100 Years Ago

River Tariff queried

River Tariff queried

A deputation from the Greenfield and Clydevale branches of the Farmers' Union waited on the members of the Clutha River Board on Saturday afternoon.

Smallpox in Port

Smallpox in Port

Dr Valentine and Colonel Hope Lewis arrived in Dunedin by the first express from the north on Saturday, and at once proceeded to Port Chalmers to assess the smallpox situation.

Trouble on the tracks

Trouble on the tracks

Passengers from the West Coast had an old-time experience on Monday, consequent on a large landslip having occurred on the Otira Gorge below the roadmen's huts.

NZ soldiers now on front line

NZ soldiers now on front line

The New Zealanders are now in the front line, where they have relieved the British troops.

Doctor claims an increase in venereal diseases

Doctor claims an increase in venereal diseases

Yesterday a Daily Times reporter asked a leading Dunedin doctor to express an opinion whether venereal diseases were more prevalent in Dunedin than usual.

Germans 'not yet weary of the game'

Germans 'not yet weary of the game'

For about three months, the Germans have now been hammering away at the French lines at Verdun and other points, and they are apparently not yet weary of the game. They may deem it expedient to proceed on the principle that attack is the best form of defence. Perhaps they cannot resign themselves to an admission that their great offensive in the west has failed.

On the sidelines of war

On the sidelines of war

One of the sad sidelights of the war was revealed at Whangarei, when Maximilian Ballin was committed to prison for three months in the Mount Eden Gaol.

6:00 PM bar close movement gaining traction

6:00 PM bar close movement gaining traction

The movement in favour of the closing of hotel bars at 6 p.m. is apparently attaining a considerable volume throughout the dominion.

Sanatorium to be opened next month

Sanatorium to be opened next month

The convalescent sanatorium at Hanmer Springs for returned soldiers will probably be opened officially by the Hon. G. W. Russell some time next month.

Fear of smallpox spreads to Port Chalmers

Fear of smallpox spreads to Port Chalmers

The dangerousness and loathsomeness of the disease combine to make smallpox an object of dread.

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