Manawatu Herald , 2 September 1897, Page 2
We learn that the unsold seotions in the Heatherlea Block, near Levin, are to be sold by auction at the end of the month, at Levin. Whitebait are now being caught in quantUiea in the met, but lhe residents get hut a poor show at them as they are nearly all sent away to Wellington. The manures manufactured by the Longburn Freezing Company are now to obtained at Longburn, and as gardening and tree dressing is, or should be, in full swing, some of these preparations should be in demand. Mr Alf. Eraser Has opened up a new shipment of novelties which are very pleasing in design. We do not intend to particularise any, but besides being ornamental they are useful as well, and would be exoallent for little presents. They have struck quite an original way of getling up surprise parties in Dunedin. A resident receives an annomymous letter stating that a surprise party will be with him on a certain evening. Nobody come 3, and the surprise of the party is complete. There had been a large fire in the Wanganui district, and a large store muoh resorted to by natives had gone to blazes. ' Next day a Maori paddled down the river to gain particulars. Meeting a pakeha ] friend, he learnt that the store had been entirely destroyed/ But that information did not relieve his mind. " Were all the book 3 burnt?" he asked in great anxiety. " Yes, everything was burnt I believe." The Maori beamed with delight. " Kapai," he said " then he (meaning the storekeeper) can't summon me or the other fellows." And he left in a hurry to paddle back up the river and spread the glad tidings. Mr Hector F. Davidson of Heatherlea has been appointed Valuer for the Borough of Foxton, and commenced his work yesterday. In the Canadian House of Commoni Sir Wilfrid Laurier, referring to Britain's denunciation of the German and Belgian commercial treaties, said that whatever England lost, so far as material intereßt9 were ooncerned by auoh a course of aoti >n, she would reap ten thousand fold in the affections of the Canadians. The Pak-ha is towing the Bangatira, which recently put into Teneriffe with a broken shaft, to London. It is estimated that £20,000,000 of capital is involved in the great engineers' strike at Home. Mr Alexander Siemans, the chairman of the Employers' Federation, asserts that the real reason of the strike ia the rooted objeotion of the men to labour-saving machinery, and that the eight hour question has been raised upon the top of the machine question in order to put it in the background. The Standard haa been informed that there is an increasing number of lamprey at the Gorge. A representative of ours was shown three fine specimens, and it is encouraging to Know that these fine fish are on the increase." These fish are much like eels in appearance.
The Rev. L. M. Isitt, speaking at Melbourne, thus referred to the Bight Hon. B. J. Seddon :—" Able, determined and unscrupulous," tie said, "with all the wileß of tbo efc-p,ubl[6an,. we have ndtbihg' to tha.nk Mr fiedddn lor. The temperance legislation only became possible because the voters of the colony took the Premier ; by the throat, like a man teaching a parrot to talk, and said,' Say prohibition, Richard; say prohibition' —and he said it." In the Anckland Supretria, Court W. R. Watery formerly oi Wellington, when charged with falsifying the register of the Fiery Cross Gold mining Company, pleaded guilty. Bentenco was deferred. The Rev. J. D. Russell, of the Balls parochial district, has accepted the Y&cant parish At Intone,