100 Years Ago

Dilemma over perambulator

Dilemma over perambulator

A rather unusual occurrence took place in Princes street on Thursday afternoon.

Scarlet fever rife

Scarlet fever rife

The returns for the year ended March 31, 1914 (the commissioner's report states) show that closer settlement is steadily making headway in Otago.

Early New Zealand film

Early New Zealand film

So comprehensive is the field of activity for the kinematograph that it is a wonder New Zealand has not been more freely exploited in this direction.

Football and the game of life

Football and the game of life

On Sunday afternoon Mr Alex Jameson M. A., National Secretary of the YMCAs of New Zealand, addressed the men's meeting at the association building.

War brews in eastern Europe

War brews in eastern Europe

The most striking feature of the sensational developments in the East of Europe is the rapidity with which war has been precipitated.

Declaration of war in Europe concerning

Declaration of war in Europe concerning

The events which have succeeded the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand of Austria have unfortunately led with surprising rapidity to a crisis in Eastern Europe, culminating in a declaration of war, which is causing profound excitement throughout the Continent.

Committee at loggerheads

Committee at loggerheads

The Otekaike School Committee has resigned in a body. From a report in the Oamaru Mail of a meeting of householders on Thursday night it would seem that the committee had come to loggerheads with the teacher.

Teachers cry out for better salaries

Teachers cry out for better salaries

The largest private deal in land which has taken place in Otago for some time past resulted early this week, when the Keppoch estate, owned by Mrs Donald Macdonald, changed hands, the new owner being Mr Richard Yardley, of Lumsden.

Parliament nuts about fruit

Parliament nuts about fruit

The unusual, but exhilarating, scene was witnessed in the House of Representatives on Thursday evening (says the Post) of the whole of the House listening with whole-hearted interest to an address by Mr Massey upon fruit growing.

The prospects of Calgary

The prospects of Calgary

The western provinces of Canada have been thrown into a state of violent excitement by several rich strikes of oil in Alberta - just close to Calgary.

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