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PRISONER'S AMAZING I ESUAPADtS,i

I MITCHELL KILLED IN I ACTION.

IN A HAND-CART, !

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-I NEWS OF SWANSEA ! iNURSE.…

.-I JUMPED INTO DOCK. I

THE WOMAN IN THE I CASE. i

I POPULAR -,AT GORSEINON.I

-I I A POUND A WEEK. ]

AMAZING MILITARY FEAT.'

! SWANSEA RAILWAY- ! MEN'…

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SWANSEA RAILWAY- MEN' MEETING, BACK MR. THOMAS ON CONSCRIPTION." At the chv&nsea Elysiuiu on Sunday, Mr. J. H. Thomas, M. P., addressed a large gathering of raaiwaymen of Swansea and dis- trict, Mr. P. T. Fielder in tho chair, sup. ported by Mr. W. Boardman and Mr. W. H. Williams. secretary and assistant, secre- tary respectively 01 the Swansea Branch of the N. U. R. In 1914, Mr. Thomas said, they were ars railwayman looking forward to the realisa- tion of t-hoir national programmt—something big, aom-ethaig powerful. Unfortunately, but one month prior to the expiration of their notices, the war broke, out, and rightly or wrongly they decided that it would not be in their interests, nor the national interests, and could oulk- And m disaster if they re- solved to force that national programme. He proceeded to review the events leading up to the granting of the. honu.se>- to raaiw aymen, and said it, might be said "If you w strongly deprecated a railway strike how is it that a strike was talked a.bout. on the conscript-ion rsaue?" He would make that clear. Never inside or outside of the House of Commons (although he had it stated otherwise in the Press ) had he threatened the House of Commons with a railway strike. The records of Hansard would prove it. What he did say was that he feared there would be a railway strike. The real difference l- tween the two wa* that, one was a strike oil merely a material point, whilst the other was a rtriie to prevent the people having the power taken away from them for ever I trtrk;ng again. (Applaut-e, and a voice: "Vary good.") And, coming to the question of the employment of women, he said that he was never K) short-sighted or narrow as to think that a woman, because she, was a woman, was not entitled to work, but he was opposed to female labour if it meant cheap labour and reduced the value of man's work. (Hear, hear.) The million aaid a half womeu taken on could not from a moral point of view be sent adrift by a stroke of the pen, and therefore railwayman would be fac.-sd immediately the war was over with the problem how to adjust that i employment of fetn?!? labour in such a way that would have due j'?aj'd to the moral tide of tiie issue involved, and at the some- time not prejudice in ;he least the position oi the men returning from the front at a period when taxation was high, municipal activity handicapped, and when at, the first sign peace all now engaged in making munitions) of war would tic stopped that work. They would only be able to deal .:uecthely with the position of the employ- ers and the Government knowing that they as railwaymeai were a very sMong force ready, if needs oc, to defend their nights to the last. t Hear, hear.) The Conscription Question. Mr. Thomas wr.i hombf1.rd q ues- t'ons, mostly on the conscription assue, and in reply lie urged mpn to attest during the new period of the Perby recruiting scheme, io as to give the voluntary system its fair j triaJ. One Tailwaymadi with an armlet on com- plained that, men of 45 were not allowed to go. He himself anxious so that the young flesh and blood might stay at home. (Laughter.) Mr. Thomas: That is a living answer to the aingle men talk. Our friend wants them to have the pleasures of the civil life that- he has enjoyed. (More laughter.) On the motion of Mr. Sweeney, seconded by Mr. Oolwill, s resolution was unani- i roously psased, affirming unabated confidence in Mr. Thomaa, M.P., on the able stand he has made and is making against conscri-p- t/ion, which destrovs the soul of trades unionism, and pledging support to the N.U.R. Executive to resist the same to the uttermost. Bro. Morton (St. Thomas) announced that during the year hit! railway collecting dog had collected £ 85 9s. 4d., and amongst the chajrities supported was the Daily Post War Prisoners' Fund to the extent of JS6 odd.

BETTER NURSES ANDI t DOCTORS.I…

ISERIOUS BRITON FERRYI l-ACCIDENT.

I CHEERING THEM UP AT CIMLA.I

j LIVELY SCENES AT ! ! SWANSEA.

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KING EDWARD VII. I ! MINED.!…

I TINPLATE GROWTH. I

ICASES DISMISSED.I

i BRITON FERRY AiD FOR BELGIANS.!

I crane; bucket kills child.I

AMERICAN ACTOR FINED AT I…

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THE CASE OF MATCHES.

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