Manawatu Times, Volume XXVIII, Issue 480, 4 September 1905, Page 2
Fiasi Page Tenders, Amusements, Wanteds, &o.
Sioohd and Thibd Pages—Bnslneßs Announcements, News of the Day. Fourth Paoh Auctions, Land Sales, General Business Notioet.
At the Longburn School examination, Standard VI. all passed with proficiency certificates.
Samuel Graham, boarding-house keeper, Utiku, has been fined £10 and costs on two charges of sly-grog selling.
The first blow in the war just ended was struck on February Bth, 1904. The conflict has therefore lasted just over 18 month*.
Nowadays," said a prominent magistrate the other day,;" people apply for separations as they would for penny railway tickets."
At the New Plymouth Court, Bewley and Griffiths, land agents, recovered £148 10a and costs against Levi W. Jeffrieß, of Feilding, as commission on a land deal.
The Campbell -street School Com mittee will meet in tho schoolroom to night aii 8 o'clock.
The Ladies' Committee of the Fancy Dresa Ball will meet at the Oddfellows Hall at 2 30 to day.
There are no criminal cases for trial at the Supreme Court holf-yearly sessions at Gisborne, a record in the history of the district.
Mrs Tully, aged 74, widow of the late John Tully, and old Wairarapa settler, died on Friday as the result of shock from burns through her clothes catching fire a fortnight ago.
Repairs promptly executed. Clark son's.*
Tho negotiations in progress between Messrs Nelson 8r05.,. Limited, and a syndicate desirous of floating the Tomoana freezing works into a co-operative society have fallen through for the present.
As showing the stern stuff of which pioneer settlers are fashioned, it may be remarked (sajs the Mataura Ensign) that a Croydon Bush resident, aged 82 years, walked jauntily into Gore to do a day'B potato-planting for his daughterin-law.
One of the rules adopted by the newlyformed West Chrißtcburch Cricket Club gave the future committoe power to impose on a defaulting member any penalty it may think fit." The sweeping power suggested in this caused some amusement amongst members.
Tho latest connection wtth the Telephone Exchange is: No. 348, Imperial Fish Market, Main street. The undermentioned transfers have taken place: No, 348, from London Dental Company to Stockwell Bros.; No 53, W. Ratherfura to Rutherfurd and Connell.
Over one hundred head of dairy cattle oowb in milk, dry cows, and heifers all Government stock, on the Government experimental farm at Wereroa, were tested with tuberculin last week. The health of the whole herd was good, for there was no reaction in any of the animals.
The English have a new moustache— the butterfly, The butterfly ia not more than two inches long. It is just a feathery little thing under the nose, with encta turning upwards and inwards. It has been adopted by till the young army officers. The King has stamped it with the stamp of his approval.
New ladies' bicycles from £9 10a. CJlarkson'e.*
The JNew Plymouth Magistrate, while giving judgment in a land commission case, said for an agent to act for both vendor and purchaser of an estate was fraught with great daDger. T,he agent's interest, he continued, must not be adverse to any party for whom he acts, because his duty is to act with a sole regard to the interest of his principal.
Warganui possesses a very motherly bantam rooßter, which ia the wonder of all who see him. He has taken under his charge a brood of chicks, in which he manifests a most remarkable interest. He struts about with the chioks in the day time, "clucks" to them at mealtime, and nestles them beneath his wings at night. Woe betide the cat or rodent that dares within yards of the brood, Chronicle.
In un address recently delivered to a congregation in London the Key Timothy Richard, of Shanghai, mentioned the interesting fact that the first telegraph, the first railroad, and the first fleet in China all owed their origin to old boys of the London Missionery Society School." He also stated that five thousand young Chinamen go every year to Japan to be educated, and return, not anti-Christian, but anti-white man.
The dancea in connection with the forthcoming children's fancy dreas ball are in an excellent state of preparation, and by Wednesday next will, it is confidently expected, prove worthy of patronago by the pleasure loving public of this town. In addition to the dances previously given, the Misses McEwen will give a poi danoe in native coatumo. The band will also contribute to the programme, and as Mr I'ox, late of Dix'e, Wellington, is now a permanent member, supporters of this band are asuurt'd of a good night's umiiHement.
A disillusioned Dowieite (a woman) writes to the Post from America, warning people against going to Zion City. A valuable cow, belonging to Messrs Fetch and Monckton, was killed by lightning an Feilding on Friday after, noon.
People who use tho rightot-way between Church and Ferguson streets (passing tho Manawabu Club) aro warned that a lunatio has recently made a practice of fastening fencing wire across tho path during the night titno for tho purpose of trapping pedestrians and cyclists. The police are making inquiries.
Solicitors sometimes indulge in language more forcible than elegant. In the Chriatchuroh Magistrate's Court, for instance, counsel quoted a certain case in support of his contention. Ob," replied his learned friend, cheerfully, I've got another case here that will flatten that out all right!" and he proceeded forthwith with the flattening procoßS.
The members of the "New Liberal Party "—Messrs T. E. Taylor, H. D. Bedford, G. Laurenson, F. M. B. Fisher, M'sH.R.—will visit Nelson and deliver addresses on Sunday and Monday, September 10th and 11th. A charge will be made for admission to each of the addresses, the proceeds going to tho hospital funds. Would it not be a good thing to get this troupe to come to Palmerston and give a performance In aid of local charities?
There was a marriage service at one of the Bay of Plenty townships the other day, and when the parson said to the bride, Wilt thou have this man to be thy wedded husband the man replied, "Oi will." The minister was perplexed, and asked the question of the bride again. The man answered, "Oi will" a second time, and the parson asked him what he meant by it. "It's all right, boss," said the groom 'er be deaf, and I be answering for her."
Emmanuel Congregational Sunday School anniversary services were held yesterday, the congregations being excellent, especially in the evening, when the building was filled to its utmost oapaoity. The pastor Rev. 8. Baker conducted the morning and afternoon services, and the Bey. Hugh Beggs the evening. The scholars and cboir under the leadership of Mr J. Wingate sane a choice collection of hymns, which were accompanied by an orchestra composed of Mr Q. Bell, oboe; Messrs T. Kitchen and Cox, violins; Mr W. Pittam, double bass; and Mr J. Jones, trombone.
For 38 years the name "Beeston. Humber" has been accepted as an absolute guarantee of perfection.—Adams Star Cycle Co., sole agents*
At the Farmers' Union meeting on Saturday Mr 0. Monrad wanted to know what the farmers were going to do in regard to the proposal that the Foxton Harbor should be improved. Aa the matter was one of great importance to the farmers of the district, he thought they should lend the proposal their support. Captain Hewitt agreed with Mr Monrad that the matter was an important one, but the undertaking would be a most costly one, and it would be better not to move in the matter before they were ready to do so. He was of opinion that Fozton could be made one of the best ports on the coast, but the present population did not warrant the expenditure of large sums of money for mating it a full-blown harbor juat yet.
The following is from the Wairarapa Daily Times:-"The Petone Chroniole, in a article headed 'When Seddon goes,' writes: The hope of New Zealand lies in our daring to entrust the reins of Government to such leal and true and fearless advocates of reform as Taylor, Bedford, Laurenson, and Fisher.' Those four parliamentarians doubtless possess destructive ability, but we hare yet to discover whether they have constructive power. Only one of the four, as yet, has made his mark as a front rank man, and he is subject to limitations which will probably prevent him from ever becoming Premier of this colony. 1 When Seddon goes we want a better all round man in hie place—and such a man is hard to find. We trust the hour will bring tho man."
Several important: notices of amendment to the Premier's land proposals j have been given by the Leader of the In clause 1 he proposes I that the modified form of lease suggested 1 shall carry with it the right of purchase of the freehold, and that tenants shall I have fall compensation for improvements should they not elect to renew. In regard to clause 2 he will propose, positively that lessees in perpetuity under the Land Act shall have the right to acquire the freehold of their sections at the present market value, or change the tenure to occupation with right of purchase. He also proposes to amend clause 4 by providing that lessees under the Land for Settlements Act shall have the right to acquire the freehold of their sections at the original value. Further, he proposes that the Crown tenants in each Land District should have the right to elect at least one representative to each Board.
When Dr Gibb wrote a threatening letter to certain members of Parliament he sowed the wind. He certainly reaped the whirlwind. Mr JDuthie described the communication as improper and indiscreet, but he did not think any notice should be taken of it. Mr Rutherford protested againet being dictated to by an arrogant, intolerant religious bounder like the Rev. Dr Gibb." An Act should be passed to prevent such people writing to members, or else they should be brought under the Noxious Weeds Act. The colony had too many of these political parsons; they were a purse to ihe country." Mr Witty declared that he had broken no pledge, and cared nothing for Dr Gibb'a threat. "The Lord help those who are under such men as this Dr Gibb," said Mr Witty, who was evidently considerably incensed, and he added that we were simply going to be ruled by fanatics if we allowed such men to haven their way.
There is no bicycle made which gives more satisfactory results than the Swift "Irish Cyclist."—Adams Star Cycle Co., sole agents.*
At Saturday's meeting of the local branch of the Farmers' Union a ciroular was received from the President, drawing attention to the necessity of every member being on the electoral roll. Mr Barber intimated that he had asked Mr Pirani what he was going to do for the Farmers' Union, and bad euggested that he should acquaint the Union with hie views. Mr Pirani replied that he thought the farmers ought to approach him in the matter. Mr Barber further said that he understood that Mr Pirani had the approval of Mr Maasey. The Union should cast their vote in the one dire 3tion, at any rate. Captain Hewitt said that they would hear Mr Pirani's views in public, and they did not need to have a private meeting with the candidate. (Bear! Hear!) Mr Barber: "Well, I was told to-day th-it the Union is nothing as a body, because we do not all pull together. We all ought to vote for one man." The matter then dropped.
The cloud no bigger than a man's hand that recently appeared at Taihape iB spreading like the c.'oud of the prophet of old, and it is not impossible that it will descend at no distant date in the grateful dew of another presentation. At the annual "social" of the Central Branch of the Liberal and Labour Federation the following resolution was passed unanimously That this meeting of electors of WtlliDgton Central heartily congratulates the Right Hon. the Premier, Captain Seddon, and the others members of the family on the complete vindication of their honour in connection with the despicable attempt which has lately been made by a few irresponsible members of Parliament; and this meeting sincerely trusts that Parliament assembled will taKe such steps as it considers best to show its high appreciation of the Eight Hon. the Premier and all others concerned."
A pioneer settler," Mary Gallagher, aged 61, charged with vagrancy at the Prahran Police Court, w&a stated to have reverted to the habits of the primitive tree-dwellers. Before the Court (according to the Leader) she presented an extraordinary spectacle. She bulged out all over with three ok four varied outfits, wore a man's sundowner hat, and had her head wrapped up in flannel bandages. The constable who made the arrest narrated the circumstances of the old lady's capture. Owing to her arboreal inclinations she appears to have been pretty hard to locate. Her custom in regard to fixing a camp was to seleot a trea with a sloping trunk and an accseaiblo fork, where she constructed a platform. Here on a Jitter of rags she slept fit night, wrapped in an old blanket. The old lady stoutly denied that she was ft vagrant, and said s-ho worked for her living; she also gave tho Bench to understand that she was living the simple life" under medical instructions on account of her eyes The Benoh mercifully sent her to gaol for twelve months
In a recenl issue oi Nature, there is an article by Captain Hutton dealing with the ancient Antarctic Continent. The demonstration of the former existence of an Antarctic Continent has been doscribed as one of tho greatest triumphs of modem pcience, and Captain Hutton reviews the important pam of the evidenco brought forward to prove that the lost continent did exist. Ho has come to the conclusion thai in the Jurassic Period Antarctica connected South America with Now Zealand and South Africa. The continent sank in the Cretaceous Period, and Antarctica has never since been connected with the northern lands. In the Cretaceous or early Eocene Period a Pacific continent connected New Guinea and New Zealand with Chili. That laud sank at the close of the Eocene Period, and in the Pliocene Period thrco existed a number of islands in the Antarctic Ocean, but they have disappeared.
In the Christchuroh Magistrate's Court a Chinaman called as a witness was sworn in the orthodox fashion, and kissed the book cheorfully. On being challenged by opposing counsel, howover, the Celestial frankly admitted that the ceremony hold no significance for him, as he did not take" what it all meant. But don't some Chinamen swear by the Bible queried the Magistrate from a Chinese interpreter. "Ob, no; only those sort who go,to Sunday School," replied the interpreter, with a deprecating smile. A match waa accordingly ignited, and the Chinaman blew ft out after the Christian formula that he would tell the troth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help your God." "That will hardly do, either," smilingly observed the Magistrate, and so another match was struck. This time, instead of the words previously quoted, the hope was expressed that, if witness did not tell the truth, "your soul shall be put out as this light." Thus the ceremony was at length satisfactorily settled, and the examination proceeded.
A cyclist had a remarkable experience in Melbourne one morning recently, He rode down the hill from the Haymarket into the city at a rapid rate, and at the corner of Victoria-street and Elizabeth-street ran full tilt into Dr Charles Ryan's motorcar, which was waiting near the tram track to obtain a clear run across Elizabeth-street.. The cycle crumpled up against the heavy motor car, and the rider shot into the air, and, remarkable to relate, after turning a complete somersault, landed on the seat beside Dr Ryan. In his descent the cyclist's boots knocked off the dootor's motoring goggles and grazed his nose. The doctor turned the young man right side up, and was amazed to find that he was unhurt. The bicycle is not mine. Will you pay for the damage to it were the first words the cyclist uttered when he Had recovered his breath, but the doctor pointed out that the collision was entirely due to the cyclist. Dr. Ryan drove the young fellow to Bourke •treet, where he got out to go to his work, the cycle apparently being the only sufferer by the collision.
The Wanganui Herald reports that the" new bridge over the Wanganui River near Taumaranui, had a narrow escape of being carried away in the course of completion. In a photo of the bridge it is noticeable that two false piers are standing under one of the main spans. The bridge was left almost finished the night before, and as it was raining steadily all night with a big flood in the river all knew there was serious danger arid turned out in the rain at daybreak. After some hours' work they put in the last pieces of timber aud fcrewed up the last bolt, and while the men stood round admiring their work a largo tree came down and carried away nearly the whole of the false work and a tnousand or two feet of timber, but the huge span only settled an inch or two till each piece took its proper strain. Had it occurred an hour sooner the balk of the bridge would have gom down the Wanganui river.
What the colony is paying for. There is abundant ..evidence that the House does not take tho debate on the Premier's land policy proposals top seriously/. The debate began amid derisive laughter at the Premier's want of polioy, and was carried on in a manner which showed the utter lack of importance! that members attached to the question. For the greater part of, Friday, night the Premier did not consider it incumbent on him to even put in an appearance in the House, and members, evidently following his lead, decided that it wan not worth their, while to do any more work than they could help. The debate resolved itself into a collection of trivialities, and Boon after supper the various speakers found themselves addressing almost empty benches. Daring the greater portion of the time there waa at the most a quorum present, and the House heaved a sigh of relief when the adjournment was moved and carried at a quarter past one.~j-Post.'.- --■"r.,"'-- v :V"
The committee of the Manawatu Racing Club held a meeting on Saturday evening, when the programme for the Summer Meeting was adopted. This provides for a genet al increasei of stakes, those offered for the principal event of each day being very materially enhanced. Messrs Abraham, Randall and Nathan, with the President ex-officio, were appointed an Executive and Finance Committee, and Messrs Randall and Nathan were appointed a Programme Committee. It was decided. that trainers should be allowed the use of the present loose boxes behind the grandstand. Considerable alterations to the course were also decided- upon, amongst others being one which will provide for a six and seven furlong course- with but one band. The oarrying out of certain drainage works which were authorised was left in the hands of the Ground Committee. Consideration ot the proposal that the Club should ran its own totalisator was deferred till Tuesday week.
The value of observation ia illustrated by ah experience of the secretary of a local dairy company, who was watching a .batter grader making his awards in another distriot (says the Leader)/ The test; appeared to be principally by tasting. First grade remarked the secretary to the grader, when that officer had finished one test. "Aye—yesfirst grade," replied the grader. "Second grade?" said the secretary, with a note of interrogation in his voice as the grader finished off another lot of batter. Oh—aye—yes, Becond grade," answered the grader. That's first grade," said the secretary, confidently, as the grader disposed of another lot. "Why—yes, it is," admitted the grader, looking at the secretary with astonishment, mingled with respect. Second grade, again, remarked the secretary, regretfully, as the grader left another sample. M'pbn— but how the dickens do you know?" asked the grader, with somo show of resentment. Oh, observation—just observation," replied the secretary. I notice you swallow the first grade; the aeoond grade—well, you spat it out."
Second-hand cycles, all prices, terms £1 deposit and £1 per month. Clarkson's.*
During the hearing of the case in Wellington in which Rev. Mr Earee moved to get the amount of alimony payable to. his wife reduced, several letters from Mrs Earee to a Greytown youth of 19, after the divorce, were read. Here is one of them Friday morning. My Very Own True Darling,—l did not get a chance to write to you all day yesterday. 1 had meant to write in the afternoon, but then, you see, I was with you, darling, all the timo— nearly until Miss Meecham came. Dailing Pax, I was so happy with you. Ie was a piece of lnck being alone together like that. Ido love you so very, very much. My love seems to grow stronger every day. I am sorry that you bavo got such a oold, and you got it all for my sake, my darling, Bwimming through the river. I felt very proud of you, my own sweetheart, doing that for me; but what should I have done if you had been drowned? I would not have wanted to live, for I could not live without my darling boy now. You are all the world to me, Pax, darling. It is a long time Binoe I have felt so happy as I do now, knowing that you love me, and that 1 can trust you, for I do trust you, although I cannot help being a little bit jealous when you kiok Winnie under the table. I know I am silly, but, darling, I love you so madly that 1 cannot help it.' It was lovely standing near you last night while I was singing and feeling you touching me. 1 longed to throw my my arms round your neok and put my hoadon your shoulder, darling, the best resting pace I have in the world." Tiio letter continues in a similar strain.
Our Bunnythorpe correspondent writes —Tho creameries are now com* mencing operations in earnest, and it ie expected the Dried Milk Factory will start in a few days. I understand the suppliers are anxious for it to do so, as the cows are coming in rapidly now, and with the fino growth of grass there should be a large supply of milk. The new butter factory is been expeditiously pushed on by Mr Gillies, so in less than, a fortnight our streets will resound with the rumbling of milk carts. I notice our footpaths are to be extended, it is to be hoped up to the Dried Milk Factory. There is no doubt we have got a move on," for building and other improvements are evident on every side.