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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

: A second petition for iwfcinc on unimi^prwreld! -values in the Spreydonltoad Board I district is being circulated, the first one ,Ih»ving bee» informal, and the ratepayers i tare signing it^ freely.. e- ';• The City Council's solicitor is preparing I*6 by-law, under Section; 409 of tie Muni|«q»al Corporations Act of last session,, ••whacii^wdll give power to Councils to «- tnove works executed contrary to by-laws.

i An applicant at tie Rangiora Pension Cour* to-day who owned some property pressed his claim for full pension on the ground that he had "voted for it and ought to have it," meaning, of course, that he !had supported the Liberal candidate.

j Mr W. Reece, Mayor of OhristchurcK, Will take Home with, him, on bis proi Ijeqjfof visit, copies of plans for the electric plant at the head-works of the Waimaka■nri. Estimates of the cost will be obtained

!foy Mr Reece, and he will make other dniquiries in connection with obtaining a suitable plant.

\ The annual general meeting- of St Paul's [Presbyterian Church choir was held on Friday last for the purpose of electing officers, !«tc. It was decided to give a concert at an early date in aid of the choir funds. a number of new members who i&ave irecently taken seats in the choir is JMrs Searell, the wife of. the organist, Mr I'Trist Searell.

s The Deputy-Mayor of Christchurch "has called a public meeting, to be heM in the City Council Chambers on Thursday, at 4 p.m., to consider matters in connection Svith the reception of the Duke and Duchess of York.

: The aunual show of the Cheviot SeMers' will take place on Thursday. .The entries this year are very large, and ;the show should be a very interesthig one, 'serving to show the advance made by the settlement. A number of visitors hare arranged to go from Christchurch, including several members, of Parliament. Those wiho intend to go must" leave town by tie 7.35 a.m. train to-morrow lor Waipara, from Svhere special coaches to Cheviot' -will be provided by Mr A. Francis.

: Among the audience present at tihe St .Patrick's Day concert in the Canterbury Hall last evening there ware several boys and young men who insisted on niaTfrmg their appreciation of the items by shrill .'■whistles, which resounded through the halL ;!At last Bishop Grimes, who was -present, xose irdm his seat in the drpss circle and [expostulated witih. the whistlers.. He had inot the slightest objection to applause, no •matter how. hearty it was, he said, but he ■thought that whistling was not the proper jway of showing appreciation at a public performance.

} A telegram fi-om Wellington states that, the National Dairy Association, is promot!ing a large wiuter exhibition of dairy produce and machinery, to be held, under the -auspices of the Manawatu Agricultural and Pastoral AssqicEation, in July. An important condition, an <i one new ..to the ;colony, will be imported into the competi'tions, namely, that, in place of a factory ; manager being able to make an entry when pkases, and of specially prepared fche competing butter is to be taken" from J-a Borne consignment of the factory's pro•duce as it lies in cold storage at the. port •of shipment, boxes being selected at a time nnkoown to the iaotoiry jnanagement by a special committee.

f When you nave finished experimenting i with cheap and unsatisfactory tyres, *ry Udeal Tyres, when you will find they will prove to be what you have wanted all along. ■ ■ x, X2721i ' Tariff reduction at Kincaid'e G.LO. X254?

Ceylindo Uea reduced sid per 1b at Km* ;«aid'i Q.i.C. X2547

' Tie attention d cyclists is directed to 'the latest two-speed gear, as fitted to i* Anglo Special" bicycles. The high or normal ge%r, ranging from -56 to 99, can be lowered l-st3r -while riding at any speed. The gear also contains pa. extremely free running "Eisee-Wheel," changeable instants tv to a fixed wheel, without dismounting. Inspection invited at the Anglo N.Z. CJycte 20., D.1.C., and 226, High Street. Sl9lß

Candles reduced Id per Ib. .-Kerosene 2|

The Matron of the Ohristohurohi Hospital desires to acknowitedge, with thanks, receipt of grapes and apples from the German Church, harvest thanksgiving.

At tihe Rangiora Court to-day, Mr H. W. Bishop, S.M., granted three new pensions for £18, £15 and. £10 respectively, and renewed two in full and one each for £15, £13, £12, £10 and £7. One application, which was granted in full last year, was refused to a woman whose husband owns proper-ty to the value of £591. On deducting the amount .allowed by the Act and halving the balance between the husband and wife, the amount was found to be £270* the exact sum that debars a pension from being granted.

To-morrow a convention of min-igfcers and others will be commenced in Trinity Hall, Manchester Street. It will last for three days To-morrow the subject for discussion will be ""The Promise and the Fulfilment " j en Thursday it will be "Is it for me?" ; and on Friday, "Why is it given? How to obtain this gift." The Convention will sit from -* 10.30 a.m. to 12, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. each dav. The morning session will be reserved for ministers and officebearers. Christian Endeavourers are specially invited to the session on Friday evening.

It is expected that definite steps will be taken soon to form a Fire Brigade in St Albans. The Mayor of the borough, teas invited' those interested in the movement, and especially those who are willing to join the new Brigade, to meet in the 'Council Chamber on Friday, at 7.30 p.m.

The management committee cf the Otago Educational Institute passed a f esolutiosn tsat, pending the introduction of a colonial scale of salaries for teachers, the Minister of Education should be requested to allow the Otago Education Board to distribute the amount allocated: to Otago under the Public School Teachers' Salaries Bill. It was decided to request the Education; Board, in the event of their receiving the grant, to allocate \t on a graduated percentage basis.

At the meetimg; of the committee of the City Beautifying Association this afternoon the matter of razing some of the trees on the banks of the Avon, wall doubtless be discussedj and whafc the Association desires will probably be ascertained. Tie Association has no power to put am axe to a. single tree on the banks of the river without the consent of those concerned— the City Corporation and the Oommissioner-of Crown. I/ands, bufc there is nothing to prevent) it making recommendation* for any improvement that it may deem desirable'.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Star, Issue 7052, 19 March 1901

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