A 1 THOMAS LEWIS 8 CI. Attractive, Useful & Inexpensive Ready to wear and Fancy Goods SUITABLE FOR Christmas PRESENTS. For LADIES and MAIDS. Smart Blouses for Evening and Day Wear, Sports Coats, Fur Sets, Umbrellas, Gloves, Fancy Linens, and Fancy Handkerchiefs. For GIRLS. Paletots, Dresses, Silk Overalls and Pinafores, Gait- ers, Necklets, Scarves, Waterproof Capes, and Hats. The Problem of Selecting Suitable Gifts is easily solved, as we can offer best choice and value, and whether your price limit be a few shillings or several I guineas, a Pleasing Gift can be found at just the price I you want to pay. I Special Value in Ladies' and Maids' Underclothing in Woven Longcloth and Cambric. We stock only the best and most reliable makes. You can save i money by making your purchases to-day. Christmas will soon be here-it will be wise to do your | Shopping Early. I Oxford St., Swansea. Established 1854. j H. B. GANZ, JE WELLER, I I 231, High St., Swansea, For Diamond Rings, Bangles, Brooches, and Jewellery of every description suitable for the Season. I Solid Silver and Electro-plated Goods in all the Newest Designs. &rJ" 'f"rI" ? A CARD ;» ) <————————————————————————————— 3 A Wishing You the Compliments I ,3 of the Season < attached to a Useful Present such as a Rug, J5j 2 Down Quilt, Curtains, Cushion, Tea Cosy, &c., 'C 5 purchased at Hatfield's, St. Helen's Road, 5 will be a most appreciated Gift this Season. "L i Call at HATFIELD'S. 'f *1 'Phone 650 Central. I I .V-.J'f.v. MECCANO j I IIk VI FOOTBALLS I | MECHANICAL TOYS I I FLASH LAMPS I « AEROPLANES BEST TRAIN SETS I PRESENTS BARROWS FOR TRUCKS BOYS ETC. DAN MORGAN, 218, Oxford Street Swansea.
EMPLOYMENT OF DISABLED I MEN. In connection with the, national scheme for the employment of disabled ex-service men, the returns of the Co-operative Wholesale Society show that the percen- tage of disabled men employed to the total male staff b 8.3, and of the male and female siaif comhtn? 1.6. The C.W.S. 'tiifl fe, 3i,080?<Mker? <??j?gh_ 1^,683 ara females, the large employment ?of females having brought down the per e<-nt?e of disabled m?n ngagNl, winch the king suggested to all employers. Ex-ie.rvice men now employed number 1,391 other disabled men 30, whilst 27 are awaiting discharge from the army. It may be added that the total number of employes killed or missing was 680 .out of an enlistment of 5,9%, to whom weekly allowances were paid amounting _260Q&Q..
Children s Corner. I -0 BY UNCLE JOHN I As promised, we to-day add not only I a portrait, but a picture, « £ our family group, for I am sure you will agree with me tnat it is a work of nrt. Uncle Harold and Uncle Stanley, after the compliments we paid them over the presentation to me of the draw- ing which was put up in the Children's Corner last Saturday, l had a chat be- tween themselves, and, as a result. Uncle Harold drew a nice little sketch of Aunt Mary," who, as you know, sends out to prize-winners daintily-typed let- ters on my behalf congratulating them on their success, and enclosing postal orders offered by me to the best m the competitions. Now let me introduce to you Aunt Mary :— How do you like the dear old soul? I Portraits and sketc hes of other mem- bers of the family will be drawn and shown you from time to time. I am glad to find that my request for more variety in the little pieces sent HI by the children is being so well responded to. As I have already told you, 1 have so many riddles in the basket that it will take me a little time to get through them. but stories, poetry, and anything new you can think of will Lo very welcome. May I give you a little story of the days of Shakespeare? y. Well, just listen. RACING BACKWARDS., I 1. I- I A man who had bought a flne norse, that could go at a good pace, was tor ever praising the animal, and declaring it the finest in the county. It mav look all right, said a friend, but I think it is but a sorry slow- paced creature. Why, I could run a race with you any day, and go as far m an hour on foot as you would go oil your horse, both of us travelling the same way. The owner of the horse was indignant. He protested that it was ridiculous for any man to think he could run as fast as a good horse, but a race was arranged. The other man, who was a merry wag, then went into the road and stood by the side of the rider. At a given signal he started running backwards, and as the horse could not be induced to go back- wards, except at a very slow pace, the pedestrian won the race easily, to the amusement of all who had heard tho I other's foolish boasting. I THE COMPETITION. I Thanks^ for the entries already rP;I I received for The late or early ?orio? contest. Let them come. I WHEN ALL THE WORLD IS OLD. I I For to-day we ,will have one wwe letter only:— o. 2. Davies-row, Fforesfdch.—Dear Uncle John,—I was glad to see the poetry about When all the World is Young, I,ad.? It is.part of the song that ￼ Be-done-by-as-you-did emgs in The Water Babies,? and I know th? rest of it. I think, all your children would like to read it all. She sings the last versa like this:— When all tile world is old, lad. And all the trees Are brown, And all the cport is stale, lad, Creep home and take your place there, The spent and maimed among. God grant you find,ona face tiieie, You loved when all was young. The Water Babies" if a good book. I I love to read about Tom, the Chimney- i sweep, and Mrs. Be-done-by-as-you-clwi. I have read it three times. I hope you will put this verse in the Corner. It will be I my second time. Sidney Williams (age S).
1 CROSSING THE LINE. 1 Inquest on Britonferry I Station Tragedy. At all inquest held at Britonferry on Tuesday before. the Coroner (Mr. Lewis M. Thorny on the dea-h of Jaiiie Morisev, a young Irishman, aged 22, who was knocked down by an express tram and killed on Saturday evening, the evi- denoo showed that deceased and tvro of his friends had booked tickets to travel to Neath by the 5.23 down train which was late. A train was in when they got to the station, and. instead of using the subway, thev crossed the line. Swinney and Shea, the two friends, got across alright, but Morisey, who did not notice an up ex- press coming along at full speed, got knocked down, and, according to the evi- dencoof Dr. J. Campbell, his head was smashed, and his arms and leg? badly fractured. The Coroner, in summing up, said it was evident that deceased was taking a short cut to -atch the trai n instead of using the sulnvay. and, although, the railway officials try their best to stop people crossing thfc line at thin point, they do net always succeed, despite the fact that the subway is'always open. A verdict of accidental death was re- turned. j
I- GOOD THINGS FOR CHRIST- I MAS. I I Rowntree's of York Cater for the I Festive Season. Everyone is looking for a gift of really good chocolates, or for delicious and wholesome sweets for home festivitils, will be interested in the different confec- tions of Rowntrec and Co. Their Elect Chocolate, for instance is something quote distinctive. It is a plain eating chocalate with a piquant biecuit- like I snap' and it melts in the mouth with velvety smoothness. There are, besides, many varieties of as- sorted chocolates with all manner of delicious centres, packed in attractive boxes which are a joy in themselves. And of course Christiuastide without a glorious steaming cup of Rowntree's Elect Cocoa is unthinkable. Its delicious flav- our, its light wholesome richness, makes it one of the best of good things for lÇ¿44
For the Ladies. I Dressmaking at Home. I I A Fur Set. j I i This sketch appears a& the result of several queries made me lately by friends 'I Ol fur renovations, and as some of my readers may be equally desirous of fur- bishing up the peltry at their disposal I ¡ am inserting a sketch of a fur set this ) week which I hope will be helpful. ¡ In the first place, its chief intent, is to give an idea of how to bring last year's set—or that of several years before—up to date. It would not be quite advisable for an amateur to attempt to make up new skins, there are so many things to learn with regard to them and their treatment, whilst fur stitchery is quite different from the ordinary dressmaking kind. PRELIMINARY HINTS. But so far as renovations are concerned, the set sketched ought to be quite a suc- cess, if made at home, especially when combined with velvet for the purpose of eking out the fur in hand, the possibili- ties of which last should be carefully I ascertained before starting on the work. I In this case you must cut your cloth according to your pattern, and if you haven't enough fur for so wide a cape us that sketched just make it a little shorter and loss full. With regard to the muff, if the 1ur is a bit short use what you have for the front only, and make the back oi velvet. HINTS ON CUTTING ETC. If you use velvet for the cape and muff as suggested, be sure you have the mate- rial the right way up before placing the pattern on it. With regard to the fur, when mending the worn places, and any portion which has to be cut. place it fur side downwards on a table or board, and cut through the skin with a sharp knife, not scissors. When patching these places, or tawing edges together, see that the pile of the fur lies the same way, or close it will show very badly. ON MAKING UP. I The cape will need lining with domctte or a thin layer of wadding, as well as a lining of silk or satin. Join your velvet, according.to the pat- tern open and press the seams over a, warm iron held face upwards. Next tack the interlining carefully and very lightly in place, using a fine needle so as not to mark the velvet. Turn in the edges, make and sew on the collar, which should be interlined with velvet, then sew on the fur at the bottom, which should be done from the inside, so as not to catch the thread in the fur; then tack and fell the silk lining in place, make and sew on the left side the button and bobblies, which are covered with fur. Sew a cord to right for securing the former, and finish off. For the muff, join the velvet portion. make the wadded lining, which should be fairly thick, secure in place, then make tho silk lining, which has a frill at the edge, sew to the two ends of the muff, and finish off. A SIMPLE DANCE FROCK. There are sure to be a great many dances of the small and early as well as the other variety,, this coming festive season, so I am sure some of my readers will be glad to see accompanying sketch of a simple dance frock. Tho skirt is of the pannier order which is now popular, and the bodice is of the simplest cut and j ( make. the only triming being a little fringe and beads for the neck edging, and finish for the bniVl and hem, which last they weight a bit, and so improve the hang of the skirt. Taffetas, satin, or any of the other mate- rials now sold for the purpose will realise this little frock admirably at the mini- mum of cost if made at home. TO CUT OUT AND WAKE UP, The skirt can be cut lengthways of the material, as so many are nowadays, which makes for simplicity and speed of making up. The badice is cut kimono-wisc, and should have the centre of front to the fold, whilst i,.Iio belt is cut selvedgeways, though, if preferred, a folded sash could be substituted, and the material, I think, will allow it. In this case bead bobbles,' or fringes, should weight thtends. As to the making, join up the akirt, make and finish off the placquet-open-ing, turn up and hem the lower edge, using beads with each stitch as a finish. Now gather waist-part and secure to a deep hand, made of tho right size; then make the bodice, lining it with net or thin silk; hem and finish off the back and the neck with beads, also sleeves, as in the sketch; arrange to th. uper edge of bftndt make. the beaded belt, secure in place ..tld finish, off-
I Christmas-1919. III rrVHE ancient custom of giving and receiving gifts &t B B? § Christmas time will, undoubtedly, be more popular B ? than ever this year. B ? It is always difficult to know just the thing that B Efl will give the most pleasure to the recipients, but so B U many of our productions are "just the thing" for a B III present that we venture at this time to suggest their B suitability to you., H Fo? a GENTLEMAN- fl ? We would suggest a travelling rug, or a dressing govm, B H Seece waistcoat, or a trouser press, a velour hat, B ? gloves, ties, scarves, a silk handkerchief or a few linen B Ma handkerchiefs. H For a LADY B eS Nothing will delight her more than a jumper or a B US jersey, an umbrella or a woollen scarf, handbag, MouBO, BB t? gloves or handkerchiefs. § For CHILDREN too- B ? We have many things which will delight them, in. B g eluding party suits, pretty little coats, hats, jerseys, B gloves, 59 Everyone, however, likes to see a variety before B §9 coming to a final decision, and to assist you in making B 3cour choice, I SIDNEY HEATH, I 9 COLLEGE ST. SWAN SEA, HS would suggest that you see our windows. H| S Protection against Infection Doctors appreciate the merits of Nubolic Disinfectant Soap. There's no soap so healthful. It protects the skin from in- fection-prevents many of the irritating disorders that children are apt to suffer from. Useful for every household pur- pose. Brings health into the Home. I ubolic Disinfectant Soap JK. Of all Grocers, Oilmen and Stores. Two sizes, r6 oz. and 12 oz., full weight when manufactured. If any difficulty in obtaining write to the Manufacturers: JOSEPH WATSON & SONS, LTD., WHITEHALL SOAP WORKS, LEEDS You f 13 days without Food. Can ? ? days without ??r. Live I Only ? minutes M?c? ?/r. Coughs, Colds, Influenza, Bronchitis, Asthma, Catarrh and Whooping Cough Reduca the Air Ration below Health Point. The natural consequence is that the br?nth5njr is affected, the bronchial tu or bronchi become inflamed, and cough, more or less serious, follows. If neglected the entire respiratory system is weakened, and that way consumption lies. Children suffer more frequently from snch complaints than do their elders, the I dea.th rate among the very young tolly appalling, and in too many insta-nces due entirely to thoughtless neglect. I The World's Supreme Remedy is Teno's Lightning Cough Cure, so called because of the rapiditv with which it ove-rromes chronic coughs and cures deep-seated and long-standing cases of I any of the above-named troubles. Veno's Lightning Cough Cure, in Open Competition with the world, was AWARDED GRAND PRIX AND COLD MEDAL AT THE INTERNATIONAL HEALTH EXHIBITION, PARIS, 1910 V J I for its purity, efficacy, and pliarniHceutical excellence. I Many thousands of testimonials from cured patients, scientific men, and doctors ha,ve been received. The foilowing is an example Chas. Hyatt-Woolf, Eeq., F.R.P.S, F,R;S.L^ i, his work. Truths About Things We hive On and Daily V.ie," saye "I have experimented in the. laboratory vith Veno's Lightning Cough Cure, and J haw likcirise applied it in practice In all cues to which I applied it the influence of this remedy was most marked." I Never Touched by Hand. 4 The manufacture of Veno's Light- ) ctl,-h Cilre j nndsr the most hygienic condi- tions, supervised by trained pharmacists, and the product is never touched by liunian hands. Liquid 01* Pastilles. Veno's Lightning Cough Cure is prepared as a liquid medicine, ana also in the form of pastilles, the latter ooing packed # in hermetically sealed tins, which are always' handy for use. I I ?? alway* ? ?e'M'6 Lightnino C'o:<? CtlT. It « sold bv t Chemiits. Stores. aM Medicine. Dealer* in n!t parts of tU t tcorM. your '??7t;s< is out of MOM he MtH ?e< it for von. English Prices, V3 A 3/. ,I I x'educfd/oc-eimilt 1 r oforiginalp(Jcka ie,W V imim. | $to= tt substituks I VINO'S ?s??e twm CURE '> Sou Proprietor*: The Vem Drug Ltd.. Manufacturing Chsnisis, Manchester. Eng. i m ADVANCES granted by the CAMBRIA PERMANENT MONEY SOCIETY On Deeds, Policies, or Personal Security. INTERSST charged quarterly. REPAYMENTS, to suit Borrowers. Full particulars of H. F. HOOD, Secretary, Goat Street, Swansea. 1