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THE Grey River Argus. PUBLISHED DAILY. MONDAY, JUNE 2, 1890. OBITUARY.

The Hon. Henry Herman Lahman, M L C, passed away peacefully yesterday morning at about two o'clock, at his own residence In Albert street. The deceased gentleman may be said to have been in failing health for the last 18 montha or two years ; but within the last few weeks he was confined to the hotre the greater part of the time, and there was symptomatic evidence of an early break up of the once vigorous constitution. It wae only recently that deceased came to recognise the seriousness of his case, as he would oooaslonal'y speak quite hopefully of attending to his sessional duties, in the discharge of which he was punctuality itself, always being in his place within two or three days at most of the opening of Parliament, and rarely or never leaving for Greymouth until after the prorogation. And while the baaineas of the session was on he never failed to make himself fully acquainted with at least the principles and leading details of all publio measures. He was not one of those members who aimed at occupying as large a share of Hansard as some of more lcquac : ty ; but he always spoke to the point at issue without any attempt at circumlocution, and on Bubjeots in which he felt more than ordinarily interested, his criticism was keen and aearohlng. On all matters affecting the welfare of this part of the West Coast he waa aotive and energetic to a degree, and in many respects waa as useful to the Grey distriot as a seoond member. He also took great pleasure In giving any young member from this constituency in the House of Representatives the benefit of his long legislative experience and his knowledge of the leading members on each side of the House ; and being an aoute observer the knowledge he imparted in that way was alike valuable and interesting. Mr Lahman was born in the free Hanae town of Bremen, Germany, on the 21st February, 1816, and was consequently 74 years of age. As exacMy half his life had been passed in these colonies be necesßari'y had a great deal of colonial experience fn all its phases, from the wild, prosperous time of the 50's to that of the wide-spread depression following on the cessation of borrowing and construction of public worka. He came out to Melbourne, Victoria, In 1853, where for years he carried on a large mercantile and shipping business an til 1862. Owing to Hie furore exoited in all the colonies, but In Victoria particularly, by the discovery of a rich goldfield In Otago, Mr Lahman amongst thousands of others hied him off to Dunedin, where he opened a baslness as tobacco merchant in partnership with Mr A. Helms. At the end of 1865 he oame to Grey month, where he made up his mind to settle permanently, and he commenced business as a timber and general merchant, also beiDg extensively connected with shipping interests, being, amongst other things, agent for the wellknown and ill-fated tug Lioness. Mr Lahman always took a lively interest in local politics. Be was one of the members of the first Town Improvement Committee of Greymouth, and afterwards represented the town in the Provincial Council of Westland, established by Sir Jno. Hall. He was also a member of the succeeding coanty council, and was County Chai man for three years. He was a J. P. -for the colony, and was called to the Legislative Coancil in 1872. Amongst other offices that were filled by him, he was a member of the Waste Lands Board and the CatUa and Stock Board, add also the Greymoukh Harbor Board, until the presenfcone of Government officials wss pointed. The funeral of deceased will take place to-morrow afternoon.

Mr A. R. Guinnes3 met his constituents at Barrytown on Saturday. Mr D. Rya 1, MC C, was in the chair. After Mr Guinness had addressed the meeting, giving an aoooant of his stewardship laßt

session, and Indicated how he intended to vote on the principal political questions next session, it was moved, by Mr R. "We\ah, and seconded by Mr P. Warren, that a vote of thanks to and confidence In Mr Guinness be accorded. This was carried unanimously. A vote of thanks to the chairman concladed a most enthusiastic niftetjing, .and. general regrek m washer; I pressed that the Barrytown District: would not be included in the electorate in. future After the coal miners at the Shag Point Colliery turned out, and the R M (our old acquaintance- JBT. A. Stratford), ruled that they must abandon the huts in which they lived, being mine property, and without any notice, the miners proceeded to erect ten's and build huts on the fore shore at thePolnt. The next thing waatogatvip an entertainment on behalf of the men to defray their legal expenses, conspicuous amongst the performers being the Brothers Dunn, formerly of Brunnerton. The local paper, in referring to the matter says : — The fact that Harry and James Dana, the champion heavy and light weight wreatletß, who have been working at Shag Point, were to give an exhibition of their skill in wrestling and boxing had the effect of drawing a very large audience whose demonstration of approbation as the champions proceeded to give some fine play, the styles of wrestling embracing the Graeio-Roman, Camberland, Catch as Catch Can, American side hold and Collar and Elbow. The Bros Dcmn too la their oozing exhibition were warmly applauded. A number of amateurs also contributed some creditable aklll in both boxing and wrestling, Several songs were also contributed, and on the whole the entertainment was a great success. The Trades and Labor Union meet this evening. ■ The advertised trotting match between M 'Kay's mare Semolina and Stewart's mare Mary, for L2O a aide, the latter receiving 20 sees start in three miles, came off on Saturday afternoon. The race was a gift to Semolina, who won as she liked. That was the res alt generally expeoted, though a few pounds changed hands on the issue. A football match between the Cobden Anchor Football Club and the State School Club took place on the Recreation Reserve on Saturday afternoon, and resulted in a win for the former by three points (a goal from a free kick) to nil. The game was a most exciting one throughout, neither side scoring in the first spell. The school boys played a really good forward game, the most conspicuous being Boaee (a placky little player), O'Regan, and Owens. The best of the backs were M'Kay, Young, and Wickes. For the Anchors, all the forwarda played well, especially Gaskln, Ktirr, and Malvihill ; and in the backs Sandridge, Brown, and Rose played a good game. The superintendent of the Grey River Hospital desires to acknowledge with thanka the following donations : — Mr H. Kyle, illustrated papers ; F. Austin, parcel of magaz'nes ; J. H. Jewitt, two parcels of fish ; G. H. Cheverton, illustrated paperß j J. R. Knight (Granville), various papers ; J. Coakley, parcel of kawhai ; D. M'MiJkn, a dozen cod fish ,- J. Jordan, herrings and kawhai ; B. Hurst (North Beach), comic papers ; W. Wilson (Teremakau), box of peaches and case of apples ; Mrs Kane, sundry eatables ; Mrs Tarnbnl], parcel of magazines; Mrs Laws, pair of crutches ; Dr Morlce, handle of papers ; Postmaster-General, unclaimed newspapers ; Greymouih Literary Society, various newspapers ; Mr T. Aldridge, parcel of papers. At a meeting of the White S'ar Football Club on Saturday evening Mr F. RuDdle was elected captain, vice Mr D. Sheedy, resigned. To make the bridge across the Channel will cost 134,400,000, which is suffiolent to prove that it will never be made. The engineers may be able to construct it ; but who will be able to finance it 1 The political difficulty which obstructs the Channel tunnel does not exist in relation to the bridge. The power that commands the sea controls the bridge. It is otherwise with the tunnel. But why this intense reluctance to experience a short sea voyage? More than half the world is covered with wafer, and if you never go to sea y>u are in ignorance of the conditions of exislence on the greater part of our planet.— Pall Mall Budget. Probably nothing better illustrates the great progress which Japan has made in the last quarter of a century than the 475 newspapers which are now published In the Empire. Sixteen of these are Issued daily at Tokio. Each officer of the Government is obliged to be a subscriber to the Government organ "Kwarapo." In 1886 the 403 newspapers consisted of 80 political, 2 military, 116 scientific. 88 trade, 38 governmental. 21 court, 25 religions, 26 medical, and 5 literary journals. The moßt Important are those bearing names equivalent to daily news, and progress. The "Toklo Independent," which was published in several different languages, suspended publication two years ago. It is said that a lich deposit of Ironstone has been discovered in Okauhau, Bay of Islands. About 60 farmers met at Papnnni, Canterbury, and resolved to form a Farmers' Union. A committee was formed to draw up a proapeotoß. j Is Deafness Tnonrable ? J. H. NicholBon, of 175, William street, Melbourne, has proved otherwise by making a complete cure of deafness and noises In the head of over 40 years' standing by a simple remedy and without the use of any "clap-trap" so called electro-medication treatment. A full description of this remedy, which has cured thousands of other cases of long standing, will be sent free on application.— Advi. Mr Greenwood, Sen, dentist" will visit Grey mouth in August.— Advt. Look ont for close finishes next Wednesday. Freeh handicaps. Last competition. — Advt. Sir Charles Cameron, President British Health Medical Society, has certified that Gilbey's London Dhy Gin will be found valuable in affections of the kidneys and allied maladies. — Advt. Among tonics with an alcoholic basi Wolfe's Schnapps holds the foremoa place, and is besides a good medicine. Wolfe's Schnapps. Be sure you obtain Wolfe's Schnapps as It is the only genuine Schnappa. Wolf da Schnapps is now and has been for many years a standard professional remedy,— AdVi.

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THE Grey River Argus. PUBLISHED DAILY. MONDAY, JUNE 2, 1890. OBITUARY., Grey River Argus, Volume XXXVIII, Issue 6773, 2 June 1890

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THE Grey River Argus. PUBLISHED DAILY. MONDAY, JUNE 2, 1890. OBITUARY. Grey River Argus, Volume XXXVIII, Issue 6773, 2 June 1890

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