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11l the- Police Court this morning Mr E. W. Burton, S.M.. intimated that he had -carefully considered the evidence, in the case against 'Samuel Hill, charged with indecently" assaulting a girl at Abbotsford, and had come to the conclusion, that there was a- cas3 to answer. Accused reserved his defence, and was committed to the. Supreme Oo\irt for trial, bail being allowed as hitherto—viz., self in £IOO. and two sureties of £SO each. Ten Now Zealand cadets instead of four ■will be seat to the Royal Military College, Duntroon. next month, provided that number qualify.

"Those wiio think it unlucky to walk under a ladder or to sit down to dinner in a party of 15," remarks "Jacques" in the* Hobart ' Meremy.' "will be very chary about the New Year. He came in on /i Friday, he will go out on a. Friday, and he will serve us up 53 Fridays in ail before we havo clone with him. However,. I may point out that there is .something to be sai-i on the other side. Mr IT. O. Arnold-Foster, in his ' History of England/ draws attention to the fact that the 'ls's have all been important, years in English history. In 1215 Magna Chart a was signed and England became free; in 1415 Henry V. won the battle of Agincourt ; in 1715 the Jacobite rebellion, was suppressed ; and ill 1815 we '/on the battle of Waterloo. On tho whole, therefore, Ve may consider that th; omens are propitious.'' A Tnaintenfr-ce case, hi which a wife sued her husband for payment of arrears and the husband applied for a variation of the order, was heard in the Police- Court this morning before Mr E. W. Burton, S.M. The evidence disclosed the fact that the husband had been out- of work for some time, and prospects of securing employment were had. He wished to Join the reinforcements, but there -was a difference of opinkn as 1o how much he should crntribule towards the maintenance- of his wife, and child. Finally the Magistrate adjourned the. ca.se until Friday week to enable defendant to undergo the, necessary medical examination.

A Chmtohurch telegram statoa that a public meeting last night., the Mayor presiding, passed a resolution expressing the desirability of forming a branch of the Educational Association of England, and preparing the ground for a visit of its roprcser.tr.tivo, Mr Meredith Atkinson, who is now in Australia-. .Sir Robert Stout said he would like to see the university system extended by professors or their assistants going to minor towns and lecturing on different subjects every year. Extract from a letter of a Dunedinite who went up to Trentham camp just over a week ago:—"The duties here aro arduous, nevertheless this life is the finest in the world, and soon I -shall he hard as naile and be able to enjov it nil the more. You know it's just like being at school ; you've just got to do as yon are told, and the Eoor.er one Tecognises that fact the better. In the 40 weeks ended on December 30 last the revenue of the City tramways was £58.771, as against £58,305 in the corresponding period of the previous year. A total of 11,285,678 passengers were, carried, and instead of a debit balance of £242 (such as existed in 1913!, a credit of £1,057 is shown. Considerable interest is being aroused over the Dunedin Horticultural Society's carnation and sweet pea show, vnich takes place in ihc Garrison Hail next Wednesday. Not the least prominent section will bo the carnations, which during the last few seasons hr.ve become quite a favorite and fashionable flower again. It is noticecblo that there has been a large number of amateurs who have v.r.ken up the growing of this beautiful flower extensively lately, and consequently more varieties are ia cultivation, and. in addition, these havo teen brought right up to daie. Mr S. Cousins, whose exhibit aroused i-ueh "'avorable comment in Christckureh recently, can be expected to put up a collection that wili be appreciated b.v aIL

yiv Paulin's forecast :--S.W. to N.W. Minds and electrical lain showers. Cr Marlow last, evening expressed the opinion that a civic reception should te tendered to the Hon. A. Fisher (Prime Minister of. the Commonwealth) on his arrival i;i Dimediu. The.- Mayor .-aid he had the matter under consideration, and when fh.*y knew the exact date of Mi- Fisher's arrival 'nil arrangements would be made.

Shopkeepers in Gore as a rule (writes "Our Own") extend civility and attention to all who enter their doors intent on making purchases, but they do not so readily welcome the uninvited guest when it is a representative of that species of bovine from which our milkmen secure the lacteal fluid. To-day (Tuesday) being sale day, a farmer on his way home from the sale left a cow temporarily in a grocer's yard, and proceeded up town to do his business. The animal apparently was not satisfied with these temporary quarters, for she had twice to be assisted back into the yard off the top of the picket fence. She was then placed in a stronger vard pending the arrival of her owner. Later, when ho arrived, she got the wanderlust, and against all the borough bv-laws, proceeded on a tour of investigation of the business portion of the town. She called iirst at a well-known medico's and endeavored to get in the front door. Being unsuccessful there, she. then entered the wide portals of the Coffee Palace, where her reception was not to her liking, and she retired only to pay a visit of investigation to an ironmongery depot on the corner. She • got right inside hero, and as there was little or no turning room she was not to bo blamed, perhaps, if she displaced a few articled in making a hastv exit. Continuing her perambulation's under escort ot men, boys, and dogs, she leisurely visited one or two other places of business, concluding with a, stately engramophone _ emporium, after which she departed quietly across the traffic bridge en route for her new home in the counc„d Z % wilJ no doubt cllew the end ol leflection upon her brief though interesting visit to the city -5 P ;" !i ' s , Cathedral is being pulled down Iho taking out of the leadlights has been entrusted to Smith and Smith who are busily engaged on thio work Tbrest of the job will he done by day labor. The coal trade is reported to be surprisingly good for this time of the year. Jh> retail branch of the business, however, is rather slack. All the Otago collieries revive a. fair share of trade, and work is steady. Representatives of the trace, state that there is no likelihood c{ an increase :n the price of coal. The angling season has been an exceptionally good one, so far, in Otago, and it is reported that a greater number of anglers than usual have whipped the van°"s streams with satisfactory results J here nave, been manv good '"baskets" and probably the usual" number of "might have beens," for, as everybody knows the fishes that, are hooked are small compared to those that, got away. Several anglers complain that a few of the favorite streams and creeks in Otago are "choked" with weeds. Farther north the streams are clear and favor-.b1.;. for angling. A notice to members of Lodge Hiram appears in this issue. i Port Chalmers.-—J. Watson's c.leurimr sale drapery, clothing, boots, and shoos now proceeding.—[Advt] Watson's No. 10 is a little dearer than most whiskies, but is worth the money.— [Advt.] . No lady should be without Ifartin's Apiol and Steel Pi:k. Sold by alj chemists and stores throughout Australasia.—[Advt.] Laborer; and rock men are wanted for the Government irrigation works, Ceniral Otago PaiiJcdan are advertised in this issue. Speight's ale and stout are acknowledged by the Dominion public to be the beet on (he market.—[Advt.] We. have received subscriptions of on© guinea eaeii from Drs Fergus, Fitzgerald, New-lands, and Fleming towards the Trencbam base hospital fund. Don't ask your guests to lake inferior whisky. Give them the best—Watson's No. 10.—[Advt.] Mr J. W. Mimxo will open the election campaign for the Bnncdin Centra! by-elec-tion n.£ the Princess Theatre this evening, when he will deliver nn address. His Worship the Mayor ('Mr J. B. Shacklock) will preside. To-morrow Mr Mmiro will address ihe electors j;i the Presbyterian Church Hali, Mornin.'rton, at 8 o'clock.

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Evening Star, Evening Star, Issue 15706, 21 January 1915

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