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Mr Justice Sim will hold a sitting in bankruptcy at 11 on Monday, and proceeds to Invercargill by the evening train. Tenders for annual supply contracts to the Harbor Board have been referred to a committee consisting of Messrs \V ilkinson, Belcher, and Loudon and tho engineer to report to next meeting of the board.

Two cases in which parents had failed to send their children to school the required number of times demanded by the provisions of tho Education Act came before Mr H. Y. Widdowson, S.M., in the City Police Court this morning. John Hedges was fined 2s on each of two charges, and Joseph Jones 40s and costs (7s) on a single information. The case against Jones was described by the truant officer (Air Ryan) as a particularly bad one. A child 14 years of age, who had passed only Standard 11., had been taken away from the Moray Place School on August 19 under the pretext that she was to be sent to a relation up -country, where she would be able to attend school. Tho girl had been playing about tho streets, and had admitted that she had not since attended school. Mr Ryan said that it was evidenly a case where a parent deliberately tried to evade the provisions of the Act, and denied his child education. He submitted it was a case for a severe penalty. The Magistrate agreed that it seemed to be a very bad case, and inflicted the fine already mentioned. Tho Superintendent of Police has been advised that the valuable homestead at Moeraki Station, the property of the New Zealand and Australian Land Company, of which Mr W. 0. Mackcllar is manager, was totally destroyed by fire at 4.30 this morning. About £IOO worth of furniture was saved. The insurances arc not ascertainable, but the loss will be very heavy. The servants lost everything, one escaping in her nightclothes. A heavy gale was blowing at the time of tho outbreak. In spite of the unpropitinus weather yesterday afternoon Mrs W. R- Hon had a good attendance at her meeting at Anderson Bay. As usual, Mrs Don marshalled her facts in a clear, at tractive manner, and by means of a chart showed graphically the enormous expenditure in intoxicants compared with amounts spent on many of the necessaries of life. After the address afternoon tea, provided by ladies favorable to the movement, was handed round and a collection made, to • which those present gave liberally. A correspondent writes: —l see that some of the Germans speak of the kilted regiments as “those women from Hell.” This recalls a story I heard at the time , of the Crimean war, when I wag a small I Lov. Some British and Russian officers met under a flag of truce, and one of tho | latter said: “What terrible women are those with vou?” And he was told; “Oh, these are the wives of the men who ride the grey horses.” I remember another, but it will not sound well in Prohibition times. A wounded hussar was being j pulled from under his dead horse among ; the guns, when a Russian officer said to him : “ What a mad charge. You would likely bo all drunk?” “ Drunk,” said the hussar. “ Many of us had not even our breakfast. Why, if we had even got a smell of the rum cask wo would have gone through tho whole Russian army.” The judging of tho wool classing competition for students of classes under the control of the Education Board has been completed by Mr J. M‘Gregor, the judge i appointed by the Agricultural and Pastoral ; Society. 'i'ho results are as follow: , George Smart (Dunedin) 1, R. H. Stokes , (Dunedin) 2, and F. A. Wagner (Clinton) ; 3. j A triple golden wedding was celebrated • at Auckland on Tuesday last. Fifty ! years ago two brothers named Holland and a man named Snalth were married, two o: tho brides being sisters. One , ceremony—performed in a “ baching ” | establishment in Auckland—sufficed to : tie tho triple knot. All three couples are still resident in Auckland. j

Our Tapanui correspondent wires: Yesterday a heavy S.W. elo.ra stopped shearing and outside work. The weather is very cold for the summer. A Palmerston North message states 'that Alfred Leonard Cobbe, aged 16, was found guilty * n tho Supremo Court today of indecent assault on a child, aged eight, and was sentenced to five years’ reformatory treatment by Mr Justice" Hoskiug.

A curious position (says tho ‘Star’) has arisen in regard to the cargo brought to Auckland by tho steamer Parley, which arrived from Now York last week. The vessel, it will be remembered, came by way of the Panama Canal, and made a record voyage of 37 steaming days. As a result of this fast journey the cargo for Auckland arrived some time ahead of the mails by which tho consignors have posted tho papers which it is necessary that the Auckland consignees should have before they can obtain delivery of their merchandise. As a result a very considerable quantity of cargo is now lying undelivered on the wharf, and is likely to remain there until next week, when the first mail arrives at Wellington by the R.M.S. Marama. One of_ the effective window displays of a patriotic nature noticed to-day was that of Messrs Mollisons, Ltd. In one window were figures representing His Majesty the King. Lord Kitchener, and a Belgian soldier. Those wove surrounded by pictures of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, and Field-marshal Sir John French, the whole being in a tasteful setting of Belgian and British colors. In another window was a typical figure of John Bull, flanked by pictures of a British lion and a bulldog, amid a profusion of flags and badges: Messrs Mollison also intend auctioning a pedigree bulldog at 7.30 to-night for the benefit of tho fund.

Notification of Sunday services as enumerated below appears in our advertising columns; —Anglican: All Saints’. Presbyterian: First Church. Knox Church, St. Andrew’s, South Dunedin, North-east Valley, Cavcrsham, Mornington, Musselburgh, Roslyn, St. Clair, Chalmers. Methodist; Trinity, Central Mission, Mornington, Cargill Koad, Bclleknov/es, Woodhaugh, North-east Valley. Dundas Street, Kow, Abbotsford, Itavcnsbourne, Roslyn, Maori Hill. Congregational : Moray Place, King Street, Leith Street. St. Clair. Baptist: Hanover Street, Roslyn, Sou- hj Dunedin. Cavorsbam, North-east Valley. Church of Christ; Tabernacle. South Dunedin. Filleul Street. Mornington, N.E. Valley, Christadelphians, Choral Hall, Theo-ophy, Albany Street School Hall, Christian Science. The United Ptarr-Bowkctt Society distribute £1,500 on 2nd December. The advertisement invites new members, who take part in distribution. New season’s photographic goods: Excellent stock now arriving. Cameras from 6s. Said your order early to H. J. Gill, 11 and 15 Frederick street, Dunedin. 'Phone 1,114. •—[.Advt.] There is nothing tries the temper more than an irritating cough or a cold in the head, and the sufferer is as much a nuisance io himiolf as to h'.s friends. If you wish to get rid of your cold in the shortest possible ime utilise the tonic effects of _ Easter’s Lung Preserver. Is lOd buys a big bottle from* auy storekeeper or chemist. Ask for Baxter’s Lung Preserver, and bo sure you get it. —[Advt.] The Port Chalmers Old Identities’ Association bold their quarterly meeting in the Town Hall on Wednesday evening. Airs Don will bs tbs speaker at the Cenh'.u Mission service in Octagon Hall tomorrow evening, and will deal with Kbliconse and Prohibition. Speight’s ale and stout aro acknowledged by the Dominion public to be the beet on ihc market.—[Advt.] It has been arranged to hold a meeting on Tuesday in the Garrison Hall, when candidates to Parliament in the City elec.orates wiii bo invited to state their views on tho No-licenso, National Prohibition, and majority questions. A memorial service in connection with tho death of Lieutenant Ernest Herbert. Webb, of the Medical Corps of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, will bo held to-morrow evening in Andrew’s Church. Dr Waddell will speak on ‘The Premature Closing of a Life’s* Career.’ The front seats in the c-utre of the church will be reserved for students. An important special and general meot-ng of the Otago General Laborers’ Union will be held in the union’s hall on Wednosday cvening next, Watson’s No. 10 is a little dearer than most whtekies, but is worth tho money.— [Advt.J A service in memory of the lato Er,-1 Roberts will bo held in tho Coronation Hall, .Maori ilill, to-morrow evening. The Maori Hill Brass Band will lead tbs singing. The special mission in South Dunedin Gospel lial! commenced last Sunday evening by Air Forbes MT.eod is advertised to bo continued to-morrow evening and throe nights of next week.. Past meetings have been- well attended, and must interest taken in tho addresses given. ‘A Message of Peace in Time of War’ is tho subject advertised for future meetings. Applications for loans to the amount, of £6OO were received at this week’s meeting of tho trustees of tho Money Club. 6170 Eczema Cure is recommended for eczema and kindred troubles; 2s 6d box. Wilkinson and Son, chemists—[Advt.] Miss Gethex invites the public to visit her exhibition and sale of decorative art work on Tuesday and Wednesday next, at Reid’s Buildings. Liverpool street (opposite C.P.0.). ‘ Does the Divine Power Take Sides, or Is There a God of Battles?’ will be tho subject at the meeting of the Unitarian Progressive Society in the Club Koine Hall tomorrow evening. Mr J. H. F. Hamel will be tho speaker, and a discussion will follow tho address. “ Have one with me.” ” T’nanks, I wi". IT, have Watson’s No. 10, please.”—[Advt.] The Dunedin Citizens’ Band will play tomorrow afternoon at tho new baud kiosk at tho Botanic Gardens. The programme appears in our advertising columns. Tho Palmerston and Waihemo A. and P. Association’s annual show is to be held at Palmerston next Friday. Excursion tickets will be Issued. No lady should bo without Martin’s Apiol and Steel 1-i.Ls. Sold by aL chemists and stores throughout Australasia. —[Advt.] A war intercession service is announced by Die Council of Churches for next Friday evening in the Moray Place Congregational Church. Deplorable as the war undoubtedly is, it is giving the churches a magnificent opportunity to respond to tho claim which tho masses arc. malting upon it for direction. Never were the churches so full. The in;erects non services already held at St. Paul’s and Westminster Abbey have been thronged by all sorts and conditions of men, who led that it is a critical hour in our national life. TLo Free Church Council gatherings have been marked by a like earnestness. Hera it is expected that a full church will wish to remember onr bravo men in the- field and in the fleet, and to implore on their behalf protection and victory. Tho anniversary of tho Roslyn Baptist Sunday School will bo celebrated to-morrow by special services. Musical items will bo , rendered by the scholars, assisted by tho under the baton of Mr J. Dixon. Hot. Stanley Jenkins, tho recently-appointed pastor, will conduct tho services. At fho St. Clair Congregational Church the Rev. W. J. Ashford will preach in the morning on ‘ The Silver Lining,' and in tho evening will take for his subject ‘ The Call to Arms.’ Railway arrangements for tho Palmerston Show on December 4 are advertised in this issue. The Brighton coach leaves Jlansa street every Sunday morning at 9.50 until further notice. Mr Theo. Arnold preaches at the Northeast Valley Church of Christ under tho auspices of tho different Temperance societies, tho occasion being Temperance Sunday.

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Evening Star, Issue 15662, 28 November 1914

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Evening Star Issue 15662, 28 November 1914

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