NEWS OF THE DAY
Motor Koad to Milford,
Tho advisability of constructing a motor road from Invercargill to within Bix miles of Milford Sound, via Te Anau Downs'; station, the Eglinton Eiver, and the Hollyford Valley was urged by; Mr,' A. H. Coekburn at the Southland League .Conference (states the "Southland Times"). He suggested that' a tunnel, should be constructed through the; Gertrude saddle; This funnel would be the link between all the wonderful tourist attractions of Southland. Mr. Adam Hamilton, M.P., said that he was pleased to hear such ah enterprising suggestion. There- was no knowing how rapidly the county would be developed. .: ,«;. "All Making Good." Arrowtown is the birthplace of the; Minister <if Internal Affairs (Mr.- P. A ; de la Perrelle), who is at present in Dunedin (states the "Otago Daily Times» J)i; On Saturday afternoon the Minister received a surprise visit from several, of Ms school fellows and former friends of "Arrow," now resident in the Otago Prpvinco, who warmly congratulated Mr. de la Perrelle on his elevation to Ministerial rank, and the hope was expressed that he; would be long spared to carry out the important duties allotted- to him. In replying, the Minister said that the,impromptu meeting gave him a great deal of pleasure. Recently he had ha.d an opportunity of visiting the far north'of Auckland 1; ho had been almost to.the top of the other Island, and; wherever he had journeyed he had pleasant visits from callers'who ?, ■■%? m 8 w^6 residents- of either the otago or Southland districts." They are all making good," siid Mr.- de la Perrelle, "and tlie North was glad to receive thorn. \ In my travols I have certainly learned that the northerners and Southerners are distinctly good ■pals.^That : is/a fine spirit!'.'v ■ Collocting Swans' Eggs. : ,; "That the incoming council be recommended to discontinue the collection of swan eggs this season on Lake .Miesmore," was a motion passed at the annual meeting of the North Canterbury Acclimatisation Society (states ™c Chnstehurch ."Press"). "I think ' £"' i7^- W getting ana ■': we: should rbfi^areful^^gala^Mr. L.. Thorn-^ '.sp^/w^o^^tea-.thftMsdluHpniv-'-Mr."!,'l C. Knight spoke strongly in favour of ■■Jhfr-?no.tioni v; 3;hßar.--h»d-ii6""fooiitPol,6T6r the nesting place of ducks, he said, but the swans Were different. .Those thov could, control. It was easy.:to. say that the. swans were, still' on: the lake in large ,numbers. : They were, but all k^^ov^quickly iheir numbers: be- - came d^p eted. .• The society could exist without the revenue:derived from swan Wbut itxouldnotvdo without license hoWers. .last, season,: too, the collection of the eggs was left top late. Many had seen cygnets out on the lake 'with-' C fT ya; P?r^- They had .been left J,J*S "±Or ,themß^es. s Maintaining that the swan was the greatest-enemy o^^ grey duck, Mr., W. Deans was whole-heartedly in\ favour", of WagW war against/ the swans, both by destroying them and collecting Was The swan disturbed thfe nestinf place. * o f ducks^ a^d^often killed the^ duckHngs: Mr. D.,P. Hobbs was in favour-of reducing the number of swans in order to.leave more food for the ducks, but said there was no excuse for taking them late m; the season tod leaving the young swans motherless. The in-: coming council will consider the meeting's recommendation. ••: . . , , .
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