Messrs. J. H. Bethuno and Co. announce in our auction columns that to-night, at 8 o'clock, at Qieir rooms, they arc holding an auction salo of the new subdivision known as Plimmerlon Extension, fcituated about half a mile from Plimmerton railway station. Tho ealo presents an opportunity to those in search of seasido residential sites, and as a result of the improved railway service, which it is hoped will be inaugurated by the Government, it is expected that these sections will increaso in value. There is good boating and fishing in the vicinity and adjacent to the sections being offered is an area of bush, a portion of which is being permanpnt.ly reserved for residents. The subdiviuion is approached by a well-formed road. Lithographic plans may bo obtained on application, and the terms of sale aro set forth in tho advertisement.
For Lieut. Knox's lecture at the Town Hall to-night, on " The British Navy, Foreign Warships, and Dockyards," the doors are to open at 7.30 o'clock. At 8 o'clock the audience is to be asked to stand while Mr. Hunt plays a few bars of "The Dead March," out of respect to the memory of the bluejackets of H.M.S. Encounter who lost their lives in the recent catastrophe in Sydney Harbour. Two other organ solos are to be played by Mr. Hunt. A Navy League circular is to be issued during the evening, containing a series of interesting facts well worthy of perusal, and it is particularly desired that the audi- | ence should take these leaflets away from the hall for further circulation. Some 400 front seats (downstairs) have been set aside for the use of members and their friends. Boys unaccompanied by adults are to be seated at the back of the hall. All juvenile members are requested to wear their medals. Hon. Dr. Findlay, vice-president of the local branch, is to take the chair. A Press Association telegram from Christchurch, received this afternoon, stated: — "The weather is again beautifully clear, and harvesting has been resumed with all energy throughout North and Mid-Canterbury." iittracted by the fine weather and the sights and sounds peculiar to a large Home, steamer berthing, a large number of people assembled on the Queen's Wharf this afternoon to see the lonic come alongside. On the inner side of the outer tee there were some hundreds behind the chains barricading the space to be occupied by the liner. A man 'named Love has been admitted to the hospital suffering from injuries to the head sustained through his falling against a circular saw in motion. The Hon. A. W. Hogg, Minister 1> iioads and Bridges, will be invited b the Lower Hutt Borough Council to open tho Melling suspension bridge, now completed across the Hutt River. Under the heading "Chanoe of a Lifetime," a boot business is advertised for sale.