His Honor Mr Justice Him has granted probates in tin- (.'States of ilir following deceased persons:—Sarah 'Wilkinson, George Lindsay MUaciu, Thomas Gallagher. William Wills. John M'Lenuan, and Allies .]!. Thompson. Letters ol' administration have born granted in the estate of David lames itnbettson. In to Frederick. Johnson, deceased. .1 petition for the appointment- of new trustees, an order lias been made as pwyed. costs 11.1 he fixed by the llegisfar. Mr I'.. Kolleu. oinuuiser of tilt: .Antalga,-nia-icd Society "i l , arpoiitet>\ ha* the arra tiding <'it |iltii inir carpenters aboard the. A'es.lala a! Port Chalmers, lie lias already pi'iif 40 men i" the_Port. and hopes, to place another 2-1' or .i 0 in ;< lew days.
\ subrnaime re.euily look into .Harwich a* prisoner* of war two German aviators belonging to the naval branch of t litenemy's living corps. The story of their <aptuie. as told ill papers just to hand, i- an interest nig one. The .submarine was eugaged mi patio! duty, and was .steaming on fhe surface about 50 miles off the island of I'x'irkum. when an object was, discernt'vf floating on the .sea. id wa.s soon recognised 10 I." a large seaplane of the Herman pattern, ami as on the approach of the submarine the aviatois made no attempt t<> ascend, it was concluded that their much in*' was not. in a condition to ily. The .submarine drew np alongside the aircraft and took aboaid the two aviators in a rather exhausted condition. The bombs v. Inch they carried were, tlnouii into the sea. and afterwards the machine il:-cli was .M-111 lo the bottom. The sea piano was manned by a, naval sub-lieu tenant and a pilot, who is also believed I" be a sailor. They wore tieoiititit» over the sea on tiie look'ont tor British w.-u----s-hip>. tin- engine broke down, and the machine descended .puickly. They both talked quite freely about their adventures. The oHicer dived into the sea just before the machine dropped 10 (in: watei . and then swam back and .climbed upon it. On Iho other hand, (ho .pilot, stuck to the machine, I'robabi.v he was strapped in. and could not roioasu himself. His face was .in when the. machine struck the water, but that was the. only injury he sustained. The llonts kept ('lie seaplane from sinking, and tin- two men made attempts 10 repair the engine without success. for aho 111 20 hours they remained on the inachine. and both ' have, dee hi led that they welcomed with joy the appearance of the submarine. 'lt meant rescue from certain death, and the fad that tiny would become prrscmors of war did nut count, in face of this. fn the easo. John Lynch \. (.iilbcit "WrL'ht, h"aid in the .\Lgistiatc's C'ouii>.'<torda.y afternoon, the. plaintiff claiini'd iJ2O .10.- dam itfes u,i- in juries sueiainwl Uit'oimk Ijein- ksmcked down by the defendant'.- motoi e,j.r at Hie. ■corner of (..'ai<;iil road and Ai)(i<-rs<m i.Jav load. Mr Haidon, I .1 lie defonco, submitted that I here had been no TV defondaiit «;is pro,■•.."•din ■■•; alons; targiii load at a veiy .sl.ov pace, and when he irot to the. conic- |)<. tan- (he plaintiff and another man. ami blew his horn. Ho. went over to the .side- he v. ished to stop at, and deeidod to .■ i , r.s> in Uont of the two men. •someone called out. and Lynch pive a lump low.ud? ih,-' car. which struck him, 'and ite fell down. The Magistrate .rentrved Ilia deei.-iou.
A credit ojw" i;• -lil £«»n in Uuuki upley against Karris Biuthe.it-, <>t' OU'kaiko, ihrcsiiiny mill owners, was heard in the .tbr-uee "f tin- .Juils;<? before Mr Stubbs, lit'ifistr.iv <>f (hi-! Supreme Court, this -noiniiiu-. Mr \V. T.. Mnoif, for the peti v toners, and Mr W. (.'. Maclirejjoi- for the debtors. After argurnprit- thf further hrarwas :idj'Ji>iti?(l till Xov ember 3, cr.jiuitiuiuL on the ?mn of £5 5s being paid by the ]:•*-•!ftio»i creditors to debtor.*. Tlit! qut-.-tiou vi Green Island drainage i-iimi'. before th,i Woiks Committer of the T)i"iitt:o_;o 7-toiird this rooming, but members •«!•'> nimble ti> deal with it. owing t" tli.> Borough Council not h.-jyiiig »upplifd all the nec-u-saiy dpUuls of thfir fcliHiio. Vntil these come to Land tho committee cannot f'M.-i'k'i tho council'spioposals. Tho electrical department of the City Corporation is doing its best to maintain in good order the many hundreds of lamps now ured for street lighting, but the regular hands cannot Vw everywhere at once, and the manager would feel obliged if Incidents seeing a. lani(> out of action from any cause would at once ring up the office. The incioasing prices of food were discussed yesterday evening at the- Port Chalmers Council in connection with, the following resolution, which waft moved hy Cr "Williamson and carried —•' That this council wire Mr Massey asking him when the. Merchants' and the Flour-mil-lers' Associations of Otago will come under the scope of the Trades and Commerce Act." In replying to points raised, Cr Williamson said no complaint -would be made, if wheat were sold here at. the same price as at Northern porta, pins tho price ot railage from these port.". He blamed, the merchants more than tho millers, and concluded by saying that the Government were doing nothing to help the work inn people ot Otugo these trying times.
It will be remembered that, prior to their departure from Dunedin with the Expeditionary Force, the men of the .Southland squadron presented the ladies of the Dunedin Women's Association, who had entertained them during their stay here, with a signed address of appreciation and thanks. This was nicely framed, and three of the regimental badges affixed to the frame. The ladies were justly pt'otid of this* memento, and their deep disgust may be imagined when it was discovered, thin morning that soma misguided person had the privjlega ejttendea to everyone of viewing the address, by stealing two of the badges. "Souvenirs" collected in such a way can surely bring but little satisfaction to the collector.
Mr .Paulin telephoned at. 2.30 p.m. :- Strong N.E. to N.W. winds and eleetriail indications in 24 hours.
The total amount in hand a.s a result of Wednesday'* efforts: on behalf of the d-«-tressed people of Great Britain and Belilium is £3,330. Among the donations received this morning is out* from Messrs 1!. Hudson and Co. 'for £IOO, to be devoted entirely to Belgian relief.
The "Gaa Committee of tho City Council yesterday decided to recommend their iwiral grant of £25 to the Olago Expansion League. It is undoratood that the Water i "ommitteo have declined to make any giant thip year. - Our cables on Tuesday announced that Alumni, of Rheims. was a prisoner, accused of espionage in Germany's interests. There are several Jhimms, makers of ehunipagne. The best known of them is G. 11. Mumni. If he is the man who is arrested, it is worth noting that just prior to the Inst mail leaving France his champagne factory has been turned into a Red Cross hospital. A Wellington message states that in the Magistrate's Court to-day Ernest ,T. Jones, secretary of the Waterside Workers' Union, who i* at 2'iesent under suspension by the president, was charged with fraudulently omitting to account for 4s. Counsel for the prosecution said that nine further charges were pending. As an audit was proceeding, ho asked for an adjournment Connsei for the accused protested against a remand, which, he said, was sought for ulterior motives to prejudice Jones, whoso case is to be considered by the union next week. A remand was granted till Tues-da-v.
An interesting point was sained at the meeting of the executive »i' the J'ejief Committee of the Patriotic Association this afternoon, when an application waa received for relief from a settler at Mount ('argili, who had been burned out a* a result, of the disastrous fires which swept up from Waitati. a fortnight ego. It was suggested that the application should be teforred to the Relief Committee, but Mr J. J. Clark gave it as his opinion that it was really a- test case, and the icsponsibility of deckling one way or the other should rest with the executive- of the association. The committee were formed for the purpose of dealing with cases Of distress caused directly or indirectly with the war. The' cbfc under notice was caused through tire. Several othei members, however, expressed the opinion that the. commitco could deal with the matter satisfactorily, and Mr Clark did not press his point. "Our Own" wires fioni Wellington:--Twenty-two rnillK in the Dominion are without adequate wheat supplies. One firm arc importing a thoufand t<ins from Canada. 'There ii likely to be a substantial rise in .-ugar prices.
At the Pent Chalmets Couit- this torenoon, before Mi Widdowson, S.M.Jiiehd. M'C'oimack, St. Leonards, for neglecting to wild his three children regularly to .school, was fined 5s on each < hurge. making a total of 30s. A message states that in ihe court today Ernest I'ol.ind llitdling, who previously as a detective in the North Island," was charged with obtaining hoard and lodging to the extent of £lO '6* bv means 0f"f;.1.-e pretences at the Clarendon Hotel. The police said Birdling was dismissed from the Exprditionary l-'oree at Wellington, lie came to Christchurch, fctill wearing a uniform, and told the licensee of the hotel that he was tite Hearer of seciec despatches, and asked that nothing should be said of his mission. ■fli- department, ne said, would pay hit. exponas. Subsequently he left, and the licensee, discovered tlv fraud. Di.rdling was- eoftvictjMl, and oiderrd to refund the amount and tenet t- to the police every fortnight. At \e.-lerda.C. meeting ot the Otago High Schools' Hoard it was decided, on the motion of Mr .1. M. Oallaway, tu invite the Hon. James Allen (Minister ot Education} to preside at the. annual breakup of the schools.
' Liquid Paraffin, "Three Star" brand, th» ourest for internal use. Wilkinson and Son, chemists; 3s Urge bottles.—fAdrt.]
If joa ifi*h the •errioe* of Mr Morris personally, ke now makes portrait* at his hom« or ptrden studio, 554 Georgw street; talophone 859.—fAdTt.l "Have- one with inc." "Thinks. 1 wi't. I'll have Watson's No. 10. please."—[Advt.]
Wat-son's No. 10 i- a. little ikavev than most, wliickie?, but. i- weith the money. - [Advt. ]
A gl*ct of SpeißUt'* beer at, lunch and supper is better than all the tea in China.— [Advt.]
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