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Lease of Hibernian Hotel sold to Mr It. Murie. Benjamin Gibbon, Nightcaps, aged nine years, killed by a kick from a horse. Over 100 cases of measles in Invercargill and suburbs. Ten men set to work on the GorcAVaikaka railway Auckland native gathering wants treaty of Waitangi recognised. Southland teachers express utmost dissatisfaction with ays tern of payment. Six denominations at Feilding protest against Sunday volunteer parades. King Edward, who has returned from his tour abroad, narrowly escaped railway accident in France. The Rev. John Watson (“lan Maclaren”), the famous author and divine, is dead. Attempt to be made to re-start a brass band at Riverton. Invercargill to be visited by Stephenson, champion billiardist. Treaty signed between France and Japan. Rangiora favours Land Bill ; Kawhai views it with alarm. Geo. Johnson was accidentally shot in the leg by his mate (O’Leay). who carried him six miles through the bush at night to obtain help. The Italian Stephano Razetto, twelve months out from Liverpool, arrived at Bluff, and since arrested under an Order from the Court, of Admiralty. Four members of the Sydney Coal Lumpers’ Union imprisoned for attacking non-unionists, and one lined. Canada proposes a reciprocal treaty with Australia. International Exhibition opened at Dublin.

Two fitters at Addington Workshops dismissed for refusing to work overtime. Minister of Labour says factories must close on Saturdays, beginning from to-day. Roope and Co. adding brewing, and bottling store to depot north of Waihopai. Judgment given in London against Bishop Nevill for £IO,OOO under a bond signed at his marriage in 1860. Sum of £B9B collected in Dunedin towards Chinese famine relief fund. A firc broke out on the Mokoia at Dunedin on Monday in a quantity of tow shipped at Wellington, and took four hours to suppress. Efforts being made to establish a Jewish colony in Australia.

Consternation among Indians in the Transvaal at withdrawal of disallowance of the Asiatic Immigration Act. D. C. Mclntyre, the 'decamping Exhibition official, arrested at Monte Video, and to bo brought back by Chief Detective Mcllveney. Everybody's mouth watering at the prospect of cheap grapes from Aus. tralia, but Waitemata Fruit Growers’ Society object to the removal of restrictions. Armenians not allowed to land at Perth (Western Australia) because they could not pass the educational test. Reported that the Irish Home Rule Bill will confer no legislative powers on Ireland apart from the United Kingdom. Mr R. P. Maegoun, who recently resigned the Treasurership of the Southland County Council, after 30 years’ service, died at Carterton on Sunday. High prices ruled at sheep sale on Tuesday, fat wethers bringing 19s B'd. The main tramway used in connection with More and Sons’ Longwood sawmills, is 101 miles in length. Mr ,1. Livesey. an okh resident of Ri very on, died on Monday. He arrived at the Bluff in the Sir George Pollock early in 1863. To make Colac Bay still more attractive to holiday-makers the Western Star suggests the forming of a track to Hinitui Point and making Rake George accessible. Mr Allan Mclntosh, who died near Lawrence a few days ago, was an old miner, and took part in the rush to Gabriel’s Gully in TB6l. He also spent some time in mining at Preservation Inlet. The Minister of Labour promises to introduce a bill doing away with imprisonment for small 'debts when a man is honestly trying to meet his liabilities. The representatives of five local bodies at Wellington decided that they could not agree to the proposals of the Labourers’ Union re hours and wages, and the case will go to the Arbitration Court, Mr Sweetman, for many years mine host of the Crown Hotel, Otautau, has sold out to Mr M. O’Brien, of Wairio.

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AT HOME AND ABROAD, Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 6, 11 May 1907

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AT HOME AND ABROAD Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 6, 11 May 1907

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