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Mi' Ilorneman lias received the appointment of local agent for the State Fire Insurance Department. He will always be found at the Farmers’ Supply Store.

The Public Works Department has accepted a tender for the PaeroaWaihi railway station contract. The price will not bo disclosed till the customary formalities are complied with.

Mr Baragh informs us that the mohair clipped from his Angora goats realised Is 9d per lb in Auckland. Goats appear to do well in this district, but suffer from bad feet. It is claimed that each animal will shear from 21b to 3lb. At the sale of Mr Barugh’s stock a short time ago his flock was disposed of at about 2s Gd per head.

The secretary of the Auckland Acclimatisaton Society, in reply to a letter from Mr AAC H, Paul, has assured him that he did his best to obtain perch for the Hamilton I ake last year, and is now arranging to have them forwarded about June next. AVe also understand that Mr J. M. McCarthy is procuring a number of white swan for the Lake.

Mr Deo. Boyes, having severed his connection with Messrs Kneebone and Gray, notifies to the public that he is commencing business as a land and estate agent. Mr Boyes was chief clerk to the late Mr AV. Thompson for about 12 mouths, and also to Mr AV. T. Davidge for about the same length of time, by which he has gained some valuable information and experience, which should help to make him undoubtedly successful iu his new venture. We wish him every success.

Wc understand that the following gentlemen will be nominated for seats ou the Hamilton Borough Council, viz.: Messrs 1. Coates, C. J. AV. Barton, H. Tristram, G. S. Pearson, G. Stone, J. Taylor, AV. 11. Knock, G. Edgecumbc, J. AV. Hardloy, AV. C. Davis, J. A. Young, H. H. Howden, Jno. Bottley, C. L. MacDiarmid, D. Salmon and Dr. Brewis. As far as is known at present there is not likely to be a contest for the Mayoral chair, Mr J. S. Bond being the only one mentioned as a probable candidate. The nominations close at noon to-morrow, and the election will be held on AVeduesday, 2Gth.

At Ohaupo to-morrow and Thurs day the New Zealand Loan aud Mcrcantle Agency Co. hold their special horse fair. Excellent entries have been ceceived in all classes, and a good attendance is expected. Some very good heavy and medium draught horses will be brought forward from Ellis and Burnand aud Smith and llambling. These horses are in the pink of condition, being full of hard feed and right out of work. Messrs Ellis and Burnaud are disposing of their horses on account of a locomotive now doing the work at Maugapechi, and Messrs Smith and Humbling are selling because they have given up contracting. The sale will start at 10 a.m. to-morrow, and 0 a.m. on Thursday.

Wo have had an opportunity of inspecting the simplest, and yet most ellicatious burglar alarm we have yet come across, it is in the form of a combined alarm boll and door stop, and may be used just as effectively on a window sash as on a door. Tbo alarm is given the instant a door or sash is opened by the smallest part of an inch, when the bell rings for several minutes, and even after the bell has stopped it is impossible to open the door owing to the great leverage against it by the little instrument. The alarm is most easily applied, and the effect obtained is (juite electrical, especially on the would-be housebreaker. We do not think any burglar woidd have the temerity to risk a second attempt where he had once received a shock from this little contrivance. G. G. Mayo, ironmonger, Hamilton, is the agent for this alarm, and will bo pleased to show it to all and sundry. The price is very low in comparison with the advantage obtained.

.. tl A mooting of flic 11 ;un 1 1 to Comedy Club was held in the Town Hall last evening. Mr A. E. Manning (stage manager) presided, and there was a good attendance of members. A rough balance-sheet' in connection with the production of “ Sherlock Holmes” was presented, which showed that although Iho takings totalled just on TOO, the company’s contribution to the hall scenery (T122) was somewhat larger than was at first contemplated, and this loft it in debt for the first time since its inception to the extent of TlO or Tl2. Votes of thanks wore passed to Airs Brachor and a number of local tradesmen for their kind assistance in connection with the performance. The chairman announced that Mr It. J. Gwynue, who has acted as lion, secretary for a number of years, bad tendered his resignation. On his motion the resignation was accepted with regret, the retiring officer being warmly thanked for his past services. Mr F. Downey was chosen to succeed him, and Mr It. Lord was appointed auditor. After some discussion it was decided to produce a comedy in aid of tho local volunteer company some time during July, and a committee was appointed to select a piece. It was also reported that the Hamilton Bowling Club had secured tho hall for next show nights, and were desirous that the company should stage something in aid of the club funds. The members present expressed their willingness to do this, recognising as they did that tho bowling green is an important public institution and an attraction to tho town. Nothing further was definitely arrived at, but it is almost certain that “ Sherlock Holmes” and “Handy Dick” will be chosen. It is expected that the proceeds of these two performances will put the Bowling Club in a sound financial position, and they are fortunate in securing such willing helpers. For Bronchial Coughs take Woods’ Great Peppermint Cure. Is Gd

SYNOPSIS OP ADVERTISEMENTS Ti-treo cutting wanted. Mataiuata Road Board—Election to ho held. Kirikiriroa Drainage Board— Members elected. Wanted—Boys for woodworking factory, Hamilton. Kirikiriroa Road Board —Candidates nominated. Tainahere Road Board Candidates nominated. Laud and estate agent, Hamilton—Mr George Boyes. Married couple want rc-engageraeut on farm or station. Hamilton Town Hall, to-night—Stcole-Payue Bellringers. Waitoa Road Board—Election to ho held; ratepayers’ meeting. For value in drapery and clothing— Kaiapoi House, Hamilton. Eangiaohia Road Board —Election to be hold; ratepayers’ meeting. Up-to-date boys’ clothing at the N.Z. Clothing Factory, Hamilton. Hamilton branch of Farmers’ Club—Address by Mr Buckeridge on Thursday.

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Waikato Argus, Waikato Argus, Volume XVIII, Issue 2860, 18 April 1905

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