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Local and General News

The House of Lords rejected a proposal to grant the suffrage to women. A drayman's whip has been left at this office. It was found yesterday. The Hawera Star reports a case of a hawk killing and eating a young lamb. It is stated the whea 4 ; yield in California will be double that of the previous season. The Zone system is to be applied to the the railways in Berlin and suburbs in October. It has been ascertained that the story about the murders in West Virginia was a hoax. We haye to acknowledge receipt of No 12 of Hansard and a batch of Parliamentary papers. The new National Bank of the Argentine Republic will liquidate the affairs of the old National Bank. Mr E. E. Schwabe, a well-known merchant of Manchester, has committed suicide at Montreal. A party of Salvation Army Officers have started a " trek " of 1000 miles by bullock waggon to Mashonaland. Preparations are on foot for the erecion of Barracks at Timaru and (xeralline, for the Salvation Army. We regret to learn, from the N.Z. Times, hat Mrs HadfieJd, the wife of the Primate if New Zealand, is dangerously ill. Mr Herbert Levett, lately from Engand, has purchased Mr Ward's property ear lieaconefield, contaiuiug 6o<S aures, ,t a satisfactory figure.

Mr Parnell intends to publish, a new i daily newspaper to be known as the Irish * News. Lord Sheffield has completed his I cricket team for Australia, thirteen in all. The Feilding Fire Brigade fancy dress ball is advertised to take place on Thurs* day, the 27th instant. . The cup presented by Mr Benson, to , he won by the Juniors, will be on view at | Mr Donnelly's to-night. { Cn Thursday morning a little man who claimed to be a champion something was 1 fined os for being drunk. ; At the land sale to-day at Mr Trimble's, : Lowers v. Hickford, all claims were paid and the land was therefore withdrawn. Captain Edwin telegraphs : — Weather forecast for 24 hours from 9 a.m. to-day — Warnings for southerly galos and colder weather have been sent to all places. As announced elsewhere " The Christians' Rights," is the subiect chosen by Mr G. Grant for his discourse in the Wesleyan Church to-morrow morning. An Invercargill man suggests that a profitable line of business for New Zea> land would be freezing milk for London. He says milk sells at Is gallon in London wholesale. Owing to objections to an influx of Jews into thB United States, the American Government has informed the leader of the Jewish persuasion that such an influx is contrary to lawi The Junior Cup match between Hunterville and Palmerston, which was to have been played to-day has been forfeited by the latter. Bulls and Awahuri played at the latter place this afternoon. Mr Glover, Alliance Agent will lecture on Temperance in the Salvation Hall on Monday evening next, doubtless this well-known and able speaker will attract a good attendance so come errly if you want a good seat. The danc9 in the Foresters Hall on Wednesday night was a great success about twenty couples being present. On the 19th mst. there will be another similar dance on a morg extended scale, with an efficient orchestra. Owing to the heavy fall of rain last night the ditch in Manchester street, running past the properties of Messrs Taylor, Urendt^ &yd Cobbe and Darragh, was flooded, and the overflow came on the road to the great inconvenience of foot passengers. It is reported tbat the Small Farmers Association of Canterbury has secured oyer sis thousand acres of land in the Ngatimavu country, and that forty families are coming from Ca oterbury to settle on the land. Over four hundred men, women, and children; will form the party. The captain of the Hinemoa would not cross the bar at Greynaouth, and the people were very wroth; but, although they considered the bar safe enough for the Government steamer to cross, they would not risk their o^vn tug boat by sending her out with the- passengers who conoisted of " the unemployed," A serious outrage has been committed on Jews by the peasants of Ilizabetgrad. Particulars to hand show that a thousand of the peasantry pnteredtihe town, declaring that they would kill ;*ll the Jews, and they at once began to plunder the shops, and it is believed that nil Hebrews met with were either killed or wounded. Beer reports inform na that Arthur Guinness, Son and Co, hare declared a a dividend of 15 per cent., and carried forward £68,000 to the reserye fund, which now amounts to- £100,000 Bat the firm Aileop and Co., do not declare a | dividend upon ordinary shares but draw £10,000, from the revenue to pay holders of preferential shares. I Buyers of drapery wowld do well to pay a visit to Mr J. B, Hamilton's drapery establishment, where he is offering sub- ', etantial reductions on surplus winter stock, and groat savings: from ordinary retail prices can be effected. Mr Hamilton is expecting a laj-ge supply of new spring goods from Home, and is offering these reductions to make room for his new goods. The convener of the meeting of farriere to bs held in the Public Hall, Feilding, on Saturday the loth insr. has written tc vs altering the hour from 3 p.m. to 7. p.m. sharp. Besides otiter matters interesting to the trade the meeting will be invited to consider the advisableness oi forming a Farrier's Association, and oi holding a half-holiday on. each Saturday afternoon. The Manawatu Standard says': — " The football writer of the Feihhng Stab is very wrath about our football eontribator'3 comments on the play of their men. We are perfectly satisfied of our repor» ter's partiality, acd we woald adviae our Feilding friends to remem ber that ancient saying about taking the beam out of his own eye." Just so — it was the "partiality" that' was objected to. The inquest on the bocEy of James WPriestman, who was found dead on the Waipoua river bank on Wednesday afternoon with a bullet wound through his head, was held on Thursday morning. It transpires that the deceased wag an En~ ghshman holding a good social position. It is believed that he has lost money lately in speculation. On his body a pocket-book was found, on a leaf of which was written: " How much better to drop the curtain and put out the lights when the beat of the play is over. The best is over. It has been a good play, and I hare enjoyed it, — J W. Priestman." The jury returned a verdict that deceased took his life while m a state of temporary insanity. He was a " remittance man." The funeral of the late Miss Emma Cobbe took place yesterday. The cortege left the late residence of the deceased lady shortly after midday, and consisted of upwards of twenty carriages and other vehicles, a number of horsemen, with several persons on foot. Altogether about one hundred and thirty people were jn attendance, which number would haye been largely augmented but! for th© heavy down pour of rain which took place during the forenoon. On reaching tho cemetery Mr Eoby performed the last services for the dead, and gave a most impressive address. The hymn " Safe ra the arms of Jesus " was sung, all those present joining. The proceedings were closed with the benediction. Mr W. G. Shearer was tho undertaker, and performed his duties in his usual efficient manner. Certainly the best medicine known ib Sander and Sons' Eucalypti ExtractTest its eminently powerful effects in coughs, colds, influenza; the relief is in* stKntauoous. In serious cases, and ac» cidents of all kinds, be they wounds, bums, scaldiugs, bruises, sprains, it is the safest remedy — no swelling — no in* flnmation. Like surprising effects produced in croup, diphtheria, bronchitis, nflanimntion of the lungs, swelling, <&c. ; diarrhoea, dvsentry, diseases of the kid>neys and urinary organs. In use at hospitals »nd medical clinics oil over the globe; patronised by His Majesty tlie King of Italy ; crown^t with medal and diploma at International Exhibition. Amsterdam. Trust in ibis approved article and reject v.l otherd. — Advt*

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Local and General News Feilding Star, Volume XIII, Issue 17, 8 August 1891

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