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TINPLAXE BONUS.i

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LATEST WAR NEWS i

THURSDAY'S FRENCH OFFICIAL.I

MESOPOTAMIA ADVANCE. I

-SLIGHT ENEMY GAINS.______1

I ARMISTICE CANARD.

A WEEK'S PIRACY. I

WAR MUSEUM EXHIBITION.

I A FARTHING TOO MUCH! f

I POLICE PROMOTIONS. I

I SHIP WIHTOUT A PILOT. t

I ,,NEW J.P.'s.r

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WAR SUMMARY I

- -__-THE 1914 MINERS.I

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AIR RAID ON ENGLAND . -.-…

I __FIRE AT MANSELTON. I

SWANSEA HARBOUR TRUST, I

I _HOW TO GET SUGAR.____I

I _AMMANFORD COUNCIL. )

THE C.O/S VOTE I

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THE C.O/S VOTE I IIIIiJ Sir Alfred Mond and a Resolution. i Sir Alfred Mond lias scsnt the following letter to the Executive Committee of the Swansea English Free Church Council, in ansv.cr ta a resolution passed, we believe, upon the proposition of Mr. Richard Wat- kins and Ur. J. A. Rawlings:â H.M. Office of Works, S.W. 1. Dear Sir,- 30th November, 1917. Dear S i r,â I am in receipt of your letter of the 28th inst. I must confess that I am more than surprised at the terms of the resolu- tion which you have forwarded to me, and which, 1 think, must have been passed without full appreciation of the points at issue when 1 gave my vote. To lay down as a principle that men who entirely refuse to serve the State in the time of its greatest emergency, either by combatant or by non-combatant ser- vice, are entitled to the same rights ei citizenship as those who, both by their sacrifice at the Front and their labours at home, are straining every nerve for their country's safety, seems to me so iin- reasonable that I cannot believe that your Council really Supports it. The right to a vote is a privilege granted by the State, and carries with it the power of controlling the Government of the day, and thereby the issues of peace and" war. To say that men who refuse in any shape whatsoever to assist in carrying on the war should have the right to compel men more patriotic than themselves to lay down their lives on the battlefield "seems to me a negation pf all justice, and on behalf of all those martyrs at the Front, past and present, I certainly cannot feel it within my conscience to put them in that position. I must confess that I fail entirely to understand in what way this uccis;u;i is either an infringement of religious liberty, or, still more, how it can be held to be against the genius of Noncon- formity. Nonconformity surely has never stood for bad citizenship; nor has it ever been lacking in militant action :n de- fence of freedom. I might further poui; out that my colleague in the Govern- ment, Sir Joseph Compton-Kickett, who is an ex-President of the Free-Church Council, and who is rightly regarded Q.t> a leading exponent Of Nonconformist principles, both by speech and vote, took the same view as I did. In-giving my vote, I had full regard to the amendmertts ,which the Government I is to introduce to safeguard therÃRhts ef the?? whose religious conviction aga'.nst combatant service has always been acknowledged, and who. in other direc- tions, have rendered great service to their country. I hope when the text of these amendments is before your Council that I. shall lind their view. in harmony with mine. Yours faithfully. ¡ Alfred Mand. I

NEATH BUTTER RUSH. .j

WARNING TO OTHERS.;

IMPAIRED VITALITY.I

4I COAL CONTROL BILL. I

FAMOUS WELSH C.O. CASE. I…

-STEAM ROLLER S FALL._I

IMADAME GERARD. I

-LOST 2685 1 N- A YEAR. I

DRYMMA FIRE I

, DEATH SENTENCES. I

A COSTLY BREACH.I

FARMERS TO ORGANISE. r

TOOK NO FOOD ALL DAY. i

DRAPERY DRAMA'

A PEERAGE ROMANCE.-

SWANSEA NURSE WEDDED.

WELSH DOCKYARDS. - -

HOME WITHOUT FOOD.

SIX NEWSPAPER BOYS. .....…

I,-MUMBLES GUARD FINED.

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