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There ar« now 26 men engaged on relief works in Timaru. • Several cnees of motor car thefts have recently been reported in Timaru. For Influenza, take Woods' Great Peppermint Cure.... "Comfy'’ Hot-water Bottles for sale at Waters’ Pharmacy (under Savoy). ..._ One of the best rowing aheoa in New Zealand is being built for the Union Boat Club, Wanganui. The finest coffee grown on earth is Blue Mountain Jamaica. This great coffee is obtainable in New Zealand only from A. Durio and Co., coffee specialists, 22 Octagon, Dunedin.... There would appear to bo some people in the Oamaru district looking for work, and hoping that they will not find it (says the North Otago Times). One of these was offered a job in the country at 14s per day, but he refused to go to it unless ho was paid 15s. Ho is still idle. At the tariff no doubt it is the best in Dunedin—Prince of Wales Hotel. —Charles Hinchcliff, proprietor. Telephone 721. Best brands of liquors.... According to advice received by Mr T. O’Byrne from Mr D. Donaldson, of Port Craig, sawmilling operations are in full swing again, the laying down of extra tram lines having been successfully aocompished. It is expected that the tally for the present month will total fully 500,000 feet of timber. Milton Men.—During tiro " big sale” you can buy genuine saddle tweed trousers for 23s 6d. Well made. Big value.... A number of exhibit® from the Welling-ton-Museum are now being housed in cases along the corridors on the various floors of the Dominion Farmers’ Institute, together with several exhibits of New Zealand timbers. One of the latter is a huge slab, six feet in diameter, cut out of a kauri tree 440 years old. Country Storekeepers.—We supply all emallgooda of the finest quality obtainable in the dominion. Freshly made daily; liberal concessions.—Barton and Trengrove, Manse street, Dunedin.... A horse died under peculiar circumstances at Walton the other day. The animal, which belonged to Mr Kenneth M’Cardle, discovered a. bag of washingsoda on the side of the road, became curious aa to what the contents tasted like, and started to lick the soda It did not prove good horse feed, and shortly afterwards the animal was found dead near the locality of its repast. Chapped hands. Certain care. Waters’ Chap-lotion, Is 6d (2s posted).—J. Waters, chemist, Dunedin.... A curious accident was sustained at Matamata on Friday bv the three-year-old son of Mr and Mrs Frank Hitoncock. The little one was playing when he fell on a survey peg, which hod a nail protruding from the top. The nail penerated near the eye, which was so severely injured that the child ht»d to be taken to the public hospital and medical attention given. Mosgiel.—Watches, Clocks, jewellery (ill descriptions), spectacles, gramophone springs, torches and refills repaired and supplied at S. S. Harvey’s, jewellers, Exchange Buildings- - . Striking evidence of the splendid winter experienced in Southland is provided in the school attendance returns for the month of June. The average attendance of 179 schools was 86.11, a particularly high percentage. The 10 schools with the highest attendance were’: Springbank 100 per cent.; Hedgchope Lower, 88.6; Redan Valley, 98.3; Opio, 98.1; Te Tua, 98.1; Waikaka Vftlley, 98.1; Waikawa, 97.6; Spring Hills, 97.1; Quarry HiLk, 96.9; Drummond, 96.4. This is the weather to try out our genuine Kip Boots. We believe this boot is the most solid in make and in value that is being offered in Dunedin to-day. If, after three months’ wear, yoii are not more then pleased with your purchase, just let us know, and without any argument yve will refund your money and you can keep the boots. Price 28s 6d cash, postage frea Size, please!—Riach and M'Lennan, Dunedin.... Infanta ond Children’s Goods in our showroom are all being cleared to make room for now shipments. You will be surprised to see the assortment—Bibs, Bootees, Singlets, Frocks, Coats, and Knitted Dresses — all at sale prices.—A. P. Cheyne and Co., Mosgiel.... A definite refusal to permit a afreet stall vending joins, sauces, pickles, and other home-made commodities was reached without argument by the Napier City Council, when a request was received from the Salvation Army that the necessary authority be granted. It was stated (says the Telegraph), that the funds derived from the operations of the proposed stall would assist the purchase of new instruments for the Salvation Army Band, but councillors decided, Os a matter of principle, that the request could not be entertained. The most palatable breakfast bacon obtainable is the famous sugar-cured at Barton and Trengrove’s, Manse street (and all branches), Dunedin.... Two aged and shuffling Celestials approached a Palmerston North resident the other day (says the Manawatu Times), and advanced the unusual request to ‘‘come with us.” Obligingly he followed, and was led to the Poet Office, Where the Chinese requested that he write a telorgaxn for them. “Well,” .ho acquiesced, “who is it for, and what db you wahit to say?” The two conversed in Chinese for a moment, and 13ion one said: “Send it Long Tin Tack, Grcymouth; and tell him: ‘Your brother die last night; what you got to say?’ " There is nothing so cosy and, warm as a Redstone open fireplace. If yoii are building, call and 566 us about oite.—Thomson and Co. (opp. First Church).... An interlude during the course of a visit by some of the English League footballers to the Ruakura Slate Farm at Hamilton showed how strong is the call of home (says the.. Auckland Star). Mr Green, the manager of the farm, was explaining the virtues of a hedge, when one of the visitors interrupted with “Aye, lad. stop,” adding, “Listen to that beautiful music—it’s a thrush. That’s the first bit of ‘homo’ we have heard since We left Home.’’ The visitors were keenly interested in all they heard and saw at the form, especially the avenue of native trees and shrubs that lead up to the homestead. Horse Covers.—Best long flax, rick lined: Hacks. 345; draughts, 355. Best long flax, felt lined: Hacks. 37s fid; draughts, 38s 6d. “Farmers, send in your orders!” to Otago Farmers’ Co-operative Assn. (Ltd.), .Crawford street.... They were all of one mind that Waikaremoana was shelved in the meantime, declared Mr J. B. Andrews, chairman of the Provincial Committee of the Hawke’s Bay Power Board at its final meeting (states an exchange). ■ Mangahao was nearly ready, and he had been told that once the district could show that it could take n certain amount of power, then Waikaremoana would go head. Mr Andrews considered that the first duty of the board was to make the best terms possible with the Government for the supply of power, and then it was for the board to give the best terms to the consumers. Men’s Working Shirts, navy drill, with white stripes, fast dhlours, worth 10s 6d; sale price, 6s lid, or two for 13s fid. Another lino Of English, Italian and Colonial Felt Hats, high-class goods, from 25s to 39s fid; now 19s fid to 25s fid. Rce them.— A F. • Cheyne anti Co., ’Mosgiel.... From 200 to 300 Maoris resident in Southland have tiled applications for relief in respect of the Ngaitahu Block, which wag purchased by th© Crown in 1848. In 1909, as the result of a petition lodged by some of the beneficiary owners, a Commission of Inquiry was hold, and it was recommended that the Native I.and Court be empowered to ascertain who were the persons entitled to participate in any relief which may be granted in respect of the land. It is estimated that approximately 1009 Maoris are entitled to benefit, and the total amount involved is £361.000. The applications of the Southern Maoris wi'l be dealt: with at the next Invercargill sitting of the Native Land Court in December. Obanism (951). —“On© cause of poverty is tno many bargains.”—No bargain sales at the Oban H0te1.... A party of Maori War veterans visited Major Gascoyne’s residence in Hastings recently, the occasion being the major’s eighty-sixth birthday. AII the party were wearing Maori War medals and other decorations. Mr W., Y. Dannett, chairman of of th© Hawke’s Bay Veterans’ Association. made a congratulatory speech, and finished up by handing the major a birthday present, expressing the hope, that he would continue to live long atid happily. He also referred to Miss Gascoyne, the major’s sister, who is only two rears younger. Tile Maori veterans—Worn, IToni. Tntoro, and Wahopnnga— also spoke, and the major replied, both in English and Maori. Ob sing to me the mild Scotch sattgs, Sao good they ar© an’ mony, And while ye sing I’ll tak a meal Of Kitchen's if you’ve ony. Kitchen's hftcon is the best bacon....

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NEWS IN BRIEF., Otago Daily Times, Issue 19238, 31 July 1924

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NEWS IN BRIEF. Otago Daily Times, Issue 19238, 31 July 1924