The Drainage Beard’s reticulation scheme of the City and suburbs is now completed. The work was commenced in 1902, and is estimated to have cost about £488,000. The drainage of the Kaikorai Valley and the work on the foreshore—two matters not contemplated when the original scheme was commenced—-have now’ been taken in hand by the board, and it is expected that these works will be finished within 12 months. This morning members of the board paid a visit of inspection to the Kaikorai valley, where the main lino is now about half completed. The reticulation contracts have been commenced from the Roslyn tramway power-house, and will be carried on towards Balmacewen. The members also visited the' foreshore, where a good start has been made with the storm-water carriers necessitated by the Harbor Board’s reclamation works. There are at present about 120 men employed in the Kaikorai, and about 40 on the foreshore. The Pacific cable route is now working through and accepting ordinary deferred and week-end cable messages under the restrictions now in force for such messages. The divorce case Trinder v. Trinder and another will come before His Honor Mr Justice Sim to-morrow morning. The Judge leaves for Invercargill next Monday, and the case Waters, Ritchie, and Co. and another v. Shiel and Co., a libel action, is not Italy to be heard until he returns from fjhe South*
A No-licensc rally was hold in the Garrison Hall last evening, under the ausiiices of the Temperance Committee of the hcabytomn General Assembly. The Moderator (the Rev. A. Grant) occunied the chair, and tho hall was almost fifled. Thoro wore five speakers, each of whom ■ was limited to 19 minutes. Tho Revs. , 11. Clark (Oamani), W. Shirer (Welling- , ton South!, J W. Shaw (Invercargill), and A. Miller (Eden) spoke of the benefits of No-license to their respective districts. The Rev. J. Patterson, of St. Paul’s Churchi Christchurch, dealt with the moral aspect of the No-licenso question, and concluded by making a strong appeal for the carrying of National Prohibition. The meeting was closed by the singing of the National Anthem. A No-license rally was also held last evening under the auspices of the committee in the North-east Valley Town Hall. The Rev. H. B- Gray occulied tho chair, and a large choir l«l m the singing, Madamo Von Look presiding at the organ. Short addressee word delivered bv tho Revs. A. Doull (Palmerston North), T- R Jeffreys (Auckland), and R. 11. Gatherwoo.l (Taitiape). The Wellington Hospital Board on Thursday considered a request from Messrs Barber and Co. to be released from the contract into which they had entered for the supply of meat to the institutions under the board’s control. Mr F. T. Moore, who is standing for Wellington Suburbs in the Labor interest, proposed that Barber and Co. should be reimbursed for their loss on the contract to the extent of 10 per cent. It was pointed out that the price of meat had greatly increased since the i war, the statement being made that the contractors were supplying meat to the Hospital at a heavy loss all the time. On the other side it was argued that if the board yielded in this particular contract tho tenderers for groceries, bread, etc., would be asking for an increase of contract price. The high price of meat was caused by a “ ring ” —it was advanced from within tho country, and not by tho war. By 9 votes to 5 the board decided to exact their “pound of flesh”—i.e., to keep Messrs Barber and Co. to the letter of their contract. Mr J. B. A’Deane, of Takapau, Hawke’s Bay, has sent to the Hon. James Allen a cheque for £IOO for distribution amongst the crews of the New Zealand and Sydney as a slight appreciation of their recent achievements. A Temuka resident has shown the ‘Temuka Leader’ a letter from his son wherein the writer regrets that the office! - * on the New Zealand troopships abroad are not sharing, in democratic fashion, the food of the men. He complains that the officers are living very high, whilst the dried vegetables and soup, etc.. given to the men are not fit to eat or drink. On the whole, this trooper, while being disgusted with his treatment, appears to treasure no resentment. Ho mentions to his father that he bears no resentment against the officers; he only regrets the position, since ho thinks that it does not make for that esprit de corps that should distinguish the New Zealand contingent. Tho letter is dated from a port thousands of miles from Now Zealand. At the second beach, St. Clair, yesterday the Caversham Band, under the conductorship of Mr Eagar, rendered a wellprepared programme of music, and were listened to with evident pleasure by a largo number of people, who heartily applauded the bandsmen’s efforts. Among the numbers given were an accurate rendering of a selection from ‘ Kelmworlh,’ Elgar’s fine song ‘ Land of Hope and Glory ’ (euphonium), and a stirring solo, • II Bravo,’ for the baritone. A seaman from the Tongnriro indulged himself to a State of helpless drmikennc-s on Saturday night. He was taken in charge by the police, but, failing to appear before Mr T. Scoliay, J.P., this forenoon, at the Port Chalmers Court, he was fined the amount of his bail (10s). Dr Gibb said at the Presbyterian Assembly this morning that 30 pulpits were vacant in the Dominion. At a meeting of the Huntly Relief Committee, held this morning, at which Mr M. Cohen presided, tho lion, treasurer (Mr J. S. Sinclair) submitted a statement showing an amount of £l5B 0s 9d in hand. This, added to the £4CO already forwarded, made a total, after deducting all expenses to date, of £558 Os 9d, a result which may be looked upon as eminently satisfactory. The committee decided to remit £l5O to the Huntly Committee, and Messrs Loudon, Sinclair, and the chairman were appointed to deal with any further subscriptions that may come in, and to call a future meeting should it be deemed necessary. It was also resolved to publish the treasurer’s statement for the information of the public. Votes of thanks were accorded the Hon. treasurer (Mr Sinclair) and the local branch of the Bank of New Zealand, who remitted all moneys free of cll-rtrp. The veto on the Bible-in-sehools discussion in the Presbyterian General Assembly on Saturday was, os nheady reported, 130 to The names of the minority do not appear in the Assembly records. To-day, however, we arc enabled to identify nine of the number—the nine who have followed up their vote by formally recording their dissent. They are: Professor Howitson, Dr Envin, Rev. A. Cameron, Rev. John Erwin (Southland). Rev. R. M. G. M‘Down 11 (Kaitangatri. Rev. John Maclnnce (Waikato). Rev. James 11. MacKenzie (Nelson, who is clerk of the Assembly), Mr P. G. Pryd® (Dvncdin), and Mr J. It. Kirk (Gisborne). If ("••von'* can supply us with the names of the other five we shall be glad to give them also honoiable mention. The precise meaning of the dissent ought to He in some way put on the records. As it appears from a chronological statement of the pn> ceedings. this is not quite clear. The Rev. Mr Baifour’s motion was: “ That members and adherents of the Church bo urged to support at tho coming elections those candidates who will give the people an opportunity of voting upon this question on the hues suggested by the league.’’ In the course of the discussion this motion was given nit in favor of a motion by the Rev. I. E. Bertram, • who moved ; “ The Assembly urge all our people to realise the critical stage of tho movement, and recommend them wherever possible to give tho issue due prominence at tho poll.” _ !’>o that as a formal statement the dissent referred to was in regard to a harmless and colorless motion with which some if not all of the dissentients would probably agree. The exact object and meanmg* of the dissent should ho set down clearly, so as to avoid mistakes in future reference to the matter. Everybody just now understands what the dissentients mean, bat will it bo as clear in three years’ time ? Mr H. Y. Widdowson, S.M., with Captain Beaumont as assessor, sat in the Magistrate’s Court this morning to hear a claim by Antonio Jacoloni, fisherman, of j Port Chalmers, against Francis Joseph Sullivan for £125 salvage. The facts of the claim shortly were that the defendant’s fishing launch, when outside the Heads, was seen flying signals of distress, and that tho complainant’s launch, which was also fishing at the time, succeeded in towing tho disabled boat into Port Chalmers after the towing rope had broken twice. The case was proceeding when we went to press. p.m. to-day the City Fire Brigade "were called out by a telephone message to a house in Goodall street, Caversham, tho washhouse of which had caught fire. The flames were quickly suppressed by the brigade, little damage being done. The house was owned by Mr Thorn, builder, and occupied by Mrs Horan. A Christchurch telegram states that a deputation of unemployed waited on Sir Joseph Ward and asked hie advice. The spokesman said (he gathering was not a political one in any way. Bir Joseph Wal’d said he was of opinion that it was tho clear duty of tho Government to enable work to be put in hand for tho unemployed. Parliament had given the Government finance to enable them to meet the difficulties. That money had been guaranteed by the Imperial Government, and ought to be available. He would do his beet to impress on the Government the importance of the matter. The present was & timo when money should be spent, not withheld. The English mail which was despatched from Dunedin via Wellington and San Francisco on the, 14th October arrived in London on the 20th inst., five days late. 1
In reference to the paragraph in our issue of Friday regarding the delay in getting tho work of erecting the Leith retaining wall ste-rted, the. chairman of the Relief Committee of the Patriotic Association (the Rev. F G. Gumming) informs us that, after a conference with two members and tho secretary of tho Harbor Board to-d iv, he is .perfectly satisfied that the delay in putting (he men on to tho work is not tho fault of the board ; that so far as tho board are concerned the hands could have been nt work last week. Mr Gumming now has the assurances of H’.s Worship tho Mayor that the men will, if at all possible, be put on to-morrow. 'the Tongarivo, which arrived at Port Chalmers mi Saturday evening from London via Hobart, was lightened at the George street pier, and came up to Dunedin this morning. Sho was drawing 25ft 3i.\ of water—a record for tho port, Mr Paulin telephoned at 2 p.m. ; Strong N.l'l winds, changing toS.W., with electrical rain showers in about 24 hours. “Have one with me." ”Thanks, 1 wi.i. I’ll have Watson’s No. 10, please.” —[Advt.] A glass of Speight’s beer nt lunch and supper is better than all the tea in China.— [Advt.] Watson’s No. 10 is a little dearer than most whrikies, but is worth the money. [Advt.] , Wo have received from Mr J. A. Shand, editor of the Thames ‘Star,’ a further contribution of ?7a 6d to tho Bracken memorial fund. New season’s photographic goods; Excellent stock now arriving. Cameras from 6s. gtnd vour order early to H. J- Gill, 11 ana 13 Frederick street, Dunedin. Phono I,IW. —[Advt.] Intending prtssengers for e.s. Mokoia will please noto this vessel now sails at noon to-morrow from Dunedin wharf. Rheumatic patients should take Broadway’s Rheumatic Cure, price 3s 6d; gives immediate relief. Wilkinson and Sou, prescription chemists. —[Advt.] A special meeting of the Otago Land Board is to be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday.
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Evening Star, Evening Star, Issue 15657, 23 November 1914