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THE DAY FOR ACTION.

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THE DAY FOR ACTION. CRIMINAL TO DISCUSS "DOWN TOOLS." I Appeal to Welsh Miners. STRONG SPEECH BY MR W. BRACE AT ABERTILLERY. There was some very plain speaking in a speech made by Mr Wm. Brace, M.P., Under-Secretary for the Home Depart men, at Abertillery. The oc- casion was the unveiling of a big gun captured by British Troops from the Germans in France. An effort was also made at the same time to wipe off the deficiency in respect to the expenditure on the Abertillery ambul- ance car which is to be sent to the front. Mr J. T. Boots, J.P., chairm m of the council, presided, and said A ber- tille"r- was the first town in the county to have a German gun. They had al- ready collected C430 out of the £ 500 for the abulan;ce from outside sources, without touching the colliers at all. Mr Wm. Brace, M.P., said the Government had selected Abertillery for this unique honour because of the splendid record of the town in recruit- ing and of other assistance in these days of stress and trial. The gun was also sent there so that it micht be an inspiration to the young folk of recruit able age who had not yet volunteered. He hoped that, despite the fact that there was on the Statute Book of the country an Act of law which would call up legally and by compulsion men between the ages of 18 and 41 years who had hitherto withheld from coming forward, there would be no necessity for putting the Act into operation. He supported the Bill in the House of Commons not because he agreed with compulsion, either for military pur- poses or industrial. Be had a violent and fundamental objection to any form of compulsioii. and would not be a. party to any shape of industrial com pulsion for the country. But they were at war. His friend Lieutenant I Edward Gill. of Abertillery (an ex- member of the Welsh Miners' Council) writing from his duc-out a few davs ago, said: "It is no use arguing with I a German gun." These were not the days for argument, but for men to do their duty. It was the duty of some -38 thousands from that town had done—to go to the trenches and plains of France and Flanders; but there was no less duty on those who were left to carry out their civil obliga- tion. Let them as workmen talk less about "down tools." (Applause). It was criminal to discuss any such thin^ lis that when their own flesh and blood were calling for all the assistance they I could give them. In that gun they had a demonstration that the men lacked neither courage nor heroism; what they lacked was sufficient num- bers of comrades and munitions of war to beat back the foe, who would rather be fighting in these Monomouthshire Valleys than in France or on the other frontiers. Continuing, Mr Brace said: "Don't, I beg of you, lightly discuss industrial upheaval or abstract questions of com- pulsion. Miners, of all man, ought not to be so complaining when a little pressue is brought on men to do their duty who otherwise would not do it." When he was at Abertillery doing his ordinary daily work he did not hesi- < tate to bring pressure to bear and com. pel some t-v carry their responsibilities as well as enjoy the privileges. Why should not a man be compelled to do his duty in this war in the same sense. as in the industrial war? If compul- sion was necessary to win the war, and if there were people among them who would not do their dutv, it was better to compel the few than that the whole fabric of democratic govern- ment should be swept away bv the power of a mighty State which wished to drive away any such thing as in- dividual liberty. The least thing the men at the front had the right to ex- pect was that they at home should put the last ounce of effort into their work "Let us do our part" should be their guide. He appealed to his audience to sink all differences. indus- trial, political, and social, and work 4 to the common end. (Applause). Mr Brace, in responding to a vote of thanks, called for three cheers "for the boys in the trenches," which were heartily given.

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SWANSEA BATTALION'S DEATH-ROLL.

Entombed Men.