LOCAL AND GENERAL.
At the. meeting of the Tauranga Borough Council on Monday everting a report was submitted by a Special Committee recommending that'.plans, as submitted, for alterng tho present library building in Harington Street, to accommodate the. Plunket Society and to provide a ladies’, rest room, be approved.—Tho Council decided to defer the matter till next meeting'.
The Tauranga Hunt Association's nnual Ixill will be field i 0 the Town Hall this evening, and promises to be well attended, especially by numerous visitors.
The Gymkhana, which is being held on the racecourse This afternoon, has attracted a large attendance.
Advices from Auckland state that maize is still selSing freely. Supplies are plentiful, and although quofattions are unaltered, the market is weaker. Gisborne has been offered at 4/q per buslhel f.o.b.
A young Hamilton confectioner, Cyril Lowry, son of Mr B. C. Lowry, has received! intimation that ho has won a £i}Soo prize in a Tattersalls sweepstake, drawn at Hobart.
The Bo rough Council has decided to instruct, the borough architect, Mr Hornibfro ok, to have a retaining wall on the Toavn Hall section put Th hand at once. The work is to be carried out by th borough workman.
The local agent for fh c Port Waikato, M r B. C. Robbins, has received a tel.ejjram that the vessel will arrive at aTuranga "from southern ports on Friiiay next. She brings cargo for Tauraiaga, Katikati. Te Puke, Matata. Eflg.ecumbe, Whakatane, Rotorua and Ifameatua.
Di'xk eggs have met with such a keem fsale that demand has exceeded stnpplies, and prices have firmed l ’*P one penny (says a n Auckland message). Hen eggs are steady. Supplies of both varieties are, However, plentiful, and are expected to increase. Current prices for first quality ’he n eggs are : —Special grade, 1/3 do/.cn; A grade, 1/2; B grade. 1/1; C grade, nd. Duck eggs; Special gr: ade, 1/2 dozen: A gn ide, 1/; C grade, nd.
Mr W. C. Berridge, a horticulturist, formerly in the employ of the New Zealand Government, and now of Norfolk Island, narrowly escaped a violent death recently. Tripping over a root at the edge of a high cliff, be dropped 15 feet before a projecting ledge arrested hi&- faU - Several ribs were broken, and he ''as considerably injured otherwsie. - “ Berridge was well known in I auranga and lived here for many years.
The Tauranga Borough Council, at Monday night’s meeting, decided to continue the policy 0 f free installations for electric ranges and gnllcrs. The Supreme C.qurt on the f)th. inst-, granted administrations of tto estate of Robert McGregor, lat c ot Tauranga, retired carried, to the Public Trustee.
The final meet of the VV aika,to Hounds will be held at Papamoa tomorrow afternoon. The route to the hunting area is via Beach J given fine weather, there should be excellent sport. The hounds will assemble for tile hunt at the starting point at noon. “The large proportion of the capital which has been sunk s has been scrapped and the name i on to the roads during recent and the ratepayers have now been asked to pay for the upkeep of 1 roads,” said Mrß. H. Horner, engineer of the Piako County Council, when speaking to aihou riding ratepayers a few days ago
It is expected that the full receipts from the British team’s tour will amount to about iTS4.ooo state* •» southern paper. The New Zealand Rugby Union after paying the vanous affiliated unions, for the us c ot their grounds, the heavy expenses and the Government taxation, should have a balance in the vicinity of £20,000. Tenders are invited by the 1 auranga County jCouncil, for grading and metalling 2" miles of the Whakamarania Road.