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Mr 11. Y. Widilmvson. S.M., presided ir, the Police Court this morning. A firtit offender iv;u; lined 10s for dumkt-nness. in default 24 hones' imprisonment. Henry l.vnek. *mvtilurlv ihargrd. wits fined os. or 24 hou:*. Joseph William Ooygeeon, a prohibited person, was on two informations with procuring liquor, and was tinod 20s or seven days on oath charge. Letitia Berkeley, another prohibited po:«=on, wa* also with procuring liquor, and was fined 40.s m 14 day*. 'Hi? average daily attendance at the Public Library for the week ended Saturday last was 682 prisons. At His Majesty's Them re last niciht the audience saw what was apparently an unrehearsed incident. Mr Lcroy was about to perform the disappearing canary act. As usual, ho invited persons from the house on to the state, to watch and hold the cage. A lady and two qentleiiien went up. The magician pbned them in position, with hands under and over the cage, and in due time made the pass for the disappearance. But one of the gentlemen held on like grim death, and there was something like a wrestling match for a moment or two, thi.s ending in the representative of the audience retiring and being followed arross tlie .stage by Madame Talma, who slapped his face. Mr Leroy intervened, and iti polite tones said that the peutlemaii was quite ri.irht, but Madame Talma refused to be mollified, savins; that " lie tried to Id!! the bird." 'The gentleman m question made a short speech, in which he explained that he was told to hold on. and did so. and thus the interlude, ended. Mr Lcroy kept his head, or there mL'hi have been ,-4 scene.

Veit.enlay'.- tiarllc on. :!ie vi!.'. tiamways was considered very eatu-fae.'/ny. Tho inward loading in the niontinjj with the trains and steamers was veiy heavy. DtirinK the aftoinoou nuinbers travelled to St. Clair, while the St. Kildii and AnderW'ti i'ay line s ; were f.tirlv well patronised. The utUv.ird loatiiui; in th<' early cvoning from the iucoiiiini: nains nv<\ rxiats were also very s;iti.sf;otoiy. Later in tho even in li tho mwaid loadinu to the various places of entertainment \'. r.s eA'coptionallv good Tho rota.l receipts fnr_ the'day amounted t; £215 19s 7d, and it is estimated that £l5O nuirt >avn 1-ee,] i,i)ip)i by con'•".-.'-"ion iiclirt, Tims tho total nveii>rs for 'lm <}: iv ap\'toxitnately irtrmtttit to £365 1?.- 7-1.

Tfio Jli'V. R. Wood occupied (hf pulpit of the Preshyteriar. Church, Kaikotai. on Sunday <'-v*Miiri'». and uavo nt; addresv mi Caleb. 0110 of the heroes of 1 Jebrew history. He laid 'trc-:; on the respotisibilify of citizenship with to the lunnini: electim. What our eoiiiihy needed v.,is tixui of the f'ah-b stamp. \vho=o idc.ils ■worked out would establish ;i. nation sip'ni; in Ho appealed to the. concremation to futther iho movement for t'he re* 4 oral io;; of fh" I'db'e to -ear iiuhlio school.*. Ho frit it was his duty a' this crisi? to loftiso to vote for ilio politician who wns so anti-democratic ;■- to rofn.-e the Referendum Mill ;-■.-■ ked tor bv the Rihlr-in-sc'hools party to-day. and he exhorted' liis iKMiur-- to talc? up the. same attitude. TTo referred in his personal .acquainlnnoe ivith William Pox. tlio founder of the Now Zealand Allium.-?, and ho <-ii|i><„'i.""d t!v j-pleudid woik Unit Sii William Fox did fvr tlio Rihloinfrliooln movement in his day. •Join: Alexander M'Kinrmn was coiumitWl f:>r trial to-day isays a. Chnstclmrrh wire) on seven cha.rces of theft from private Him." in <-pnr:ertio;i with ihe t'it,sr.oms fravd?.

! An Auckland telegram mas :- --Aner liv- ; inH f-r years Ht? life of a recluse in a | fina'.i two-roomed house alinof. entirely | baio of furniture, spending oniva, few ponco ! daijv for Ui-? hare necessaries of life, there. ■ died in Auckland last week an old i-'crnian . named Thoodtis Oswald batiorff, worth ! between £12.000 and £20.000. 'tradesmen I called, and receivin-T no answer !o the knock, found LattorfT sittint: in the chair [dead, holding a newspaper in both hands. When the Public Tru-t. official.-: invest ij trate<l his affairs they found that he hud [ left a fortune. Tkere \v;us a ''"nl of j 100-e money in the house. His bank books ; showed that a day or Uv- > before hip d«t-th I Lattorff had in one of the city ! banks three separate amounts---one for ! £SOO. another jor £I.OOO, and a third | for £1.800; total. £5.300. Thnv was 1 id,«o a Savings l'a.nk ai count, showI ine; reenlar weeklv navmont-, to the total !of £"100. His books showed that ! he had investment* .ißL'repitine £IO,OOO. j Thorp wei<o also documents indii eat inn Urn ownership of various boi:.«e pro- ; portlv.s in tlio city, while he is believed I alfo to have owned farm propeily and j money invost-fd in real ost.nK* to a conI sidorable amount, and a large quantity of i milliner flr-rip. Tt is believed there, are j heir< to the old man's wealth, a bank olPi rial having «oiiic time auo received a loiter I from a young lady in .South Australia,. i cb'imirii: to be t.he nioco, of LattorfT. and

' :; slang l for any iiiforniation eonceniinit her i ased relative.

' The following ]«)»■• e been nominated for : the vacancy caused in the Central Ward |of the Otago Education Hoard distrn. t ' by the death of the Hon. T. Feigns: -•

| Stephen Noble Hi own. Oi'nijjtu (';;!.-! •<• \ .lames Henrv Wilkinson, .Tunics Wallace ! tmrl Dr Mi/'abeth 11. !!. .NTacdonsid.

! Tf you wish the services of Mr Morris pc - - I sonahy, be now make* -jinrtraits; at bis home ior frr.rdeii studio, 554 Cecrja street: tele- ; phone 853.—['Arlvt.j i "Have one with me.'' "Think?, I wi'l. i I'll have Wa,fcson> No. 10, p l eose."~-[Adrt.] ! Speight's ale and stout fire, acknowledge' i by tlie Dominion public tc b* the beet on ! the market.—[Advt.] | Notice appears* in this issue of n. united j gathering of Good Templars "Wednesday 1 rv.-nir.fr, Oets<»on Social Hall. ! Indigestion and kindred ailments prevented by Bismiitrntr.tl Magnesia; 2s 3d bottle. Wilkinson and Son. chemists.—[Advt.] I Watson's No. 10 is a little dearer than most v/bmlcies, but U worth the money. — [AdvC]) No lady should hi without Martin' 6 Apiol and Steel P'i'.U. ScVl by aij chemists :ind storos throughout Atutalssts.—[Advt.] The Peninsula Ferry Co., Lid., advercisfl altered tima-ta'sle on Wedi>esdfkjr& ou paka 5 of this issue.

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Evening Star, Evening Star, Issue 15634, 27 October 1914

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Evening Star Evening Star, Issue 15634, 27 October 1914

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