The Day's Gossip. I Leader Office, Saturday. The last word is with Mr. George Col. will! Naturally the Kilvey position has to stand, but a letter signed by two cor- respondents urges that Under the cir- cumstances it is felt by the electorate generally that the only course which can now provide them with democratic re- presentation on the Borough Council is for Mr. George Colwill to resign his seat on the 1st of November, submit to a con- test, and leave the issue to the electors." The Drama Award. I As I .expected, the drama award is being criticised. Mr. Walters, of Plas- marl, opened the ball, and I hear that other efforts are maturing. To the English reader who must have wondered why the Leader devotod the space it did to the adjudication, I ought to ex- plain that there were towns and villages uround Swansea in which the findings of the judges were awaited with an eager- ness far beyond that which the sporting man looks forward to the Ccsarcwitch, or the football fan of the football scores. I warrant that every line was read with keenness. j The RaHway Unions. The question of amalgamating the two railway trade unions is being taken up again, and a brother gossip says that he is told from insioe that there is much more hope of the plain maturing than ai any previous period of the protracted negotiations Som of the difficulties have been overcome by tactful concessions from the National Union, mainly concerned with allowing the locomotive men self- determination inside the larger union. A Call to Battle." The Student Christian Movement has sent me a letter very influentially signed, which declares, in part, that the foiiii- dations of society are wrong, because the, relations between man and man are wrong. We have failed to be Christians. Jesus told uc; to love one another, but as a plain matter of fact, we do not love one another. If we did. war would be at cnce condemned, and certain social con- ditions would not be tolerated." The Ruins of Wipers." A British tourist just from Ypres says that he had lunch four days ago in a restaurant called the Cafe des Champs de Batalle, wibhin 200 yardi of what re- mains of the Cloth Hall. There he met several members of the local Council, who have been mting in one of the old dugouts, and he was astounded to .hear they were still debating whether they should reconstruct Ypres, not a mile away, but actually on the immortal re- mains. The Town-major, in order to im- press the councillors, said that inasmuch as in the course of the Second Battle the English and French lost more men than fell in the army of the North throughout the American Civil War, every English- man and every Frenchman would never cease to regard the Ruins as hallowed ground, which it would be an outrage for any builder to touch. Lord Fisher's Dream Ship. The submersible battleship which Lord Fisher believes will drive the Dread- nought from the sea is already with us, at least in embryo. This is the sub- rjrmne monitor" M 1, which has just arrived at Portsmouth from a successful cruise in the Mediterranean. The M 1 is, in fact, a small battleship designed to fight above or below water. She carries a long-range 12in. gun, firing a shell of S50lb., and this powerful weapon can be discharged when only the muzzle shows above the surface. The vessel has been 1 exhaustively tested, and can now be pro- nounced a decided success in every way. She has two sisters, one of which has been completed since the armistice. The London Labour Party. The Morning Post yesterday had an I interesting leading article on the London elections. It declared that the London Labour Party do not want economy. I "They want extravagance. They want I extravagance because it is one of their ¡ aims to vote the owner of property out of existence. It is their way of clearing I the foundations for the new Socialist 1 <?rder. They want to destroy property in )rder to make room for Socialism. Mr. Sidney Webb, the gentleman who told the Coal Commission that it was possible to I change human nature by an Act of Par- liament, freely admitted the end in view. So far back as 1893 he was asked: Sup- posing it (the rate) had to go as far as to amount to 20s. in the S, what then?' And Mr. Webb replied: 'That is a con- summation I should view without any alarm whatever,' and he added: the municipality then would have rated the owners out of existenc:" A Personal Note. I Mr. Abraham Thomas is a sad man I these days. Some weeks a60, in his seventieth year, he had a seizure, and is still confined to his house. This week the Carmarthenshire Assizes are being held, but Mr. Thomas' familiar face is absent. For more years than many of us can probably remember he has been a, faithful attendant on the South Wales, circuit as Welsh interpreter, and, so far aa the writer knows, has not missed a single Assize until this one. The worthy chairman of the county magistrates al- ways looked forward to these circuit ap- pointments, and, whatever else called, he would never oven consider as much as a suggestion that he should forego his duties as Assize official interpreter. < Whether at Brecon, Carmarthen or Car-' diff, the warm welcome from his host cf friends was invariably forthcoming. He told the writer once that he was some- times tempted to write a book on his experiences in the Courts. If he is as good an author as he is a raconteur his reminiscences would make good reading.
Fashion's Vogue in 1919. No. 2. 4 SUMMER FROCKS FOR THE YOUNGER GENERATION. P ]V EVER haT children been II more beautifully and more V, simply dressed than the are io-da.y. Crepe de chine smocks, httle muelin or voila frocks for the occa- t:ions. and cotton for 6vory day- whatever the material the ety10 must be rimple and owly vubable. Not onl bomu- limPlicity is bea.utüul SnY fitting but because the modem child demands & frtedom of move- mut that little Mies IW did not have. As fashions for children become ￼ Moro sensible, their play prments are designod not to interfere with the movements of the w-earer, and are made of fAbries which wash and I' 1'1:0\ wear like the provorbial rag. A perfect joY to 3nv littl* boy or gill is the p..intør's sprou ma& of brcm-n holland decorated with red or bme braid. jumperiq of butoliet blne cotton ar6 -= !Lppreciated by the YÖ1.mger geuera, tion. and f'O Are tunics of the Buster ￼ po are uni cretonne Md j? ) )B ? ￼ variotis other waifbible materizls. H? ￼ ￼ a? ith Puritan goal). itt" ':r- e! 8" ee.ooo"as evon thistiny mite knows that It ￼ ￼ The Child^s a wear longer when washed with Puritan Soap. And I they look so clean and pure because the olive oil I I in Puritan Soap cleanses so thoroughly yet so gently. j I Delicate colours retain their shade, delicate fabrics j I their texture. < | 1 For the children's clothes and for all household 1 I laundry work choose— s PURITAN SOAP THE OITVE OIL SOAP m Made by Chmtr. Thomas & Bros., Ltd., Bristol, Soapmakers since 1745. K. a& ||
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AMUSEMENTS. I ReuneS the Swansea Picture Halls and Theatres. EMPIRE. I The chief featiue at the Empire is t e I new musical revue, Funbeams," in t i, scenes, produced by Harry Day's Com- j panv. Other turns are: Gilbert and Childs, Edgar Cooke, Madge Merle, The i Royal Naval Quartette, Kitty Eneon, i George Spry, and Ruby Dural. I GRAND THEATRE. I As already announced, the mu&'cal spectacular play, Shanghai," will be produced at the above theatre during next week, and a matinee on Saturday afternoon. The company and chorus I have been specially selected. j THE ELYSIUM. I A good all star" programme has been secured for the patrons of the Elysium next week. For the first half of the week the place of merit will be held by a magnificent Goldwyn picture, I The Venu-s Model." Misse Mabel Nor- j mand will play the leading role. The film is a skilful blend of everything the public wants. There is not a star actress I on the screen that can handle an amus- on the sci,(-eii t? ing situation as she can. The picture throughout is a sparkling comedy, in which laughter, surprise and thrills are intermingled. The episode of the thrill- ing serial film is going to prove one of I the taost exciting ones so far, and fol- lowers will have an apportunity of see- ing Edio Polo perform further daring feats. Some very good comedies will aleo I be screened. For the week-end "Caste," and the Leo Kiddi" in Swat th? Spy will be the feature films. Both are epln7 did productions. The great Houdini film will also be continued. TH EATRE ROYAL. I The management of the Royal Theatre I still keep at the top with their usual splendid programme. For Monday, Tues- I day and Wednesday the programme in- cludes a Triangle nve-reel drama, Stranded," featuring Bessie Love, a pic- ture that should not be missed. The se-, con-d feature is Charles Frohman's masterpiece, The Richest Girl," a powerful drama in five reels. The cyclonic serial, Hands Up," entitled "The Silver Book," and "His Busiest Trust," a Keystone comedy, which creates roars of laughter, together with Pat-he's Gazette, concludes a bright entertain- ment. Again for the week-end the fare still keeps its standard, the main feature being Cecilia of the Pink Roses," featuring Marion Davies, the prettiest girl on the screen. In introducing the new Select Picture star, Marion Davies, it is stated with every confidence that she will very rapidly achieve in this country the popularity and reputation which 18 hers in America. It is no idle boast to say that she is the prettiest girl on the screen, and her acting in this production is not only good in itself, but it gives promise of ^reat things in the future Miss Davies is very sweet, and has plaved the part of Cecilia with a sympathetic touch rarely met with in pictures, and the result is that the pathos in this story is of that class that would touch even a hardened heart. Miss Davies' supporting ¡ caft is excellent in every respect, and the production from every point of view is beautiful. "Ghosts of the Rancho" is another ?mlendid Pathe drama, featuring Bryant Washburn; Episode 5, The Silent Mystery," The Eye of the World"; also the famous screen comedian Winkle, in Winkle Trickster and Trickery." Monday, November 10th. Sospue TTaynkawa in his latest production. Bonds of Honour." CASTLE CINEMA. If you have read that amusing novel, Ruggles of Ret (rap," by H L. Wilson, you will get full entertainment from the film of that name, featuring Taylor Holmes, the inimitable seieen comedian, which will be shown at the Castle on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of next week. H Ruggles of Re-.1 Gap" un- folds its delightful story in a manner that is irresistible, and one instinctively set- tles down to complete enjoyment. On ttae whole the itory is nearer to the h'gheet level of humourous dramatic con- struction than tue film has ever seeu before. The photography i6 faultless, and the setting* admirable But above 1 all towers the tremendous personality of Taylor Hdlmes. He has the gift of get- ting across" on the screeij, and its un- doubtedly the greatest Kinomt, discovery since Douglas Fairbanks took us by storm. Another splendid picture is Wanted a Moth r," a human and ap- pealing domestic story with a dramatic sequel. The story deals with" a little girl's effort as a inatiimonial agent-and the result. L'ttle Madge Evans plays the leading part, and makes a great hit. Two first class films have been secured for Thursday aljo: The Voice of Con- science," a Metro master production, featuring Franc's Bushman, and With- out Honour a powerful Triangle drama in which Margery Wilson plays the lead- ing role CARLTON. I The Keeper of the Door,? Ethel M. Dell's famous 6tory, featuring Peggy Carlisle and Basil Gill, will be shown at the Carton Cinema on Monday, Tuesday 1 and Wednesday of next week. The Keeper of the Door is full of spirited action, and a great photo play. Kenelm Fo&s will also be eeen in his own play., Not Guilty," a comedy-drama, an ar- resting picture-play of love and the law. The players selected for t'he principal roles were c hosen with special eye for re- semblance to the original characters. Not a dotail has been overlooked, and the scenes are realistic in every case. Thurs- day, Friday and Saturday, Geraldine Farrar, the famous opera singer, appears in Temptation," a powerful Paramount picture. Temptation is a vivid story of the career of a young opera singer. It is -aid that it might well have been the story of Miss Farrar herself had she hap- pened to have been born in Paris instead of the suburb of Boston. The story is one of the strongest in which Mies Farrar has appeared, and when questioned she remarked that it was the exact story of one of har intimate associates in the oper- atic- world. Heart of the Sunset," Rex Beech's screen classic of the Great South- West, an absorbing and thrilling story, featuring Anna A. N-ilsson, and a strong 1 cast; and Episode 12 of Hands Up "—- The Silver Book." PICTURE HOUSE. Appearing as a young Australian bride, I who is wrongfully accused of the murder j of her brutal husband, Pauline Frederick —the talented Paramount star—will be seen in a powcful role in her latest pic ture, "Out of the Shadows," at tho Picture House, next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. The story of the photo- play, which is an adaptation of E. W Hornung's celebrated novel. The Shadow of the Rope," is unusually dranl. atic, and there are numerous tense situa- tions, all of which hold the interest to the final scene. Tempered Steel," feat- uring Madame Olga Petrova, supported by a very strong cast, with magnificent stage settings, dresses, and elaborate eSfcts, will also be screened. The great ,Pff,ects, Fight for Millions," Episode 10 The Secret Tunnel." On Thursday, Fri day and Saturday, The Keeper of the Door," Ethel M. Dell's famoua story, fea- turing Peggy Carlisle and Basil Gill, sup- ported by a strong cast; also "Not Guilty," a first-class comedy-drama; Marvels of the Universe," tree animals, displaying the wonderful possibilities of filming creatures of the nig'ht in a spec- iallv arranged studio; a naoct interesting film for adults and boys and girls.
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I SHUNTER'S END. I Inquest OR Burrows Siding Tragedy 1 I Before the Deputy Borough Coroner, on Friday afternoon, an inquest was held on the body of James David Jenkins (22), Sebastopol-street, a demobilised soldier, who was run over and killed at Burrows Siding. Port Tennant Chemical Works, Swansea, on Wednesday last. Mr. H [ Paffitt, organiser for the A.S.L.E. and F.* ) represented talat union; Mr. Dd. Evans. ¡ secretary N.TJ.R.; Inspoctor Griffiths, of the Loco Department; and Inspector Dalton, of the Traffic Department, were j also present. Daniol Daulby, head shunter, said he had just locked the gate when Tie saw Jenkitis on the up main line. He was looking towards an oncoming train, and made an attempt to get out of its way, but failed to do so. The engine knocked him down, and the whole of the train went over him. He had gone en the line for the purpose of signalling the driver of the pilot engine to stop. Lewis James 0ill, 14, Bay-street, St. Thocias; Dd. Lock, 3. Bronwen Villa, Neath, engine drivers, and P.C. Morris gave evidence. A verdict of Accidental death IJ was returned.
? Crepe-de-ohene B?oueM: lar-' 1 s&ection, I djnty etylM. in all co?um.l9aIM?ee Win?TTe.—Goatd'e. 23. Ca?tie street (corner of Colletre-street), Swans ja N MWES BAtLY Fff Grates, Stoves, Fendtre, PrmttM and publiobed by the Swansea Preee, lAd. at Leader Buildings. Swuse*. L ELYSIUM Monday and During the Week sm Y lum ? ? ,Monday an d During th Week am? ——— THE GREAT FIGHT DRISCOLL v. LEDOUX Come and see Driscoll's Plucky Fight. Real Excitement in Every Round. TIMES OF SHOWING 3-0, 6-0 and 9-0. .*9 I MABEL NORMAND in a Bathing Suit Romance, entitled- THE VENUS MODEL A Sparkling Comedy Drama, in which Laughter, Thrills and Love intermingle. Eddie Polo in THE CIRCUS KING Episode 14 FLAMES. ONE SHOT T> r\CC AThritHng Triangle Drama ONE 1 f??'??, A featuring ROY STEWART. PAINLESS 'LOVE L Ko Comedy. A GAME GAMBLER ^keystone.