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OUR LONDON LETTER,

PROVIDES FOR THE WINTER.

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MOTHER AND HOME.

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I DRESS OF TKE DAY. I DRESS…

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I IRAID INTO GERMANY.

I LORD BEAVERBROOK.

IMISTAKEN FOR SWEETS.

IFROM THE ARMY TO THE SHIPYARDS.

ITHREE YEARS FOR ARSON.I

DESERTER IN CUPBOARD.I

BLOWN INTO THE SEA.I

LOCKED IN THE AIR. I

WATERED MILK.I

SOLICITOR AS ABSENTEE. I

NAVAL CHANGES.I

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-I HUMOUR OF TKE WEEK. \,.:…

COTTON FOR SHELLS. I

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COTTON FOR SHELLS. I It is estimated that it takes 4001b. of c't. ton to make the powder for one shot from one of the German 17in. guns. The same quantity of cotton would provide ammuni- tion for 400 shells from a field-gun, or 80.000 rounds from a rifle. Some idea of the con- sumption of cotton in the war may bo gathered from the fact that 1.000 tons a day are required to supply the German and Austrian armies with powder. The British cordite consists of two-thirds gun-cotton. The raw material is dipped into nitric acid, washed and dried, and the material thus supplied becomes the base of the explosive. Gun-cotton can only be made from raw cot- ton woven cotton is of no use, and any attempt to use it would be fraught with danger.

-SUBSTITUTE -FOR -PLATINUM.…

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