j \h DOWLAIS. I ￼ WORK AT DOWLAIS.—Most departments were ?.&ity employed during the past week at die '?- ?" the Old Works Department, how- :v,¡,' the Bessemer furnaces damped down some- dllt early owing to there bemg no immediate S jf^'Uid for ?? production from that quarter. b, ?" time was worked in the Siemens and ljlast j J |lriiace«, and a good output was recorded. Both _il? Goat Mill and the Big Mill were engaged L?''? the whole period. A large supply of tin ￼ .which had been prepared in the former V*,on was despatched about mid-week in order ?cei an urgent domand. There was also a mod' b, 'Is .¡., r?te requirement for steel rails, steel I f j1 time was occupied on neavy demands for l[?f,VGt>s and blooms. In the latter department ,?iiwav materials and colliery ana ?ming ? ?'?t) with fish-plates and curves. The mechaju- j« and locomotive ghops were briskly engaged roughout, iiian does not -need to 'oe -? ?? Hls BIT'—^ man does not need to be l' 0 j> or even to be the subject if popular ￼ ? be doing his bit in these times, | 't\ hough M?' Dan Daniels would probably Jfj a the last to a,gr<? with us, we cannot help ￼ btli" think that the popular P?nywern Ohoir ? teno? soloist ha? done his bit nobly and silently ? 1 some time now. The well-known Dowlais ??g?r has been constantly, during the past 12 ?Qth or so, travelling down to Cardiff over -? Week ends to cheer up the stricken soldi- e ?? hospital as best he could with his voice. 12 months he has travelled down al- 'togeti?iei? over 40 times; and many of the prog- ? 'ab.JYI!llle, have been extremely heavy ones; and to ? ^'0l)e ??? ??? heard Mr. Daniel's robust notes • I jn'^atoria ? is unnecessary to &ay that he has rsl>are<^ himself. During his visit lat week- Ia? ?? GontractGd a severe cold, but he has iar g?'Iv recovered, and will be off again this <a.-??!'d io carrv on this humane but incon- ?ous work.
Tr MERTHYR. ?AD BEEN TO A WEDDING. "I was at a wed- 'ding, and got a bit tight, and did it without n^ing what I wa? doing," pleaded William J j °im Hughes, a colliery haulier, of Pontllan- .th, at Merthyr on Tuesday, when charged LI 11th steeling two glass measures from the Globe liotol Merthyr, on Feb. 26.—Chie? Constable l}gon said these cases were becoming very fre- ^u.ent, and the Stipendiary (Mr. R. A. Griffith) ￼ he would have to make an example of ??Bdant and fine him 20/ MR. E. ROKEKTS AND THE SANCTITY OF 5Aties-—Every one of the large number of aiiti svii)pathisei-s who gathered at t, th X.L.P. Rooms on Sunday night thoroughly JoYed Teddy Roberts' examination of the licy of secret treaties, and the tearing up of p* scraps of paper that have never been al- utfed to during the present war. The lecture most interesting, and possessed a unique j a-I value that we trust will not be lost ? his headers when the time Qomes. and we once more speak out on questions of nation- '^id international policy. Next Sunday Coiii-? ??-'e Pullinger is to give a recital in the Cock- ? dialect we understand. ?EATH OF WELL-KXOWN MEKTHYB SwiMMKM T*?s death occurred at his residence, Gwae- |ji Pjjygai'th, Merthyr, on Sunday, of Mr. Geo?'g? ? ??n? a well-known and popular swiminw. The ? ^j^sed was a member of the W.S.A. as a I :1:gat.e, of the Mer?hyr Club he was a »em- ,/Yj1' of the Executive of the W.S.A. for North V? Morgan was a well-known referee in polo boxing matches, and ha wted as time- 'k/1?. ??r in int'eTntional polo matches. He won 1 ??neo'ous cups and trophies as a swimmer, and ? held the D. A. Thomas" Cup for Mer- -th and Aberdare. About six years ago he j .???d Germany with Mr. Lewis Clarke, Moun- ? ?? Ash, and was only beaten by a yard by ? of Germany's ?crack? swimmers. He was "a good all-round sportsman, and had officiated referee in many local boxing matches. The d, who was a native of Manchester, eav a widow and 6 children. I
TROEDYRHIW. .pOOOD SEWS,-lt is a pleasure to be aNe to re- t)o?? growing popularity of the mmistry of 'Oh Comrade lowland Jones at Troedyrhiw. The ?j?'??ons stand he has taken in behalf of he considers the right has won even the '?Ct of thos? who do not see eye to eye with ?j*? In his remedy for the manifold evils that ? ??. ?o tt-ansparent?y obvious in our modern L??y; whilst his clear, forceful and inspired l. v^'lviijg of his ideal of Christianity is win- j r ■S Hew adherents to the church every week. '??.?? Sunday, though the weather was SQ in- ? ^6ttlent, the chapel was crowded at the even- ,?? service. Many admirers from some con- "r t??Me distance outside the district having ^t^lled down to the district to hear him ? ??ch. The unco!mpromisin? attitude that the ?- Rowland Jones has taken up may be 0)?y ?uaged from one sentence from his ser- '1\, the week previous, when he said: ? This ? ? ? ? oioody WOT, and it was preceded by on ? as cruel—the commercial wair." I
YR VALE & ABERFAN rz to '? CART.—The sympathy of all is extended 1; R). ? relatives of the late Mrs. J. Owen, 81 b.??6'. who d?d on Monday evening, after a. ? ?!? ???ss' in her 22nd year. She was a.! ¡ Ohth,ful member of the Zion English Baptist i (?? ?'?. She was the daughter of Mr. Morgan LrJ ?Ms, Crescent Street, and niece to Coun. ?id Jones. 1 ¡ ——————— i t ? ?' ??D'3 DAY AT MOUNT PLEASANT SCHOOL. ￼ 1 Wednesday morning the staff and schOI-\ Vl ?? ? Mount Pleasant School, Merthyr ?? held their celebration of the Nat,io-T?al ?'? ??* ?? children very sweetly sang ?Vp'? and EnglIsh patriotic- songs, among | ￼ were: Baehgen Bach o Gymru" "Ble -n? Ti Mynd"; "(),ur "Hob v D)n ¡ %i, y kl Dv Gaioil.' "Bugeilio.'r i ?'s C h orus" iii d tii:e I Gwyn": "Soldier's Chorus" and the } Tj^jL.tioBai Anthems. Misses M. Mack.. and I Maybank and Master Cwyn "Williams ￼ ^^d solos very pretHly. Suitable ad-' ￼ r?-?s were delivered on "St. David." "FIo- I rftv, Nightingale," "Elizabeth Frv? The ririè"of,Shafteshury, a'lld "Ot,1J.er British Pat- ? D" ?y Misses Arnott M. J. Thomas, Mr. ???-s and the Headmaster. Betwen 40 ?'?" 5t- 0 parents attended the celebration, and i evIN,.e,l,e delighted with the performances of Ittle ones. | JJ JY?a?WYLpA O.M. AND ST. DAVID'S DAY—Th? ? ??? People's Literary Society oonnected with "its ?gwylfa O.M. Church, Merthyr Vale hdd w?*e^)ration of St. David's Day. About 50 ernberr, down to a well prepared and serv-j *| h?j?Ppefr. Afterwards an entertainment was It ^nder the chairmanship of the pastor (the ? ?? W. A. J*ues) The Chairman, in hie 1 te. opening remarks, dwelt upon the importance of keeping alive Welsh practices, of reviving en- thusiasm for the welfare of our country, its language and literature. Suitable solos were rendered by Madame Carrie Williams, Mr. E. T. Humphreys, Master D. J. Evans and a duet by Miss Evans and Master D. J. Evans; recitations were given oy Mr. R. Williams and Mrs. H. Jones. Mr. R. Williams recited his own composition, which was greeted with ap- plause. Mr. Hugh Jones spoke on Patriotism. The best expression of a nation's patriotism is its poetry, and Welsh poets were taxed to the utmost, he said. The young people were urged to acquire a command of their mother tongue; to study its literature and to impregnate them- selves with the spirit that animates the great characters of the past. The following ladies pre- sided at the tables:—Mrs. W. A. Jones; Mrs. T. Jones; Mrs D. Jones; Mrs J. E. Williams; Miss G, Thomas Mrs. Thomas; Miss Maud 'Jones; Misses Maud Parry. H. Thomas. A. J. Jones and S. Jones. The success of the func- tion was due to the untiring efforts of the indefatigable secretary (Mr. Isaac Evans). OPERETTA—On Wednesday and Thursday nights of last week, the operetta, Pearl, the Eishermaiden," which proved a huge success, was performed by the Zion English Baptist Church Choir at the Aberfan Hall, which was filled to its utmost capacity-—so great was the demand for admission to witness thi!s perform- ance that a large number would have been dis- appointed but for the fact that those responsi- ble had hit on the happy expedient of giving another performance on Saturday night. Mr. John Thomas, the conductor, who took the leading male part (Lomnzo), has distinguished himself again; and as is known, his distinctions are many. He is well known in Edsteddfodic cir- cles throughout Wales, both as an elocutionist and vocalist. He is a National Eisteddfod prize winner—not to mention scores of other prizes that have been awarded him. He is often sought for for many of the first-class concerts. The production of the operetta called for a great deal of dramatic and vocal skill, and in these two arts they had in Mr. Thomas a worthy character. The performance was in full character, and so well had the mbers been trained that they performed their parts with the ease of professional artistes. The caste was as follows: -Daddy Whelk, Mr. Tom Thomas; Mistress Whelk, Madame E. Jones; Pearl, Miss Ceinwen George, Nebson; Filtette, Madame T. Powell; King Alphonso, Mr. Oscar WTilliams; Lorenzo, Mr. John Thomas; Petruach, Mr. E. E. Davies; Limerichius, Mr. WiU Williams; Lord Chancellor, Mr. W. J. Williams; Guards, Messrs. F. Miles and S. Jones; Mistress of Bed Chamber, Madame T. Ainsworth; Messen- gers, inlasters T. Lewis and C. Powell. Qho- rus of Fisheranaids; Brigands Courtiers; Mer- maids and Dancing Maidens. The little dan- cers in blue and pink; the mermaids in green and the fishermaidens in white and red dresses made a beautiful display. The render- ing throughout was a magnificent one. The accompanists were Miss Kate Havard and Mr. Ernest Davies. The ,chair was occupied on Wed- nesday night by Miss Lydia Davies, and on the Thursday night by Mr. W. T. Marsh, whilst the Rev. H. P. Jones presided on Saturday night. The proceeds were in aid of t1 e church funds.
BEDLINOG. I S.W.M.F.—A general meeting of clie local lodges was held at Gosen Hall on Friday last, Mr. Elias Jones in the chair The report of a recent meeting of the Merthyr Trades and Labour Council was given by Councillor J. H. Charles and Mr. W. Stockham. Messrs Alan Jenkins and Plenydd Edwards, the auditors of the last six month, also presented their re- port. Mr. John Davies (agent) addressed the meeting, and dealt with the position of young miners under the Military Service Act. The present burning question of non-Unionism was given due attention. All defau%ters are warned once more to fall into line before drastic measures are taken. If those men are half so patriotic as the majority of them seem by their talk to be, let them show it in a practreal, manner, and so keep the wheels of industry going.
BARGOED. I BAKGOED NI;.LISE"S AD VENTURE s.—A public re- ception had been arranged to take place at Bargoed last Sattuxlay night in honour of Nurse Rose Smith, recently returned from Serbia, but owing to a heavy snowfall the evemt was postponed. Miss Smith, who is the daughter of Mrs. Smith, Gilfach Street. Bargoed, was formerly a nurse at the GeUigaer Hospital. Last year she volunteered for service in Mei Dia. and went out with the Scottish nursing contingent last October. For many woeks she laboured among the wounded Serbian patriots, and then suffered the fate of capture by the enemy, and was subsequently conveyed to Aus- tria. Eventually, all the interned nurses were released and are now home again. BAKGOED MAN'S WIN.—An interesting 10- round contest took place at the Bargoed Pa- vilion on Saturday evening between Tom Da- vies (Bargoed) and Pritch Meredith (New Tre- degar). The bout went the distance, and Davies gained the verdict on points. A TRUANT SON.—When an elderly man was summoned at Bargoed on F^ riday for not sending his son to school he told the Magistrates: "The boy has been very bad mitching.' I did a fa- ther's duty on him once, but he has a bad heart, and the doctor advised me not to do it again. So, instead of beating him, I got him up at 5 o'clock in the morning and worked him like a little dog all day. Now he would rather go to school than work. I have had a lot of trouble, but I think I have cured him." —The Chairman: The case is adjourned for 3 months.—Defendant: Thank you. CASEY AT BARGOKD.—Casey was at Bargoed on Monday night, and gave his musical evening to a crowded arid appreciative audience. The local comrades have promised to place on re- cord their appreciation of our fine Comrade in next week's issue. A collection in aid of the Burston School Strike realised £1 4s. 3d. ABERBARGOED ANTI-CONSCRIPTION MPETTNG.- Under the auspices of the South Wales Council Against Conscription, Comrades Morgan Jones, Tom Matthews, and their Chairman (Comrade Evan Thomas) had an exhilarating time at Aberbairgoed last week. There was a strong or- ganised opposition, who used the old-time "ar- guments" of chemical gas, but despite it all, the Comrades succeeded in carrying the meet- ing with them, and the repeal protests" were carried with enthusiasm. BARGOED REPRESENTATION.—The Bargoed Pio- neer Committee has selected our hard-working Comrade (W. T. Lloyd) to represent them on the Management Committee of the Pioneer. He will be a welcome addition. TORRBZ AS A THEME 01 DEBATE.—Comrade Bil- lie Jones, at Tuesday's meeting of the debating class held in connection with the Bargoed Pioneer Comrrtittee, read Torrez's article on Anarchy, and defended the arguments it ad- vanood-ag.amB-t a l:ee.ntli"eM""iaR. Next week it is Comrade Arrowsmith's turn to face the mu- sic of dissentient voices. Will delegates please note that the meetings start on Tuesday nights at 7.30 prompt at the I.L.P. Rooms?
I DERI I.L.P.—On Tuesday night we had a visit from "Casey" and "Dolly. The meeting, which was presided over by Coun. J. Edwards, was well attended, and a more orderly and appre- ciative gathering could not be desired The Love Songs. Cradle Songs, and Dances of Old were well received, as were "The Boat Song" (from The Tales of Hoffmann), "II Trova- tore," "Dreaming" (Schumann), and "Sprin Song" (Mandelssohn). Casey's rendering, with Dolly's assistance, of the above items, was something to be remembered, and those who were fortunate enough to be present will not soon forget Casey's first visit to Deri.
ABERDARE. JATAL ACCIDENT AT PBNRHIWCEIBER.—A verd- ict of "Accidental death was returned at an inquest held by Mr. R. J. Rhys on Friday Into the death of Aneurin Peregrirfe (thirteen), who was fatally injured at the Penrhiweeiber Col- liery by being pinned between a crane and a buffer. BRECONSHIRE'S NEW SHERIFF.—Mr. Rees Lle- wellyn, of Bwllfa House, Cwmdare, Aberdare, was, at the King's Privy Council meeting o* Tuesday morning, appointed Sheriff of Bre- conshire. The selectioa was made by the usual process of pricking the lists of names with aP bodkin. ABERDARE AND ABERAMAN CONSUMERS' GAS COMPANY.;—The 93rd half-yearly general meet- ing of this company was held on Tuesday, Mr. D. W. Jo, J.P., presidnig. The Chairman said that having regard to the abnormal condi- tions prevailing throughout the year he consid- ered the statements of accounts to be very satisfactory. The directors recommended 4t per cent, for the half-year ended December 31, which, with the 4 per cent. interim dividend paid in September last, made a total of 8t per cent, dividend for the year, free of tax, upon the ordinary shares, and this was equiva- lent to the full statutory rate payable. The statement and recommendation of the directors were approved and unanimously adopted. The retiring directors—Messrs. D. W. Jones and L. N. Williams—were unanimously re-elec- ted, as also was the retiring auditor, Mr. Evan Williams. A motion empowering the directors to issue a further I?an of ?2,600 upon the company's undertaking was carried nem con.
PONTYPRIDD. PRESENTATION CONCERT.—There was a crowd- ea attendance at the Royal Oak, Norton Bridge, on Saturday last, under the, auspices of the Cilfynydd Branch of the Colliery En ginemen, Stokers and draftsmen's Union. A grand concert was held, and a presentation was was made to Mr. Edwin Jones, Coedpenmn (secretary) and Mr. William Morgan, Oilfynydd (the chairman). The pianist was Mr. T. T. Thomas, Trehafod. Mr. George Wakefield ad- dressed the meeting, and spoke in praise of the Secretary and Chairman. xhe artistes taking part were Messrs. William Jenkins; H. Cobble- dick; Bert Milverton; Richard Lewis; Charles Davies; D. Haines; Rd. Williams; T. D. James; T. L. Thomas; Aaron Meredith; Albert Cleary. Mr. Wm. Morgan made the presen- tation to the Secretary, and Mr. Geo. Wake- field to the Chairman. Mr. Edwin Jones Secretary) moved a hearty vote of thanks to the Chairman for presiding. NEWSAGENTS' UNION ACTIVITIES.—The South Wales Federation of Newsagents held their ordinary monthly meeting at the Y.M.C.A., Taff Street, on Thursday week. Mr. Rhys John, Cwmavon, presided. Mr. J. G. Evans, Aber- dare, the Secretary, was also in attendance. Amongst numerous representatives from the Rhondda, and Pontypridd Association, etc., a Merthyr representative was also present. The Rhondda delegates reported on having inter- viewed the Clerk to the Rhondda Urban Coun- cil re street trading, and urged that the bye- laws be enforced to put down this unfair com- petition. It is believed that the prospects of this being done are rosy. The annual meeting will be held in Pontypridd on the 31st inst. A tea, social and meeting is being arranged. Also a presentation will be made to the Secretary for his past valuable services. Any subscrip- tions to this fund, and all who intend to be at the tea and meeting should notify Mr. Oliver Jenkins, newsagent, Trallwn, Pontypridd. OBITUARY.-—Much regret in Trades Union and Labour Circles is evinced in the death of Mr. Peter Protheroe, checkweigher. Great Western Colliery, at his residence, 31 The Parade, on Wednesday evening. He had not worked for 3 weeks and had been ailing for some 9 months. He was 51 ye&rs of age. N.C..F.-— The No-Conscription Fellowship Branch is making good headway here and is meeting this week on Monday and alternate nights. Mr. Hughes, the organiser, was pre- sent on Monday.
GLAIS MEETING.—At the I.L.P. Hall, Glais, last Sunday evening, a meeting was held to discuss the present situation and to advise young men as to how to fill up their exemption forms, and to explain the procedure, etc., regarding tribunals. The chairman was Mr. Elias Dav- ies. The Rev. T. E. Nicholas was present, and spoke a few words of encouragement to the young men, and made an inspiring appeal to the married men present to give every support -in their power to the young men who were go- ing to withstand Conscription, and who were bound to suffer as a consequence. Mr. J. L. Rees then gave an exposition of the Act. He explained the difference between the attested and the unattested men. He condemned very strongly the statements made by Mr. Brace and Mr. Hartshorn. Many men in the pits were labouring under grave delusions as a re- sult of such misleading statements. He made a hearty appeal to all young men to stick to- gether in the coming crisis; by doing so he had no fear whatever as. to the results. Mr. Vil. J. Jones (Gwilym Bedw), Birchgrove, also gave an encouraging speech in Welsh. He regret- ted the fact that the workers had not taken a stronger stand against Conscription before, but he still thought that it was not yet too late for them to organise to prevent the further ex- tension of the Act and to repeal it before it has had many damaging effects. Mr. Tom Ev- ans (N.C.F.) then gave a brief history of the No-Conscription Fellowship. He also explained the attitude and position of the Fellowship at present. He then/ instructed those present how intended applying Sor exemption how to fill in their forms and how to proceed regarding local and appeal tribunals. The meeting was well attended, and the speakers were thanked for their services.
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YSTRADGYN LAIS COLLI-BRIES *-ialaii pits were again idle this last week, Gurnos Colliery being the worst offender. 1.L.P. ]SOTBS.—A woman caretaker for the I.L.P. Institute is to be elected soon. Nomi- nations should be sout in by Sunday next. LOCAL SOLDIERS.—Several of the Brecknock- shires were home this week on their last leave, previous to departing for an Overseas (!estina-! tion. TRIBUNAL MATTERS.—Although the local min- ers are assumed to be exempt from military service, over GO of them have sent in their ap- peals to the Local Tribunal on conscientious grounds. (■ 1.\NKHYP CONCERT.—A lrtusical rendering of Buy your own cherries," was given by the children of Libanus C'napel, Glanrliyd. on Thursday. The songs were illustrated by means of lantern slides, and this, together with the fine singing, made the performance very attractive. The conductor was Mr. Phil Lewis. ST. DAVID'S DAY.—The school children were given a holiday on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate St. David's Day. Part of the morning session was given over to the singing of na- tional songs and to speech making on Patriot- ism and Nationalism but in at least one school that wider Nationalism termed Internationalism received due attention during the proceedings. KILLED IN ACTION.—Sad news arrived here from France towards the beginning of the week — Private Dick Morgan, of the Swansea Pals' Battalion, being reported killed. His home was at Coelbren, but for some, years he had lived with Mr. Thomas Thomas, of the Miners' Arms, Ystradgynlais. and while in this neighbourhood he had made himself very popu- lar. He met his death at the ha<nds of a sniper after being in the trenches for but a few short weeks. PRESENTATION COMMITTEE'S CONCERN.—On St. David's Day a well-arranged programme of songs and recitations, contributed by local ar- tistes, was rendered at Sardis Chapel. The funds of the committee are used to provide a welcome to soldiers who have returned after seeing foreign service. The arrangements for these concerts are in the hands of the com- mittee's energetic and sympathetic Secretary— Mr. W. J. Thomas (of Ovnlais Schools). SOCIAL AVD DANCE.—Under the auspices of the Ystradgynlais Brigade of the St. John Ambu- lance Association, a very successful and enter- taining social evening was spent on Thursday last at the Yniscedwyn Schools. The M.C. 's were Messrs. Charles Thompson and J. Adams. Mr. Lewis Thomas officiated at the piano, and Miss Grabban played the. violin. A 'drawing" for a. handsome cushion resulted in favour of Miss Evans, Pontardawe. The secretary of the event-Mr. David Jones, Brecon Road was able to report a substantial addition to the Brigade's local fund. NON-POLITICAL CLTJB'S CONCERT.— A grand concert was held at the N.P. Club on Saturday last in aid of the Swansea General Hospital. The chair was occupied by Dr. E. Walsh, and the following eminent artistes took part: —Mad- ame Jennie Ellis (Blaengarw); Miss Esther Joshua (Ystalyfera); Miss M. Davies (Cwm- twr'eh); Miss Grabbam (Ystradgynlais).; Messrs. Gwilym Jones, Lewis Thomas and Edgar Hugh- son, A.B.C.O. (Ystradgynlais) A most enjoyable evening was spent.
CWMTWRCH REPEAL THE ACT.—Beulah Vestry was filled with an interested crowd of young men on Monday night last, when, un der the chairman- ship of Mr. Tom Rees, the well-known Pontar- da,we trio of propagandists—Messrs, Nun Nicho- las, J. L. Rees and Tom Jeremiah—spoke in favour of repealing the Military Service Act. The speakers, who dealt with different phases of the measure covered the whole of the ground and in spite of—or perhaps it was because of- their extreme attitude, won the applause of the gathering. The meeting, which appeared to be unanimous in its opposition to the Act, was the first to be held in DIe plaee. Many questions relating to the working of the Act were put, and thoroughly explained, and at the close Mr. Tom Evans, the Secretary of the Swansea Valley N.O.F., received many applications for membership. An I.L.P. Branch will be formed here in the course of a few weeks.
Dick Wallhead in M Borough. I The week opening on Sunday, March 12. is to be a great week for Socialism locally; for then Dick Walihead, the popular propagandist, opens a week's propaganda in the Valleys. On that afternoon he opens the campaign at Bent- Ipy's Hall, and in the evening he will be in Aberdare, where he will also speak on the Monday evening; on Tuesday he is in Mountain Ash, and on Wednesday he wfll speak in Dow- lais, closing a busy week at Abercanaid on the Friday night. It is unnecessary to sound the praises of Dicky Walihead in this district, and all we hope is that the people who desire to hear him will be able to obtain admittance to kis meetings.
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Theatre Koyal. There is no doubt that the visit of Mrs. F. G. Kimberley's drama, "A Little Grey Hc^me in the West," to the Theatre Rsoyal-this week is proving a great attraction. Judging from the first house on Wednesday, I should imagine that the takings have never been so good since opera week. It goes without saying that the drama is not only of itself good, but that Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Vaughan have staged it ex- tremely well, and have caste it with more his- trionic ability than is usually displayed in the melo-drama of to-day. Drama is a peculiar and difficult, medium to work in, and the Eng- lish drama has only fallen into disrepute of late years because of the absence of any out- standing dramatist. Mrs. Kimberley may not be the genius who will restore it to its old fav- our, but she is a conscientious worker with a reverence for her art, a fine perception of bal- ancEI and light and of the sentiments that drive straight home to the hearts of an audience of present-day people. When one thinks of the gruesome horrors of a "Face at the Window" and the "Stranglers of Paris," one is almost tempted to christen Mrs. Kimberley's work high art. Anyway, it is honest and good work and we compliment the Vaughans on having secured it, as well as on the undoubted abilit) with which they have presented it. The two mothers around whose love of their sons the whole plot revolves are extremely well done by Miss Georgie Hall, as the Loving Mother, and Miss Beatrice Shirley as the Ambitious Mo- ther. Mr. Edward E. Ashby's presentation of Cecil Standing is masterly, and Mr. St. John Stuart is a great interpreter of a truly difficult dramatic character in Robert Standing, whilst Mr. G. Fry's story of Dick Bryant is one of the best things that I remember in latter day melodrama. Miss Vera Grafton plays a difficult part with conspicuous ability as Mary Bryant, the servant, and every supporting member of the caste maintains the high standard of the principals. Mr. Norcliffe obviously believes that variety is the spice of life. and he is seeing that we get it. Next week we are to have another big Vaudeville bill. Heading is Vera Woot- ton, the irresistible one, in her latest London successes. Vera is right at the top of the tree, and is a worthy artiste to top a bill that is so soon following the gathering of stars of a fort- night ago. At the foot is the popular Bert Maddison, who has won a great name where- over he has played, and has proved a big draw on his previous visits here. I have seen Bert playing a loan hand and also making furious fun in revue, and I prefer him as he is to be next week—running solo. He is playing- his famous Burlesques," one of the best things ever done, in my opinion. Ada, the well- known sharpshooter, who has made a sensa- tional escape from Germany, and who has since taught thousands of Britishers her method of shooting, should prove a big attraction; and I know that we have a treat in store in Jessie Black and Company in that unique force. A! Girl in Every Port." Then there is Gertie An- derton and Dundas Walker in dances and a re- pertoire that includes some of the best stuff in the dance pertions of George Edwards' Com- panies The Armours, Scottish artistes; and Nancie Vivion, one of the best of the provincial comediennes. I PLAYGOER.