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COUNT WITTE. I

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IGREAT BRITAIN AND THE CONTINENTAL…

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DAY AND NIGHT WORKERS. I

I Condemnation of Free Meals…

IThe Russian ParliamentI

Rifle Shooting.

Mr. Clay's Oiter Hounds.

Literature.

A Double Tragedy at the Mumbles.

The Confiscatory Bill.

CONSTANT BIRDS. I

Church Struck by Lightning.

The Government and Natal.

King Holds a Council.

--Mr O'Connor's P.T.O. Paper.

Cricket.

The Weather.

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- SOLDIERS AND CIVIL EMPLOYMENT.

THE CALIBRE OF BULLETS. I

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THE CALIBRE OF BULLETS. I A report on the number of deaths from wounds in the Russo-Japanese campaign, has caused some revival of the old discus- sion on the question of the calibre of bullets. On this point the war afforded exceptional opportunities for observations, the rifles used being of three calibres. The Russians employed uniformly a weapon of 7.62 m.m., while that most in use on the side of the Japanese was of 6 5 m.m., but the reserve had a rifle of 8 m.m., which is the regulation size of the German weapon. It was found, as our troops have discovered, that the small bore bullet is more humane than the larger, or, as some fire-eaters would probably say, more ineffective, The "Wounds healed readily recovery from in- jury to the head, which used to be rare, was found to be frequent, and some men even survived penetration of the heart. A German writer, commenting on the statistics, expresses satisfaction with the resolution of Government to retain the larger bullet. of which he remarks that it is from the practical point of view, all that can be desired.

THE NATAL RISING. !

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-_--Monmouthshire Education…

IThe South African Trouble.

I I Italian Strike Promoters…

I I Chinese Deserters.