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Taranaki Herald. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1903 . THE LICENSING BILL.

.In bringing down a Licensing, Bill

at this late stage of the session it iis scarcely likely that Mr Jaed'Qjon ;has any serious intention, of pfush-; ing; it througli before! the ;<Hojuse rises. There is a lot of debatable matter in -the. Bill, ,and the division J ion , another liquor measure on Wednesday ' night knows that upon ■ such qiiestions,the Premier camtoot •rely upon the votes of what on : other questions constitutes his \ party. The Upper iHowse can "be" S depended upon- to dekl wi^h'any i licensing . measure on commpnsense lines, withdut regard to faids on the one hand and vested 1 inter- \ ests . on the other, in the 11 Lower, House there are a number >of members who owe liieir seats to t pledges given at the time of thellast election "to wne side or the } other, arid this fact will cause a

I division in party ranks when licens- ' ing legislation is desalt • with. I Therefore it is likely that the Bill' fiiirder notice ,;will ipro^oke a^lotog land bitter; debate, and the- House ,will mot tolerate that 3iow, even if ;Mr Seddpn were willing to } s'ee f it; jithrotigh. The be ; tter plan ..will ? be,' as ", we i suggested a few days agp, Pto let it stand over until next

|.^es|sipta.,r'Tn '. the rrieaattune public !jopinion,.wili make itself, neaitfi upojtf [the question, and 1 the wish of the icountry— which it is Mr' Se'cldiotn's desire to carry out — will be "mtore 'jevident. From a> - curejory glance .through the provisions of the new •Bill we 'imagine it will incest witn ipretty' general approval, , except (-perhaps from extremists.; 'T-hedon-J fusing issue of reduction- is to be from the voting papers at licensing polls, and if a poll is declared void for any informality 'another poll has to be taken.' ;,Ohanges of the boundaries of no'licen,se districts are { viph, ,to' s affect jthe fact, that prohibition has been 'carried in the 'district. X'apised [licenses are not to be shifted m,ore jthan half-a-mile in a borough or a jmile in a county. Youtihs under 18 years of age "axe not to be supplied swith liquor, and persons who send .children^f or. liq(uor aire to be pjuiniished. Persons found, o!n premises after hours can be punished, and jdubs in no-license (districts caninot sell' liquor. These ..are concessions to the temperance party wftrich will foe ..generally agree'df with. On the other hand xwe do n:ot think the proposal that Mayors and County Chairman shall be ex-officio members of, Incensing Committees; will be popular, for it is likely to lead to the introduction of the liquor question into local' politics, an)d the people generally want to see less rather than more of the question. T-he Premier, indicated that it was intended to disqualify active > prohibitionists as "well as persons interested in' the trade fr,om' . membership of I/icensing Committees. pChe clause with respect to farbidbing persons in a no-license district having liquor; in' their 'houses except for specifield purposes is bertain to arouse a; '^wide interest. It is opposed by Prohibitionists, but, after^ all, it is" only a logical, outcome of proh^bitiopi, and .Pro^ hibitionists, w,no. 4 are ( honest in professions ought,' s tpf .accept? the position : and, .'deny . themselves- for the 'sake- 'f of ■•-"their .exspresised principles. ' A'h6%er, . s ii|poi\tant clause is that dealing witJh the. king Country, where tihe existing" state of affairs is „ altogetiher unsatisfactory. The "Bill proposes to set up a commission to report on the question. Altogetiher Mr Seddon is' to be ' complimented uipon what appears to be a fair attempt to ; remove madiy existing anomalies and. , causes of dissatisfaction ( without pandering to the trade on the one side or the Prohibitionists on the other. ' '

THE EAILWAY TIME-TABLE,

The District Traffic* iMAneigior 1 forwards us particulars of tihe propiosed alterations in the train service be-

tween New Plymouth and Wangamili-' Under the new time-table, which is to have six months' trial commencing on December Ist, :> grains will leave New. Plymouth at 7-25 a.m., 7.55 a.m., 1.20* p.m.,- and £."25 ' p.m., the last ; named reaching Hawera at 'nixie' o'clock, while the 1.20 p.m. goes through to W.anganui, where it arrives at 9.32 p.m. The other way the present train leaving Hawera at 7.30 a.m., and reaching here at 11.5 b.m., and the express will not be altered, but the train now arriving a»t 5.40 p.m. will be timed to reach here at 5.12. p.m., While a newf train will leave Hawera at 6.15 p.m., reaching- "New Plymouth !atf" y.55 s p.m- .There' will also be a train from Wanganui at 6 a.m. to Stratford, reaching the later place at 1.15 p.m. Jm. some respects the alterations, which, by the way, will, cost the Department, over .£16,000 a year,, will give .additional facilities. Under the new '"timc-taDle passengers from south of Hawera will be able to come as far as Stratford, do business, and return the same day, while at stations: between Stratford *£nd New Plymouth, they will be able to do iiheir business and return the following day, instead,of breaking, into three days as at present. We are afraid thai; ,, the late hour of, departure from. New Plymouth of the aftempon ttfain will not auit the country people " who make use of it, especially on a Saturday. They like to 1 get iiome*frr good' time, particularly wSiere there is milking to be looked- after. Ivor do we see the object of running a slow train, from. Hawera to J*ew Plymolufch after the express., 'No" .bine", from", Hjawera woiuld. -wait' for it; for * while - s ihe' express leaves onlyx2[7 ;min!ute^ /earlier, it reaches Strdtford 57 minutes earlier and New Plymouth 1 Jbo(uir 40 minfutes before the slow train. It is raiiher disappointing- -to find that no attempt is made to accelerate, the services. It will still take as long, witibin five minutes, to s get tp Hawera by the ocdinary trains as it difcl irke-n the line .was.opened oyer 20 years ago, although = /t&e , line - lias been, straightened^ grades reduced, and otiher im-' prbvements made.' '' ' '"

-On Monday last one of the runners of the Feilding Star found a five pound note. He returned it to the owner who promptly parted with— a sixpence.'

3rt isi Said ihhat Patea people have offered free to the Goivertiment seyen acres . on iwhich to erect a- home for nientally afflicted chiUdren arid old peojple sjcjfferiiig from senile 'decay.

The Hawera Star says it is- reported that a nTJimber ,of ' dahy factory managers ifctmaughosit. ' ■ the TaranaUd district anticipate that' ffche outpWi for Otctpberf wi!l be greater' than that of any mlo&itih 'djuriaig last seasctn.

Elurther acceptances for judges at the ..Mainawittla ' anfl West Coast A. and P. Show, jßahnersiton - Noftih, Ifovember LlSiJh, 19th and 20tih are* as follows:— 'Lintaoln ,aheetp, Mr C; WithelJ, Elles- ! mere, Ca3rfce>rbVry; Mr Robert CJrieve, ISouiJiliatPid,- for Boeder Leicesters.

; The. Eecreation Grounds are looking well under the influence of the genial ;sp.ring^wea^her e jiow ., prevailing. , , /£&• Board has now int. hand several " lmprovemenis; including' a " ?ath from the / head of .the upper lakelet,, to the, southern ■ boundary. This path leads the .visitor through eome^ pretty sylvan One of ..the white swans died ihe other day. .The bird appeared- to be ailing for some time." The other swans had an aversion to this bird y and frequently attacked it. The Russian goose is' now 1 "Sitting on an islet in the ■ la-kelet, and- she keeps, up a, brisk attack on any. of the other birds that dare to cpnie near her. sacred

territory.

Kelerring to retiretoemts from hitf staff during 1902, Mr James Mackenzie, Gnief Sixryeyor ..oi TaCapaki, reports this to Jfte MWWttj-'Jfn *b 30tjh Sdptetafcer last Mir L,, C. Htedden, temjporary sm*veyou, resigned Jus ttosi%k>n, f ana his resignation was aci cepte'd "wrO- jmfuoli, regret. He was one ! of our most zealous and cc_scierit-oug slunveyors, and joined the service as a <3ajdet ija 1887, being trained under Mr District Surveyor Btfodriok, iri Oanterlatory. In view of the u-rgekt. surveys r dtodbxg i£e last few months Jus , lose iSSb^enmubhfelt, Mr BUBO**; tas _fione intopriivate practice m JNew\ JW* Smai^.a^l I wits ««3» a tlfS!?^faS secure his services under contract for tihe Sjpotswpofl Settlement s!uiVey, -wiiicJi he qomplefea with great pfromptitttfie, A loss of tart as severe a character was that of Mr B. w. Watson, ,A_-»s*_-t Surveyor, *&> W" been 'trained in tins branch .of the Her , Ipartment, having joined as a cadet m iWu&ry, 189,4, Mr Dfeatxict Surveyor Bullard being the teaching surXreytor. She ailxtremeats of Sautjh Afticia proved too mtach for him, atari .he left to ttry his liuctk in that region m September last. He was a tfoiung sujrVeyor, of matfceU ability, with a special capacity for rapid anH accurate work . ilv bed&ta *m^i*&' l -*"ljtee that he wiii fto New Zealand cre&it in the laVd of his acloptibii." ? In his annual. report to foe Minister \ |)f Lajtfls,, Mr. James Madcerizio, chief WuWor of -, Tarahaki, writes:—' This Uof tfce %artment n ha9 lost the keovices of Mr Thomas XJM^eld, one of the most hard won Tang* and re.field surveyors. His end, which gave tt"gxealte stock to all his friends *came iUießjy i^*f «§" Morning: Of? ;*her ? 2oth l^ b f^^' Kjust as he was beginning. .gie.Jabotars & the day in the bushV'aTi^weYinff tne {'great rollr.eair fa. .*&&$& W«2J lig port/ aria-fa' "one &:*he wildest TaranaM, away bade at. the 88BK&&V' theV^herift^ffattVer. fthe son of a general in 1 'Army, who. was also a Crimean vetera£ Mr^ OKfieia, after, being educated ing W smuggle, rising to tihe rank of se^geamt-maior in. Wujatytf* from which he retired [with Sit in 1-874, Later on he went^ into k great believer. Later, on, his SandKufet training coming *o-J»w>aid. he tfr Q fe_sion in Arfand aw.^™' iliViinm Wie staff here.in.lisJo. lie fi e Win _£ day his adopts country 'SStS&SSh Mr OHfield diefd ac- ; =tjually ai his post.

This issue contains a very timely Bnd seasonable replace advertisement "with reference to furnishing goods from the firm of S.B. White.

The Colonial Piano Company's premises will be open from (5.30 to 7.30 this evening, for booking for the American Comedy Company.

The Garrison Band have kindly consented to perform at tiie West End Bazaar, this evening,, and will meet at Ambutry's corner at 7.15 p.m. sharp.

IBxe'Refcr F. W. Jsitt, of. "the New Zealand Alliance, interviewed regauding the new Licensing! Bill, ex-I*-essed disapiproval o.f.tihe mos.t imllor'taint provisions, and said he disinusrteici tfae .Legislative Council, as > at 1 present constituted, to carry out the iwisihes of the people. ■ -

The secretary of the Acclimatisation Society received by the mail train last night 5000 rainbow trout 'and 3000 'Ibrown trout," which were liberated in. the ponds at the Recreation Ground.^ this morning. We are pleased to s/^y fkhe yofnng fry liberated a«month e t go are doing splendidly.

Messrs Samuel Vaile and Sony., the well-known land agents, of Au'Aklamd, advertise the sale by aiictioji of' 22 small farms near Auckland. .Those requiring farms in a mild climate, easy of access, at cheap rates, fxnd on easy terms, will do well to communicate With the auctioneers. ... The Tyser steamenj 'Niwacu was seized in Wellington fm TuescFay by' .order of the Supreme • Court- (Vice^Adaniralty jurisfaiction) y to secure isay-.'! ment of an accoxmt. of £48 lodgecl by; Thomas S. Young-; engineer, for Wasfe on boaiid her after site strudk /ibe roriks at Napier./ The , solicitor pS the connpany is gi'.cing an uniaertalving "to satisfy the claim, and the vessel will be released.

The Maggie Moore Company ended their season: here on Wednesday night, when ihe. farcical corxiedy, "The iWidow from Japan," waa played. In •the part' of the widow^ Miss Moore was seen to advantages Messrs S. A. Fitzgerald, V. Scully, H. Moss, J. F. Forde, W. H. Welch^'j. P. West, and Misses Osgood Moore, Ethel Baslhford, aafl Madge Herrick." played their parts in a thorough 'manner. The piece was ■well received. TJiie Company leave for North on Frida-y night.

Tlhe MeCormKik reel can be placed in any position, 'according to the condition of the f/raiu. Every farmer desires to avoid the' waste of grain in hartvest, an'i the reel on the McCorinidk gathrjrs anil Saves all the grain/* SOUT/HIEftN PRAJSB FOR , . RBUDMO.

RKeufno, the great rheumatic :nedicine nus only just been introduced in,to ther Souih fslaniT, and already its , praisers a i'e being sung. Mr \fl. Xew- ! ton, CaiTfer. Syidenham writes Ist OrtrtoW, 1903,— "A few (Says ago I hacif a very bad attack of Kheiumfltic G««it. and on ,the recommendation of a" friend, purchased, a bottle of "ftheump" from Mr McFerran, Chemist of CfcrLstchurcii. The 'effect' was magical, land before I had 1 " taken the contents of tone bottle the excruciating pains had entirely left me, and I am pleased to fcay I have had no return of itb'em. jSTour rempdy is a splendid one, ; «ind I toh'all not Hesitate to induce arjy sufferers to use it." Sokl by chemists a«d stores at 2/6 anH 4/6 pcx bottle. Sunday I caught a very hradi cold, Monday it took a rather firmj hold, Tuesday I had to take t<o my bed, Wednesday I thought siaortly. be dead, t , ' TKurstiay came and I ,^o't a bit -woree, Friday they talked of getting a nurse, But Saturday brought relief swift and sure — ■; A bottle of— Woods' Great Peppermint Cure. Solid silver, , and electro - plated goods, clocks, -watches, jewellery and other goods suitable for presentation; aJs!o a large .■ stock of, spectacles to sjuit all sights at J. H. Parker's, jjeweller av£i optician, next Eailway Crossing, , Devon street, New Plymouth.* You'll Appreciate the remarkable Values offering by Uhe 'Melbourne Clothrag Company, if you are wanting anything in the clothing lin? or in joootg a n 3 shoes. Men's Oxford working shirts at Is IW. Tiie price is a .winner-.— Aii vt, F«r Invitation Cards, Visiting Gax-da. caJJ at Ji-rcl«i iMSim*.

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Taranaki Herald, Volume L, Issue 12393, 22 October 1903, Page 4

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Taranaki Herald. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1903. THE LICENSING BILL. Taranaki Herald, Volume L, Issue 12393, 22 October 1903