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The following is Captain Edwin's weather forecast for 24 hours from D a.m. this day: '-From between east and south : and south-west moderate to strong winds. I Glass rise slowly, but strong winds to galc> Rain probable a-fter 24 hours. Glass i fall after 16 hours. I The statement in bankruptcy of Patrick Conway, horse trainer, of Ellerslie, I has been received by the Official Assignee. [In it the debtor sets out that for about 12 years he has been a licensed horse j trainer, carrying on operations in AuckI land, and has now a wife and nine children dependent upon him. About two years ago he began to get in arrears, which increased to £200, but by selling his only asset, a cow, and by paying cash for everything, he had managed to reduce his indebtedness to £103 14/2. About six months ago several of his creditors obtained judgment against him, and lately orders for pnyment had been made, with imprisonment as an alternative, for which reason he had filed his petition. He attributed his failure mainly to the large rise in price of horse feed and the loss of several valuable horses from his stable. He had no assets and could make no offer to his creditors. The first meeting of creditors will be held on Wednesday, April 7, at 11 a.m. •At the meeting of the Mount Eden Borough Council last night Councillor Tunks read a requisition to the Mayor (Mr Nicholson), signed by the members, of the Council, asking him to allow him-1 I self to be nominated for office for a third period. Mr Nicholson expressed his gratification at the request, and con- : sented to be nominated, saying that as there were many works in the borough unfinished, it would be unfair to ask another to see mntters through which had originated under tfie speaker's mayoralty. The members of the Auckland Flying Club flew their second young bird race of the season from Frankton Junction on Saturday last. Eighty birds, representing sixteen lofts, were liberated by the stiitionmaster at 12.30 p.m. The winners were as follows: Mr. R. E, Widdow's mealy hen A.F.C. 1200,' vel. 1008 yhTds, 1; E. Preston's bl c h N.Z. 821, vol. 1007 yards per minute,*T2; J. Shaw's bl c c X.Z. 850, 1003 yards, 3. Commencing from the Ist prox., money orders for places abroad must be obtained at chief post office, Auckland, two hours Iwfore the advertised time of closing of the letter portion of the mail by which it is intended that they shall be dispatched. A splendid flow of water has just been obtained at the Helensville hot springs. For some time the Board have been putting down bores, but did not meet with success till Thursday last, when some of the members met, and decided, on the suggestion of Mr. Jas. McLeod, the chairman, to put a bore down the old well. After going down 60ft, a great flow of water was obtained, sufficient at least to fill a 3in pipe. The heat of the water in the well is loOdeg Fahr. This is a splendid discovery, as the Board had built a swimming bath 45ft by 25ft, capable of holding 27,000 gallons of water, one of the largest in New Zealand, and which is easily filled from the present supply in less than 24 hours. The heat of the water in the bath is lOOdeg Fahr. The success of these baths must be beyond doubt assured, and will become one of the finest henlth resorts in the North Island. To many they will prove a great boon, being of easy access, and so inexpensive to get to them." At the coming Easter holidays, owing to the cheap fares and short distance to Helensville, it is expected that there will be a great number of visitors to view and sample these baths. Already experts have declared that 'the water has very high medicinal rvalue. I During the hearing of the ease brought against the mannger of the Costley Homo by one of the inmates yesterday, | Mr. Kettle remarked that there" ought to be a provision in the law by means of which a magistrate could remove people from these institutions if necessary. If a man made himself obnoxious and objectionable to other quiet and respectable inmates, he should be removed. A special meeting of the Grey lynn Borough Council was held last "evening for the purpose of considering the resignation of the Town Clerk, Mr. R. H. . Irwin, who has been appointed secretary to the Auckland and Suburban Drainage Board. There were present the Mayor (Mr. George Sayers), Councillors W. S. Smith, A. Donald, W. Dimery, J. H. Muldoon, W. Murray, and W. J. Holdsworth. The resignation was accepted, and on the motion of the Mayor n vote was passed expressing the regret of the Council at losing the services of Mr. Irwin; and congratulating that gentleman upon having received a better appointment. A sub-committee was set up to take steps to recognise in a tangible form Mr. Irwin's valuable services to the Borough. It was further decided, as the Council election is near at hand, to leave to the incoming councillors the appointment of Mr. Irwin's successor. In the meantime, Mr. A. R. T. Haultain (assistant Town Clerk) was appointed Acting Town Cleric, pending the permanent appointment being made. Most eulogistic references were made to Mr. Irwin's past woTk by every councillor present. At Onehunga this morning a pony attached to a gig, belonging to a town traveller, was standing outside a shop, when it took fright and began to plunge and back, until it finally crashed into a verandah post and broke both shafts. The vehicle was otherwise considerably damaged. Probate has been granted by Mr. Justice Edwards in the estates of the following deceased persons:—James Robb (Mr. Armstrong), Rose Daniel (Mr. Tylden), Edith Gilchrist (Mr. Holloway), Mary Gass Millon (Mr Holloway), Jane Henderson (Mr. Alexander).

I The question of providing a water supply for the Otahuhu district was discovered at a special meeting of the Road Board last week:, when Mr. Ch'enefy Suggate laid proposals before the Board as to the best method of giving effect ( to the scheme. The Board instructed Mr. Suggate to prepare plans and report upon a water supply and sewage scheme for the town. There was wild excitement in one of Melbourne's busy streets one night recently. Edgar Allan Poe wrote a story of an escaped monkey. The present history is first cousin to it. There is in the possession of a practical joker a remarkably fine gorilla slcin, hideously life-like. A friend of his rushed into the street suddenly the other evening very late, and informed a motor-man and some cabbies that a huge monkey had escaped, to look out for it. The man in the thotor, with a cynical smile, observed that if he saw it a hot reception would be its lot, and that people ought to be locked up for keeping such pets. , Next minute tho animal dashed into the street, and pandemonium at once prevailed. The first to howl and run for it was tho motor-man; then the cabmen ran for it, leaving vehicles to their fate, the horses being in terror at the ugly, dancing, chattering apparition. A policeman hid himself somewhere, and the street was utterly deserted. Then, as a crowd hove in sight, the monkey-ma-n's friend, about half his size, took him gently by the paw, and led him indoors like a iamb. Instantly he skipped off, and when several policemen and informers gained admittance of course nothing was to be seen. The disgusted men in blue thereupon accused those who had complained of seeing things. The joke has since been given away, but the actors in it don't care about , talking of it. I At Messrs, Samuel Cochrane and .Son's land sale yesterday, section 33 in the village of Weymouth, in the Parish of Papakura, was sold to Thos. Henry Lenehan, of Weymouth, for the sum of £15. Allotment No. 9, in the village of Weymouth, in the Parish of Papakura, was sold to John Evans, of Bombay, for the sum of £10. Messrs. T. Mandcno Jackson hold the sale of the Orakei-road freehold estate, Remuera, at their rooms, Customs-street East, at 2.30 to-morrow, for the various sections in Kemuera, having commanding advantageously situated. The terms are easy—lo per cent cash, 10 per cent in four months, 13 1-3 per cent in 12 months, and balance in three years from date Of sale, and the title is land transfer. Two residences, one of seven rooms, replete with conveniences, in Orakei-road, with i acre section (more land to be had if desired), arid a sroomed cottage in Oxford-road will also be submitted. A Press Association cable states that Sir George Sydenham Clarke, LieutenantGovernor of Bombay, whose wife and daughter died within the last three months, has sailed lor Aden on a health cruise. Stop and think for a moment. Many people are all run down, tired out and hardly able to drag about—don't know what alls them. Steams' Wine of Cod Liver Extract, the great tissue builder, is the answer.— (Ad.)

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Auckland Star Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 76, 30 March 1909

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