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NEWS IN BRIEF.

Twenty-four Ashburton candidates sat for the theoretical examination in connection with the Trinity College of Music, London.

According to the Westland Church Magazine, the ceremony of laying the foundation stone of the Anglican Church at Waiho, will be performed by his Excellency Lord Bledislbe, in February next.

The fact that although many people were willing to report instances of dangerous driving, they almost invariably refused to give evidence, and thus made the task of the police very difficult, was. commented on by Mr R. W. Tate, S.M., as president of the Taranaki branch of the Federated Justices of the Peace Association. Anybody had the right to report such a matter to the police and would be doing a public service to see it through.: Xmas Gifts. Purchase from us gifts that will last. Choice assortment of diamond Engagement Rings. Reliable Watches, Clocks, Signet Rings, Toilet Sets, Manicure Sets, etc.—Peter Dick. Jewellers, Watchmakers, and Octioians, 490 Moray place, Dunedin,,, During the past few days Mr W. W. Smith has frequently visited the New Plymouth waterfront between the railway station, and speaking to a Taranaki Herald. reporter he said the breastwork appeared to be alive with rats, stoats, weasels, and cats. The stoats and weasels aro after the rats and the cats in turn are after the young of the stoats and weasels, which they eat. There has been a considerable decline in the number of fat lambs handled at the Auckland freezing works during .the past few days. Following the rush to get stock in in time to participate in the November prices graziers- are now %endng to hold their lambs back in order, to give them a few more -weeks to 'put on weight. With the slackening of the killing fewer men have been employed at the works.

Bathing suits, towel wraps, towel mufflers, towels, bathing slippers, and rubber caps are now ready for the-holi-day trade at Gray’s Big Store, Milton... The total revenue received by the Gisborne municipal bus services for the fortnight ended November 23 was £354 3s 9d. The buses travelled 6C31 miles, and carried 28,531 passengers, arid the fares per mile averaged 12.82d.' Reporting to the Gisborne Borough Council at its last meeting the bus manager, Mr K. G. Ball, stated, that. it. would' be_ noted that revenue, had .declined, but this was usual at this time of the year. The present figures were ,06d,per mile less than for the corresponding period last year. Grandism (1197): Aragon is the best value in wine. A fine Spanish blend of quality-at the Grand Hotel Home Supply Store, 4s.' A fractured nsle was_ the cause of a minor mishap. to a Simmonds-Spartan aeroplane, owned by the Hawke’s Bay and East Coast Aero Club and piloted by Mr K. J." Gould, when it landed on the 92-acre block between the Taradale road and the Tutaekuri River, Napier As the plane touched the ground the right wheel new off, and the machine, after running some distance, fell forward on its nose, breaking both blades of the propeller before dropping back on to the tail. Neither Mr Gould nor Mr E. Stewart, of Napier, who accompanied him' as passenger. was hurt.

A greater proportion of men is apply* ing for entry into the teaching profession according to a report to the Auckland Education Board. It' was reported that a total of 252 probationers, or it) more than last year, had applied for employment, and 110' were males and M2 females.

Mr W. W- Smith, who for come time has. .been engaged in' compiling a list of naturalised plants in the New Plymouth district, discovered along the waterfront near the > railway station another plant which brings the. total number of species he has > found to 478, Mr Smith is* under the (says the Taranaki Herald) that this latest plant has grown from seed which happened to be in the sweepings from railway trucks. A strange craft made its appearance in the surf at Sumner recently, when members of the Sumner Surf and Life-saving Club launched a' catamaran. Its strange construction evoked interested comment from the onlookers, and its launching was watched by many residents and visitors. Briefly it comprises two floats of Australian redwood, kauri ribbed, securely lashed together. .It is capable of carrying about a dozen persons, who propel themselves with paddles. The craft rode the waves in fine style, and was taken some little distance out from the shore. Special offer of sports coats, usually sold at 35s 6d, reduced to 22s Cd; flannel trousers,, now 15s Cd; white tennis trousers, 12s Cd. Post anywhere. Money refunded if hot suitable.—The Ascot, corner Princes and Rattray streets... The task of insurance agents is often fraught with great difficulty when they are'ashed to give cover-over articles of which the value is not always to be estimated in hard" money. A speaker at ,a meeting of the Taranaki Chamber Of Commerce, when insurance values were being discussed, instanced the case of .a man who wanted additional cover on his effects (says the Herald), and he.dug out from under a carpet a copy of The Times (London), containing an account o£ the Battle of Trafalgar, which' he thought was worth f 100. The agent could ‘place “ho ‘value on the treasure, blit the ‘incident served to show, what was sometimes expected d£ agents in respect of insurable values. ’ It is becoming a very common practice with motor garages to leave cars outside on the streets for as long as they' like, said Senior Sergeant J. J. O’Grady in the Christchurch Traffic Court other day. “The defence put up is that the owners of the oars are to call for them, but the streets are used as parking places. It was stated, however, that oars were only left outride. garages if the owners .were coming to call for them at once. Otherwise, it meant that a number of cars in the garage had to be moved to act one out. _Hams, ox tongues for Xmis and New Year; pnmest quality, prices lowest; unlimited supply.—Barton’s... . Over 100 children front the poorer districts of . Auckland were given a Christmas treat by the students of the Training College and pupils of the Normal School. Every season for the past 10 years the students -have arranged the party (says the Star), and the number of little guests has steadily increased. - A maypole dance was performed by the students on the green in front of the college, and folk dances were given by pupils of the Normal School. The _finale to a happy outing was the distribution of gifts from a Christmas tree in the lower hall. - From as' far - afield as Auckland and Wanganui applications to travel on the Maori when she makes her d?ylight excursion .trip from Lyttelton to Akaroa on January 2 have been received by the Union Steam Ship Company, in Christchurch. These are presumably from people who propose in any case to visit Christchurch for their'holidays (says the P U J?L but the fact is interesting as an indication of the wideness of Akaroa’s popularity through the Dominion, Inquiries from. Christchurch for the cxcursmn arc coming in, and it . seems that the trip will be as WelL patronised as it was last year. An additional attraction, apart from the sea trip itself, is the fact that a regatta will be held at Akaroa on January- 2.

Blue Jamaica Coffee standi far and away, above every other Coffee for delicious flavour. Ex Taranaki, we have landed our new season’s supply.— Lurie's. 32 Octagon, Dunedin,..A uniformed Auckland Automobile Association patrol' will be stationed in Gisborne to serve the district between Opotiki and Nubaka (says the Poverty Bay Herald). This has come as a result of suggestions from the local advisory committee, who Were informed that the association rule was that one service patrol be supplied for each 1000 members. The Gisborne membership it not yet up to the 1000 mark, but has been' rapidly increasing towards that total. However, with the inclusion of Opotiki, the membership, in the district to be covered should easily reach the standard laid down, and district motorists will be pleased at the actibn_ ‘adopted by' the association. Ladies’ underbelt corselettes, made in strong pink con til, specialty fashioned for stout, figures; side fastenings, elastic sections .over hips,'boned at back with wide elastic and. contil - diaphragm control fastening in centre front; 4 strong suspenders; sizes 32 to 42,12 s 6d, posted to any address from T, Ross, 130 Princes street...

During his sea voyages to and from England, Professor J. Macmillan Brown (who has just returned to Christchurch) pencilled the first notes of an autobiography which his daughter. Miss V. Macmillan Brown, and his old graduates have long been pressing him to write (states the Press). He has already.reached the narrative of his days at Oxford, and hopes soon-to continue the work. "I have no time for leisure.” he said the other day. "All my life 1 have preached work and more work. So on the voyage Home, when there was little to do except to read and write, I began the first notes.. It is a narrative with philosophic conclusions.” Men’s working shirts, sizes 14J to 17, striped "Tiger Twist” or plain grey “Oliver Twist,” 7e lid. Khaki Veldt, 8s 6d. Posted anywhere for cash.— Eilroy and Sutherland, Ltd:, 192 Princes street, Dunedin... Bookings on the ferry steamer runs from Lyttelton to Wellington about Christmas time are being made more heavily now (says-tbe Christchurch Sun), but for no night has the available accommodation by any means all been taken up. Indications are that the demand will ultimately be quite as heavy as it was last year, however. .From December 20 up to Christmas, about £OO berths have Klready been booked for each night, but room is still left—the Wahine, for instance, can accommodate 900 passengers. After Christinas. January 3 is the.only,night for which a large number of bookings has already been made. Poor patronage has so far been given for the’two daylight sailings of the Wahine from Lyttelton, on December 23 and 24.

We are selling Penfold’s port wine at 4s per bottle, house whisky 11s, pinto 6s; cash with order. Prince of Wales Hotel. C. Hinchcliff, proprietor... The slaughtering license attached to tbs Kaiti freezing works, Gisborne, and otter authorities for carrying on the various trades represented in the factory, were the subject of an application made to the Gisborne Borough Council at its last meeting. The council authorised the transfer of the license from the Gisborne .Sheep Farmers’ Frozen Meat and Mercantile Co., Ltd., to the Gisborne Refrigerating Company. Ltd., which has been registered as a subsidiary company to take over the works and operate under joint control of the Gisborne Sheep Farmers’ Frozen Meat and Mercantile Go., Ltd., and Nelsons (N.Z.), Ltd. . ' . Money savers and spring cleaning bargains the order of the day at the Mosgiel Warehouse. Big reductions in all departments. Call or write early.—A. P. Cheyne and C 0... A beautiful word picture of England in the early spring was painted by Archbishop Avcnll when responding to a welcome extended to him by the clergy and laity of the Auckland diocese, “ England in the spring time is the most beautiful couutrv m God’s world,” he said. " There is nothing like it anywhere. .The wonderful beauty of the countryside, and the display of wild flowers, notably the primroses, violets, and bluebells, will ever, remain in our memories. England might have its sad side to-day, but it also has its wonderful beauty.” Incidentally, the archbishop said the bishops and their wives attending the Lambeth Conference were presented to the King and Queen. “ I was surprised .to see his Majesty looking so well,” • said Archbishop AverilU " The King takes a very deep interest ip church and other affairs of the nation.” To-day, behold the self-same firm, As it were-in days of yore, Curing Hitchon’s famous ham and rolls, Of bacon by the score...

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NEWS IN BRIEF., Otago Daily Times, Issue 21205, 10 December 1930

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