Holidav-makers will soon, be on the Milford track. The L*ko Te Anau steamer will make her first Trip ou November 50, and Glade House and the huts on the To Anau-Milford Sound track will bo reopened for tourists from the saute date.
Tho weekly meeting of the St. John Ambulance Brigade (National Reserve) was held at the Garrison Hall on Tuesday evening, when the brigade, were exercised in first aid work and stretcher drill under Sergeant-major Huruou. Ibo Works Committee.’ at a special meeting last evening, decided to,recommend the City Council to .spend £50,000out of the loan schedule of £175,000 on works that will give the most relief to the ■unemployed. A schedule of the works to be put ifl hand has yet to be drawn up.
A Taumarunui P.A. message says*About 2 o’clock this morning the local postmaster was awakened by a noise. He rase, and found the front entrance of the post office burst open. The robber had meanwhile, decamped without doing further damage or stealing anything. Ihe police have the matter in hand.
The Court of Directors of the Royal Humane Society met at Christcnurch yesterday and made a number of awards. Lieutenant-commander Dennistoun, of Transport No. 4, was awarded a bronze medal for rescuing a man from drowning at Wellington on September 29. Certificates were given in the case of Edward W. Platts Mills (aged 11) and Jasper Baldwiit (aged 12) for rescuing Hector Donaldson (aged 12l from drowning at Wainui-o-mata (Wellington) on April 10. In case of V*ra Calvin (aged 16). for rescuing Flora Macdonald (aged 6) from drowning at Port Chalmers on January 8, 1914, a- letter of commendation was awarded. At yesterday's meeting of the, Waikouaiti County Council a. telegram was received from the secretary of the Employment Committee of the Patriotic and General Welfare Association, .stating that the committee were prepared to recommend finding £l5O to improve the Leith Valiev road on the Waikouaiti side, the council to find a similar sura, independent of any further consideration so far as the council getting any subsidy from the Government or Expansion League was concerned, (he- council also to find tools and supervision. He asked when the work could be started and what, accommodation was available or necessary for works. Cr Laley said that it would not be advisable to go on with the matter at that meeting, considering that the council were just going out of office, unless they could keep to the original resolution. Councillors would remember that it had been anticipated that the Government would contribute a. subsidy, making the amount available £6OO. * A new bridge would be required, and another would want a considerable amount of work done tif it. In answer to C'r Orbell, he said that if the Expansion League would contribute £l5O and the Employment Committee £l6O, he would 4jc prepared to go on with the £450 then available. Cr Charlton'pointed cut that the Dunedin City Council had spent a good deal of money on part of the road in the Waikouaiti County. He believed that, if put in igood condition, the. road would eventually outdo the Junction road. The matter was left in the bands of the chairman and Cr Laley, with power to act.
A brief sitting of the City Police Court was held this morning before Mr H. Y. Widdowson. S.M., when Nicholas Clark, who was before the C ourt yesterday tin a charge of drunkenness, was again charged with a similar offence, and fined 20s. in default three days’ imprisonment A serious attempt to injure a German resident at the Bluff occurred last night, when a party of men visited the ievidence of Mr Nichol, who employs a German gardener. The leader of the party, with a double-barrelled gun, demanded to know where the German was, but (wires “Our Own”) he was peremptorily ordered to leave the place. Mr Nichol closed the door, and immediately a shot was fired. Three further shots were tired into the gardener’s cottage, and had the gardener or his family been in the line of fire they would have’been seriously injured. The police shortly afterwards arrested a man, named J. Kane with the gun still in his-* possession. The remainder of the pavi*y decamped. The accused came before the Police Court this morning, and was remanded until Monday, bail being allowed in the sum of £25. At the annual meeting of the Blueskin A-* and P. Society the balance-sheet, which was presented, showed a credit of £62 cash in bank, besides freehold property Jet on annual rental of £6. It was resolved to hold the show at Waitati in Januarv. and to become affiliated with the Clydesdale Hors© Society. The election of office-bearers resulted as follows ; -—President, Mr A. Kilpatrick; vice-pre-sidents—Messrs Crosby Morris. P. Brisbi*. Them. M'Cbnnell, E. H. Beid; secretSry and treasurer, ,Mr George Charlton (all re-ejefcted). A Finance Committee consisting of Messrs H- Bland, P. Briscoe, and W. Ghefeftey was elected to assist t-he treasurer in the financial part of the society’s affairs. It was resolved that all memlbers of the society serving with the Expeditionary Force be elected members of the society without payment of their annual subscriptions during their term with the force#.
The * General Committee of the City Council recommend that authority be grunted to expend «■ sum. estimated by tho City” Engineer at £3O, in asphalting the whole length of the footwalk and erecting a low wall from Cliffs, road to the St. Clair bathkeeper’s house.
W cbmmevjcial ease, National Mortgage and Agency Co., Ltd., v. R. and F. Walla?, Ltd., "regarding’ a charge for limo sacks, occupied the- greater portion of tho day at the Gore Magistrate’s Court yesterday, and has been adjourned to allow of tho Magistrate looking' up certain law points, and if necessary taking further evidence at Invercargill.—Own correspondent. The Finance Committee of the City Council report that an application has been received From the Otago Expansion League for the Council’s subscription for the year ending June 30, 1915, amounting to £IOO. The matter was referred to the committee interested for report as to whether they were prepared to contribute their quota of the amount, with the following result :—The Water Committee decline the request; the. Tramways Committee report that they have no power to recommend the granting of the request; the Gas Committee recommend that- £25 be voted, tho amount to be for advertising space in the league’s publications. < There are many generous givers, but we. think tiio children surpass many of their ciders. It was a poor boy in one of the South Otago schools who, having done some work, for which he was given 3d, went to his teacher and said: “They may have a penny of it.” “ They ” were tho Belgians. The balance was needed in. the home.
‘The .secretary of the Dunedin Drainage Board has been advised that the Dunedin Drainage Bill has passed the- House of Representatives.
Tho traffic returns for the City Corporation tramways for the. fortnight ended the’ 17th inst., as compared with the corresponding period of last year, were as follow- :—1914, receipts £2.628 18s lid, mileage 49,254 miles; 1913, receipts £2,806 2s 7d, mileage 50,127 miles.
It is recommended by the Tramways Committee of the City Council that the half-hour service between the Post Office and Caversham via Cargill road be discontinued. 'This recommendation is due to the fact that since the striking of tho military ramp at T’ahuna Park—i.t\. or September 22—tin: t; am way re ven no’ has shown practically a steady decrease each day. as compared with the same period of last year, notwithstanding that the weather conditions are now more favorable for tramway traffic. The decrease varies from £2 6s lOd per day to £59 6s lid per day, aric► totals £3BO, which is equivalent to a decrease of £IOO per week. The loss of revenue (if any) from the service now proposed to be dispensed with and the slight inconvenience that might be caused .to a few passengers in David street who use this service cannot be compared with what the service costs to run per annum—viz., £1,004 13s Bd. If this recommendation be approved, the usual 10-minutes service to Caversham would still bo maintained.
Owing to the crush of late matter yesterday afternoon we went, to press with a couple of printer's errors in the. announcement of Arthur Barnett, Ltd. The correct reading is- Suits to measure, from highest quality worsteds: Usual price 80s, sale price 62s 6d. Every conceivable kind of shirt; Sale price 2s 6d. Boys’ Norfolk suits worth 22s 6tl for 14s 6d.
Notification of Sunday services as enumerated below appears in our advertising columns:—Anglican; All Saints’. Presbyterian ; First Church, Knox Church, St, Andrew 1 ?, South Dunedin, North-east Valley, Caversham, Mornington, Musselburgh, Roslyn, St. Clair, Chalmers. Methodist : Trinity, Centra! Mission, Mornington, Cargill Road, Belleknowes, Woodhaugh, North-east Valley. Dtmda.s Street, Kow, Abbotsford, Ravensbourno, Roslyn, Maori Hill. Congregational : Moray Place, King Street, Leith Street, St. Clair. Baptist: Hanover Street, Roslyn, South Dunedin. Caversham, Noi-th-east Valley. Church of Christ; Tabernacle, South' Dunedin, Fillcul Street, Mornington. Christadelphians, Choral Hall, Theosophy, Albany Street School Hall. New season’s photographio goods: Excellent stock now arriving. Cameras from 6s. Send your order early to H. J. Gill, 11 and 13 Frederick street, Dunedin. 'Phono 1,144. —[Advt.] “Have one with me.” '‘Thanks, 1 will. I’ll have Watson’s No. 10, please.”—[Advt.]
If you wish the services of Mr Morris personally, he now makes portraits at. his home or garden studio. 554 George street; telephone 859.—[Advt.] Speight's ale and stout are acknowledged by rlie Dominion public, to be the best cm tho market.—[Advt.] Indigestion and kindred by Itisamuratcd Magnesia; 2s 3d bottle. Wilkinson and Son, chemists.—[Advt.] At the St. Clair Congregational Church the Rev. F. P. Joseland, who has spent 20 years in the- Chinese Empire, will occupy the pulpit to-morrow evening.
At tho Methodist. Central Mission to-mor-row, Rev. W. Walker will Uko for his subject'in the morning 'Perplexing Providence?,’ and in the evening ‘Reasoning with God.’. Mi?e Pridham will be the evening i-oloist. 1 Whv I Believe iu God, tho Soul, and Immortality’ will be the subject of Cue Rev. W. FA Kennedy's address at the Unitarian Progressive Society's meeting in tho Club House Hall, Moray place, to-morrow evening.
A notice in regard to an examination for kindergarten certificates appears in our advertising columns. 'W’a.Uon’s No. 10 is a. littlo dearer Own most whickios, but is worth the money. — [Advt,] A general meeting of the. Otago General Laborer-’ Union will be held in the union’s hail, 95 Stuart street, on Wednesday evening, at 8 o’clock. The Maheno is advertised to run to Maori Kaik auiLNorth Spit on Sunday and Labor Dav at excursion rates.
No lady should be without Marlin's Apiol nnd Steel Phis. Sold, by all chemists and stares throughout Australasia.—[Advt.] Dunedin Starr-Bcwkct-t Society dispose of £I.OOO on Tuosdav night. Join No. 3 group and participate. Payments will be received on 'Tuesday at the usual hours, instead of Monday.
Holiday-makers will find in the 'Star* full particulars as io Mondays train arrangements. Tho features arc the special tit ins’ to Oama.ru and Gore. Persons thinking of attending the trotting races at Daman, can leave Dunedin at 7.35 and return by special lojving Oama.ru at 6.25, reaching Dunedin at 9.50. The special to the Gore races is this rear put on for the first time. It leaves Dunedin at 8.5, arrives at 11.44, leaves Gore at 7 p.vn., and gets io town at 10.25. These arrangements should prove very convenient..
The attention of Momingtou householders whoso premises arc not* connected with tho sower is drawn to an advertisement appearing in this issue.
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Evening Star, Evening Star, Issue 15632, 24 October 1914