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The electoral contest now nearly completed has been without precedent, we believe, for its deadly effect upon candidates. Between the day of nomination and election two candidates died and a third, Mr H. A. Field, re-elected for Otaki od Wednesday last succumbed to heart disease on Friday. In the contest for the Ohinerouri seat Mr E. G. B. Moss was the runner up and received 1470 votes,being beaten by Mr Jackson Palmer by 295. Mr Mervyn J. Stewart was fourth on the list with 762 votes. Very keen interest was felt here in the local option poll for Ohinemuri the result of which is stated to be that prohibition is defeated by somewhere about 200 votes, and continuance of licenses as at present has been carried. On Wednesday evening, the 13th inst., Mr S. Browne, the Secretary of the Auckland Farmers Co-opera-tive Society, Limited, is to deliver an address in the Foresters Hall here on the subject of more extended combination and co-operation among the farming community. Mr Browne is on a tour of the Bay of Plenty, seeking to stir up a more lively interest in this most important matter and will lecture in all the chief centres. He will speak in; Te Puke on Thursday and then probably go on down the Coast. - News was received here on Saturday that Mr W. C Stewart died the previous day in the hospital at Avondale. On Saturday five horses were shipped by the s.s. Clansman for the Auckland market on account of the Rangiuru estate; ihey were well grown animals of the roadster or coaching type. The export of cheese from Te Puke factory has now fairly begun and Mr P. Donovan^ has brought in two or three large" consignments; 34 cases were shipped away on the 2nd inst., and 23 on Saturday last. Yesterday afternoon the body of the late Mr' John Murphy was interred in the New Cemetery, being followed to its last resting place by a large number of sorrowing friends. Messrs Williams and Stewart, so long known as partners in the steam launch Result trading to Katikati, have dissolved partnership by mutual consent. All accounts owing can be paid to Capt. Williams. Mr W. T. RaymondV nextTePuke sale takes place on Tuesday, the 19th inst., at 2 p.m. A larie number of entries have already oeen received. Mr Raymond has also a number of smallannouneemente in our • Wanted' column. Messrs Maxwell and Sons announce that they are now preparedfor Christmas, their stores being laden with all the customary delicacies. Of teas they have a larger choice than ever and prices of someof the lines kept are quoted, the latest addition being Brown and Barrett's Butterfly tea whiih is pronounced to be delicious. In this issue Mr H. J. Bickers, who is known as an experienced tradesman in painting, paper-hanging, plumbing, etc., draws attention to his extensive stock of wall papers, paints, picture mouldingu, fancy nails and hundreds of other lines of goods And solicits a call aod inspection. The influenza epidemic still holds sway here and quite a large number of people are^ completely laid up with it. Mr R. Badger has been confined to his house for a week and is not yet able to get about. On our front page will be found a notable new advertisement, of great interest to the ladies, from the famous establishment known as tbe Bon March£, 270 Queen St., with branches in Victoria St. anoi Knrangabapo Road, Auckland. Their stock comprises all sorts cf choice millinery *nd fancy drapery from the British and Continental markets. It appears as if the Hon. Mr Rolleston has yet a cb&nca of regaining his seat as our felegr.tius received this morning state that tbe result of the Riccarton election will not be finally known .before tomorrow. An establishment known as * Modes de Paris' is prominently advertised on our back page and is situated at 98, Queen St., Auckland. The Management make a speciality of high class millinery and invite inspection and comparison- Sonic of their chief lines of goods are enumerated and they receive additions to their stock by every steamer from Europe.

The County Clerk invite* tenders for repairs to the Tauranga-Rotorua road at Greerton, returnable on Saturday next at noon. Many persons use the phrase " in a trice " who have no conceptation of its meaning. A trice is the sixtieth part of a second of time. The hour is divided into sixty minutes, the minutes into sixty seconds, and the seconds into sixty trices or thirds. A Primitive Methodist circuit Bteward in New Plymouth recently lent a publican £1300, partly at 7 per cent, and partly at 6 per cent, the transaction being made public through the medium of the Financial Press, which deals with ?uch matters. The church took immediate action and called upon him to resign all church offices. He has done so. An action for an injunction has been brought at New York, by Mr. Lyman Lamed against Signor Marconi, for using wireless telegraphy. Mr. Lamed claims that he patented a system himself some years ago, and he asks fdr 100,000 dollars damages. In the course of an interview which was recently published in the Gaulois, Paris, Major Harchand, of Fashoda notoriety, who has offered to join the Boer forces, is reported to have said : — ' Today the Valley of the Nile is lost to iis. If I had been permitted to act as I wanted to act, things wOuW have been very different. The British would have been bundled neck and crop, you can take my word for that. They knew it very well, and that is why they brought matters to a head at once, and made the question one cf either peace or war with France." The question of the use of the Dum-Dum bullet in the Transvaal war has (says the Times of India) been the subject of much anxious deliberation on the part of the military authorities both here and at Home. Finally it has been decided to discard the Dum-Dum bullet for the old Lee-Metford bullet with the hardened nose, or, as it is known, the Mark 2. All the ammunition embarked at Calcutta is of this type.

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Bay of Plenty Times, Bay of Plenty Times, Volume XXIV, Issue 3936, 11 December 1899

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Bay of Plenty Times Bay of Plenty Times, Volume XXIV, Issue 3936, 11 December 1899