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OUR LONDON CORRESPONDENT.…

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NEWS NOTES.

A KHAKI KILT.

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1 A WEST OF ENGLAND WORTHY.

OLLVifiK'S STATUE.

A NEW CYPHER.

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PIRACY ON THE CANTON RIVER,

CHARITABLE BEQUESTS.

THE CENTRAL BRITISH RED .CROSS…

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THE CENTRAL BRITISH RED CROSS COMMITTEE. The following communication comes to hand from the War Office: The applications for employment under the Red Cross and the offers of contribution of ambulance material have been so varied and numerous that the Central British Red Cross Committee and the associations represented on it desire earnestly to impress upon the public that for the meantime ample provision has been made Ir in the direction of supplementary aid to the army medical services in the field, and it is now hoped that the public will refrain from offering further personal assistance or ambulance material,.but con- firre themselves to contributions to the fund which is being maintained by the National Aid Society (British Red Cross Society), whose offices are at 5, York-buildings, Adelphi, London, W.C. The fol- lowing facts will enable the public to judge how much has been organised by the committee up till now: (1) Colonel J. S. Young has proceeded as Red Cross Commissioner to South Africa amply provided with funds and material to act, as may appear best on the spot, in co-operation with the prin- cipal medical officer of the field force, with a view to aiding the sick and wounded, not only of our own troops, but also of the South African Republic and Orange Free State. (2) Equipment for fitting up a hospital train has been sent out to Durban; similar equipment is about to follow and a complete hospital train of seven carriages, with kitchen and all necessary accessories, is being constructed. (3) A hospital ship is being fitted out and equipped at the expense of the Princess of Wales's branch of the National Aid Society, and will probably be ready to sail for South Africa about the middle of the month, in order to act as a relief to the hospitals at the base. (4) Ample provision has been made by the Army Nursing Reserve to supply additional highly- trained nursing sisters to the various military hospitals. Fortyhav4) already taken over duties, and there remain 100 still on the list for em- ployment as occasion arises. (5) The St. John Ambulance Brigade is prepared to meet any requirements that may arise in con- nection with the supply of ambulance officers and hospital orderlies, and several members of the brigade are now under ocders to hold themselves it.readiaess. Those are the main outlines of the work that has been organised; and it is needless to impress upon the public that each section has involved the con- sideration and execution of numerous details, which would now only be put into confusion were further offers of personal assistance or material accepted. Those who have already, arranged to contribute material should have the articles forwarded without delay to Messrs. Barnes and Go. (Limited), Battle- brfdg&flane, Tooley-street, London, S.E., each case being labelled British Red Ci-oss, and the nature of ,the contents clearly indicated.

THE ROYAL SOCIETY.

WHAT LYDDITE IS.

LORD CHARLES BERESFORD AT;1…

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A MARVEL OF THRIFT.

.SARTI'S WILL.

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LADIES DEFEND THEIR FLAG.

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- ROMAN COINS UNEARTHED IN…

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THREE YEARS ON DRY BREAD.

BENSON MEMORIAL AT WELLINGTON.

GLADSTONE STATUE.

HUNTING ACCIDENTS.

1 HOW TO PRONOUNCE SOUTH AFRICAN…

THE LANDLORD AND TENANTS OF…

- CHINA AND THE GREAT POWERS.

ONE OF THE MAKERS OF MODERN…

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