Manawatu Herald. FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 1890.
Manawatu Herald, Volume III, 1 August 1890, Page 2
Manawatu Herald. FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 1890.
The Borough Council meets on Monday evening for the despatoh of business. The Resident Magistrate holdi a court on Wedneiday. The meeting of parishioners takes place at 4 p.m. on Monday, at All Saints' Church, A oook and baker wantx employment employment, On Thursday & prohibition order was is lued against John N. Walls. This morning John Murphy was fined 5» and costs for drunkeness the night previously or 24 hours imprisonment. The are many oomplaints about the Horowhenua County ranger impounding cattle off the roads near Wirikino and Heatherlea. Though people in some parts object to impounding, we have had notice from many residents that a little niors activity on the part of our Borough ranger would be appveciated. A man too fond of his glas* was led a | wild smv? chase the other day. He had I assisted in ([uenching a blazing eh'mney, amlhnd.bi-on lil eiully rewarded. Up )n this ho immediately invested in "long-sleevers," until his past act appeared of the utmost importance, and that there should be money it it. He accordingly interviewed one insurance a;.'e»t, who quickly grasping the situation. pass?d 'him on to another agent who acted likewise ; thus keeping the applicant the most part of the day narrating his tale. This caused another drought, which was attended to. He started on the first insurance agent again, who passed him on to a J.P., but this caused the ending, as he promised the fellow, who was " half-seasover, an acquaintance with the lock-up.
The Russian Government is about te forbid Jews to publish or edit political newspapevs. Mr Panson, the member of the Education Board, has sanctioned many improvements at the State School being carried out. Ethiopia is being colonised by Italians. The scheme has for some years been a subject of interest in Italian official circles. What we may do with our girls is thus shown : A staff of younjjlady '<Jlel : ks is now engaged, in the War Ortici in London, ■chiefly as typewriters. _ Miss Florence Nightingale, who won lasting fame by devoting herself to the nursing of sick and wounded soldiers during the Crimean War, ha 9 passad her seventieth year. Lord Salisbury said) in » recent speech, that excepting the " embarrassing and inconvenient Continent »f Africa " the out look for peace was never more promising than it is now. Mr Passmore Edwards, proprietor of tv« London Echo, proposes to devote £50,000 towards the establishment of public libraries in the villages of England. A Harbour Regnlatioue Bill has heeM laid before the French Senate. It provides for the abolition of Sunday-work, a reduction of the hours of labour to ten per day, and the appointment in each large industrial centre of a Central Committee to dtal with questions affecting labour and capital. Thore were 35,000 divorces in the United States last year, and the rate of incraase of divorce's is double that of the population. The main source of the alarming evil, it is agreed, is the permission given to divorced persona to marry. It is reported that a Temperance Society, the first originated in Russia, has been inaugurated in St. Petersburg, and that the movement has received high official sanction and patronage. A new monthly — The Author— h&3 been established in England to advocate the claims of authors in their dealings with the publishing trade. The Duchess of Portland has requested her husband to devote the money he was to have spent in a present of jewellery to the erection of almhouses 011 his estate. The Bill with regard to the factory operatives of India, to which we recently referred, provides for "four holidays a month," with the idea that the millowners will find Sunday to be the most convenient day upon which to close their works. Two sports went out on Tuesday after* noon down the river after ducks. To obtain a fair supply of the wild ones they took a game decoy with them. After a little time the decoy actod successfully in attracting strangers, when both sports tired. The result was not quite up to expectations, as though two ducks died, one was the decoy ! Ihe rest had better be left to imagination. Mr Chenery paid a vfcit to Foxton yesterday, and we had the pleasure of a cnversatien with him. He has attended to give evidence before the Flax Committee and was asked to run round this district so as to give his opinion, of what is being don?, again before the Committee next week. We regret to learn that ho is very unfavourably impressed in the way tho flax is dressed, but ia very pleased with the sample of the raw material On Tuesday last the Star hemp mill had a very narrow esoape from being bu ;*nt down. 'I he hands are scutching up fie flax, and one man was employed in burning up the tow, but at some distance away. All of a sudden tho tow in the scutcher got alight and ran all over the roof. Mr G. Coley was present and with six other hands worked hard with pails of wator and saved everything, bat it looked as if the whole would have been burnt at the start. Mr Bradlaugh, in Tho Uni vernal Rev'ew for May, apprehends that to win back the Temporal Power, and to thwart tho Italian Monarchy, the Church of Rjme will use the Democracy through Continental Socialism. Mr Bradlaugh is supuO'Wd to luva special knowledge of the " inner cirela" of the Socialist movement. Since the death of " Uncle To;n " no ona has appeared so intimately connected with the plot of " Uncle Tom"* l.'abiu ;l as Lewis G. Clarke, the "Goor;,'* Harris" of Ihe tale. He is seventy-five years old, possessing a vigorous and retentive memory ; witli hciad and beard so hoary a* t) give him a venerable appearance. Hs is now lecturing in America on the 2"*rilou-5 nnd exciting times of the pait. The English Treasury has prohibited all those "guessing competitions" in newspapers, the reiult of which is purely dependent on chance. This will be a blow to those enterprising tradesmen who have brought themselves into notice by offering large prizes to the winners of guessing competition — where the lubject of guess has sometimes been the number of grains in a given packet of rice ; the number of persons who ihould pass into the advertiser's shop on a given day ; the number of letters which should pass through a certain Post Office on St. Valentine's Day ; or, the number of seconds the winning horse should occupy in running a certain race. These pushing tradesman will have to invent ■ome other dodga to attract attention.
Country residents would do well to remember that an extraordinary Bab of Surplus Winter stock commences on Friday August Ist, at the Wholesale Family Drapery warehouse, To Aro House, Wellington. There will be bargains sufficiently graat and sufficiently numerous to tempt many to pay a visit to Wellington, and for those who cannot canveniently leave their homes we are prepared to execute their orders with the utmost carefulness and despatch at Te Aro Homo, WellinjtOH. All orders must be accompanisd by cash in the shape of Post Office Orders, Postal Notes, Cheques, or where these are not available, Bank notes, and will have our bent attention. We have issued a prie& list of the great reductions made which we will forward free by post on application to Te Aro House, Wellington. And of what does this Surplus Stock consist ? It consists of Winter Dress Fabrics, of every description — Mantles, Jackets, Ulsters, Mil'inery, Underelothing, Calicoes, Sheetings, Flannels, Shirtings, Blankets, Carpets, Linoleums, Hosiery, Mem, Boys, and Youths Clothing and a thousand other useful and desirable artioles at the Wholesale Family Drapery Warehouse, Wellington. The genuineness of our sales hitherto has been thoroughly well known, and the present one will be fully up to the character iof its predecessors. One thing should however be borne in mind, and that is, that those who wish to participate in its advantages should do so quickly. It lasts only 15 days, and terminates on the 16th August at Te Aro Hour e, Wellington.