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THE PROMOTION OF GEN ERAL!…

WILL CORDITE BE DISUSED ?

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THE taking over of the Caroline, Marianne, and Pelew Islands by the Germans has been completed. The former Spanish garrisons have arrived at Manila. SOMS extensive contracts for the supply of iron girders, &c., to be used in the construction of the National Harbour at Dover, have been placed with Belgian firms. THJ: crisis in the diamond trade at Antwerp is assuming formidable proportions. Already 13 diamond cutters out of 57 have closed their establish- ments. AT the'Battle of Modder River two Lincoln soldiers were wounded—Joseph Victor Westwood and Frank Ashcroft. It is a remarkable chain of coincidence. that the yoang men were close chums, are both 21 years of age, were employed at the Ironstone Mines at Lincoln before enlisting, both enlisted on the same day, and entered the same regiment—the 2nd Cold- stream Guards. Both were transferred a few months ago to the 1st Coldstreams, and now both have been wounded in the sam., battle. MR. W. B. WILSON, the chairman of the Provincial Police Orphanage at Redhill, writes that the com- mittee gladly offers to receive orphans from the families of any police reservists attached to the southern police forces who may lose their lives in the ?resent war, and the committee of the Northern 'olice Orphanage at Harrogate has, it is understood, decided on the same course with regard to the northern forces. To meet the need thus likely to arise the committee appeals for increased support. oonatlOn of £500 endows a bed for an orphan in pe pe ui y, the bed to be named after the donor, and £ 15 a year support* an orpW ,th,e the 8th Hussars who will probably help to form another brigade of cavalry for acf nc °r ?ranoek, who is the eldest son °f Lord ^^d Miss Shaw, of Wel- burn IW- Yorkshire He lives at The Grange, which !S ,n that county. MA.J0P. G. T. H. THOMAS, B.A.M.C. has been appointed to the medical charge of the Royal Irish Regiment, for service in South Africa with the Sixth Division.. if ¡ '.) I

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GENERAL SYMONS' FUNERAL.

PRISONERS AT CAPE TOWN. !

BRAVERY IN THE FIELD.

AFTER THE WAR.

SIR HARRY JOHNSTO}.""S. MISSION.

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PRINCE OF WALES AND WAR HORSES.…

FRENCH SUPERSTITION.

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A SERGEANT'S EXPERIENCES.1

A PLUCKY CHAPLAIN.

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ROYAL ACADEMY STUDENTS.

"ELIJAH" AT WINDSOR.

MINER'S THRILLING ESCAPE FROM…

THE WARWICK HOSTEL.

THE BOERS AND KHAKI.

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GERMAN EXPLORATION IN EAST…

ZULU LOYALTY TO ENGLAND.

IMPORTING SERVANTS-

A NEGRO BURNED ALIVE.

,..V -■ MR. CHAPLIN ON TUE…