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on: _Regimental Sergeant-Major_ (_to lady driver of motor ambulance_). "I SEE YOU'VE GOT STRIPES. HAVE YOU GOT A SERGEANT-MAJOR?" _Corporal Maud Evans._ "HAVE WE GOT A SERGEANT-MAJOR? I SHOULD THINK WE HAVE--THE CAT!"] * * * * * "By fixing five potatoless days hope is entertained that supplies, which are scent, will be left to poor people who most require them."-- _Daily Chronicle._ This explains the remark of the Irishman who protested that it was weeks since he had tasted even "the smell of a potato." * * * * * "It will take years to cleanse the AEgean stables."--_Civil and Military Gazette._ Still, M. VENEZELOS has made a good beginning with Samos, Lemnos and several other 'osses. * * * * * From the report of a prohibition meeting at Peebles:-- "A pleasant and most enjoyable addendum was a series of lantern slides depicting the havoc wrought by the Huns in Belgium."--_Peebleshire Advertiser._ It is still "Peebles for pleasure" at any cost. * * * * * [Illustration: TRIALS OF A HEAVYWEIGHT. "I HOPE YOU WON'T MIND, UNCLE, BUT I'VE LENT YOU TO MRS. ROBINSON FOR HALF-AN-HOUR AFTER LUNCH. SHE'S GOT AN AWFULLY STIFF BIT OF GROUND TO GET THROUGH."] * * * * * THE HINDENBURG LINE. In our earnest endeavour to discover exactly where this impregnable barrier is likely to be encountered we have collected the following references to it in the German Press of the next few months:-- ... Our troops, according to plan, are now operating to the east of the Vimy Ridge where the fighting is taking the direction intended by us. We have succeeded in restoring a condition of voluntary elasticity, preparatory to the occupation of the famous Hindenburg Line, which covers Douai, St. Quentin and La Fere. ... Our rearguard actions to the east of St. Quentin are developing in accordance with our wildest dreams, our troops, after their brief respite in the so-called Wotan Line, displaying their ability in a war of rapid movement. The hesitating British are disconcerted by the recrudescence of fluidity on the front. We learn with satisfaction that our Northern divisions are now safely established in the Hindenburg Line--to the east of Douai. ... We learn to-day with the very keenest emotion of the complete and brilliant
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