Henry Willoughby, husband of the native woman who .was burnt to death at Gisborne, was committed to Pakatoa Island for one year. Ho inherits a fortune of £40,000 from his wife's estate. A young South Canterbury farmer, who has for somo years past been workingl in secret in an endeavour to perfect a flying machine, considers that he has now nearly reached the goal at which ho is aiming. He intends to make a trial flight with his airship at an early date. The framework of the ship is of bamboo, the wings all of calico, and the propelling power is a 24 horse-power motor. The inventor is Mr Richard Pearse, of Waitohi. On Friday evening next a lecture will be given in the Municipal Hall by Mr C. W. Palmer under the auspices of the Navy League. The lecture will be illustrated by limelight views descriptive of the evolution of the modern battleship from the Viking ships of the Saxon period; the revolution in the mode of naval warfare during the time; progress in gunnery and the method of armour-plating; naval heroes of the past and life at eea to-day. As the lecture is exceedingly interesting and instructive, and as no charge is made for admission, it is hoped there will be a large attend- , anoe.
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Two female offonders wore before the S.M. Court this morning on charges of drunkenness and received the usual penalty for their misdemeanour from Mr A. D. S.M. On Friday, 29th October, a. turtle, which weighs between 2 cwt and 3 cwt, and whose shell, measures 36in by 28in, was captured by Mr A. Blackwell at Tryphena, Great Barrier. A corresjiondent of the New Zealand Herald states that the creature is quite tame, and eats from the hands of its captor. His Excellency tho Governor gave a dinner last night in honour of the King's Birthday. Tho invited guests included tho Prime Minister (Right Hon. Sir Joseph Ward). Minister for Internal Affairs (Hon. D. Buddo), Mr Justice Cooper, Dr Newman (Mayor of Wellington), and various foreign Consult*. Dr Truby King, who was the founder of tho Karitano Home (Dunedin), and has been tho living.force behind the Society for tho Hoalth of Women- and Children, which has been the direct result of tho successful ;operation of the smaller and original organisation, has been obliged, owing to failing health, to sever his connection therewith. Sir Francis Price, having disposed of his Hawke's Bay property, intends leaving for England shortly. The Putorino station consists of thirty-two thousand acres native leaso, and was sold as a going concern, including nine thousand sheep and two hundred and fifty head of cattle, to Mr Patrick Patullo, of Dunedin. Auckland bank managers characterise tho complaints of several local bank clerks as to small salaries and long hours as too ridiculous to answer. Most of the men are satisfied with their (( con "~ ditions," remarked one manager. "But as in every other industry or business, there is always a certain dissatisfied section which is always trying to stir up strife." Tho Arbitration Court gave judgment for appellants in the Napier case in which Bull Bros., builders, appealed against a Magistrate's decision fining them for having dismissed an employee because he was secretary of the Painters Union. The Court held that' the evidenco showed that King was dismissed because his work was not satisfactory. The appeal was therefore allowed with costs against tho Inspector of Awards. Argument in the Levin will case, in which the point at issue was whether Miss Mona B. Levin, youngest daughter of tho lato Mr W. H. Levin, of Wellington, was entitled to receive on.attaining her majority tho accumulations of surplus income under the will, was continued at Wellington on Monday after* noon before Mr Justice Cooper. The case was resumed this afternoon. The amount of tho accumulations is nearly £40,000, and of tho total estate £200,000. Tho annual military ball was held ire the Municipal Hall last night and proved a great succoss, there being 95 # oouples present. Tho visitors included the Mayor and representatives of volunteer corps from all parts of the Dominion. The special feature of .the function was tho excellent music supplied by Mr J. Small's string band, which consisted o£ Messrs J. Small (piano), C. Mowlem (violin), C. Pickering (cornet), and J. Wingato ('collo). During an interval extras wore played by Miss M. Primmer, Mr Langford, and Lance-Corporal Simeon. The arduous duties of M.C. were capably carried out by Vols. W. Turner, Fen ton, and Bugler Dilks. Tho supper, which was supplied by Mrs Rawlins, was much enjoyed, and everyone was highly satisfied with her arrangements. The Ohincmutu pa was in a ferment of excitement on Saturday week, caused (says the Hot Lakes Chronicle) through the native residents of that village taking part in a taua. This ancient custom is a punishment inflicted on offenders and their relatives for some wrong done, and in olden times the taua w,as an almost universal form_ of punishment. The principle of a taua is a confiscation of articles by tho tribe to which the offender belongs, tho laitter's. nea.rest relatives also being affected. On this occasion tho party offending, it is alleged, developed a great affection for another's wife_, and being caught in the act, of bestowing such affection was made tho victim of a taua. A troupe of natives. numbering nearly a hundred, marched into the pa, and indulged in hakas and war dances, after which a universal confiscation of all kinds of articles, including greenstone, mats, clothing, guns and livestock, was systematically carried out. A large number o£ visitors were attracted to the pa, and were greatly interested and amused at the demonstration. Mr Kenrick, S.M.,, gave judgment at Gore in the case brought by the Dental Association against W. T. Splatt, who was chargcd that, not being registered under the Dental Act, 1908, and not being a medical practitioner, he did unlawfully havo attached to his business premises the following words: —"Painless dentist upstairs. Painless extractions, 2s 6d ; complete set of teeth from £3 3s. Hours, 9 a.m. till 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 till 9 p.m." implying, or tending to the belief, that ho carried on thepractice of dentistry. The Magistrate held that under the English case bearing on secion 21 of the New Zealand Act there was nothing to prevent a. man from doing dentist's work, and that itis not wrong for. him to inform the publice that he does what .is lawful for him to do. But. although he may act as a dentist, he shall not call himself a dentist, or use words implying that •he is: qualified to do tho work of a dentist, unless registered. In view of the fact the Splatt's name did not appear at all » on the premises, and the fact that he employed a. qualified dentist, Mr Kenrick held that tho words did not imply that Splatt was the painl ess dentist referred to. The information was therefore dismissed. Notioe of appeal was lodged. v
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Manawatu Standard, Manawatu Standard, Volume XLI, Issue 9067, 10 November 1909
Manawatu Standard Manawatu Standard, Volume XLI, Issue 9067, 10 November 1909
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