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Jarrild and Sons, of Warwick lane, Louden, havu sent us -pecui-'.ns of their lithographic reproduction;, m iho shape of post cards of ' Punch's' famous war cartoons. Of the present series, we like best ' The Great, Iliusicu,' ' Haimcny,' 'The. Great Goth,' and 'A Quick Change, of From..' There should bo a ready .sale tor these pictorial witticisms, which are of ' Tuucn's' best, workmanship. And from the same firm we acknowledge the rcreip- of a packet of marching songs, all adapted to well-known tunc,-, such as 'Tramp, 'l'rn.nin. tho Boys are Hatching.' 'Cheer, Boy-, Cheer,' 'John i'ecl,' " Joint Brown's Body.' 'The Keel Ko-,y,' and 'Here's to the ilaickai.' As the authors of the words Lave intimated that iho whole of the royaltics shall go to the Belgian relief fund, here is a good chance of swelling that fund, to which .a pretty substantial sum from this source has ah't-ifly accrued. The tonic sol-fa notation is abo tuili.-cd. ' How iho War Came About.' ftom the pen of Dr J. Holland ltosc. Fellow o: Christ's College, Cambridge, is specially addresssd to the young folk o f ' the .British Kmpue, and is just tho booklet to put imo juvenile hands. It is a simple bur powerfully told narrative of the events that have ted up to the present war, and explains with the effective neucrration of a. rcarchihjrib the devious way by which Uermauy sought to fasten her Machiavellian policy of worldhegemony on Europe. Tlie author says in his preface : I have sourht to tell simply and shortly the story of a e,rcat and complex crisis. It deeply concc rus the Continental peoples and also our own people. Therefore. I have explained how we acted in times past when a sunn what, similar crisis was at hand. But now tho cause is greater and nobler than it- was even in the davs of Elizabeth and William 111. We, certainly echo tho author's wish that the boys and girls of the Britain.- Beyond the Seas may be uiaylit, to realise tho facts underlying Britain's cause. To ihat cud this excellent booklet and its companion, : ' Britain's Duty Tu-c.ay.' should be on the shelves of every school library in tho Dominion. Ths ' Waitakian" tWaitaki Boys" Hi-h ■School) for December contains over 100 pages of reading matter devoted to the j school and its work. The latter includes wool-classing, carpentry, agriculture, music, photography, athletics, boxing, -Christitu union, etc., etc. The rector (Air F. Miiner), in his annual report, mentions that, the total enrolment for the year surpassed all preceding figures, and that the whole of tho boarding accommodation is bespoken for 1915. Speaking at the prize-gbring, Mr Miiner claimed that parents preferred the comprehensive training in vogue at Waitaki to specialisation on the examination fetish. "There were those who scnflingly derided his efforts as, productive of piaster-saints or prigs. But these asinine brays of criticism were few and far between. They were anxious to make a contribution to the life of their country of an annual contingent of earnest, enercetie, patriotic, and clean-living fellows, live- might be Tciiued and enlivened by recreational hobbies and irradiated by the ideal of serving their generation faithfully, and jus:ifying fully their existence in God's Eight. They believed in a hard}', robust training,, in compulsory physical exercise, compulsory drill, compulsory cold shower right through the year, with plenty of Rugby football and plenty of boxing. They wanted to breed a healthy, virile type, and yet a refined type with plenty of interest at its comatitl."' An hueplenty of interest at. its command." An inteof letters front "old AVaitakiairs" now in tho Old World, while iho fact that 120 Waitaki boys have been accepted for service at the front; is worthy of mention.

Stead's 'Review of Reviews' for January contains many interesting war articles, including " Progress of the World,' "History of tho Month in Caricature,' ' Germany- on tho Defensive.' 'Public v. Censor' (Arnold Bennett), 'Pen Pictaarcs of the War,' and 'America and the War.' The illustrations are numerous.

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PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED, Issue 15708, 23 January 1915

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PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED Issue 15708, 23 January 1915

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