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FIELD AND FARM.

IGARDENING GOSSIP. I

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-NERYIE'S LESSON.

NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION".…

THE RED CROSS AT SEA. I

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THE RED CROSS AT SEA. I HOW NAVAL WARFARE MAY BE AMELIORATED. I The text of the scheme drawn up by Professor Renault and submitted to the Red Cross Sub-Com- mittee of the Peace Conference, for humanising war at sea by adapting to it the provisions of the Geneva Convention, may be summarised as follows 1. Hospital ships built and fitted out by States solely for the purpose of taking help to the wounded, sick, and shipwrecked, and the names of which shall have been previously communicated to the belligerent Powers, shall be respected and cannot bo captured during the period of hostilities. 2. Hospital ships fitted out by private persona shall have equal privileges if the belligerent Powei to which they are attached has given them an official character and has previously notified their names to the hostile Power. 3. All hospital ships shall take help and assistance to the wounded, sick, and shipwrecked without dis- tinction of nationality. 4. During and after a battle they shall act at their own risk and peril. Belligerents may control and visit them and shall be able to reject their aid, order them away, oblige them to take a given direction, and even detain them, should circumstances require it. 5. Military hospital ships shall be painted white outside with a horizontal green band about 4ft. broad. Other hospital ships shall be painted white with a red horizontal band of the same breadth. 6. All hospital ships shall hoist the Geneva flag. 7. Vessels other than warships carrying the sick, wounded, and shipwrecked of the belligerents may not be captured on account of this transportation. 8. The religious, medical, and hospital staff of all ships captured shall not be made prisoners of war. Sick or wounded soldiers and sailors on board ship, irrespective of nationality, shall be tended and protected by their captors. The probable date of the conclusion of the Con- ference is set down for the middle of July. It is calculated that the Governments, which have been kept posted up with the work as it proceeds, will re- quire about 10 days to deliberate and give their final decisiou as lo whether their delegates shall be empowered to sign a definitive document embodving the conclusions of the Conference.

THE MARLBOROUGH GEMS. I

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I THE CATHEDRAL OF NOTRE DAME.

EXPEDITION TO MOUNT KENIA.

BOER NAMES FOR THE BRITISH.…

TICKETS TO MATRIMONY. I

ALIEN IMMIGRATION.

BATH'S HISTORIC HOUSES. I

DEAD OR ALI YE—WHICH ?I

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I _THE QUEEN'S LEVEE.7

I _EXPLOSIVES BY POST.

ASCENSION DAY.

FIFTEEN CHILDREN DROWNED.

-BRITISH MUSEUM'S GIFT.

MR. CECIL RHODES, "D. C. L."

GOLD IN A MATTRESS.

THE WRECK OF THE LOCH SLAY.

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