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TABLE TALK.

Weather kindlier to-day. • •'."'" A.R.C. Autumn meeting- at EUersli^". Algernon Charles Swinburne is' deal" from pneunronia. The reorganisation of Korea by Japaa " ?) cost fourteen and a-half millions; -- - - Governor getting some good deef ''''■■'■ stalking in the "Wairarapa district. ;•. A 'hundred thousand are famishtno-.ia Tabriz. They are ready to surrender, but fear massacre. A strong Castro movement has arisen in the Orinoco district and a. revolution in his favour seems probable. Mrs Sampson, a *New York society woman, has been acquitted on a charge of having murdered her husband. .-. A man "was shot at *S"e-weastle " JaSt week by a householder about whose "prei raises the man had been seen during the /-'■'. night. TV A balloon, with three German, officers, armed with a camera and supplied, with, plans and documents, has been'detained "a in France. "T "T. The steamer Grace Darling narrowly '.:-,*-"-- escaped sinking in. Port Adelaide last S Tuesday, owing to one of the seacocks '5 being left open. The Antarctic exploration ship TNimrod left Christchureh for Sydney on Sati urday morning, under the command of tCaptain J. K. Bavis. At the ST.Z. University Tournament at "Wellington, on Saturday, Victoria Col- .! lege won the debating contest for thi fourth time in succession. - '.£ A bookmaker whose cash apparently - ran short of requirements, received some / unnerving treatment at.the bands of th« crowd after the last race on Saturday. Night firing has been proceeding merrily and successfully, from the harbour forts during the past few nights. So> far the-casualties appear to be confined : to window pane's. The Friendly Societies* annual demon- ,'■ stration .at the Thames in: aid of ths local hospital,fund was interfered witi I yesterday by tbe. rain. But tbe -demonstration- proceeded. - ""'.::'. A cinder from ilie smokestack: set' fire to a. pile of auxiliary lifebelts on tbe Maori while travelling between Wellington and Lyttelion, and a number'of the belts bad to-be thrown overboard. ' King "Mahuta lias notified the_ Tauranga natives that a great meeting qf Maoris is to be held at Waahi .('I/ower Waikato) on April 15,.f0r the .purpose of discussing matters of. interest affecting the race. •■':•-. --- '."•" A middle-aged man of waudeTihgTproclivities is at . present in tbe ' Gisborn* district.-on-self -imposed exploration". _'.-&.,. police chasn. resulted fraitlesslv,. the wanderer disatf >earing in the mountains, ia a search to-'see "beyond yonder range.' A native congress at.Tokaanu will be offi'-ially opened to-day by"Te ■ Heuhett Tukino. Tiie object of the meeting is to endeavour to 'get the natives to fall in with a nroposal to .bring about * settlement suitable to both Maori and , pakeha.. r . ■ , <.. „ . -• ... -,;...-. ■•: . , " r -

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TABLE TALK. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 86, 12 April 1909

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