I MERTHYR. I- DELEGATES PLEASE NOTE.—Merthyr and Dist- rict Peace and Anti-Conscription Council will meet TO-NIGHT (Friday), 7.30, at Bentley's Hall. ROYAL SMOKES FOR THE TOMMIES.-As a re- suit of the sale of postcards by Miss M. Glifton at the Theatre Royal last week, Mr. Norciffe has been able to forward £ 3 7s. 9d. to the. Performer Tobacco Fund for Soldiers aiid Sailors. Truly Royal smokes one might say. THE LARGEST REWARD ever offered for -information. WHO STOLE THE MILLION- AIRE BABY ? Seen in High Street, Merthyr, at -the Electric Theatre on Monday next, April 10, 191b. It is known by'Selig Red SeaJ. If you do not know who stole the Baby-Make, inqui- ries at the Electric.. MERTHYR AND THE DEPORTATIONS.—The large feting addressed at the I.L.P. Institute, -Bentley's Hall, by Guy A. Aldred. unanimously ?udors?tj a resolution moyd by Mr. W. Harris, -■and seconded by Mr. J. Adkíns" condemning the action of the Government in deporting the .'Clyde "workers wihout giving them the element- ary right of a British subject, the right to a fair tnal, and demanding that they be given this -right FORTUNE TELLING ?—In the interests of "ner- vous and hysterical people, particularly the wives of soldiers," several prosecutions were this week brought at the Merthyr Borough Police Court under a grimy old Act ne,a,ring its "centenary, against Madame Eversiley, a local pa l rni- ￼ f? palmist, for palmistry. The witnesses were, for iflie most pairt constables and sergeants "Wives, or police station menials. who had been pressed into service to play the part of po- ace spies, and although all these, women ad- mitted that they had not been imposed upon, defendant was fined 40/- and costs. A similar case against- Wm. Price, Abermarlais Terrace, a Corporation labourer, was opened, but adjourned on a technical objection. We nave little sympathy with" fortune telling," put we do not like this habit of deliberately us- Ing policemen's wivès as stalking horses for the local police prosecutions. It looks too much "ike connivance to us, and we would like to see <every such witness prosecuted for aiding and •abutting. It is a sad,commentary on our sys- tem that harpies and bullies and fat publicans should be allowed to prey on soldiers' wives as everyone knows they do to-day. whilst these trivia] offences should be the subject of such •careful working up.
k. CEFN k THE LARGEST REWARD ever offered for sruorniaaon. WHO STOLE THE MILLION- AIRE BABY:, Seen in High Street, Merthyr. at the Electric Theatre on Monday next, April 10, 1916. It is known by Selig Red Seal. If you do not know who stole the Itthy-Make inqui- ries at- the Electric.
ABERCYNON. Co-ATT?ETMVE CONCEKT.—A successful compe- titive concert was held at Mynydd Seion Cha- 1*1 on Wednesday last. Mr. Daniel Jones was In thb chair. The foU¿'wing prizes were award- d: ??citation for children: 1, Lizzie Ismael; 2), 'Urad Jone.s Solo for children: 1. Mafanwy l e,((;ock. 2, Eilrad Jones. Counting (Welsh): ?, Lt?io IseI; 2, Eilrad Jones. Biblical ques- tions m Wekh: Matty Jones Champien so- -o. Joseph Thomas. Hymn: Catherine Is- Jnael, Lipuncti-iated reading: Dolly Maddox. Upen recitation for adults: Nellie Jones. A dumber of recitations and songs we-øe also ren- dered. The adjudicator was Mr. Evan Harris. KHAKI WEDDING.—A pretty wedding was sol- emnised at St. Donat's Church on Monday, the nerested parties being Pt-e John Lewis (1-5 \\etsh), son of Mi-. Dl. Lewis. 4 Martin's Ter- i> and Miss Mabel Watkins, of Mountain Ash Road. lhe bride, neatly attired in a grey To.stliiiie and a white felt hat, was given away bv her father. The bridesmaid was Mrs. F. Caw- i|y, sister of the bride. The best man was Mr. Henry Edwards. The cere.monv was officiated 'OVer by the Rev. D. Ellis Jones, Vicar of Ab- ^eynon.
f I MOUNTAIN ASH. r WALL HEAD AT MOUNTAIN ASH.—??Jlhead was I ￼ great vein on Sunday mght, when he ad- ?"drel-,?Sed a crowded meeting at Haggar's Picture ?aJace, Mountain Ash. The meeting, which ?as one of the best ever organised by the lo- ^1 I.L.P., was remarkable for its enthusiastic indorsement of the telling examination of the T)Irpsent situation by our Comrade, and with on- one dissentient the following- resolution was opted:—" That ths meeting demands that the British and Allied Governments state in un- equivocal terms the terms on which they are Wepared to negotiate with the Central Powers- tOr Peace." A further resellhad the un- animous support of the whole meeting. It ran: That this meeting strongly protests against the deportation of the six Clyde workers, and elands that they be allowed to immediately tetul'n to their homes." NO SALARY FOR ICONS CltIPTS.The Mountain <\l3h Council recently decided to pay half-salary to its education employees who were called up ll.der their groups in the Derby scheme, but ^is week it was decided, by 8 votes to 5, Jiat this treatment shall not be meted ourt to 2) é Conscripts under the Military Service (No. DiU. Mr. Bruce Jones, whose motion was juried, thought that the Committee should ■^Ve nothing to do with these men."
PONTYPRIDD. I The New&agents gathered in goodly numbers the 30th ult., under the auspices of the ?utb Wales Federatioa of Newsagent8, at Hop- 1;n. Morgan's Restaurant, Taff Street. Mr. R. Cwmavon, presided. Delegates were pre- t from Merthyr, Abercyxoia, Penrhiweeiber, ^berbargoed, Aberdare, the Rhondda, Ponty- pidd. etc. Following the business visitors and s t down to an excellent meat tea, flowed by an entertainment, arranged by the Association. Mr. Parton gave some violin flections; Miss Casey James a pianoforte solo; q Iss Bessie Parton and Mr. H. Cobbledick a. Mr. Tom O'Neil, comedian. Mr. T. War- and Mr. O. Jenkins 9 Presided at the pi "ler iflxe entertainment. Mrs. Bannister provid- excellent selections on the gramophone. I It is gratifying to record that Comrade Fred •j^nkins is making satisfactory progress at the ontypridd Cottage Hospital. A.. Pathetic in the extreme is the case of Mr. ld Mrs. Charles Naile, 2 Foundry Place — ey having lost three children by death within ree weeks, ranging from 10 years down. The Pontypridd I.L.P. will hold a branch feting at Jubilee Hall this Sunday at 7.45 pm.
"Brotherhood" at Tonypandy. I MRS; DESPARD FORWARDS THE RHON- I DDA PEACE CAMPAIGN. The Penygraig I.L.P. held a meeting last Monday evening for the purpose of obtaining funds in order to commence a campaign in the .Rhondda. Mrs. Despard, of London, was the speaker, and Coun. Mark Haroombe pre- sided. "Brotherhood?'—that very foreign Wrm —was the subject of Mrs. Despard's address. "Before the Chairman rose, a selection was ,ex- cellently sung by the Williamstown Male Voice Party (services "kindly lent), Mr., Mark Bfar- combe expressed the pleasure it gave him:; to preside at a meeting addressed bv that pioneer of the woman's movement which had done stich yeoman sei-vice as: .D6sp4,?d.: Mrs. DESPARD, on rising, was received ?ith very hearty cheers, and said I wonder if the workers will understand a little better this sub-l ject of Brotherhood. First of all I am go?S to say that 1 do not quite like the word Brother- hood; I want rather a bigger word. There is no word in the English language to express ex- actly, what I mean; the word fraternity ex- presses it rather better. Brotherhood has a iiiato sound: we like to realise our sisters as well. We cannot have a., true Brotherhood until we have the brothers and sisters together. The object, the first object of the Philosophic Society to which I belong, is to form a nucleus of a universal brotherhood, without distinction of sex. classes, creed, cast or colour, and as wide as possible. (Loud cheers.) When we speak of nucleus we speak of something that grows Irom within; this brotherhood is to be a growing thing, and the very first thing we have to speak of with regard to such a brother- hood is that it is bound to be international, absolutely bound to be international. It is no use our having brotherhood in one country it is wanted between all countries. We must have a universal brotherhood between all nations. True religion is impossible, under the present .circum- stances people say the interests of nations are adverse. 1 sajr, with all the force I can possi- bly put forth, with all the influence I can put upon it, that the interests of the people are one. It is not the people who make the wars. Had the Churches been stronger we should not have had what we are having now. Christians don't bring brotherhood. Refrain from being superior; brotherhood knows no superiority. First of all it includes the spirit of justice, not the same as in this country; I have had some so-called justice upon me, as you know. It is not the wrong doers who suffer through the law law at the present moment is net exactly law. (Cheers.) We want to have laws to pre- vent the weak from being preyed upon by the strong. Mr Asquith's speech at the beginning of the war for justice for the oppressed nation- al freedom, for international righteousness, un- til this international righteousness was stab- lished in the whole of Europe. Are we in Brit- ain going to be true to that? I have my doubts. We are giving away pieces of country just as if we owned them. Every nationality, whether large or siniall, shall determine its own fate. Giv- ing away parcels of Balkan States; if they wish to be independent states, then let them be in- dependent states if they wish to go to Italy, let them go. I don't think that is the thing our men went out, to fight for, to enable di- plomats to give away parcels of land. Interna- tional brotherhood means -mutual respect. It is a. curious thing that the kings who proclaimed war never went to war. Brotherly letter-writ- ing by the Kaiser, the Tsar and our King, all of these were of we don't want war, but we want peace, let us have peace,, I and yet in a few days tme there was a declaration of war. I would like to see the time come when people willi refuse to kill and be killed. (Loud cheers.) 1 think the old wars were people's wars, but the modern is not the people's war. Ours are commercial wars. (Cheers.) What does this war mean ? It means that the stronger prey on the weaker. When a little girl. I thought a lot of the passage, 'Give peace in our time, Oh Lord!' I don't want to ask for peace in our time. I think we want peace for all time. I love fighting-—fighting for better conditions. We light, not against flesh, but against principles; against spiritual darkness in high places. The peace we are asking for, the Brotherhood are thinking it out It is a large, generous and heroic peace. We have seen courage even in this war; we have seen it amongst the women and non-ooimba-tants; and we shall have wse for it by and by. The sort of peace that we want, and must have, and if we are wi se we will have, is a permanent peace. We don't want a surface peace. We owe much to Germany; we owe much to her scientists, but I don't think she has produced much since she became a mili- twrv nation and if we turn ourselves into a military nation we shall not produce much. (Loud cheers.) Women are not to blame for this war or any of the wars. The public ought to make it impossible for those who would try. for the sake of themselves or for the sake of their class, to bolster up the present horror. That is the work of the Brotherhood. It seem- ed before the war that the nations were com- ing together. Just think of the inteirnational congresses, on religion, on philosophy, on trade unionism of industries of various kinds, on suffrage; every kind of congress was held in the different capitals of Europe. We began to think that the peoples were understanding one another. Now is there any light? I think I see some rays which may guide us. which may, at least, give us hope of something better after this war."
YSTRADGYNLAIS I PARISH MEETING.—The adjourned meeting of ratepayers was held on Saturday last at the Yniscedwyn Schools. The Clerk to the District Cbunoil, who had been invited to attend- to explain his position, was not present. Many more charges against him welljie brought for- ward and as a. result the meeting decided, by 46 votes to 14, to call upon the L.G.B. to hold an inquiry into the matteir. Two represen- tatives from each ward were appointed to give evidence if the L.G.B. decides to accede to the ratepayers' request. The local I.L.P. were strongly represented at the meeting, and, as a result, a resolution was unanimously adopted calling upon the Local District Council to re- move an employer of labour on the Tribunal who was recently elected to replace a Labour re- presentative who had resigned his position. The meeting resolved to call the attention of the Home Office to the way in which the District Council ignored the spirit of the Regulations re- garding the composition of Local Tribunals. I.L.P. MATTEES.—MR Henry F. Northcota speaks at the I.L.P. Hall next Monday on "Hen Gymru." A good attendance is anticipated. THE NEXT ELECTION.-Stepg are being taken to caN a meeting of local Labour bodies to discuss the question of running a. Socialist can- didate for Brecorisihire at t.he next election. There is a strong feeling against the present M.P. owing to his attitude to Compulsion and general Labour questions.
LThe Rhondda Tribunal. ATTESTED MARRIED MEN PUT BACK PROVISIONALLY. The Ilhondda Tribunal sat again on Thurs- day last, but the proceedings were very "tame." no conscientious objector appearing. Mr. W. P. Nicholas presided. A letter was first read by the Chairman from the Mid-Rhon-dda Chamber of Trade, suggesting that the trades people could be placed in a special regiment with a scheme whereby a man could be called up for two days a week for training or working on muni- tions. and not to be taken altogether, because is is in the national interests for men to re- main. These suggestions were embodied in a resolution passed at a meeting of the above Chamber of Trade. A secretarial student applied for exempttoin on the grounds that the coaching" lie re- ceives from the St. A1 ban's College, London, was essential t9 his smccesg in life.-The Chair- man observed that "the keeping out of the Germans was essential to his success in life. — Exemption on medical grounds. A grocer was exempted as long as he re- mains in his present occupation, and also as long as the grocery trade is certified. The Cash Co. appea,led for a, man on the grounds that his work was more important to the country than figliting.-The Chairman remarked, tliat we must also keep the Germans out.—Being a Derby man lie was given 3 months A rev. gentleman from Treherbert appealed for exemption because he was not ordained in time to come within the scope of the Military Serivce Act.—The Tribunal dealt very leniently with him, and put him in the category of or- dained ministers, giving him 6 months. Ap- plicant could appeal again. A butcher wanted absolute exemption, but the case was adjourned until the Military Rep- resentative made enquiries. A draper who appealed for his assistant, when asked why he had not appealed before, said, "Ignorance of the law, sir." When ap- plicant received his verdict he said, It is very unfair."—Chairman: "Well, that is our deci- sion."—Applicant: "Mr. Williams' man had 3 mont hs. u -M,r. Wi.tllaais (who is a mem ber of the Tribunal): "Do you refer to my man ?"— Applicant: "Yes."—Mi-. Williams: "I may in- form you that my man is an attested married man, and his group has not yet been called up. "— Applicant: "If that is the case, I apologise. A boot and shoe repairer, of Treorchy, was given one day's exemption, which carries with it 2 months. A young man who appealed for exemption because he supported his parents, said that he gave all his money up to his father.— The Tribunal was of the opinion that the story was not credible, and therefore adjourned the case in order to give the Military Representative an opportunity to ascertain the truth of the facts. A number of attested married men's cases net came forward, and the Tribunal retired in private to consider their attitude in regard to these married nien.-The,ir decision was that we will adjourn the cases of the attested married men to a date when they will be duly notified, until the Government indicate-as they have promised to indicate—what they intend to do with these men.—All the cases of married men were placed under this jurisdiction. Wm. John, miners' agent, appealed for his clerk (Mr. Thomas) on the ground that he was essential to the Miners' Federation in dealing with disputes affecting the miners of the Rhon- dda. He also received deputations when Mr. John was not present, and adjusted the new scales.—Mi-. Thomas was put in the category of colliery clerks, and given two months. One very significant aspect of the working of the Tribunals is the farce known as Labour Representation." Not once. during the whole of the proceedings have the Labour Represen- tatives opened their mouths, not even to en- courage the conscientious objectors, although it is admitted by them that the "conscientious ob- jectors had good eases." I am sure it was a. disappointment to the applicants, who expected, at least, to have the support and encourage- ment which was due to them from the Labour members of the Tribunal.,
Dowlais Iron & Steel Workers Sliding Scale Lodge. DISSATISFACTION WITH COMMITTEE iF PRODUCTION AWARD. The quarterly general meeting of the abosfe lodge was held at the Royal Exchange Inn, Brecon Street, on Saturday last, Mr. James Callanan in the chair. The Secretaity read correspondence from the Ehbw Vale Lodge embodying the following re- solutions passed in connection with the Award of the Committee on Produotjon, in the demand for the abolition of the maximum -.— (1) That this mass meeting, representing over 3,000 members of the Sliding Scalo Association at Ebow Vale, expresses its seri- ous dissatisfaction with the Award of the Committee on Production, and call on the Executive Council to have same upset, even to the extent of giving a month's notice to terminate contracts. (2) That the General Secretary be requested to call a delegate meeting as soon as pos- sible in order to get the opinion of the whole district as to the advisability of giv- ing effect to the above resolution. After some discussion it was resolved that this lodge is in full accord with the sentiment of the Ebbw: Vale resolution, and are prepared to give every support in carrying them into effect. "I It was proposed, seconded and carried una- nimously "That we instruct the General Sec- retary to place on the agenda f or the next Executive Council meeting the following mo- tion That six months' notice be given on June 1 to terminate the present Sliding Scale Agreement, and that negotiations be commenc- ed immediately for a new agreement.' On the question of the amalgamation of the three Dowlais S.S. Lodges, it was decided that it would be inadvisable to amalgamate, as one committee would be unable to serve the varied interests of the different classes of workmen. The Auditors—Messrs. D. R. Davies and Thomas Evans—reported that they had exa- mined the books and found them correct. A vote of thanks to the Chairman terminated the meeting.
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I Trade Union Notes, I By TRADE UNIONIST.' Almost the (itily topic of discussion in Trade Union circles during the past week has been the Clyde Labour troubles. Dissatisfaction has been rampant on the Clyde for a very long time now- -almost during the whole period of the war; but until now no serious cessation of work has taken place. The immediate cause of the present stoppage was the action of the man- agement at Beardsmore's in preventing a, cer- tain shop steward from exercising the right, previously allowed him. of entering any shop for the purpose of enquiring into the condi- tions of labour obtaining there, and negotiating on behalf of the employees when necessary. This refusal was resented by the workpeople con- cerned and they struck work. Then followed the drama tic action by the Government au- thorities of deporting five of the men's leaders. And it is the deportation of these men. rather than the merits of the dispute, which has caused the commotion. Two years ago the whole Trade Union world waH swayed by deep indignation at the action of the South African Government in deporting six Labour leaders. Great protest meetings were held in this country, and much sympathy was shown with the deportees. The deportation of the Clyde leaders is not ,exaetly on all fours with the South African deportations, as many people seem to think. The S.A. Government nad no legal right for their action it was clear- ly an action committed in defiance of the law: whereas, n the Clyde case, the Govern- ment were in possession of legal power to act as they did. Regulation 14 of r-he Defence of the Realm Act empowers the competent naval or military authority to prohibit anyone resid- ing in a specified area who is suspected of acting, or having acted, or being about to act, in a. manner prejudicial to the public safety or the defence of the realm. We will not discuss the merits of the dis- pute-, indeed, the little information we are al- lowed concerning the whole busineiss makes it practically impossible to discuss the merits. But allowing, for th,) sak-e of argument, that these men did really do something that was calcula- ted to prejudice the safety of the realm, and that the whole blame attachesto them, it is still very doubtful whether the drastic action taken was the most effectual means of allaying the trouble. There is no doubt that the num- bers on strike greatly, increased after the de- portations. Such a result was only natural. In this country we are not accustomed to see men kidnapped away clandestinely. We expect a man to be charged with some definite crime and brought to a speedy trial. This action on the part of the Government will not be with- out its lesson to the worker. The militarists, I imagine, will find their task of convincing the workmen of the blessings of militarism much more difficult in consequence of this object les- son in its methods of working. The information is to hand that the strike is at an end. At a meeting of the shop stewards held on Monday, the men were recommended to return immediately to work, which recommen- dation they accepted. We are not told upon what terms they resume work, but I must con- fess to a feeling of satisfaction that work is being resumed. I am an "advocate of peace, and am in favour of negotiating for peace right now, but to send our fellow countrymen out to fight without providing them with means whereby they can fight, is nothing less than murder. Liverpool has been in the throes of a strike also. Early last week 10,000 men employed at the docks struck work. The claim of the dock- ers was for an advance of 2d. an hour for those working on night shifts. They have bad no increase since the war began. The present mmimum day rate is 61, and the night rate is S i The night workers contend that they should receive pay at the rate of time and three quarters instead of time and a half. The matter had been relegated to Sir George Ask- with some months ago, but the men assert that it was only a fortnight ago that the application came up for arbitration in London. The further delay in publishing the result of the arbitration has resulted in the strike. Strikes at such a time as this are to be de- plored but, really, if the men's assertions, as stated above are true, is it any wonder that they oceurp A little more promptness in deal- ing with their grievances, together with a lit- tle more sympathy, would go far to prevent stoppages like the Clyde and Liverpool ones. The Liverpool strike ended on Saturday mor- ning last, the men going to work as usual. I have not seen the terms upon which they re- sume work,
Aldred to Return to Wales ¡ The Nantyglo Branch of the N.O.F. had arranged for Mr. Guy A. Aldred, who belongs to the Glasgow Branch, to speak at Biysamawr and Bla-ina on Wednesday and Thursday of this week; but important business in connec- tion with his London activity has compelled Comrade Aldred to return there. He is expected to fulfil his arrangement, however, en Wednes- day and Thursday next, April 12 and 13 res- pectively. On the following Sunday, the Aber- tillery Branch of the N.O.F. expect to have a big meeting at the local Metropole. with Aldred as chief speaker. Other branches are intending to take advantage of Aldred's presence in Wales.
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The Electric Theatre. Last night's programme was infatuating, and was truly to the patrons' taste. The star pic- ture, Infatuation, features Margarita Fischer as Phyllis Ladd." Entrancing is the only possible word to apply to the delightful characterisation of the part. "Infatuation" is a strong story enacted in a bold way. and is the, film vision of the novel by Lloyd Osborne, co-author Robert Louis Stevenson. The theme of the story is the love-hunger of a voung girl for a golden young man. Without a doubt this is one of the most fascinating pictures we have had the pleasure of seeing for a considerable time. There is another exclusive in the prog- lamine, "A Stwdio Escapade," which is of in- tense interest. To single out any item in the programme is impossible—each subject being of special interest. On Monday next. Mr. Bowen announces a huge booking in The Millionaire Baby," a Red Seal Selig master play in 4 parts, written by Anna Katherine Green. There are several questions which are finally settled in the course of projection. Did the plotting of Dr. Pool finally successfully carry out his bold determi- nation? Did Valelrie Carew, conquered by Mo- ther Love, seize an advantageous opportunity and spirit away her 1'Oved one ? Did Marion have knowledge of Gwendolyn's disappearance? Did Justin Carew, finally recognising his wife, and being refused a reconciliation, see the light and kidnap his own child ? The question still re- mains: Who stole the millionaire's baby? On Monday next you will beae to satisfy your- self of these problems at- the Electric Theatre. Another special exclusive. When War is Threaten'ed," is also a bin- attraction. On Thursday next Merthyr picture goers will have an opportunity of seeing Arnold Bennett's play The Great Adventure." The film is a revelation, and is a British production. It is established beyond doubt that in Larry Trimble, of the Turner films, we have a producer of the very first rank. His handling of Arnold Ben- nett's play for the screen shows absolute genius. The fact must not be overlooked, however, that both author and producer are splendidly served bv their artistes. Mr. Henry Ainley as Ham Carve, the renowned painte,r, repeats his clever stage performance, and gives us a fine piece of of character acting..From first to last the story is admirably presented, and to those in quest of a good laugh, they s' ould certainly see The Great Adventure." As a comedy, no picture has ever been shown in Merthyr 1" Ilue conti- nual roax! This film is a cf eoir any- one down in the dumps! wked to the Electric, such as queray," Lady Tree i que-ra.y,, TT#tug, the I Deep;" U4tuB. the 1- like an auctioneer's mention.