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TYSSULIAN TRIFLES. BY "PUCK." OUR SOCIAL CLUB. Puck" regrets that, a-- erltlt, be la8t eek ,.h, .nided as a a dte" iy Miss Lizzie Ttioiuas what was, re.ally;t d"cutssioti on' Is ii,,v el-readitig bviieficial I' The affirmative was taken by Miss Thomas, the negative by "Mrs" S. J. Evans. Papers of exceptional merit were prepared by both, and a good discussion ensued. Novel-reading still survives—the ladies voting almost en masse (!) in its favour, few being bold enough to oppose them. r It is impracticable, owing to considerations of space, to give other than a brief note of the proceedings. The meetings are really first-rate, and Puck advises those who have not joined to do so without delay. One little point should, however, receive comment. Why should the ladies and gentlemen be relegated to different sides of the room ? This is unsociable, and "Puck" would gladly initiate a reform-but feels shy! During the course of the month, Dr. Enoch Davies is to entertain the society with an account of his trip to Egypt, and it has been suggested that the general public should be admitted on this occasion. Puck thinks it bad policy to make an invidious distinction between the various gentlemen who deliver addresses. If, however, there be any special reason why this meeting should be open, then at least a charge should be made for admission, otherwise what araileth it to be a member. ♦ # Puck wonders who it was that staggered into the Teify at Penpwll a few nights ago, and, in some inexplicable manner, managed to scramble across. Truly there is a special Providence for drunken men—and small boys "Puck" cannot understand why there should be so much bad blood amongst his fellow-townsmen over matters political. Several people here regard each other with feelings far from brotherly, for no earthly reason other than that they differ in political opinions. When the leaders of the various parties are in many instances warm personal friends, it seems absurd that the hangers- on should be at daggers-drawn. Rhydd i bob dyn ei farn, ac i bob barn ei llafar." Puck smiles. Were half the energy that is wasted over the Salisbury v. Gladstone question and the county councillorships—storm in a tea cup !-expended on local improvements, what a paradise our little town would soon become. Owin to the apathy of the inhabitants the Townhall fell before it was erected and waterpipes have not yet been carried through the town The Intermediate School question proved that when they set about a thing in earnest, the sons of Tyssul are invincible. Why not go in hot and strong for a Local Board 1 # The streets are still abominably dirty, and one is tempted to believe that tenders for their improvement should be made "by the gallon." In some places they are literally flowing with water and mud. Add to this an inky darkness that is heightened rather than diminished by our lamps-which we commend to the notice of the light committee—and it is little wonder that we Tyssuliatis are an indoor lot. If that scavenger does not look sharp in turning up, "Puck" intends organizing a volunteer scavenging brigade as things now go, he is unable to take his best girl out. Where, Oh where, is that sanitary officer ? Fragrant odours assail Puck's" nostrils when- ever he braves the mud and ventures forth. Stagnant pools, refuse heaps, pigstyes, slaughter- houses, etc., are permitted within a few yards of dwelling-houses. Drainage did you say ? Don't mention it We scorn the idea. Llandyssul is healthy—in spite of itself. # What came over the church bells last Sunday ? Puck" imagines that he was summoned to the morning service considerably earlier than usual. :II: In reference to "Ieuan Tyssul's" statement in your last issue that a certain gentleman thought it infra dig to play second fiddle to Dr. Evans in the matter of the chairmanship of Tregroes concert, "Puck" wonders whether it was a case of second fiddle at all. Was it not rather one of common courtesy ? # Another thing of note was a row which took place in the neighbourhood of Pendre. On Monday evening the people of the main street were very much startled by seeing a man running at a terrible speed down the street towards the bridge. On enquiry, it was found that he was an energetic "young husband" running for the police officer. "Puck" thinks that the man must have been rather excited before he would run so fast, for it seems that there was only a chucking-outat a certain public. "Puck" would like to know the speed that the young-busband would travel if lives were in danger. :II: PucK hopes to continue his notes at short intervals. Scarcity of topics preclude the possibility of a weekly budget. He might dilate on the social union-or the necessity for local improvements, but constant harping on the same string is apt to become monotonous.