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The shafemartet still remains quiescent. Waihis sold! at £8 14s 6d and £& 14s, Junctions at, 39s 6d and Extendedsi >t 5s 7d. TalJsmians were steady With Sales at 43s 3d and 445, and further buyers coming' in later at 44te. Tairuas, which have showed steady advance of late,, were placed at 5s 7d. Wfldtangiis saw business at 4s 3d, Golden Belts (paid) at. Is 9d. Waiotahis were placed at 12s 3d and 11s 63, and there are buyers at 11s 3d. Ngatiaiwas (Great Barrier) were exchanged, at Is Id and Darts at 4d. There are no changes in other lines. At last meeting of the Education Board, the appintment was authorised of Miss Louisa Worrall as assistant to the Turua School. Waihi Grand Junction have crushed 3559 tons of ore for a return of bullion valued atr £6300. The total, output is now £55,532 14s 9d. Owners of sheep fined at the local court to-day ibr failing- to dip their sheep. The Stock 1 Departmenti is- exercising vigilance in this connection, and intends to see that the provisions of the Stock Ajct are adhered to. Reference was made at last night's social gathering of the Foresters to the tailiugis question at Thames, and the. hope was expressed that a satisfactory arrangement would booh be arrived alb so that the big Jittery j could again start. j Tt is understood that Mr E H. Adams fe w taken in hand the •floating of the Uzailla mm& at Broken, Hill, and tha* already a largp number ,of. shares have been applied for. The syndicate holders are to receive payment of expenses upto-date, and the modifiicßtion^of the terms should ensure the speedy flotation) of this property, as considerable attention ia being paid to €ne Tairua district a* the present time. At this season all should see that they have good warn* underclothing. The best goods in this line 1 are supplied "by W. S. Wylie, and the present is a splendid chance for all the beet class of hosiery he is eelline at |his ? reSuwtdons.—Aldfvt. ' 7^

' Alt the Giaborne Police Court Geo. Madkie, for supplyinpr liquor to a prohibited person, was fined £5 and costs. Mr.J. Brokenshire, manager of the ThamesHauwuki, advertises for « few good man to work in the ThamiesHaurafaishaft. Ait the racing; conference sitting at Wellington) recommendations were made that the license for the Hikutaia Club be withdrawn: Cables states that Webb, the New Zealand souller, is showing improved form. He will be honored if he 'brings bacifc to .New Zealand the title of champion: sculler of the world. Ai Waihi resident lost his favorite horse, and was subsequently informed that it had been seen, cavorting round witfi a kerosene tin tied to its tail. Twenty pounds reward now offered for conviction of the miscreant. We learn fronu Mr J. MieiLaren, the County Engineer, that good progress is being, made with the clearing 1, away of the deflbjris on the Tapu roadi, and •that the *ad will probably be available for l^t T%hioular traffic to-mor-row.- •■; ".'-'"'l - - r ., ;■ _; In tiie New Zealand Government workshops to date 53 engines have been 'built, and 24 old locomotives re-built'-'.to more modern types. Three new large tender engines of the fourcylinder "b^noed camwund" type were built in the workshops and added to the stiocikL • :■■ -"• i::.■■*;■ :- ,•.■■•':■ ' • ■'■,-.'" ■:: ' Judging hljr the experience of yesterday file proper observance of Arfbor ©lay! has fallen into disuse. Certainly it affords an, extra holiday, but the day is mot what it used 1 to be. Local bodies now appear to be engaged in cutitting!. down for sanitairy and other .reasonsl, the trees planted on Arbor Days of years long 1 gone ,pastL _, •,:; .; Some interesting reminiscences of the early days of Forestry at Thames were given at last night's social and the proceedinga^ throughout were, of the most! cordial nature. The names of several old residents—some of whom have sought their last resting place— ■were referrfed! to and the interest manifested by the listeners showed that the .memory of the pioneers of Forestry at Thames is still gireenu . ; •:,'- , , ;,.? ;; h The entertainment, which is to be held at the Od^elloW Hall to-mor-row evenimgi in aid of St. George's Church promises to be unusually successful. The programme consists of musical items by Mesdames Trimmer and Johnston, and Miss Clarke, and Messrs B. H. Buckingham, Earkins, Lidster, Watson, and Kirby, a duet by Misses McPike, concluding! with that amusing faros "Box and Cox," the , performers being Messrs Arthur Chapman, W. H. Bennett, and Miss Mellett. The price of admission is Is, and patrons can rely on. an' enjoyable evening. The Main Trunk line was authorised by an Ac* in IBBJ The first sod wap turned in 1885. The total expenditure to 31st lash was £2,142,978, ,an average expenditure of £97,408 per annunu. In 1905, £200,000 was spent, and last year £420,000. The heads are now twenty eigjit miles apart. In three months that will be reduced to twenty four miles. Early in the New Tear ten miles Would remain to be completed, and b- the close of the summer, given fine weather, this jshoufcTbe reduced to four. The first; through tgpan, should, says Mr Blow, Under-Seciwetary to the Public Works department, run for certain in 1908. In answer to a correspondent whom we suspect of facetiousness, and who suggests that, the Grand Opera Company inp,y be induced to, pay a visit v to Thames,.we may explain tha* allowing for a difference in. population and taking the Auckland prices charged, as a basis, the company would mn a scale of atiout 70s for front and £1 for back seats, if they came t*> this district! This we may: suggest, is a Tittle 'beyond the average Thames mam so that we must reluctantly conclude that the visit of the Grand Opera Company is off— decidedly off! We are frequently asked by telephone if any news is to hand of the score in the matches now being 1 played in Australia by thie "All Macks." These queries frequently commence about five' o'clock-^ few minutes aftien the ,game has started. Those interested in, the tour of the "All Blacks" in Australia should remember that New Zealand time is one hour and forty minutes ahead of Sydney time. It is, therefore, impossible for the result of the first spell to be received at this office till about '*x, fund' tiie -final (result about an hour lia|ter. Otir Auckland 1 correspondent writes --"Mr F. W. Al Winser died at the hospital to-day (Wednesday) from: consumption of the throat. Deceased was well kiiown in mining- circles; having acted for some time as clerk in the office of Mr G. S. Kissling, secretiairy to the Waiotiahi G.M, Co. He was 2i8 i years of age, amd has no relatives mi the colony. Mir Winser was formerly in the London, office of the Waihi G.M. Co. He came to Aiucldand abouti three years ago for the sake of his health, but even then the disease was too* ifar adtanietedi to s|ive any hope of recovery in this milder elima*e." A* the local Court this morning, Before Messrs Walton and RarenhiH, Justices, John w^is charged with drunkenness. Be pleaded guilty and was fined 20 and costs im default 7 days' imprisonmenit!. He Was allowed a week in which to pay the fine I>ufty and: Co., Cllark and Buttle, owners of sheep, were chafrged with a breach of the 'Stock Act in neglect ing to dip their sheep as prescribed by the Ac*. They were fined the minimum; penalty of 3d per sheep for their non-ctompKancie with the Act. A Aargte Bjgaiuwt a. fourth partly was withdrawn. Mr Huddle«ton e , local Stock Dißpecitor, laid the inforWafiion and! appeared: for the Department.

i I As much as 35s 6d per sack was given for cauliflowers in Wellington last week, and 13s for cabbages. ' Victoria is waving its auras enthusi iastically becauee the prison records J show a decided increase. New, Sourth Wales should now seek to eclipse its rival in this detail. j A family at Gisborne were affected by ptomaiue ]x>isoning: through eaitf. ing tlinned herrings. Alter medical attention all the patients were ouit of danger. Am initeresiting dinner at which the 1 menu was composed of New Zealand food products, was given in. !Paris recently. The idea originated with Mr I J. A. Gilruth, New Zealand Govennment bacteriologist. ' .On iMlaroh 31st last 18 locomotives, 112 bogiie cars, 15 bogie braket-vans, and 98§ waggons wejre under _ construction in the railway workshops of : the colony; Price Bros., Thames, are i building 20 locomotives in addition. j Altogether, there are 38 new locomotives in' handl. The rnspeotoi' of Native^ Schools, Mr William W. Bird', says: 'It must ■be evident to all who have kiiown the Native (Schools since the, olden day, wheni the education of the Maori was in it* infancy, 1 that the swaddling- . clothes have lor years been laid aside. | Even sinice my own connection with the schools very great progress has been made, and the credit of this is dtoe to the teachers, who, remote from the comforts »n.A advantages of |' civilisation, pursue their duties with loyal devotion." "You call this " mineral spiingil" ' said the Yankee deprecatingly. [, "Yes, sir," said the Te Aroha hotel proprietor; "it is a mineral spring j , it's got any quantity of iron in it." "Well," returned the Yankee, "you want to see the mineral springs at , the place where I live aiwuy out in ; Dakotai. Why, sir,, we never need :to I shoe bur horses out there. .'We just ;: make them put their feet in tiie water . for half an hour, and Jthe shoes grow ,' pa theii* feet right! away—^the water I 1 is so full of iron!" '.v i "The.Bill- is going along, all right," said Dr. Mason, Chief Health Officer, ! when questioned about the .progress of the Pure Food Bill through the House of Representatives. "Everyone,' , he added, "recognises the necessity of having an Act to ensure $he purity of , the people's food, and afehough the, | criticisms of the Bi'l have been many ' no one has suggested that the 8i11,,. .1 while it cjoimseirves ■die interests iof the man'who eats the food, is unfair .to the importer or vendor." ■I ■ ■ ■■■■ ; ' - r 1 A new method of labelling bales of flax andl putting! on the graders' marks is being introduced by the. Agricultural Department. FlaxmiUers will <be required to insert in the middle of every "bale a tag made of tia, stamped with their own, brand, aidi I connected by means of a piece of stout wire witfia: leather *ag, similar^ ly stampedl, on the outride of the > bale. The grader will impress his' mark oa this, and it wjll then be prQflta<»Hy.jmiposßible' the marks, a praotiae which is temptingly i easy with the present system of graders' tags made of parchment «nd tied to the outside of the bale with string. The new! device is to be compulsory ! from Septeinbei* Ist. I 1 .■- ' ;.'_.'.:■ .... .- .•■ ■ ;..' ._' ■ ■ i On January 31st a, inaii named' Edwaird Hooker left Motueka for Nelson,; a distance of 16 miles open, sea, in a Bma.ll sailing).'boat, and was*not "seen aigain; On June 19th, sayfi the Nelson Evening Mail, a< young man picked up a skull, thigh bones and pelvis ibone on the beach and also part of a sail, about two chains fhonV where an oar, supposed to belong to : the, missing 'boaiti, wa« found sooru after the acteident. Medical examination has siiMSe shown the bones to be those of a man. of about 1 sixty years of age, and 1 about six feet high. As the age and height correspond with • those of the missingl man it is supposed the 'bones found are his remains.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS., Thames Star, Volume XLIV, Issue 10303, 25 July 1907

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LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS. Thames Star, Volume XLIV, Issue 10303, 25 July 1907

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