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The Christchurch police authorities have not yet found any trace of the tworyear-old child, May McKellow, who wandered away from her parents' residence, Fairfield Avenue, on Thursday evening. " ■

" Where are you working?" asked Mr T. A. B. Bailey, S.M., of an offending Territorial in "the Christchurch Magistrate's Court yesterday. " I'm not working," was the reply. " I'm a student at Canterbury College."

A little known feature of police work in Clirisitchurch .is the finding of children who wander from their homes. It is stated that there are on an average two or,, three cases every week to be attended to by the police without ■vay publicity being given to the matter. •

Commander Carr, R.N., of H.M.S. Psyche, paid a visit of inspection yesterday to the King George V. Seamen's Institute, Lyttelton, being accompanied by Captain Marciel, Government Superintendent of Mercantile Marine, and Mr S. Booth, superintendent of the Institute. He expressed his satisfaction at the efforts of the institute on behalf of ..visiting seamen.

Most of the rates in Christchurch are levied on the unimproved values of properties, buildings and other improvements being left .out of consideration when the valuation is fixed for rating purposes. A movement has been made again recently to have all rates levied on that system, thus doing away completely with the old system of rating on the capital value.

The question of raising 'Canterbury College to the status of a residential college has been for some time under consideration by the Students' Association, but owing to various causes little headway has been made in realising the ideals of the founders of the College. From the consideration given by the Association to the matter, it is felt that the establishment of various hostels woiild be more effective than the institution of a single residential, college as at first proposed.

A somewhat curious position has arisen in Christchurch in regard to the carpentering and joinery trade. Industrial disputes have been filed by the Christchurch branch of the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners, and by the Canterbury Carpenters' and Joiners' Union, the Canterbury Builders' and Contractors', Association, and others being cited. Both of the trades organisations have applied for an award, and the disputes are to be heard before the Conciliation Council next week, that of the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners on February 18th, and of the Canterbury Carpenters and Joiners on February 20th.

Speaking to a " Press" reporter yesterday, Mr Wharton, secretary of the North Canterbury Hospital and Charitable Aid Board, said that up to the present six, or possibly seven, cases of infantile paralysis had been notified to the Board. There had been three or four cases at New Brighton before the request for 1 notification had'been sent out to doctors by the Board, but he did not suggest that there was anything in the nature of an epidemic of the disease yet. So far the Board had not received any communication from the Health Department on the subject, but if the complaint spread, the Department would probably make the disease a notifiable one.

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THE CITY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8794, 14 February 1914

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THE CITY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8794, 14 February 1914

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