I PARISH OF LOUGHOR. I I CONFIRMATION OF BYELAWS. I NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Parish Council of the Parish of Loughor, intend to apply to the Minister of Health for continuation of livelaws; made' by the Parish Council in the County of Glamorgan "with respect to the Pleasure Ground known as Loughor l Castle and Grounds. I Copies of the said Byelaws will be kept at the Town Hall, Loughor, and will be open to the inspection of the I- atepayers without fee or reward on any week day between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., during the period of one calendar month from and after the date 11 of the publication of this notice. ¡ Dated this 30th day of December, 1919. 1 I JAMES H. BLAKE, Clerk to the Council, i I Castle fiuildings, Llanelly.
AMUSEMEPtT?. AMU S E^E !\TY 4> | ?. ,?,?. ￼ ￼ ?.?,j?,,?, ￼ ￼ ¡ U i 6.30. TO-NIGHT. 3.30. 'll,itiae; C-ectral JACK. GOODSON present the ELGAR HUDSON Quintette I The Most Artistic Vocal illld Musical Entertainment. Voice. Violiu, 'Cello, Piano and Flute-Piccolo, 1 LATEST NEWS PICTURES. SPITARI, the R.A.F. Ventrilc-quist. HARRY BARCLAY, the Popular Light Comedian. MAGGIE BENSON, "She of the Top Note." The Original Maid ht the Piano. MURPHY & MACK present "The Maj or's Reflection. CHAS. COHAN, Britain's Premier t Hebrew Entertainer. LES TROMBE I T A, Comedy Italo-French j Duo, in their Latest Successes. NEXF WEEK- FRED KARNO'S New Production, MONEY TO URN." Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday ihe Great Six Purt Phillips Photoplay, THE STILL ALARM, An Aruain Screen VerSiNJ of the ?t"st S'ncccs?fu! Melodrama in Th?atric?I?itis- to:?, tcaturt?g Thames Saritschi. I ELMO THE MtG?TY. Epi?de6. Mvsterv of the Mad- M. u\:ni<\in. ¡ SjHE DIDN'T DO IT (Triable Keystone) Topical Budget & IIsnal Full Programme. -n o., Á." I l'. 1, t A I THEATRE. |j | THE HOME OF MUSIC I! Tkur., Fri. and Sat. || ;HARREY CAREY I I k MASSESj i1\ (¡It Kä!' B Ji:I J MAI. j The Storv. like the "8tar.) l' 'J" th 1 is ic marked "t with the fi virility of the West. Ij ELSIEHrgusm I ￼ 1? "j His Pafisian ￼ | W tie. j vVINKLR: .&. J Ask PaDa, i Comedy. i Episode 13, I Ills Si!est Mystery I In Honour Bound Great Interest Picture. Monday Next: ji Sessue HayakavVa. II I j?-?y &H ??r???? ￼ -'M?M CASTLE! C!i<4Eh¡A. 2.30. T 0 D A Y 10-30. Dorothy Fhiliips in HELL MORGAN'S: GIRL, a Story with Plenty of Thrills, I Unique Situations, and Interestmg Side- lights on the Denizens of the Cnde: "rld. Constance Talnladgt and Bill Farsons in "BEACHED AW D BLEACHED." I TWO-EIIT SEATS, a Five Act, Comedy Drama, featuring Taylor Holmes. I Also interest t.nd Topical Films. Fu.1! On;hcs?T& Aftrn()ú and Evemng I G? §8 LTOM n. 11 '"1"* 0" oAt ￼ .pt. If't:: s '\1 1.30, TOO A Y-. 10.30. I th- Henry B. ,WåIHt::tIl' m FALSE FACES, I A Thomas Ince Special. -NEVER TOO OLD, a Mack Sennett Comedy. t Bessie Dariscale in TWO GUN BETTY. ■ Coming Shortly.—DADDY LONGLEGS. ;>.Coming Shortly,-DADDY LONG LEGS,! PICTURE HOUSEl 2.30. TO DAY. 10.30. Miss PAULINE FREDERICK < is at her best here in P A I D IN FULL. W. Miss JACKIE SAUNDERS in a Strong Moral Play, THE CHECKMATE. Y.M.C.. Pubtic Cinema! Street). ) 4 < THE HOME OF COMFORT. I Monday, I uesday, and Wednesday. SHEPHERD OF THE SOUTHERN j c R 0 S Four Keels or Splendid Drama. I TINY TIM AND HIS ELEPHANT, One Scream from Start to l'inish. ) I Also Interest and Topical Films. "I ) Loughor Sallors' & Soidiers' Fund. I CLOSING OF FUND. I The Committee of the above ??nd re<- quea?aiITotctHy Dmabted, Discharged, and Demobilised Sailors and Scldiors who h&ve not ali?ady received & DiS-¡' abJoment Grant from the above Fund. to forward their. Names and Addresses to the Secretary not later than Monday morning, Jan. 5th, 1919. EWART REUS. Secretory. Belarave-road. Loughor. I .6.v- M 'f: ————————— I ^stiu&efs&ftrs GRAND Theatre I SWANSEA. t MONDAY, DECEMBER 29th, 1919, and during the week at 7.30, I MATINEE on SATURDAY at 2.30, I CHRISTMAS ATTRACTtON: First Visit of J. A E. MALONE'S CO. I ip a New MusiJ Comedy, '(. t T un 19 eJ O' 1., y,. i' e From the Apollo Theatre. NEXT WEEK- Monday, Jan. 5th, 1920, for Six Nights and Matinee, Pet urn Visit. of Walter Howard's Greatest. Drama, SEVEN DAYS' LEAVE. GRAND Theatre SWANSEA. NEXT WEEK. WALTER HOWARD Presents his New Play, EN DAYS' I LEAVE, From the Lyceum Theatre, London The Longest Run of any Drama ever J produced in the World. ■■ | Cast includes ;HENRY LONSDALE i and MILLICENT HALLATT. i i 1 ——— Box Office (Mr. W J. Casey) Open at II the Theatre Daily from 10 till 5. I SALES BY AUCTION. J ——————————————————————— | HIGH PENNARD, GOWER. A P. Additional Outlying Portion of I THE KILVROUGH ESTATE, t comprising an ar$a of j 7«2 ACRES QR T If ERE A BOUTS. Jf ESSE,*3. James an? Ja?es, F.A. 1. Ar3 favoured with instructions from f.ieut.-Commander Lyons. D.S.O., to ()Ft,r:,4 for SAi< £ at the HOTEL i CAJJEROji, SWANSEA, on WEDNES- DAY, JANUARY 21st, 1920, the follow. ing Valuable Freehold Farms and Choice Building Sites, ■ (being portions of the above Estate), viz.; i' HIGHWAY," GREEN LANE,' I i c. GREAT SOUTEIGATL LITTLE ?OUTHGATE." HAEL," HUNTS." ii) tXl AT r, A, It PENNARD. j 1 9UN0 £ t SMALL HOLM?Ci?. ?AREET GAR?? rmLDS, COTTAGES 4NU (L\tUJS, and 3G of the CHOlCr $BUILDING SITES in Gower, bordering the PEN'NARD GOLF LINKS and facing j the sea Detailed particulars and Plaiis are in course of preparation, and may be bad from the Auctioneers, 7, Goat-street, Swansea; Mr. T. E. Jenkins, Estate Agent, Kilv.rough Estate Oilire, Parkmill, rtr from Messrs.N icholson, Patterson and Freeland. solicitors. Queen Anne's Gate. Westminster. • Re Mrs. NICHOLLS (Deceased). 33, ST. GEORGE'S TERRACE, SWANSEA. I Important Sale of an Attractive Lea I. hold Dwelling-house, WITH VACANi I POSSESSION. ESSES. James aiid James, F.A.I. Are favoured with instructions from the Executors under the Will of the late Mrs. Nicholls, deceased, to SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION, oa the Premises as above, on WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 7th, 1920, the pesirabla LEASEHOLD DWELLING-HOUSE, GARDEN AND PREMISES, Mo. 33, St. George's Terrace I WITH VACANT POSSESSION ON COMPLETION OF PURCHASE. Held under a Lease for the term of 93 'I years from the 2J.th June ,1875, at an apportioned Ground Rent of £5 10s. per annum. Also the whole of the Houtdliold Purtiltui-e, l the priaeipiv) items being: A Magnificent Walnut Bedroom Suite with Scolcli Side Mirrors, Large Rosewood Loo Table, -kiatiolany Bed Table, 3 Massive Clack and Brass Bedsteads, Horse Hair Mat- treises, Feat hey Beds and Bedding, Otto- man Couches, Box Ottomans, Dwarf and I other Chests of Drawers, 3 Fine Gilt- Framed Pier Glasses, Iron Fenders and I Irons, Medicine Chests, several Bevelled Plated Mirrors, Linoleums aiid Carpets. Stair Carpels, Flat Stair Rods and Eyes, a Beautiful Antique Grandfather Clock in old Oak Case, Hall Stand and Chairs, several Carved Manogany Couchts an Arm and Small Chairs, Cow and Skjn Mats, Antique Weather Glass, Turkey Rug, Mahogany Telescope Dining Table, Mahogany Dining-room Suite, Massive Walnut Sideboard Yitb Bevelled Plafes. Palm Stands, Curtains, Mahogany Side- board, Curved and Walnut Drawing- room Suite, several Whatnots, Orna- ments. Inlaid Writing Table, a large number of Pictures including Coloured t Prints, Oak Kitchen Chairs, Mantel Clocks, Ititehari Table, Co-nch, .tt.: Hanging Clock. Mangle, Mahogany OM- fashioned Dining Table, C11ilJppûnùal.. Mahogany TFriting Table; a Very Iland- tomt C'hipn»nd*Ie Dwart Drawers, Cur- tains. Polfn, knim etc.; Kitchen and Cooking Ufemi's und other Articles too Etimerous to particularise. Goods on View Moaning of Sale. Sale of the Furniture to commence promptly at 11 a.m. The House will be put up promptly at 1.15 p.m., and the Furniture Sale will be stopped for the purpose. Further particulars with refewuace to it and Conditions of Sale may b eba d from the Ayctianeej', 7, Goat-street, • Swansea; or t'rojJi Messrs. T W. James and Co. i Solicitors, 24, Gcat-etrect. Swansea. ) l SPECIAL ARTIOLIS In the t Sf ORTING .:1: S- r.OTiCES. The Widows' and Orphans' and Chilrens' Summer Home Fund. i I Rhyddings C.M. Charch SWANSEA. SUNDAY EVENING CHILDREN'S I SERVICES. A CANTATA Entitled— I A Happy New Year (Under the auspices of above). will be I rendered by the CHOIR NEW YEAR'S NIGHT., I JANUARY 1st, 1920, At ? p.m. Chairman: R. W. Jones, Esq., J.P. Also a Miscellaneous Programme I By Local Artistes. Mrs. LESLIE DAVIES, Miss BRENDA JEFFORD. Mr. J. G. MORGAN. SILVER COLLECTION IN AID OF ABOVE FUND. HEARTY WELCOME TO ALL. COME IN CROWDS! A L B E R T HALL, SWANSEA. Monday, January 5th, 1920. The Plasmarl Dramatic Society (Conductor—Mr. J. P. WALTERS), Wijl Produce the New Dralpa, « Y PRAWF" (" PROOF ") (J. P. Walters and R. Howells), In Three Acts. In Aid of the Widows' and Orphans' (and Children's Summer Home) Fund. Doors Open at 7. To commence at 7.30. Front Seats, 2s.; Second Seats, Is. -——— m m y ?T? S?N ? S 8 B ?? ?? S HF?'?*" G H ELU VSLOT, OCTOBER 31st, 1914. 2nd Battalion The Welch Regiment It is proposed to Erect a Memorial to the Officers, W.O.'s, N.C.O.'s and Men of the 2nd Battalion The Welch Regi- rnent who fell during the Great War. It has been decided that the most suit- able site for the Em-etion of tueh a Memorial is at G11 ELL VELDT, in BELGIUM, where, on the 31st October, 1914, the Battalion hore the brunt of the great German attack on YPRES ond was, practically annihilated. The lasuai'ids in this BattLe ainonnted to some seven- I teen officers and nearly 600 other rqlnks killed arid wcuncled. It is hoped to raise a sam of at least I E500. towards which figure subscriptions I within the Battalion from Officers, W.O. 's, N.C.O. 's and Men now serving amount to over I It is felt that, many of those who have been in any way connected with the I Battalion will wi*h to subscribe. Subscriptions should be sent to THE HON. SECRETARY, MEMORIAL FUND, 12nd BATT. THt WELCH REGIMENT, PEMBROKE DOCK. VETCH FIELD. .Thursday, Jan. 1st, 1920. I WELSH LEAGUE. ] BARRY SWANSEA TOWN I S!p.!OWN! I ADMISSION (including Tax).—BOYS, I 6d.; FIELD, 1.; STAND, Is. Extra.
,———— —— I Now carrying FULL SUPPLIES of GENUINE FORD I SPARE PARTS. j I | Call, Phone or Write J I HUTCHINS II & CO-U Ml TED, 31.WlftP $TPJEt SWANSEA 1 IhaMMWNMMMI AtneaonisxB ￼ i M?t?M AM6 j I "M $too= I I I Sun Rises 8.23, Sun Sets 4.12, Lighting-up Time, 4.42. High Wat., 11.58 a.m. King's Doelt, 34it. tin. a.in. To-morrow, 0.34 a.m., 1.7 p.m.
FACING REALITIES. I Reconstruction, in distant pros- pect, seemed fair; coming up to it we find, not a city of palms and palaces, of waving banners and triumphant acclamation, but, on the contrary, a mean, ordinary sort of place, our course entailing a vexatious tramp along tortuous lanes, over obstacles surmountable, if at all, only by the utmost patience, the aciyie of good temper, and persistent toil. The difficul ties indeed, are so great that all the world shies at them, and would fain continue, if it could, in the broad wav of inflated finance, national pawn- broking, and ove-r-draftsf on the future. That, however, cannot be. Sooner or later, and the sooner the better, we shall all have to vacate our "fool's paradise, where everything in the garden is lovely, and face the realities of storm and stress, get down to bottom rock, where things really are what they seem. One effort in this direction is the proposed increase of railway goods rates by. from 25 to 100 per cent. The change is necessary, and Ise,em-s to be. based on. wise lities. The higher rates now fixed are cal- culated to bring m an additional £ 50,000,000 a year, and thereby t. wipe off the need for any further! 'State subsidy of railways. In other words, an attempt is to be made to run the railways on a self-support- ing basisf The 100 per cent. in- crease applies to small parcels and to certain" empties," two classes of traffic which have grown enor- mously, and to which the railway companies have attributed some of the recent congestion. The in- crease in general merchandise runs up to as much as 50 and 60 per I cent. The 25 per cen-t. applies to coal, coke, patent fuel, milk and I certain. other perishable articles. artificial manures and lime for agri- I, cultural use. In addition, there are nat rates nearly all round of from 3d. to Is. per ton. These changes, as we say, are necessary, and should have been in- troduced long ago. It is intoler- able that an essential public service like that of transport should con- tinue to be spoon-fed by a motherly, I or a grand-motherly Government. The feime has come when transport I must be taken off the taxes. And j this is but one of the like reforms which has to be tackled in the im-I mediate future. There is, for in- stance, bread. Presently bread will no longer be doled out by Govern- ment with national mojey, .r national credit: each person will have to pay for his own bread and the treble economic rent of his new house. But com- ing back to railway rates, what is going to be the effdet of the forth coming increases? Just this; that very many of tee goods in commor* use will rise 1d. or ld. per shilling on the average, and the consumer— that means all of us-will have to pay. the new Complaint is made that the new I rates will hit the small people hardest. Of course it will: that is the sign of its economical sound ness. It is not fair that those people who have nothing tp do with the distributing trade should have to pay, as they, now do bv Govern- ment ?ubsHy for the beneat 0< those traders who are makmg profit out of the articles. Trade ought t6 meet its owfi expanses; then every purchaser will bear his fair propor- tion of less or gain. On the point that the increated rates, being com- paratively a smalPsum. which ;t may be difficult to apportion in the retail trade, thus an opening may be made for unfair profits, it is ob- I served that the necessary calcula- l tions will have to be made by the wholesale people, and it is they who will fix the ft rice for the retailer. The mo?t serious thing is that the handicap under which British I industries have always laboured in the matter of railway rates as com- pared with continental countries, will be still further increased. Be- fore the war freight charges on the I British railways were the highest in Europe, and with the present and prospective keen competition for the world's trade of the United States and Japan, high railway I Ir2ttes are iikely to prove a. haras- sing element. BVit on the other side, there is much to be said. The change will almost certainly do something, towards revival of water carriage, both coastal and in- land., which of late has been squeezed out of existence by the artificially lew* freight charges on railways. H that leads to th? re'l moval of fail way congestion, then the increased rates wHI sin? into msigniScance when comrÐrd with the benefits of rapid and effective transport. This again, re-acting on production, must o tend to greater profusion of' goods, and lower prices.
KNEW LOBENGULA. Swansea Pioneer Mis- t ""r'f 1 1 d slonary I HI fillataOelteian Chartered Company. There has just returned to Swansea, in the Rev. Bow en Roes, one of the four pioneer missionaries to Matabelclahd, a man who knew well Lobengula (the famous Mabb.ele Kin?), Cecil Hhodcs, atid Dr. Jameson, and altogether a very Lttid Dr. Jail?s,)n, and itl?o,Ctiier a very lie first went to Africa for the London Missionary Society in 1884, his first station being near Lake Tanganyika, but for over thirty years he has been in Matabeleland (long since, of course, part of Rhodesia). Free from active mission- ary work at the age of 62, Mr. Rees (a member of a well known Ystalyfera I family) hopes now to give his best years to hi5 native land, which he thinks has a mission to the world, especially re- ligiously. Believing that one of the greatest needs of our colonies and new territories is men of ability and character, he will lose no opportunity d getting int ) hmch with students in our university and theological colleges. Like Mrs. Rees, who has accompanied him throughout, he seems to have come through all his multi- farious troubles and alarms with excellent I health. THE CHARTERED COMPANY. I A Leader interviewer who saw Mr. Rees at 8, Bryn-road, found him a f.sci!1a!ing talker on many aspects of piihon,esiau problems, principally the one of which much has lately been.heard—the Chartered Company and the land question -and en the native life and beliefs and the characters of the big personalities mentioned above. He evinced a capacity for balanced and reasoned judgment whicn niide the writer hope Mr. Rees will be aolo to write a book that would surely ho a real contribution to literature on colonial problems. As the policy of the Chartered Com- pany is probably that which among Rhodesian questions is most deeply inter- esting here, what follows will lie mainlv of Mr. Rees's very striking views on this. Incidentally he said he believed he was incriminating nobody by stating what the Chartered Company knew perfectly well; that lie ivas about the only disinterested person that had no axe to grind by tell- ing the truth, the wh^le truth, and nothing but the truth." he having, of all the pioneer missionaries in Rhodesia, refused a grant of land, gold claims, cr stands in the towns from what they took from the natives. Yet he was not against their taking the country over. Bv that step conditions of life improved im- mensely, and the people who condemned the missionaries for not sticking out against ttiis step—as distinct from appro- priation of land—did so in ignorance of what conditions were previously. "NOBLE" LOBENGULA'S POSER. To justify this attitude Mr. Rees went I on to describe what those conditions in Lobengula's reign were: the rule of super- stition, the raids with their miKdeis and captures, and the death penalties for abandonment of forefathers' customs and for all crimes—conditions which obvionsly made missionary work hopele&s. He re- lated conversations in which htJ sought to impress slirewd Lobengula—" noble Lobengula he called him later when speaking of Jameson's hunting of him "practically unto (TeatL "R-ith the un- fairness of this rule of one penalty- death." One such conversation was par- ticularly interesting. Can you teH mo missionary (Lobengula cleverly de- manded) what is wrong in that law? I and all the people in the country live I under that same law, and we know n Therefore, there cannot be anything wrong with it." Jurists and university professors, to whom he had spoken, could get no farther with this, Mr. Rees added. Later, when he advised Lobengula to graduate punishments and provide gaols I (for which, by the way. thsro was to native word), the smiling reply was: Well, my mis?ion?ry, look here. There j would not be an enclosure la"ge enough, because I would have to put all my people there! "NOT CHRISTIAN-BUT BRITISH." No, there was then no Security at all for life or property. Yet of Jameson's seizing the excuso to invade Mntabeleland from Mashonaland, and his promises of tend before the raid commenced, he still said, It was not Christian, it was not honest, but it was British." The British Government must take "more interest in these native questions, and in these British pxtensions that did so much good for the countries and the populations in s.) many ways, our rank and file, and not only millionaires, should share in the ad- vantages. NATIVES' PLIGHT. Questioned as to the results of the changed ownership of land, and of the natives' going to the" reserves," Mr. Roes pointed 1 out that the effects were now greater than ever, and that. apart from the fact that his I superstitions made his native soil as dear f to him as his soul, the result was loss of c,otnmiinttl integrity—a sort oÍ If undoing [ everything "—and missionary work, j which had advanced so much in the new liberty, suffered too. Having paid a j tribute to the Chartered Company for its generosity in grants for each child at- tending their schools, Mr. Rees remarked that, tliough he did not depart from his descriptions of the appropriations, t:1rt> British had justified something of its rule in these and similar circumstances in the resultant humane government of tlie countries, and the natives themselves reaped material benefits indirectly in stonrity of life and property and im- proved modern methods. Mr. and Mrs. Fees were the onlv white family in the conntrv lwhen the Jameson raid came in, and they owed their lives, said Mr. Rees, to Lobengula.
SWANSEA EXHIBliION. il The grocers of Swansea are getting busy over thpir gppat exhibition, which is to be held in the Drill TTall netrt October, under the auspices of the South Wales Council of Grocors' Associations. Plans were sent out on Monday to various merchants in different parts of the conntry, and on Tuesday two large, stalls were booked by wire!
i i t. -1 .1 KNOCKED OVER IN-, STRAND. Stanley Lacev, age 23. ah ex-soldier, "living at No. S, Ellen-road. Skewen, was knocked down by a motor-car in the Strand. Swansea, late on Tuesday night, snst->imn<n en injured wrist. Tie was detained at the Swansea Hos- pital". He is "1 cn sneering from shell ° hock and gas effects, for which he is under treatment.
ELOCUTION LESSONS. A., weU-known teacher and coach in elocution and speech production, Miss Gwen James, L.R A .M., of No. 2. Hartham Road, Tfollowav, London, N.7, announces that she will receive pupils, in these arts at Swansea on Thursday of evpry week. Miss James holds the teacher's diploma (elocution), and has been awarded several medal* for both elocutitm and drama. She is the h?Hpr of a Cbdotte Walters prize and Albert Hunt SIm-k?pCarean h ?rize?
TOWiM TALK. Some of the hats flying about the town ilus morning showea which way j the wind was blowing. I We refrain from mentioning t:,e exact words of the gentleman who flipped on the mud in one of tho unmade roads in the Uplands district yesterday. — :o:— The chairman of a Swansea meeting the other evening created a good deal of amusement when, on rising to make a few remarks, he started off with Mr. Chairman." Force of habit, no doubt. -:0:- What will the crowds who usually Cock to the -IN inter Gardens on the-festrand (.il New Year's Eve do now that ALr. Studt's big show has removed to new quarters at the Hated ? AT TIIE i'A-iZTY. I As she came in, in scant attir«^ Low bodice, ne'er a seeve. I heard a little girl inquire Mum, is that Christma E,-e? ? ?i -'< Morning Post.* -:0:- How is the youngster?" asked a man in the car this morning. I don't think he's as well as he should be," re- plied the father," because up to last night he hadn't smashed up oue of his Christmas toys! —: o: — A Swansea baker has decided not to deliver bread any more. He says that such deliver) is unreinunerative. But he has opened a branch shop, and pro- poses to supply bread at each of the shops to callers onlv. W To-morrow Leap Year will commence with its privilege for the fair sex. And in a few days more the Yv inter Sales will commence, which means another privilege for the ladies, when they will be alolju to leap over each other after tho bargainsi —: o: — A little Mount Pleasant girl is in trouble over the understanding of the phrase, An apple a day keeps the doctor away." She likes the idea of eating the apple, but asks anxiously, Supposing I am ill. and want the doctor to cpmer Not all our axioms are self-evident. —: o. — A suburban melodrama was being re- hearsed. Don't say What are you u- doing of?'" wailed the stage manager to the hero. You are a gentleman's son, t.nd been educated at Heton and 'Arrow. Say Of what are you a-doing:j' Ihe Rambler" in the "Daily Mirror." Although all the grand stand tickets for the Wales v. England International match at St. Helen's have been sold this will not worry some people- especially those adventurous spirits who make a habit of witnessing these big games from such 'vantage points as telegraph poles! A couple of anti-Pussyfooters who were discussing the brewery chairman's speech, in which he declared that good linglish ale was the suitable drink for the people," were in full accord with that gentiemen's sentiments, but they are still sceptical about that good English ale being brewed nowadays. I o: Swansea bakers did not have a parti- cularly good time over Christmas, tha idea of home-made cakes having taken a. firm grip of the populace. Now that rmsbands and sons are, home again, tho housewife seems to have thought they would prefer a bit of home-made stuff, and—she made her own cakes and mince pies! The position of hon. secretary of the Royal Institution of South Wales, with, which we credited to Mr. W. H. Jones,, (instead of that of hon. librarian), has long been held by Mr. H. J. Thomas of, Grove-place, in whom the institution has- an ent/husiastic friend who has devot.ed. many years of valuable service to the ad- vancement of its usefulness. A correspondent writes: Much ig- being dona to prevent profiteering in tho necessaries of life, but why is nothing done to stop profiteering in houses? I know of landlords selling houses which cost £000 at from LSOO to £900. If this was put a stop to, there would be nona of the ejectment of tenants which is at present worrying so many people. — M'— A young man in one of our principal streets last night was in a somewhat sorry plight. He had been-' spending pretty freely during the holidays, anct had now come to the end of his tether. He tried to borrow, but there was nothing doing. Then in desperation he cried: WeU, well, here I am en the rocks, and not a passing ship to answer my S.O.S." -:0:- It is interesting to note how tho variable weather we are experiencing makes some people reminiscent. The gale blowing this mornin g reminded a man on the Mumbles tram of the Tav: Bridge disaster, when the bridge waa blown awhv and a train fell into the sea.. His fellow-passengers wondered whether he was apprehensive of the safety oi the Mumbles train. -:0:- The Rev. Bowen Rees, a Tstalyfera man. who has now settled in Swansea. after over thirty years of missionary work. in Matabeleland, has by no mean3 lost his Welsh accent. As illustrating the advice of the natives during the time' he has been associated with them, he records that whereas onee their only, adornments when they came to his ser- vices were their weapons and shields, they often come now in better European dress than the missionary's, —: CC —k The rat week in October last did not prove the success that was anticipated. This is put down to the lack of concerted!' action, but it is hoped that with the new Rats and Mice Act, which comes mta force to-morrow, and which gives local authorities power to spend money on rat destruction, the results will be far mora satisfactory. The loss caused to the country by the depredations of rats igr estimated at fifty million pounds annually, and this loss is. if possible, ta be reduced by the compulsory killing of the rat under the new Act. —: of- A Swansea man who arrived bik to- his native town last week after many, years' absence in different parts of tho world said he heard a remark, in train on the way home which he never: expected to hear in Wales. At a station, this side of Cardiff, a man entered th compartment and started a discnesion 0U: housing, winding up with th* statement that he thought all the churches and chapels should 'he converted into houses.. Our friend said he tfwught the land of! the revivals and the eassiwns and tho cymanfaoodd would he the last placti. in the world in which he would hear such an expression of opinion, and he was glad to notire that the other occupants of tli3 compartment did not agree with it. — -o:— The Turk lis hopeless, incapable, in" curable.—Viscount Bryce. Never was there a time when a power- ful Allied policy, was more required.—* Earl Curzcn cf Kèùksion. Italy's relations with the principal Allied states are as cordial as ever.- Sirnior Nitti (Premier). The days of hydraulic lifts are long past; electric lifts are the safest.—Mr. Incrleby Ovklie. Westminster Coroner. If the men who planned the war fie not brought to justice they will bo a con- tinued menace to the world.—Rev. Arnold Pinchard. I Justice, humanity, and equity dem and the suspension of judgment on General Dyer until tlio inquiry is ecaeluded.—< tAllahabad Pioneer."