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<» *■ — ■_ ~~Thcro"lias" been considerable discussion in the Dunedin. City Council regarding the dismissal oil a coloured employee, the opinion being held that the "colour line" was Ticing drawn. An ex-councillor's testimony showed that the in an in question worked at the rate of 40 shovels to 28 of some of tho white moii. The chairman of the Tramway Committee said that it was his intention to reinstate the man. A painful instance of hereditary insanity at Whangarei is reported l>y tho Auckland "Star." On the certificate of two local doctors, an 11---year-old boy was sent one day this week tq a home for chronic imbeciles, his mother having been committed to a similar institution a month ago. News has reached Sydney that the first printing has been done on a printing press in the Solomons. Itis at present worked in a missionary's bedroom. In favoured situations in Hawke's Bay raspberries have recently been gathered, and fruit trees are showing signs of coming into unseasonable blossoms. , A movement., is on foot to bring about the federation of all furniture workers- throughout the Dominion. It is estimated that the workers in the trade total over 1000, of whom 300 are resident in the Wellington district. Says the "Lyttelton Times" Wellington correspondent: — A welL known New Zealander, now resident in England, writes to a friend here about the King's Derby, apropos of which he tells an excellent story that, so far as I am aware, has not yet appeared in print. The King, of course, is very popular in England, and the public were almost frantic with joy when his house Minoru won. When his Majesty led Minoru to the paddock, the crowd knew no bounds ; they surounded him and even patted him on" the back. Reserve and dignity alike were thrown to the winds, and one man actually, after patting him on the back, said to him:— "Well done, Teddy; you've won the Derby, now-' turn out your damned Government." This, adds the writer, is an absolute fact, and the King related the story at the Jockey Club dinner in the evening. Towards midnight on a recent Sunday some people homeward bouiyl came across a man lying face downwards in the Bois de Vincennes, near Paris. Thinking he was some unfortunate tramp who had sunk down from exhaustion or hunger, they gave him money, and advised tfi?' police, who convoyed him on a stretcher, to the police station. Here ho was seen to bo dead drunk, and on being searched £200 in notes was discovered in the lining of his hat, £150 in the back of his waistcoat, £400 sewn up in the breast of his coat, £120 in his trousers, £200 sewn up in an undervest, £54 in his stockings, and another £200 stuffed in his boots, making altogether £1324. The man said he was a printer, and had saved the money. He carried it about him "for safety," but had, nevertheless, hern overcome in a lonely and dangerous spot after dining with friends. To-morrow, at 11 a.m., lur A. Gould will sell moat, groceries, vegetables, gents' and ladies' mercery. Messrs Bisloy Bros, and Co. call attention to their large fruit and produce sale- to Ijo held to-morrow at IT o'clock at their rooms, particulars of which appear in their advertising column. Tlie Farmers' Agency Company will hold an auction sa.lo of meat at 10.30 to-morrow morning, and the usual sale of fancy goods at 2.30 fn tho artemoon. Messrs Bisley Bros and Co. will hold n stock sale at their Motueka yards on luesday next. The Temperature.— At three o'clock this morning the thermometer outside this office registered 44 degrees .For Chronic Chest Complaints Woods Great Peppermint Cure Is" od. and 2s. 6d. The Palm Leaf Butter is made from whole milk cream, tho cream being reduced in temperature by the latest and most. up-to-date scientific appliances. The public are guaranteed that this butter is free from all germs, is sweet and wholesome, and can be had at the same price as other brands.* It is said that somo people expect much good to result through the hotels being closed at 10 p.m., whilst others are of opinion that these expectations will not be realised, and that less money will be in circulation. However,if the innovation should be the means of some people saving money, we should advise them to invest it at Lock's, where they can buy everything to make the home comfortable and attractive, at very low prices. Lock is offering his enormous stock of now and up-to-date goods at such cut prices tho.t no catch-penny or other firm can compete with. — It pays every time to buy at Lock's — where the best goods are. — Largo direct shipments always coming to hand.— A household word, "Visit Lock's Emporium."*

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NEWS OF THE DAY, Colonist, Volume LI, Issue 12598, 23 July 1909

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NEWS OF THE DAY Colonist, Volume LI, Issue 12598, 23 July 1909