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General News.

The auction announcements of Lohrey and Co., Ltd. and. W. E. Rmesi and Co. appear on page 13 of this issue. The work of erecting conveniences in the quadrangle of the Provincial Council Chambers is still proceeding. Enquiries at the local Public Works' Office yesterday showed that there had been no instructions received to oease work. Mr H. T\ Armstrong, M.P., will address a public meeting this evening in St. Saviour's Hall, Queen street, Sydenham, prior to leaving for the North Island on a lengthy organising tour on behalf of the New Zealand Labour Party.

W. R. Patrick, captain of the Canterbury team, in congratulating Otago on winning the Plunket Shield,) stressed the importance of sending a NewZealand team to Australia more frequently, so that the standard of Dominion cricket would improye. The wicket at Carisbrook was the best he had played on in New Zealand.

"What are you? Do you want to be sworn the English way or Chinese fashion?" asked Mr H. Y. Widdowson, S.M.. of a Chinese fruiterer who was about to give evidence in a civil case in the Magistrate's Court yesterday. The Chinaman looked blank. "Are you a Christian ? Do you want to he sworn on the Bible or the Chinese way?" asked tho Clerk of the Court. "Aw! Book will do," said the witness. His Worship laughed. "That's right," he said, "I suppose one way is as good as another."

A "Wanganui resident informed a local pressman that he had been approached with a view to his being appointed a Justice of the Peace, but he reluctantly declined. "When pressed for his reason, he said it was all due to a little experience he had some years ago in another part of the Dominion when ho was prosecuted because his scales were out of order. The Justice who presided not only gave him the father of a lecture regarding his obligations to the public and how the unfortunate public had to be protected. "I did not mind being stung for the fiver,'' he added, "but what do you think? The Justice who fined me sold mo the same scales a few years previously, and had used them in his own htuuiiessi"

A Rotary Club has been formed in Now Plymouth.

The Heathcote County Council will take a poll to-day on a proposal to borrow £4OOO for the erection and furnishing of a hail at Cashmere. A three-fifths majority is required to carry the poll. The Malvern Tramway Band, which is on its way from Melbourne to the Auckland Contest, will reach Christchurch to-morrow evening. The local bands are arranging a suitable reception to the visitors.

Two jurors wero exempted from service at the criminal sitting of the Supreme Court yesterday. The first, a farmer, was excused on the ground that he was engaged in getting in his harvest, and the othor, a tramway employee was exempted when ho explained to his Honour that he received no Saturday afternoon oif, had to work on alternate Sundays, and was at the present time away from duty on holiday. Yesterday morning Captain L. M. Isitt directed the shooting operations, of the 10th Pack Battery at present in camp at Kowhai Bush, from tho air, using part of a ground wireless set amongst his apparatus. The set being used is more or less incomplete, but the operations wero carried out quite successfully. It is hoped to socure a proper set next year. The second section of the annual refresher course will commence at the aerodrome today. Reports are to hand that deer in Ihe forests under the control of the Otago Acclimatisation Society are in fine condition this season. During tho past few years tho Society has systematically culled these herds, having cub out over 2000 deer within two years, and this thinning out is evidently having a good effect. The exhibition of heads at Wembley has apparently fired the sporting instincts of people at Homo, for Lord Bclper and party, of London, are arriving shortly to try their luck with the gun. Other overseas visitors havo also secured shooting blocks. A3 a result of tho letting of contracts for rural deliveries in tho Ashhurton district, the following Post Offices will be closed: —Barrhill, Anama, Ruapuna, Lismore, Mataipuke, Maronan, Lowcliffe, Lynnford, Eiffelton, Willowby, Wakanui, Elgin, Seafield, Seaview, Riverside and Newlands. Others are Tinder consideration at the present time. Just on 50 post offices have been closed altogether. The new deliveries, Rakaia to Mount Hutt and Ashhurton to Wakanui, were commenced on Monday. Tho Government of New Zealand has cabled to the British Government offering to send the only New Zealand witness of the murder at Mulhelm. on the Rhine, in 1919, of Lance-Corporal Cromar, for tho purpose of testifying before tho Court at which the ringleader of the Germans, Franz Swaboda, is to stand his trial. Sw<boda, who escaped with another ringleader, Roth, on tho morning after the crime, returnod to visit his Barents, and was promptly arrested. Details of the death of LanceCorporal Cromar show that attacked by a dozen German civilians and shot through the heart before assistance could he given him. In ((onnexion with the sugstystion that the Canterbury Progress League should organise a party to pay a visit to the Waimakariri glacial region at Easter, the organiser of t|he League, stated to a "Press" reporter_ yesterday that it was proposed to invite all interested, in an inspection to meet him at ftll early date to discuss details. Tho arrangement will be that all those who take nart will share the expenses of the trip. The League hopes to go into its new offices in the Chamber of Commerce building next week, and the meeting of those interested in the inspection will probably take place there. Precautions against Infantile ' Paralysis.—lodised Throat Tablets 2s, Formalin Throat Tablets Is 6d, Lysol Is fid and 2a 6d, Condy's Is 9d, Jeyes' Is Id, Listerine Is 6d and 3s, Permanganate of Potash 6d and Is. Large assortment of Throat Sprays from ss. McArthurs, Chemists, MeArthur's Corner, entrance from Colombo street. —6 The woman who has not yet visited Armstrongs' Great Summer Sale should lose no time in doing so, for she is missing, the greatest moneysaving event of the times* Armstrongs' Prices' are unusually low at all times, but the reductions that are being made during Sale time are simply astounding. For example, 40in Marocain Is 9d yard; Children's White Mercerised Sox, 6d pair; 20in Art Silk Hose, 2s 3d, and similar bargains. —6

Before you select your Engagement Bing, you will bo wise to mako your choice from our beautiful selection always on view. You cannot procure better quality or value elsewhere. Our price's aro the lowest in the city—compare them. Newest English designs always in stock, B. 0. Priddis and Co., Jewellers, Cathedral square, near Crystal Palace Thexrtre. —6

If that white clover patch is hardly worth cutting, you can collect the seed thoroughly and economically with our new pattern stripper, which will, in so doing, probably pay for itself and leave you a handsome profit first season. Ask us about it. —Booth, Macdonald and Co., Ltd. —6

J. Johnston and Son, Merchants, Rangiora. (Estd. 1863) Direct Importers of English Guns and American Rifles and Sporting ammunition. P.O. Box 1, 'phone 4._ 9 We Jay ourselves out to do repairs to all sorts of machinery including motor-cars, trucks and lorries, gears, spindles, pistons, rings, clutches, springs, dum irons, main frames, bushes, wheels, rims, wind screens, etc New truck and lorry bodies on any make of chassis. In these lines as in Implements we make only the best.— P. arid D. Duncan, Ltd., 196 Tuam street, Christchurch. D 2817-2322 CABS TO BE PKOUD OR THE NEW 1925 STUDEBAKEPtS. Pride of possession, one of the most pleasurable of sensations, awaits the owners of the new 1925 Studebakers in full measure, for they are cars that appeal to the motoring connoisseur, at every point. Tho owner of one of the new Studebakers will enjoy showing his friends such clever inventions as the duplex top, by means of which tho car is converted from open touriDg model to sedan in thirty seconds. He will also relish the tremendous braking power placed at his disposal by the 4-wheel hydraulic brakes, and will be proud of tho new instrument board, with its artistic grouping of dials in a silver oval. The new massively-desigu-ed steering-wheel, with lighting switch and throttle lever mounted on top; the compact arrangement of the power plant —engine, clutch, and gears all in one unit; the new emergency brake, handy yet unobtrusive, and the new accelerator, of the rubber ball type, all add to tho delight of driving, and contribute to the sense of luxury that comes of finding the means perfectly adjusted to the end. Talking of luxury, full balloon tyres are sU.nd.ird equipment on all Studebakers, this year, the new cars are most beautifully sprung, and the upholstery is deeper, softer, and more comfortablo than ever. Adams, Ltd.,: N.Z. Agents for Studebaker Motors. Showrooms, 152154 High street; Garage, 219 Tuam street. A2G6I-3047

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Press, Press, Volume LXI, Issue 18304, 11 February 1925

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General News. Press, Volume LXI, Issue 18304, 11 February 1925

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