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NOTES ROUND THE STALLS. Lady Windsor, who opened the bazaar on Tuesday, was. a charming and generous pa- tron at all the stalls. She wore a blue-grey gown, trimmed at the neck with cream lace. Her large black hat was trimmed with chiffon and blue flowers. Mr. Wilson Barrett, accompanied by his leading lady. Miss Lillah McCarthy, was amongst the visitors to the bazaar on Tues- day. Busy sellers and raffiers thronged round him, and not a. single request did the dis- tinguished actor refuse save one—he had no desire for a .pair of kittens as "travelling companions." Through "Hong Kong" China sent some very dainty, representatives to the bazaar. Mr. Frank Morgan, whose wife presided over the stall, sent direct from the Celestial land a number of wooden models of Chinese in- dustries. These were very cleverly made. In England they are considered valuable. Other novelties at the "Hong Kong" stall were photographs taken direct on silk. This is art photography of a high order, and the Japanese claim to be the only "photographers on silk." There were all sorts of china at the bazaar —except Swansea. Dutch and Derby and Devonshire china was a feature in the Cape Colony stall; and Ireland's peculiarly charm- ing Belleek china was very soon purchased at "Ireland." There were some remarkably fine paintings on sale at several of the stalls, notably at that presided over by Mrs. W. A. Ford and Mrs. Edgar Pritchard. One of these, "The Rapids," a forceful and vivid little scene, was by the celebrated Hoffner. Two paint- ings of Coxnish scenes were .by Mr. Fletcher Watson, a distinguished Australian artist. Mr. Watson, who married a cousin of the late Mr. C. L. Bath, was the first president of the New South Wales Academy. He now resides in England. Mr. Thirkell Pearce, of Swansea: Mr. Jas. Kerr. of Neath; Drummond. and Miss Ethel Mitchell, all had paintings at the same stall; and Mrs. Vye-Parminter gave a pretty seaside study to the "Wales" stall. The "England" stall was in itself an elo- quent appeal to support the Cambrian Insti- tution. Here were exhibited for sale flannel, artistic needle-work, embroidery, poker work, rugs, mats. boots, etc., made by the pupils in the institution. Their education is car- ried a long way beyond the three R's, and they leave the institution ready to follow a good trade. Most of the stalls deserved their names by their specialities; but it was natural that some of the Colonies should sell what right- fully belonged to India, and that India should retaliate. "Canada" showed a singular Oriental table centre. The decoration, bright and varied in its colour, was of Indian beetled wings. "India" was rich in delicate silks and emubroideries as well as in the daintiest products- of sister Colonies and de- pendencies. An article which attracted great attention and a ready buyer—at th? Ceylcn stall was a cushion in the shape of a cabbage. It came from Cannes. Sir Lewis Morris, the author- of "Epic of Haùes: was a visitor to the bazaar on Tues- day. Sir Lewis takes a friendly interest in the institution, and he allowed his beautiful lines, "Silvern Speech," from the "Songs of Britain," to be inserted in the bazaar guide book. The lines are eloquent in their appeal for those to whom— "Life's loud processions seem A noiseless and unmeaning dream." Close by the door one was tempted to buy some very attractive walking-sticks. In- vestigation, however, showed that they were "sticks" of bread. They suggested bound- lees possibilities for picnic parties. The idea was Mr. Hughes's (Sketty Isha). Lieut. Bransby Williams, who has just re- turned from South Africa with the Welsh Volunteer Company, was a prominent helper at the bazaar. The age is very military. At the shooting salcon on Tuesday, air guns were used. The iadies were quite annoyed at having to fire with toy weapons, and insisted on using the Martini carbines when they arrived. Sergt. Bird and Corporal W. Morgan, who took charge of the shooting range, are two Volun- teers recently returned from the front. For the first time in Swansea, electric light was laid on for bazaar purposes. Mr. John S. Brown connected the hall with the Cor- poration mains, and in the glare of admirably disposed lamps the scene in the hall of an eveiii: g was very brilliant. I Mr. Joseph Hall. hon. secretary of the Royal Cambrian Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, is nothing if not thorough and zeal- ous. For months past he has worked 'hard let make the bazaar a great success, and he was fortunate in securing the services of the Hon. Odo Vivian and Mr. liltid Thomas, as joint secretaries, and a splendid" band of workers. Mr. Hall fills a large place in the commercial, social, and philanthropic life of Swansea. The town owes much to him. We are sure.' that Mr. Hall looks for no greater reward than that his efforts on behalf of deserving poor should receive generous sup- port from the public, without which the lot of many afflicted people would be unbearable. At the conclusion of each opening ceremony, Mr. Siedle took a. photograph of the ladies iind gentlemen on tli2, platform ard the chil- dren of the in-titution. Photography was well to the front at the bazaar. The studio was presided over by Miss Thomas, a clever photographer. The artistic scenery which -urrounded the hall, and gave at each stall a characteristic glimpse of the colony it represented, was painted by Messrs. Wilkins, Bros.. of Vaux- hal1, Liverpool. The general scene in the Albert Halls on all three dys had all the brilliance of a car- nival. 1 pstairs, in the Cafe Chantant. the sparkling melodies of Sullivan and Caryll and Sydney Jones mingling with the high ?eriousness of Flotow and Waldtenfel; charmnig ladies, prettily gowned; happy diners, infinitely satisfied. Downstairs, in the bazaar, the bustle of eager sellers who would not be denied, the plea-autiies of pur- cha-ers who were bound to be convinced upon the utility of every article offer-d to them; here, too, Mr. Hulley's orehectTa with all the best music, and Mr. Radcliffe, Mr. Ar- thur Hey. and Mr. J. F. Flicker's splendid crgan recitals. Through all the wealth of colour and music swept a radiant happiness, contagious even to the man who was pleas- antly. not to say industriously, relieved of his wealth, and burdened with household decorations of all descriptions, cr else with the- papers' of Dame Chance, and their some- times embarrassing proceeds. In Wednesday's shooting competitions the first prize in the gentlemen's was won by Mr. W. H. P. Morgan (Hafod), who was a corpora! in the Welsh Volunteer Service Company. The ladies' first prize was won by Miss Katie Jabez Thomas. Mr. Morgan made the highest possible (30). and Miss Thomas put on 28. Amongst the prettiest items at Thurs- day's concert in the Cafe Chantant werr the pianola solos bv Mr. Wm. Walters. J.P. ITf played Herold's "Zampn" and Suhloff's "Carnival of Venice." Thursday's shooting competitions resulted as follows: Ladies. Mrs. Horatio Watkins and Miss Katie Jabez Thomas (divided). Gentlemen's, Mr. Horatio Watkins.

TAKINGS AT THE BAZAAR.

THE WEEK IN SWANSEA.

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