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Local and General News

♦■ Captain Edwin telegraphed at 9 a.m. to-day — Barometer rise generally within 12 hours. A smart shock of earthquake was experienced here on Tuesday night, at 9 p.m. The "Frisco mail is expected to arrive here to-night at. 8.25, and will be sorted into private boxes by 9 p.tn. We are authorised to state that Messr* Murray and Casey have consented to close their estabhshment at 6 p.m. Mr Carthew's usual monthly case of: books and periodicals from England, was opeued up to-day. The entries for the Feilding Sports last year were 261, this year thej are 315 a noteworthy increase, Mr W. Bellve has just completed a very nice set of trap harness for a locai resident. We are glad to know that our " local" anent property taxes due yesterday while it assisted to augment the reyenue, saved several residents the ten per cent penalty. Major Campbell, of Awahuri, received yesterday a consignment of 2000 trom from the Wellington Acclimatisation Society for liberation in the Oroua river, j The election excitement at Auckland | on the sth instant must have been considerable, because the paper of one of our exchanges was "damped" with whiskey j and water. ' A public meeting of householders in I the Apiti district will be held at the house of Mr W. F. Marsh on Saturday 1 the 13th instant, at 7.30 p.m., to elect a school committee. Mrs James has desired us to state that her boys are in no way connected with the alleged woodstealing case, in which a dog chewed up a boj, recently referred to in our columns. The Chinamen charged with murder at the Hutt were acquitted by the second jury, at the Wellington Supreme Court on Tuesday last, after a deliberation of three quarters of an hour. Sir Robert Stout was a passenger by yesterday 'B northern express. It was stated that he has gone on Native business to M arton, while, on the other hand, it was reported that his object was to interview Mr Ballance on Parliamentary matters. The scruting held yesterday at Marton of the votes taken for the Rangitikei Election resulted as follows : five were taken off Mr Macarthur, three off Mr Arkwright, and one vote disallowed. This brings the figures to— Macarthur, 978 ; Arkwright, 946; majority of 32 for Mr Macarthur. The export of grain from the Wairarapa promises to be an extensive one this season. The fir9t shipment, consisting of a thousand bags (mostly wheat) wassent down from Masterton last week, lt must be remembered that until last season grain export from the Wairarapa in any considerable quantity, was unknown. A peculiar accident happened on the Bth inst. to one of the children of MiReeve, schoolmaster, Pohangina. The child in question was playing on the floor with its sister who was yulling it by the arm, and by a sudden jerk dislocated the shoulder. Mr Reeve took the little one on to Palmerston, where the dislocation was reduced, and the little sufferer is now getting on well. Mouth-cancers an«l cigar smoking harp been closely associated in the public mmd since General Grant's death ; but a prominent American physician, in a recent conversation on the subject, said : -"Tlie only cases of cancer of the tongue that I ever saw were of persons who never smoked. The majority of them women, and the half dozen men who w ere afflicted were not confirmed smokers at all." Yesterday there was celebrated in the Church of England, by the Rey. InnesJones, the marriage of Mr Oldershaw, of Beaconsfield, to Miss Frankei Beattie, second daughter of the late James Beattie, Esq.* The church was crowded with spectators, and the happy couple enter into their new condition with the best wishes of every one in the district. We h yj pleasure in wishing them long life aud happiness and offering our most sincere congratulations. The presents to the bride were both numerous and costly. The following is a description of '' the true gentleman," as given by the late Cardinal Newman in a lecture delivered ' by him many years ago at the Irish Catholic University : — " The true gentleman carefully avoids whatever may cause a jar or a jolt in the minds of those with whom he is cast — all clashing of opinion or collision of feeling, ali restraint or suspicion or gloom or resentment ; his great concern being to make everyone at ease or at home. He has his eyes on all his company ; he is tender towards the bashful, gentle towards the distant, and merciful towards the absurd : he can recollect to whom he is speaking ; he guards against unseasonable allusion? or topics which may irritate ; he is seldom prominent in conversation and never wearisome. He makes light of favours while he does them, and seems to be receiving when he is conferring. He never speaks of himself except when compelled ; never defends himself by a mere retort ; he has no ears for slander or gossip, is scrupulous in imputing motives to those who interfere with him, and interprets every thing for the best. He ia never mean or little in his disputes, never takes uufair advantage, never mistakes personalities or sharp sayings for arguments, or insinuates evil which he dare not say out, and pays bis newspaper account with the regularity of the solar system.

Cobbe and Darragh have a splendid range of now samples of Sei'gea, black and blue Coatings aud fancy Tweeds, from which they are now taking orders for Suits made to measure from TOs, Suits finished in 14 days, fit and finish of every article guaranteed. Altogether we haye something over 10,000 pairs of Hose of -all sorts, of the best and most durable makes, from which customers may make ttjeir selection. We buy these from tho most noted manufacturers, and can therefore guarantee to give the best value in the city, at To Aro House, Wellington. — Vdvt. Children's Hose are in grout variety, and the best and most durable makes in Black and Colored Cotton. Black and Colored Cashmere. b->th nbbod and plain, with strongly -spliced knees, all admirable for school wear, and ranging in price from 6d to 2s lOd p«r pair. We can strongly recommend these to the notice of parents and guardians at Te Aro House, Welhngton. L'idies' Black Cotton Hose, bost dyes. Diamond dyes from 2s tid to 4s 91 per pair; Sanitary dyes from ls 4d to 'Js :$d per pair, at Te Aro Hous v Wellington.

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Local and General News, Feilding Star, Volume XII, Issue 75, 11 December 1890

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Local and General News Feilding Star, Volume XII, Issue 75, 11 December 1890

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