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Messrs J. P. Maloney and J, Stephens, of Foitrose, have sent ns 10s for tho Bracken j£*morial fund

While speaking on the proposed erection of a retaining wail at the head of Anderson Bay at tho meeting of the Bay Town Board last night, the chairman tMr T. Somerville) said lie believed tnat if the work were carried out it would provide the host, safest, and most, commodious bon!, harbor in Dunedin. Tho. engineer of the Harbor Board, agreed with inm in that opinion. At tho monthly meeting of tho Green Island Borough Council, held last evening, reference was made to the recent gorse tires in the local domain, Cr J. Geddas asking whether any steps bad been taken to ascertain who had started the fire. Tho Town Clerk (Mr T. Thomson) stated that he bad made inquiries, but had received no assistance from the ratepayers whom he. had approached, though ho was of the opinion that tho culprit or culprits were known. Tho council had planted marram grass and lupines in the reserve, and these had hoe a destroyed. On tho motion of Cr W. Geddas it was decided to place the. matter in tho hands of the police. Cr Christie stating that a heavy pen.thy was attached to the offence of lighting Ihv.-r >u the domain.

“It may seem strange,said Ah' V R. Meredith, president of the Wellington S. at Friday night’s meeting of that body, “that in a town like Wellington there should be. so many cases of cruelly brought before us, but, untort.U nately, civilisation and progress have no effect on this kind oi thing. If one wants any proof of that contention, ono has only to'look at, the appalling wav that is being carried on in the Old World, where a nation that makes they proud boast th e. it leads the world in science and art pisv; instances of cruelty that, even a savage would shudder at. Wo will have the cruel always with us. unfortunately, and this makes a society like this imperative. Tho only way to deal with these people is to hold over them the fear of punishment.”

•‘After the nig battleships and battlecruisers have opened tire with their hi* gnus, it seems hardly necessary for the destroyers and light cruisers to open with their small calibre guns,” was the apologetic opening of junior counsel at the Appeal Court at Wellington on Thiwdav. opening his legal argument _ after senior counsel had concluded. The reman: created considerable amusement, which increased when His Honor Mr Justice Denniston queried ; ” What is the exact rating?” “I rate myself as a light cruiser,” was counsel’s reply, and ho then proceeded to dip into the weightier legal technicalities of his address. At the meeting of the Bay Town Board last night Mr Whyte said there was a dangerous sandbank on the Portobello road, into which children had been digging for amusement, with every prospect of a fatality. It was resolved to take precautions ‘against such accident?-, and i., the attention of the Portobell-) Road Board to the danacr*

Mr Paulin’s forecast >—-Squally S.W. to N.W. winds, and cold rain showers. How much holiday should a school child have? Mr 11. A. Parkinson raised this question at Friday evening’s meeting of tho Wellington Educational Institute. Mr Parkinson said that university students considered that they could not work more than six months of tho year, secondary school teachers managed to work nine months, but primary school children had to work for from tea to ten and a-half months. Was that a right proportion? He had doubts, and thought tho matter should ho inquired into, and investigated in a scientific spirit. Child psychology had made great strides, and very useful information as to how long children should work was surely available for those who would inquire. There was, Mr Parkinson added, also the question as to whether school’ holidays should bo the same I hroughout the country. In Kelson, lor instance, schools closed ‘during the hop-ricking season. Thau there were tho dairying districts to consider. Should children in these districts have six or seven weeks’ holiday, or should they, in view of tho fact that nianv of them had to work very hard in milking cows, receive nine or ten, or even up to twelve, weeks holiday . Tho oulv case before Mr Widdowson at the Police’' Court this morning was one ol drunkenness, George Mullins being fined 10s, or, in default, 24 hours’ imprisonment, for’that offence. The chairman of the Bay Town. Board stated at tho monthly meeting of the board last night that several complaints bad been been made as to failures in the electric lighting. If tho city electrical engineer were communicated with uy telephono defects would at once lie attended to. The quarterly criminal sittings of the Supreme Court ‘commence here next Monday. The calendar is a light one. Iho following is the list of cases Claude Osmond Barker, failing to account ior moneys: Christina, Barlow, making a false document; Charles Robert Murray Kerr, foc'c-i y ; John Jones, indecent assault; Charles Banwell, assault, causing actual bodily harm. Tho Water Committee of the Council at a. special meeting yesterday decided to adhere to their previous decision, <iceliniit" to malm a grant this year to tho Otago** Expansion League. Portions of the walls in the 'lurkis.i Baths have broken away, and the General Committee of the City Conned will recommend that £l6O be spent in repairing them.

Visitors to the t'Uugn Art- Society's exhibition say that this roar our local ail.sts liavo clone exceptionally wed Ihe went of their works largely oom| emirates_ lor the fewness et exhibits from Au.-tvaiia- tomorrow afternoon tea will in- provider, by the lade ireinbets of the society. assisted by frier G. and there will ba music ;us well. A petition to adjudicate Harris Bros., of Cli'ekaic-ke, threshing-mill owners, hank; nipts again came before the Registrar ot the .Supreme Court this morning, when itwas formally adjourned until the 24th inst. About 100 men assembled at the "Victoria Statue this morning in response! to an advertisement- signed by Mr 1. Hclroii. .Mr Helson explained that there v.t-re a number of married men out ol work, and tho authorities, whilst professing to do all in their power to relieve the distress arising front unemployment. had so far done; nothing. The meeting dispersed without proposing any resolution. A London message states that the Alain pa’s mails havo been delivered.

Indigestion and kindred l,v Bitunuratol Mnrmo-.a; 2s ~d bottle. A Vi. kin son and Sou, clkuiLls.—[Advt.j freight’s ale and si out are acknowledged hv ilie Dominion public v, be the beet on the market. — 1 Aclvi.! Watson's No. 10 is a little dearer Hum most, wbii.kirr, but is worth the money.— fAdvl.j “Have one* with me.’ “Thanks, I w'i... rn have Wilts.. us No. 10, pka-.e.”—[Advt.J

Jf you feel faint about 11 o’clock, try a class of M’Gaviu’s beer; it will revive you.— Ladies recommend Mari in's Apiol and Steel Fills. Sold by all chemist* and ntires. S<-o jou get the genuine.—[Advh]

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Evening Star, Issue 15640, 3 November 1914

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Evening Star Issue 15640, 3 November 1914

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