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News and Notes.

fr. Bulmnic plague at ’.Frisco three deaths. [Five thousand pounds claimed from the Nightcaps Coal Co. by relatives of three miners who perished in. Tune last. Cases to he heard at Invercargill. Attempt made (o blow up house occupied by Cord Ashdown, one of the leaders of the Irish Unionists. A cow derailed a carriage on the Seaward Bush line, and a rock from the mountain side near Greymouth knocked an engine and three carriages off the rails. Agitation afoot to exclude farm labourers from operation of Arbitration Act. Beport to be obtained re artesian water supply for Core. Great gathering of Socialists at Stuttgart—a mass meeting attended by 100',000 persons. Construction of the Cawrence-Hox-burgh line protested, against by an Invercargill meeting.. Gore following suit. Sunny days and frosty nights still .he rule in Southland.

Rain-making experiments in Oamaru district a failure, but copious showers have since relieved anxious settlers. Parliament still sauntering through the business of the country. Flour still high. Dunedin bakers considering possibility of combining and importing all their flour from AustraliaThree burglars at Wellington senti to gaol for 15 years. Mr T. Meadows, one of Invercargill’s old-time hotelkeepers, has leased the Crown Hotel at Balclutba.. The. proportion of men capable of bearing arms is for all Europe 24 per cent, of the population. Roughly, this gives New Zealand 200,000 men for defence purposes. The diminution of apprenticeships was one of the things that was at the bottom of the unemployed trouble, said Cord Avebury at a meeting held at the Mansion House to promote the interests of the National institution of Apprenticeship. Pitcher! over the handle bars of his bicycle by a boy running into him, John .'Lumbers, a Rondon police com stable, fixing near Potter’s bar. died from meningitis and fracture of the jaw, caused, it was stated at the inquest, by a pipe he was smoking being driven into the brain. The Royal Commission to inquire into the Nightcaps Colliery disaster, will open its sittings at Invercargill on 29th inst. In the Savings Bank established by the North-Eastern -Railway Co. for their employes, the annual report shows a stun of £854,662 standing to the credit of the 10,522 depositors, giving an average of £Bl each. In view of the unsatisfactory state of the, weaving trade, the central committee of the North and EotthJust now when So nth landers are best irring themselves in railway matters. including the extension of the Waikaka line to Roxburgh, the following expression of opinion by the Hawrencc correspondent of the Baiclutlm Free Press, is interesting ; “The lion. John Macgregor’s appeal to Parliament over the extension of the Rawtence-Roxhurgh• railway voices the opinion of every honest person in the Tuapeka electorate, and more especially Rawrence. That the railway was a sop no one can deny. What fertile country it is to tap or cause to be opened up no living person ran honestly discover. The few acres of flat count ry along the course of the line, will be included within the railway fences. J l he scenery to tourists will no doubt be romantic and pleasing, and cause them to wonder why the line was not opened up for tourist traffic sooner. Of course the settlers at Moa Flat, Miller’s Flat, and Coal Creek will enjoy the privilege of having a. ride occasionally, but even this will get monotonous, if expensive. As for the fruit (grown at Coal Creek, one small train load would take the lot.” East Raneashiro Cotton Spinners and Manufacturers’ Association recommended that all mills should stop for two full weeks previous to Octoqer (31st next, in addition to the usual holidays. This will mean a stoppage of sonic 450,000 looms, affecting at least 150,000 operatives.

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News and Notes., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 19, 24 August 1907

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News and Notes. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 19, 24 August 1907

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