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The Prince of Wales was 42 on Monday last. Bay, the English runner, beat McLachlan, of N.Z., at Dunedin on Monday. An attempt is being made to corner the Argentina meat supply. Prince Fushima, of Japan, who has been lionised in England, is to be provided with a British warship to convey him from Vancouver to Japan.

The Prince -of Wales’ Birthday was only partially observed in Invercargill. At Christchurch 15 men who had been 'drinking not wisely blit too loyally, were before the police court.

One of the engineers of a steamer lately arrived at Sydney from Hong Kong, is suffering from small-pox.

The Imperial Government have withdrawn the Irish Councils Bill.

Mr Joseph Chamberlain has returned to England, but in a sadly weakened condition.

The Hon. Hall-Jones will have to take a prolonged rest. Meanwhile his duties are being undertaken by his colleagues.

It is expected that a new steamer line will be running between ’Frisco and A ./. in August.

The Southland Farmers’ Union held their annual conference on May 31st, and dealt with as many subjects as would suffice for a session of Parliament, from the Band Bill to a protest against Saturday half-holiday.

The lirst friendly societies’ church parade held in Nightcaps took place on Sunday, and was well attended.

It is understood that the Hon. Mr Me Nab will address a meeting at Otautau shortly—subject, the Land Bill.

Capt. Saunders, of the Wallace Mounted .Rifles, who has resigned owing to his appointment on the staffi of the commander of the Southland Volunteer, was, recently presented with a handsome gift in recognition of his services. Lieut. J. M. Taylor has been elected captain of the corps. At. the Supreme Court, Invercargill on Tuesday, the Grand Jury found no bill in the case of Edward Marshal], charged with cattle stealing - . A. M. Lenihan, for sending- a threatening - letter, was sentenced to one month’s imprisonment, and John McFadden received IS months for making - a false 'declaration as to the age of a girl whose child he was the father. Four bars of gold valued at £I7OO have been stolen from the Melbourne mint. Auckland 'grocers have raised the price of biscuits a halfpenny per lb. During a football match at Balfour a sneak thief went through the pockets of a number of players who had left their ordinary clothes in a tent. Sums of from £2 downwards were taken as well as articles of jewellery. Owing to disturbances, extra police are being - employed in twelve districts in Ireland. Several magistrates are being - boycotted. The Hon. Mr Millar, Minister of Labour will introduce a bill to create V ages Boards so as to ’deal with disputes as they arise. Mr A. Kinross has been re-appoint-ed a member G 'f the Southland Land Board.

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AT HOME AND ABROAD, Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 8, 8 June 1907

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AT HOME AND ABROAD Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 8, 8 June 1907

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