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THE CITY.

CHRISTCHURCH DAY BY DAY.

Commemoration Day was celebrated •at--Christ's College yesterday.

It is proposed to include Canada in the scheme of interchange of teachers in force at Christ's College.

An exhibition of the pictures of the late Mr Van der Velden was opened in Christchurch yesterday by his Excellency the Governor.

_ A two-year-old child, a girl named May Mclvellow, whose parents live m Fairfield Avenue, Christchurch, strayed away from home at about 6 o'clock yesterday, and was still missing last night.

" In--the case of young boys, only a very small amount of homework is necessary," said Mr E. A. Belcher, headmaster of Christ's College, at the prize distribution last night. "The proper place for them in the evening is in bed, and I hope parents will cooperate with me in seeing that their sons get at.least 10 hours' sleep, or even mere."

The man Who " barracks " at football matches but; never takes part in a game came in,for some severe criticism from Lord Liverpool at the annual distribution of prizes in connection with Christ's College last night. "I always feel a' feeling of disgust," he said, "when I go to a football'"match and see the crowds of loafers who have never played football in their lives, nnd are there for the "purpose of skulking or touting." .

At the last meeting of the Passive Resisters' Union th© following motions were carried:—"That this union congratulates the Labour men on the Technical College Board of Governors on their prompt action in qtiashing the suggestion that the Board co-operate with the Defence Department with re? ference to \he equivalent service. "That bins union views with alarm and regret the motion of Cr. Sorensen with reference to the closing of Cathedral Square for public meetings, and trusts that the Council will not see fit to deliberately destroy th© liberties of citizens by taking away from them in any particular the cherished. right of free speech."

Merchant adventurers of both sexes gathered in force yesterday in the 13 goods shed at the railway station (says the " Press "), the occasion being the sale by auction of Messrs P.. Nicholls and Company of unclaimed luggage. All sorts and conditions of men and women vied with each other in their endeavours to become the possessors •of mysterious-looking packages, the contents of which coiild be only vaguely guessed at, and their real value could not be even vspeculated upon. Two parcels had cameras: attached to theta, and were knocked down for five or six shillings. Portmanteaux wenti as high as 225; two >>rief bags sold, one at 9s and the other at 10s. Several bundles containing old railwaymen's uniforms were disposed of at from two to three shillings; Only a few bicycles were offered. One man's bicycle changed hands at 12s, another at 355, and a lady's machine was knocked down for 335. The auction was animated and amusing, and the buyers were apparently quite satisfied with their bar-. gains. According to.> those who were present at previous ' similar sales, the prices realised were- better than.at ihe gales last year. " ■ ' .'

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THE CITY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8793, 13 February 1914

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THE CITY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8793, 13 February 1914

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