MODERN DENTISTRY. Perfectly Paialass Extractions, 1/- Hours 9 to 7 DAILY. Extractions Free when New Teeth supplied. 9a, CASTLE STREET, SWANSEA (Over Bovegal- Gweinyddts, yn mcdru Cymraej, yn gvemil (WELSH SPEAKING NURSE IN ATTENDANCE i ■ ■ ■ r ■ ?? ?T ?f??Ptt????? Xmas THINki « 1 PAY A VISIT TO I MM! FN!? & CO LToo Mw Mh LLMtU \I. L WHERE YOU WILL FIND AN Unlimited Selection iind the Best; Value IN Men's, Youths' & Boys' Overcoats and Suits. £ J v The Styles include all the most approved designs, and you can- select here with perfect confidence knowing ¡ that Style, Fit and Prices are Bight. We have a very fine range of USEFUL PRESORTS in Scarves, Mufflers, Gloves, Ties, Collars, Braces, I Handkerchiefs, Fancy Socks, Umbrellas, etc. I I SPECIAL VALUE in Shirts, Pants, Vests, Socks, Pyjama Suits, Cardigan Jackets, Boys' Jerseys, etc. VELOUR and SOFT HATS in the Latest Shapes li and Colours. < »- 1. Great Variety of'Ne'-w-es-t-TWE D HATS and CAPS at Popular Prices. I Oxford Street, Swansea. .— — ■ Preliminary Announcement. Ij| New Building Society. The 12th Swansea Liberal I Terminating.Building Society. J First Subscription Meeting, JANUARY 13th, 1920. Prospectuses may be obtained of the Secretary: FRANK S. DAV4ES, 3, Bonville Terrace, Swansea. PICKETTS Xmas Cigars (Havana & British), Tobacco Pouches and Pipes, &c., &c, Also Ladies' Handbags, Purses, &c. r SEE W IN DO WS. Opposite High Street Station. j
ST. JOHN MEN. 1 New Aberavon Corps Under Priory for Wales. The first annual inspection of the Aber- -on Corps of the St. John Ambulance Brigade, Priory of Wales, at the Riding School, Port Talbot. The inspecting ofn- cers were Capt. B. Maberley, Llandalf, and Miss Eullle, R.R.C., late ruoiroji Porthcawl Rest. In spite of the vory vez leather, a large number para-dad inkier acting Corps Superintendent A. J. Es- mond, Britonferry. After the inspection Capt. Maberley ex- pressed his great pleasure r»n being aeteri to inspect so enthusiastic n corps. More recognition bad been accor lad to St. John I ambulance members, and (here were evi- J dent sijfps that still greater recognition ii on the part of local authorities would follow. The ilberavon corps is of recent for- mation, due to the reorganising of dis- tricts under the new Priory of Wales.
LLANELLY GAS. At Llanelly Borough Roads Committee numerous complaints were made about the bad quality of the gas supplied,, and it was stated that difficulty was ex- perienced in cooking. The Deputy Mayor (Ald. H. D. Rs) said that, witifthe reduction of OB. in the price of coal, thte public should have a reduction in the price of gas. Councillor D. R. Jones said that the consumers now paid the price oaarged, but did not got the light. The surveyor was directed to inquire into the matter.
I HOUSING. 1 he Economic Aspectj I By Hubert St. John. Good things often profit by neglect. This axiom might well be applied to housing, so far as the Government policy is con- cerned, if only municipal bodies, and pri- vate contractors alike, had not been for two years the victims of Government pre- tence. For two years the departments that have dabbled with the hsing prob- lems led the country to believe that they had a scheme, and now—on finding that the net result of the colossal labour of large staffs and much wasted breath in the House of Commons,"is the erection of 117 houses—it is evident that Dr. Addison considers it time to admit that the Govern- ment have no scheme. While the High Priests of Whitehall allowed us all to think that all the diffi- culties of housing would be overcome for I us, and that somewhere, in regions un- known to the patient taxpayer, was a huge AHadin's Cave wherein vast treasure was stored ready for distribution among the legion of builders who were waiting, with upturned faces and empty pockets, to build something like five million houses I immediately the Government gave the v.ord. While those Potentates spoke of millions as though they were peas, and Oil houses as though they were bricks, we, the innocent public, planned our Garden I Cities in the air, and ran imaginary fleets ¡ of tanks over our slums until they were no more. All this was to cost us nothing. I WOULD BE BANKRUPT. i Now for the silver lining, and the ) 'I blessings of neglect- If the Government had, by aid of super-natural powers, been able to carry out their plans (assuming that they had any) we would now be hopelessly bankrupt as a nation. Signs are not wanting that the financial aspect has now dawned upon Dr. Addison; or perhaps, he has called in Joseph—or rather Austen-to interpret aright the dieam he had previously misunderstood. Whatever be the cause of the change, it is likely that the Government, knowing full wen that they cannot raise the money themselves, will call upon the Municipali- ties to take over that onerous responsi- bility. This is a good thing in a way; not that the local authorities are any more likely to raise the money than are the Government, but when one hears talk of hundreds of millions coming from the Treasury it has not quite the same effect as the threat to add several shillings to I the rates at one jump. POSITI ON IN SWANSEA. I What would be the position in Swansea? Assuming for a moment that the present need is 5,000 houses, that they could lv builkalmost immediately at a cost of £1,000 ea.çh, inclusive of land, roads, and sewers (a very improbable thing). and I that the required loan of £5,000,000 could be raised at 6 per cent. If the magic wand could bring these things about we I would have to pay each year, out of the rates, interest amounting to £ 300,000. To do this each house would have to be let at a rental of COO a year clear of all out- goings; that is, the economic rent would be, roughly, L76 a year. Since it is highly improbable that the actual rent would be more than S36 a year, there would be an annual loss on the houses of exactly £ 250,000. This loss would have to be made good by means of an increase in the rates. The rateable value of Swansea for the finan- cial year 1917-18 was £ 614,000; assum- ing that the normal increase together with the increase due to the erection of the 5,000 houses have brought the rate- able value np to L685 000, the increase in the rates would amount to nearly 7s. 4d. a year, or a total rate of JBI Os. 10d in the £ This is naturally, quite im- practicable; but the only other course open would be to increase the original loan by the amount of annual loss. If this were done the increase in the Hous- ing Oebt would be as follows:— in & years £ 6.409,2W 10 „ £8,295,2õO 15 ■„ RI.0"819,mo ,,20 „ £ 14,190.500 1 25 „ £ 18,716,250 I A. The present debt (1917-18) stance at £ 2,207,302.. The, accumulation of the debt in this way would, of course, be indefensible for the simple reason that it would never Be paid off. But what have the ratepayers to say about the only alternative propo- sition P. NO SIMPLE SOLUTION. I There is no simple solution to the pro- blem we have to face. One hears or houses being built of concrete througl)- out-even to the roof-for about *<4ou, and there is no doubt that this type of house would be the most satisfactory from the standpoints of cost, of speody oonstuotion, and of efficiency. The houses referred to are contracted wfthout open fireplaces. (If the Government had built the much talked of Super-Generating Stations in- stead of talking about the "feared op- position of vested interests" we should soon be abte to supply electricity at a fraction of a penny per unit and so avoid costly chimney breasts and flues) ,uII1.ill. however, that the concrete i houses are all that they should be, there is no doubt that there is an insufficient number of firms, or men, who know enough about ferro-conerete construc- tion to undertake the work. Pise de Terre has also been experimented on successfully in the country districts, but it has still to be proved that these mud houses—we may as well give'them their right narne-,ire suitable for general use. But the fact remains that we must. decide upon a substitute for the orthodox brick and mortar affair. This is not only costly, but slow of erection, and a thing of the past. It is certainly the duty of the Government to experiment—a thing they have up to the present not only sdt their faces against, but have declined tc encourage even by the courtesy of exami- nation—and, having experimented, t so tabulate the results of tj/boir experiments that the ordinary builder will know U What's what." Having done that much I they will be wise to leave well alone, save to encourage the output of building I material (but not by dole?1) and to see to I its proper distribution. By those mean? they might soon be able to report some I additions to the 147 houses erected during the last two vMrs
I PEACE SUNDAY. I To the Editor. 11 I Sir,-Will you permit me, as in pre- i vious years, to remir.d all clergy, minis-1 ters, lay preachers, Sunday and adult school teachers, that Peace Sunday this year falls on December 21st, and to cordially invito them to join in its ob- servaneeK Upon all Christian ministers and teachers a heavy responsibility rests, and without intruding upon thn private arrangements or convictions of anyone, we respectfully solicit their co-operation 1 in formulating anew a truly religious and Christian conception of inter- national relations. Whilst realising thr." Other things claim attention, the great distracted world looks at this time for guidance upon this great problem of world peace, and it ought not to look in vain.- Yours in Christ's Name. Herbert Dunnico. Peace Society (Founded 1816), 47. New Broad-street, London, E.C.2. December 15th, 1919.
WARD III. OBJECTS Question of Site For Llanelly Hospital. At Llanelly Borough Health Committee the Medical Officer (Dr. T. E. Francis), in reporting upon the proposed new Isolation Hospital, observed that there eeemed to be a division of opinion on the question of ite, and suggested that the Committee should pay a visit of inspec- tion to the existing Isolation Hospital. Coun. W. E. Clement observed that a member recently complained about the present Isolation Hospital being in Ward III. He would like to know in what way the residents of that particular ward suffered, seeing that it was the healthiest according to the statistics, and also that it had the highest birth-race. Coun. Steve Davie,4 said he still main- tained that everything that was objec- tionable was dumped in Ward III. Could they nalli anything objectionable in the other wards P Coun. Clement: Yes, the fair and the slaughterhouse. Coun. Steve Davies: I agree with you there. Why not put a hospital in New- road or Goring-road. Capt. Jack Evans, M.C., pointed out j that the question of isolation, as well as the site had to be taken into account. Coun. Davies: The new Isolation HOIr pital is not going to come to Ward III. if a petition is any good. The Mayor (Coun. Dan Williams) said they allso had to bear in mind the develop- ment of the Town Estate. It was decidod to visit the site.
WITHDRAWN AT £4,500. J I Residence of Late Miss Eden I Offered for Sale. Mr. John M. Leeder withdrew, at the Hotel Metropole on Tuesday, the old- world residence, The Bryn, the residence of the late Miss Eden, near Sketty, Swan- sea, with vacant possession, and with gardens, pleasure grounds, paddock, and accommodation land, comprising about 181 acres, at £ 4,500.
FARMER'S END. Found With Ploughing Rope Round I His Throat. Richard Elias (58). of Penp^oiHion Farm, Llanstepiyin, was on Tuo.-day found dead in his be droom, with a plough- ing rope tied round his neck to the bed post. When the discovery was made by his wife, he was in a kneeling position at the foot of the bed Deceased had suffered from diabetes, but appeared to be as usual when his daughter took up his breakfast. i
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MANSEL STREET PREMISES. Sold for 12,500. Mr. J. Barron Pascoe sold the following leasehold properties at the Hotel Cam- eron on Tuesday. The double-fronted shop and dwelling- house, Nos. 93 and 94, Mansel-street, Swansea, in the occupation of Mr. J. Campbell, draper, with vacant possession on completion, to Mr. Thomas lor k2,500, with £ 120 extra for fittings; and Nos. 62 and 83, Western-street to Mr. Lewis for £ 210 and the tenant for £250. respectively. Nos. 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 (with yard ad- 'joining). and 15, Spring-terrace, and two leasehold ground rents, announcing to S:221 gross, were withdrawn together for £2-,10. They were also withdrawn when offered separately.
1 "OH JOY!" I Oh Joy! is a musical comedy of the lightest, brightest and merriest Mscrip- i tion. It kept New York audiences amused for over two years, and has had an unprecedented run in London. The gay, refreshing nature of the piece is one of its pre-eminent charms, and possessing as it does an ingenious plot, which is not obscured by the many lively musical numbers, pretty dances tknd choruses wjth which the play abounds. It may be regarded as something of a novelty in musical comedy. There should be joy at the Grand Theatre next week.
The Noted House for RAINCOATS, La/dies' ? Gents'. X 0 01 L. DAVIES. THE "BOM," 19, GOWER ST. SWANSEA. See Our Stock of "S OVERCOA TS, Smart Tweeds, N. Light & Dark Greys. > Some of our Useful Specialities for Xmas. SCARVES in pleasing designs, Fleecy Wool and Silk. GLOVES-— Suede, i Chamois, Kid, Fur and Wool Lined, Smart Gloves for Motoring. Indies' and Gent's. Ladies' Hand Bags. Handkerchiefs in < Smart Fancy Silk ■ and Linen. Trousers Presses. Exclusive Ties in French Silk and -Knitted Wide Ends. Gent's Dressing Gowns. Woollen Vests and Cardigans. Velour Hats and Soft Felts in all shades. )
I ANTHRAX AND BRUSHES. I Consignment Supposed to Have Reached Llanelly. At Llanelly Borough Health Committee, the Medical Officer called attention to the fatal oase of anthrax, which was recently notified in Finsbury, due to using a new shaving brush, that was probably of Japanese or Siberian origin, made from the bristles of fin infected animal. A package of the" brushes was sup- posed to have been eent to Llanelly con- taiining 48 He seized 37 of these, and 11 had previously been sold, and the pur- chasers could not be traced. I He had ordered the brushes seized to be I destroyed.
I LOYAL LLANELLYITE. I I Offer of 91,000 to Lay Out Paton's Park.. An interesting announcement was made at Llanelly Borough Roads Com- mittee by the Deputy-Mayor (Aid. H. D. Rees). After it had been explained by the Town Clerk that the Council were not formally in possession of the site in the Seaside district known as Paton's Park, which some years ago was offered to the town as a recreation ground, the Deputy-Mayor said that an old Llanelly- ite was now prepared to lay'out £ 1,000 on the site if the land was dedicated- to the town. It was decided to visit the site to see what could be done.
88,000 CHILDREN. "I I We have received an a;ppeal on behalf of Dr. Barnardo's Homes. The BarnaTdo family to-day numbers 7,291 boya and girls, and 3Cf others are admitted every week from the ranks of child-destitution and misery all over the country. 88,607 children have paseed through' the Ever-Open Doors in the past Italf-ce-ntury-8,470 since war broke out. What would have become of theee children but for Barnardo's? The Homep are relying upon their Christmas Appeal to maintain the children I during the winter. For 10s. you can have the joy of feeling that you are feeding one I <lestitBj>e child for ten days. Contributions may be sent to the Honorary Director, Mr. William Baker, M.A., LL.B., Dr. Bamardo's I Homes, IS to 26, Stepney Causeway, London, E. 1. Cheques and orders payable "DT. Barnarclo's Homes Food Bill Fund," and crossed. (Treasury Notes should be reyis- r tered.)
I LLANDILO EISTEDDFOD. I An eisteddfod was held by Capel Nerydd Band of Hope, Mr. Isaac Harries presiding. The adjudicatots were: Music, Miss Ross, B.A., and Mr. G. H. Williams; literature, Mr. Gomer Henry (Gomer Fardd), in the absence of the v. Lemuel Jones. The treasurer was Miss May Griffiths; excretaify, Mr. Stephen R. Evans; and accompanist, Miss Elsie Wil- I liams. The awards were:— Solo, 10 to 13: 1, Towyn Harries; 2, Evelyn Harries; 3, Elwyn Griffiths. Reci- tation under 10:1, divided between Wynd- ham and lleen Parry; 2, Bronwen Thomas; 3, Rally Davies. Solo under 10: 1. Bronwen Thomas; 2, Aldwyth Harries. Recitation, 10 to 13: 1, Elwyn Griffiths. Ear test (open): 1. Elsie Williams; 2,
TUDOR HOUSE, Oxford Street. We are now showing a Magnificent Collection of FURS AND FUR COATS, One of the Best Stocks in the Provinces to select from. Together with a Beautiful Christmas Show or BLOUSES, Bags, Handkerchiefs, Scarves and Gloves, Down Quilts, Fancy, Linens, &c., m Suitable for Xmas Gifts. ;■ B. TUDOR DAVIES. [ Minnie Evans; 3, Willie Williams. Scrip- ture questions, 10 to 13: 1, ElwYJi Grif- fiths; 2, Towyn Harries; 3, Evelyn ries; 4. Hubert Lewis. > Scripture questions (open): 1, David Tom Harries; 2. Rhys Price, Rhandir; 3, Annie Jones; 4, Hy. Ieuan Davies. Piano- forte competition: 1. Elsie Williams. Solo (open): 1, Annie Jones; 2. Lillie Mattlwws; 3, Margaret Griffiths. Welsh spelling: 1. Elwyn Griffiths; 2, Towyn Harries; 3. Leslie Jones. Duett (open): 1, Elsie Wil- likm and Margaret Griffiths. Welsh, spelling (open): Divided between Ehryn Griffiths, Minnie Evans, and Eunice Jtoaes (U competitors). NOTED HOUSE FOR LEATHER GOODS. I SWANSEA SADDLERY CO. XMAS DISPLAY of Solid Leather Goods. A large selection of Solid Fancy Leather Goods suitable for Xmas Presents. I-* Solid Leather iI Suit and Attache Cases. Week-end Cases. Bags—Brief. Kit and Portmanteaux. Dress Baskets. Cabin. and Overland Trunks. Blouse Cases. Box and Parcel Straps School Bags. Ladies' Hand Bags & Purses I Gent's Pocket Wallets. Purses. Safety Razors & Razor Strops Leather Watth Guards. Wrist Straps, etc. Braces, Belts, Leggings, Gloves, Woollen and Waterproof Rugs. I SWANSEA SADDLERY CO. Alexandra Road and High Street Arcade, Swansea I