Mr. Clement Wragge supplies" the following weather forecast":—" The central part of the apex of the disturbance 'Bates' passed over Waikato district at 3:30' yesterday afternoon. The depression was of wide extent', .influencing the entire region between latitudes 35 and 50 and longitude's 163' to 180 The western half is now operating, and a wave of finer weather is coming up from southeastern Australia. of nasty Sea may yet be experienced between Bluff and New Plymouth, moderating with decrease of latitude. Snow over southern mountains. Shipping about Cook's Straits should keep well to seaward, especially toy night."
The following resolution was passed by the Avondale Road Board at its meeting on Wednesday -. "That Sir" Joseph Ward, the Prime Minister, be heartily congratulated: on . his action' to' i offering a Breadnbught to' tlie M6fli'er-' ! land, he be urgSptly aa_d to' bring in. the necessary legislation' whereby'i the young men of- €he Dominion- shall b« [reg»ir*4■\te| -uadergQ .t»iaiPg"
.; Speaking; .at: the- last meeting; of .the' ' Winter? Show Cbmmitteei in. l , connection,' withsthe Waikatb Ai and; B. v Association} the; Chairman; ,Miv Ji.S. Bond; cbmrnentei upon a* letter from 1 the Provincial Dairymen's Association,, -which stated. that the"-;meini;bersi yrerev devoting* fall" their energies to the-support of the Auckland Show-•, and! covdd's not; icontrihute : towards the' one in the Waikato: Mi - ." Bond' said, there, was a- tendency to. concentrate-- everything; mi and'; aTgued! that' as'- the show' in the - city 1 irti's !; largely' dependent' upon the: Waikato ''-.exhibit's,. they- should conserve their own .'interests. Mr; Bell! agreed; with the Chairman;- and? said he considered; there wafc every' evidence, there . would; be a: straignt-out fight,.for: supremacy. Finally Qfessrs; Be 1 !! - and; Seif crt -were-'appointed to wait upon the officers of the Dairy- , Association', iic. refepect-' to this- matter. "As- farr as' any .war between the United". States and' Japan' is concerned* all such talk is buncombe," declared-•Rear-Admiral Eobley D. Evans in an interview at Colorado-Springs; on- March7. "The Japanese- have their hands fulli ;ini takings care of- the' Russian situation. It is rebuilding its navy, getting its. 'army into shape; and constructing a; ' double' track railroad across Siberia. Russia will not be. satisfied until, ifct has' another try in', the field with Japan." Admiral-Evans scouts' the idea that the: ' 'school controversy in California, will' lead-to war with Japan. "You might as well talk ahout ah attack; on a- Chinese laundry causing war with that nation/ he- said... i The' Newmarket Volunteer Fire Brigade wishes- to- gratefully acknowledge the: i receipt of a cheque for £>2 2/ from Mrs. i Ai Bucklandj of Newmarket', in' recognition of the good work rendered toy tire' brigade' at' a fire on March 10th. . Anold and well-known resident of Gisbomein'the person of Mr. Edward Uevery, sent, met his' death on Wednesday at' . Puha as- the result of' a riding accident. He was found ou the road leading' to (Te Karaka in art unconscious condition. ' suffering from a fracture of the skull, and" he died without recovering' consciousness the following evening. For some time past deceased had been suffering frofn' pains in the head, and it is surmised!that he fainted, and fell from his horse. At the inquest the jury returned a verdict that deceased came by his death from cerebral hemorrhage, and a. fracture of the base of the skull, probably caused by a fall from a horse. The members of the Auckland Flying Club flew the fourth young bird race of the season from Te Kuiti, a distance of 108 miles airline, on Saturday last. Ninety-five pigeons, representing IS lofts, were liberated by the stationmaster at 7.7 a.m., and the winner arrived at Mr Martin's loft (Eden Terrace) about nine minutes to 10. The result is as follows: Mr R. Martin's bl. h. (815) Ideal, velocity 1111 yds a minute, 1; Mr C. Ryan's mealy h. (1332) Why Not, 1108.4, 2; Mill. Howell's bl. eh. h. (1062) Awatea, 1108.2, 3. The following is the state of His Majesty's prison at Auckland for the week ended April 10,. 1009:—On remand, 9 males; awaiting trial, 18 males, 1 female; life, 1 male; hard labour, 235 males, 13 females; imprisonment, 2 maler; default of bail, 2 males, debtors, 1 male; received during the week, 25 males, 1 female; discharged, 34 males, 4 females; total in prison, 268 males, 14' females.
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