Recent London files to hand announce that tho Government have accepted the offer of the Metropolitan Carriage, Waggon, and Finance Company. Ltd., through their chairman (Mr F. I). Docker), to bear the expense of the special equipment of the battery of heavy guns which has just been mobilised at their works. The battery, which was formed at the inception of the Territorial scheme, has its headquarters at the Saltley Works, it is stated that the battery has volunteered for foreign service if required. Among those firms who" are looking after the families of employees on service or aro helping in similar ways are Messrs J. Crosheld and .Sons, Wariington ; Siemens Brothers and Co., Ltd., Woolwich; Huntley and Palmer, Ltd., of Reading; Vacuum- Oil Company ; Messrs Schweppes, Ltd. ; Messrs Loekwood and Bradley; the Civil Service Supply Association ; Messrs William Sugg and Co., Ltd. ; W. T. Henlev's Telegraph Works Company, Ltd.: Hope Brothers, Ltd. ; British Petroleum ■Company, Ltd. ; Claridge Patent Asphalte Company, Ltd. ; and Richard Dickeso.i and Co., Ltd.
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PATRIOTIC EMPLOYERS, Evening Star, Issue 15628, 20 October 1914