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LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS.

The American mail steamer Sonoma resumed her voyage to Sydney shortly after two o'clock yesterday afternoon. During her stay in port the steamer discharged some ' 700 tons of cargo, including a quantity of railway material for the New Zealand Go-' vernment. Very good despatch was given ' the steamer at the hands of the local agents, and the stevedores, everything in connection with the working of the steamer being got through in' good time. A number of passengers joined the steamer at this post, amongst whom were Mr. George Niccol, tho well-known shipowner, and Mr. E. A. Price, managing director of Messrs. Buchanan and Co. (Limited), who is proceeding through to Europe. . • We understand that advices were received from London by the mail which arrived on Thursday, that Mr. T. H. Jones, a wellknown resident of the Argentine, has been elected to fill the vacancy caused by the doath of Sir Edward Stafford, on the board of the New Zealand and River Plate Land Mortgage Company. Mr. Jones is now resident in London, and his knowledge of the River Plate matters will bo of great value to the company. • The remains of the late Judge O'Brien,, formerly of the Native Land Court, were , interred yesterday forenoon at the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Onehunga. Prior to the cortege leaving St. Benedict's for the ', cemetery a service was held, and Mass was sung by Father Gillan, His Lordship Bishop Lenihan presiding. Fathers Patterson, Mc--Garrick, and O'Hara were in the sanctuary, and the Bishop pronounced absolution, and preached a short panegyric over the remains. . -V We have to acknowledge the receipt of a . copy of the descriptive and priced catalogue issued for the present year by Messrs. James Laird and Sons, of the. Egmont Nursery, Wanganui. The catalogue is well got up, and contains a large list of all kinds of general nursery stock and fruit trees. Much interest is being taken in Birkenhead in the forthcoming borough election. _'" I Thirteen candidates have been nominated for the nine vacancies. Some of the candidates are in favour of a loan of £9000 for water supply, town hall, etc.- One candidate, wlio states he is "progressive," advocates lighting the borough with kerosene lamps. Other, candidates are in favour of reducing the rates from Is 9d to Is 6d in the £. It is probable that the candidates who are in favour of reducing the rates will - be elected. . In a recent issue we gave the results of the New Zealand University examinations, and in the list of doctors of science was the N . namer of Ernest Sutherford, which should ' have been Ernest Rutherford. • In our ; published account of the «report - which the chairman of the City Schools. Commi/te© will submit to the meeting of householders,, on Monday evening next, the : following item of interest was omitted: <■ The number of meetings held during the \ year was 11, and the attendance of members v : \van as follows —Messrs. Squirrell (chairman). 11; Sherson, 11; Oldham, 10; Mackay, 10-.. Dr. Kinc;, 9; Mr. McLeod, 9;, Mr. HollowSyv.9; Dr. Walker, 8; Mr. A. Rosser, 8. We understand that' Mr. Sher- : son does not seek ftp-election, .. ■ ■- A capital portrait the late Dr. F. W. E. Dawson, who as clulyrman of the hon. " medical, staff of the Auckland ceh'trc of the St. John Ambulance Association, "is now on view in the window, of the Australian Art Photograph Company, ShortlaVid-street, It •, is an enlarged photograph, pa\nt.ed in oils by Miss Stuart, to the order of S. number of past and present members of tfi* Auckland centre, on whose behalf the R&v.CanfW Calder will present it to the connraittee at the annual meeting, to be held at Ss. James* Hall next Thursday evening.' v Our London correspondent sta es: -~* a their report for the half-year to ('ctober 15, the directors of the Bank or Australasia state that the profit, inching £12,575 brought forward, together .with exceptional recoveries from debts provided for as doubtful, enables the director to appropriate £80,000 to a dividend of JB2 per share, payable on the 29th inst., bV'ng at tiie rate of 10 per cent, per annum; 1 on tne ca pital. Fifty thousand pounds hat' been transferred v to the reserve fund (raising the 'latter to £925,000), and £20,000 ha* » cen a PP lied in. reduction of premises accou nt > £14,040 being earned forward. Mr, G. Jennings;; of ! e..Arai, writes:r-------"On the 15th inst. my fi a > William, killed a weasel within 40"ya<js of my residence. " Tho, little fellow madP very plucky fight, of it, and for a shorMF-e it clung on to til* throat of the do* rJf on set after him. W * have been losin°aEP ber of young fowls lately. Some of th« h^n found dead.had wounds in the thro#ft I have but little doubt that our visiff, the cu 'P nt ■ At the Survey Ofls> yesterday Mr. Rcbfc. ■ Leckio was presenter Ilis fellow officers with a small token E esteem in the shape of a purse or soverek 18 . on-the occasion of his approaching man%- -f he presentation ■ was made by Mr. MisK C ™ < %£ Crown Lands, in a M suitable.words. lb* recipient suitably resided. ; A glare of fire was se* last night between eight and nine the direction of . the Three Kings. From the tramway stables it appeared t.A-»'e in the vicinity of i dairy, which was fomerly on the road. In the course of ;/pairs to the Lands and Survey Department fa Cbristchurch, lately, it was found" that th totara timber Was still \ , as sound as when .fijjt used flO yeara agoj J ■-'■■.'■■■., .' ■.■:■'".' [-'■■. ' \ : :"..':■■ ''-'$:Sx : sk ■•:'- '■'-'. ■■'■■'■-■'■"•■''\ :: v'V:t":i :; 0 ■ ; : ''^'^'^.' :%^:i 'vV';:'cr■^.■;l■■>,:;3;:;; i ;;rfl|4

jjmmgmm ; | wmwm,.. Th« American Tobacco Company's traveling representative \ gave a kinematograph exhibition in the Cambridge Public Hall on '{Thursday evening, the whole of the pro'ceeds being Mfcded over to the local library ? funds. There was a fair attendance. The pictures shown were in many cases' really excellent, 1 ■■'■■ -••■••'

, Be Union Company's steamer Mapouriha; with the Southern portion of the English and American mails by the Sonoma, left Onehunga early yesterday morning! reaching New' Plymouth at'a quarter to seven o clock last evening, and left for Wellington at half-past nine o'clock.

The first chrysanthemum show ever held at Tauranga took place on Thursday (our Tauranga correspondent telegraphs), and was a. brilliant success. Mr. Northcroft, the postmaster, had a magnificent collection that .fairly surprised the visitors. The exhibits from Auckland and Rotorua wore also of a very high class.

Amongst the passengers by the Sonoma from San Francisco, was a lady doctor, Di. E. Noble, a travelling lecturer of the Faculty of the California College of Fine lorces. Dr. Noble is on her way to India «,« m ,oses to lecture on the light cure. She has a complete apparatus for demonstration of the method of light cure

■ The number of children likely to attend the festivities at Christchurch on the occasion of the Royal, visit was variously estimated at a teachers' meeting lately. ' One I" ? e! ers c ™* there would be 16,000, another put the number at. 10 000 and a third thought £000 was nearer' the

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LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS., New Zealand Herald, Volume XXXVIII, Issue 11632, 20 April 1901

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LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS. New Zealand Herald, Volume XXXVIII, Issue 11632, 20 April 1901

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