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A ROMANCE OF THE WAR. I

.FATHER AND SON MEET IN THE…

NEW BRITISH HELMETS. I

ENCOURAGEMENT FOR HENDERSON.I

MR BONNAR LAW AND COMPULSION

CALLED-IIP GROUPS.

MINERS' BUSIEST MONTH I

————0——— CLAIMED BY WETSIT…

ASKED TO WITHDRAW FROM GOVERNMENT.

SNIPING THE SNIPER. I

ASCRIPTION OF WEALTH I

WHAT SOLDIERS READ.I

HALE AND HEARTY AT 103.I

TRAINING OF MEN WHO HAVE BEEN…

MR ANDERSON AT HOlE.

MARRIED MEN FIRST.-I

UNNOTICED HEROES.I

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I I TRIPLE ALLIANCE THE SAFEGUARD.

MINERS AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE.

COMPULSION BILL.I

ITHE VANISHING TRAMP. I

A DETERMINED NEW ZEALANDER.

I THEIR LAST MINUTE. I

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I THEIR LAST MINUTE. I LORD DERBY APPEALS TO LAGGARDS TO SAVE VOLUNTARY SYSTEM. "Here is the last minute, go to speak, of the voluntary system, and I beg of you to do what I shall do that is, everything in my power to get men who have a-ot hitherto joined to join before the voluntary system finally and definite- ly comes to an end." Thus spoke Lord Derby at a meeting at the Liverpool Conservative Club. He said that up to the eleventh hour and fifty-ninth minute he had done all he could to make the voluntary system a success, and he should now do the best he could in the last minute. "I believe myself," proceeded Lord Derby, -most people give me credit for having done my best,. Not so, I think, Sir John Simon, and his Temark with refer- ence to the speech I made on the day when I was appointed to direct the re- cruiting of this kingdom, ccjuld only have been brought in to try to persuade those who did not know me that I did not do my best. "SiT J:.hn said I stated that I felt somjewhat in the position of the Receiver who had to step in to wind up a bank- rupt estate. "Here Sir John stopped, for it would hairdly have suited his purpose to have quoted the remainder of my sentence, which was that I hoped I should be able to do that with such satisfaction as would enable the creditors to get their 20s. in the pound." It was with a view of providing a re- servoir for keeping the units up to full strength that the group system was adopted, and it only just fell short of a complete measure of success. He would like to say to those who opposed the Bill that if the group system had not been adopted they would have been face to face some weeks back with a position of affairs far worse than the present one. With regard to the pledge to married men, he desired to say that Mr. Asquith had treated him absolutely loyally from beginning to end. Continuing, Lord Derby said the group system was now open. and he wanted them to do everything they possibly could to get those who had hitherto held back to join now whilst recruiting was still voluntary.

IPOINTED OTTESTIONS I

LABOUR PARTY CHAIRMAN'SI POSITION.

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AN I.L.P. MOTION DEFEATED.

NO RENT FOR SOLDIERS

PREMIER AND THE MINERS

GERMAN THREATS TO HOLLAND.

CHEAP EGGS FROM CHINA.

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