Local and General.
Next Saturday's supplement to the Waikato Times will contain a portrait and biography of the late Duke of Cambridge. The struggle in the Far East will be the subjeot of further articles illustrated with pictures of Japanese sailors and gunners, and some of the battleships which have figured prominently in hostilities to date. Another article will tell the story of the Shakespearean coutroversy which led to the famous libel action in which Miss Marie Corelli was awarded a farthing damages, and a couple of pictures will sbow what the dispute was about. "The Romance of Manuscripts," " Dining in Many Lands," "Men Owning Little Kingdoms," "Terrors a Maiden Speech," and "Anemia," are the titles of other articles, and the usual popular features will be as attractive as ever.
An advertiser wants a family to milk eighty cows on shares. Messrs Ellis and Burnand, Mangapeehi, want ten men for laying a tramway. An advertiser wants ti-tree cutting, pick and shovel work, or other employment. Messrs Speedy Bros., Whatawhata, invite tenders for several draining contracts.
I jThe Tongariro River bridge, near Tokaanu, was partially destroyed by flood on Friday night.
The annusl meeting of the Hamilton Golf Club will be held on Monday next at Mr 0. L. MacDiarniid's office at 8 p.m.
Dr Levinge, superintendent of Sunnyside Asylum (Canterbury) and immediate past president of the Canterbury Metropolitan A. and P. Association is at present on a visit to the Waikato. He attends Cambridge Show to-day. Wednesday is gazetted as the weekly half-holiday for Hamilton. The Borough Council could not fix a day, as there was not a quorum at the meeting called for the purpose, and it therefore fell to the Governor to do so.
In the February issue of the National Waifs' Magazine to hand, Dr Barnardo indicates the burdens of his work of waif rescue in the single statement that he has 7,100 young people under his care. Such a position must be unique in the annals of philanthropy. Mr Aitken, who has held the mayoralty of Wellington for four yeirs, having definitely resolved to retire, Mr Barber, M.H.R., has become a candidate. The names of Messrs T. M. Wilford and John Duthie, M.H.R.'s, are also mentioned. Dr Mason, chief health officer, hopes to visit Dunedin in the course of the next few weeks. Afterwards, Dr Mason will enter upon his anti-consumption campaign, the object of which is to enlighten colonists on the nature and ravages of that dread disease, and what precautions they ought to adopt to avoid contagion. Lord Roberts, speaking at the United Service Institution, said the centre of international gravity lad shifted to the Pacific, where the dominating factors in the future in serious complications should be found, owing to the extraordinary development and progress of that part of the world and the steady completion of the Panama Canal.
About 25 Southdown sheep which took first awards at the last Canterbury Show, and were purchased by the Agricultural Department, are being sent to the State Farm at Ruakura. Fifteen were sent and the remainder will reach the farm in the course of a fortnight. By judicious selection the Department) is securing a fine class tof stock for its experimental stations. Master Cyril Freyberg, of Wellington College, who is not yet fifteen years of age, has had a remarkable swimming career. He has won the senior and junior championships of his college two years in succession, the Wellington schoolboys' championship last year and this year, and the Estall and Patterson Challenge Cup outright (two successive wins), in addition to which he has secured thirty-two gold and silver medals and other trophies. His record is indeed a brilliant one.
It is surprising how the money is forthcoming in Hamilton when there is an extra good thing to draw. Hatrick finds it so during his clearing-out sale. His stock-in-trade being heavy, he purposes extending the opportunity for obtaining bargains over the winter season. New season's goods, comprising ladies' jackets, dress and blouse materials, men's water and shower-proof coats; also, oil, calico and silk coats, et3., etc., are ariiving weekly as required to supply the extraordinary demand. 3 South Africa has been gaining very little in population of late (writes a Johannesburg correspondent). Indeed, it is questionable if, during the past few months the country has not been losing. The tide has commenced to flow back as far as Australia is concerned, outgoing steamers for Commonwealth ports being more heavily freighted with passengers than those coming. Most of the New Zealanders have been hanging on; but if the longdeferred good times do not soon arrive, it can be expected that many from the colony will go back. The Government poultry expert will leave Wellington for the North this week, for the purpose of grading the young birds at the State poultry farms at Momohaki and Hamilton. Some of the poultry hatched during the past season will be reserved for the Government stations, and the balance will be offered for sale. The Government expert says he is convinced that the poultry industry will assume very large proportions this year. The price of grain is lower than it was last season, and many more people are going in for poultry raising on up-to-date lines. The Hon. T. Duncan, Minister for Agriculture, hopes to have the sterilising works at Bluff and Au3kland in full swing before the end of the present year. By the last Frisco mail valuable information was received respecting the class of machinery used in such works i n America and Germany. This will guide the Department in the construction of sterilising plants in New Zealand. Mr Laurie, the Government expert, goes to Wellington from Auckland ohis week, when it is anticipated matters with reference to the machinery and cabling for Hie necessary plant will assume definite shape.
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Coitlv> Scarcely Walk.- Mr G. S. Purton, a resident of Kyneton, Victoria, Australia, says : " Some time ago I was attacked with severe pains and stiffness in my legs, which affected me so that I could scarcely walk, when i was recommended to try a bottle of Chamberlain's Pain Palm by our local chemist, Mr Stredwick. I have used it once a day since, and have experienced wonderful relief. I am indeed grateful for the good it has done me and shall be happy to recommend Chamberlain's Pain Balm to anyone suffering from a similar complaint." For sale by W Dey, Hamilton ; Thos. Wells, Cambridge; Geo. M. A. Ahier, Te Awamutu.
The Hamilton Gymnastic Club holds its annual meeting in St. Peter's schoolroom, on Friday next at 8 p.m. To-morrow (Thursday) being the people's day of the Cambridge Show, all the business premises of Hamilton will be closed all day, and will be open until six p.m. to-day. Nurse Brown, who has occupied a position in Invercargill Hospital for the past five years, has been appointed to a similar position at the Waikato Sanatorium.
One of the novelties in connection with the next show of the Taranaki Poultry, Pigeon and Canary Society will be a plucking competition for amateurs and professionals.
Ragwort is spreading rapidly throughout the Poverty Hay district. The Poverty Bay Herald says that farmers are showing a remarkable apathy in regard to the destruction of the weed.
The people of New Plymouth are very much in earnest about their Christmas Carnival. One day last week the Mayor canvassed the town for guarantors, and secured £775 in an hour and a half. The Government has extended a cordial invitation to Lord Roberts to visit the colony. Ministers think that, as he has now retired, the time is opportune to ask that a visit be paid. Dr. J. P. Frengley is expected to arrive in Auckland to-day to take Over the duties of District Health Officer. Dr. Makgill will, after a week or two, proceed to Wellington to take up work in the bacteriological department. The Premier has returned to Wellington from his South Island trip, which was very successful from all points of view. The Premier wss received with enthusiasm everywhere he went, especially by the farming population.
As the afternoon train from the Waikato to Auckland was passing Tuakau yesterday, a man was observed lying alongside the track. The train was stopped, and the man picked up and taken to Auckland, where he was sent to the hospital. The man, whose name is unknown, appears to be about 40 years of age. He is suffering from a severe wound in the head.
It is apparent that the telephone poles now ! being erected in Victoria-street, Hamilton, will necessitate the removal of the trees in front of Dr. Brewis' residence and thence for some distance beyond the railway crossing. It will be a thousand pities if some way of avoiding such an act of vandalism cannot be found. Dv Brewis planted the trees on the edge of the sidewalk in front of his grounds some years ago by permission of the Borough Council, and at his own expense. The Council, at a later date, wisely taking the hint, continued the line of trees for some distance northwards. Judicious planting of this kind greatly improves the appearance of a town, and has a solid material value. Every visitor to Hamilton must admire the handsome avenue of Grey-street, Hamilton East, and we know of one case of a gentleman of means who spent a few days here recently, and who expressed great admiration of the number of fine English trees in and about Hamilton, saying that they constituted such iin inducement as to cause him to think seriously of making his home in the vicinity. An effective protest should at once be made against the destruction of the trees alluded to. No time should be lost for the posts are already erected alongside some of them. Novel cookery demonstration: To many this will be the making of pancakes with Tucker's Egg Powdet. Q.K.D. 7 Fashionable shirts made by best Auckland tailors. Leave your measure with C. C. Bach, Cambridge. He will please you. 8 Eggs is eggs—a fact;—but the grammar not in it—nor need the eggs be. Use Tucker's Egg Powder. 6 Ready-to-wear suits at C. C. Bach's, Cambridge, in superior materials. Compare before purchasing: elsewhere. 9 Talk about the uncertainty of advertising makes one tired. Advertising is no less certain than merchandising or manufacturing. Mistakes are made in advertising, just as they are in other operations. When advertising is done right, it is just as sure to pay dividends as a wisely managed bank. The right way is to advertise in the Waikato Times.
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