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lihe (Gambrian, FRIDAY, MARCH 27 1903 NOTES ON MEN & THINGS. Dr. Le Cronier Lancaster, of Swansea, had to be in attendance at the assizes for thr.-e days in order to appear in the witness-box for ten seconds. Swansea's Mayor shipped 3,000 tons cf coal to Genoa and 3,000 tons to M ir^eilles on Fri- day. Quite a nice little order. His Worship docs get there. Drink never stimulates anything good or evil, but it lessens self control and weakens the will, so that in the midst of temptations a nian is "ot himself."—Dr. RawJings. The men who picked up on the Giiwtr oast the body of a lion are said to be on ie look-out for tliw body of Jingo, but the P K.,b,bt'e.s aie the body drift towards the luafcar. lkv. W. Talbot Rice says that if he had ucver bwn an abstainer befor. lie became cmiplim to the High S'lleriff, he should have bc'conie one the first day. The Assize cases surprised mut. « The late Di. Paddoa. of Swansea, and Sir Richard Quain sat together for the scholarship exam,ination in their year at the London Uni- verrity and tie;l for premier position. On a tioll Quai:1 won the gold medul and scholarship. Cardiff's new municipal buildings are being erected on such a magnificent sc;de that it is coaiidenlly jusserL'd in wnie quarters that the authoritus at our sis-tcr town would not have decided upon such a costly wwk but for a hint that the County Assizes would be permanently transferred from Swansea, when the new e-jui-to are completed. n old in tka la^ stages of the dr.- p-y. t»M W iJ.jv.ci.u, tWt conki urc Inni but being Hi., uttJe son objected to this proposition by sayin- "Daddy, daddy, don't Lt him, for you know tiiere n-ver wa.s anything tapped in this bit that Lusted more than a week. "-Mr. Uharie„ ] Davies at the Swan>ui Ragged School on Sat- < urduy. "When they are at school they are out of f ii'isehk.'f."—From Mr. W. Walter's "Aphor- isms on Children." There are now three blacfc-listirs at Car- marthen. They talk (If forming th -nis lve.s into a company, with limited Labi it}-.—("Jour- nal.) The Church Army i.->- doirg, unostenta- tiously, so much genuine good at Swansea, that we confidently bespeak a sympathetic consideration for the appeal on its behalf in another column. If the public realised how much time and trouble are given to the work by the Assess- ment Committee—without remuneration of any kind—we believe the disposition to carp over the details would be less general. Putting aside for the moment Lüe question whether or not the Bishop of St. David's acted for the best in declining the invitation to the Education Conference, there can be no two opinions as to the literary power of his article in the "Diocesan Gazette" justifying the position assumed. A feature of Swansea not to be overlooked by the thoughtful observer, when endeavour, ing to intelligently anticipate its future, is the appearance from time to time of enter- prising tradesmen from other towns to open businesses in the chief streets. One of the leading firms at Newport is the latest to take over premises in Swansea. A desire is being manifested to obtain the unoccupied premises until recently used for Post Office purposes in Wind-street, lor the Official Receiver, the Registrar, and the County Court officials. It might be satisfied if the combination were equal to the payment of the rent, which the Corporation as pro- prietors consider reasonable. The railway fight for access to the coalfields in and around Garnant is becoming strenuous in the extreme. Swansea has in this matter its money on the G.W.R. scheme, which can- not prosper without benefitting the port; the competing scheme means more to Port Talbot and as such obtains its principal sup- port iram places east of the Tawe. Sir Henry Campbell Banncrman, in his speech at Leeds, waxed eloquent upon the beauties of co-operation between Labour and Liberalism in politics. Were he to interro- gate Messrs. Aeron Thomas, M.P., and Bryn- mor Jones, M.P.—both of whom have an in- timate knowledge of this precious "co-opera- tion" which has been so disastrous to the fol- lower—he might be disillusioned. The opening of the Bristol and South Wa.Ics jjiiert Railway on July 1st not be with- out local uifcsrost, for oune of Swank's sous will he honoured on that occasion. At the £ iwih,rlou works there are building just now two uuignificent locomotives of the newest type, to run the express usiiig this rcTif?. One will !>* known by the name of 'Per.-nnmon, a.si a compliment to the King aftet las lacing glories, while the other will b-ar the title ".>ir John Llewelyn." After aJ! an education conference has been held to ascertain whether peace cannot be effected between the warring bodies in Wales whose differences threaten to greatly pre- judice the welfare of thousands of children. St. Asaph was the only diocese represented on the one side, but it sent its best and most influential clergy and laity to confer with the representatives of the new educa- tional authorities. Two noteworthy men present were the eldest son of the Lite Mr. Gladstone and Mr- Stanley Weyinan, whose historical novels have yielded pleasure to so many English reading people all the world over. By the way, it might be stated, with- out. straining the truth, that much more was done at the conference than the official report indicates. In point of fact, the discussion gave promise of a definite settlement being ultimately effected. Swansea. Streets Committee broke down a monopoly on Tuesday in the horseshoeing line. All the work hitherto Jlaf; been the privilege of one firm, and as it comes to J3100 a year, a nice privilege it probably turned out, too. »<w- however, several other firms are to share in the spoils. Needless to sav, the inevitable suggestion cropped up that* a. Corporation shoeing smith "should be estab- lished, and paid well, no doubt, to do an amount of work utteily inadequate to justify his existence. At tins i-ate-if (Ill t]le,e sug- gestionis were but accepted!—pretty well everybody in the town would be a Corpora- tion functionary of some sort or another, be it but that. of the official Borough Accoun- tant's ink-bottie filler. As in the Haytian Army everybody is a general, so jn Swansea every latepayer would, it some people but had their way, be a Corporation official. Dr. Rawling'* views on the stage, as re- corded at the meeting which he addressed at the King's Hall on Sunday, are decidedly lacking in breadth of view. His remarks are really only applicable to the fifth-rate touring companies, and as applied to the stage as a. whole are totally erroneous. It is the grea- test actors who make the only permanent im. pressions; and can one case be pointed to upon the stage to-day in which a great actor or actress has diverted fie talents he or she possesses to the exercise of an evil influence? The stage, too, becomes more purified of its faults every year. and its moral healthiness has been enormously improved by the cor- responding healthiness of public opinion, of I which it is a faithful reflex. Public opinion would never tolerate any considerable degree of viciousness in a national institution of such magnitude. Mr. Clement Scott is a far better qualified judge of the stage than Dr. Rawlings and the only liarsh words he uttered against its personnel he had to retract, when the moment of irritation in which they were spoken, had passed. Swanse has no reason to bless the drop- kick. Neither, now, has England. There are circumstances under which it is the result of combined skill, dash, and coolness which are of the most admirable quality. It requires all those to make a fairly accurate shot—aimed as apart from a mere chance kick—when the player is surrounded bv the other side, who are all unanimous in the in- tention to bring him down. On the other iiand, as often as not, it is the result of sheer luck. This intlict. a cruel injustice on a team that perhaps has had the best of the game all through, and which sees all its efforts nullified by the mischance of an unluckv moment. On the whole, there are not a few daring visionaries who cherish a hope that the kick itself will be "dropped." This would certainly eliminate much of the element of luck about Rugby, and incidentally much of its glorious uncertainty. As against it, every point won would have to be played for; the losers would have no occasion for that exasperation always felt by the man who feels he deserves to win; and the winners would iiave the satisfaction of contemplating an un- deniable victory- the result of sheer super- iority in skill, and not of luck. South Wales can again boast of heading the list of contributions to the Brkash. and Foreign Bible Society. • » • A portrait and sketch of Chancellor Smith, the new D'.an of St. David's, is in the "Illus- trated London News." Mr. Brynmor Jones, M.P., is, according to a contemporary, rendering good service to the Liberal candidate at Chertsey. # It is somewhat of a novelty for a committee to sit from ten until eight. Yet this feat was accomplished by Swansea Assessment Committee on Monday. The death has occurred of Mrs. Catherine Penrose, of Walter-road, at the ripe old age of 88. Mrs. Penrose was related to several well-known Swansea families, and only last week she celebrated her diamond wedding. An amusing correspondence has been going on in the columns of a contemporiwhich touches mainly on the knowledge (I r e ther wise) of a certain well-known Sw< is :i coun- cillor, of Latin. He has been ?fledÍ vely worsted, but would do better to stlk: :o Eng- lish in future; it is always best L be faith- ful to the language in which yoii know \cu can make the fewest blunders. Half-past ten on a Monday morning is a queer hour at which to hold a public meeting, and this is susceptible of many interpreta- tions. This hour was chosen at Llanelly this week to protest against one of the new rail- way Bills. The excessive inconvenience of the hour would render it impossible for any large attendance to be got together, and the promoters had only themselves to blame if the event turned out a failure. Those who opened a London paper the other day to get local news, saw the para- graph that since the new Licensing Act came into force, drunkenness had increased con- siderably at Cardiff, Newport and Swansea. This, to put it mildly, is inaccurate so far a.s Swansea is concerned. Carmarthen is, moreover, the only place we believe where a black-lister has fallen from the paths of sobriety and rectitude. Swansea's defeat of Devonport did not prove so overwhelming as had been antici- pated, and there is no doubt but that the team did not play up to form. The Albions' display was .sufficiently dangerous to justify the hope of English supporters of the Rugby game that in the future their country will not again suffer the same ignominies as it has experienced for so many seasons. It proved too, that the wretched display of the Saxon fifteen this year—though, be it ad- mitted, they improved as time went on-was the fault of the Selection Committee rather than of the material which it has available. Some temperance people are decidedly in- terfering busybodies. Several Welsh barris- ters, members of Parliament, in the ordinary course of their practice, happened to accept briefs from publicans or brewing companies to appear on their behalf at Assize appeals. Every sane person is agreed that the recent reductions have inflicted a grave and flagrant injustice upon the trade, and these barristers have as much right to endeavour to remedy these injustices in the ordinary course of business as any other person has to conduct his profession in peace. The action of North Welsh temperance societies in condemning these M.P.'s is a decided piece of audacious impertinence. The negro and Greek riot at Cardiff came to its final stage at the Assizes on Tuesday. It is a for from pleasant sight to reflect that this batch of foreign ruffians and barbarians are able to throw the British seaman out of work on the streets. The stringent economy which modern cut-throat competition in the marine world necessitates is solely responsible for the employment of these men, who are usually cowardly in the time of danger, but have the all powerful advantage ot being cheap. Properly fed and treated, every English skipper knows men of his own na- tionality are unapproachable. But proper feeding and treatment. on the modern "tramp" are rare. An extremely funny situation has arisen at Brynamman. Trades Unionists—stokers to wit—have refused to accept an advance: Lest there should be a rush to see those mar- vellous men. worthy of a place in Barnum's "freak" museum, we hasten to explain that they had been prohibited from doing so by one of their Union officials, on account of some trifling technicaiity in the Union re- gulations. A.s the result the men were not paid the advance, but the old sunt; doubtless the fact that their union red-tapeism has been satiated with due consolation, But it is a decided shock, ncveithcless, to witness this remarkable phenomenon OlI1"tme--plus red- taDeism As a sequel probably to the ).< lider in the Penrhyn libel case regarding :=> i j enets of the time for some settlement of l ¡¡"t long- lived dispute, the Lord Chief Justice and tin- counsel engaged are acting the rohs ,1 medi- atory and negotiators re.sp.}r;j.viv. Jt is said that the matter stands in iuch j,ftMtr>n that it awaits the decision of LI.d Penihyn alone. Let us hope that his lordship wii!, O^ this occasion, soften his »<art HIKI nr 1=*? rigidly unbending than he oas nwn huri«rto. lite struggle has done credit of) ;tc o'»«Moify of both sides, but as for th." t mmon sense —that is another question. Lord Penrhyn's story in the "Times" of a Socialist plot on his property is strongly reminiscent of General Buller's cock and bull tale of the "Interna- tional spy." No Welsh signalling-stations are to be equipped, wpth the Mjarconii-wiitelegfe tele- graphy system. Of course, there is no traffic in the Bristol Channel for which such facili- ties of communication would' be of any prac- tical value. By the way, wireless communi- cation between liners has reached such a pitch of perfection, even in mid-Atlantic, that a chess match was played the other day between the passengers of two vessels a hundred miles away. A Cunard vessel also brings out a regular journal, set up and printed on board, the outside matter being furnished per Marconi. This is Modem Journalism wit!) a. vengeance. In time, no doubt, there will be a six-edition "evening" at the North Pole. While a good many people are asking, with Hans Breitmann, on the subject of Mr. Brod- rick's Army Corps, "Vhere vos dot army now ?" it is pleasant to see that the ranks of the Glamorgan Yeomanry have been filled .satisfactorily, and that recruiting has con- sequently been stopped. Colonel Wyndham Quin is to be congratulated upon his success. The "Devil's Own"—alias the Swansea. squad- ron—was the first contingent completed. The regiment camps at Margam Parkk on May 18th, by the permission of Miss Talbot. As every man receives 5s. a day while in camp. and the poor Volunteers does not, it is easy < to see why Yeomanry can get recruits, and j 1 Volunteers refuse to come forward. t Major-General Baden-Powell will be present at Liverpool races this week as the guest of the Lord Mayor of Liverpool. The total timber imports at the port of Swansea in 1932, reached 150,047 loads, the proportions being 110,035 and 40,012 sawn. Mr. Griffith Thomas, as the practical phil- anthropist, was seen to singular advantage at Cardiff Assizes last week. His action in giving an old servant, who had lapsed from that straight and narrow way which people find' sometimes too narrow for their wander- ing feet, was in accord with the most generous sentiments and wisest policy. It is usually onlv the first step which costs but when a chance is given of retracing that first step it is the means of saving a possibly formid- able recruit to the criminal army. Scotland cannot complain of any mood of the goddess of Luck this season. A hurri- cane of wind and a drop kick—that annoying drop kick—have twice stood between them and a defeat and a draw respectively. On the third occasion a try alone stood between them and a. third rate team against which any Welsh club fifteen would probably make a very good fight. Under present circumstances it cannot be said that Rugby Internationals are in any way fought to the finish, or that the battle is to the strong and the race to the swift, who by their strength and swiftness deserve it. Within a week a law comes into force which will enable Corporations to provide municipal crematoria although the chief lesson of the recent Klosowski murder trial would seem to counsel extreme wariness in this method of imposing of the dead. Cremation is making Blow but sure strides in this country; the method is altogether a cleaner, pleasanter, healthier, and in every way more desirable mode of burial than the present one, with all its horrors. In the present state of finances, however, we are hardly likely to see the Swansea. Corporation erect a municipal "dust-destructor" of this type. An agitation is on foot for the purpose of obtaining the release of the striker Keefe, who was sentenced to twelve months' imprison- ment or an assault of an undoubtedly severe character upon one of the Clydaeli non-union- ists. The man has served a considerable part of his sentence, and as the strike is now a thing of the past and forgotten, such clem- ency would be well advised. In the eye- of the Home Secretary, however, the affair is simply on a par with a dozen other assaults which are being, and will be expiated to the full term of the sentence imposed; and this ignorance of the changed local conditions may lead to the failure of the attempt to se- cure Keefe's release. Elvet has written a touching little poem in memory of the late Dr. Jo. eph Parry. It is about to be set to music by Mr. I). Jvnkins, Mus. Bac. One of the -stanzas runs: as fol- lows — Swn ei ga.n "ydd ar y mynydd, Swn ei gall sycld yn y fro Lleinvv r aelwyd a llawenydd Pan fo'r vdlan dan ei tlio; Gyda'r bugail a.r y ly.ymau, Ar y Sabbcth gyda'r cor, Liifo llifo wna y seiadrai Fel afcnydd tun'r mor The Borough Treasurers promised monthly statement of the town's finances, for the bene- fit of all concerned, is likely to be one of the most important fruits of the recent cold douche administered to a normally apathetic' public by the recent increase of 9d. in the JS. It should stimulate tliat municipal interest, which is usually conspicuous by its absence and further enable committees when going in for one or other of those many minor branches of expenditure which help to swell into such a- formidable total to ever have a financial barometer before their eyes, and to make a rough but fairly accurate t-stimata of how the totals are likely to work out at their present rate at the end of the year, when the reckoning is presented to their elec- torate. The a verage newspaper finds it considerably more facile to praise than to blame or reserve criticism until actual experience has been gained; this perhaps furnishes the reason why a. Swansea. Valley labour journal in- serted a "puff preliminary" of a certain So- cialist lecturer which had been indirectly supplied by that gentleman himself. True, thera was an intermediary, on whose word the editor of the journal in question had reason to rely; but the "appreciative" part of the preliminary might very well have been held over until the lecturer had proved' his right to some part of it. at any rate. The slackness of such methods is totally uncon- donable in cases where the subject' of such an appreciation does not possess sufficient fame to render his name familiar. Judge Phiilimore is very considerate. A Cardiff tobacconist who, being summoned to the Assizes as a special juror, had thought it infia dig to serve on the common jury, and ac- cordingly wrote what was described on Mon- day as "an insolent Jettel" to the Under Sheriff, Mr. David Isaac, of Swansea, at the same time failing to turn up in the Crown Court. His lordship said that if Mr. Nelson was present by two o'clock he would not fine him, notwithstanding his insolent letter. It was now about noon. and the judge added to his leniency by directing a constable to pro- ceed to his house in St. Marv-strtct and in- form him of the penalty in store for him. Nel- soil turned up, and having been informed that tre law imp .sed the duty upon special jurors to ¡;e:; Ye if required on commcn juries, he had I to remain in court for the rest of the day, for Judge Phillimore ordered that he should be the first called upon when the next jury v. a* I cmpannelled. Mr. George Cohvill, of School Board fame. has been responsible for a very suggestive adeVresft on "Christianity from the Working Man's Point of View." He mainly de- nounced the capitalist as the author of the social misery that is too busy in finding food or work to have leisure to think of its soul, but. his statement that many workmen were, religiously apathetic through the petty dis- sensions and back-bitings of the rival sects was worthy of consideration. The Kilkenny cat spirit which prevails is" however, mainly the fault of the peisonalities of the rival min- isters, with their sins of omission and com- ,I 'I i, mission in the way of conciliatory approaches. It is undeniable however that on the chapel doorstep is to be found aa prolific a breeding- ground for scandal, small taJk, "malice, envy, and all uncharitableness" as ftnywliere else in the world. This cannot but sicken a sin- cere man searching after the truth; and sincere the working man usually is in the great majority of things. His disposition, natural or acquired, does not permit of that derisive and cynical mood in which his better- ;ducated and more leisure brother regards ;he policy of pinpricks that exists between far j ,oo many churches and chapels. Three of the most serious cases at the II Glamorgan Assizes were those of habitual criminals. This provides an additional argu- ment for those who maintain that crime, like insanity and inebriety, should be treated as a disease. The delay in calling together the subscri- bers to the "Memorial to the Fallen Fund" has been chiefly due to the desire to have a ni niiber of designs for submission, so that the subscribers may have the material for form- ing definite opinion.s a.s to what may be done with the money collected. A meeting is likely to be convened next week. Tuesday next ha.s been fixed for the confer- ence between representatives of the Swansea Corporation and the Tramway Company to discuss the proposed adoption of the surface contact on one or two of the extensions about to be made. It will be held at Swansea, and Mr. legid Meyer, the chairman, is ex- pected to attend 0.1 behalf of the company Some Swansea lecturers are just a little bit behind the times. One of them in a lecture last Sunday was emphatic upon the rotten- ness of our "19th century social system," and the disgrace it reflected upon our "19th cen- tury civilisation." The heat and ardour of eloquence are responsible for strange lapses of tongue occasionally. The Pentre manslaughter case, which re- sulted in a rather heavy sentence, presented some features which should render it unique in local criminal history. A hencoop is the queerest place imaginable in which one could fancy a man in the position of Lewis hiding, and the victim's death in a mere brook, not sufficiently deep in fact to drown a kitten in, is another extraordinary circumstance. The promoters of the Anthracite Trust ccrtainly deserve congratulations upon their complete success in keeping their own se- crets. Not a word had been breathed before the official announcement on Monday as to the likelihood of a successful issue to the negotiations; the popular impression in fact was all the other way. The declaration of Mr. Keppel therefore came as a complete surprise. Dyfatty field on Sunday earned a reputation for brutal ruffianism on a police constable which "(Tiger Bay" or the Strand, in their palmiest days, might envy. Let us hope, however, that the sylvan glades, murmuring fountains, and emerald stretches of green- sward which will shortly adorn that open space will have a sufficiently elevating and aesthetic influence to lead to the more rowdy of contiguous inhabitants turning their minds to the beauties of nature rather than to kick- ing and biting the guardians of the peace. The terrible mutiny on the Veronija re- calls to mind th.2 mutiny on the Swansea barque Caswell, when the Swansea, captajn and officers were butchered by Levantine scoundrels (writes a correspondent). Now, when the question of alien emmigration is to the fore, the fact that our forecastles are in- vaded by aliens doesn't at all act as an in- centive to the English sailor to spend many weary months with perhaps some of the .scum of the Northern Continental ports, who can siii a windpipe with as little compunction as Ivs hot-blooded fellow-mariner from. the Mecliterrane:m.. It is difficult to see how the new anthracite combine, if it is finally accomplished, can have other than the most beneficial effect upon the trade of the town. The average householder cannot be harmed by a "turn of the screw" in the way of increased prices; he does not as a rule burn anthracite. And the fact that the commodity is not an essen. tial is certain to make the directors walk warily. They will be able to push certain advantages, but not exploit a monopoly; in, fact, "trust" is entirely a misnomer to apply to the combine. All the elements of domin- ation and monopoly which are the attributes alone of a full-fledged "Trust' 'are entirely absent. In the course of his intensting address on 'iuesday night, the. Rev. W. Carlile relaku 4-1, 1.1,1 r xt.. "J..CI UUJ ;O-"l.Ulj Ui (I iUtUll Will* L.Ul^U llUUl UL'j JUKI- lands, and who went to the dogs. Foryears lie had not written home, and when the Church Army cams across him lie was vilely dirty, and had urown a beard which gave him an elderly and care-worn appea/.ance. It took months to get the dirt out of him. He had to be all hut baked and boiled. When, after six months he was nearly clean he thought one night he saw his mother sitting on his bed. He stretched out his hand, but found it was only a vision. A few days later he wrote home only to receive a reply from his brother that his mother had died. This traiispiied to be at the same time the vision wiw se-2n. That man was made new when he left the Home a couple of weeks after writing home. He ii now in his own Midland town, with his friends, and paying rates, which of course is the hall mark of respectability. The coming visit of John Philip Soiusa, the distinguished American conductor and com- poser, with his great band, is one of the most interesting events of the musical season, and this popular organisation will doubtless at- tract large audiences to its concerts at the Albert Hall, Swansea, on Saturday, April 4, afternoon and evening. It would bo idle to deny that Sousa's popularity is deserved, sail a recent writer, and that his march music has a genuine attraction. Sousa is a. genuine mu- sician, and his work has always individuality and sincerity of purpose. There is much cleverness in his handling of his themes, and his music always has exhilarating gaiety. To get the full enjoyment of Sousa's music, one must hear it from his own band and under his own baton. Sousa is as individual as a conductor as he is as a composer. He has drilled his baud until they have acquired a remarkable ensemble and a perfect under- standing of his intentions. Sousa is refresh- ingly honest in the matter of cr.cores, con- tinues thilil writer. You have only to as-k for them and you thenb and without delay. He coes not go through tlife farce of leaving the platform, returning to bow 1m thanks in pretended diffidence; he promptly te-dim&s Ills place and calls his band to attention, and give* one of the swinging Sousa marches, or a jolly coon song without delay. The Ar.ieri- can band has been received with tremendous favour again in London, and the many new musical offerings that Mr. Sousa brings across the sea add the clement of novelty to the other distinctive characteristics of the Sousa con- certs. He is making a feature of his latest march, which wa.s written for and dedicated hy special permission to his Majesty the King, and named "Imperial Edward" in his honour- This march han made a great popular Slccéss at the London concerts, and the Sousa Band plays it as no other band can render the stirring music of the American composer. Mr. Sousa also. has a new xerias of "encore num- bers." Admirable soloists will be heard in conjunction with the band. Plan of hall at Thompson and Shack oil, Ltd., Music Ware- house, 32, Castle-street, will be ready on l ues- day next. Sir Alfred Jones has headed the fund open- ed for the telief of the relatives of the crew of the s.s. Palmar (Elder, Dempster and Co.) with a donation of JB500. Rev. Dr. Owen Davies, of Carnarvon, has completed his, biography of tho late Rev. Robert Jones, of Llanllynfni, one of the "characters" of the Welsh Baptist pulpit. The hon. member for the Carnarvon Bor- oughs. Mr. Lloyd-George, is engaged on an y 11 article describing the present, position of the Education Act and its working for the next number of the "Contemporary Review." "He s the Mayor of Swansea, and a well- known gentlemaa, counsel rtmarked in the course of the recent Post. Office cases, when referring to Mr. Griffith Thomas's willingness to re-employ one of the prisoners. "I have had the pleasure of speaking with him," in- terposed Judge Phillimore, in a tone that be- tokened a high regard fur (Swansea's chief mag- istrate. The story is told of a former Swansea Cor- poration official, who went to London on business, and who did But return when ex- pected, but sent the wire. "Can't come to- day; send some money." £ 10 was des- patched, and a day or two later came the wire, "Plea-se send more money." Reply "No more money." Then came the last frantic attempt: "If no more money, send the maces." *• -» "Swansea people always decry their own town. Why I don't know. It is the very b;st town one can live in in Wales, to take it all round. Do you find any of the natural beauties of Swallsea. Bay, Mumbles, Lang- land. and Pwlldu anywhere else? Since I have taken up the question of advertising the town I have had no end of papers from other towns setting forth their bca.uties and ad- vantages; but none beat ours."—Councillor D. Jones at the Working Men's Club dinner. "I remember." writes an ex-Militiaman, "being paid off from a steamer as fireman at London Docks and pioceeding to Paddington to book for home. I found, to my consterna- tion, that my pocket had been picked; any way, my money was gone, with. the exception of a few pence. On the platform I spied the late Dr. Paddon, and I introduced myself to him as an old Swansea Militiaman. He le- membered me, iiid when he learned of my misfortune he kindly lent me the fare, which I afterwards gratefully repaid." Writes a soldier from India to a Swansea hie!)d —"While on my way to Delhi to at- tend the Durbar in a carriage a few mileM ,e from Lahore, I found a 'South Wales Daily Post" wrapped round a number of the 'Fort- night Revie.w.' Had I found it in one of the big cities near the sea- Coicutta. Madras, or Bombay—1 should not have prized it so much, because the European element is strong there, but in that Northern Indian city, which is purely Asiatic, this little link with the old. town where 1 lived for many years seemed to me precious indeed." Few ovtachers in the Free Churches are sportsmen. Gipsy Smith, who was recently in Swansea, seems to be an exception. In the "British Monthly" there is a photograph of the famous miss.iotier on the moors with gun and dog and the rest, and a very present- able sportsman he makes. There is in the same paper an interesting interview with Mi. Smith on the methods of his work. His popularity as a preacher exceeds that perhaps of any other man of the tinve. His addresses are all extempore, but. are founded on wide and careful reading. Among his favourite secular authors are Scott, Dickens, and George Eliot. The Blaok Hole of Calcutta was not in the same street as the Swansea Hospital Board- room on Wednesday when the voting for a cert a in appointment took place The voters were pressed together and against the four walls. A body of them went outside and voted on the balcony. One gentleman was so crushed that he hadn't room to make a cross, and seven voted on top of the two press representatives. Fears were expressed that the floor would give way, but fortunately it | held last. Next time the Hospital wants an office-boy, a. hall-portt r, or one of those doc- tors who stay quite five minutes before going to another town, it is suggested that the Al- bert Hall be hired. There is to be no coal strike in Wales. To thousands the tidings meant so much that it would not have ben surprising if bonfires had been set alTght on every hill in the l'rmcl- pality. The moment the Miners' Federation granted freedom of action to Mabon and his colleagues, this result became probable. The certainty of it diffuses gratification over a. wide area. Neither side would have gained by a strike; both sidei were bound to suffer severely, and the loss would not have been confined to the actual combatants. Trades- men and others who occupy an intermediate position would have been cruelly ground be- tween the upper and the nether stones. » "M." writEs:-lt will doubtless be of in- terest to you ajid your readers to receive from one who was for many years a, close personal fiiend of the late Dr. Paddon, confirmation of an incident mentioned by you in illustra- tion of the excellence of the deceased gentle- Ulan's horsemanship. The incident to which I refer is the clearing of a. six-birred gate by the doctor while dressed in him full uniform as surgeon-major of the local Militia and as the circumstances which led up to the per- formance of this feat are somewhat amusing, it may be as well to relate the whole story. During the time Dr. Paddon acted as surgeon- major the officers of the Swansea Militia, in accordance with, a custom then prevailing among themiselves, oevasaonally treated the recruits to ajL outing to one or other of tho local places of interest, where a halt was made anct reire^uietit parta-keji oj, On this occa- sion the s.pot selected was the hill aJ>ov$Cas- well Bay, and the men were accordingiy marched in that direction, followed, as usual, by the commissariat, to which- were attached^ among others, the surgeon-major and myself" Whether the men marched quicker, or the commissariat travelled slower than usual [ do, not know, but the latter lost sight. of the former long before we reached Caswell, Judge, however, of our astonishment on ar- ihiiy aL tli«i -f pp dnled rendezvous, to find ab- solutely no U'H"« of thj men We hud confi- dently supposed to 1}! awaiting u. Enquir- ies as to their whereaiboM* were futile; ITO- body appearing to have Or heard any- thing of thern, notwithstanding ibeir being accompanied by a band; andl I therefore su gested It) the hurgeou-mitjor lint we tftouid letuni home. He, however, volunteered to. find out what had become of the men and: after some searching about, ultimately found them on the hill above Bracelet Rn- whither they had been led by mistake, and it was whilst OIL th!H quest that the six-barred "dte was encountered and so splendidly cleared by him Needless to say this affau- soon caiiio to the knowledge of tlie newspaner* and it was some time after ere the jokes concerning "the lost Mditia ceased. I often met the- deceased gentleman when following the ko.mds ana could relate many other anecdotes ot his skill and daring as a horseman did space pcrm)t. —hend on the anecdotes.