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The mail despatched from nunclit- via HrindUion loth November arrived in Lmi,l,,n on the 271h. two 'liiy.- hue. i:,. L the

25th. as adviser!. Th- oflicial ojyninc of the Catliivs raiiwav to tho at Tahakopa been nnnvoidablv dplnvr<l. Theio is still Porno work to 1„* done oil the last foction. Lm tho hnal stroke i> m". ni.'h at hand that t,i" parties eomerned are about- hxine a date for th« flag-riyin- an<l the f-proehos. Tlie 10-al preparations for the of tho Minister of Works by tho Rrolwav are practically complete, aiifl notion" i-mains but- to -name the dav. ' In'that, connection we ha-ve been permitted to use tic lol'owinu' t-eli'i:iam irniii tho Minister to Mr Vfaters .se. relary ..? tie' i«-';eue\- " \s far as T know r,! Pre = cri, .'ll'ivdate ll'oin 15th to 16th danaaiy wonl-1 suit me for tho oponins: oi tho tatuo-; railway, bul I will inform ymi delinne.y on Januaiy V Rread is "up." 'lhe Master Bakers' \ssocintion mot Inst nw'nt .-Mid resolved to charge 9d per 41h loaf on and aft.T Friday. .litmuL-v 1. It is ],oint-d mil. a? an answer to hou.-ewives \di.) may loel a--ciiovod, that nererdinc ' n Dio ta.'.'itf approved'of by (ho Xow Zealand Master Rakers' Asso'cintioii, which. it= based on a true relation betwoen tho \alurs of Hour mid bread, the price of the loaf could have, been rai.-od several weeks a C and that- the Punedin bakers hivo delayed tho adxan.e as l"n.: as t ».s.-ib!e. but- mnv that thev imisl in fairness to thenwdvo-. ™ fS on ih" linanrial burden, or part oi ;:. to the ea'ois. uny .add. as a mattor oi fait, thai some hik"l>- wcie payinu £l.O a. ton for ihnir yo.-terday, and thai the supplies :\y<- very .short. "Wstordav and to-day the bench at St Clair was well pa.troiiipe.-l bv mothd? and children and Mtrf-baihers. Access 1o th--sands if nor :-n ra?y as it used to he'e Dir improvomonts' were • (.mmeucrd. and fimn the ba'hs to the ond of the Forlmry read the stones are quito bare, but t:;e denudation bv recent f.torms <loes not. ovter.d east of the ™ that, there is still a Impo .mspoilod playgiound for a!! who mar go ihoi-p. Ttntli.-rs >ny ihnt Iho biveb is safe with roaso< ■■ able, e'tve. though not ?o "plra.sanl- a> :t used to h-\ for sin-ill MoiK'fi have wardtod out- of the i-Mik wallinq. r.nd now and ac, as was tho < ase, yesioiday. spiteful wives break in ruth certain sets of the tide and make the breakers for, confuse 1 for tho t'so of boards ; but an invigorating dip tan always be had by flios- mlio arONperieneed or cautious, and th- beach is tinder all cireunislauces available fop Ihe trieat majority ivlio tako a in paddim-; about the shallows.. Mr P.avlin telephoned at 2 p.m. :- - Strong X.K to N.W. winds; i'u.a for 24 hour.- : barometer fail. A ( h.risifhurch messero slates that Mr ,T. P.. Sinclair was a passenger to DuiiodJn bv the iiist repress to-day. Interviewed in regard to tho Imperial Trade Comnrs. s;on, 'which was .suspended owiue to the oi threak of the war while the Commis sionevs \voro in Canada, he >;ud il was not known iibeii tho Conmiission would lc.-i'ine. but, reports- wove completed for AuFtrala.-ia-. South Africa, and Newfoundland. Mr Sinclair said he greatly in pressed with South Africa and ihe im nienee possibilities of irrigation. Tiie best r-elnliorishins existed botw.-en and Britain, and Mr Botha was particularly admired- Il was fortunate for the Empire that a Dutehman was Prime Minister in the lecenf crisis. Of tho Dutchmen Mr Sinclair said: "Some of them aro tho finrst men J havo ever mot both physieally ar.d intolleaiiallv." Mr Sinclair is lookin,-.' well. Dr .\l\Xab is also a passencer hvYlie. first pxprfes. and Ihe Hon. J. Allen goes south by the second express. A Goro ineasn?;i> fiM-cs, that, at, the Presbyterian Biblo Class Si.mnter Confcroneo 'the following losoiiitions woro ca.rr;etl ._•• That this conference of over 800 doiocatos, roprOit'P.lativfv of every dic-trict. in the Dominion, ro.eord tinfoijjnod thank? to Almisrhty G(d for tho ytormanent ViVf*. ir_c conferred upon the. movement through the atrencv of paign': earnestly nrgfl every elaffi in the Xow Zealand Church to prepare the v.ay. tlirouirh uncear-iiu: p.ayer ;md tho Holy Spirit's utii<latu;e, for greater victories during the "coming year." In tho evening the theatre was crowded to excess, when Dr Bowie delivered a powerful ndcliws on the cnll of missions. To-day was spent in a picnic at Croydon Bush", over 1,000 persons attending. A first oftVrd'T hroudit before Mr .7. Wnt.«on, J.l\. at tlw Pott- Chalmers Court this forenoon, was convicted of diUlifcrtk lies* and dis-:'narged,

Yachting is still a favoiite form of recreation in Otago Harbor, as the number of white-sailed <-ia.ft skimming the harbor these sunnv-days shows clearly. The yacht Hippie, which" met with a mishap while racing on Boxing Day. and sank in the Lower Harbor, has been lifted and conveyed to a p!ric"> of temporary repair. A popular visiting yachtsman to this harbor is Professor Sc<-*.t. from C'hristehureh. and at the rezntta on Hoxing Day he was cruising round in his new j.lrasure. craft. Her hell was oaiated blue, and her name—the Blue Bottle—harmonised with the color rrhotne. 'litis little vessel, which was launched a few <lav? acto from Messrs Miller Bros.' boat-building yard at Tort Chalmers, w-s built to her owner's design, v. oh ea---v navigation ot the Sumner ba.r m vi-w Her iength is 18ft. beam 7ft. and draught oft, She is a con* re-hoard craft, deiv.ulm- on the wind for propulsion, and !j..ged "with a lugfnil of the Loch Fyno fidn-g vav,l tvp<-. The little vessel has - turn of speed, as she disclosed in failll- up to Dur.cdin from the Tort m an borr and twenty minutes, the wind with !■'.-.,-' ),,.* the tide' against her. She left for lier hom? port yesterday on the steamer Victoria, The -uinvor conference in connection with the Australasian Stud-nt*' -novem-Ti' opened at W annate on the ivtll i„st. Some ?A0 students arc thotu'h the nuinber of men is eonsidcrahiy re<liiced through the war. each college tel.iu" ns tale of depleted numbers. " Our Own" advises that, Waimate has hospitably placed at the disposal of the confeieirv many of it.s public buildings, and that everything points to a .successful gathering. The' president for this year is the llev. (.: S. I'ATan Brown. M.A. Watson's No. 10 is a little dearer than most whiskies, but is worth the money [Advt.] ■Hol : day excursion tickets will bo i-?/ued in connection with the Oamaru races olanuarv 2 and i). A "lass of Speight's beer at lunch and supper is better than all the, tea in China.— [Advt.] The Mahrno :' advertised to tipi to Nort-h {Spit, ar.-.I Maori Knik on New Year's Day, Saturday, and Sunday. Troubled with insomnia? A glass of Wateon'i No. 10 makes a splendid nightcap [Advt.l On New Year's Day and Saturday the I'e'i ; n«ula. Ferry Comnany are catering for the requirements of holiday-makers by running their favorite ferry boats t.s. A\ aireka. an.r't.s. Waikana down the harbor as fir a? Vn.-loholl.-i al. short intervals, ealiing at the iiMial whatves. If the weather is favorable, there should be a, record attendance at tho Bread B.iv reeatta on .Tanuary 1. as the profits are'in aid of the Belgian relief fund. New season's photographic rroods: Excellent «tock now arriving. Cameras from 6s. Sfiid vmir orler carlv to H. J. Gill, 11 aim li Frederick street, Dunedin. 'Phone 1.K4. -[Advt.] ,

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Evening Star, Issue 15688, 30 December 1914

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Evening Star Issue 15688, 30 December 1914

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