(PER PRESS AssooiAriosr.) Auckland, August 21 - Mr 10. W. Payton, of London, formerly of Auckland haß been appofn'ed master of tbe J_lam-F.ee S*hool ,o£ Arts and Design, Thirteen applications were redelved. i A tender has been aoo9pted for repairing the graves In Symonds street Cemetery of those officers who fell during the Waikato o-mpulgn. ' " ' There Is an increased demand for land m the Waikato district, and amongst other buyers a Chinese Syndicate are negotiating for the purchase of property near Hamilton, Wahgaktji, August 21. A Children's Home has just been opened here. .. The house has been built by Mr W* J. Smith, a resident,- at a cost of £250, and will be rent free' for three yea.., at the end of whioh time it will be handed over to , the .. trustees for half the co*t. There Is accommodation for 100 children, but at present subscriptions only allow of six b.lng supported The iaatltutlon Is under officers, con* •latlng of President and V:O9-Presideat f Treasurer, .Seoretary and a Committee of four, all ladies. It, has been known by »ld reel.! ents here for years that there are some very beautif 1 1 oaves up the Wa.ganol river, at Piplrikl, and those who have seen them s%y they are equal In baaoty to those lately discovered at Waikomo, If the proposed improvements to the river are carried out by Government these caves |bld fair to become a great attraction to tourists. New Plymouth, August 21, The Native foo.ball team on arrival here refused to play the local represen tatives, on the ground th*t they were not m condition after the Wellington matoh. Wellington, August 21 His Exotllenoy the Governor returned faom Nelson this morning. Major-General Elwards cabled to Government to-day that his proposed visit to New Zatland has been abandoned. Tbe Dorlo left Bio for Pymouth on the 16 .h and tbe Linto left Plymouth for Port Chalmers via Hobart on the 10th. The steamer Laurence has been purchased m Sydney on behalf of the Mohlkluul Coal Company for the Welling-ton-Mohklao. trade, Feeling reference to the recent boat accident at the Heads was mide to-day at a meeting of tbe Hat bop Board and a resolqttun qf sympathy whh the relatives of the deaea9ed was carried, His Exce lenoy the Governor returned from Nelson this morning. ReeGbto-T, Angus* 21 . Activity m mining matter, here* oontinu b, the latest lino booming being " Hard-to-FlDds," shares m which have risen from Is 6d. ye>terd*y to 2s 4d, today. A well kuowa speculator purchased 13,000 if the shares last night. A large business cont nues to be done m numerous lines, and the twenty odd local brokers are kept on a constant run. Oamaru, August 2\. A child named Cuff died suddenly this morning, and an inquest was held this afternoon. The evldonoe showed that the child had had a fit, and that medical •flitstanoe was called m at once. The child, however, died before the doctor arrived. A verdict of " D.ath from natural cacaas " was returned. It fs estimated that there la at 11 £150,000 worth of unsold produoe In the town and district waiting for a market. Ohkistohdroh, August 21. Wm Scarlett, proprietor of the Standard Brewery, against whom 46 ohargos of breaches of the Beer Duty Aqt, were made _a_t week by tt\e LofyeoW oi Customs, was thfe morning fined £100 and costs, on eaoh of three charges (or having brewed beer In his bottling store. The oases had been remanded fqr a week. Mr Beetham held that th? door between tbe two places, wbioh are immediately adjacent, practically made them one build-, lug. Mr J. O. Martin, Crown Prosecutor, withdrew the other .oharges, Dutsedin, August 21. Principal Bainey received an enthusiastic welcome by the Ounedin Presbytery, by whom he was enttrt.ined at a luncheon to whioh a number of leading citizens were invited. At a meeting of the Hospital Trustees, It was deolded to defer doing anything m tho matter of ereotlng a nurses' home and ward for diseases of women until tbu money collected had been finally handed over, as had been arranged at a conference with the Subscriber-.' Committed. The Otago Harbor Board's big dredge, 222, left to-day for Melbourne, having been chartered for twelve months by the Melbourne Harbor Trs-i. Inveroargill. Augnat 21 Definite steps ore being taken to open np the Pegasus tin fie'd. The prospeotus of a Company with a oapltal of £25.000 has been Issued, for working Tucker's olalm, and three thousand shares were taken up m one line this morning. j
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