Foreign News: Tin-Panning

Britain's four-month-old "million miner coal strike" entered at last the stage of mob violence as 18,000 miners returned individually to the pits, last week, in defiance of the Miners' Federation.

At once "tin-panning" began. Crowds of strikers, their wives, children surrounded the houses of miners who had returned to work, kept up hour after hour a din upon tin pans, kettles, pails, until the family of the absent "scab" or "blackleg" promised to do their utmost to dissuade him from work. Once the worker returned home, usually besmeared with mud balls and rotten fruit,...

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