LOCAL AND GENERAL.
Rodney and Otamatea Times, Waitemata and Kaipara Gazette , 24 May 1911, Page 4
LOCAL AND GENERAL.
Empire Day today.
Hockey is being rPvived at Whaupgarei after two seasons rest.
Tenders are called for felling 50 acres mixed bush and titree, for particulars see advertisement.
We draw attention to the dance to be held by the Mien's Social Club on Thursday evening May 35th, in aid of the Gynasium Club.
The final provisional census returns give the total population of India as 315,000,000, this being an increase of 20,500,000 as compared with 1901. census. The -Viceroy has commended the labours of the census officials, who have been able to make known this result ten days after the taking of the
Mr.and Mrs J. S. Wilson have lost their youngest born. The babe's spine was affected, and on taking the little one to town, Doctors -Lewis and Murray decided that nothing could be done. The end came on Friday last. The remains were interred in the Warkworth Anglican Cemetery on Saturday.
A very nice'dining-room scene is now being painted, by Mr A. Rayner for the next performance of tho Diamond Minstrels entertainment which will quite surpass the last one given." The stage will be lit by acetlyne gas and no doubt the Old Hall will look, very attractive. By the appearance of the plans of the stage shown by Mr Kayner it will be something out of the ordinary. .
Lord Airedale, whose sudden death was recently announced; used to tell an amusing story in connection with his title. When it was announced that he had decided to take the title of Baron Airedale he received a communication from the Airedale Terriers' Society saying it was understood that he had selected his title from their club, and they therefore hoped he would see his way to present a good cup to the society.
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'Mr E. C. Eiqld* ia. announced, as-a candidate for the Kaipara electorate.
The Railway Commission lias endorsed the Minister's decision to carry the North Auckland Itailway to the west.
;The Town Hall is growing upward. The block laying has now to be done from a scaffold.
The Wellsford S.M. Court sits on Tuesday next, and the Warkworth Court on Wednesday.
. We have received more complaints against the non whistling regulation imposed upon the steamers alongside County wharves. The County Council is to meet on June Ist, proximo, and if there is any general desire to revert to former conditions, the Council is the body to approach.
Messrs Elliot,' Ellis, and J- Wilson directors of the Wilson Cement Co., were up in Warkworth, yesterday. We understand no decision has yet been arrived at with regard to the tenders for leasing the unused properties of the company.
A social under the auspices of the local Football Club is advertised for Monday evening, May 22nd, when a long jiight will be held. Lovers of the light fantastic should avail themselves of the good music to be supplied. , '■•...
Presentations were made to Mr A. L. Menzies and Mr J..W. Civil, of the Auckland Public Works Office, on Friday, by the officers of the Department, the occasion being the transfer of Mr Menzies to the Lands" and Survey Department, and of Mr Civil to Ngaruawhai as engineer for Raglan County Council. Both gentlemen have been residents of Warkworth.
What about Coronation Day ? If there is to be any celebration some action requires to be taken. The Town Board lias applied for a coronation subsidy for the hall, and one thing desired by the Government where such subsidy is given, is that there shall be some recognition of the day. Surely our loyalty, if it is worth anything, doesn't require "a pecuniary stimulus to give it voice.
The Journal o£ Agriculture publishes part of a Northern Fruit Inspector's report wherein it is stated. '' At another place a large block of Gravenstein apples was planted some years- back. Owing to the bloom being profuse and the crop very small, an Orchard Instructor of the Orchards Division suggested some three years ago, that grafts of.Summer Golden Pearmain be worked on the trees. This was done small graft on each tree), with the result that as soon as the Summer Golden Pearmain started to bloom, the crop of Gravensteins commenced to increase, until"this year there is a tremendous crop, and the small branch of Summer Golden Pearmains is also simply loaded." .
There is no word with regard to the tenders for the Warkworth Post office. If aiwr private firm was as slow going as a Htate Department, there'd be ructions. As for the telephone exchange, which people paid a deposit, ever so long*ago, to obtain ;it is still coming. A few poles have come to hand, and they have been dumped on the road, so that all interested may see what deterioration takes place during the years which pass before erection. And some people would like the state to run everything. It ought to be worth considering whether it would not be better to cancel the order with the Department, and arrange for a private exchange to link up with the other private lines through the County.
Mr W. J. Wilson leaves to-morrow on a world tour. Although, the outing is primarily to establish his health, yet it is Mr Wilson's intention to pick up any wrinkles to "be found regarding cement making. Talking to a Times id an 'on Monday, Mr Wilson said it was hoped to solve the dust trouble in time. Efforts had been made in that direction, but so far the various contrivances had not fulfilled their promises. 'When the Chairman of Directors was last in England he went across to Denmark to see an automatic bagging plant. His visit was expected and the plant was working. After leaving, he unexpectedly returned and found the plant put on one side, and hand labour emwloyed. Ifc didn't require any further testimonial. When it is stated that the loss of cement is five per cent, five tons out of every hundred ; the problem is a pressing one. The bulk of that loss, happens in the cooling of the material.
Amusing evidence was given In a case at Birmingham County Court in which the Misses Ruby and Pauline AVoolf claimed ten guineas damages from Mr Heath, a garage proprietor. It was stated that they were* being driven in a taxi-cab to a ball by one of the defendant's chauffeurs when a collision occurred. The plaintiffs were thrown against the front of. the cab and were badly bruised. An almost new ball dress was so torn- that if: was worth practically nothing. They continued their journey in a brougham. The Judge : "Did they go in their torn dresses ? " Counsel for plaintiffs : •' Yes, but one dress was so full of pins that the girl could not dance at all." The Judge : " Are they claiming damages for loss of partners." " Oh, no." Counsel for the defence : l< Nor for injuries to partners who sat out with the pins." The jury returned a verdict for the defendant.
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The Dominion, after stating that the Hon. T. MacKenzie has been elec-
tioneeririg in'the Taranaki district, presumably wit.ha view to the possibility of contesting one of the seats there, produces a number of quotations from Hansard showing Mr MacKenzio's views before he joined the present party and adds: When Mr MacKenzie, listening to the praises of his present friends, recalls his past denunciation of those he has changed his ' political, coat to follow, he must sureiy find the sweets of office at times a little unpalatable."
Interesting evidence was given at a recent sitting of the Royal Commission oh Public Records by Sir Henry Maxwell-Lyte, Deputy Keeper of Public Records. ."The first week I was at the office," he said, '.' I saw that there were 108 about the size of coal sacks in a corridor on the top floor. I asked what they were, and 'was'told they unsorted miscellanea of Chancery. I had them sorted, and out of them came an agreement between King John and the baron* at Runymede. lam afraid there are not likely to be any more discoveries of that kind, because this sorting is nearly completed now." The agreement, of course, is not Magna Charta, but a subsidiary document of great importance and interest.