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] Swansea slacker? were told. ou evening of their duty to fight t-hf Gerr nng in langauge with a most lyi-ono-once:1 man accent. After this, o' mi i not hold back. Apropos of tlio Swansea Grocers' A.ssocia-. tion discussion on the present price of gas at Swansea, a facetious correspondent askp j what have been the grocers' profits during j the- past 12 months. 81 Swansea, (according to a correspondent) is j particularly well served with its gas supply; not the least of which is the comparatively j reasonable price cliarged. Cardiff is the; only town in Wales or Monmouthshire which charges less. There are now throe third lines of the Welsh Field Ambulance training in Cardiff, j The 3/lst and the 5/ord, from Ebbw Yale and Swansea, recently came to the city and are billeted in Canton and Roath, whilst, of course, the 3/2nd are in the city. Some people went to the Albert Hall meeting at Swansea on Friday evening j expecting to hear the anti-compulsionist« making their presence felt, and they were disappointed. The atmosphere was too | somnolent for a Tbomasite. I A Swansea. Canadian soldier says that when he was in Quebec he saw a notice hung on a. hotel door No German, Aus- 1 trian. or Turk is employed in this estab- lishment, and never iv-ill be as long as ( Murphy bosses the show. |» |C> Ifr t! CE 1 The story was told at the Swansea, Guild- j hall meeting on Friday of a.n old lady in an almshouse who had sent a well-worm hlanket. for the Welsh troops—a gift whicli admir- ably shows the spirit of self sacrifice. The j old lady, it is known, could ill afford to spare it. j •» «p Thus tb? London Kelt :—" If we a.r? driven to a Gonera-l .Election the waste of wealth and energy during' a trying period like the present will be sinful- but the price will be well s pent, inasmuch as it will Titl the Commons of most, of its cranks and faddists. Clvwch! COvwch He is a wonderful example of the power of will, and his coolness and self-possession j in emergencies a-re proverbial, and in the 1 management of a. great assembly or organ is?, tion he has never failed to rise t-o the oc- j 'cswioit.— {• !R/ichn.bito M igafcine" <un. Pro. W. ( David, the HajneHv new Hib Ch'cf Rut?t.) j -?>-?x><?-?-<s> "If 50,000 (?rm&ns ?uded ? Skottx- said Sir Alfred Mond on Friday evening, Apart from the fa-çt that there is no beach or landing-stage anywhere near Green, was not the invjision possibility! quoted by his organ as the height of fan- tastie improbability only a few months before war broke out. Mr. Llewelyn Williams ;s not the first member for Carmarthen Boroughs to hE out with his supporters. In the time of the first Home Rule Bill Sir John J. Jenkins was solemnly appealed to not to vote a-gaiiist the Bill, even though he could not con- scientiouslv support it. Sir John, however, ) politely, but firmly, declined. I .&iJ" The captain of the, 8,000 tonner. referred to in Thursday's "Post Jhg," states that his steamer is chartered by a powerful French company, who own their own wharves in the U.S. A. They only employ Frenchmen and pure American citizens to looki their ships. No naturalised or half-bred Germans are allowed near their vessels. Hence no mishaps. A Swansea man boarded a iramcar the j other day. and when be saw a. fellow pas- senger pick up two sixpences and give one to his mate he spoke, in high terms of his generosity. But when he entered an hotel and found that lie had no money to pay for Ins drink. and t,hat the shilling picked up in. the car was the money his wife had knit- him. he used very strong language indeed j !><!>♦# IT The voice of Wales whs very undecided on the innodul Lion of the recent compul- i sion measure. Seventeen members voted for the measure, and the othev seventeen were either against the principle or were absent. We used torhcar a lot about the Welsh Party, but we may well ask in the tearful language of their friend, Hans Breitmann, Vere vos dot baity now!—('" London; Kelt.") < )- < How suddenly comedy becomes tragedy in the trenches may be seen from the incident that follows. Writing to his brother at Brvnamman. Private Evan W. Rees, of the 9th Welsh, says Willie Thomas I*, neigh- hour newly arrived at the trenches) was on sentry go in the traverse when his mate, who was looking over the parapet, suddenly fell back without a word. Beth sv arnot ti, y! tnwnci dwl? exclaimed Willie, 'paid a i meddwl hali di ofan ;ii-ii(i 3. But, alas! his mate was not playing any tricks for he was dead—shot through the ear v Poor old Will." continues the soldier, "he will see many more such incidents before he has do;:e I with the battlefield

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