AMUSEMENTS. I t-: 6.30. TO-NIGHT. 0.30. j P h<Hle: Central 32. i HARRY BURNS presents the WELCH- CONRAD PRODUCTION, Making Movies Showing the Public the Actual Making j and Taking of the Film, wherein Mio | .l. Entire Cast of Players is Chosen from I 'Co" the Audience. A Modern Motion-Picture Studio Brought Before Your Eyes. Itl 'f:Four Phases the Entire Process of ■ "«i picture Making" is Revealed for t !,t- j First Time. LATEST NEWS PICTURES. j FRANK FAY in 720 Sees, of Vaudeville. J STRENGTH BROS., Premier Equilibria? j COLE DE LOSSE, Equilibrists. j FRANK & VICTOR AUKLAND, tie Marvellous Blind Twin Musicians. j NIXON GREY, Comedian, in His | Latest Hits. IL Y S I u Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Marjorie Pellis in THE SILVER GREY- HOUND, a Thrilling Story of a King's Messenger being Robbed. Eddie Polo in THE CIRCUS KING. Episode 13: "The Plunge for Life. HIS NINE LIVES (Billikin Comedvi. Dramas, Topical Budget, and Usual Full Programme. ROYAL Theatre. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. THE GIRL FROM BOHEMIA, featuring Mrs. Vernon Castle. MADAM WHO, Bessie Barriscale in Charming & Original Romance, Sis Reels. -V 4. Episode 11, Cyclonic Serial, HANDS UP, The Stranger from the Sea." Two-Reel Triangle Kevstone, TEDDY AND ANOTHER. Gazette and Topical News. ? < t?.-? ??????? A ?' CINIEMA. I 2.38. TO-DAY. 10.30. TIME LOCKS AND DIAMONDS, the Story of a Modern Ranlp.s.? featuring i r William Desmond and Mildred Harris ) (1rs. Charli(' Chaplin). I WHEN LOVE LOSES, a ThrIlling and i Romantic Drama, te?turing Mabel Van Buren. (Over 2,000 Players appear in this production). s,- Also Selection of Up-to-date Comedy and h:" Topical Films. CARLTON. V 2.31. TODAY. 11.30. The Broadwost All-British Production, NOT NEGOTIABLE, featuring Julian Royce and Manora Thew. ■ HEART AND SOUL, adapted for the "V- Screen by Eliot Stannard from th "J, Celebrated Novel bv Rov .Hovniman. } NUTTS & NOODLES (2-Part Cornedv). J MARVELS OF THE UNIVERSE, Me and My Dog, Travel. Pathe Gazette. PICTURE HOUSE 2.39. TO-DAY 18.30. W. S. Hart in BRANDING BROADWAY An Artcraft Picture. 'Pauline Frederick in UNDER FALSE COLOURS. ROMANCE AND BRASS TACKS, A Drew Coined v. FIGHT FOR MILLIONS. Episode 9: The Escape. MARVELS OF THE UNIVERSE, Pathe's Gazette. ii I PUBLIC NOTICES. J. S. ARNOLD, STOCK AND SHARE BROKER, Bank Buildings, Castle Square, Swansea. f, Tel. "Jarold." Swansea. 'Phone 184 Cent. Required Immediately MILLMEN FOR STAFFORDSHIRE SHEET MILLS. Rollers who can bring their own Sets will be given preference. APPLY— I Bryngwyn Works, Gorseinon t., CHANGE OF BANK HOURS. As from the 1st of November '1; next, the Swansea Branch Banks will Open on Saturdays lr.om 9 a.m. to 12 noon, instead of 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. as at present. SPECIAL THIS WEEK. 1,000 Men's Real Llandysul Welsh Shirts. Post Orders Promptly Dispatched. Boys' Shirts from 7/ PENHALE, 232, High St. Swansea Swansea War Pensions, Etc., Local Committee, Central Police Build- ings, Swansea. •-i- WANTED, on ASSISTANT CLEHK. Satary £ 140 per annum to commence. Candidates must have experience of Office Routine, etc., knowledge of Pen- sions Work desirable (preference siren to ex-Service Men if otherwise suitable). Applications, stating age, occupation and experience, length of service (if any) with the Colours, and fuUest information to be in the hands of the iiudersiaa-L-d nit later than the 3rd November, 1919. v GEOUGE R. WHItE, Secrtr'y; ARTICLES ON r SPORT SEE U SPORTING NEWS." MUSEMENTS. GRAND Theatre SWANSEA, MONDAY, 27th OCTOBER, 1919, Six Nights at 7.30, MATINEE on SATURDAY at 2.30 p.m. J. A. E. MALONE'S Company, in the Two Croat, Musical Comedy Successes. MONDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY, THE MERRY WIDOW, THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, and MATINEE (SATURDAY), GIPSY LOVE, NEXT WEEK- Macdonald & Young present, SHANGHAI J:L_ -L- -.A GRAND Theatre SWANSEA. NEXT WEEK— Matinee Saturday at 2,30. I MACDGNALD & YOUNG! Present ¡ s ?r? ? A N GH ￼ ￼ SHANGHAI A SPECTACULAR MUSICAL PLAY. From Drury Lane Theatre, London Bock Early for this Enormously Successful Musical Comedy. Box Office (Mr. W. J. Casey) Open at the Theatre Daily, from 1.0.0 till 5.0. Tel. No. Mil, Central. SALES BY AUCTION. 47, IT XSBC'KY TERRACE. SWANSEA. Astley. Samuel, F.A.I. Has Ikpji instructed to SELL bv PCBLIC AUCTION, on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd, J919, N aluable and Well-Preserved Household Antique & Modern Furniture, 'Good Upright Pianoforte, Massive Wal- nut Sideboard, Telescope 'Dinnis Table, Carpets. lings, Mats, 13a;e Rockier, Electro Plate. Ornament?, Oil I'aintiogs, Pictures, Engravings, Eire Suites, Brass Fenders, Walnut Oi-t-riiiantels, Venetian Blinds, Poles, Curtains, Cornice, Bronzes, Clocks, Gas Fire, Mahogany Oval Dining Table, Mahogany Cheffoniere with Marble Top. Coco Mats, Mahogany Hall Stand, Bamboo Whatnot, Mahoganv Dining Table, Oval Inlaid Table, ANTIQUE PIANO by Thomas Sawer. -London'* ANTIQUE ,OAK FLAP TABLE, Whatnot, Eiunetr>Mflhog- any Cabinet, Mahogany Bedroom Suite, Mahogany Hall Table, Maho- gany Mirror, Chust oi Drawers, Screcn, Commode Chair, All Brass Bed- steads, Spring Mattress, Feather Beds, Overlays, Bolsters, Pillows, Bamboo Music Seat, Bamboo Sotte?, Bamboo Bookshelf, Marble Top Washstand, Single Bed, Kitchen Drfssfr, the usual Cooking and Culinary Utensils, and various other articles. 2-SEATER HTJMBER MOTOR CAR (1911) will be first lot offered. Goods on View Morning of Sale from 9 a.m. Sale to commence at 11 o'clock. Terms—Cash. Auctioneers Offices: King's Chambers. Swansea. i MINERAL WATER, FACTORY, WAS- • SAIL SQUARE. SWANSEA. Astley Samuel, F.A.I. Will SELL bv PUBLIC: AUCTION, on FRIDAY, OCTOBER SIST, 1919, pmnt and Machinery. Somp of the Items:—Double Soda Water Machine by Hayward Tyler, Niagra Patent Bottle Washer, Nine Head Rotary Filler by Barnet end Foster, Turn-Over Filling Mfirhines, Horizontal Soda Water Machine, Foote's Improved by Chap- mri and Foote, Vertical Soda Water Machine by Barnet and Foter, Enamel I Syrup Pans, l?w r?e-aure Screw Stopper Filling Machine. ■> Four Cwt. Platform Scales, Soda Water Fountain by Fugcl. TWO HORSES. 2 Light Wagons, 2 CMt, Power Chaffcutter. to commence it 11.30 a.m. Trm,o;- Cash. Auctioneer's Offices: Corner of Gower and Orchard Streets, Swansea. I —37 I Now carrying FULL SUPPLIES of GENUINE FORD I SPARE PARTS. I Call, 'Phone or Write I | I HUTCHINS & CCALIMITEO, 37.W1«D STREET SWANSEA ■■■■ I I AUTHORISES I I DEALERS A I AAfttS STOCKTm I
STRUCK BY A PIPE. I Port Talbot Man Dies of His I Injuries. The death has occurred at Aberavon Hospital of George Graham (51), of Rice- street. Port Talbot. While at work as a carpenter's lab- ourer fot Tcpham, Jones and Railton, at the new steel worke, Taibach, on Friday, an iron pip? Ml from the v?R upon I him. He received severe injuries to the spine and ra-s taken to hospital.
SKEWEN EISTEDDFOD. I Wa are aske (It,) state that the winner of the-second prize in the Welsh air com- petition at the Children's Chair Eistedd- fod at Skev.cn on Saturday was Rosa Dickeau, Llauclly.
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Sun Flisei 7.2, Sun Rises 4.5e. Ligliiing-up Time, 526. High Water, 3.16 a.m., 8.27 p.m. King's Dock, 36ft. Sin. a.m.. 35ft. 9ia. p.m. fo-morraw, 8.48 a.m., 1.11 p.m.
THE ELECTIONS. I Have we in Swansea lost the art! of electioneering as far as locale affairs are concerned ? We are tempted to ask the question be- cause of the quietness with which the town is approaching the 1st of November poll. It was not always thus. We have nor to go back many years before 191-1 to re- call an October which was practi- cally devoted from the first day to the last to' the proclamation .A faults in retiring members and of merit in prospective ones. The en- gagement book at the newspaper oflices used to be heavy with en- tries of meetings, and the unfortun- ate pressmen had a hard time chasing the cratory of prospective councillors. In 1919, however, a strange lethargy seems to have de- scended upon the town. We scarcely hear the elections talked of. Meei.1 ings are apparently not popular. Away from the public sight, in the I contested wards, there may be for all we know very great, activity; but it is net that sort of activity which is conducive to the enlightenment of the public. We had hoped .that this would have witnessed at least afi attempt at a public discussion of the very important issues that are now before us for decision. We had expected that some public at- tention would have been directed to the attitude of the Labour Associ- ation toward public affairs. We are not without hope that on the latter matter we may yet secure before the polling day the information for which we have been asking. In what capacity, precisely, are the Labour nominees being brought be- fore the ratepayers of the town? Is their return to the council being sought as representatives of the people of the wards or as delegates of the Labour Association? Will these Labour councillors, if re- turned, be free to express their own individual views in the council? Or will they be bound down to accept the dictation of a body which however worthy cannot ut said to be representative of the town. Let us say at once, that we wel- come Labour representatives upon the council; we believe the affairs of Swansea are all the better con- ducted because among our council- lors are men able to present a dis- tinctive working class point of view. We draw a sharp distinction be- tween government in which Labour councillors assist and government i in which Labour councillors take; part with the mandate from a body elected upon a private franchise. If such a principle is once accepted, where is it to end? Is the Swansea Chamber of Commerce to work for the election of a member who will do its bidding and only its bidding at the council. Apply the argument to a dozen other associations in Swansea and it will be seen how absolutely impossible the whole business is. Further, we trust there will be a statement of the exact status of the Labour members given to the public before Saturday next. We need hardly remind cur readers of the recent occasion which has given rise to these observations. A resolu- tion of the Labour Association was brought before the Parliamentary a.nd General Purs Committee on the housing question. It was one with which the Labour councillors were frank enough to tell their col- leagues they disagreed, but that they had been out-voted at the Labour Association, and we presunle they felt it their duty to support at the Parliamentary Com- mittee, a resolution the terms of which they could not accept. As it happened in this particular matter, the watered-down attitude subsequently taken by the Labour I Association made it unnecessary for the sharp issue to be forced; but 4t the council meeting at which the Labour Association letter was read, a. councillor in the added area was ingenuous enough to proclaim that I he had been instructed by the I Fforestfach Trades Council to a^k I¡ such and such a question. Surely It is a new thing for councillors .0 be. instructed in this way. But whatever views our readers may hold upon municipal affairs, we trust that in the wards in which there are contests, they will avail themselves of the privilege of the franchise. e are SOlTV that there are not contests in all the wards; it tfould have been to our good to have had any such open discussion, .\L' public affairs as a sharp election tight usually leads to, in all the wards. There are a good iiiany matters upon which it is very I necessary that our public represen- tatives should be reminded of the feeling of the ratepayers. Unfor- tunately, in too many of the wards there have been unopposed returns. In the others we appeal to the rate- payers to regard it as a great public duty to go to the poll next Saturday and vote. All the year the town has been complaining of the ineffective municipal government. It will be a strange commentary upon those complaints if only a small number of people avail themselves of the franchise next Saturday.
I. INCOME TAX. -0. Ammanford Collector and Sub-collector. Remarkable allegations were made at the Ammanford Police Court on Monday by the Ammanford income-tax collector (Mr R. M. Thomas) against the sub-col- lect or for the Haven Contarv. Garnant (Mr .Robt. Edwards). The latter ap- peared in Court on behalf of a number of the workmen who were summoned for the non-payment of tax on their quar- terly assessment. The collector (Mr. Thomas) told the magistrates that Mr. Edwards had brought pressure to boar upon him and had tried to intimidate hinv.. lyhem he came to him on Saturday, in the com- pany of two men, he adopted a threaten- ing attitude. "A DELIBERATE LI E," Mr. E-d wards said there were no threats used. It was a deliberate he. He added that the men did not refuse to pay, it was a matter of adjustment. In respect of D. S. Jones, the man had never received a demand note, which had gone to another workman of the samt surname, but he was prepared to pay, And he (Mr. Edwards) had the money in his pocket. Mr. Edwards went on to say that he had come to an arrangement with Mr. Thomas for the withdrawal of the summonses, and he had paid 48. in respect of each summons, excepting that of Dd. S. Jones. It was very dis- honourable to proceed after that. Mr. ThWias: In fairness to myself I ask that AtrN Edwards be not allowed to make assertions of that kind without going on oath. He has tried on three occasions to defraud the revenue, and I wish to have his "evidence on oath. The Bench at this stage allowed the application of Mr. Thomas that all cases save one should stand adjourned for a week. With reference to the one case heard, that of Dd. S. Jones, Sunny Bank, Gar- nant, -lit, .Edwards put up the conten- tion that the demand note had gone to Wbi. Jones, Ceidrim-road, instead. The collector, however, put his clerk (Miss Nellie Clshaw) in the box, and sho said the defendant told her that lie had given the demand note to D- ob Edwards.. who was going to see about it. BOTH CALLED TO ORDER. Mr. Edwards cross-examined the wit- ness, and made some statements to the Bench, whereupon Mr. Thomas asked for permission to put some questions to him, emphasising that Mr. Edwards was a man who tried all he could to incite the men against the paying of income- tax. The Clerk You can't.. Mr. Ed wards: I am prepared to answer them. Mr. Thomas: Did I not on the 17th September give you Hoth had to be called to order, lr. Edwards being heard to remark that I e had rendered fi 11 the assistance he -oiild. The Bench made an order for the amount due— £ 1 19s. lid. — with costs.
I TINPLATE TRADE. -———— ———- Successful Conciliation Results. Oar tinplate trade correspondent ] writes:— i After several meetings, finplate em- ployers and their niill employes have come to an arrangement on the numerous claims made by either side. The only outstanding question is An.t of additional hands in mills, and we have no doubt but that with the good sense and mutual forbearance usually exorcised I by all concerned in this trade, that the irrtportant matter of help in mills will be 3lt.1mate.lv arranged satisfactorily. I Among the questions dealt with was a I claim for closing; down of mills at 12 noon on Saturdays extras on narrow, plates 17 inches wide and under, all plates r rolled in sheet mille to be paid on sheot rates. These claims were conceded, to- father with some other minor ones. Mr. F. W. Gilbertson presided over all the meetings, and the happy results arrived 44! are to It great extent one to his tactful handling of the bueinc85.
CITIZENS' UNION. Important Questions Raised at Swansea. Housing Problems. Mr. Sidney Palmer presided on Monday evening at a meeting held in the Central Hall in connection with the Swansea and District Citizens' Union, at wheh Aid. Percy Molyncux spoke vej-y interestingly and exhaustively of local housing, and Mr. Harry D. Griffith* on education and child welfare. The Chairman spoke regretfully the resignation of J.ady Lyons on leaving the district, and of Mrs. Watkin Williams after three years very valuable service *6 hon. secretary. Major John Russell (Cardiff) urged the need of something more than merely brick boxes with state lids—the restoration of lost. ldeals of home and instruction in citizenship. He shuddered at thinRS which were revealed as to underworld morals—an accumulation which, if it burst, would shake the foundations of our civilisation and become tJ. menace that would de-stroy the existence of the empire, In this connection the col6ur aQfcstion was au imperial, not a local, question that was eating at the vitals of the empire. In his view, the National Council on Publit Morals 1,11" Wales and Monbionthshire.! suggested by Dr. Meyer, was very neces- sary. BOXING. The boxing craze was not wnftiird to I Llanelly. In Cardiff they had succeeded in keeping it out of the schools. He was not a killjoy; he beliered British gport had contributed much to the making rn our national character, but he beliered boxing competitions in schools would simply lead the people to professionalism, the curse of I 3vory sport. While conducting; a mission in Neath, he visited o0 houses, and at. a public man who had visited nearly ever? indus- j ti'l district in the kingdom, he had not <een anything to equal it; for the counter- part of the picture they would havo to go to an asylum. Yet the local ministers said they were not strong enough to tackle the question ;this would be where the National Council would come in. Aid. PerT Molrnenx spoko of present: Swansea bousing condition* as appalling. He was no nliv convert to housing needs, as for fiftrcn years it had been his view that a tfocd deal of our discontent was due to the tatt Of h<.u!in? in the country. At present he wss iInndatNI vith human documents ?' appfalins ?or accommoda- I tion. but probably the pr??eT:t ?TaYf 5C8n-/ al would not exid but for the ?'?r. In his ri?v the wor?t '"a'?s were perhap* tho of th. war ?vif? who went to 1iv with pn?put? .?nd vbo now had their hus- band s brothers at home. FOUR OR FiVE YEARS TO RECOVER. I S?aMea?s bnd record in tuberculosis (in J?l.i the wofst in the country in rPM?aB and the ?ixt? on thn 1;?,t for mal? wa? traceable "I g?cd d?si to ba4 hon&ing. He reckoned Swansea's Dórmni n?<'d ft 1- j tween 300 and 40ft houses per annum, and that in 1914 Wt' were 1,000 dov.n, so that we were now probably 2,500 down. That would probably take fuui-- or five yerizit to recover, but 3,000 or 4,000 houses in the next the years was a physical impossi- bility. He could not help thinking that a c-onsidern hle portion of the need might have been met by private builders but. for the Council's conservative policy in I the late eighties or nineties in the matter of charges and terms at Icates of Corpor&- tion hnd. Speaking of Town Hill as in his opinion one of the best sites in the country, Aid. Molyneux rixid they could take it ior granted that if the Corporation land at the Glanmor end of the estate fell in during 1910 instead of 1920, they would have commenced building thero instead of at the summit. The speaker went on to re- view the schemes, in various states of de- velopment, to provide ultimately 1,000 to 5,000 houses. These would take ten to fifteen years unless aome new means was evolved by the experts now hard at work. The contractor for the first Town Hill 150 -as given two Tears to complete. For Town Hill alone the Council would he aeked to sanction an ultimate total of 2,500. The rents fixed for the advanced schemes were 10s. 6d., Us., and Us. Od., but these were so far from being economic that 500 on Town Hill would menn a loss -f tlO,OPO a year. With the Government meeting all losses over the yield of a penny Irate for £ <>ven ye^rs, he believed it would exercise its right to insist that the authority charge more if thl tate of in- dustry permitted. H. thought that gm- erally the tirn-e had come when the eoun- try must drop subsidies, but that rents oouM not be so high as to entirely meot present costs.. i NEWTON EXPERIMENT. Continuing, Mr. Molyner.x said the prob- lem would not. be solved by bricks ard mortar, bacfusf. although the b?t. grMt I demands for them all OT?r the country could not be met. Five huncJrd of t.h? Town Hill houses would take nine million of them, in addition to 48,000 tons of building stone and 13,000 tons of soft for crashing, apart from roads. And M to the Newton experiment, the "Leader" naid the Housing Committee, had not visited it- Thtd; was quite true, fcut he, «xs chairman had done so once or twifc. [t was quite an honest endeavour of Sir I Charles Ruthon's to solve the housing I difficulty, but he was convinced that it j would not meet it, first because the mar-j cin of saving on masonry wns, in My. view, infinitesimal. He believ<vl Sir Charles Ruthen would ultimately be of hie. opinion. Further, in his Yicw, Army huts were impracticable when they had to !«> removed far, and wood houses wolild he against our insular prejudices. In con- clusion, Mr. Molyneux shcrwed the amount of habitations provided, or about to be provided, by temporary aecommodation, and said ha had the unanimous support or the Council, and was determined to leave no stone unturned till things greatly improved. (Applause.) PHYSICAL CULTURE IN SCHOOLS. Mr. Harry Griffiths, havinz remarked on the Fisher Act as the greatest educa- tional measure in the history of the coun- try, traced the improved outlook of the country on child welfare during the last century, and painted out that, despite this improvement, current overcrowding con- ditions were gravel y perturbing in view i of their effect principally on young people. It was their duty to plan their social sys- tem on such lines that the next generation would be healthier and happier. Welfare work in the factories helped in this, and it also paid financially. Proceeding, Mr. Griffiths pleaded for education of parents, c-lean homes, better houses, good schools, and open spaces, and in this latter con-1 nection protested against the suggestion that Victoria Park be UAed for municipal buildi-agp. In the elementary schools the teachers should specialise as in th-6 higher schools, and he Urged tho need of an ex- I' part in physical culture in each. This would pay in a future healthier Swan. He ridiculed the idea that this would fos- ter militarism. His welfare work exper- ience showed him that the average man was a good fellow who did his best for younf: people, but that a certain percent- age were abspluto hojjs. The speakers ware heartily tiwuxked.
ITOWN TALK. I There was sufficient hoar froet in ltvrang sea last night for others than early risera to ndtics it. -30 It was Mrs. Gregory, and not Miss Greatreux, wno read the valuable report to the Citis^ns' Union on woman patrols, —- :0 • We understand that the conductor who ) was given tt tl. not, for a penny fare on Monday tnerely murmured How in- convenient." j The <II stop week authorised by the I Glamorgan Education Authority has been welcomed by teachers and scholars alikt-e II The mothers' verdict is yet to come. — :0■& She came out and started doing the? Irish jig-A defendant at the Swansea rolico Court on Monday who, after giving this bit of evidence, gave an illustration-, of the jig. J O I Rapture! The Sketty children attends ing Tycoch-road Schools had their I ambition and faint hopes realised on Monday afternoon, when part of the, school caught lire. They then had a shorts- holiday. Xowbera is the tesult of the "Wlsh Drama Competition awaited with, keener interest than at, Pontardulais. aud local e?ithasiasts are delighted with thtt good shows giren by the three local combinations. Answer to correspondent.—Yes, times have ?hringed. You find that a •/<><t many things which five years ago, say, could be bought for a mere ssing will re- quire a good ftiany notes to-day. And the notes are getting higher! ■j~i o■ — Aid. Molyn?ux. al!udin? to the pub- lished C611-,Li:lillir6* <-xpens? Dn visits to T/ondoa, said one of the failings of Swansea was its parochialism in this matter. A business man did not leave hir business for one and a lialf guineas al day. — JO We have heard of a cinema man who has heen wondering what has become of the Russian cirMua industry. He say* that a genuine movi e of Trotsky jumping1 from a railway carriage and eecaping in a motor car would bar,, "fetched 'jn'. all orer the world. — :o:— Is it not possible, ask* a correspondent* to jpet hold of the information whereby eight persons can lire on X2 a week? Doubtless if a small charge was made for the knowledge, the. lucky informant would be above the necessity of struggling! to make both etids. meet. The singing of the ?r>ng. The Shot, and; Shells fife Screaming" in a back garden, led to an assault ease, which was hen id at the Swansea Court on Monday. It did not transpire whether it was the song of the rendering of it was objected to by th* neighbours. —o Nurse Steele thinks if women get on to Swansea Council they would make such rioise that the other members would. give them anything." Nurss Steele her- self is. to judge by her utterance at thet Citizens' fnion meeting, more eloquent;, and convincing than noisy, Swansea leads, Cardiff follows." said ¡ » well-known Swansea man on the way to jj business this motriing. And the Taff- siders are now trying to emulate Swan- I sea's magnificent exaaiple in the matter oi the Welsh drama. But they will never catch us up." Xc. never. Mr. Harry Griffiths thought interest in., housing in Swansea was so deep that the announcement of the Central Hall meet- I ing would bring queues to the door. ifi was (ii,-appointed-pei-btpo because, likei the cilaimian of the Housing Committee, the public is sick of talk on the question. I — ;<? ?— One of the late!!t schemes mooted at the Mumbles is an assembly rooms for the public generally, wherein all forms of recreation will be catered for. We under- stand that Mr. Gilbertson is interesting, himself in the matter, and has also en- listed the services of the Yicar of Oyter mouth. -:0: And so the inTl. "Feinsrs have he«a mis- behaving themselves again. If this sorfc of thing continues the authorities will he compelled to sentence them to a long term. of liberty. In which case (says a cynic) it is even betting that out of pure con-u trariftess they would return to prison voluntarily. :0: j Major John T?n??ll, principal speaVetw at tM Citi'M' Union meeting on ? '? j I day afternoon, ha6 a happy sense o?. humour. He told of a bishop addressing^ a body of 700 men. I am pleased to b«* present." said he. and I am delighted, to see such a Iprtre number here." He wasi addressing the convicts in the. prison — :o:— < 'f A lecturer at Swansea on Saturday" I night said that. in the old days Neath was practically a teetotal town. Presumably the Temperance Mission held there last ireek was an attempt to induce the gocd people on the ba.nks of the Nedd to rf;- suscitate the practice of drinking pure* undiluted vroter.A note from Skewen. —: o-- Another specimen.—An Irishman wa trying to get a seat in a. crowded train [ Every compartment was packed, excenfc; the last one in the coach. Ae he we* I entering someone said, Surely you know; that the last compartment in the last: coach is the most dangerous part of the. | train t Why did they put it on then? I sard Piit. O The Carmarthenshire farmer is nothing if not sanguine. At a meeting of the I Farmers' Union on Saturday, one of tfJem is reported to have said that the pablio wanted buttcr. sind would willingly pay <s a pound for it. I agree (writes a cor- respondent) with the 6r<!t part of his statement, but as to the latter, he woulii^ meet with considerable opposition from • the general publM. J — ;o;— ) John Wilkes's Mtijn?te of the credn-j lity of his followers can be gauged by *i saying of hM: Cire me a grain of truth, and I will mix it un in 1tèh a way wit? fplo-,ehoe,d that no chemist shall ever be' able to separate them." In the later( days of his political career he ceased conceal his contempt, even from the. public. One day, as he was walking along the street. an old woman raisedh the err on which he had soared into ] I fAmo, W, ilkt-s and Liberty! quiet, you old fool," growled Wilkes., j "that's all over long ago. John 0 | London's Wkly." — ?:— ) A schoolmaster of my acquaintance.; who runs a private nursery of yoatMul1 poets and prose-writers at a famous puN* lie school, tells me that he always knows when one of his pupils has rpaclim t'he LTtton deposit" in the school librarle There is notbing so catching as Bull werism," he writes, and his observation are sound criticism, and no child wå8 likes fine, confused reading erer escapes I tji« complaint. It is a sort of lit.erarv, measles with my children spots of ensi4 bility come out all over their poems an essays, they perspire freely in poly-7 syllables, th«y look as if they are going,: to exclaim '"How vulgar! whenever I| j quote Dickens or Marli Twain or Comp- ton Mackenzie. "—E. B. Osborn, lIS John o' London's Weekly."