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Our Wellington correspondent, wires:---! The writ i'n- the by-election k,i Ihiuedin | L'onU-nl will be issued probably to-morrow.' : 'i'iie ditto of the polling has not yet. been fixed. 'Die K.vpeditionaiy Forces Voting Act does not apply in this ease. Dunedin Central voters in the Trcutham camp are applying for absent voters' permits. Sitting in ChaniWr.-. thin morning Hie Honor .Mr .'i\?ti<v« Sim gi anted probat* in the following estates : - John Thomson (Mi- Bnudlei, Susanna White Joachim (Mr '■ Calkin), Thomas Muiray (Mr Thomson), betteis of administration wore granted in th<- estate of .Michael Walter Haliiday (Mr L-'ayne). In re Annie Macl.ean. deceased, a 'motion for leave to remove affidavit from tile t.Mr Liilierapi. an order was made in teinir; of motion. A Stratford slab's that V. M. \ Mariow. ex baiiil! at Stratford, who dis- | appeared on the 25t.ii September last, and j was arrested at lUtngiora a few days ago, j pleaded guilty before the .Magistrate to- ] day to t'ho charges of absconding with j inonev amounting to £72. collected by him '■ on distress warrants. He was remanded to the Supreme Court- for sentence. 1 •The Kipeditionary Cornier,' published on Ttoopship Xo. 4. has come to hand, j Tli" publishers are unknown, but obvi- ! oi'.slv thev are merry men. They make; no apology tor the fact- that they changed I 3d per copy for the issue, lor they have | obtained "the services of a. qualified! printer, who. of rour&e. must be paid." i The editorial will be of exceeding .interest I (<> politicians. "We have promise<l to abjure politics," Ihe 'Courier' says. '_' but we- cannot lieip b'.i'. point out the difference in one matter between the Australian Labor Government ami the New Zealand Kofonn. It is only n. imiall thing, but vastly comfort''ng m the- troops thai. Aus- j traliiiii troopers " at" allowed one. pint of; tiwr per diem, all scrgeanhs two pints. t 'I he prohibitio.i against New | hits all. without di«t inefion i>f class or! lank, and we can imagine that the view.,- | held by ihos.-* in military authority on j hoard ship are similar to those held by ; oik-.i iu nioi-f! humble ciicimistaiK-es. Wei suppo.-fl it. wottld bo unpatriotic to well J one's birthright for a. pot of beer, but it's | tempting. The whole subject is crammed | wilh !i\-pu,-iii»y. We cannot, imagine the J Prinm Minister, whom we. pre Mime is re-l sponsible for I lie embargo on th«* w**t j canteen, is drinking wafer at lunch time, j .-\nd in the editor'.- \ .-tried experience he, finds that, the man who dunks liquor .goes j to the war, while the vow.-ei-.s stay athome to do the praying. Of eoinve. it is | far too late now to remedy any matter of j lllih ttort. bur we ho|:e that the New Zen- ; land.-rs on their return will lemember the: persons who are diiv<-tly responsible for: this inquisition.*" I | | j ;, i i t i i i i

In ft. letter daH-d 30 th .l)ec«nmcr hvsi received item Xadarivalii. Fiji, by a Dunt'din resident, the, writer fays: "We have fust linished with a e&vei-e hurricane., and alter survey Ln# the damage done round the station we have eotne in fee]in-/ milch, depressed. We lost tho iron roofing- from two looms. a::d n-early every room in thehouse war. Hooded with water. The roof is set a'gain now, and except- for books, etc.. still drying, we .are straight again. The telephone lin-3 is down everywhere, so we are without 'war news. Penan-;;;, where, my brother is, has hud a. very bad flood in addition to the 'blow.' This, torrent of rain—l7in in a few hour.- -after mouths of drought, does more harm iha.n good. I look round on our stables and onth.ou.sos lying down like card houses and think what a.nparcnflv tuthloss waste it all is."'

The tenth annu-il meeting of the Greater Dunedin f'iiy Corporation Employees' Association was lipid in the inspector's office on "Monday nighl. Mr S. (iilbert in the chair. It was decided to hold the picnic at AVinijatui nn Saturday, 27th February. A strong committee was formed, with Mr D. Wheeler as chairman and Mr F. Foster as secretary. -Mr Wheeler, on taking the chair, thanked the members for electing him their president, and said lie would do all in his power to make tlfe picnic a. .success. A vote of thanks to the vetiriii" president (Mr Gilbert) closed one of the most successful meetings yet held,

Mr Pauiin'.s forecast :—SAY. to X.W winds, and rain showers. Sir Alrnolli Wiight. the eminent Mir genu, who lias recently visited the military j camps at Boulogne, told a professional an j dienee. in London recently that his re searches had already established the i'aci that the gangrene and septic condition. met with so frequently are due to micro organisms which flourish only when re j moved from the atmosphere. This di- • eovery has had the. most important bear ing upon the surgical work of the hospi tal, because it has demonstrated the no ee.ssity of keeping all the wounds open ant allowing the air to reach them. Wound? i kepi well open are' found to heal mo.; satisfactorily. The Hospital Saturday collection realised £1.730 10s 8d Of this amount. £1.50 C lias been distributed to date, as under: Dunedin Hospital, £375; Belgian rebel fund. £375; St. Johir Ambulance Association, £522 10s; Karitano Home. £217 10s.; Patients and Prisoners' Aid Society. £lO5 ; Queen Victoria Jubilee Convalescent Fund. £67 10s ; Dental School. £o7 10s. The remaining sum of £230 10s 8d (less expenses) will' .shortly he distributed in proportion? ate amounts among the same institutions. "There is still a lot of trouble :i( Home over secret wireless .stations," say.' Mr Justice Chapman, who returned from the Old Country this week. ''Just befonj we left I heard that there were presumed to be two stations still unloeated in London through which a ileal of informalioi: was leaking out. secret wireless in -stallations must have, been very numerouf in England, and statements are still made that they exist in various part.s of tlft country, but it is very difficult to know ii such stories are true or imaginary." A question of interest to the legal pro Cession cropped up at the Onehuug.-) Court on Monday morning (says the ' Star ') when a solicitor asked for his fees in a | civil case in which defendant confessed ! judgment. The circumstances were that j when the defendant was first .summoned \ lie gave notice to defend. Last Saturday ! morning, however, he notified Sergeant M. Rogers, Clerk of the Court at Onohunga. that he would confess judgment for the amount claimed. Sergeant Rogers immediately • rang up the solicitor's office, and acquainted him with the defendant's decision. On .Monday the solicitor in question claimed half bis fee as in a defended ease. He declined to accept, the telephone message as a legal confession of judgment by the defendant. Sergeant. Rogers expressed his surprise, and seated that every solicitor in Auckland accepted his telephone messages in such cases, and it was greatly to their advantage to get them. Mr Allan Moody, who was in Court, supported this statement. Mr F. V. Frasev, S.M., said he knew this practice obtained in Christehnreh, and then asked the solicitor if he persisted in his demand for half his fee. On being answered in the affirmative, Mr Fraser shrugged his shoulders, and said the application was granted. A Wellington telegram states that, the Public Works Department has accepted the fender of Robson and Crawford, of Dunedin, for the erection of special school buildings at Otekaike. The price of the tender was £8,498. The price of the 41b loaf lias been raised in Ohristchurch to 9d, an increase of one penny. "Our Own'' wires from Tim am :—At the meeting of the South Canterbury Acclimatisation Society's Council yesterday the ranger reported that he had found two anglers fishing on the Opihi on licenses issued by the Canterbury Society. The licenses, which were for the half-season only, purported to entitle the holders to fish all over tho Dominion, though the Canterbury Society had no power to grant, (his right on half-reason licenses. He had not prevented the. anglers fishing, as thev bad taken out the license; in good faith, hut he wished to remind the council that this was not the first occasion on which the Canterbury Society had endeavored to obtain revenue which really belonged to South Canterbury. Members of the council expressed indignation at the action of the Canterbury Society, and the socretary was requested to convey a strong protest to that society. The' ranger was instructed to refuse to recognise licenses wrongly issued by the Canterbury Society. It is anticipated by some who are in n, position to form a correct opinion (says the Auckland 'Star') that the price of beef will be extremely high next winter, for the reason that the works are now killing cattle that are really only in store condition, thus drawing on supplies that would ordinarily be ready for killing bv tile winter. Paradoxical as it may seem, probably the greatest traveller in' this district, is a, man who has rarely been more, than a. few miles from Oisborne (states the ' Oisoorne Times'). This is .Mr W. Y. Hatten, who has just completed his fortieth vear as driver of the Oisborne-Ormond ' coach. Father Oarran. of Ormond. who evidently has a- bent for figures, has gone carefully into Mr Halten's "mileage" during this long period, a.nd estimates that Mr flatten has driven his cnac-h back and forward oyer the 14-mile, road .280.000 mile.-,, or i\. trine more.' This is equivalent, to jour neyJng 20 times to England, or 11 times round the world, or seven times to tin* moon. During his 40 years as a. coachdriver. Father Carran estimates. Mr Flatten has worn out no fewer tJia.n 4.700 odd horseshoes, and lie has carried 208.000 parcels. After ha.ving been lyinc in ,i case at the Auckland Town .Hall For the past three months and being taken for crockery tor the use of the men in the Expeditionary I'Yiree. camps, a dinner set, of real Wedgewood ware ha.s been unearthed. The case, _ it first arrived at the. Town Halt, was deposited in the room placed at the disposal of the Patriot!" League Just recently it was noticed. and was thought to be "a case, of ordinary crockery, and. as such articles were no longer needed, the firm from whom it was thought to have been acquired were asked to call for it. The ca,sc was returned to the shop, but on being opened it was shown to contain a. letter and a, real Wedgewnod ware dinner service. From the letter it was. gleaned that the dinner set was the gift of " Two Sisters." who had nothing else of value to give, 10 the patriotic fund. The, committee have not yet decided how to dispose of the gil'l. . It will he remembered that this Journal j •idvociited on the outbreak •>( hostilities '' hat the Government should introduce -■ n ; imendmcnt of the licensing law, by which ' Licensing courts should he given' power. ; wherever a military was established. ; ,o order tho closing of all public-houses j .vithiu a speeilied area, during the con- | .lmiance of the camp ; or, alternatively.! hat during the eoutiiiua.nee of the war i ■ here should be a limitation of tho hours ! luring which spirituous liquors may 'he ! ;old. We see by the .Scottish, papers' ju.-t j o hand that the Corporation of Clasgow ! iavf gone one better. By a nia.joritv of I marly two to one they have carried a ! evolution urging- the Ri-ilish Government <> consider the advisability of pi-ohiliii ini: > he sale of intoxicants during the period : >f the war, an.l of appointing a Hoy;,! i V.mmission to watch the operation ' of I aich a. measure, and to make reconimenda- | ions regarding the equitable treatment of j hose directly affected by .such a, law. In ! •higland, it seems, under recent legisla- I ion tthe Defence of the .Realm Act), tho] iovi-rnment have full power to dose ! mblic-liousos, and already certain mili- ! ary districts have been proclaimed under I i, with the consequent closing of public- ! houses therein. The 'British Weekly.'! -eferring to, this phase, remarks: "'til' -he crying necessity for more drastic | neasnres we have abunda.nt proof, which ve. may lie forced to publish. The state >f matters in many 'towns is simply m ! loserihable.'' ' ' j Shortly after 10 o'clock last nigh: the f doiniuglon i'ire Brigade were called out ' n response to a fa I so'alarm. The brigade i urned out smartly, only to find their ' ervices were not required'. | At tho quarterly meeting of the Dunedin , ■niied Furniture' Trades I'uicu held last I light the following resolution wars ' assed : --" That the ~ sympaibv of the 1 niori be extended to Mr J. \V." Munro in he unfortunate position he is placed with I egard to the recent .Dunedin Central elec- I ion. and members pledge themselves to do 11 in their power to isecinc his return for j he second time, and that members of ' ther unions he urged to accord Jiim their earty support." ' j

Strict precautions against drunkenness and the introduction of liquor into camp art' being taken by the authorities at Treuthaiu. The men have been notified that unless their conduct is satisfactory ! in this respect the hotels in the vicinity j of the will be pro-.-lai, ied out of bounds, and extra pickets pusC'd. Offi el's- non-commissioned officers, ,-md men are forbidden to bring liquor into camp I o: to be in possession of liqinr in .'amp. j medical comforts in charge of a medical officer alone being excepted. A iiy breach of these regulations, it ha.s been ordered, will be severely dealt with. An Auckland telegram stales (hat in the Police Court to-dav Lawrence Dodds was charged with bettin;: a.s a bookmaker in an j hotel. He. was fined £4O and costs. So far only cue election petition—viz., against the return -of l)r M'Nab for liawke's May—has been filed. . Writes " Petrogd" to a Melbourne paper: —A naturalised Cri'man who works with me got a letter from his mother in Saxony last week. and he allowed me io read several pages of it. In one his old mother says': '■ linlh i'aul and Flcinrich are at the front, and we have had no word of them for weeks, though we expected they would write from Paris or London. The dear Cod knows what the end will be with all the world against us and every factory closed. Your father and I have no home and no means, and are facing starI vation. Those who get one meal a day are well off. and what we are going through I cannot, fell you. Cod curse the day our Kaiser joined hands with the llapsbnrg race and went to war with tho j Englishes.'' Troubled with InsimnraP A glass of Watson's No. 10 makes a solendiil nightcap.— [A.ivt.l ' ?>lr H. 1.. Sprosen, chemist. Oct-agon, hue scut ns an artistic calendar. j Speight's ale and stout are acknowledged | by the Dominion public to be the best on I the market.—[Advt.] , ] The Peninsula ferry boats' time-table will be found in our shipping column. All. error ciepf into Mr Ohas. Umbers's cc-nirminieated article on ("J en oral Botha-. In the last sentence but one of Mr C. Umbers's diary it isliould have read: "We were brought, io Springs in bullock waggons, 50 of them fnot horses) being required to conI vey all the wounded " | Watson's No. 10 is a little dearer than most, whiskies, but ii worth the money.— j [Advt.] |

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Evening Star, Issue 15701, 15 January 1915

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Evening Star Issue 15701, 15 January 1915

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