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■■' ■ ". — — — •— -. General Boulanger is now in Paris under arrest. A very heavy shower of rain fell last night at about 7. SO. , A Chamber of Commerce is about to be established in Pahnerston. The Greenwood Family has made a decided hit in Wellington. We. have received Hansard No. 3 and some Parliamentary papers. The Manchester Eifles will parade tomorrow evening at the usual hour and place. A meeting of the Sports Committee will be held to-morrow night to receive tenders for the privileges. General Booth, Commander-in-chief of the Salvation Army, may be expected in Feilding next February. Strong indications of the existence of a mineral oil spring have been discovered ! in a well in Denbigh street. The Hon. John Johnston, M.L.C., died yesterday in Wellington at the age of 76. He was one of the first settlers there. The next English and European Mail, via San Francisco, will close at Feilding on Friday, the 2nd of December, at 7.30 p.m.. ; due in London on January 9th. The Bey. W. S. Potter will preach in the Primitive Methodist Church on Sunday next, morning and evening. On Tuesday following he will deliver a lecture entitled " Britain under the Romans." Further particulars in advertisement. In the list of assets and liabilities in , the estate of F. W. Berry, of Feilding, a bankrapt, published in our last issue, several names were given incorrectly. The errors did not lie with this journal as the list was copied from a contemporary. The Empire Hotel has changed hands. Mr Bellve, the proprietor, having leased it to Mr Stephen Olliver formerly of the Caledonian Hotel, Wellington. The new boniface will take possession in time to commence business on December Ist, Mr Axup negotiated the transaction. It is claimed that the branch of the Colonial bank which has been opened at the Bluff is further south than any other bank in the world. But, if any ' ' successful" bankrupts from these parts go down there to operate they will find the manager "too far north" for them. Verb. Sap. Mr George Gilmer, who has been for several years assistant in the Bank of New Zealand here, left yesterday for Greytown, in the Wairarapa, where he will be stationed for the future. During bis residence in Feilding he has been very useful in musical circles. '" We wish, him every succes in his new sphere. A singular instance, of the rapidity of growth among the lads of Feilding is found in the following circumstance. One of them, who endeavoured to enter for the Boys' Bace of 14 years of age at the Feilding sports in 1886, applied to get his name on the electoral roll for Manawafcu during 1887. He only missed by a few months. This beats the record. , To-days' Times says : — Evidence in the ; civil action Te Ara Takana and others v. Alexander and Annie McDonald, which has occupied the attention of the Supreme Court for the past nine days, was concluded before his Honor Mr Justice Richmond yesterday. Counsel having addressed the Court, his Honor reserved judgment. Mr Samuels, member for New Plymouth, has given notice to move that it be an instruction to the Reporting DebateCommittee, to instruct the Hansard res porters not to report any member after he has spoken for more than one hour. This is a huge blunder on the part of Mr Samuels, what he should introduce is a gystem of handicapping. Rumour is current in the lobies that Sir Julius Yogel and the Hon. E. Richardson are running one another for the position of New Zealand manager of the Midland Railway Compauy. Opinion differs as to which one will be successful, for while Yogel has large influence at Home, the exMinis ter of Public Works has the reputation of considerable practical experience and has influential friends in Canterbury. — Herald's correspondent. The Band of Hope meeting in the Methodist Chapel, on Tuesday evening, was well attended although the weather was decidedly of the ••stay-at-home" sort. There was a good programme including some excellent pieces, notably Miss Parr's " 90th Regiment," Miss A. Belfits " I am not marl," Mr A. Parr's '• Yacob Strauss," Miss Olphert's "Life Boat." and Mrs Richardson's " Old wife's death." The last piece given was a reading by Mr Roberts on the importance and formation of character. Miss Olphert presided at : the Harmonium. Says the Wellington Times' London corresponds : — Gas companies must be on the look out, for a new competitor has appeared in the field which seems likely to prove more formidable than electricity in its present imperfect condition. The new light, which is called " Lucigen," is the invention of a Glasgow man, and has teen before the public for some time. It is, however, only suitable for out door illumination, but it is so powerful that print has been rend by it at a distance of over 500 yards. Already it as got as far as the Suez Canal, and was recently employed in the mobilisation of the French troops. All tliafc in required is a barrel of crude oil and a compressed air engine, the pressure from which converts the oil into a fine spray, and when the disintegration of the two elements is secured a very fine and powerful light is ohtnined The cost is stated to be singularly small as in a recent experiment with three large damps the amount of oil consumed is said, to k,ave amounted tj ? twopence per hour.
'Hie poll for €3jOOO loan in Kivriteawas taken t<> day. lies a Its will appear on Saturday. A meeting of creditors in the estate of P. W. Berry is being held »s we go to* press : An interesting breach' of promise case is nn the tapis in this ctty r and a wellknown solicitor is now preparing the writ, which will probably be issued in .a tew days. Th<* plaintiff is a buxom widow i formerly well-known as a, hostess, and ! she will claim £2000 as compensation for | her blighted affection* ia the nutter of a certain timber hearted Lothario net fulfilling his promises to make her his wed* j ded wife. Some interesting correspond dence will it is said 1 , be submitted to the jury.— Post. : vV The Lancaster Window Blutos,— Special advantages: Requires no wasting and will sponge clean. Will roll up straight, llequires no hemming, and can be cut to any width without fraying. The colors are less liable to facia, or the cloth to rot by exposure to the sun, or a damp atmosphere, than any otner make. Will stand exposure to the weather, and may be used for outside purposes. Protects carpets and furniture from the heat and bleaching glare of the sun more than any other make. A splendid stock of the above in hand from 36 to 45 inches wide at the Bed House.— Advt. The summer time has come at last, and with the warm weather will also come thoughts as to the necessity of some need* ful summer attire. There need be no doubt as to the right place to visit for the thousand and one things requi- ed. for, without contradiction, it is well known to be the "Wholesale Family Drapery wire* honse, Te Aro House, Wellington. Ws bar* a perfect wealth ef millinery and are showing a great profusion of ladies' and girls' trimmed hats in all the latest shapes and newest colors for 6/6, 7/6, 10/6. 12/6, 15/-, 17/6. 21/ v and tipwards at Te Aro House, "Wellington. As remarkably cheap, we have opened out a lot of girls' rush hats nicely trim* mcd with field flowers for 1/9 each at Te Aro House, Wellington. Costumes m a variety of materials, washing anl woollen fabrics, boots for ladie« and girls we are now exhibiting in great variety at 3/6, 5/6, 7/6, 10/6, 13/6, 15/», 17/6. 21/- and upwards at Te Aro House, Wellington. Ladies' Short Tweed Jackets, newest shapes at 5/11, 7/11. 9/11, 12/11, Ladies' Jersey Cloth Jackets 9/6, 10/6. 12/6, Ladies' Black Silk Jackets 16/6, 18/6, 25/6, Ladies' Jerseys 3/11, 4/6, 6/6, 7/6, 8/6. Dust Cloaks 5/11, 611/, 7/11.9/11, Ladies' Impermeable Summer Water* proof Cloaks 4/9, 5/11, 6/9, 8/6, and upwards. The above are less than London' wholesale prices at Te Aro House, Wellington. Otra "Refreshment Boom is open for the convenience of customers all day long and every day at the Wholesale Family Drapery Warehouse, Our only address is James Smith,*Te Aro House, Wellington. . '
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Local and General News, Feilding Star, Volume IX, Issue 64, 17 November 1887
Local and General News Feilding Star, Volume IX, Issue 64, 17 November 1887
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