WHEN WILL IT BE? fl Much needless and alarming excitement 9 has been caused by the pronouncement 1?? of an American scientific professor, and .jM! many people have been dreading duru? IB the past week the end of the world, but J?MB thi, interesting subject from the Christian ',¡, standpoint will be ably dealt with by 1;he Rev. W. Pcdr Williams at St. Pa'ul'? M Church to-morrow <"renin?. fl
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CHRISTMAS SHOPS. j D. M. LEWIS & CO., LTD., f Oxford-street. I At D. M. Lewis there is a very vide range, practically an unlimited selection of suitable and sensible Christmas pre- sents for men, youths, and boys. In over- coats and sui's, styles include all the .ii'O-i approved designs, and you can select hpre with perfect confidence know- ing that the style, fit, and prices, era right. Here are also a nne assortment, of .8carve«, mufflers. gloves, ties, collars, braces, handkerchiefs, and umbrellas, al; wfell as velour and tweed hats of all kinds at 'popular prices. SCOTT & SONS, TOY DEALERS, Goat-street Arcade. "25 per cent, less than the- prices 01 Ijist year." That is the novel and tempting proposition which draws the people to }Ie;-U's. Scott and Sons, Toy Bazaar in Goat-street. A tremendous lot of toys are being sold at a considerable .sacrifice, and though some metal goods .ire Up, most of thp poods available arc down. It will pay the public to make in. quu'ies here for anything they want, as many lines are being elea/red at very low prices. There is a large variety Ice ■ wooden toyj and games, iudeeti there is I nothing in the way of toys and games hat cannot bo had at Scotts. MESSRS. GOULDS, I j Castle Buildings. .Everyone knows the very attractive emporium in Castle Buildings, at the corner of Ca?tle-stroet, and College-street and it i- a pl:e where, now that Christ- mas draws near, a large proportion of the population of Swansea are calling. Here, there is a very large stock of ladies* coats, and blouses which are peculiarly' suitable as Christmas presents. There is no profiteering at thie, establishment, prices marked up are always distinctly reasonable. Ah \nstanee of this are the delightful crepe do chene blou-ses despite their exceptional quality are j ticketed at 19$. lid. What- gift could be more' acceptable to a lady? R. E. ALABASTER, Ladies' Tailor, I Heath fie Id-«t roe t. Swansea ladies know that the place for high-class tailoring is that of Mr. H. K. Alabaster, of Heafchfield-street. The' pro- prietor, who is a son of Mr. Alabaster, of Castle-square, was pupil of Mr. C. Brockington at Cardiff, and before that had experience in London. lIe is ex- clu:"in>lya ladies' tailor. Nothing ready- made is sold: but ,a large stock of high- claims materials ar- on hand for lades' coats and skiivs, and these are made up on the premises by Mr. Alabaster's own tailors. H. S. ALABASTER. I this is .something special. Nrr. 11. S. I Alabaster came in l&s;) from Fenohnrcb- street, London, and opened premises in and remained there until old Castle-street was pulled down, and the present new thoroughfare created. Having then to leave, he has jducp occu- pied premises under tho Castle" Tower. But though the business is redolent of old Swansea, there is nothing antique about the goods or the styles, which are absolutely high-class and up-to-date. This firm has always been known as possessing one of the largest as well as the most carefully selected of stocks in Swansea. MAISON BERNELLE. I After an extensive torn- of Christmas aheppinx, one sometimes feels almost sati- ated with the wonderful and glittering luxuries that are being displayed on every side. This would eurely he the case after n, visit to Maison BerneHe's. for one has to hold' one's breath on entering this establish- ment, so very lovely are the goods dis- played. There is no doubt thM the great need of the present moment, so far as evening wear is concerned, is a supply of graceful, ready-to-wear toilettes which. economically priced, win meet the wants of the many whose programme of dances will be extensive during the coming week. To meet this need Jiaison Bernelle lidve a special display of delightful little frocks. When whoppiiior here, one has the satisfac- tion of knowing that on some future date it will not be possible to suffer the mortifi- cation of meeting a frock, a jumper, or a hat exactly like yours. For "his house allows no duplication of any Xind. All their hatH are specially clesigii-v! !pn the premises, no two models being alii-e in any respect. For Christmas gifts they have oi-ception- ally dainty lines'in lingerie, which are' ca,rricd out in the most exquisite shades. Another special feature are tae charming handbags which are made to match your evening sown in all the new and beautiful brocades. Very charming, also, is the display of dolls' hats. EMANUEL THOMAS AND SON. I Tins well-known firul (established in 1877) are the sole manufacturers of the "E.T." Victory Pickle, the sales of which have reached unprecedented figures. Nothing like it for flavour has been seen pn the market before. They are manufacturers also of the E.T," cordials, Gravy Colouring, Swank Sause and Vinegar. The firm are in a splAdid position to extend their whole- sa le grocery and provision trade. The wholesale fruit and potato department is also coping with a record output this1 Christmas, and the firm's fleet of motor lorries, among which are about a dozen of the ubiquitous Fords and other large motor vans, daily scour the districts. In these days of delayed transport, the district deliveries within a radius of 20 miles of Swansea are a boon and a. biessinp" to traders in the valleys and the outlying districts. WATTS JONES. I Ladies will find at thi sestahlishment a choice selection of useful articles suitable for gifts. Gloves here are a speciality. and a fur-lined padr especially would be sure to gratify the taste of the recipient. Handkerchiefs represent a very impor- tant Christmas present, and at Wattis Jones will he found an extensive variety. There are also some voiry dainty handker- chief eatc-hets, embroidered and hand- painted upon delicate statin. Boxes of pretty handkerchiefs are to be had at ridiculously low prices. There will be found a pleasing display of dainty blouses in the showrooms, blouses of crepe- de-chine. ninon, voile, silk, etc., beauti- fully designed at very reasonable prices. They also have a large assortment of all manner of becoming neckwear, knitted silk'and woollen scarves in gorgeous ool- ourings, umbrellas, etc. Of chüdren goods there is a wonderful selection, aucn as party frocks, tiny fur sets, which can- not fail to make a very strong appeal to the little ones. This firm has always had a very wide and old reputation, botlo for quality and full value, and those of cur readers who are desirous of giving pre- sents that will please, and at the same. time prove useful, should lose no time he- fore paying this firm a visit, for every taste is catered for, and tfherfc need be no anxiety whatever about. finding presents whici will delight your friends.
v AMUSEMENTS. I Round the Swansea Picture I Halls and Theatres. EMPIRE. J Uood vocal and musical entertain- ments are particularly appreciated by Swanscn, Empire audiences, and next I week an excellent act is due in the Hylda Nelson Trio, who present Gems cf Melody." Fred Sy1veStor will appear with his Pocket Hercules," diminutive performers who proffer some astonishing feats of acrobating and equipoise. Billy O'Connor brings novelty in humour and a pack of cards. As a prestidigitateur, he gets off the beaten track and serves up his tricks with a briskness and brightness that is good to watch, carry- ing on at the same time a. running fire of witty chatter with his audience. Those clever artistes, Tom Waters and Eddie Morris bringi their comedy Irish classic, entitled Father and Son," to the Empire next week, and it is safe to assume that a warm Welcome awaits I them. George Morton, aptly described as "the black dot," Clara Magda, and those famous Japanese equilibrists, Yamamoto and Miss lvoyoshi, complete the bill. I THE ELYSIUM. f If vou want your holidays to be en- joyable, don't fail to pay a visit to the Eh'sium, High-street, as the pro- grammes arranged arc splendid. For the first three days of next week the place of merit will be held by a six-part Ideal super-drama, A Grain of Dust," ^eateiring Miss Lillian Walker. It is a magnificent picture. A grain of dust, invisible, insignificant, may clog the machinery of life, drift into the wheels of Empire, alter the majestic sweep of destiny, and even blind the eyes of men and women to their vision of immor- tality. Therefore let all give heed to this smallest of created things—a grain of dust. Followers of "Elmo the Mighty" film hare enjoyed every episode so far, and they will continue to do so right. to the end. Next week's episode will show how Elmo and Lucille, with the aid of the masked rider, escapes from the entombed mine and continues their fight against the swindlers. Other fine films will also be screened. Oil Christinas Day this hall will be opened at 2 o'clock and on Boxing Day at 1.30 p.m. The extra special attraction ior the end of the week will be another powerful Ideal attraction, "My Little ,Boy." featuring Ella Hall, Zoe Rae, and Emony Johnsori. This is a delightful storv of a charming little boy and a raw old curmudgeon. "Houdini" serial and a bill fuH of other all-star films will also be shown. THEATRE ROYAL. I .Next week, lor tile nr3t tnree utys, a powerful five-reel Triangle drama en- titled" Fuel of Li fc" holds the place of merit at the Theatre Royal. '.I.be story is most exciting, whilst the acting and staging effects are remarkably clever. Episode G of the thrilling 44arill, The Lightning Baider." should prove nry exeiting and full of stirring inci- dents. The Hope Chest," featuring one of the screen tavourites, Dorothy Gish (five reels), two-reel Triangle Keystone, I, A Dog Catcner's Love," featuring Slim Summerville; ana Pathe's Gazette, containing all the latest news. For the week-end tne programme will he quite up to the high standard shown at the hall. The star film is a five-act farce adapted from the play by Augustus Thomas, entitled Mrs. Jelf- ingwell's Boots," featuring Constance Talmadge. The moral of which is that there is always more than one of a kind in the world. Two-reel comedy, His New Breakfast Food," episode 12 of the thrilling serial, The Silent Mystery. By special request of numerous patrons who failed to get in to see "TJie Ex- ploits of German Submarine tlie management have been successful m se- curing this film for the latter part of next week. Never before, probably., have moving pictures boon obtained of the loss of a ship at such close quarters. The film is extraordinarily interesting. This theatre will be open Christmas Day at 1.15 p.m., and Boxing Day at 12.15 in the afternoon. CASTLE CINEMA. I The star picture for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at the Castle is con- sidered something of an event in photo- dramatic history. It is entitled At the House Opposite,And is a gripping drama in seven acts presented in a novel way. At "the house opposite" someone had been done to death. The man who saw that .deed held the clue to the assassin, yet he dare not speak. A woman's honour was concerned, and bis lips were sealed. Yet in the condemned ceil an innocent man was waiting the last penalty. The silent witness knew that. How the real assassin was found is one of the biggest sensations in this crreat rnvstcrv drama. Leah Baird Mid James Morrison play the leading parts, and are sunported by an all-star caste. In addition to this masterpiece a lull programme of drama and comedy lrns will be shown" Patrons are requested to note that, as in past years, the hall will not be open on Christmas Day. On Boxing Day the performance will com- mence at 1 o'clock, and the chief attrac- tions will be "Words and Music bv a William Fox photoplay m five parts, and The Secret Code," ia thrilling story of intrigue and mystery. CARLTON. -.I Don't Change Your Husband, which will be shown at the Carlton on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next, is the most recent ot Cecil B. do Mille's productions for Artoraft. mctures. One of the points of the film is the cos- tomes worn by Gloria Swanson, Avto pourtravs the wife who ceased to iove her husband because lie has a taste xcr spring onions. It is a most unusual story and handled with consummate care and artistry. Also A Pair of Sixes, featuring Taylor Hmes, supported by a strong cast; a two-part comedy, Hullo Trouble," "Marvels of the Universe," and Pathe's Gazette. There will be a special programme for Christ- mas night and two following days. The star film is The Narrow Path," in five reels, featuring Sanny Ward. It presents a story as old as the Pyramids, and vet a story that is ever new. Epi- side of the Lightning Raider," "All for Gold"; Out for the Cure," a Drew comedy; "A Youthful Affair," comedy; "Marvels of the Universe," and Pathe's Gazette. PICTURE HOUSE. v J 1 At the Picture riouse on m.onaay, Tuesday and Wednesday there will be shown one of William Fox's masterpieces "Never Say Quit," featuring George Walsh. The story is written, around one Reginald Jones. He was bom on a Frida" v, and it was Friday the 13th to boot. The clock ticked 13 minutes past the hour, 'so you can wonder th.at, he is doomed to a life that is a joke to others and nuisance to himself. Gladys Leslie, in "A Nymph of the Foothilk," a. 11 Vitagraph Blue Ribbon feature in f,v'o reels. This photoplay is set in t La I mountains of the West, produced with. all the rich effects essential to corrept H: artistic atmosphere, and favoured with M skilful direction. "Hello Trouble" is W a rattling comedy, and Marvels of the H Universe" and Pathe's Gazette coni- jtjl plete a first-class programme. A special H bill of fare has been chosen for Christ- 1|| I mas Day, Fridayand Saturday. Pauline l| Frederick in The Peace of Roaring 81 River/' is a "heart" picture playing to the emotions and carrying a sufficient U suspense clement-a good dramatic pro- duction of human emotion. The t.i¿)e ba, no basis in -the story and does not SB fit the production. Also By Injun c- tion (0. Henry story), Play Straight If or Fight," "Green fives and Bullet,I-, JU Before and After Taking (comedies), JB and Marvel s of the Universe," and « Pathe's Gazette. Y.M.C.A. CINEMA. -I I The programme for B*xt Monday, 9 Tuesday and Wednesday at the a Y.M.C.A. is one that calls for special attention, eontaining .as it does one of fl Shakespeare's great works as the lead- fl ing picture, viz., "King Lear," the fl principal part being played by that fl world-famous actor Fred Warde. This fl picture alone is well worth a visit. Other fl good items on the menu-list are Sidney fl Drew in Diplomatic Henry H.Ã: Farmyard Romeo," with Fatty Arbuckle takisg the I lead, and which will be a laugh from start to finish. fl Then there are both topical and interest fl films to complete the programme. On « fl Friday and Saturday next a splendid fl array of films has been secured for. the fl holidays, including the great masterpiece -H Naiilahka, with Antonio Moreno ■ playing the lead. For those two days H there will be a continuous performance, commenciner at 2.30 p.m. each day.
￼ aEl EVANS a 0 YULETIDE PARTICULARS OF < Christmas Gifts for Men. Silk Pyjamas, 38/6 & 59/6 Suit. Taffeta do., 28/6 Suit. j Jap Silk Shirts, 25/6 & 36/6 each. Angora Jackets, 32/6, 45/ to 70/- Fur Gloves, 21/ 31/- 38/6 to 70/-1 Wool Lined do., 13/6, 15/6, 17/11, 21/ V Hand Knitted do., 4/3, 4/11, 5/6, 5/11. Fa-ooy Socks, 3/6, 4/6, 5/6 to 10/6 Fancv Golf Hose, 8/6, 9/6, 11/6, 12/11 to 21/- Men's Dressing Gowns, 58/6, 63/ 70/ 72/6, to 126/ Silk do. do., 75/ 84/ 126/ Silk Smoking .Jackets, 126/ Black Velvet do., Black Cardigan Jackets, 24/6, and 36/6. Fringed Travelling Bugs, 21/ 32/6, 38/6 to 6 guineas. Black Goat Skin Motor Bugs, 116 10s. lieal Opossum Motor Rugs, 30 a.n.l 35 guineas. Skin Foot Muffs, 59/6 and 67/6. fl Motor Leather Shells, 70/- to 16 15s. Motor Fleece do., 59/6 and 63/ Trousers Pressers Stretcher, 50s. Hemstitched Linen Handkerchiefs, 12/6, 13/6 per £ dozen. (Do., do., Lawn, 4/6, 5/3, 5/11, v 6/9 per i dozen. t ancient Madder Silk Handker- chiefs, 7/11 each. |i I Silk Ties, 2/11, 3/6, 4/6, 5/6 each. Gent's Umbrellas, 12/6, 21/ 29/61 to 5 guineas. Velour Hats, 35/6, 39/6, 42/. 45/ Best Qualitv Tweed Hats, 8/8-1. 11 10(6 16/6. ,Tweed Caps, 6/6, 8/6, 10/6. I GENT'S WALKING STICKS, Splendid Selection, GOLD & SILVER I MOUNTS, 18/6, 21/ 25/6 to 70/ I ———————— LARGE -SELECTION OF GENT'S DRESSING and SUIT CASES, CIGAR & CIGARETTE CASES, TOBACCO POUCHES, WRITING CASES, SHA V I N G SETS, &c. I Early Orders Recommended. BEN. EVANS & CO., LTD. SWANSEA. P U R- I TAN ,Is_ SAVES -ITS"COST fl SAVES DAILY BLACKLEADING V For Grates, Stoves, Fenders fljfl^ Perambulators. Ac. jfa&B j^^fl^ FROM ALL (DONMONOCRt. CDLTHURST A MARONG kiF/?