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Local aiid General News

Halcombe and Sherwill' s next stock j sale will be held on Thursday the 6th of I August. '

There will be mass in the Catholic Church to-morrow at 8 a.m. A meeting of the Kiwitea Road Board is proceeding aa we go to press, and will be reported in next issue. A sale of fruit trees, &c, from the nursery of Mr Alexander Laird, of WanSnui, is going on the salo sale rooms of essrs Halcombe and Sherwill aa we go to press. The attendance is good. The Wellington Mayoral chair is to be well contested. Messrs A. B. Brown, J MoKenzie, Robert Greenfield, the Hon. Randall Johaston, and the inevitable Petherick have been mentioned as likely candidates. We have to thank the Secretary for Crown Lands for a copy of report upon Crown Lands Department for the year ended 31st March 1885, and the Hon. the Minister for Lands, for a remedy for apple blight, which we publish in another part of to-day's issue. The editions of the Bible aa revised, have now been opened up by Mr Carthew. We notice that he has also imported a large assortment of ladies fancy goods, Ac. Popular journals of June are also on hand. There is one criminal case set down for hearing at the next sittings of the R.M. Court at Halcombe. A person who was a passenger by train, waa drunk and used filthy language on the railway platform at Halcombe on Wednesday evening last, being the criminal. The cablegram from Melboa-ne stating that New Zea lane, along -nth New South Wales and Victoria, had agreed to reduce the telegraph charges on cablegrams passing over their lines is incorrect. A request was mads some time back to the Government to reduce the charges, bnt it was refused. The Chief Justice sat in Banco on Wednesday, at Wellington, when the case of the Wanganui Harbour Board v. the Kiwitea Road Board and a era* action between the same corporate bodies, relative to the right to levy ratea, were comI menced. The action and the cross action were taken together. The District Manager of Railways advertises cheap excursion fares to Wellington via Wanganui, issued between July 20th and October 20th available for 28 days. Persons desirous of visiting the New Zealand Industrial Exhibition are thus provided with a cheap and ready means of transit. The Feilding team went down by train to-day to tiy conclusions with the Palmerston footballers. The names of the players on both sides were given in our last issue. There will be a good game, as both sides are anxious to score a win. They are also pretty evenly matched, with perhaps a point or so in favor of Feilding. Some maliciously disposed person has been circulating reports to the effect that the Denbigh Hotel stables have been closed. An advertisement in another column contradicts these resorts. We are assured by Mr Roe, the proprietor, that if the individual (who is known) continues spreading the>e reports he will be at once prosecuted. Mr Harry Halcombe, who has been for some years teller of the Bunk of Australasia here, left for Patea by train this morning. We are glad to learn of the promotion of this young gentleman. His invariable courtesy to the clients cf the Bank, has made him deservedly popular. We understand that Mr Skerman will succeed Mr Halcombe as teller. The new piano for the Foresters' b Hall arrived from Messrs H. Collier and Co., of Wanganui, on Tuesday last, and will be used 'or the first time at the meeting of the Lyceum to-morrow evening the Sroceedings of which will be commenced y an overture en It which be followed by short readings, &c, interspersed with musical selections on the said instrument. The Feilding lads who went to Marton this morning in Mr Morphy' s brake, to try conclusions with the Marton hoys at football, left in high spirits. We hope that their sanguine expectations of "knitting through' their opponents, will be realised, and that they will have a good time. Should they be beaten, we know they will take it m good spirit and will only " lay back" for another chance to go in and win. Our Martoa contemporary says : — The following nominations were received on Thursday night for — Hunt Club Handicap Steeplechase : A. F. Fitzherbert' s Totara and Patent Safety, Mr J. Hammond's Aroha, Mr J. Bull's Gazelle, Mr W. Hammond's Eucalyptus, Mr Fawkner's Nukarau, Mr E. Levett's Interpreter, and Mr A. Humphries' Little Duke; Ladies' Bracelet Handicap : Miss E. M. McKelvie's Gazelle, Mrs k. Fitzherbort's Totara, Miss Trolone's Havelock, Mrs Abbott's Nukurau, Hon. Mrs Addington's Claygon, Miss Levitt's Interpreter, Miss Simpson's Anarora, Miss McKelvie's Aroha. An extraordinary scene was witnessed at the Manchester Police Court on Thursday, May 21, when over 200 men were placed in the dock in batches, charged with infringement of the betting House Act. They were arrested in the course of a raid upon the betting clubs, in wbich over a hundred police were engaged. When they were brought before the stipendiary magistrate, tbe police described the manner in which the raid was conducted. The clubs were surronuded, an entrance was effected, and every one arrested. The men were informed that the principals only were aimed at, but that every one would be taken. All were remanded. News has reached England of the death of Mr Edward Spenser Burns, of the International African Association. . third son of Ifx Dawson Burns. Mr E. 8. Burns reached the Kwilu, in December, 1883, and in two months after his arrival carried through with complete success an exploring expedition from Kwilu to Congo, traversing upwards of 100 miles of oountry never before visited by Europeans, lie was subsequently plaoed in command of the Manyanga district, and had obtained leave of absence to visit Europe ; but on a business journey to Stanley Pool he was seized with severe intermittent fever, and died at Leopnldville on Maroh 1. He was in his twenty-fourth year. (He was well-known in Feilding). Th» Surtax Hairdskssiho ahd Billiard Saloon. P. J. Millbr wishes to notify to the pnblic of Feilding and district that he has opened the HsiHressing and Billiard Saloon next Bellve's Hotel. Pipe*, tobacco, cigars, cigarettes, Ac., of all kinds | kept in stock. Ladies' hair work and combings of all descriptions worked to order. Wednesday afternoons from 3to 5 will be specially set apart for Ladies' Haircutting. Gentlemens' Haircutting each other day from 8.30 a.ra. to 9 p.m., Saturdays 11 p.m. Lovers of the Green I C oth will find in this establishment one j of the best tables in the eoleny, with fittings *m piete, and patrons will receive every possible attention.— Advt.

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Local aiid General News, Feilding Star, Volume VII, Issue 16, 18 July 1885

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