6 JANUARY 1912, Page 36

Labour Strife in the South Wales Coalfield. By David Evans.

(Educational Publishing Co. 3s. 6d. net.)—This story of the Welsh strike riots is a highly instructive and illuminating narrative. Among the facts which are demonstrated are these : (1) The trade-union system has broken down. When the men habitually disobey their loaders there is no longer union. (2) Peaceful picketing is a farce. It is assumed to include such pro- ceedings as holding up a train and compelling the engine driver to leave his work. It includes, in fact, any act short of murder, as a candid enthusiast in the labour cause admitted to the writer of this notice. (3) The employment of the military is amply justified. We value the police too much to waste their lives and energies when the work can be done by men who, both by their equipment and their prestige, are better fitted to accomplish it,