100 Years Ago

Beach work nearing completion

Beach work nearing completion

Filling-in operations have now been carried on for some time at the beach on the ocean side of the St Kilda band rotunda, the sand being run out in trucks on a small gauge railway from the hills abutting on the rotunda reserve.

A foul wind blows

A foul wind blows

Many farmers in the Ellesmere district (says the Christchurch Press) have had unusual, if not exactly pleasant, experiences, owing to the north-west winds.

Costly bill to retrieve vessel

Costly bill to retrieve vessel

The Clutha River Board, at a special meeting on Friday afternoon, decided to abandon its efforts to raise the Clyde by traction power, and tenders have been called for refloating the vessel.

German bowls player objectionable

German bowls player objectionable

A rather dramatic, and not altogether pleasant, incident occurred on a Wellington bowling green on Tuesday afternoon, in which the status of a German resident, who has undergone internment on Somes Island, was called into question.

'The women's age'

'The women's age'

The time has now passed when any doubts were generally expressed as to the desirability of women taking an active part in, at any rate, some department of the public life of the community in which they live.

Swimmer comes from afar

Swimmer comes from afar

Duke Kakanamoku, the great Hawaiian swimmer, and George Cunha, who are at present on a tour of Australasia, arrived in Dunedin with their party (Mr Evans, Business manager, and Mr H. Williams, New Zealand touring manager) from the north yesterday afternoon.

Physical training for balanced bodies

Physical training for balanced bodies

The students of the Teachers' Training College are receiving a continuous course of physical training from the instructors of the physical branch of the Education Department.

Reunions in the south

Reunions in the south

For 12 years now the pioneers of the Bruce and Clutha districts have met together in regular annual reunions to revive old friendships and old memories and to receive honour at the hands of the younger generation for which they have done so much.

Christmas in the trenches

Christmas in the trenches

LONDON, January 5: Whatever the Prussian militarists wished in the matter, they were unable to control the strong religious and festive feeling which characterised both British and Germans in regard to the celebration of Christmas, and along the whole battlefield, from the North Sea to Alsace, the combatants did pretty much as they wished on Christmas Day.

In which Justice Trout discovers that nature abhors vacuuming

It is six months since Justice Cudlip Trout was directed to cease harassing the innocent, and take gardening leave.

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