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NEWS OF THE DAY.

•ft '.j , The Arbitration Court will give ite award ',"'*, In the Woollen Mills dispute at 10.30 iY> o'clock this.morning. ',"' " Exceptionally hard frosts hive been «xSrienceu ih the Ashburton district daring c past few days. The winter in the Marlborough district hrtbecn exceptionally dry, with very hard frosts. Bain ia badly needed on the high totintry.

A poll in connection with the loan of 63000 proposed to be raised by the New Brighton Borough Council will be taken, tojßorrow. At a meeting of the Hamilton Farmers' .{Hub & resolution was passed to urge the Government to make clear by legislation whether farm hands are embraced in the Workers' Compensation Act. Our Parliamentary reporter telegraphs thai the Government have considered the , matter of building a railway station at K&iupoi, and it is intended to put the matter in hand before the close of the present financial year. ' It is understood that the police are pro- ■ wedfng against a large number of bookmakers for alleged breaches of the Gaming and Lotteries Act at Riccarton and Adiington racecourses during Grand National * •, *ccV

The question of the appointment' of a teterinary surgeon for Ashburton County was again considered at a meeting of the (jtfQttcu yesterday, After some discussion It was decided to hold over the appoint- . meat for the present. Our Wellington correspondent telegraphs: —"Another letter from a new Source ha* been written threatening the ' life of the Acting-Premier. The writer refers to his religious views. I understand, however, that but little importance is attached to the threat in this instance." A deputation from the Sports' Association waited on the Ashburton Domain Board on Monday evening, and asked for a reduc- . tkm of £10 in the rent of the sports' ground After considerable discussion the request was granted.

The Timaru Presbytery met in Timaru yesterday, and after a long discussion on the Bible-in-schools question, appointed a Committee to make enquiries and report as to the best method of procedure in order to secure that a scripture lesson shall be given in the schools daily. 1 * The Mayor .has received £1 from Mr W. Thompson, of Balmoral, £3 3s from Messrs J. and A. Anderson, £2 5s from the Amuri Mounted Rifles for the Veterans' Home Fund, and £1 la from Mr A. W. - Money. In Monday's issue an acknowledgment of £1 was made in error to Captain N. Norria; it should have been Captain R. Morris* . We have to acknowledge receipt of a copy of Stone's Wellington, Hawke's Bay, and Tamwki Directory for 1902. As a work of reference it must bear favourable 1 comparison with any other publication of • the kind. The local directories, are as complete as possible, and a great amount of commercial, statistical, and general information relating to the colony as a whole Is included in the volume. The funeral of the late Mr George A. Birdlina took place at Halswell on Sunday. The respect in which the deceased Was held was attested by the exceptionally long cortege and the large number of Wreaths sent. The pall-bearers were:— Messrs J. Coop, C. Deal, G. Robinson, J. B. Hill, J. Ferguson, jun., G. Tabart, J. Murray, D. Matson, J. F. Buchanan, and W. T. Parsons. High street will shortly be greatly improved by the erection of a large block of buildings on the site of the White Hart. The trusteed of the Hart Estate have decided to erect buildings to cost £25,000, and in competition the plan of Mr E. S. Luttrell was accepted. Work will at once ' be commenced, and it ia expected that in about fifteen months the building will be completed. Aa Auckland teJegram states that tho high esteem in which the late Mr J. L. W*bon, of the "New Zealand Herald," was held, was demonstrated yesterday afternoon, .when large numbers attended his funeral. Throughout the city and suburbs flags floated at half-mast, and also on the! shipping in the port. The chairmen, direc•,tors, and managers of the various companies With which Mr Wilson was connected were '""'' St 0 P^eßen* , . I'Wge numbers of floral em- . «!•»» and sympathetic messages were forWarded to the bereaved) relatives. # 'Afc the Rangiora Court yesterday, be- • £? Mr Bighop, S.M., a sheep case was «*rd. It seems that J. Howe, in May »«t, bought twelve sheep as two-tooth **i r* 8 ; Rt th 6 »aleyards, which he afterwardsdiscovered to be lambs. He now WW Drummond Bailey for three shillings p*r head. The plaintiff, in his evidence, •!ui on the stock con- ,«»« ef lambs, he saw the defendant, who «w he had bought them as two-tooths, |W WW them as such. The defendant '~ |W» evidence bearing out the statement ;Wtt the sheep had been previously sold ,;]» him as two-tooths. His Worship gave for the plaintiff for two shillings y ,jflt t mA of sheep, with 22s costs. >• At a meeting of the South Canterbury -'•Hetoilal Board, held in Timaru yesterday, ;* •discussion took place as to whether or /'WI ihe Board should continue to take in *:;iiaM; of infectious disease. It was gene:*&r agreed! that the Board would be fail- : ■•^:^ 1 ***** if tli6v noosed to pro- '• if®** " w * <saoa * hut as the danger of '. --fjfMfa** would bo too great to admit "them ■'-* ' *S J* P** BBol crowded state of the wards, decided that until such time as tho and improvements are com- ; •;i|PM» provision should be made outaide i ' Hospital. A Obmmittee was ap- '■ to make enquiries, and, if possible, » house for this purpose. 'M&ffi*, Sooth Canterbury Hospital Board contract yesterday for additions and .\fflj lt| y*» *o the Hospital to provide more ; for infectious disease canes, $25*. *<» to**® adequate provision for the iS***fct staff, who at present have very in- ' , •J8 i *!?* i garters. The contract let was ; Mr B. Tooth being the sueRu tenderer. During the past month ] %4wo patients have been treated at < mititution, and at the present time j - is so fully occupied < ''ifflfit fiuW€ * have voluntarily given up ', "l?S-*J* ,Wnrt to patients, and are living in ' ,/iWerected on the lawn. hankruptcy yesterday his Honour j --JESfif* di «harge« in re A. Gosling (Mr t and re R. B. Ross (Mr Cassldy). 1 Denniston held a sitting in ] A*S»Mwet» jresterday, and disposed of -*.«*». on the list. His Honour will l '*mvt Banco to-day. , * ■SaJt^ I &*** th * "Hawera Star") that < «gines which were wed on the : on Saturday have been is use lr '* e »«nd for thirty-four yean. * * Mttnw * aor *b» *he Coronation, the £ &sa3L? ? Wangaxtui proposes that appli- ] j lE**? .*P»lt coirectly by reuateiing the « •flpoei mttve name. J vTf- ; * to '{'Peag match was played on Men- 4 ' SL w * Ba »8 ia the Kaiapoi Church of v JiSr'S* Schoolroom, between the Kaiapoi 1 **£■***&** ©rubs, and resulted ia a 6 •<*■» for the latter by 70 points. 3 >-The Clydesdale stallion, Royal Stuart, ria- S ;;<gjr *ut years, owned by Mr H. Saunders, ;*&**»«**, xvi toJd to a North : *»t»i thent for £420. jftoyai Btuart ia by Middkng, dam CameJia. a '' \j¥® t * c «pt*in Marciel, J.P., yesterday, r « Lyttelton, Alfred Georgs Driscoll was c ' „^** , with stealing a pair of braces and c , *tecktie, valued at ss» and was remanded £ ;P|tewlsy, bail being allowed, two sure- c ; ww in flio. -. , •l^fcS 18 * MBtt . lecture in connection with tho « , Agrioaltural and Pastoral g km wiU delivered on Sat- h jSW afternoon by Mr T. W. Kirk, b Government Biologist. His wxb* t ' tEL.'*!!* 4 *Weed» ' vwsue Grass and I *SS& *°* !i vm ** by dia- f

According to »'Westport message, Hhe Hon. R. H. J. Reeves stated at the Harbour Board sneeting on Monday that the WeUingtoa investors who 6av» token np twd<J«a leasee in that district have £100,OOC capital behind them. The planting of the Coronation oaks st Victoria Park law already been begun. The commiUee appointed to erect a memorial alike of the creation of the Park and the connection of the Hon. W. Bolfeaton with ita opening as a memorial of the Jubilee, decided on a marble tablet, and it .will be erected near the entrance. This work will be proceeded with at once. The funeral of the late Mrs Hodgkinson, of Longslip Station, Omarama, took place at Kurow on Sunday. There was a very large attendance cf residents from the township and surrounding district. The ceremony was conducted by the Yen. Archdeacon Gould, of Oatnaru, who had officiated at the morning service at the Kurow Church, and preached a sermon appropriate to the occasion, special hymns being also sung. A warning note was sounded by Captain Leslie, of the steamer Boveric, which arrived in Melbourne from Durban last week, to those Australians who -ore still flocking to South Africa in the hope of bettering I themselves. He stated that when the Boveric was in port tbare were a large number of unemployed, and their ranks were being increased from day to day, as the men who belonged to the various Contingente were given their discharges. A feature of Auckland Harbour is still the huge kauri logs, unequalled for size by southern timbers, and it is sad to reflect that the commercial life of the kauri is now estimated down to fifteen years. There seems to be no replanting in the North, where the kauri forests are largely in the hands of the Kauri Timber Company. It would surely be practicable to replant with some of the quicker-growing trees. This problem will have to be resolutely faced throughout the colony, and particularly in rJw* Km-th

The work on the Art Workmanship of the Maori race, which has been in course of publication at intervals during the past five years, is now completed, says the "Post." The author (Mr Augustus Hamilton, Registrar of the Otago University) has been for more than twenty years occupied in gathering together the materials for a book on the art productions of the Maori race, and the volume now finished is a splendid and most valuable one. , The editorial committee oonsisted of Sir James Hector, Mr S. Percy Smith, and Mr E. Tregear. The edition is limited to 900 copies, of which 600 have already been disposed of. The expenditure of the Charitable Aid Board during the month has been as un-der:—-Institution relief: Ashburton Home, number of persons relieved 53, cost £136 13s 4d; Female Refuge, number of persons relieved 19 women, 10 infants, cost £26: 9s 8d; Memorial Home, number of persons relieved 65, cost £256 0g 4d; Orphanage, number of persons relieved 38, cost £110 17s; Armagh street Depot, 16 relieved, cost £10 6s 7d. Outdoor relief—Number of cases relieved 353, including 1092 persons, at a cost of £677 Sa 3d; maintenance of destitute children boarded out, number relieved 36, cost £75 18s; maintenance of children at Industrial Schools, number relieved 44, cost £67 Os 6d; general expenses, £90 10s lid; miscellaneous expenses, £7 10s 6d. Total number of persons relieved, 1370 j total ordinary expenditure, £1447 14s- lOd. Special expenditure on the new Home at Ashburton, £76 0s 6d. Total expenditure, £1624 15s 4d. There was quite an exteaordinary scene when the Supreme Court opened in Wellington on Monday, for the hearing of the final stages of the Otaki manslaughter case, telegraphs our correspondent. All the week the women's gallery in the Court has been well filled, but that day the rush of sightseers was abnormal. Women and young girl* thronged into the Courthouse, and the scene for a while in the vestibule and at the steps leading up to the gallery can only be compared to the rush and clamour of the crowd usually seen at the doors of a theatre on the opening night of a popular company. Women brought ! their luncheons in packages arid baskets, and some had bottles with "something in 'em." They revelled in the details of tha ; case, as comprehensively expounded by • counsel concerned through the medium of ' their addresses to the jury, and most of ■ tibem were evidently prepared to hold ; their seats throughout the luncheon adjournment. The atmosphere of the Court on days such as these, however, is not . of the sweetest,' and the rule has been made that the chamber must be cleared during adjournments, so the Women had to [ go, but they left very reluctantly, and i there was another scramble for seats at ! the afternoon sitting. 'New Free Wheel for latest Star free wheel is made with ball bearings, i so that there should be no friction or i brake on the machine, when free wheeling. The Star free wheel is undoubtedly the ] best in the market. Easy terms arranged ] to suit customers. Calf and inspect at ( Adams Star Cycle Company,. 70 Manchester street, and 198 Colombo street. \ neaff Cathedral, Christchurch. 3 3 Cheap bikes at last. Thirty ladies' and gentlemen's secondhand bicycles, overhauled, ' enamelled, and plated by ourselves, new J dualhs and tyres where necessary. All ait clearing sale priced, for fourteen days t only. Oates.Lowry, and Co., Manchester 2 f Repairs Cycles.^—We are repairing cycles ' at 70 Manchester street, and 19? Colombo € street, near Cathedral, Christchuroh. Adams Star Cycle Company, Christchurch.—(Advt.) * Wanted known—Best value given in town in wedding, keeper, and engagement rings, in watches, and all classes of jewellery. K. Grieshaber, manufacturing jeweller, 155 ( Colombo street. 7287 jj Boyd and Son, Gloucester street, are < devoting their large appliances and staff v almost exclusively to bicycle repairs. Re- c suits, very belt work at lowest prices.--- f, (Advt.) ■ - „

Seeds that will grow.—Nimmo and Blair's Vegetable Seeds, 80 varieties, 3d per packet. Flower seeds, 100 choice varieties, Id per packet. Seed potatoes, Early Rose, Ruby, Lapston, and Bath Kidneys, Snowflake, etc., etc. The trade supplied. Fletcher Bros., Sole Agents* High street, Christchurch. See large advertise-' ment.—(Advt.) The largest fortunes in the world are made by clever inventors. See handbook on "Patents" free by post from Baldwin and Rayward, 172 Gloucester street, Christchurch. A. H. Hart, representative. 3 Consumption is now attracting the attention of those outside the medical profession, who recognise the ravages it is making. Towaend's Cinnamon Cure is all old and proved remedy for this malady. Numbers of letters from people attacked rejoicing in their recovery prove this sUtetnerrt. Cinnamon Cure is the best known xemef-y for chroulo coughs, bronchitis, and stubbo.*n cold*. 2s 6d everywhere.*—(Advt.) Desperate Bargains to-day at Beath's Sale. Note the genuine redactions, great ■aorifiod of millinery, jackets, and under* clothing. Job table of jackets and capes at 4s lid, 32a od Kaiapoi jackets 18s lid, 84s Kaiapoi jacket* 39s 6d, 22s 6d jackets 15s 6d, trimmed felt panamae 8s lid for Is lid, velvet and fur toques 10s 6d for Is, girls' felts 3s 6d for Is, stylish picture bats 21s for 8s lid, lovely bonnets and toques 25s for 11a 6d, strong grey conets 4s 6d for 2s lid, wool vests Is 6d for 9d, wool vests, long sleeves, la lid for Is 3d, bearskin American dresses and tunics 26s 6d for 21s 6d, knitted bloomers 6s 6d for 3s lid. Further reductions at Beath's I Sale. 2 I

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NEWS OF THE DAY., Press, Volume LIX, Issue 11356, 20 August 1902

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