LOCAL AND GENERAL.
Weather forecast: Wind southeasterly veering to easterly; weather probaly cool and changeable, but there are indications, for fair weather prevailing ; probably a vei*y cold night; glass rise slowly; tide.s good and sea moderate.
; The Arnst-Barry sculling match for the championship of the world will be rowed on Monday. July 29th.
i Interesting hookey matches (ladies and gents) at Pa.r'awai this afternoon, the games being played in the ' most friendly spirit.
Usual services Avill be conducted ! at St. George's ,'Clhureh to-morrow by Kiev. Dr. O'CUlaghan. After the 1 morning service at 11, holy communion will be celebrated.
By wire from Hamilton we learn that out of thirty-three applicants Mr W. T. Mansfield, of Wanganui, has been appointed engineer to the Hamilton Borough.
"A Grave in the* wilderness" and ''The Question Jesus asked, and will ,ask" will be the Rlev. Trestrail's subjects for to-morrow* at the Pollen St. Methodist Chuadi.
There was a large and enthusiastic gathering at the Central fire station last night to celebrate the inauguration of the new motor reiel •ervice. The proceedings were most successful, and the niachine came in for high prais«.
The Rev. G. P. Hunt will preach to-morrow (d.v.) morning and evening at Mackay street, and afternoon at Matatoki. He Anil refer to "The object of a gosnel miss-ion," and indicate "What is the Old Gospel."
Inspector Wright, of the local police force, has received a telegram from Constable Spellmani, of C'oromandel, to the effect that a man named John Fenton died in: the hospital after admittance as the result
of an accident in a. mime j resterday and is arranging for an inquest.
'Rev. James Milne-, M.A., preacihes in St. James' Presbyterian Clhuroh to-morrow 1 at 11 a.m. or, "Forgiveness of Sin," and at 6.30 pun. on "The Root of Eivil." Mr Milne also preaches at Kauaeranga at 3 p.m.
Member's of the Loyal 'Charles B'tuco and Waikato Lodges are requested to attend the funeral of the late wife of Bip. J. A. Smith, leaving the residence of her brother-in-law, Mi T. Dudley, Richmond St., to-morrow (Sunday, 21st inst.) at
2.30 p.m. for Shorthand cemetery. White gloves are to be Worn.
Owing to several members of the Regimental Band being desirous of attending the funeral of the late Mrs Smith (formerly of Thames) tomorrow, the programme of music set down for playing at the Victoria Reserve to-morrow will be played on the afternoon of Sunday, the 28 th inst.
The usual services Avill be conducted at the .Church of Ghrj^t tomorrow. In the evening Mr Waterhouse will commence a series of addresses on "Bible Heroes aud their Beliefs."
The following wire has been sent to the Hon. W. H. Herries, Wellington;, by the Waihi Chamber of Commerce: "Chamber of Commerce respectfully asks for a passenger car on the "wild cat," Paeroa to Frr.nkton. Essential for Tauranga passengers, and great convenience to Waihi." The Minister bas I'eplied that he is looking into the matter.
The series of socials and danoe (which have proved so popular during the season) under the auspices of the Tararu School 'Committee, will be brought to a termination on Friday next, Jv.ly 26th, in the school building, Tararu. Enjoyment will commence a.t 8 p.m.. in the form of cards, mwical items, a,n.d dancing, for which the floor and music will bo most desirable.
The services at the Baptist and Congregational Cihurcihes to-morrow will be conducted as usual by ReV. F. G. Buckingham. Tn\ the evening tho choir will render the anthem "Incline Thine Ear," in which Mr B. Jeiikin will bo tho soloist.
The popular staionmaster at Frankton Junction, Mr George Bai'dlay, leaves for Auckland to-morrow 1 (Sunday) to take up the position of chief clerk in the traffic department. Mr Barclay's cheery presence and his general good qualities made him a popular figure with travellers, and his departure will be viewed as a loss to tho Waikato district.
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