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By advertisement in another column tho congregation ot S. Andrew':; Cambridge, are invited to join t'l-iivrrow in tho Sunday School fete, at Mr Sharp's pandoek. The two vacancies ou the Camliridge Urn-ouch Council wro lilled on Toes-lav, by Messrs J. 11. l'riostly and \V. Kincaiil, they being tho only onoa nominated for the office. On Sunday next, the 3rd January the Rev. J. I'. Hewlett will hold divine service at St. Johns'. To Awamntu, with holy communion. On Saturday, the 2nd January, at 7.30, conliraiation class. We notice a lot of fruit princip illy plums, leaving the Hamilton \Vo<t station, yesterday. Mr \V. Davis, of Ooilimrwood-street, ."ant away over two hundred pounds, gathered from one tree of the Karly River variety; should tho lately quoted rate ot fivopenco p;r iiound he oh tamed it. will not lie an unsatisfactory return f'.r the pradueo of a single tree.

| A daylight parade of tho Hamilton Tjicht. Infantry Volunteers, under Captain Rcid and Lieutenant ICirk, was holrl on tho ground adjacent to tho drill-shod, on Tuesday evening, there being a very fair muster of men, and the company was inspected by Limit, r.rinl. /Vfior aboui an hour's drill, to i lie pat isfaefion of tho lieutentant, iho company was inarched back to the h.ill and dismissed. To-morrow (Xow Year's May) l.lio company will assemble at the butts to fire for the cup and a number of prizes, .shootinp- to commence at 1) a.m. sham. Captain Reid ia to be congratulated upon the manner iu which he keeps his e-j'-iipauy top-ether.

At New Plymouth meri for sowing ra-s seed are required but not • b tain -bio, although a pound a day is olfered. Mr John Best, of Waimaa West (says the Colonist), has obtained a remarkable clip from his Kornney Marsh stud -beep, imported by him from tho Wairarapa, the average clip being thirteen pounds ot wool. From his flock of crossbrcds he averaged ten pounds, tho whole of his flock giving at the rate of eleven pounds per slieop. A meeting of the members ot the Hamilton Swimming Club wis held in The Waikato Timks Buildings last evening, and was largely attended. A committee vv..s appoint-'d to draw up a programme of events f«.r the annual gala, to l«; on January 20th, 18(12 (Anniveisay Day), and which wiii b- submitted to a meeting on Tiiiim! iv evening. Mr Hatrick not been long potting to us - a portion of the land in Ilood-st.reet, Hamilton, purchased from Mr Tanfield a short time ago, A good sub' stiintial blacksmith's shop is in course of erection for Mr Monkman, who is wellknown in Hamilton, having been employed in years past tn the shops of Mr Joseph Cochrane ami lataron for Mv Slade. In Mr Harker's jeweller's shop window, Hamilton, can lie seen a very beautiful piece, of penmanship, the work of Mr August Bay, of Rig'an. It seems nlmost a pity that such artistic work should have boen expended upon a programme of a spoits meeting, but we are told Mr Biy is so evpert with the pen that ho can turn out a sheet of this kind almost as quickly as an ordinary writer would get through tho work in plain text. The only attraction in Hamilton to-morrow is the cricket match between Auckland and Waikato, on Svdney Square. The names of the teams have a'ready been published, and lovers of tho gam" can look forward to a good day's match. l'l>iy will start at 11 o'clock, and thu small charge of Gd will bp made for admission totheSquavo to cover eMienses We would remind those interested that a smoke concert will bo held in the Hamilton J Intel that evening. One can cut a piece of glass with a rail' of .-cissors as easily as though it were an autumn leaf. The entire secret consists in plunging the pane of glass into a tub of water, submerging also the hands and scissors. The scissors will cut in straight lines without a flaw. This result is uuhie>-ed in consequence of vibration. If the lea-t portion of the scissors is left out of the water tho vibration will prevent ilia glass cutting. Mr John Knox, of Hamilton, has received in-t.ritct.ions from K. P. Litt.en, Ksrp, to sell on the premises (adjoining the residence of W. A. Graham, Esq.), on January oth, the whole of his household furniture and elfects. Thesn articles are in splendid order, and in addition to the ordinary requisites of every household, include a number of handsome oil paintings, manrame brackets, vases, hatilpainted plaques and other works of art. Everything will be offered without reserv", and parties requiring household furniture should make a point of atteudi.ig this sale. Our companionship is in receipt of a card conveying the " compliments of the season " from the staff of the Auckl mil Star. Tho card is very tastefully got, up, and the following verse from tho pen of Mr Wills is printed thereon

The toas's of the Season—Com'jolly hovs all With hearts true and warm as the weather. If storms beat around us or troubles shall fall Here's—" Jollygood fellows together." .So we send this with greKi gs foad, loving and true, To our hro her? who're near or afar— Prosperity—Happiness — Progress and Luck, Frotu your comrades and chums of the Sr.\u. The Raagitikei Advocate says: "Twenty ki'g.s of butter, with an azerrntrato weight of 12t!01bs, wera to leavo Mr Henry Sanson's place at Campbelltown this morning for Wellington en route for England. Tha butter is all sold, having been purchased by ,i Homn buyer. It constitutes the product of two weeks' chnroine. The dairy is, perhaps, tha largest round-about ; in fact, it resembles a small dairy factory, the churning being all done by stoain. At the present time there are 75 co\ys being milked. A meeting of the committee of tho Jf imiltriu Boxing-Day Sports was held at tho Royal Hotel, yest :i\lay evening, Mr Coal :.s in tho chair. The protest asrain-t Kit who came in second in the trottim* race was .sustained and the prize awarded to Last Ohanee. Trooper third. The pro. test aTimst U. Maitelli in the Cigar and Umbrella, It ice was alan sustained and the lint pi'./,y gheu t' Radford, (ieo. Hvile second. Cleo. Hydu was disqualified for twelve months ft-.nil date for font running in tho mile race. Another meeting will be held lo consider what-will be d me with ,iny bilance that may ba luff, after paying prizes and ev pensts.

Travelling down by rail yester day from Knkimki (says I ho Advocate) was a Maori woman said to bo 103 yea>i or age. The. old lady's face was a marvel in wrinkle work, and she was so bent that the only way in which she could be comfort ible was by sitting on tho lloor of tho carriage and rjsting her head, after the manner of a young and tired child, in the lap of another woman. She and her relatives were equally anxious to shield her from tho glances of the curious, and at one timo she turned round and appealed to two pakehas in the carriage, not to look at her as she was sick, the feeling apparently being that some injury would follow from being stared at just as there is among superstitious white people a dread of the "evil eye.''

The writer of a letter to the Otagro Daily Times says:—" T have not read Sir Robert Stout on 'Liberalism, Old anil New,'and don't intend to. 15ut how any man could talk an hour or so on such a subject is to me a mystery. In an hour 05 minutes 'must only have been 'verbiage,' 'padding.' Why it is as plain as A 1)0 what the two are'.' Old Liberalism —write it in capitals—was glorious freedom, what our forefathers ([am Scotch) fought and died for, and left us as one of tho noblest heritages that UoJ ever bestowed on a nation. That's tho old. The new is the tyranny of the masses, urged on by demagogues, trembling and pandering to them. Men whose only god is their vanity, whoso only religion is their hatred of every man who bus shown himself to he a nobler and better man than themselves. That's the new Liber dism, and what more can be said on it? I don't know.''

The Rev, W. J, Mayers with Dr, Birnado's boys will give an entertainment in the Public and Volunteer Hall, on the evening of Wednesday next. January <ith. The entertainment will consist of an address bv the lt-v. Mr Maver< on the Work of the H 'mas Our Boy.s, Our Girls, Our Babies, illustrated by large coloured pictures and liiuilight views of tho homes and the rescued children, to be followed by numerous musical selections by the boys on their silvertoned hells, bagpipes and bugles, The proceeds from this and similar entertainments that will, in all probability, be hold in this district, will bo devoted to the support and extension of this wonderful institution. Dr. Barnard»'s name is known throughout tho world as one of tho greatest philanthropists tho world has or seen. Thero is no other institution that deserves mora sincere sympathy and to which more generous support should bo accorded than L>r. 13.iriiiirdo'.s Homes for destitute children. It is entirely undenominational, and it is well known that t.lieso homes have been the me ins of saving the lives of thousands of destitute children. We confidently appeal to the charitably disposed to make a point of attending tho entertainment on Wednesday, or by otherwise contributing.

A. deputation from the Australian Socialist League h is waited on the Premier of Xew Sooth Walot., and urged the necesisty for carrying out public works as a means of absorbing some of the unemployed labor, To do this tho deputation advanced an argument in favour of works of a reproductive character being undertaken by tho G 'vernment, and paid for bv the issue of Treasury notes, which should be negotiable, and which should bo taken up by the Government as the «v.<rks became

Ultimately, they s.iid, this would lead t-i tlio establishment of a State Bank. Mr Dihbs said ho ha 1 given consideration to tho question of the issue of Treasury notes, and found it was hardly practicable. Ho pointed out. that tho Government was not in a position t.o koep enough gold to take up its notes, as the banks did. Tho greater number of tho works carried out by tho Government were of an unproductive character, and ha did not see how the proposals °f t'ho deputation could be successfully noted upon. On the question of Stile socialism he was nut prepared to express any definite opinion, as ho had not given it much consideration, but he whs bound to say that the argumen s he had heard from the depj.atk'U lu'.l not itnproiE'.'d him f.ri or.tbly. ■

The Pahittua Star says : —When Iho politiral star of the member for the Peninsula, Mr K irnshaw, has sunk below the hnri/.on his name will be remembered in tho land r<s the man who lir-t fnrmul it"d the theory that hone-t, work in office, factory, or workshop is degrading to a member of the House of Represent stives—tint once a wage-earner gained that enviable distinction he was to work no tunic at his ordinary calling. Mr Eirnshaw, for lii.i own part, found the dial positions of M.H.R, and factory operator untenable, and with a few needy fellow-members pressure was brought on the Ministry t-> introdnce the Payment of Members Bill. This measure provided for the monthly payment of £20 to each member of the House, and was to establish for all time a new sepa'ate and distinct class of colonists—the profession d political loafer.

Mr Chapman, of McLean Brothers and Hi aft, Melhourtio and Sydney, is reckoned a snvrt man in colonial circles, ami lie dots not hesita'e t > avow his belief that a commercial union of the Empire may be brought about. That it, is necessary to W.ako the attempt lias been pt'.ved to his mind _liy the significant ilkc very that An<t.ralia's imprts from Great Britain are beginning to show a falling off, whereas foreign (roods are heing taken to a large degree. Mr Chapman's investigation hud him to belit-vt! that Great Britiin's trade with Australia lias during the la.-t ten years increased, .say, 4'K,000.000 wlno-eis foreign trade has increased, £13,000,000 He think!! the colonial trad 'may ba secured and reta.incd to the mother country by lia.vino recourse to the bonus system. If the colonies could be induced to reduce their duties 50 per cent on British manufactures (those which are freetrade putting a tax on foreitrn manufactures), thoy should receive from the mother c aiu'vy bonus on their staple indu-tries, say, 'i' per cwt. on all corn exported to the United Kingdom, 10s per cwt. on meat. ner lb on wool. These recoups would amount to about, £'-1,000.000, and would recmyipense tho colonies for the remitted duties. When the colonies had fully secured possesion of the home markets then the bonuses would,, but. tlie reduction would ba gradual and in proportion to the increase of colonial exports. The mother country, for a time, would have to find the a.mouut of the colonial bonuses plus the am unit by which her revenue would suffer fivtn the reduced foreign tnde, hut tho tix itinu would not weigh heavily and would be rapidly made mi as the imports of the colonies increised. Mr Chapman thinks it, woith making a tempor ay s icrilice to secure a trade, now <?iven to foreigners to the tune of t;70,000,000 a year.

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Waikato Times, Waikato Times, Volume XXXVII, Issue 3036, 31 December 1891

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