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TABLE TALK.

'• ".irA:gteat,;.aer6. ■~-exhibition has beea opened in London. -:.:-.- . GO ■ ■'■<>- -■■■> . England was:.beaten - by: Scotland by; ten points forothetGalcutta-Cup:;- -■ -i- *■'<:-' Br, Buck,rMißj.has, won the: Nbrfcßera; Maori seat\by;an,oyerwlielmingntajdrityi ■ -A-billito provide for universal-suffrag* . has.: been • read a second'" tiine : m--the House of Commons.':'< /'i-.: i— ; -'V- ' : It Is suggested -tbjaiir should ■ purchase the three , /Dreadiioughts ? now;- ---; nearly completed for Brazil;'" : •■i rt A German cruiser of 19,000 Hons;and carrying a crew of 900, has been launched ■with great secrecy at-Hamburg. * Xbe"'."'Manchester 'Guardian" states v that = Germany ;has pushed ncr shipbliilding. ahead merely to of Mr. Cnappsll, 'at £5194, has been accepted-"for the erec- . tion- of a town hall Wai- ; kato. • "If you spend fifty millions in warships it would be a. flea-bite to; an invasion."—Admiral Sir W. X-_. Keni .nedyj " ' ". " '.. . '". :-.-"■": . ..-.'' Three workmen were kiUed and.fo'rtyj -five injured at Barrow Jjy: , the" eoitopse'of a gangway from, the jhattleship V an> guard. Cfecar Kosutj who escaped from-'the 1 Ofcago Heads prisoDL__-yiorks .on Friday, ■ was recaptured yes£er3ay ; . at' Pprtobello, five miles away. ■ $ ■ ■■'■■■ Split in New Zealand- Amateur Athletic Association has "been repaared..Headquarters to be at'OTellihgtoiK Next.championship meeting'here.: , ,\. ..... '.. .., t Mi,lJalfour has moved a motion of censure-on the Government ~on the ground ' that its Dreadnought programme, is insufficient. ; ,'-. '[r J-.-.,' ''-- '■■ ■ In a-iace, at Johannesburg .for - tie '. world's 220 yards.professional.champiOn- . ship,, Postle, the Australian, beat,;l)ay, - the. Irish runner,- in 23&ec.? v ~ .-.--...?■ i There is tremendous excitement throughout Britain over the naval disclosures, and many meetings ... are being held to discuss the situation.- ; m*} In the murder trial-at-;New; Elymouth. ! the jury returned a verdict. ..tlm't-'.lir. .Godder-was a lunatic. An orders fqr v de- ■ tentjon" >yas madeby tie .judge;: ri %jv Another reason why people leave New ' Zealand' has been" discovered' by. Mrs* Mules, wife of the Bishop of Nelson,-who says it.is the domestic servant difficulty. ■ ..; -Inquiry into allegations, against certain persons who have acted as jriember's^of ; Ohinemuri licensing. Committee opens:in, . Auckland next Monday before Mr. ; Justice Sim.' :; t :• -" — - ''''_' v - The Xjambridge!■ Dairy Company'" paid out to suppliers on Saturday-the sum of £3080, which is £600' more <than that paid during the corresponding, moath' of last- year. - ■ -' ' The ; suggested' presentation of a Dreadnought to Britain by Australia meets wi/.h great support in Sydney, but the financial problem results in; politicians beiag reticent. • t Prince Ton Buelow refuses to give any explanation' of the ! deserepancies be- . tween-tbe statements of Admiral : yon Tirpitz and, Mr 4 to Germany's naval programme. "■ : The HonJ D. Buddo, Minister for Tub- \ rlie Health, has expressed to^Wellingi ton Pressman'his" entire the Euakura-faTm. - He is of opinion that a really suitable grass for this province has yet to be found. Natives on the East Coast district are ■making great preparations to welcome the Governor.' A total of £300 has, it is stated, been raised by the Maoris by iheans of' the- numerous dances already held., The Governor and party were expected to land.at Tupara this morning. Mr W. H. '.Kelly,. a Federal M.P., suggests that the "Commonwealth Parliar ment should be .called together to discuss the situation caused by the acceleration of Germany's,naval programme, while Melbourne ; stockbrokers propose that it.be called together to ; authorise the building'and gift:'of a.Dreadnought. The editor, of the London " Observer " states that" Lloyd-George and Churchill are responsible for, whittling down the naval programmed He urges that eight Dreadnoughts be laid dcwn-in the next six months, and that Britain -should purchase the three Brazilian, Dreadnoughts, advising the. House of. Lords to force a dissolution if this be not done. Strong.comments were made. by.Mr.-T. Hutchinson, S.M., at Waikouaiti, on Sa.t r urday, regarding, the relatdpn-;of-.a- firm of solicitors to an old-age .pensioner, the whole of whose annuity of £120. has ;been yearly absorbed by the firm-, in costs of administration of the estate. It was perfectly obvious, he said, that the provision T made had been exploited full.'The firm have since produced a mortgage executed by pensioner and nis son. -.

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TABLE TALK. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 69, 22 March 1909

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