I I Pheasants Hares Rabbits ￼ -uIRE IMS Silt AID POULTRY, WilliAM J. COAKLEY i Turkeys 8 Geese I Chickeiis I Fishmonger, Poultry & Game Dealer | I 20, OXFORD STREET, SWANSEA Begs to announce that he will have a splendid sefectio n of the above on Sale I ON WEDNESDAY NEXT (DEC. 24th). I Customers and the General Public are advised to see our Show. Bssng the i Principal GAME AGENT for all the FINEST PRESERVES throughout the r District, we are in a position this year to supply hundreds of Brace of Pheasants | immediately. | ARRIVALS ALMOST DAILY OUR POULTRY is also from the finest Farms and Rearing Centres in Wales, and are handled by Experts. I ONE QUALITY "The William J. Coakley Btand," I O?NT?TE V Q??UTAiLW tiTTTY ?/ «'T?I he ?Wtymn mm Jt ? C oa ? M? ey, Brand? y !) I WHICH IS THE "BEST." S Agents for Palethorpes, Harris and Shaw Sausages. "SViiSdr. 20, OXFORD STREET. ￼ s*?r" Only Addresa. 209 OXFORD STREET, tKLHTstm Cardigan Jackets Ladies' Silk Handkerchiefs Travelling Rugs. Gent's do. do. Dressing Gowns Ladles' Fur Lined Gloves Silk Scarves .sa-ju^ai^^iriir Gent's do. do. ^BREMNER BROsV ??? ? Di?iLiVii?iLiL? KJDi??fUsS J. "??. ?? THE FASHION CRAFT \|k -FOR- ( XMAS GIFT ) SUGGESTIONS. Jf ￼ ￼ ? 225, Oxford St?eet? *gfr SWANSEA. Woollen Scams Motoring Gloves Umbrellas Smoking Jackets Military Brushes in Cases Silk Knitted Ties I I Leather Slippers Velours & Soft Felts in all shades L II———IMB—IIIUHEM^—OKST =- '1 ——————————— r CHRISTMAS TREES (all sizes) I %lip PALM FERNS & FLOWERING PLANTS In Great NTariety. Choice FRESH CUT FLOWERS in Abundance. ALEXANDER JOHNSTON, 227, Oxford Street, Swansea. I Telephone—567 Central. 5j i^BBg^BaaBHMMHnMaBBBanniMMBanna^EHniDinaEiananin- I SALES BY AUCTION. f SWANSEA AUCTION ROOMS. v MESSRS. John M. Leeder and Son JTave been instructed to remove from a Country Residence and SELL by AUC- TtON, at their Rooms, 46, W ATERLOO- STREET, SWANSEA, on TUESDAY. pECEMBER 23rd, at 11 a.m., a Small J* Cellar of Choice Wines, Comprising: Haut Barsac, Haut Sau- 3>me, Sparkling Hock, Beaune (Cote d'or), Romenee 1907, Montrachet 1906, Montelie 13urgaiidy 1906. Mumm's Rhule- sheimer 1893, Sherries, Old Port ?nd Fine Old Tawny Port 18S7, etc., in Bottles ijtnd Half-bottles. Lotted to suit small iiuyers. I Auctioneers' Offices: 46, Waterloo- street, Swansea. Numerous Entries Vocal and Instru- mental Solos, Morrieton 50th Annual Eis- teddfod Boxing Day and Saturday. Decem- ber Mth and 27th. i .'For Christmas Cigars and Cigarettes, :Tit-Bits," U Wind-street Swansea. till l'lmhrl:Drltmatic Co. "Y Proff," Dec. and 27. -1
.1 Teach Children to Use Cuticara for Hair and Skin That they may have good hair and clear skin through life. Try this treatment for the hair., At night rub Cuticura Ointment into part- I ings all over the scalp. Next morn- I ing shampoo with Cuticu ra Soap and hot water. Nothing better than Cnticura for all toilet purposes. Scar la Ointmeat Is. 3d. and 2s. fill. Sold I thrrr:!jbout the Empire, FM Ùirtv two paf'e 5lcr boo'clf t aHttrw?: F ,Nvbe.,Yts. f.d,. 21. Charter- I bcus* 2'1. Ifoadon. Also lor mail orders with prfrtw Cuticera S"p havw -itie.t Schubert's Unfinished Symphony in B Minor." Tabernacle. Morriston, Saturday Evening, 27th December. For Christmas Cigars and Cigarct* • Tit-Bits," 1, Wind-street Swansea. ,T. P. W great in his new Drama, "T Prawf." e I W & 1 BOURNVILLE .1 COCOA ￼ appetite and the fl avour is deli,, Attractsthe aroma tempts the appetite and the aavour is delightful Sustains-every particle is composed of pure flesh-forming nutriment Invigorates-contains, a very high proportion of nitrogenous food ￼ n ir? l U qp ?CADBURY ,l -"Ii • I L..—————"?" In.' T" 'Vi-ainr^- -xfj;. 1
The Day's Gossip. Leader" Office, Monday. What a wonderful place Morriston is for tickets! Bless me, I do not think there is a town in the Kingdom where the ticket-selling Organisation is so complete. Is the cause good ? Is the programme all right? These arc sufficient. A hundred tickets are swallowed up here, a hundred there-and they go like they did last week for the concert for tlje Fund. When I got b Tabernacle Schoolroom, it was difficult t., get innide the lobby door. I squeezed in, and heard a little of the line pro- gramme from an adjoining room; I think I saw the minstrel boys once or twice, through an open window- It was an un- fortunate experience to miss the good things, but when I counted up the heads in shillings, why my heart was very satisfied and very merry. Morriston al- ways does things well. At Pantvowvdr. So does Pantygwydr Brotherhood, where it was my privilege yesterday to he a lonely occupant of the pulpit whilst orchestra, -players and singers were mis- sioning in their sweet way for the Fund. The orchestra had the courage to attempt Mozart's "Glori-a." and courage was re- garded. The afternoon is described else- where; but here I may be allowed to pay- that Oliver Luff's reading of Llvr)f:\s'J nrize-poem must have stirred out a good many extra shillings for the Fund. The Last Par. I Two paragraphs about the Fund: I promise this that follows will 1X1 nil for to-day. So many letters have reached mo commending the klea of a Christmas Din- ner Table Collection for the Fund that T venture to announce tho f=u Tees'; ion in this get the envelope ready. However the contribution i, why it will Iv very welcome! The Poor Bishop. I have quoted already from the Gram- m;):- ehool rnga:dnC1" reprint of pro-1 oeedjngs at fh,, opening of the new sel-lool in 1853. But I pr.s-sed over an inimitable bit of sub-editing. TTere it is:— U The Lord Bishop of St. David's, i on, rising, was received with loud plaudits: and returned thanks in an elaborate and eloquent Speech. The right rev. Prelate. in conclusion, obsern-d:- (There .followed a lengthy and rather uninteresting speech by the JICiNl Bishop.) < .#. At this stage of the proceedings the Choir of St. Mary's sang an anthem takfn from the 133rd PEalm. "A vote of thanks n-nq then carried bv acclamation to tho Bishop of St. David's for his very able, excellent, and Christian address." I suppose that after the ehoir had giv("p the anthem, the audience was in a better mood! But the daring of these present- day editors-E. R. Tucker and K. Wil- liams to speak of a Bishop's speech as rather uninteresting." War Pictures. War pictures at the Royal Academr." [Walter Judd. Ltd., 97. Greshara-s^reet, London, 6d. Net.] has just been pub- lished under the auspices of the Imperial War Mu' eum. It is full of illustrations of pictures painted by artists who were actually in the War zone, many of whom were officially commissioned by the Admiralty, War Office, Royal Air Force, etc. The publication is on official illust- rated rok-ord of the war, and the scenes and places depicted therein will doubt- less recognised by many who were in the variolit4 service. The contains coino nptablo pictures by John S. Sar- gent. R.A., Charles Sims. R.A., D. Y. Cameron, A. K.A., Sit Willinm Orpen, K.A.. G??rpe Clau?n. R.A.. Gh-n Phil- pot, A.P .A., Sir J?hn Laverv, A.R.A., H. IIughe.s.-Sijanto?. A.R.A.. Philip ?n- nard, A R.A., Paul Xah, Jacob Epetein. and many others. They show litMe of the g-Iorv of the war; much of its terror. Plinlimmon. Talking of pictures, last week. I was fortunate enough to pick up the first pi' ture of Plinlimmon I have ever eeon. The .sombre sdrroundings do not lend theiuselves to every painter's style, hut G irtin '1 un-yi's conte-mporarv and greatest rival; it is said bo would have outsaono Turner had be- Jived—-has caught fhe spirit of tho pla. The long hump rises out of the moorlands, and you get. looking at the picture, just the sensation of groat loneliness that comes to you when you stand on the trackless moors of this remote Welsh mountain. A Christmas Custom. j One of the most beautiful ancient cus- I[ tows connected with Christmas which shll survives is to be found in the west of Irela-nd. A candle is left burning all night in every country house on Christ- mas Eve. tho door of the house being left open. The idea is that there should be a light and a welcome in every house that night for the Son of lIan. should He re- turn to eax-tli. Day closes in the cabin dim, They light the Christmas candle tall For Him Who is the light of all: ¡ They deck the little crib far Him Whose cradle is earth's swinging ball. I Siegfried Sassoon. I I have been reading the War Poems of Siegfried Sassoon" [Ileinemann, 3/6] and I wish a copy coukl find its way into every home in West Wales. Sassoon is a direct action man; I mean he does not believe in soothing us into a feeling that war is really quite a nice thing, grand, noble, heroic. Those who haven't been through it, or haven't lived in close quarters to it, can have not the remotest idea of its in lecency and squalor; and the mission of such as Sassoon is to them. He does not spare the feelings. As here: Blighters." The house is crammed: tier beyond tier they grin And cackle at the Show, while prancing ranks Of harlots shrill the chorus, drunk I with din; "We're sure the Kaiser loves the dear old Tanks! I'd live to see a Tank come down the stalls, Lurching to rag-time tunes, or Home, Sweet Home "— And there'd be no more jokes in Music-halls To mock the riddled corpses round Bapaume. I Not poetry, you may say. Well, no, per- haps not; not poetry as we understand it. I suppose poetry is not, in essence, so brutal. But Saloon is in his own way a Poet; he is decidedly the man who has said the truest things about the war. He isn't polite, but he is in earnest; and I can suggest nothing more likely to do good to the soul of man than three and sixpence worth of his work. The volume contains his best verse, and since he is among the two or three mode-rns who count, the lover of literature will not rest content until ho has it upcui his shelves. He will often take it down. and read again what a true man says of _iIT_eyçM' fawjor.
Children's Corner. BY UNCLE JOHNj For to-day we will have a complete change from our usual afternoon chat, and, as you will see below, I have suc- ceeded in getting Uncle Harold to help me, by giving pictures of some very Hl- genious cork toys made by Boy Scouts in Swansea, and sent to me tidily packed in a cardboard box The letter which acoompanied them is so interesting that I am going to read ,;t to you now. G5, Gwydr-crescent, Swansea. Dec. lx. Dear Uncle John.I am very arich interested in your Children's Corner so perhaps you will forgive me making the suggestion which follows. I am ,h. Old Wolf or Cubmaster to a large num- ber of young Scouts, the eldest of whom is only 12 years of age, and last night, the lads being indifferent as to whether they worked or played I rummaged about until I found a number of ;orns which together with a box of matches and a few pins I set before them with a request that they should try and make some toys with the result that by the aid ff their penknives or jack-knives ^hey constructed several original models, a few of which I send for your perusal. The thought afterwards struck me that at this time of the year, when the I children were looking forward to pre- sents of toys, which are so very dear that only the favoured few will get a ood I ¡;;ülection, you should suggest to them that they make models similar to hose enclosed. I suggest in a note attac?d how they can be made. and perhaps you oould get Uncle Harold to make simple sketches for their guidance.—Yours very sincerely, H.T.R. That was supposed to be a private let- ter for me, but I knew you would want to read it, so I am letting you have the letter, some pictures of the toys sent and also the hints written by the (),rl Wolf himself as to how to make similar toys. I SAMPLES OF TOYS DESCRIBED. I HOW TO MAKE THEM. Dear boys and girls,—I have heard so I many of you complaining that toys are so expensive this C-hristmastide, and I have seen so many tears glistening in the eyes of little chaps whilst looking :nto I the toyshop windows when big sister has told them mummy is too poor to buy pretty toys, that I am going to suggest that you make your own toys to play with. With a little care and patience, a few corks, spent match sticks, nins-wd a loan of Daddy's penknife it is quite easy to make lots of toys like those which Uncle Harold has sketched in this column. For instance, to make a cart and horse get a cork two pins and four matches. Slice off the ends of the cork for wheels and then cut the remainder of the cork in half, using one nortion as the cart body. Pass a pin thr,ough the wheels and body, which will act as an axle. Next pare two matches and use them as shafts, sticking the sharpened ends into the body of the cart. Now cut a segment off the remaining piece of cork, and by the help of a pin n80 it on the rounded piece of cork as tMk horse's head, making legs of the match sticks cut in half. Paint or varnish the whole, and you have a pretty toy. In a similar manner, looking at the sketches, you can make a gambo, or engine or steam roller. Where pins are not satisfactory, just glue the parts together.—With best wishes, from the Old Wolf" (or fTTR )
Mr. Herbert Brown at Eliiah" Concert. .1 Tabernacle, Morriston Saturday, 27th Dec. i "Y Prawf," Albert Hall, Boxing Night I JIJld Saturday Night. I
CHRISTMAS VISITORS. I The C.P.O.S. liner, Corsican. sailed from St. John (N-B.) on December 14th with 1,224 passengers for the United Kingdom and tho Continent; of this number 1,049 are of British nationality ncd tho remain- der Europeans; Roumania with 88 and Poland with 53 passengers come next in oTder. Among the well-known people on board are Mr. J. Sexton, M.P., and Brig., Gcneral Gengunn. The Corsican is due at I Liverpool on December 23rd.
NEATH ODDFELLOWS. I At the Blue Bell Hotel. Neath, the Odd- ￼ fellows of the late Neath District made presentations to their onicersa? follows: The Corresponding Secretary (Bro. D. J. Jones), a pm?ker?s cabinet; the Grand Master (Bro. Edgar David), case of pipes; Deputy Grand Master (Mr. D. Watkins> and Treasurer (Mr. W. Parker), silver mounted walking sticks. The Past I, Provincial Grand Master (Aid. David Davies, J.P.) was the chairman, and Bro. I McCarthy, Bro. Chas. Hutchinson, and Bro. Walter Davifs made the presenta- tions.
J. P. W. the actor of drama week, ex- e-els in "Y Prawf." £ 50 Prize for Male Voices Morriston 50th Annual 9atiii-c]aN,. Dec 27th. For Christmas Cigars and Cigarettes ZitmAit4k"" L WiUd-etrett Snansefc. -• J -??? .?Ss?\ ??.???? ￼ ￼ & H. 81 Bi19 yf Shops are packed from M-a floor to ceiling with thousands of ￼ CIFTS THAT ARE A LIFELONG JOYi /^J| Make the most of this great o p ?:'?? portunity an d get better gifts ??'? ?;e? FMTMYji? PRIONS\&T J ???? ￼ ￼ ???/ ￼ ? Ritig. 3 A ston??< ￼ ￼ < ??? R*!? ?????? J' AC diamond ￼ J ??'P?t?!! SO ZQ 'Di?ainond COL? Perfectly ?SS??? C,OL9 cut stolIC3. CEM PFNDANT. PC a Set with Pearls ?' /??' ￼ ,? I and Amc,tll),-ts. D i?aimn on d ￼ ?..? ?"'?i L Hill MQITK'G 9 Brim- ￼ ?9? I TR!AL. ants £ "j0 Diamond and Ruby L? 4 "LUCKY" WEMtSQ RINGS. a3-ct. Sol?,l GoU 6o d b" ??ight?. HAM030MI WRIST 17//6 3 7; upwards. W>.T&I. Fully 'W SPECIAL CFRLR: leweHcd. Reliable Wedding Ring ft Timekeeper. Nickel Kcol)er 30/- Case. ????"T'???3_0?/J-! <<??????' B/.00CH. Charm-^gass^ 516 I GCLSGEM? <????"?, BP.OOCH. CI?rm-'?? ?? in? design, set -? M57??'? ?"? D;¥ haul AS&ks. I '<?C???'\ ? ?? ? fl SHYER WRIST ???M/V??CH. ruHy ???-M? jewelled, ?°' i I yv ni o v enient. 5 ? ?"???? y??' ?'??- Silver case. kcvS ??99 S?F?tV! ?: ?pweUcd kev"e-g- a< SIrd'?tLa movement, Nickel SK5 ths thousands Of Siher &args?s in the c?sc. 2 wn<!ow!! I 265, OXFORD ST. (Under the Big Clock), SWANSEA,, J | And at Cardiff, Merthyr, Newport I etc. kr Fr«e Cats!0cm 1-1 unable to edif wrif* P! rrte C-.talogge ? M. &tm?et, HO. Matket St.. Manchett?. %?a5ESi8H???5??????S? ALL Ml ABOARD for I For full informati on apply to i S U P E R I If TF-NDENT oi I ? EMIGRATION forCANADA i M?i'!?? ?? ? 13. Charing Cross, London I t )' S.W. 1. or to the Canadian S IwissJll ''S Government EmiKfattcn H tMTOj'* MTl Agent, 310, Hieh Street, 1I Bangor, Wales. BUY YOUR XMAS GIFTS HERE! WE HAVE ONE OF THE Largest Stock of Perfumes, Brushes in Cases, Manicure Sets, Razorsj Perfunis Sprays, etc., IN THE TOWN. PRICES TO SUIT EVERY POCKET. MyrddinDavies AND CO., 238, HIGH STREET. Chief Choral Prize £ 30 Mortiston EOtb. Annual Eisteddfod, Boxintr Day. Boxing Night; "Y Prawf;" Sat. Night. gn—mmt—— iii.auiiniwm i.i Printed and published by t? Swan?e? I ?M$ Ltd.. a? Leader B?t?d?n&a. Sw?nM?. I
TO HELP THE BLIND. I St. Thomas Mate Voice Carol I Party. A splendid example of one of the many I ways by which great good can be done to a most deserving cause is furnished by the action of the St. Thomas Male Voice Party which is giving its serviee,3 during "Christmas Week" by carol singing on i behnlf of the funds of the Swansea and South Wales Institution for the Blind. Whilst most of us are familiar with the presence in our midst of numerous sight- less people, probably few of us can be sijid to have any real knowledge of the obvious struggle which confroIli these unfortunate people, in their efforts to maintain their families. The position of the unemployable blind is deplorable to a degree that we sighted cannot fully realize. It would be a good thing if more of our local choirs were to give similar help at Ohristmaetide in their respective loon li- lies, thus prdving to our handicapped brothers and er-ters that their Cause is brothers and -s i -? our Cause, and that we are determined that our local Institution shall be en- abled to do all that is humanly possible for their welfare-remmbering that .now, as of old, a people can be judged by its institutions. Hero lies our Christian duty, and our privilege.