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NEWS OF THE DAY.

a The auction announcements of the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company, Austin and Graham, Gould, Beaumont and Co., National Mortgage and Agency Company, Harris Bros., Conway Matson and Sons, Charles Clark, Guinness and LeCren, Dalgety and Company, and Canterbury Poultry Company, will be • found on page 11 of this issue. At tho New Brighton Domain Board's meeting on Monday night a request from Sister Kate for the use of the Domain, in which to hold a sal© of work on December I6th In aid of a mission fund, was granted. The Boy Scouts were granted permission to camp in the Domain subject to special provision being made with regard to fire prevention. In regard to the chair of domestic science which it is proposed to establish in connection with the Otago University College, Mr James Allen informs , our Wellington correspondent that Mr Studholme has cabled that -he can ob- j tain one of three competent professors, j but that none of the three can arrive in Dunedin, until January, 1911. If the Council will agree to wait till then, it will be possible for them to examine the testimonials and consult with Mr Studholme about the new professor. The fortnightly meeting of the New Brighton Borough Council was held on Monday night. The Mayor said that after tho recent gale the Works Committee's attention was drawn to the state of the protecting wall at the tramway bridge, the wind having caused the tramway pole at that point to weaken the bridge support so much so that it was deemed dangerous for traffic. He had waited on the tramway engineer, who, however, cid not consider tho matter a serious one for the Board, and-, at his request, the matter was put in writing and, the letter forwarded to the Board. The shopkeepers and residents on Sea View road jretitioned the Council to ask the Tramway Board to water the whole of Sea View road during the summer with a sprinkler before 9 a.m. each day. It was decided to forward a copy of the letter to the Board. The Town Clerk reported that aince the last meeting three building -permits for dwellinghouses had been granted, Valued at £550 each.

The local banks will bo closed on Friday, November 12th (Show Day). Tne Telegraph Office informs us that Hong Kong advises that both routes to Canton are interruoted. and messages will be posted daily until restoration is effected. Some of- the South Canterbury streams are already yielding big fishIsuaily the big ones do not make their appearance until well on in Decern- , ber: but on Sunday last several trout j of very fine proportions were grassed j from the Tengawai river, the biggest scaling 121b. Several small sections in the Culverden, Highlwnk, and Moryen townships are available for occupation on tne renewable lease system, as from Wednesday, December" Ist. The Fyvie settlement farms will also be open for selection on December 2nd. Applications ! "ill be received at the District Lands J Office. The Elite Brass Band will play the 'following programs? on the \ lctoria square rotunda to-morrow evening, >" place of the Stanmore Band, commencing at -i»ht o'clock:—March, "Australian Light Horse"; selection, "Lortzing"; duet rolka, "Badinage ; fantasia, "Jubilation"; march, . Pilo Arms": selection. "Old Memories : waltz, "Sizilietta"; march, "Geelong. Taa committee of tho Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals received a complaint last night regarding the alleged cruel method- of tailing lambs by means of a new machine, by which the tail was partly burnt off. A member explained that tho burning was employed to prevent blood poisoning after the tail had been cut. The letter was received. In the prosecution against an Ophir hotelkeeper for permitting a portion or his premises to be used as a dancing saloon, Mr Bartholomew, S.M., follow ing a recent English decision, held that one isolated act did not constitute using, and dismissed tho information Great interest was shown by the hotelkeepers (says a Press Association message), as the case was regarded a 6 a test one. An unsolicited testimonial was received by the Domains Board yesterday in a letter thanking the Board for the i use of part of the gardens for entertaining the Chamber of Commerce delegates at afternoon tea recently. The writer said: —"Everybody was pleased with the beauty of the Domain, and you will be glad to know that many of bur own citizens who had not visited the gardens for years were fain to admit they had no "idea the grounds were so charming." A young South Canterbury farmer, who has for some years past been working in secret in an endeavour to perfect a flying machine, considers that he has now nearly reached the goal at which he is aiming. He intends to make a trial flight with his airship it an early date. The framework of the ship is of bamboo, tho wings all of calico, and the propelling power is a motor. The inventor is Mr Richard Pearse, of Waitohi. Judgment was given by Dr. McArthur, S.M., at Wellington yesterday in connection with three claims for luggage lost in the wreck of the Penguin. In deciding in favour of the Union Company the Magistrate held that the meaning of section 293 of the Shipping and Seamen Act was that if the shipowner by himself, or his agents, used due diligence to" make the shijp seaworthy when she started, he should 1 not be liable for what happened afterwards, when a ship was at sea and he had no more control over her. The inspector of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals reported to the meeting of the committee last night the procedure alleged to bo adopted by a professional horse-killer. This man, according to the inspector, kept . the horses in a gravel pit, without food, until it suited him to kill them, when ho threw the carcases to his pigs. "No more sausages for mc," declared a member. Another member then mentioned a sign he had seen recently, in i a butcher's shop: "Sausages, our own moke," as relevant to the point under discussion. A handsome compliment, says the "Dominion," was paid to Mr Massey, Leader of the Reiorm Party, at the Old Identities' banquet at Blenheim on Monday. In proposing the toast ot "Parliament," Mr It. MoCslhiio described Mr Massey as "the CampbellBannerman of New Zealand .politics. The Opposition Party had, J&e con- , tinued, fought a hard fight and a good fight, and although he (tho speaker) had been a Government supporter for twenty years, he was one of many l > people who would like to see Mr Massey get into power for a term of office. (Loud applause.) The boy scout movement in Christchurch, waa represented' by fifteen men t-coutmasters) and fifty boys (patrol leaders) at a rally last evening at the Boys' Gordon Hall, which is the South Island headquarter-, of the movement. Major Cossgrove, of Tuahiwi, Do--1 minion Chief Scout, addressed the boys, and then taught them a Maori "haka." The boys made a tour of inspection of the new V.M.C.A. building from roof to basement, end played games, sang, and entertained themselves in other ways, while the men of the party held a meeting in the headquarters' room. Captain P. C. Fenwick, one of the official examiners, discussed the tests for boy scout badges. Major Cossgrove announced that the annual camp of in- > struct ion for patrol leaders, corporals, and non-commissioned officers, would be held at Woodend from December , 27th to January Ist (inclusive). During the discussion on the subject of "Apprentices and Technical Education" at the Conference of the Builders' Federation yesterday,, one speaker expressed the opinion that the home training a lad received had the most influence on him in after life. He instanced the case of one apprentice who had received no technical education, but who was at present his most competent workman, and was foreman of nis sbon. He (the speaker) was on tho Board of a Technical College, and had repeatedly noticed that students whose fees were being paid by their employees were absentees from their classes five times out of six. Another speaker also blamed the lack of parental control for the want of interest taken by youths in technical education. In many instances, he said, tho parents did not take sufficient interest in the future welfare of their lads, but allowed them to go on to the streets when they had finished work for the day. Dr. Truby King, who was the founder of the Karitane Homo (Dunedin) and has been the living force behind the Society for tho Health of Women and Children, which has been the direct result of the successful operation of the smaller and original organisation, has been obliged, owing to failing health, to sever his connection therewith. And in notifying his decision the doctor says:—"l feel that tho time is opportune for mc to formally sever my connection with a work in which my services bave become less and less necessary of late, and for which I should havo less and less time available in the future. The enthusiasm and unanimity shown by the representatives from the various" centres, and their confidence in the permunence and progressivenesa of all that has been taken m hand, are the best guarantees for the future of your Society. Founded by yourselves in the special interest of mothers and babies, it has now passed beyond the experimental stage, and there is no reason to doubt that the measure and scope of your services to the community will continue to increase and fulfil the promise of the few years during which ft has been my privilege to be associated with you."

Tho damage caused by tne recent nre at Levin railway station is estimated at /.'-!00. The "Evening Post" states that a private company is being formed in Wellington for the development of the taxicab traffic. Tho Mayor has received notification oJ resolutions approving of compulsory military training having been passed by the' Borough Councils at Timaru, ! Waihi. and Xnv Plymouth. J The funeral of the late Mr J. R. Duncan (of P. and 1). Duncan. Limited) took place yoteTday at the Addington Cemetery, and was attended by a very large number of mourners. The results *_ the Testimonial Concert recently given to Mr A. R. Post are very satisfactory. The Estudiantina Rand, under whose auspices the concert ivas given, will have the pleasure of presenting Mr Post with a substantial recognition of his services. At a meeting of the. Wharrnui Bazaar and Improvement Committee on Friday it was, reported that gn<xi progress was being made by those who were preparing the materials for tho plain and the fancy work stalls. It iv a c. decided to hold basket socials every two weeks, and to hold a concert early iv December. On Thursday last, three lifebelts wero picked up on tho beach at Palliser Bay by Mr Gold, of Featherston. The belts are said to have been in good condition when found. They bear a blue design. Tho lashings of one were fastened, as though the belt had been worn, while the other had tho shoulder-strap broken. It was stated at a recent meeting of tho Northern Co<il Company, by Mr E. W. Alison, chairman of directors, that the total quantity of Newcastle coal imported into tho Dominion during the first six months of tho present year amounted to 1,213.f>6l tons, as against 192,018 for'the corresponding period of the previous veor, an increase of over 1,000,000 tons in six months. At a meeting of the Dunedin Rationalist Society, tho following motion was carried:—"That the Society record their strong protest against the introduction of tho Bible into our State schools in any shape or form, and that to give our children Bible lessons without teaching them the whole truth concerning tho Bible would bo to impose on their childish ignorance, and this in it-self would be an immoral procedure." We ("Eitham Argus") have had certain information pieced at our disposal from which we learn that there is a solid probability of a large amount of British capital (£500.000), coming to New Zealand for tho purpose of thoroughly exploiting tho oilfield* of Taranaki. We are not in a position at tho present moment to make public any details, but the matter has been laid before the Prime Minister, and we expect to see it mentioned in Parliament before the session closes. The final practice for choirs taking part in the coming Festival of the Diocesan Choral Association will take place in the Cathedral to-morrow, at 7.30 p.m. sharp. The conductor, Mr A. J. Merton, requests all members of the town and suburban choirs to attend, and so make the twenty-fifth, or "Silver" Festival, a marked success. Twenty-two choirs have joined tho Association this year, with a possible 639 voices. This is the largest choir since the Association was formed 1 . There will bo a final rehearsal on November 17th. A meeting of the committee of the Union Rowing Club was held at the boathouse on Monday evening. A letter was read from the Canterbury Rowing Association with reference to tho clubs guaranteeing the cost of entertaining the Floral Fete Trustees. It was agreed that the club would willingly (pay its share. The committee found" it necessary to build another twenty lockers, owing to the increase of members. It was decided to connect the boathouse with the high-pressure water service. Twelve new members were elected, bringing the grand: total erected this season to 123. A third-class passenger by the lonic —a young woman who had booked for Dunedin—will not be permitted to land in New Zealand on account of her having given evidence of an. unsound mind during the voyage, and yesterday Dr. Kemp, the Wellington Health Officer, reported to the Collector of Customs that the woman was an imbecile. She will, says the "Post," accordingly be taken back to England by the Tamui, which sails on Thursday. Another person who was travelling in the thirdclass has only one leg. His wife and, two children live in Dunedin, and before he will be permitted to land, bo will require to produce a bond guaranteeing his maintenance in tho event of incapacity or inability to obtain a means of livelihood. Speaking at the meeting of the General Assembly yesterday, the Rev. W. J. Corhrie, convener of tho Standing Committee, drew attention to the fact that the expenses of the Assembly meetings were mounting up very seriously. This year the Assembly had paid the travelling expenses of 104 members of the Assembly, compared with only 131 last year. This might be a testimony as to the popularity of Christchureh, but it also indicated how the expenses were mounting up. In regard to the local expenses, the Committee wished him to say that the brethren, in Auckland (where tho Assembly meet next year) would not be expected to provide for the entertainment, of the Assembly in the way of banquets, luncheons, and other ways in which a large amount of money was expended. The expenses must be kept down, unless the Assembly was to become a serious burden on the places where the Assembly was held. It was only fair that he should add that no representation on the subject had been made by the Christchureh people, who had entertained the Assembly right royally. Visitors to Christchureh for the coming Carnival will enjoy a look through either of Messrs Armstrong's "Drapery Stores, resplendent with the Vatest of everything in each department, priced so much lower than elsewhere. 4 Tho time to kill twitch is in the summer time, with a Benicia Disc Plough. "W. Bassett and Co. 3 To members of the Richmond Hill Golf Club.—Lewis and Anderson, Cashel street, are making special reductions in the prices of clubs and balls. 6 Razors.—The two best "Safety" Razors, the "Gillette" and the "Autostrop," are procurable at Hastie, Bull and Pickering's, opposite Ballantyne's, at reduced prices. Also "Bengali,"' "Kropp," and Joseph Rodgers's in the ordinary style. -1 Messrs Fountain Bros., Dentists, have removed from Colombo street to over Warden's, Cashel street. Painless Dentistry in all its branches; fees moderate; all work guaranteed. 6 Goodness of quality and cheapnej-s in price has been the trading hub at all times with Messrs Armstrong and Company, Limited. The fact is more strongly brought home to the public this season than ever, the company sup- j plying new Fashionable Drapery at j prices far below its merits. Their Millinery showings are magnificent. 4 Ladies' fancy hose at the D.I.C. ; This is a line that is already extremely J popular. We have a very wide range; this season in Lisle thread, Cashmere j *nd silk spun hose in vertical stripes, j spots, fancy clocks, and checks. Ali the latest shades end colours are well j represented, and prices range f rom j 2s 6d to 7s 6d per psir. Ladies are invited to step in and see the display i in our main aisle jut* inside the door. <i

Very often a day's outing at the Race*; is morred through not being able to see the colours distinctly on account of the distance being too great. Disappointment con be avoided by procuring a pair of Field Glasses from twenty shillings, or Pri_m Binoculars, irom I eight guineas, at John R. Procter's, j Oculists's Optician, 180 High street. ; Christchureh. Repairs to held glosses j done at short notice. 5 i "Lily White will be mounted upon J the largest wheel on the Show Ground j next week. You will be sure to _cc t her." 4 J Carting, Carrying, Packing. House- ■< J hold Removing, Forwarding, and Cus- | * j toms Clearing is found to bo done, and | j done well, when undertaken by J. M. » ! Heywood and Co., Ltd. " I Merchants and Importers realise that < j expert knowledge is essential in all j businesses. J. M. Heywood and Co., „ I Ltd.. as Customs and Forwarding k | Agents are qualified to place such 1 I knowledge at their disposal. 4 s 1 Q B. and C. The quickest, best, t , and cheapest medium for sending i j Christmas and New Year mementos to j ■ friends across the sea is the New Zea- : land Express Co.'s service. Reduced ' teriff for door to door service. 4 { Hartnett Milking Machines, Robey l Oii Engines, Wolseley Shearing Machines, are the three loading j machines in New Zealand. Particulars i i and prices for Complete Installa- ' : tions. McClelland and Anderson, 224 j l Cashel street, Christchureh. 6| . THE.STATE OF THE RIVERS. Is Yesterday morning, at 0 o'clock, tho i Canterbury river rei>ort was as follows: £ —Clear, Waimakariri (north branch), r Opihi, and Waitaki; dirty or disco!- j ( oured, Ashley, Waimakariri (south i ] I branch), Selwyn, Rakaia, Ashburton. I i and Rangitata. J 1

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NEWS OF THE DAY., Press, Volume V, Issue 13570, 3 November 1909

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