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AN APPEAL FOR HELP.

10 THE EDU0B.

Sir — At a meeting of the committee (with Mr. W. J. Baggaley, B.E., chairman) ap pointed for the purpose of raising subscrip tions for the widow of the late George Bennett, who with his son, aged 14, perished from thirst whilst in search of water for the Macumba station early in December of last year, it was decided to ask you to announce particulars of this very touching case, and to kindly receive subscriptions. The lists will be kept open until August 1, 18S9, when they will be returned to the secretary at head camp,

Wartina. Sirs. Bennett, who lives at the head camp, haB a family ofj six young chil dren ; only one boy is earning a living. They ate in poor circumBtanceB, and the people of ?South Australia are respectfully asked to aid in relieving the bereaved mother and her chil dren. — I am, &c, G. LANE. Secretary and Treasurer. Great Northern Extension Railway, Warrisa Head Camp, February 11, 18S9.

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