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" Dan Gysgod Ben Bowen."

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- The Doctor's Ouestion.

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The Doctor's Ouestion. To the Editor of the "Rhondda Leader." Sir,—Will you kindly allow me a little space in your valuable paper to point out to An Old Workman that his state- ments in last week's issue re the above question are rather' misleading to the public at large. He states that the huge sum of about £ 6,000 is paid every year to the Medical Fund. How he gets to this huge amount I fail to see; and further, if he is an old workman at the Glamorgan Collieries, he is minus the knowledge of the average number em- ployed at these collieries, also the average earnings of his fellow-men. I will strike a, wide average employed to be 4,500. Out of the earnings of this number I assume that we pay zC5,850 to the Medical Fund. Well, to obtain that amount, every man and boy employed at the colliery must earn £ 2 per week for a year. If Old Workman will just look back and think for himself of so many complaints brought to the Workmen's Committee, he will at once agree with me that £ 2 per week is very wide off the mark indeed. It would be well if Old Workman" and a few more of the same opinion were to take the expenditure side into consideration, which, I think, may be easily obtained. Now, as to the next point, re the general meetings of workmen: If he is in the minority side—which I have every reason to believe-why not advocate the ballot at the general meeting, of which there was no mention made; and by so doing, the" manhood" which he refers to would be put in action at the proper place? As to the medical staff governed, and all drugs, &c., should be purchased by a committee of workmen, I,, take it, although not referred to in his epistle, we have ample proof of this method at Ebbw Vale for the past years.—I am, ANOTHER OLD WORKMAN.

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Workmen's Compensation Act.

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