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Tito fortnightly meeting of the Port Chalmers Borough Council, hold last evening, was attended by Crs Powell (in the chair), Stevenson, Morgan, Isbister, Mawson, Anderson, Pratiley, and Perry.


Tiie secretary of the Port Chalmers Branch of the Overseas Club wrote thanking the council for the free use of the Town Hall for tho patriotic concert given in aid of the Belgian relief fund. Tho net proceeds of tho concert amounted to £lo. The secretary of the Otago Expansion League wrote stating that they were arranging for an influential deputation to wait on tho general manager of the Union Steam Ship Company and on the district manager of Hnddart, Parker, Limited, about the middle of the month to request the reinstatement of the MelbmirneDnnedin service. The league would he pleased if tho emincil could arrange for a representative to join tho deputation.—The Mayor was appointed to represent the council on the deputation.


Tho Works Committee reported that the .streets and channels hud had the usual attention during the past- fortnight. A truck of screenings .hod been mixed into asphalt in readiness for patching later, and some gorse had been cut on the main Waitati road and burned. Tho committee recommended that the weighbridge keeper be paid £T per month for four months from Ist December to 31st March, 1913. Adopted. The forester reported that the work for the past fortnight had been digging and hoeing weeds in the nursery, grubbing gorse on tho reservoir property, and topping trees on the •Sawyer’s Bay road and Wieklilfe terrace. A number of posts had been split from trees cut down in tho rernetory, which could be used for fencing the cemetery reserve off into sections later. The room in the municipal buildings upstairs had been let to tho Liberal League, as a committee room at the rental of 10s per week. —Adopted. The water inspector reported having sold 1,947 tons of water during the month of October for a revenue of £143 17s (3d. Tho new Tin main along Wickliffe terrace had been extended another 127 ft, making a total distance laid of nearly 11 chains. Before extending tho main further it was proposed to put a valve in just past Mary street for fire purposes, and then make the necessary street and house connections as far as tho main extended. The cost of the work to date was;— Labor, £35 IDs 2d; material, £6O 7s Id. Total, £93 17s 3d. Tho water in the reservoir was 2ft 7in below high-wator mark. Tito bat Its bad been cleared of seaweed, which was getting to bo a nuisance.—Adopted.


Cr Anderson asked what had been done in the matter of providing fire appliances for the borough.—Cr i’owell replied that so far the committee had been unable to obtain a suitable site, but they still had the matter under consideration. The Finance Committee reported that the receipts for the past fortnight amounted to £l-17 9s Id, and the expenditure to £l4B os lid. On the motion of Cr Stevenson, it was decided to forward a letter of condolence to the relatives of the late Albert E. Wiseman, who had died while in the service of the council. It was also decided to send a letter of condolence to the relatives of the late llev. E. C. Tennent, who was killed as the result of a motor accident near Wellington. The deceased was stationed at Port Chalmers for some years.


The election of a member of the Provincial Council for Waikouaiti, in tho room of Air F. D. 801 l (resigned), resulted in tho return of Air James Mills, who polled 77 votes against Air T. S. Pratt’s 56, Mr A. R. Ure obtaining 45, and Air Thompson 22. *******

A distressingly sad fatality happened yesterday a mile to the southward of Taieri Ferry. The front wheel of the coach gave way. and one of the passengers (a Air Ryrie), who occupied tho box seat, was thrown to tho ground, the axle striking him and the hind wheel passing over his body. Deceased was married the day before in Dunedin to a lady recently arrived from Scotland, and they had spent their honeymoon at Taieri Ferry. He had not been on the conch half an hour when tho fatality happened. *******

Wo understand that the gentlemen in Scotland who were requested by the Presbyterian Church trustees here to select a professor of mental and moral pliilosophy for the Ota*) University have appointed a. Air Duncan Macgregor to the post.

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PORT CHALMERS COUNCIL, Issue 15646, 10 November 1914

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PORT CHALMERS COUNCIL Issue 15646, 10 November 1914

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