Manawatu Times, Volume IX, Issue 1109, 13 November 1883, Page 2
The quarterly balance sheet of the Weßleyan Church to September 30, which has been issued, is as follows : — Receipts — Palmerston North — Collections, L 25 17s 9d ; envelopes, L 9 9a 6d ; subscriptions, L 6; special do, LlO. Karere— Collections,L2 14b 2d, Taonui —-Collections, Ll. Total L 65 Is 6d. Expenditure — Deficit last quarter, L 3 12s lOd ; minister's stipend, L 37 10s ; connexional charges, LlO 3s; horse expenses, Ll ; plans, 12s ; foreign missions, Ll ; sacramental wine, JL2 14s ; advertising, 8b; credit balance, L 3 Is6d. Total, L 55 Is sd*. Mr Craig informs us that his restaurant businessis steadily increasing, country people finding it a great convenience. The Manawatu Kilwmning Lodge No, 690, S.C., meets this evening. The business comprises raisings, election of officers and general. The total number of ratepayers m the Borough of Palmerston is 549; but there are only 459 on the burgess-roll, the names of the remainder adorning j the " defaulter's list." The Mayoral elections are fixed by Act to take place on the last "Wednes| day m November m each year. In this connection we may remark that there is to be a contest, for the Mayoralty of Wellington, and also for that of Wanganui, Messrs Carson and Hutchison being announced aB candidates for ihe latter place. So far as Palmerston is concerned matters are m a state of perfect quietness. The Palmerston Rifle Volunteers fire for Government prizes at noon to-mor* row. The Company will also parade for inspection at 7 p.m. , . At a sale of racing stock at, Christchurch on the 10th inst, the sum of 975 guineas was given by Mr Horsford for the brood mare No Name, with colt foal at foot. This i« the largest sum evei given foi a brood mare m the Colony. The Palmerston Ready Money Store has been making some very heavy importations of oats from Canterbury. The propriet6r, Mr Nathan, informs us he has sold an enormous quantity of potatoes (imported) this year, the miners either neglecting to grow them, or standing out for excessive prices. We have to thank Mr E. Goodbehere, Hon Secretary of " ,the Manchester Horticultural Spciety, for. forwarding us a printed catalogue of the Society's, pi/ring^and Autumn shows. . . The catalogue is very neatly got up, and several, I advertisements at the end pt the', book; should go a long way towards paying for the printing. The Manchester, Society appears to be a thorough success. j Mr George Hutchison 1 , who intends to run for Wariganui at the next general election, is having a prety minary canter by standing for Mayoralty. The Herald says—" He Has not solicited or desired a requisition, but appeals to the ratepayers i on trie ground th >t the highest Municipal office should not be a kind of monopoly, and that he is prepared, if elected, to devote the time and attention necessary to the discharge of the duties of the ofijee." Some little time ago we (published a description of a Cornish Stove made by Messrs Woolcock ana Hosking, of Main Street, to the order of Mr James Linton. These stoves aie designed to burn wood or coal, and are fitted with all the usual accessories We ljarn that since the publication of our paragraph, Messrs Woolcock and Hosking haye received a number of orders from various parts of the district and even from Danevirke. They nave just completed two to the order of local gentlemen who appreciate their merits. ■.-..•*., Particulars are advertised relating to a cow which has been impounded by Mr Bassett on his property at Bunny thorpe. We remind owners ot horses that nominations for the Mana w atu Race close at 8 p.m. on Saturday next. Referring to the man Kelly, who was injured m the busn on Saturday, and since conveyed to Wanganui, the Chronicle says he was once the custodian of the Hospital there. Dr Connolly found that his leg was very badly fractured above the thigh, and the hip joint fearfully injured. Kelly's condition excites the deepest anxiety. The Jane Douglas' arrived at Foxton this moruing, at 6 o'clock, from Wellington. : . r ... ''"."' Last night's Advocate says .:— 0n Saturd»y morning Mr W. Green, of Bulls; was attending- to his cattle, whea .-; a calf- Kit his hand m the fleshy part between. the thumb and forefinger, infictiag a deep wbund. i The pain fa? so great as to cattse Mr Green to faint. The wound was well bathed, m hot water, aud dressed' With ointment. ; j The Borough Pouncfkeeper notifies particnlara . of teveral animals now m the pound. J. H. Try man (" Number One ") was at an hotdjl m Rophester, New York, on oetob«ri# :L : j
At the drawing of the " "Robin Hooi " consultation jat Christchurch, the tirnt horse m the Melbourne Cup was drawn by a constable m Dunedin ; the second went to a farmer at Wairaate, and the third to a miner or the West Coast. A well-known coffee merchant m Christchurch drew the first prize m the New Zealand Cup, and second and third horses went to a baker at Wcstpurt. and the son of a publican m Caristchvrcb, respectively' At Turatina. on the Prince of Wales I birthright anniversary, a '• limb of th' I law " and a discipline of Esculapiu* somehow or other came m contact with the sledge-hammer n ts of a follower] of the craft of Tubal Cain. Both oi the colliding gentlemen retired with their eyes m "full mourning." It is not un* likely that legal proceedings may ensue. — Advocate. From our telegraphic columns yeaterday it will have been seen that the mystery of the death of the actor Bates is likely to be cleared np. The telegram appears to indicate that the efforts of the Salvation Army have quickened the conscience of a member named Knowles and made him confess that he did the deed. It will be remembered that some years ago Bates was found dead m a street m Melbourne, and that it was shown that the object of hismurder was not plunder, as his watch, rings, <&c. were untouched. The detailed confession of tne mnrderer will be awaited with interest. From a telegram pub* lished to-day it will be seen that he has been brought before the Police Court and remanded for a week. Some of the New Zealanders who foi* lowed the fortunes of the Hon. J. White's representative m the Melbourne Cup aud Derby have landed gsod stakes. The Aucklanders were particularly swe*t on the chances of the Aucklandbred horse, and have won largely. We hear that over L2OOO of the double came to Dunedin, and that a member of the local constabulary is tke fortunate drawer of £2,000 m a Melbourne consultation. The holder of Martini m a local consultation gets £I,ooo.— Star. The recent poundage squabble hag roused our poetic friend Mr P. O'Toole, and bis contribution appear m this issue. • Never Retubn.— lt is said that one out of every four real invalids who go to foreign countries to recover health never returns, except as a corpse. The undertakers, next to the hotel-keepers, have the most profitable business. This excessive mortality may be prevented and patients saved and cured under the care fo friends and Joyed ones at home, if they will but use Hop Bitters m time* Read.