Bay of Plenty Times WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 1911. LOCAL AND GENERAL.
j The taking of the electoral census i | will commence on July 10. Post oilices uiil be open only one hour on the morning of Coronation Day. Action is to be taken to insist on "walk to the right" in Auckland streets. The Baptists of Cambridge have purchased a section of land and intend erecting a church. Ex-Captain Knyvett refuses to apologise for his letter, and intends to leave New Zealand. A movement, headed by the Bishop of Auckland, is afoot ior the reprieve to Tint Kaka, sentenced to death for the Puhipuhi murucr. Mr W. *C. Berridge, manager of the Fruit Testing Station, notifies that he has a number of young ap* pie, pear and plum trees for sale. ♦Mr Pickett, postmaster, advises that the mail despatched via San Francisco, and which left Auckland on May 6, arrived in London on June 6. The Electric Pictures will give an entertainment in the Opera House tomorrow evening, when the excellent set of piotures shown on Saturday night will .be again screened. A- magistrate at Eltham on Mondays found that a house destroyed last January was wilfully set* on Virii with intent to defraud an insurance company, and Nicholas Albert Maddern was arrested in connection with I the incident. A further consignment of 30 tons of machinery was brought ly the s.s. Aupouri to-day for Messrs (J. A. Gammon and Co., proprietors of the Omanawa sawmills. The machinery was transferred to the firm's big punt, to be towed to Omanawa by Mr C. Smith's launch. It has been decided to commence the work of laying the concrete foundation for the Baptist Tabernacle in Tauranga f,o-m o rrow. Should the weather prove 'favourable the committee hope to havo the ceremony of laying the foundation stone performed on the afternoon of Coronation Day. A man named Walter Johnson, 34 | years of age, was killed in ihe iva<*>ahi bush (king Country) on l-ri-oay, hy a laliinig lim-b. * SVe understand that deceased was an old tauranga boy, and was well known in the Wairoa district, where he lived for a long period. Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved relatives in\he great loss which they have sustained.. A very old Native woman , named Umukaraka died at the Wairojt settlement a few days ago. Deceased wa| the wjife of the late chief, Pc-netuka who was associated with Hone Hckc in the old days as an engineer in the building of fortifications, and was principal director and engineer in the construction of the famous Gate Pa (Pukehinahina), which was regarded as one of the best Maori fortifications at the time in New-Zealand.
Owing to the rough weather prevailing >on Monday night and yesterterday, the s.s, Aupouri did not reach Tauranga till this morning. The boat left Auckland at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, but Captain Haultain was forced to seek shelter at Mercury Island at 4 a.m. yesterday. There the ship remained until 8 o'clock last night, when the voyage was resumed, the Aupouri berthing at the Town Wharf at 6 o'clock this morning. The death took place at Maungatapu, on Sunday, of a native child, , and a tang; ia now in progress. On Saturday evening, at the native hositelry, Tauranga, a great-grandd-.iugh-< ter of Hori Ngatai, who had been undergoing medical treatment, died. The parents, who reside at Otaki, have been telegraphed to, and a large number of the Ngatiraukawa Maoris are expected to arrive here during the week to attend the tangi which is taking place at Whareroa.
A special announcement appears in J this issue from Mr .). .Wrigley, direct supply and best value merchant who j notifies that he has now landed vai rious iirst-tjuality household commodities, which he is selling- at lowest cash prices. He has .also been appointed sole agent in Tauraiiju for the Castle Tea Company, Wellington, whose teas and coffees are renowned throughout the Dominion for their purity and excellence. Probkmloverf _>v> requested to call at the Centra] Pharmacy, where they will be given particulars of a pu/zie competition, nnd the one who first finds the solution will receive S.s. A coupon also is enclosed in each Jib packet of tea, which will be redeemed by the Castle Tea Company.
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