Teitl Casgliad: Merthyr Pioneer
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Mertlyr. To SfiCKKTABiBfl- Secretaries of edges, Trade nion branches, FrJældIy and othe Societies are re- quested to send in eports of meetings, concerts, etc., a'scnotices of meetings to be held, as efly as possible. -BfiiOIAN COAIMITTHE. Am- otIIlg the giltfl revived during the week towards the futi is an additional £:2 2s. from inlesst. Joseph Watson and Sons, Leed, Making in all a sum oi £ 'ly- 7s. The Hxt meeting of the com- mittee will be held at the Town Hall at 7.30 P-ni on Monday, January 11,1915. JNKW YEÁlt'S EvE DANCE.—A tea, whist drive ^jid dance has been ar- ranged for Sew Year's Eve (Thursday, Dec. 31) by the Merthyr branch of fbhe to be held at Bentley's be held at Bentley's H Graham Street. It is confid- ently expected that this function will prove a,, a great, if not a greater, success, as previous functions. AJfem- bens and friends are cordially invited. Admission, 6d. MLSKTHYR I.L.P C'HIUSTMAS FESTI- VAL.—Members of the Merthyr branch sii the I.L.P. and friends are warmly invited to turn up at the Institute, Bentley's Hall. on Christmas night. Arrangements have been made by which a jolly time will be ensured. both for the parents and youngsters. Singing and recitation competitions for the members' children have been arranged. Games of all kinds and vaudeville turns and variety turns will a}so form features from which much enjoyment is anticipated. And don't forget the CHRISTMAS TREE. To com- mence at 6.15 p.m. Adults 3d., chil- timii Id. IDtucTIOx SERVICES.—On Sunday and Monday last special services were held in connection with the induction 4 the Rev. Arthur Davies as pastor at the Tabernacie" Chapel. The officiat- ing ministers were the Rev. E. R. Jones, Cefn Mawr, and Rev. David Price, Swansea, who delivered eloquent and appropriate sermons. On Monday evening Mr. Richard Davies welcomed the new minister of Tabernacle. The Rev. D. L. Jones, secretary, briefly- outlined the events in which the church unanimously invited Mr. Davies. Let- ters and telegrams from local i-ninia- ters and Noi,tli Wale, ex- pressing their sincere regrets at not being able to be present, were read, and also wishing both church and pas- tor a successful future. Letters from Mr. Davies' parent church, Cefn Mawr and his church at Penrhyndeudraeth bore striking testimony to his noble and pure character, and sacred devo- tion to the great cause, and his genial disposition, which endeared himself to all-his departure being keenly regret- ted by all denominations and the citi- zens, who had shown their apprecia- tion of Mr. Davies and his family in a tangible manner. The following minis- ters spoke words of welcome and good wishes, several of whom had been in personal contact with Mr. Davies pre- viously —Revs. W. A. Jones, Sion; Jacob Jones, Bethesda; Williams, Ab- ernant; Roberts. Abertysswg; J. B. Jones and H. Ellis, Dowlais; Gwilym Rees, Soar; J. Badham, on behalf of the Free Church Council; D. G. Ev- ans. E. R. Jones and D. Price. Rev. W. R. Jones, B.A., Troedyrhiw, a for- mer pastor, wrote regretting his in- ability to be present, and also expres- sing his good wishes for the future of the church and minister.
Dowlais. DOWLAIS I.L.P.—At a meeting of the local branch of the I.L.P., held at the Public Library on Tuesday even- ing, it was decided to make arrange- meoite to find a new meeting place. Mr. W. Fishpool made a strong appeal for the development of the educational side of the movement. In the ab- sence of Mr. Isaac Jones, the chair was taken by Mr. W. Fishpool. LOCAL DISTRESS. Owing to the stoppage of payment by the Central Committee of the Prince of Wales' Fund, considerable distress prevails at present in Dowlais.
Troedyrhiw. ON _T Uit LOUGH.—A large number of recruits have arrived home for the If Christmas holiday, also a large num- ber of ambulance men. Music.—Despite the war and its die- epiriting effects, we have had quite a musiical week The Troedyrhiw Mission Band and the Salvation Army Band having played throughout the district during the week. CHRISTMAS TREE.—Tabernacle Eng- lish Baptist Church are holding their annual Chritmass Tree and Fancy Ba- aaar on Christmas Day at Tabernacle Hall. This is, and has been for several years, quite a notable event, and is eagerly looked forward to by the chil-. dren. MINERS PBOTBST AGAINST NEW ORDER.—The Secretary of the Troedy- rhiw Lodge ot the S.W.M. F., Mr. Tho- mas Lewis, has forwarded the follow- ing resolution, which was passed at the last meeting of the lodge:—"That we. the meftlhers of the Troedyrhiw Lodge of Miners, protest against the action of the Home Office in making aPt Order gimnting power for the names of soldiers' wives to be regis- tered by the police. ACCIDENT. On Monday last, at Glynmil Colliery, Haydn Phillips, of Pleasant View. Troedyrhiw, met with a eenous accident. It appears that PhiIlipø, who is iia oharge of aa eleo- » fc 1 trie pump. was III the act of oiling the pump when, by some means, his coat was caught in the machinery, and pulled him between the motions. We are glad to say lie had a wonderful es- cape, as tl. pump was working at low pressure, otherwise it would have been mere serious. (ARMEL CIIUECH. The quarterly meetings of the above church were held last Sunday. Mr. W. J. Williams presided at the afternoon meeting, when the following took part:—Clif- ford Brewer, Kate Carcton, Gwladys Price, Maisie Allington, B. Parry, Ka- tie Griffiths, May Williams, and Eddie Board. At the opening meeting, over which Mr. Henry Morgan presided, the following took part: —Miss W. Allington. IJessie Edwards, Bronwen Roberts, Edith Llewelyn, Maggie Da- vies, James Watkins, Rees Thomas, Harry Griffiths, L. Eavns, Gwilym Ed- wards, J. R. Owen, W. Williams. Mr. Jenkin Lewis was the accompanist throughout the meeting.
Merthyr Vale & Aberfan. SELF-SATIS.FACTION. You will be brimming over with satisfaction if you buy your next Suit with us. Best value. Biggest choice.—EABNBST JONES AND Co., Aberfan.
ISocial Democratic Clubsi Annual Dinner
Social Democratic Club's Annual Dinner. PRESENTATION TO MR. AND MRS. J. HANNAN. On Thursday evening last, the an- nual supper in connection with the Aberfan Social Democratic Club and Workmen's Institue was held at the Club Lecture Room. A large number of members atten- ded, togetfeer with Aid. E. Williams. Coun. D. Jones, and Guardian Win. Jones, who were the guests of the evening, and all joined in voting the supper a gerat success. The caterers were the Troedyrhiw and District Co-operative Society. Mr. H. Harding, branch manager, being in eltai-W. Mr. Harding is to be con- gratulated upon the manner in which he carried out his duties, and his suc- cession on this occasion clearly demon- strates that lie still retain his reputa- tion of being one of the best caterers for functions of this kind in the lo- cality. After supper a vemv interesting pre- sentation meeting an entertainment was held. The presentation was to Mrs. and Mrs. Jeremiah Hannan, late steward and stewardess of the club, together with their only daughter, by the mem bers of the club. Mr. J. Devonald opened the proceedings with a solo, which was given in excellent style. On behalf of the members of the club Mr. John Harrington then presented Mr. Hannan with an illuminated ad- dress. Mr. Harrington, in a few well- chosen remarks, referred to the part Mr. Hannan bad played in the his- tory of the club. He said that "Jerry" was one of the small group who had founded the club, and the one who had taken upon himself the onerous duties and responsibilities of trustee. He was one of the most ardent wor- kers for the Socialist cause in the neigh bourhood. and he felt sure that the club had benefited greatly during the two years which Mr. Hannan had ser- ved as their steward. However, he had now given up his position as stew- ard. and had gone into business on his own account; and he (the speaker) on behalf of the member, wished him even prosperity in his new venture. The add ress. wihch was beautifully decorated, read as follows:-
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B. S. P. I JEREMIAH HANNAN. Esq. I Sir—We, the committee and mem- bers of the Merthyr Vale and Aber- lan Social and Democratic Club and Workmen's Institute, desire to ex- press, in this permanent form, out- deep sense of gratitude and apprecia- tion for the valuable service you and and your dear wife have rendered, and for the satisfactory manner 111 which you have carried out your du- ties as steward and stewardess of the club. We alo wish to recognise your earnestness and integrity in the So- oialist movement for many yearSi which we and you recognise as the only means whereby the working- cass can be emancipated from the thraldom of capitalism. We further wish you prosperity in all your undertakings. On behalf of the committee and memhers Tom Morton, Chairman; Abraham Lewis. vice-chairman; Price Lewis, treasurer; J. Harring- ton. secretary. Committee—C. B. Jones. Richard Jones, David Tvans. W. O'Brien. Hugh Lewis. Mrs. Hannan. who was unavoidab- ly absent owing to the illness of her daughter was presented with a ma?- ninc?tit silver coffee service by Mr. Price Lewis. Mr. Lewis said that he had had experience pf clubs for nearly 20 years, and he had never known a more faithful steward and stewardess than Mr. and Mrs. Hannan. Mr. Abraham Lewis, of Cardiff, on behalf of the members, presented Miss Hannan with a lady's companion cose. Mr. Lewis paid a high tribute to Mr. Hannan, both as a club steward and as a. Socialist, and hoped that Miss Hasnan would hare a speedy recovery from her illnew, and t.hat she would soon be able to receive the small to- ken with which the members were presenting her into her own hands. Mr. Hannan, in responding, said he did not deserve either the presenta- tion or the good things that had been said about him that Wening. He -had simply done his best, and that, he thought, it was every man's duty to do. In the early days of the club's history, he said that some people thought it i-nadvisable to form a club, but the flourishing conditon of the club to-day was sufficient reason to justify its existence. In those days their great concern was to get mem- bers. because it was realised that once the men were inside they would have far greater opportunities ctf making Socialists out of them. This they had done, and he felt certain that there was not now a single member of the club who was not now a Socialist. He thanked the members most heartily, on behalf of himself and his wife and daughter, for the manner in which they had appreciated their services. Coun. D. Jones, Guardian William Jones, and Aid. Enoch Williams also gave short addresses, and each said that he was much impressed by the discipline of the club, and while agree- ing that the club had been a power for good in the past, such discipline au- gured well for a far greater power in the future. During the evening solos were ren- dered by Mr. J. Devonald, Mr. E. Edwards, and Mr Will. Hughes, Mr. W. J. Jones being the accompanist. A set of impromptu vewses by Mr. J. Devonald sung to an old Welsh air, was a special feature, and was much appreciated by the assemblel members.
Headmastership of the New Pant School
Headmastership of the New Pant School. SENIORITY OR MER IT;- Coun. Enoch Morrell presided over a meeting of the Merthyr School Man- agement Committee, held on Wedne,- day. Appointment. In moving the selection of Mr. John Moseley Jones, Treharris, as head- master of Pant School, Coun.. A. Wil- son said he did so an the grounds of seniority. Aid. Vm. Lewis, Treharris, second- ed, and Ald. ri. T. James supported. Aid. Dan Thomas and Coun. D. W. Jones spoke against seniority. It was time, he said, to explode the principle of seniority. They would not do that in the police force or in any other line, and if they were always going to rely on seniority, what would the teachers have to work for? All candidates should be considered on merit, and not on seniority. There were 14 application, and by ballot the list was reduced to the fol- lowing five:-Messrs. John Griffith Brans, Abermorlais, 22; John Rees Da- vies, Penydarren, 21; John Moseley Jones, Treharris, 20; John Thomas Jones, Dowlais, 18; and David Price, Dowlais, 16. In the final vote, Mr. John Moseley Jones obtained 17 votes and Mr. Evans 12, the former being appointed. Miss Sarah Williams, Penydarren, was appointed headmistress of Gellifae- log Girlis' School, and Miss Margaret Williams, Pant School, was transferred to Treharris School.
The Town Hall Officials andI the Prince of Wales Fund
The Town Hall Officials and] the Prince of Wales Fund. We understand that there is a lit- tle difficulty at the Town Hall which is somewhat interesting. There is a society which is Aiown as the National Association of Local Go- vernment Officers, and the whole of the officials at the Town Hall, from the Town Clerk to the office boys, are members. The chief officials rarely, if ever, attend the meetings of the branch, but pay the usual Trade Un- ion contributions of the society. At an executive meeting of the branch, it was unanimously recommen- ded that a special levy of Ii per cent. upon all salaries should be imposed up- Ion the members for the benefit of the Prince of Wales' Fund. All the low sa laried officials approved of the levy, but the head officials (with one or two exceptions) refused to be levied. The head officials are the well-paid officials, and their contention is that they were altcady contributing on a munificent scale. We have frequently pointed out that it is the working man that ultimately pays, and the men of small salaries are in the same category. From one end of the borough to the other, the working men and low sala- ried clerks, in their efforts to assist the fund for relieving the distress ex- isting here, levied themselves, and are paying a fixed snm per week or per mouth, and yet we find that officials who have an assured income of sub- stantial amount really in the end talk vaguely about subscriptions and SYM- PATHY, and for practical purposes pay in proportion to means a very small percentage of the amount which the low-salaried officials sacrifices. One of the well-paid officials, so we are informed, stated that he objected to be levied by the vote of his office boy. No doubt this official would strongly assert that he waa a demo- crat, but are there any Kaisers in the Town ]Bell P
I MerthyrTerriterials Town Prizes
I MerthyrTerriterials Town Prizes Notwithstanding the many calls now being made on the public, the res- ponse to the Mayor's appeal for dona- tions towards distributing, as usual, the annual prizes to the Merthyr Ter- ritorials has been generously respond- ed to. The Mayor has sent the following letter to the Officer Commanding the Regiment: "taill D. C. Harris, Officer Commanding Meutliyr Detachment, 5th Welch Regt., Tunbridge Wells. Dear Captain Harris, I have much pleasure in sending you the sum collected from the townspeo- ple of Merthyr for distribution am- ongst the Merthyr Detachment of the 5th Welch Regiment, in such form as the Officers of the Regiment might think best. I might say that, although numer- cms calls have recently been made upon the inhabitants. their response to the appeal for donations has been most gratifymg, thus showing their sincere appreciation of the ser- vice being rendered by the 'men of Merthyr for their King and country. Will you please convey to the men the good wishes of the townspeople who are proud to think that the oth Welch are doing such good work in preparing for the defence of the hearths and homes of their loved ones. We arc anxiously looking forward to the time when Peace shall be re- stored, and shall welcome the re- turn of the men who have so nobly responded to duty's call. Wishing the officers and men God speed in their work. Believe me to be, Yours very sincerely, JOHN DAVIES, Mayoa. I ^3rd December, 1914." LIST OF SUBSCRIPTIONS. Mr. Howell R. Jones. Dowlais, £ 3 3s The Misses Lewis. Plas, £ 2 2s. Col. J. Jones, Cefn; Messrs. Giles & Harrap, Mr. N. F. Hankey, Mr. W. T. Crawshay, Reading; South Wales' Billiards and Recreation Company, D. Williams & Co., Taff Vale Brewery; Mr. S. Sand brook, Merthyr; Mr. J. Plows, Mr. F. T. James, Mr. D. W. Jones, The Merthyr Electric Traction Company, Mr. Rowand Griffiths, Cl Is. each. Dr. C. Biddle, Dr. Webster, Mr. A. L. Cox, Mr. J. Jeremiah, Messrs. Jack son, Ltd., Alderman R. P. Rees, Dow- lais; Mr. G. Ll. Thomas, Mr. Robert Gum,oll, Mr. W. R. Cohen, Messrs. H. W. Southey and Sons, Ltd., Mr. John Hogg, Mr. T Nibloe, Dr. J. L. W. Ward, Messrs. Johnson and Richards, architects; Mr. W. K. Smyth, Mr. Llewarch Reynolds, and Mr. John Da- vies, Mayor, 10/6 each. Mi. A. J. Howfield, Mr. James Mill- ward. Mr. T. Elias, Dr. Ll. Jones, Mr. M. Niheolas, Messrs. D. Morgan and Co., Messrs. The Merthyr Bottling Co., Mr. D. Williams, Gurnos Farm; Mr. Paulett, baker; Mr. G. Llewellyn, so- licitor; Mr, C. B. James, solicitor Mr. J. Davies, solicitor.- Mr. J. M. Berry. Mr. W. Owens, outfitter; Mr. C. H. Flooks, Mr( T. Dando, and Mr. Huggins, Clarence Hotel, Dowlais, 10/- each. Mrs. J. Jones. Manchester Houe, 7/6. Mr. H. Parfitt, Mr. David Evans, Cafe, Queen's Road Mr. J. Williams, miners' agent; Mr. J. Vaughan, Bala- clava Road, Dowlais; Dr. Gabe, Mr. Jacob Ray, Treharris; Mr. F. S. Si- mons, solicitor; Mr. J. Vaughan. so- licitor; Mr. C. Edwards, draper; Mr. F. A. Phillips. Dr. Cromwell Jones; Messrs. Evans, ironmonger; Mr. Tom Powell; Mrs. Evans, Waterloo; Mrs. Michael, Bush Hotel; Mrs. Green, Pentrebach; Mr. H. V. Reeves. Mr. It. T. Jones. Mr. W. W. Meredith, so- licitor; Mr. W. R. Edmunds, Dr. E. L. Ward, Mr. J. A. Wilson. Mr. W. L. Evans. draper; Mr. J. A. Daniel, Mr. J. B. Rees, Mr. J. Bernasconi, Mr. T. Aneuryn Rees, Messrs. Berni Brothers, Mr. Mendel Simons, Mr. Le- wis Cohen, Mr. W. Burr, Messrs. Humphries, ironmongers; Messrs. Le- ris. Motor Depot; Messrs. Gay & Son, Messrs. Humphries, hatters; Mr. E. T. Daniell, ironmonger; Mr. A. W. Hughes, Messrs. Owen and George, wine merchants, 5/- each Mr. T. E. Rees, architect, and Mr. G. Scott, Great Western Hotel, 4/- each. Mr. Hair is Isaacs, Dowlais, 3/ Mr. Howitt, deentist; Mr. H. M. Lloyd, chemist; Mr. Roberts, Victo- ria Street; Mr. J. W. Morris, hatter; Mr. John Williams, butcher; Mr. A. W. Bown, Mr. John Francis, chemist; Mr. Tom Evans, outfitter; Mr. Edwd. Millward, butcher; Messrs. Hopkins Brothers, Crown Stores; Mr. M. Da- vies. bookseller; Mr. J. Pragg, Mr. R. R. Davies. Mr. D. Bowen, Mr. J. E. Biddje, Mr. A. J. Marshall, Mr. r. Gilbert Evans. Miss Morgan, Mr. T. E. Jones, Messrs. Rich Bros., Mr. D. W. Evans, Mr. Lewis W. Dixon, Mr. J. P. Fitzmorris, Mr. J. Jenkins, Tr3- genna, Mr. T. Jenkins, chemist. Messrs. F. Harris and Co., Mr. F. Williams, optician; and Mr. W. E. Dix, 2/6 each. Mr. Ll. Jones, Co- perative Stores, Dowlais; Mr. C. M. Davies, architec Miss Davies, Mr. T. F. Vining, Mr. A. Be llarn, and Mr. T. England 2/- eac; 1. Mr. Doeton, Mr. W. Millwaird, Mr. W. J. Davies, Mr. T. J. Price, H. Thomas, Mr. T. Williams and Mi. R. C. Daniel, 1/- each.
DOWLAIS CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY. Drapery Department. "AT THE FRONT." So are we in Price and Quality. We beg to announce to all our Customers that we shall have all our NEW WINTER STOCK in next week. We shall hold a very large variety of Blankets, Quilts, Sheets and Eider Downs. Try our renowned C. W.S. Grey Twill Sheet at 4,11 per pair, 2!, yards long, worth Jib. Being that we have bought most of our Stock before the War broke out. we shall be able to place before our Customers a large variety of Stock, mostly All at- the Old Prices. We hold a tremendous Stock c.f Ladies' and Children's Hosiery. Our Ladies' Cashmere Ribb Hose at 1/Oid. per pair cannot be beaten anywhere in Price nor Quality. "STILL ADVANCING." OUR DRAPERY TRADE is rapidly advancing., a fact which proves j that we give our Customers their 2u in the 1. Also the best of attention. No order too small. All we ask is, Please walk in, and you win-walk out pleased." Note the Address 16, 17, 18, & 19, Union St., Dowlais. Station Terrace, High Street, BEDLINOG. PENYDARREN. Caeharris, Dowlais.
iCOESPONDENCE I I
COESPONDENCE. I —————————— FREE TEXT BOOKS. I Sir,—Permit me, through the med- iumi of your valuable paper, to con- gratulate Ald. Enoch Williams and all who bupported hi resolution at the Education Committee meeting, there- by removing the ban from the rate- payers' children and giving them ac- cess to a free secondary education. I trust the workers will aote the splen- did effort on their behalf, which has removed, I trust for ever, that infa- mous minute of 1913 which deprived the children of their rights.—I am, Yours sincerely, Treharris. 0. HOSKINS. A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE. Sit-While the bells are ringing for the coming of the Prince of Peace, guns will be booming and shells will be Hying that will make the Christmas message meaningless to thousands. To those of humble heart who have looked for His coming, the message of who believe in war, and foster the war spirit, and to those who believe that Christ is on the side of the big batta- lions how can they compare theii actions with their be- lief in Him of whom the an- gels sang, Glod to God in the high- est, and on earth peace, goodwill to- wards men." To readeip of the PIONEEH whose faith is in one of whom it was said that His Kingdom was an everlasting kingdom, and who would be the Ever- lasting Father, the Prince of Peace- go bravely forward knowing that in the end victory shall be won, not by might, nor by power, but as the Lord said, by those that "hath My spirit, he is mine." May the prayers and efforts of the New Year be devoted to the coming of the Christ of Peace in the hearts of all men. so that the day may come when nation shall not lift iip sword against )iition.-Yoiii-s. etc., FRED A. JARMAN. Biythonville. Brithdir, Christmas. 1914. Sir,—I noticed in a l-ecent issue of the PIONEER the account of a case in the Police Court against a lad for calling newspapers. It appears there is a law against street noises. Why discriminate between a news- boy and a person with a glorified trum- pet, who practically the whole week through forces people in the Tramroad and other "residential" districts to suf- fer from the hideous noise made by this person, who has in his wake a cartload of disused toggery? I imagine it to be absolutely necessary that a boy selling papers should cry his call- ing, and as a rule this does not com- mence till early evening, whereas the person with the aforesaid trumpet and his load of rags plies his antediluvian calling from morn till night, principal- ly during the time when night men are sleeping, or trying to. I think there is sufficient cause for conplaint and nee d for a remedy.—Yours, etc., EDWARD SHADBOLT. 65 Tramroad, Merthyr. Sir,—Allow me to offer you my hear- tiest appreciation of the stand taken by the PIONEER since the war broke out. I am glad it has escaped the evil iniuences of the war fever, which, un- fortunly, some of our Labdur pap- ers and leaders have not. I always look forward with pleasure for each is- sue of the PIONEEB. It serves as a wel- come antidote to the poisom that is doled out to us daily by the press. 1 he Rev. T. E. Nicholas' articles axe treasures in >hemselvea, and though he may make enemies, he will be en- (enraged by the fact that those who trod a simNar path in times gone by have been justified. How wise we alil are after the event. The men who can look forward with a clear vision are the men we need to-day. Un- fortunately, he is also the man that is always scorned and kicked. A question that I have often put to my- self lately is this: Are we justified in dubbing the rebel leaders of S<^ulb Africa as traitors? Much is made of the spirit shown by the King of Bel- gium in face of the terrible ordeal through which this country is passing. It is said that the Germans may take his country from him, but can "never conquer his spirit." Should we not ap- preciate the same spirit in Beyers and Co. ? Suppose Germany oomes out of this war victorious, and England was placed under German rule, then in a. few time, taking advantage of some weakness on the part, of Ger- many, we, perhaps with the aid of another nation, attempted to regain our independence. Would we be trait- tors:- If so, to whom I often wonder who is the traitor—Beyers or Botha? Good luck to the PIONEER. May it continue to give us a straight and true lead.—Yours, etc.. Aberdare. D. J. Sti-Anyone who has had much to do with the arrangements for soldiers' and sailors' wives during this ensis must realise that if the women had had a representative organisation of their own, to which they might have gone for help. and with which the Govern- ment might deal on matters of gene- ral importance and in details of per- sonal difficulty. much suffering would certainly have been avoided and many mistakes would never have been made. Surely the time has come to secure the formation of such an organisation to represent the interests of the women who most of all are bearing the brunt of the anxiety and trial at this time of national crisis! It is for the rank and file of the or- dinary privates' wives to get together and form an association which shall be thoroughly democratic and representa- tive of their views. This should be done in order that their demands may be made with influence and authority before the Select Commttee reports.— Yours, etc.. E. SYLVIA PANKHURST.
Waterworks Committee and Recent Grove Fire
Waterworks Committee and Recent Grove Fire. The complaints regarding the water- supply at the fire at the residence of Mr. J. T. Vaughan were referred to at a meeting of the Waterworks Com- mittee. held on Werneedav. Aid. Dan Thomas presiding. Coun. W. Joner: There were other complaints beside the water. One was that the fire engine had to be pushed up the hill. Was that so? Coun. D. W. Jones: No: the Chief Constable denied that. Ooun. W. Jones: We shaJI have to do the same here as they do in other places—and that is, to have a few felse alarms to wake them up. Upon the proposition of Conn. A. Wilson, seconded bv Ald. F. T. James, it was decided to select three members of the committee to met the members of the Watch Committee. "She three members appointed were Ald. F. T. James, Ald. Dan Thomas, and Coun. D. W. Jones. »