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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

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MR BONNAR LAW AND COMPULSION I STRIKING STATEMENT IN I THE COMMONS ■FURTHER MEASURES MAY BE NECESSARY. f A brief speech by Mr. Bonnar Law, I which created considerable comment, was made in the House of Commons late last night. Sir Ivor Herbert had moved to bring within the scope of the Military Service Bill single men who, after August 5, 1915, had attained, or during the course of the present year would attain, the age of 18 years. Mr. Bonnar Law pointed out that the Bill was limited in scope for the pur- pose of carrying out the pledge given by the Prime Minister. Therefore, the measure could not be extended in the way suggested. It was quite impossible to say whether, if the war went on, these men would be needed, but if so many more things would be iteeded than were now anticipated. He hoped the occasion would never arise, but if it did arise, it might be necessary to take other measures to secure the men necessary to see us safely through. But he denied that i the Bill was in any sense a step to- wards general compulsion. Sir A. Bosoawen said it was most deplorable that the Government had taken such a short view of the situation, j In a brief time another Bill would be necessary. Mr. Ellis Griffith profoundly regretted I the speech of Mr. Bonnar Law. The importance of national safety was greater than the pledge given by the Prime Minister. There were thousands of boys under 19 in the Army to-day. and if the amend ment were not accepted and the war lasted hundreds of thou- sands of young men between the age of 18 and 19 would be compelled to join while others would not come -within the provisions of the Bill.

CALLED-IIP GROUPS.

MINERS' BUSIEST MONTH I

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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

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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