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ON THE FOURTH PAGE.

Live stock. School Committees. Sporting. Coursing. Football. District News, Excellence in Handicrafts.

Candidates for the musical examinations .of the Associated Board are reminded that all entries will close on Monday, May 2nd. Forms may be obtained on application to the honorary secretary, Mrs R. T. Walker. The Otago Acclimatisation Society during the past few mouths have erected on the banks of various streams in Otago no fewer than nine comfortable huts (each capable of accommodating from four to six of a party), with all cooking utensils and furnishings necessary to add to the comfort of anglers. At the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, before Mr F. W. Williams, J.P., a young woman named Mary Collins, charged with stealing goods valued at £5 4s 9d from a house in which she was employed as a domestic servant, was remanded till this morning. The hearing of the Mount Vernon estate case will he commenced at 10.30 a.m. to-day, before tho Chief Justice and Messrs T. E. Croseo (Assessor for the Government) and Mr J. R. Lanauze (Assessor for the claimants). The amount claimed for the estate by Messrs A. H. and J. R. Harding is £184,719. The Napier Sailing Club intend to terminate a very successful sen,son by holding a ball in the Theatre Royal on Friday, May 27th. This is the first time that the club have undertaken such an affair, and they intend to spare no efforts to make it a great success. A strong committee consisting of tlie following has been formed; —Messrs Gardener, Rochfort, E. Taylor Norman, A. Brown, N. Heath, D. Gillies, R. J. S. Riddell, A. M‘Carthy, J. R. Morgan, S. Norfclioy, F. W. Triggs and B. Cotterill. Messrs A. A. Corhford and G. A. Broad are the honorary secretaries. After the transaction of ordinary business yesterday afternoon the Napier High Schools’ Board of Governors went into committee to consider applications for vacancies on the teaching staff of the Girls’ School. On resuming, it- was recommended that Miss Florence Bressey, M.A., of Dunedin, be appointed to the permanent position of assistant mistress in succession to Miss Shand, resigned, and that during the absence of the headmistress, Miss Spencer, in England, her classes be taken by Miss Mabel Bowman, M.A., of Napier, and tho general charge of the school be placed in the hands Miss Kirk, first assistant. These recommendations were adopted, and the appointments formally made by the board. Hawke’s Bay sheep dogs have been signally successful at tho various collie dog trials held recently. At the Martinborough Collie Club’s trials held on Thursday and Friday last, Mr Peter M‘Donald, of Maraekakaho, secured three out of the four first prizes offered with his two dogs Don and Darkey, the former winning two events and Darkey one. Tho remaining events all foil to a Hawke’s Bay owner, Mr J. G. Hntherla-nd's Fan being the winner, while the same owner also secured a second, a third, and a fourth

prize, with Bob, Eogne, and Crib, respectively. At Hawera last week, Mr T. W. Muir, of Maraekakaho, gained two first prizes and one second prize with his dog Speed. Mr L. W. Davifi, Of Taradalo, was judge at the Hawera trials-

flw Gayerilmefit (sflya the Victorian correspdriderit O'f, the' Cany Times”) have decided to’ Submit to the ejectors the question of whethet religious instruction is to be glyeh iri the Stai-e schools. Following the example of Mi* Kingston in South Australia some years ago,- the referendum is to be taken as an Executive act. A commission of all the Protestant churches a few years ago took evidence on the Scripture education question, and as an addendum to their report drew up a series of Scfipture lessons which were regarded as perfectly nunsectarian, and they asked that these should be included in the ordinary State school curriculum for children whose parents did not object. Of course, the Roman Catholics have strenuously objected to the change, their contention being that it would increase their disabilities under the existing law. The question has been a thorn in the side of every candidate at election time, and the Government has got out of its difficulty by flinging it to the electors themselves for solution. The election and referendum will take place cm June Ist. The death is announced of Mr John William Williams, late of Pakaraka, Bay of Islands, at the age of 77 years. The deceased gentleman was the fifth son of the late Archdeacon .Henry Williams, and was born in the Cay of Islands, with which district he was associated for the greater part of his life. He was engaged in sheep-farming there till 1894, when he retired and came to Napier to reside. He represented the Bay of Islands constituency in Parliament for two terms during the seventies, and was a consistent supporter of the late Sir Harry Atkinson. He was a first cousin of the present Bishop of Waiapu, brother of the Yen. Archdeacon Williams, of Te Ante, and Mr T. C. Williams, of Wellington, and second cousin of Mr F. W. Williams, Mayor of Napier. He leaves a widow, seven sons and three daughters, the majority of whom reside in New Zealand. Three of the sons Mr E. H. Williams (the wellknown solicitor). Mr Alick Williams (manager of St. Lawrence station), and Mr Gerard Williams—reside in Hawke’s Bay. The deceased, during the active period of his life, was well known throughout the colony, and during his residence in Napier made many sincere friends here. The funeral will leave liis late residence, Cameron-road, at 2.30 p.m. for the Cathedral.

A meeting ot the Napier High Schools Board of Governors was held yesterday afternoon, and attended by Dr Moore (Chairman), and Messrs T. Tanner, R. D. D. .McLean, J. C. Westall, 0. H. Edwards, and the Rev. Dr Sidey (secretary). Leave of absence was granted to Air J. Vigor Brown. Dr Moore was reappointed Chairman for the ensuing year. The annual statement of accounts, certified to by the Auditor-General, was laid on Die tabic. The headmaster, Air A. S. AI. Poison, repotted that work had progressed satisfactorily at the Boys’ School during the term now drawing to a close. The roll number was now 107, including 23 boarders. The conduct and progress of the scholarship holders during flhe term had been satisfactory. It was decided to congratulate Mr Poison on the results of the term’s work, and to thank Air Andrews for the interest which he has

displayed in promoting the boys’ spoils and instructing them therein. A donation of £5 was voted towards the salary of the Hawke’s Bay Cricket Association’s professional coach. It was resolved to hold a special meeting of the board in committee at an early date, to draw up a curriculum and prepare regulations as required by section 9 of the Secondary Schools Act, 1903. Accounts and salaries amounting to £504 0s 4d were passed for payment. Sir John Forrest repudiates the assertion by Mr Walter Malcolmson, cabled from England, that Western Australia is a slave State of tho Commonwealth, and that the existence of the indenture system places aborigines of the north in a position worse- than that -of the, negroes in America in tho days of slavery. “To judge of tho treatment of aborigines,’ remarked Sir John, “one has to be well acquainted witth their habits and customs. To a young Englishman, or one who has not travelled much bi a place like Australia, the sight of semi-clothed or naked natives would at once give the impression that they were very harshly treated. As a matter of fact, in Central Australia and in the tropical northwest the natives never wear any clothes whatever, men, women or children. That is their natural condition, and if they arc not living amongst whites there is no necessity to force them to wear clothes. People who have no knowledge of the habits of the aborigines are thus apt to form opinions that are entirely erroneous. I don’t know Mr Malcolmson personally,” continued Sir John, “but 1 re-

member that he has written several times before on this subject, and this letter is merely a rehash of his complaints. Every policeman and police magistrate in Western Australia is specially appointed a protector of the natives. The indenture system is framed for the protection of the native, and tlie agreement is usually for 12 months, and must be signed before a magistrate. There is no compulsion whatever, and a native need not enter into it unless lie desires to.” The New South Wales Government some little time ago decided to obtain sixty new locomotives for the railway, ami the Ministry called for tenders and stipulated that the engines were to he mn. together in Die Slate. Two private linns put in for the contract, and a third tender was received from the FiUroy Dock, which is a branch of the Public Works Department. This was, to tlie surprise of everyone, considerably lower than tlie two others. There was some doubt as to the ability of tlie dock plant to do the work, but the Labour party strongly urged that its tender should be accepted. The Government, after some hesitation, decided to appoint a Hoyal Commission, which has reported against tlie dock.

The commission included railway experts from South Australia, Victoria, and Queensland, and, with the exception of Mr Thow, the chief mechanical engineer of New South Wales, lias recommended that the engines he built at the Eveleigh workshops by the Bailway Commissioners, but it discounts this recommendation to a large extent by laying stress upon the prevalence of tlie “ca* canny” system among the ironworkers of New South Wales. Mr Thow considers that the sixty engines tendered for would cost £43,260 more than the £279,000 named in the report of the majority, and he regards the labour conditions existing in New South Wales as precluding such engineering efforts, unless commercial considerations are set aside. Mr Thow incidentally remarks that “there appears to be a deep-rooted objection among the men both to piecework and the bonus system,” and that there is “an unaccountable hostility among the workers to any system of increasing output other than by employing more men on day wages and the laying down of a larger plant.” BEIASCO’S UMBRELLA WORKS.Ladies’ and Gents’ Umbrellas from Is 6d to £2 10s. Just landed a large shipment of the very latest novelties and designs in Ladies' and Gents’ Umbrella Handles. Come ami choose your handle and have an umbrella made to suit your special requirements. The largest stock of umbrellas in Hawke’s Bay to choose from. Every umbrellil is guaranteed 12 months. Bring along your old umbrella and we will re-cover it and make it as good as new, from 2s 6d. ir your draper cannot supply you with our makes send direct to us.

WHY PAY KENT? when by joining tho HAWKE'S BAY PERMANENT BUILDING AND INVESTMENT SOCIETY you can become your own landlord? Advances made on Freehold and Leasehold Securities. Interest as low as 5 per cent, per annum. Principal and interest repayable by monthly instalments extending over periods from 2 years and upwards, No commission. Low cost of Mortgages. Other advantages. All information obtained on application at the Society's Office, Tennyson - street, Napier, to Mr J. B. Fielder, Secretary, or to Mr Joshua Bennett, Hastings. Tennis Racquets. Tennis Racquets.— Please note that Tennis Racquets can bo repaired and rostrum? in the very best style at Arch. King’s, saddler. Emersonstreet. Yonr favourite old racquets made equal to new. Bicycles and sundries. Bicycle repairs on the shortest notice.

SYNOPSIS OF NEW ADVERTISEMENTS Wenloy and Lauauze, notice as to claims against steamer Indra. Intimation regarding Eddio Mothorcl), jun. Napier Sailing Club’s first annual ball to be held on Friday. May 27th. Tail and Mills, supplies of fuel. William and Thomas Carswell, notice of dissolution of partnership. Now Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company, Limited list of agencies. Borough of Napier, payment for rats. List of polling places for Clive River Board election on Saturday, 30th instant. Black cloth skirts at Saunders’. Owing to tho increase of business, Mr Elston, phrenologist, has decided to extend his season in Napier by two weeks. W. Elbourne, address to Clive River Board ratepayers. Wanted, a fencer; apply to F, Hutchinson and Son, Rissington. Ladies’ jackets and underskirts at Cash Millinery Emporium. .lames Mills’ horse-covers. Rolfe and Co., under instructions from I Mr A. F. Oldakor, sale of land near | Stortford Lodge saleyards on Tuesday, i May 10th.

Wanted, yourift pian a# Wanted, a ladymolp. Plain cook wanted; apply to Kies L. L. Bcecroft, llaetings. ,T. Ballantyn© and Co., ChHfitohurch, laffini productions in dresses, blotwings, laces Eftfd ribbons. Mr Frost dentist, will bo absent visitimr Dannovtfko and Waipukurau on the 26tU, 27th, and 28th instant. TO-DAY'S ENGAGEMENTS. Napier Borough Council. nOVflinationa to All one vacancy duo before *Km, AUCTION SALES TO-DAY. Motftonn nrilo Of fruit nnci T WUmfmS .and h Keltle, Limited, stock Ba it(lW;iy , «nS Co., Stock sale at Kaik‘lsSwll4'n ßky . Farmers' Cooperative •Association, Limited, stock sale at K Now n Zoaland Load and Agency Company, Limited, stock sale at Kaikora. cl., at Wonloy and LananzO, Stock sale at KaliVnra.

BEIASO’S am DYE WOEKS, DjeJS and Oleanera, HagfirpjM-streot.—LadiOi and Gents’ Clothing cleoftod and dyed in first-class style. We have installed a complete up-to-date plant fof arycleaning." Ladies’ Bloascs, Fflfley Dresses, etc., cleaned by this method without injury to the most delicate shades or textures. Glove-cleaning a specialty. Feathers mado up, cleaned, dyed, and curled by Mrs Bnaeco equal to now.

Lamps in great variety, just, landing, with latest improvements, including Rail. Hanging, Bracket, Hand, Piano or Organ; Students’ with green shades; any ot these make a useful present; Mantles and Chimneys for Incandescent Burners; Spirit Stoves, 6d, 9d; Kerosene Heating Stoves, 63 6d, Bs, to 30s. —lnspect at Hardy's.

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ON THE FOURTH PAGE., Hawke's Bay Herald, Volume XXXIX, Issue 12743, 28 April 1904

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