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Manawatu Times, Volume XXVII, Issue 7867, 21 November 1903, Page 2
The Manawatu Daily Times. The Oldest Manawatu Journal. Published Every Morning. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1903.
The Eailway Department is running special trains,at excursion fares to the Wanganui Show.
The dairy factories in Stratford will to-day pay for the October output. This is" a record for the opening month of the season.
Three and a-half inches of rain have fallen at Wairoa since 6 p.m. on Wednesday. There is a heavy flood in the river, and thehay and grain crops were severely damaged.
At Kiritaki, near Woodville, on Wednesday, lightning struck a house and shattered it badly. Three men who were in the dwelling at the time were knocked senseless.
The tender of J. A. Smith has been accepted for. the. carrying of mails between the Post Office and the Eailway Scatiori.
The Dix Company brought their season at the Theatre Boyal to a close "last, evening, a crowded house being the record of the last night.
Magistrate Turnbull, at Danneyirke yesterday, dismissed the charge against Charles Baddley, of the Junction Hotel, for exposing liquor for, sale on a Sunday.
The manager of the Manawatu Eailway Company reports that a greater number; of people travelled on the line to the Show this year than ever before. Four hundred went from Levin alone.
Every prosperous farmer uses a McCormick.*
Messrs Mounsey and Co's sale of show pigs yesterday was most successful, prices ranging from £2 2s to £8 Bs. Buyers came from all parts of the North Island, as off as Cambridge, Waikato. '
The Dannevirke Daily Press has arrived at the conclusion that Dannevirke is becoming more and more a suburb of Palmerston, and complains of the superior attractions which our bnsiness places have for the people of Sawdust City;
Tail end of a Post editorial:—And the House after a sitting of ..all but thirty hours, with intervals for meals, but not sleep, has adjourned for as much as twelve hours, in order to prepare for another wild burst of what it is pleased to call " the business of the country."
There are now 1141 telegraph offices open in New Zealand, an increase of 127 since this time last year. There are 502 money-order offices, an increase of eleven, and 487 savings banks, an increase of ten. .
Charles Henry Arnatt, who, about two years ago, was sentenced to imprisonment for life for attempted murder by poisoning and also for theft and forgery, died- on Wednesday at the ChristcJiurch Hospital, whence he had been .removed from gaol, from con-, sumption.
A »correspondent ("Paterfamilias") writes to know why it is that the local butchers do not bring down the price of meat now that stock has dropped in value ? Qur answer to that is that the butchers are not as sheepish as they look. They have got too much at steak to chop down their prices without a good deal of bullocking.
Next Wednesday night the popular comedian, Mr John F. Sheridan and his brilliant musical company are announced to appear at the Theatre Royal when will be presented the up-to-date musical comedy " Naughty Nancy," said to be even funniee that), the "Lady Slavey." The box plan is now open at Park's.
At the Supreme Court, Auckland, a negro named Thomas Duncan, was sentenced to JO years and two floggings for ravishing a Maori girl, aged 16, near Pohorua. He pounced on the girl as she was returning home alono from a dance after midnight, and carried her to a lonely spot and brutally ravished her.
In the land case, Clausen v. Gregg,* heard at D&nneyirke yesterday, the Magistrate gave judgment for plaintiff for £2 and costs. Plaintiff negotiate/} for purchase of defendant's land and sold his own property in anticipation, Defendant's wife, however, repudiated the sale of the land, hence plaintiff claimed £ 100 damages.
Our London correspondent writes that at a meeting of the Wool Importers' Association held in October, the following dates were fixed for the opening of the wool sales next year :—First series, January 19fch ; second series, March Bth; third series, May 3rd ; fourth series, July sth ; fifth series, September 20th ; sixth series,-November 22nd. The list of arrivals for the first series will be closed on January 11th ; for the remaining series of the year, limits, if any, will be fixed latev.
•Mossrs Langley Bros., of Foxtoii, who Were in charge of iho stewards' luncheon at the show carried out their duties in a manner never before equalled or even approached. The committee had cause to complain last year, and this year they _ offered certain inducements for catering. All prominent visitors were guests of the Association, and they were most complimentary as to the excellence of the provision made.
At Southbridge (Christckurch), a boy, aged 15, with some playmates, was exploding gunpowder in a kerosene tin. He dropped a match into a charge, but, as it did not explode at once, he stirred the powder up with a stick. The charge exploded in his face, burning it badly, and injuring one of his eyes. The lad was afterwards removed to the Eangiora Nursing Homo. It is not yet known whether the sight of tho eye is destroyed. Some weeks ago William Light, of the Masonic Hotel, Dannevirke, was fined £1 and had his license endorsed for permitting drunkenness in his hotel. A rehearing of the case was heard at the Court yesterday before Mr Turnbull, S.M., and Mr Cornford, of Napier, Crown prosecutor, was present. This time the fino was increased to £2 and costs, and the license to be endorsed.— Own Correspondent.
A deputation from tho Wellington Employers' Association waited on the Underwriters' Association yesterday and urged a reduction in the charges for fire risks. They pointed out that-there had been a dimunition in the risk, owing to the improved character of tho buildings. The Underwriters' promised to give the matter favourable consideration with a view to making a recommendation at a conference to be held in February.
In a Woodville case in which a man was charged with a breach of a prohibition order, he being found in a bar of tho Eailway Eefreshment Rooms, Magistrate James decided that refreshment rooms were not a licensed house within tho meaning of the Act, the license for them being now issued by1 the Minister for Bail ways and not by the Licensing Committee as prescribed by tho Act. He dismissed the case.
There was a good attendance yesterday afternoon to witness the exhibition of stumping with tho Rendrock explosive. Several stumps were charged and in many cases seemed to disappear altogether immediately the charge went off. Messrs Wills and Treleavin spent some time in explaining to those present the method of using Bendrock, the general verdict being that Eendrock is a success. Messrs J. A. Nash and Co are the sole agents for Palmerston North and surrounding districts.
The local stationmaster, Mr Smith, and his staff, dealt very capably with the extra show traffic yesterday. No hitch was experienced in the arrangements for the day, and all the specials in the afternoon and evening were despatched sharp to advertised time. Mr Smith has also earned the gratitude of exhibitors and the show authorities for the manner in which Btock and machinery have been handled.
The Cambridge correspondent of the Auckland Herald says ;—-There is a rumour current here, but it lacks confirmation, that gold in payable quantities has teen discovered at Maungatautari, about 10 miles from here, the find being attributed to natives. It is well known that gold is present in the Maungakawa range, but the assays which hare been made go to show that the reefs are not worth working, What may be discovered some time in the future it is difficult to say, but certain is it that present indications need not raise the hopes of the Ganabridgeites.
A circular issued by the Crown Lands Department announces that considerably upw.ards of a million acres of land are;available ifor selection in the Auckland provincial district. The greater part of the land has been surveyed and and 50me,76,000 acres are grazing runs, and about 500,000 acres pastoral land. On the 25th of" the present month several areas in the Bay of Islands, Hokianga, Manganui, Manukau, Waikato, Eagian, Waitemata, and Whakatane district will be thrown opon. The total area is 3375 acres, and "the lands are classified first and second-class!
Our Dannevirke correspondentsays : —" The heavy showers of cold rain, which set in on Thursday afternoon, and continued Friday morning, prevented many people from the district journeying to the Palmerston show. Nevertheless, over 400 left by this morning's (Friday) train which is a lot below last, year. If1 the weather had been favourable there would have been a record number; of excursionists from Dannevirke. A whole holiday was observed in town. The weather is now clearing up, but is cold, the Euahines being snow-clad.
The " Fiery Cross/ a journal of very pronounced pro-Boer views published at Edinburgh, thus comments on Mr Chamberlain's resignation: " Thank God 1 this political schemer and Empire smasher has thought fit to resign his place in the Government, in order to save his party from defeat. Better late than ever; although, had he resigned four years sooner, our nation would have been spared the eternal dishonour and ignominy of the Boer war of conquest and extermination, and he would have had less to answer for at the bar of the Lord God Almighty, Eequiescat in ignobile."
■■■ Characteristic par from Wanganui Herald: The unfortunate weather $his morning had 'the effect of disappointing many who intended- visiting Palmerston North for the purpose of attending the Show there to-day—the " people's day." The Manawatu Association haye r had very bad luck in regard to the weather they have experienced for their great spring carnival, and the Wanganui Association have every reasou to begreatful to the Palmerston people for " jumping "the Wanganui dates, otherwise our show would probably have been held this week, when the climatic conditions could not well have been worse, whatever they may be next week.
Mr A. A. Barnett, who has just returned from a trip to Australia, says it is a treat to come back to Wellington and note the activity, which prevails in the building trade there as compared with the stagnation in that line both in Melbourne and Sydney, particularly in the Victorian capital. In both cities he was met everywhere with complaints of dulness in business, and he never saw so many unemployed about in either of those centres before. The country districts are looking well from an agricultural point of view. Feed for stock is abundant, but visitors are struck with the small number of sheep and cattle on the various holdings in Victoria and New South Wales, farmers not yet having had time tp make good the losses caused by the drought last year.
" I know a case in whioh a settler a a country station stood .with his baok to a truck and defended the position for two hours against the onslaughts of a neighbour who- wished to wrest the truck from him and load it with grain, although the first man had ordered the truck," Mr Henry Dunsandel, told the Canterbury Farmers' Union when • discussing the .growing practice of " truck-jumping" at flag stations. Mr J. Lambie said the position was absolutely ridiculous, and while the Department could frame bylaws to fine people for all sorts of things, including getting on or off a train while in motion, it seemed unable to protect its clients by seeing that the farmer who ordered trucks got them.
Ada L. Cooper, wife of a racehorseoyner at Pahiatua, appeared at the Magistrate's Court, "Wellington, yesterday, to answer a charge of having on the 7th November, at Wellington, obtained goods valued at 25s and £2 15s in money from the Te Aro House Drapery Company by means of false pretences; also with having on 31st Ootober, at Wellington, obtained £3 from James Godber by a similar means. Mr Wilford appeared for the defendant, and Chief Detective MjpGrath for the prosecution alleged that "oh the 3Jst October she opened an account at the National Bank of New Zealand at Te Aro by paying in £6. ' On the 2nd of the following month she drew the whole of the amdunt out by cheques. On the 7th of November she purchased goods costing £1 5s at Te Aro House and tendered a £i cheque, receiving £2 15s change. She had drawn twenty cheques altogether on the same bank for gutns amounting to £50. With refereuce to the s.ecqnd qh,argg wfjness gave evidence to say that sW called "at tlqdber's and reminded Miss Godber that she used to be a customer when engaged at the Wellington Hospital as a nurse. Miss Godber remembered her and cashed a cheque for her for £3 on the Bank of New ge&Jand. at Palmerston North. It was also shown that the cheque was valueless, as the accused never'had a.n account at the bank. Mr Wilford reserved his defence, and accused was committed to the Supreme Court for trial. Bail was granted, acoused in her own recognizance of £50 and one surety of £50. The accused is at present on remand for further charges of false pretences at Masterfcon.
Miss Hyland's grey horse which won the ladies' hack competition at the bnow, has won a number of prizes in show rings in Australia and has also distinguished itself on the turf.
Mr Chamberlain has addressed a communication " to all my colleagues in the Colonial Office," an appreciation of the services rendered by his subordinates during his eight years of office as Colonial Secretary. " I have," ho writes, " had cause to admire their devotion to the public service, and the knowledge and zeal which they have brought tv their avduou. work. I have been indebted to every department of the office for information, suggestion, and willing assistance. I hopo and believe that the services which ' Downing Street ' renders to the Empire are now more generally appreciated than they were in earlier times, and I feel sure'that the spirit which has animated the office during my experience of it will continue to justify the esteem hrwhu-h it is now held."
Among the machinery exhibits at the show, one that attracted much attention was a working model of Mr George Hutchinson's patent milking machine. This invention is built-, nn entirely different lines to any milking machine yet introduced. All previous machines have been based upon one principlesuction. This, by a novel method, produces the effect of whole hand milking with remarkable, fidelity. One great apparent ■ superiority over previous machines is the absence of all tubes, which means that the great difference in keeping all suction machines clean has been almost entirely obviated by the present principle. The machine, it is understood, will be floated into a company. The inventor, who has spent a considerable time in bringing his idea into practical form, is a master in Wellington College, but has had a great deal of actual farming experience in Taranaki.
Dr. Wphlmann, the " Government Baineologist, in his first annual report on tourist and health resorts, says to do anything like adequate justice to aft the thermal districts would involve the immediate expenditure of at least £200,000, in addition to many thousands a year in wages and upkeep. The proper course, according to Dr. Wohlmann, is for the Government to concentrate the great bulk of energy and expenditure on one spot, making a really firstclass watering place, and spending on the others only sufficient money to meet the local needs, leaving to future years the gradual and expensive task of thoroughly developing them all. He then advises the selection of Eotorua as the one spot which should at once be made a first-class spa, and he also suggests that Te Aroha and Hanmer, while not requiring the same lavish expenditure as1 Eotorua, should be developed, on a more expensive Bcale than the average. : Whateyer actuated the owner of Advance to allow the ex-champion to be man-handled in a circus ring it is hard to conjecture, but the sporting folk of Mew Zealand will be astonished to hear of the incident. The stallion was led into Hyland's ring last night in side-saddle trappings, and Miss Hyland was given the mount. She rode Advance with a curb. The horse objected, and in the subsequent argument the sidesaddle slipped round and Miss Hyland scrambled off. The curb was removed and the equestrienne mounted again. A4Vance made a few steps forward, then the indignity of the whole thing seemed to dawn upon him. With a savage roar, he threw his head down and showed the audience his heels in a series of quick demoniacal lashes. Next minute he went half down stumbling and Miss Hyland went Jumbling into the sawdust. The horse was secured aud man-saddled.. Then young Hyland was fiung onto the back fcf the Vanguard horse. Invited to move, he held fast; urged, he was adamant; struck with a whip he was maddened.- The thoroughbred in him leapt into ascendancy, and with a series of monstrous plunges he commenced to buck, and as he bucked i the cruel whip stung him, and he I leapt into the air in '■. an ecstasy ;of fury. The audience sat paralysed and saw the splendid thoroughbred maddened with pain tako his cruel drubbing midst these strange untoward surroundings. How long it lasted deponents are not agreed, as seconds whirl nimbly under such auspices. But at last the horse gave in, man's noble supremacy having asserted itself. However, this result was achieved—notoriety for Mr Hyland's circus, and also for Mr Donald Fraser, who was conspicuous I amongst the ~ onlookers. Advance, by Vanguard—Laurel!
As usual, for Palmerston's carnival week, Messrs Ross and Co., of the Bon Marche, are making a specially attractive display in all departments of their establishment, which town and country residents, as well as visitors to Palmerston, are invited to inspect.—Advt.