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LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS

A lady's umbrella has been left at the Stab office. Owner oan have same on application. Entries for Messrs Abraham and Williams' sale at Pohangina — Raumai, on the 9th instant, are now advertised. The Hon. F. Arkwright left Wellington on Saturday en route for England, where he intends to permanently reside. Mr E. Oliver notifies having commenced business as a tailor, dyer, and cleaner, in premises situated in Manchester Square. The police ip Gbristohurch have taken action in several cases of alleged cracker throwing on New Tear's Eve, whioh (says the Press) will come betore the Court m the ordinary way. Accounts tor tbe period ended 80th December, 1906, have now been posted or delivered, and an early settlement in each case is requested by the proprietors of tbis journal. The thief is no respecter of persons, and this was exemplified during a voyage from- the West Coast to Nelson recently, when Mr Acheson, S.M., of Hokitika, was robbed of £80. The monthly meeting of the Directors of the Feilding Permanent Building Society will be held on Monday next, at the usual hour, in the office of the manager (Mr E. Goodbehere.) Messrs Spenoe and Spenco are now offering exceptional value in ready to wear garments for ladies and children, particulars of which will be found in their new advertisement on our front page. To most people the pleasures of the holiday season call for considerable extra expenditure, and a desire to economise becomes prevalent during the. succeeding weeks. In this connection Messrs Bramwell Bros, new advertisement is worth reading. The firm is determined, it appears, to sell cheaper and give speoial advantages to purchasers in appreciation of a record increase of business during the past year. Sir Joseph Ward has booked a passage by the P. and 0. Line, and leaves about the middle of February tor the Postal Conference, whioh opens at Borne on April 21st. Every country in the Postal Union will be represented. The Minister will be accompanied by Lady Ward and their daughter, Mr Gray (Secretary of the Post Office), and Mr B. Wilson (private secretary). He will return via America, arriving in the Colony about the middle of July. A resident of California, in a letter written to a friend in New South Wales, mentions that Thomas Michael Slattery, ex-M.L.G. (New South Wales), whose conviction tor stealing £6968 from a widow named Mary Ellen Scanlon, while aoting as her agent, was quashed by the High Court, has " dropasd into a real good thing in California." He is secretary to a millionaire, and he and bis wife move in the very best society in San Francisco. Several days ago a oablegram was received from Sydney stating that, as a result of the increased price of leather, the Boot Manufacturers' Association, following the lead of the Melbourne Association, had announced that It would raise the price of all boots and shoe* from 6 to 15 per cent from January Ist. On Saturday a Post reporter asked Mr Robert Hannah, a well-known boot manufacturer, it any increase was to be made in the price of boots in Wellington, and was told that the question had not yet been settled. His firm had received notice from tbe different tanners in New Zealand that there is a rife in the price of leather, and manufacturers, he said, must consider this in order to protoot themselves. It was a question that would have to be gone into carefolly, beoanse the manufacturers did not wish to advance the prices of boots and shoes it they oould avoid it. His firm was at present taking stook, and until this was over he could not say •rhat the attitude of the firm would be -, on tbe question,

We are in receipt of a copy of the Railway Time Table for the current month. One of the most vigilant members of the brigade ot wool buyers who visited Timaru last week was a Frenchman. The Herald states that he insisted on sampling the bales to their very entrails, and sometimes nothing was visible except his heels sticking out of a mass of wool. A dozen Ralston targets for the Trentham rifle range have arrived in Wellington, and arrangements have been made for their removal to Trentham, where they will be utilised for longrange shooting (800, 900, and 1000 yds) at the New Zealand championship meeting in March. A Press Association wire says that information was roceived in Christchurch yesterday of the death, at Derby (Tasmania), of Mr 0. Napier Bell, C.E., well known throughout Australia and New Zealand as a civil and marine engineer and dock and breakwater designer and constructor. It is currently reported in Taibape (says the Post) that Mr A. J. Hnrn has obtained £6000 for the goodwill of his license, and a rental of £10 per week for ten years for the hotel property. The Post understands that Mr Wicks will assume the management until the purchaser is prepared to take possession. On Saturday next Mr A. H. Atkinson will bold an unreserved sale of drapery, on behalf of the Sydney Gash Drapery Co., on the premises, Manchester Hotel sample rooms. As every line is sold absolutely to the highest bidder, the opportunity is one that will no doubt be availed of by those requiring this class of goods. It is probable that during next session of Parliament a clause will be added to the Criminal Code Act, to provide for the punishment of hooligans and other larrikins who damage property and make the nights hideous on Christmas and New Year's Eve. The alleged " Waits " will be treated as importunate mendicants or vagrants. The British Mint has been busily engaged in coining tarthicgs. Until very recently the farthing has been an almost unknown coin in many, perhaps the majority of the British possessionsThey are now coined to encourage thrift in the Colonies. By introducing the smallest coin of the realm a saving can be effected on the purchase of goods, and in contributions to church offertories. The special feature of the criminal records for Wellington during the year. 1905, as entered through the police office and Magistrate's Court, is the decided drop in the number of arrests for drunkenness. . During 1904 the total number of cases of drunkenness dealt with was 2106, of which 281 were women ; but during the year just closed there were 880 less arrests (1684 men, 192 women.) In a letter just received by Mr Seeling, aerir., from his son " Charlie/ the well-known footballer, the latter states that at the time of writing, some six weeks ago, the whole of the New Zealandera were heartily sick of the constant travelling, playing and banqueting. It was the same old thing over ana over again, and the men were all looking forvard eagerly to the time when they would be able to leave England on the return voyage to New Zealand. Considering that when Seeling wrote the programme of matches would only be about half over, it is not hard to under* stand how muoh more weary of the tour the team were when they met Wales. Under the circumstances, it is small wonder that they were beaten ; in fact, it is a matter for surprise that our boys made such a close fight of it as they did.— Wanganui Herald.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS, Feilding Star, Volume XXVII, Issue 134, 4 January 1906

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