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I OUR LONDON LETTER*

REGISTRATION OF NURSES.

A "DRINKER OF WATER."

JUDGE REPROVES DOCTORS.

FATAL EXPERIMENT.

FATAL COLLIERY DISASTER.

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COAL CRISIS. 'J c

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COAL CRISIS. J c BALLOT TO BE TAKKN. 1 The Miners' Federation of Great Britain has H decided to take a ballot of the members as to a. jB general stoppage in consequence of the reduction H of wages in Scotland. There seems little doubt. ■ that the voting will be in favour of a national W strike, but there are hopes that the interven- S tion of Mr. Churchill on behalf of the Board I of Trade will have good results. I! The Miners' Federation unanimously resolved B that, pending the decision of the ballot, financial | support equal to 10s. per week per member b6 I paid to the Scottish miners. The ballot papers are to be returned by July 27. A special conference will be called for July 28. The executive committee of the Miners! Federation afterwards met, Mr. Enoch Edwards, M.P., presiding. The committee decided upon the form of ballot. The question on the ballot paper will be — "Are you in favour of determining your con- tract for employment so that you may stop is sympathy with the Scottish miners? There are considerably over 600,000 members of the federation—practically the whole of thø urderground workers. It is the intention of the federation, if it be decided to put Rule 20 into operation, to issue the notices so that the strike may begin on the same date throughout the country. Rule 20, under which the ballot is to be taken, i reads "That whenever any county, federation, or district is attacked on the wages question all members connected with the society shall tender | a notice to terminate their contracts, if approved | of by a conference called to consider the ad- [ visability of such joint action being taken." Mr. Churchill received at the Board of Trade offices representatives of the Scottish colliery owners and miners, the majority also being mem- bers of the Scottish Conciliation Board. The offer of the President of the Board of Trade to intervene with the object of bringing about a settlement of the present dispute, and avoiding a strike or lock-out, was provisionally accepted, and a meeting of the Scottish Conciliation Boara will be held in the near future.

BISHOP V. VICAR,

A CONFESSION OF MURDER.

STRANGE INCURABLE DISEASE,

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