Default

Mr. W. A. Thompson, ia an address in the Ponsonby Hall last evening, explained his action in withdrawing from the by-election to fill a vacancy in the City Council. He said that after 'he offered his services to fill the vacancy, Mr. Davis also came forward, thereby causing an election. The Citizen's League, instead of asking the candidates to retire, placedi a candidate in the field themselves. He (Mr. Thompson), seeing the expense the city would ■be put to, placed the matter before the committee, and they decided to ■withdraw their • candidate from the byelection, and nominate Sfn- Thompson with the ■ general .election,., which takes place on the 28th. April. Theatregoers would do well to carefully guard their pocketf. whilst the crush is on getting tickets for the family circle, as last evening a gentleman had his purse taken, with £1 in it. The crushing and pushing that is done by young hoodlums is very annoying to reepectable and middle-aged people, and is the golden opportunity of the light-finger-ed thieves. The directors of the Hißberd Prepayment Machine Syndicate, Limited, have received, through their patent agents, Messrs Baldwin and Rayward, Auckland, cable advice from Washington that the first of the applications' for patent in America has been- accepted. The granting of the application is of considerable importance to shareholders in the syndicate, and will pave the way for the immediate exploitation of the syndicate's inventions in that country. We are informed by Mr. Meddings, telegraph engineer, that the following new telephone offices have recently been opened,- viz.: Parakao- and lVJcotfi:, beyond Titoki; Marua, Whatian.iki, and Opuawhanga, beyond Hikunangi; Paiaka, near Hukerenui, and Point Chevalier. Telegrams will be accepted for all these places. Telephone exchanges have been established at Helensville and To Kuiti, both of which connect with Auckland.

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item
Bibliographic details
Word Count
297

Auckland Star Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 70, 23 March 1909

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.

Working