Gardening Notes. If any reader who is in a difficulty with refer- enoe to his garden will write directly to the address given beneath, his questions will all be answered, free of charge, in full detail, and by return of post.-EDITOR. THE VEGETABLE GARDEN, Globe Artichoke. Suckers can be planted rather deeply now in A ery deeply worked ground in an open position. Tread the ground down well round each plant. Give the young plants, whether seedlings or suckers, a" mulch of good manure after moving them; and water liberally with clear water and liquid manure in dry weather. Weed regularly, arid occasionally stir the surface soil with a hoe. Asparagus. Give the beds a top dressing of 2 or d inches ot well-rotted manure, and it will be found that an occasional sprinkling of salt. soot and guano in dry summer weather is most beneficial if fol- lowed by heavy watering. Dwarf Kidney Beans. These do best in deeply-worked, good, light and productive loams in excellent tilth, though it is possible to grow useful crops in almost any kind of garden ground. Sow the earliest crop towards the end of April; but do not make the sowing too extensive, as frost might destroy J it. Set the seeds 3 inches asunder and 3 inches deep in drills from It to 2 feet asunder. Thin out early leaving the beans from 6 to 9 inches apart: slightly earth up to prevent injury from winds; give an occasional heavy watering dur- ing very dry weather; and hoe out weeds. Beet. Sow for the earliest crop towards the end of the month or during the beginning of May, in drills from 12 to 18 inches apart, accord- mg to the size of the variety sown, and using atn ounce of seed to a row of 25 feet. Cover with from 1A to 2 inches of fine soil. It is a good plan to sow in hills —that is to say, to drop four seeds together in a drill at intervals of about 8 inches. It is best not to add any manure to the ground intended for beetroot, unless of course, the soil be verT" poor, as an excess of manure tends to make the roots grow too large, coarse, and forked. Thin out the seedlings carefully from 6 to 8 inches apart as early as possible, and com- mence systematic weeding directly the plants .an be distinguished in the rows. Fill up any blank spaces during dull weather, if necessary. Hoe now and then to keep the surface soil loose, and so conserve soil moisture. Broccoli. Continue sowing as necessary, preferably ear- ly sorts. The seedlings must be transplanted as soon as they beoome in the least drawn. They can. if necessary, be dibbled into a nursery bed and shaded and watered for a few days. From there it will be an easy matter to set them out fiijply from 2 to 2J feet apart into land cleared of early potatoes, eTc. Brussels Sprouts. Get the main crop in now at once, if not already done, using an ounce of seed to every 4 square yards, in shallow drills 12 inches apart. Brussels sprouts require about the same treat- ment as borecole. Water ptants liberally after setting them, to prevent their being checked. Cabbage, Large kinds can be sown now to come into use in autumn. Put out the seedlings from 12 to 15 inches apart in suitable plots as they become vacant; and it is a good plan to fill all spare corners and beds to ensure a plentiful supply of green .stuff in autumn. Carrots, For this important crop it is best to use deeply worked, sandy loams that do not cake over the seed. Careful preparation of the ground is important, as the seedlings are deli- cate. Carrots should follow a crop which was liberally manured the previous year. If the soil be very poor, some partly decayed, mellow dung may he worked in with the bottom spit at the autumn digging, but on no account must rank manure be used, nor should any animal manure be applied in spring. Sow in drills from 8 to 12 inches apart, an ounce of seed, mixed with dry sand or earth to a row of 60 feet. and oover with out three quarters of an inch of fine soil. It is well to sow seeds of radishes or turnips with carrots, in order to break the soil crust and mark the rows earlier. Weed the crop as soon as the rows can be seen; and thin out the seedlings to several inches apart. Thin again during showery weather, leaving the roots to mature at distances of from 4 to 12 inches apart, according to the size of the variety selected. The young carrots from the second sowing can be used for cooking purposes and make a delicate dish. Hoe constantly be- tween the rows, as suooess depends largely up- on this. Cauliflowers. I Plants may be set out now. protection against I irost and severe east winds being provided in the shape of inverted flower-pots. Celery. Sewings can now be made on the open border in a light, rich, and very fine seed bed, which must be protected from drying winds. Cover th*seed very lightly only. Water every evening if necessary, but avoid muddling the soil with too- much water. As the seedlings of the early sowings successively beoome about 2 inches high prick them out about 4 inches apart close to the glass in boxes in a frame, or 6in. asunder in a prepared border under hand- lights Shade for a few days; keep the beds .§; keep the beds moist; and gradually admit air until it is safe to remove lights during the day. The earliest of these plants will be fit to move into trenches in May. The seedlings from thci mid-April sow- ings must be protected, if necessary, with mats and old lights, after 'being pricked out at two or three distinct times to obtain a good succes- sion and to ensure stocky plants. Herbs. I The seeds of many herbs used for flavouring can be sown now, as they start very quickly I into growth at this time of year, Leeks, I A further sowing can now be made if desired, using an ounce of seed to 2 square yards of seed-bed, and covering with half an inch of fine soil. Begin to thin out the seedlings when they are 5 to 6 inches high, and after slightly shortening their leaves, plant them with a dib- bler from 6 to 9 inches apart, as deeply as the base of the leaves, in well watered beds or trenches. Further thinnings will provide succes- sional crops, a few plants being left to mature in the seed bed. Use the hoe occasionally and water generously. Lettuces. Make successional sowings in drills an inch deep and a foot apart. Continuous and un- checked growth is most important if the quality of the product is considered. Prick out the seedlings from the first sowings as early as pos- sible into light, rich soil. Onions. J Seeds should be sown at once to produce plants for winter use, if not already done. On- ions for pickling can now be sown thickly on rather poor and very firm ground. They need not be thinned, lout may be allowed to grow as closely as they can. E. KEMP TOOGOOD, F.L.S.. F.R.Met.S., pro Toogood and Sons, -4 The King's Seedsmen, Southampton,
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will Christ Return? THE ORDER OF THE STAR OF THE EAST AT MERTHYR. Mrs. J. Ransom, late of Adyar, Madras, ad- dressed a. meeting at the Bentley's Hall, Mer- thyr, under the auspices of The Order of the Star in the East, which claims to pave the way to the coming of a Great World Teacher, on The Need for Christ's Return." In the absence of Mr. John Morgan, Mr. R. Edwardes James presided over a goodly attendance. The Chairman stated that they had met to- .y bad met to- gether at a time" of great changes—social, economic, industrial and religious. The problems of the day. bound up with the war, were forc- ing new issues upon men's minds. The changes he spoke of were challenging the comforts of the physical body, complacency of mind and sleep of soul. They had with them a messen- ger who had travelled far and wide in the attempt to prepare humanity for a new day when divisions would cease and the divine har- mony of Brotherhood would be restored. Mrs. Ransom said that in all ages we saw two opposing forces at work. One was ever ma- king towards a f tllla- and freer expression of the vast circle of Truth, and the other strove to limit that expression, and to set bounds to the search for the reality that lay at the heart of all things. Oppression and freedom were ever at war with each other. Even in those things which o.ght to unite us, namely, religious questions, we saw attempts constantly being made to set up divisions and hinder the expression of the divine in man, and to impose uniformity of opinion anû worship. The phases of such expression varied from time to time. Humanity had rmehed the point in its evolution where it would no longer submit willingly to tyranny of any description. The world at the present moment was being drawn closer together as a result of the common suf- fering. Old ideal; no longer found response, and we were reaching out to the ideat of the Brotherhood of Man. based upon our spiritual kinship, without distinction of race or creed. It would seem that we were at a transition stage of the world's history, and always at such periods in the past there had come into the world a great Teacher in whom divinity shone out resplendent, and who had carried forward the torch of Truth into new regions of thought and endeavmn- The world had n?ed -nf? such a one at the present day. and it was the speaker's belief that the Christ Himself would come to help us in formulating those ideals of truth and freedom towards which we were blindly groping our way, and in giving ex- pression to the Brotherhood of Man in our na- tional and international relationships. That was the hope that the Order sought to spread abroad, and the question that we had to ask ourselves was whether we were ready to recefv*, the message which such a Teacher would bring. Travelling up and down the country there were many things which she saw in our social life which she felt must be put right if we were only to prepare the way of the Lord. The old forms and conventions that had served their purposes would inevitably be broken up, and the Coming Teacher would. by the might of His love, re-mould our lives so as to express a little more of the infinite truth of God. It was sometimes said that, as we had not yet lived up to the teachings given us. say in our Christian Gospels. there was no need for a fresh statement of spiritual truth. But the great Teachers and Saviours of the world did not expect humanity to live perfectly one phase of their teaching ere another one could be impar- ted. Rather, they considered the needs of the world as a whole. and at such a great crisis through which we were living to-day, when if ever we were brought face to face with the realities of life. it was reasonable to suppose that the great Light-Bringer of the world should comoacnongst us and guide our feet in the way of peace. He would embody and arti- culate the spiritual hopes and longings of our tin. d if we felt that the present-dav humanitv. and if we felt that the message of the Order were true. then upon us devolved the great responsibility of so pre- paring our own hearts and minds that we might be ready to know the Teacher when He comes. A great part of the preparation was being done by a multitude of associations. Church and lay. and the Order stood not only fo,r its own special work. but as an auxiliary to the vast asd world-wide agencies now a't work. .%orne consciously and others unconscious- ly. in the great work of preparation. After questions had been answered, the sing- ing of a hymn brought the meeting to a close, and one was left wondering whether the res- ponsive reverence of the audience to the mess- age of the speaker, was an earnest of greater things yet to come when all that is highest and noblest in human nature will respond to the voice of earth's greatest Teacher.
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Fair Play. THE CASE FOR CONSCIENCE STATED. By E. W. DAVIES, Trecynon. Englishmen are in the habit of priding them- selves on their willingness to see fair play. Odds in a fight are not according to our traditions. unless the odds are against us, and although we have had our persecutions in the past, and cannot, perhaps, claim an absolutely clean re- cord in respect of tolerance, we do in general hold that every man has a right to his own opinion. We may think the man who disagrees with us a fool, but, as a rule, we do not set upon him like wild beasts who cannot tolerate eccentricity in their fellow beasts. Freedom of conscience is one of the possessions which, till now, Englishmen have prized most high. Now, however, it looks as if we were abandon- ing those very principles of which we used to be so proud. The other day when a Local Tribunal, being convinced of a conscientious objector's sincerity, had granted him total exemption the Military Representative appealed on the ground that it was not in the national interest for a man to have a conscience at the present time. There seem to be a great many people nowadays who are prepared to agree with that military rep- resentative. They make the gravity of the pre- sent crisis their excuse. But they do not seem to realise that the graver the crisis the more profound will be the convictions which concern it. There are very few people in England who regard the war lightly. The shirkers, of whom we heard so much at one time, have turned on closer inspection into young men who spend 12 hours a day "hiding" in munition factories. All Englishmen, whether attested or not, care very much about the war, and the majority of them care to fight and win. But there are others, fewer in numbers but no less sincere, who care just as much as the majority, only what they care about is to Bee war abolished, and they would feel it a crime to take any part in fighting. The seriousness of what is happening has come home to them just as much as to the others, but they have a different view of what ought to be done. They hold it to be their duty NOT to join the Army, just as strong- ly as the most enthusiastic volunteer ever held it his duty to join it. These are the men who stayed out under the Derby Scheme, and in spite of all exhortations have remained unatl tested. These are the men who are now con- scripts under the Military Service Act. What is to be done with them? They are as determ- ined to do what they believe to be their duty as any soldier on the field of battle. A soldier risks his life. but with the support of his whole country, the friends whom he knows and thousands who may never know him, but who will admire him for what he is doing and call him a hero. It is true that no amount of admiration is much good when a shell rips you open, but it may count for something then, and in any case when that has happened there is no drawing back; while until it happeos it gives great encouragement and helps a man to carry on cheerfully in spite of hardship. But the minority must .carry on without any sup- port or backing it they mean to do their duty. Instead of hearing themselves called heroes, their name is "coward" and ".shirker"; and instead of praise they must often submit to persratal insults from men whom the Govern- men have, for the moment nut in a position of authority over them, but who are often mis- erably their inferiors, both intellectually and morally. This minority may not be called up- on to face death, though some of them are pre- pared to stick to their duty, even to the bit- ter end. In the meanwhile, however, they are daily facing very severe trials, their physical sufferings being made many times worse bv the fact that they airo inflicted by their fellow-coun- trymen as a punishment for da/ring to hold a different view of their duty from that of the majority. They have been forced into the army, though they belike war to be utterly wrong. When they havj refused to put on the uniform, they have been stripped and had it forcibly put on them with violence and abuse. They refuse to act as soldiers, and are thrown into The cells in solitary confinement for disobeying orders which their conscience will not allow them to obey. If they hold out they are court-martialled. Recently two of these men were sentenced to two years' hard labour: others will follow. Some of them. no doubt, will yield to pressure and abandon what they hold to be their duty. There have been cases in which their sufferings have driven them mad, while others again, un- able to endure their position, have cut their own throats. Is this a record to boast of? It may be that such things have happened before in con- script countries aare we to initiate a svstem which leads to such disgraceful result? The majority have decided what they hold their duty to be. By all means, let them do it and be honoured for the sacrifices which they make in so doing. But are they to impose their idea, of duty upon thos who do not share it ? Is this our British fair play half a dozen local magnates condemning a rna,4 to do what his conscience forbids, and then a dozen sold- iers. backed by public opinion, stripping and maltreating him because he refuses to accept the sentence? This is not a fancv picture of imaginary wrongs; those are reallv happening among us to-day. Whether we share the views of those who conscientiously object to war or whether we do not, ought we to allow any of our countrymen to be martyred for disagreeing with the majority as to where their duty lies?
Rheumatism Kidney Trouble. FREE TREATMENT. Rheumatism is due to uric acid crystals in the joints and muscles, the result of excessive uric acid in the system that the kidneys failed to remove as nature intended to which every qualified physician agrees, and this acid is also' lie cause of backache, lumbago, sciatica, gout, urinary trouble, stone, gravel and dropsy. The success of Estgra Tablets, for the treat- ment of rheumatism and other forms of kidney trouble, is due to the fact that they restore the kidneys to healthy action and thereby remove the cause of the trouble, which necessarily re moves the ii-effects that spring from it, and have cured numberless cases after the failure of other remedies, which accounts for them fast superseding out-of-date medicines that are sold at a price beyond all but the wealthv and so often £ j?ll short of the wonderful claims made that confidenoe has been lost in them. To prove Estora Tablets fully warrant then- description—an honest remedy at an honest price—one full 'box of 40 tablets will be sent to readers of the Pioneer as a free sample on receipt of this notice and 3d. in stamps to cover postage, packing, etc. Sold by chemists, 1/3 per box of 40 tablets, or 6 boxes for 6 f9. For full box sample address Estora Co., 132 Charing Cross Head. London. W.O. Bargoed and Aberbargoed Agent—W. PARRY WIT,T,TAM,S, M.P.S., Chemist.
I Compassion & Compulsian. I By the REV. W. REES, Llechryd, I have read with interest the report in the PIONEER of the great meetings against Com- pulsion at Aberaman and Merthyr. How grate- ful, glad and joyful I was to find a Minister of the Word occupying the chair in the Mer- thyr meeting, and to read his vigorous opening speech. What a contrast to the speech of another minister, the Archbishop of Canterbury, in the House of Lords, when he supported the Bill for Conscription whole-heartedly, believing, as he said, that it was a straightforward en- deavour to meet the situation: that it was the best solution obtainable, and had the wholesale opinion of the people behind it. No doubt His Grace's support was given all the more whole- heartedly in view of the clause excepting cler- gymen. The saving of the sacred skin and bones of the clerics, with the clerical right to curse conscientious objectors, and treat them as dirty outlaws, as Judge Darling would dearly do if he had his way. We have a right to judge the speeches of the judges and the prea- chers by the speeches and the example of the Arch-preacher and Judge of the whole earth, Who has compassion on the multitude and a special regard to every man's conscience. For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our con- science." A preacher with a conscience can testify with the Apostle: I have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the Word of God de- ceitfti-lly; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's con- science in the sight of God. Conscience and Compulsion are antipodals. The Compassion of Jesus appeals to the conscience, and through the good conscience streams into the mind, permea- ting it with tender pity and joyful peace, which is the Christian splendour of mankind. To cre- ate and defend this splendour is the work of the ministers of Christ—otherwise they beoome hypocrites and the ministers of Satan. There is that speaketh like the piercings of a, sword; but the tongue of the wise is health." Oompulsionists speak like the piercings of a sword. The language of the legions of hell cannot be more callous and cruel, and farther from every human feeling. Take, for instance, the following, phrases Crash our way to vic- tory "Brilliant bayonet charge"; "Roll of honour"; "Starve the Huns"; "We have only one desire kill and starve the Germans" "Pound the Germans to jelly"; "The Iast| penny and the last drop of blood" "Full a,n final destruction of Germany," etc., etc. These tigers of wrath would revel in the wholesale slaughter and starvation. of millions, including innocent chiklhen, with their heart-broken mo- thers. A little bird in the foodless winter sit- ting faint and shivering on a leafless bush, or on a frozen stone, wearied with seeking food, the little feet cold and the little tongue mute that once gave songs of joy and praise among waving hay axcl corn fields: the sight of a star- ving bird awakens an echo of sympathy and pity in any Christian human heart to share a meal with the famished little creatures? How much more a race of human beings starving? Who can measure the ct-uelby of compelling young boys of 18 to kill and be killed—young fellows full of innocence, hope and promise to whom this strange world is wonderful and fas- cinating? Taking them away from their sweet homes to the stench and slaughter of the battle field, is like taking Spi-ing and Summer out of the land, and what remains but dreary desola- tion and death.P The gospel of Canterbury axd the Compulsion caste has fitted the world with curses, and with the voice of trembling and fear a. terrible tune, that none in the sweep of centuries is like it. The tune of Canterbury and of the Chapelio Christendom is doomed; their trouble has come, and will come wfth a final end o their false and fierce Christianity. The cancer eats their vitals; the wounds of the gangrene are griev- ous. The loathsome sores and bruises of the beasts of the pulpit are incurable. No physic- ian can take flhem in hand and there is no healing medicine unless they themselves take a thought and mend, and join the conscientious objectors to swell the raulao of Socialism, to whioh the Kaiser tends, as it is'reported that he foresees the inevitable Social Democratic up- heaval. and that he makes manifestations of solidarity with Socialist leaders and Socialist principles. Compassion is the prime mover of Socialism. These remarkable men, absorbed in the Socialist propaganda. devote their energies with pity and unselfish love to advance the welfare of the down-trodden, and free them from the webs and gins and traps of their oppressors. They grieve from pity at the breaking of the ties between the Socialists of all lands: Interna- tional Socialism is their grand ideal. From com- passion and pity they proclaim without ceas- ing that the community must be transformed from. a capitalist orivel conspiracy into a benevo- lent Socialist Commonwealth and that capital- ism and militarism are to be renounced and destroyed in every shape. From compassion and pity we boldly heave and wave the Red Flag of Freedom as the standard bearers of a whole-world Socialism, and plead persistently for Peace; in tie midst of war. Lukewarm reformers say c(Pacifisi-ni may be a vu'tue, out just now an \mtime'? virtue." Un- a virtue, truth is always untimely with them. a. virtue, truth is always untimely with t h em. War time, the climax of reaction, is our heyday of unceasing utterance. For peace and Social- ism's sake, we will not hold our peace, until the righteousness thereof go forth forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a. lamp that burnetii. With all conscientious objectors we are watehmen on the walls of the Coming Revolution, and- shall never hold our peace day nor night. We make mention of the name of the Lord. and pray without ceasing: Keep not Thou s ience, OGod! hold not Thy peace, for lo! Thine enemies mal«e a tumult, and they that hate Thee have lifted up the head." Our speech runs on continuous. and will run on until its expression finds itself in Universal So- cialism—the only adequate habitation of God with men. Tn the great meetings at Aberawian and Mer- thyr I feel the unseen Impulsions and stirrings of the Divine Will, and hear -&hG march of the long resounding Socialist movement, marshall- ing from the Human Majesty of the Omnipot- ent Lover of Equality and Fair play, down from the Great White Throne of Lore descending through the three heavens, r the approaching day of the Mighty Battle, which will, rbeak in pieces and consume the murderous kingdoms of the earth thev shall become like chaff of the summer threshing-floor; the whirlwind of the Conscientious Revolution will carry them away, that no resting place will be found for them. And the Divine Human Dominion of Socialism will stand for ever in Human Unity; the Infin- ite Man revealing Himself in each and all to whom be glory evermore. The supremacy of conscience and compassion wil kill compulsion and its military councils. Our actions should be born of our thoughts of God. and not imposed on. us from outside. The conscientious objector enlightens the people. and makes even the soldier. if he has a grain of sense ashamed of his profession, as no defence can be produced for the premeditated Sys tic slaughter of man by man. Ye brave and ?,u'; ageous anti-conscriptionists and anti-mil^ ( ists. rejoice in that you are counted worthy I. suffer the shame of our shameful Your names are inserted on the Roll of Hon before the Great White Throne of the Heaved Universe, which is as one Socialist Oommunifi and one Grand Man on your side. By sing this, there will be no more danger of yolj going back from the Armies of the New Age, 1* Peaoe and -Freedom than of the globe reve its rotation among the planets. You will go rejoicing as the Sun when he goeth forth in might.
The Late James A. Allav i The Glasgow movement have sustained a g,rtv loss by the sudden death of Mr. Allan. '.I)' fact that he was, until recently, an active pØ>r1 ner of the well-known Allan Line of Shipmvne made his coming into the movement a or event locally. He was in his 54th year. and I man of great activity. Mr. AIlan attended til Merthyr I.L.P. Conference. That Mr. Allan was an exceptional man admitted by all who knew him, and his life wojpj bears full testimony to the fact. His m and unassuming manner told the depths of. soul. His view of life was unrestricted, and in1 word was one long quest for truth. His cot nption of suffering was not something to theo* ise about, but to remedy. So far as perso^ help is concerned, it went to all within his polwo —and that is saying much. He had a liorrd of being known as a helper, believing that other wise the greater help was given. His into the Socialist movement was not a suddel conversion, it was a sequence. He was frO' his early youth an independent thinker, eV capable of thinking outside his immediate el1 vironment, and once convinced tbzc any mo*e ment was right, his courage took Mm & its ranks as a worker. "Thus he became member of the I.L.P., and his work in this coo nection gives an excellent measure of his p? sonalty and influence. He took up the w<? with a zest that encouraged all around him- did not matter whether it was canvassing taking a. meeting. He believed the ideal was practical, and for this reason his election dress differed from others. He brought vwvit him all the spiritual influence with which was so richly endowed. and created quite G fresh interest at that time. Never before haj this been done in Glasgow at a m-unicipal eofl test. The basis of his influence and personal^! was his great tolerance for othhr peopte's pOIJ) i of view. and his magnificent sense of fairneffj He fought for principles, and not against b opponent. The other got most votes, but Allan got the hearts; and. after all. it lie heart that thinks." In the district whe ? he fought, many now realise the meaning of by message. Throughout all the comments ofl him coming into the fight, it was only a HartnS" worth paper that descended to placing am a. jective before his name. Ho never entered rl work unprepared, even to the smallest detail He enjoyed the work, and the only thing th ever gave him the feeling of withdrawing fro:! any part of it was any evidence of working f Ó self, and not all. He loved sincerity. 0,11 scorned even the slightest suggestion of dfre; tion to gain anything. Principles he hehe\T to be the all-motive power. a.nd trimming "'J) to him in any degree evidence of a lack sincerity. He believed in the absolute freed* of the individual, and as an evidence of this J? resigned the ebairm?ansap of the Glasgow I'f; our Party because it decided that it would fate what is representatives should do on pøb bodies. He contended that if the party ￼ not confidence in its candidates it should ￼ run them, and that he gave h? conscience the keeping of no one. The party in Glasg^ has lost an influence that is not easily repla<?'' .any comments have been made about 'ivl Allam's religion He was a. deeply religious rdollf and a seeker after truth in its truest sense. J? ?he churches he was considered unorthodox. 1 tolerant people are generally so classed. Eer in his early manhood he took a. strong sta.t1 outside the church. Always a. close stiiclent. he made a. profound study of Theosophy, a i for which he did a power of work. His m his work was the unity of life, and he Jonke I to Socialism as being the only conditi on of 01" i ganised society that would permit the exp' sion of the united spirit of rrood to lift tbe human race to its most noble eminence. GEO, D. HARDIfi t t
A Departed Pioneer Worker. ■ ■■ ■ DEATH OF MR. DANIEL GEORGE, TROEDYRHIW. We deeplv regret to report the death of (:t: friend and Coll-irade. Daniel George. TroeaV^ rbiw, who, after a brief illness, passed p,acr fully away on Thursday evening, the 20th IllS' His death has e-anseda breach with the pasi. because of his active assistance in all progi*eS' sive movements for many years. He was (y the very few who stood by and supported late beloved Member. Keir Hardie. to secure bjr j return to Parliament in 1900. and had worl^ i constantlv ever since at every election. He one who helped to form the" Plymouth NAT,Ira Labour Part", in 1904. and worked ungrudging ly towards the successful return of so manv hour and Socialist Members at the Munici^ Borough Council Elections in 1906. He ￼ I came early associated with the Miners' Fede? tion and was an omeia) of the Troedyrfr Lnd?e f' many years. He represented ￼ miners at many South Wales Conferences, -q. i was a?so a delegate at National Conferences 0 behalf of the Taff and Cynon District. He did much self-sacrificing work for tbØ Pioneer Press, and was its first local report^1"' He was for manv vean; a member of the I.L-P'^ I and a.n omcial of the local branch a;lo a }T'?? be of the Co-operative SocietY: a 'Recha'r'i?' and n member and deacon of Jerusalem ￼ tist Church. Pentrebach. He was a wid?. read man waq admired hv his many fi'Ien<?v and will be sad!y missed for his intelligence a?! wise counsel, and the active nart he +ook ?. i th? life and well-being of the district. His de?' will" be keenly felt, by all who knew him. T? whole aim bf his life was for the good of t; people and the uplifting of humanity. We tender our sinceirest condolence with widow, daughter and relatives in their sad reavement. especially his revered father-in-l'1 the 'Rev. W. Thorn a* Bi-nt;<t Pentre" bach, who has been in failing health for soP1 time. A special meeting of the T.L.P. was held al1 f a, vote of condolence passed with the family. Gg our late Comrade, and it was decided to sell wreath as a token of respect. The funeraj. which took place last Wedn^ day—was large and representative—at AbPrfqll Cemeterv, when the ?ev. Rowland Jones. ? ?,) omicat'ed. Letters of sympathy were sent 'r°^ several Rooi.eties, and wreaths from membe!? Q f the family, the Federation, and I.L.P. I