NEWS FROM COUNTRY. DISTRICTS.
[FROM: OCR OWN CORRESPONDENTS.] CAMBRIDGE. THE ordinary monthly meeting: of the Cambridge Borough Council was held on Thursday evening. Present: His "Worship the Mayor (Mr. W. F. Buckland), and Messrs. 0. Boyce, K. Davies, C. Roberts, and J. Ferguson. The secretary*of the Auckland Acclimatisation Society wrote in reply to j.n application from the Council, saying that if iho number remaining on hand would permit, a supply of ova would bo sent when the cool weather sets in. Received. Two letters were received on the subject of the proposed bridge over the Waikato, to the effect that it measurements and details of the proposed structure were supplied, Messrs. Souter and Co., of Cambridge, and Mr. A. Brittain, of Ohristchurch, would submit estimates. An application for transfer of an allotment from Mr. P. Howard to Mr. C. Eraser was granted. Permission was granted (he Gun C'uib to shoot in Mr. E. Souter'a grounds, near tho edge of the river. It was decided to rer.lv to a circular from the Auckland committee of the 3eddon testimonial, that as the Premier would be visiting Cambridge and locally entertained, the Council could not see its way to assist the Auckland committee. It was stated by tne Mayor that the day suggested by Mr. Seddon for his visit (March 17) clashed with the Ngaruawahia regatta, the committee of which had wired the former, pointing out this fact. He (the Mayor) had wired there was no wish to clash, and that they nad better communicate with the Premier. The Mayor threw out a suggestion that the gathering in the Premier honour be held in the Domain lake grounds. The financial statement showed the present overdraft when accounts are paid as £255 9s 6d. A number of accounts were passed for payment. TE AftOIIA.
THE first matches in connection with the newly-formed To Aroha Gun Club took place on Thursday last. During the day Mr. J. Dobson gave an exhibition, managing to break 25 out of 28 birds. Six handicap sweepstakes were fired off, with the following results: — No. 1: J. B. Johnston, 1; J. Rowe, 2. No. 2: J. Jackson, 1; J. B. Johnston, 2. No. 3: O. F. Pilling, 1; J. Maingay. 2. No. 4: D. Wright, 1; H. <lotz, 2. No. 5: J. Burke, 1; D. Wright, 2. No. 6: J. Rowe, 1; Arnaboldi, 2. A return tennis match between Waihi and To Aroha was played recently on the Domain ground. At the first match about two months ago Te Aroha had slightly the best of the games, but this time the visitors completely beat their opponents, winning by 39 games, 239 being played altogether. Afternoon tea was provided. The following are the scores:— Ladies' Doubles: Mrs. Gotz and Miss Payitt (To Aroha) beat Mrs, Hopkins and Miss Benin er (Waihi), 9-7. Misses Lawn and J. Hirst (To Aroha) beat Mrs. Hopkins and Miss Oilmour (Waihi). 9-7. Gent.'a Doubles: KenricK and Hague Smith (Waihi) beat Cave and Bryers (To Aroha). 11—7. Croucher and Cranwell (Waihi) beat Allen and Cavanagh (To Aroha). 11—4. Macdonald and Torrens (\V ami) beat Cooper and Burton (To Aroha), 11—7. Hopkins and Morgan (Waihi) beat Cooper and Burton (To Aroha). 11—7. Combined: Mrs. Hopkins and Mr. Kenrick (Waihi) beat Mrs. Gotz and Mr. Bryers iTo Arohal. 11—9. Miss Pavitt and Mr. Cave (Te Aroha) beat. Miss Benner and Mr. Croucher (Waihi), 11—7. Miss Gilmour and Mr. Oranwell (Waihi) beat -Miss J. Hirst and Mr. Allen (Te Aroha), 11-8. Gent. B Singles: Kenrick (Waihi) beat Cave (To Aroha), 11—4. Croucher (Waihi) beat Bryers (Te Aroha). 10—6. Cranwcll (Waihi) beat Allen (To Aroha), 9—3. Cavanagh (Te Aroha) beat Hague Smith (Waihi), 9-7. Macdonald (Wailn) heat Cooper (Te Aroha). 9—7. "Torrens aihi) beat Burton (To Aroha), 6—l. Harvest thanksgiving services were held in St. Mark's Church on February 23. The church was nicely decorated with greenery and flowers, and there was li plentiful supply of fruit, vegetables, and grain. Tho services, morning and evening, were taken by the Rev. Dr. O'Callaghan, vicar of the Thames. The congregations wero large, and tho music was verv heartily sung; in the evening t-tainer's anthem, "Ye Shall Dwell in the Land," was well rendered by tho choir. The first anniversary of the new Methodist Church was kept nn on Sunday, 23rd ult. There were good congregations at all tho services. The preacher of the day was the Rev. S. Griffith, of Mount Albert, the late superintendent of the circuit. Special music was rendered by the choir, who wero helped by several visitors. During his recent visit to Te Aroha, Sir J. Ward was approached by the Dsmain Board and residents on several matters pertaining to the welfare of the town. Sir Joseph also stated in reference to the grant passed by tho last Parliament for the Domain that there need be no anxiety about it, as it would probably be available after tho end of the financial year, March 31. For the purpose of laying off tho grounds ho would he willing to send the gardener from Rotorua, or if He could not be spared a, gardener would be sent from Wellington. With reference to an increased subsidy for the doctor, tho Minister stated that a balneologist would be appointed. who would have cliareo of all thermal districts: if such an authority was appointed it migEt be worth the Government's while to anpoi-it a resident doctor at £300 a year, the fees collected being retained by the Government. ' The Minister held out no hope of an early enlargement and improvement of the railway station. OTOROHANGA.
A FAREWELL social was tendered to Mr. and Mrs. W. Cowley on Wednesday, February 19, on the occasion of their leaving this district for their new home at Mangapeehi. Dancing and hilarity were lcent lip till early morn. A very valuable clock had been subscribed for but had not. arrived. This is to be forwarded to Mr and Mrs. Cowley as a farewell gift from the residents. The lady friends of Miss Nolan (who accompanies Mr. and Mrs. Cowley) presented that young lady with a gold brooch as a partinc- token of friendship. Mr. Cowley hiis left to fill an important position in Messrs. Ellis and Burnand's sawmill at Mangapeehi. The return tennis tournament between Otorobanga and Kibikihi took place here on February 22. and resulted in Otorohanga winnine all five matches. In the evening the visitors were entertaned in tho hall, and left for home in the small hours of the mornine, after having had a most enjoyable trip. It is to be hoped that these matches may become an annual affair. On February 26 a smoke concert was tendered to Mr. McrfaugTrt. the local saddler, who. with his family, has left for Te Kniti. Mr. McNaught has always taken a great interest in outdoor snorts and will be much missed hero. Mrs. McNaught has been presented with a handsome album by the residents as a small marl: of the esteem in which she has been held here. Tho additions to the school are getting on fast. When finished it will be an important feature in the architectural beauties of our town. ■ ______—».
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NEWS FROM COUNTRY. DISTRICTS., New Zealand Herald, Volume XXXIX, Issue 11903, 3 March 1902
NEWS FROM COUNTRY. DISTRICTS. New Zealand Herald, Volume XXXIX, Issue 11903, 3 March 1902
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