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LLANSAMLET CHEMIST'S WILL.…

THE MAIN COLLIERY CO. 1 (LIMITED).…

ITHE LANDING THAT FAILED.I

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ENTERED WRONG COURT. I

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DISTINCTION WITHOUTI DIFFERENCE.

HIGH TIMES ABOARD. I

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HIGH TIMES ABOARD. I WHO WOULDN'T BE A SAILOR? (Passed by Censor). There is everything under the sun to make you happy; who wouldn't be a sailor ?" A great many people are apt to look upon the life of our sailors as one long, unweary- ing vigil, but the above happy expression of Stoker J-. H. Barnett, of H.M.S. Tiger, must dispel the illusion. Monotony has no place in the heart of Jack Tar. And the gallant watch-dogs on the seas have a humour that is inexhaustible. Stoker Barnett has sent to his father at 26, Dyfatty street, Swansea, three pro- grammes-two of concerts and one of a box- ing night on board. The finet of these is an artistic prod uction-certainly for a battle- ship—and on the cover we read PROGRAMME OF A GRAND CONCERT To be Given on the Aft Foleastle Deck At 5 p.m. (By kind permission of Kaiser Billy and Burglar Billy.) Scenery and Lighting Effects by the Pre- vailing Elements. Costumes by Mesdaines Hitebup and Fittall. Wigs by Nature and Koko. Muaic by Messrs. Sereechowl and Shocking. Piano by Monthly Instalments. Encores by Nobody. Seats by Borrow and Co. Admission: Early- doorw by faee only;" ordinary doors by more face." Refreshments: Buy your. own. A rmoplaneis, Taxis, etc., at 7.3.0 p.m. Storage free during performance at Lower Boom- street (aide of theatre). Postponed-te Sink the Bkiother. How (this concert was delayed by the ar- rival of the German squadron, which had set out to repeat its vScarbcrough perfor- mance, And which resulted in the sinking of the Bluecher, is described in the follow- ing letter from Stoker Barnett:- yoll have often asked me whrat we do in our spare time, and I am sending you the attached programmes, which I hope you will keep till come home, as they are in- teresting besides being historical. No 1 is of a eonort which should have taken place on Saturday evening, Jan. 23rd last, but owing to the Admiral of the German Fleet intervening we gave him a lecture instead by sinking the Blwecher. TBus concert was postponed until the following Saturday, and after the North Sea it bsd a welcome re- oeption. This is a famous ship, and we have also a famous ship's company, never likely to be forgotten. No. 2 programme is of a boxing c. nteafc. When we cannot fight the Germans we iviust ftetit something; it's the epirit of the lsda. So we fight among ourselves. I hare never taken a keener interest in boxing before I joined this ship. There were nine bouts, and every one was exciting. No. 3 programme provides no with an- other concert. We have some splendid talent aboard here, and yet it's all for one purpose. The talent forms M part of the vast machine that will deliver to the Ger- man Fleet their death blow when they do come out I was walking around the upper deck last night (Sunday). There you see chaps sitting down on the decks tailor fashion, I smoking cigarettes mind pipes, some reading I newspapers, some writing letters to their friends, ;nd others spinning yarns, etc. The bell rinses for church, and they troop to the other side of the deck. The chaplain gives out the hymn and you listen to a familiar tune. The chaplain gives his address, sometimes short and sweet, but always to the point. After church you wander round again, and there you see the chaps in two's and three's spinning yams of old times. They arc all in good spirits, cheerfully awaiting Der Tag." And we all hope it will soon come so as to see our loved ones once again. We have several Swansea lads aboard here: Bo.) Hynes, Taylor, Gape, Harris, Griffiths, Awhiorgans, Earls, etc. It is very interesting to see them all get in a ring and speak Welsh. The stokers have got up a drum and fife band, which has got on splendidly considering it has only been formed a month; It has given several per- formances already. The seamen have a mondolihe bond, which eCunda very nioe. We also have concertinas, mouth-organs and roller skates, deck cricket and football, sad in fact everything under the sun to make you happy; so who wouldn't be a sailor? This is about the most cheerful ship I have ever been on. There is something al. ways to amuse you. We are watching and waiting fo. the day, and when it comes, we will throw down our games and utusic and play something more serious. A giame called Knock Me Out," first played in this country by Drake. It is 'the same spirit of confidence that won Trafalgar as what's in the Navy to-day. We know we are going to win, we know we are going to ksee some ehipe, we know also we are going to lose oome lives, but the sacrifice is worth it. Britain has done a lot for us and we are going to do the same for her. Keep up your opiriig and put your trust in both Services, the Army and the Navy, who will not let Brittania's gone and daughters be trodden on by Germany." The following is a list of those who took pant in the concerts mentioned:- No. 1 (8.30 p.m. on the battery deck): Gray- ham, E.A.; Sergt. Quelch; Looock, T.S.; Stoker Tulley; Mue. Oollins; Hume, E.R.A.; Male, E.R.A.; the Chaplain; Oowley. Shpt.; E.R.A. Nicholas and E. R.A.'e and Williams, capt.'e flitd. No. 2: Stoker G. Harvey. J. Nicholas, G.B.A.; Sergt. Quelch, R.M.L.I.; Stoker B. Burchill; P. Or C. G. Looock; Stoker F. Toiler; Lieutenant Charley; Petty Officer J. H. Hoar; C. S. Hutchinson, R.B-k., and Stoker G. Harvey (duet); G. W. Male, G.B.A P. Graham, G.A.; Stoker H. Ditchfield. The Bunkadoodle Corps" (conoerted item), by P.O.'s Locook, Hoar, Dobell, Sergt. Quelch, Hutchinson. S.B.A.; Skelton, A.B.; Harvey, stoker; and Male, G.R.A. Pianists: H. Lemmon, Q.R.A., L.-Corp. Collin* and PT. L. G. Lock, R.M.L.I. Bandmaster G. J. M. Watson, R.M.B., arranged the songs. No. 3 (boxing): Stoker Gans v. Bw Hill; Stoker Hill v. O.S. Pearce; Stoker Grantham v. A.B. Gosling; Stoker Drake v. A.B. Vat- eon; Stoker Harvey v. A.B. Pascoe; Stoker Glidle v. Stoker Conray; Stoker Buckneil v. Bom. Byrne; Boy Kench v. Boy Hamil- ton. Ten-round oonteet: Stoker Matikell v. A.B. Simmons. Tug-of-war: Boys v. O.D.'«. Brother in the Army. I H. Bamett, a brother of Stoker Barnett, has been serving in France with the Dra- goon Guards since the beginning of the war. Recently he was home on a few days' leave. I

TOBACCO COMPANY'S DIVIDENDS.

IBRECKNOCKS FROM I ADEN.I

TUG-MASTER'S' GRUESOMEI DISCOVERY.

CHAFFERS GOLD MINING CO. I

GERMAN'S FUTILE PLEA.I

COST OF THE WAR. I

SUNK IN COLLISION. j auNK1NCOLLisION.I

MATCHES AND AIRCRAFT.I

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ILOCAL POLICE COURTS.

LLANGADOCK.

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DOMESTIC UNHAPPINESS AT GORSEINON.…

LIGHTS SHOWING AT MUMBLES.

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