PENYDARREN. v m" ,1 ,'n 11 pjLjm i .jt'.s.—inis society met last 1 uesaay evening week, when Mr. S. H. Williams read .an excellent paper on Orefydd yn codi gwerth dyn' (Religion raising the worth of man.) At the close of the paper Miss Beryl M. Williams •'ewtertained the meeting with an excellent reci- i Nation. Both paper and recitation were highly f4\ppreoia.ted. The following took part in the John Evans, Jonah Wil- liams. William Jones, Thomas Williams and 'the Rev. J-. M. Hughes (pastor). Mr William "Ones made an admirable chairman.
MERTHYR. I J\:1H. J. MITCHELL'S WILL.-Mr.J ohn Mitchell (of 10 and 11 Pontmorlais West, Merthyr), head of the firm of Messrs. Humphreys and Mit- chell, who died on the 20th September last, -aged 72 years, left estate valued at tl,7,53 gross with net personalty £ 1,709. Probate of his will has been granted to his widow. INFLAMMABLE FLMS.—At Merthyr on Tuesday David John Davies, Melbourne Chambers, was fined 20/- for giving an exhibition of inflam- toablo pictures at the Penydarren Cinema witioul. a licence.—Defendant said he was un- der a misapprehension, and reaUy thought the secretary of the company had taken out the li- -8elll.Cü. A ( HF.KION. CHEERIKG SOCIAI,An enjoya,ble smoker was held in the Temple Bar on Thurs- day, March 2, to cheer the Brothers Owen after their experiences in the Dardanelles, where both were wounded. Mr. David Peters very kindly placed a suitable room at the disposal of the guests and Mr. John Peters proved himself as able a, chairman as the fol- towing artistes proved themselves entertainers "of unusually high merit:—Messrs. Tom Rich- ards Billie Barlow George Richards Josie Peters; Ivor Davies; T. Jones; John Peters; Fred Richards; David Jenkins and Aladdin ^fibbs. Where all were so good one dues not like to single out any one for special note, pecially tiTat always hard worked and ire- %iei>tlv overlooked pianist; out Mr. Ben Davies (conductor of the Abercan- aid and District Male Voice Party) was so ei- fective on the piano stool, so much part of the whok programme that one cannot but close "With an especially hearty vote of thanks to him.
TROEDYRHIW. i.L.P.—Mr. Emrys Hughes, Abercynon, gave very interesting lecture on "Bernard Shaw" t the Troedyrhiw I.L.P. during the past week. T'hf, speaker dealt with his subject in a mas- terfv way. He was very much appreciated. Sev- ^al new members were enrolled. MOOT ZION LITERARY SOCIETY.— A meeting '(}f this society was held on Monday evening, wh"n the Secretary (Mr. Syd Tovey) read a interesting paper from Mr. Mergan Day, '() South America, an old member of the so- 'tJ, on his voyage from England to his desti- tion. Several of the members present paid ? ^urm tribute to the excellent account he ?? of his voyage and experiences. The Secre- i was instructed on behaJf of the society, to Convey to Mr. Day by letter their kind ap- P?'?cia.Ho,? of his excellent paper. Mr. Dd. Mor- '?" Presided.
[ DOWLAIS. I I.L.P.—Wallhead's coming visit- was the sub- ject for discussion last Tuesday night. There is Ho doubt that Wallhead will have a rousing deception. Although he has never visited boavlais so far as we know, he is very well known to the Dowlais people, who never fail "to come down to the Merthvr Rink when a labour demonstration is held. Wallhead's style ? so striking and vivid, yet for all that so ?o?ely, that it never fails to appeal to the ?!!ibers of the working class. We hope he will •j^iiii' along with him a 'few of Jiis epigrams. ?is visit is looked forward to with eagerneiss. ? has been said that ma* is not important un? "? lie becomes a corpse, an? then he cannot ?jr)? his sudden popularity. WaMhead has be- rn?,, popular without the painful necessity of | c(.ming a corpse. We hope, at his visit to Po?lais, he will add to his popularity by giv- ?g the people one of his starring orations. PRESENTATION TO Co?N. J. DAVIES.-The offi- ?'? and members of Bethania (Dewlais) have Paid a deserved tribute to their popular dea- al'l Coun. J Davies, Miners' Agent. On Thurs- av night they made him the recipient of a. j jflely executed illuminated. address and a set of ook. in recogniton of his services during his ,'Vf-ar of office as Mayor. Mr. D. H. Edwards, a ^'How-deacoo with the ex-Mayor. presided, and the presentation was made by Mr. Thomas ( Jones, the treasurer of the chapel. There were > "^any speeches eloquently testifying to the "k hote-hearted devoation with which Mr. Davies \ad seized his religion and the borough, not- \ole amongst them being being the words of voun. Enoch Morrell, J.P.. and Mr. J. Proe- r Davies, Dowlais. "Dewi" (Penydarren) has ^itten us some appreciatory Welsh verse on 1h8 ocoasion but this we are reluct amtly com- tilled to hold over until next week. I
| MOUNTAIN ASH. .13 IYBLIC MEETING.—Councillor Morgan Jones, ??oed,. addressed a well attended public feting at the Mountain Ash Hall on Thursday ?st. His subject was Repeal the Act." At thc' close of an able and forcible address, Guar- laii Noah Tromans moved a resolution de- aiidin. the repeal of the Act. The Rev. G. (igllbgiir seconded, and when put to the meet- 1.n.g it was carried unanimously. The chairmon 3s Comrade Ivor Hawkins, who announced a1¿ y Dick Wallhead would speak next j 1 Hes(i;iy. Don't forget.
j ABERCANAID & PENTREBACH DRAMATIC PFRFIO.RMANCE.- On Wednesday I ?ening week, the 1st instant, a grand rep?ti- i ?n perfchrmance of the popular Welsh drama, ?t.it]?d Asgr? Lan," was given at the Zion j l?tle Zion Dramatic Society. The fj lowing characters were sDlendidly represent- ;-Gruffydd Hws," Mr. B. James; "Mad ??s?' Nliss Sarah Jones; "Moris Huws," Ill. L e,v "Parch Ellis Evans," Mr. i ?'?nas Lewis Gwen Evans/' Mrs. Webber ? ?is, "Dafydd Roberta" Mr. John Williams; ? ft}Pin; Davis'" Mr. E\?n Jacob; "Huw Tho- ( ?/' Mr. Wm. Jones; "Jones Polisman," '.LJ: ii, t George Lewis; Mr. Bevan, Mr. Wm. N ?ga-n; "Jonathan," Mr. Evan Dviee; 3 K ?vaJaur," Mr John James; "Roderick y i Mr. Robert Saunders; "Dr. Lewis, iV, Tom George; ?Gom?r/' Master Willie G. ?.? This was the fourth performance to a |.°wded and an appreciative audience. The }?t wa<s taken by the pastor (Rev. Enoc Hug- M? ? the unavoidable aœence of Mr. Francis, ?E. of Troedyrhiw. Before the last ?ct t f? interesting item took plaœ.The party v"ùed themselves of the opportunity of show- ■■ ?' I. ing their appreciation of the services of Mr. Dd. Morgan, the stage manager, an indefatig- able worker in everything connected with the church. Mr. Benjamin James, on behalf of the party, presented Mr. Morgan with a hand- some siiver-mounted walking stick, and spoke in glowing terms of the usefulness of Mr. Mor- gan. He had served the cause as a precen- tor for many years, and assisted in all func- tions connected with the church, and had acted as stage manager for large number of per- formances. The Rev. E. Hughes (pastor) then spoke in the same strain of the usefulness of such an active member. After the presentation Mr. Morgan replied in a few- well chosen words, and said it was always a pleasure to do any- thing for the good of the cause. He sincerely thanked each member of the party for the hand- some present, which he would cherish for a very long time. Solos were also rendered bet- ween the acts by Miss Thomae and Mr. R. Roderick accompanied by Mr. W. R. Morgan.
MERTHYR VALE & ABERFAN 1 MI HESSIVE FUNERAL OF MRS. OWEN. —Amid every manifestation of sorrow, the remains of Mrs. J. Owen, who, as previously reported, had died earlier in the week, were interred at the Aberfan Cemetery last Saturday. The fune- ral, which was public, was a large and repre- sentative one. The chief mourners were Mr John Owen (husband); Mr. Meredith (brother-in- law) • Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Williams (father and mother); Mr. and Mrs. Richard Williams (brother and sister-in-law); Mr. and Mrs. R. Davies (sister-in-law and husband, Bargoed); Mr and Mrs. John Williams (brother and sis- ter-in-law) Mr. and Mrs. Davies (uncle and aunt); Coun. and Mw. David Jones (uncle and aunt); and a large number of relatives. On the way to the Cemetery the Zion English Baptist Choir sang that beautiful hymn, "Jesu, Lover of My Soul," to the tune of Aberyst- wyth." At the graveside "Lead Kindly Light" was rendered. The Rev. H. P. Jones officiated both at the house and graveside. Floral tri- butes were sent by Father and Mother and Family; Husband and Family; Mr. and Mrs. R. D Price (Nixonville); Mr. and Mrs. Harris (Taff Street); Mrs. Williams (Merthyr); and OOlin David Jones and .Family. NEW MOTOR SERVICE FOR MERTHYR VALE. The boutli Wales "Traction Company began a motor service on Saturday last oetween Mer- thyr Tydfil (via Merthyr Vale) and a place that, has a. French name in Monmouthshire. It is a thing that will, I am sure, be apprecia- ted by everyone. During the past week many of the young people kave been indulging in "j.;y rides," riding to .troedyrhiw and walking back. It has also been very useful for the school children of Mount Pleasant, the ma- jority of whom have to attend at Merthyr Vale. Many of them who could afford it, on the very stormy Miarnings of this week. have ridden to school. Others, of course, less fortun- ate in that they hadn't the coppers, walked as ùsmll. I understand motors will run the whole route on Sunday as well, and I am predicting many excursions will be made by our more secular friends to Monmouthshire on S ujc- days..For those who would prefer a short ride, I should advise them to take the oar and travel from the Police Station to the Station Hotel, and vice versa. A pleasing fear. II ture in these strenuous times is that the con- ductors are ladies.
ABERCYNON. ALLEGATIONS.^—At Mountain Ash last W IFII, 'S ALL.BGA,TIONS.?. Thursdav liiehard Thomas Williams. colliery pumpsman, of Abeicynon, was summoned by his wife, Florence Annie, for persistent cruelty. — Complainant alleged that her husband came; home the worse for drink, and beat her and accused her of familiarity with other men. It was elicited that the parses had been pre- viously separated at Brecon, and that an order for 11/- a week was now in force, and the case was adjourned. COMPETITIVE CONCERT.—A successful com- petitive concert was held at Mynydd Sion Chapel on Monday, the chairman being Mr. Henry Gough. The prize for a recitation for- children was divided between E. Jones and Gwer. Fuge. Mary Davies and Mabby Jones shared the for the children's solo. Im- promptu speeeh-Ist prize. Mabby Jones; 2nd, Lizzie Isnxaei. Adults' recitation—1, Miss So- phie Edwards; 2, Bob Morris. Reading music at first sight—1, Catherine Ismael; 2, Eibrah Jones. Adults' solo—1, Catherine Jfemael* 2, Davia Peacock. Unpunctuated reading-Li. zie Ismael. Impromptu reading—1, Catherinei Ismael; 2, Penry Maddox. The adjudicator was Mr. Wigley. A MEETING was held^n honour of "St. David, the Welsh Patron Saint, on St. David's Day at Tabernacle C.M. Chapel. Tea was partaken- of in the afternoon, and an enjoyable entertain- men followed. Mr. D. Francis presided. The grear event of the evening was the chairing of the Rev. J. M. Hughes, the successful bard of the Christmas Eisteddfod. A beautiful crown of daffodils was placed on his head by Miss Price BILLIARDS. Abercynon Billiard team met Porth on Thursday week, and suffered a heavy defeat. The scores were: -Abercynon-W. H. Rockey 125; T. Roberts 109; Jomes Willioms 49 -1 Alf Pellard 80; T. Harrison 63; Richard Mose", 110; W. Garbett 100-total 778. Porth —George Pearoe 150; A. Porter 150: W. Marsh 150; Alf Evans 150: David Davies 150; David Cartridge 150; T. Hawkins 150; R. A. Thomas 1150- --totol 1,200. DRAMATIC; PERFORMANCE.—On Tuesday night the Cilfynydd Dramatic Society performed a humorous Welsh drama. entitled Joe Mar- tin" (or "The People of Llandaerwydd") at the Abercynon Workmen's Hall. The conductor was Mr. J. H. Jones. Mr Austin Evans was stag3 manager.
BARGOED. FORMER BARGOED CONSTABLE.—The death has taken place at Atheney, near Taunton, of Mr. Alway Beobyer. Deceased, who was 65 years old, was for 26 years a police-constable at Bar- goed, which place he left on his retirement from the force some 15 years ago. He leaves a grown-up family, one of whom is Mr. J. Boob- yer, stationmaster, Caerphilly. OLD SOLDIER'S DONKEY.—Ernest Hall (40), a collier, Hengoed, was summoned at Bargoed last .Friday for allowing his donkey to stray on the 1st inst.—P.O. Thomas said he saw the animal on King's Hill, He,ngoed .-Defendant: There is another donkey going there besides mine. One donkey was locked up three weeks ago. but it was not mine. (Laughter.)— Mr. D. M. Yorwerth (magistrate): Are you an old soldier back from service?— Defendant: Yes, sir; I started at Mone and went through until September 27.—Chairman Dismissed on pay- ment of costs. "THAT'S NOT THE MAN."— George Ruther- ford (48), collier, appeared at Bargoed on Fri- day last to answer a summons alleging that he assisted a deserter to conceal himself on Feb. 21.—Mr. John Evans defended.—Police-Sergt. Folland went into the box and said, "There is a mistake somewhere; I don't know that man (referring to defendant).—Defendant: I am fa- ther of the boy charged.—-Police-Sergt. Fol- land: Thats the man I spoke to (pointing to a man m the body of the court.) They are about thiil same build, but defendant's mous- tache is lighter than that of the man I spoke to.Tli.o Chairman (Mr. D. M. Yorwerth): We cannot go on.-The case was then withdrawn. MISS SMITH'S TRIUMPHAL HOME COMING. — The procession to commemorate Miss Smith's hom", coming from Serbia took place on Sat- urday last. It started from Aberoargoed Fire Station, headed by the Bargoed Town Band, under the able conduct-orship of Mr. Harry Bosanko. The Aberbargoed Brass Band was also in attendance. The procession then proceeded to Pengam and (iilfacli en route to Bargoed. Nurse Smith was driven in an open landau, followed by a batch of Red Gross Nurses, St. John Ambulance, Bargoed and Aberbargoed Fire Brigade, the Church Lads' Brigade, and the Boy Scouts. A collection was taken en route for the Red Cross Fund.
ABERDARE. AF.ERAMAN MINER'S DEATH.—James Morris, of Blaengwawr, Aborai-naii, dropped dead at the Abeiaman Colliery on Monday. He had been idle for some time, and returned to work that morning. CWMBACH STREET FATALITY.—A verdict of "Accidental death I I was returned at an in- quest held at Cwmbach on Tuesday on the body of Elizabeth Ann Arthur, the 2J years old child of Sergt. Wm. John Arthur, Gloucester- shire Regt., who was knocked down by a horse on Saturday and killed, whilst out at play with her little brother. No blame was attached to the driver. INQUESTS.— An inquest was held by Mr. R. J. Rhys (coroner) at Aberdare on Monday on [Harold James Westin (2), the child of Walter Stephen Weston, of the Welsh Guards. The mother, who resides at Nith Street, Aberdare, gave evidence that whilst she was away from the kitchen the child, who was wrapped in a flannellette nightshirt and was sitting in a cane chair near the fireguard, caught fire, pro- bably from a wood ember from the grate, and was terribly burnt. "Accidentally burnt" was the verdict.—A verdict of "Natural causes was returned at an inquest held bv Mr. Rhys on Mrs. Sarah Grigg (62), wife of Mr. J. A. Griga, of Gloucester Street, Aberdare. Mrs. Grigg, died suddenly in a chair on Saturday. Grigg Dr. Scale, whQ was called, attributed dea?h to heart failure, due probably to fatty degenera- "tion
PONTYPRIDD. OUR SYMPATHY—The sympathy of our Pont ypridd and Rhondda readers will, we are sure, go out to Private Pi-nest Wert, formerly of Central Buildings, Trallwn, and c-x-of a Wilt- shire Regiment, who was called up as a Reserve on the outbreak of war; and has since been- in- valided home as unfit for further service. Pte. West, who had never recovered, had recently another relapse, and was this week removed to Cardiff Infirmary, where it is feared that mort'i- fication will necessitate the amputation of one leg. INTERESTING ITEMS FROM THE ANTIPODES. In a letter received this week by a local Lab- ourite from a near relative in Australia it is stated that Christmas Day was believed to be the hottest on record in the Antipodes. Mention ? made of another member of the family who is a. miners'agent down under," and who is a J.P., a member of the Roads Boards Com- mittee, and of the Co-operative Stores, and is connected with a picture palace management. His salary as miners' agent is £ 4 5s. a week. Some interesting details of domestic costs are given. Kitchen chairs, we are told cost 6/9 each, 2/- is paid for 141bs. of potatoes; butter costs 1/8 a lb.; bacon is 1/6 a lb., and great difficulty iS being perceived in getting vegetables Although the town has been depleted of young and married men, they are expecting a wider measure of compulsory sen-vice there.
I The Palace. The ability to gauge the public taste in a great measure accounts for the gratifying pat- ronage which falls to Manager Hall-Jones and his popular house. Large numbers are unable to gain admittance at the present time, which speaks well for the selections being made in drama, comedy and interest pictures. A fine series of charming pictures are being shown du- ring the remainder of this week, and include "When Love is Mocked," a French fishing vil- lage romance, and "The Sea's Atonement" CMie Call of the Sea)—both pictures being exclusive to the Palace. On Monday next a really wonderful picture is to unfold itself on the screen Protea III., Her Race with Death." Protea jsa detective and she has some marvellous adventures and hairbtfeadth escapes, a most daring artiste. The story is of the attempt to sell to Germany some plans belonging to the British Government sureiy an up-to-date plot and one that will plelast all picture goers. Protea has been seen at the Palace before, and those who remember her will not fail to renew the acquaintance in this the latest production. Mile. Josette And- riott is the name of the artiste who takes the part of Protea. This picture is followed by an emotional drama in 3 acts, entitled The Outer Edge," and features the following well- known and popular artistes: Henry B. Walth- all, Warda Howard and Sidney Ainsworth. It deals with a great doctor who, through his cra- ving for drugs and alcohol, falls to the depths of degradation, but his manhood eventually re- asserts itself, and he regains his former posi- tion. In addition to the above attractions, another episode of the Lucille Love serial will be shown, this being No. 8 of the series. A charming travel picture will be shown-A Trip on Lake Lucerne, Switzerland; and the Gazette of Latest Ntews completes a remarkab- ly fine show. On Thursday next turther great attractions are to be presented, the principal being "The Tailor of Bond Street," a four-part comedy- drama, featuring Messrs. Yorke and Leonard- the creators of Potash and Perlmutter," as played at the Queen's Theatre, London, 664 timer, No stage play has made London laugh timed? id P otas h an d Penr l mutter. T h ose who as did "Potash and 'Pearlmutw,r." Those who have seen the play will welcome the opportu- nity of seeing these two gentlemen in this fine production—" The Tailor of Bond Street." Fol- lowing this we have a society drama, in 3 acts, entitled "The Old Sin," featuring John Lor- enz and June Keith. "Aerial Warfare" will be the topical for this programme, and another war picture which has been asked for specially is "The Bombardment of Reichackerkoff," which is an actual picture of this event taken with a Tele-Photo Camera. This picture is wonderful in that it gives a clear idea of what war actually is.
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PENGAM. I J NGAM SHOP GUTTED .-Early on Tuesday morning a disastrous firehroke out at a lock- up giocery shop belonging to Mr. Athur Alden, near the Post Office, Pengam. The police, undei Sergeant Jury, and the lire brigades of Pengam and Blackwood, uncter Captain Burton and Lieut. Jones respectively, soon arrived on the scene and worked strenuously. The shop, however, was completely gutted. The damage, which is estimated at some hundreds of poun ds, is said to be covered by insurance.
PONTARDAWE. TUE LOCAL TIIIBU-NAL.-Tilo Pontardawe Mili- tarv Tribunal sat for the first time on Tuesday. Some interested perssns in the locality went to the Offices to listen to the deliberations of this august body, but were refused admission. As was naturally expected by all who have come into contact with the supreme personages who compose the Tribunal it had decided to sit in can. era. THE SWANSEA MEETING .—Many of the Anti- Cbnsoriptionists of this district have booked seats at the Elysium, Swansea, for Sunday af- ternoon next, when Mr. Ramsay Macdonald will speak on Why we do not want a patched- up Peace." Fearless fighters like Mr. Macdonald have a large number of staunch supporters in the Swansea Valley, and I have no doubt that these will be very well represented at next Sunday's meeting. WEDDI-NG.-The marriage was solemnised at Llanguicke Church on Sunday of Mr. Trevor Williams, Ynismudw, and Miss Phyllis And- rews. Pontardawe. The duties oftipbest man were carried out by Mr. Tom Evans, and the brides.. maid was Miss Esther Williams, sister of the bridegroom. The party partook of the wedding breakfast at Mr. Williams' house. where friends and relatives attended. N .C.F .-The members of the No-Conscription Fellowship in the upper part of the Swansea Valley held a meeting at the I.L.P. Hall on Thursday night of last week. The- membership of the Fellowship has increased considerably in the Valley these last fe,w weeks, and at the ab- ove meeting it was decided to forma Swansea Valley Branch as distinct from Swansea etc. Mr. Leon Williams, Ystradgynlais -was elected chaiiman and Mr. Rhys Hughes, Ystalyfera, was elected treasurer. The previous secretary, MI. Tom Evans, Ynismuiw, was re-elected. A very representative committee was also elected. The members have 'been very active lotely in thei ■ particulor organisations and have created a, very strong feeling amongst the local public in opposition to Conscription. TARKENI COLLIERY.—A meeting of the work- men of Tarreni Colliery was held at the pit- heaa on Monday afternoon to select a repre- sentative to attend the Colliery Tribunal. A discussion arose as to the function of the re- presentative, etc., but eventually Mr. Joseph Thomas, oheckweigher, was selected. Mr. Thcmas is a member of the local District Council, and also sits on the Loeal Military Tribunal, and so the workmen have chosen à representative who is well adapted for the work.
YSTRADGYNLAIS COLLIHILI[ES.- Great dOpreSSIO-n still prevails in the Anthracite trade. All the collieries from Abcrcrave to Ystalyfera were idle on Tuesday, and some on Mondays and Wednesday as well. THE WEATHER.—Severe snow storms were experienced in the valley during the past week. The railway lines at Bwlch were doted by a barrier of snow 8ft. deep. RECEPTION FOR SOLDIERS AND SAILORS.— The I.L.P. are organising a social and dance which will take place on Thursday next at 8 p.m. The proceeds will be handed over to the Local Reception Committee to provide a welcome for soldiers and sailors returning home from the front. A good attendance is expected. LOCAL TRIBUNAL.—The Tribunal nicot-s again nex,, T'uesday, and will deal for the first time wit'i cases of conscientious objectors. Many exemptions already given are to be revised, as it is alleged that the Tribunal has so far act- ed too leniently with applicants. MR. J. R. MACDONALD'S VISIT.-Several mo- tor-cars have been engaged by members of the I.L.P. for Sunday next, to enable them to hear Mr. Macdonald, who speaks at the Elysium, Swansea, on this day. At least 50 members of the party are arranging to be present in Swan- sea on Saturday evening as well. Mr. Mac- donald speaks on Saturday at the Central Hall, Orchard Street, at 5.30 p.m. GRAND CONCERT AT THE CONSERVATIVE Or.un. 1- Under the presidency of Mr. David Evans (Crane Foundry), a most successful concert was held at the Gough Conservative Club on Wed- nesday evening last. The occasion was the leaving for foreign service af two members Lance-Corporal Diok Jones and Pte. Tom James The programme was a most interesting one, the club members being considered adepts at proyiding 1111iillorous contributions. Mr. W. Jef- freys and Private J. Lewis sang a duet entitled "Y Ddau Forwr": Lance-Corporal Dick Jones gave a parody on "Old King Cole" Mr. Har- old Jones, with much feelihjg, sang "Jim" Mr Arijlmr Haaell convulsed the audience with "Maggie Murphy's Home": Mr. Harry Hyons executed a Frog Dance: while W. Davies and others piled on humour and pathos. The pianist was Mr. D. J. Morgan, who played with skill and judgment, and whose technique left noth- ing to be deMred. The evening clased with an admirable speech by Mr. T. L. Thomas. Chair- man of the Non-Political nlib. Mr. Thomas' keynote was unity against those outside who
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Pengam Miners and Compulsion. Another of the series of meetings in connec- tion with the Pengam and Fleur-de-Lis Miners' Committee was held OR Sunday last at the Pen- gam Cinema. The attendance was not as good as usual, owing probably to the fact that the meeting was not so extensively advertised as it might have been. However, enthusiasm is being inspired in the district, and it is to be hoped that the commitee will continue holding these meetings, which are a source of education and interest. The Chairman was Mr. J. Jones, who said the meeting was very important in view of the fact that the question before them was "Conscription and the Worker." He called upon Mr. Walter Lewis, miners' agent, to address the meeting. The Agent remarked that although personally not in lavotir of Sunday meetings, this was an exception to him. So far as his personal opinion concerning Con- scription went, he thought it was best des- cribed as the most servile thing known to him. He referred to Conscription on the Continent smashing the self-respect and individuality in man In his opinion the Conscription before us might be mild in comparison with other countries: nevertheless, there was nothing to prevent the Conscrriptionists from endeavour- ing to extend it. As it affected the miner, he said the obligation rested with the employers t. get their exemptions. He went on to explain how it affected various classes of labour and the machinery that has been set up to deal witk eases for exemption. He pointed out the dan- ger of managements dealing pa-xtially, and in- sisted on the necessity of the miners recognising their individual right to appoint a rep/Hsenita- tive Further than that, the Agent said they had busied themselves in interviewing tiie general manager. They had seen Mr. E. M. Har-n, of tlie P.D. Company, and it was defi- nitely understood that the P.D. Company in- tended to apply for exemption for the whole of their workmen. The same thing applied to the Rhymney Iron Company..Worn a meeting they had had with the general manager steps would be taken to nHet the rest of the com- pany's managers in the valley. Several ques- tions were m;ked.Votes of thanks were passed to the speaker, and the proprietor and man- as; ;r of the Cinemte..—Every credit is due to Mr. R. Williams (proprietor) and Mr. Ridge (manager) for so kindly placing the building at the disposal of the men immediately an appli- cation is made for it. We sincerely trust the mem bers of the locality. when seeking an evening's entertainment, will not forget the Cinema. Think of tho-^e who think of you.
I IN REPLY TO MR. BATES. The reply of Ooun. Morgan Jones and several other readers to Mr. Bates' letter in our last, together with several other letters, are unav- oidably held over this week.