AT HOME AND ABROAD
The Southland Frozen Meat Co. has had a very successful year, and intends to make improvements at the Mataura works.
Detective Mcllveney farewelled on Tuesday, and deservedly eulogised. Tug Awarua, formerly owned by the Bluff Harbous Board, wrecked on 'Auck 1 and C oast.
Subscribers to long delayed troopers’ memorial at Invercargill to be asked to select another site than intersection of Tay and Dec streets. Mr T. Green has been re-elected to the Bluff Harbour Board. Cr. Fraser represents the Wallace County Council on the Board.
Patrick Finn, of Wrey’s Bush district is under a charge -of having assaulted and robbed John Devanney. A house owned by Robt. Sands, at South W inton was burned down on Tuerday.
At last meeting of the Lake County Council the Hon. Sir. J, G.' Ward was appointed as their representative on the Bluff Harbour Board.
P. J. Shanks, of Mataura, has been awarded £514 damages against the Dunedin Tramway Co. for injuries sustained through falling over a cutting on the Co.’s properly.
A man named Paget, a widower, aged 30, fatally shot a girl of 17 named Axup, in Wellington.
Tt is expected thiat the fire brigades’ demonstration, opening at the Exhibition on March 16th, will attract 100 teams. Over £6OO will be given in prizes.
The Warden at, Greymouth will not grant residence areas to both husband and wife. He stated that he did not propose to grant a residence area to a man and then an adjoining area to his wife. It was at once manifest that both could not comply with the residential conditions, while the gra'nting of the additional acre might prevent bona fide settlors from getting an area.
Although working- under an award of the Arbitration Court the slaughtermen of Wellington have struck for an advance of 25 per cent, in their rates of pay.
In the Waipahi district some farmers have given their fields up to their stock, hopeless- of getting any results worth reaping this year. In the charge against Findlay of theft from the late Mr Rennie’s house the jury disagreed. There will be a new trial on the 21st.
John Fyffe and William Caisserley, were killed at Millburn during blasting operations. Three others were injured.
An advance of ten per cent, in the price of woollen manufactures in N.Z. is reported, owing to the increased value of wool
The livery stable keepers in C.’ore have increased the tariff for stabling accommodation. The high price of horse feed is the cause.
At the annual meeting of the Dunedin Athenaeum one member said he was strongly against the proposal of the City Council to buy them out. He took it that. they had not hing to do with 'the Carnegie library. There was plenty of room in Dunedin for both institutions.
Mr G. Carr, the manager of the Milton State Poultry Farm reports that the farm carries- a stock of 2000 birds l . The management are somewhat handicapped by the scarcity of water, the creek which runs through the property having degenerated into a few stagnant pools, and 400 gallons- are being daily carted from the Toko River.
•Messrs Geo. McDonald and ThosParker have secured record cheques for milk from the Stirling Dairy Factory Co. They were for .January. Mr McDonald’s was £lll 5s 4d and Mr Parker's £lO5 Os 7d.
■At the home-made scone competition at Warepa the ladies were disgust ©cl at being beaten by Mr Thos. O’Brien, a six-footer, and built in proportion. He has since stated that in his youth he learned the trade of pastry-cook —hence his skill.
The effects of liming soils is very marked in this dry season in a wellknown paddock in the ’Koi district. Where lime was used in one half of the area and not in the other - , the difference was simply wonderful.
According to the Kelso correspondent of the Ensign Messrs Wrig’ht Stephen son and Co. have purchased or negotiated the sale of most of the ryegr a ss in that district, and prices up to 4s 3d for heavy farmers’ dressed have been paid nett f.o.b. Kelso.
In the "own selection” band contest at the Exhibition the Invercargill Municipal Band was placed seventh and the Invercargill Garrison twenty-sixth.
Beginning early. At Auckland a boy of 16 has had a prohibition order issued against him.
Clay, said to be valuable for pot-tery-making, has been found near New Plymouth.
A British expedition leaves for the Antarctic in October. A motor car, adapted to working on ice, will be used in an effort to reach the South Pole.
From the Wakatipu Mail we learn that it is the intention of Mr R. H. Turton of the local, firm of Wesley Turton and Son, to commence practice on his own account as a barrister and solicitor at Invercargill. The Exhibition is to bo remembered as a national, an educative, and a popular one, one uniform fare from the Bluff northwards must be charged—and that fare a nominal one. Then, and not until then, will the Exhibition be a success. Thus the Kelsp correspondent of the Ensign, who adds :—“1 think the Government might igo further and grant free passes to all children whose parents,are unable to pay their fares. £6OOO was voted to the widow of Air Sodden, who was a very rich man. Whv grudge a small amount to New Zealand’s poor kiddies ■?
A correspondent of the Balclutha Free Press contradicts the statement, which recently went the rounds of the newspapers that in Scotland a “not proven” verdict given against a man, on his trial involved the possibility of a second trial if fi'esh evidence were forthcoming. This is entirely wrong, and has been stated to be so in the X.Z. papers over and over again within the last twenty years.
Harry Francis, a Christchurch solicitor, who was lately sentenced to 18 months hard labour for embezzling- moneys belonging to clients, made the suggestive statement that his defalcations would have been impossible but for the facility offered by the present inadequate provisions of the law as to solicitors’ trust accounts.
The Waiau branch of the Farmers’ Union views with alarm and indignation the illiberal attitude of the Government on the land question.
A fine young fellow named Forsyth, son of Mr and Mrs John Forsyth, old and respected residents of Riverton, was -drowned in the Aparima River, near Heddon Bush, on Saturday last.
There is a great scarcity of grass in the Pukorau distinct, and farmers in many instances have resorted to herding their sheep on the roads.
The third and final wool sales in Invercargill were held on Tuesday and were completed in an hour. Prices : Fine medium quality, ll'd to llijd ; strong, H>d to lid ; inferior, B|d to 9|d. H-alfbrcd was poor. Medium lOd to 10:]d ; one lot was sold for llf'd. The highest bid was 12|d for eight bales of halfbred ewe. Speaking at the Dental Conference the Hon. Geo. Fowkis, Minister of Public Health, said that -he hoped that before long something would be done in the direction of compulsory examination of the teeth of school children.
Asked for a special message for the Commonwealth before leaving Australia, Sir .1. G. Ward replied “Make Australia white, and keep it white. ’ ’
An explosion in the chemical research department Woolwich Arsenal shook the town, the concussion shattering the windows of 50 shops and many dwellings. There were 210 fatalities. The shock was felt, for 80 miles. The damage is estimated at £20,000.
The Labour party has re-elected Mr Keir H-ardic chairman. If a Women’s Suffrage Bill is introduced members can vole as they please. Mr T 1 oyd George, addressing a meeting of 4000 Liberal Russellites at Ulster Hall, Belfast, declared himself a profound believer in the principle of self-government, but added that, in any scheme that might be introduced by the present Government, the supremacy of the Imperial Parliament would be maintained. Separation between Ireland and Britain was unthinkable. Orangemen and Unionists held aloof from the meeting.
Further cases of plague arc reported from New South Wales.
At the Sydney wool sales there was very strong competition, and prices reached the highest level. Greasy 14£d, scoured 23 HI,
The Otago Central section ,of the railway to Clyde is. to be opened in March next.
The Imperial Parliament was opened on Tuesday. A procession of the unemployed 3000 strong marched at Hyde Park, but were prevented by the police from approaching-Parlia-ment. The Countess of Warwick, when sending £ls to the demonstration fund, added ;—“I returned my peeress's ticket for the opening ceremony when I heard of your march. How could I drive in, the streets in satins and face the unemployed?”
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AT HOME AND ABROAD, Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 50, 16 February 1907
AT HOME AND ABROAD Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 50, 16 February 1907
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