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Following is Captain Edwin's weather forecast for 24 hours from 9 a,m. this day: "Southerly moderate to stron" winds; glass rise slowly; probably very cold night." When the. ferry steamer Eagle \v&.3 Hearing the end of the railway wharf shortly after seven o'clock on Saturday evening last, after her run from Devonport, a large piece of floating timber got inside one of the paddle boxes and locked the wheel, besides slightly damaging the casing. The vessel was now unable to make headway, and drifted down on the tide. As the Kestrel came alongside the Eagle in response to a signal of assistance, the engineer on the latter vessel had succeeded in patching up the damage, and the Eagle then proceeded back to Devonport. The Eagle was running her ordinary teme-table yesterday.

• His Excellency the Governor has for- ■ warded to the Captain Cook Memorial Committee, at Blenheim, a subscription for the proposed monument at Ship Cove, and has consented to give his. patronage to the movement. The Minister for Lands has also forwarded a contribution, and the movement, is now successfully proceeding on national lines. Mr. J. B. E. Bird, of Tomoana Freezing Works, has manufactured a powder which instantly detects the presence of water in wool. The powder places it in the power of anybody to decide as to the condition of wool, because the moment it is brought into contact with w,e+. fleece wool it turns a deep magenta colour and becomes* clotted, while if gr.ease only is present no change at all takes place. 1 The officer in charge of the InebriateRetreat desires to thank the Auckland Scripture Gift Association for their donation of 40 old books for the use of the inmates. The students of the building trades and engineering departments of the Technical College were shown over ;the construction works ill connection witii the Cemetery Gully Bridge on Saturday afternoon. The party included some 60 j students and instructors, these being conducted over the works by Mr. Rossegger (chief assistant engineer of the Ferro-Concrete Company, contractors for the bridge), and by Mr, James Tyler (City Council inspector). Full details of the methods followed in preparing the concrete, projjiing for strain and for expansion, in -oaking tests, were explained at lengtk y-.y these gentlemen, the students evincing much interest. The construction of the big piers, which are to carry the central span, also proved one of the most interesting features. Mr. Rossegger, in commenting upon the quality of the cement, remarked that the New Zealand article was superior in that respect, as also in uniformity, to any European or American cement that he had ever handled. At the conclusion of the inspection Mr. Darnell-Smith, acting direeto- -rf the college, thanked Messrs. Rossegger and Tyler for a most interesting and. instructive afternoon's outing. The following is the state of His Majesty's Prison, Auckland, for the week ending June 13, 1908: —On remand, 5 males, 1 female; awaiting trial, 4 males; penal servitude (life), 1 male; hard labour, 197 males, 29 females; imprisonment in default of bail, 2 males; received during the week, 25 males, 3 females; discharged, 22 males, 2 females. Total in prison, 209 males, 30 females. Mrs. Harrison-Lee does not intend to I leave Auckland' before Thursday, and | will deliver her address at the Auckland Tabernacle on Wednesday, at 3 p.m.., as j advertised. About 80 tons of material for the Hamilton bridge arrived from the South by the Corinna, which berthed a. Onehunga on Saturday. Take Zymole Trokeys for your cough. ; They will stop it by soothing" the irritated membrane of the throat. Hoarseness is relieved and the throat strengthened. -(Ad.) Hall curtains and table covers, in serge, tapestry and cloth, immense variety, latest designs.—Smith and Caughey, Ltd.—(Ad.) We still have a slashing range of shirts, Charley's aunt, tunic, regatta, and neglige. See us about that shirt. ■ —Geo. Fowlds.— (Ad.). Overcoats, mackintoshes, oilskins, men's and boys'; special value at Rushbrook and Bridgman's, just above the Grey statue.—(Ad.) Carpets. In our new showroom just completed, we are showing a large and exclusive range in Axminsters, Brussels, and Eastern carpets. Inspection invited. —Smith and Caughey, Ltd.—(Ad.) This is just the weather when your boy needs and likes a jersey. Some nobby styles here. Geo. Fowlds.— (Ad.) Blankets, rugs, flannels; special value at Rushbrook and Bridgman's, just above the Grey statue. —(Ad.) Don't* forget us when you want a new collar. Every possible style we have here.—Geo. Fowlds.—(Ad.) Ladies, maids, and children's warm jackets and coats, rainproofs and macks; best goods, lowest prices,, at Rushbrook > and Bridgman's, Quesn-st. —(Ad.) You will be wise if you look into the boxed suit question. Here is an art- i icle pretty well equal to a tailor-made garment, but only half the price, Sf/6. —Geo. Fowlds.—(Ad.) Furs, muffs, boas, stoles, long beatboas, and sets, immense selection; best value at Rushbrook and Bridgman's, just above the Grey statue. — (Ad.) When you spend money and expend labour on your linoleum" you like to see it well kept and preserved. You don't like to see it spoilt and made to look shabby. Then avoid pastes—they rub in the dirt, and ruin the linoleum. To get the best results, use only Tanol, which is a cream put up in bottles, it not only polishes, but cleans and preserves the linoleum. Sold everywhere — (Ad.) Thousands of ladies know the superiority of Tan-Ol over polishiu;. pastes and other liquid preparations. They know it from experience in their homes—they have compared it with other articles— and now they will not have anything but Tan-Ol for polishing linoleum and reviving the furniture. It is the best most satisfactory— most economical article of the kind. Tan-Ol is a cream put up in bottles and sold everywhere (Ad.) '

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Auckland Star, Auckland Star, Volume XXXIX, Issue 142, 15 June 1908

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Auckland Star Auckland Star, Volume XXXIX, Issue 142, 15 June 1908

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