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Interesting Items

Now than Northend is included in nvercargill, the Southland County Council is no longer concerned in the maintenance of the Park Drain, and will seek to be relieved of its responsibility.

A memorial is to be erected to the late Mr J. Hay, Chief Commissioner of Hands, by his associates at Dunedin and Invercargill. Over £-70 has already been subscribed.

A cottage at West Plains owned by Mr W. Simpson, and occupied by Mr Mclntosh, was burned down on Saturday last.

A boy named Greer received a bullet in the loot on Sunday 'at Romahapa from the rifle of a companion. The hoys were at target practice, and, as is usually the case, the weapon was supposed to be unloaded.

Repudiating the restricted definition of the Irish demand adopted by the Directory of the United Irish League, the Executive of the Sinn Fein organisation, at a meeting in Dublin, passed a resolution declaring that the minimum Irish demand is a sovereign Parliament, with powers equal and 00-extensive with the Parliament of Great Britain.

Calling his mother to his bedside, William Mugsford, a Swansea football player, who died from injuries received in a recent match, held up his league medal, remarking, “Throw it in the bars of the grate ; it has cost me my life.” .

Messrs Shields and Andrews, Invercargill, contractors for the renovations and additions to be made to the “Pioneer” cheese factory at Edendale, have made a start with the work. The cost, including improvements not originally contemplated, will amount to about £550.

Mr C. Luxford, of kelson, has died from blood-poisoning caused through getting a thorn in ids hand. The deceased gentlemen was the father of the Rev. .1. A. Luxford, who was stationed in Invercargill a few years ago.

Brooksdale. one of the original selections in the Tapanui district, has been bought by Mr Geo. Stewart, of Balfour. It consists of 2247 acres of land along the foot-hills of the Blue Mountains, every acre of which is ploughable, and capable of raising first-class crops of wheat.

A little boy, Albert Trickey, of MalmSbury (Vic.), who recently swallowed a Lee-Motford infle bullet, was operated on for its removal. The operation was a most difficult one, and the boy was under the influence of chloroform for two hours. The bullet was found embedded in the right lung, and between it and the heart. The patient is making favourable progress.

An old age pensioner named John Thomas, aged 86 years, residing at Whroo (Vic.), was found dead in his bed. Deceased, who was receiving a pension of 6s per week, was very saving in Ms habits, and out of this small allowance had saved over £.llO in half crowns and two shilling pieces.

The White Star liner Baltic and the Canard liner Campania, both from New York, which arrived at Queenstown (Ireland) landed 1,235 passengers—the largest number ever Handed at that port in one day.

During the last few days upwards of 70 men have been employed on the liiversdale —Switzers line, and a fewj weeks should see the whole of the formation of the present section completed. The settlers are pleased at the prospect of having the line completed in time for next harvest.

Eight destroyers have been damaged off Portsmouth in a fortnight. If this is the record in time of peace what about the British fleet when the dogs of war are let loose ?

A man named Thomas Miller, who keeps a grocer’s shop in Dunedin, has been arrested on a charge of wilfully setting fire to a five-roomed dwelling owned by. him. It was insured for £225.

The Dunlop Rubber Co. learn that' Messrs Cormier and Collign, iwho are driving two De Dion cars in the great Pekin to Paris Moror Contest,; selected Dunlop tyres for their stupendous drive across two In. Paris it is considered that the first-named intrepid driver, who has had considerable experience in motoring in out of the way places, in Europe, Asia, and Africa, stands the best chance of success in negotiating the difficulties that abound along the Pekin-Paris route.

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Interesting Items, Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 18, 17 August 1907

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Interesting Items Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 18, 17 August 1907

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