Manawatu Times, Volume XXVII, Issue 7549, 6 October 1902, Page 4
(Per Press Association.) Wellington, Friday. At a reunion of the corporation staff to-night, Mr Page, the former town clerk, and Mr Wiltshire, late city engineer, were presented with souvenirs by their associates. A meeting of the New Zealand Chess Council to-night discussed the proposal of the Otago Chess Club to institute a John Mouat memorial trophy, to be played for annually by affiliated clubs. It was decided, by 9 votes to 4, that the matter be referred back to the Otag. Club with a view to having the late Mr Henry Hookham's name added, that the minimum number of boards played in the matches be ten, instead of six as suggested by the Otago Club, and that I the cost of the trophy be borne equally | by the competing clubs. • Saturday. Following is the number of mfVctioiis diseases reported to the Health Department from Wellington during the present week :—Measles, 2266 ; scarlet fever, 135 ; dyphtheria, 3 ; tuberculosis, 1. Napier, Friday, At a meeting of the Diocesan Synod to-night the following resolution was I passed:—" That, the Government be • respectively requested to make provision! that all church properties, which are j held in trust for the payment of ! stipends to bishops and clergy, be I exempt from taxation." ! Invercargill, Saturday. I [ At the Police Court, Charle3'Bisk and I j John Francis pleaded guilty to having ' i trout in their possession out of season. Counsel for the prosecution stated defendants admitted that fifty-nine trout, averaging 61bs each, were "caught in a net while fishing for mullet in the New Kjver estuary. Mr McCarthy, S.M., imposed a fine of £2 10s each with costs. Hawera, Saturday. At Manaia Mrs Andrew Young died somewhat suddenly last night. On being | informed by a doctor that she would have to go the Hospital, she collaused, and died within half an hour. Heart disease and dropsy was the cause of her death. Westport, Saturday. At Denniston yesterday Constable Fairhall obtained a prohibition order against a man called Thomas. The latter immediately proceeded to an hotel to obtain drink and Constable Fairhall followed to warn the publican. Thomas then assaulted Constable Fairhall. The latter sustained internal injuries and is confined to his bed. Thomas was re manded on £50 bail. Weiwkqton, Friday. The Marine Department a few days ago received word, that the steamer Toroa passed a floating spar off Cape Palliser, on September 3rd. A constable was sent to search the beach between Palliser and Flat Point, and found a life - buoy with the word " Timaru" on it. It evidently belonged to the barque Timaru, which left Lyttelton for Kaipara in August, and is reported over' due. Wellington, Saturday. Over 1000 head of cattle and 400 sheep have been sent, from Wellington to Sydney the last few days. Large shipments are to follow next week and prices are likely to be lowat the next Sydney sales. "Parliament was prorogued by Gazette to November the 12th. Fears are entertained for the safety of cutter Hatawha, owned by Alexander Doval, which left Picton for Nydia Bay, Pelorus Sound, on September 22nd, and has not been heard of since. The owner and a youth named Nelson, were the only crew, Whangaeei, Saturday. Mrs Hansen, of Hukenui, was nearly suffocated in a burning house, escaping with her three children in their nightgowns through the window. A younger sister was almost overcome.. A lunatic, from the Otaike gumfield, sent to the Asylum, is now found to possess about £1400. He threw bank books, cash" and furniture out of the whare window. New Plymouth, Friday. The Supreme Cburc was occupied all day hearing the oase of alleged rape on a girl nine years old, by Richard Taylor. The case for tho prosecution closed, and the Court adjourned till to-morrow. Christchurch, Saturday. " When the Arbitration Court resumed this morning the sheep owners representation stated, that as the result of further conference between sheep owners and the Union, an agreement had been arranged to continue until July 1905. The Judge expressed pleasure at the result of the conference. The cycle trade dispute is now being heard. Auckland, Saturday. The Premier's reception committee has resolved to recommend the presenl tation of an address on the afternoon of Saturday, October 25th, at a public gathering in front of the Municipal buildings and to have a supper in the Hall, holding 600 to 800 people,, the tickets not to exceed 6s 6d. It was also resolved to entertain the Coronation Contingent at the Hall during the afternoon.