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THE MORAL of SOUTH AFRICA

30 A WEEK MINIMUM.

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THE SENGHENYDD INQUIRY.

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THE MORAL of SOUTH AFRICA

THE SENGHENYDD INQUIRY.

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(Oeotiauet from preceding column). strument, like that instead of a torch, which would a better light?—I can't say what the lampman does. Do you think he does 7-1 don't think he does. Do you remember a.nyone telling a young man coming to the colliery for the first time anything about the safety lamp 7-Yes, we generally tell him. LIKE LOOKING INTO A FURNACE D. H. Thomas, the head night over- man on the east and west side of the colliery, described what he saw when he went down the pit after the explosion. He said that he went across to the east side and saw five or six men blown- down. By the indications, added the witness, they had been sitting down having a chat. Looking along the Lancaster Level it was exactly like looking into a furnace. From what he saw he did not think the canal would have stopped it. The Commissioner suggested to the witnesses that it would be a good thing if there was some organised rescue sys- tem so that when a disaster occurred trained men would go to their places and confusion would be avoided. In answer to Mr Smillie; the witness said it was usual on the night shift, at any rate at Sengheny,dd Colliery, for a man who was going down the pit for the first time to be given instructions on top as to the use of the lamp, and also to be placed with an old hand for a week or so. In consequence of other engagements of the representatives of M.F.G.B. and the South Wales Miners' Federation, an adjournment was made until 10.15 yes- terday (Thursday) morning. I': ) ;> .L,#