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Mr Justice Bim has granted probate of the wills of Robert Spence Allan and Oeorge Maunder. The Adelaide quotations of £l2 15s for bran "and £ll for pollard are surely very nearly a record. Fairly full prices at tills reason in ordinary years would bo £.3 to £6 for bran, and £6 to £6 10s for pollard. The figures now cabled show that the drought in Australia must have been severe. About 20 minutes past 4 yesterday afternoon the City Tire Brigade were called outto suppress a fire in a small bootmaker's chop and dwelling in Albany street, owned and occupied by Mr 11. Dickinson. The fire, which had broken out in a cupboard, was quickly suppressed by the brigade. The flames were confined to fly* shop, the damage not being of a serious nature. The building was insured in the Yorkshire At lice for £3OO, and the contents in the same office for £75. On the application 'of Mr White, Mr Justice Sim to-day granted leave to set down for trial the divorce cate of Betts v. Betts, and the hearing was fixed for Tuesday next. One of the comic incidents of the election : —Scene, a side e trees. Dramatis personal, a.n ancient enfranchised suppliant and a candidate. Conversation, audible achain away, for the A.E.S. vvna hard of hearing. “ Now, don’t you forgot that.” "Very well, I’ll take a note oil it and see. you again.” “ But how will I know yon will look after it?” “I’ll jot it down in my book. How do you spell your name?’’ “ Without an e—just B-r-o-w-n.” “ All right, and what is your address?" “No. 14 Macadam street." “ Macadam street! Why, that’s not in my constituency at all. What do you mean by worrying me about a question of this sort!” And the pencilled result of tho ten minutes’ interview fell in pieces into the gutter. y

Mr Paulin’s forecast:—Heavy rains, stormy S.E. to N.E. winds and thunder’ over Central Otago. “ We are slow but sure ” -was the motto on a baker’s cart in the carnival procession yesterday at Port Chalmers. The driver was dressed as a Russian, and perched on the top of the vehicle was a youth dressed as a monster teddy boar. Another good trade display was a cart with bakers at Work and buns being distributed. to the evident approval of the school children. The procession was very fine, and it reflected credit on Mr AFullniton, who was marshal, and directed operations in the picturesque regalia of a mounted Forester. On the grounds the main attractions were the crowning of Miss Mackie as queen of tho carnival and the Belgian march by 80 young ladies in fancy costume. Other features were bayonet exercises by Territorials, physical exercise by school children, Maori hakas and poi dances by Otakou Maoris, and tho tug.of-war, for which there were four entries, the Telegraph team proving tho winners. Tire treasurer expects to net upwards of £SOO for Belgian relief as the result of the carnival. Cable advice has been received from Torquay. England (a Christchurch Press Assor elation message states! of tho death of Mr Frederick Way mouth, for many years managing director of tho Canterbury Frozen Meat Company. Mr John Kerrigan, an hotelkeeper at the Bluff, wan recently convicted of supplying liquor to an intoxicated person, and tho Magistrate (Mr Hutchison) fined him £5 and endorsed his license, but refused to state a case for tho Supremo Court. This matter was mentioned to-day. It came before Mr Justice Sim in tho form of a motion under the Justice of the Peace Act calling upon tho Magistrate and Sergeant Brooks to show cause why a ease should not be stated for the Supreme Court. The Judge made an order under rule 295, cause to be shown in Dunedin on Tuseday, tho 22nd inst., at 10.30. Presumably tho application will really be to quash the conviction or to issue a writ of prohibition against the Magistrate from proceeding further in this matter. At to-dny’a half-yearly meeting of tho Bank of New Zealand, held at Wellington, Mr VV. M- Mason was re-elected shareholders’ representative on the board. Returning thanks, Mr Mason said that whore the circumstances of companies permitted tho payment of dividends they should do so, instead of withholding them and placing shareholders in an awkward position by limiting their incomes. Our report of tho meeting will ho found on page 2 of this issue. A glass of Speight’s beer at lunch and supper is better than all the tea in China—-[Advt-j Watson's No. 10 is a little dearer than most whitkies, but is worth the money.— [Aclvt.J Exhibitors at tho Dunedin Horticultural Society’s Summer Show, which takes place in tho Early Settlers’ Hall on Tuesday, arc reminded that entries close at the secretary’s office, No. 1 Dowling street, at 8 p.m. to-morrow. “ Have one with me.” " Thanks, I will. I’ll have Watson's No. 10, please.”—[Advt.] At tba meeting of Rescue Lodge, 1.0.G.T-, Bro. Hilton congratulated the juvenile lemplo and rho superintendent (Sis. Riddell). He also mads a presentation to Ero. Morris for introducing the largest number of members during the past quarter. Tho adult meeting was a pleasant evening of song, recitation, etc.

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Evening Star, Evening Star, Issue 15673, 11 December 1914

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Evening Star Evening Star, Issue 15673, 11 December 1914