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OVER £12,000. In a circular lo the heads of departments of the Civil Service, the Minister o! Internal Affairs expresses tho thanks of the Government to members of the Public Service for the manner in which they voluntarily combined to provide so large an addition to tho patriotic war fund. Contributions from all departments of tho Public Service other than tho post •office, police, and railways, amount to £6,595; from tho i«t?t office to £2,250; from the police to £941 Os 6<l ; and from the railways (special fund) to £2,300. The Minister says that this is a total of no less Ilian £lir,oß4 Is Id subscribed within three months by a body of men whose Hilaries arc already subject to considerable monthly deductions tor superannuation funds, ami even this total docs not include amounts contributed by the service to British and Belgian telief funds, and to the distressed New Zealanders’ fund. The service in tiiis. as in many other respects since the outbreak of tho war, has set, an example to the whole i f tho Dominion of a generous sacrifice to tho col! of the Empire. A branch of the National Reserve has been formed, at Wellington. The T’imaru committee for the British and Belgian relief fund has sent £4,000 away. It has £6O in hand, and is trying to make it £2,000 before Christmas. Wo have received £5 13s 6d, being the seventh fortnightly contribution by the majority of Reid and Gray’s employees for the relief of local distress. We have received from the officers and crew of the steamer Gorin na £6 11s lOd for tho Belgian fund.

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CIVIL SERVANTS’ SUBSCRIPTIONS., Evening Star, Issue 15668, 5 December 1914

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CIVIL SERVANTS’ SUBSCRIPTIONS. Evening Star, Issue 15668, 5 December 1914