LOCAL AND GENERAL.
A child's push-cart, in good order, is advertised for.
A furnished double room is advertised for.
An entertainment is to be helid* in the Parisfti Hall this evening when songs, games, musical items, and charades will be given.
At a meeting of the representatives from the Paeroa District War Relief Association and tlie Hauraki District Comforts Committee, it was decided to co-operate in the matter of giving a public reception to returned troopers on Monday next.
Mrs J. Bramley inserts a notice of thanks to all who sympathised/ with her in her recent sad bereavement.
A bluegum tree, 120 ft. high and sft. 6in. in diameter at the butt, was felled in the Kaiapoi Vicarage ground a week ago (says the Christchurch "Press"). It is believed that it was planted, in 1859 by the first owner of the land, Mr A. R. Creyke. Great care had to be exercised in falling the tree in order that it would not fall on the church. A traction engine was employed in the operations, and the giant brought down without harm to tlhe church, which it missed by a few feet only.
There are several in Paeroa who are classed amongst "the okl boys,"' and have received invitations to attend the function at Thames on Wednesday next, when no doubt a most pleasant Re-Union will be experienced.
To avoid mistakes it is as well to make a note that Nyall's agent, Thomas, Chemist, has removed opposite Council Chambers, Paeroa. —(Advt.)
A farm of 100 acres, occupation lease, with', two cottages, horses and cattle, is offered for sale. The property is situated about one mile from Karangahake an«l is all cleared and partly grassed and cultivated.
In some parts of the Piako County settlers are making their own roads on the working bee principle. Other settlers ought to take pity on th? poor county Councils and go and do likewise. We are afraid most of them are not built that way. They would say: "Not much;" we pay rates. Let the d Council curtail expenses and make the roads.
One morning just before tihepresent phase of the Western adVance opened a flying squadron set out 'for France f-rom an inland aerodrome (says "A Londoner" in the "Evening Standard"). They took exactly two and a half hours to. complete the journey, andl sat down to - lunch, behind the British lines at 1.30. Every madhine completed the journey without a single forced, landing. The following day another complement of learners occupied the aerodrome, and within seventy-two hours of leaving England the squadron Commander, who possesses the double distinction of being an interpid flier and] a first-class instructor, was back at the flyimg school and ready to take his new pupils in Hand. In the meantime, however, he had, single-handed), accounted' for three German machines.
In view of the probable calling up of the Second! Division (says the Duriedin "Star") some friendly society members think the time has arrived to review the practice hitherto in operation of friendly society members paying the contributions of the members on active service. Two factors seem to justify a review. The first is that when lodlges patriotically undertook to pay the contributions of soldier members, no provision had been made by the Governemt tfa meet soldiers' financial liabilities. Recently, however, such profvision—up to £2 per week—has ibeen made. The second factor is that if all the Second Division are called up it will mean that roughly two-thirds of the members of friendly societies will be on active service. This will leave onethird to pay the contributions of the two-thirds, in addition to their own. Of the third left there is probably a further third who are probably not in a position to pay such levies on account of casual employment and the high dosti of living. The abject of the societies reviewing the position would probably be to ask the Government to take over an obligation is likely to prove burdensome if not harassing, and, as the Government has mow made provision wihich Vuld meetl the case, little trouble is anticipated in arriving at a solution of the difficulty. You may go further and fare worseBuy your Nursery and Tiolet requisities from the direct importer, Thomas, Chemist, opposite Council Chamber, Paeroa. —(Advt.) QUALITY IN CALF FOODS. What really counts in feeding calves is what they digest—not how much they swallow. When calves are given whey alone, they ihave to consume such enormous quantities to get a square meal that malnutrition and ruined digestion result. On the other hand, a little of "CEREMILK" suffices, because it is made from the pick of New Zealand's finest cereals, is nutritious, easily digested and most palatable. Mrs. Duncan Malcolm, Southland, in referring to "CEREMILK," says:— "The calves thrive right away and they do not not scour as they did with the other food." At all stores and factories. H. E. Gillespie, Auckland Provincial Agent; J. Galloway, Wharepoa, Coakley and Co., Thames, Local Distributors. It is a fact that you can get the purest drugs and the best service, at the lowest prices, from Thomas' Ohinemuri Pharmacy, opposite Council Chambers, Paeroa. Telephone 14. —(Advt.)