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Mr Paulin’s forecast:—Squally to a gale S.W. to N.W. winds, with cold rain and hail showers.

A Taranaki paper of recent date shows amongst its nuptial notices the marriage of Amy Maud Bock to Charles Edward Christofferaon, and Australian and Tasmanian papers are asked to “ please copy.”

A first offender brought before Mr D. M. Mawson, J.P., this forenoon at the Port Chalmers Court was convicted of drunkenness and discharged.

There was no business in the Police Court this morning. A boy aged 12 was charged in the Juvenile Court this morning with stealing four bicycles, of the total value of £3l. The senior-sergeant said that one of tho cases related to a charge of three months ago, when it was adjourned until tho 21st of this month. Tho lad stode two more bicycks yesterday morning and one on Saturday. Ho sold ore to a boy for 10s. All the machines had been recovered. Mr Aselsen said that the boy had been twice before tho Court. Dr Oolquhoun gave evidence on one occasion as to the boy’s mental condition at times. The parents were now satisfied that the iad should bo committed to Burnham. The Magistrate (Mr Widowson) then convicted the boy and committed him to the Burnham Industrial School, to bo brought up in tho Presbyterian form of religion, tho father to pay 5s a week for his support.

The sixth annual meeting of the Northeast Valley branch of the W.O.T.U. was held in tho Young Men’s Institute. Mrs Elliot (president of the society) occupied the chair. There was a very large attendance of members and friends. Miss Bcgg, tho secretary, read the annual report, which showed the society to be m a healthy condition, the number of member# on the roll (75) being an increase of 17 for the year. The treasurer (Mrs Saunders) presented the financial statement. It showed income £3l 6s 4d, and expenditure £24 0s 4d. During the evening solos were rendered by Mi's Holmes and Miss Thomson, a duct by Miss and Mr Taylor, and a recitation by Miss Peart (entitled ‘The Cry of tho Children’). Mrs Don (the Dominion president) gave a stirring address. 'Miss Manson conveyed the greetings of the Rechabites’ Lodge. The Revs. H. B. Gray and J. Carlisle and Mr T. Arnold represented tho churches. At the annual meeting of the New Cathedra] Board (incorporated) yesterday afternoon, tho Primate presiding, the report of the Committee of Management and the statement of receipts and expenditure to October 51 were adopted. The retiring members of the Committee of Management —the Rev. Canon Cnrzon-Sipgers, Messrs C. C. Graham, S. Brent, S. T. Mirams. W. T. Talboys, F. 0. Bridgeman, T. W. Kempthorno, and J. Lethbridge—were re-elected, with the addition of the Rev. J. C. Small and Messrs C. Stanley Smith and W. I. Bolam. _ Mr T. S. Graham was reappointed auditor. Our Cromwell correspondent writes : Central Otago is experiencing a period of weather combining conditions practically unknown here in former years. There has been no warm weather, but nevertheless the country, until early last week, was drying up under a succession of heavy gales. Early last week splendid mild rain was experienced, but with one exception tho latter part of tho week was cold and squally. The small wool-men commenced shearing a few weeks ago under favorable conditions, but just as the work is becoming general the unsettled weather has caused an interruption. Growers are scanning the sale reports with feverish anxiety, and appear to hold the opinion that the opening sale will return good prices, and are bustling the clip along, but in this they have to gamble with the weather.

Mr William Scott, the employers’ representative on the Arbitration Court, has sent in his resignation as a member of the Court, the resignation to take effect as from January 31. The employers’ delegates meet on January 7 to discuss the question of a successor to Mr Scott.

At Auckland yesterday Abraham Merrick, a youth, wdio pleaded guilty in tho lower court to a charge of maiming and killing five cattle, was sentenced to two years* imprisonment in tho Invercargill Gaol. His Honor intimated that he would recommend tho Governor to exercise his power of committing the prisoner to an industrial school if ho deemed it advisable. The Kaikorai branch of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union hrid their annual meeting in the Presbyterian Hall, Kaikorai. Mrs Pinfold presided. Reports on the year’s work showed steady progress in all departments. The election of officers resulted in tho re-election of Mesdames Pinfold, Sutherland, Hamilton, and Martin as president, vice-pre-sident, secretary, and treasurer respectively. A vote of thanks to Rev. R. R. M. Sutherland and the trustees for permission to hold meetings in tho hall was nassod.

A no-confidence motion in the Queensland Assembly was rejected by 35 to 26. A new railway sleeping car, fitted throughout with electric light, made its initial run to Auckland from Wellington last week, and was in every way satisfactory. The light is fitted up in all compartments of the sleeper, and the occupants of each can switch it on or off at will. The working apparatus is concealed in a neat bos under the car, and is connected by a leather bolt to the node. The switchboard is conveniently and compactly located near the entrance to the car. The device was installed in the Pctone 'Railway Workshops. There is also a kettle, which can he boiled when required by the use of electricity.

The young man Morgan who was before the Supremo Court yesterday on charges of theft from tiis Postal Department at Oamaru was ordered to be detained for reformative treatment for a period of not more than two years, not three years, as stated.

6170 Eczema Cura is recommended for eczema and kindred troubles; 2s 6d boi. Wilkinson and Son, chemists. —[Advt.] “ Have one with me.’’ ’* Thanks, I wi". I’ll have Watson’s No. 10, please.” —[Advt.j A reminded is given of the demonstration in the Garrison Hall to-night under tho auspices of the United Temperance Reform Council, also of the temperance demonstration this evening in the Wakari Hall, Kaikorai.

Speight’s ale and stout are acknowledged by xhe Dominion public to be the beet on the market.—[Advt.] Watson’s No. 10 is a little dearer than most whiekies, but is worth the money.— [Advt.J The United Temperance Reform Council will to-night, in the Garrison Hall, give an opportunity to all candidates to Parliament in the four City electorates to state their views on the, National Prohibition, and Majority Questions. A large meeting is expected. . Ladies recommend Martin’s Apiol and Steel Pills. Sold by all chemists and stores. See you get the genuine.—[Advt..l

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Evening Star, Issue 15664, 1 December 1914

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Evening Star Issue 15664, 1 December 1914

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