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THE ENERGY OF THE UNIYERSE." I Swansea Library Lecture Season Opens. Mr. A. L. Stanton, A.M. I.E., opened tht first* of the new series of Saturday free leor turep at the Public Library on Saturday t evenin g. with an admirable lecture on ."rbt Energy of the Uni vei^e," which wa= iJlus- t tra.t.ed with some excellent lantern slides. Mr. Owilym Morgan, J.P.. presided over a large attendance. Mr. Stanton opened his .lecture with iUuft trationx of the illusionarv values contaiiied ig pre-war philosophic doctrines responsible f<.Jf building up the ideals of German militarisnv Ancient and modern ideas of Cosniieal specut lation were then touched upon, and the man- ■ ner in which the energy of the world's iiis ] had gradually developed to its present-day overcoming of pre-war thought. limitation*. was clearJv illustrated. Incidentally J direct bearing upon the war, the limitation. pressing upon the Central Eirp.ires, througll the sterm necessity for eating into theii f available reserves of nitrogen, an element vitally essential to the maintenance of physi- I' cal existence, were shown, and the results following upon the maintenance of an abso- lutely effective blockade upon our part, in relation to this invisible factor, was indi- cated a aspect or the highest import- « ance to om' ending the war with success. A hearty vote of tlianks was given Ilr. Stanton at the close ot a most Interesting, and certainly instructive, lecture, on the proposition of Ifr. Gwit vni Morgan, and the Rev. W. E. supported. N I