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Tho English mail which was despatched from .Dunedin via- Brhjdisi on ta« 26th iNovoaftor arrived iii Loudon -ftJHftft 16th

"Mr Pauliu's forecast: —Squally- S.YV. to N.W. M'inds, and rain showers. Sixteen cremations took placo in the Kovori (Wellington) cemetery during the year just ended, a. decrease of v eix as compared to 22 in 19.13. Tiio ' Egyptian Maii' sa-ye- that the conduct- of the colonial troops in that country is above all praise. . "All these men," it states, "arc- young men. Full of health tnd energy, and most of them look men of good, families, while the manner in which they spend their money indicates that they aro men of wealthy families. A private- soldier is seen eating in the best restaurants, going about in a motor car, and never bargaining for what ho buys." The ' Mail' draws- tho attention of the General Officer Commanding to tho fact that the opulent young men. arc being shamelessly exploited by the tradespeople. Some very disgusting facta were disclosed during the hearing in the Polico Court yesterday afternoon of a number of charges arising out of the conduct of a house kept by Sophia Scot* in South Dunedin. The woman herself was charged with procuring liquor during tho currency of a prohibiten order, and three men who had visited her house, wore charged -with supplying her with liquor. A fourth man was similarly charged, and it was proved, that, he was a brother of Scot-fa. "Her house is the curse of the locality," said S'emor-sorgoant Dart. ,; The South Bunodin police are receiving complaints almostdaily, and it is necessary io send constables every night t<« the house. Sometimes oiyht or ten men have been found (here under the influence of liquor." Tho Magistrate said it seemed to him that- the woman was simply u moral pest in the district, and he gave her 48 hours in which to leave the lown. In the case- againstthe brother, who did not appeal-, Constable Wynne said he had counted bottles of liquor on the table in Scott's house, and there wore 10 wen in the- room under tho influence, of liquor. They were behaving in a disgusting manner. Tho defendant was drinking with his sister. Tho Magistrate said that a brother who assisted at orgies like that and made his sister the principal participant in them almost ceased to l>e worthy of the name of man. This case was simply scandalous-. He would be tilled £5 or :i month's imprisonment. Two of tho other men charged weiv also fined. "Our Own" wires from the Blnff : Word received from Rivcrton this morning- states that a raft similar in detail to that, found near the Bluff was lost from Riverton last week. It drifted out to sea with two girl bathers aboard. A launch went out and took them off, but owing to tho tide had to let the raft go'. A valuable addition (states the Auckland '-Star') was made to tho literary trcasurcs of the city of Auckland by the donation of .several autograph letters of Robert Louis Stevenson. These were presented about a, month ago by Mr A. M. Myers, M.P., who, owing to tho election being then on. requested the Mayor-not to make the matter public. That embargo is now removed. Referring to these letters, the Mayor (Mr O. J. Parr) remarked that four of them were written to Captain Hart, of San Francisco, and possess all the literary charm characteristic of Stevenson's correspondence. There is also another interesting letter from Stevenson's mother to Captain Hart. The Mayor has acknowledged the gift on behalf of the citizens. Carnation and sweet pea. growers in past seasons have had legitimate cause for complaint in the fact that the date of the various flower shows did not suit them, the rose show in December boing too early, and the dahlia show in March being too late. The Dunedin Horticultural, Society, recognising that fact, havo wisely decided to hold a carnation and sweet pea show next- week, when not- only carnations and sweet peas, but also the other beautiful flowers of midsummer should be in the full flush of their glory. The society have chosen the following to officiate as judges:—Mr Durie (Chrislcrrurch), carnations and sweet peas: Mr -Spiers, pot plants and other cut flowers ; Mr Youngson, fruit and vegetable.-; Mr, Tressidcr, decorative and floral work. Members of the Stock Exchange in the Dominion are still in the position of being prevented, on account of the war, from using their code system in telegx-ams. This is considered a hardship, as the brokers only wish to use the cede for messages within New Zealand. They recognise that while- the war is on, they could not- expect to send code messages outside Xew Zealand. Referring to the matter at the opening call of the Auckland Stock Exchange for the New Year. the chairman (Mr G. A. Buttle) said their private code was open for inspection by Government officials, but- it seemed clear that code messages would not be allowed during the war.

Four stowaways were discovered on board the Union Company's big cargo carrier Waitemata after the vessel had left 'San Francisco for Wellington on December 20. On arrival everything was in .readiness for their arrest. Captain P. "K-xcVlolsoti. pvA iv*. u. ■plcitx. <y'A th^ir behalf, however, and after due consideration it was deckled that no action be taken, in consideration, of the way in. which the men had worked on the run across the Pacific. Thres of the stowaways had been employed in the stokehold and one in the ship's galley. It was stated that they had worked like Trojans on the run down, and their help had materially affected the speed of tho Waitemata, which arrived in port a day before she was exoeeted.

A motor car accident, happily not attended with any loss of life, occurred in Rangitikei a short time ago. A resident purchased a car, and had learned the rudiments of driving, and thought he would impart what knowledge lie possessed to one of hia daughters. The party got seated all right, and set things moving for a start, when the car started rather suddenly, and headed for the creek. Tho juvenile driver did not know exactly what to do, but both the owner of tho car and his daughter'managed to cet out before the car plunged over a, 12ft embankment into about Bft of water.

The Hospital Board will take possession of the ne'lv secondary hospital site at Wakari on tho Ist of March. The Postal Department advice* thai Australian mails ex Warrimoo will reach Dimedin at 11 a.m. to-morrow.

His Hon©]" Mr Justice Sim granted probates this morning in the estates of tho following deceased persons:—Annie Brown Louden, Edward Turley, Janet Hutcliison, Mnry Binni?. Catherine Jay, Aiini-a M. Biases, and James S. Anneri. L6ttsrs of administration were granted in the estates of Charlotte Tyric, Charles William Focartv, Gcorce Robert. fS pence, and David M'ClusWv.

A. P.A. telegram, from Gisbovne statos that J. I'ryson, a, railway guard, living at Matawfli, has been missing oince Sunday. Search nartiea are out.

Suitable youths who wish to follow the sea, aa a, profession will havo an opportunity of joining tho Union Company's steamer Aparima, within the next fow weeks, as several cadets have completed their indentures, and will shortly sit for examination as junior officers in the company's service. tSuccos3ful candidates will bo üblo to join the Aparima before, she leaves New Zealand early in February, and it is interesting to note that at present some 30 officers, -under the company's training i.eheme-, are now holding important positions in the company. A eioldy eunfish no3Cj its way about the Port Cnalmcrs wharves yesterday even.jilg until eome curious observers landed it on. the platform of the fishermen's steps. The- unusual visitor is supposed, from marks on its body, to have been wounded by rifio shots wnen sunning itself at the surface of its deep-water ocean haunts. It wag about 7ft in length, and. a. foot, or two longer between tho tips of its top and bottom fins. In appearance, it resembled a monster leather-jacket with its tail sliced off, and tho outstanding of tho largo carcass were its very email mouth and the crude design of 'its unshapely form. About 2 o'clock this afternoon the City Firo Brigade recaived a call to 157 Ma-it-land street, and on arrival found tho waslihoase to be afire. Tho brigade quickly suppressed th.§ flame*, little sTamagc being

At 'the Port Chalmers Cpuncil meeting yesterday evening the Mayor stated that he had invited the Prime Minister of Australia to visit the leading dock and chip repairing facilities in the Dominion. The Hon. Mr Fisher had replied accepting the invitation, and stating that he would be in Port Chalmers next Tuesday afternoon, arriving about 4 p.m. A fitting reception is being arranged for the visiting Prime Minister.

Ladies recommend Martin's Apiol and Steel Pi'.ls. Sold by all chemists and stores. See you get the 'genuine.—[A.dvt.l Watson's No. 10 is a little dearer than most whiskies, but is worth the money.— [Advc] Holidav excursion railway tickets are to be issued for tho Fprbury Trotting Club's race meeting at Duncrlin on 27th and 30th January. Particulars are- advertised. A glass of Speight's beer at lunch and supper is better than all the tea in China.— [Advt.] Don't ask your guests to take inferior whisky. Give" them the best—Watson's No. 10.-{Advt,]

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Evening Star, Evening Star, Issue 15704, 19 January 1915

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