American troops routed Villa's force* in a border battle near Juarez. All the suburban local bodies hay» consented to the tramway purchase. It is reported that the Czecho-Slovaka have decisively defeated the Hungarians* The new University science building was opened this afternoon by Sir jame* Allen. The new Wellesley Street post office ie expected to be finished in about tw<* months' time. Dr. Thacker, Mayor of Chris-church, is organising a conference of Mayors, to. be held before Parliament meets. Hl-behaved territorials caused som« interruptions at the presentation ol decorations at the Town Hall last night. Two transports will leave E}fypt in. June and one in July. It is presumed that they will bring New Zealand troops. The Auckland Suburban Drainage Board has levied on the Mt. Eden Borough Council th_s year for the sum of £2296. The Mount Eden Borough Council decided last night to consult with an engineer upon the installation of art electric power station and mains. ' Dr.'S. T. Nevill, Bishop of Dunedin and Primate of the Anglican Church in New Zealand, is retiring as from the en<_**l--the year. He has been 48 years a bishop. _ The bonfire on Mount Eden, will be 90ft high and 30ft in diameter, and will be lighted from the top. Effigies of the Kaiser and others will be hung upon it. The "Chris-church Council of Churches has expressed its opposition to the new military training proposals, and suggests that they be submitted to a referendum. A returned soldier, Charles Theodore Campbell, committed suicide an the top of Mount Eden yesterday afternoon by, cutting an artery in his left arm with a razor. A seven-year-old boy who ran away from hie home at Mangere and wa__ found suffering from exposure and gangrene of both feet, died from tetanus at the hospital yesterday. T. L. Thompson, 8, Strand Arcade, New Home Sewing Machine Depots Repairs to all makes.—(Ad.) Bakers' exhibitions awarded' high-art; hon oars for cakes, scones, etc, made with CI over Cream. Better than cream of tartar ; -half the price. Merchants and grocers stock It; 1/- per Jib. packet.—J. W. Barley and Co., Auckland. 'Phone 2948.—(Ad.)
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