A DRIVERLESS TRAIN.
THE WOOL SALES.
A ROYAL RESCUER.
AUCKLAND AGRICULTURAL AND PASTORAL ASSOCIATION.
CRASHES INTO A STATION. TWENTY-FIVE KILLED AND INJURED. OTTAWA, March 18. The Canadaian Pacific Railway Company's express from Boston, while travelling at a rate of 40 miles an hour, dashed into the Windsor-street station, Montreal, ploughed over the platform, and crashed into the ladies' waitingroom, bringing down a granite pillar supporting the superstructure. The damage done is estimated at 100,000 dollars (£20,000). Five persons were killed and 20 injured, all of whom were waiting on the station. The passengers in the express were unhurt. The accident was due to the boiler plug of the engine having blown out. The driver and fireman were thrown out when this occurred, and there was no one aboard to stop the train.
PRICES STILL ADVANCING. (Received 11.20 a.m.) To-day's wool sales were the keenest of the sale series, all sorts hardening. Merinos sold 5 per cent above opening rates. The sales close on May 25. The series will be limited to 150,000 bales. Panikau clip sold at 9|d. Wheat.—Australian cargo sold at 39/6 Lead, £13 5/.
ROME, March 18. The Queen of Italy is suffering from a broken rib sustained at Messina by stopping a terror-stricken woman from committing suicide a few days after the earthquake had occurred. The Queen refused medical aid at the time. - ,
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING. The last meeting of the present executive committee of the Auckland A. and I. Association took place this morning, Mr J. Grey presiding. Water Supply.—The secretary reported that the pump in connection with the water supply on the showground hud been installed and was working, but no water was flowing. Mr Garland said the casing was not deep enough, and the pump was not down to the water. On the motion of Mr Dick, seconded by Mr Garland, the matter was referred to the president, with power to act. Winter Show. —A leter was read from the secretary of the Harbour Board, notifying the Association that the Board had resolved to let them use the Board's two new sheds for the purposes of a winter show, the date most suitable to both parties to be fixed with the Harbourmaster. On the motion of Mr Garland, seconded by Mr Dick, it was resolved to write to the Harbour Board, thanking them for their generous treatment of the Association. The secretary reported that the harbourmaster had been seen, and it appeared that the most suitable date for the show would be the week commencing on May 24, Empire Day. The sheds would be available for three days before and after the show for the preparation and removal of exhibits. It was resolved that the date mentioned be agreed to. Monster Cheeses. —The secretary was instructed to order two 5001b cheeses, in which money is scattered, for the show, such having proved highly attractive in southern shows. Town Committee. —It was resolved that it be a recommendation to the new executive to appoint a town or emergency committee, to deal with matters in connection with the winter show. Native Classes. —It was resolved that the secretary be instructed to arrange classes for competition by natives at the whow. The president said the idea was an excellent one, and much good would result if natives could be induced to compete. Members.—Several new members were elected to the Association, including Mr Rawson, manager of the Waerenga State Farm. GENERAL COMMITTEE. The general committee of the Association met at 1.15 p.m., Mr J. Grey (president) being in the chair. Executive Committee.—The following were elected to be members of the new I executive committee: Messrs. J. G. GarI land, M. B. Kirkbride, V. F. Kerr-Taylor, lA. Muir, E. D. O'Rorkc, T. Simpson, R. | Salmon, A. S. Thompson, J. H. Scott F. J. Wills, J. Wyllie, and L. Wallis.