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The passengei railway traffic, in 011/0 at any rate, sho.vs no eij.n of dieiu.ban-: o on account of the war. People ate travelling quite as freely as usual. In the goode tnit-k, however, thc.ro is a falling of:, hut not enough to please the Kai.-er. The Defence authorities have decided to abandon the naval and military tournament for this year. For ycaus tie. a:tnual tournament diew volunteers (arxL Territorials) fiom all parts of New /iealand to Pal mend on North for the Chri.;tmas-Nevv Year week. When the Ro-fe-e..:' Department decided to take over control three years ago it was atratig.. .1 to hold the- touiimm.nt in suceetsivc \ea..--in each of the four military d.suicts. Too 1 irst was held nt Chrttitchuicli, and h■-1 year the tournament was, held in Auckland. Tivs year it was th.e turn cf i)une;l::r, and tho prelim.nary nrrarg ~, :.ts had been made, but it has now U'<u dr. med adraable in all the cirntm.-tanc.o to abandon the meofiug for this year. Gar Cromwell coiresj ondent ttleg.ajiho : —Tits weather cont.nues unaettieii, thero Itaving been a eucc-i.-siou of heavy ga.!o.with inteiwening cold storms. Tuesday was exceptionally bo.tterous, but sh-w.-ia of tain have fallen during the night. In announcing the settlement of the j ;e tion in which two morning papers at ; Wellington were the parties concerned. 1 the ' Dominion ' savs :—" The libel action j 'New Zealand Tunes' v. ' Dominion ' 1 has been settled. We regret the diiier- j ences which led to this notion, and we rrtognise that the attitude of the Co juries which have, already heard this ease shows that our article eomplainod of is, in the opinion of many, open to an interpretation injurious to the reputation of the 'New Zealand Times.' 'lite ' Dominion' desires to emphasise, the fact that, whatever words were tisctl in the article complained of, it was not intended to impute to the 'New Zealand Times' any bad faith or any intention of favoring anarchism. To the extent to which our article conveys that impression we desire to express regret, and as an earnest of our sincerity in expressing this regret we have agreed to pay ; the sum of £IOO as costs to the ' Nee.- j Zealand Tim^s.'" The Presbyterian Sunday School Conference *hat opened last night to be and really was representative of the Dominion. Delegates attended fiom A nek land, Invercargill, and many midway places. Many did not know one another, and, as the chairman was unable to name all the speakers, it was arranged that everyone as hn ro c e should sing out h,s name and his constituency. This seemed all right when strangers got up, but a smile flitted acioss the faces of the delegates wdien one gravely prefaced his remarks with the statement iso like that of tho constable in tho witness box) : '' My name is Gray, and I.am of the North-on-1 Valley."' and when the Rev. John Kiipatriek, whose figure is as 'amiliar as th-s Cargill monument, was called on for a like formula._ At last, when Professor How-.t-son straightened out and began to speak. and was greeted with shouts of "Name: Name!" the decree became a joke, and ! the reverend master of Knox College ! quietly answered " I am in my own conn- j try." This scheme may not always work. ] but at public gathering; there is a need i for some method of making all the speak ' er.--_ known by name. To toe speaker bin;- i self this may appear ridiculous; neverthe- ! less it is a fact that peoplo momentarily 1 forget even well-known names, much in the same way as concert - goers often say when an encore is being answered : -1 know that piece quite well, but for the life of me I can't think of its title."

S'nco the inaupuration in August of thn Dunedin City Corporation tramways relief fund tho sum of £lO5 has been subscribed by the traffic and permanent way staffs. Several cases of local distress have been investiratcd by the committee, and in soivt» of those cases thev have been able to give very material assistance.

The days of the 1914 art exhibition in Dunedin are drawine to an end. The pallery will close on Saturday evening. Doe more sale is reported— W. Menzies Gih'.'s 'phurch Lane, Windsor.' A new aUrnetion b a spirited and characteristic of "L-.'is" by Gordon Tf. Grant, this !>eimr lent by Mr T. W. Whitson. TbU afternoon Mrs James ftray and Mrs R S Gray provided tho tea, and the Dresden supplied the music:

"Most certainly I think tho pensions for wrrlows of soldiers are quite inadequate," dcc!.-ne<l Mr Thomson at rfov-n street last night when his attention was drawn to the matter bv an elector. The member for Dunedin \orth added that he would certninly support an imnvovemrtit in the amount of the pensions. Two charcos against Percy James Bh-mk-mnn in connection with permitting persons stand in the pas-sapee and pathways of the New Queen's Theatre were mentioned in the Police Court this morning and adjourned until Friday. Throughout the proceedings of the Pit-.. byterian Sunday School Conference l ;l s(, nipht there cotild be traced a desire for distinctively " True Blue" teaching, not hostile to but identifiable from the General teaching. One delegate gave it as a fact that he had known of the reproachful remark to his scholars from those of another sect: " Ours is the church, yours is only a body." He argued that young Presbyterians should be fortified by knowledge, so as to be fully aware that the Presbyterians w-re as truly a part of the Chureh as any others were or could be. Another speaker pleaded for definite histoncal instruction, so as to counteract the unfair ness of the day school history books, which had a tendency to misrepresent or ignore the Scotch. In illustration he mentioned, that one of those books referred to the illtreatment of English clergymen by the Coven inters.

Timaru Borough Council have appointed Mr E. E. Stark, ex-electrical engineer in Dunedin, to report on the electrical plant there^

The question of the weir at Waipori was reported on by the acting electrical engineer at yesterday's meeting of the Electric Power and Lighting Committee. Cr Marlow (chairman of tho Committee) stated this morning that tho efficiency of the weir was now thoroughly demonstrated. During the summer months tho normal Hew of tho river was not sufficient to cope with the peak load, and in former yfars the department, had to dot-end on the storage waters. The effect of the weir wat that the water was now drawn from it, and by night time the water was now about 12in below the top of the weir. During the night, when the demand was much less, the water was made up again,

and before morning the weir was overflowing. While the fall was only 12in during the day, it would have to fall as much as 25:'t before it would be necessary to draw

on the department's reserves. This was proof of the efficiency of tho work, and

showed that it would bo a long while yet before it would be necessary to call on the -waters of liake Luella and Loch Loudon.

The enormous advance made m the

manufacture of brass band instruments is strikingly illustrated by an exhibit in a window of Messrs Chas. Begg and Co.'s music warehouse. A line exhibit of Tiesson's enharmonic instruments, heavily silver-plated, and beautiful examples of the highest class of British workmanship, make an effective background for a poor bashed and geueral'y dilapidated-looking

bugle which bore a sharj in sounding tho charges at the battle of Waterloo. The bugle in question has been lent for exhibition, and will prove interesting to those who are concerned with brass instruments.

It is a "key" bugle, called also tho "Kent" bugle, from the Duke of Kent, and tho " Regent's " bugle. It was a typo very {>opula:- in the early part of last century, and, indeed, next to tho clarinet, v--.es the principal solo instrument in mili-

tary bands, About 1835 the "Kent" bttglo began to be, superseded by tho cornet-a-piston as y. solo instrument.

The price of bread has been raised in Invercargill to 9d per 4!b loaf. For several d<iy<, up to yesterday, tho

beach at St. Clair was fir-cling from tho

cute it 6ii.-ta.iued owing to hravy seas and sirar-.ge curve its, i-i't it is now woise than ever, tho ocean having made such a violent inroad last night ;.s to cut out about 6ft of .tand in trout ef the esplanade. It will probably coin- 1 back with the next blow from the e:\e watd. A Christehureh message states that in the Supreme Court to-day John Alexander

M'Kinncn was <h;trgcd with, the theft of ; £."A 0s 2d ftor.i the New Zealand Express Company, and with oi'ttpiiaey with M'Ccrmi'.ck and Smith, who were con- ' vict* d some time ago. to defraud the

Customs. Accused pleaded not guilty. ; The Taieri Show, which is usually held : during the week preceding the Metropolitan Show, has been postponed until Januarv.

There was a sharp rise in the price of mutton at the Burnddc stock sales to-day, nminly owing to the operations of a contractor for supplying the troopships. A total clearance was effected at prices fully !'• 6d better than those ruling last week.

brought by tho Dune-Jin Cash Tnh-riitg Company against Antonio G.u-a-hoii in tho .Vatristrate's Court yesterday afierr.ton for non-payment of calls due on si atcs was dismissed bv Mr Widdowson, S.M.

Scvr season's photographic -roods: Excellent stock now arriving Cameras from 6s. Send vour order early to H. J. Gill, 11 and Io Frederick street, Duncdin. 'Phone 1,14'f. -[Advt.] Ladies requested to meet at Early Settlcra' Hall on Friday jtfternoon at 3. Mr George ti. Thomson, Labor candidate for Chalmers, will speak at Fairfield tonight at 8 o'clock. A glass ot Speight's beer at lunch and supper is better than all the tea iu China.— [Advt.] £1.500 for disposal I'nited Starr-Dowkctt, 2tuj Dc-cember. Particulars from Hugh Mitchell, Stock Exchange. Common jurors summoned to attend the ?uprcme Court on Monday next are clisch.irged from attendance. Watson's No. 10 is a little dearer than most whiskies, but is worth the menev.— [Advt.] A mass Prohibition meeting will be held in the Caver.-ham Hall, Eolith Duncdin, on Thursday eveninst. when .Mr 1L D. Ucdi'orcl and Ray. W A. Hay will speak. liiteudin-j passengers by the s.s. Wariimoo for Melbourne via Wellington and Hohart 0:1 Fi-iibv. £iJi.h ins;., will please note ilia! this vessel now «ails trout Duncdin on Tlmisclay, the 15th inst., at 4 p.m. KhC'iumitic patients should take Broadway's Rheumatic Cure, price 5s 6d; gives immediate relief. Wilkinson and Son, proscription chemists.—[Advt.'] The K;ii!way Department his agtrn made .nrmngemc-ms for the issue ( ,t' through excursion tickets from Dunedin and Giversham to Taieri Mouth via Henley and T.tri. The iiekets will b" issued drtiiy from Lst brciinber until 30th Apiil next, and will be available for return for four weeks from dale o: issue. " Have otic with me." " Thanks. I we",. I'i'i have Watson's No. 10, p'ea?c."—[Advt.] Mr T. K. Sidey, M.P., will arMress ihe electors of .South Dunedin in the Town Hud on Friday evening next.

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Evening Star, Evening Star, Issue 15653, 18 November 1914

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