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The poll on the question of borrowing sums totalling £100,000 for eight city improvements is to be taken on Wednesday, September 11, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., and the usual polling booths in the various wards.

The Auckland Main Trunk Railway League continues to be active in obtainiug signatures to their petition to Parliament to close the gap between the Wellington-Auckland railway, to survey the line north of Auckland to, the Hokinnga River, and to vote a large sum for constructing the railway northward of present terminus. Another batch of petitions containing" about 3500 signatures.'are being posted to Wellington to-day. The planks of the platform of the Leaueare these: — (a) Pushing on the construction of the North Island Main Trunk Railway to connect Auckland League are these: (a) Pushing on the authorisation and the survey of the Main Trunk Railway North of Auckland; (c) pushing on the construction of the Main Trunk railway North of Auckland, and the opening of it as speedily as possible; (d) the route of the railway advocated by the League is through or near Wellsford, on through Maungaturoto, Waikeikei, Maung-akaramea, west side of Maungatapere, across the Wairua River, and through Mangakahia and Kaikohe, to .a navigable point on the Holdanga River.

At the Supreme Court civil sittings yesterday afternoon the suit for alleged libel, Howard J. Thomas v. Thomas Perham and Grace Perham (claim £500 damages), was concluded. His Honor said the plaintiff had suffered no damage, and the case was one which should never have been brought. He awarded the plaintiff one farthing damages, without costs.

Death has claimed another Maori chief of note (our Tauranga cor« respondent telegraphs). Haus Topsell, who died at Maketxi yesterday, was'a "prominent loyalist in. the Maori. wars, and always used his influencs with his people on the aide of law and order. His death is greatly regretted by both races.

A son of Mr Robert Gilroys, six years of age, fell over the post-office bridge, Coroinandel, yesterday, and was picked up in an unconscious condition. Dr. Peter Moir ordered Ins i removal to the hospital, where the doctor hopes the lad will soon recover. At the Police Court yesterday afternoon the hearing: of the charge, of assaulting David Denham, with intent, preferred against Edward McCoy, was concluded. Dr. Sharman, who attended Denham at the police station, said he was suffering from an incised wound.half an inch long, under the left breast, extending down to the bone. The knife found on accused would inflict such a wound. Denham when examined was perfectly sober, and did not appear to have been drinking recently. At the conclusion of the evidence Mr. Lundon submitted that a prima facie case had not been made out. • His Worship agreed with counsel, and discharged the accused.

Mr Justice Conolly will hold a bankruptcy sitting at the Supreme Court on Monday, and a chambers sitting on Tuesday, leaving later on the •same day for Gisborne.

A meeting of the creditors of William Cragg- Sharland was held yester* day afternoon in the office of the Ofticial Assignee. The following were present: Mr Keushaw (Sharland and Co., Limited), Mr Gillies (Mr J. K. Hooper), Mr Kay (A. Yates and Co.), Mr Seegner (Seegner, Langguth and Co.). Mr Lawson (National Bank ol New Zealand), Mr Shrewsbury, Mr V. E. Baume (solicitor for debtor), Mr J. C. Colbeck. Mr Gillies moved and Mr Kenshavv seconded, "That the debtor's furniture in O'Rorke-street be granted to the wife and children of debtor." The resolution was carried. The following resolution, moved by Mr Seegner, seconded by Mr Keirshaw, wds carried unanimously: "That th« cpiestion of the acceptance of the tenders for the fixtures, etc., be left in the hands of Messrs Lawson, Gillies and Renshaw; also that the same gentlemen be empowered to deal in such manner as they think best with the interest of the debtor in his father's estate."

In our report of the cycle paths indignation meeting- it appeared as though the decision to form a New Zealand Keforni League to obtain beneficial and guard against pernicious legislation Was arrived at at the meeting. This is not so. This movement has been on the tapis some time.but the organisation is no way connected with the Auckland Cycle Roads League. The leading article in the "Herald" on the political meeting which was held in Paeroa last Saturday, and which is termed an "anti-Seddou demonstration," has caused some amusement here (writes our I'aeroa correspondent). The facts of the ease were that most of those present, at the meeting did not take the discussion seriously, and did not vote at all when the resolution was put to the meeting. Twenty-five voted for it, and 21 against, and these 25 are spoken of 'by the "Herald" as the people of Ohinemuri. j

The pa.vme.nt of old age pensioners by the Postal Department will be made at the Harbour Board offices during the usua,l hours on Monday.

The only ease now left on the civil list at the Supreme Court is that of T. W. Cut-bush v. VV. H. Grove, claim £200 damages for alleged slander. This case was this morning adjourned till the 10th of September. •

Since the article appearing" in the "Farmer" on "Imported Bones and Anthrax" was in type a large shipment of bonedust,, per Umballa, from India, has arrived in Auckland. The same regulations as to treatment in a digester previous to shipment apply to Indian as to Australian bones. Before they can be landed here the consignees have to produce statutory declarations, made at the port of shipment, that the bones have been subjected to a certain steam temperature for a certain time. In the case of the recent shipment from India such declarations were forwarded, but on examination by the Inspector in Auckland he thought it necessary to have samples tested by Mr J. A. Pond (Government Analyst), with the result that with respect to at least part of the shipment Mr Pond's official opinion is that the bones have not been treated before leaving India as the regulations prescribe. For the present the whole shipment in question, amounting to some' 2740 sacks of Indian bonedust, has been taken charge of by the local officials of the Agricultural Department, to be dealt with as may hereafter be deemed advisable.

The following telegrams have been received fi-om the Premier by the lion, secretary Auckland Cycle Roads League:—"Boekaert, Esq., Auckland. — Telegram conveying resolution passed at some meeting or other received. Alleged foundations for passing resolutions an enigma to me. Would like some further explanation. Government are bound to give preference to such measures as are announced to Parliament as Government measures, and the imposition of additional taxation at the instigation of interested parties should not be sprung as a surprise on Parliament. —(Sd.) R. J. Seddon." In further reply Mr Boekheart telegraphed to - the Premier:' "Sir Joseph Ward "strongly favours' the Cycle Boards Bill, and promised to take it up if his colleagues were agreeable. League knows full well you must be opposed, otherwise Bill would have been taken up this session as it was last. League does not think you are taking any interest in the matter, as some months ago, a fortnight after receiving four thousand signatures in favour of the Cycles Bill, you wired asking what petition we were referring to. Cannot understand you ■talking about springing a surprise on Parliament. The League has no necessity for these practices. The desired legislation is honest and permissive. A copy of the Bill and full information upon the subject sent every member Upper and Lower House before session, and this favourably commented on in House. New South Wales Government heartily supporting the movement, and using our Bill. League confidently hopes that once you realise the permissive, beneficial nature of proposed legislation, and how much it is desired, that you will try to spare time to get the Bill passed this session. League will be very pleased to.have early reply.—(Sd.) Bockhaert.

A. meeting of the newly formed Auckland Drapers' Assistants' Industrial Union is advertised to be held in the V.M.C.A. Rooms, Albert-street, on Monday, September 2.

The "Library of Famous Literature," which had such a large sale in England last year through the London '"Standard" is now available to residents of New Zealand. The work is in twenty volumes, .and has been recently brought out under the editorial direction of Dr. llichard Garnett, C.8., late Keeper of the Printed Books in the British Museum. With him have, been associated prominent men of learning-, representing Germany, France and America. The work contains selections from the world's great writers, ancient. mediaeval and modern, with biographical and ex* planatory notes and critical essays by many eminent writers, and ranks as a very encylopaedia of literature. The generous manner in which the idea of the "Library of Famous Literature" has been received by authors may best be indicated by the fact that no fewer than 300 copyright works are "sampled" in its pages— for the editor's aim has been to represent the most recent as well as the most ancient in literature. A number of sets were reserved in London for distribution in New Zealand, and these are now* available. the supply is very limited, and only those who apply promptly will be enabled to profit b.v the very reasonable prices and easy terms that now prevail. The. work if? handsomely illustrated with coloured and other engravings, and should appeal to all who love good books.

The Devonport, Wesley an Church has been closed for the last three, weeks for extensive alterations to the interior, with a view to making- iD more attractive and comfortable. The chancel, until recently occupied b.y the choir, has been cut off from the main building- by the erection of a wall, and made into a church parlour. Behind the pulpit, which has been re« moved to the centre of the wall, is a beautifully decorated Gothic arch, re« lieved by a text of Scripture and other appropriate embellishments. A platform and enclosure have been erected for the choir at the entrance end of the church, and the whole building splendidly lighted Avith the most improved incandescent lamps. The entire effect is most pleasing and attractive. Much heartiness and enthusiasm have been evinced by the members of the church, and the reopening services will be conducted tomorrow. Appropriate sermons will be preached by the minister, the Rev. J. G. Chapman, and special offerings are, to be given, when it is hoped that the entire cost of the alterations will be met.

We have received the September issue of the "Christian Worker," containdng a number of excellent articles on various religious., temperance, and social subjects, and well illustrated by views of the beauty spots of the colony, and other cartoonlets. This splendid 24-page paper is now under the management of Mr Jas. Wilson, whom we recently referred to as having been engaged for that work.

Madame Belle Cole, Mr John Prouse, and Mass Florence Harding, forming1 the Belle Cole Concert Company, arrived from the South by the Takapuna this morning. As Madam Belle Cole proposes to visit Rotorua during the week only one-recital can be. given in the Choral Ball oh Friday next, as the Company leave for Sydney by the Mararoa on the following1 Monday, where Madam Cole and Mr John Prouse have numerous concert engagements, not the least of which is

the grand musical festival to be given in conjunction with the Sydney Philharmonic Society.

On and after Monday next the wholesale prices of the New Zealand Dairy Association and Anchor brands of butter will be 1/ per lb.

The University lectures on musk nre given on Monday, Thursday and Friday, and are open to all, whether members of the University or not, on payment of a nominal fee. The next term begins on September 2.

The sale of jewellery and plated ware on the premises, Queen-street, of the English and American Jewel lery Company by Messrs U. Lewis and Co. will be continued on Monday.

WOLFE'S SCHNAPPS—a cheering cordial that restores mental vigour.

Tell your friends how good a tonic you have proved Phosphor-ton to be. Your kind recommendation will be appreciated by them.—Ad.

Having purchased a warehouse stock of clothing, 1 am selling same at prices much below wholesale price.—Hannan, 'importer, Victoriastreet.—(Ad.)

Just arrived £500 worth of manufacturers' samples of serviettes and damask table cloths, to be sold at less than half price at Court Bro.' (Iredale's). —Ad.

House Cleaning.—Yes, you require new curtains, table covers, fresh coverings for your drawing-room suites. —Tonson Garlick Co. have a large selection just opened.—Ad.

GabrieJ Lewis and Co. will sell on the premises of the English and American jewellery on Monday nothing but gold and silver goods, and Martin Hall and Co.'s plate and sterling silver.—Ad.

To-night's attraction: Geo. Fowlds' splendid lot of liats and caps at most reasonable prices, excellent stock of travelling trunks, bags, holdalls, and all travelling requisites.—Ad.

At Court Bros.' (Iredale's), large shipment manufacturers' samples of damask cloths and serviettes, at less than half price.—-Ad.

Spring coming.—Get ready for your pin-chasing of new goods. Splendid assortment to be seen at Tonson Garlick Co.—Ad.

To-night's attraction: Geo. Fowlds' offers splendid bargains in boys' clothing of every description; knickers from 1/3; sailor suits from 5/6.— "Ad.

f Court Bros, have opened a huge stock-of black materials, in plain and fancy; Inspection invited.—Ad.

Court Bros, are now showing their exclusive dresses in robe lengths.—Ad.

New to Auckland.—Medallions, beautiful coloured photographs, landscapes, water scenes. Inspection invited.—Tonson Gariick Co.—Ad. -

To-night's attraction: Geo. Fowlds offers trousers from 3/11; working shirts, men's, 1/11; youths, 1/; special quality men's suits, tweed and sern-e from 21/.—Ad.

To-night's attraction: Geo. Fowlds has an excellent line of tennis shirts from 2/11, really splendid quality; also Charley Aunt shirts from 4/6; black cashmere sox, 3 for 2/. —Ad.

See Court Bros.'- uew season's muslins; these goods are amongst the choicest novelties ever imported into Auckland.—Ad,

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Auckland Star, Auckland Star, Volume XXXII, Issue 197, 31 August 1901

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Auckland Star Auckland Star, Volume XXXII, Issue 197, 31 August 1901

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