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.*******************! | SWANSEA…

"CHAPERONES."

Improvemsnt of Gower Ponies.

Snub for Winston Churchill,…

"FEAR THE WORST."

Japan's Finances Healthy.

HOW ENGLAND HELPED JAPAN.

Not Just Yet!

Swansea Assessments; Litigation…

Morriston Quoiters* Annual…

,-SWANSEA EMBEZZLEMENT CHARGE.{

English Ex-M.P.'s Queer Death.

End of "John of Cowers

Swansea Salisbury Money Club.

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- ANTHRACITE TRUST PROSPECTUS,

WHAT SAYS BILL ADAMS?

MESSRS VIVIAN'S CAPITAL

Executed at Nineteen. !

Garrison Tragedy at Sheerness.

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---THAT FAMOUS DOCK,

i CHRISTMASTIDE.

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I NEATH NOTES. 1 "Remember the Poor I" imu Who Dc-and Many Who Don't. A merry ('PNic.n}:¡U; and a happy New j Y e ar -4- } The first line of these notes is not anginal, Perhaps it's all the _betur for that. "A merry Christmas!" What does it mean* lo those of us who are fairlv well found in ths woild'x goods it means much. Pieoty to eat, plenty to drink. good, warm clothes to wear and something left—a good home, and the wherewithal to ke-ep it. Hut do we pause and think? Do we re- fiect for one moment upon the lots of thou- sands of our fellow-beings, less favoured than yourslves t If we did we might do a little in our immediate neighboUlhüod-a little that would bring a ray of sunshine into the ciicle of many a home—a home only in name. The poor ars always with us. Who among us this C hi'istmtiis will do just a little to make their lot more bearable? Just think Head of the household, when vour are seated at the head of the table on Christmas' Dav when you are carving the turkey, and sur- rounded by your expectant and' healthy tainilv just think tliat there are scores who have pertorce to do with the plainest of fare, or perhai?s be without even tluit. And you needn't go out of iN'eatii to find such a state of things. 1 know there are many families who are without the bare necessities of life, and who ate too proud to apply to the Guardians for assistance. So don't think wircn you have paid your poor rate you have discharged all the liabilities which a higher Power than lova lgoverrmient imposes upon you A merr- Christmas Forsooth it il be a sad one tor many in Neath. I know there are many philanthropic ladies and gentlemen in Neath who are doing their best to alleviate suffering. But many more are wanted. Meantime it is good to learn that Mr E Law is doing his sitare. Whatever one may think of Mr. Law, and whatever mav be suggested by critics, who do little good, but- talk much harm, as to liis motives, the fact remains that scores of homes will be rendered brighter, tiJi." Christmas by his gifts. I have seen myself a consignment of some 250 rab- bits, which, by tite-time these words are in print, will have been distributed among the poor of Melyn and Uantwit Lower. This making a grand total of 750 rabbits which he has given away during tlie last month or six weeks. In addition he tells me that. he will distribute on Thursday numbers of tur- keys, geese, chickens and ducks—"my old favourite—ducks"—he facetiously added. And the inmates of the Workhouse, and the children of the Cottage Homes will have a good time, thanks to the generosity of the Mayor, and Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Moore Gwrn. of Dutfrvn. I learn that in regard to the former. Mrs. Miles, the kind-hearted matron, iis making due preparation, and that tho e 1 less fortunate than ourselves will on Boxing Day have a rousing, rollicking time; while m regard to the latter, Mr. and Mrs. Sair. the master and matron, will do all they can to carry out the expressed wishes of the donors, and endeavour to give the children a glorious time on Christmas Day. A merry Christmas and a liarnv New lear! Yes, and a gentleman in the locality has j just given £150 for a brace of dogs. Peonle will be saying that "flbser",r" is getting Socialistic in his- opinions. Well, I believe in Socialism, but perhaps not of the kind that the cranks rant or. Xeath surprised Cardiff last Saturday. The surprised themselves, and their sup- porters as well. I don't know who sent it, but I can make a eiy near guess. On Monday night a postman came to my house with a parcel. '"Observer,' 'Cambrian' Office, Neath." hr:> ] said. "Quite right," I replied. "Tikl t'1S me." I took it to the sitting-room and care- fullv opened it. There were two brown paper wrappings which, removed, disclosed a fancy box. I hardly knew what do. Flashed through my brain tlie thought "I have many enemies*. It may be an infernal machine." I placed it carefully on tie table, went to the out-houso, and returned with a bucket of cold water. Then I debated with myself as to the proper course to putsue. "1 he contents may be perishable," I said, And then I reflected "I am perisliable, too." I looked at the adress. and found that the parcel was .sent from Swansea. Then I was lelieved. J knew of no enemies in Swansea. So I carefully removed the cover, and found beneath a type-written note a number of sugar pluuis. Tiie note bore the words: "In return for observations." ] put in my thumb and pulled out a plum. It was a nice sue- culent moisel, and then I thought of Mr. Howed. Well, if he has found my observa- tions as sweet as the plum, he has reason to be thankful, and so ljave 1. But a bottle of —well, never mind—would have been more in my line. j A Mr. Boycott ha.s taken the Royal Oak Inn, Melyn. It is to be hoped for"*lii:s sake and that of the owners of the inn that the public won't boyfcot him. In connection with the alleged smuggling at Skewen, there has been another an est- Edwin Dond, the fireman. Like the spirits, he is now in "bond. Some interesting developments are pro- mised. respecting the alleged false pietenees of David Thomas, now in custody. By the way, the touch of "Swedes" liave no connection with "Scandinavia." "OBSERVER." ■ 1 ■

Cwmbwrla Character's Tragic…

IFISCAL MEETING IN BRYNMELIlf

Dumping on a Big Scale.

|Sudden Death in the Market.

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