The Amenities Committee of the Dunedin Expansion League is
displaying a laudable energy in urging upon the Ocean Beach
Domain Board the desirability of adopting a scheme for the
construction of an esplanade along the sea-front from St
Clair to St Kilda.
An interesting paper relating to the question of alternative
service for religious and conscientious objectors to military
training was laid on the table of the House yesterday by the
Minister of Defence (the Hon. J. Allen).
The interesting announcement was made in the House of
Representatives last night by the Prime Minister that, as the
outcome of communications that have passed between the
Governments at Home and in the dominion, the Imperial
authorities are prepared to accept the services of 200 Maoris
for utilisation in Egypt.
The funeral of 24 of the Huntly victims took place this
afternoon. The bodies, which were placed on drays drawn by
horses, left King's Hall for the Kimihia Cemetery, two miles
away, headed by the band of the 16th Waikato Regiment.
The indictment of the German soldiers on the charge of having
committed flagrant excesses, involving acts of the grossest
barbarity and savagery, during their invasion of Belgium
gains in gravity and impressiveness.