All the Rage
Observer, Rōrahi XXI, Putanga 1158, 9 Poutūterangi 1901, Page 8
All the Rage
Deputation at Pumkino Station : Master Seddon, yonr revenue and 'ighneas, we are a dnpputation of oaraelvfis formed np on this'yer platform, to aak yoa 'ambly to give as a town clock, eeeing we 'aye been real good Librals, and with yoa all the time, and if yoa oan't Bee yer way clear to give na a olook, watches will do till yer get yer treasury filled.
the disgraceful conduct actionable. Wellington people are always well treated in Auckland, while Wellington's people have bo frequently shown their absurd jealousy of Auckland and Anoklanders that one really wonders if the people of the two cities are kindred. Auckland cannot help being beautiful, and its people - cannot help being more charitable under their happier conditions. Wellington should take note that all itß citizens will be treated with extra courtesy now, so that they may learn how to do the honours of their own town to strangers. A happy little meeting of its kind was the ore at h* Commercial Hotel the other evening, at which Mr B. T. Miohaels, the popular bonifeee, was presented by his friends with a silvermounted pipe, on ihe eye .0! bis dfepttftare for Home on pleasure bent* The speech of Mr A. Kidd, who made the prewntation, was highly eulogistic of Mr Miofiaels, and the reply ot the recipient was nicely given. The evening was t most enjoyable one. '■..■■- <
The ' rat scare ' was still on, and that banter by instinct, the Bmall boy, was on the war-path to scalp the bubonic rodent and draw the municipal penny. He worked night and day to reduoe the number in the grocery store in which he was employed, and saooeeded in slaughtering thirty head, tie obtained his Boalp money, and in an insane moment informed his employer. That grocer has made a fortune. He deserves to. ' Pay the money into the cashier. They're not your rats— they're mme !' Absolute faot.
We Have osah registers and penny-inthe-alot machines of ail kinds, bat no inventors have yet given as a machine whereby the poßtage stamp may be dispensed with, or the basineßß man's digestion saved from ruin by the daily licking of gam paper. It 1b suggested that a machine be invented whereby correspondence : may be franked by an impressed stamp, the. valve being shown on the keys as in the ' Regißter,' and the reoord similarly taken. A. periodical inspeotkraby a collector oould be made, and the long-licked stamp disappear.
Refreshments at town prioes at the Premier Pionlo on Saturday. It is hardly necessary to state that Ihe Auckland Regatta comes off on Saturday. Seventeen events are down for contestation, with innumerable side shows. Hunter's band has been engaged, and with a fine day there should be a large crowd on the flagship. The Oddfellows' Premier Pionio, postponed from Saturday week, eventuates on Saturday, 9th, at Motutapn. Under the direotion of Bro. MoLeod, tha picnic secretary, all the details are complete for a really enjoyable outing, and with a fine day there should be a record attendance, net only of the brethren, but of the public. The entries for the sports are numerous, and there are indications that each event will be closely contested Three bands will be in attendance, the Auckland and Karangahake brass bands, and the Waihi Pipe Band, so that music will not be the least important feature. The committee who have the charge of things is a strong one, and are using all their efforts to make this great out-door function of the year a complete success.