i Coi.ii weather. Snow anel sleet tit Rotorua. Heavy snowfall at Dunedin mid Clirist-chu.-ch. European war still threatening. Consols have furthor fallon to 100 J. V.M C.A. conversazione to morrow night. Tho Tasmanian Parliament was opened yesterday. There aro over GOO "unemployed" in Melbourne. St. Barnabas Church, Mount Eden, reopened to-day.
About ono curate in tbreo in England is unemployed.
Wellington sends £162 10s to Rotorua Relief Fund.
Dramatic entertainment in St. Matthew's School-room to-night.
The wet weather still hinders work in tho country districts. It is also very rough on the day labourers, employed anel unemployed. There aro no railways in Persia, " tho laud of the) lion and the sun.'' Much damage has been caused in tho Lyttelton district by tiio late heavy rains. Nominations of candidates for Auckland City Council cicse at neon on Monday next. Every working man iv Switzerland spends £10 annually on drink. Canada has a telegraph office for loss than each trto thousand inhabitants. In the world there are nearly one hundred thousand miles of submarine cables. It is stated that Couocillor Atkin declines to offer himself for re-election to the City Council. Rev. Mr Gulliver has been appointed examiner to Auckland Col lege.'end Grammar School. This is tho gentleman who was pronounced, on high authority, to bo 100 good for the Anglicans.
Mount Eden Chess Club have sturteil a handicap tournament, the prize being » copy of Staunton's work on Chess.
Tho Government are sending up raoro provisions, _c, for the Rotorua Maoris. Nothing for the unemployed ! Mr D. L. Murdoch, general manager of the Bank of New Zealand, who has been on a visit to Sydney, returned yesterday.
The marriage of Christine Nilsson with the Count Ca<<a Miranda was announced to take place in London at the end of June.
Canterbury Acclimatisation Society aro moving Government to prohibit the catching ot flatfish less than ten inches long.
The Prisoners' Fiobation Act passed during the late session will bo enforced as soon as the requisite machinery is provided. A man named VVestway has been killed at Asbburton, Canterbury, through the bolting of a horse which he was working. Arthur Webster, who was reported drownod at Te Aroha, is alive and well at Thames. He was in Te Aroha about the time his " double" was drowned.
A number of men who had been at Cam bridge Gulf, intending to proceed to Kimberley, have returned to Adelaide.
Mr E. Mitchelson, M.H.R., has pretty well recovered from his late accident, although still showing some resultant bruises.
Lindsay Flint, a well connected " remittance man" at Dunedin, has been before the the Police Court on a charge of false pretences. VVaikato farmers aro talking of forming a Protective Society,- the object of which shall be to do away with the excessive profits of commission agents, auctioneers, and other middle men.
They have killed the goose that laid golden eggs ! Several grains of gold were tound inside a goose killed the other day at Titnaru. In Wellington Police Court tho point has been raised whether a private individual can prosecute for larceny. The matter will be taken to the Supreme Court. A good conscience ia a marvellous restorative. Ono soon learns to look with hope to tho future when one can feel justified in turning with pride to the past. TbeQueenstand Government have received a telegram from Borne stating that there is no foundation for the report which has been circulated to the effoot that the Imperial Government proposed to introduce a bill providing for the separation of North from South Queensland.
A boy named Thos. Haugh haß met.with his death in a curious manner at Tapanui, Otaeo. Ho was, with other boys, being pursued by the owner of land for tresspassing, when he fell and broke his neck,
A fire broke out in the Legislative Assembly Building at Brisbane on Tuesday last, caused by the fusing of the electric light wires in the building. The outbreak was extinguished before much damage.was done.
Mr Sala lately advertised for a lady secretary, age not under 30, a governess preferred, who must write a legible hand and have a knowledge of French, He received 435 answer?, and the terms demanded by these ladies varied from_ Gs a week to 255.
While an iron dealer was unloading a waggon filled with old artillery material, at St. Petersburg, which had been purchased from the Government, a nine-inch shell, supposed to have been properly unloaded, exploded among a group of workmen and others. Sixteen persons, including four children, were killed and several more injured.