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'The Spirit ofthß Times shall taaon ma spaad. —King John, Act ir. Friday, Febrtjaby 17, 1893.

Next month an important duty falls j on the members of the County Council and one which requires the exercise of a strictly impartial sense of right and justice free from all local or party feeling whatever; we refer to the consideration by the Council of the adequateness of otherwise of the representation of the ridings of the County. According to Part 11, clause 46 of the Act, it is provided that — 'The Council shall, on some day in March preceding the expiration of the term of office of the Councillors, hold a meeting for the purpose of considering whether the representation of the different ridings requires adjustment, and if it be found that, taking into consideration the number of ratepayers and rateable value, the representation of any riding or ridings is insufficient, shall alter the representation in suoh way that the representation of N the separate ridings may as far as possible be proportioned to the rateable value and number of ratepayers of each riding respectively.' As the present Councillors go out of office in November next it becomes enclimbent on them next month to consider whether the distribution of seats on the Council is a fair one in proportion to population and rateable value. To enable our readers to form some opinion on this matter we quote the following figures drawn from the books kept by the Council. Taking the three ridings with the Road Board and outlying districts affiliated thereto, we find they stand in the following order : — / Biding. Population. Value. / Maketu 515 £90,267/ Waimapu 497 79,678 Katikati 381 3 }> 2^. Now the present representation /will be seen at a glance to be totally incorrect when considered in connection with the Clause of the Act quoted above. The representation stands as follows : — \ Riding. Councillors, i Waimapu 3 \ Maketu , 2 x - Katikati 2 According to the double standard set up by the Act, it will thus be seen that the biggest and smallest of the three ridings stand on equality, viz., j Maketu and Katikati, while the intermediate one, "Waimapu, heads them both. It now becomes necessary to quote further from the Act, and we find that part V, clause 82 says : — ' The Governor in Council shall by proclamation determine the number of Councillors to be elected by each riding, but so that the Council shall consist of not less than six nor more than nine, # # % % and there shall be 8t least one Councillor for each riding,' and again clause 83 says : — ' The Council may from time to time, by special order, alter, within the limits aforesaid, the number of the Council, and the number of Councillors to be elected for each riding, as it thinks fit.' When we consider the double standard referred to above in connection with the limits set to the total number of Councillors, by clause 82, we see but one way to readjust the representation so as to approach as near as possible to an equitable distribution of the representation, and this is by the addition of a third councillor to the Maketu contingent. That it is high time that this were done is conclusively proved by a review of the progress of this riding during the last decade, when it will be found to have more than doubled both in population and value in comparison to the other two ridings, and yet nevertheless its representation has remained the same. The rapid development in the direction of Eangiuru, Kaikokopu, and Pongakawa seems amply to justify the course suggested, which without trenching on the existing position of any of the other constituent parts of the County, will yet give adequate representation to a progressive portion thereof which has hitherto been practically left out in the cold. The programme of the Waihi Jockey Club's annual race meeting, to be held on March 22nd, appears in our advertising columns. The prizes are very good indeed for such a new district, and the meeting should prove most successful. The trial of tfa« Sulky Gang Plough has been arranged to fee n«l4 in the paddock adjoining the Judea sale yards *t 2 p.m., tomorrow, the change in the locality J^ejng made in order to give the implement a more thorough trial under varied conditions. The next outward mail for England and continent of Europe, via San Francisco will close on Tuesday evening nextattheTauranga Post Office at 7.30 o'clock.

'Ba' Shaw met with a nasty accident | yesterday being kicked in the mouth by a horse, his lip being badly lacerated and other injuries done ; the lad was conveyed to Mr Hoyte's chemist's shop where he was attended to, bearing the pain in a plucky way. A local appeared in last issue in which Messrs Blake and Eobinson were mentioned as the contractors for the work at the Bank of New Zealand. We wore in error in making the statement as Mr Robinson has nothing to do with the contract farther than working for wages. The Chairman of the Te Aroha Town Board, Mr Mills, together with Corns. Bradley, Johnson and Lipsey intend to cross the track between To Aroha and Katikati for the purpose of seeing for themselves what could be done to make the track available for wheeled traffic, and to lay the matter before the Hon. Mr Seddon when he visits their town. The prize list of the Wesloyan Competition Show will be published in our issue of Monday next, in full. We are sorry to hear that Mr and Mrs Simpson have had the misfortune to lose their little" 1 baby boy from the combined effects of teething and whooping cough. A capsize occurred in /the harbour this morning opposite tbje Tow^i Wharf. A Maori was sailing across / from / the town when a squall struck the/ boat/ and upset her. A whale boat put off from the cutter Eleanor and rescued the m4n and righted his boat and sent him on his way rejoicing. JWe learn with regret that Mr Joseph "Tanner is seriously ill with congestion of the lungs. A painful occurrence has cast a gloom over a number of our Katikati friends. Mrs Mitchell, daughter of Mr Noble Johnston, who has been staying on a visit to her parents, at Katikati, received a telegram on Tuesday that her husband had been seriously injured by a kick from a horse at his residence, Wainui, Hawkes Bay. Mrs Mitchell immediately resolved to return home by the s.s. Australia on Wednesday, but on reaching here for that purpose she received the melancholy intelligence of her husband's death. On Sunday evening, in the Wesleyan Church, the Rev. G-. T. Marshall, will preach on the subject of the Competition Show, a subject which will doubtless attract a number of hearer^. A strange disease has made its appearance at Ekatahuna in the form of a rash, accompanied by an intolerable itching. It seems to attack old and young alike. There are now about 74 men employed on the Napier breakwater — the largest number at any time since the commencement of the work. The Defence Department have refused to give the Westport Navals any ammunition until after the inspection of the West Coast companies by Oolonel Fox. The medical f aoulty at Wellington have been energetic in their warnings against the consumption of certain artioles, unwholesome milk especially. Children have beenpoisoned by the unwholesome milk in the Wairarapa distriot, The correspondent of the Post says the revelations made in Masterton are positively shocking. The poisoned children are suffering from tyrotoxicum germs taken into the system after having been developed in the milk. Dr Hosking has made representations to the Government on the subject. A peculiar lawsuit was heard at the Resident Magistrate's Court, G-isborne, on Saturday one native suing another for .£IOO damages for enticing his wife away and harbouring her. Both were young men, and the wife was a girl of about eighteen. The plaintiff said he claimed that amount of damages for the sorrow at heart which had been caused him by his wife's elopement. The defendant endeavoured to prove that the plaintiff had ill-treated his wife and that he took pity on her, but this defence failed, and Mr Booth, R.M., gave judgment for the •plaintiff for ,£25, and costs ,£8 12s. An interesting trial of typewriters is now being carried, out under the supervision of Dr Lemon, in thk accountants' branch of the Telegraph Department at Wellington, with a view to ascertaining the best machines for use in the Government departments. The machines are being operated by the female employes accountants' branch, in practical, every-day work, and the test is to extend over twelve months, and to be as complete and exhaustive as possible. Seven makes of machines are in daily use, and of these two have already been' rejected. The remaining five are the Crandall, National,|Eemington, Yost, and Hammond. Burns, one of the contractors for cutting timber at Hauturu, Little Barrier, waited upon Mr Cadman, and represented the hardship under which he was labouring in not being allowed to remove timber already cvt — some 80,000 feet, owing to the injunction preventing further cutting. The timber would be useless in 12 months if alloWed to remain where it was, and as the matter was still unsettled he was prevented from using his bullocks and plant at any other work, pending a settlement. Mr Cadman said ho would give instructions to the proper officers to allow Mr Burns to remove his timber ; but, he said, there must be absolutely no further cutting. "GenTm'n," said the belated Tealeaf rather thickly to the two friends who were assisting him up the front steps at three a.m. " I dunno wether thiz z'my house 'r not. Nanshy !" he called out loudly, '* m' dear, are you (hie) — are you there, m' dear?" "I am, sir!" answered a cold, metallic voice on the inside, accompanied by a clinking sound like the rasping of a shovel on the staircase ; "I am waiting for you, you drunken beast." " GenTm'n," said the belated Tealeaf with dignifiea solemnity, " thiz is th' right house ! Good mornin' !" Saryod the belated Tealeaf right ; to be licked with a shovel is rough we know, but the event would never have happened had he bought his Tea at Maxwell's. No doubt he will call £t Maxwell's next trip Maxwell's, The Strand. The best medicine known in Sander and Sons Eucalypti Extract. Test its eminent powerful effect m coughs, colds, influenza, etc.— the relief is instantaneous. Thousands give the most gratifying testimony. His Mf» jesy the King of Italy, and medical syndicates alii over tha globe are its patrons. Read the official reports that accompany each botttle. Mosler, M.D., Prof . University, Greifswald, reports :— ■ The Eucalypti Extract proved magnificently success • ful in very severe contusions, bruises, sprains, wounds, scaldings, broken ribs, and limbs. (Med. Journal^ Nov., 1881). In diseases of the kidneys, either active congestion or suppression (urcemia) or albnminuria, dropsy, lithiasis nothing will equal in its action Eucalypti Extract Doses, 6to 8 drops. Mesler, M.D., Prof. Uni* versity, Greifswald, reports: — Diptheria.Tonsils continually coherent presenting'ulcers with white exudats. Cured in 14 days. Surgical Clinic of Prof. M'lntyre, College cf Physicians and Surgeons, St. Louis — Scirrhus of Breast Excision Eucalypti Extract employed. No swelling, baa or discoloration. Cured n 14 days — rAdvt. J J. Touson Garlick has just issued the most complete Illustrated Furnishing Book Catalogue that has been published in the colony. It will prove especially convenient for country settlers, storekeepers and others about to furnish. Illustrations are given of hall, drawing, dining and bedroom furniture. Young people about to marry will find it a great assistance in making up their list and estimating cost of furnishing. It also shows how a 3 roomed house can be furnished for £17 10 0 : four rooms for £3S ; five rooms for £80 ; and six rooms for £150. Full particulars of bedding, irou bedsteads aud general furnishing goods. You will not do better than furuish from J". Toxsox Gabijok, Queen St, Auckland. .As a sample of the style in which the public service of New South Wales has been carried on, it may be mentioned that the ccst of the paper and envelope in every official letter was 3d. The embossed stamp pn £he envelope was gilt, and the paper wa# offim richest quality. Now, however, retrenchment i$ tjjg or4er of phe day, and very common paper $wi enyeloties are used. * ' ■

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THE Bay of Plenty Times AND THAMES VALLEY WARDEN, Bay of Plenty Times, Volume XXI, Issue 2937, 17 February 1893

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THE Bay of Plenty Times AND THAMES VALLEY WARDEN Bay of Plenty Times, Volume XXI, Issue 2937, 17 February 1893