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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

A reminder is given of the sports at Hikutaia, which take place in Mrs. Corbett's paddock to-morrow.

Applications are invited by the Paeroa Borough Council for the position of lamplighter for the

Borough.

There is advertised for sale for remo.val at Karangahake, the timber of a large four-roomed cottage, mostly kauri, also quantity of corrugated iron and several outhouses. The price asked is £10.

Fresh tenders are invited by the Ohinemuri County Council, up to 2 p.m.. on Thursday next, 15th inst., for the supply of metal or gravel on the Netherton-Turua Read, and forming and metalling Cadman Road.

A Grand Catholic Social is. to be held in the Central Theatre on Friday, March 16. There will be dancing, interspersed with musicial items and refreshments. The charge for admission is 2s for gentlemen and Is for ladies.

' "It is better to be born lucky than rick," has been lately exemplified by a returned soldier in Christchurch. He fought\ throughout the Boer. War, and was not even wounded. He went right through the Gallipoli campaign without a scratch, and took his part 'Somewhere in France,' being wounded just enough to cause his discharge. He returned practically well, and shortly after his arrival home his employer died and,left him a nice little income for a term of years. The returned soldier looks upon himself as born on the lueki' side.

Advice has been received by Mrs. W. J. Bryne, of this town, from the Hon. the Minister of Defence, that her husband, Sergeant Bryne, has been posted as missing. We sincerely hope yiat our/much esteemed citizen will yet be found to be alive and well.

Snapshots at,the l'ecent meetings held at Otahuhu, Wanganui and Dannevirke.c omprise the main pictorial attraction in the current issue of the "Sporting and Dramatic Review." There is also a striking series of wav pictures, while the stage has an interesting representation.

The usual monthly meeting of the Paeroa Chamber of Commerce is to be held on Tueccky next at the Secretary's office^ We understand that some important matters are to come forward for consideration and it is hoped that there will be -a good attendance of members.

Councillor Laughlin asks us to correct an error which appeared in the report of the County meeting re taxing motor cars. What he said was that he was not in favour of taxing a private motor car, £5 per year. He consic\red a private ear often a necessity,^ t a luxury, for a man living a distance from the town. He was

in favour of i\ reasonable tax being put on motor lorries and motors plying for hire.

Wm. Henry Mclntosh and George Alexander Mclntosh, two of four brothers calld up under section 35, were arrested by the police at Mangatoro (Dannevirke) and handed over to the military authorities. They were engaged on a metalling contract when" arrested , whereas they should have left for camp r on Monday. Extensive thefts of registered mails are reported at Sydney extending over several months and involving £15,000 to £20,000, Despite careful watch, mail bags have been, tampered with en route and parcels and mails extracted, ' stones' being substituted. The authorities are unable to solve the mystery.

Experience teaches. The Best place to cet your rresenptions dispensed with pure drugs is Thomas' Ohinemuri Pharmacy, opposite Council Chambers. Paeroa. —Advt.

To illustrate the value of a small advertisement in the "Gazette" we desire to point out that in our last issue we advertised for sale a fiveseater Buick motor car for £95. That car is giving our office clerk a bad run—we mean to the telephone— than to answer the call of at least a dozen aspirants, saying nothing of personal interviews. . We have put all the inquirers on the right track to get-that car and thus satisfy their ambition.

A painful accident befell Mrs. Nicholson, wife of Mr. G. Nicholson, of Waikino, at that place on Saturday evening. Whilst she was opening a bottle of carbolic acid the cork flew out, and the contents were

thrown into her face, burning her severely. She had to receive medical attention at the Waihi Hospital. This family is having more than its share of trouble, three out of four children being at present in the hosrjital.

Many adventures occur to men on motor bicycles, and they have many stories to tell. One, however, this week had to relate his tale before a magistrate at Waihi in lieu of by his own fire side, and instead of applause he was called upon to pay a fine of 17s for his tale of woe. It happened this way: Mr. Anderson, for that was his name, was proceeding on his motor machine in the direction of Paeroa. Having passed Waikino, assuring himself that the coast was clear, he wheeled over to the footpath, in. the interest of his tyres. He saw a man a head of him, and as he seemed not to take any notice, he sounded his whistle. Still no heed was taken of the warning. But that man was quite aware of the surroundings. He was a policeman! and was only waiting for his man to take his name and address.

It is a fact that you can get the purest drugs and the best service, at the lowest prices, fiom Thomas' Ohinemuri Pharmacy, opposite Council Chambers. Paeroa/ Telephone 14.

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Ohinemuri Gazette, Ohinemuri Gazette, Volume XXVIII, Issue 3741, 9 March 1917

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ohinemuri Gazette, Volume XXVIII, Issue 3741, 9 March 1917

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