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This evening Mr R. Scott, engineer, of Cromwell, will give a demonstration of the working of an acetylene automatic gas generator light, which he has patented, at Messrs Farra Bros.’ premises in Stafford street. This generator is quite different to any other on the market, being absolutely automatic in its workings, and having no balls or cocks. It is claimed that it vis impossible for an explosion to occur.

A short sitting of the City Police Court was held this morning, before Mr H. Y. Widdowson, S.M, when Jane Wilson Dove, who was charged with being an idle and disorderly person, in that she had insufficient lawful means of support, was convicted and ordered to come up for sentence when called upon any' time within 12 months, provided that she remained in the Mount Magdala Home for that period. An application for a prohibition order was granted against a woman on the application of her brother, who stated that she had been drinking to excess and misspending some money left her. This statement was corroborated by Constables Sievyer and Bandy. The following additional donations have been received in aid of the relatives of those who lost their lives in connection with the Huntly mine explosion :—Dunedin, Mosgiel, and Oamaru Woollen Mills’ Employees’ Union, £4 4s; Furniture Tracte Union. £2 2s; Tailors’ Union, £2 2s ; Softgoods Union, £2 2s; hairdressers’ assistants, £2 2s; stage employees, £1 Is; canister workers, 10s; total,' £l4 3s. The Kaitangata Miners’ Union have forwarded the sum of £SO direct to the Mayor of Huntlv.

It was stated in Parliament yesterday that the Cabinet had decided to report progress in ‘order to‘enable the Minister of Defence to make a statement to tho Horisc to the effect that tho Cabinet had decided to raise the pay of the men at tire forts to the same scale as the pay of the Expeditionary Force, the increase' to take effect as from September 1 last. Concessions would also be made with regard to uniform:-. Sin Joseph Ward congratulated the Government unon the decision.

The mail despatched from Dunedin via San Francisco on September 17 arrived in London on the 20th hist., two days lato.

Money was still coming in this afternoon iii response to yesterday's appeal. The total at 2 30 was £5,147.”

“Though the balance in the hands of the banks shows a considerable reduction on both three months ago and a year ago, the deposits are keeping up remarkably well, and are at a high level," states the ‘Now Zealand Trade Review.’ The steady growth in advances shows a strong demand for capita], and is, we take it, evidence of growing trade and expansion in probably several directions, la view of the possibilities with which a worldwide war is fraught, it is eminently satisfactory to see our banks in such a sound position. The supply of money will naturally be restricted to a certain extent, but there is no reason to fear that the banks will not meet all legitimate requirements.

A Christchuich message stales that Mr Andrew Fairbairn has served on Mr Henry C. Godfrey, merchant, Christchurch. a writ claiming £5Ol damages for alleged libel in a letter to a newspaper over the Cost of Living Commission. A very handsome wreath, was placed at the foot of the mast bearing Nelson’s signal yesterday by the members of the Victoria League. Mr Paulin telephoned the following weather forecast at 2 p.m.S.E. to SW. winds, and some electrical rain showers. Shortlv after 9 o’clock last evening the City Fire Brigade were called out to the motor garage of Messrs Wimpenny Bros, and Read in Moray place, where it was found a motor waggon was ablaze. The firemen suppressed the flames without difficulty, little damage being done to the waggon. A Levin telegram says that Mr Poynlon, S.M., to-day delivered his reserved judgment in the case George Rowick Brown, former editor of the ‘Chronicle,’ versus the Horowhenua Publishing Company, a claim for £6B wages. Judgment was given for £54 (including £lO paid on account, together with costs (£2). Plaintiff conducted his own case.

Yesterday's meeting at the Fountain was convened by Messrs J. A. Boreham and Dove. Mr Steve Boreham was the first speaker. While he was addressing the meeting the hat was passed round by Mr Dove with good results, after which Mr M. Bradley addressed the meeting, Mr S. Boreham taking charge of the hat, also with good results. Mr W. E. J. Maguire then mounted the steps, and after his main address changed the method of taking up the collection by asking those with anything to give to throw it into the ring. The result was showers of half-crowns and other coins. The result of this impromptu gathering was that a sum of about £27 10s has been handed to the committee in charge of the Belgium, Britain, and Ireland relief fund. The sum of about £8 out of the above total was handed to the school band who entertained the meeting with music, the boys in turn passing it on to the Relief Committee. Mr Bradley took up the collection for the boys.

Speight’s ale and stout are acknowledged by the Dominion public to bo the best on the market.—[Advt.l The greatest possession is self-possession, but Watson’s No. 10 is great loo.—[Advt.] Indigestion and kindred ailments prevented by Bismutrated Magnesia; 2s 3d bottle. Wilkinson and Son, chemists.—[Advt.] If you wish the services of Mr Morris per* tonally, he now makes portraits at his holms or garden' studio, 554 George street; telephone 859.—fAdrt.2 Watson’s No. 10 is a little dearer than molt whiskies, but is worth the money.— [Advt.' Ladies recommend Martin's Apiol and Steel Fills. Sold by all chemists and stores. See you get the genuine.—[Advt.l

“Hear you bought a bit of land near Wayback. How does the land lie?” “Nat nearly as well as the estate agent who sold it.” He: “Do you think obtaining the vote would make women masculine?” She: “ Why, no. It hasn’t had that effect on jyou.”“ 0

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Evening Star, Issue 15630, 22 October 1914

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Evening Star Issue 15630, 22 October 1914

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