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THE SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES.

LARGE EXPENDITURE. some INTERESTING ITEMS. Auckland votes, [BY TKLTiGRArH.— special correspondent.] Wellington, Monday. The Supplementary Estimates cover 32 pages of foolscap. The items arc many, and involve a heavy expenditure, no doubt in view of the impending general election. For sendees chargeable to the Consolidated Fund the amount is £233,429, while the total chargeable on the Public Works Fund is £147,540. The Speaker and Chairman of Committees eacli receive an extra allowance of £200, making the Speaker's salary equal to £800, and Mr. Millar's equal to £600. A somewhat peculiar item is a grant to Mr. R. M. Houston, M.H.R., for special services rendered as* chairman of tho Native Affairs Committee for a lengthened period. The sum of £6000 is put down for placing people on the rolls. The following are other items of interest : — Aid to acclimatisation societies, £300. Art galleries (subsidies £ for £): Auckland £500, Canterbury £500,- Dunedin £500, Wellington £500. Contributions to Veterans' Homo (£ for £), £500. Contribution to Brussels International Customs Bureau for publication of Customs tariffs, £100. Cost of revising and publishing "New Zealand Flora," £550. Cost of passages of delegates. attending labour conference, £70. Cost of drafting Bills, £450. Compassionate allowance to Messenger Pennifold on retirement from the Government services, £140. Compassionate allowance to Mrs. Murray, Auckland (husband accidentally killed at Penrose), £100. Compassionate allowance to Mrs. Jessie Brown, £100. Expenses in connection with St. Louis Exposition, £750. Expenses of Royal Commission on allegations made by Mr. F. M. B. Fisher, M.H.R., £500. Hand-book on trout fishing, £100. Imperial Institute expenses, £120. Pacific cable, New Zealand's portion of estimated deficit, £8428. Subsidies to "medical associations and printing proceedings, £500. Subsidy to Society for Protection of Women and "Children and Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (£ for £), £200. Infectious Diseases Hospitals : Auckland £2000, Wellington £2000, Christchurch £3000, Invercargill £1000, Waihi £500, Palmerstan North £1000, Timoru £1000, Greytown £500. Deputy District Judge, £750. Repairs ana renewals to Hicemoa (additional), £2500. Working expenses s.s. Tularickai. £1000. Training camps for cadets (half cost), £1000. AGRICULTURE. In the Department of Agriculture the following items occur: —Dairy instructors (seven months' salary), £73; "two hemp instructors and graders (six months' salary), £225 ami £224; clerk to chief fibre expert (six months). £78: analytical and biological laboratories (additional), £300; bonus for discovery of mineral manure, £500; bonuses or advances to assist fruit-canning factories (additional), £1000; bonus for an improved method of preparing New Zealand hemp aud utilising the.waste products, £2000; bonus for best meams of destroying small birds, £250; expenses inspection of New Zealand dairy produce on arrival in United Kingdom, £250; expenses fostering bee industry, £100; expenses in connection with demonstrations in fruit culture, etc., £100; expeses in connection with veterinary laboratory. Wallacevii:« (additional), £400; inspection of imported bones and manures (additional), £100; inspection of dairies and noxious weeds (additional), £1000; potatospraying demonstrations and apparatus, £400; purchase and expenses of Angora goats (additional), £100. WORKING RAILWAYS. Under the heading working railways various votes totalling £259 appear on account of cash stolen by burglars from various South Island stations, and also £100 cash lost in transit, Omakau to Dunedin. An additional £2000 appears for' payments under the Workers Compensation Act. Under salaries and wages there are the following votes which were foreshadowed in the Minister's statement last week : Extra pay in respect of work of a sjjecial character. £2000; amount required to inaugurate fortnightly pay for workshop employees, £9500; extra pay to members in second division from November 1, 1905, £18,000; allowance for night work to members in second division, since April, 1905, £2000. DEFENCE. ; . The principal Defence Department votes are as follows: Stores for maintenance of guns and batteries (additional), £500; maintenance, etc., of launches (additional), £200; capitation, etc., for cadet corps (ad- ! ditional), £465; compensation to Captain Falconer on retirement, £100 ; compassionate allowance of £1 per week to the. widow of the late Gunner Palmer, killed by a gun ' explosion at Fort Ballance. November 2, 1904, £74 ; compassionate allowance to the ; widow of the late Gunner Palmer, killed by a gun explosion at Fort BaJlaace, November 2, 1904, £300; compassionate allowances to {runners injured bv the gun explosion at Fort Ballance, November 2,1904, £200. Naval training rfhip, s.s. Sparrow (additional), £1000; payment of compensation aud medical expenses of membefs of volunteer corps injured while on duty, £200 ; r special grant to cadet corps, £200. POLICE DEPARTMENT. Salaries: Fifteen constables at 7s per diem. £1916; increase of pay to inspectors on promotion to the rank of superintendent —one at £10, two at £25, one ,at £50 (six months) —£55 ; increase of pay to four subinspectors on promotion to the rank of inspectorone jit £30, three at £40 (six months) —£75 ; four additional sergeants at 10s per diem (six months), £365; extra pay to four station sergeants, at Is 6d per diem, £55 ; 14 additional constables, at 7s per diem (six months), £894; increase of pay to two sergeants-major and 66 sergeants, at 6d per diem (six months), £310; lodging allowance to married men of over 12 months' service who are unprovided with quarters (31 constables at Is per diem, six months), £283; cost of Police Commission, £268; compensation to ex-Constable Juriss, £43. LANDS AND SURVEY DEPARTMENT. Inspection, management, etc., of settlement, forest and flax lands, £12500 ; expenses of Land Commission (additional), £8000 ; expenses under Workers' Dwellings Act (ordinary Crown lands portion), £10,000 ; management of State forests (standing timber), £2000. . PUBLIC WORKS. Sentry Hill to New Plymouth railway deviation, £10,000; annexes for consumptives, Christchurch (additional), £4000. THE AUCKLAND VOTES. The following Auckland votes appear »n the Estimates: — Auckland Art Gallery (£ for £), £500. Visiting medical officer, Great Barrier Island, £1000. Auckland Infectious Diseases Hospital £2000. ' Cadets, Auckland Office, £40. Subsidy To Arolia water supply, £300. , Salaries, Waitomo House, £140. Maintenance, etc., Waitomo House, £400. Additions to Government House, Auckland, £300. Refund of duty on Campbell statue (additional), £25. Beacons at entrance to Kaipara Harbour (additional), £150.

~ Auckland University School of Commerce and Mining (additional annual grant), £125. Refund of amount paid for witnesses by Dr. Hardie Neill in connection with the Auckland Hospital Commission, £78. Auckland Seamen's Union (refund of part law costs in the case of the Inspector of Factories *. McGregor Company), £50. Purchase of native rights (Stewart and others, Thames), £2000. Great North Road deviation, Surrey Crescent to Meola Creek (contribution), £1500. Newmarket bridge (contribution), £200. St. Heliers Pay Road (protection), £150. , Rebuilding Orphans' Home at Parnell (£ for £). £250. Residence for slock inspector at Hamilton, £500. Wharf at Awanui, £100. Auckland-Pcnrose railway duplication, £10,000. Subsidy Thames Recreation Ground (£ ,for £1. £200. ' Subsidy to Tokatoka Drainage Board, £500. :••■■ 5 Salary of cadet, Auckland Public Trust Office, £40. . AGRICULTURAL AND OTHER VOTES. Agricultural Department, inspector at Auckland (six months, at £225), £113. Caretaker, Auckland agricultural offices (10 months, at £78), £68' Bickerstaffe experimental farm, £500. Ruakura experimental farm, £200. Waerenga experimental station, £200. Maintenance of Tokatoka tramway, £300. Purchase of sheep for the purpose of eating ragwort at To Rau-a-Moa, settlement, £400. f Roads and drains in Manunui village settlement, £150. , Refund of rents to Matamata tenants (during the time they were unable to obtain possession of their sections), £800. f Compensation on retirement of the officer in charge of the State forest plantation, Waerenga, £130. PuhipuFii plantation, £1900. \ Rotorua nursery (additional), £1000. Whakarewarewa plantation (additional), £1500. '"■■' COURTHOUSES, ETC. Auckland Courthouse, £1000. Auckland Law Library, £250. Waihi Courthouse (additions, etc.), £250. Dargaville Courthouse (additions, etc.), £50 ■"''•' Two gaol warders cottages at Auckland, £300. POSTAL VOTES. Postmaster's residence at Rotorua (additions), £250. Te Awamutu Post Office, £300. Devonport Poet Office (including site), £500. Radiators for Auckland Post Office, £460. Rongotea Post Office," £300. Wharf for steamer Iris (on account of £6000), £1000. HOSPITALS. Hamilton Hospital. £500. Mangitfiui Cottage Hospital, £500. Maternity Ward, Hokianga, £300. Coromandel Hospital (additional), £25. TOURIST VOTES. I Tarawera Hot Springs (improvements), £100. Subsidy Helcnsville Hot Springs Domain Board, £200. INCREASES OF SALARIES. The following increases of salaries are provided for: — Auckland agent of Tourist Department and registrar of electors, £14. Rotorua tourist agent, £15. Clerk at Rotorua Sanatorium and two bath attendants, £10 each. 'Bailiff at Auckland, £10. Increases of £10 each to 13 Auckland Customs' officials and £5 to the clerk in the Auckland Deeds Office ; inspector Auckland Labour Bureau, £10; three clerks, Auckland Lands Office, £10 each; officer in charge Auckland Valuation Department, £10. PERSONAL ALLOWANCES. • Mrs. Murray (husband accidentally killed at Penrose), compassionate allowance, £500. ': Mrs. Coney (widow of the late chief postmaster at the Thames), compassionate ale,, lowance, £500. ; N. Kensington (late overseer at Waerenga experimental station), on retirement, £140. ] Mrs. Sarah Kennedy (in consideration of j late husband's services), £94. ~ Compensation to dependent* of the late Thomas Ryan (assistant-inspector of mines, , Waihi), £400. Grant to W. Loddor under the Naval and Military Settlers Act, £30. ; Retiring allowance to G. J. Mueller (up to the time of the passing of tho Act), £200. ROADS AND BRIDGES.

Awanui to Waipapakauri (additional), £75; Kaitaia to dairy factory, £200; Okaihau No. 2 Road, £100; Piaka to Towai, £200; Punakitere River Bridge, £90; Ramarama to Puma. £200; Toby's Creek Bridge, £50; Towai to Hukereilui, £200; Utakura to Ob.ha, £100; Waima-' maku Settlement, £200; Waimamaku to Pakia, £250; Whakapara, £100; Waiotema-~, £100; Waoktr Blocks 11. and 111. (access), £100; West Coast to Waiharara, £75; Woodyille to Port Awanui, £150; Finlayson Road (Otamatea), £150; Great North Road to Farmer's Road (deviation), £50 ; Hoteo Vallev, £150; Kaureranga to Mangakahia, £100 ; Matakana to Whangaripo Range, £100 ; Waipu to Mangawai, £100; Waipu to Marerctu. £100; Waitili Bridge, £100; Whangaripo Valley, £100; Whangarei Heads to harbour. £100; Ararua (£ for £), £100; Hemphill Hill (Maungaturoto to Paparoa), £100; Makarau to Komokoriki, £100; Opanaki to Mating ami Bluff, £100; Bickerstaffe to Maungaturoto, £200; Otamatea, to Battley, £150; Pahi to Paparoa (additional), £100; Port Albert, to Welltsford Valley, £100; Tangowahine River Bridge (Maungaru Settlement, £200 ; Tauhoa to Kaipara Flats railway station, £100; Te Kopuru to Wairoa North Hospital, £100 ; Te Pahi to Tauhoa railway station, £100; Wairere to Paparoa, £100; Birkenhead to Albany, £100; Great Barrier Island (Cape Barrier to Tryphena Harbour), £100; Henderson to Swanson, £200; Puhoi to Tahekeroa railway station, £150: Puhoi to Tahekeroa tunnel read (erection two bridges, etc.), £200; Waintii to Ka.ukapak.ipa railway. £200; Dairy Flat to Albany, £300: Okuru to Takapuna. £300; Seddon Road (metalling), £50; Waikumete to Kelly's Bridge, £100; Brookby creamery road (£ for £), £100; Great South Road (Driuy Road District), £150; Glen Murray to Woodleigh, £75; Gelding's Hill (Pukekobe district),- £50; ! Kauri. £100; Lawson Road, £100; Maungatawhiri Bridge (repairs), £200; Maunga.tawhiri to Raglan, £250 ; McPherson Road, Block X., Piako Survey District, £100; Tuakau Bridge to railway, £200 ; Waerenga and Taniwha Bridges, £100; Wain gam to Waingaro landing, £100 ; Raglan to Ngaruawahia, £600: Waiuku Bridge (£ for £), £50; Waiuku to Pukekobe (Mauku Ro'ad District), £150; Hikutaia Bridge, £200; Awaroa to Waiharakeke (Kawhia), £200; Crow's Nest Hill to No. 4, Maungatautari (West Taupo), £200; Jervoisstreet (Kawhia), £75; Kinohaku to harbour (Kawhia), £150; Mangaorino (Waitomo), £100 : Marokopa River, entrance and snagging (Kawhia), £150; Te Mata to Ruapuke (Raglan), £200 ; Waihou River Bridge and Road (Matamata), £300 ; Waotu to Putaruru, £100; Ohura River Bridge (Nihoniho), £200; Dodd Road (Whakatane), £50; Pakihi (Opotiki), £150; Papamoa to beach (Tauranga), £200; Waimamauku to West Coast, £250; Ostrich Farm Road, Pukekohe, £50; road to mines, Great' Barrier Island, £100; Ohinemuri River Bridge (subsidy), £50; Kauris to Ecclestone (Coromandel), £100. " Forty-three years ago," said the South Australian Minister for Agriculture, Mr. L. OTvOUghlin, in opening the annual congress of the Agricultural Bureau in Adelaide the other day, " I drove for my father six bullocks attached to a single-furrow plough, which was capable of cultivating an acre a day. Wheat, in those days, was sewn out of a sheet by hand, the sower walking over the clods. * Reaping was done with a sickle, and the grain threshed out with a flail, To-day a youth can ride at ease on a four or six-furrowed plough, and turn over six acres a day. The seed' is drilled in, manure being applied at the same operation, and the complete harvester has greatly simplified the work of reaping, cleaning, and bagging the wheat.

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THE SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES., New Zealand Herald, Volume XLII, Issue 13011, 31 October 1905

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