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In another column we draw our reaJers attention to the Aquatic Club concert which takes place on Wednesday night. The final practiqe of the Ladies Mawhera Hockey Club before their series of matches against the Hokitika teams, will be held at the Police Camp R.>serve this afternoon. All members of the club nre requested to be present. The pastor and deacons of a church at Logansport, Indiana, have been pained to learn that a tin ball on the top of the church flagstaff contains a half-pint of whisky and a pack of cards. Practical jokers placed them there 50 years ago, with the church records. There is a girl in Christchurch ■wlio should make her way in the world. She cycled along the street the other day steering with one hand; the other towed a four-wheeled pram. Amongst numerous telegrams and other expressions of condolence received by Mr and Mrs Comport, of Rinni, in their recent c sad bereavement, was the following thoughtful message wired by the Right Hon the Premier : — "It was with profound sorrow that I read in the papers that you had lost your promising boy, and hasten to tender you heartfelt sympathy and condolence. I regret not being near to say a good word to you and your good wife in your hour of trial. There is consolation in knowing that the separation is only temporary.—Signed R. J. Seddon." It is stated that one contractor in Masterton has received orders to rebuild or repair nearly 80 chimneys. It is calculated that the recent rise in the price of wool means an increase of nearly . £2,000,000 over the returns of 1901. This is represented to be all profit. At a meeting of the flaxmill owners in Invercargill it was stated that there we about 200 flaxmills in the colony, employing over 5000 hands, and during nine months of the year paying £350,000 in wages. Last year these mills produced about 40,000 tons, aggregating fully one million in money. Mr Leopold de -Rotschild celebrated the victory of St. Amant in th© Derby by donating half a ton of coal, a parcel of groceries, 10s in money to each of the widows of Newmarket, and presented every school child in the neighbourhood with a half-a-crown. It is reckoned that one-third of the ordinary shareholders in English brewing companies are women. Of titled ladies there are 464, including 68 duchesses, marchionesses and countesses, 296 who have the title of "lady," and 100 honourables. Of rank and file there ssro between 30,000 and 40,000. The amount of money invested by them in these shares is a little over a million. The i clergy, however, beat the women, for these hold £1,600,000 worth of brewery shares Exchange. An Odessa despatch of 3rd June states that the war at that date had already cost Russia £25,000,000, and military experts estimate that Port Arthur and what it contains in ships, guns," munitions, stores, fortifications, and the rest are worth at least another £25,000,000. Pawnbrokers and bankers in Russia are suffering from the blows administered to rliem by the State Bank. The bank advances money on all kinds of goods at an annual interest of 4j per cent. "Woodville bakers liave rafeed the price of bread to 7d cash or 8d booked. The Auckland Star states that a despicable thief recently stole the tiles from a grave at Purewa Cemetery. One of the effects of the snowfall in Christchureli was the breakage of a number of telephone Avires, an examination of which showed that they had been partly eaten away wiVh rust. The damaged lines are being replaced with copper wire. Waikaia people (writes the Southern Standard) got into a soate of mild excitement last week' through one of the local dredges obtaining a century. The .dredge in question, the Duke of Gordon, has been getting well over 50ozs and 60 ozs almost since starting, but last week obtained lOOozs 12dwt, the record return for Southland. The dredge is privately owned. The Lady Anne, another privately owned concern, yielded 82oz for ii-.o week, The achievement of the Duke of Gordon was excusably celebrated ly a smoke concert; A Chinese "can b? trusted in a business tranaetion where a Japanese cannot, says a writer who knows his East. The foreign residents of the Orient have the greatest regard for the word of a Mongolian. If a Chinese undertakes a contract he will carry out the terms of that contract, though, it impoverishes him. There is no trick lye will not play to win his ease where his word is not involved, bub once let him give tha-t word and you can back on it that he will die rather than betray it. The Japanese are crafty business men. So long as they see profits in sight they will hold to a contract, but if there is a chance of losing, Mr Jap, in the majority of cases, will find some means to get under CQYer before the crash comes, The theory that ©tir railways are amongst the most deadly on earth, if not actually the deadliest, received some statistical report from Mi- Herries. The following figures refer to the proportion of railway employees per thousand killed and injured during the financial years ending 31st March of the years given: _1904, killed 1 in 1756, injured lin 14 ; 1903, killed lin 4437, injured 1 in 13; 1902, ki^ed in 1039, injured I in 17. In England the injuries range from 1 in 100 to lin 150. Apparently, the deadliness of our railways has increased wii:h the march of: time, because the injuries employees were : 1 in 33 in 1892, 1 in 29 in 1893 and 1 in 33 in 1894. Even New South Wales and Victoria are better off than this colony, as far as accidents are concerned, *he 1902 figures feeing: New South Wales lin 19, Victoria lin 29. . Thirty-two debt summons were issued in Timaru last week. The July yield of West Australia was, 192,3060z5, compared with 212,5010z last year. A rich find' of native copper with gold in a quartz matrix is reported from outside Queanbeyan, N.S.W. The Melbourne manager of the P. and O. Company considers that there is absolutely no hope of floating the Austra^ A determined crusade against eon. sumption, is. about to he carried on by the officers of the Public Health Deparmentment. You are not BALD. No, you are not bald if you have a "slight down" on the scalp. The hair roots must still be m existence otherwise this do-wn could not exist. CapUla Hair Tonic viU. §ree «s newed hfe tq the ha^ bulbs, and make that down grow into healthy hair. What it has dene for others it will do for you. All chemists and stores 3s. 6jd a bottle." On enquiry as to the state of Mr John flarper*d health, we are sorry to hear that he has been uncoDscieDce since yesterday and very * little hop.;s are entertained of his ultimate recovery. — Kuniara Times. Mr Hawkins, the new member fop Pahiatua, ha* declined to aocept a purse of soveriogs from his oons ituents on the ground toat he hns not yet won his spurs. The Government prop sses to sipplp members with copies of Captain G D Hamilton's book, " Sport of New Zealand." It never pays to feel shaky about the style of you* clothes; on the contrary, it pays to bo well dressed. The world, judges by appearances and the man who is not well dressed loses much. We never allow a man to feel unhappy about the clothes we sell him, our prices are both fair and reasonable, considering the honest work and general excellence pub into the suits. A. Mahan's Mawhera Quay.-- Advt, You sejlinn Wood?' the Chinaman a«jke ?, Phe chemis his desk f orsook, md favoured his interlocutor F7ith a calmly quizzical look, 'You no savee? Me muchee oold, Vie hpssee tellum me, STou catchum Woods' Gleat Pep*mm On.' tfakum all li! You see?" F, you have rheumatism, gout, or

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Grey River Argus, Grey River Argus, 16 August 1904

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