rnndo bv a well-known furrier. It is no wonder that men take a greater interest in what their wives buy when things are con- tinually going up in price, and wages re- maining stationary. — :0:— Prizes? gamed at the great Bakers' Ex- hibition in London are to be distiibnt-vj this year at Aberavon. The custom in previous years was to have tne distribu- tion in Cardiff, but so many of the prizes como this year tf) West Wales that Aber- avon has been selected as the distributing centre. They used to cay.that wi"" m-ui come firorii the east, but clearly the best- bakers come from the west. *— :o The people of Pcnt.rechwyth and Bony- ma en have two well-known characteristics —they are good walkers and they are a r patient, people. But if the experience of Saturday, when, owing to the lock bridge being open, they ]05t the Midland train, is repeated too often, walking will cpaee to be a. pleasure, and they will he their paf.ienoe. And then t her" will be trouble. November candidates, please note. -:0:- To the important special conference of the Drapers' Chamber of Trade in the Drapers' Hall, Thropmorton-street, London, on Tuesday and Wednesday, Swansea is sending as its representative Mr. Richard Lewis, J.P. As showing tha crowded oondition of Tiondon at the moment, it is of interest to mention that Mr. Lewie has sent reply wires to eleven hotels, but up till Saturday evening had failed to book a bedroom. -:0:- An ardent Eaat Side angler has come to the conclusion that the fiefc in the Bay, have gone on strike in sympathy with the trawler men. He has formed that opinion after an experience he had a day or two ago. At six o'clock in the morning he was digging lug." Then from ten to six in the evønight solid hours—he was on the Pier with rod and line, and never had so much as a bite. It was a long aad fruitless day, but the sportsman is not dis- couraged, for he is goiasr to hav* ( yet."