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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

IPOINTED OTTESTIONS I

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POINTED OTTESTIONS I MINERS' AGENT AND DUTY OF I ELIGIBLES. The annual meeting of the, East Glamor gan District of the Miners' Federation was held at Caerphilly onMonday, Mr. Thomas Shannon occupied the chair. There were also present Mr. Henry Richards (secretary) and Mr. W. Thomas (treasurer). Dealing with the Compul- sory Serv I c-o Bill, Mr. Herbert Jenkins (Agent) said that, undoubtedly, there was an idea prevailing in the minds of the workmen that the Bill might be used as a stepping-stone towards a further measure of conscription. The Bill, how- ever, had passed its second reading by a substantial majority, and he (the agent) understood that the Prime Minister had given certain assurances to the represen- tatives of labour. In the nourse of further remarks Mr. Jenkins atJced the question why were they defending the action of those who had failed to get themselves attested. There was only one practical, common- sense view to take of the position, and that was for all those who were liable to 7ome under the Bill to come forward at once and be attested. If they did that, they would practically make the Military Service Bill a dead letter, and the representatives of labour would then be able to go to the Prime Minister and ask him to withdraw the measure. "Let these men demonstrate that they are against conscription," added Mr. Jenkins, "by coming forward and attesting, so as to make the Bill unnecessary, and let the local tribunals decide whether any man is indispensable. By doing this these men would be render- ing an immense service, not only to the nation, but to the friends of the voluntary system. Nothing would please mo better than to see all men coming forward and hereby killing compulsion by rendering it unnecessary." The meeting unanimously agreed with the agent' ff remarks.

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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