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Honorarium of Invercargill s ma} or raised to £l5O. Son born to the Iviag and Queen of Spain. Nearly 200 Russian Socialists now in England to be refused re-admis-sion to Russia. Plot to kill the Czar discovered ; SO arrests made. Invercargill Park, Central, AV.Midham, and Qtairtau schools closed. Measles. Mr R. A. Anderson, retiring President of the Southland A. and P. Association holds district is entitled to a Government experimental farm. Southland Farmers - Union arranging for campaign against Hand Bill. A European fruit seller has caused a Chinese rival to put his shutters up. Invercargill Retailers to observe Empire Bay, 24th May those of Christchurch 'declined to do so, favouring Prince of Wales Birthday, a fortnight later. Germani" is angry and Russia satisfied at the Franco-Japanese treaty. Mr Adams at Dunedin : “Invercargill, in spite of the beer depots, is a glowing example of the benefit of nolicensc ; Oamaru is a brilliant success, and Ashburton trade was never better." A Japanese company wants to buy the steamers used in the late 'Frisco mail service. A mail and passenger service of 20 . days said to be possible from London to New Zealand. Sir J. G. Ward has declared himself emphatically in favour of a “white" New Zealand.

Mr 11. O. Stuckey resigned first assistantship of Invercargill Boys’ High School. Colonial Premiers, after being feted and honoured, returning home with ■gracious messages from "the King. Teachers' grievances brought before Mr Fowlds at Invercargill ami Dunedin. Minister sympathetic, and- “will see what can be done." Mine on fire in Mexico : 10” doomed . Britain likely to be the scene of great railway strike, owing to nonrecognition of unions. Unrest in India. One- agitator arrested and another exiled. Hoed Kitchener s-avs the Native troops are not affected. Prince Fushina, .Japanese envoy, lionised in Kngland, and presented with freedom of City of London. Old Age Pensions Bill read second time in the House of Commons. Irish Administration Bill displeasing alike to Nationalists and Unionists. Reciprocal treaty with Australia hinted at next session. Mr Seddon’s views mat" yet be embodied in an Act of Parliament. Mr Jas. Drain elected President .of the Southland A. and ['. Association. Up to this eime last year 1b,962 sacks of grain had been railed to store or ship from Southland farms ; this year the quantity totals 302,488 sacks. Dunedin has sent away £9OO for the Chinese famine fund. Argyle dredge, Waikaka Valley, destroyed by fire, loss £4OOO. Understood a Dunedin syndicate will work two large sawmill areas at Waikawa. A tourist named North is missing from the Head of Hake Wa'katipu, and has probably perished. Secretary O’Byrne reported to the Sawmill Workers’ Union 20 new members and £2l j in collections, ■ Seven hundred stranded Australians returning from South Africa. Another death from plague at Sydney . Home liule, says Mr Chamberlain, though twice defeated, is not dead, and he calls on Unionists to preserve the integrity of the United Kingdom. Mr GMlkison, solicitor, objects to the destruction of the Colonial Bank’s books on the ground that they may be required to settle disputed points in future law cases.

Sweated labour exhibition opened in Invercargill town hall on Saturday, by Mr Hanau, who spoke of the articles on view as object lessons of what may be done in countries where legislation does not protect workers from exploiters of human labour.

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AT HOME AND ABROAD, Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 7, 18 May 1907

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AT HOME AND ABROAD Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 7, 18 May 1907

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