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“ Oar Own ’’ at Wellington advises that the Hem. F. M. B, Fisher's resignation as Minister of Customs was handed to His Excellency the OovenuH' to-day. Mr Paulin advises: S.E. to S.W. winds, and electrieal rain showers. Amongst the, letters received by tbs Treasurer of Mew South Wales last week was one containing the sum of £65 in bank notes. This communication read as follows :—"Sir,. —l have the honor lo forward you as Treasurin' foe the Slate of Mew South Wales the sum of £65,. being tho pec capita amount (nr approximately) of the Public Debt, of this State. Please accept my share as a Christmas present to the Slate. I dn tliis as an act of patriotism.” The ban has been placed on the. march song ‘ It’s a. Long War to Tipperary ’ at tho naval station at Newport, Rhode Island, U.S.A., by order of Licut.-C'om-mander Evans, the executive officer of tin', big naval station (here. The eong was bccojjiing popular at tho station, but as it. is the marching song of tho British Army, Lieat.-Coniniandcr Evans contends that it comes within the scope of President Wilson’s neutrality order, and he. has therefore issued an order barring it. A pood, deal of sarcastic comment has followed the naval commander’s edict, which generally is regarded as puerile in the. extreme. Some interesting particulars of the. work of the Legion of Frontiersmen were contained in a letter from Captain E. D’E.-terre, and read at the Wanganui Squadron’s, dinner on Friday night. Shire July, .1.912, over 1.5C0 mendim.-; have joined in Mow Zealand, and tho badges, which have arrived from London, allow that the 11,000 mark has been passed, the increase being over 5,G00 in two and a,-haif years. In the Monk Island nine squadrons have been established, also three troops in the North Island and one in the South Island. There is a- feeling amongst tho Legion of Frontiersmen, that they were badly treated by the authorities when the first call was insdo for an expeditionary force from tho Dominion. The Legion offered to (ill a transport with 1,090 mounted men, and man the vessel from the bridge to tho stokehold if necessary, a feat which would piohably have been outside the ability of any Territorial organisation. Tho authorities stuck to their quota system and refused tho Legion. It was surmised that tho quota system would break down, and it did. Tho annual conference of the United Master Bakers’ Association will be held as Christchurch on Tuesday next. .Messrs J. O, Laurcnson, X, Searle, and H. H. iS. White arc the delegates appointed from Dunedin. “ I would rather be an English Tommy lying in tho trenches than president of the London Federation, of the Free Churches,” said the Rev'. O. Elisor Walters, president of the London Fed oration of Free Churches at the inaugural meeting of the Tottenham and Edmonton Free Church Council. Troubled with insomnia? A glass of Watson’s Mo. 10 makes a, splendid nightcap.— [Advt.] Ladies recommend Martin’s Apiol and Steel Pills. Sold by all chemists a.nd stores. See you get the genuine.—[Advt.] A glass of Speight’s beer at lunch and supper is better than all the tea in China.— [Advt-.] Watson's Mo. 10 is a little dearer than most whiskies, but is worth the money.— [Advt.]

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Evening Star, Evening Star, Issue 15694, 7 January 1915

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Evening Star Evening Star, Issue 15694, 7 January 1915