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RECRUITING INCIDENTS IN ENGLAND

WOMEN AS RAILWAY PORTERS. (Rec. April 8, 5.50 p.m.) London, April 7. There aro 442,-175 efficient men of ret cruiting age in Ireland. Tlio latest statistics disclose the fact that 52,000 have enlisted—l)2,ooo in Ulster and 20,000 in tho southern provinces. Agricultural labourers generally withheld. Farmers" frankly admit making largo profits from tho war. Few appear to be. conscious of any special obligations to their country. Shop assistants often havo a spurious notion that their social prestige precludes them from mixing with the common soldiers. The Great Central Railway has given frmr thousand me.n to the war, and are taking on women. Four hundred women I ejiipla.vrti, mid arc -"i'.lctjt&sl'ully re-.-LuhivLua, the meu porlqiE.

A young officer, arriving with a heavy kit and bag and a quantity of luggage, was astonished to find that his luggago had been captured by an Amazon with a. badge on her arm, who put his luggage into a taxi in a business-like way, and pocketed the tip. A railway official stated: "Women have their limitations, but there's plenty of scopo for them."—"Times" and Sydney "Sun 3 ' Services.

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Dominion, Dominion, Volume 8, Issue 2431, 9 April 1915

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RECRUITING INCIDENTS IN ENGLAND Dominion, Volume 8, Issue 2431, 9 April 1915

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