Theatre Royal. Although it has been difficult during the last few days to forget the naval battle of Friday last, and the tra.gic loss of Lord Kitchener and j his staff again this werek, sufficiently to turnj one's attention to amusement, those of us who did venture fnto the cosy Theatre Royal did manage to find a soporific for the trying times; a soporific that was compounded principally of hearty laughter, and appreciation of good mu- sic. Certainly we deverted to the topics of the hour during the interval, but they were passing references, and were quickly lost in the discus- sion of the bill—and, iveil, one doesn't go into the bar to talk only. Anyway, there are three turns there that I enjoyed perfectly; three turns that are gems of their distinctive class of the entertainers' a-ilt, ankl I somehow feel that I would like to mention them all first, so as to show no pref- erence; but, unfortunately, that is impossible. First of all, there is the Lawrence Wright Co., with excellent music, wonderfully well done, in a setting that charms one from his simple beauty. The Lawi,en Wright Company are do- ing a grand educational work, because they are four musicians: musicians not in the vaguely general sense that one speaks in to denote a singer or player of instruments, but musicians in. the conservatoire, or advanced concert hall sense of the word. The baritone is one of the finest that I have heard, with a wonderfully mellow, yet powerful and reasoned voice; the soprano does full justice to the score; the vio- linist is that rarest 04: musieians-a violinist. There is a much more marked distance between Til c-i-e is a Dlore, riia,i. violinists and fiddlers than the man in the street ipiagilles. The Lawrence Wright perfor- foriner is a violinist; and the pianist, too, is an executant of fine ability with a poet's soul to give expression to rippling molodv. The programme is entirely compounded from the charming works of Horatio Nicholls, which will certainly have a far greater vogue than hith- erto i'n Merthyr. Ridiculous R.ecco, the bur- lesque acrobat, is equally as great or greater I even in his own particular line. He is always go ing to do something which he misses by a shave—but what fun there is m the missing. It is no exaggeration to say that if one gets in at the interval, sees Ridiculous Reeco and CORlOS ¡ out, the price of a circle seat will have been l,a t wil l have b(?eii well spent; I can't "say fairer than that," can 1. Recco ? Then there is Miss Alice Craven (the Lancashire Vera Wootten). That is how she was described to me by a Merthyrian, but I don't agree, for as l a Lancastrian the dialietic I touch thttt she has lifts her above even her clever sister comedienne. Then there is Rowland Hill in an excellent number, and Lio Hoi Tschsn, the Chinese artist, whose show is very clever. Indeed, with an improvement in his setting, he would compare with some of the more conspicuous Chinese artistes favourably. Pardoiie Me! But next week you daren't miss the Theatre if you do enjoy a great laugh; for the bright and breezy revue of that name is coming, with its inventors, the famous James and Herbert Jewel, figuring in the ca?te. It is the all-star caste that has won for "Pardon 1\ Me!" the eulogies of the my and theatrical press of the Metropolis. From all accounts it is one of the most delicious and delightful trifles that has been sent on tour. Besides the Jewels, there are such well-known revue names as Clar- ice Paney, Ella lAscoe; Charles Den nan Bert Snowden and .Fred Marsh playing leading parts, and a big bevy of beauties to help them along, j In addition there is M. Dubin, the Russian ten- or. and Rosie in the "Cossack's GoG-clbve", i and the cinema. 0 PLAYGOER. 11 .I MERTHYR MERTRYR "Yoote SWEAR WILL GOT YOU MOBS." "We ha??c decided to inC1:aS<:J our fines for profane language it has become so prevalent in Mer- thyr," said Mr It. A. Griffith (Stipendiary) at Merthyr on Tuesday. In future the minimum fine will apparently, be 12/6. STOM OLD IRON.—Deseribed as a haulier, Jo- seph Rees was sentenced to six riot-itlisl im- prisonment with hard labour by the Merthfrr Magistrates on Tuesday for stealing some old iron and violently assaulting Harry Spiller, a labourer, employed at the Thomastown Brick- works. Spiller said that when he remonstrated with Rees for taking the iron defendant "jump- ed at him like a mad dog," knocked him down, and kicked him in. the face. There was a struggle, "and then he finished me," added Sp.iTlelt. who wag beaten senseless." How -FRGE SPEECH IS UPHELD.—The Peace Meeting which was ansounced for Cefn to-night (Friday) has been postponed owing to the faet that the deacons of tlte chapel which had been let to tha Council were informed that in the event of the meeting being held the windows woul be broken. They withdrew their consent to let the building under the circumstances- ANOTHER "SCRAP OF PAPBR."—R'e&entlj the drapers and outfitters of Merthyr voluntarily signed, a. round-robin agreeing to close their premises as usual on Whit Monday and Tues- day. The bills were all displayed, but, unfortu- nately, one firm thought that the interests of the nation demanded their ope-aing on Tuesday, and so, without explanation to the other signa- tories, expunged the Tuesday. Subsequently the Chamber of Trade, at which no representative of the drapers or outfitters was present—decid- ed that it would be a good example, to the min- ers to open the shops all next week, and a letter to this effect was sent out by the Secre- tary with the result that the firm that had already curtailed decided to fall in line, and displayed the letter announcing their intention to open Monday and Tuesday. So far the other signatories have not intimated their intention of altering the two days' holiday. We do not dispute the one firm's right to act as they have; but in courtesy to the others who had signed the "scrap of paper" surely they could have notified their intention to the initiators of the two days' closure movement. DOWLAIS FAMILY KKIFE STRUGGLE, At Merthyr last Friday, Saturnina. Ygleseas. a Spanish woman, of Wind Street, Dowlais, was charged with un- lawfully wounding Tane Lahuerta, her sister- in-law, by cutting her with a knife on Wed- nesday.The prosecutrix deposed that during the course Oin struggle with the prisoner fol- lowing a quarrel, her hand was cut by a kmfe with which the defendant had been cleaning potatoes.—The Stipendiary (Mr R. A. Griffith) in dismissing the charge on payment of costs, remarked that it appeared to be 'a family squabble." THEFT BY £ 3 A WEEK BOYS .Vhen three Dow- lais boys were charged at Merthyr on Tuesday with stealing seven pennyworth of oranges from a fruiterer's shop window, it was stated that two. aged 16, earned V,2, and the other, aged 15 years, R3 a week.-They were seen by Sergt. Bevan on their way home from work to take the oranges througli a previously broken win- dow pane.—A fine of 20/- was imposed in each case.
Gardening Notes. I If any reader who is in a difficulty with refer- ence to his garden will write directly to the address given beneath, his questioas will all be answered, free of charge, in full detail, and by return of post.—EDITOR. I THE VEGETABLE GARDEN IN JUNE. Beans, Kidney. ) Successional sowings oi both awarf and run- ner beans can be made during the month; and their produce will be found most useful and acceptable by and bye. The soil should be fine and free from lumps, and liberal dressings of thoroughly rotted manure are helpful. Continue planting, setting the plants firmly from 2 to 2t feet deep asunder in deeply-tilled ground. Transplanting such plants as these is often done carelessly or improperly, with the natural result that the plants are badly checked ￼ so never yield as they should do. Every ant should be set so firmly that. w hen the *nt, of a leaf is taken between the finger and the thumb, the leaf will break before the plant can be pulled out of the ground. A common mistake is that of pushing a mass of earth ag- ainst the stalk near the surface, while the root lower down in the ground is left so loose that it cannot get re-established quickly. Plants suf- fering from this treatment often actually die, unless, by good fortune, a heavy rain comes and washes the soil into contact with the roots. The right way of planting is to make a hole larger than the size or the roots to be planted, so that the rootlets can be in their natural po- sitions. Then insert the riant to its first leaves, but without covering the heart. If it be held in the left hand", the point of the dibble can be pushed down close to the plant, tigs carrying Txith it soil that can be pressed fifthy against the root. Then loose soil may be knocked into the hole which has been left by the dibble. Where the soil is pressed close to the stalk near the surface, the tight packing there tends to prevent earth washing down into close contact with the rootlets. 80 far as possible transplant- ing should be done when the earth is moist. If the soil be dry the holes fill up with crumbly soil almost as soon as thev are filled, and the operation of planting takes several times as long as it otherwise would do. It is well in summer to have the ground ready for the plants, so -that work can be started immediately the rain comes and, short of there being so much rain as to make the ground actually muddy, the planting should Ire continued os quickly as pos- 'ble while the favourable conditions last, as te gardener may not get another chance. Where th ere is inclined to be an insufficiency of I DiloisturG, the old practice of puddling is benefi- moisture, This is quite easily done. the method ficial. being to make a hole in the ground, say a foot wid? and eight inches deep. Into fi?is pour water and stir with a' hoe until a thin mud is obtained. The thin mud will adhere to the roots if the plants are passed through it several times immediately before they are set in the ground. It should be unneces3arv ?o add that t<H? plants must be kept out of the sunshine Yflmla removed from the ground, and also that they ought to be replanted as soon as possible. If watering is necessary after planting do it after the sun is down; as watering foliage in wins-hine is likely to cause scorching of the leaves. It is a capital plan to use two boards to walk upon while transplanting, and if these be notched at the distances it is required to set the plants apart, they will be found to ensure regular planting without one having to actually measure out distances. Cabbagas. Sowings of small caobages should be made liberally toward the end of the month. The ideal soil ks done that is deep and is also cap- able Of holding much moisture, since the growth of cabbages should be continuous. It is also de- sirable to keep the surface of the soil constant- ly hoed, as that helps to conserve soil moisture. The seeds germinate readily, and require no special skill; but proper care given to the pre- paration of the seed bed and to the covering of the seed ensures more plants and better plants. Do not allow the seedlings to remain in the seed bed long enough to become crowded and drawn, as spindly plants are relatively weakly. In dry weather thoroughly soak the nursery bed when it is time to move the plants, thus softening it well, and causing; more earth to adhere to the roots, which are less liable to injury in moving. Cabbages, particularly if intended for sale, should be out in the early morning before the sun has wilted the leaves. They then look fresh and plump. Abundatace of manure and constant surface tilllage are the best safeguards I against drought. Cauliflower. Plant out from seed beds as necessary, and water the plants freely. It is also wise to shade them from the heat of the midday sun for a week after planting. Cauliflowers must have plenty of soil moisture if they are to do well, so that they thrive best in cool and moist sea- sons. Any lack of rain must be compensated for by artificial watering. Sunburnt heads a.re not, m a rule, white and tender, so that in the case of such plants as mature during the heat of .summer, it is well to break a few of the leaves of the plant over its head, thus protecting it from very hot sunshine. The cauliflower some- times has a curious tendency to button or be- come btfnd. This is generally due to poor and dry soil or to the plants having been permitted i-.o t;econ?je checked. The trouble is one that does not occur when the plants are kept continuous- ly m thrifty and growing condition. Celery. I Plant, out eelery, taking advantage of show- ers when possible. Very rich and moist soil is best, and growing the crop in trenches is advis- able for the earliest cultures. Lift the plants with as large balLs of earth as practicable, and set them six inches apart in the rows, pres- sing the earth firmly against the roots, but avoiding covering the hearts. Some growers do no bother to prepare trenches but instead plant on the flat, gradually drawing the earth to the plants as they advance in grwll. During hot and sunshiny days, give a little shade immedi- ately after planting, and until the plants are I re-estabHsked. Gherkins. Gherkin ridge cucitabers can be sown now to produce fruits for pickling. The plants do well in sandy loam if a* abundance of manure is applied. They are gross feeders. The manure should be well rotted, and thoroughly mixed with the soil. Endive. This crop supplements lettuce at a time when tha lettuce is rather difficult 110 grow. The cul- ture is very sim'har to that of lettuce, though en dives take logger to mature. Light, deeply- worked and sandy soils are necessary; and if only heavy land be available, raised or sloping) beds of light, rich soil must be formed in open situations. A liberal dressing of mellow manure is beneficial when preparing the ground. Sow an ounce of seed to a bed of four square yards', and cover with an inch of soil. Water the seed lings in dry weather, and thin them out to 3 or 4 inches apart when they are about an inch high. Prick out all thinnings into light, rich soil; and finally transplant them into rows 12 inches apart, placing the plants some 12 inches asunder in the lines. Leave sufficient plants to matyare in the seedbed about 15 inches from one another. Onions. l 1)[aT-its foi- sala(tirig Seed to produce young plants lor saladmgj may be sown now. Cool and level land, reduced to a good surface tilth, is best for this crop, and the ground should also contain plenty of quickly available food plants. Peas. Sowings may still be made, preference being givea to the ivst or second early sorts. Too rich soil tends to make the plants v run too much to vine, to the detriment of the crop. Excell- ent yields can still be had, so that earlier fail- ures can be repaired. Many gardeners this year sowed their wrinkled seeded, marrowfat peas much too early and such will necessarily be disappointed in the results. This class of pea must- not be sown till the ground is sufficiently warm for germination. If the seed be got in while the ground is still very wet and cold, as it was this year until April was well advanced, it must be expected to rot in the earth, and so fail. Turnips, 1 When well and quiclay grown, turnips should be ready for the table in from six to eight or ten weeks. The quality of the produce dep- ends largely on its quickness of growth, as slowly grown turnips are springy, woody and bitter. Sow any time after midsummer, and hasten the growth of the young plants as much as possible, so as to carry them through the seed-leaf stage quickly, that being the period of special danger from the turnip-fly. E. JIEMP TOOGOOD, F.L.S.. I pro Too good and Sons, The King's Seedsmen, Southampton. I
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Bargoe d Notes. I argoe 0 es. We Apologise—And Hope I Will the Editop please note it was the Bar- goed "Pioneer" Committee that sent on the 5/3 last week for "N avvy Pat," and not the I.L.P. Committee; I do not say this because the ILP Committee would not do it, but we have never asked them perhaps we will later. Gi!fach Men Aboard the Warrior and Warspite Mr and Mrs Garland of OUvert honor Place, Gilfach Bargoed, have received news of ftieir son. Edgar Garland, who was an A.B, aboard the Warrior, stating he is safe; and that their brother-in-law, Leading Stoker W. Mittins, of the Warspite, is safe. Good tor Gilfach. I I hear that Gilfach Lodge has decided to join the Trades and Labour Council at last. We are sure they will be welcomed because although last to join they are not least among the bro- thers. The Hardie Memorial. Friends and sympathisers will be glad to hear that the local I.L.P. is collecting towards the Memorial for the late James Keir Hardie, M.P. We are asked to state that any member ctf the party is ready to taka subscriptions, Keir Hardie was an International Leaner, a great Trade Unionist; one that never iorgot or forsook the class from which he sprang. He refused many offers that would have made him a rich man, aiifi yet he died a poor man. Part of the Memorial will be held in trust so that his family do not suffer unnecessary hardship. Mr Trevelyan, M.P. Coming I We would like to remind our readers of the visit of Mr O. P. Trevelyax to Bar good on Sunday, June 18, when he will deliver an ad- dress under the auspices of the Union-of Demo- cratic Control, an organisation which has cour- ageously endeavoured to keep before the pub- lic the "importance of bringing Diplomacy into line with the spirit of Democracy. Tickets may be obtained from members of the local branch of the organisation, whose adherents are drawh from all schools of political thought. As the tickets are rapidly being circulated, t hose de- sirous of hearing the address on this important phase of our public life should at once make I. applwation for them. There will undoubtedly be an immense gathering. Rationa!ist Society. This Society has arranged for a debate at its I next meeting on Sunday evening next between Mr Forbeston, Britannia, and Mr Jack Allen, l Pengam, on "Socialism. "'An interesting and in- structive evening is expected, and friends and opponents of Socialism are invited to be pre- sent. whether members of the society or not-- Sunday evening next, at 6-30, at fhe I.L.P. Rooms, Bargoed. I.L.P. at Pengam I We are asked by friends of the workers and II others who love fairplay to bring to the notice of the public the despicable tactics followed by certain prominent officials connected with the Britannia Pits' in trying to influence the Com- mittee of the Pengam Institute to refuse the use of their rooms to, this organisation. And I would it' be believed, one of these officials, when asked what I.L.P. meant, was utterly un- able to say? How he knows his Labour move- ment. Might we inform him that it means the Independent Labour Party, with the emphasis on the INDEPENDENT.
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Navvy Pal's Views, i Pat came in croaking like a ravett, and hoi- j ding his handkerchief to his nose, his shillelagh tucked under his arm, to lejavo both hands free I for tSre wiping process. "Boys. I'll fee a, disap-, pointaient to ye to-night; I shud have been at the Cross, at Tonyretail making the acquaint- ance- of Comrade Newman an' his palls; but I'd har been no use for I can't spake a wurd in a manner ov spakin', an' itTs a. ruff dark road home, an' the last train up passes before the fun wud be haif over, so Pll have to wait for moonlight an' better naval conditions, An' here's Comrade J-. M. Williams, ov Bedlinog, fellin' foul ov me in the 'Pioneer'; well, when a man has the duty ov puttin' all the wurld right shoved on his showlders" — "Who shoved it? from Sandy—"Who shoved it bedad? Do yo see any other man trying it? There's men puttin' the I.L.P. right, an' more putting the Guvernment righi; uthers are peg- gin' at the Church; some doing their best fur Ireland an' honderds of uther subjects aich wid its own sqpad ov rectifiers. But there's a uni- versial recewier needed, wan that will go fur ivrything wrong whenever he spots it, an' keep his eye on all the wurld 'from Greenland's icy mountains to Indias' coral strand,, where Af- ric's sunny fountain gets smothered up wid sasid.' The need is there, but the man was miss- iui till--w,eli! tell me now, wasn't that a call from all humanity for Navvy Pat? Av coorsc, it was, an' I had to obey it, an' here I am. An' HOW, -Sandy, don't let me have any more interruptions. Interruptions is no good unless they're needed, an' they're nivver need- ed while I'm spaikn' Here the shillelagh made an elegant an' highly suggestive b flourish through the air, and was naatly tucked under the right arm, leaving both hands free for tfhe wiping process once more. As I was say in1, whin a man is in a job like this he's got to bp reddy for bein' tackled, an' it won't take many wurds to put this right. He says that I merely give expression to a prevalent notion that the registers of military service are nothing but a lot of cowards and shirkers, lightly diluted with a few honest ob- jectors.' Now that hits me hard, boys, for I don't think I ivver voiced a (pi,eva,lent notion in my life; I was always agin 'em; an' I nivver' called it a crime to resist military service; the crime was givin' in when copped. He asks what proof I have. and says fax an' figures are again me; be we haint got the fax an' figgers. We have a roll of honour, all too short, worse luckre cor din' them that are fightin' an' suf- ferin, for their principles, but we ha-oo no list ov the ho-nderds that have got into the R.A.M.O an' other eaf branches ov the sarvice, an' that used their Conscientious Objections only to keep out ov the trenchas. Ignorance and pre- judice.' Well! I don't mind oonfessin" that if I cud print in full all that I am ignorant ov, the edition vvoulcl fill the Library ov the British Museum! An' I'm full ov prejudices; the Bri- tish sailor is prejudiced agin floatin' mines an' Hun submarines; an' we're all prejudiced agin Zeppelin raids, an' I'm prejudiced agin capital- ists, an' miners agents that give away what they ought to fight for. But titers! By this time Comrade Williams will have read Dad's report ov last Saturday's meeting an' that makes ivry thing so clear that we can shake hands smilin' though we differ on the war question. What's CMae over our leaders P They've actually fought for an' won that 15 per cent. I wonder do they ax themselves why they did- n't fight for an' win 9he 20 per cent they nrst decided on? Let's see how they stand now. Add 15 per cent to the 25 5-6ths we have now, that makes 40 5-6ths; take off the war bonus 11 2-3rds; that leaves 29t per cent; one half, or 14 7-12ths, must be added to transfer to old standard, makin' 431 per cent; add 50 per cent to complete the '79 standard an' we have 93*2 per cent advance for a, selling price which a Late correspondent gave as 23/4J or a rise ov ID/6Ù above the '79 standard, IílO. To get the rate ov advance we simpiy state a proportion— 15 C) 1,1 933 -tec' 1. 1/ 93|: ralte per 1/' Reducing the two first terms to halfpence we get 373: 24: 93f; an' if ye multiply 93:1 by 24 an' divide by 373 ye get tftie rate ov advance per 1/- rise, 6.03 per cent, an' that's a lot below the 7-21 per cent they shouted for when they declared their intention of fightin'. To find what they shud have axed for to get Sir David Dale's 1906 award ov 7\ per cent per 1/ take the rise IS/ej, drop the halfpenny for percentages up to 1903 were calculated on the nearest 2d. 15/6 at 7-1 per cent per 1/- gives us 116i per oont. knock oil 50 per cent, lavTn' 661, an' two- thirds ov that, or 441; per c-Qnt,, is the new standard advance. Add 11} war bonws and va. have 55 5-6t.hs per cent the new standard ad- vance for 7t per cent per 1/ So wid all their shoutm1 they've only got half way to the mark they swore they were a.iming a-t; an' it wa.nts another 15 per cent to bring us up to the lowest rate bhe old Sliding Scale ever stood at. But what put the figlitiial spirit amovin' in 'em? An' what stopped it halfway ? Let's hope it's the young blood gettin' level an' beatin' the oJd fogies! Another chance or two they've missed. We've heard of various munition wurkers ri' in the big war prices an' earnin' as much as £ 7, £ 8, an' even as high as P.11 a week; an* yet though coal is needed oefore any of the munitions ean reach the front, the miners have not earned very much more than they did be- fore the war. An' we've heard of munition workers bein' paid time an' a half for wurking their holidays, but our leaders have put in no claim like that for us. Asquith has shoved all holidays off till August, except the politicians51" holidays, his own among :ma, and they've got therefore appeal to the Prime Minister to bring if the soldiers an' sailors get lave to manage the war widout politicians interferin' we mioht have the Jarmans licked an' the war settled be- fore the politicians oums back. We can pepper the Jarmans propper ye know, whin we start in. aarnest. Just luk what the poor cruiser Elbin' had to go throo. First she split by the force ov her own guns an' sunk; then her captin' fear- in capture. opened her sea valves and sunk lie,,r a ?, her agin; then she was rammed by a Jarman destroyer that was turnin' in a hurry to hook it home, an' sank again; then she was sunk bv British gunfire, an' afterwards a terrific ex- plosion sent her to the bottom in pieoes. May hw end be peace. Now, just compare the Bri- tish an' Berlin News published about this great nava,l battle, an' see if ye can make out whether we or the Jarmans ¡¡Qts the best cooked news. I'm affeared to tackle the job ov reformin' the press. Every shopman stocks the goods that sell best, an' while ye all keep rushin' after sensational news, the reporters will always put sensation before accuracy. I'm afraid I'll b£ dead afore I get the world put right."
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