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SOUTHERN NEWS.

(By Telegraph.—Press Association.)

SURVEYORS' EXAMINATION. WELLINGTON, Monday. H. C. Hooper (Hamilton) has pasßed the surveyors' examination. J. F. Sandford (Auckland) has completed the written portion of the examination, but has yet to take practical astronomy.

AN INFANT POISONED. TAIHAPE, Monday. The infant daughter of Mr. Gamman, sawmiller, died to-day from poisoning, after eating some plums, which had" pre sumably been sprayed with arsenate of lead. CASH BREAD COUPONS. (.HRISTCHUROH, Monday. The master bakers have decided to adopt the cash coupon system. Twelve coupons will be sold for 3/3, the price of bread being fixed at 3sd per small loaf. The new system will come into operation at ithe beginning of next month, 7 The price of bread will alter according to the price of flour. When flour i 3 £8 per ton the cost of bread will he (id per large loaf; when £9 5/, 64d, when £10 10/, 7dj when j_.ll 5/, 7_d; when £0,3, Bd.

THE NGAURUHOE ERUPTION.

TAIHAPE, Monday,

A severe rainstorm which occurred here on Saturday proved most beneficial, clearing the atmosphere of sulphur consequent upon the Ngauruhoe eruption. During the storm the smell of sulphur was very pronounced.

[VOLUNTEER SHIELD. WELL_aTGTON, Monday. No. I company (Christchurch) Engineer Volunteers have won the 1608-9 shield, given by the Government 'for competition by engineer volunteer, companies dn the Dominion. The following were the total marks gained by the four competing companies, the possible "being 700: No. 1 (Ofiristchurch) 597, No. 2 (Dunedip) 567, No. 5 ('Wellington) 538, No. 4 (Auckland) 536.

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SOUTHERN NEWS. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 64, 16 March 1909

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