BY THE WAY.
Mataura Ensign , Issue 192, 22 September 1896, Page 3
BY THE WAY.
io To-morrow. Sounding brass and tinkling cymbals. Gore band contest and Otago-Southland rep. match. . ' Our own Manatina tips Gore and Otago for the respective events. ; Tho Hon. J. G. Ward before the Banking , Committee last week. Tho " oats " yarn . denounoed as n " lee." * A boy named .William Hill was fatally ■ burned at his residence, I?owler's place, ' Sydney, the result of playing with matches. I Speculative Boarder.: " And now that ' horseless carriages are an assured fact, I • wonder what will come next?" Philosophical Boarder: "Let us hope that we will have ' dogless sausages, hairless butter, soundless pianos, voiceless elocutionists, and acheless - backs." '■ The honor of having made the first pound ; of butter in Taranaki ie said to belong to Mrs L. Oliver, who made tho butter from milk ' from a cow brought over from Sydney by Captain King. . The price of butter in those days was 3s G&jptit pound. | In the Maranpa district, Queensland, the rabbit pest is being gradually exterminated ■ by dividing the land into comparatively small paddock 3by wire nettiDg. > The Fielding Debating Society has decided that gambling is a greater evil than drinking. Maud : " Miss Prim is a very proper young lady." Mabel : " Yes, she wouldn't even accompany a young man on tho pjano without a chaperon." Lord Bosebery says cycling will create a lot of Z shaped men. "The saving effected in salaries alone by the amalgamation of the Bank of New Zealand and the Colonial Bank amounts to a few pounds short of £20,000 a year. Half the mineral wealth of New Zealand is on the West Coast of the Middle Island, says the Premier. The Taranaki reps, have now gone through ■^■—ihteese-ieons- without a defeat, and in the Otago match their line was crossed for the first time in two years. One of the crew of H.M.S. Ringdove, who was serving a term of imprisonment on board, escaped at Nnpier. • Since card-playing was prohibited there has been a marked falling off in the attendance at the coffee rooms of the Masterton Women's Christian Temperance Crusade. In the examination of a bankrupt hotelkeeper at Palmerston it was stated that he had taken during the year £3002 over the bar. The Palmerston North Borough Council is in th 6 happy position of having the substantial balance £750 to tho credit oi its bank accounts. Miss R. H. Stewart, daughter of the Hon. . Downie Stewart, has passed her final examination at Oxford, taking honours in one of the subjects.