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PARS FROM THE BULLETIN.

Tasmania's chief morning daily, Hobart Mkrguby, prays daily, in its leading colamns, for ' rort from experimental legifllarioo.* Yet it has aO. along barracked for tiho Hare system of voting, the one purely experimental piece of legislation which the Land of iSleep-a-lot haß been guilty of since Adye Douglas was a boy. * I '■#■.##"•'■

The Rev. Mr Mullxneux, captain of the English football-team now visiting Australia, is not only spiritual pastor and master of his football flock, but he is also commander-in^chief in all things. His is the mind that rules the matter of 20 British footballers. The rev. gentleman i* just five feet high ; weighs . nine stone ; plays half-back. He admits that the risk of accident is always there in football, > though that risk is greatly^niinimised by the fair and gentlemanly spirit that should dominate field sporW * # * *

' Australian footballers who have tun against him would as soon bump the Sock of Ages as little parson Mullineaux. In on© match a large/ hairy, boaßtfuL. ©ggreßßire N.S.'W. forw»»4 came into collision with his reverence soon after the game started. Whereupon the ambulance-man streaked out with his bag, and the parson; stroked down . Jthe ; line with trie ball under his arm and a restful, holy emile on his lace. # # * *

The dear old primitive woman still linger* in dark places of the earth. Witness Dublin policecourt, whep: the .wife"* of j one Patrick Timmons, who h'acf charged him with assaulting her, refused to give evidence against him. The wife was gaoled for a weei to think better of it, the end oi which week found her affection still uncooled. So she was seni up for another. She would pro* bably have spent her life oscillating between dock and gaol n the cause of True Womanliness but at this point the husbanc chivalrously forgave her for being assaulted by him, and commandec her to speak. Whereupon ! sh< spoke, and Timmons the Heroi< retired for two months' hard. :.. ■•■ *- - * ■■'■■# * ■ .

The Bulletin is glad to sec CHristchurch Press and Timaru Herald enquiring why Gen. - Manager Ronayne and RailwayMinister Cadman were not tried with drirer Carter for the Bakaia {M.L.) railway butchery. Cadman would no doubt have got clear by proving; that he is absolutely at the mercy of Ronayne (the antiquated person who declares a hand -lamp to be as good on a wet, windy night as a semaphore) for information as to what was really seeded for the safe working of the lines. There; is much room for drastic reform in MX. Railway Department. The first reform is to get an up-to-date manager- — not a man wno tlroyt Pharaoh's locomotive by the Nile, but one who belongs to this end of the 1 9th century. * * it ■»

The Maoriland capital, like Sydney, has many narrow streets, though it isn't built on the frantic spiders-w eb pattern of the lattei city. But there is a reservefund of energy in Wellington, and a Bill is being prepared tc give the municipal council powei to widen? the v thoroughfares and raise the necessary rates for the purpose. An extra rate of 7d in the X is . talked of for this and other improvements, Sydney would do well to keep an eye on this experiment, if it doesn't want them both for the cricket-scores outside the newspaper offices. Though how .Sydney would shudder at the idea of an extra 7d ia tk© £ for improyeqjent purposes ! . ... „-■: :; ■ ;"

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PARS FROM THE BULLETIN., Bay of Plenty Times, Volume XXIV, Issue 3876, 24 July 1899

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