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LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS.

(Mil* Rhodes' election oommitt. 1-© have decided to accord him a ooinplimentairy conversazione at Coromiandel next Mondiay.

Otaki is holding out a challenge just now for giant cabbages. Tho heaviest weights at present are 411: and 391b. This record would take gome ibeatinig, .

In, reply to (Several inquiries, we have looked up the Etteoboral Act and find that <ainyone making a Trageir upon the result of an election renders himi liable to a penalty of £20.

CVtr W. T. Gamin, representing Wests 1 Picture®, which are to be shown at Thames, i& at present in the district making the preliminary arrangements.

The recent developments ra tlw Royal Oak mine have revived! interest, in. -mining .in Cbromiaadel, and already quite. a mimibetr of experts and investors have visited the mine.

Mr J. C Cream, Conductor of ths BaiUiraki Daiid, has been granted 3 months' leave of ; L .ence from band duties, in; recognition of his interesting efforts at the recent contests.

We note that the teachers selection recommended to the Education Board that Miss Fanny J. Taylor be appointed assistant to the Waihi District High Stetiool and Miss Mable Blerryman (late of Thames) to he teacher of the Purerua School.

St. Patrick's Dlay this year is to bs made a gala day by the Raman Oatholio community of Rotorua., and al--ready active Bteps are be'.ng takeu with a view to drawing up a schema as to whait. form, the celebration will taike.

On our first and fourth pages: — 'Nlortherni S.S. Company's Time-table ; Mail 'Nbtices; Mininjg News; Latest Caibles and Telegrams; Sporting Intelligence ; Ohia.riitable - Alid Jioard r The Thames Election; County Engineer's Report; Elditorial Jottingß.

Dr. Findlay (Minister for Justica) is said, aa a l-esult of his investigations so "far, to ;be quite conivinced <ts to the room existing' for vast improvements in our present system «,t dealing with those "unfortunates who hfctve lapsed into criminality.

The Chief Postmaster (Mir W. H. Nicholls) forwards the following memo.:—"On and after FKdiay, the Stihi instant, the letter carriers' afternoon delivery will commence a,t 2 p.m.. instead of 4 p.m., aend a si>eeial delivery wh\l Be made at 4 p.mL wlhen the Auckland steamer arrives before that hour/

Thus the Waihi Times:—"The special licensing case now going oj, is giving the ladi.es of Waihi* ent tit o for the, first time to the precincts of a law court. Quite a large number of 'top liners' were in evidence^ yesrterday, and there 1 is no doubt that many a hungry miner, on. gio'.ng hionxs after his day's work, finds only n

cold collation instead of the usual hot dinner.

A visitor to Waikawau, who was out icti the gulf two or three times, says he saiw a i'ema.rkably large quantity of jelly fish one afternoon. Tho wiater was quit© calm and clear and the jelly fish could be distinguished quite easily. He states that there mus*: have been) many thousands of the fish, the line extending for a good mile. The strange part of the circumstance is that they all appeared to be mo7ing an the omei direction, as thougu it were ai migration in common.

The average life of a reporter, says an exchange, is indeed a strenuous one, 'and is by no means a bed of roses, but on the contrary one of thorns. A weill known Hamilton journalist went to Hunitly \o ascertain some news- about the strike, and when he flashed ihis not© book and pencil, a crowd of raged suffragettes gave chase and. threatened to dip him in the cold amd uninviting waters of the rivers, but he was too quick for them and in a secluded repot performed h'.B duty faithfully.

In connection with the petition to upset the Ohimeniuri local option poll we learn that Mr At S. Adams, who appears for the No-L'.oense party, concluded his case yesterday. ToHiaiy Mr " Skerrett, "for the appellants, makes his address, which is sure to be a lemigtihiy one, so that- itlhe formal proceedings should., terminate to-day. It is not generally antid'.pated that the Court, will give an immediate decision, though hi some quarters, it is expected that judgment will be deUverted; to-day.

Riailway developments in Canada goes on apace/The newest railway for which a charter has been obtained is the Huron and Lake Ontario Railway, and the Daily Mail understands that negotiations are being conducted ii. London for the purpose of ra.isir.r' cap'.tal to construct the line. Nothing definite has yet been, arranged, but ;i sum of £6,000,000 is mieintioned as the" aanount of capital now under consideration. The obairter covers thn conetruotion of 864 miles of line. Tinfirst section to bei undertaken will bo that from Toronto to Owen Sound, j» distance of 183 miles.

The trouble at Huntly has enabled the Hon. R. MciKenzie bo justify his promotion.' to Cabinet rank. He has operated his ministerial, career excellently. If these should be a recrudescence of the dispute in tlio mining industry he is the Minister to whom the public will look to conciliate- tivi pur ties, and after his successful work in the North the public will have some confidence in; his judgment. .Probably of all the recent .•appointment® tlia,t of the member -for Motuekai was the one concerning which doubt was most widely 'expressed, and' the Minister's ' eaiieer will b-3 wiatohed' olosieiy and evemi oritionlly. In these c;iroiirnfita,ncieis there is ths more, mason to be pleased that he -has made so successful a. beginning.— Lytteltolu Times.

The following notf.ce was found on an Irish church door: "This is uo give notice that no person is to bo buried in this churchyard but those living in the parish. Those who wish to be buried are desired to apply to me, Ephraim Grub, parish, clerk."

A 1 country school committee recently 'forwarded to the Wang'ainui Education Board a request for £36 1% 6d. for fencing It) n^vp<3 of ground attached to the school. ''If we are going to fence 'small farms," said tlae chairman, "where are we going to gfet th^ money to cany on education J"- The request was declined.

lAimerican memibers- of a theatrical company touring these parts are reported to have described Australia ;i* rfl. "pleasure territory," and New Zealand' a "picture territory." They cons'der Australians hustling and free; Ifew Zealanders complacent and conservative, .and they express the opinion that one day New Zealand will have a real 'Government.

The experience of the American military authorities* in the Philippines regarding the army remounts obtained from Qu'eemsland has been so satisfactory that it is understood that a much larger T>vn.r>r;;tion is to be bought in that St..^ cham hitherto. - > ' ;

Two 'brothers, James Campbell, aged 12, and Gordon Campbell, aged 7 recently went out on a farca Stonehengei (iN.S.W.), shooting hares. James 'Carrued, a double jba4*relled gu;i ota his shoulder, and, seeing some parrots, hastily caught hold of it next to the trigger, when it exploded, blowing off the sidle of his brother's head. Deatlhi was instantaneous:

Mr Roosevelt's lament im hisi Message to Congress that the United States are far 'behind Europe In tho matter of safeguarding the lives ' o: workmen is borne oufi by a report o* the Waishington Laibour Buireau. During • last year 35,000 workmen/ were accidentally killed, and 2,000,000 others were injuii-ed. Taking the averaig© family at five memibers, the fig ures show that one person in every eight families sustainied injuries- during the year.

Some eoccitemeint was -caused at Windsor, N.iS.W., ai few days ago by the finding of half -a. dozen sovereigns among some refuse on, the brickfields, contiguous to the town. A visitor fro-n Sydlney was crossing the brickfields, and happened upom a sovereign, and a littlei fossiokiinig, unearthed another. They: were diated: respectively 1823 and 1824. iSeareh wa® made by a local mani later on, and his perseverance was reiwiairded by the finding of four more sovereigns. Tifext day he went to work with a pick and a sieve in seairoh of more shiniing gold, and put in, several hours in going over likelyllookinp; sipote, 'but tlie 'cla;"m' had peteirad out. Tons of debris, from a big 1 fire in Windsor about 35 years ago 'were dumped on the brickneld,s and it is 'believed the sovereigns were found among this.

Ones of 'Australia's prominent business men,../who has just returned to Sjydiney from England, says that the best hotels, not only in London, but t'hrougihiauit t3ie provinces were manned by Geiinuan waiters, and he heard, as other returned Australians had also heard, that there, are 80,000 Germans employed "in this way in Great Britain. "They are," he said, "young, robust, educated mem, who have had a miilitairy trainiimig, and they are now enjoying (t(he hospitality and earning thie money of the Briton; on the fir it indication! of Eiui-opean trouble they, will shoulder 80,000 rifles and direct them against the breasts of their present employers. ' This is scarcely v oomlortinig reflection, but they are chieia,p."

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LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS., Thames Star, Volume XLV, Issue 10632, 4 February 1909

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