Christmas Holidays BEN. EVANS & Go"s PREMISES WILL BE CLOSED FROM Wednesday Evening, Dec. 24th, UNTIL Monday Morning, Dec. 29th. Funeral Furnishing Orders may be sent by WIRE or 'PHONE AT ANY HOUR. telegrams; It EVANS, SWANSEA." Telephone: 1015, CENTRAL. Or sent to 14, The Promenade II j Telephone 1345 CENTRAL. J SEN. EVANS & bo., Ltd., SWANSEA. THEATRE ROYAL Special Xmas Attraction. By special request of hun- I' dreds of our patrons, we h ¡ are showing The Exploits I of a German Submarine, Operating in the Mediteranean ¡ x (Return Visit). An Amazing Pictorial Re- cord of the Hun Submarine I Warfare, taken from the deck of the U 35. Showing Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Saturday. U-Ti URA HEALS ECZEMA Started with little pit»p)e« breaking out on little boy's bead. Itched ter- ribly causing him to scratch and make them bleed. Formed mass of eruptions all ovet head. Very little sleep. Tried several remedies without help. Then saw Cuticura Soap and Ointment ad- vertised and thought we would get them. Now be is completely healed. From signed statement of Mrs. H. Fielding, 28, Bridgewater St., Green- gate, Selford. Lanes., Eng. These fragrant emollients are all you need for all toilet purposes. &Mtp !< Omhnet? h. 3d. and 2*. (d. Sold ?trr.t th« Kr*nir«. For thi,ty.?- .g. ki. =ir' F.2(.w"* p.m.. L$d. JaO\rt but llq.. Laadn. Alto mail rders with priet. Blf Caticura Soap .aT" without =ft. IF YOUR VICTORY BOOKLET has NOT ARRIVED I CALL IN FOR IT TO DAY AT YOUR JEWELLERS- ) PURSERS sxfmb' ST. I rUnOEHO axpoMST. Do?'? ? /r7<r/ SWAKSEA. I r-=r=sm;r-.i rrri; S^u .aB j I IMPORTANT TO MOTHERS I LORIMERS I j -4 Gold Medal — ý CHEMICAL FOOD I I (Paffish'i Formula). STRENGTHENS CHILDREN j All Chemist* and Stores Just the Same Old Christmas! Xo real harm can come to England while the Christmas spirit lives'—that sympathy with fellow-man which makes ns wondrou6 kind. Xmas gifts prove this! What prsents could bo more "thoughtful" than beautiful Tain-resisting Umbrellas, 'real Kendalls." of which thousands are given each year? C'hfK«e your presents early at KENDALLS, Umbrella Specialists, fe, Castle Buildings, Castle Street, Swansea (opposite Woolworth's). Handsome Walking Sticks in Great Variety
The Day's GosstpJ Leader Office, Wednesday Shall I venture a reminder here also? I am sure you v..dn'f objeet-for it is in the cause of the widows and t)ie children. It is about to-morrowVdinrar table, col- lection. T-his will add to the enjoyment of tile table, and it will ioean a happier I Christmas for the little ones. A Treasury Note Year. I The year about to close has bten iiniost" j remarkable one from the business, point of view. Business ha# not been good, it hag been wonderful," said Mr. Richard G. Lewis, managing director of 13en Evanfe, and tlie same story was told at Edwards'. Indeed, the year 1919-has been roord one for Swansea drapers and 4 kit- xittere. But turn where you wiH, and •.nquire of the headj of whatever busi- nesses ytm will; there is the safoe tale of ￼ i' c m.nercial 'activity. In regtofd to niost commodities, there have been Immense dilhdties in procuring supplies, not in £ deed to satiate, but in some measure, to inert the tremendous demand. Prices of uwny good-3 have soared upwards during th- year, but, on the other hand, there hB6 been apparently no- lack of. ready cash, or rather Treasury notes, and every 'hop has regularly been filled with ager purchasers. It hae not been. the making 3. spurt followed by a, rlump, bat busi- ness has, we aro reliably informed, gradually increased during the year, and has.reat,bed its climax in the Christmas trade, which is far ahead of anything known before. As It Was And As It Is. I The roast beef of Old England seems somewhat to have lost its charm. Boast beef and plnm pudding no longer meets the needs of the Christmas feast. Elo- quent testimony to the higher standard of living which now prevails from that of 100. or even 50, years ago is involved in the prevalent idoa that bee? is hot good enough for Christmas dinner, and the cry fot turkey or goose, the failure in supply of which is doemtd a disaster. We are reminded of the jtory of a farm labourer who married, a rich lady, of whom it was observed that he was given to saying, U I am tired of beef and mut- ton—beef and mutton; let's, have some poultry In the old days, in agricul- tural districts, fresh meet was more or 1,?-q; of a luxury, partaken of sparingly by the fortunate, say, once a week, or on great occasions like the harvest home supper or the Christmas .dinner. The interim was filled-with bacon and beayw, or some other produce of the garden and its appurtenances. Then began the in- dustrial era, the influx to the towns, more money in hand, and more direct purchafter3 of the necessary provisions, not through the garden and the pigptve, but from the butchers and the green- grocer's shop. Now every one looks for good things in the way of provisions, and blames the poor farmer when he. too, tries to make a. bit out of the exigencies of the times. The Newsboys. ) Our Gospel is absolutely free, Mis- Mrs. Michael of the Newsboys' Mis- sion." This effort, which was started in the Gospel Hall, Orchard-street, nine years ago by Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Michael, Sergt. Balsden, and Miss Brockie (of Messrs. Ben Evans and Go.}, who were later joined by District Scoutmaster J. King, has proved of immense value to those for whom it was organised. There are Sunday school and evening meetings in the Gospel Hall, and week-night meet- ings in St. Mary's Hall, James-street, and tho Church Army Home. The missioners are able to. help vhe boys and their sisters in máTIY ways. At the end ofdie year prices are, given for attendance at Sunday School, and it is of interest to note that one newsboy has for tour 1eaT in 6tleS8ion not missed a session. The boys get a nice oatin? in the Mmmer, and a ChriatmM trMtís due in abont a fort- night's tim. Of the lads in the mission, SO voluntarily joined the Forces, and 13 of Ithemlost their lives in the, war. The promoters cILits realise that there are manv calls on the philanthrcJpic, but yet dare,to hope that this little work will not be forgotten, for though it is earried on most economically, funds are needed, and will he gratefully acknowledged by Mrs. Michael or Sergt. Baladeri. A Welsh Peace Treaty. -1 After long-continued indulgence in what cannot be otherwise described than inter- necine warfare, two of the South Wales trades unions are endeavouring to settle a peace treaty among themselves, and it is to be hoped the effort will be a success- ful one, inasmuch,as the disputes between the bodies immediately concerned have hitherto occasioned unpleasantness end loss to others, both employers and em- ployed. For many a long year the Miners' Federation and the Enginemen's and Craftsmen's Association have been more or l«*'at loggerheads, because the Federation had a strong yearning to imitate the example of Pharaoh's lean kine by swallowing the other organisa- tion. Collieries in the Swansea district, as weollM other places, have now and again been brought to a standstill by the disagreements of the miners and the cnginemen. Such contingencies ought to be averted by cc-ordination. and, what- ever the causes )( the estrangement in the past, most people will welcome the new more for merging the srfms of the rivals. It is significant that they have begun their negotiations just as the season of peace and goodwill towards all men approaches My heartiest blemings, The Tramp. v < I I met him At-A -WayWe railwiLy station, a gaunt old man. Time had frosted his scahtv hair, ragged moustache and recent growth of beard. His blue eyes "were lustreless, and the deepened furrows of his thin face crowned by a faded cap told of much hard journeying on life's road. His clothes were old, and his overcoat much darned and patched. In one thin bony hand he dlutcbed the tapes or a kit- bag. which contained his worldly belong- ings whilst the other (on the wedding fing finger 1 noticed a band of ldwornvery thin), grasped a heavy stick. He, was looking at Ms empty metal tobacoo box so I nlled ?'IS battered pipe from my pouch whilst he told me a few erlracb ofhislifé history, for. he was one of that fraternity of whom Mr. W. U. Davies the trarat> poet has written so descrip- tively in his book Beggars." One of his feet was, thickly encased in cotton wool and heavily bandaged and noting my inqnisitive glance he told me it was ni bl?iek, 1, m poio^ned as black, Sir, as that tarred wall opposite." A rusty nail had pene- trated through tho, oole- of his boot whilst tramping from Morthyr to Swansea, and now he was returning bv., tmin .to a, favourite workhomei infirmary. The old chap's ontlcok on life was very cheerful, ho 'did not env"- the house dweller and business toiler. his experiences spelt joyful adventures- along tfie open road, but it wn* getting rougher for he was becoming old Still lie was so confident of a cheery Christmastide and wished me hapjij dajs at I helnedhiJa to, 1 .t
PIT TRAGEDY. Injured Brother's Evidence at Cadoxton Inquest. Mr. L. M. Thomas, district coroner, held an inquest at Cadoxton, noor Neath, on Tuesday, on Daniel Powell, collier, aged 40, of Cadoxton-terrace, near Xoath, who was fatally injured in a shot tiring accident at the Lower Ynysurwed Colliery, near Resolven, on Friday last. Mr. W. Jenkins, J.P., miners' agnt,. appeared on behalf of the Federation, and Mr. Walden, H.M. Inspector of Mine6, was also present.. and Mr. Llewellyn,, manager of the collieries, represented the owners, Messrs^ D. R. Llewellyn^ and Co. Hopkin Powell, hrother of the deceased, who was also injured at the saiuc time, eaid that bis I)r(,ther and he drilled a hole for firing a charge, and prepared the 6hot hole and rammed it, witness king about 12 yards away at the time. Tliey were both using candles, nt) it was a naked light colliery. Whilst he (witness) was building up a wall there was a sudden explosion, which blew out all the lights. Witness ran back for light and help, but he did not return to the face. He was struck over the eye with a stone through the explosion. Witness had nothing to do with the firing of the ehots. William Thomas, fireman, said that the deceased was an exi>erk-nced miner, and was allowed to fire. the shot* himself. When witness visits) the heading after the accident, he formed the opiniOft that the accident occurred, through the ram- ming of the charge, hut after making furfcher investigation, and from the posi- tion of the rammer when found, he came to th03 conclusion that that was not so. An open knife was found near the spot, and thiA was generally used to cut tho fuse after charging the hole. Dr. Boweu said that death was due to shock from tho injuries received. The right arm was fractured, and the faiCe was peppered with dirt. A verdict of accidental death was re- turned.
WINES BY AUCTION. _■ Messm. J. M Leed?r and Son, '"UC-! tioneers, h?d a ?ajp of wines at their ￼ rooms in Waterloo-street. Swansea, on I Tuesday morning I The lots comprised Old Tawny Port and white wines, the former averaging AS 16s. per doaen bottles, and the latter X3 per dozen. ■ I
I Sobnbert's Unfinished Symphony in B Minor," Tabernacle. Morristoii, Saturday Evening, 27th Deoember. I Boating Night: "Y Prawf:" Sat. Night. I
PEMBROKE03OCKYARD. I The mme-ndationg of Lord Colwyn's Committee include the construction of m?rchMt ahipping a? Pembroke and oth?f Royal dockrarù. Mr. GwHUam Jones was Pemb.rok reUreHJlta,tive on &<-CommU.tee. ?j
Children's Corner. 1 I BY UNCLE JOHN I To-morrow will be Christinas Day, and I hope you will enjoy it. > 'i his i-s the j tiret Christmastide 6inee we opened the Children'? Corner," and I ='It, ;et this afternoon pass without thankm? you all for your help and your many cheering words. We certainly have succeeded be- yond my wildest dreams in forming a big, I friendly, family circle, and what gives j me greatest pleasure and real pride in our j Corner gatherings is the tact that the contributions to its success have come, and are coming, from you, children, And not from uio. In congratulating you, I cannot put my own feelings towards you in any better words than those of the poet Longfellow, when he wrote of children:- Ye are better than all the ballads. That over were sung or said; For ye are living poems, And all the rest are dead." Thank you for your applause. I will give I you another, which some of you will like: When 1 am grown to man's estate, 1 shail be very proud and great. And tell the other girls and boys, I Not to meddle with my toys." It was R. L. Stevenson who wrote those lines, and echoing in my ears 1 seem to I hear one more line, with which I will close my short address. it is by lounk I on The Love of .Fame U The happy only are the truly, great." You will not forget the Christmas Dinner Collation at your own hon. and scud the money to Mr. David l?ober?Iq ue 1 asked you yesterday to do. Will you? And now, as we are all busy and cx- citcd and pleased at the prospect of Christmas, 1 will call for only one litt.'e story, which 1 think is specially suitable for to-day:- PUCK'S PRANK. Silver Wings conimaiiaeu her ritilj Majesty, Queen Titania: Send a messen- ger to earth to-night to bring tiarjorie up here. She has not given her mother a moment's peace for months, bothering her to go to Fairyland." But," said Silver Wings, only Puck is at leisure to- night, your Majesty." R'm," said tie Queen, doubtfully, he'll be up to eom-3 mischief again; but no matter he'll do for the purposo." Late that night, Puck, smiling mis- chievously, tweaked Marjorie's ear as she lay in bed, and said: Come on,' hurry itip Afarjoric obeyed without any ques- tion, and, in the twinkling of an eye, found herself at the loot of a rainbow ladder. Eagerly she commenced to climb, and soon she stepped on firm ground once more. But was this Fairyland after all ? j There was not a blade of grass about, and I only small, tiff trees were seen on the ilat, monotonous ground. Then she '.3'" ) approaching her a tall, prim, starchad- looking individual. Why," thought Marjorie in dismay, "she's-almost exactly like my governess. Miss Minns! And timidly she said: Can you tell me how I can get to Fairyland and the fairies, please? Dear me," said the other, in precise tones, exactly suited to her ap- pearance, this is Fairyland, and I am a fairy." You," cried Marjorie in sur- prise; "why, I thought all fairies were dainty and beautiful!" "Constable?" called the irate lady, arrest this mortal who has dared to -say 1 am not dainty and beautiful. LP rushed a fussy policeman with a huge, bristling moustache, who cried, Follow me' and marched her off. Soon she found herself in a huge cage. There was a tiny patch of prase near the entrance, and as she stepped en it, it opened, and through it she caught eight of th-e ladder. She clambei-pd down and soon was tucked up in bed again. Well," she said, I don't want to go to Fairyland again." Ha, ha! laughed Puck merrily from behind the curtains. U Sne won't bother her mother again. Little does she think that those were dream people, created by my magic. But I'll keep my eye on her. and if she deserves it, she shall go to the I real Fairyland sometime soon." From Connie Hoskin.
Mr Dan Jones FI;iab Concert. Taber tiacle Morriston. P-nturdav. ?'7t.b December.. 1
Xma? attraction. Y Prawf." Albert Ha?. j
I BEACHED IN SQUALL. I I Rudderless Schooner at Port I Talbot. The Portuguese schooner Julieta, with a oartro of pitwood, hound for Swansea, wras bca-ched on the Taibach Beach, Port Talbot, on Tuesday during the moaning equall. The rudder is missing. An attempt to iloat ber on the afternoon tide failed.
Mr. Herbert Brown at Eliiali Concert. I Tabernacle, Morriston Saturday, 27tb Dec.
I J, P. W. the actor of dr:1ma week, ex- I in Y Prawf." )
I GOLDEN WEDDING. j I Skewen Xrnas Celebration. i On Christmas Day, Mr. and Mre. Thome** I HieluDan, 'S, Bethlehem-road, Skewen, cele- brate their golden wedding;. They were one of six couples married at I Skewen Parish Church on December 25th, s369, by the old vicar, the Rev:, Edward Thomas. They are agoo respectively 71 and t 72, and have two sons and three daughters living, a-11 married, there being 25 grand- children. Mr. Hickman, who has been un- able to work for some twelve years owing I to chronic rheumatism, is an (:)I,] colliery worker, having been employed many ye!irs at Owrt-y-Bettws Colliery, and previously at the old Britbdir level. They are amongst the oldest members of Tabernacle Welsh Independent Church, and can go back to the small beginnings at Bethlehem Chapel, an offshoot of Zoar, I Neath. They arc the recipients of many I presents and felicitations. j
J. P. Walters as Shacki." in Y Prawf." £ 30 Prize for Male Voices Morriston 50tb Annual Eisteddfod, Saturday. Deo, 27th.
.T. P. W ;7-iT;-h:e -Dramn: Y I .T. P. W Veat iTi hie new Drama.. Pl':twf." i i i.I i ■ ■ Chief Choral P?ize .E30 Mornaton Mth 1 ?AnntM? Eisteddfod. Boxins Da?. < MODERN I) EN TIS TRY. Perfectly Painless Extraction?, i/- Houra 9 to 7 DAilY. Extractions Free wh tn Z-iew Teeth supplied. 9a, CASTLE STREET, SWANSEA IOver givega). Gweinyddts, yn medra Cymraeg, yn gweiau. (WELSH SPEAKING N'URSE IN ATTENDANCES x I 1 r 1920. A New Year's Resolutioa for You. Learn Foxall's Rapid System of Shorthand. A ??'?'W?WSr?I!' S ? &r?%J?r ?a? § ?<<!f?P' T' T??'?V? PAGEFIELD bu t 2E I St. Helen's Road, Swansea, St. He l enas Roa d ? Swansea, TheLeading Commercial University of Wales, ¡ Has acquired the Sole Rights in the United Kingdom of teaching.this, remarkable new system. The principles of this system can be mastered in FOUR HOURS. A speed of 80 to 100 words a minute can be attained I in eight weeks. DAY AND NIGHT CLASSES. Correspondence Courses. Full information from the Principal, Of H- traoe aJ jt B Every Cup a Delight In the hands of a skilful tea-maker, M Jf Robin Tea is so delicious and refreshing that every cup is a sheer delight. t No need for "one spoonful for the i, tea-pot" with Robin, because it's so pure N and economical. fe Treat yourself to Robin to-day. 4 1g Of all Grocers and Stores, at3/- and S 0 3/4 per pound. Wholesale from M: South Kales Wholesale Depot, ROBIN TEA CO., 2, St. MaryStreet, ? SW ANSEA.
rro EUROPE'S STARVING CHILD-I REN. I Effort by Protestant, Roman CathoHc and Gresk Churches. I Xoxt Sunday (Holy Innocent's D;iy) will he observed by the English churches— Anglicans. Roman Catholics, and Free Churches, by the Roonan Catholic Church on the Continent, by the Greek Orthodox Church, and by the Anglican Communion in various parts of the world, as a day of prayer and alms on! belw.lf of the starving child-ren of Europe and the Near East. This observance will be unique in its united appeal, especially as the collection is to be devoted largely to the Save the Children Fund (7, St..T am es' s terrace, Rogenfs Park), of which the patrons are the Archbishop of Canterbury, Cardinal Bourne, Lord Curzon, Dr. Guttery (Presi- dent of the National Free Church Coun- cil), and Lord Robert Cecil. The appeal to the Protestant Churches taM been signed by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, the President of the United Free Church Conncil, the Pre6idents of the Wesleyan, the Primi- tive Methodist, and the United Methodist Conferences, the Moderator of the Pres- byterian Church of England, and by the Secretary of the Society of Friends, His Holiness the Pope gave his warm approval to the proposal, and notified the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, and through him the bishops and priests of every diocese throughout the world, that December 2Rth should be set aside for prayers and collections. Cardinal Gas- parri, in communicating his decision, <\ddeó "My bles-sing upon you in your activities." The locum tenems of the CEcumenial Patriarchate telegraphed to the Arch- bishop of Canterbury the hearty congratu- lations on the chajitable initiative of the Archbishop, and informed his Grace that he intended to make a similar appeal to his Christians. The Metropolitan of Mon- tenegro said that he would gladly join in the appeal, and the Roumanian Metro- politans and Bishops/ replied in the wme fraternal manner. The Save the Children Fund has no political or sectarian titus. and its patrons I 1 ? and vioe-prestidents include men and. women representative of all, parties and" creeds. Lord Wenrdale is chairman of its? committee. Since its establishment the- fund has provided large quantities of medical supplies, invalids' food, clothing, and other necassaries for the children in the famine-stricken nre:a.s, and especially in Poland, Austria, and Caecho-Slovakia,
Plasma rl Dramatic Co. "T Proff" iw 26 and 27.
I FEWER THAN EVER. I Poultry Shortage at Carmarthen. in ere as again a great scarcitv of turkeys and geese at the Christmas ipar- kct at Carmarthen, on Tuesday, and a number of people failed to procure supplies, and consequently will have to go without their usual Yuletide fare. Only those who booked their orders in ad- vance were certain, of securing their reo quirements. As the farmers' carts entered the market, the people immediately sur- rounded them, and there were exciting scrambles, the police having to,interfero on more than one occasion. One cause of the exceptional shortage at the market T-as that dealers bad visited the farms in motor cars and carried away supplies to the industrial areas. Not within memory have the Carmar- then Christmas markets been so scanty of poultry
I "Y Prawf." Albert Hall. Boxinir Niffht and Saturday Night. .=
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(Proof)* HaU' D°°" 26-27. T Prawf (Proof), M J*,dP™wf-" in 3 ?'?' Albert B?"' ?c- 26 &d 27.
BfLACKPILL XMAS PARTY. J The children of Blacl-pill C.E. Day School had a raost enjoyable Christmas treat on Monday. Through the generosity of Major David Lewis, a splendid tea was provided. After a reg' I feast, a concert was given by the children, the parents being invited to attend. Numerous carols and solos were sweetly sunrr, the items t iven by the in- fants receiving special applause. A beautiful tir tree (from Clyne Castle Estate), laden with toys, books and paiut boxes, etc., the gifts of Miss Dul- cie Vivian and Mr. Cnarles Eden, was the centre of attraction. To complete the delight of the little ones, Santa Claus paid a brief visit, -i- The presents were distributed by ?rs. \?"?lters, who was presented with a fj?nqnet of beauti- ful chrysanthemums by little Gwenny, Davies. ) Prizes were distributed by M]ajor D. Lewis, who passed a vote of thanks to ,i Vivi,,tn, to Mr. Eden, to Miss Davis, the headmistress and staff, and all the willing helpers. The Rev. W. Walters seconded. I
NARBERTH GALE FATALITY, Mr. H. J. E. Price, coroner for South. Pembrokeshire, held an inque.st on John Richard Perkins, North-buildings, Nai* berth. On the 13th in?t., during a high wind, a cart cover blew off a motor lorry and struck a horse. Perkins was driving. The horse bolted nnd overturned the cart, with the result that Perkins was so in- jured that he died on Saturday. Verdict: Accidental death." -0. _J PrinW and published by the S\vanee» PreM. .a Pt 4A&4&r Building? Sw*n0e«» prem U. ■ J