"Wishes" :HkA i? ￼ /? ￼ ￼ "THE RAGLAN. will not keep you warm. A sudden change. Frosty mornings. A fall of snow. Then you "wish you had bought an OVERCOAT. Rare value and superior style in Overcoats undoubtedly accounts for the demand at rALMmLR S i The Swansea Tailor. Over 20 years' reputation for reliable value and the best style. We are showing RAGLANS, the most popular loose fitting style Overcoats, from 5 Gos. to 9 Goss Ready to wear or to measure. P ALMERS Swansea's Smartest Tailor 12, Castle St. G. R. MINISTRY OF MUNITIONS By Direction of the Disposal Board (TEXTILES, LEATHER AND EQUIPMENT SECTION) c; A SALE OF CIVILIAN CLOTHING A SPLENDID OPPORTUNITY For DISPOSAL by TENDER, large quantities of LOUNGE SUITS AND IVERCUTS IN MINIMUM LOTS OF 25 ALSO A LARGE QUANTITY OF CAPS AND SOFT COLLARS [ (Minimum Lots of 50) (Minimum Lots of 200) All of Thoroughly Good Quality. TENDERS ARE INVITED FOR THE PURCHASE OF (1) 250,000 LOUNGE SUITS in grey and hrown Tweeds, blue Serges, etc. (includ- ing a small proportion of Standa rd Suits), in various sizes. (2) 76,000 OVERCOATS single-breasted fly front, principally in grey Cheviotb with a small percentage of brown and blue cloth (including a small pro- portion of Standard Overcoati ng in various sizes. (3) 110,000 CAPS, mostly in Golf Tweeds, assorted sizes and colours. (4) 92,000 SOFT COLLARS, in various materials, assorted sizes. Fuller particulars are given in the form of Tender, copies of which can be ob- tained on application to the Controller, D.B.3. bJ2, Ministry of Munitions, Grosvenor Road, London, S. W.1. (Telegraphic Address: Arconpim, London." | Telephone Victoria 3026.) Tenders are to be returned not later than 10 a.m. on the 26th, 27th and 28th November, 1919, for the caps and collars, overcoats and suits respectively, in the envelopes provided for the purpose. PARCELS WILL CONTAIN SIZES APPROXIMATELY IN PROPORTION TO THE TOTAL QUANTITIES 0 F EACH SIZE FOR DISPOSAL. Samples taken from the bulk can be seen at the Office of the Controller, D.B.3.b/2, Ministry of Munitions, Grosvenor Koad, Pimlico, S. W.I. City Ofhce, Ministry of Munitions Disposal Boaxd, iic>llaijd Hofise, &i, i3yry»; Street, St. Mary Axe, E.C.3, and also at the following Centres• ABERDEEN—Chamber of Commerce, 15, I Union Terrace. BAKNSTAPLE Chamber of Commerce. I Bridge End. BLJt AST-Central Stores Dept. Depot. Victoria Street. i BIKMliSGH-AM—M. of M Room 70, 111. New: Street. I BLA,CKBUR-N-Chamber of Commerce 4, Richmond Terrace BOLTON—Chamber of Commerce, 19, Hotel I Street. IMA.DFOILD-CB amber of Commerce, Brad- i ford Exchange. BRIGHTON—Chamber of Commerce, 64. Ship Street. BRISTOL-M. of M.. 3. Unity Street College Green. CAMBRIDGF-Chamber of Commerce, 9. Market h. OARDIFF-M. of M. Room. 43. Principality Buildings. CARLISLE—Chamber of Trade 14, Lowther Street. CORK—Chamber of Commerce, Commercial Buildings. COVENTRY Chamber of Commerce, Masonic Buildings. DOVER—Chamber of Commerce, 3, Market Square. DUBLIN—M. of M.. 124, Lower Bag trot Street. DUNDEFr-Flax Office. 10. Victoria Cham- 1 bers. EDINBURGH—A.D.O.S.. 22. North Bridge. XETER-Chamber of Commerce 17. Bed- ford Circus. GLASGOW—Pattern Room. M. of M. 250. 8t. Vincent Street. GT St. GRIMSBY-ohamber of Commerce and Shipping, 31. Cleethorpe Road. IIALIFAX-Chamber of Commerce, Harri- son Road. KULir-Cnajnber of Commerce, Exchange Buildings. KlfrDE&jiiNSXElR—Town Hall. LEEija—Gitamtfer of- Commerce, 26, Park Row. LEICESTER—Chamber of Commerce, 3, Uranby Street. LlMERiCK—Cnamber of Commerce. LIVERPOOL—Chamber of Commerce. jiAAC.tiLivJ.Eii Cotton Textile Offices, Danlee Buildings, spring Gardens. -NEWCASTJ^E—Ciiainber of Commerce. -NORWi,C.ti Chamber of Commerce, Oxford Place. NOT'iiNG.HA.lt — Chamber of Commerce, Eldon Chambers, Wheeler Gate. OLl>iiAAi—Chamber of Commerce, Oldham. PLYMOUTH—Chamber of Commerce. PORTSMOUTH—Chamber of Commerce, Prudential Buildings, PRUfS'iON, LANCS—Chamber of Commerce, 108, Fishergate. SHEFFIELD—Chamber of Commerce,Cutlers' Hall. SOUTHAMPTON—Chamber of Commerce. 6. Portland Street. SWANSEA Chamber of Commerce. I'UN'BRIDGE W HI ..La—Chamber of Com- merce, 1 and 2, The Broadway. WALSALL Chamber of Commerce. WARRINGTON—Chamber of Commerce, Market Gate Chambers. WIGA.Chamber of Commerce, Aroade Chamocrs. WOLVERHAMPTON—Chamber cf Commerce. WO;RC ESTKR—Chamber of Commerce, 19. The Foregate. The bulk can he inspected between the hours of 10 a.m. and 11.30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on any week-day, except Saturday, on presentation of the form of tender, as follows: FOR SUITS, OVERCOATS AND CAPS. The Ordnance Officer, Battersea I'arl:. London, .1. or the Ordnance Officer, Army Clothing Depot, Sweet, Street, Leeds. FOR COLLARS.—The Deputy Director of Clothing, Royal Army Clothing Department, Grosvenor Road. Pimlico, London, S.W.I. NOTE.—For Particulars of other Government Property for Sale, see "SUR- PLUS." price 3d.. at all Bookstalls; or by quarterly subscriptions of 2/ post free, payable in advance to the Director of Publicity, Mihistry of Munitions, Whitehall Place, London, S.W.I.
I WORK RESUMED. 1 ,¡I After a strike of some five weeks, the j Cape Copper Works blacksmiths ?nd fitters, resumed work on Friday, the dis- agreement betw een them and the company Tegarding an increase in wages having been satisfactorily settled. ———■——
Mr. Cyril Bishop, son of Mr. A. E. Bishop, of Victoria-road, Britonferry, has been successful in passing first-class i and securing/the Master's Certificate at the Swansea Wireless School. Mr. [ Bishop is the first from llritonferry to i j secure ft first-class from the Sm. ausea i J
I THIRTY-FOOT FALL. j At the Britonfcrry Chemical Manure Works, on Friday, Tom Faulkner, of Cardonnel-road, Skewen (for lang a prisoner of war in Germany) fell a dis- tance of about 30 feet from one of the acid-towers, receiving severe injuries.
At Carmarthen on Friday Fred Gibbs, Portohello-road, South Kensington, was remanded on a charge of theft as bailee of a bicycle, value S4 105., the property of Thomas Win. Rees, Island Cycle Works, Carmarthen. Inspector Jones said he received defendant into custody from the Metropolitan Police. ±
The Day's Gossip. 1 Leader" Office, Saturday. It was difficult, at the Albert Hall last night, to realise that it was just a year ago that Swansea was in the throes 01 its most herw election. What a time it was! Our fathers tell us, when they get well under way with their political re- miniscences, of their palmy times, of the Diliwyn and Meredith election, and the part they played in High-street the night of the procession. Yes, our fathers fought: with gusto; but I think we of to-day can say with pride that it was left to us to wage the best battle for the cause and the man in whom we believed. After the Storm. After the storm, and the. after-storms, -the pleasantness of last night. After the bitter, the sweet! We have had no happier political or social event than the gathering of electors in the Swansea West constituency to felicitate Sir Alfred Mond and to commemorate the victory of last December. The audience was typical of the town. One saw among i' men and women in all conditions of life—citizens and ladies prominent in affairs, and others in what we call "the rank and file." If a complete list of the attendants could be obtained, it would show an unexampled array of the local people we hold high in local regard. Any Precedent? I Is there any precedent for such a pre- sentation to the sitting member? An old sialwart who sat at my side last night couldn't recall one; but then the occasion pas unique. Dillwyn, Burnie and George Newnes, the three prior Liberal members since the Reform Act, had to go through very hot times—Swansea has always liked its elections served up with ginger—but Sir Alfred Mond has had it "very 'ot." and the sentiment of his supporters that the 'otness of it warranted a little sugar, and more, that Sir Alfred had done the country great services during its fight for life which demanded striking recognition, resulted in the great function of last I night. I How Much? I You will pardon me if I interpolate a reminder about the Widows1 and Orphans' Fund! Some of you are good enough to write occasionally an apprecia- tory note about somthing or other in this column. It would be a far, far, better thing to sit down straight away and write si cheque or get a postal order for the great fund. I know you intend doing your bit—but do it quickly as a.4 example to others. The Homeless Soldier. I My blood was chilled, and I am certain so was that of every reader, with the story of the homeless Swansea ex-soldier who died so tragically at Bath. He is going to be given a grand funeral; but it will be mockery, unless steps are also 1 taken to ascertain why he was reduced to the sad state, in which he was found. Did he have a pension? Was it sufficient? Here are questions that must be looked into—for the sake of the living. We have in Swansea a compassionate and hard- working Pensions Committee; but its members have not all the say, and Mr. Stanley Cook—who has been personally investigating many local cases as chair- man of the Widows and Orphans Fund Committee—tells me that he has come across families that ought to be more generously treated in the way of allow- ance. A Coming Treat. I hear that among the concerts we are to have in Swansea this winter will be an evening by the Beecham Orchestra. Clara Butt is also coming-and a host of other stars. Charlie Coborn. I I remember an interview I had with Charlie Coborn in the Empire many years i,,go. I came into his dressing-room quite unexpectedly, and I found the singer of Two Lovely Black Eyes" and The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo" studying a New Testament. Coborn, who is retiring from the etage, and intends devoting most of his time to a Sunday School superintendency, struck me as being a man of unusually serious mind, and our interview took an unconventional line. Mary Ann Evans. I To-day, a .hundred years ago, Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans was born near Nuneaton, in Warwickshire. She was the daughter of Robert Evans, a land- agent, but his origins are not known to us save that he was the son of a car- penter, who is believed to have hailed from Flintshire. The names, however, are .1 sufficient to enable us to say that there was Welsh blood in the writer whose cen- tenary we are now celebrating. George Elliot shows in her books no distinctively Welsh traits; indeed the elaboration of "Romola," and its patient building up of the Florentian atmosphere, tend s strongly against the theory! George Elliot had her fame securely buildod upon Adam Bede and The Mill on the Floss," two books that, uniike the froth of modern fiction, their readers can never forget. I suppose" Romola is a greater achievement, so steeped is it in the great air of Florence, but who would not give a dozen Roniolas for Dinah and Mrs. Poyser? The Prince. n- The way in which the Now York jour- nalists are writing about the Prince of Wales would &),, I pretty extravagant to us in Swansea, had we not been able to realise for ourselves what it 16 that has knocked out the reserve from the poena of the writert. The Prince has ap- pealed to the New Yorkers just as he appealed to Swansea people. They are charmed by his boyishness, pleased at his diffidence, delighted by his tactful- ness—in a general way absolutely cap- tured by his modest ways and his sin- cere nature Nor even his grandfather had a greater success. Cheritori. I In the valley and upon the hillside the 1 houses lie scattered around like random splashes of whitewash. Down by the little stream stands the old square towered church. On the gate outside the churchyard is the inscription com- memorating the 50 years' service of the vicar, the Rev. J. D. Davies. This was his favourite church, and here he lies buried the parish priest beloved of his people, the historian of Gower, to whose ) works every Gower lover acknowledges tribute, the cultured scholar and gentle- man. Where is his tomb? Who would expect to find it amongst the unnamed dead where not even a modeet stone im- plores the passing tribute of a sigh "? The peaceful slumbering country church- yard is the place of meditation and memories, of questions that get no answer, of speculations never solved. Could it be that he asked for no memorial? U Here unlamented let me die, from the world and not a stone Tell where I lie." Surely not, hut even so, if the descendant ot the humble sculptor who not many paces away carved Anodomany 1771" .)?n a neighbouring tomb had placed even his simple monument here, what other could be eaid than this: It is a tribute ojrf love, let it li.' J
AMUSEMENTS. Round the Swansea Picture Halls and Theatres. I EMPIRE. I Harry Day's merry revue, "Stunts," pays a return visit to Swansea Empire next week, and those who remember its hilarious and joyous incidents will know that a good show is due. Those who did not see it have a treat in store. That funny little fellow Jimmie Leslie remains as chief fun-maker, GO that plenty of healthy laughter is-assured. Kitty Col- yer, a vivacious queen of revue, finds support in Florence Williams, Church and Davey, John Rorke and Sidney Bray, Harry Gould, Howard Cropton and Horace Percival. New situations and songs have been introduced into Stunts," which is accounted quite one of the best of touring revues. THE GRAND. I The romantic comedy, The Purple Mask," in four acts, has been freely adapted from the French Le Chevalier au Maspne," by Paul Armont and Jean Manoussi, and deals with the period of the first consulate, which gives great I SCQpe for the mounting and dressing for stage purposes. Act 1. is a haberdasher's shop in Paris; Act 3 is a room in the Pre- lecture at Evreux; Act 3 has two scenes-- one, the cellar below the haberdasher's shop, and two, Laurette's bedroom at St. Cloud; Act 4, the toll house at the North Gate of Paris. The above description of the construction of the play will be euffi- ciont to stamp it as a play with action and movement. Excitement reign? throughout the entire performance, and in one scene the audience are on tenter- hooks to know what is going to happen —something that even the most know- ing of old play-goers cannot forecast. Messrs. Murray King and Clark's com- pany, headed by Hayden Coffin, who en- acts the part of The Purple Mask," is of the same standard as Romance and The Yellow Ticket companies, which hav3 been sent here by the above-named firm; so there need be no fear as to the playing of this highly romantic and ex- citing play. There will be a matinee on Saturday. THE ELYSIUM. -1 The patrons of the Elysium are aesured of an enjoyable afternoon or evening entertainment next week, as the manage- ment has obtained a really magnificent programme of the latest released films. For the first half of the week the top liner will be a sparkling photo-play en- titled I'll Say So." The cheerful star, George Walsh, and Regina Quinn will sustain the title roles. The story is of a young man who fsanted to get into the war and had some difficulty in doing so, and many exciting and pleasing incidents are screened before the story concludes. The second star picture will be Madcap Madge," full of fun and sunshine. Eddie Polo, the hero of "The Circus King" serial, Etill carries out some of his daring feats, and the concluding episodes should not be missed. On Monday next a new and sensational serial, "Elmo the Mighty" will be shown. Elmo Lincoln and Lucille Love are the star players. It is a. story brimming with thrilling events, and the whole ten episodes should be followed closely. The first episode will be The Mystery of Mad Mountain." For the week-end an Ideal picture, The Talk of the Town," will be the feature film. It is the fctory of a. girl who wae ground down as a child under a system of strict discipline, rebelled against it as she grew up, and was cured by an ingenious plan. The Firefly of Tough Luck" will be another film which will be greatly appre- ciatcd. The Houdini serial will also be continued. THEATRE ROYAL. I The management of the Royal Theatre are again to the fore with the usual tip- top programme, which includes one of the finest Rex Beach pictures ever filmed, en- titled The Crimson Gardenia," featur- ing Owen Moore and Hedda Nova. Once again demonstration i-s given of the ability of Rex Beach to interest- A story with mystery, the suspense of which he maintains to the end. What would one do if faced by a band of desperate crimi- nals who sought his life, and there was a telephone on the table? Would he act as Rowland Van Dam did in The Crimson Gardenia," quietly raise the receiver 80 that the exchange operator could hear the strange conversation and alarm the police? This is but one of many excit- ing incidents in this fine film. The second feature is Woman's Weapon," starring Ethel Clayton, five reels. Other films shown are the final episode of the serial, Hand-s Up," clearing up the mystery of who was the phantom rider; episode two of the now serial, "The Lightning Raider," showing Pearl White at her best; two- reel comedy entitled Coster Nell," the Gazette, and the Royal orchestra complete a fine programme. For Thursday Robert Warwick in The Silent Master," one of the most thrilling and dramatic photo-plays over screened, supported by Olive Tell and Anna Little; Who is to BlemeP" another five-red drama, featur- ing Jack Livingstone; Episide 8 of the mysterious serial, The Si?nt Mv?tery,- entitled Cl-l' SboU's two- reel comedi ?nturing Smiling Bill Par- son in PinK Pyjam?s/' On Monday next Pauline Frederick in her latest pro- cliietion, "Tiie P?ace of Roaring Rwer." CASTLE CINEMA. I June Elvidge, the charming dramatic 11m star, will be seen at the Castle on I 1 Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday next, week in her latest production, "The Strong Way," an enthralling society drama in five acts. This singularly effective photo- play awards the star a role which taxes her versatility to its utmost. Suffice it to say, however, that she meets all the diffi- cult situations of the story with a won- derful display of those varied capabilities which have lifted her to a place in the foremost Tanks of ecreen stars. A very attractive speciality skating act is infro- duced in one scene, and June llvidge wears some very beautiful gowns. The second feature is a five-part Triangle drama, The Girl of Timber Claims," in which Constance Talmadge plays a. spirited role. In this photo-play there is some of the most magnificent forest and mountain scenery ever filmed. For Thurs- day the chief attractions are His Woman," a thrilling and romantic love dri-ma. starring Montague Love and June Elvidge, and "J arried in Haste." a de- lightful Wm. Fox comedy-drama, ir, which Albert Ray and Elinor Fair play the Icacli?s P?.?? In addition there will be a selection of. the Ifttct comedy and topical films included in each programme. CARLTON. I For Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday next tho star film at tha Carltoil is The Common Cause," in six reels, written by 1 I. Hartley Manners (author of Pefl of My Heart") and Ian Hay Beith. This is a film with a laugh, a thrill, and a throb, featuring Herbert Rawlinson and a strong cast. Harry T. Morey will also he seen with Betty BIytiie. in "The Green I God," a. VitagTph Blue Ribbon feature, l tAo novel by the same ?itio by Frederick Arnold Kimner in five reels. The story is intensely interesting. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Com- radeship" will be screened, in which Lily Elsie is featured. Also Shadows," featur- ing Geraldine Farrar, a Stoll (Goldwyn) picture, in which Gevaldine Farrar is seen in a powerful role; Episode 2 of "The Lightning Raider," featuring Pearl White; and the final episode of Hands Up." The Carlton patrons who have been following this serial must see the finish. PICTURE HOUSE. The White Man," featuring an all-star cast, in which Herbert Heath created so much success at the Adelphi Theatre, will be screened at the Picture House on Mon- day, Tuesday, and Wednesday. The all- star cast includes Elliott Dexter in the chief part, and other well-known artistes, such as Tully Marshall, Theodore Roberts, Monte Blue, Ann Little, and Katherine MacDonald. Of the story it is only neces- sary to recall that it is one of the most gripping and interesting imaginable. Also The Silent Woman," fratilling Edith Storey. This is a 1 zrnit o ry of Storey. This is a great story of love and intrigue, beautifully staged, and elaborate settings. Episode 13 of A Fight for Millions "—the Engine of Terror-will also be shown. There will be two strong feature filnwt for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, the first being Mabel Norman J in the Venus Model," a play which is a j skilled blend of everything the public want and The Hope Chest," featuring Dorothy Gish, the little disturber. It is not nece&sary to add to that. 1mt it is safe to say that she ? as perfect in the I role of Stella Moore as one would expect her to be. The Purple Dre&s," a life: story by the world-famous 0. Henry, is, also screened, and all those who are in- terested in these films should not miss this picture. Y.M.C.A. CINEMA. I The Y.M.C.A. Cinema is undoubtedly gaining in popularity. The high class of programmes which have been submitted to the patrons has been greatly enjoyed. Next week there is another fine pro- gramme, the chief picture being v Her Amateur Orphan," the leading part being taken by the well-known star, Gladys Leslie, whose name is sufficient guarantee as to the excellence of the film. Other pictures in the programmo include a Mary Stewart," Bobby's Fairy "one big scream, Capt. Jinks' Plumber "-one reel of clean comedy, and an interest film, California Ostrich Farm." The latter part of the week's leading pictute will be Stop Thief," featuring the well-known actress, Mary Ryan, whose name 16 a household one with all picture-goers.
IP* I ? I i. -? ■ II AI I I MINCEMEAT at this I time of the year I provides a change from the ordinary fruit tarts and pudd- j ings. No need to wait until Xmas for Mince Pies, Mince Tarts, Mince Roll, Plum I Pudding, etc. You can make them "at a moment's notice," without the long labour of picking and mixing the fruit, I if you have a jar of I Ever I Wanted— ? Ever | Ready! I 3 d I eAANQ "Made just like Home-made." I Economical! I 1 1 Nutritious! j < Delicious! I- Sold by Grocers and Stores everywhere. Keep a jar always handy, You will then never be short of something nice for the table. • • A WORD Buy an EXTRA jar of Pobec Json'* Minca j Meat every week, thu. entfuringr ample ¡ IN SEASON -Pplies for present ? and ? good dock ¡ I IW SON for Christmas. i. ■.■■■ "i 1 1» i" ""iii— «"■ 1" .if. —szz— i I ? paaelt ￼ ￼ J r -1 01 M t C I Sh Hov ° 0!ympia Motor Cycle Sh ow, "ovt*o"2'9'th. f Messrs. DAVIES & ELLIOTT j Motor Engineers, 20 and 21, Orange Street, 1 Beg to announce that their Representative will be in attendance at the I MATCHLESS STAND, -No. 48. I SWANSEA and DISTRICT AGENT for "BEAN" & "LBTTLE MIDLAND" Cars. The" LITTLE MIDLAND If will be on View at 18, Kensington Gardens, cor- | 1 ner of Hammersmith Road Entrance. Demonstration Runs can be arranged. j t AT THE J ELYSIUM. I Mon., Tues., Wed. | I The Big New Serial 1 You've been waiting for. 8 ELMO I THE j MIGHTY 8; Featuring Si I The Celebrated Stars J | ELMO LINCOLN 1 and 1 LUCILLE LOVE HL- RE'S the Serial that's going I ? to make you fairly clutch j II yo?- seat in nerve-tingling eensa- tions, for you'll see the mighty j ELMO LINCOLN, in exploits of enormous strength and sensa- j tional adventures. You'll see the beautiful and j1 talentted favourite LUCILLE B LOVE and great cast of playors. 5 You'll get mystery, suspense and R thrills galore. Bring the children. | I ¡ They will hugely enjoy every 8 episode. Now ing. Send f for a free sample | We will send a bijou | size sample of S I FRIPPSI rOll-E-r SOAP I Kj free on request. fe Please mention your usual K ui dealer's name and address. □ CHRISTR. THOMAS & BROS., LTD. H BROAD PLAIN BRISTOL || 1Q. t g ?AVES DA!LY BL?CKLEADtMS ? For Grates, Stoves, Fenders, BLACK EXCLUSIVE 1 AT THE THEATRE j ROYAL, KOYAL For Three Days Only. | Alon., Tues. & Wed. THE Exploits of a German Submarine, U 35. A Picture that-should be seen by every Briton, as a tribute to the Merchant- men who Carried On during the War. I An Actual Film. j Spccial Articies on the Coming Football Prospects. Photos arid Reports ot Local (aames. Slf the Resuits. SEE "SPORTING NEWS." 49 I Printed and published by th-4 Swansea Vrauty, Ltd., at Leader Bunrtrnsw- 8-w.a.natn.