Manawatu Herald. THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 1891.
Manawatu Herald, Volume III, 5 March 1891, Page 2
Manawatu Herald. THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 1891.
Mass will be held at St Mary's Foxton on Minday at 8 and 11 a.m. The Manawatu County Council invite tenders for various works. Major Tuke presided at the R.M. Court yesterday, and got through a lot of work in a very short time. The new school at Kereru was opened on Monday, under the charge of Miss Howan, late of Manukau school, with an attendance of twenty four. All down the railway line settlers are very anxious about the weather, as it is almost now too late to burn. A month's fine weather is needed to do much good. Last week a man underscrubbing at Ohau. slipped with the axe in his hand and out three fingers off. He placed them on his hand, bound them up and walked to the railway station to go to the Wellington hospital. In another column will be found an ao« count of an interesting leave taking at the Manukau school. The young lady who has evoked so much interest, certainly deserves it, as at the time she was teacher at the Foxton school she gained the approbation of the committee, and thus, it was so in thost 1 iJiivs. lust the suppart of the Wangaoui Education Hoard. The Committee appear la bavo Iwn more oorreet tbatl the
Mr Guy, a solicitor who has just started in Palmerston, made his first appearance in Court yesterday. We understand that it was his first appearance in any Court, and if so, we congratulate him on the start he made. Mr and Mrs McLennan returned home on Tuesday evening. During their absence they have only had two wet days, whilst here it would almost be a fact to say that we have had only two fine days. A plaintiff in Court yesterday was slightly astonished. He had forgotten to bring a necessary document. He sat beside his council, nearest to the benob, thus between two fires. He is unfortunately a little hard of hearing. A sudden thought struck both the R.M. and the plaintiff's so'icitor, and owing to his infirmity they each raised their voices to the highest pitch and asked, simultaneously, one at each ear "Now Mr why didn't you bring this receipt." The plaintiff's head turned from side to Bide, and he gasped out, that he had brought a wrong one in error. He appeared convinced that he had not been sufficiently careful, and seemed to think like the Jew of old, who being fond of pig was disturbed one day whilst eating it, by loud pealg of thunder. " Hang it," he exclaimed " that's a terrible row over a little bit of pork." Meßsrs Stevens & Gorton hold their next stock sale at Bull's on Tuesday. A telegram from San Francisco states that during a hurricane in Japan 27 vessels and 300 lives were lost. The Chilian rebels fired on a British steamer and attempted to seize the cargo, but the captain assumed a defiant attitude, and was eventually allowed to proceed. A quantity of wreckage has been discovered floating southward of Cape St George N. S. Owing to the number of kauri logs, it is feared a New Zealand vessel bound to Melbourne has come to grief. " Out in a canoe, boys, out in a canoe " the song lays is a very enjoyable way of passing a day. Out in a cart, boys, — in the river—is a very different |aensation, bo at least Mr Archie Osborne informs us. The little mild excitement caused by the boat racing on Tuesday afternoon, drew many down to the river side. Curioßity has no part in man, so that the fact that Mr A. Osborne drove down also to the river bank, had nothing to do with the races, but it was merely to give his poor horse a drink. Mr Osborne drove gallantly into the water, near where the end of the Moutoa road touches the river, the general spot used for watering stock ; the horse "went in, but con. trary to the usual class of horses Mr Os- j borne dea's with, was not inclined to stop. At a certain distance out, the bank breaks away into very deep water. Mr Osborne knew this, therefore it was not with pleasure that he viewed the previously undeveloped energy of of his quadruped. <n, on, the horse went, the driver urging him to stay, until the waters of the river nearly flowed over his back. Then the strength of the driver told, and the onward career to death by drowning stayed. Stayed, but not averted, for tha noble animal declined to be dictated to, and if not permitted to move ahead, utterly refused to move astern, or aside. This was a pretty predicament for a young man who could not swim, and who had not his life insured. He reckoned that he would have to meet a chilly death nnmourned, though might be regretted. It was evidently likely to be a most misused position. "Two men in a boat," Mr McMillan being one, were attracted by the young man's cries, and did their level best, by rowing upon the horse to turn him to ccc the error of his way, but without success. The horse and trap, we might parenthetically remark, were another's, and Mr A. Osborne desired above everything that something should be saved from the wreck, and that something himself. He therefore v rged that he might be taken in the boat, when if anything unpleasant did occur he might be there to see The boatmen did not look on the nv.tter in the same ight, but felt impelled to do their best to rescue property, and therefore landed and secured a rope, which they attached to the animal's head, and th • many willing hands who had assembled to take part in Mr Osborne's funeral, lent a hand and turned that obstinate horse to shore. Seeing that the coroner had uo show, the boatmen took Mr Osborne out and landed him also safe. A little fact like this, shows the disappointmen s public officials have to bear without a murmar.