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TABLE TALK.

■ . ■ Palm Sunday to-morrow, i Important policy speech by the Brel mier at tEe" Upper Hutt last night.." " W-irtb>s giraffe- -died -on-- -the- voyage i across the Tasman Sea from Auckland to > Sydney. - t.-s. ■ : Ten men .were killed and 20 injuredvin . the explosion.aboard a petroleum" vessel * at Marseilles. 3 ..Dr..W.S.. Bruce,, the. Scottish explorer, : plans a three .years' -Antarctic expedition .to start w=l9ll. • I Mr • editor of the - Socialist j journal • "Clarion." strongly; - advocates a powerful, fleet. .The; War Qffice has arranged to secure * 2000 taxi-cabs to convey troops to. the ; coast in'the event of invasion. ; The rainfall for March was greatly . above the normal on all parte e£—4he f eastern coast of the Dominion. • As a result of the -recent deplorable -- defeat by Germany, Russia is increasing i" her army estimates by four millions. * Mr- de Villiers, Attorney-General of the j Transvaal, declares tha,t South Africa - will stand as one man with the Empire. i It is suggested that a shipyard be i) constructed in. Canada, large' enough to I allow for the. building of Dreadnoughts. r Egyptian Nationalists threaten trouble ; and the whole Cairo garrison is "uifler > arms with" ball "cartridge"in' their rifles. £ The new GHrls**^rraaiurat-^_S6haßT ia Howe-atreet will be opened by the Miaister for Education on Thursday afterX noon next. ; z Between 5000 .and 6000 acres of Crown ,1 lands will be i.t3xco wn ; open for settle- :. ment in the Auckland. ■ district duricg * the present month,. ''.!:'" "~ ■" The Auckland Horticultural Society has decided to abandon the Chryeaathe- }. mum. Show this year. Scarcity of ex* - hibitors and of good exhibits. i- New South .Wales and Victoria have f jointly decided to present a Dreadnought _ to Britain in the. event of the Commou- .. -wealth/ailing, to offer one. j '-" HackensQhniidt and GotcK "will meet 3 for the wrestling efiampipnship of the T world in Melbourne during January for s a purse, qf .ISJjOOO. dollars.. ' . J . General [Sir o'Moofe Qre'agh.- secretary : of the Military Department of the Indian J; Office, succeeds '"X.. of K.'\as Command" i* er-in-CEief-of the Indian Army. :■• -■- The Puhefcohe dairy case has conZ eluded so .far .'as-the collecting-of evids enee. But after.Easter it -will recrudesce % for the: opposing, counsel to argue I points^ •,. : -.- / ° ■ ■•■- Chamber - of 'Commerce ■ trill -told'-a " meeting"on~-Tuesdajr afternoon *_-to dis--4 cuss the question of mail seryieesr my. ,' t eluding-the-suggested; fenewjal. ;pf an : t AtieklandJ'Frisco service. ' • < "-'< ■''• . !' The abolition of the Delenoe C&uncil, - and the substitution of a more sractical a system, are -among the -I'reimeF'e -pro- *- ppsaJs in "th,e- reorganisation of the i Dominion's defence scheme. -r • - a The erection of new freezing works afe '. Tokomaru Bay, wrth : a capital of * £.|X),<KX),.. has;.]been, pruotjeally'' assured * by. thee'daniaad : Joif-. shares,* and '.bulldiag. r wiH start at,ah earijr dkte, j The'kelson Borough' Council, the Astr i burton County Council, and the tnvercar- ? gill Education Board.have passed resolu- -. tions approving of the Government's of- * ferof a Dreadnought to Britain: ~ Costumes: A very large variety of 9 stylish coat and skirt costumes, beautic fully cut and trimmed. All prices, from I 29/11.. :'AII the newest colours; all the 3 best shapes.—At McCullagE and Gower'a, I importers.— (Ad.)

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TABLE TALK. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 80, 3 April 1909

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