THE miner has of late been much before the public. Regarded by one section of the community as a head‐strong individual stubbornly battling against economic factors, or as blindly following the dictates of “paid agitators” whose spiritual home is in Russia rather than in England, he is something of an enigma to the average English‐man who looks for his facts in the press. But to those who know the miner with all his sterling qualities and generous attributes, he is little of an enigma. At the back of all the “unrest” in the industry is a consciousness on the part of the miner as to the educational and cultural possibilities of life, and of these he demands a just share.
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