) CHRISTMAS DAY PREPARATIONS. I To ensiye success and certain approcia-1 tion. al! Christmas fare—Puddings, C akes. Fib. Pastries and other good things— j should be made bv using BORWICIv'S! HIKING POWDER as the best raising j nt. The result will then be consistently sal isfactory and economical. Borwick's .Baking Powder is always reliable as it is made from the purest and strongest I
The real I ?t? /'< ti'<? ￼ PALHEini Swansea's Smartest Tailor pleasure of holidays, and the benefit .too, is not fully enjoyed unless some I outdoor exercise is included, I when a serviceable PALMERI OVERCOAT is one of your needs, especially if outdoor sports appeal to you. OVERCOATS from Y,5 to 9 Gns. Ready-to-Wear. I WE CAN FIT YOU WHILE YOU WAIT. 12, Castle St. j t- li. Samuel's Si g W Shops are packed from Jpv>! floor to ceiling with thousands oiJp-< i GIFTS THAT ARE A LIFELONG JOY: f & Make the most of this great op- > portunity and get better gifts Bp-#' < (ban ever FACTORY Jill< next to < pRi gs! Claw Riug | Diamond ij G i p s y Ring. 3 \ir 15ne sir Diainotkd ???:??.? 25/. Cios,3over' ￼ ￼ ￼ ￼ Perfectly j S,?t with Pearls ;96 lf\ 'mt; .md Amethysts. ousTer /j?? ???.? FOU MONTH'S 9 Bh!l? ?, ￼ ??? "?- autsgli) ????????? "LUCKY" ￼ ????????yWtMtKQRtKaS. -?'????????S?' Sold ?y weight, 251- j 22-Ct Solid Gold j WR'ST 17 /6 351-, 7o/ upwards. W*TC)t. FuHy '? aMCtaLOFFM: 4 tetled. Reliable Wedding Ring & ^^ceepet. Mc?e! ^"two^k 30/- j \t§y@ SEE |I; C h arm- > WHAT 'ing design, set 21/- You h Pearls, and Ai-nethyst centre. SAV-' SILVER WRIST I ^*W/ i WATCH. FuUy jewelled, lever m o v einent. 5 13 I %-er ca?;c. C?HT'S LEY,R. ??'!tLBB- ?g?Ar??-BVV .t! igSS& sj £ mi Mhvi I movement, Nickel 300 the tb&,USands Of '? Silver ftR, barliim ? the j l case. 25/- vtindows V- ST. I 265, OXFORD ST. (Under the Big Clock), | < SWANSEA. ? t Arid it Cardiff, Merthyr, Newport, H etc. $li cnr-USa to call wr'.b f" 7rea 3i c ? H. Sam-Jl, 1VJ, Ha*:4. Si-, Mar.cl£ wttar,r. t'- AM!>et..LTD. ?
-=,- I R.A.M.C. PRESENTATION. Sctge. A. G Morris was tiie l'eCíplllt II nf a very li,? iiiabogaily tfmcpie?e from the officers, N.C.O.'s and men Of tha 2/3rd Welsh Field Ambulance, on ) the occasion of his marriage. Th» ne-i irtntation was by Sergt. P. Butler, j W.M., and W. J. Bloor, who tendered the .)Of}. v, i>!us of the corps, ;:crgt. A. C suitably responded
DANCE FROCKS. Wonderful Dresses and -e. sents at Edwards, Oxford St. lfhe Christmas season is the time when all our thoughts, and often our worries, centre around the all absorbing topic of shopping. The cry What shall I buy ?" and Where shall I buy?" is heard upon all sides. Shopping need not be such a bugbear; indeed, if only carried out in the proper way, it ought to prove an en- joyable pastime. For economical pur- chases, the well known establishment of Wm. Edwards, Oxford-street, Swansea, has been famous lor many years, but this season they have succeeded in surpassing all previous efforts, and also to have die- covered more than ordinarily exquisite articles in every department. Among the many novelties to be found in the lace I department are Maltese collars, scarves and handkerchiefs—these are extremely pretty, and would be so very acceptable to lovers of dainty things; and all of us must confess a weakness in that respect. Striped scarves, in various colours, boxes of handkerchiefs, ranging from the absurdly low price of (xjd: up to 12s. lid-, are displayed in tempting variety: All new goods for evening wear-georgette, spangled nets, ninons in all the gorgeous colouring, and the newest designs in laces in every procurable make are only a few of the desirable things shown in this department. Of course you will want new ribbons for the festive aSon. If you wiiih to renovate an old frock, the wisest plan is to pay a visit to the ribbon department of Edwards', where wide sash- ribbons of every description are displayed; raid one can work wonders with a sagrh- an indispensable addition to all the newest frocks, and the sash ribbons only cost from 2s. 6d to 3s. 9d. What about your girlies lace? Coloured glace lace rib- bons, all of good value, range from Is. 2id. to Is. llid. The dancing craze shows no sign of abating, and it seems to be practically impossible to have too many dance frockts; n fact, there is no ignoring the demand for dainty dance dresses. This house has realised this, and in the gown depart- ment are .numbers of wonderfully pretty and picturesque little model dancing dresses, which cannot be too highly re- commended. There are frocks of georgette, crepe de chine, ninon, beautiful sequin robes and taffeta, their prices ranging from 7ite. 6d. to Jcl2 12s.; then there are the exceptionally smart and stylish French models in tiwsel-brocade, and dainty frocks of chiffon taffeta, ranging from twelve to twenty-five guineas. Worthy oY special note was a charming little frock of black charmeuse with a biscuit tunic of georgette, the bottom of which showed daisies worked in black i and white silk, intermingled with these were tiny steel beads, introducing an entirely original effect. Beautiful brocades are certainly wgll favoured at the moment, and of these this establishment has some exceedingly beautiful now de- signs. A pretty little frock they are now showing is one of floral chiffon tafrta. made in the newest otyle, with shoulder I straps, the bodice being daintily adorned with lace. These are only a few notable models amongst a great many others which are being shown to-day. Sequin I tunics in" aU black, silver and gold, may be had from three to twelve guineas. Everyone seems to be on the look o\vt, for luxurious furs this season, and this enter- prising firm has a magnificent display of furs and fur coats of every description— fur coats of coney-seal, musquash, beaver, squirrel, and furs, stole?, necklets and muffs in skunk, sables, beaver, squirrel.: i-riuines-,tll at most reasonable price?. We musn't forget thp dainty lingerie, a j most important factor in woman's attire, There are dainty camr-oles and under- j skirts of crepe-de-chine and silk, and j some particularly fine underskirts of ■ taffeta. Very handsome (iressing-g(-,wn,-3 of J Japanese silk, beautifully embroidered, ) are a special feature of- this department, ) their price- rint-ritig froivi ,Cl Is. to £ 3 5s. Xor must we forget the tiny tots, child- ren's dancing frocks for Xmas parties in all the daintiest -material* and of choice design are very much in evidence. Quite a nonlh are Hie little stockinette tunics. These are in flif- tr-oveT,,i)l sC'yle, with I coat and cap to match, and may be obtained in saxe, rose navy and emerald. This firm has now a special line in mercerised sports coats for ladies. They aro worth 35s. I Id., but they are willing to fiell at tie ridiculously low price of 21s. 1 rd., ) What about toys for the children ? Toy* of every description to rkIiIJt any child are in the Children's Christmas Bazaar. Mechanical toys for your bov j and beaut'ful do-ll»; for the ,ir!, to men- 1 tion only a fe,w.
The Day's Gossip. Leader n Olfice, FrIda}: Some aspects of the labour problem arc enough to give one a headache. Here is a perplexity. A piano is wanted on hire. this week, for a certain function. All right. Cost of hire, so much. But plus that, according to an estimate, would be the labour of shifting it-four men at 7s. 6d. an hour each. to take it in, and a [Ii i. to take it in, an d a similar sum to take it back. Six pound", apart from the cost of hire! The offer was, of course, impossible. Luckily, there were others! "Making of Modern Wales." A brilliant young Welshman who has specialised in history long since promised me to review Mr. LlewelyA Williams's new book, "The Making of Modern Wales." I had hoped to have his article in hand, and to have placed it in print, before this; but scholars are strange creatures! and cannot be driven or pushed. In the meantime, I want to say that, although there aje parts of the book—those dealing with the Court of Great Sessions-which have a greater appeal to the legal mind than to mine, the chapers in which Mr. Williams discusoos the Reformation, the growth o Nonconformity, and the Welsh lan,ukige,i reveal him at his finest. I tnlp- pose those who have studied Welsh his- tóry knew a good deal about the three Welshmen at Douai, but the tale as told here, with all a craftsman's Bkill. will be new to the majority of Welshmen. The Making of Modern Wales L-Alacinillanj has sold extraordinarily vrell in Swansea. and there i8. I am told, a call for more liberal supplies, when the printers and binders can meet the demand. I P.ntiful Money. I me most manifest sijfn of our timo h the abundance of money. Take this one small illustration. Many of my readeris know the two great stalls for books and periodicals on the departure platform at Paddington. As it rule these stalk are, crowded with cheap reprints, the eighteen- penny and two shilling books. it you look there to-day, you will find that the principal commodities in the way of books are expensive productions vaiying in price from Ji2 to fis., and that the cheap reprints have had for the moment to take a back seat. What is more to the point, these expensive productions are being sold. If you stand at one of the bookstalls for half an hour, you ivill be amazed at the free sale of expensive books. And the same tendency is notice-a lib in other things than literature. The windows of jowellers' shops are. crowded with the most expensive adornments. Indeed, we seem to be living in a time when money [I is passing from hand to hand with un- [ exam.pled freedom. I A Mother's Story. I Here is the story. a Swansea mother writes to me. I give it as it is:—I have a baby eight months old, who has a quart of milk a day, and more if he could get it; but my means cannot allow it. as I have nine children all under JG years. I have six going to school every day. I used to give that six Quaker Oats and milk for breakfast, but now, I am sorry to say, they go with practically an empty stomach since the milk is so dear. They cannot eat bread and margarine first thing in the morning, and I cannot afford to give so many little ones bacon, nor any- thing else in fact, as my husband's wageq are £ 3 10s. a week, and the onil help be- sides is a little girl working three or four turns a week. How do they expect chil- dren to grow up strong1? No. they will never grow up strong when the best thing you can give a child is taken away from them. Nobody cares, only the poor mother. A nurse ia cent to my house every month to weigh my baby. She will ask, What milk do you give baby, and what kind of bottle? But she does not ask if I can afford to pay for the milk to put in that bottle. Let other mothers who have to struggle as I have speak up, and try to save our dear babies, and protest against such a scandalous price of milk. Moscovitbh. I We have been privileged to see in Swan- ¡ sea a good many Shylocks. Probably the most notable has been that of Sir TIenry Irving, who made of the Jew a figure of supremi tragedy, a martyr of his race, lifted him high above the vulgar concep- tion of the Jew. and so worked upon the sympathy of his audience for the op- pressed race that probably the feeling, even after the trial, was a good deal with .Shyloek. Then there was the interpre- tation of Mr. Herman Vezin, surely the greatest Shakespearian scholar who has ever appeared on the British stage. His Shylock, as indeed, all his characters, were steeped in the atmosphere ..f the study. His elocution was beautiful, ard bi3 Shylock principally notable for its declamation and the deep brooding spirit which he brought out in the Jew. One II evening this week [ paw another Shylock —(hat of Maurice Mos?ovitch, who is doing a season at the Court Theatre, in London. Mr. Moscovitch is himself a Jew, and certainly • this. was the most Jewish of an Slu'locks we have even seen upon the stage. His was a most reasoned performance, and it was curious to note that he made the elopement of Jessica with Lorenzo the greot tragic point of the play. Shylock, according to Moscovitch, was incensed with Antonio's attacks upon the Jews of Venice: he was in a fury at the insults to his f«<fth. but that which fastened the old man upon his fearful ( revenge was the running away of Jessica nnd her marriage with a Christian. I Politics and Religion. I Lord Robert Cecil is perhaps the out- standing figure in the Conservative Party to-day. On Wednesday I had tiu- pleasure of hearing him at St. Martin's in the Fields, speakitig upon Christianity and National Policy." Ho took a strange theme. Working from the Old Testament, he argued that nations were judged by God according to ( the righteousness or unrighteousness of their Government; and coming into the "?ew Testament qtioted three sayings < f Christ to show from his point of iee, that this doctrine had also the sanction of Christ.' There was one illuminating passage in which he dealt with King David's crime in the enumerating of the Israelitish people. I rihist confess t have always been puzzled why Divine vengeance fell upon David for taking a 'census of the people. Lord Robert ap- prehAnded that it was because David had forg( ?,teii that the strength of Israel was I in the Lord, and that the counting showed that he was beginning to rely somew lwt upon force and might for the j power of his throne. Speaking iu slow, j deliberate language, Lord Robert Cecil ) a- Hed this lesson in the light of the ineiv Testament, pointing out what a j solemn responsibility lay, not only upon the Government of the land. but also tipo ,i the people, who in the last resort j were responsible for Government, to see that the policy of their country was ) based on Christian principles. He spoke for half an liour, but he left food for i thought for many days to come.
I -¡ I ￼ N I ￼ EDWARDS' ￼ w w j?TL. A. ?.?&? ￼ NOW ￼ 1NOWl BAZAAR NOW t OPEN ) J There's a Whole Fairyland of real delight in our Bazaar'for the Girls and Boys. Is is filled with an enormous variety of the newest Games and Toys that are reliable-not the kind that break after the first time they are used. All the way from id. to £3 is the price range, so the selection is good enough for everybody. There are interesting Mechanical Toys in iron and other materials, including Carriages and Horses, Delivery Wagons, Ambulance Wagons, all kinds of Trains, Automobiles, Warships, Pumps, Forts, etc., from 2/0. f Dolls of every description-beautifully dressed and for dressing. Dolls' Furniture, including Bureaus, Wardrobes, Dressing Tables, Bedsteads and Chairs. < Magic i Lanterns, Moving Picture Machines, from 6/11. V Boxes of Soldiers, Menageries, Houses, Stores, Picture Blocks, 1 Games, Noah's Arks, priced from 1/ Horses, Dogs, Cats, Rabbits, Goats, Teddy Bears, etc., in Real Skins, from 2/ |1 Dolls' Tea, Dinner and Toilet China Sets, from 1/ J I Toy Pianos and thousands of other beautiful Toys at Price? ■ to suit everyone. i? D.? SAW 'k WA ARD ?aAs Fft u-7 E • fVaa&n/boStr&et* \Jt ?e L05 11= a D PA PE BY S TOR ES w&nsea
CHRISTMAS SHOPS. BREMNER BROS. I Once again the season of gift-making is with. us; but do nQt let the choice of a gift' worry 'you. Just drop in at the fashion Craft, Oxford-street, and view the display there. Smart velvet 6moking jackets, warm woollen cardigan jackets and vests, or military brushes in cases, will appeal to most men. Or &hould it be for a lady, what about a smart woollen or silk scarf? or a pair of chamois or silk gloves? But it would take too much room to mention all the beautiful goods. So call early and have an early choice. AT T. H. NORMAN. I Mr. T. ki. Nol-man, late of Messrs. Norman and Williams, jewellers, Ox- ford-street, has re-opened business at 7, Oxford-street, and is making a beautiful show of gold and silver jewellery and electro goods. The range in brooches, pendants, diamond and gem rings, brace- let watches, gold and silver, is of the latest and most exquisite designs, and household silver of every description are there in all artistic patterns. E. S. CHAPPELL, TAILOR. I Ever to the front in enterprise, Mr. I E. S. Chappell, the. popular high-class I tailor, of High-street, Swansea, lias made very special provision for the Christmas trade. A great feature is being made of gentlemen's overcoats, ready to wear, and it is very gratifying to find that ail j ex-service men are made an allowance of 10 per cent, on every purchase. In the ladies' department, also, there is a great show of coats ready to wear, and made by Mr. Chappell's own tailors. R. G. MORGANS' BOOT SHOP. I In the roomy, well-appomted estaolisn- mcnt of Mr. R. G. Morgan, boot and woo dealer College-street, visitors are always1 sure ot getting the best attention, and a wide range of selection. Especial atten- tion is now being given to the slipper de- partment, where are a splendid assort- ment of goods peculiarly suitable as Christmas presents. The show of dainty footwear for ladies will please every ■ visitor. The little ones, too, have not been forgotten, for here are seen clis- played an exquisite array of pretty children's slippers. Good, gent. 's boots are now *in great demand, and here ve seen a great stock in each variety. KITLEY'S FLORAL DISPLAY. One of the imjxjrtant features to ensure the success of social functions is the deco- rative scheme, and anyone in doubt ,houl,ri pay a visit to Messrs. Kitley's lloral Hall, Oxford-street. There the problem will he easily solved, because you almost imagine that you have entered an eastern garden. The thousand and one colours, to be snre, are bewildering, and the beautiful artificial blooms and foli_age displayed, and the reproductions both in design and colour, are testimony of the high standard maintained in this class of work. With the assistance of the ladies in attendance, decorations at the Christ- mas festivities should be easily arranged "THE BON." The house with the reputation for high grade goods without high prices has ex- celled itself this Christmas in the range of goods suitable for presents. The vari^tv being shown will quickly make you decide, as it embraces all that is suitable. Beautiful coloured silk and woollen scarves, chamois kid and fur- lined gloves, umbrellas, silk knitted ties, ladies' handbags in various coloured leathers, with all the mysteries dear to the feminine heart; woollen waistcoats, Cardigan jackets, most acceptable for the cold days, an-1 many other articles of equal usefulness are shown. The pro- prietor extends a cordial invitation to all to com. and inspect, as it is utterly impossible to exhibit but a small iwrtion in the limited window space at The Bon, I Gower-street. MESSRS. LEWIS- LEWIS & CO. lheee are the ciays when Christmas 1 gifts of the practical and servicea ble kind are those most appreciated, and Messrs. Lewis Lewis and Co. are to be compli- J mtntca upon their success in securing j everything desirable to satisfy the wants of their numerous patrons. Upon making a visit of inspection we find a wonderful selection of furs, collars and sets, also coney seal and musquash coats. In the blouse department are found crepe de chene, Jap silk, and voile blouses of ex- ceptional value. The housewife cannot ljelp but be pleased with the fancy linen department, with its wide variety of afternoon cloths, ducliesse sets, sideboard cloths, d'oyleys, etc. Experience has proved that gloves, handkerchiefs, vanity bags, umbrellas, Maltese collars and scarves, fancy leather bags, and woollen scarves are amongst the most popular gifts for the yuletide. And here ajain the firm have excelled: dainty lingerie, comprising crepe de chene and Jap silk camisoles, etc., are bound to appeal to the ladies. The gent.'s outfitting department is replete with well-tailored men's suits and overcoats, shirts, pyjamas, gloves. ties, collars, etc. Also for the boys, popu- lar styles in velvet tunic suits are a speciality. The staff of Messrs. Lewis, Lewis and Co. are unsparing in their efforts to assist customers in their choice of usefyl gifts for the Festive Season. A predominating factor tending to the popu- larity of Messrs. Lewis, Lewis and Co.'s establishment is the minimum of incon- wmfenee for shopping owing to the as- sistants serving through, so avoiding the necessity of moving from one department to another. F. CHUBB. I F. Chubb. the well-known expert ladies' and gent's cutter, who for the past thir- teen yoars has held important positions in Swansea, has opened an up-to-date ladif* and gent's tailoring business al 266, High-street, Swansea (Elysium Build- 'ngs*i. This firm has already gained an extensive reputation, and this is due to the fact that they give the best of everything, that is, in (-iit, fit.. style, and also quality; and the materials are noted for their wparing qualihros. Their suits are veritable har?aiMs. ami the Mme may ? faid of thi ladies' co?- fumcs. and there are a very large assort- ment of designs and patterns. Mr. Chubb wishes the public +o know that all the fitting, cutting, and making are done on his own premises. He is noV showing a full Tange of the reason newest materials. RICHARD LEWISt I It is with a genuine sigh of relief that I the Christmas shopper will turn into the specially prepared showrooms of Richard 1/ewis, High-street. Swansea, for this arm is always to the fore in catering for the festive sea&on; and those who have once disccvpr?i the merits of the excellent wares offered by this Mt?Mishmpnt, ":iIll r?t?rn ?gain and again, ?nowin? that here their requirements will speedily be attended to. It- is indeed a happy moment to visit these showrooms, for an extra- ordinarily wonderful selection of all those fripperies so very dear to the feminine heart have been secured. Foremost among the tempting and tasteful variety are the new and distinctive styles in blouses, rtrepe-de-chino, voile, and Jap silk, one and all of them strikingly original in design, while their colours are wonderfully well chosen, and most artistic. Woollen and silk scarves, deliciously soft in texture, and moderately low in price, are in abundance. They are also showing a most attractive selection of all fancy linen xx.1s. Fascinating little garments for the tiny tots are always to be found at this house, and this Christmas is no exception, for all the goods displayed are strikingly novel. One has to see thero to fully realise their beauty, both of de- sign and colouring. Dainty little frocks of every shade and material imaginable, all delightfully simple. A most aeceptable present to Ili-, mind would he a pretty lingerie set. The lingerie here is alto- gather lovely, being so very delicate and dainty. Not only itho shov>per» who ar» on the look-out for Christmas gilts, but also those whose wardrobes need replenish- ing, will find at the present moment many things to tempt them in the*r> showrooms. Richard Lewis's pretty collars, dainty handbags, useful glovts, and all théi" softly tinted ribbons and trimmings-, would be particularly appropriate Christmas presents. They also have in stock an excellent selection of all the newest dress materials. ;,nc onr readers would do well to pay a personal visit to this house. TUDOR DAVIES. At the well-known and popular estab- lishment of Tudor Davies, Oxford-street, there is such a large variety of goods that no difficulty whatever should he experi- enced in choosing an admirable present for your friend or relative. Among this variety of charming gif's will be found an excel*, nt selection of fancy handker- chiefs, and should you wart gloves, there isn't a woman who Mould not he delighted with the useful and smart gloves procur- able in this establishment. Tudor Davies makes a speciality of furs, having one of the largest stocks in the provinces. And. of 4course, as a nice blouse is always a welcome gift, you should make a special effort to visit the blouse department, where will he found some of the most be- coming styles in blouses and jnmpcrs that, could possibly be desired—blouses of crepe-de-chine. Japs, georgette, and roile. to mention only a f,lw of the rpry large assortment shown here. Perhaps you would like somfthing in the fancy liner; line. Well. i go(-)d .,i-ali.ie ;1t on exemption-, ally low price is a foregone conclusion. Down quilts are also among the many tractions offered by this firm lo those in search of acceptable presents, and it would be WA)J worth your while to fako advantage of this offer at your earliest opportunity. I D.C.JONES. Tf you have not yet visited the tab- lishment of Mehsrs. D. ('. Jonps- and Son, u are. to witness their special Christinas selections, you should lose n', further time in doing $.0. They have made the most complete arrangements for the display of all mannev of Christ- mas gifts. There is an endless variety ov crcpe-de-chine blouses, suitable for all occasions. In the departments devoted to ladies' lingerie, there are some exception- ally dainty garments, and the prices chargpd arc consistently moderate. Although these are the Ifisf, rvord in daintiness, their durability may bo thoroughly relied upon. Those to whom, really good things appeal would not fail to appreciate the linen embroidered liind- kerchiefs which are-included in ibis firm'" r xhihit. They have a1<o at t he 're??nt moment a ?p?ctton of quit<* iin- j expensive but distracting!* pretty tittlb frocks in a number of delicate and d"« lightful colours. Not only are the women rat?rcd for. but also the men. J.?p? ?Tli,rm, dressing ?o?'ns. wool jnt'?et?. lined gloves, and umbrellas are all very pr.i?- tkal pT?aent? at Messrs. D. C. Jones ?nd Sons. These are 811 VPTT p?n?ntly m ?'idencp. and are without exception of a mwt reJiahlp cp?-rintioTt.
==::7-?- GLAMORGAN M.O.H. Brecon Doctor Appointed. At a meeting of the Glamorgan County Council, held at Cardiff on Thursday, l'le chairman, kld-rnian Hopkin .orgr.n. presiding, Dr. E. Colston WiDIims, of Tirecon, was appointed medical officer for the county at a salary of £1,000 a -ear. The new medical officer is 42 years of nqe. and is the son of Mr. John Llovd Williams, of St. David's, Pembrokeshire. He was a student at St. Bartholomew's Hospital. London, where lie obtained three scholar shins, a good many prizes, and later the following degrees and (Ii,)IoTni,, s Tt C. S. I L.P .C.P M.B., B.S. rCniversitv of London\ M.D. tUrn- versitv of .I,anoon), F.R.C.S. (Eclin- Vmr^hS. -1 "D.P.TT. (Camhrid7-). Printed a,nd published by the Swandem Press, Ltd.. at Leader Buildings, ^an«e».