LOCAL & GENERAL NEWS.
Mr F. 08. Loughnan, S.M., left Blenheim yesterday on a. short visit to Palmerston North. He will probably return-on Wednesday next.
On the recommendation of a special committee, the Borough Council decided last night that tho extra £50 asked, for by the Beautifying Society be paid for this year only.
The Picton Road Board notifies in this issue that it is proposed to stop part of the public road, Waikakaho. Plans of the road are open to inspection at the offices of tho Pelorus Road Board, Havolock, and the Picton Road Board, Blenheim.
Manufacturer's stock real .ostrich feather boas, white, black, and colors, to be sold at half the usual prices, at Thomas's.—Advt,
Our Picton correspondent writes:— The prospects for the championship regatta at Easter are decidedly c°°d as far as the Picton crews are concerned. Strenuous practise takes place regularly, and' almost all the events on the programme will have local contestants.
Men who appreciate a whisky thart has been carefully distilled, fu'ly blended, and patiently aged, drink Watecn's No. 10.—Advt.
The unemployment list ordered to be placed in tho Town Clerk's office a fortnight ago was returned to • the Borough Council at its meeting last night. It contained the names of 15 men with 53 dependents. Councillor B. J. Cooke claimed, that it fully justified the statement he made at the previous meeting as to the existence of a good deal of unemployment. He guaranteed that the list did not represent half the number of people out of work. The list was referred to the Works Committee.
j You will find it will dp your cold good. . One dose of Baxter's Lung Preserver easevS a cough or cold in the head; take a few more doses and get rid of it altogether. For all chest troubles Baxter's Lung Preserver is a quick, sure, safe remedy; ask anybody who has used it. For Is 10d you can buy a big bottle from any storekeeper or chemist. At the first sign of a cold think of Baxter's Lung Preserver; it will save you many miserable hours, and perhaps a dangerous chest ailment. The clean sweet flavor makes it pleasant to take. —Advt.
The lease of pastoral run 121, Kekerangu, containing 52,000 acres, was sold by auction at the Lands Office to-day, and was purchased by Mr H. Maclde, of Kaikoura, Pastoral run 121a, of 6000 acres, in tho same locality, was passed, in.
Charles Harvey, a, seafaring man, was arrested at Feildmg charged with the murder of a Chinese named Wong Wav Ching at Wellington m September * last. He was brought before the Wellington Court to-day and remanded till Friday next, on the application of the police.
Smart navy serge costumes, latest styles, at Thomas's.—Advt.
\n Auckland press message states that Robert Kerriman, an educated Maori, was arrested for obscene language. Esther Faber, a woman with whom he was living, declared that unless ho wore released she would take poison. Kerriman was not released, and she rushed to her room. A constable followed her, and was just in time to snatch away &■ bottle of poison. Kerriman entered, and a struggle ensued, during which the woman drank some of the poison. bhe was removed to the hospital, where she is recovering. Kerriman was sentenced to a month's imprisonment for obscene language and obstructing the police.
Throughout the Dominion —throughout the world —everyone, everywhere is looking for time and labor-saving devices. Have you any ideas on the matter? However small, they may be worth patenting, and may bring in a small fortune. Get our free booklet, "Advice to Inventors." Write if you cannot call.—Henry Hughes, Ltd., 157 Featherston Street,- Wellington. — Advt.
in a letter received by the Borougn Council last, night Mr D. C. Bates, the Government meteorologist, said that the remarks he in ado when examining the sunshine recorder at Blenheim .recently, with regard to the advisableness of having additional mpteorological instruments installed in this town, appeared to have been misunderstood. The provision ot such facilities rested with the "higher authorities. Nevertheless, he himself was anxious to see the scope of such records -extended in. Blenheim; they were very desirable and would have ranch importance. The Council resolved that the Government be asked to equip & climatological station in Blenheim and informed that the Council would be prepared, to supervise the taking of observations.
It is/certainly more serious to be a, sufferer from chronic coughs than colds in the the head, though both are dangerous; Prompt steps should always be taken to get rid of the trouble. We recommend .Baxter s Lung Preserver as the quickest and safest remedy to be had in New Zealand. Ask for it at any leading chemist or storekeeper's shop, the Is lOd size being usually sufficient to banish the average chest or head cold. You need not hesitate to take Lung Preserver; it is a safe remedy for children and adults, and is considered one of the few reliable cough mixtures obtainable in the Dominion.— Advt.
Lucerne meal at £3 los per ton is a cheaper feed than wheat bran at £5 os per ton (says Hoard's Dairyman). In one ton of bran there 'are 12301bs of digestible nutrients; in one ton of lucerne 10441b5. In ;i ton of bran there are 2401bs of protein, and in a; ton of lucerne 2201 bs. In other words, lucerne meal is almost equal, if not equal, to bran as a feed.
First show of new winter goods to morrow -at Thomas's.- —Advt.
The Mayor of Christchurch has telegraphed as follows to the Prime Minister:—''Very strong feeling exists here in favor of the Government taking in hand the question of relief for the poor of Belgium. A small supertax on all sources of income would be so light that no one would feel it, while the result would meet present requirements. The voluntary system has done much good, but cannot go on indefinitely. 1 strongly urge the Government to take prompt action so that everyone, would contribute according to their means."
Spectacles versus Eyestrain.—Eyestrain and consequent headaches are always relieved by proper glasses. Consult Coote and Sandstein, ophthalmic opticians, 348 Lambton Quay (opposite Bank of New Zealand), Wellington, who will give you a thorough examination. Certificated opticians, with ;18 years' English and .Colonial experience. London certificates. Consulta-' tioii free. Note: Visits will be made to Blenheim every quarter. Dates will be advertised later. —Advt.
At an early hour on Saturday morning a girl in. the employ of Dr. Cowie, of Masterton, heard the window of the dining-room open, ami saw a man enter. She crept stealthily out of the window of her own room into the street without awakening the household. The police were informed, and were soon on the spot, with others, and a search revealed a. man hidden behind the door oS the sittingroom. He was a remittance man named Samuel Wall, who has recently been in straitened circumstances. He had helped himself to supper, and changed his boots for the doctor's, but otherwise he had done little damage. Later in the day he was sentenced to three months' imprisonment.
Kirkcaldie and Stains, Ltd., are holding a, special sale of ladies' costumes, dresses, dressing gowns, blouses, etc., at their showroom in Blenheim, for one week only. Considering the goods offered, are of special value and fashionable, the ladies of Marlborough should attend this sale.—Advt. •.
A rather dramatic and not altogether pleasant incident occurred on a Wellington bowling green -on. Tuesday afternoon, in wliich the status of a German resident who has undergone internment on Somes Island was called into question. The German in question (says the Dominion) is an. old member of the club, and one who was formerly held in great respect. For some offence against the law he was interned on the island, and- was liberated again a few days ago, since when he has visited the green tv.-o or three times-. When about to commence play on Tuesday afternoon another member objected strongly to a. member of an enemy country being allowed to play, and he personally objected' to playing the member jn question. The person most interested was dumbfounded at the speech, and after asking the speaker if Ire were in earnest and receiving an answer in the affirmative, picked up his bowls and walked off the green. j
RHTCUMO TS THE GREAT REMEDY FOR RHEUMATISM. Rheumo comes as a boon and a blessing to those troubled with RHEUMATISM and kindred complaints. It cures effectually and permanently, for it eliminates the excess uric acid from the blood. Chemsts and stores everywhere—2s 6d and 4s 6d.—Adrt.
5 Frank Smith, who had pleaded guilty of sheep-stealing at Livingstone, came up for sentence at the Supreme Court this morning. The prisoner had been working in a water race in the- back country and had taken two lambs and skins off dead sheep. Judge- Sim said that as the mam bore a goou character and it might be assumed to bo an isolated offence, he would be justified in inflicting a monetary penalty. He ordered him to pay a rine of £30, and to bo kopt in custody till it was paid for », term not to exceed six months.
Watson's No. 10 whisky is of unvarying quality, and has a mellow maturity, rich flavor, and purity tfcat pleas the connoisseur.—Aovt. The Omaka Domain Board has informed the Borough Council that it will not favor the sale of the old race • course reserve until it has been accorded such an area on the Wither Run as would ensure it a quid pro quo as to revenue. The Mayor expressed the view that the Board was not treating the Council fairly in the matter. If the Board was in the habit of backing down from its bargains in this unbusinesslike way the sooner it was dissolved the better. It was resolved to remind the Board of its previous correspondence, in, which it agreed to bear a third part of the cost of acquiring the public park on the Wither Run by means of a sale of its property, and ask it to inform the Council "why it should not consider itself justified in adhering to the arrangement. Special display of new millinery at Thomas's.—Advt.
In an action in the Supreme Court a.b Palmerston North (Lands Department against C. E. Vile, of Bulls) to compel tii.e transfer of certain lands acquired under the Land Act of 1912, tho Department's counsel .said that a. settlement had been arrived it. Vile had purchased a section in the Ohakea- Settlement winch he was not entitled to do, as at that time he was holder of other settlement land. Vile satisfied the Department that he had acted in a bona fide manner and in ignorance of the law. He hud. since transferred the section to a person legally entitled to hold it. The Department agreed to withdraw the action, but was anxious that the public should realise that there were restrictions against the aggregation of Crown or settlement land, and a^o that the Department was determined to enforce them in every case. The patriotic spirit, always re liable —"Watson's No. 10 whisky.— Adv*
Mr Edward Cutts, the veteran Riocarton trainer, who died at Chokebore Lodge, Christchurch, on Tuesday at.the age of 77 years, was probably the best known and most popular trainer in the Dunedin racing world. He and■ his brother George came to New Zealand as boys, and were connected with Mr henry Redwood's stable in the late 'oO's and early :60's. Mr "Ted" Cutts conti:ri.:xl in tho employ of Mr Redwood for about thirty years, during which time lie trained and rod© many old-time performers. The deceased accompanied Mr Redwood's horses to Australia on several occasions. Mr Redwood purchased Chokebore Lodge, and Cutts trained his horses there for about ten years, when he bought the place, and set up as a public trainer. During the past thirty years the deceased gentleman has'- acted as private trainer for Sir George Clifford, and during that timv* he has trained the winner of nearly every important event in the Dominion.
*ne patriotic spirit, always reliable—Watson's No. 10 whisky.— Advi.
"A doctor can do a great deal'to-; wards educating the public, and by that means prevent, to some extent, "the tremendous amount of self-drug-ging and the taking of quack remedies which undoubtedly goes ,on," said I>r Irving, president of the New Zealand Medical Conference at Dunedin. He continued: "Legislation cannot compel people to refrain from taking drugs, or being influenced by reading advertisements of a. complaint which always seems to be the very ono they are- suffering from. I. shoiild like to say here that T consider legislation passed in the Dominion and carried out by the Public Health authorities has clone a great* deal, far more than is realised by the public. to p\it down some of the worst type of quacks, and our newspapers, too, compare most favorably with many of those coming from Great Britain, which advertise in the most barefaced way drugs, etc., calculated to do the utmost harm to the moral and physical condition of their dupes. The medical knowledge of most people, as fair as there is any, is a survival ot theories formed of doctors.in the .dark ages, and teaching that when there is any doubt as to the nature of a disease the liver should be made the scapegoat is still deeply engraved in the public mind. There should be r.u mystery in medicine. The state of a case as the doctor sees' it should be explained to the patient as far as possible, taking care not to go to . the other extreme and make confusion worse confounded by using long technical names or persisting in telling him gruesome details of operations."