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Great Victory for Tramwaymeiv Nearly All Demands Conceded. Men Cheer General Manager. The strike of the Rhondda Tramway Company's employees was short but event- ful, resulting in a complete victory for the men. Most of their demands were conceded, while the remainder are being considered by the management. Opera- tions were resumed on Saturday after- noon, and the first car up the Rhondda Fawr was greeted with effusive welcome, the news of settlement having become speedily known, and the men were hailed as the heroes of a decisive victory. Even sober-faced, black-coated funeral att-en- dants on the route were affected, hats being raised in hearty response to the signals of triumph from the drivers and conductors. It was easily apparent on Friday morn- ing, writes our special representative, that the men were in no joking mood, j Their faces were marked by grim earnest- ness, each telling its tale of Arm resolve to stand out to the end or perish in the attempt. They considered that theirs were real grievances, and men of this stamp are not to be trifled with. It was, I therefore, not surprising that the first meeting on Friday morning should be marked with absolute unanimity, and fired with only one purpose—Strike. Indeed, Mr. Robert Isaacs, the president or the Cardiff Branch of the Amalgamated Association of Tramway and Vehicle Workers, who, with Mr. John Atwell, the secretary of the Cardiff men, had come up specially to address the meeting, ran a, considerable risk of becoming tem- porarily unpopular because he advised the men to be cautious, and not to mention the word Strike until peaceful methods of redressing their grievances had failed. The men were not in a mood to listen to diplomacy; they preferred the more brutal method of attack. Nevertheless, Mr. Isaacs was in the right, and it was only force of circumstances which even- tually dictated the need of striking. In this the men were more fortunately placed than they were a, few weeks ago when t'ouble first began to assert itself. Then they were a heterogeneous, disintegrated, disunited force; now, with the exception oi live, they were all united under the ■banner of their Union, united in one purpose and fired with one resolve, and thus when it came to war they were able to strike hard and true, and ultimately win the day. This first meeting, which was addressed by Messrs. Isaacs, Atwell, Holmes (the local secretary of the Union), and others, finished much in the same spirit as it began, but a. valuable lesson had been learnt in labour diplomacy. A deputation was ultimately appointed to wait upon Mr. Nisbett to lay the men's grievances before him. A second meet- ing of the men who had failed to attend the morning; meeting was held in the evening, and it was here the ways and means of subsistence in the case of strike were discussed. This, like the other meeting, was marked by militant enthu- siasm, and the announcement of Secretary Holmes that, he, had three barrel organ's on hire in case of need was received with uproarious laughter and cheering. In the meantime, the following appeal was distributed broadcast: — AMALGAMATED ASSOCIATION OF TRAMWAY & VEHICLE WORKERS. United we Stand, Divided we Fall.' AN APPEAL. We, the Drivers and Conductors of the Rhondda Tramway Co., ask the People o: the Rhondda to give us their heartiest support in our attempt to obtain a fair rate of wages and a redress of our grievances. "We are the lowest-paid men in the district, and we only ask for a rate of wages to enable us to live. The support of all Men-, Women and Children is asked for in the event of coming out on Strike, which we shall do on Saturday, Feb. 20th, if our grievances are not settled satisfactorily. We sin- cerely regret thus depriving the public of the use of cars, but appeal for your help in gaining our just demands. There are only five non-Unionists amongst us. If settled satisfactorily, we will have our Federation Cards pinned on our. left breast. Those without Cards are Black- legs. Will YOU Help us to get a LIVING WAGE? Yours faithfully, THE RHONDDA TRAMWAY WORKERS." After the evening's meeting, the depu- tation appointed in the morning waited upon Mr. Nisbett, and laid before him the followinv--deniaiids: (1) Motormen to commence at Gd. per hour, after six months, 63 d. after twehe months, G|dL after two years, G}cl.; after three years, 7d. (2) Conductors to commence at 5d. per hour after six months, 51el.; after twelve months, 5,1d. after two years, o;Jd. after three years, 6d. (3i) Suiidays-time and a half. (4) Men and officials to attend office same time and receive twelve hours1 notice as to the cause why they are so summoned. (5) Spare hands to be paid for the time they are on reserve, irrespective of any time they may have to work3 and a guarantee of 54 hours per week. (6) Double time for Bank-Holidays. (7) The abolition of merit badges. .8) Conductors to have the preference as drivers before outsiders. (9) A guaranteed day of 10 hours. I (10) The appointment of a receiver by the Company to give a receipt for the money paid in by conductors. I (11) Sunday work to commence after 1 p.m. Mr. Isaacs acted as spokesman for He men, and in stating the case, dealt with each point seriatim. Mr. Nesbitt con- tested each demand, but after an inter- view lasting nearly three hours, lie offered the following terms — Motormen to commence at old. per hour; 5fd. after six months with good 4 conduct; 6d. after twelve months with good conduct. Conductors to commence I at 4id. per hour 4ld. after six months with good conduct; 5d. after twelve months with good conduct. All merit badges to be taken away, and men start from the bottom, but advances are to ke. given as from the date they commenced with the Company. Mr. Nesbitt stated that he was not prepared to grant the demand that Sunday work should not commence until after 1 p.m., as that was a matter which the District Council might have something to say upon, but he was prepared to leave the whole case to the arbitration of the Board of Trade. These terms were subsequently submit- ted to a mass meeting of all the man at midnight, and unanimously rejected, and it was also resolved that no cars should be taken out on the following morning. Thus the strike commenced in earnest, and it was now a question of which would hold out the longest. The day was beau- tifully fine, the trains, in the absence of cars, were crowded, and it looked like hundreds of pounds being lost to the Company on the first day of the struggle. By mid-day the Company had capitulated, and the men's leaders were sent for to ecme to terms. After a 'brief interview, the following terms were offered and accepted: --Drivers to commence at Gd. per hour; 61-d. after six months; 6 t" d. after twelve months. Conductors to com- mence at 5d. Sid. after six months and •"3id. after twelve months; the abolition 2 of merit badges, time and a quarter for Sunday work, and doublei time for Bank- Holidays; conductors to have pre-'erenc} over outsiders as drivers; a guaranteed ten-hours day; and the appointment of a. receiver. The other, questions are being considered by the management. Mr. jNisbett also declared that he would urge upon the five non-Union men to join the Union at once. The terms, as may be seen, are eminently satisfactory, and the men are entitled to congratulations on the upshot of their first struggle. In an interview, Messrs. Isaacs and Atwell expressed their pleasure at the result, while Secretary Holmes, whose efforts elicited the utmost approval of his comrades, was fairly agog with the liveliest satisfaction. "It is only another argument in favour of unity," said Holmes, "and shows what can be done by a determined effort. At the same time, let me say," he added in conclusion, that although Mr. Nesbitt fought hard as a man in his position would naturally bj expected to, and although I told him some straight things, he has shown him- self a- gentleman, and the men will treat him with the greatest respect now that the fight is over." Mr. Holmes' words were true. for as our representative left the yard, there were cheers and counter cheers for the general manager.
Ynyshir Ambulance Brigade. Determined to keep abreast with other important places in the Rhondda, the ambulance men of Ynyshir convened a meeting on Wednesday last, with a view to forming a Brigade. Most of the boys present were members of Dr. A. Jacksons ambulance class. This brigade will be under the supervision of Dr. Hurly, of Dr R. C. Joyce's surgery. Dr Glanville Morris was also present. The following officers were also appointed: Sergeant, Mr. Jack Jones; Corporals, Mr. James Weed, and Mr. William Thomas.
Still Well at Aberdare. In this issue we again report the con- firmation of a statement long since made public. The cordial way in which this Aberdare resident spoke after six years is the best proof any of us could desire to have of the permanence of her good fortune. I can speak as highly of Doan's Back- ache Kidney Pills as I did when they cured me six years ago," says Mrs. S. Davies, 7, Griffith Street, Aberdare. I have never had a sign of the kidney troubles returning, and I have been quite a different woman ever since I used the pills." The following is what Mrs. Davies told tss at the time of her cure —"My kidneys being out of order, caused me to suffer very much with pains in my back and loins and I was troubled in this way for years. There were urinary disorders, too, and sediment from the secretions. Stoop- ing came very hard on me, and I became so low that I could hardly get about. Until I began with Doan's Backache Kidney Pills I could get nothing to cure me, but after taking a, few of thetSe I began to get better. I persevered with the medicine, and gradually the pains left me, and the kidneys acted naturally. I am quite well again now, and my neigh- bours have noticed the wonderful change in me since I used Doan's Pills. (Signed) Sophia Davies." Backache is a sign of kidney complaint, for the ache comes not from the back, but from the kidneys, which lie just beneath the small of the back. The pain is caused by uric and other poisons oppressing and hindering the kidneys, and until these poisons are removed you can never be well. Doan's Backache Kidney Pills are a special medicine for the kidneys and bladder. Doan's Backache Kidney Pills are two shillings and ninepence per box (six boxes for thirteen shillings and ninepence). Of all chemists and stores, or post free), cUrod from Foster- McCiellan Co., 8, Wells Street," Oxford Street, London, W. Do not forget to use the full name, Doan's Backache Kidney Pills. 2810f
a Stabat Matep "at Liwynypia. Creditable Performances by Salem Choir. Two excellent performances of Dvorak's Stabat Mater were given at Jerusalem Chapel, Llwynypia (kindly lent), by Salem Choir, Liwynypia, on Thursday afternoon and evening of last week, under the conductorship of Mr. Harry Evans, F.R.C.O., Liverpool. The choir was assisted by an eficient orchestra, under the leadership of Mr. Percie Smith, and the following artistes:—Soprano. Madame Mills-Reynolds, L.R.A.M. contralto, Miss Gwladys Roberts, R.A.M., Loudon; tenor, Mr. David Ellis, Cefnmawr. Ml". Willie Richards, Tonypandy. had been booked for the bass part, but being indis- posed, a capable substitute was found in Mr. Wm. Waite, London. Mr. J. T. J ones, L.R.A.M., M.I.S.M., organist of Noddfa, Treorchy, presided at the. organ. Dvorak's masterpiece is a study in the tragic. It records the scene around the Cross of our blessed Redeemer, where the mother of God "sad and tearful" gazes on that cross so fearful, while her Son was hanging there." As is natural with such a theme, the work is more or less restrained in character, but there is an undescribable grandness in the solemn, massive, tragical music with which the story is told, swelling into a glorious and fervid finale, where the believer bids his soul be, swiftly flying to Thy glorious Paradise." An intensely religious theme, and treated in a sympathetic spirit, the result is a prayerful submission rather than a fired soul. Such a work, there- fore, whilst not demanding the services of a large choir in interpretation, yet exacts that such interpretation must be given in a proper and devotional spirit. There are subdued passages of transcend- ing beauty where anything loud would be harsh and out of place. The choir, under the able guidance of Mr. Evans, suc- ceeded, we think, in giving the work a very fine interpretation. The opening chorus, full of sadness and sorrow, • re- ceived a sympathetic rendering, there being that devotion present which infused a. great deal of realism into the piece. The other choruses were treated in a similar manner, whilst the choir reached a high pinnacle of excellence in the last: chorus. The voices were, on the whole, very pure, and balanced exquisitely, there being totally absent that aggressive- ness of one voice which so often mars the performances of larger choirs. The sopranos were excellent in every way, the higher passages in the work being struck fair and full. The altos also- gave a creditable performance, whilst the basses were at all times sonorous, without that undue hoarseness we hear at times. The tenors were the weakest part of the organisation, but here again the voiceg were; generally of a very pure character. The chorus is certainly deserving of great praise, and Mr. Ayton Jones, the conductor, who at the concerts gave way to Mr. Evans, is deservedly proud of his choir's achievement. We do not think there was much to choose between the irtistes. Madame Mills-Reynolds is the proud possessor of a voice excellent in quality and of wide compass. Her soli work was character- ised by much grace and finish, her top notes being strikingly pure. Miss Roberts is, of course, an artiste of fame, and it may be said that this did not suffer at these concerts. She was not given a great amount of work, but what she had she did justice to. Mr. David Ellis' solos were excellently sung. In our opinion, he was the most sympathetic of the artistes, his renderings being marked by mulch feeling, while the quality of his work was sustained from beginning to end. Mr. Waite is a stranger to Mid- Ivhondda, but we trust we shall soon have the pleasure of seeing him in oratorio again. He has a fine presence, whilst his voice, though not perhaps of a robust character, is very pleasing. Mr. Jones, at the organ, displayed his usual ability* whIle the quality of the performance on the whole was considerably enhanced by the admirable work of the orchestra. Following the oratorio, an excellent miscellaneous programme was contributed by the artistes and the choir. Mr. Tom John, M.A.. presided in the nfternoon. whilst Alderman E. H. Davies, A Pent-re, directed the evening's proceed- ings. The proceeds of the np-rformances were in aid of Salem Chapel Buildilic-o Fund. and we truist that the financial results will equal the musical success.
Porth Chamber of Trade. A special meeting: of the above Chamber took nlace on Tuesday at the Washing- ton Hotel. There were present a very large number of the Tradespeople of Forth and district. The meeting was convened for the pur nose of considering the advisability of putting into force the Shop Hours' Act. Mr. D. M. Jones occu- pied the chair. After a few remarks bv Mr. Jones, Mr. Jack Morgan once more presented his reasons for early closing and the enforcing of the Act. One of his reasons was that even the recent Bantist Conference had condemned the practise of the late hours of trading, so they the guilty party, should take and mend'their ways. Mr. Price Lewis also presented a very good case m support of enforcing; the Shop Hours Act. Several other pronii- rent tradesmen supported the measure. Alter a long discussion, during which an "amicahlel or mutual agreement between the tradesmen of Porth" was ur^ed (a movement supported by a few tradesmen) it was carried by 18 votes to 5 that the Shop Hours' Act be enforced, and a com- mittee of ten, with the chairman and sec- retary was appointed to see the matter through.
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