LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS.
Through colliding with a tramway pole in Queen Street at about 4.30 o'clock yesterday afternoon, a light motor-van, driven by Mr. A. J. Randall, carrier, Mount Eden, sustained some slight damage. Mr. Randall drove dqwn Shprtland Street and intended to turn to the left round the South British Insurance corner, but the steering gear failed to act and tho van vrgnt straight on and struck the pole. Mrs. Randall, who was seated in tho front of the van with her husband, was thrown against the glass windscreen, which was broken. Portion of the radiator was dented in.
A protest against the personnel of the board of advisers regarding the management of the New. Zealand Railways has been made by the United Commercial Travellers and Warehousemen's Association of New Zealand. A telegram has been sent to the Minister for Railways stating that the association was led to believo that the appointment of .business advisers would be made outside the Railway Department, and a keen feeling of disappointment existed anions business men generally that the appointments mado were not in conformity with the Prime Minister's promise.
Tho derailment of an Onehunga, tramcar as it turned into Khyber Pass from Symonds Street last night, about 10.30 o'clock, caused a short delay to outward traffic. This is the fourth occasion within about a month that the same trouble has occurred at this point. On this occasion tho tram was replaced on the rails in 10 minutes, but about 15 trams were delayed.
The evidence of a witness at the Supremo Court yesterday appears to indicate that there is something distinctive about the appearance of dairy farmers by which they can be recognised as such. The witness said, .with regard to the plaintiffs, that he understood they were going to use the farm in question as a dairy farm. They did not tell him so, but he guessed it from their appearance, which was the only thing leading him to identify them as dairy farmers.
To-day is the eighth anniversary of tho landing at Samoa of the advance guard of the Expeditionary Force from New Zealand. The detachment of betveen 1100 and 1200 men, which was mobilised just after the outbreak of tho late war, left Wellington on August 15, 1914, or ten days after the news of Britain's entry into the war was received in tho Dominion. Fifteen days later, according to New Zealand time, the force, which included about 300 Auckland men, landed without opposition and occupied Apia. Samoa was the first; German colony seized by British troops during the war.
The noise made by the open " exhaust " on motor-cycles has been causing considerable annoyance to some Mount Eden residents, several youths having been in tho habit of using Esplanade Road for speeding, particularly on Sundays. A resident interviewed Mr. R. E. Ohamptaloup to solicit the help of his motorcycling club, and was assured that the boys would be warned, and that the residents had the whole-hearted support oi himself and his associates in putting down anything that was detrimental to the sport'of motor-cycling. Mr. Champtaloup now advises that one lad has apolo gised for the trouble he has unthinkingly caused, and others will be spoken to.
The quarterly sessions of the Hamilton Supreme Court will open on Tuesday, September 5, before Mr. Justice Stringer, who leaves Auckland for Hamilton on Monday. The next sitting of the Auckland Supreme Court in bankruptcy will be held before Mr. Justice Herdman on Friday, at 10 a.m.
What proved to be a false scent was followed with considerable eagerness by counsel in an action at the Supreme Court yesterday. A witness mentioned that a man, whose capability and judgment were material to the defence, left his employment to go to the Mental Hospital. Counsel for the plaintiff started with a veritable " view halloa," and asked with great impressiveness why this former employee went to the hospital. "To work, ' was the reply, and counsel sat down amid the general laughter that greeted the sudden end of his hot chase.
An attack upon a young wom.in in the Strand, Parnell, near the railway bridge, one night recently, has been reported to tho police. It is stated that the woman, who lives in Dihvorth Terrace, off Selwyn Terrace, was accosted by a man who pursued her when she ran away, and threw a brick at her, hitting her on the head. The woman made her way into a houso nearby, where she collapsed. No trace has been found of the assailant.
Steps are being taken to improve the position ai the railway crossing at Brown's Road, Manurewa, which has long been recognised as a dangerous one. Recently a resident had a narrow escape from death, as his motor-car was smashed. Tho residents of the locality have for some time advocated that a flag station, be provided tliere. With this object, four settlers on opposite corners have given the necessary land and the residents have subscribed a sum toward the cost of the station. At its last meeting the Manurewa Town Board received from tho district engineer a letter in connection with a proposal to erect an overhead bridge, inquiring what grade was required over the bridge, and whetuer tho hoard had any objection to the "proposal. The board heartily approved of the scheme. As the land was given for the site, it has been suggested that the name of the station be Homai (gift). It is stated that a greatly reduced grade on the railway line will result fron: the adoption of these proposals.
In connection with the deputation of New Lynn residents, which waited upon tho Hon. C. J. Parr, member for the district, on Monday, to protest against the alleged intention of the New Lynn Town Board to secure an extension of the date of the Town Board election, from September until next April, Mr. G. Lawson, chairman of the board, states that the board merely supported a movement instituted by the Leamington Town Board for all municipal elections to take place on the one day, preferably in April. Local conditions' were not taken into consideration at all.
During the past four months a number of New Brighton (Christchurch) residents have returned to their homes at various hours to find their clothes lines robbed. A watch has been kept, and a man was arrested, in whose possession' was found six sacks of every conceivable kind of garment.
It was a very-much-lost kitten which was found the other evening in the lobby of the post office, but its troubles seemed over when a friendly stranger came along, reports a Christchurch paper. This person left the post office.with the orphan, and he had not (gone far before he met a man who agreed to take it to his home and to treat it kindly. The new owner could not take delivery at the moment, so the kitten was left at a, certain club until it could be called for. It was not called for until the. next morning, by which time the .unfortunate foundling had lost two of its lives and was feeling rather unnerved. It had spent the night, through some misadventure, in the ice chest. Early in the morning it was discovered by the maids, and as it obviously required thawing out, it was popped intb the oven. The maids were- busy, and they forgot fo r a time all about the kitten. When they remembered, the kitten, perspiring freely, was executing a dance on the floor of the oven! It is now prograssing favourably.
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LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS., New Zealand Herald, Volume LIX, Issue 18182, 30 August 1922
LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS. New Zealand Herald, Volume LIX, Issue 18182, 30 August 1922
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