100 Years Ago

Patriotism in Dunedin

Patriotism in Dunedin

Last night was wet, but the patriotic ardour of the people of Dunedin and suburbs was in no way damped by the atmospheric conditions, and when the proceedings in connection with the patriotic and recruiting meeting commenced in the Garrison Hall the spacious building was filled in all parts, upstairs and downstairs, while the platform was occupied by members of Parliament, city councillors, members of the National Reserve, members of the Women's Patriotic Association, and well-known citizens.

Well done farmers!

Well done farmers!

The Otago Agricultural and Pastoral Society is to be congratulated upon the fact that, despite the absorption of the public interest by the war and by such domestic issues as the general election and the licensing poll, it was enabled to secure for its Summer Show entries of a number and quality comparing favourably with the record of normal years.

Recruits and reinforcements

Recruits and reinforcements

A deputation from the newly-formed Recruiting Committee waited on the Prime Minister (the Right Hon. W. F. Massey) on the railway station platform yesterday morning in regard to the matter of recruiting for reinforcements.

German businesses in New Zealand suffer

German businesses in New Zealand suffer

It would be idle to pretend that the allegations, which have recently obtained a good deal of local currency, to the effect that German capital is employed in businesses that are carried on in the dominion have not been directed to a greater or less extent against an important trading concern that has its headquarters in Dunedin, namely, the Drapery and General Importing Company of New Zealand (Limited).

Mayor urged take action on enlistment

Mayor urged take action on enlistment

A deputation waited on the Mayor (Mr J. B. Shacklock) on Saturday morning to urge on him to call a public meeting or to take some other measures to encourage enlistment for active service.

"Once a German, always a German"

"Once a German, always a German"

Sir, - There appears to be a great deal of feeling - far more than one would naturally expect - over our German fellow residents; but we must, I take it, be guided by the Commonwealth.

The pensions of soldiers

The pensions of soldiers

We are entirely in sympathy with the view expressed in letters which we have published that the provision contained in the law of the country for the payment of military pensions is quite inadequate in so far, at least, as it affects privates and troopers.

St Clair seawall under pressure

St Clair seawall under pressure

Spring-tide and a heavy roll from seaward produced conditions at midday yesterday sufficiently abnormal to constitute, if continued for any length of time, a menace even to the new concrete seawall at St Clair.

Family duties prevent wartime volunteering

Family duties prevent wartime volunteering

Sir - I see by to-day's paper that there is a likelihood of another 10,000 men being wanted from New Zealand.

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