100 Years Ago

Reports of venereal diseases exaggerated, says Public Health Department

Reports of venereal diseases exaggerated, says Public Health Department

The Public Health Department seems to take quite a cheerful view of a question which the community has heard discussed more freely than usual of late in a manner which has not been calculated to allay uneasiness.

Aurora to make another journey to Antarctic

Aurora to make another journey to Antarctic

Arrangements for the complete equipping of the Aurora for another journey to the Antarctic are proceeding apace. Mr J. J. Kinsey, of Christchurch, and Mr John Mill, of Port Chalmers, have been appointed by the New Zealand Government to have charge of the refitting and victualling of the ship for the relief of the Ross Sea party.

A love story

A love story

A member of our staff, whilst on a recent visit to the Fortrose district, was told a story of love and fidelity that is worth recording (says the Orepuki Advocate).

Reminiscing "bravest men"

Reminiscing "bravest men"

The other day an Anzac officer, giving reminiscences in Christchurch, repeatedly referred to the "three bravest men I have ever known''.

Public generosity recognised

Public generosity recognised

In closing today our fund for the relief of the dependents of the British sailors who have lost their lives on behalf of the Empire we take the opportunity of expressing our appreciation of the liberal response that has been made to our appeal.

City Council farewells Cr H. F Wright

City Council farewells Cr H. F Wright

■ Cr H. F. Wright, who has enlisted as a private, will shortly be going forward to camp, and his fellow councillors took advantage of his presence at the special meeting of the City Council last night to mark their appreciation of him and of his action in a singularly hearty and enthusiastic manner.

Anti-conscription protesters fined

Anti-conscription protesters fined

A case was heard at the Wellington Magistrate's Court before Mr D. G. A. Cooper, S.M., which formed a sequel to an anti-conscription meeting held at the Alexandra Hall in Abel Smith street on the evening of Sunday, June 4.

Impressive ship Britannic said to be largest in the world

Impressive ship Britannic said to be largest in the world

A letter received in Christchurch gives some interesting information concerning the Britannic, which is said to be the largest ship in the world. The vessel was built by the White Star Line in reply to the Cunard liner the Aquitania.

Fearing for the Quakers

Fearing for the Quakers

I am startled to see that one of the Dunedin ministers spoke on Saturday in enthusiastic support of a Bill which in its present form dooms Quakers, who refuse service, to rot for four years in gaol, and which fines anyone who dares to employ them in a penalty of £100.

Poor showing from Balclutha and Milton

Poor showing from Balclutha and Milton

Although the quota required from group 16 for the Eighteenth Reinforcements was actually filled by June 12, it is a singular and anything but gratifying fact that the boroughs of Balclutha and Milton have failed to furnish a single man for the reinforcement, and they are the only two places in the group area to occupy such an ignoble position (says the Free Press).

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