Manawatu Times, Volume III, Issue 51, 25 June 1879, Page 3
■ lhui*Ht>-^W«:to» gladto >am that, at Halcombe, there is still sufficient employment for all the bread; winners -there, notwithstanding the present monetary depres•ion. ' " ■■ . ' . - .-,■■'■ ;. Niw Bakk EviiviSQt.— The Bank of : Hew Zealand aae erecting handsome premises m Halcombe. The building will be Ihuch after the style of the branch bank at Sanson. When finished, the new bank will be an ovnament to the township. Wiatobe.— Owing to the heavy rain of Friday, % "box-drain running, past lir, Southcombe's Hetei, at Halcombe, ' burst, and 'flooded his cellar, causing extensive damage. We regret to say that Mr. Siutbcombe will be a loser to no smaU •mount, haying had spirits alone to the •monnt'tf £80' destroyed. Again PpgxpoiTßi).— lt seems as though the billiard tournament were destined neter to come off. On Friday erening not a ■ingle member of the Ball's representatives put man appearance. It was a great mistake to fix the asatch for the evening of the Steeplechase day ot Wanganui, but the r*ce meeting was, we understand,., quite overlteked when the date was settled. . """ ToOTßAix^Owing to the absence of the ;oaptain, and tha illness of two of the plajer*, iii the Feilding team, the return match— Halcombe «. Feilding did hot come off on Saturday. This was a matter 'of no little jcegrefc.as the weather was all that could be desired for the iport. We hope that the j Vilgjienia "*?& be equally propitious when j the match does come off. . . j t old residents at I " Tunkina are commencing, or about to* comjntnfee; business m Halcombe. Mrs. Engleheart;in conjunction with Hiss M'Donnell, is aßout to opon a /millinery, establishment near the Halcombe, and Mr. Gleeson is putting up a smithy next door. It looks we 1 ! for Halcombe when we find residents of oldestablished -townships .flocking thither it ply their respective trades. . , Ma. MAfiMOß'g Sali o» Tbkß.— Owing to the. inclemency of the weather^ there was but a com paratiTely small attendance at Mr. sale of trees and shrubs oil Saturday. The .tMj6B : -were "two years old, and m good form. Th* following prices were realised v— Apples, li: 6d.^ Is. Bd.;, pears, Is. 4d.j plums, ;lst 4d. 5 cherries, Is. 4d. to Is. 6d. ; arid peaches, ls^to 2s. each. The 'ornamental'! f hrubs brought satisfactory prices. Seedling j potatoes commanded from :6s. to 10s. per 601 b. bag. f . ■ EJttnfAnhuKT avd Sals.— An entertainment m aid of the school fund will be .given m the schoolroom, Halcombe, on Fri"•y* evening, at. which several noted amateurs hare promised to Msist. Sir William Fox has also consented to deliver one of his •musing, and interesting addresses, so that • pleasant evening may be anticip^tfd. The proceedings will wind up with a dance, •nd as there will be •special train to Feilding,, on the conclusion of|theball many of our>itizens will doubtless be present. Mr. Bouthcombe has very kindly lent hit piano for the occasion, ' - Th« BiriLDura Tbabi.— There is cdniiderable briskness m the building trade at Halcombe just at present. In addition, to theßoman CathoUe Church and the Bank, -Mverel other buildings are m course of. erection. Ma King, the Postmaster, is having a nice house erected ; a new shop is 'abbiit tiing^ftarted near the hotel-j and, then the;* is the enlargement of the school, now on.the eT« of being finished. All this work f 9* n f on . simultaneQusly keeps the carpent#is pretty well "employed. *°.