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The Southern Cross. PUBLISHED WEEKLY. INVERCARGILL, SAT., JUNE 15. General News.

The door takings at the Southland Winter Show totalled £219, an increase of £sl 16s as compared with last year’s receipts.

The annual statement of accounts for the Borough of A venal appears in this issue.

A special musical service will be held in St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Beet street, to-morrow evening. The Rev. Mr Mitchell will preach morning and evening. The soloist in the evening is Mr W. Richards, who will sing “If with all your Heart.”

Another old identity has passed to her long home, in the person of Bridget Crack, relict of the late Thos, Crack, who died a few months ago at Myross Bush. The deceased lady was born in County Clare, and was proud to claim Ireland as her birthplace. She came to New Zealand about 33 years ago, and was known far and near for her kindly disposition and generosity to those in need. Deceased is survived by two daughters (Mrs W. J. Healey and Mrs J. Davis, of this town) and one son (Mr Chas. Crack, Myross Bush). The funeral took place on Friday, and was largely attended.

A record entry for the Southland Poultry Show has been secured, and the pet section will he a feature of the show.

At the last meeting of the Avenal Borough Council complaint was made in reference to people putting their rubbish tins on the street for the dustman to lift. It was pointed out that it is quite unnecessary to do this as the agreement provides for lifting tins from inside the gates, and returning same when empty. The inspector was instructed to inform householders accordingly.

Mr Brookes, late of the Princess Hotel, is now in charge of the City private hotel (late Kelt’s Hibernian)'. The premises are undergoing thorough renovation, and will be one of the best hotels in the colony. As a caterer, Mr Brookes has made a name for himself, and there is ample accommodation for the travelling public. Special attention is being given to the table, and clean, wholesome food in abundance, is the motto of Mr Brookes.

Particulars of the Salvation Army services are given in another column. Services are conducted all day Sunday, and Sunday school at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Since coming to Invercargill the Staff-Captain and his worthy wife have made a stir in the sale of war-crys, and their weekly list now stands at 525, which is an advance of 2uo in a very sh G rt time. This corps is now 25 above Auckland and 125 above Dunedin as regards sales. In the Dixon family the S.A. has struck a reef that is fast developing into a veritable goldmine.

Mrs Thornhill's dancing classes are now in good going order, and intending pupils can be enrolled at once. The dancing class is conducted in Mr Fisher's Hall, Tay street, on Thursday evening. With the experience in the art of teaching that Mrs Thornhill has had, pupils can rely on making rapid progress in this healthful recreation.

There has just been completed in China the first section of the first railway constructed in the country entirely by Chinese with Chinese capital. It will ultimately connect Pekin with Kalgan. a north-westerly route of 1 26 miles.

Mr Humphrey's well-known orchestra announces in this issue that they are prepared to supply first-class music for concerts, balls, parties, and socials. They have heed in combination for a number of years, and the public know of their capabilities and their ability to, provide music of the best. Further particulars can bo had from Mr Humphrey’,? furniture factory, corner of Don and Kelvin sts.,

Invercargill

It was decided at a conference in London of municipal corporations owning tramway undertakings to oppose a proposal by the PostmasterGeneral to insert a clause in certain corporation Rills, enabling- them to make use of tramway standards for telephone and telegraph purposes.

The Southland Branch of the N.Z. Fanners’ I’nion is pushing the AntiLand Bill campaign with vigour. They have .secured the services of Mr W. B. Matheson, a member of the late Land Commission, for a series of addresses at Mat aura., Kdemlalc, Mataura Island, Woodlands, and Invercargill. The dates are advertised. Mr Matheson is a good speaker, and has a thorough grasp of his subject.

In a report furnished to the Invercargill Council a few weeks before the failure of the gasworks on Saturday night, the manager, Mr Rabbiclge, pointed out that an expenditure of about £.9000 was necessary to make the plant equal to requirements.

Mr Humphrey Howells, wh Q arrived in Southland in 1863, and had resided at Waianiwa for a good many years, passed away on Monday last. .The deceased gentlemen, who was in his 72nd year, was a man of sterling character, and highly respected by all who had the privilege of his acquaintance.

The Wellington correspondent of the Dunedin Star hears that the Land Bill will be dropped until the constituents have been consulted at the General Election.

Mr Robert Watson, farmer, Oreti Plains, was driving into Wanton on Wednesday to catch the braid :or Invercargill to visit the winter show, when he was overtaken by illness, and was found dead in his trap, about a mile out of the township. Mr_ Watson was in his 68th year.

I A mail for parcels and specially j addressed correspondence closes at I Invercargill at 12.25 p.m. on Monday ; for United Kingdom, Australia, and South Africa at 1.45 p.m. on Tuesday ; and for Australia (except Tasmania) at 12.55 p.m. on Thursday. Arnold James Kingsland, aged 17, son of Mr and Mrs J. M. Kingsland, Tweed street, died in Mr A., E. Smith’s surgery on Sunday morning while under chloroform for the removal of a cyst from the upper jaw. At the inquest it was shown that every precaution had been taken, and Dr. Hogg - , who administered the anaesthetic, had made a careful examination, and found that the deceased had sound heart and lungs. The post mortem examination disclosed that all the organs were in. a healthy state. The jury found that death occurred under chloroform, and that no blame attached to anyone. Widespread sympathy has been expressed with Mr and Mrs Kingsland in the loss of their only son, who was a lad of unusual promise, and foremost alike in athletics and in study, and a favourite with his mates in the High School.

■The ordinary fortnightly meeting nf Court Star of the South; held in the Foresters’ Hall on Thursday evening was well-attended, and great ’interest was taken in the nomination of officers. Three candidates wore initiated, and six more proposed. Bro. C. A. B. Ward read a very able paper on the impossibility of forming a new fund without recourse to a levy. He was ably supported by Bro- Geo. Jaquiery, who went deeply into the figures bearing on the annuity system. The Chief Ranger, Bro. C. W. Patton, intimated that it was the intention of several members to attend the anniversary of the Bluff Court of Foresters on 261 h June, leavingtown by the 5 p.m. train, and returning- by the late train the same night. The Dunedin correspondent of the Wakatipu Mail is not satisfied with the Hon. Mr Miller. Mr Miller, he says, lost an excellent opportunity of putting his foot down to some purpose, and showing the colony that he was competent to grasp the necessities of the case, in not announcing at his last meeting that he proposed to take the " £1 duty off imported flour. The effect of this duty is that every housewife has to pay id more for the 4 lb loaf, and that the miller or the wheat holder can secure an extra £1 profit for every ton of flour sold. The present high price of bread is unwarranted even at existing market rates, but the £1 duty gives the local wheat holders of wheat an advantage they are not slow to use for their own benefit. Taxes of this nature are wrong under nearly every circumstance, but they become doubly wro"g when the already high cost of living- is unduly added to through their operation. Mr Millar, however is not a statesman, but a politician anxious to please everybody. He has no back bone, spite, of what his admirers say, and he is not the man, as has more than once been shown, for a crisis. But the public, luckily for him are either so ignorant or so apathetic that a Minister can say almost anything. Meanwhile wo, the workers, have to pay the piper and worker.

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The Southern Cross. PUBLISHED WEEKLY. INVERCARGILL, SAT., JUNE 15. General News., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 9, 15 June 1907

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The Southern Cross. PUBLISHED WEEKLY. INVERCARGILL, SAT., JUNE 15. General News. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 9, 15 June 1907

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