Mr Massey was reported the other day, after his visit to
Canterbury, to have said that the province was suffering from
a phenomenal drought, and that, in his opinion, the farmers
were in for a bad time.
By The Maulvie Sade-Ud-Din. (The writer, who is the
spiritual head of the Moslems in Great Britain and religious
representatives of the Moslems in India, shows why the
Sultan's call to a Holy War has been without practical
In a recent issue the London Grocer says;- ''The shipment of
eggs from New Zealand to Great Britain is an enterprise which
is likely to be developed as one of the consequences of the
shortage of supplies from usual sources on account of the
Dr Donald M. Wilson (son of Mr George Wilson, at Wellington),
who is now ''somewhere in France'', writes interestingly to
his father under date January 2 of his recent experiences
whilst at the base hospital at Boulogne.
The discovery made by the Christchurch Superintendent of
Telegraphs that a water bottle on his table had acted as a
lens concentrating the sun's rays and setting fire to the
table created much interest in the city and district.