News and Notes.
The new sale yards at Edendale were opened on Monday.
Of 850 medical practitioners registered in N.Z., 25 are women.
A rabbit trapper in the Gore district earned £24 in a fortnight.
The first sod of the Gore-Waibaka railway was turned on Thursday.
Eleven persons have been killed- by an earthquake in Mexico.
Motor cycle to be obtained for the Southland County’s engineer and'inspector.
Detective Broberg, of Wellington, is to be married to-day to Miss Co wan, of Limehills, Southland.
During March the Hurunui-Bluff branch earned £20,000 more than in March, 1000. 'Exhibition traffic^.
The Northend Bowling Club’s three rections (each 1-6th of an acre) were offered on Saturday, but were withdrawn, the highest offers being £lB5, £2OO, and £250.
The Southland Axemen’s carnival is to be held at Easter next year instead of in December, as suggested.
The woollen mills at North Invercargill are now working. Additional plant is to be installed.
Nineteen thousand sheep were yarded at the last Otautau sale. Youngewes brought 21s, fat wethers 19s Id, and fat ewes 19s lid.
Otautau wants a bank. Seventy farmers promise to shift their accounts if a permanent bank is established.
Ten persons have been convicted of sly-grog selling at Ashburton. Some were fined, and others with previous convictions sent to gaol—in one case for three months.
It is suggested that Otautau should go in for the electric light. The Standard points out that the cost of the present inadequate system would more than pay interest on the cost of electricity.
The Exhibition was closed on Monday night with some ceremony and a certain amount of rowdyism, which even the presence of the Governor failed to restrain.
Wyndliam business men have already, guaranteed £IOO towards the band contest to be held them in October.
The sum of £2308 has been collected for the Seddon Memorial at Auckland. One collector said he had never had a harder task.
A flaw has been discovered in the late MnSeddons will, but the matter will be adjusted by the family.
The Peace Conference will shortly meet at the Hague. Meantime Germany has voted the cost of a cruiser of 19,200 tons ; Britain has launched a warship of 17,250 tons, and Japan one ox 19,000 tons.
Findlay, who was found guilty of the murder of Rennie, the Papakaio school teacher, went to the Appeal Court on the ground that the verdict .was against the weight of evidence. Decision has been reserved.
In the case of the death of Miss Y. Howell at C'astlepoint, the jury found that death was due to zinc jpoisoxung caused by drinking water from a tank, no blame being attachable to anyone.
His Excellency the Governor stays in Invercargill an hour and twenty minutes on April 26th on his way to IDunedin.
At the last meeting of the Southland Sawmill Workers’ Union the secretary (Mr T. O’Byrne) made a very satisfactory report. He is now visiting Gatlin’s River.
On the application of J. Tretheway and Son,, butchers, Waikaia, W. J. .Gilfillan has been adjudicated a ■bankrupt. It was stated that he had been in a large way as a flaxmiller, and had sold everything he could and cleared out. The mill was located at a place bearing the suggestive name of “Break-’em-All.”
With the ‘dismissal —owing to failure to proceed—of the action brought by iV. M. Braund against the Hon. ,G. McLean and P. C. McNeil, directors, the last has probably been heard of that unfortunate institution, the .Colonial Bank.
The Western Star reports that rich returns are expected from' a claim which is being opened out at Oraki, Longwood. Eleven girls journeyed from Dunedin to Kaitahgata last Saturday to play rounders with a local team. The visitors won by 90 runs to 58..
The Meikle committee hold that the evidence given before the Commission disclosed a conspiracy, and they intend to press for justice.
Lord William Neville has been semtenteed to a year’s imprisonment for fraud by tricking a pawnbroker. If wo mistake not his lordship served a term of imprisonment some years ago, and wrote a book detailing his prison experiences, which is probably to be found on the shelves of the local Athenaeum.
Railway accidents are becoming unpleasantly common in Canterbury. Saturday Mrs Bispham was killed alongside the railway platform at Lyttelton through alighting- when the train slowed down ; while on Tuesday morning a man named Neil McNeill fell off the platform of a carriage at Addington and was killed. He had in his pockets two bottles of beer, which were unbroken by the fall.
The week has been fertile in disiasters. Four men wore killed by a fall of earth at South Clifton mine, N.S.W., one of whom peris'-ed in trying- to save his comrades ; and throvigh a train being wrecked in Canada 15 persons, members of a batch of immigrants sent out by the Salvation Army, were killed. One woman was rescued, but ran back to -avo her child, and was lost.
Forty-six business men and firms in Ashburton, dealing with rumours as to the effects of no-license, 'declare that the total volume of business has largely increased during the last few years.
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News and Notes., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 3, 20 April 1907
News and Notes. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 3, 20 April 1907
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