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His Honor Mr Justice Sim has granted probates in tho estates of the following deceased persons:—John Leys, Ann Johnston, Thomas Dixon, William Campbell, Margaret M'Clunc, Robert Wasson, John Laird, Albeit, Solomons, and Frederick W. Bicknell. Letters of administration have been granted in the estate of William M. Ings.

An Auckland telegram states that in the Police Court, yesterday Gustav Krofelt, a well-known business man, and a naturalised British, subject, admitted having assaulted his bon-im-law, Walter Gaudin, by striking him on the head with a bottle. The defendant stated that he had had much trouble with Gaudin. on account of the latter having given way to drink. Gaudin was brought from Roto Roa Island to see defendant in his office in regard to private matters. A remark made by Gaudin about Ms wife, who is defendant's daughter, so irritated the. defendant that ho picked up a soda water bottle to chase Gaudin out of the room. Gaudin. turned o:i him, and dofondiUit hit him with the bottle. Defendant oxpres&ed regret, for lib act, but explained that he had had much to endure. The magistrate recognised the intense, provocation, and, considering that Gaudin's injuries were trifling, imposed a fine of £5 and costs (£4 ss).

Since the breaking up of the camp at Tahuna. Park the City tramway receipts have fallen off considerably. During the last six weeks the receipts have decreased by £9S 13s 4d a week as compared with the takings for the same period of year. The Works Committee of the Drainage Board vesterdav accepted tho tender of Mr J. Mlntyio* of £1,737 9s lOd for the reticulation sewers, area No. 1, Kaikorai Valley. The oommitteo decided to recommend" the board that plans and specifications be prepared and tendeis called for the reticulation 6ewers to serve area No. 2, Kaikorai. An assertion has been made in certain quarters that country districts have not contributed as largely as they should have done to the patriotic and relief funds. It has been pointed out to ns that this is an entirely wrong iniprewion. Balclutha district, lor instance, has contributed to the extent of over £1 per head of the. population; while Lauder, Middlemarch, and other districts have done equally well. Indeed, our informant states, the response from the country compares very favorably with, that from the City, which statement is l borne out by an investigation into the amounts subscribed.

A new picture theatre, to be erected in Queen street, Auckland, will be the sirth building of its kind in that street, aaid the sixteenth in the Auckland city and. suburban area,

Mr 'Pauirn's forecast :—iSqually S.W. to N.W.. wipds, and rain showers. Passengers who arrived in Sydney by the Ventura from San Francisco state that in a jeweller's shop in Honolulu may bo seen a piece of tho Fanning Island cable, which -was cut by the German cruiser Nurnberg last month. The Nurnberg coaled at Honolulu prior to crossing over to Fanning Island, and it is reported that she called there afterwards.

The proposal of the Tramways Committee to discontinue the half-hour service from the Post Office, to Cavereham via Cargill road again came before the committee yesterday, when it was decided to hold over the matter in the meantime.

Mr Pollard, of " The Delta," Marlborough, has offered £3,000 towards the purchase of a public park for Blenheim, and £I,OOO towards the improvement and beautLfication of the grounds. Tho portion proposed to be purchased—Waterlea—is the property of Mr Robert M'Callum, and is valued at £llO per acre. It is within a few minutes' walk of the town.

During the past three months the Federated Seamen's Union have been taking a ballot on a proposal to remove the headquarters from Dunedin to Wellington. The proposal was carried by 423 votes. Tho monthly meeting of tho Concord School Committee, held on Tuesday evening, was attended by Messrs Christie (chairman), Chambers, Mitchell, Slade, Smith, and Tombs. Tho head master reported that the average attendance for last month, was 71, the number on the roll being 77. He urged that something should be done to stop the objectionalble smells arising from one or more of the works in the district, and the committee decided to write to the Green Island Borough Council asking them to take the necessary steps to have the air kopt pure. The Visiting Committee reported everything to be satisfactory. Messrs Christie and Mitchell wore appointed a Visiting Committee for the month. Mr R. G. Robinson returned to Tapanui on Monday, savs the 'Courier,' after ha.ving repreeentudT the Dominion at the Conference of World's Foresty Experts, held in Scotland iind other partY, of tho British Isles. He also visited America, Spain, and France, but was compelled to curtail his invest igatians in afforestation matters generally owing to the outbreak of the war. The tour w-as very successful from an educational point of view. Mv Robinson bad. nianv exciting experiences while in France. Ho was at Bordeaux when the mobilisation of French troops began, and remained stranded there for nine- days owing to his English cheques not negotiable. Finally, however, he secured a passage to London, together with 130 other tourists, in a refugee ship. Among the difficulties be encountered at Bordeaux was the securing of a notice to sojourn in France, and a subsequent maritime passport, the latter document necessitating his remaining with hundreds of other.* outside the Police Department Buildings for about 10 hours. At the Port Chalmers Toiice Court this morning John Cable, a, sailor, was fined 10s, in default three days' imprisonment, for using obscene in Georjje street, Port Chalmers, last night. Messrs Watson and Cable, J.F.s, were on the bench.

Watson's No. 10 is a little dearer thin most whiskies, but is worth the money.— [Advt.] "Have one with me.'' " Thanks, I wi!l. Til have Watson's No. 10, please."—[Advt.] Indigestion and kindred ailments prevented by Bismutratcd Magnesia; 2s 3d bottle. Wilkinson and Son, chemists.—[Advt.] The Salvation Army, as ia previous years, will be making a 6treet. collection on Saturday next. At various points a sister will be found with a bor, into which the public are asked to place, a subscription on behalf of the fallen and helpless. On account, of the war thero will be groater demands on the Army than usual, and in order to meet this demand the Army will be thankful for the generous support of the public. Speight's ale and stout aro acknowledged by the Dominion public to be tho host on the market.—[Advt.] No lady should be without Martin's Apiol and Steel PCls. Sold by aJ'j chemists and stores throughout Australasia.—[A'dvt.] Sectors may see the Dunedin South roll. Particulars are advertised.

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Evening Star, Issue 15642, 5 November 1914

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Evening Star Issue 15642, 5 November 1914

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