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The Kiwitea County Councii meet* on Saturday. At Palmerston yesterday, Old Boyj defeated the Feilding hockey team by 13 to nil. Health Inspector Wilson, of Marton, is at present making a torn through the Kimbolton, Apiti, and Rangiwahia districts. Mr Crewe, Mayor of Pahiatua, was a visitor to Feilding to-day en route to Auckland and Rotorua with Mn Crewe, on a pleasure trip. The sneak thief at Palmerston yesterday put hia hands in the pockets of several of the Feilding hockeyites 1 clothes which were left in the dressiug rooms at the Show grounds. One player lost a silver watch and chain, another 7s in silver, and several other small sums of money and return railway tickets to Feilding.— -Times. At the conclusion of the rabbit meeting at Waituna yesterday, Mr R. McLennan said that they wero indebted to the editor of the Star for sending a reporter to their meeting and it was the first occasion upon which they had been honoured in that way. They had a real live man at the head of the &tah oow and he hoped that the farmers would show their appreciation of his enterprise. The statement was received with considerable applause. Speaking to a Stak representative last evening, a prominent resident of the town said that he had paid a visit yesterday afternoon to a spot a short distance above the locality where it ; was pointed out in yesterday's issue j that there was danger of the Oroua river breaking through and eventually doing damage to the town, and during the five minutes he stood there he saw j fully a chain of the bank washed completely away. He considers thq warning given in yesterday's issue came none too soon. "' Mr A. M. Ongley (familiarly kuowu iv athletic circles as " Joe "), who was admitted to practice as a solicitor by the Chief Justice at the last sitting of the Supreme Court in Palmerston, left for Wellington this morning in order to be duly enrolled. He-pro-poses soon to leave the local Magistrate's Court office, where he has been employed for some time past, and to begin the practice of his profession iv Feildiug in partnership with another young solicitor. He will carry with him ths best wishes of his many friends for his future iraeoesa.—Standard.

Inspector Blundell, officer in charge of the Stock District, and Inspector Miller were amongst those present at the rabbit meeting at Waituna yesterday. The Borough Engineer, Mr Webster, is inspecting the locality where erosion is taking place by the Oroua River today, and will report fully on the matter to the Council to-night. Members of the Manchester Rifles are reminded of the Government parade this evening. Section Commanders must attend and bring their roll books. Another of the older generation of Maoris has passed away in the person of Nuku Takerei, who died at Putiki last week, aged 80 years. He is said to havo been one of the band who fought under Te Rauparaha. During the Maori war he fought with the friendly natives— Chronicle. Mr Nutter, of Cambridge, is leaving for England to claim a fortune of £60,000 that awaits him (says the Auckland Herald.) Mr Nutter, who is seventy-eight years of age, and in humble circumstances, heard of his good fortune quite by accident. The agricultural science class, in connection with the ' Technical School, will commence in the High School at 7.30 p.m. on Saturday, the 28th inst. Only four have hauded in their names so far, but it is to be hoped that many more will come forward when the class once makes a start. Full information as regards the syllabus of work can be had on application to the director. At the Salvation Army gathering last night two gentlemen well versed in the political and municipal government of this colony had a difference of opinion on the subject of freethought. One speaker said that even athiests supported the Army's social work. The second gentleman expressed surprise at this remark, saying there were no athiests nowadays. One of the clergy present came to the rescue, however. He said that in one sense both speakers were right, as there were men who thought they were, or pretended to be, atheists, of whom the , Psalmist said, "The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God." The Mayor writes making a correc- , tion in the letter on tho Water Rate. Where the annual rental does not exceed £12 10s the rate will be ten [ shillings, not 10 percent, as mentioned, and this applies to properties the ' capital value of which is under £200. ; The second group should read as ap- ■ plying to properties whose capital , value extends from £200 to £3333. He . says "I attribute no blame to the * staff of your valuable journal for the l error as lam satisfied it was a mis- * take in the typing of my draft." , Lord Selborne recently inspected , 5000 Chinese coolies in the compounds | at the Glen Deep, Jumpers' Deep, and " Simmer Mines. His Excellency ex- ' amined the " boss boys," who, in reply to questions put by the officials, said that all the whites over them treated them fairly, and that they were comfortable, and earned more than they could earn in China. At . Jumpers Deep some of the coolies pre- , sented a petition declaring that they did not wish to go home, and that, ii . they were compelled to do so, they wanted the balance of their three 1 years' wages, as they had given up * situations in China. When the High r Commissioner left a Chinese band j played " God Save the King." j At the Feilding Court this morning, . before Messrs G. Kirton and J. Cobbe f J's.P., a number of parents appeared for failing to send their olive branchei to school The usual excuses were offered, but in the majority of case* small fines were inflicted. One pareni 1 was quite indignant, and said that ii * was " A daylight attempt to rob pool i people and it was time the Education i Board was bottled up." " Fined 2s ' , rang out a stentorian voice from the I Bench. Before Messrs W. Carthew I and J. Cobbe, J's.P., R. Dick, foi l assaulting Walter E. Turner in the Square on Saturday night, was fined ? £1 and costs £1 lis 6d, or in defaull 1 seven days' imprisonment with hard > labor. The ordiuary monthly meeting oj 3 the Loyal Orange Feilding Lodge, y No. 53, was held in the Oddfellows ) Hall on Tuesday evening last, when s t largo attendance of members were i present. The Worshipful Master, Bro, i Smith, presiding. After the genera) routine of business had been transacted, six members was duly initiated into the Order, and several were proJ posed for membership. A general 1 discussion took place re the businesf > to be transacted at the Grand Lodge » session to be held in Palmerston Nortl t on July 25th. A resolution was alse > carried unanimously, asking the Hon W. Hall-Jones to retain the Premier- . ship of New Zealand, as the Lodge t consider that under his jurisdiction il woidd tend to better the Governmeni of the colony. A copy of the resolui tion is to be forwarded to the Hon ' the Premier. After minor busines*: * was transacted, the Lodge was raised . to the R.A.P. degree, when two memI bers was duly raised in a most impressive manner by the Worshipfu] Master, Bro. Smith, and P.M. Bro Creighton.

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Feilding Star, Feilding Star, Volume I, Issue 16, 19 July 1906

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Feilding Star Feilding Star, Volume I, Issue 16, 19 July 1906