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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

The Henry-Pott's revival mission, which concludes to-night has proved very successful in Gisborne. The Otaki Dairy Company is guaranteeing Is per lb for butter-fat from September 1 to the end of April for milk for Wellington supply. The Palmerston North Rifles draw attention to their advertisement in another column re a plain and fancy dress ball, to be held in the Oddfellows' Hall, Cuba street, on Friday, Aligust 26th. So successful was tho ploughing match held in conenction with the Wairarapa P. and A. Society, at JMorisoii's Bush, last week, that it is contemplated . making the match Jin annual function. Government is to be urged by the Federation of Labour to acquire coal leases on the East Coast of the South Island, with a view to opening up mines there; also to take over and work the Wallsend mine for the good of the State. When the Vatican—the Pope's residence in Rome—was thoroughly cleaned a quantity of repainting was done. The work employed 5700 people for six months. Merely in cleaning wall-papers 1000 loaves of bread were used daily. He missed the pleasures of home! Francois Gellet, who was arrested for theft in Paris on July 8, confessed that ho was an escaped convict, and that his otnlj r desire was to return to the prison he had foolishly deserted some time ago. The following tenders were received by Mr Robin Hood for the erection of a residence on AwaJiuri Road: R. Heald, £434 10s 6d; W. Howard, £415 10s; W. Wilkinson, £410 10s; W. Irvine, £397 j T. Collins, £381 10s (accepted). A. splendid block of greenstone weighing two tons was , unearthed about a month ago in the Callaglians district. It consists of an exceptionally fine quality of stone, and lias evidently attracted notice, as the owners (states the Westport Times) have received an offer of £200 for it. The United States submarine Salmon, which sailed from Quiiicy (Massai'liusetts) on Jnlv o, arrived at Bermuda on July 10. The trip was milertaken to "demonstrate the practicability of submarines making ocean trips " The Salmon carried a crew of twenty officers and men, and the peed averaged from six to ten knots.

Mr W. H. Ferris has been appointed chief hemp expert to the AgriculI tural Department. It is stated that there is a proposal to start Northern Union Football ill Wanganui. There are stated to b-e fully five hundred homing pigeons in the varous lofts in Masterton at the present time. Mr W. Reid returns thanks in another column for sympathy extended to him and his family in connection with the death of Mr Strawbridge. It is understood that the. Government Intend (to start another State -sawmill in the neighbourhood ol' the Main Trunk railway line. A M!asterton resident is reported to havo secured an important appointment with a company which is exploiting British Now Guinea. LAn old -worna.n who had come to Feilding a few weeks ago was yesterday examined before the justices and ordered to be sent to l'ornua. It is stated that the matter <>i twinging down ian lamendineiit ol tho Noxious Weeds Act has been under the consideration of the Government for some time past. The Canterbury Times and Labour Council has decided to write to the Premier demanding; the resignation of Hon. G. J. Smith as a member oi the Legislative Council. Timaru hairdressers discussed tlio proposal to raise the price of hair-cut-ting from 0d to Is., but tho project fell through, owing to one of the most important establishments declining to make any alteration. In reply to a suggestion from the Wellington Presbytery the Wellington Trades and Labour Council had decided—by 17 votes to 12—to appoint six members of the Presbyterian body the question of a closer relationship between the church and labour. Mr Justice Cooper excused from attendance no less than three jurymen on account oi" deatness at tho Supreme Court in Palmerston yesterday. Ihree dairy farmers who lived a long distance from town, and who employed 3io labour, were excused. They grow vegetables on ii_ large scale in the neighbourhood of Melbourne. Mr J. Galvin, of liamua, who recently returned from, a trip to Australia, imi'ormed an Eketahmiii Express representative that he visited a farm where 72 acres oi : <;auliflowor.s and cabbages wore under cultivation. ■V successful rally of the ReformParty was held at Uuntervillo last nimbi. Addresses were given by the following members of Parliament: Mr Allen (Bruce), Mr Malcolm (Clutha), Mr JJuick (l'almerston), Mr Gutlirie (Oroua), and Mr Fisher (Wellington Central). (Jwmgc to pressure of business Mr Masso.v was unable to be present. David Novakovitch, a Belgrade waiter, last month failed in a Remarkable charge of assault against Radoy Jord, a colleague. Jord's defence was that Novakovitch left a letter saying that he had committed suicide, and that after an agonising search for a day and a night he found his comrade snoring in bed. He was so enraged that he struck him m the face. Jord was acquitted. The trial of the three, men and two women charged with delivering German military secrets to the French Intelligent Department at Nancy was concluded at Leipzig on July 9. The woman Anna Zarlenga, was sentenced to six years' penal servitude, Albert Luck' and Alois Wiesskopf to four years each, and Karl Luck to two years. The other woman implicated, Pauline Ranch, was acquitted. Mr Bayliss, Director of Experimental Work in the Agricultural Department, stated at the Provincial Conference in Auckland that it had become the fashion to speak of the " poor North." One tiling he would impress on Northern farmers—they always had the great advantage of climate over the Southerners. They could make soil, but they could not make climate. Miss A. Campbell, manager of the New Zealand Viavi Co., advertises in our columns a free health talk to ladies for to-morrow afternoon at 3, in the Forresters Hall. These talks are said to bo very •interesting, as well as instructive, and it would be well for the ladies of Feilding and districts to avail themselves of this opportunity of hearing them. Mrs Goodbehere will preside. Interest is working up in the coming 52-milo walking contest between Messrs Woollatt and Beaumont. On the day of tho contest (September 7), Mr Woollatt will leave the centre of the Squaro at 6 a.m. and Mr Beaumont an hour later. A judge will follow each contestant. It is interesting to note the international aspect of tho conest —Mr Beaumont is an Australian and his opponent is New Zealand born. The Outlook's special issue, containing the record of Dγ Henry's first live missions in New Zealand—at AVellington, Auckland, Masterton, Christchuroh, and Duuedin —a _copy of which comes to us from editor Grinling, is a most interesting publication. It is full of good things, and lavishly illustrated. As Dr Heinry is to conduct a mission in Feilding presently, this souvenir number should prove particularly helpful and interesting here. Prospects for big returns and high prices for the coming dairy season seem unusually bright (says the Taranaki Herald). The season i.s opening two weeks earlier, stock has wintered well, and there is an abundance of grass. Butter buyers are already in the field, and in the case of one factory wo i'hear that Is has been offered for the season's output. Wlnvb is more, the buyer was anxious to close at this figure.' That factories may get better prices even than this may yet be possible. Aji ■ air of mystery enshrouded the X>resence of a full-sized aeroplane on tho Hutt Park yesterday morning (says the Post). The machine was conveyed by an express to the ground on Saturday night, but, despite such short notice, the fact of a forthcom-. ing trial was soon spread abroad, and a large number of spectators visited the scene of operations on Sunday morning. The machine was pieced together by the owner —Mr Schaef, of Wellington—and a small army of assistants, who appeared to resent the intrusion of the general public. In the afternoon the engine was tested, but no attempt at flight was made. Nothing in the shape of particulars was disclosed by those engaged in its contsruction. A photographer, who sought to obtain a snapshot of the invention, was quickly " hunted off tho premises " before he had achieved his purpose. The Timaru Presbytery held a special meeting last week for the purpose of discussing with the Rev. J. G. Cliapple, of St. Andrew's, his action in presiding at one of the lectures of Mr McCabe (tho Rationalist), in Timaru and some of his utterances at the lecture. Mr Chappie had been asked (says tho Timaru Herald) to attend the meeting, and he took with him a long written defence. The Presbytery decided to take fhe whole matter in committee, but Mr Chappie objected to this, and left the meeting. The Presbytery sat for some time afterwards, and' decided to call upon Mr Chappie to attend a. special meeting of the Presbytery, to bo held at St. Andrew's a fortnight later, under the disciplinary provisions of the Book of Order. Seen after the occurrence, Mr Chappie stated that lie objected to the sitting being private, because he felt that, he had been wronged by previous private dealings with his position by the Presbytery, whose resolutions were published, but not his defence, and the proceedings therefore affected him detrimentally. Hβ had determined beforehand that if the reporters were not present he would take no part in the meeting. Mr. Chappie stated that he thought of publishing his defence in pamphlet fOI ™FRASER'S RHEUMATICO."— Gout and Rheumatic Cure. Read what Mr Chamberlain says: "It ie with very great pleasure I. am able to inform you I find myself quite cured of a "bad attack of Rheumatic Gout after taking six bottles of your Rhoumatico. This was after # exhausting the best doctors' remedies. You are at liberty to make what use you please of theso few lines, as I am very grateful to be so completely cured.—l am, yours respectfully, W. E. Chamberlain, Engineer, Feilding." Do not wait—send to Woollams, Agent, Feilding, at onoe.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Feilding Star, Volume V, Issue 1269, 23 August 1910

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