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West Coasters generally will regret ■to hear of tilie death of Walter Bez- 1 amce, which, took place at. the Kuruara < Hospital last week.. Deceased was a ; single man, 70 --n of age, and was j well iknown. on lihe Hauiaki Peninsula,.—(Correspondent.) .' i Gold 1 was discovered at Cocroinandel < on October! 4thT 1852, so that next : Friday will 'be the '55th anniversary • :of that important event. It is to be '' hoped 'that there will be another discovery ■this year; Coroniandel badly . requires it. i Footballers and! others will be interested to learm that Mr W. Cunning- ; haim, the well known. "All Black" representative, was married! to ' Miss • Ethel Dance, of Waihi. Mr and Mrs ' Cunningham are Spending their honeymoon afißo'torua. . The Wellington Post gives a striking; illustration, of tilie accretion, in land valuies in Wellington during the last decade. 'Twelve years ago a lense of land, was given to a, man at. the peppercorn rental of 10s, and to-day t the lease is worth £10,000. Mr ,Ben Tillett, the labour lender, who has recently arrived in the Dominion, will address a 'pulblio meeting at Warh'i in. about a fortnight's time, under the auspices of the local 'branch of the New Zealand Political and Lajbour It is probably that Mi- Tilletit will ""deliver an address at Thames. 'At last night's meeting of the Thamres'lHarbour Board i'ti was decided on the motion of Cf Deeble, to direct the attention of the Harbourmaster to the effect thati the drivers! of vehicles did not wblk their horses on the wharf, but left Ahe wharf at a trot. This was contrary to the by-laws, and it was decided to prosecute in eases where an offence of this description was committed. iAjccording to the "Rotorua Times,'' Mr E. "M. 'Donaisd'on, Assistant Roads Engineer, a.t Jtotorua, goes to take charge and to permanently reside in .the Opotoiki district. This means promotion, for Mr Donaldson, oiv which he is to be 'highly congratulated. He was a prominent member of Lodge Rotorua, i 153. At numiber of the brethren gave him; parting speed after the business of the lodge was 'transacted. Our Wadhi correspondent writes: — "I regret to report the death of Mr 1 Timothy O'Regan 1, father; of 'Mrs T. C. Grant, of Union street, Waihi. Mr O'Regani had 'been five years in Waihi, and leaves behind .him three daughters and one son to 'mourn their loss. Two of the daughters reside in, Waihi, one •being 'Mrs T. Grant!,-and the other Mrs F. Stewart. The third daughter is married, to Mr T. Knell, of the'telegraph department, Greymouith. Tlie son is a 'builder, residing at Feilding." Mil H. Poland, M.H.R., in reply to ; a letter from the Plako County Council, mid Jvei would assist as far as .possible in: itlie matter of railway station and 1 subsidy for bridge. He was doubtful if the latter would be increased to £3000 .this year, but though* another £1500 might be obtained next year, whicih would, be time enough, and'the work should not be delayed if only £1500 is secured now. Re station, nothing but an earthquake geeanis capable of moving the authori-. ties. ■ •■' ? -: ■ •■ ' ■'- ■. . At the next sitting of the- Bankrtoptcy Oour-fc in Wellington the- A&sigmiee will ask .'toi.ibe released from tlie estate of Win. Waring Taylor, who was adjudicated a, bankrupt about twenty .years iago. Somie time after the aHjudicationrau application 'forl release was o'bitbined by the -Aissignee. Recently a windfall Jni "the 'shape of a legacy to the bankrupt came to ha.nd. This money has foeen distributed among the creditors, and' it is neoesisary therefore for the Assignee to obtain a secbndl release. . "Onlooker 1," in tile O'liineinuri Gazette, delates 1 the followingi: One of the officials wanjted to know if a. certain lot of timlber was tlie Puriri postsl, when someone standing: by ventured the opinion that they were not Puriri posts at all. "All right-," replied the railway official, "I .say they are puriri ■posits.".' "Bet you a. pound they are iiiot." Hie ibet was made, and the railway man said,' '"Now, I know those posts are of totara, 'tnnntber, but as they are to go to' Puriri .1 reckon, they are Puriri posts." Bow* they settled the bet I do not klnow. Tlie IsMii {Mission was continued at the Central '•flail last night. Mr" AVI. D'anby occupied the chair. The large choir of whildrem a.nd adult® delighted' : tlie Audience with their -splendid'"singing. Mr feLtt igaV© another- of his '. clear logical and .well reasoned ad-, dresses, whioh was listened to t>y a large number of mien. Hi's'address was lit up with flashes of humor and sparkled wi'tliwit throughout,, and was frequently punctuated with applause. 'Mr Isitit 'concluded with a fine appeal not 'to regard the liquor question from the standpoint^ of ■ appetite.- Ai large , nuimiber of pledges were taken. The raission will be continued this evening. Mr B. C. Blraggje, ex-Victorian -foil- . Hard dhaJiipion., -will give an ex- , hibition game of billiards- at Mr W. Rogers/ Pacific Hotel on Friday; • -In connection with, the visit of tHiis first. ' class player, Mr Br&gge received j the following complimentary testimon- , ial froml. Mr G. S. Munro, general maniager of the New 1 Zealand International Exhibition at Ohristehurch, at the close of tlie Exhibition season: — "Dear Sir,—This serves to'place upon record the .verfjr jsatisfaicitiory and capable manner in which, you have conducted exhibitions of billiard playing at tlie New, Zealand InteniaitiionaT.Exhlibitd'on. The two hundred and five displays which you have ,gjven have been of iai .very interesting; and sikilful character, and have been, very largely patronised by -tinfe public. In conclusion I no .hesitation in expressing my opinion! as to tliei aatisfacfoiy and geutleananly manner in which you have conducted ■youi' 'displays."

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Thames Star, Thames Star, Volume XLIV, Issue 10364, 2 October 1907

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Thames Star Thames Star, Volume XLIV, Issue 10364, 2 October 1907