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Some time ago it Was announced by a lady's outfitter in Gisborne that she intended giving the whble of the profit^ of hor business for twelve months to the Belgian Relief Fund. Within three months she had £100 to pass . to the credit of the fund, and a second instalment of £100 was received. Late last night, at Wellington, Henry Francis Smith was arrested on a charge of escaping from the Roto Aira Prison Camp, Waimarino, on 24th February last. When he appeared before Mr. D. G. A. Cooper, S.M., at the Magis* trate's Court to-day he pleaded not guilty, and was accordingly remanded until Tuesday. In Everybody's Theatre last evening Miss England delivered an address under the auspices of the Social Democratic Party on " The City Ahcient and Modern, from Merchant Guild to City Council." The speaker dealt with the growth of the modern city and its civic institutions, and made general reference to the coming local elections. She was accorded a vote of thanks for her address. 'Cabled advice wae recently received from London 1 announcing the departure of three trawler*, which were purchased by Mr. David G. Stead for the New South Wales Government. The three vessels— the Grolga, the Gunandaal, and the Koraaga— will form the nucleus of a State fleet, and they are manned by. Gritnsby men, who nave been engaged by the State Government to teach trawling. The coastal fishing industry has until now been carried on by small sailing craft and motor-boata. The Magistrate at Hamilton, ill fining various Territorials suma ranging from 58 to 10s, with costs, for failing to attend drills, warned the various defendants that if they offended again they would be more severely dealt with. The wai'j he thought, should have made those ■-eligible for service take their military duties much more seriously. Major Northcroft, officer in charge of No. 4 Group, gaid that for the most part the war had had this effect ; but in the case of the worst offenders he thought they were trading on the knowledge that in the early stages of the war instructions were issued that there would he no prosecutions instituted for non-at-tendance at drill. This, however, referred only to a stated period. A defendant in a maintenance case at the Magistrate's Court to-day had no "fewer than six children in the Welling* ton Receiving Home. They were committed to that institution in July, 191S, and since then the father had contributed nothing to their support. Accordingiy the police applied for an order, Inspector Hehdrey suggesting that the defendant should pay at least £1 per weekMr. J. F. W, Dickson opposed thie, stating that his client had been ill. The reason why no order was made in tho first case was because defendant was then an inmate of the Hospital. He could only work on the wharf intermittently, and the' prospects for the winter were anything but bright. Finally an order, was made for the payment of 2& 6d weekly for each ebild. Drunkenness, it would seem, was Very prevalent in Wellington during the week-end. At_ any rate, the police arrested, in various quarters, a score of men more or less intoxicated, and, with the exception of those who preferred to forgeit their bail they all appeared before Mr D. G. A. Cooper,, S.M., at today's sitting of the Magistrate's Couit. There were thirteen statutory first oN fenders in the list, and, of this number, four had their bail estreated. The remainder were convicted and discharged. James M'Laughlan was fined £2, in default fourteen days in gaol, and Josseph Cowan 20s, or three days in custody Thomas Lowry and John Driscoll were both mulcted in a penalty of 10s, w«th the usual alternative. Them were two charges against Henry Firth. For drunkenness he was fined 10s, and for using obscene language— a third offence— a penalty of £5, in default one month's hard labour, was imposed. It was notified to the congregation at St. Gerard's Church yesterday that the Redemptorist Fathers in Wellington had received advice from headquarters of their order (in Europe) that although there are many members of the organiaation in the firing line there have been only eight killed, and none of those are priests. One brother was captured by the Russians in Galicia, but was released and allowed to go home and perform hia daily duties, an action which is referred to as a very generous one. Among those held as prisoners by the Germans are threo priests of the order. They were well treated, and are allowed to administer to the members of their Church who are among the prisoners. It is said that the Roman Catholic soldiers held as prisoners where these three priests are number 14,000. The Order has been very fortunate in that churches owned by it in towns which have experienced fighting have suffered very little damage. Hearing was resumed by the Appeal Court to-day of the action Cook and others v Donaldson and others, a special case stated for the settlement of .i> legal point concerning the rules of the Hawkes Bay district of the Ancient Order of Foresters. On the Bench were their Honours tho Chief Justice (Sir Robert Stout), Mr. Justice Edwards, , Mr. Justice Denniston, Mr Justice Chapman, and Mr. Justice Cooper Mr. 0. P, Skerrett, K.C., with Mr. H. B. Lusk, appeared for the plaintiffs, and Mr H. D. Bell, K.C., and Mr. W. G. Wood for the defendant*. Frederick Cook, William J* Fra.ncis, and Charles Briggs, trustees of Court Heretaunga branch of the Ancient Order of Foresters, wore the plaintiffs, and William Adam Donaldson, John Kennedy, and Alfred Oswald Menefy, trustees of the Order, were the defendants. >" In 1013 an action was commenced by the plaintiffs against the defendant^, praying for a declaration that certain amendments to Rule 22, dealing with sick and funeral funds, wcrft ultra, vires. The case was heard by the Chief. Justice, and in March, 19U, the society further amended its rules. The point involved in the present case was whether or not these rules were valid. The coste incidental to the special case were the subject of an agreement between the parties. After lengthy argument had been heard the Court reserved its decision. During the performance of the Central Mission Band in the Hospital grounds yesterday a collection was taken up in aid of the Hospital funds, ahd a total of £3 was received.' A donation of twenty cases of apples was received at Trentham CamV) last week from the manager of the Manuka apple farm, Nelson. If you are going to the sea-si^e for Easter you'll need a comfortable sweater. Heather, grey, or white in prices 3s 6d to 10s 6d at George Fowlds, Ltd., Manners street.— Advt Travellers by score testify our checked baggage system. We collect, check on (rail, sea), receive, 1 deliver at once. The New Zealand Express Co. s Ltd., 87-91, Customhouse-quay.— Advt. Tho blockade in English ehippinp circles has in no way affected C. Smith's new season's shipments arriving in good time for the early winter trade, and every department is full of the choicest goods their London buyers were able to procure. A vieit to that firm's dress d«part-. ment will well repay every lady who wants to procure the .very latest novelties in materials for this seatwn. Samples will be potted to any lady unable to visit the department herself,— Advt..-

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Page 6 Advertisements Column 6, Evening Post, Volume LXXXIX, Issue 74, 29 March 1915

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Page 6 Advertisements Column 6 Evening Post, Volume LXXXIX, Issue 74, 29 March 1915