Briton Ferry Notes. I.L.P. Meeting. On Sunday, August 5th, despite ratl?r iac'I? ment conditions, the LL.P. had their us"? v jneetin? in the Crown Park. It was address^ by CbHnciUor Jo?ph Branch and Mr. D. ?' j ?ort, who spoke on theCouncil for Workup and Soldiers—what it is and what it stands for- I J?N The chairman was CounciHoj Geillin--A The collection amounted to ?1 Is. H-d. JH Carnival. II The second annual combined fete, fancy faiiyjH and cajnival took place on Thursday, A'?gust2?? and proved a great success. 4H Why? *1 The Corporation cars which run between .j SkeAven and Briton .Ferry notify that after w August 6 tales will be increased. Increase oi .? speed or comfort is not guaranteed. Tinplaters Dissatisfied. A mass meeting or tlle oriton Ferrv, NeatB" and Afan Valley districts of Tinplate Workers held at Briton berry last Saturday had under discussion the present position of the trade and the recent orders issued by the Dilution of La- bour Committee. After a very lengthy and ex- haustive discussion it was decided to adjourn the meeting until to-day (Saturday), and a, Sub-Com- mittee of five was appointed to draft a resolu- tion to be submitted to all branches of Tin- platers in the three districts in time to allow tlie* delegates to Saturday's meeting to dome with the decision of their branches. The Committed has drawn up the subjoined resolution "That Tinplate Workers in the Neath. Briton- Ferry, and Afan Districts protest most vinplia-, tically against the resent order issued by the DI- lution of Labour Committee, further extending the combing-out process in tinplate works. "Having carefully considered the present posi tion of our trade, the serious hardships and many privations endured through loss of work and Avages, and the many hard-won principles: that have been taken from us in the interest of the war. we call upon our respective Executives to summon a joint conference of the trade at an early date so as to form an united policy as tD"; our future action."
Merthyr Notes. Merthyr Vale C.O. Charged at Merthyr on Friday with being an absentee from the army, Oliver Jenkins, a collier of Merthyr Vale, told the magistrates he had not responded to his calling-up notice because he was a conscientious objector to military service. He was handed over to an escort. Colliery Fatality. "Aceidental death was the verdict at aa inquest held at Merthyr on Monday upon James Morgan (54), a timberman, of King-street, who was overtaken, knocked down and killed by a train at the Castle Pit. Watchman's Fate. Richard Eyam (71), of Queen-street, Merthyr, was found dead in his lodge at the Cyfarthfa Works, and at the inquest Dr. Flood said death was due to senile decay. Verdict: "Death from natural causes. R. T, Jones' Son Killen. News was received on Monday of the death in action of the second of Mr. R. T. Jones, the well- known local tradesman's four soldier sons. A year ago Lieut J. R. Jones fell; and now Pte. David Jones, of the Lancashire Fusiliers, has passed over. Universal sympathy is expressed with the parents in this sad blow. Socialist's Son Killed. Our sympathy goes out to Mr. and Mrs. Purdy, 37. William-street. Twynyrodyn, in their bereave- ment by the death from wounds of their son, George. The Chaplain with the Forces, writing to the parents, says that lie was so game and cheerful," after being brought in badly wounded that all admired him. Mr. Purdy is a local Socialist. M.P.'s Son Killed. Our condolences go out to Mr. C. B. Stanton, M.P.. and his family, on the loss of his son in ak'tion. Lieut-, Jenkins Wounded. We very much regret to report the serious in- jury in action of Lieut. D. Jenkins, younger son of Mr. T. T. Jenkins, chairman of the Merthyr Board of Guardians, and one of the stalwarts of the Labour and Socialist movement in South Wales. The field-card was received on Sunday last, and was followed on Monday by a telegram intimating the removal to Boulogne of Lieut. Jenkins, suffering from a perforated stomach and face wounds. The occurrence is doubly regret- table, coming as it does during the convalescence of Mr. Jenkins, following an extremely critical and dangerous time, and the possibility of the news bringing a relapse. We trust that the latter possibility will never be realised and that the lieutenant's injuries will prove less serious than they appear, and that he will make a rapid re- covery. R.A.O.B. A church parade of the R.A.O.B. on behalf of the "Starving Prisoner of War in Germany Fund" took place on Sunday last. Starting from the Cow bridge Arms Hotel the Sir William Lewis^Lodga, headed by the Cyfarthfa and Muni- cipal Band (leader Mr. Laverock), the members of the Aberfan, Cefn, Dowlais, Merthyr Vale, Mardy, Troedyrhiy, Prince Llewellyn and Foch- riw Lodges, the Merthyr and district Ambulance Corps, and the Boy Scouts (under the leadership of Scoutmaster Parkins and Mr. Hy. Jones), marshalled by Bros. D. L. Da vies, Sullivan and M. Bryan, the procession paraded the principal streets of Merthyr to Cyfarthfa Church, where they were met by the Vicar, the Rev. E. R. Da vies. En route collections were taken by Misses M. Timothy. L. V. Pritchard. M. Mor- gan, E. Davies. B. Chambers, B. and M. Ed- munds, J. Edwards. K. B. and M. Jones, G. Lewis. Bray, Parry, T. Jones, A. Riggs, A. E. Oilinands. A. C. Bailey, A. Althorp, J. Powleis, F. Cowley, C. Price. Jenkins, John and Berty Althorp. The Church service opened with the singing of ".Fight the Good Fight," followed by the Buff. hymn While the Battle is Raging." After the i)hurch service an address was delivered by the chaplain of the order, the Rev. E. C. Davies, of Troedyrhiw. The proceeds of the Collections was counted on the following day at the Sir William Lewis Lodge. under the supervision of the Rev. E. R. Davies (Cyfarthfa), Bros. Timothy, Seymour, Oldham. Perkins, -Edwards, A. Lloyd, Hughes, Greenwell (chairman of committee), P. Pritchard (secretary), J. Crowley (auditor), and J. N. fcetterstrom, and was found to have realised £ 15 17s., a cheque for which sum was sent to the Prisoners of War Fund.
The Theatre Royal. I I can imagine no programme more happy with the happiness of holiday time, more joyous with the joyousness of irresponsibility than that splen- did little musical-burlesque Simple Life," which Mr. Rea happily secured for the Theatre Royal this week. I had not noticed Joe Ray's well known narne as the producer when I wrote of its impending visit last week, or I should have been more certain in my expectation than I was, for Joe's name is as certain a guarantee of merit in light comedy production as is Tiller's in panto and ballet. I have never known a Ray produc- tion that was not top-hole; and not even the supreme call of the war upon the profession has been able to spoil that certainty of something good that goes with his name. The action of Simple Life takes place in that ultra-topical Rcene-a. farm of National Importance, and the fun and frivolity is fast and furious. Sydney Kirby is Nobbie, the stranded comedian, is en- trusted with the principal comedy lead, and he carried it through with rare hilarity, with excel- lent assistance from Dick Henderson. and the easy running support, of a powerful caste inclu- sive of such well known names as Dolly Ayres, Billy CI iffo, Joe Osborne, Jenny Russell, Vicky Gerrard. Bert Walford, and a full and /Capable chorus. Hal Britt precedes each performance with excellent child female impersonations and speciality dancing. For the next three weeks Mr. Rea has secured some really startling stuff. Next week, for in- stance, lie is bringing Undamaged Goods," to be followed by the London revue success "Crackers." and the week following the long expected, eagerly awaited Damaged Goods" i.; here. But sufficient for the day is next week's dramatic production, "Undamaged Goods," a powerful social story of one of the cancel's of the time; the seductive nibbling at absent husbands' w tve, by grey whiskered old rats of reprobates. This despicable practice has gone on as we all know only too well, though for the most part we are too well soaked in social hypocrisy to face tLe facts that that acknowledgement entails. To find a playwright, able to handle the story with- out making it vulgar or nauseous, is a real find. and Mr. Rea assures me that the handling of the theme is per fect, and that from next week's production we should get not only enjoyment— which is certain—but thought as well. PLAYGOIVU,
I Tonyrefail Notes. I I Co-oji. Meeting and "Wire-Pulling." i I TO THE EDITOR. I Sir,-In your issue of August 4tli, Mr. T. Manley complains of incorrectness in your Cor- respondent's report re the above meeting in a previous issue. I do not know who that Cor- respondent is, out I certainly agree with him as t. the exposure of "wire-pulling" which was demonstrated at the meeting. The impression of many who attended and heard the discussion was that Messrs. Manley and Thomas charged the remainder of the committee with" wire- pulling," and it reacted on themselves. It was pointed out that the two essentials in an appli- cant for employment by the society were char- acter and experience, and amongst the applica- tions received by the committee were three from Tonyrefail, all mem bers' children, with good re- commendations, but one had three month's ex- perience, another eight months, and the other 12 months. Now, Sir, it naturally follows that if there was no "wire-pulling" the candidate of the loBgest experience would get the votes of the two Tonyrefail committee men; but wha.t happened was that one voted for the candidate of three months' experience, the other for the one with eight months', the one with the longest experience being ignored by both, each voted for bis own particular choice irrespective of the length of experience. This appeared to many of the members as "wire-pulling" pure and simple, especially as neither of the committee could give any reason for tneir action. In contrast with this practically the whole of the remainder of the committee voted for a candidate of 12 months' experience. In regard to the accept- ance of their resignations, the fact that the general meeting did not question or over-rule the decision of the committee was tantamount to its acceptance, and was regarded in that light by the majority of members present at the meet- ing.—I am, etc., T. YOUG. 34 P rite hard-street, Tonyrefail. I Concerning Co-operative Note. Last week's issue contained an explanatory letter from Mr. Tom Manley in reference to a recent note, in this column, on the Co-operative general meeting, etc. He denies the accuracy of the note by stating (1) That the building was not crowded out; (2) that no canvass for attend- ance at the meeting took place; (3) that their resignation was not put to the meeting, and that there was no allegation of wire-pulling. The first is not worth splitting hairs about because it depends upon what defi- nition you put upon crowded out." I did not state that the building was crowded out," only the meeting was" croweled out," meaning that it was an exceptionally well attended gathering, and the usual phrase used by the common in- formant is that it was "crowded out." Not being present at the meeting I confined the re- port to a note on the generalities and on opinions that were rife concerning the meeting. Now I maintain that there isn't anything in the note which is incorrect in substance. In the first place I stated that the Co-operative meeting was the centre of attraction, and was well attended (which Manley admits). In the second place, to quote, I stated that "it was said that a canvass took place to bring the managemeTit committee to account for wire-pulling." Whether the can- vas took place or not, it was rumoured about. I did not state, as anyone can read the above quotation, that it was actually done. By stating the actual impressions left upon those that at- tended the meeting, whether they were right or wrong, I consider that it is doing real service for those who are responsible for the management or mis-management of the affairs of the Society. As for the wire-pulling, what wag; the cause of the resignation? Wa6 not the act of resigning in itself an allegation that the committee did not Rlay the game? And, further, whether rightly or wrongly, the members' interest was aroused beforehand on the question. If it was not put to the meeting, why did not the resign- ing members submit it to the meeting to decide the grievance on its merit? If their grievance did not have any merit, why resign? Surely Manley is denying the obvious. To say that the matter of resignations was not put to the meet- ing, and at the same time suiting that in reply to his own question, the committee had accepted their resignation is rather contradictory. I take it that what lie means is that it was not put to a. vote of the meeting. I may say that it was not, reported that it was put in that way to the meeting, only that their resignations had been accepted by the meeting. If the meeting agreed with the reply given by the committee, surely, it is evident that this means that they agreed with the resignations. By the way, I respectfully disagree with the reasons given m support for members' children who should receive preference in their applica- tion. If you confine the applications locally or give preference, what is going to prevent dis- satisfaction taking place locally I maintain that the application should be de- cided upon the applicant's efficiency, i.e., experi- ence and character, disregarding whether they are members' children or not. I suggest a method which would do away with all preference and wirepulling in the appointment of such by the following. (1) Should a vacancy occur in any of the branches, applications should be solicited at all the branches. (2) All letters for application to be addressed to the secretary at the Central. (3) The Secretary to read all applications to the committee without disclosing the name or address of the applicant. (4) The applicant to be chosen by merit (char- acter and experience) alone. After which the Secretary shall reveal the name or names and addresses of the appointed. (5) Provisions to be made for apprentices. Mr. Manley, there is nothing in a name. As for notes J a.sk for no quarter. The Editor is al- ways ready to oblige in permitting anyone to correct or refute. It is a question of ideas, and not personalities. A Fear. It is feared by .some persons locally, that the request, sent to Trade Union branches, for the appointment of Labour candidates for the dis- trict Council and Labour J.P.s is rather pre- mature on the grounds that the financial posi- tion and organisation for their maintenance has not been sufficiently considered and decided upon. It is to be hoped that the Trades and Labour Council will immediately give their serious consideration and direct their efforts to- wards the requirements necessary for Labour re- presentation, in view of the difficulty of using funds for political purposes. Ivor Evans, C.O. rriends will be pleased to learn of the where- abouts and welfare of Ivor Evans. Last Mon- day he was visited in prison at Shrewsbury by his brother and a ftriend. He is in very good spirits and his health is as good as can be ex- pected. He is still as determined as ever to op- pose militarism and to testify for the cause of peace. He is not so much concerned about his own liberty as for the end of the war. He has resisted now for about 12 months, and has suf- fered the punishment of criminals for his con- viction with patience and heroic endurance. This is the result of the mal-administration of the Military Service Act by the Tribunal, which was largely composed of local men. He was one of the last persons I should ever have expected to see in a convict garb and be- hind iron bars. He was one of the most sincere and inoffensive persons I have ever met. Yet, he is in prison and is serving two years. This is the reward that his virtues reap under the cruel capitalist system. We cannot expect anything else from the Executive of the exploiting class. All we can say is, that the cause alone is worthy until the good days bring the best.
Pontypridd Notes. I [I. L.P. Meetings. I Last Sunday week, the speaker, Councillor Francis, of Merthyr, having lost his train, Com- rade Owen Hughes lectured on "Holyoake and the Chartist Movement." Oliver Jenkins was in the chair. Collection good, and "Pioneers" were sold out. On Sunday evening last the speaker was Arthur Horner. of Ynyshir, who was none the worse after his skirmish with the jingoes at the Swansea conference. His subject, well de- livered, was on class-struggle lines, being styled "War to Victory." Comrade Josiah Jones very efficiently presided. In the ensuing discussion Comrades Pryce, Va llghan, Styles, Hughes, J. A. Cox, Lewis, and others took part. I The Ramblers. I Last Monday's ramble to Llamvonno of C.L.C. students and friends was a great success, over two hundred sitting down to a splendid repast. Too much praise cannot be given to the workers of both sexes who worked assiduously. Dancing, games and an entertainment followed, the fea- ture of which was an impromptu speech contest on How to utilise the Women in the Move- ment." Comrade Horner took the chair.
A People's Peace. I MR. J. H. THOMAS, M.P., FAVOURS INTER-I NATIONAL CONFERENCE. The Right Hon. J. H. Thomas, M.P., address- ing railwaymen at the Market-hall, Aberdare, on Sunday, said he had refused Cabinet rank be- cause he was guided solely by the distates of his conscience and his anxiety to serve those whom he had always been proud to serve. He was thoroughly in agreement with the decision of this country in entering the field against Ger- many, because he was convinced., that right was on our side. If Great Britain had not taken up the challenge it would have been both a national disgrace and a danger to the future of democracy the world over. (Cheers.) But we had reached a stage, after three years of war, when people were talking of peace. Woe to the person who unnecessarily prolonged for one day the world- spanriin gstruggle, but we were not out for peace which would leave Europe an armed Europe for the future or militarism entrenched; nor was he in favour of a peace made by any particular sec- tion of the people, but a peace generated in the interest of the people as a whole. (Loud cheers.) It was a people's war, and, therefore, it must be a people's peace. In view of that all-important fact, he was of the opinion that everybody ought to welcome the opportunity which presented it- self for the holding of an international confer- ence, at which the peoples of all countries would be able to meet, where Great Britain would be able to state frankly and freely how she felt and why she could not accept any patched-up peace. (Loud cheers.) He knew that the strings were being pulled and that all sorts of influences were at work at the moment by way of proving how wicked it would be to meet the Germans. There were .however, two reasons which prompted him to favour an international conference. The one was that three of the greatest English states- men had recently met on neutral ground German statesmen for the purpose of considering the question of interned prisoners, and the other was that if the British case were a good one we should not be ashamed to submit it to an inter- national conference. On the other hand, how- ever. it should be our duty, in the event of such a meeting, to see that our object as to the defeat of militarism was compassed. Before Germany could successfully talk about peace she must be prepared voluntarily to give the only guarantee open of her readiness to evacuate every yard of foreign territory which she held at present.
No Truck with Germans. I RESOLUTION OF BRASSMAKERS' CONFER- ENCE. At the forty-fifth annual conference of the Na- tional BrassAVorkers and Metal Mechanics at Bir- mingham on Tuesday Mr. Harrison (Manches- ter) proposed-" That this conference pledges it- self to abide by the resolution passed by the Trade Union Congress that the fullest restitu- tion must lie made by the Central Powers of Europe to Belgium, Serbia, Roumania, France, Russia, and restitution also for the unlawful use of the submarine towards neutral countries, and no recognition for peace can be considered from any other standpoint." Mr. Turton (Birmingham) seconded, and Mr. W. J. Davis (secretary), who is a mem ber of the Parliamentary Committee, said with reference to the Stockholm Conference that he was of opinion that any conference arranged between England and German delegates would be out of place until such time as the Government and the Allies had made up their mind to consider terras of peace. Then it would be necessary for an in#unational confetsence of the Allies to take place on behalf of Labour so that the rights of Labour could be secured. The circumstances then would have to be considered, and what the Allies recommended should be carried out in the higher sense that all interests, including Capital and Labour, should be safeguarded. The President (Mr. W E. McStocker) said La- bour must back the brave fellows who were in the fighting line, and must be ready to put forth even greater efforts and to undergo privations to secure the ends for which their sons and brothers had died. When terms of peace came to be con- sidered Labour would make its voice heard, but until that time came they would do their best manfully and well in the workshops to crush and destroy the military domination of the Kaiser. The resolution was carried unanimously.
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Mid-Rhondda Notes. I Dismay! I The Capitalists and their apologists have been in great troubles during the last week, their ex- citement has reached a point equal to that of the beginning of the war, when they thought that their wade was ruined. The visit of the Labour deeglates to Paris\has caused consterna- tion in the camp. One would think at first that all the trouble is over the peace idea which is gaining ground among the workers, or that they are much concerned about the safety of those who are so daring as to meet the German repre- sentatives without a gun. But the waitings and screamings are not exactly over that. No. tnc real trouble is that the working class is so auda- cious as to interfere with things that he ought not to. Why should the Avorking-class represen- tatives consider peace terms? We were not con- sulted as to AVIJether we should have war or not, and we should not interfere with the peace terms. "Ours is not to reason why. Ours but to do and die." A local instance of this was given last week, in the attempt that was made through the press at misrepresenting the meeting of the Cambrian workmen, which was called to discuss a confer- ence agenda.. As usual, some surface collier, who heard of the meeting from his fellow trades- man sent his protest to the press because some of the men present at the meeting expressed their opinions on the resolution which was on the agenda. And the manager of the building in which the meeting was held thought Avise Do plead his ignorance of the object of the meet- ing. There is hardly any need for these people to go to the pain and trouble to Avr i te to the press to tell us of their ignorance of the affairs of the Avorkers we are well aware of it all. The meeting, as the chairman, Mr. Noah Roes, explained, was not a peace meeting as such, but a, trade union meeting called to consider the agenda of its own conference. True, the so-called peace resolution formed a part of the agenda, and that the men expressed different views on it And why not? If a body of workmen think that they should discuss peace terms; have they no right to do it? Are we to wait for the order from the capitalists before we can discuss the matter If we do we shall find that the Capi- talists will have already settled their peace terms to answer their own purpose in the same way as they made the war. Any peace dictated by the capitalists will not it i i i(- to-day suit the workers to-day and we are very sorry to see that some of our best leaders are still in the old position of clinging to the old idea of destroying German militarism through the slaughtering of the German and British working class. Militarism, is not the creation of any rulers, hut a. social growth-a, product. of an economic system, and if the remedy for it is the slaughtering of the working class, well, it .should have been annihilated long ago. But militarism cannot be destroyed until the Avorkers dictate the peace terms, and before we can have a last- ing peace the workel's lU Ilst be the peace-makers and not the capitalists. The time to make peace is to-day, and, not after slaughtering any more of our class.
Maesteg Notes. I News of our C.O.'s. I Mrs. Day, of Nantyffyllon, received a letter last week from her son, Johnny Day, who, as was reported in these columns some months ago, was sentenced to two years' hard labour at his second court-martial, and was sent to Birming- ham Prison. He Avrote stating that on Saturday, July 28th, he and another comrade of his named Dunnico, a brother of the Rev. Herbert Dun- nice, secretary of the Peace Society, and well known to Pioneer readers, were released from Birmingham Prison and were to be sent back to the N.C.C., from which an escort was awaiting them. They were met outside the pri- son by a gentleman named Mr. Allrighf, a Quaker, of Birmingham, who is a retired manu- facturing chemist, and were taken by him to his house and were, on the lawn, supplied with milk and biscuits, and after a chat and a smoke and wash and brush up, were taken in to dinner, but they were afraid to eat much, having been so long on prison diet, and fearing that it would upset their stomachs. Their host enquired if they required any money, but was told that they had enough for their needs for the time being. He also states that an old gentleman, over 70 years of age, travelled over five miles to see them off. Their hostess had made a banner with which to head the procession of the W omen s Peace Crusade to be held in Birmingham the fol- lowing day (Sunday) and she and her two sisters, each well over GO years of age, were to head the procession. Their escort was treated in the same manner as the two C.O.'s. They arrived at camp at 9 p.m. Saturday night, and on Tuesday morning they were given an order to which they could not comply. They refused, and are in consequence placed in the Guard Room, which means another District Court-Martial. They are both at present at the Gilai- d Tlooitt, Guard Room. N.C.C., Henlla Camp, Tabowen, near Oswestry. This will be Day's third court- martial. He is in tne best oil spirits and good health. May he continue to remain so is the wish of his friends. He is made of the same stuff as the martyrs. The need of an X-Rays Apparatus at Maesteg. At the monthly meeting of the Maesteg Work- men's Medical Fond Committee, along with other matters discussed, was the need for an X-liays apparatus at Maesteg. A. G. Jones, on raising the matter, said that lie had not been instructed by his lodge (Cwmdu) to move in the matter, as it had slipped his memory at the last meeting of the lodge, but he thought that they could profitably discuss the matter there. He said that the need of it had been brought to his attention by several workmen who had had to travel to Cardiff to be placed under X-rays when it was necessary. It was the poorest, section of the community that was hardest hit by this, as the cost of tr a veiling was so high. Some who need X-ray treatment could not find the money to go, and therefore had to suffer needlessly. He said he knew of cases where persons had had to apply to the Poor Law Officer in the district to get their train fare, and that it was a shame that to get the necessary treatment they had to submit to the stigma of pauperism. In a district like Maesteg, there ought to be such an appara- tus, so that those who were unfortunate enough to need treatment could receive it at Maesteg and not be put to the expense of going to Cardiff and elsewhere. He was of opinion that the local hospital was not complete without it, and that we should endeavour to get it put up at the hospital. A short discussion followed, when all spoke in favour of obtaining an X-ray apparatus for the district, and on the motion of Mr. Jones it was decided to form a small committee from amongst the general committee to go into the question and ascertain the costs of the apparatus and the upkeep, and report to a future meeting of the Committee.
Rhymney Valley Notes. I.L.P. Activity. The Independent La honr Party propag?"? work through the ralley has created in '??' quarters a desire to move in matters. Undaub edly, this desire will lead ultimately to the f orni ing of more oranches. This desire comes ebiefly from actiAe trades iinionist, Tlif- defimr. aims and objects of the Party seem to supP? what is chiefly lacking in the trade union more- ment. S.W.M.F. Attitudes. The Bargoed mi-ners at a large mass meeting- adopted the recommendation of the Executive Council of the South Wales Miners re the" "Peace Movement," only one or two miners voting against, and the same applies to t h Comb-out." Xew Tredegar miners voted against the Executive Council's reeommendatio0 and in favour of the comb-out scheme. ￼ Wherever there is freedom of discussion &n<f, liberty of speech and where matters are lnost' vigorously and earnestly fought, and where Only argument is used against argument, and n0 personal abuse, there you will find the most P1'0" gressive society. If 95 per cent. of the tion are workers, then where freedom of discus- sion is encouraged public opinion in this vallet is sAvinging around to the ideals of the I.L.P. Is the Decision Come To? Have the Glamorgan county councillors of Ea&k • Glamorgan decided the supposed intricate w question as to which of the two, viz., AIr." Brown and Air. Wm. Hammond, is the Labour man for the Britbdir-Pontlottyn vacancy? Horticultural Show. The second annual horticultural show at pen- gam Garden Village, held on Bank Holidayr proved a complete success, the local exhibit* being larger than the previous years. The ex- hibits of sweet peas, according to an authority? were exceptionally good. Carnival and Sports. The carnival and sports at A be r bargoed, hel< £ on Bank Holiday, were a success, but WI$' marred by one incident. In the catching of the- greasy pig the animal sustained a broken leg,, and I understand the inspector of the- R.S. P.C. A., ATIIO was present, intends to prose- cute. An Interesting Wedding. Mr. James Bailey, 60 years of age, and MfSj Mary Ann Powell, 60 years of age, were married at the Lower Maehen Church on Bank Holiday- The bride was given away by her son (Mr., Wm. Powell). ')he bridesmaid was her gran d- daughter (Miss W. Powell). The wedding break'' last was held at the residence of Mr. Wm- Powell, 3 Central Avenue, Garden Village, Pefl- gam. The bride was becomingly dressed in grey costume, with a black and white tuscan bRt: tri mined with a white ostrich plume and carried a beautiful bouqet presented by the Church Roaa stationmaster.
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