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Mr AY. E. Simes reports having submitted several properties to auction today, and No. 17 Smollett Street, Syden* ham, was sold at £530. The other proper ties did not reach owners' reserves. The Maories residing in the Wairail have decided to present an address and souvenir *to Lis Majesty the King, and have askod Mr John Holmes, lat# Royal Commissioner, to make the pr» sentation on his return to England. The Scottish Society of New Zealand having lost by death one ol their past chieftains in the person of Mr William Wyse Smith, one of th# first members of the Socioty, in respect to his memory the " herrin' an' tatie supper fixed for April 5 has been postponed. On that date instead a meeting of members will be held to pass a motion of sorrow for the death, of the lata chieftain. Tho question of tho abolition of th« locker system in working men's, cluM throughout the dominion has again been brought prominently before tha publio by the recent developments at the Sydenham and Addington working Men's Club. A public meeting, convened by Mr A. Avery, will be held in the Choral Hall on Monday at 8 p.m., at which the matter of urging tn» Government'to take immediate action will bo discussed. Questions on the subject will be invited. Mr G. Witty, M.P., has received » telegram from the Lands Department, Wellington, stating that a voucher for £■"00 had been passed in connection witli the recently-purchased recreation ground at Spreydon, and that til# Treasury Lad been requested to expedite the payment. Tho new ground comprises 174 acres, and has been acquired by the district on the pound for pound basis, the member for the difr triet having been successful in persuading the Government to make a grant of £SOO a similar sum waf raised in tho district. Tho district responded freely to the call made upon it, with the result that in a short tima it will bo provided with an excellent recreation ground.

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AH the rivers in Canterbury aro reported clear tins morning. Telephone bureaus wore opened to flay at Brcokdale, Hawkswood, Spotswood, Mendip Hills and Parnassus. The North Canterbuvj 7 Mo lor Cycle Club will hold a run to the Kaiap. i jboach to-morrow, starting from the Kaiapoi beach at ten o'clock. On Thursday evening next, in St Paul's schoolroom, Miss oi the Ramabai Mukti Mission, _ will give a lantern lecturo on Indian life in the fllukti homes. On Wednesday and Thursday of last Week, when tho time expired for paying city rates without tho imposition Df 10 per cent extra, the dim of no lesthan £18,702 was received in rates at the Council Chambers. The total wap tnade up of sums ranging upwards from 2s 6d. During the two days no fewer than 1413 receipts were given for rates.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Issue 9812, 2 April 1910

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Issue 9812, 2 April 1910

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