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v. AMUSEMENTS. 6.30. TO-NIGHT. 3.30. i 'Phone: Central 92. i FRED KARNO presents a New Production HUSTLE Cast includes— A. W. BASKC0M8, Beryl Deane, Mon- tague Golding, fcsme and Dolores, Supported by a Hive of Bustling Hustlers Scene I-office6 of Simon Slack, Stock and Share Broker CHAOS ?c?ne 2—Reception Hoom, the Mind and Memory IDstitiit .PCLLMAN1SM Scene :t—Simon'8 Othees nndr the New it?ime THE EFFECT :s; RE:S'ECT I PHIL & PHLORA, in thirCltra-Refined I 2'. Acrobatic Dancing Act. Silent Comedy. TERRY TWINS, the Duplicate Comednins. JACK THOMAS, the Goblet of Mirth. L. y s I Li Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Phyllis Monkman as "Lady Mary Skode" in HER HERITAGE. HOUDINI, the Handcuff King, in the Master Mystery." IN SUNNY ALGERIA (Interest). AMBROSE'S RAPID RISE (Triangle I Keystone). Teoical Budget & Usual Full Programme Monda* Next.—The Silver Greyhound. .C STLE A CINEMA. 2.30. TO-DAY. 10.30. Chrissie White and Henry Edwards in HIS DEAREST POSSESSION, a Hep- worth Masterpiece of Screen Art. POLLY ANN, Five Act Triangle Comedy Drama, featuring Bessie Love. STATE ROOM SECRETS (Eddie Lyons Comedy). The Telephone Belle. Pathe Gazette and Weekly Pictorial. CAKLTO W. 2.30. TODAY. 18.30. SPORTING LIFE, the Greatest Drury Lane Drama, by Cecil Raleigh and Sey- raour Hicks. with an All Star Cast. BILLY'S PREDICAMENT, a Stoll's Two Part Comedy. Fun Fast and Furious. The Great Serial, HANDS UP. Episode 10: "The Sun Message." MARVELS OF THE UNIVERS;, Jungle, Vaudeville, Interest. Pathe Gazette. PICTURE HOUSE 2.39. TODAY 16.30. Dorothy Daiton in QUICK SANDS. A Dorot.hv Daiton Picture produced by -T. H. lne. Nothing needs to be added. THE BAR SINISTER, a Story of a Man's Great Love, featuring Mitchell Lewis. THE ENCHANTED PROFILE, An O'Henry Story. MARVELS OF THE UNIVERSE, J Pathe's Gazette. I PUBLIC NOTICES. j SWANSEA HARBOUR TRUST. CONTRACTS FOR IRON, CHAINS, TIMBER AND GENERAL STORES. The Trustees are prepared to receive and entertain TENDERS for the Supply of IKON. CASTINGS, CHAINS, TIM- BER. OIlJS. IRONMONGERY, SHIp. CHANDLERY, and GENERAL STORES for Twelve Months from the 1st January, I 1920. Forms of Tenders and full particulars may be obtained on application to the I Engineer, at the Harbour Office. Tenders, sealed and marked, to be de- livered to the Clerk to the Trustees, at the Harbour Offices, on or before the loth Nor ember, 1919. Tho Trustees do not bind themselves to accept the lowest or any Tender. P. W. PHILLIPS, General Managed. Harbour Offices, Swansea, October, 1919. SWANSEA UNION. ASSISTANT MATRON, COTTAGE HOMES, COCKETT (which applicants should visit). The Guardians invite Applications from Single Women or Widows (without en- cumbrance) with knowledge of Cooking, Housekeeping, and Sewing, for the above appointment. (Welsh desirable). Age between 25 and 45 y;,arr.. Salary, £ 3,i per annum, rising by S2 10s. per annum to 138 ,with rations, washing, uniform, and apartments. Further particulars and forms of appli- eation to be obtained from the under- signed, by whom applications roust be Teceived not later than Monday, 3rd 'November. 1919. LLEWN. JENKINS. Clerk to the Guardians. Union Offices, Alexandra-road, Swansea, 23rd October, 1919. FOR SALE, OCTOBER 2Sth, 1919, at OAKFIELD, HEXDY, PONTARDULATS 8 CATTLE (ling 44Young Milking Cows. 1 Cow with *5 weeks calf at heels, 3 Heifers), 2 Horses. New Ralli Rubber- Tyred Trap and Governess Car, Grocer's Delivery Cart, Gambo, Harness, Horse TIlth. Petrol-driven Pump. ljin. dia. rams, 6in. stroke, on Stttl Girder Bed- plate .etc. Sale to commence at 2 p.m. Six Months' Credit, on approwd security. Messrs. J. DA VIES AND n, Aue- tioneers, Cowel House, Ll&nelly. SOAR CHAPEL, Llwynhendy., A GRAND C H A I R EISTEDDFOD Will be "held at the above place on SATURDAY, NOV. 29th. 1919. Secretaries—D. Serenfab Morris, j Byner •, Griff Daries, Caegwyn, Bynea. CYMRODORtON ABERTAWE. DARLITH NO £ FAWRTE NESAF, tn YSGOLDY'R TRIN'ITI. am 7.30, gan y Parch. CASNODYN RHYS, Ar "TREM AR WLAOFA GYMREIG PA TAG ON I A." — Gvehoddud snunt i bwwjb* — j AMUSEMEWTS. 1 ??T? A '?'?t?\.?*T?? ￼ GRAND Theatre SWANSEA. MONDAY, OCTOBER 20th, 1919, 1 Six Nights at 7.30, I MATINEE on SATURDAY at 2.30 p.m. The* Royal CARL ROSA Grand Opera Company. TO.NIGHT at 6, I Verdi's IL TROVATORE. Mesdames Ina Hill, Beatrice Waycott. Messrs. William Boland, Frank Clarke, ITarry Brindle. The Performance of II Trovatore on Saturday will commence sharp at 6.45 p.m. GRAND Theatre SWANSEA. NEXT WEEK- Mr. J. A. E. MALONE'S Co. in TWO OF THE GREATEST OF ALL THE JJ.LY' THEATRE, LONDON, SUCCESSES, THE MERRY WIDOW, MONDAY, TUESDAY, and WED- NESDAY EVENINGS at 7.30. GIPSY LOVE, I THURSDAY, FRIDAY, and SAT- I URDAY EVENINGS at 7.30, I SATURDAY MATINEE at 2.30. I ——— < I Company includes— EDWIN DODDS, J. W. HUGHES, ROBERT NEEDHAM, ¡ MAISIE DARRELLE and PRUE TEMPLE. I j B o O f 't i (,p Box Office Ofr. W. J. Casey) Open at. j the Theatre Daily, 10 till 5. Tel. Ko., i 1411 Central. I AT THE T a ar I ELYSIUM. Mon., Tues. & Wed. MARJORIE PELLIS IN The Silver ij Greyhound A Thrilling Story of a King's Messen- ger being Robbed on the Dover ) Express, with a very Absorbing and Dramatic Climax. EDDIE POLO in The CIRCUS KING. Episode 13-" The Plunge for Life. HIS NINE LIVES Billikin Comedy. Dramas, Topical Budget and usual Full Programme I Thursday Next- ALMA TAYLOR and GERALD AMES in BOUNDRY HOUSE. I PUBLIC NOTICES. J. S. ARNOLD, ¡ STOCK AND SHARE BROKER, Bank Buildings, Castle Square, Swansea. Tel. "Jarold," Swansea. 'Phone 181 Cent. Swansea Junior Liberal League, MOND BUILDINGS. On Tuesday Next, October 28th, At 8 ocloek, Mr. T. W. RICHARDS (Vice-Chairman Liberal Association Executive), will give an ADDRESS on "Belgium After the War." Chairman-Mr. E. B. Norton. A Hearty Welcome to All. CHANGE OF BANK HOURS. As from the 1st of November next, the Swansea Branch Banks will Open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, instead of 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. as at present. I SWANSEA HARBOUR TRUST. SWANSEA PILOTAGE ORDER, 1891. OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a ¡ MEETING of LIC ENSED PILOTS will be held on WEDNESDAY, the 5th day I of NOVEMBER, 1919, at 11.30 a.m., at the HARBOUR OFFICES, SW A. SEA, for the ELECTION' of THREE REPRESENT All VES of Licensed Pilots iinder the provisions of the said Order to serve as [Members of the Pilotage Committee of the Swansea Har- bour Trust. Nomination Papers and Proxy Papers respectively must be in the form settltd I and auppHed h. the undersigned, nod h? lodged with him not later than 4 o'c!o(.k I on 'Tuday. the tth d?v of November, i1919. 'I TALFOrtU) STRICK, Clerk to the Trustees. I Harbour Offices, Swansea, i 26th October, 1919.-
SWANSEA COUNCIL ELECTION I
SWANSEA COUNCIL ELECTION I TO THE BURGESSES OF MORRISTON I WARD. j Fellow Burgesses, ¡ A year has now elapsed since I first asked yoll to assist me to become one of your representatives ior Morriston on the Council. Ioti were kmd enough then to show your confidence m me by giving me such valuable support: that my efforts were successful. My views on municipal matters are exactly the same to-day as they were then, and I therefore venture I again to ask for your support and vote on November 1st for the following rea- sons :— 1. That owing to my late father's pro- longed and srions illness and ulti- mlttú death, and the consequent in- terruption of my private and public activities, I have hitherto been han- dicapped in my efforts to be of as much usefulness to the Morriston Ward in particular and Swansea Borough generally as I hopo to be. I 2. That in spite of the above facts I have now become well acquainted with the manner in which the work of the Conncil is conducted, and therefore I should be very sorry if I were not allowed to put my knowledge at the disposal of the Morriston Ward. 3. That. I am now not only a Morritsonian born and bred, but am deeply inter- ested in the welfare of Morriston ow- ing to the large interest that I have in its industrial prosperity. Yours sincorely, l J. B. EDWARDS. E'en&Iit, Sketty, S.U., Glamorgan, October, 1919.
TO THE ELECTORS OF THE ST.…
TO THE ELECTORS OF THE ST. THOMAS WARD, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a matter of gratification to me that my Candidature for the forth- coming Election has been advocated and supported by all parties. I have lived in the Ward for many yearand, possess- 'I ing as I do an intimate knowledge of the needs of the Ward, 1 ask for your active support in this Election. I am anxious to see that this end of the Horough re- ceives its DCE SHARE of live represen- tation. If elected I shan &trennouslv and con- tinuously labour for the fol\ùwlng 1lrg:ent urgent reform" :-(1) Extension of th? .Mnnici- pal Housing Scheme; (2) An Improved and Cheaper Tramway Service, the pre- sent service being a disgrace and an in- sult to any community. I am a con- stant advocate of Better Opportunities for the Children of the Workers to secure the advantage of l-ligher Education, the existing facilities being totally inade- quate. I shall do all m my power for the Health of the District, for Child Welfare, and for the Extension of I Maternity Centres. ¡ If I am honoured by being returned as j the first Ladv Member of the Swansea Borough Council, no effort will be want- ing on my part to carry out my duties as your Representative without fear or favour. l ies an d Gent l t?nieri, I remain, Ladies and Gentlemen, Yours verv faithfuMv. HANNAH SELDON. ￼
PUBLIC NOTICES. Swansea Socialist Society. DON'T FORGET Mrs. Bridges Adams AT THE ELYSIUM, High Street, ON Sunday, Oct. 26tfi, 1919, At 2.30 p.m. Subject: "THE BRITISH LABOUR MOVEMENT AND THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION." RESERVED SEATS Sixpence. Admission by Silver Collection.
Swansea Education Committee.I
Swansea Education Committee. I APPOINTMENT OF TEACHER OF I DOMESTIC SUBJECTS. The above Committee require the ser- vices of a Teacher of Domestic Subjects. Candidates must possess at least Two First-Class Diplomas in Cookery, Laundry and Housewifery, and have had at least two years' experience of teach- ing. per annum or more (according to length of previous service), rising hy annual increments of JS10 to a maximum of t240. Applications to be sent to the under- signed immediately on forms whifh will he supplied on receipt of a stamped ad- dressed foolscap envelope. T. J. HERS, Director of Education. Education Offices, Dynevor-place, Swansea, Oct. 24th, 1919.
Swansea & District Citizens' Union. CENTRAL HALL. THE ANNUAL MEETING will he held on MONDAY, 27th OCTOBER, at 3 p-r". Lady Lyons will preside. Major John Russell will give an Address. A PUBLIC MEETING at 7.30. Alderman Molvneux will Sppak on The I Housing Problem." Councillor Harry Griffiths on "Educa- tion and Child Welfare." Chair to be taken by Sydney Palmer, I Esq. I "PkON'T FORGET the Great Sale of Boots, Shoes, Clogs, Clog Uppers, Leggings, New Rubber Thigh Boots, etc., 3t, Walnut Tree Hotel, Aberavon, Tues- day, October 28th, at 3.45 p.m. Goods Now on View. Catalogues, Conditions of Sale, Free of RICHARD MORGAN, Auctioneer, Aberavon.
TRAVELLERS' EISTEDDFOD. I Arrangements for U.K.C.T.A. I Event. Arrangements for the Eisteddfod in con- nection with the U.K. Commercial Travel- lers' Association are proceeding apace. November 1st should prove a great day in Swansea and district musical circles, and a very interesting statement will probably be made on the present economic situa- non by the eisteddfod president, the Riglit Hon. Sir Alfred Mond, B*rt. M.P.. who will be supported by Mr. David Matthews. M.P. The secretaries desire to call upon intended entrants to send in their entries at once, so that final arrangements can he made without delay. The Albert Hal! will present a very animated appearance on the Eisteddfod day. when. if possible, the Mayor will be present, representative of the support of the town.-in general.
j Male V?ic" Comnc-titioT) ?PSO: Chilldi *p'sl Choir.. Ch?TB?ion 'f3 5a.; at SemL I ? National sted&od, N?vc?&r 1. *at i4mni ¡ I
Sun Rises 11.55, Sun fats 5.2. Ligliting-up Time, 5.32. High Water, 6.43 a.m., 7.0 p.m. Kilter's Dock, 59ft. 2in. a.. m.. 39ft. p.m. To-morrow, 7.13 a.m., 7.32 p.m.
ITHE DRAMA WEEK.
THE DRAMA WEEK. Swansea concludes to-day a notable week in its association with the native drama movement. It ;s (iuite in accord with the traditions of the town that it should take the lead in this matter, for in the past it has generally given the key-note to the rest of Wales. We are l living in such stern utilitarian days that these who were not aware of Swansea's history may learn with some sense of surprise that the old town has always been in the fore- front in inaugurating and supporting events connected with the side of Welsh life which we term naliomu and spiritual. In the times when book printing was u rare industry in the Principality, Swansea was a notable centre of printing. It was here that Gomer laid the founda- tions of the Welsh Press. The bibliography of Swansea-printed books, unfortunately, has not been compiled, and to-day it would be very difficult to prepare a complete. list ox the books printed upon the I Swansea presses. But it snould be a task well worth the doing, an 4 a ta,?.k worth t he ctoiiic,, an4 who have never thought of Swan? sea's intimate connection with the intellectual life of Wales. In music again, Swansea has taken a leading part; we have had great conductor?:, and not a few great composers in our midst; and if in book printing we hav& fallen short of our past, I and if in music we have come to the day of dry bones, yet we rriusl I not forget that in Swansea and its neighbourhood we have even to-day composers and conductors who are destined to play a very prominent I part in the musical development of the Principality. The drama is comparatively a new movement in Wales; although in its purely native aspect we are hut. reviving an established tradi- tion of old Wales. Swansea— which a century ago gave its hospi- tality to the greatest actors of the stage at a time when it was resplen- dent—has bad no intimate associa- tion with the drama movement until late years; but the dramatic spirit has been kept alive in the district in a hundred ways. We are apt to smile, in this period of elaboration, a.t the dialogues and the religious plays and operettas that have been the popular fare of Swansea and West Wales for years past. We must bear in mind, how- ever, that the dramatic instinct was behind all these tilings, and that the movement which we see flower- ing in the west to-day came out of ihese old roots. It is not a suddea birth, it is a natural consequence of years of small things. W est Wales is now surely totally converted to the drama. movement. The old prejudice has gone the old objections are ceasing to have validity. Even the straightest- baeked in our diaconate is succumb. ing to a movement which has 'such splendid ambitions, which is so clean and pure, and which is so intensely nationalist in its designs. Almost every village within a radius of fifty miles of Swansea hae now its drama company. It is a re- naissance which has no association with the theatre 80S such, although it is inevitable that the drama must return to the theatre as its home. But it will be a theatre of notable ideals, having little in common with the theatre such as London knows it—London where to-day there arc not half-a-dozen plays being pro- duced of any moment; the rest being frankly frivolous and devised entirely for entertainment. As we see it, the drama movement in Wales is concerned in itself with the serious issues of life; and long may it continue to do so. I A word may be nccessarv as to ¡ the attitude we have taken up upon I some d the plays produced in I Swansea this week. We under- I stand that, some objection has been taken to the mode of criticism which has been prominent in our reviews of the plays produced at the Albert. Hall. We cannot be apologetic on that- count. We feel, and feel strongly, that one of the pernicious aspects of Welsh life has been the tendency to over-rate our produc- tions in literature and the arts. We have to come into line with other countries. We have to create in Wales a standard of criticism, and that standard cannot be fixed too high, if we are to get the best out of our young playwrights. We must regard their productions jusfc, for instance, as the critics deal with the new productions upon the English stage, for it is only by that means that we shall weed out the incom- petents and foster the growth of a drama that will be artistic, and worthy to stand by tlte clagsies of other nations. Frankly, much of the drama that is given this name in Wales to-da-v is worthless, and before we can pride ourselves upon the emergence of a real dramatic movement in Wales we shall have to establish a well-informed and strong school of criticism. The spirit of drama is well alight n West Wales. We mustee to it. now, that our Welsh 4xaiiia is worthy of our aspirations
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DRAMA WEEK. I A Retrospect. I With Inst night's performance of Ar y Groesffordd and the Mae%mei!!ion of to-night, the Welsh drama week closes, and there is now material enough for a I review and estimate. Much hOOnr and! p-ereistent endeavour have been "0 to the enterprise. It is natural on looking back to ask, Was it worth the 1):1 in Has the d ram a week been succor nil ? The question has more guile about it than is obvious. We nniet distinguish. Success of a kind there has undoubtedly been. There has been a grefit revival of enthusiasm for our Welsh language and literature; n rally also of Welsh-speaking and Welsh-thinking people, gathered for no controversial purpose, nor even for a violent assertion of faith, hut simply for delight in a form of art that mirrors for us our life and manners, and allows IU to enjoy the spectacle of our own exist- ence. And this is a kind of success. There is also the success of a. movement. An effort to restore to us an art-form that had been a century dpad, an effort begun some years back, often imputed, and for five years of war all but destroyed, h¡1 shown this wk that it. r?In? its ,italih., Ob- stacles of p??dif-a hav? (;i,pwred.1 practical difficulties l?av? been mnquered, attention and serious cideation hare I been captured. The movement has arrived." Henceforth it is a thing to reckon. But these are not the final criteria for judgi-nfc drama. We might assert that such success paies completely before the astonishing triumph of the einema in Wales. But the cinema is not yet a form of expression, it I)a. no claim as art. And our drama asserts this claim, it challenges consideration a-s a form." And for such a claim the only standard for judgment is achievement. Moreover, if it have this success of achievement, it has an absolute success. It exists. It a function of our national life. Thi-s is not a question of mathematics, nor even of competition Viet ween the arts. Bee a use there nre in elsrh hundreds of beautiful cywyddou and only s few good sonnets, it is no evidence of the greater success of the cywydd. lor there is no I matter for comparison. If an artist make but one th ira; perfect, the success of the thins; is actual ond absolute. 11' the Wel-h dramatic movement produced hlty vaasterpiect?: drama as a Welsh art would be no better justified than if it produced but one. The relative or secondary kind I of success would, of course, be greater; the drama's function would be by so much the ividet. Yesterday I tried to give my rpasctM: for believing that in Mr. D. T. Davies's Epliraim Harris this primary succe«?s hed been won. It b°loDfirs to a different category from everything else of the week, and from the author's other work as well. This play convinces ine tha.t the Welsh drama is safe. I Cut if the drama ie to fulfil its whoie function in our national life, if it is to achieve every kind of 8UC. it has im- mense ground yet to cover. I will venture on controvevsial matter so far as to esy that 1 much suspect the name village drama." I think that a halth- art defies our territorial arrangements. But 1 atn more afraid of the name because it seems to me to be a refuge for incompetence; and an incompetent drama has no more right to a thatched home in a Welsh vil- lage than to a marble theatre in Athens. Village drama is not a peculiar art, inde- pendent ot any previous kind, which must discover quite separate laws for its own growth and development. I venture to art that it will never attain to worthi- ness until it takes note of the gi-e-it drn- matic history of Europe, studies the masterpieces of many nations, and goes to school to these to learn the essential quali- ties, contmon to all, of dramatic idea, structure, fk-eliniqup. grk-at need of Welsh play-writers i8 any standard of judgment. It i-R also the need of our audit-n,c, Anfl we srhull not have a, great dramatist until we have an intelligent audience demanding good work and able to recognise it. And so it seems to mc we should begin anew with translation. We should translate into Welsh the. plays of the acknowledged masters, of Lunp-.des. of Corneille, of Kacine, of Afoiiere, of Ibsen, of the Spaniards, of the English, and we should act them continually; we should learn the classicR. And then we should be ready for a dramatist, and we should produce him. And I am the more encouraged in this argument becauee this is the history of every irr.portan^dramatie period, of the L'reflf century in France as of the previous century in England. It mifht well be po with fts. J. S. LEWIS. I
N.U. CAPTURES. I
N.U. CAPTURES. I Neath Player for Hull Kingston [ I Rovers. i South Wales fiugbv clubs arc tuft'eruis con«r'dernbIy in consequence of the temptah0116 held out by Jsoithern Union teaare to players in the Principality to go North. ONIT couple of days ago it w" announced thalr Caswell, the Cardiff scrum half, had decided to embrace pro- fesa'onalism, and last nighi the new* wm received t.ha.t Albert Braharn, the Neath cert*re three-quarter, has also joined the Hull Kingston. Rovers Club. The- losses to Welsh footba.11 are to be deplored. The news of Braha.m'& departure was contained in the following message from a Hull correspondent:— The Bull Kingston Rovers F.C. on Friday annoutwwd that they have obtained the services of Alherc Bra ham, the centre 'hree-quarter of Neath. Braharn played a trial match at Hull a few weekxi ago, and greatly impressed the directors by Iv* tine play. He has on several occasions played in the Glamorgan County team, and, in addition to beiing a sterling three- quarter, has the added reputation of being an excellent goal kicker. Kingston Rovers are confident they have made a good capture, and Braharn will be in- cluded in the team to meet Huddersfield to-day (Saturday). U& and Caswell, of the Cardiff Club, arflived at Hull by the J saoie train
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH.
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH. On Sunday evening the Rev. W. Pedr. Williams will speak oil a subject that at the present time is the enquiry of many people, Which Church is giving the Christian Religion;" To this question many thoughtful minds are pressing for an answer, and the desire to know more of the appeal of religion is a.healthful sign in these day, of rebuilding the life lof our country.
TOWN TALK. I The rain has stopped housing operations r.t Town Hill lor two days, hence the reign. of house shortage wiU to that extent be prolonged. ￼ We are still waiting to hear from the first. Swansea mtin to obtain |>cssession of a Treasury note signed by the new Secre- tary of the Treasury, Warren Fisher. —o: — There is a whisper in Swansea that the farmers of (lower are not. the most up-to- date in their methods. But, of course, it wouldn't do to sey that at Revnoldston. —: o; — The disappearance of the flowers and the cuckoo clock from Victoria Park have helped to remind passers-by of the nearness of winter. A melancholy place it looks now. ,"o:- I Some of you are sports. I can see," remarked Mr. Batcman at the motor-car sale on Friday, w hen one bidder offered a modest fiver for one of the brightest specimen.? offered. ~:o:— Theehnpe of the l'at'i Winter Pavilion in rhe Victoria Park, whJch it was hoped a„ one time wouid be available as a re- treat for the August holiday crowds, is now becoming e -:0:- Some German chemists announce that they have discovered a satisfactory sub- stitute for tobacco. But aren't they late in the day? Why. some British manufac- turers discovered this during the war I o: A contemporary makes a lot of fuss over the fact thut soHT.' worn?') in a certain. psrt of the North of England are ,r-,tting men's wages. Why, that's quite a cora- mon occurrence in Swansea on Friday; evenings! — «<— An expert asserts that the average man- knows very little about, the weather.; Well, he ought to know a great deal, con, sidering that he gets all there is to got of it—and. incidentally, he gets a few' samples in Swansea, at any rate. l — :o:— j The i nformation of the signing on of new players for the Swans, announced by our friends up the street, was known to the Leader several davff ago, but we refrained from publishing ifr at the request of the directors. :0:- In the course of a geography lesson at a school not twenty miles from the centra of the town, a little boy was asked if lia knew where the Gold Coast was. Hi* reply was original and startling. Where*, the profiteers come frmn," he said. oz Some things, they say, improve with ag. said a man in the car this morning, but unfortunately clothes are not among them. I have been looking up some tailors' prices, and the cheapest suits I find are from six guineas upwards --it is always upwards." No comment ia needed here. —: o: — Talking about the rain between the art;; at the Albert Hall last night, onu mem?!- cf a party asked when umbrellas 1 ?rsf appeared in thi? country. The reply ) of a pal was significant. He Mi(1 ho didn't know where umbrellas first, 1\1)- peared. but he knew, fr* his co«t. that they had been disappearing for twentv years at least. —o: — The Leader man who. after scroung« ;tg around the old pottery in search of rare and valuable specimens of Swansea, ^liina. found himself viewed with srrave suspicion hy th* rest of the staff. The numerous fragments he cherished verv carefully didn't impress them at all. and there was general uncertainty as to whether he shouldn't lie asked to pull fha other leg! j —■ :0 This year marks the tercentenary of the- birth of Morton T,lw.,A rrf W:, fh" great Welsh Puritan writer, and the author of that fine classic Llyfr y Trfc Aderyn." He was born at Cynfal. Maen- twrog, Merionethshire, in 1619. and lie died at Wrexham in 1059. Eight years ago a monument was erected over hi* grave at Wrexham. Cannot, something b! done to celebrate the tercentenary? -!o:- i « Black leg." With a sneer this wasj how a young man scornfully greeted a-î Llauelly law clerk as he emerged froIn the office during the strike. Quite unper-i turhed the clerk, pointing to his wounded lesr. said Yes. I got it whilst fighting in Flanders.\ The sting lay in the fact tha* (11", person w ho tried to insult the knight?' of the pen spent much of his time dliril,- the war in appealing for exemption to the. Tribunal -'0'- — :o t The holders of plots of ground at tn''¡ back of I -n<lerliill, are. perturbed at the notices they have rc? ceived to give up their aHotmeDts at th? ?!ose of n?t .r. No reason is ?iven f-i? this cotlrp" and the pIot-hoMers ar? unJ able to get any information as to whtJ1P; the land is let for building purposes. And- another t11in. this ground is not a wari emergency affair—it was in existence fovk" many years previously. J Many improvements have been effdetJi at the Mumbles since its inclusion in the' borough, but one thing has caused a deal of comment during this wpek. and; that is the state of the road out Southend i wny owing to the fallen leaves. Although, more men are employed now than was (lie case under the Oystermouth Council, tlm strfets are not by any means so well looked after. A word in season may have the desired effect. The Outfitter says that the ProfiteEr. ing Act may be administered with common sense plus legal correctness, with legal correctness minus common sense, or with- cut either. It depends on the constitution) of the local committee. They suggest iii&t every member of a local committee uiuipr the Profiteering Act should be obliged to pfl a n examination upon L%t knowledge of flu- act he is called upon to. assist in administering. -;0;- Spain sticks to her bull-fights. Walea j gave them up long ago. The Rev. Grit- i nth Thomas says that Iberians who set- tied in this country ages back brought/ with them the love of bull-fights, an It lingered in some form or other til] a comparatively recent period, for bull- baitmg took place at Carmarthen as late 5 as a eentury ago. But to-day the Welsh-, man's sporting instinct goer, out towards the Eisteddfod and football; and boxing t the rev. gentleman will perhaps allow wi to add. — — According to the country wisc are in for a hard winter. They say that t gulls are abnormally inland, and that bees < which have very small supplies of honey s f are showing belated activity. Some M j that the great pace with which leaves are- falling is due to the fart that the trees* having had a foretaste of the coming chills, have euckod the good from their. leaves and cast them off. Whether theee | signs are to be fulfilled or not, remains to be seen, but one thing is practically certain—Swansea will have its fair share of rain! -0 The rat wee k is producing a remarkahto number of U tall" stories, all of which, If true, would make out the rat to be moØl euuniag than was usually thought. Fat instance, one wan, writing in a contem- porary, says that after using a certain form of poison, the rats wore so impressed that they were observed leaving his ware- house at night in a procession like a flock of sheep. However, now that poison gas is hingi\1s<,d" ro shall expect 00 h(!à: that the rodents have raided military de- pots and procured the necessary protoo- [ tion is the form of gas nvaskal