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TABLE TALK.

last day of. tie A.R.C Autumn meeting. '■ .'-_. "■..''"-,'.-■ ~-l -'•-'*> '.-:■:■' .■'■ r - . Holidays over. Weather -now bright again. . :-,"?,''; '" >.."':.■!."■";.:'.;. .Easter inUi_fy':.iuaiibettvres: 'an_ : ';gunv • practice a big success. : ! ;i; '- "l^inual.congress of New Zealand Social. - ists opened yesterday. An. earthquake!did considerableidaraageat Avilc, Sweden; •;. : ' ; I;;.,\'/ Work, will not be resumed at the ilillertdn coal mine until the.end of May. : ' was hissed off the stage c_» its first iproduct'ion in - : -Berlin; - ' -"-'■- Some human remains washed ashore,at' Terawhiti." Supposed to be from the Pen- ' guin -wreck.-- ---; ; A Territorial;reserve is to be raised', from time-expired: men, making a total , strength of .400,000.'"'. '.... "~- •-:.■•.. ■ / '."General" Booth" bas received .world- - : wide congratulations on. attaining his ■■: eightieth birthday. ,/. ... >.' "' ' - Ihe Khyber Pass has-been.closed^for traffic, owing, to.frictibn Avith.' Afghanis-.f - tan .frontier, officials:'; .":.:'■ ~ ■:_;',.__■'■■'■ •National, Defence League hold a nni-yersai-training meeting; at St. James's Sill to-morrow night... .'." Parsons' rotables \aiid Quaife'is.. smithy;' at Paparoa/wererdestroyedby fire about. ". nu<i_dght'on.Saturday., '.'*:-."•■ '•"•'. Chambers ■':-. of Commerce 'conference.* opened at Wellington to-day. Aaextengive and importantorder paper:- : J '■'■'-" ; A Cornish - ;'inaHnumvr~_r_ae^'.mt_'i' rifle, kept the'police, at bay for 'a week,'.:.. : and was eventually starved into sobniis*' sidn.- ' - .- The Schools of Empire shooting com-' petition .was won.by an Indian team. iMelbburne was 1-third r ;and Wanga-niii"- • fourth. Steamer Yeddo touched oh a andbahk off Victoria Wharf} Devo'nport, last-night,- ..-.' while leaving port.- Held up:'for nearly " two hours. ••..••_ -■ ._ : .■ '■•-..'•.■■ \,. Work at the . Millerton coal fciiney: which was recently stopped 'by au out-".. break of fire,, will not.tejresunied until •the. end of May. . /'■'."■ ' Whelcb; easily •defeatedFogwellin-tha . ~ : New. Zealand sculling championship-: Fog- ■'.''■ well suddenly appeared to. collapse, .when about.lj mUes.had.been covered. The "Frankfurter..Zeitung" consider, that recent deyelopmenfe" render, an in-\ : • .'.-, ; rights "of aeroimutVlijiperatiyer - r - - ~~'-'- "' , , As a protest against: the revenue depending upon-the , 'sale/,bf-drink, 300,005 r Finns :have"pled^a^th)eihse__e : s- to.total.. : abstinence-duriog. theinext-half year. .Asquith rhas" proiirisedr;ttt: ; :carefully:.. ';■■' consider a-letter-fr»m<.sever_l T .members: ">. of Parliament purging it inqtury into, the-scope and effect, of the changes ;ja" ' tihet navy during the• last'forty.years.•.' ', Riots in Meru, France;, where 12,000 button-maker 3 .are .'• out, on, strike, re-" suited- in. the . dwellings.' being stormed' The rioters were c-harg-;. Ed, several of: the .troops being • ■■~_*> jured.. • s .■ •Lord Plunket to-day ifounda- • tion stone of the new 'school 'erected in.:,' connection with the Wanganui College at n cost of £30,000. A sum of £1800 _*» been. promised , ; towards ? the" 0t..; the new-college chapel,, .... • Occupants of a. launch had an unpleasant .experience in.:th_ Qulf .during; tha-;' holidays. " The benzine _»<■_. tank fired, i and';two of, the 'crew had to go overboard:- ---■ blazing.: Launch, after'.:drifting, around,, ' eventually, went- ashore;at the Tamaki, ■_-' ■ ___L.'th^,Bcor<_e_t'. i me_g_nrs..:(dj;&e';cxeis;,'' sought:medical comfort...

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TABLE TALK. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 87, 13 April 1909

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