27 NOVEMBER 1915, Page 2

The friends of the voluntary system, and indeed all those

who wish Lord Derby to succeed, will be rendering a very evil service to their cause if they do not do their beet to impress upon the country that the battle is not won, lint still bangs in the balance. Remember that if Lord Derby fails in only part of his scheme—in getting the unmarried men—the scheme will fail altogether, because in that case the married men will be absolved from their pledge. Every effort, therefore, must be concentrated upon the unmarried men. It must be made clear to them that they are not going to get exemption by refusing to come forward voluntarily. They may wreck Lord Derby's scheme, but they will not be able to evade the duty of service.