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BOOKS OF REFERENCE.—The Annual Charities Register and Digest, 1913. (Longmans

and Co. 5s. net.)—This is the official publication of the Charity Organization Society, and it contains, as in previous years, an elaborate introduction by Mr. C. S. Loch on " How to help cases of distress." To this is added a review of the past year in the field of poor relief, as well as the very complete classified directory of charities which fills the greater part of the volume.—We have also received The India Office List for 1913 (Harrison and Sons. 10s. 6d.), which is compiled from official sources by direction of the Secretary of State.