The seourity of banks as repositories for deposits of oash is sometimes doubted by even intelligent people. Some time ago a person who held a position m a oburqb m Oamaru bqd oooasion to leave for the Old Country, but previous to doing so ho turned all his property into cash, and that m the shape of sovereigns. On his return to the oolony ho heard oaeually that an attempt had been made to break into the ohuroh he formerly had been oonneated with, and eagerly asked for admittance into the sacred edilloe. On bis wish being oomplied with ho proceeded to a part of the ohuroh whero ono of tho flooring boards had been loft loouo, and from beneath tho board drew out a bag containing about 200 soverein'gs. He cvi. dently thought the ohuroh a safer plaoe than
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