«■ ■ - (FEB PRESS ASSOCIATION,)
Railway Revenue. Wellington. April 4.
The railway, revenue for the year Is approximately £1,000,090, and the expenditure* £645,000, The nett profit la £355,000, and is slightly above the estimate. Rabbit Fence. The rabbit fenoe m South Canterbury Is giving good results, and the Minister for Lands, who was at first oppoßod t» It, Is now' convinced that the expenditure wss wise. Soma s!x men ara permanently employed along the lino of fence looking after It, and killing snch rabbits as dribble over the ranges and reach the barrier. It will ba completed as far as Waitaki this winter. Exports for Sydney. TheTekapo tcok 20 horses and 2300 tons of colonial produoe for Sydney last c night. Government Hone. AHhoogh Government House was renovated some three years ago, the painting of the adjacent Government buildings has rendered it necessary to do up tbe former again, the contrast being too great. Abont 150 men are at work inside and out, the time being short. The Golden Legend Sir Arthur SUlllvan has sent a complimentary letter to Mr Parker congratulating blm on the sucoess attending tbe production of the Golden Legend at the recent musioal festival. A Puzzle. Auckland. April 4 Farmers are greatly puzzled over tbe vagaries of tbe wheat marked . They state that Adelaide wheat is' coming m, while locally grown wheat is being sent to Sydney to get a market, although enough wheat Is not grown In the province to feed its own Inhabitants. Prospecting. Mr Graham, member for the East Coast has left for the prinolpal settlements of tbe Uriwera country In order to pave the way for getting the district prospected for gold. Glove Fights. Dunedin, April 4. The City Council last night directed the Legislative Committee to frame a by-law for the suppression of glove fights. Orange Lodges. The local Orange Lodges are moving for the Grand Lodge to take an active part m politics on the lines of the Birmingham meeting, . Illicit Distillation MoLsod pleaded guilty to Illicit distillation. The oharge against McGregor, fa now proceeding at the Police Court.
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