Manawatu Herald , 5 Hōngongoi 1892, Page 2
The Town Clerk was not successful in hU first attempt to endeavour to please Councillor Startup. The absurdity of expecting that each man of a particular trade was to be personally seen.and,invited to tender, .when &ri otitlay of a few shillings in advertising would have placed the mattev before everyone, has been fully exemplified, and the Council have decided, very vigorously to, to have no more of it. The ratepayers will uphold the good sense of the majority of the Council. We are willing to back the Horowhenua County Council for writing more letters on any one subject, and wanting to know the minutest of particulars, against any other public body on the coast. The postage must be a heavy sum on the Chairman's estimates. The new table made for the Borough Council by Mr Gerbes ig an excellent piece of Vorkj and every member expressed his gratification both in the make and price. It is a very long table of red pine, having handsome carved legs, and the top is covered with leather sunk into a margin. The old table, a rough white pine one, was all worm eaten, and was over twenty-four years of age. How very sad. The supporters of the Government candidate at the last election put forth Mr John Stevens' parliamentary career, as a most reliable document ; now Mr Stevens, in a letter to the Advocate, states that the publication " is false, and and the person who compiled it has wilfully omitted parts and portions of sentences and paragraph?, and thereby making it appear that I supported the measures which t strongly opposed while representing this district in Parliament, and vice versa." If Mr Stevens is correct, and we credit him with being so, the compiler of the statement has descended very low, and he certainly ought to be called on to explain his conduct. In a letter to the Feilding Star Mr G. M. Snelson mentions "that another ap-< pointment of Coroner will soon have to be made, as it is my intention to resign, as I shall be seeking, when the lime arrives, a position in another sphere which will not permit of my holding any paid position under Government." The next Palmerston election will therefore be Snelson v. Pirani. At the Land Board on Saturday it was resolved that Mr E. C. Wilson be allowed exemption from residence on his section on Makuri Valley Road for two years. It was resolved to offer section 54, block 3, Pobangina, for lease from year to year, at Is per acre rental, on certain conditions ; end it was also decided to offer section 4, block 14, Mangaone, for a term of 7 years, at 7s 6d per annum rental, and Mr G. Gordon's half interest in sections at Pohangina was forfeited. Mr Wilson wants to know whether Government will forward and secure space at the Chicago Exhibition for 10 tons of Manawatu hemp. The Chronicle reports that Mr Henry Shafto Harrison, one of the oldest settlers in the colony, succumbed early on Sunday morning. He had not suffered, nor indeed can he be said to have been ailing in any unusual degree, but on Saturday it became apparent, even to himself, that he could not last much longer. Had he lived until next month he would have reached his 82nd birthday. He died in his sleep in the early morning. Applications from persons willing to undertake the duties of caretaker of the State School are invited elsewhere. In Messrs McMillan, Rhodes & Co's window will be seen an excellent display of " Sylvan " orockery. The pattern is very n£at and the material appears of a superior quality. " God bless you." This oustomary benediction to one afflicted with sneezing appears to be dying out. Just now, what with colds about, if it was in use, the words would be continually heard; perhaps, therefore, it is best laid aside. However, an old custom is not readily disused, and that the custom is old, goes without contradiction, as it is mentioned by Homer, the Jewish Rabbis, and others, though their prayer was "Jupiter, help; me." It may be some comfort to the afflicted to know that when sneezing they are merely doing what others have done for thousands of years. The Post likes not the policy enunciated in the Financial Statement, declares it is not a policy of honest self-reliance, but of cant and cadging t A fairly good simile wa3 given by a Native chief at Mangaia when he said, " Tell me in what I have done wrong. We were in trouble when English laws oame; and because I spoke out then, you blamed me, and Baid it was I that made the trouble. No man will allow a fly to jump down his throat. He will spit it out. I spat out the fly, and you blamed me for doing that. Through the Wellington papers Lady j Atkinson has expressed her grateful thanks ' to all those who have joined in honouring I her husband, and that the universal expression of love and esteem has been a great comfort to her and his family. Prince Bismark has been making many injudicious speeches in Germany to be regretted by all who had admired his former wisaoin. The key note to these speeches is explained by the latest cable* gram which says:—" Bis nark says he does not feel hurt at the loss of office, but what pained him was the manner of his dismissal. He blames intriguers for his fall, and says he has no place now in Germany." ' During a Sunday school festival in the grounds attached to the Crystal Palace a balloon collapsed after ascending a height of 1000 feet. Dr Dale, the aeronaut, was killed, and three others, inoluding his son, were seriously injured. The accident was witnessed by the deceased's wife.
A big Bale of Surplus Winter Stock will commence on Friday, July Ist, at The Wholesale Family Drapery Warehouse, Te Aro House, Wellington. We would earnestly advise all country settlers to make sure of this opportunity and try if possible to pay a visit to the Empire City during the continuance of this big sale at Te Avo House, Wellington. We feel sure that the expenses of the trip would be far more than recouped and thero would be the add'tional advantage of choopinf,' from the largest and most varied lot of Bargains in the Province. If this is dv y estimated a trip to the Te Aro House ! big sale will become a positive necessity.
tf unable to come, orders with cash can i be sent to us direct find we will c,J r rant ee instant nltenl'm and prompt despatch from the Big Sale at Te Aro House, We'lington. Our Sale Prioe Lists will, on application, be forwarded" postags free fi'onl the Big Sale tit T?e Avo House, Vellinf,'ton; The ann.iial stock-taking sale at the Bon Marches falmeratob Moi'th; is now on. The feature of the annual sales of this Srm is that the whole slock, without any re -owe; is offered at greatly reduced prices, every article in stock being subject to. reduction as the stoci'c must be reduced at least £2000 previous to the Annual Balance, and purchasers have the benefit of a £(5000 stock to select from. — dvt.