Local and General.
Clutha Leader, Volume X, Issue 530, 7 December 1883, Page 6
Local and General.
Sir F. D. Bell has issued a revised edition of the 'New Zealand Handbook!' i The homestead on the property; jcnown PS Woodlands, at Waiau, owned by Mr R. Dodds, was destroyed by fire on Monday morning. ■ I Bishop Ltfok, of Auckland, has declined ] to give the iwe.of the. Catholic schools fqrthe meetings of the members of the Irish. i National League. A. young man named James a watchmaker, shot himself in Dunedin on Saturday night. Unrequited love was the cause of the suicide. Slight earthquakes have been so prevalent of late in Tasmania that (says the Launoeston Examiner) they have almost ceased to attract attention. The Shag Point Goal Company have ; secured the contract for the supply. of coal for the New Zealand railways, Dunedin and Oamaru sections, for the year 1884. There is a great dearth of agricultural' laborers in Adelaide and in some cases 33s a week, with board and lodging and wine or beer in the harvest field, has been' given, i The Grown Prinoe of Germany is a printer, and his son is a draughtsman. V ictpr Hugo makes his own tables and chairs for his study, etc., and works daily at his bench. A garden party has been given at Government House Sydney in honor of the Earl -and Countess of Roseb.ery. The ■viceregal, party, afterwards made an excursion to the Blue Mountains. A pure shorthorn heifer, valued at i about LlQoO,. and a pure bull, both from the herd of Messrs Robertson Bros., of j .Colaq, have been recently bought to be Bent to Scotland, as specimens of Victorian pure stook. The Government have received a very .uatisfactory; telegram from Mr Bryce of his iutfervqw with chiefs belonging to the Ngatimaniapoto tribe. He says that the | whole of them are willing to allow their lands to be brought under the Native Lands Court. 'The University of New Zealand (says the Argus) has been now fully recognised . by the -University of Melbourne, and therefore students who have pursued a part of their curriculum at the former . University may. finish it at our own University, and will be received as alumni ad eundem statum: An extraordinary sheepshearing feat is Imported by the Temora Star as having! • been performed by a man named Michael Hurley, a native of Tasmania, during the presentseason at Warri station. During .an ordinary day's work the man shore 40 i ihoggets in one hour and 50 minutes, and 40 ewea in one hour ancl 20 .minutes,'! -finishing with a tally of 210. sheep in all. i - The Adulteration Prevention Act, 1880, ! .Amendment Act, 1883, came into opera- ; tion on. Saturday. Every loaf must be j stamped with the baker's name or initials in Roman letters, at. least one inch in length, also with similar figures and letters | indicating the weight of such loaf. Light | loaves must be made up to. the standard - weight by a cut from some other. Any J breach of the Act subjects the offender to I pay a penalty of L 5, and shopkeepers retailing bread are subject to the provisions of the Act as well as bakers. The latest development of bankruptcy ■ morality, -says the New Zealand Times, is j .that a working man employed in this j district has filed ; his schedale for L3l Bs, - together with an odd twopence halfpenny. I The total value of his estate he estimates atLlsj being.LlO less than the law allows him to retain, and his .wage-earning power is not reckoned as a legal asset. Having i (solemnly imited his creditors to meet him • at the Supreme Court buildings yesterday, they deliberately stayed away, and the poor bankrupt was left alone lamenting. His seems a hard case— nearly as hard as theirs. The building occupied by M. B. Steele, Mataura, for the manufacture of his rabbit exterminator, called " steeline," was j :totally .destroyed, by fire on Monday ! inorning. Mr Steele and his son John, a j ::boy nine or ten years of age, are very J -badly injured. Mr Steele managed tqj escape from the building, but the boy • was -rescued in an unoonscious state witli great difficulty by a neighbour. Both are j badly burned about their heads and arms, -and fears are entertained for their re- i -covery. How the fire originated is not . .yet known, as neither of the sufferers is in a fit state, to explain. (The boy hag ' ; pinoa died). Afr the Resident Magistrate's Court, Christchurch, on Monday morning, Alexander M'Millan was charged with larcney' at Oamaru. Accusedhad eloped with a Mrs Treloar; He was formerly engaged : to-her, but went to England,- and on his return found she had married. Her husband being away from home the two went to" Christchurch,- the yoman taking Home •of iher husband's property with her. Acpused was charged with stealing this. His Worship remarked, that it was a case j of larceny by implication, and would be no case unless adultery could be proved. ■Inspector P-ender said the prosecution was not in a. position to prove that. Mr Treloat informed the bench he was not anxious to proceed with the case, as his Wife-had promised to return with him tb Oamaru, and he was quite satisfied. !Phe accused^wqs accordingly discharged. A. consignment of frozen fish from New fSealahd was (says a London paper) sold ! " retail in the Central Fish Market on September "29. The kinds were principally pea flounder and mullet. It is remarkable " that after so long a voyage the greater | proportion of the bulls was in splendid condition. Owing to want of knowledge of the conditions necessary to be observed :|n packing fish for a journey round three parts of the world, a few of the outside fish in the boxes were a very little gone 'tiff, -though not enough to render them •''Unsaleable j but the wh.ole consignment $ame to hand in better, condition than -'jnany parcels of fish which have only travelled from English ports. Partly, ' perhaps, from the novelty, there was a brisk demand, several ojd colonists being present, many of whom expressed surprise at the life-like appearance of the fish. Good prices • were • realised, the mullet fetching 8d and 9d each, and the experi-ment may by pronounced an. undaunted' success. With vary little practice in the preparation and packing, there is no qonbt cargoes of fish can be brought without the slightest deterioration from any part of world.