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THE SPECIAL COMMISSION. -._-.......-----------

MEETING IN THE WORKING MEN'S…

--_-MEETING AT THE WORKING…

----MR CARR WISHES TO HOLD…

MR NOAH REES'S CANDIDATURE.

THE DUTY OF NONCONFORMISTS.

NOTICE TO MR NOAH REES'S CANVASSERS.

CARDIFF TYPOGRAPHICAL ASSOCIA-I…

THE "WESTERN MAIL" SICK FUND…

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THE "WESTERN MAIL" SICK FUND AND ITS BOGUS TITLE. TO THK EDITOR. SIR,—On Tuesday I troubled you with a letter calling attention to a barefaced falsehood that had been published in a leading article in the previous day's Western Mail. This morning I find my letter referred to in a leaderette in that paper, but not in the way I should have expected, nor to offer an apology for a malignant libel,but to open up a side issue and refer me to a letter iu another column written by a Mr Crafter, which is said to contain some plain statements of facts concerning the so-called South Wales and Mon- mouthshire Press Benefit Society. I go to that column and find that the" plain statement of facts" are facts so far as they refer to the contemporaneous formation of the Daily News Sick Benefit Society and the society with the big pretensions and big name. After that the trail of the master is followed, and Mr Grafter, whoever he may be, lies. That a committee was formed at the Daily New, to work with, and find out the views of, a committee from the Western Mail is quite true; but that the Messrs Duncan or their works manager had anything to do with disturbing or breaking off that communication is utterly and maliciously untrus. The very contrary is what actually took place, for the works manager— knowing, I presume, that even at that time advantage was taken of every opportunity to iosult and malign both the Messrs Duncan and their employes — went out of his way to tell tbe men that they ware quite at liberty to use their own discretion as to what course they pursued, and the staff of the Daily News unanimously came to the conclu- sion that they would, in addition to a Sick Fund, also establish a private savings' bank, and in deciding upon that, elected to form a little society confined entirely to the members of their own staff. This was communicated to the committee of the Mail, and there the matter ended. The committee who were sent from the Daily News office are still my fellow-woikmen, and can fully bear out everything I have said but, in the face of all that, I have no doubt the inventive genius of the Mail will have a proof to the contrary, and I certainly should not be surprised to read in the next issue of that psper that they have a tablet from heaven on which is engraved the "plain statement of facts," quoted by Mr Crafter. This, to follow out their usual style, will be accompanied by a cut representing the Recording Angel descending to the Mail office, and handing the tablet to the said gentleman, who, I believe, is the Crafter of elec- tion riot fame, who found the wonderful bullet that was fired from the outside of a pane of glass, from tho mside, and then quietly crawled into a hole or nook behind a door, where it lay chuckling until found by the clever, nimble fingers of the gentleman in question. Ob, craft, thy name is Crafter! And now, as to the bogus title, and I will ask if I am far out in my 80 designating a title that leads people who are invited to attend a banquet to subscribe to a society under the impression that. in addition to the Western Mail, there are also some other influential papers included. Mr Leaderette Writer and Mr Crafter, yon may congratulate yourselves that I do not use some harsher term than bogus. In conoiusion I will just give the public an idea of the advantages the members of our little club derive. I win take the fund for the last quarter January to March.—A member has two shares, and subscribes 6d each share per week, making his total subscriptions for the 13 weska 13I. Now after deducting Is 4rl for working expenses, that MAN actually had 19s 4d carried to his account in the provident fund, showing that he had all the advantages of the sick fund (£1 per week during illness), and yet received Ó3 4d per quarter more money than his total subscriptionl". And there is not the slightest restriction upon his drawing out both capital and interest at any time he shall feel so disposed. A great deal was said at the recent banquet about the proprietors of the Western Mail contributing £33 during 1888 to their Press Fund. I find that during the same period Messrs Duncan's contributions to our sick fund amounted to £59 7s 7d! and their contribution in several previous years was equally handsome. This, I think, speaks volumes for the generosity of the Messrs Duncan who in times of trouble and adversity have shown themselves to be most sympathetic employers. I have the whole of my fellow-workmen with me when I say that not a man among them would think of Joining in, or combining with, the club formed at the office of the Western MRil.-1 11m, &c., THE SAME PRINTER. South Wales Daily News, May 2, 1889.

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THE LIBERATION SOCIETY.

CRADDOCK WELLS' CHARITY

SHOCKING AFFAIR AT TONYREFAIL.

--------THE FOREST OF DEAN…

-_-_-"--! GALLANT RESCUE AT…

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Family Notices

FRIDAY, MAY 3, 1889.

SOUTH WALES NOTES.

-----THE ROYAL ACADEMY.

------------------SALE OF…

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ILONDON^ LETTER. ,---------,

SOUTH WALES UNIVERSITY COLLEGE.

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WEATHER FORECASTS. 1

-. SIR CHARLES DILKE'S VISIT…

--------THE STRANGE CONDUCT…

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A FEW QUESTIONS FOR MR CARR.

THE REJECTION OF LEASEHOLD…

THE TORY CHAMELEON.

THE LIBERAL CLUB.