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Evening Star, Issue 15649, 13 November 1914
The attendant 1 * day by day at the Otago Art Society's exhibition keeps up to the average. Further sales reported are of ‘Arab Bazaar, Cairo,’ b<- R. Ilenlmau Smith; ‘Gec-n on the Hills,’ hy M. M. Dupurtal; and ‘A Breezy Day,’ by Main! Hill. For <o-morrow afternoon th« tea arrangements are being supervised by Lady M’Lean, Mrs John Roberts, and Mrs Sim, and tho Lyric Orchestra, will provide the music.
A story of boyish grit that achieved it. object despite strong opposition was related by Mr A. Newton at Tuesday evening’s meeting of the Wellington Industrial Association. The boy—a Blenheim lad — had a liking for tho medical profession, but. being tho only son of a prospermia farmer, his father insisted upon him following in hi? own footsteps. This did not appeal to the boy, who, despite every opposition fron his parents, spent all his money and time in studying medical works. His studiousness .boia good frua, for ho won a scholarship for £IOO in cash, which enabled him to go to Edinburgh, and when there, to get more cash, he too!: to tram conducting till he had saved enough to continue his studies. Ho at last achieved success, and is now doing well as a duly qualified medical practitioner. “ A boy m a thousand 1” remarked a member. “Yes. we could do with more like him,” observed another. Tho Auckland City Council last night adopted a scheme to build workers’ homes testing from £2,000 to £3,000, by 5 jper cent, debentures subscribed by the public.
Tho monthly maetlng of the Society for tho Protection of Women and Children was hold yesterday ; present—Canon Curzon-Siggors (in the chair), Mr J. AI. Callaway, Dr E. Siedcberj, Mcsdamos Ewcn, Cordon, Davoy. Mica Stewart, Miss Runcitnan, Rev. V. G. King, Rev. Charles Dallaston, and the secretary (Mrs Anscll). A considerable amount of correspondence was tabled and dealt with, and the treasurer’s statement received. Tho secretary’s report recorded a great many cases before tho society. As to the Otago Agricultural and Pastoral - Society's summer show, to be held at Tahuna Park on the 25th and 26th of this month, Mr Ritchie, the president, Mr Fulton, the secretary, and their colleagues on the Managing Committee probably felt a little anxious a month ago as to the prospect?, for the pastures were thin ana dry and the war was upsetting everybody and everything. But the country has been well watered since then, and our people hp,va ceased to speculate as to the result of the clash of arms, knowing that our side is going to win, and tho Canterbury as well as the smaller early agricultural shows have attracted goad entries. All apprehensions arc therefore removed, and tho society look _ forward with confidence to a fine list ot entries (they close to-morrow) and an attractive show. It is possible that the copious rains in Central Otago will have the effect of sending more entries of stock from that district than ti ro usually received. In this connection it may bo mentioned that Mr Watson Shonnan is to exhibit merino sheep from Puketoi. Xho grounds have been vastly improved since last summer show. About a quarter aero additional has been reclaimed from tho sand at tho south-western corner, considerable improvement is made to the housing accommodation for live stock, and the big ring is 100 ft longer, being now large enougn to allow of tho pony _ trots being held inside the enclosure, which is much safer for tho public than having tho races on tho outer circuit.
If patriotism and love of his native country ato desirable attributes in tho president" of our local Caledonian Society, then the society should certainly prosper. At Leith Lodge. 1.0.0. F., on Monday evening last, Bro. Wrn. Reid, Grand Secretary for New Zealand and Past Grand Siio of Australasia (also president of the Caledonian Society), delivered a particularly ifitcrooting lecture on ‘The Characteristics of the Scottish People.’ _ Regret was expressed that instead of being confined to such a meeting, tho lecture did not attain wider publicity. Bro. Reid is a. true Scotsman, but, nevertheless, a quite impartial one. He did not fail to note tho virtues of his fellow-countrymen; but at the same time did not try to make saints of them. If he had done go any canny Scots that chanced to he among his audience would no doubt have blush'd. 'ihe point, however, is that in these days of a languishing Caledonian Society, if all the members would "boost” Scotland and its jieoplo more interest might be taken in ihe annual gathering. At the monthly meriting of the Northeast Valley School Committee there were piesent Mrs Begg, Mrs Elliot, Mecca's G. Caldor, W. Mowa-t, T. Arnold, 1). J. Cal tier, W. Mitchell, and B. E. Sinclair. Tho head master’s monthly report showed the average attendance to be 554 out of tho 617 scholars cn the roll. It was derided to close the school for the Christmas holidays on Thursday, December 17. The Otago" branch of tho Navy League forwarded three volumes for tho school library—‘Famous Sea. Fights.’ and two volumes of ‘Captain Scott's Last Expedition.’ These will be much appreciated by tho scholars of the school. 'I he Dunedin Athenaeum also wrote donating a, prize far general knowledge. Messrs Vv. Mitchell and D. J. C'chlcr were .appointed a Vi.-itirg Committee for the ensuing month. The civ!! case of Allied IkTucvt, Abbott (contractor' v. Jessie Payton and Thomas Grainger (contractor) was concluded iu the Magistrate's Court jestmlay afternoon. Tho claim, was one for £lO7 os Hd, the balance dr.c under a sub-contract. 'lhe facts wove that the contract for a house to be elected lor Mrs Payton at a. cost of £690 was hi to Grainger, who -•'.bb'-t a great nortion to Abbott. Mrs T.- vtoii had refused to pay the amount m disr-ute because portion of t!m work was nl!e"cd to be not aes spccTirfL MrWiddnw6on° S.M.. gave judgment for plaintiff for £9O, smi a charge for that amount was authorised on the moneys due under the cor tract; costs, £9 9:. Robert M'Lean Johnson, a single man, ;i years of age, employed as accountant bv a firm of sobcitors at Invercargill, has b-,c-u missing since Tuesday morning.
“Have otic with me." " Thanks, I wi". I'll Imve Watson's No. 10, p’ca-:o."—[Aclvt.J \ «'la«s of Speight's bear at hind! an;l Bupjior is better than all tho tea in China.— [Advt.]
A notice to common jurors appears m our advertising co.umns.
Watson’s No. 10 is a liiilo dearer than r?o-t wha-.kici, be,t is worth ll’.a money. [Acivt.] T;i««nuaatic natirnts should tak« Breedwa‘v:s Cueuniatic. Cure, price 3s Gtl; gives immediate- relief. Wilkinson and Sou, proscript ion chemists. —[Advt.]
Evening Star, Issue 15649, 13 November 1914
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