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SWANKERS' CLUB. KNUTS'" NEW ORGANISATION AT THE DOCKS. A branch of the Swankers' Club has recently been formed at the Swjin- sea docks. This clulJ has a very large membership, and several branches ID England and Wales. Tfte introductory effusion runs thus: Brother Swankers; To all true Bwankers, in whost., breastu glow the fires oi enthnsi-; asmâto whom the ancient and honourable Art of Swanking 18 indeed fhtric-he(i and revered trustâGreeting. Swankers; The hour is oame-the World awaits us. Long, long ages have passed since out- honoured predecessorâlather of all Swankers--laid down the licary and time-defying fundamental constitutions of our Fraternity. Now, at least the World awaitsânay moreâclamours for Swank- ers." To swank no longer stands a term ot opprobium-it ba.9 gained its place and recognition, and stands The Virtue of the Age. To the true Swanker, the plums of suc- cessâthe lucrative sinccures--the opulent offi-ce with enriching stipendsâlie easy prey. To Swank is to succced. The world cla- mours for our Secrets. Shall we. the true initiatedâbornânot madeâdivulge our ancient art? No, never! Yet. yielding to the impor- tunity of the frenzied seekers after know- ledge. to whom our art is an .inpenct.rable mystery, we will give in simple and child- like phrase the inward meaning of the term. Sw.ankins is (to be simple and understandable). "a highly aesthetic, amor- phous, indeterminable, unintereomunic- able, indefinable, nonindigenous, cosmopo- litan, ubiquitous system of procedure and deportment, euphuistic in expression, sup- posititious in merit, histrionic and illu- sionary in method, hyperbolical, predotary and acquisitive in intentionâobserved by its votaries for the propagation, further- ance, advancement and promotion of ".lie social, political, commercial, and financial (chiefly) interests of the exponents of the Art. Such, in brief and lucid terms, is the "Art of Swanking." To the hitherto uninformed, I tl'nt 1 have proved explanatory and intelligible. To would-be Swankers 3, word of frieud3,v.1 advice. The Swanker is bornâand cannot be made. We defy the assaults of the in- quisitive. Our eeerets arc inviolate and fired with a just pride of our glorious tra- ditions. WcâBrother Swankersâwill uphold the 8a.g of our Fraternity, and in 8'rt or lane, hostel, cathedral or prison, we willi maintain our Art-constant and unceasing i to our mutual gain and the spoilation of I the uninitiated. Ikan Kiddem. Laws of tha Society. ilj The Society shall be desoribed (liS here- tofore, The Swankers' Club. (Z; Its meeting place shall be moveable and in such place as circumstancesâeuch as temporary lack of ready cashâmay occasion. (3> Swankers must not intrude' when a Brother Swanker i6 "pulling a leg "-rais- ing the wind-or" eoming it over a green 'lln." (4) When Swanker meets Swanker beta are off. (5) Swankers must not monopolise the favours or attention of lady aeeiet-ants at hostels whither they resort for refreshment; give other Swankers a chance sometimes. (6) Swankers inuat, by custom, practice and assiduity to the art, maintain the Swanker reputation. i7; Swankers' cheques are not cashed at hcetek? where Swanker Lodges are held. (8). Swankers must not smoke Shag in briar pipes or drink Four Ale in Saloon Bars '.?). Swankers who take their luncheons with them to the City must carry same in Violin Gates, or such Swaukish impeli- menta. <10). Sw. inkers must not attempt to nego- tiate or otherwise obtain indefinitely tem- porary" loans or half-crowns from Brother Swankers. It is time wasted, in addition to which there are always green 'uns" awaiting education and experience. The Pith in the Postscript. i The Swansea Branch has a membership of about 80. and when the total reaches 100 it is proposed to hand the sum of £5 to the Swansea Hospital. Jt may be mentioned that the membership fee i6 Is.

A DOMESTIC DIFFERENCE.

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MANSELTON LECTURE.

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