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Mr Paulin's forecast:—S.E. to N.E. winds, and electrical rain showers. A serious accident, in which a young man, whilst bathing, was caught by a shark, occurred at Sinus Cove, Mosman, on New Year's Day (states the '.Sydney Morning Herald ').' A young fellow named Tooze and his friend. Herbert Parle, were bathing in Sirius Cove, Mosman, at about a quarter to 1 o'clock. They wero the only two people in at the time, and were in about 6ft of water. Tooze. who was about 100 yds out from the shore, was suddenly attacked by a shark, and called out for help to Parle, who went to his assistance. Having grasped him securely, Parle started to make for the shore, hut the shark now attacked both, swimming round and round in a. circle. Parle hung on to his friend, who was helpless, owing to a severe gash above the, knee, and after splashing the water with his hands and shouting for some time, succeeded in frightening the shark away. He then proceeded to make for the shore as soon a possible, several people from the beach having in the meantime come out to assist. On landing at the beach two doctors, who happened to be near, attended to Tooze, and he. was then taken, to Fort Maequarie in a boat which was met by the Civil Ambulance. From there -he was taken in the ambulance, to Sydney Hospital and admitted. He was suffering severely from loss_ of blood, tho shark having torn a large piece of flesh away from his thigh. His condition on admittance was serious, but he was considered to be improving later in tho afternoon. But for Parle's presence of mind and pluck it is likely that a fata lity would have, occurred. '• When I was in Parliament," said Mr J 11. Bradney at Auckland, on Thursday night, "I protested against what I considered absurd restrictions on fishing. 1 said fish were so tasily caught in Auckland that any man could go down to the wharf and catch his breakfast with a bent naii. I have been ridiculed over .that, but yesterday I put it to the. test. I armed myself with bent soft nails and fished near my office. In three minutes 1} caught a ye'llowtail. To-day I was invited out on a fishing excursion, only bent nails to be used. We caught a considerable number, only one -gentleman failing." -Mr Bradney .believes that trawling should bo allowed in the gulf, and that netting of creeks should be permitted, suitable meshes to be used to permit small fish to escape. The presentregulations, he remarked, were approved by a former Government, at the request of the Fishermen's Union. At a meeting of the St. Kilda Library Committer las't evening good progress was reported. Mr Adam, the librarian, reported that there wero over 330 volumes on the shelves, including many of the latest works of fiction. Next season tiie progress would naturally be, greater, as expenses would be much smaller than in tho first year. Mr J. Dove was appointed auditor, and the work of tilling m the application form for the Government subsidy was left in tho hands of the secretary iMr W. B. Steel). The first- annual meeting was fixed for Monday, February 1. On Tuesday last the .steamer Hesperus sailed from St. John for Wellington with a. caries of 282,000 -bushels of wheat for the Government. On August 30, 1913, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Frederick Maurice Mario re, couit liailiff at Stratford, on ncharge of having received from Robert H. Cameron the sum of £sl 9s 4d under d:istrcss warrant, issued out of the Magistrate's Court at Marion in the case of Brice, Biook, and Co. v. Cnmeron and Brooking, and with disappearing without having recounted for the money to the clerk of the. court at Stratford. The police failed to discover Mallow's whereabouts, and hj was surmised that he had left the country. However, Sergeant Bird, of Christ church, who for the past two or three weeks has been on relieving duty at. Rangiora, noticed, a man going under the name- of George Green, who had been in tho place for about, four months, who answered the description of Marlow, and on Friday night he arrested him on a charge of having fraudulently omitted to account for the £sl 9s 4d to the cierk of the court at, Stratford. The man (says the 'Lyttelton Times') at first, denied, but afterwards admitted, his identity, and on Saturday he was brought before Mr E. R. Good, J.P., at tho Rrrgiora Police Court, and remanded to Stratford. Marlow, previous to taking up bis. abode in Rangiora. had worked at White Rock station for several months, laying out the grounds surrounding Mr C. H. Elisor's residence, and atRangiora. he found employment with a local firm as an outside salesman. Reports made, to the tramway authorities in Sydney by the inspection stalls indicate that cases" of evasion of payment of fares are not nearly so common as one might suppose. The traffic superintendent stated recently 'that, comparatively fewcases of "scaling," it was termed, occurred in Sydney, excepting- on tho part- of the newsboys and office, boys, who boarded cars and rode in twin for a Mop or two. While he admitted that a, certain number of adults succeeded in dodging the. conductors, thvi losses represented by unpaid fares did not. lie felt- sure, amount, to a great deal in the course of the year. The average number of people, detected and prosecuted was two or three, a. day, and considering thai an average of 850,000 fares was issued every day, that percentage was iv T!\*_- Ueyvavtiw-c-utV system. o{ ii-sVfCCtion was a- very thorough one. _ Tt did not begin and end with tho ordinary uniformed ticket- examiner. There was. in addition to him a staff of special examiners, who every iiniv and then made raids, ancl besides these a numbor of inspectors in plain clothes were constantly travelling to and fro, so that fare-dodging was a very risky businoss for those who indulged in it. It was useless for passengers who were caught, alighthig from cars without having paid pleading that the conductor had riot come'to them for their fares unless they could show that they had made a real effort to find the conductor. The onus was on the passenger. People sometimes rode beyond tho "section for which thev had paid", and instructions had Wn issued to conductors to keep a sharp lookout as each fare-section was covered. Wellington will celebrate its Diamond Jubilee Anniversary Day (Friday, the 22nd inst.). Tho use of Newtown Park has been granted for the day, and of tho Town Hall lor tho evening. At 11 a.m. there will bo a procession, in which there will be an exhibition "of the conditions of 1840 and thoso of 1.915, including representations of tho relations existing -between the Europeans and -the Maoris in both periods, A promise hadb-ecn made by tho West Coasters' Association to produce tableaux illustrating the life of tho pioneers on the goldficlds in the 'sixties. An invitation has also be-en isued, through the Trades and Labor Council, to any Labor organisation which might caro to "as.-ist. Dr Elizabeth Platfs-MTlls is to be invited to act as judge for the baby show, and the Plunket nurses are to be asked to assist. A gentleman possessed of many years' intimate- knowledge of agricultural matters in the Clutha-Bruce districts stated to a Free Press' representative yesterday that never previously had ho seen such marvellous growth in grass and crops a« had taken place in the past 10 days, or since the weather grew warm. " Tha way the grass and turnips have come on," he said, "is like magic.'' On the flat lands in the neighborhood of Balclutha, and Stirling this growth has been particularly marked, and turnip crops that at one, stage were practically at a standstill, in consequence of the continued cold winds, arc nowcovering the ground and the leaves meeting in the rows. Grass fields have similarly made a splendid recovery, and the anxieties of the farmer concerning winter fexKl have vanished. There are some good potato crops in the district, also oats, but the aggregate yield of the latter is expected to bo less than usual.

Applications for land agents' licenses wero granted in tho Magistrate's Court this morning to the following :--Oweii O'Neill, S. 0. Battorsbv, Eardlcy C. Reynolds, Thomas K. Shi-el, E. J. Bryant, I). M. Spedding. Lewis I). Ritchie, James A. Park. J." A. Haggitt, Adolph Moritzson, J. Rattray and Son, James H. Walker, Ota go Farmers' Co-operative Association, William B. Tavetmer, Frederick Carter, Richard C. Morgnn, John Skene and Sou, and Thomas Seurr. Spurious half-crowns are apparently in circulation in -Auckland at present i.says tho 'Herald'). One of tho bad coins was fotuid amongst the takings in a. local picture theatre. 'This particular sample is described bv an expert as an excellent imitation, down to tho minutest detail. It looked as though it had just been minted, war, slightly heavier than the genuine half-crSwn, and had a. slight yellowish tinge, which could be detected on closer examination. The composition of tho coin was evidently largely aluminium, and it, rang like kail. <\t a brief sitting of the City Police Court this morning Patrick Kelly was fined £l, in default three days' imprisonment, on a charge of drunkenness, he having Jieco twice previously convicted of a similar offence during this month. Watson's' No. 10 is a little dearer than most whiskies, but is worth the money.— In connection with tin Blueskiu Show, to be held at Waiiati to-morrow, the express train leaving Dunedin at 11.14 a.m. will stop at Waitaii to set down passengers. Sneipht's ;ll ° aml stmu ' tne "knowledge* by the Dominion public to be the beet on tho market.— [Advtj Troubled with msomnraP A glass of Watson's No. 10 makes a splendid nightcap.— nVotico to the member* of Lindon Lodge, TT \OT>.. anpears in our advertising columns. No ladv should be without JJortm s Apiol and Steel Pills. Sold by a!/ chemists and slopes throughout Australasia.—[A'dvt.]

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Evening Star, Evening Star, Issue 15698, 12 January 1915

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