100 Years Ago

Young to make up reinforcements

Young to make up reinforcements

The intimation that a considerable number of volunteers are required to make up the quota of infantry from Otago for the Sixth Reinforcements is one which should make a direct appeal to the young men of the provincial district.

Silence from the Dardanelles

Silence from the Dardanelles

We have not received much lately in the way of news concerning the happenings in the Dardanelles, and we may expect to hear less, it seems, for some little time to come - in fact until the great undertaking in progress has been carried far towards successful completion.

Stamp machines offer wins and losses

Stamp machines offer wins and losses

The penny stamp machines at the Post Office have an independent way of discriminating in favour of certain customers that cannot be expected to enhance their popularity, except with the favoured few. Occasionally they deal out even handed justice, in spite of themselves.

Casualties of war

Casualties of war

It is well that the public should realise that a necessary accompaniment of the aggressive on the part of the Allies during the ensuing few months on the battlefields of Europe will be a heavy casualty list.

Nurses entertained and treated

Nurses entertained and treated

The nurses from Otago who have volunteered for service at the front were entertained at a social gathering by the Nurses Association of Otago in the Savoy Tea Rooms last night, there being a large gathering of friends.

Land Board overwhelmed by applicants

Land Board overwhelmed by applicants

Six hundred and one applications were received at Timaru and Christchurch for the land at Otaio.

Poverty and the State

Poverty and the State

A sad commentary on the sort of chance some children in Auckland get to become useful citizens and to get some decent happiness out of life was supplied by a case that came before Mr E. C. Cutten, S. M., at the Juvenile Court on Saturday morning (says the Auckland Star), when the police made application to have four bright-faced youngsters committed to the care of the State, as being children not under proper control.

Law, order, and the role of women

Law, order, and the role of women

In her presidential address at the opening of the annual convention of the Women's Christian Temperance Union on Thursday morning (says the Christchurch Press), Mrs Don made a few remarks on the subject of police-women, and the work they could do on behalf of their sex.

First hand account of conflict in Turkey

First hand account of conflict in Turkey

The Daily Mail's correspondent, giving an impression of the bombardment of the Dardanelles as seen from a high hill from a distance of 15 miles up the narrow neck between Forts Chanak and Kilid Bahr, says that the largest vessels of the allied fleet passed up and down for over four hours, hurling with sheets of orange flame from their heavy guns a constant succession of shells on the forts.

Breaching the Dardanelles

Breaching the Dardanelles

The magnitude of the operations entered upon by the allied fleet in the Dardanelles is now being fully illustrated.

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