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At. 9.22 last evening the City Fire Brigade received a, call to Sweetings fish shop in Rattray .street, ami on arrival found that an outbreak of fire had occurred in a, small back room in tho second .story. A tin ol Tut had been boiling on a. stove iii this loom, and the fat had hurled over and set lire to tho ceiling. The room was full, of smoke when the firemen entered, ’but they quickly suppressed the outbreak by means of chemicals. Tho premises were damaged to tho extent of £3O. The. building and. effects are owned by Mr F. J. Sullivan, and tho business at the shop carried on by Messrs Arundel and Boreham. The building was insured in the Allas Office for £I,OOO. f l lie tender of Messrs Stewart .Bros, has been accepted for the construction of a steel bridge for the City Corporation’s Waipori Falls road, at a. cost of £1,585 16s, the bridge to Ire completed hC four months and a-half.

Thomas Chapman, sheep former, of Whaietoa, was brought before Mv H. A. Young, S.M.. at Tapanui yesterday mi a charge of failing to send his son. aged 13 years (passed no standard), lo school. Tho defendant was fined 10s, and 7a costs, on cadi of four informations, and 31s 6d expenses. Mr .Sinclair appeared for the «Tefniidanl, and Mr Ryan for die KdiK-atioii Board. This is the fourth lime, that the defendant has been before, the i.'iimt for a similar offence.

Thu following is u copy of a hitter received by Mr J. S. Sinclair from the secretary of the Himtly Mines Disaster Relief Committee “ I am in receipt of your letter containing a further cheque for £2OO towards the Huntly Mines Disaster Relief Fund. My committee arc most grateful for tho splendid response wc have received from your City, and we would like you to convey to all subscribers, through the medium of your daily' papers, our most sincere thanks'for their'generous donations. We are most grateful (o all those who must have worked so hard to achieve the great result you have obtained. It will interest ymi to know that our fund now stands at a little over £3,000. Of course, there are many amounts yet to come in, and we trust that the fund will eventually total £IO,OOO, which is about the amount which will he needed to place all the bereaved ones beyond the fear of want.’’

According to a statement made bv the Rev. U. 15. S. Hammond at Ids meeting at the Garrison Hall last evening, that while many men enjoy their holiday by climbing hills and playing gulf, he thoroughly enjoys his holiday—ami it j s a triennial uno, us ho has not had a vacation since he visited the Dominion three years ago—by lecturing in the cause of Prohibit ion. Ho declared that he really enjoys his Prohibition campaign, and derives just as much amusement and pleasure from his big meetings in all halls and open-air places as business men can obtain from a sojourn in tho country. The midday addresses to workers he considers intensely interesting. The audience were highly amused at what they apparently conceivctf to he a novel way of spending u holiday, and a triennial one at that,

Mr Paulin's forecast :—Strong N.W. to S.W. winds, and rain showers. A cable message .state., that Urn Panama

international regatta has beau postponed from April next till the following August or September. The formal opening of the King Edward Technical School will take place next week, on Wednesday, October 28, when a sale of work will be held. There will be exhibitions by the pupils, and samples of the work done at the school will be on view

Tho Minister of Public Works propose.; a vote of £4,000 for improvements at the Otckaiko Home. Cable advice lias been received that Hr Leonard If. M'Brid-o, sou of Mr F. 31‘Itride, Franklou, ami formerly house •surgeon in the, Dunedin Hospital, has been success fid in passing his F.R.C-.8. ('England) examination In London. Dr M‘Bade has studied extensively in all the great hospitals of London, ami at present holds the position of senior house surgeon in the Golden Square Hospital for the diseases of the eyo, ear, and throat. If is bis" intention to return to tho Dominion at an early date. There is every reason to believe that the crop of fruit in Central Otago is likely to be. a. failure this season. The frost, which accompanied the fall of snow which was experienced on the morning of Sunday, 27th ult., played havoc with the blossom. One fruitgrower in a large way, who sold £SOO worth of stone fruit last year, does not anticipate gathering more than £5 worth this season. Peaches, .plums, ami apricots are therefore likely to he scarce on the local market this season. An excellent, definition of a boy was given by tile Rev. R. ]’>. fi. Hammond in tho eourso of his lecture last evening. He. declared that the hoy was two-thirds appetite and ono-third mischief, adding that when the appetite was not being satisfied the mischief was. He also stated that in his opinion the boy and tho. parson were the two mod misunderstood people on the face of the earth.

Watson's No. 10 is ti little dearer than most whiskies, but is worth tire money.— [AdvC Mr 11. ficoti, of Cromwell, will give r.u exhibition of his acetylene automatic gas generator light, at Messrs Farm Bros., fiiaficnl street, at 8 pan. to-morrow. A giass of Speight’s beer at. lunch and supper is better than nil the tea in China.— LAdvt.] Thu annual meeting of the Pacific Surfbathing Club will be held ak the Bungalow Tea, Rooms fil. Kilila, on Friday evening. The greatest possession ’ s self-possession, but Watson’s No, 1C is great toe.—fAdvt.J Tho attention of members of Court Enterprise. A.0.P., is directed to advertisementgiving tho alteration of the dispensing hours of the United Friendly Societies’ Dispensary. A Prohibition meeting will be hold on Thursday next in the .South Dunedin 'town Hall at 8 p.m. Rev. R. S. Gray arid Mr A. S. Adams arc to speak. Liquid Paraffin, "Three Star” brand, the purest for internal use. Wilkinson and Son, chemists; 3a large bottles.—fAdvfc.] At Port Clmlmers ’Town Hall this evening Rev. It. B. a'. Hammond will speak on tire Prohibition question. If you wish tho services of Mr Morris personally, he now makes portraits at his horns or garden studio, 654 George street; telephone 859.—-fAdvt.) The Mahono is advertised to run lo Maori Kaik and North Spit and hack ou Sunday and Labor Dav. Tire railway arrang-micnls for Labor Day prcxl Monday) art! advmi cd in this e -io . New season’s photographic good-; 'v<c?lleut stock now arriving. Cameras • m. fiend your order early to H. <l. G'd! ml 15 Frederick street, Dunedin. 'Pfioi.. --G. —LAdvt. J ’’ T. ha ve laid such a cold Hun I have not. iakcu much interest in anything but war news. Two days ago 1 started treating tho 1-4.1 with Baxter's Lung Preserver, and am mis better already. If 1 had taken it at lhe lust symptoms, a few doses would have pm mo right. There i- enough Lung I’rvriver hr a Is 10(1 brittle to curt; the most st übbonr case.’' —fAdvt.j

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Evening Star, Issue 15629, 21 October 1914

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Evening Star Issue 15629, 21 October 1914

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