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of Volunteers felt by the public and the Government. We,

like the Standard, desire that the question of the Volunteers should be kept steadily before the nation ; but great care must be taken to prevent the enemies of the Volunteer Force having any excuse for declaring that an attempt is being made to put undue pressure upon the Government. Again, the Institute of Volunteer Officers to a great extent covers the ground of the proposed Association. Might it not be better to form a strong Committee composed of civilian friends of the Volunteers and ex-Volunteers, who would make it their business to represent and protect the true interests of the force ? Such a Committee could easily keep in touch with the best active Volunteer opinion, and yet would not be open to the objections stated above.