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The Southern Cross. PUBLISHED WEEKLY. INVERCARGILL, SAT., JUNE 29. General News.

Messrs Smith Bros., of this town, were the successful tenderers for the extensive three-storey additions to Mrs Thomas’s Railway Hotel, and commenced work this week.

Mr J. A. Hanan, M.H.R., left for Wellington this week to take his place in the House, and lend his aid in passing progressive, legislation, and to do all in his power to forward the advancement of Row Zealand as a whole. It is thought tha session will be a long and trying one, but Mr Hanan informs us he has almost regained his former self, and feels proud to represent a district of the importance Invercargill has now reached.

The Rev. A. McKean preaches in St. Paul’s Methodist Church on Sunday morning, and in the evening the Rev. A. Mitchell takes for his subject—" Christian Optimism." At the evening service the solo "The City of Rest" will be rendered. A book,, a seat, a cordial welcome to all.

The many friends, of Mr and Mrs D. Burn, of this town,- will toe glad to hear that their son, who was so severely injured in the Christchurch lift accident, is making -good progress towards recovery.

Home Australian, and South African mails close at Invercargill at 1.45 p.m. on Monday, and for Australia and the United Kingdom at 12.55 p.m. on Thursday.

If Parliament passes a resolution to that effect His Majesty the King .will agree to this colony being designated in future the Dominion, of •New Zealand.

News was received of the sudden death of Mrs Creed at Dunedin. The deceased was the wife of Mr D. Creed (a well-known farmer in the Nightcaps district). It appears they had recently purchased a property in Kaikorai, and were disposing of their farm, and were just shifting to their new home when the news was received. Mr Creed was attending the funeral of victims of the late mine disaster at Nightcaps, and as there was no train to suit, drove over to Winton, and came on to town the same evening. The deceased was held in high esteem, and much respected in the district. The cause of death was an affection of the heart.

The annual social of the Invercargill Corporation employes was held in Victoria Hall on Wednesday evening, 26th inst., His Worship the ■Mayor and several councillors being present, their presence being '6duly appreciated by the employes as showing an interest in their social welfare. Though a very- stormy night, a goodly company assembled. After the euchre His Worship the Mayor Mayor (Mr W. B. Scandrett) kindly presented the prizes to the winners, prefacing each with some kindly remark. Tea was served, and proved a boon and a blessing” to those partaking. The dancing was kept going till the wee sma’ hours ayont the twal, everyone voting the first social a great success. Misses M. and B. Miller gave some Highland dances very gracefully during the evening.

The Parliament of N.Z. was opened on Thursday. “The Speech from the Throne” stated that further provision wi 11 be asked for workmen’s homes - , so that city workers will have to spend a smaller proportion of their wages in rent ; that the tariff will be revised ; and the Arbitration Act will be amended.

In the action brought by XT. C. Ellis against C. A. Allen i’or the possession on value of 43 2-tooth sheep, Mr- McCarthy gave judgment for the return of 34 unbran'ded hoggets or their value, £25 5s 9d, with costs, £lO 17s lOd.

Sir John Hall, ex-Premier of New Zealand, died on Tuesday, after a long and honourable tmblic career.

Mr Justice Sim stated at a meeting of the Arbitration o o krt in Wellington that the Court did not fix wages on a profit-making basis. If it did, men would have to go withous wages when there were no profits .

Mr J. A. Hanan, member for Invercargill, wants the scale of payment to teachers amended, and additions made to the Invercargill post office owing to the large increase in business.

Sir Robert Stout has recovered his health, and is returning from ‘Auckland to Wellington.

Subscription lists are being opened for the relief 0 f the widows and ;families of the three miners killed at Nightcaps. The company have donated £IOO to the fund. The injquest was opened on the 22nd, and will be continued on Monday.

Sir J. G.. Ward returned to the colony on Wednesday, and received a most enthusiastic reception. In spite of banquets and conference and other important work our Premier never lost even hal'f-an-hour through illness during the five months he was away.

The Hon. Mr Hall-Jones is to take a six months’ holiday, but an impression prevails that he will resign as Minister of Railways, a nd one paper names Mr Laurenson, of Lyttelton as his successor.

At the .Dublin International Exhibition, which w 7 as opened on the 4th May, and which is to be visited by their Majesties King Edward and Queen Alexandra on the 10th and 11th July, Kew Zealand occupies the central section c f the Palace of Industries, with a splendid representation of the products of the colony.

Mr T. W. Walker, town clerk for the Borough of Invercargill, invites tenders for the supply of gas mains and for roofing sheep pens at the abattoir.

At the recent poultry show, the Eev. A. Mitckell secured first prize and special in the Buff Orpington class. The prize for the. best bird in the show was secured by Mr O. R. King, of Stirling, with a fine Silver .Wyandotte pullet.

Potato blight has appeared in many parts of Ireland, and is causing grave concern.

The many friends of Mr John Hay, chief commissioner of Crown Bands in Southland, will regret to learn that he is confined to his bed through illness-. At the meeting of the Band Board held on Thursday and Friday, Mr Andrew Kinross, senior member, occupied the chair.

The Rev. J. Dawson, the leading Primitive Methodist Minister of Wellington City, will conduct the evening service in Elies Road South P.M. Church on Sunday.

Special services- are being conducted at the Salvation Army. Particulars nf which are given in this issue-

The annual statement of accounts in connection with the Borough of Gladstone appear in this issue.

We learn that another butchery establishment is to be opened in Invercargill shortly.

Tht new nurses’ home in connection with the Southland Hospital is now nearing completion, and is a credit to the Trust and the contractors (Messrs J. Walker and Sons), who have made a fine Job of it.

In the Magistrate’s Court, Dunedin, on Thursday last quite a number of cases were heard against residents in this district. They -were judgments obtained by Lochhsad, Ltd., principally for sewing machine hire.

Mr McCarthy, S.M., was occupied until nearly eleven o’clock on Wednesday night in dealing with several sly-tgrog selling cases, in addition to those reported in another column. Frank Coutts, who had previously been convicted, was committed for trial on a charge of selling whisky. Coutts and Martin Campbell were also committed on a charge of attempting by threats to dissuade a witness from giving evidence. A charge against Edward Marrah of: keeping and exposing liquor for sale at his house in Deveron street was partly heard and adjourned till today.

The Irish Teague is inviting great Home Rule demonstrations throughout Ireland. It is reported that a party of armed men fired fourteen shots into the residence of Mr Blake, near Athenry. Mr Blake is the holder of a grass farm which he refuses to surrender.

Sawmilling timber is being looked after by local millers, more particularly in Western district, where the railway is being pushed on. We learn that one holder in that district was recently offered £IOOO for the right to sawmill through his holding, but he thought it better to hold on. The railway league in Southland have to be thanked for having these lines pushed on to a paying point. One member in particular (Mr CrosbySmith. of Messrs Smith and Laing) has given a deal of time in furthering Southland’s claim, and it is good to see the Government in earnest extending the line. There is a big future in front ©f the land beyond Orepaid..

A tram car in England earns an average of 21 pence* per mile.

On an average 100 acres of pasture should carry 200; sheep and 33 cattle.

THE Enterprising Man of Business will find all sorts of office helps in Our Stationei’y Department. The latest and best tried are the only, articles we have time for. Try us' for your office stationery. Our Quality and Prices a re right. LILLI CRAP, McNAUGHTON & CO., Esk Street.

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The Southern Cross. PUBLISHED WEEKLY. INVERCARGILL, SAT., JUNE 29. General News., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 11, 29 June 1907

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The Southern Cross. PUBLISHED WEEKLY. INVERCARGILL, SAT., JUNE 29. General News. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 11, 29 June 1907

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