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LOCAL PASSING EVENTS.

Echoes from the Welsh Papers.

WALK AND TALK. i

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WALK AND TALK. i (By a. Lampman.) As I walked down St. Catherine Street a day or two ago, with some working men, I heard the following conversation JOHN THE SINKER.âWell, boys, what's the latest ? What about the re-starting of Fowler's pit? ROBBRT JONES.âI have heard nothing since I saw that report in the Pontypridd Chr&nicle last week, but if any one may judge from the position of the company who bought it, we may expeet to see it in full swing before long. I expect there will be more call for coal soon, and the look-out is not so bad as it was. WILLIAM THE PICKLER.âThat's not at all a bad pieee of news about the new tinworks which are to be opened down by Pontclown. That, I ex- pect will make our trade a little more brisk. PHILLIP THE MASON.âWe'll have to be em. ployed there first, though. But, talk about the latest, boys the latest was what I saw the be- ginning of this week, and you'd say so, too, if you saw it. RoBERT JONES.âYou may well say if you saw it." I know what you mean, but seeing it was the thing. PHILLIP.-Hold on, Robert, don't you pitch in until I have finished, please. Last week, in a town not a hundred miles from this place, I had a peep at a most comical-looking object. It was a kind of a dirty newspaper, printed with invisible ink on transparent paper, tlirough which you could see London if it bad not been for the distance- and the dirt. I mean the dirt that was on the paper, mind you. It had a bombastic paragraph in the middle, which must reflect great credit on the boy who wrote itâat least it would if a fellow could read it, I believe. Then as to the news, the brain power brought to bear on condensing it was so great that it was altogether pressed out of sight. ROBERT.- You mean Pott's Eatanswill Gazette. PHILLIP (nodding significantly in a certain direction).âYes There was an ex-railway clerk, an ex-schoolmaster, and a boy reading it, and I looked over their shoulders. Our clerk was with us at the time, and when he heard them say some- thing about boys he saidâ" I have thought some of nature's journeymen had made men, and not made them well, they imitated humanity so abominably." And when they talked about im- I provement he said- 0 wad some power the giftie gie us, To see oursels as others see us I It wad frae monie a blunder free us, And foolish notion." Our clerk is an admirer of Burns, you know. JOHN THE TIPPER.-Well, let's drop that now What do you think of Mr Galloway's new experi- meats to find out the inflammable qualities of dust in the pit. ROBERT.-There may be more in it than people think, and I hope his experiments will lead to something substantial. It seems to me that we, workmen, ought to take up the matter, and ask Mr Galloway to publish the result of hi" inves- tigations. JOHN.âI heard the schoolmaster say the other day that there is something about it In a magazine called Nature, but what we want is to get hold of it in some popular newspaper published in the midst of us. ALL.-Yes, quite right. We then separà ted.

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