r COMPLIMENTS .1 I OF THE SEASON I TO ALL FROM I I —THE— ? Roatb Furnishing Co., 'LI station load, Port Talbot. ￼ K t
DON'T FORGET the XMAS DINNER TABLE COLLECTION! &?M ??JfLi? a & JrL t ?Rii! L??j!L" t i! Mi<b ?IvJt.fA TLeJ? J!L?!J! Lirw '?iN ?ir L?JM t?L viADLL- LoLir jt Ec TION*
THE ) GLORIOUS FUND. To-day's Total: X79588. Phoenix Patent Fuell Cos Big Donation. MESSRS. EVANS AND BEVAN, S100. I Mannesmann Men to,, the Rescue. To-day 's Lists will be found on Page Four. x God bless everybody! We are not only inipressed we are appalled at the good- ness of Swansea. All the morning money lias simply been raining in for the Fund. i There has never been a day quite like Christmas Evo in the experience of the Leader." It lias been cheques to the right of us, cheques to the lpft of us- cheques, postal orders. Treasury notes, I silver and coppers galore. I TWO GOOD CHEQUES. -1 In point of 4size the chief contribution I' to-day is £ 1(05 from Messrs. the Phoenix patent Fuel Company, Ltd.. a glorious conrrdmHon which foHo?-? other indica- tions of the generous hearts of the men behind this enterprising Swansea concern. Coming A closely behind it is a 21i?O cheque from Messrs. Evans and Bevan, of Ncath. Thus there are two chequesto.(Jay which nenil the total up Ixranding. It is not for ¡IIi to "thank them; these good people must have the consciousness that they have I liocn blessed hy the widows and children of Swansea. SWAPS' SUPPORT. As the report is. another column slinvs, the "Llewelyn Bevan Recital" realised £ ?(t 2s. Another wonderful contribution comes from the Chief Constable and mem- .hflrJi of the Swansea Constal)ulary-a sum of £11 Us. Od., The committee, members of the Swansea Town Supporters'' Club send as £ 6 ,5s. 6d., per Mr. Rees Walters. We ^rrgtit to make a special note of the wort' of thrift "Loader" lads who took boxes II to the Cup-Ti? match yesterday and brought fyack ,t::J 9s. Id. In this connection --ive may say that we are deeply grateful to the directors of tbp Swansea Town Cluh, ■who have been kind enough to allow us to make further collections at the Vetch over the holidays. THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. I I^ater we hope to give again the com- plete Chamber of Commerce list, which is running somewhere between two and three thousand pounds, but right here wa ought to express the indebtedness of the commit toe to Messrs. A. W. E Wynne end Paul Cocks for the wonderful work they have done for tho Fund. MANNESMANN MEN'S MOVE. I TMlerday, in acknowledging the contri- bution from the staff and the men. of V. and S. we said that we were quite certain that the workmen at Baldwin's, Cwmfelin and the Mannesmann would not ( be behind hand in the matter. Our faith was justified in respect of the Mannes- mann workers. Before the day was out we heard ci a promising movement on the part of the men, and this morning two of! tfca workers called upon Mr. J. D. wil-I liams, the hon. secretary of the Fund.) and laid before him their programme ¡. They arc determined not to be outdone jj by any other works in the town, and as our readers will see from another column, what between football matehes and silver collections, the Fund ought to benefit wonderfully as a result of their exertions. Bravo! Our faith is just as keen in the matter of Baldwin's and the fuel workers—in- deed, we may say the same in regard to l all the other agencies who have been I written to. Doubtless, if we knew the octfse, there is some I good reason for the I <!p?y. but of this we arc quite sure, that before the end of the year we shall hear from them all. SWANSEA TEACHERS' FINE SUM. j Just before to-day h list closed the lion, '?cr?tary had the pleasure o?? visit from Mr. T. R. Dp!"?, the ffc-?ry ? tl,Fl Swansea Ass?ciRii?n of <h'? Rational Union, who banded over to the Fund the gnifkent sum of £7. In a letter to thhon. Secretary, Mr. Davies say!, This WAS got by subscriptions from practically every school in the Swansea arpa. A few of the schools have sent their contributions direct to you. Hoping you will succeed in the most wortby ob- ject you have in view." BILLIARDS FOR THE FUND. I At the Central Hotel on Tuesday even- ing;, /ail exhihition game was played be- tw-een Mr. Nod Fuller and Mr. Victor lIngo. The game was 600 up, and Mr. Hugo won easily. During the game a collection was marie for the Widows' and Orphans' Fund. V In the billiards tournament in aid of the fund the following were the winners 1 W. Davies; 2, J. Lawrie; 3, J. Grinter. It is worthy of note that Mr. Rout, the manager of the Central Hotel, de- frayed the whole of the expenses himself.
WEDDING STOPPED. I a Deceased Wife's Daughter. I An extraordinary marriage problem hae arisen at Matlock. Mies AgiiC3 Smith should have married 3tr. William • Fielding, a locai quarry owner, and the ceremony wa-g arranged to take place at tlie Lady Glenorchy Oongre- g?.tion«-l Ohurch a.t Matlock Bath. The usual notiece were issued, but at the ( last moment the ceremony was cancelled because; the bride-cloct/ is daughter of the iite wife of the bridegroom by boor first fcuebaitd;
HAVE YOU HAD A GOOSE? If So, Lucky Man! This is going to be a short paragraph, but poignant, it is a talc of a search for Christmas poultry, a tale of many visits and of many failures. To earn up in a line, there is no poultry to, be had in Swansea. Housewives went around the town on Wednesday morning looking for the elusive turkey or goose, but they found, invariably, that there was none on the Market, and that only those who had ordered months before hand had the ghost of a chance of success. People actually waited for hours outside sonic of the poultry shops, but we are afraid, waited in nlÏn. Tears wepe shed in a few instances, so great was the dis- appointmefit. Poultry dealers say that the market was rushed so much in Swansea because plutocrats, in motor cars, scoured Car- marthenshire on Sunday last, and bought up all the free birds. Never mind, the Christmas beef is just as tasty, and perhaps a good deal more satisfying.
MESSAGE TO INDIA. j King's Proclamation on Pass-1 ing of New Act. I J The King, in signifying his assent to the Government of India Act, has issued, a Royal Proclamation to the people of India, in which lie:- I Announces his intention to send the j I Prince of Wales to India next winter to inaugurate the new Chamber of Princes and the new Constitution. I Directs the Viceroy to exercise the royal clemency to political offenders to I the fullest measure which "is compatible | with the public safety. ¡ The Proclamation states:— ¡ The defence of India against f orqign ¡ aggression is a dut^ of common Imperial. interest and pride. The control of her domestic concerns is a burden which ( India may legitimately aspire to take I upon her otm shoulders.
I OFFICER WAR PENSIONS, j Increases Recommended. >. Some further increases of war pensions and Allowances in the case of parente of disabled officers are recomciended "in the j' further report of the Select Committee on Pensions whicih was agreed to yesterday ¡ and laid on the table of the House ci Cóiiï. j momi. In the case of parents' allowances the Committee recommends the amalgama- tion of the present three clashes and the I raising of the maximum from 15s. to 20s. Increases rising to 50 per cent. are recom- mended in the case of Officers' disability I pensions, and there is a suggestion that in oertajn cases disabled officers maji have the option of retired pay.
I PENCLAWDD "CALL." I Former Pastor Cf Danygraig Bapt!st II Church. ) The Rev. E. Myrddin Thomas, pastor I of Hope Baptist Church, Cacrau, Maes- teg, has received an invitation to the past-orat(-, of Trinity Baptist Church, enclawdd. Educated at the University and Bap- tist College, Bangor, he was ordained at Llanelly, Breconshire. and after two and a half years' successful ministry he ac- cepted a call to Mount Calvary Bap- Ust Church. Danygraig, Swansea. At the close of 1911 Mr. Thomas removed to Hope, Caerau. Here his work also has been attended ?vith success, and annually he bs organised most; guccMsful eistedd- )it,, b4s (irrafiise(I m ￼
NOT THE SAME BljSHOP. I Henry de Gower Not Gore. Mr. Morgan, Hop?in, Swan=M. desires tocan nHl'tltion to Wh()t;1n" to he aj ?<*ncal error ?) th? report of a ?ecture <IpUvRred(by Mr. I'. J. Burton. <? Sketty, at the Public Library, on Saturday even-I ing. He made reference to Bishop Gore in conncction with a chantry at Swansea, and Swansea Castle There is no such ma'1 as Bishop Gore. Bishop of Minervia; the lecturer evidently, means to refer to I Henry de Gower, who had among other I places a residence in the Corer Peninsula j Llandewi Castle, which was his palace. ) H. as the lecturer properly was responsible for the free-stone dressings -j tU the southern wall of Swause| Cur-- «. j With reference to the r-hantr,y and en, dowriuenbs, fireo^er mistake was made by Mr. Durton. It was not Peter de la) Heere, hut Peter de In Breos, wlio, with ) his sister Elinor Mowbray.'endowed the I Hospital of St. David's referred to. the ■dte of which is near the Crofs Keys pub- lie house in St. Marr-^tree^.
I I TO-DAY S CUP RE-PLAY I — I Half-time: Bristol Rovers—1 goal. Northampton-I goal. Final Score: I Bristol Rovers, 3; Northampton, 2. I
PRESENTATION AT MYNYDD- i BACH. A most enjoyable social and dinner was held at the Welcome Inn, Mynyddbach; under the auspices of the "money club After the tables had been cleared, Mr. Evan Jones, Mynyddbach, was presented with an enlarged photograph of himsflf, in recognition of services rendered as club secretary, covering many 'years. The I photograph had been lieautifully executed by Mr. William Evans, Heol Gerrig, Tre- i-etb. The prosetilation was made by Mr. Herbert Evans, who dwelt on the effi- cient and good work done by Mr. Jones. Messrs. Dd. Walters. Wm. D. Phillips. Llewelyn John, and Mr. Saml. John also spoke. A musical programme was contri- buted to by Messrs. Glyn Evans (Clase), D. Morgan, Jones, Murphy, and Wm. Phillips. Mr. 1). Morgan accompanied. Thanks were accorded Mrs. Evans (the hostess), and a pleasant evelliti-, was brought to a close by the singing of Hen ,I fy Nfcadjiu/'
1 BEN'S STAFF, I II Wages and House j Committee Agreement, j An agreement has been made with the I An agreement has been made with the above tirm and the National Amalga- mated Union of Shop Assistants, Ware- houseman and Clerks, whereby the Union's national minimum scale Vof I wages, plus an additional 12s. 6d. per I week,! has been adopted. The majority are already receiving more than the above scale, and in these J cases theirpreseut wages stan< £ A joint House Cdmniittee, consisting of ¡ four nominated by the firm, and four by I the Union,^has been 6et up to deal with social and house matters generallv, as it is the desire of the firm that the best conditions of employment should prevail, and that there should be a happv and loyal spirit amongst the staff. The negotiations were conducted in the most friendly spirit. I I
I DEARER SMOKES. I l — I Tobacco Going Up On r j February 2nd. Higher prices for cigars, Cigarettes, and tobaccos wfll come into force on February 2ihl. The wholesale price of cigars will be increased by 221 per cent. and of cigarettes and tobacco 12| per cent. per cent. The shilling cigar will becom°. J«. 3d., and so on in proportion. The cigar ad- vances have been fixed by the Havana cigar manufacturers, and the reason j? said to be mainly the higher wage6 now paid. Packets of ten cigarette at present sold for 5d. and 7d. respectively wi'U probably 'I cost Id. more. Pipe tobacco now loci. an ounce will probably be increased he- )d.. though it may be arranged that two- ounce packets shall bear only 2d. or 2id.
SMOKES FOR HOSPITAL I Prompt Response to Swansea .11 Appeal. v I I Up to 10 o'clock this morning there I was no sign of cigarettes at the Swansea I Hospital Annexe. Mr. W. F. Francis, secretary of the N.F.D. and D.S.S., took it upon himself to voioo, an appeal, and with the assiat- I a nee 6t the Mayor and Mayoress, pro- minent tobacconists and tradesmen and well-known ship chandlers, a good supply of tobacco was provided before noon. Mr. Leonard Jumes, of the Helah De- Mr. Leonard James, of the Health De- partment, rendered great assistance. Smokes will also be sent to a email number of ex-Servicemen in the Work- house (exceptional eases).
ACTOR-FOOTBALLER. I Interview with Member of I Oh Joy Company. I thought I recognised him when he tp- peared on Monday at the Grand Theatre, in Oh Joy," and a reference to my pro- gramme satisfied me on the point, so that I paid a visit to that mysterious region behind the safety curtain to have a chat with Mr. Walter Thomug, who was play- ing the part of Jim Marvin." I even. tually ran him to earth in his dressing- room, where his greeting was cheery. What can I do for you? he asked, and making myself comfortable in the chair I remarked, I believe you know more of this part of the country, than in ordinary gentleman on tour, Mr. | Thomas? Well," he said" smilingly, U I am a Welshman, and my people live in Chep-, tow now." I remarked that T thought I remem- be red him as a footballer in some part of South Wales. Oh, yes." replied Mr. Thomas, I played for Newport as a threequarter in 1910-11; in fact I was with them for several seasons, with the Firts and Seconds, but had to give it up as my profession would not allow me the time to carry on. When I went to London I played a little football for the London Welsh, but I found I could not keep on very long with that as Saturday matches just about put paid to mv Rugbv foot- ba I!. Bearint: in mind the fact that Mr. Thomas had served in France a-fc a captain with the :Mth Division, incidentally be it I mentioned having won the M.C.. I queried whether he had played any football dur- his "time with the military fores*. Hi#' reply was in the affirmative. I played for the Army of Occupation in Germany on January 6th of this year against the Austral:ans." he s'lid, adding. and that was my last game of Rugger." Those who have seen Mr. Thomas as Jim Murvin at the Grand this week will be fully appreciative of the fnct that he is a rising man in the profession. He is one of the outstanding: players in J. A. 'MaloWs Company, and amongst the London productions in which lie has of recent years joined, distinct isuccesses might be mentioned: Oh Oh! Del- phine," Little Miss Ll?wellvn," ^uid the revue Watch Your Step at the Empire. G. E. L. I
INSURANCE STRIKE. Swansea Agents of the Pearl Come Out. The Pearl Assurance Company's Swan i agents, acting in accordance with a resolution carried by the agents all over the country, came out on strike on Wednesday. Swansea is a very large area with the Pearl, and it is stated that many are affected. The agents are member- of the National Amalgamated Union of Life Assurance Workers, and the' Workers' Union hhve offered to finance them to the extent of £ 10,000. The strike is due to he fact that the men allege they have not received any wni- bonus or any increase in salary. It is said that the men are solid all over the country.
ii WOMEN J.P.'S I I First Seven Put On the I Commission. The Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act, ,hlch enables women to become J.P.'s, aa-s come into force. To signalise the passing of the Act the Lord Chancellor has decided to place on the Commission of Peace a few representa- tive women. Assistance in the task will )e kiven to him by a Women's Advisory Committee. The following have con- futed to serve. They will at once be put I upon the Commission of Peace: Lady Crewe: Daughter of Lord Roseberv, married Lord Crewe in 1899. Takes a I great interest in politics and women's social and industrial aspirations. Lady Londonderry: Ha.s devoted much timo and study to infant and child wel- fare; did splendid hospital work for the woiindpd, Mrs. Lloyd George: Wife of the Premier. 'I Has taken a great interest in women's social and suffrage questions. Miss Elizabeth Haldane: Sister of Lord Haldane; authoress; formerly vice- chairman of Territorial Nursing Ser- vice; member of Royal Commission on Civil Service; member of the Insurance Act Advisory Committees (National and Scottish); Clean, Auchterarder, Perth- &hire. I Mist Geitrudo Tuckweil: Authority on ,social questions and women's trades and a zealous worker for bettering the, por- tion of the working women. Mr. Humphrey Ward: Well-known novelist and writer: born in Tasmania. Founder of the Edwards Settlement. Stocks House, Trin. Herts. Nirs. Sidney Webb: Social worker; writer on economic subjects; great opponent oL present Poor ?w eystem: member .0 the Fabian Society. Grosvenor-road, Westminster, S. W. 1. They will also act as a Central Advisory Confmittee to help the Lord Chancellor (Lord Birkenhead) in the initial creation of a limited number of representative women as justices. Only a few women will be appointed, to signalise the passing: of the Sex Disquali- fication (Removal) Act, as the benches of justices throughout the country are at I full strength. I
I RIFLE SHOOTING. I Swansea Mairksmen Receive II Their Prizes. è i Swansea and heM their presentation of prized for "weekly" and Christri proofs at St. James's Hall, Swansea, on Tuesday evening. Capt. W. 0. Dayson presided, and the attendance included His Worship the Mayor (CoL Sinclair) and the Mayoress (Miss Sinclair). The orizo winners were: Clf!sF; 1.1. T. B. Watson: 2. B. Cun- niffe; 3, Lieut. E. A. Tyler; 4. Capt. Bot- tornley; 5, F. E. Carr; 6. E. S, Chapman, I C; G. P Haines, F. W. Dwerryhouse. Class II.-I, Lieut. E. L. Thomas; 2. A. E. Tolly and W. II. Gribble; 4, Lieut. H. Perkins 5, J. H. Morgan and M. Court.. Class 111.-1, H. Williams; 2. G. Smith. Ladies: Class 1. (target.—Mi*s D. Day- \son. Class II. (target).—Miss Joan Thomas. Class III. (tars"-t\—Miss Leslie Jones: Miss D. Hawken, Miss V. Haines, Mies E. Hawken, Miss M. E. Dwerry- house. Mf-. Bottomley; Mrs. Leigh Jones, Miss D Haines. Weekly spoon comoetition. No 1. Clas% 1.Cnpt. W. T. Davies. Class II.-B. Cunniffe. Class TIT.-C. Jackeon. Ladies: Ifiss D. Dayson. Competition Xo. 2. Class I.—E. S. Chapman. Clae-s II.-F. E. Carr. Hnss TT H. Gribble. ?. JI. (i Ladies—Miss Joan Thomas. Competi- tion No. 3. Class I.-T. B. Watson. Clase IT.-T,icut. G, P. Hazel. Clas* III.—A. E. Tolly; Ladies—Mrs. B. Bottomley. Competition No. 4. Class I.-Cipt. B. Bottomley. Class II?—J. C. Richards. Class III.-W. Willianis: t), Dayson Competition No. 5, Class I.— F. E. Carr. Clasg TI.-F. W. Dwerry- house. Class IIT.-7T. I-T. Stevens; Ladies I ) Jo I —Mrs. Leigh -,i e o-, Class I.-c.,c,. P. Haines; Class II—W. Williams. Claps. ITI.-TI. Williams; Ladies—Miss Le-Iie Jones. The prizes were presented by the Mayoress. Musical items were given by Messrs. Elwyft Daniel, Rhys WilHims, W. H. Jones, and William Williams
CHILDREN! C: "t 1''L d"t' ?ce A?t ?h?y don't .1 fQrget To-morrow 5 Collection.
WELSH HEADMASTERS. I A resolntipn of interest to Welsh head- masters has been brought before the In- corporated Association of the Head- i masters. In effect it proposes to amend the articles of the Association relating to the subscription of members of the Welsh 'I' Counties Schools Association. It pro- poses that the annual subscription shall he such a sum, not to exceed 95, as the I Council may from tjime to timkl prescribei Hitherto the subscription has been 10s.
"SANT DAVIES." I The Rev. D. M. Davies, who is in I charge of the boys' work of the Y.M.C.A., feels proud of. if somewhat embarrassed" with, a letter he has just received from Ammanford. It is addressed Sant Davies, Bagged School," contains a 10s. note, and this letter: U Sant Davies, accept my hatling to the funds of the Ragged School. Swansea. God bless you as their shepherd, and they as your disciples.— Some One. *'Wishing you a merry Christmas and a happy New* Tear:" Mr. Davies, hy the way. has just re- ceived 100 shirts from Mrs. Watkin Williams on bellalf of the War Garment Fund. The shirts have been much appre- ciated by the boj s.
FOOTBALL FOR THE FUND. I The Mannesmann ? Workers. i A special effort is being made by the Mannesmann Athletic Club tor the Widows' and Orphans' Fund. On Thurs- day, January 8th, the team will meet the | Swansea Police at St. Helens under Rugby rules, andlfor the purpose of selecting a team tlierfc will be a trial match—Pos- sibles v. Probables— on the Boys' Wel--j fare Ground, Manselton Racecourse, on Saturday morning, kick-off at 10.30. A silver collection will be taken l'or ..tlie,. Fund, both there and at the game on January 8th. Considerable interest has been aroused by the fixture, and P.C. Keep and ivlr. Allen, supervisor at the Mannesmann, are leaving no stone unturned to make fhe undertaking a success. A big crowd is I' expected at St. Helens, and <he Fund should benefit very materially. TO-MORROW'S EFFORT. I The following team will represent Fox- hole Rovers against Kilvey Guild 01 Christmas Day at Kilvey Hill :-Goal, J. Mandry; backs, Joe Kift and T. Parry; halves, R. Dempster, A. Allen and A. Jackson; forwards, A. Kift, A. Party. T. Kift, T. Williams and C. Rowlands. Mr. Tom Jaekkm, the old Welsh Rugby for- ward, will referee, and there will be a collection for the Widows' and Orphans' Fund.
< I It will be a Happier Christmas if you have remembered the Great Fund. The Hon. Treasurer is Mr. Dd. Roberts, J. P., 61, Wind Street, if ,< Swansea.
I HIT WITH SHOVEL. I Row in a Llanelly Lodging House. At the Llanelly Police Court on Wed- nesday Evan Powell, of No. 3, Park- terrace, lodging house, was charged on remand with maliciously wounding Evan Honll, by striking him with' a shovel. Evan Bonnell said he was lodging, along with the defendant, at 3, )ark- terrace, and on the 20th inst. he entered the house at 10.15 p.m. Foefendant was in the kitchen, and witness spoke to him, but he could iiot recall what he said, as he had had a drop of beer, nor could he say what lie said in reply, but witness hit him, and defendant knocked him down with a s hovel. Samuel Shoppard, labourer, 3. Park- terraoe, lodging house, aid the defendant was in the kitohen when Bonnell entered. As soon as he entered Bonnell walked straight up to defendant and struck him I in the eye. Before doing fY-,) he akt'd the defendant why he did not call him in the 'I morning. Defendant, without replying, went to fetch a shovel, and struck Bon- nell with it above the eye. Bonnell fell to the ground. Defendant then hit him one or two more blows on the forehead, j Witness said. Stop that at ence," and II he then went out. t The Clerk: Can you account for al)! this? I he Witness: I think Bonnell wrus mnoyed because the defendant had not I called him on Saturday morning, with thoj 'esult that he lost a quarter. 'I DOCTOR'S EVIDENCE. j Dr. Hamil said Bonnell had a wound j inches long above. the right pye. which t punctured to tho bone. Four or five I stitches had to be put in. There was also a superficial cut on the lip. It was a wrious wound. The man would recover if J bf took proper car? of 't, bur the ill ?"i h<^ £ Pver,. had "refused to. •remni n at; flic j 1 -volMid would not have needed tmu ftfrce with'j .1 shovel such as that produced. Deli-nd-9 ii t 11 r life has been in danger I ever since I have been in the house. Even- time Bonnell was in drink he starts a row with Hle. Ldst Saturday night, when he entered, he struck me in the face, and tlie mark is still there. The defendant was further remanded, bail being allowed. (
HAFOD RESIDENT'S DEATH, I I The deafli of Mrs. Elizabeth Griffiths, II wife of Mr. Henry Griffiths, took place it the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Dan Jones, 100. Aberdyberthi-street, flafod. on Tuesday evening. I Mrs. Griffiths was highly respected in the district, having lived at 39, Jersey- street for nearly 40 years. She was also one of the oldest members of Ebenezer Chapel. The deceased lady was 74 years of age. and just over a year ago she cele- I brated her golden wedding. I ? Two sons of the deceased, Laoe-Corpl. Dan Griffiths (Swansea Battalion) and Pte. Joe Griffiths (Dorset Regiment) en-I listed at the outbreak of war, and both of them were killed in action. 11 The deceased lady leaves a husband, two sons, and two daughters, and much sympathy is felt with the bereaved family.
JThe negotiations recently announced in th? Daily MaH for the sale of 10,0()(J,000'N-a?ds of Governmnt surplus flannel have now been completed, the Disposal Board, Ministry of Munitions, j having sold the flannel for a sum ap- I proaciuftfi^ £ >2,000,000,
EXTRA SPECIAL! A 1D.t r??-kr: T,-n1']T,Y'. ""a. c'hvner-.tiiblo collection. ￼ l'I;.t; 1', 4:, • # i ■ i ■■ I • — | SWANSEA TOWN v.<BRtSTCL I SWANEA TOWN v.RISTCL' ROVERS. Crtiaiey- Bobson and Nicholas-; Del'. I nin, Colftns, Qglev, Hole; Ivfer Jones, J Ivor Biv\m, '?T. Y. Brow?. and HMtry 1 Thomas. t It will he seen that Ivor Brown has < been chosen foir the ten tre-forward ■ position. Tho Football Association itiive w- I firmed the date and entle of the re- '■ play—Cwrdiff-—on Wednes«.lay next, at 2 o'clock. SWANSEA TOWN RESEAVES • v. 8ATH CITY. » Johnson; Holder, Hewitt; Ball, 1 mcli, Lewis: Lloyd, Hotiiton, Pringle, Sheldon, J. R. Bradshaw. On Boxing Day, at the Vetch Field, at 2 SO- I "X 1 V. V" j THE XMAS GRANTS. A small ni;i-DI)el. of gtaiits to th« widows and children—particulars with ie- gard to whom arrived late this ofterno'.n- —will be sent out. at the, end of the week. The. Post Office authorities, who lia- e been an admirable help, in sending it the hundreds oi money orde:s, are over- whelmed with other work this alteiiv.o' r r
The 4t LEADER will NOT I I be Publisheir) on I XMAS DAY or I BOXING DAY. It will appear as usual on Saturday. Saturday's 11 SPORTING, IFIEWS" will contain the Largest and Best Reports and the Most Expert Criticisms. —- a-
GATTIE SCHEME.. I Cost of Clearing Houses Would be Too Great. A series of objections to t,heGattie Central Clearing House scheme for London traffic is contained in the rejjort sued on Tuesday of the Departmental Committee which heard evidence oijt the :.ubjct. Amongst the objections are: lha huge capital expenditure required; i isplacement of a large population. The Committee point out that if the Gattie scheme were adopted it must be applied to every "town in the country, -:nd that at present-day costs the outlay would be much greater than the estimate d £ 300,000,000'at pre-war figures which Mr. Gnttie suggested. The Committee add that they, cannot recommend such an expenditure of public money. There.was nothing iii the evidence, the Committoo say, to support the vie' of hostility by the raitway companies to the scheme
"Y PRAWF." Mr. J Walters' Play at the Albert Hall. May we be allowed to draw the attltP tion of the Swansea and district public. especially the Welsh-speaking folks and those interested in the Welsl*- ilrnina, to the fact that the Plesmarl Dramatic Society are performing their new drama, "Y Prawf" (The Proof), at the Albert Hall on Boxing night and Saturday even- ing. We need not enlarge upon the suc- cess of this well-known company, although they did not capture the prize at the ivoent conipetition, yet they came in for a very creditable share of praise both by the adjudicators and also the large audience that witnessed their fine acting in Ar y Groesffordd." Y Prawf is a new drama composed and written by Mr. J. P Walters, th. well-known and capable instructor of the Plasmarl company, and he is himself tak- ■ ing a very prominent part in the play. MF. Walters in the composition of this classical drama has deemed it advisable to keep the chapel, deacon, and even the minister from the scope of his work This is the eleventh, drama that this company has put before the public s1Jl their inauguration, and their services ba? been much in evidence. During their career they have been able to hand over I nearly £ 2.00rt to various charities. Thft I drama which they are to produce at the Albert Hall this week has only been given j twice—at Llansamlet and Llangyfelneh, :md the houses at both places were filled to their utjaost rapacities V •