AMUSEMENTS. 6.30. TO-NIGHT. 8.30. 1 '6.30. TO.N IGI;"tTa 8.30. ¡ 'i'ljoiif. Central L.- i :Ioi I' bun. ntraJ ¡ ? (No Performance on Christmas Day.) 'i t;oI"I.J; i 3S TOM WATERS and j S EDDIE MORRIS, ¡ T In Comedy Irish Classic. Father & Son.' I FREDERICK SYLVESTER & Co, The Neatest of the Neat, A HYLDA NELSON TRIO j Presenrs of Melody: featuring Rita i Neve (Pianist) ( Spivaksnvsky (/Cellist). LATEST NEWS PICTURES. ¡ CARA MAGDA, j The J.ady Ti-apezist, I BILLY O'CONNOR, [ -■ A I'ack of Humour. J:" GEORGE MORTON, j The Black | YAMAMOTO & Miss KOYOSHI,] The Worid-Famous Japanese Equilibrists, j y Monday, Tuesday, and Wedrifcsaay. I < An Ideal Super Drama in Sm Tarts, I ? A GRAIN OF DUST, ic?urmg Llhn i Walker. I ELMO THE MIGHTY, iR Episode 5. M I G H TAN D THE MAN, ? 'Itiriiiing'l Triangle Drama in Five Pait.s. t l HIS HiDDsN SHAME, a Triangle >,t, Keystone. Comedy. topical Budget & usual Full Programme. ROYAL Theatre. Monday, i uesday, and Wednesday Belle Bennett in THE FUEL OF LIFE, Five Keel Triangle Drama. Dorothy Gifh in THE HOPE CHEST. Dorothy Gith in THE HOPE CHEST. Episode 1>. Pearl Whits in THE ? ?tGHTNtNG RAIDER. A DOG CATCHER'S LOVE, Two Reel Comedy, Thur. Next.—CONSTANCE TAUMADGE CAST L £ » ^»ii^ CirfEfeiA. I 2M. TO-DAY. lildO. I AT THE HOUSE OPPOSITE, a Saven Reel My^U ry Drama, f,-at,ring Leah Baird and James Morrison. f HER FATHER'S KEEPER, Five Fart ) Triangle Drama, featuring Irene Howley. Also Selection of Up-i.<«-data Comedy I f t-,nli Topical Films. Full Orchestra Afteriioon zkud Evening. CARLTOM. 2.30. TO-DAY. 18.30. ,4 DON'T CHANGE YOUR HUSBAND, I ■: Featuring All-Star Cast. 4 A Great Domestic Drama, splendidly put on tin every aspect- and detail. Taylor Holmes in A PAIR OF SIXES, Six Act Comedy Drama by Eel. i'eple. HELLO, TROUBLE, a Rattling Two ií Part Comedy. MARVELS OF THE UNIVERSE, Patfte's Gaiette. PICIURE HOUSE lib, 1 0 DAY. io.io. "Win. Fox prints George Walsh in 1.4",VER, bAy uUlrs. fortune Favours the Xever.say-<^aittor. • t Gladys Leslia in A NYMPH OF THE f;00 t HILLS, niim the original scenario j by Hex Taylor. MARVELS OF rHE UNIVERSE. Travel snti interest. Path" 3 Y.M.ti.ii.iw Cinema v liUI luii-. i i «-(-•> THfc Huh* <>r 'JOfciFOR?. Moncay, luesaay, ana WeaneS'lay. KING LfcAR (one or >'iiaicespeaiQ"fc Great Works), leaturifig F. Warde. Sidney Drew in DIPLOMATIC HENRY. Fatty Arbuckle in A FARMYARD ROMEO. Also Topical aDd. Interest Pictures. Each Fvoning at Boxing Day and Saturday.-Cont(muous Performance, commencing at 2.30 p.m. PUBLIC NOTICES, GHARITY & '1 CARNIVAL BALL. I NATIONAL SOCIETY for the PREVEN. TION of CRUELTY to CHILDREN. The above Ball will be held at the ALBERT HALL, SWANSEA, on FRIDAY, JAN. 2nd, 1920. p.ra. FANCY DRESS OPTIONAL. » •- Tickets.—Ladies, 12s. Cd.; GenHc'n?cn, 1 15s. 6d.; Spectators, 3s. (including 'J'a I Tax). t! Patrons.—-His• Worship the Major, the Mayoress, the Right Hon. Sir Alfred Mond. Bart., M. p.. Lady Mond, A'jl. Dd. < Matthews, M.P., the Hon .Elaine Jeplyne, Mv*>. Morgan B. Williams. Admiral Algernon W. Heneage, C.B., M.V .0., litid E. Thomas, Esy., C. C. Vivian, Esq., Dr. Edgar Reid, Mr. W r. Brook. W. T. Parr, l.$q.. Charles E. Cleeves, Esq., Arthur Andrew, Es q., Col. L. L. Morgan As there are only a Limited Number ol t Tickets, application with remittance j should b4) made on or befora-tlie 24t!i of j ~T)e«emb^r to either of the Hon. SeA.. W 'f B, n. LADD, fit, Walter-road, Swareea, or S. M. CoOr., The Bungalow," Skctty 1 ¡ -y ￼ ????.?? < Now carr) ing FULL SUPPLIES of < GENUINE FORD I SPARE PARTS. 1 Call 'Pbone or Write I iiaawww— A.- A- I KRUiIN5 I ft CO,UMlTEO. BJ.W?STRKT j SWANSEA I i 1 A,UVMJUSXV DEALERS and MRTi&TOOGSR AMUSEPAEN I S. GRAND Theatre SWANSEA. MONDAY. DECEMBER 2:r.d. I THREE MATINEES— ¡ Boxing Day, Dcecmber 26th, at 2,30, i Saturday, December S7th, at 2.0, 4iiid Saturday. January 3rd, at 2,30. CHRISTMAS ATTRACTION: Fii5t Visit, of J. A E, MALONE'S CO, in. a New Musical Comedy, ] OH, i y From the-Apollo Theatre. NEXT WEEK- Monday. Jan. 5th, 1920, for Sis Nights | and Matinee. Retun rVisit or' Walter Hownrd's Greatest Drama, i SEVEN DAYS, LEA V E PUBLIC NOTICES. Swansea Corporation Bill, 1920. ADVERTISEMENT OF RES 0 L UTI 0 N 6 j OF COUNCIL. In accordance with the requirements of the Borough Fund" Acts NOTICE IS DEREBY GIVEN that at a SPECIAL! MEETING of the Council of the County Borough of Swansea held on MONDAY. the FIFTEENTH day of DECEMBER, 1919, the following resolutions were passed j by an absolute majority of the whole number of the Council:— A (a ) That the Council promote in the j enduing Session of Parliament a Bill for i the following: amongst other purposes:— II (1) To improve and widen LJansamlet Road; (2) To construct a bathing pool on the I Foreshore and to extend the j Promenade; ¡ (3) To make an Arl iiedur-f partly in the Borough and partly in the Parish of lUiyfidwyelydaoh.; (I) To provide and work Motor Omiji- j buses ifiside and outside tlie jI Borough; (5) To acquire lands and casements inside and outside the Borough for i Street Improvements, the con- strtic-tion of the bathing, pool, the extension of the I'romenade, the erection of garages and the pror vision of sites to enable fhe Motor ¡ Omnibuses to turn and stand thereoti, and for other the purposes of tile liill, (6) To provid e a Superannuation .Fund for Officers and Servants In j f the employ of the Council with annual eontribution? ("hereto by 1 the Council and such Otlicers and Servants; (7) To abolish the District Fund and General District Rate and to con- solidatfl into one rate all the rates ) levied in the Borough (S) To make further and better pro- vision with regard to Streets, Buildings, Sewers, Drains, In- fectious Diseases, Sanitary Mat- ters. Hackney Carriages, and other miatters relating to the local gov- iiaprpyem^at, and health V of the Borough (9) To borrow iiioi-,iosfctr tlic, pur- poses of the Bill and to make pro-, vision with regard to the repby- ment of such monies and gener- ally with, regard to the finances of the Borough. (b) That the costs, charges and ex- penses in relation to the promotion of the said Bill be charged by them upon the Borough Fund and Borough Rate and the District Fund and General Dis- .tl'd ?tte ,O(;f t.h?tj?6!?ai;y otMF '"<-???)f? re?M<??t ?-'<!Wpo?tion or paid out of monies to be borrowed under the provisions of the Rill. (c) To authorise the Town Clerk to make all such applications and to do all such things as he umy deem necessary, to carry into effect the foregoing reso- lutions. (d) To authorise the affixing of the Corporate Common 8eal to any docu- ment. necessary to uvrry into effect the foregoing resolutions- Dated this 15th dav of December, 151P. H LASG COATH, Town Clerk. ALBERT HALL, Swansea. CHRISTMAS ATTRACTION! BOXING DAY and SATURDAY, Dec. 25th and 27th, 1919, THE Plasmarl Dramatic Society (Conductor. Mr. J. P. Walters), Will Perform the New Drama, "V PRAWF ("-Proof ") In 3 Acts (J. V. Walters & R. Howellst. < CWM ORCHESTRA (Conductor, Mr. T. Howells). Dooj-s Open at 7. Commence at 7.30 p.m.! Frojjt Seats, 2s, id.; Second Seats, 1: 3d. (including Tax). NEATH BOROUGH EDUCATION I COMMITTEE. WANTED a CARETAKER for MFLYN COUNCIL SCHOOi,. Wages (including bonus) per week ,together wit!1 House and Coal. The Caretaker will be required to act. as Clerfne'r of the and Infants' Departments. Applica- tions. with copies of three recent testi- monials, to be in the hands of the under- signed on or ltorn the 7th December, t,19. Canvassing; will be considered a ARTHUR J EVANS. Solicitor, disqualidiat lull Clerk to the Committee. ARMY THIGH BOOTS Sh- j)>kin lined tbr:>ijgbout. They are Service Boots 1 Hut hardly w,;rn- Fi t' Motorists • there is nothing to equal them. Thev cost 15 GUINEAS a pair u. produce, and the Sheepskin aloDe rs v. ri.h the price wo-ask for them. The Lnst Seven Pail's we will at 30/- carriage paid. A very, much lower grade .than these f4eld At the White City last week at a Money returned if not approved. A, E/EVANS, LEICESTER HOUSE, SKEWEN. SWANSEA NAVAL BRIGADE. The ANNUAL TREAT and ENTER- TAINMENT will-<».ke V'laco at the OLD SWANPEA CASTLE HEADQUARTERS on XMAS EVE. P.30 p.m. ¡ L Ohl SfenrVrs- are-CcTdrally Invited. J'UllN HODOENS, PUBLIC NOTICES. FOR THE FUND. MOND BUILDINGS, TO-MORROW NIGHT (Tuesdays Decembar 23 el), « j 1019, at 8 p.m. Pianoforte Recital • By LLEWELYN BEVAN. COME AND HEAR THE PLAYER WHO j BECAME FAMOUS AMONG THE j SOLDIERS IN FRANCE. Elocutionist.Mrs. LESLIE J. DAVIES. Vocalist Mr. JOStAH THOMAS. L PROGRAMME. Mazurka, No. 10 isufB flat V. >: V alse iji C Sii-irl),Iin C-hopin. Sonata in C Sharp Min. Op. 27, No, 2 Beethoven. (4) ??it?io Sostenuto, (h) Ane?rctto, I () Presto Agitato. LLEWELYN ?EVA',4, 1 .t., I Selections .1 Mrs. LESLIE J. DAViES. ¡ Song, Even Bravest H,H't M&y aust. JOSIAH THOMAS. Nocturne No. 9 in B.Chopin. Ltt plus que lnte .DehuMy. NorwegiatJ Bridal March Grieg. LLEWELYN BEVAN. Selections .• Mrs. LESDE J. DAViES. Bong, (a? Cottffe let us sit and dream." f-'o if g, (a (:?citte let us sit ab 'd JOSIAH THOMAS. Polonaise in A Prelude Xo. B In B Mip. Prel ude Nc). 7 in A Chopin. Prplude o. 15 in D Flat 2ud Schergo in 13 Flat Mih LLEWELYN BEVAN. i ADMISSION F R E E. "Silver Collection. Silver Qollectien, I IN ￼ OF WIDOWS' A?D I PROCEEDS IN AID OF WIDOWS' AND ORPHANS' FUND. To-morrow Night at S.I ￼ ￼ Chairman—W. A. JENKINS, Esq. LLEWELYN BEVAN IS ONE OF OUR GREATEST WELSH PLAYERS. COME AND HELP THE FUND AND HAVE A GREAT EVENING. -0- GENDROS Counciz Schools, FFORESTFACH. A Grand Performance of DICKENS' "CHRISTMAS CAROL" Will be given in Aid of the Widows' arid I' Orphans, Fund, on Wednesday Evening, Dec. 24. ADMISSION — SIXPENCE. Doors Open at 6.30. Commence at 7 o'clock, t" '¡:f'" U¡jIIÍl'1 r= ¡ W.N.F.D. & D.S. & S. (SWANSEA BRANCH). Gon. Sot.: W. F, 1 RAClS. Semi-National Eisteddfod Will be held &t the I ALBERT HALL on SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 1920 -1 CJioir Secretaries are respectfully r. quested to Book this Datr, Joint, SecH.: Mrs..Tarvis Jo»:es» St. Helen's-roail, Williams, 51. Fish^r-strcer, j*warfK*a; M r. S. G. Johns, Stockwell HoubC, Swanaca- — —— — —— HAIRDRESSERS (SWANSEA and DISTRICT) WILL OrEN TILl. 9 ".M. XHAS EVE. TILL 12 NOON DEC. 26th. 55 it »i 27th. CLOSED XMAS D/Y. BY ORDER. ——————————— F ■ RE-CONSTETTCTION HIS COMMENCED. Are your children equipped for the part they will ba.ve to play in it? A eound business training will be a most valuable aeeet, You can have it for very little cost at THE DE BEAR SCHOOLS, LTD. (The Swansea Commercial School), Castle Buildings, Swansea. Tel.: Central 587. PUBLIC NIOTICGS. VETCH FIELD. Tuesday, Dsc. 23rdj 1919. English Cup Re-play. GILLIJGHAM v. SWANSEA TOWN Kick Off 2 p.tti. v FIELD, Is., STAND, la M. Estra. Season Ikkets are NOT Available. WELSH FOOTBALL UNr^Nr i:tr;t¡a;OJ?u:_A ;O:tbl ll(:h.1 Engiand v, Wales, at Swan?aa, January ￼ 17th. J'?. Grand Stand Seats, Reserved am! Numbered, 0s. each; Seats Inside I Ropes, H.serv but not Numbered, ?s. cach, Prices are inclusive of Tax. Tickets may be obtained from Walter E. i<?s, Secretary Welsh Fmtball UUIn, Neath. County Borough of Swansea. OXFORD ST. MARKET. NOVICE. The CHRISTMAS MARKET will bo held on TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23rd anrl 24th. j Tiif Market ivill be OJY)11 on Tuesday until f) and Wednesday-until 10 p.m. j The Market will be Closed on Friday. I Tiir.? will I December 2oth, and I*. Open on Saturday, December 27th. from S a.1Jl to 1 p.m. JOHN W. J'AVH?. Manager. Market Offices, Ik-c. lr.1th. 1919. NOTICE OF AUDIT. SWANSEA BOROUGH FOOD CONTROL CpMMITTEE. NOTICE IS HFRKBY GIVEN that tire Statement of Accounts for the Year endef) Slst day of March, 1910, of this Food Control Committee .together^ vritfi the Books of Account, will, on the 2&id day of December, 1919. be deposited at the Food Control Ofii.c", Alexandra-road, Swansea, ami such Statements and Books of Account will II be open to be inspected, examined and copied by any ratepayer in the district of the said Committee at any reasonable i hour in tho day time until the 8th day j of January, 19j<), and that on the 1ast ¡ mentioned day at the hour of 10 o'clock j ii) the forenoon the Accounts c-f the said I Food Control Committep Till be Audited by J. E. Pnghe .Tone*, Esq., the Auditor, at the Public Library, Alexandra-road, Swansea, when and whore every such ratepayer who may hare any objection to any matter contained in the above men- tioned accounts nny attend and prefer his obit <yioi"), and (!;<• sane- will be heard I and determined by the Auditor. I Dated this of December, 1919. J. VICTOR EVANS. I U 1, ￼ E:?cuHv?.OEicpr. FoQd (?nt;o) Office, 1 Public Library, Swansea. S!,vansea Rtirat District Council. HOUSING. • First Instalment (206 Houses). The above Council invites TENDERS for the ERECTION of the whole or any of 1-Ï¡Ù following Groups of Houses:— (1) SO Bouses in Dantwyn and .Glynhir Roads, Pontardu'fc.is. (2) 31 Houses it), Fraiupton and A lexan- dra Roads, Gorseinon. (3) 18 Houses in Mount Street and Man- sel Str.-et Gowcrton. (t) IS Houses in Culfor Road and Glelw Road, I.oughor. (5) VI Houses in GorseiDon Road, Pen- ile rgaer. (6) 11 Houses in New Rrwd. Grovesend. Persons desiring to Tender l^iy inspect the drawings at the oifiee of Mr. J. Teirion J. Williams, M S.A. (the Con noil's Housing A'-chitort?. 3, TfTnp? Buildings, 1-fc)tisin.g Aroliitc,-f), ? Tenders rr.u^t !>e on the official for pi i- ,I i 'i will be supplied with the copies of the Bills of Quantities, and other uecessary documents upon payment 'f 2.s. for each contract to the undersigned. This sum will be return êfl upon i ec rt of a bona fide Tender which irt ev lv sequently vritbdrawn, Scal'xl Tenders endorsed J(, ising Scheme No must be delivered at lily office not later thhn Noon on Monday, the jth day of January. 1920. The Contractor will 1 reouired to pay the usual wages paid for similar -or!, and to observe hours of labour not, less favourable than those commonly recog- nised by Em plovers' and Trade Lnion Societies in the'different trades in this District. The Council does not bind itself to ac- cept the lowest or any Tender, and the provisional acceptance of a Tender by toe Council will be subject to tile ap- proval of the Ministrv of Health. EDWARJ) HARRIS, Clerk to the. Council.. Council Offices, Alexandra-road. Swansea, 19th December, 1919, | The Local Government Act, 1338.; South Wales Sra Fisheries District Com-j mittee and Swansea Fishery Order, 1892.1 NOTICE OF AUDIT. NOTICE IS FERE7»Y GIVEN that H. WARD OLIVER, Esq.. DH riot Auditor j of the South' Western Counties Audit District, *"i!T attend at the Glamorgan Count.v Hall, Cathnvs Park. Cardiff, on THURSDAY, Hie ftlj d.1.Y ot JANCARY, 1920, at 12 o'clock noon for the purpose of j Auditing the Accounts and thrt Receipts and Expenditure of the Fisheries Commit- too and of the Swansea Fishery Order and the Officers thereof for the year ended 31st March, 1919. AND NOTICE IS HERJBí FURTHER GIVEN that a copy of the Accounts of the said Committeo and the Swansea t isher y Order duly made up and bal- anced together with the Aooount Books, Deeds, Contracts, Accounts. Vouchers, and Receipts mentioned or referred to in such Accounts will be deposited at the Office of the said Committee, Ourtland Chambers, Port Talbot, and will be there open between the hours of 10 a-tn. and 4 p.m. to the inspection, of all persons in- terested until the 7tb cl&.v of, January, 1920, slid 4n su«h- perMus will be at liberty to take copies of the saono with- out fee or reward. AND NOTICE IS ALSO FURTHER GIVEN that any Ratepayer or Owner of Pry in the said County may be pre- sent at such Audit and make any objec. tion to such Accounts before the Auditor. ARTHUR H. DEER, Clerk to the Fisheries Committee, ChurtJand Chambers, Port. Talbot. ipth December, 1919. Sun Rises S.21, Sun Sots 4-0. Lighting-up Time, 4.36. High Water, 5.53 a.m., 8 21 p.m. King's Bock. 37ft. 3in. n.m.. 37ft. lin. p.m. Yo-morrow, 6.35 a,ni.. 8,59 p.m.
THE WORLD OF TINPLATE. -1 « i 1 1 1 1 „ xixe wise mau Knows tHat, to Keep up strength constant exercie b needed. This is ?hy the Welsh tin-plate industry is undertaking it? is ti?.dertali,.rig it ,-z out the world. Welsh tin plate i might be thought to need no adver- tisement, and yet, so keen is com- petition in this great industry, that wisdom suggests advertisement- even now. 80 writes Mr. Leopold Spero, B.A., LL.B. Let us take a little known corner of Europe to which the tramp steamers come down with a freight l 50 precious that without it there would be no work for the kindly and industrious population. The southern coasts of Portugal frcm Setubai, just round the corner below Lisbon, to the white c-hores of the province of Algarve, are the happiest, hunt- ing grounds of the sardiue fishery. Keedless to say, it is British, and particularly Scottish enterprise, which has established sardine fish- ing as the staple occupation 'of tins district, and immense quantities ot W ei Ji tin plate are used in the canneries D-Í the fishing villages. The chief of these is Setubai, more than a village. The harbour and thr* waters outside are alive with silver fish, and a harvest so rich and rso easily caught chat- only good or- ganisation was needed to provide the people of the town with a thriving industry. this they have to-day in the. i-anneries which are situated by the water-side, in which the workers sit busily dipping the headless sar- dines into oil. and packing them with the lightning speed of up-to- date machinery into the tins pro- vided by South Wales. pack ing. soldering, and labelling is done with admirable efficiency by skilled hands, and the dispatching is done from comfortable and well ap- pointed c-ffices in the High Street. Portugal is often regarded by thpse wiKi do lvj- Know the country as a poor and t-urbuient land, where even if it was worth while, for Brittms to do business, political un rest would jeopardise any steady business undertaking. This is quite a mistake. The news and the rumf-ur- of revolution and disorder which come- to n; from Portugal ¡ seem ioirmd:d'>!e enough on paper, Out do Vint, in fact affoet tlijr work i of ;■ a population. The only thing which would affect them is the possibility that South Wales might fail to send its tin plate for their packing. This is why the Welsh tin plate manufacturers are so keenly alive to the necessity cl s(iffi- cient supply of metal for all their mar t: ets. In the campaign which they have now undertaken, the supply of tin plate for tho sardine industry of Portugal plays only a small part. Yet small though it be. it is import- ant. The products of the South Wales tir,-plate industry are so I various and comprehensive that there is scarcely a part of the world, civilised or uncivilised, with which they are not in touch. They do not- need any tiling now in the way of selling agencies to-day, 'but they need propaganda, and arc undertaking it. They have, lately shown at. the Lyons Fair and the Athens Exhibition the perfection to which they can bring their products, and their latest project is to estab- lish all exhibition in London, at I which even." type of article pro- duced by th. trade will be- shown. To this exhibition they hope to at tract buyers from all over the world. Already they have had' representa- tion from buying centres so far apart as Barcelona and Sao Paolo, j iA Brazil, for >mcial efforts to be made to sh, v their goods at forth- coming exhibitions. Wherever i necessary, they propose to send 'special representatives to various parts d the er]obe to study the local market, and report upon conditions so that- nothing may be neglected which shall keep the trade in touch 1 with the latest requirements of 1 customers. j. Particular attention is paid under I the new scheme to the fancies and! idiosyncrasies 01 oversea market* The time has-gone by when British I manuracturers exptcrod foreign customers to take Briiish goods as; they found them. To-day, tho policy is to find out exactly what the foreigner wants, and to supply There never has been any doubt abroad of. the high quality and workmanship of British goods. There has bien a feeling that British manufacturers did not take sufficient care t-o study particular cases, and the impression was gaining ground before the war that we did not always think it worta while to treat the foreign customer in the smaller markets with the dignity and consideration to which he felt he had a claim. That is no longer our policy in this country- To-day we are at the service of the whole world; and in that spirit, the spirit in which the Welsh tin plate ,is entering upon its new develop- ment, we need not fear competition anywhere on earth. i
ITOWN TALK. When sitting at your Christmas dinner, Don't be a remissful sinner; Make your enjoyment all the better (h adding to our Fund yolir letter." "1 say, Willie, what makes you rai" yam* hat to that, lady if you don't know her:—" Well, my brother knows her, and this is his liat. — *i— There appear to be plenty Of nuts about this Christ mas—a great contrast I to this time last year. We refer to the eating variety as well as the other. —: o: r— The hangman, who has been hanging on to his job for seventeen years, wants more pay. He says his emoluments arc so hw that he'll be hanged if lie can afford to hang people at present rJt. The t-ain by which the Swansea Town ) team returned from Gillingham wag held up at Neath for two and a half hours. We un(lprl--taiidthA* ? the Neath, cars hold the record in this li?e of bu#i- hold the rec4)r(i in thi6 iiiie of —: •: — If Saturday's Market is any criterion ot what, the Christmas Market is going to be, a large number of people are likely to be disappointed over their Christmas dinner, becivuse very little poultry was ( to be oeen. 0: The prediction of the end of the world by the American astronomer furnished the Sunday speakers with subjects for their discourses. Two places of worship ;n town dealt with tht. problem, and OB? ¡atth6.Mumbl' -:8'1- I Of the -eYfm memMM of the swam. Food Control Comnlittee present ,lit Friday's meeting, all but one (the chair- man) were Labour. Which suggests that some people are having an illustration of attention to duties these day*. .ø¡ A little boy in the Uplands en Sunday asked his mother if he could have puddmtf tor dinner and minco piet for tea. He iiid be had had nothing to eat ine-e last Cliristmas—only fo&ej. Mother surren- dered after a brief resistance.. ..6:- A Christmas present, consisting ai box of chocolate*, arrived at a certain hous3 in Brynmill over the week-end. addressed to Little Mary." As there ia more than one Little Mary at that par- ticular house, the chocolate* will probably have to be divided. 0: There are scores of people in Swansea wo. althouh they will be glad to see Saftta Claus coming round with, his bag full of toys, would not mind if, tor once in a wjiite, the old gentleman paid a visit in the guise of a coal-man, and left behind him bags of coal instead. I -.0.- The "scrounging" spirit ia Teyy i much alive among the younger genera- tion. Yesterday morning a "gang" of boys were observed walking uy Qxfei«d- btroet. each carrying large bunches cf holly. They appeared to have travelled a good many miles for their Christmas decoration. I — M:— A lady who has bsen studying sbop windows devoted to the display of male habiliments wants to know why men ate f buying black i>yjamas. We believe the wearers are ex-Service men who wish ilius to emphasise the fact that they have been demobbed, and are no longer with-the Colours." A great deal of annoyance is being caused in the Swansea st reets by num- berless children soliciting Christmas boxes from passers-by. One expects to ¡. bo approached by the juvenile street traders, but on Saturday in Oxford- street and High-street there must have been hundreds of kiddies with money- hoxes, who had no excuse whatever to beg. An extremely shy and confused would- be bridegroom called upon the vicar of an East End parish the other day in order to put up the banns.'? Oh, so you want.to get. married, do you? said the cleric genially. I. W-eil, er-yee, sir," came the stammered reply, "that i-s, if you don't "think I am takiug too great a liberty. -:8 The latest' A certain yonng lady, on hearing that her fiancee had been granted a substantial reduction of hours, broke off the. engagement on the ground that cho time put; in at work would be. too h(Jrt. and that consequently he would he in the way at home. The usual com- plaint is that hubby puts in too much time at business," and too little in the bosom of his family. The gentleman who walked into a Mor- riston tram this morning with an aero- plane Fliaped cigar, and emitting coils of hjnoke like a puff from an engine-room, and,about as odoriferous, created quite a sensation. The passengers gave hint ample eibow room, and before the car reached Swansea the.' had nearly sneezed their heads off. It is only too apparent that the Christmas gifts are bezmning touowin. The infante of the Oystermouth Council School were much disappointed when they found out that the real'Santa Claus did not present them with the toys from the Christmas tree before they broke up for the Christmas vacation. The head-mistress had donned Father Christmas's dress, but some of the little ones soon penetrated the disguise, and the' only way they were placated was by saying that Santa Clans was too busy, and that he had lent hit dress to the head-mistrefs. —=<"— A member of the I.eneor staff tra- velled with a Welshman and an Irishman from Cardiff to Swansea on Sunday even- ing. Tjiey discussed Mesopotamia, th* climate* of India, the condidon of Ire; land,;Hritisli soldiers, Arab thieve niili. tary discipline, the fraternisation of the various Celtic sections, and about one hundred other eubjects. There was plenty of time, for the train, which started from Cardiff at 6 p.m. (instead of 3.30V atid, reached Swansea at 9.43 p.m. (instead of 7.20\ I .-=.°:- An amusing incident occurred at a Mumbles Sunday School during Scripture Wsons. The infants claws had been told i the '.fory.of Aaron and Hur holding tir »he hands of Mos^s when the children of 1, ii-wl were fighting the Am»lekite». on beintf asked if they re-meml)ered the names of the two men who held* up the, hands of Alos.ee, one of them, who had the notion that one of the names had n femi- nine touch about it. replied. She." HI I naturally thought that She would apply io- Ilur." £ > There is one particularly intf>rrin tradition about the household keys of Ancient Rome. Thov--or, at least, th* strong metal^Ving to which tbey were at. tached—are said to have been the origin of the bridal tinS! At her first borM coming to hr husband's hous?. the newly- made wife was solemnly and ceremon* Iioti-,I:v presented with the household ?ev?. of which "he wa^ to be henceforth t*l»^ keeper The key?, as we have MM. wou'd be attached to a metal ring; and thrre -an Ko JiHh' (l"nt that this would b* placfd over the br?,lo? extended nu?i? and would usually he made, in bou«eoold* of any rank or wealth, ijf. some previous metal. So that *e- really do .seem to s#* come semblance of the ceremonial I ing and receiving of a riag. John ° London's Weekly." I