LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS.
THe Rev. A,. Harding pi-etches at the Primitive Methodist Churdhi <om!orroiw and also «t Kojm at 3 p.m.
Temdjars for renavating Venetian Winds in the sdh'oolhouse are invited by the Taratti School Committee.
The Latter Day Saints will hol'i their usual religious services in tho Kirkwood Street 'Ball to-nicirrow.
Notice is igivein that tlhe transfer books of'the New Sylvia G.M Co. Ltd. will be closed from the 10th to 13th met.
The resident- minister (Rev. Ja.s. Milne, M.A.), will occupy the pulpit of St. JameV Church to-morrow at 11 a,m. and. 7 p.m. respectively..
Miss Elsie (Massey's marriage, will proibalbly take place a,t Manger c «v M'a^ch. She has received from tthe Opposition a presantaition, consisting of a teiii-servioe, a large vase., and an ex quisite chatelaine bag, all solid silver.
By the usual advertisement it will. be seen that Etlmd. H-. Taylor's su.]>jeot at the Chunv. oi Christ to-mor-row evening is. "Life's Duties." Ai 1 are welcomed.
Ai general meeting of members of the Thames Oft-operative Terminating Building] Society will be held :n the BJoirougiL Council ChiamiibeVs next Wednesday evening 1, at 8 o'clock to receive tenders for an appropriation of £200. '
The want of a teilephone at the Tarai-ui Homes has been long felt and it is hoped that, the new Boaird will give this matter their attention. We undeirstond that on the occasion of tKe last official visit paid to the Homes inemlbers recognised the want of a telephone and the matter will probaibly fie attended to after March.
The Rev. W. &. Hiniton occupies tlho pulpit at the Mary Street Church to-morrow. lAit the dose.of the morning service the Lord's Supper will bc v observed.
Mr H. Hi. -lAid'aftis' oil launch Eliz-i left last night for Coromandel with a number of Thames residents on boiard The 'Eliza was the winner in, the^ itcent ocean going oil laamch race and has proved herself to ba a splendid seat boat. 'While at Coromaindel jthe pairty will visit the Royal Oak nlin-» and1 will return to Thames t*o>-inorrow.
The 'first shipment of the Coromandel granite to ibe used in the erection of the Seddon monument, over the grave of the fete Prime Minister, on Obeervaition :Hill,*ha.s airrived iiv Wellington Jnom Auckland. The contractor'sl have made a start with the work, which it is expected will be completed in about four months.
Mir F. Paltridge will conduct the morning service at Wesley Church to-morrow, and Rev. J. BHght the evening. Mr Blight will preach, n,t Otmaihu at 11 o lclock, and at Puriri at three.
The first meeting of the year of the Hiaiiiraki Ladies' Benevolent Sloeiety was held yesterday, when one of their first aot« was to pass a very hearty vote of thamks. to the <Ca.rol Singers who during; the 'Xmas 'festivitws kindly gave a performainoe in aid of the Society's funds.- As-a result the Societty will benfit to the extent cf £12.
The 1 usual sei*vices. will be oonducted at St. George's Church to-morrow, the 'Key. Dr. O'CallagKan being the preacher. Holy Cbminunion will be celebrated' at the morning service. The Dr. will also preach at Tararu ait 3 p.m.
The Huntly (miners' trouble is settled, amd the net. result is that th* consumer ha® to piay aa iniereaeed price of- coal and the miners are on the same,basis of pay as before. Tin-; result, it is held, emphasises the nee'l (from the oonsusners.'.point, of view at any rate) of the immediate opening up of a State coal mine and retail depoit for Auckland,—lndependent.
Ow Waihi correspondent writes. "Yesterday, the local Courthouse had quite*-a deserted appearance, following upon the >almost unprecedented crowd, which , during the past tin diays had assembled within its precincts. It may 'be-assumed that the Clerk <a( the Court and his staff, are not sorry for a little respite, subsequent to the chaos that recently, reigned supreme."
An official visit was paid during the -week'by memibers Of the Charit&b\e Aid Btoard to the hotucs at T.waru, dormitory, kitchens, and other buildings yr*e>r& inspected, while the fartiii was also closely examined. Amongst^ some of the visitors were men experienced in agriculture, and they expressed hig=h approval at the conditions of the «jrops atnd the general state of the farm. The fine weather this season has of course been in fa.voW, but «it the game time there was ample evidence of careful .supervision "and excellent ■work on the part of the caretaker, enn'gylo.ye.isl, and inmates.
%■ The death oocurred at, the Auckland Hospifctl of ex-Detective Hendersm\, for over 40 years a well-known and zealous-*'niemibeir of the jwlice forces. The deceased, who was born jn Scobland', arrived in New •ZealamJ at the .age of T9 r, when he joined, th -i armed' constebulary. He sei-ved in connection with tflie escorts in thel early goldfield rushes of Otago, and subsequently joined the police f-s a trooper, working his way up^to the position ol chief detective at . Dunedin, and aftei-wards at Christchurch, Wellington, and Auckland. He had ti«en in iTaiilimg, heaflith for some time, ad! retiited'on pension in August last.
1 It cost the Lyttelton No-liccnso Lea , gue £500 to nin the recent local op- ! tion election. lWe understand that thu Oihinemui'i election considerably ex "beeded this amount.
With. 370 questions in, Parlia(mie,r.t to Ministers Mr J. B. Lonsdale, M.P. for Mid Armagh, (has. 'broken his pie-, vioais year*s re!co>rd of 331. There were 463 divisions in the House of Commons during tlic past session.
None of the 12 officers at present commanding army corps in Italy will retain their commiandte in tlhe event of war. The 'King olf Italy and a mill tairy commission Jbave decided that their successors in the case of wai will be very" much younger generals of division.
One of tlie nejw taxes contemplated in Paris is a duty- of Is od per cwt on, horseflesh used for human' consumption. Strong objections have been raised on the ground, that the" tax would ifall on tihe vary poor and the sick —horseflesh is recommended for consumptives—and would bring in only aibouit £7000.
Two girls at Nottingham school,' one stone-Mind and the other partially, have been r^comnr.-'-nded by the Managing Comini ■•--. of the Ellin Court Residential School ■- for older blind girls, Norwood, to the London County Council as typists for tl-e chief office.
A volume of figures has been issued by the Director-General of Commercial Intelligence, relating to prices and wages in India, from. 1883 to 1907. The general impression conveyed by the figures is that upon the whole prices of food grains have risen in the last 25 yea.rs to a greater extent than the wages of unskilled labour.
A, correspondent. wn vites from the French Pass to the New Zealand Times: "In one of your late issues I notice an extract from the Nelson Mlail rega.rding raWbits on D'Ui"villa Island. 'E!a.bbits,' I feel certain, is a niisprinit for''rats,' for, whereas thers is not a rabbit on tlhe island (and I feel certain there never has been), yei for the past six months the island has been plagued with rats.'
The Age reports that Mr F l. W. MlansfieM, the chief electoral officer for New Zealand, called upon the Victorian Premier last week and had a conversation with him concerning the electoral system in -New Zealand. In vieiw .of the intentions of the Government, to remodel the electoral system of Victoria, Mr Murray art-anged with Mir Miamsfielct to have a. coniferenc ; with Mr Mblloy, the chief State electoral officer, before Mr Mansfield's return, to .New Zealand 1.
An English exchange informs us that in tEe grape cure as used in Gev.nuuiy from one to eight pounds of the fiKiit are eaten daily. For a while very little if any otter food is taken. The quantity of gropes, at first small, is gradually increased. Those taking the owe pick the grapes, .thus having the Hjienefiit of outdoor fliir aiid gently exd'cise). The iobese, us well as thos? leading sedenta,ry lives, are the ones whoi aftenest follow tlhis regime.
The (Atookland Stair makes the following remarks on the successful candidate in the Thames bye-elec-tion: —"iMir El. H. Taylor, who has been returned for the Thames electorate, is a very prominent member of the Good Tempter Order, havini been a member from.-early childhood. Before he wias ouifc of h'ia teens he was elected Oiief Templair of his lodge, For^-I'l years he has held the highest office in the Order in New Zealand, that of Gtfand 'Chief Templar, and ornly relinquished the ■position at laV< Graaid Lodige session, 'being,, about lo visit the Old .La,nd. 'Mr Taylor will be a valuable acquisition''to the Tauipeiranoe cause in the House, and no doulbt will materially assist in obtaining further reform of the licensing laws of the D'ottniinion."
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LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS., Thames Star, Volume XLV, Issue 10634, 6 February 1909
LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS. Thames Star, Volume XLV, Issue 10634, 6 February 1909
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