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- The Day's Gossip. "


The Day's Gossip. "Leader" Office, Tuesday. the parsing of Swansea's magistrates' clerk, Mr. Jenkin Jones, recalls to the mind of one who knew him well many incidents. Mr. Jones was considered by all who knew him as one of the foremost magistrates3 clerks in rhe country. Ho was punctuality personified, and the police court under his direction whs one of the public institutions in Swansea which started sharply to time, except on those rare occasions when there was a dearth of magistrates. He was always patient with a defendant. Jle considered that a man who had been allowed to have his say, although the decision jhad been against him, left the court with the satisfaction that he had been given a fair trial. In his day Mr. Jenkm Jones was considered one of the best dre.¡;.<f.'d men n- the town. Several of our most success- rut advocates oire much to the assist- ance given til-Ill by him on their initial I appearance at the police court. Where Business is Bad. While in most businesses Christmas 'I time has meant a great rush, one cla&s ,,( manufacturers and cradeMuen com- plain that trade is very dull. They are aie house furnishers. One of the leading upholstery manufacturers in Swansea on Saturday said there was an absolute dump in trade, the reason being that as no new houses are being built, there is I nu demand fcr furniture. There are I some hopes of orders in the spring for re-I aa>ations, but? on the whole, the im- l mediate outlook 16 dark. There is 10 dc-ubt but that in a few yeaiis a great I quantity of furniture will be required, i bat the question is: How can the trade Irlaintnin itself in n¡e meUnriJlle?Ordi-¡ nary prudence suggests the inadvisa- bilitv of piling up huge stocks, in hopes of future demand, because no one knows I whether prices of raw material may not i come down, and with them market, prices, an event which wnnl. involve the trader in nn immense loss. The tragedy of house shortage is. therefore, one that in- titules the furniture trade as well as the would-bo householder. "» Malaprdpism. j I Lady to soldier's widow: "So vmU'1 car Uttic hoy was born after yur hus- !!)d? de:itliSoldier's Widow: Oh, (. iii he's what they call a preposterous InId! Copyright in Names. I How long will Mr. Gladstone t., hold the historic copyright in his name? A hundred jand ten years ago yesterday he was born to a name already distinguished, and the name is carried with distinction j >t ill. But when a friend refers to Glad- tone" or Mr. Gladstone," you know hat William Ewart" is meant. History us-uallv confirms and strengthens these opyright. There i.s only one Dr. John ,,n, and on that account onlyjone Boswell. )Ick-ens b;i.3 n(.) .qiore iieod <If the quiilif,N- :ng Charles than hns Cromwell of his Oliver." But is not this copyright a little hard on a gi^-at man's successors? I Too Old at Forty. 11 I Pro Wm- Osier, whose death is an- nounced to-tiny, in his 7lst year, is known t ) the man in the street as the originator k,e tile too old at forty" throrv. How i !iis story got abroad is rather interesting. Dr. Oslet's address to the students at Johns Hopkins University, in the course "t which he said that a man's best work v as done before 40. received world-wide attention, and the doctor was represented :n some quarters as having declared that ,t iiia-n was too ol(i -,it 14)." What he ,all,v sai(I on the occasion was: The tcachfr's life should have three periods—study until 25, jnn>stigationl nubl 40, profession until 60, at whichal time I would have him retired on a double allowance. The story circulated at the time.was that !)r. Osier suggested that professors Should be chloroformed at GO It was a touch of Aitfericani humour. I A Familiar Signature. I Tlie familiar signatures disappear, giving place to new. The other day "Jolm JJradlmry became a matter of 1 istorical interest, and now another well- known to soldiers is to go. Most soldiers nre familiar with the bold signature R. I'rade which embellished all A.C. l's, lint, probably at the end of next mouthy sir Reginald Brade will he succeeded as I Permanent Secretary of the ViaJt Office hy Sir Herhert Greedy, so the signature R. Brade will disappear from A.C.l's Sir Reginald made the War Office his home ij> the strenuous days which fol- lowed the outbreak of .IT.-r. For six months his sleeping plqfe was a hed in the corner of his office: and he went out <If doors only occasionally for such fresh air and exercise as a short stroll along (lie Embankment afforded. There is per- haps no parallel to the career of Sir Her- bert, Greedy in the records of secretary- ships. for he has understudied at the War Office Colonel Seel v. Mr. Asquith. Lord Kitchener, Mr. Lloyd George, the Earl of Derby, T/ord Milner, and Mr. Churchill. 4 My Old Shako." the shako, it is understood, has been recommended as the new head-dress for s.mip of our infantry regiments of the line. Nearly all our line wear on full dress occasions the helmet similar to that worn by a large section of the police force of the country except that the regimental badge, chain, and spik<" (rifle regiments excepted) are of silver plate. The Rifle regiments, other than j the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), wear! the black Persian lambskin busby, and a distinction is drawn between the regi- ments by the colour of the plume worn. The King's Royal Rifles, for instance, wear scarlet ostrich feathers with black vul- ture feathers below, the Royal Irish Rifles wear hlack ostrich feathers with dark gr,-Pn vulture feathers, and the Riflp Bri- gade black ostrich ond vulture fentherr. All the Fusilier regiments with the ex-1 ception of the Royal Scots Fusiliers weari a short bearskin or black racodh-skin j caps. Two regiments wear the shako to- day. They are the Highland Light In- fantry and the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). j Co!. Lawrence. ine most romantic figure of the war- and one of the least heard-of—is Colonel T. E. Lawrence. Mr. Lowell Thomas. the lecturer, has begun to thww (light in the Strand Magazine" on the man who made the Arabs loyal to the Allies. leei., fed and organised them and became an Arab chief. Colonel Lawrence dropped his archaeological studies in Arabia at tll\> call of war as promptly as he dropped his war work when it was completed and re- turned to the obscurity of Oxford. Onh the outlines of his amazing work have lieen made known, hut I understand he has described it all in a long despatch to the War Office. It should be one of the finest documents of the war when it sees .1Íf J





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