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FIELD AND FARM. i IIIIr

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I GfARDEff GOSSIP,I

I OUR SHORT STORY.

A LINK WITH THE PAST. i

ROYAL SMALL ARMS FACTORIES.…

I MYSTERY OF INCENDIARISM.

I BRITISH CLERKS IN DEMAND.

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I BRITISH CLERKS IN DEMAND. An increased demand for clerks, especially for well-qualified juniors, has continued at the em- ployment department of the London Chamber of Commerce throughout the first quarter of the year. This applies especially to young English clerks, while the demand for young foreigners has been small. The number of applicants of foreign birth on the register of the chamber continues as large as ever. There are, for example, at the present time, 106 well-educated foreigners on the books endeavouring to find situations through the good offices of the depart- ment, the majority of whom have come to Eng- land to learn the language and trade customs. Englishmen with similar qualifications, on the other hand, are much sought after, but are not so frequently forthcoming. Inquiries for book- keepers have much as usual, while openings for secretaries', accountants, etc., continue to be confined to those having special knowledge and qualifications. Lady clerks have not been as much sought as in previous periods.

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I EPITOME OF NEWS. I