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Mr T. Sufcton has sold his property at Glen Oroua to Mr Ckrke, of Napier. Mr Robert Satton'sfarm in the same district ha 3 been purchased by Mr.Hopping.

If you want something out of the ordinary in building sections, something that will rise in value evary day, sometning to be proud of every day, see Brophy.*

The adjournod meeting of the Borough Council will be held to r night. In addition to general business several motions, previously tabled and published, willcome before the Council.

At the Police Court this morning, F. P. Meyer was convicted and fined os, in default 24 hours for drunkeness and fined4o3, indefault 14 days'vimprisonmen,t for usin^ obscene language Mr Thomson, S M., presided.

We regret to have to announce the death of Mr James Donald, of Roberts' Line, an old and respe3ted settler of this distinct, which took place yesterday at his residence. Mr Donald formerly lived on Kangitikef Line where he was a well-known settler. -He was aged 62 at the time of his death and leaves a wife and grown up family to mourn thsirloss. 1 ho funeral takes place to-morrow afternoon at Bunny thorpe." " '

The Otaki Native College is to be rebuilc as pooa as possible. The Mail understands this tha new college wilt be on similar lints to the Te Aute College, which has done, aad is doing still, a splendid work among young Natives, and to which a number of the advanced "pupils from the Ocaki Native school are sent. The Natives in the Otaki district have been msing the re-establishment of the Native College at Ocaki for many years past.

The billiard mitcb, between J. Campbell and E. Hirkett, played at Mr Bitt-le-meyefs rooms last ntght, resulted in a win for the former, the scores being :— Campbell 750, Birketf; 408. Campbell's best breaks were 62, 46 and 44. Birkett's 47 and 27. Both men were aparently out of form. The winner is opan to play for the championship of New Zealand.'

A Druids' Lodge is being formed m Eketahuna. .

• Dr Van Slyke, eye, ear, throat, and nose specialist, maybe consulted as theClub Hotel, Talmerston, on March o,h. and 10th*

"Mr .T Tait, of Palmerston North, has loined the Wood-Williamson Co. and eft for Auckland to-day.

Mr Henry Wilkinson, who has inst died afc Northallerton in his odo hundred and first year, oaly had two bottles _of medicine in his life, says the "Yorkshire Observer."

"A lot of young women marry who are unfit to take care of a kitten or a canary,1' said tbe "West Middlesex coroner recently.

The Boys' Swimming Club will hold their social iv All Saint's School room to-night, when the prizes won at the recent sports will be presented. Parents and friends " are invited to bcpresent. ..-■.. .

A gentleman at Driffield hag entertained to dinner fourteen of the oldest residents, whose ages ranged from sixtytwo to ninety-two. The grand aggregate of their years was 1,079, giving an average of seventy-seven.

The Fitzherbert bridge was closed ■y,e;terday for traffic, but arraugetnents have been made with the contractors to get stock across after 5 p.m: on "Wednesday, all Thursday, and before 8 p.m. on Friday morning free of charge.

Mr Renoul is the successful tenderer for the'additions to the Otaki Hospital, the price being £9G7. There were three other tenders. Mr G. O'Connor's tender at £6S for the construction o£ the septic tank was accepted.

A recent estimate states that there are in England some 540 women. editors, authors, and journalists. The last census m the United States showed that there are no tewer than 300 women engaged in literary, as apart from journalis ti c, work.

The Eotoiti, which left the New Plymouth breakwater for Onehunga on Thursday night and should have arrived at her destination on Friday, did not get there until 7 o'clock on Saturday.morning. A heavy fog along the coast delayed her.

No criminal business has been set do^-n for the forthcoming sitting of the District Court in Palmerston and only one civil case, a. claim for dissolution of partnership. There are only two cases of bankruptcy, one public examination and one application for discharge.

The Exammar mentions that nine months ago sis of the members of the Ruahine Battallion Band who played at the Palnierston. Band Contest did not know a note of music. The Band was second in the Contest and their performances reflected credit on the conductor, Mr Albert Lawrence. Since the contest he has lost the services of Messrs Eapley, Cosgrove and MacMahon.

Miss Mallet .Renouf, medical and electric masseuse, notifies in our advertising; columns that she U> prepared to treat patients suffering from all nerve troubles. Miss Mallet Eenouf is m possesion of first-class testimonials from London, physicians, which prove that she possesses high, qualifications. She will visit patients at their homes or they can call upon her at her rooms at the Empire Hotel.

Mr Jno. Knight, for many years a. we'll known farmer on Newbury Line r Palinerston. but- for the past fire" yea.*-s a resident of the Waikato, was in Palmerston to-day. He is about to take a trip round the world, which he espects to extend over twelve months. In conversation with a representative of this paper, Mr Knight expressed great surprise at the development and progress of Pahnerston and considers tnere is a great future before it. "

The programme for theconcert to be giveain fche Taonui School ta-morrow night consists rf school choruses, recitations, ins:runiens*l items, drills, etc , >»nd is quite up to the usual entertainments held in previous ye irs. Mr W. T. Wood, M.H.R , has kindly c nsented to preside at the meeting. Tickets have bean selling very rapidly. The annnal picnic wi.l be held on Tuesday. 15th inst., and the distribution of prize* will fcako plice ia the evening/.

Tnat it is possible to own a fair amount of property and still obtain an old .ige pension was shown in four oases at Bsngiora tbe other day. A woman whose property was valued at £508 received i'3,.a man whose property consisted of L 0 acres valued at £S0 and 910' acres valued at £593, on which there was a mortgage of .£450, obtained £8. A woman whose hasbmd owned IL7 acres, valued at £877, on which there was a- £700 mortgage, received £14: AnoSber woman, who had the interest of MOO, and nearly £100 ia the bank, obtained £3,

As sta'ed yesterday, Messrs Hallenstein Bros., of the New Zealand Clothins factory, have secum! 39 feet of the Square frontage of the Eoyal Hotel It is intended to effect alterations so as to provide up-to-date business premises with three display windows there The front shops will extend back a distance 0t0.4 feet, with store rooms behind, and when completed will be a great improvements that part of the Square. The premises are to be fitted up in a highly attractive and commodious manner to meet with the firm's growing requirements. = ft i

Field-Marshal Count Yon TTaldersee whose death is announced in another column, was born in 1532. He entered the German Army in ISSO and served with distinction through the war of 1866 and through the Franco-German cam' paign. In JSS2 he became Quarter-master-General, and acted as Deputy Chief of the General Staff on behalf of the aged Count Yon Moltke, on whose resignation he succeeded to the nosi tionofChiefoftheGeneral Staff CPo Un "t Waldersee married an American lady *ho had received the title of Prince^ Maria Yon iNoer, as the morganatic T$ Tt °- E '^,' ate PHn"e FXiel o? iSahleswiE-Hblstein. Count Yon Waldersee commanded the allied forces durng the.Bssar trouble in Caina

The Eev. C. H. Moralaod, the new headmaster of Christ's College, interviewed on his arrival frnm En»land. last week S3 id i n regard to education ■ generally he t,ad always held strongly that wh« should be ainisd at was the formation of a cood strong character and' the making of-capable citizens. Athletics he considered a very valuable adjuncD to school life so long as it was not slve,su oo Prominent a place. There could be no aoubs that healthy outdoor sportjrwere aa important factor m the development of self-reliance and pluak as well as of a sense of honour and fair aeaing. 'I am not a worshipper of brute force." added Mr Moreland, « bui B valuable aujuhary to school wor fc.»

Warren gents' cycles, £11; 12 months' guarantee.-^Clarkson'sColeinan Place.*

On Sunday afternoon service was Held for the .first time in the;recently erected Anglican Sunday School at Hokowhilui There was fully 40 pupils present,

Mr E. lueson, of the Hokowhitu, intends leaving for atrip to England per the lonic.-. He will make an extended stay in the Old Country.

Mr, Maurice J. Nathan.' of! London, and Mr A.-J. Nathan, of Palmerston Worth, are about to make the overland trip to the Hot Lakes.

The Mayor of Timaru calls a meeting for to-morrow to discuss tUs proposal to present a piece of plate to the battleship New Zealand.

Oceanic covers 12* 6d, Phenomenon pattern ; gas lamps Us ; freewheels 12< od (fitted).—ClarksonV, Colem<tnPlace.*

Harry Brooks, a railway surface man, was run over by a trolly laden with railway sleepers at Owaka on Sunday. -Brooks, who is a single man, is in a critical condition.

At the annual picnic held by the -Jackejtonrn school last week, two special prizes presented by Mr W. Park for the most popular boy and girl were won respectively by Max Voss andNorah McJiwen.

A man named Robert Measlem a tiireshmg mill o <vner, was yesterday committed for trial at Waimate on a charge of attempting to shoot John Lambbell outside the Studholme Junction Hotel on the 2nd inst. Accused was admitted to. bail.

Meetings -held in London and} the Australian States on Sundaym celebration of the British and Foreign Bible Society's centenary,.-were largely attended. Ihe service at 8t Paul's Cathedral was attended by Queen Alexandra and the Prince and Princess of Wales,

_ ,_^i havo to acknowledge receipt from Mr W. Park, bookseller and stationer, of a very useful map of. the eastern portion of China, Korea and Japan, from which, a good idea may be obtained of the localities which are the scene of the war between Russia and 'japan. The map is being sold at a nominal price.

A small organ, given by Queen Victoria for the use of the craw of . her yacht during Divine service, has just been sold at Portsmouth. The instrument was put xip at auction on board the King's yacht Victoria and Albert, and only the crew were permitted to bid for it. The organ was knocked down to a carpenter's mate for £2 Ids.

It is stated by a Waikato paper that g-reat is expressed by all sections of the community in record to the manner in which Native affairs are administered in that part of the colony, as it is almost impossible to get restrictions remou-d which kept the great bulk of the land in the King Country locked up and unavailable for agricultural purposes.

The Baptist Church Anniversary services will be. continued to-morrow evening. A public tea will be held at &.30, lo be followed by a, public meeting. .Addresses will be given by the Revs. S. Baker and E. Richards, also Messrs Palk and INutsey. Special anthems will- be contributed by the choir, which, judging from their Sunday's effort, will be well worth listening to. h

A large number, of friends gatherer! in the Foresters' Hall last night to bid adieu to Mr James T. Collinson. who is leaving Palmerston ]N\ for Auckland. The hall was prettily decorated with flags and evergreens, etc. During the evening songs were contributed by Mrs L\ Richards and Messrs L. and J. Collinson, Maclean and De Luen, also a pleasing recitation by Mr J. Archibald. Messrs. P., Tombs and H. S. Porteous supplied extras. The singing of " Auld Lang Sjne" brought a ve/y enjoyable evening to a close. . '

The Rev. Leonard If. Tsitfe. who is at present a lecturer for the Temperance Alliance of Great Brisain, baa resigned his position as a minister of the Methodist Church of New Zealand, ilia resignation was not accepted by the Conference fitting in Auckland. It is uuderstood that though he wishes to resign from the ministry Mr Isitt intends to return to the colony .as soon as bis British engagements permit, and that he will probably stand for Parliament. Jlig supporters are confidenc that thore are ptveral seats either of which bs cauld

Mr L. Merton Bunz, of Christchureli. who has for some years made a spscial study of tlie light method in connection with the treatment of skin diseases, has just received the nei-essary apparatus for applyiog the radium rajs cure. The construction of the apparatus provides for the radium shining through a thin piece of aluminium to the part that is to be. treated. Mr Bunz has (says the Lytlelton Times) in the past achieved considerable success with cases of skin diseases, but he has already found the radium rays efficacious in a case which had proved insensible to the Finsen treatment. The apparatus contains 25 milligrams of radium.

In the Arbitration Court at Welling ton, on the 4th instant, judgment; was given in the claim of .Rink v. Nathan and Co., heard at Palmerston North at the last sittings. This was a claim under the "Workers' Compensation for Accidents Act in respect ot an injury to the back sustained while working as a carpenter at the C:mpany's Makino Factory. The judgment of the Court wa« delivered by Mr Justice Chapman, am\ decided that Kink yeas entitled to £18 18s for disablement, with £7 7s costs and expenses and disbursements to be fixed by the Clerk of Awards. Mr P. H. Cooke, instructed by Mr W A. Sandilands. of Peilding, appeared -for the claimant, and Mr Cooper for the defendants.

Mr W. Reed, who has disposed ot his business in the Square, entertained his former employees at his residence last evening. During the evening Mr J. T. Follas, on behalf'of (lie employees, proposed the health of the "Host and Hoste«s," and in doing so expressed the pleasure felt at the gDcd feeling which had always existed between Mr Reed and his employees. He also referred to , the kindness of their hostess in times of sickness or distress, when she had always given a helping hand. The toast was honoured, enthusiastically. Mr Eeed thanked those present for their kindly references which he could see were heartfelt. Songs were given by Messrs Folks, T. Bucknell, J. Stevenson, A. Dixor and Scadeler, and recitations by Mr J. H. Hayhow, and a very plpasunt re-umon terminated with " Auld Lang Syne." Centaur cycles, £20; Tribune "Blue Streaks " £20.—Ciarkson's Coleman Place.

_ John Thompson, son-in-law of Mr irank Valentine, of 34, Dixon street Wellington, was accidentally drowned in me Patea river on Saturday*

• .A'man named Oscar- Hope has been arrested at Lawrence on a charge of wife desertion at Richmond, Victoria, io January last.

' The Arbitration Court hits given judgment in the PaWrsrnn North compensation case of Richard Andrews, enginednver, Palmorston North.' against George Albert Gammon and Wiliiim Alfred Graminon,anwmill(=rs,D.innevi)rk-'. The claim us for coinoen'sation arising out of claimant's third finger of the right liana having been crushed while he was "i the ocr, of oiling the engine. The pourt trea'ed the claimant as pu-tiUly incapacitated duri")/ one mon'h, anrl awarded the sum cf £5. As a statement of A< drews to the manioer misled bk employers, and probably caused the litigation, no co?ts weru allowed. Mr MeLon appeared for claimant, a; d Mr lunes for respondents.

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Manawatu Standard Manawatu Standard, Volume XL, Issue 7785, 8 March 1904

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