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LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS.

W hen you talk business do not try tr l>cat tlie long-distance conversation record. Brevity is still popular with the listener. , Two military police will shortly take up their duties in Hamilton. During the past fortnight permits have been issued in the Borough of •Hamilton for buildings estimated to cost £1540. rhe Marten Jockey Club has voted ;ts totalisator fractions at the recent spring meeting to the copper trail at .Marion. Cr. Howden mentioned at last night's meeting of the Borough Council tint lie had had certain goods on order for three years, and then, when at last i they came to New Zealand they were | sent on to the South Island!

Lite quantity of water pumped at the Hamilton pumping station during the month of August for the past three years was as follow: 1916, 4,638,000 gallons; 1017, 5,748,000 gallons; 1918, 6,942,000 gallons Should the weather prove fine, the trip to Hora Hora and Arapuni to be taken to-morrow by members of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and others should prove very enjoyable. It is expected that representatives of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce will l>e present. The motor-cars are expected to leave the Post Office about halt-past nine.

Hie Acting-Minister for Finance, in reply to a question as to whether a further war lean was likely to be floated this month, said that in all probability this would not be necessary until the I early part of next year. j At the first meeting; of the Council of the New Zealand Howling Association, Mr A. M. Hrvden, of Auckland, was appointed secretary. The tournament. which will l>e held in Auckland, beginning on January will be a patriotic one. In her address at the Hamilton Town Hal! on Thursday, Mrs Kineton-Parkps paid a tribute to the work of the Jate IH)!'d Rhondda, Food Controller. It was owing to Lord Rhondda's great organising work, she said, that the price of foodstuffs/had been reduced. When she left England a year ago tea was 6s per lb; now it is 2s 6d per lb. Cr. Jolly, at last night's meeting of ihe Horough Council, suggested that the committee which was to wait upon tiie Domain Hoard should ask the Hoard to complete the road around the lake as far as Killarney road. The drive around the Lake was one of the most (beautiful they had, and a contin nation would be very much appreciated. The Mayor said he would bring the matter before the Board. Mrs Kineton-Parker, in her address on Thursday, spoke of the enthusiasm displayed at an American port when a transport with New Zealand troops aboard arrived. The people could not do enough for the men, taking them to their homes, on motor trips, and entertaining them right royally. As it was a prohibition town, there were none of the scenes that were sometimes witnessed in Wellington and elsewhere owing to the residents' mistaken kindness in

"shouting" for returned men. The Supervisor asked the Borough Council last night if tnev desired prosecutions to be instituted where breaches of the building by-law had Ik-en committed. The Mayor said people often started to build houses :iu(l applied for the permit when the building was partly erected. He mo-.--ed that procedings lie taken where necessary. The motion was carried. At the Education Conference, at Christchurch, Dean Regnault, of the Marist Brothers,, presented a paper on "Religion and Education." He said that in connection with the principles

actuating a certain section of the community to maintain our system of education was the belief that to prepare lor a complete living, secular and religious instruction must go hand in hand, it was futile to attempt to train a child in moral laws unless religion was used as a basis for such teaching. During the discussion reference was mad*: by several speakers to the able and tactful way in which the subject had been presented. The Electrical Committee recommended to the Hamilton Borough Council last night that the price charged for electrical power lie reviewed. They considered that at present they were supplying power too cheaply. Tin. Electrical Engineer, in his report, stated that the power consumers were not f good paying proposition for the department, and lie, too, asked that the charge for current should he revised. He also asked that the charge for Dower to water works be not less than 3d per unit.—The Council decided to refer the matter to the Legal and Finance Committee.

'"Throe things struck tne upon my iiirival in New Zealand a year afro," said Mrs Kineton-Parkes in her lectin? <m Thursday. ''The first was the hriiliaUtlv lighted street, for when we left London it was in darkness. Secondly, the shop windows were fill! of good tilings to eat; and, thirdly, there was nn absence of women from the streets. In England women are everywhere, hav. mi it taken, up the work formerh done liv the men." -Mrs Kynetou-Parkcs went on to say that she thought it was rather a mistake to curtail the postal and other services in Xew Zealand. This was not done in Enirland. for vomen were successfully fii!in<r the positions vacated hv the men. The .same course might he adopted in New Zealand. \ recent arrival Iron: Palestine i.ieutenani H, K. 11..trick, of North, cote, who has been on service for four vears. I.ieiuonant Hatriek is a Hamiltonian, heing a son uf Mr J. H. J-',. I' ii! '<•],; t w ho for many yea>-s ye- ided 'n ,t.h<> town. i'e left Xc'\ Zealand as ■' <•<irpov.nl in the sienai section of the \{< unted Pities. He For.i'<l v.i'h dl-imctiou e ; i (olllil'oli. oe;jM' e'.e el' the le<\ who reac!'e;l th" -refit Chunu! Hair in the August advancr. Soon :.t't»r\v;tr(ls he w:>s in \:'!i'h.l ie i']n. : |:'n<l. Alter r^eovcri"-: '"is lie.dth reirined his regimen: : n F.iynt. ,•!!"! r.->»-ved with it t'>-<«>i'" 1 whole o l ' li' l i''des f in" campaign. He gri'i.'d his commission some time a.go. and is h<-me on furlough. T«o In' 1 ' tof l ieutenant Hatriek have l>een killed in the war. If your threat i c sore and take NAZOL. It will give you relief. (3}

Cr. Gosling drew the attention of Councillors, at the meeting last night, to the noxious weeds over the railway lint' at h rank ton, which, he said, constituted a menace. It was decided to draw the attention of the inspector to the matter.

At last night's meeting of the Hamilton Borough Council, Inspector de Silva recommended that a taxi driver's license should be cancelled, as he had recently driven passengers in his car while in a state of intoxication.—The Mayor said he understood the polioe wen- taking action in the matter, and he moved that the matter be held over pending a report by the police—This was agreed to.

Orange Lodge, Hamilton, invited the members ot the men's lodge to a social last evening in the Methodist School, room, i,ondon street. A large number responded. Brother W. 0. Mi--I*adden, P.M., presided, and a most enjoyable evening was spent with music, song and story. A dainty supper receded full justice, and before the singing of the National Anthem, which brought the gathering to a close, a hearty vote ot thanks to the hostesses was carried with acclamation. A collection take up on behalf of the Red Cross realised £'2 2s.

Cr. Tombs moved, at last night's meeting of the Hamilton Borough Council, "That the Electrical Engineer's salary be raised by £SO per year from April 1 last." It is at present £3OO. Cr. Fraser Smith, in seconding tlx- motion, considered, seeing thai the engineer had been saddled with the water works, he should get larger salary than he had received from the old Frankton Borough Council. An amendment was moved by the Mayor that the matter !>e referred to the Electrical Committee to report. Cr. Young seconded. The motion was carried. Messrs Worsley and Dcy, representing the New Zealand Educational Association, waited upon the Hamilton Borough Council last night in support of the Association's campaign for educational reform. Mr Worsley's remarks were .upon the same lines as those made before the Chamber of Commerce on Monday night (and already reported fully in our columns). He asked that the Councillors should he present at the meeting to be addressed in Hamilton shortly by Mr •Just, organiser for the Association. Mr Bey, as president of the local branch of the Association, supported Mr Worsley. The Mayor urged Councillors to attend the meeting, and show their interest in matters vitally affecting the public school system. The Kawhia County Council asked the Hamilton Borough Council last nipht to receive a deputation respecting the formation of a portion of the Frankton-Kawhia road. It had been j decided to ask the Council's assistance | in bringing before the Government the desirability of completing the formaI tions of certain sections of the road | prior to the metalling of the same j under a scheme now prepared by the Kawhia Council. In addition to that portion of the road through the Moerangi Block, there was a further length of road between Kawhia and Oparau, which it was proposed that the Government should be asked to form at-as early a date as possible The Council resolved to meet the deputation on Friday night next, at the meeting of the Legal and France Committee. '

A meeting of the Social Committee of the Waikato Returned Soldiers' Association was held in the secretary's office, Hamilton, on Thursday, amongst those present l>oing several well-known business men of Hamilton and Frankton. These gentlemen, being honorary members of the Association, were unanimously elected to the committee. principal business dealt with was in reward to holding a popular function on Labour Day. It was pointed out by one or two of those present that this district had been sadly neglected as regards good open-air enjoyment on pub. ic holidays, and the idea is to hold a monster picnic-sports meeting, the same to bo termed "The Waikato Returned Colliers' Gala Day.' 1 and to be held in Lake Reserve. The Municipal Band has kindiy consented to give its services. Given fine weather, this day will come as a lioon to the busy communitv of Hamilton.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS., Waikato Times, Volume 89, Issue 13875, 28 September 1918

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