b. YOUR STORE for I XMAS SHOPPING IS DAVID EVANS I Real Luvisca I Blouses, 10/11. Split Hide Suit Cases, 24 inch, 45/11. Wonderful Value. Pretty Dolls, 1/01 to 39/11. Teddy Bears, 4/ll?to42/- 4, Games, lOid. to 3/1 If Boxes of Handkerchiefs 1/Of to 12/11. Reliable | Doeskin Gloves E 6/11?, 8/11?, 12/11. I New Shades. |j New Designs in 1 Lace Curtains, 1 4/11? to 35/11 I per pair. I The Store is alive with suggestions for i Xmas Gift buying. I q Have a walk round the Departments, just 1 for your own satisfaction, but do it to-day. 1 I <1 Value? You KNOW that David Evans'" is a household world for best value. I David Evans & Co. (Swansea) Ltd. I Goat St. Temple St. Castle St. 1 I
Y.M.C.A. AT LLANGADOCK. Red Triangle Club Opened. The Y.M.C.A. has taken over the Sc. David's Institute. Llangadock, and has l opened a Red Triangle Club there. In the presence of a large gathering. Miss Y seultcPeél (Danyrallt) performed the oi>rT>in» ceremony, ] Tdervyn Peel. who presided, ap- ■ i it-il for unity in order to make th- e. It r. a success. He had done his best in onncdion with the previous institute, It is object being the improvement of vil- lage l'jfe in order to prevent people desert- ing the villages for the towns, and he ho pod they would go full steam aliead in the true spirit of brotherhood and sister- tood. (Applause). Mr. J. S. Iligman (Welsh National Ccr.ncil secretary). Mr. G. W. Tliomn,4 (Welsh National Field. ,gecret;iry Y.M.C.A.). and others also spoke. j
SUNSPOTS. During the brief appearance of the sun this week, telescopic scrutiny of his fea- tures disclose a couple of email spotted areas, but no sign whatever of the mighty Flunspot. upheaval that was to have been visible to the nnked eye, and to have .ôronght a whole sackful of troubles to our insignificant planet. There rarely is a day when the sun is spotless, and it in interesting to recall some of the giant 'Spots'' that have appeared in recent years, without ?nytlring happening to the earth beyond abnormal manifestations of terrestrial magnetism. In 1903 a snnspot group persisted for several months, in October of that year covering an area of 2, iOO,000,000 snuare miles. Two years later, in January, 1905, 3,500,000,000 square miles of the solar disc was spotted, and an equally enormous area was involved in the spring of 1917. these two latter being the largest spots ever observed at Greenwich Observatory. Having parsed unscathed «. through those critical epochs our old planet was not likely to be troubled by the Lilliputian blisters on the sun this week.
IS A "BAKESTONE" BREAD? I Bench Find Agginst Seveir Sisters I Grocer. Da.vid John Howrlls, grocer. Grown) Stores, Seven Sisters, was summoned at- "Neath on Friday for selling bread other- wise than by weight. William Gill, assist- ant. was also summoned for aiding and abetting. Prosecuting on behalf of the Food "Control Commissioners, Mr. Powell eaid the bread in question was popular "bakestone. Mr. W. Ley son. for the defence, submitted that a bakestone was not a ioaf. There was no attempt to defraud. The baker sold the bakestones to the grocer for 24 each, and the grocer sold them for id. The Bench held that a. technical offence had been Committed, and ordered de- i fendants to pay the costs..
i — The Day's Gossip. Leader" Office, Saturday. When the scheme for a uniform tomb- stone for all graves in the British ceme- teries in France was originated it met with fairly general approval, but it is obvious now that the authorities have ignored the human factor, and introduced control into matters that are sacred. However laudable may be the arguments for uniformity, the right of the bereaved to mark the resting place of their loved onoG in their own way, so long as they do not intrude en the liberty of anyone else, would appear to be undeniable. As Lord Hugh Cecil pointed out, in an ordinary graveyard each tombstone denotes in- dividuality; nothing could be more in- appropriate than one grave being exactly like another. One style of stone for thej rich and the poor, the general and thfl private, is » beautiful iAea; but there is the other eide, that a soldier's family must mourn him in accordance with a War Office Order, that even his tombstone is a unit devoid of mor than the mini- mum of individuality. The ban on the cruciform, though introduced on account of the small space allo-ved for lettering, has a dangerous suggestion of a standard- isation of religious beliefs. That some- thing will be done to relax the regulations is fairly evident from Mr. Churchill's st-atememt that personally he would not agree to a small difference in expense standing in the way of any alternative headstone provided the other aspects Were clearly satisfactory. Anything that could be dono to extend the lettering and the choice of inscription within the linrits available would certainly be done. Grammar School Magazine. J The December number of the Swan- sea Grammar School Magazine" contains it very interesting page in Swansea his- tory. The writer has unearthed from the files of London Illustrated Sews" a long account of the Opening of the New Swansea Grammar School on Wednesday, Sept. 11. 1853—<that day hdrw Founder'^ Day and the Annivers/ry." The wh ,,1(\ town wa*, ^yfd«»ntlT en feto. The buildings were most tastefully decorated. The ground was studded with several handsome banners. Flags floated gaily from the beautiful tower of the school, the parish church tower, and the princi- 1^1 public buildings. The shipping, too, contributed to the gaiety of the day by sporting a profusion of bunting; added to which, the bells rang throughout, the day." There was a procession through the streets, and speeches at the School, which the historian shortens with the following bit of refreshing candour; there followed a lengthy and rather uninteresting speech by the Lord Bishop." Then proceedings were wound up with a dinner at the Mac-kworth Arms Hotel. I An Old Print. Below this muit interesting article (adds the writer in the Magazine) is an engraving of the school, much iike that which hangs above the fireplace in the Head's study, with the exception that in this one a flag flies from the tower and that there is a processjon of scholars, altircd each in Eton smt and mortarboard, at- tended by master* at the sides and headed by what I take to be the Feoffees. The scholars are carrying, some of them, ban- ners, bearing. i suppose, the school crest. In the niche above the entrance in the tower a statue can dimly be discerned." He closes with an appeal that Founder's Day "-the 11th of September—should be kept a-3 a holiday as in most sebr>o1« Cinemese." Journalese has found a first oousin for whom the film correspondent of the Times ho!= invented the name Cine- mese." He refers to the purely Americaii slang—as unintelligible as Choctow to an ave,i-,i,ge English audience—with which the producers ostensibly try to make the films more easily understood. We have all suffered brain storms under cine- mese," and he quotes a typical example from a new film. U The hero is supposed to be an innocent young man, and he is variously described as a siinp and a boob.' The heroine is sometimes called a pippin and at other times a trained When the young man decides to make a fortune he declares that he is going to made a wad,' and instead of bidding Good-bye b" is represented as saying I'oodleloo.' Most of thelia ex- pressions are made more or less intelli- gible by their context, but the film bristles with many quite incomprehensible terms that it would'take a scholiast to unravel. What the audience imagine it is all about, it is quite impossible to say, but to have to study the film in order to understand the letterpress is a very amusing reversal of the usual procedure." The Last Ditch. He had been a physical training ser- geant, and was sitting for the examination for his commission. He had answered twelve intricate questions on infantry training, map reading, and field engineer- ing, and had come to No. 13. The last ditch between him and his commission, and lie did not like No. 13. In brief, this was the question: The enemy, in ter- rific force, attacks the line, held by your battalion. He establishes,himself 100 yds. t» your front. His fire, infantry and artillery, increases momentarily. You have only 20 effective men left; your wire has been destroyed; fresh enemy troops como up with fixed bayonets, and the whole enemy force advances. What orders do you give r" The sergeant was a-weary of problems, and the question brought him to the point of despair. Bft there flashed into hit; mind a bit of physical training jargon which seemed like a fair solution whether in spite of writing it down, or on acconnt of it, he passed, eventually, with distinction. This was his answer to No. 13: "Feet astride, amis upwards stretch." A Reminiscence. So sof. so bright: so bloomin' blue, There aren't a wave for miles an' miles Excep* the jiggle of the screw!" Rudyard Kipling's lines kept jazzing thro' my bnuii, as I lay ir my bunk, writer "Roame-r," in a reminiscent vein. It was April, 1913, but one of those gorgeous days a sort of foretaste of good things to come, and I found the only quietude on the great liner in my state-room. It is surprising how you hear the drowsy, lapping of the --aves against the ship's side, and the swish, as she cuts through j the water. No more sleep-inducing j lullaby do I know, unless it be the hum of bees in a lime-tree avenue, the semi- mettalic tinkle, of one of Gower's myriad tiny waterfalls—or the measured beat of little wavelets on the golden sand. But I was soon Yanked out to hear the usual evcning concert in the saloon—the chief item was a lecture by an Amurrican "— (Why is it Americans have such a mania for lecturing?)—a most remarkable man, a- Charles Dickens would have said, and the subject,—the sinking of the Titanic —and we—mark you, at midnight, in mid- Atlantic. in lier sister ship, the Olym- pic," on her first voyage after the disaster —and only a ,sheet of metal between us I and-ff the Titanic." j
CHRISTMAS I Iff v 1 91 V% Fi I SHOPS. I I- I WOODING, STRING INSTRUMENT I DEALER, GOWER-STREET. Every description of strirga for all sorts of instruments are kept in stock by Mr. Wooding, provision being made for players with moist hanue, etc.—everything to suit everybody. They aleo make a speciality of adjusting instruments; they are expert repairers, and Mr. Wooding points out that bavins- an instrument properly fitted is as good for the operator as many losaons. I I MORGAN AND HiGGS, HEATHFI ELD- STREET. I Messrs. Morgan and iiiggs are very busy selling books of ali descriptions. They say they have never had such Fal" before. The books sold are &oienti&e, scholastic, theo- logical, as well as the more popuiar I" ht literature, children's prize books, etc. They also have the much desired Meccano eets for boys. The variety of their calenders is great; it is claimed to be the bicsest selection of -calenders ever seen in Swan- sea. Everything dealing with Sunday School work, and the International Sunday School Lessons for 19io may also be ex- tensively obtained here. Visitors are alwaci? welcome to inspect the etock. MR. BULLOCK, JEWELLER, 1 PORTLAND STREET. "1 Unis is tne snop woere a. very great num- ber of bracelet watches are being sold. The stock aleo embraces a, large quantity of solid silver goods, and a speciality is made of diamond riags at all prices up to £100, more particularly the now very fashion- able cluster rings. A great trade is done in jewellery, especially diamond sets, French Va,sto which, it is said, would deceive even an expert. They axe now very busy with supplying good* for Christmas presenta. UNCLE BERT." I ,Swanst,a has fou:id out Uiiele BLrt." He i iii awfully busy with ihintoos an-d toffees for the Chrisimas trade. On enquiry how the great Christmas drawing that Uncle i Bert has organised for the Swansea Orphans' and Widows' Garments Fund was progressing, he said the entries closed on i'riday, and though the committee had not yet totalled up the takings, he expected it j to be about £ 200. | HILys, GOWER STREET, I FURNISHERS. mere is no more poinuar ho?Me for iur- I niture and all hou=e farnishin?& than Hills, of Gowcr-etr?ct, who have also estab- lishment's at Cardiff, Aber l^ro, and Neath. Here is a tremendous atocli to choose from, either in suites or seperate articles, at prices which, as things now 'go, a.re aston- ishingly low. This firm poeses-ies a great advantage in that all furniture sold is manufactured by the firm, who have a very Large works, one of the largest in the locality, where 700 hands are employed. I MESSRS. GILES PHILLIPS. I IVithout a doubt the premier establish- ment in Swansea for all kinds of leather and fancy goods—ladies' and gent's tra- velling bags, and travelling requisites, sports games and toys of all descriptions, is Messrs. Git, Phillips, of Oxford-street. Among the numerous specialities of this renowned firm arc ladies' bags, Treasury note eases, ebony and silver goods among which may specially be noted a splendid assortment of ladies toilet requirements in solid ebony). Then there are the im- mense-range of ladies and gent's fitted tra- velling cases, marvellously adapted to meet every need. Very fine stuff is shown also in fur motor rugs and travelling rugs of every variety, high-class umbrellas. and travelling slippers. There is an im- meusa selection of Christmas gifts avail- able, not to mention the great Toy Bazaar overhead, which has proved an extra- ordinary success this year. Very special attcntioii is given to the department in which are displayed requisites for every concsivablc kind of sports and games, both outdoor and indoor—footballs, box- ing g loves, punch balls, hockey sticks, and all that kind of thins. In a word, no one requiring any article in the fancy goods line is likely to be disappointed if "t call is made at Giles, Philips. D. EVANS. [ can nere wouia cuiivmce anyone 01 this firm's long reputation for value. They have a largo and varied selection of ladies', gentlemen's and children's cloth- ing. Gloves, which are always so accept- able. they have in lat,. quantities, and some extremely pretty fancy neckwear in silk, lace, niaon; in fact. every dainty material which could possibly be imagined. For the children there are pretty party frocks in various designs and shades. Now that the weather has be- come cold a scarf is almost a necessity, and those shown by this firm are delight- ful. and very smart both as regards pattern and colours. Blouses are always wanted for every occasion, and those being shown in the show-room are suit- able for every occasion. Crepe-de-chine, georgette, and ninqn are amongs: the daintiest being shown. If you tire con- templating furs as a Christmas present, very beautiful is the selection shown here. Furs of every description are stocked, the 6dns being of the finest quality, and fashioned into very smart styles, and the prices are 'not exorbitant. This firm specialises in evening wear, and some or the most gorgeous frocks, in all tlw loveliest and newest colourings, are temptingly laid out. Some oV the evening ornament-tl for the base, which they are now showing, are the prettiest and most original seen for some time, afI of them lieing extremely artistic in design. Leather handbags and purses are bring shown, and are very dainty and smart in appearance. GANZ, THE HOUSE OF QUALITY. I..h1(;e again tins celebrated house has a choice of jewellery, gold and jem sets that will afford to all lovers of the beautiful. The latest designs and patterns of the Jewellers art are to be seen here and those whose inclinations turn in that direction | will have no difficulty in making their choice. The silver, and electro plate department is also fully stocked with all the latest goods from the thimble to the. massive silver dinner service. So be well advisftfl and shop early and in comfort at the well-known house of Ganz, iii.Itil- street. MR. ALF JAMES, STRAND. Good wihe needs no bush. Therefore will get on to choice brands of whiskies, brandies, liqueurs, cigars, etc. stocked by this well-known firm. For many years this house has been famous for the high quality of goods and thp stock for this year includes all the fatuous vintages. So a word in season to all who hope to par- take of the«e good things. Order early so as to ensure piompt delivery at James, Bonded Stores, Broad Quay, Strand. I SWANSEA SADDLERY CO. I There is nothing like leather only ma-ke sure it, is real leather. The Saddlery Co. is making a fine show of goods suitable for Xmas gifts and be it for a lady of gent there is- always something unusual to be found. The range includes Suit and attache cases, brief and kit bags and portmanteau, cabin and overland trunks, ladies hand bags, purses, and gents pocket wallets, school bags,leggings .<nd many other goods of a serviceable nature. A feature of this house is the moderate price of g(«>d<s and in making a gift where price and quality is considered this house i i I stands alone. Note the address: Alexan- dra-road, and High-street Arcade. TH EOPH I LUS. I Ims enterprising firm has prepared II largely for the Christmas trade, and their display of gifts is well worth special at- ¡ tention. Dainty blouses of all descrip- tions, and most fascinating neckwear, are d is pi aye, all of the very newest designs and most reasonable in price. Gloves they are making a special show of, the favourite at present being fur-lined rein- deer, while they also have ill stock those of kid and suede, and some very coev wctollen ones. Day and evening gowns they have in charming array, t, n d fashioned of brocades, ninons and georg- ettes—Sll beautifully trimmed. Furs lire moet acceptable at Christmas time,, and to have them to please you, you should see those atv this establishment before purchasing elsewhere. Some are very beautiful, being of sable, ermine, natural musquash, squirrel and fox, and at very moderate pricos. Millinery is quite a feature, and should you decide upon the gift of a hat, you can do not better than pay a visit here. When shopping at this establishment you always have the assur- ance that whatever you select is up-to- date, and therefore, of course, will be ie- ceived with just appreciation. KIRKLAND'S, GOWER-STREET. The greatest and the finest show of evening au d walking shoes ever seen in Swansea are now to be observed in the- window and the store of Kirklands, Goat- street. The high reputatidntof this firm for first-class foot-wear is fully main- tained. Here arc a beutiftil selection of evening shoes for ladies in brocade with French heels, and in various dainty colours. Another feature is the very beautiful hand-made West End boots, which were made for exhibition in Lon- don also suade goloshes with brocade tops. These goods, it may be mentioned, are all made by the celebrated firm of Allan McAfee, of Dover-street, London. Kirklaii(is are also agents for the Queen and Beehive "*Iotiis footwear. Their window show is a delight to the eye. and the prices of goods, having due reyard to tli,-ir unexccpticnally high quality, are quite reasonable. Kirklands- should not be neglected by those who are l in search, of distinsrunshed Christmas gifts.
I FOR THE FUND. FOR THE FUND. MOND BUILDINGS, Tuesday, Dec. 23rd, j 1919, at 8 p.m. Pianoforte Recital By I LLEWELYN BEVAN. i Elocutionist.Mrs. LESLIE J. DAVIES. Vocalist Mr. JOSIAH THOMAS. — PROGRAMME. — Mazurka, No. 10 in B Flat Valse in C Sharp Min.L Chopin. Sonata in C Sharp Min. Op. 27, No. 2 .thoven. (a) Adagio Sostenuto, (b) Allegretto, (c) Presto Agitato. LLEWELYN BEVAN, Selections tyrs. LESLIE J. DAVIES. Song, Even Bravest Heart May Swell," .Faust. JOSIAH THOMAS. Nocturne No. 9 in B Chopin. La plus que lente .Debussy. Norwegian Bridal March .Grieg. LLEWELYN BEVAN. Selections I Mrs. LESLIE J. DAVIES. i Song, (a) Come let us sit and dream." (b) Invictus." JOSIAH THOMAS. Polonaise in A Prelude No. (i in B. lin. Prelude No. 7 in A.Chopin. Prelude No. 15 in D Flat 2nd Schergo in B. Flat Min LLEWELYN BEVAN, Silver Collection. Silver Collection. PROCEEDS IN AID OF WIDOWS' AND PRPHUND. I Chairman—W. A. JENKINS, Esq. WESLEYAN CHURCH, Glantawe Street, MORRISTON. AN ORGAN RECITAL Will be given at the above Church on Sunday Evening Next, December 21st, by Miss ANNIE WATTS. L.R.A.M., A.R.C.M. Artistes';— Miss GWEN JONES (Soprano). Mr. IDWAL JONES (Tenor). Mr. EDWARD WEST (Baritone). Chair to be taken at 8 p.m., by Alderman DAVID MATTHEWS, M.P. SILVER COLLECTION. Proceeds in Aid of Widows and Orphans' Fund for the Dependants of the Men from Swansea who Fell in the Great War. IN AID OF THE WIDOWS' AND ORPHANS' FUND. A CAROL SERVICE On Sunday, Dec. 21st, 1919, At 8*p.m., at WESLEY CHAPEL Carols, Anthems, etc., will bo sung by I the Choir, under the direction of Mr. R. T. Hughes, A.R.C.O., assisted by the following: Miss E. PICKERING, Miss ELSIE PHILLIPS, Mr. D. WILCOX. —Collection in Aid of the above Fund.- Morriston's Chance to Help, DON'T FORGET To-night's Concert AT | Tabernacle Vestry, J —' • First-class Programme provided by tb. Plasmarl Schoolboy j Minstrels AND THB I Gwalia Male Voice Party Ohsh. to be taken at 7-30 p.m. by Councillor MORGAN E. BEES. Admission 2/- and If-. Something must be done and is being done for Morris- ton's 70 Widows and 150 Dependents, '?' PANTYGWYDR r BROTHERHOOD. I The SWANSEA WIDOWS' and, ORPHANS' FUND. A GRAND MUSICAL SERVICE Under the auspices of the ahfive, will be, given on SUNDAY AFTERNOON, December 21st, at 2.45 p.m., at PANTYGWYDR BAPTIST CHAPEL, When the following Artistes hare kindly consented to take part:— Soprano. Miss AVERILL MORGAN. Tenor Mr. B. R. HOSKINS. Trombone Soloist. Mr. ISAAC JONES I (of the Swansea Police Band). I Accompanist Mr. H. V. THOMPSON, Assisted by a Full Orchestra. Chairman J. D, WILLIAMS, Esq. (Editor of Cambria Daily Leader "). Silver Collection. Proceeds'far the above ¡ Fund. Come in Crowds. Heartv Invitatir r to All. i I BfeN EVANS 1 & co. LTP ￼ RF"UNERAL- i HI—H I1 (I' r I N 11 ■J i T -saBSSj^ Telephone 1015 TELEGRAM EVAJIS SWANSEA t* j | FUNERALS CARRIED OUT IN AW PARI I OF THE COUNTRY. 11 CREMATIONS ARRANGED I. ORDERS 8Y PHONE RECEIVED AT ANY HOUR OF THE DAY OR NIGHT. ALL ARRANGEMENTS AT CEMETERIES* PERSONAllY SEEN TOBY EXPERIENCED ASSISTANTS SWANSEA L————— L ——- #
Messrs. CHARLES BARKER & SONS, 1 LIMITED. Messrs. Charles Baker and Sons, Limited, the well known advertising agents, who have been established over 100 years, are, owing to expiry of the lease of their Whitp Lion Court premises, transferring thei-r offices to 31, Budge-row, Oannon-atreet. London. E.G. 4., as from the :!nd instant,
For Christmas Ciears and Cigarettee. I Tit-Bits.' 1. Wind-etrett Swansea Numerous Entries Vocal and Instm- mental Solos, Morrieton 50th Annual Eis- teddfod Boxing Day and Saturday. Decem- ber Z6th and 27th. For Christmas Cigars and Cigarette#. Tit-Bits." 1. Wind-street Swansea. Mr. Herbert Brown at Eliirtli Concprt. I Tabernacle. Morriston Saturday. 27th Dec- Printed and published by the Swansea Prose, Ltd.. at Leader Building*. Swansea, s
Madame Bessie Jonea and Mise Winifred Lewis. "Elijah" Concert. Tabernacle. Mor- rieton Saturday ?7tb December.
SANTA CLAUS AT PLASMARL. Santa Claus, in the person of Councillor G. Peacock, has been .pocially busy and generous this year at the various Council Schools. A most enjoyable time was spent at Plaismarl Infants' School on Thursday. The hall presented a very pleasing sight with its huge bedecked Christmas tree and decorations. The children gave some Christmas sketches and songs. Councillor David Richards, dreseed as Santa Claus, was received amid loud cheers by the children. He then distributed the 372 ueiutiiul toys so kindly given by Councillor l'eaoock. A little girl, on behalf of the "eat of the scholars, asked Councillor: Richards to convey their sincere thanks to their good and kind friend. On Friday afternoon, oranges and sweets were dis- tributed amongat the children through the j kintlest of local friends.
Schubert's "Unfinished Symphony in B j Minor." Tabernacle, Morriston, Saturday Evening. 27th December. I OUR CHILDREN'S CORNER. KEEP THESE PICTURES, UNTIL YOU HAVE THE SET OP FOUR AND THEN PASTE THEM IN A-SCRAPBOOK AND PAINT THEM you WILL hAVE HEAPS OF FUN. THE TALES OF RABBITY RIP. No. I.-HOW HE LOST HIS TEA. (COMPLETE IN FOUR EPISODES.) VERSE I. LMt!e ?abbtty Rip had the loveliest toys That a Bunnikin ever posseMed, And there wa-tn t a bunny In all Bunnyland; So smarilv an-t stylishly dressed- Yesterday's winners may expect to le- iteive their prizes in a day or two, for Aunt Mary has been quite busy to- •lay 4nding out letters containing postal i dfders. j l Some of the letters received to-day and yesterday suggested several new features j fcot the Children's Corner." 1 thank tWee writers for their helpful hints. We will act upon as many 313 I can of them. To-day. let me draw your attention to Ikjpew competition in painting, and as the ) picture takes up so much space, we will liave to confine ourselves to this matter to-day. For, colouring these pictures, we will atward prizes:—First, 3s. 6d.; second, 2s. 6d.; third, le. 6d.; for the series. 5 cu will see that four will appear. Iou can tend the four together, when finish-d, to UNCLE JOHN." LEADER OFFICE, SWANSEA. One of these pictures will appear ciery week, so you will have plenty of time to do the work. Now., let us glance at the little letters. The first is:— 03, Castle Graig, Landore. Swnnse.a.- Dear Uncle John,—1 am sending you a 1 fctory. and hope you will accept it. I sent m before, but did not have an answer. VERSE II. [lie was busy one day In the garden at play, When he saw something over his head— A fat, speckled spider, which swung: by Its leirs To and fro at the end of a throd. I SHE MADE SURE. Bridget was one of the type of dom- estio help." She knew all about the I science of the thing; One day her em- ployer—there are no mistreses now-a-day, remarked to her: "The water you brought tor luncheon this morning tasted rather ) reonliar, Bridget? The Irish hand- ma.iden-that'ö the only way of calling them maids" in our times—bridled as she replied: Sure, ma'am, there's one thing about it, for I ran it all through the mincing machine twice!" 1 reinjyin, your niece, Lilian John (age 16. John-street, Aberavon, Port Talbot, Doceinber 15th, 1919.-Dear Undo John,— Thank you very much for my prize of a ehilling. I am very proud of it, as it is my first. I shall keep on trying until I win the best. What part of a clock reminds one of Christmas time?—The weights (waits). From your loving nephew. Tom Howells (age fc years). Islwyn Evans, Bryn-terrace, Ynysfor- gan (age 13 years), sends us this:— TO A SKYLARK. Up with me, up with me, into the clouds, or thy song, lark, is strong. Ip with me into the clouds, Singing, singing, With all the clouds about me ringing, Up with me into the clouds.