100 Years Ago

Forgotten baby's unexpected journey

Forgotten baby's unexpected journey

A tram conductor at Auckland was considerably surprised on Monday to find that a sleeping baby had been left in his car.

Pointing away from the yet beaten track

Pointing away from the yet beaten track

An important discussion affecting the welfare of the Otago district took place at yesterday's meeting of the Otago Expansion League, and the action of Cook's Agency in Auckland and elsewhere in depreciating the attractions of the cold lakes district was the subject of strong criticism.

War correspondent arrives on the White Star liner Baltic

War correspondent arrives on the White Star liner Baltic

Mr Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett, the war correspondent who represented the English press at the Dardanelles, and was recalled for expressing his views in a personal letter to the Prime Minister (says the New York Times of January 2), arrived here yesterday on the White Star liner Baltic on his way to Australia, where he will deliver a series of lectures at the request of the Commonwealth Government.

Dredging at Port Chalmers

Dredging at Port Chalmers

The decision of the Harbour Board that the approach and fairway from the sea to the Port Chalmers wharves should immediately be dredged to a depth of 26ft at low water is one which must meet with public approval.

Bruce forms committee

Bruce forms committee

The Bruce County Council yesterday considered the appeal, signed by the Prime Minister, Sir Joseph Ward, and the Hon. Jas. Allen, that has just been sent out by the Recruiting Board to public bodies and prominent public men.

Spread of infant paralysis disease a mystery

Spread of infant paralysis disease a mystery

Commenting on the present severe outbreak of infantile paralysis in Auckland city and province, the Herald says that the peculiar features observed in epidemics of the disease in other countries have been displayed on this occasion.

Oatcakes for the boys

Oatcakes for the boys

Sir, - I have heard a great deal regarding the hard biscuit and bully beef which form the bulk of a soldier's rations, and having proved the worth of the good old Scotch oatcake, it struck me that a steady supply of it would be greatly appreciated by the men in the trenches.

Zeppelins rain down bombs

Zeppelins rain down bombs

LONDON: Zeppelins hovered over a town in Derbyshire from 8 p.m. till midnight on Monday, dropping bombs occasionally.

Youths unsuited for war

Youths unsuited for war

Sir, - In today's issue of your paper, under the heading ‘‘New Instructions: Regulations as to Age,'' I was very much surprised to read that men will be enrolled for the Expeditionary Force who will reach the age of 20 years by the time they would leave New Zealand, provided they have the written consent of their parents.

Dry spell spells thirst

Dry spell spells thirst

The continued spell of dry weather which we are experiencing just now is causing some anxiety to those who are dependent on the rainfall for their drinking water.

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