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Snow fell in several parts of Southland on Saturday last. The sum of £15,000 has been collected in Dunedin for the Y.M.C.A. building fund. Two breach of promise cases are likely to be heard at Dunedin. In one case £5Ol is claimed,. Out of 53 electorates in New South Wales, 45 voted for reduction of hotel licenses and eight for continuance. Five members of a Maori football team at Kaipara died from measles, after returning from a match at Port Albert. Thursday, 26th September, is to be observed as a holiday in honour of the proclamation of the colony as a Dominion.. Half a million Russian emigrants have gone to Siberia this year, and 200,000 Russian Jews emigrated to the United (States alone in 1906. The town of Marwillumbah, in IST.S.W., has been practically obliterated by fire. The damage is estimated at £150,000, and over 200 persons are homeless. Inquiries show that there is a good deal of discontent in the railway service of K.Z. The chief grievances are low pay and slowness of promotion, and non-payment of overtime in the first division. The Commission inquiring into the Quebec bridge disaster, in which over 60 workmen lost their lives, has elicited that structural defects were observed days before the collapse, and that the foreman’s protests were disregarded. Mr Owen Kelly, contractor for the erection of the Gore Hospital, who was granted permission by the H. and C.A. Board to postpone the completion of the brick work until the winter frosts were over, has resumed operations. The Ensign reports that Mr W. Tibbies holds the unique distinction of being both champion draughts and chess player, he having won both the championships competed for by . the members of the Gore Draughts Club and the Gore Chess Club. As a consequence of suffering through his sheep being worried, a resident of the Gore district laid poison for dogs recently, and soon 'after seven dead dogs were to be seen. The total of deaths through the agency of poison is set down at about a score. Among the dogs was one for which £l7 was recently offered and refused. The residents of Mid diem arch (Cen-sr-al Otago) are strongly opposed to the establishment of a sanatorium for consumptives in that district. Mr A. McKinnon, a member of a. deputation which waited on a committee from the Hospital Board, stated that some of the settlers had hinted that if the sanatorium were erected it would gel on fire. The Union Co.’s steamer Monowai, overdue from Wellington to Sydney, was picked up by the Mokoia on Sunday and towed to Sydney. The Monowai's rudder shaft was broken or the 12th inst., and the seas being very rough, she drifted in spite of the anchors' thrown out. The Monowai went adrift in 1901 owing to an accident to her machinery, and was 1 then secured by the Mokoia. The steamer Warrimoo, which left Lyttelton on Saturday, with instructions to look out for the MonoWai, went ashore in foggy weather near the lighthouse at Cape Farewell, but was refloated uninjured.

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AT HOME AND ABROAD, Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 22, 21 September 1907

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AT HOME AND ABROAD Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 22, 21 September 1907