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SOUTHERN NEWS.

(By Telegraph.—Press Association.) NAPIER TRAWLING DISPUTE. NAPIER, this day. ' There is a probability of the difference O.f opinion between the employere and fishermen on the trawlers as to the manner iirAyhicfi'tiiey sliall tie-"paid ifor, frbeir services tieing settled by 'an amicable arrangement. A ! meeting of -tie Hawke's Bay fishermen's Union -will be held this evening, when the position will be .discussed. 6oiiie 25 men are affected ■by the trouble. The three largest trawlers (Phantom, Countess, and Sir William Wallace) ,a'r*e, not affected, and.the catches from these boats are being need to meet the demand. Care has also been taken to maintain the trade -with Wellington and other "towns ; at/a distance. ' RUN" OVEEt! BY A TRAIN. . : ■■./' WELLINGTON, this day. Joseph Thawley, ail old" resident of Wellington, Avas run over by a, train at Paraparaumu this niorning and injured so much that he died. His sons are grocers in Wellington. Deceased was about - 68- years of age, and had lived here for 25 years. He' recently; went to live at Paraparaumu for, fte benefit, of bis health. • .- , ~ piSQXJAIiIFIED FOOTBALXEESS. this day. , J The Otagb Rugby Union defeated a, proposal from 'Southland inviting support in getting the New Zealand Union to reconsider the case of the ;footballera permanently disqualified for. .having played the Northern Union game; ■ ■ _i; ■ ; - WELLINGTON " "WELLINGTON, this day. There were ten new bankruptcies in Wellington during the first-quarter of the present year, against seven, in.;the corresponding quarter last-year.- ., .. CHAiip t idN ; SHiP.. : '' ■ 'GORE, this-day. The present position of the draughts •championship is .as follows :-r-Brodie, 22 points; Hilfiker, 15Jj. Scott, lpj; Bore-, luini, i4i; Davis, Gardiner, 11V; Bos- • well, lUj Button, 10A;,Campbell, 10; Morris, 9J; Matheson, 0j Murdoch, S;. Rea, 6;, Gillies,, 4... Gillies,,,defea,ted, Hillikerj ; The";, i^pst; interesting / games are jet to.be played. THE PROPHET RUA.' v WiAIEOA, this day. llua, with a large partyj is at Ramoto to-day en route to' Nuhaka.". • . .;, ...■ LONG DISTANCE ".CYCLINar DUNEDIN, Wednesaay..:' A successful' attack on the..Christ-, church-Dunedin'cycling record wasmade-to-day by jack Arnst, the famous long-: distance cyclistj-and 'brother.of R.<.Arnst, the world's scidling • champion. He .left Ch'ristchufch at five "a.m., and reached. Dunedin at 5.21 p.m:i th"us reducing the record of 14h. lm. put up by Hummpn January ■ 27. by lh. 40m.■■ He- punctured a tyre on-three- occasions,.but,.with the. exception' of a delay of a-quar£er. of an hour in one case, no time .was lost. ' ~ LOOKING BAR PIPES. - - ■ ■, . WANGANUI,, tWs r day.., The holders of the -Mephan-Fergusbn locking bar steel pipe rights -in-—the United States' have secured a contract from the City of New York "for"' 6ft diameter locking ;bar pipes requiring 20,000 tons of steel plates for theirmanufacture. • •''■••' • ; this-day. . At a poll of borough ratepayer's terday, a'proposal to raise £10,006' by loan for the construction of gasworks was carried.' ci.- { ;'r .'

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SOUTHERN NEWS. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 89, 15 April 1909

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