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. — — ~*-^ — — -- '■_ yFish refrigerating works .are to be estab- ■' lished. at Thames. . / Recent - freshets on. the- Waikato - have brought down immense quantities of kauri loss. ' . Mr W. R. Haselden, «!.M., fined; tatai* first-offending inebriates each 5s and cost* at tho Magistrate's Court this morning. y The railway authorities 'autiapate^tjutt if fine weather prevails at show t___e;||gre will be a record .traffic, and they are-mak-ing arrangements accordingly. Mr Seddon has -received word Ijt&n. the Secretary of State , for the Colonies that there is no foundation for the rumour that Tonga is to be annexed by G-ermamy. At a meeting of the School Committees of thte Thames district, which was largely . attended, it was decided to approach the Education Board and request it to establish a technical manual school for ytheThaiaies. A copy of the resolution was-forwarded to the Hon J. M'Gowaai. " " ; Councillor H. Pearce has given fresh no- " z^iee that he intends to move at fcj_e next meeting of the City Cogacil the previous resolution, of the Cowcil, affirming tho desirableness of obtaining water for the pya--^posed scheme from artesian wells should be •, rescinded. " •■>■■'. _'.' Candidates foe 'the ooming examinations of the Royal College of Music will be; entitled 'to one practice of thirty minutes upon tho piano to beplsed, upon handing - in thejr names to Messrs Milner and Thompson, at whose establishment theprao- ' tice sneet is now on view. At the Christehnrch Magnetic Observatory, at 9.30. a.m. to-day, the barometer stood at 30.481, and was falling very slowly. The maximum temperature during the preceding twenty-four hours was 59.0 and the minimum 47.3. Tile temperature at 9.30 a.m. was— Dry bulb 56. 0, wet bulb 52.0; humidity 75 percent. The maximum temperature in the sun was 125.6 and the minimum thermometer on the grass 40.7. The direction of the wind was east-north-east, cloud (0-10) 10, and rainfall niL A. movement on foot in Ha-wke's Bay by dissatisfied producers to establish another freezing company has resulted in a compromise. At a conference with Messrs Nelson Bros. and the North British Company, the two existing companies, it was arranged . that the, latter, should take in Messrs 'Donnelly, M'Lean and' Bee as directors, they.: to. _ put in some extra capital as representatives of the malcontents. The North British Company undertakes to extend its works. Mr C. M. Gray has decided to withdraw his motion, which he had intended to move at the'vnexb meeting of the City Council, setting "forth that, in addition to the proposals in regard to a watfer-supply scheme the Council decided on October 7 to submit to a poll df the ratepayers, a poll should also be taken bn«thei whole scheme, as set forth in Messrs Dobson and Williams's report, such poll to be taken in each district separately. This morning Mr Gray informed a reporter that his motion, if carried, would tend to complicate the issue before the ratepayers, and he thought that it would be better not to do that, though ha was still of opinion that the better plan* would be to submit the whole scheme, instead of an instalment of it. Two polls cf the electors of the Ricca*-ton-Sockburn tramway area are being taken ! to-day, one for the election of a 'member to represent' the district on the Tramway Board, and! the other on tho proposal to raise a special loan of £55,000, to be expended in the construction and equipment of a tramway lino. Three gentlemen have been nominated) for the position on the Board, Messrs J. J. Dougall; S. A. Staple* and J. Hansen. The polliag-bcoths arc as follow: — Mrs Hope's store, Manning (Street and Riccarton Road j Riccarton Roai Board Office; Howell's saddlery store. Upper Riccarton ; the Midland Saleyards Office, Sockburn; the Druidis' HaU, Hornby ; and the Jockeys' Hall, corner oi Racecourse and West Coast Roads. The booths will remain open until 7 p.m.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Star, Issue 7841, 22 October 1903

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Star, Issue 7841, 22 October 1903