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Mr E. W. Burton, S.M.. held a sitting of the Juvenile Court this morning. A .small boy was charged with stealing* a-toy pistol valued at Is, the property of Joseph Braithwatte. The senior sergeant said that the lad was caught in the act of stealing the pistol. There had been complaints about boys taking things from the shop during the holidays. His AVorsbip admonished tho lad and discharged him mi the understanding that his parents chastised him. Two other boys were charged with breaking and entering the dwelling of Margaret Blake, and stealing therefrom a leather purse and 3s 6d in money. One of them was further charged with entering the same house on another date and stealing 2s 4d in money. Chiefdetective Herbert said that the. boy. who entered tho house twice, knew tho run of the place. He had got through the window for the complainant on previous occasions to open the door. Knowing tinway in he entered the house and committed the. thefts. His Worship admonished and discharged tho lad on the under-sta.-tT.AWio; IKat Kcs s-r-.vs. plaxittd undot CU„ supervision of Mr Axelsen. The charge, against tho second boy twin withdrawn there being no evidence against him, except the evidence of the other hoy.

i " Our Own " wires from Qucenstown : ' The weather is very pl-G.-i.saiit. if. la hot,/ but with tempering hrewjas and oocasiona.l showers nt night. At .Holy Cross Chapel of tease. St. Kilda,, yesterday afternoon, tho Primate (Bishop Nevill) dedicated a window to the memory of the I'ev. E. L., M.A., 'who for some years had worked in the jxu-ihh of St. Pwer'e, Ca.wrsha.m, of 'which St. Kilda, forma a part. There was a, crowded congregation, and lha service consisted of er«n«m.g, the anthem being the solo 'The Lord 'is Mindful of His Own,' filing by Master Luscombe. The Primate pivnched from St. John v., 24, and afterwards dedicated T-he window, which is a fine example of modern English work, ;md i-ep:«;<?nts an angel, after Burno .Jones, ivea.ring a ci'oss. It wa.s designed by Mr .7. Brock. The municipal fish market in Auckland is now well established, and a good supply of fish is coming forward for sale. Tho .Mayor stated to a ' Herald' reporter that over two tons of .smoked fish were disposed of on two days last week at the market. 'Che smoked fish was being sold considerably cheaper (ban had been the case in the past, a-ml customers remarked that it was the best smoked fish that had over been sold in Auckland. The. market, .said Mr Parr, easily paid its way last week. Of course, such a good record could not be expected every week, but, in view of the fact that the present temporary building had been creeled a-s an experiment during the war, tho experiment could be fairly claimed to have been a success, especially when the fact was taken into consideration that the-public could now obtain smoked fish 50 per cent, cheaper than was the case three months ago.

By the will of the late James Crawford the "Veatherslon Town Board will benefit as residuary legatee to the extent of about £9,000. One- of the Feathe-rstou Jiotek is included in the betiuest.

Mr Faulin's forecast:—-Squally to a gate SVW. to S.W, winds and heavy rain showers.

"Everywhere is warlike. Everytlung in warlike. Everyone is warlike." Thus writes the correspondent of Sydney 'Sun' in an article on 'London To-day.' " Down Jt&gent gVroet yesterday," lie continues, "I met four captain*!, two seoond-licu-Umnnts ; one brigadier-general, a major, and privates innumerable; in Bond street f ©noonntored two colonels, four sergeants, six li«uteirant«, a corporal, and, again, privates innumerable, and so, more or leas, can fW)h street account for itself. Along the .Strand a compassy of Territorials hoid.s i up the traffic, for 10 minutes, and nobody says anytihipg. At the Mansion Hous« hundreds of special constable volunteers of any height and ago march past the Lord Mayor at the salute, and everyone tries to see them. Each person you meet wears a colored badge, or looks uncomfortable without it, or has .somo very good reason for its absence, and the drapers' ehops give war photos precedence over the show of winter hats, and the winter IxaU? themselves have* a soldierly finish. la .our homes the trail is almost at its strongest. Even the kitchen is not immune, for in one ini,o winch I peeped for sanctuary there were three hungry cokes in the making for three hungry men in a camp, the dose to be repeated every third day. Therefore you may fail in a search for -a half-hour of splendid isolation. You may trudge miles across our open spaces, yon may visit every square and crescent. In all you will find tho inevitable little posse of men at drill, or tethered horse* nibbling gra.s-s which was oiico a. tennis lawn, or a- cricket pitch, or a golf given. .In some there are tentfi and field kitchens, and weary men resting from a. long route march. It in the same in tho large parks, but on a more exteu-ai-re scale; Hyde Park, 'St. James's, Regent'*, all alive with mimic strategein and action., tho meaning- of which i.s now an aeuto reality to even the most placid, civilian. It is no good tramping away to Rattersea. or Victoria Parks, or to Wimbledon Common, Eppiug Forest, or Ha.mpstcad Heath, for over the bushes and through the trees you will hear and see the sounds and sights of military camp life—the bugle catls. the canvas, the Red Cross waggons, the homes, tho men getting ready for attack and counter-at-tack. It seeum cruel to forget them even for ono half-hour. Possibly" it is not so much a, as 'a mental 40 winks."

It is a. relief to extrast a, little humor out of this tragic war (writes tho London correspondent of the ' New York Herald '). French and English alike are wondering, and laughing not a. little, at the tremendous number of prisoners which the Germans, according to their own reports, are capturing, both east and west. if they had taken as many prisoners as (boy claim they wotdd havo no enemy to light". But the explanation in simple, enough. Take but one instance. A .Swiss, who was at AJx-la-Chapelle, and who is now at Basle, writes : "The German Government is very ingenious in its efforts to keep up the npirits of the population. It reports the Annihilation of regiment after regiment daily, and in order to foster the delusion it lias to produce formidable convoys of French, British, and Belgian prisoners. Aix-la-Cha.p<dl<* is the spectacular spot chosen. It is the busiest railway station in the German Empire just now. 'The German General .Staff sends long train loads of prisoners going east through this junction every day. Von can imagine how impressive it is. Von can also imagine how industriously the newspaper corrospondents record the incidents in their despatches to Berlin, not. forgetting the downcast demeanour of the captives and the cheers- of the German populace. The crowds are unaware tiiat. those trains are switched on to a loop line at night, and return in triumph next- day. The other morning a Dutchman was 'watching one of them go slowly by. Ho saw a Belgian soldier excitedly gesticulating at an open carriage window. He was shout Lug ; 'This- is the twelfth tunc we have, come through (his station.'"

The ■by-election for Dunediu Central has evoked a large number of applications for enrolment from those who had neglected their previous opportunity. By Saturday —the la-st day of enrolment Mr Ma.v.veil had received no Jess than 420 applications, increasing the effective votes on the roll from 8,906 to 9.561.

Tho quarterly meeting of ofijci de of the Mornington Methodist Church was held at Belleknowes on Friday. Tim l!.:v. W. Greenslade war; in the chair, and there was a good attendance of r-lneeiv,. The icports from Christian Fnd-,.v<>) .societies and Sunday school showed good work. The church returns indicated a .small gain in membership for tin- quiiiier. The <-]< v. tion of circuit stewards re? u! ted in Mesr-is G. Skene and H. Fiapwell being unanimously reflected for another year. The election of fiix society stewaids we- dCeeafed to a contrrcgaiicnai meeting. Mi* .T. P. Simon was elected as ive to the annual conference at Christ chin ch in. March. It was decided to forward a letter of svmpnhv to the widow of the Rev. J. N." lt'iiile; a. former pastor of Cie church, who is remembered by his kindly and sterling character by all who knew him.

A meeting of the Public Inception Committee of the Ota„-o Expansion League was heki in tho league's oi'T'k c this morning, Mr Mark Cohen nresiding. A lC - was received from Mr IT. -7. Matiso;:. New Zealand Government repi-e-eutative at Melbourne, advising of tho date of '!c visit of the Right. Hon. Andrew t'shcr and party to Omiedin. It was rcsol cd that an invitation to luncheon on Tu.-sd iv. 26th inst., be forwarded to the Right Hon. Andrew Fisher and party. The clv.v.i i.i _»:i and secretary were authorise-] to make such arrangements as might lies necessiry for the entertainment of the party in i'v wav of visiting some of the local .ud i tries. Mr J. .L Clark was elected a •!.■,.- ber of the committee. Tn view of the many inquiries received by the London Board of Trade, for the niimrs of manufactiirTS of vaiions articles previously obtained from Germany and Au.stria. the hoard l-.:,v0 forwarded to Mr W. T. Monkman (Impe-lal Tv;:d.~ correspondent) lists of coeds', the British manu j'aclnrers of T.'hich of-nimimmat-ed tfbc'ir -rt-s<Vinp»s \.r> t-owiorr iv,v)« : .v '.•:■-. .<>«■ their supply. TTe lists coimuie ehma. earthenware, glass, f.imy revets, iovc. cutlery, electroplate, ;.nd clems. The lists mav lie -inspected «t Mr Monkman's office, or at the office of the Chamber of Commerce.

Watson's No. 10 is a Utile dearer than most whiskies, but is worth ilie money.— [Advl.l

Speight's ale and stout are acknowledged by the Dominion public tc be the best on the marker.—[Advt.] Don't ask your guests to fake inferior whisky. Give them the. best—Watson's No. 10.—[Advt/1 New season's photographic goods: Excellent stock now arriving. Cameras from 6s. Send your order early to H. J. Gi!i, 11 and IS Frederick street, Duncdin. 'Phone 1,144. —tAdrt.j

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Evening Star, Issue 15703, 18 January 1915

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Evening Star Issue 15703, 18 January 1915

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