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OUR LONDON CORRESPONDENT.…

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NEWS NOTES.

A KHAKI KILT.

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THE new mission church at Eccleston, St. Helena, recently opened by t e Earl of Derby, K.G., has been built at a total cost of £3900. The building consists of a mission church, with chancel and vesteries, a day school, and parish room. Mr. F. Brown, contractor of St. Helens, has carried out the work from designs prepared by Mr. G. S. Packer, of Southport. THE new works of Messrs. Chubb & Sons, Wolver- hampton, recently opened by the Earl of Dartmouth, are an imposmg pile of buildings, the safe-making section being capable of accommodating between 300 and 400 workmen, and the lock department about 350. The architects were Mr. C. H. Mileham, of Lincoln's Inn Fields, and Mr..F. T. Beck, of Wolver- hampton. The total cost of the structure has been about £ 20,000. EAIID progress is being made with the sinking operations in connection with two new colliery shafts to a rich trencherbone seam of coal at Agecroft, near Manchester, by Messrs. Andrew Knowles and Sons Limited. Towards a depth of 720 yards which is in- tended 672 yards'has been reached in one shaft, and 625 yards in the other. It is expected No. 3 shaft, the deepest of the two, will be ready for opening out towards the end of the year, and eventually it is ex- pected work will be found for between 500 and 600 additional miners. The sinking operations have been in progress between four and five years, difficulties through meeting with water having been successfully overcome by iron tubbing" being placed in the abaft for a considerable distance. The pits will be the second deepest in the County Palatine. WOMEN as house painters are coming into promi- nence at Berlin. They have to serve a regular apprenticeship, which includes gymnastic training, so that thev may not lose their nerve whilst working on scaffolds or ladders.

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