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♦ Victoria House. —Mr P. Bell' 8 drapery establishment will be closed on Monday and Tuesday next. Feilding Sports.— J. M. Olliver, 8 yards start, should have been included in the 440 yards handicap published by us yesterday. H armour Board. — Mr Joseph Abbot was yesterday elected a member of the Harbour Board for the County of Wanganui, vice Mr W. Lowes resigned. Body Found. — The body of the man, Wm. Grace, who was drowned a few days ago, was observed floating in the river by two boys, and was brought ashore and conveyed to the Masonic Hotel where it now lies, and where an inquest will be held to-day at 10 a.m. before the Coroner, C. H. Borlase, Esq. Abbot's Cup. — We have been shown the cup presented to the Wanganui Rifles by Mr Joseph Abbot, which has just been received from home by Messrs Kohn Bros. It is a very handsome trophy, and one which should excite eager competition. The cup will be on view in Mr Kohn's window to-day. Auction Business. — We learn that Mr A. Barns is about to take Mr A. E. Exley into partnership in connection with" his auctioneering business on Taupo Quay. The sales will be conducted by Mr A. Barns as usual, and the general management of the business will be confided to Mr Exley. A Long-standing Insolvency.— The other day a bankrupt applied to Judge Noel, in Melbourne, for his discharge. It appeared from the insolvent's evidence that it was 27 years since he filed his schedule. The judge told him that he would have to make a statement of his receipts since the date of his filing before the discharge could be granted. Sunday Closing. — The boys of Wellington seem to be going down hill in their morals of late. One Sunday, one of the legion, who has always been noted for his respectful demeanor towards the great public, observed an old citizen yawning and gaping on the street corner, and said to him, " Better not open your mouth too wide." "Why?" was the surprised query. " There's a law against opening liquor shops on Sunday," continued the sinful chud, as he slid for the middle of the street. Mr Bryce. — It is proposed (says the Taranaki Herald) to invite the public to subscribe for the purpose of presenting the Hon. Mr Bryee, Native Minister, with an address and a piece of plate in ! recognition of the valuable services he has rendered the colony towards the settlement of the native difficulty on the West Coast of this Island. It is expected that the whole community will J respond heartily to the invitation, and that the subscriptions will reach a respectable amount, It is intended to canvass the country districts also for subscriptions.

Lunatic. — A man named Grady was arrested last evening on suspicion of unsound mind. Correction. — We were in error in stating that Mr John Hurley was fined £o for permitting his chimney to take fire the other day. The fine was only ss. The Installation of Mayor. — The annual meeting of the Borough Council will be held at noon to-day, when Mr Carson will be installed in the Mayoral chair. Sale of Furniture.— Mr A. Barns has receivedjinstructions from Mr G. R. Saunders, to sell by public auction, the whole of his household furniture and effects. The sale will be held to-morrow, at Mr Saunder's late residence. Westmere Trout. — We learn that a line trout, measuring about 15 inches in length, was found dead on the shores of the Westmere lake on Monday. Mr Watt deposited some 300 or 400 trout in this lake about two years ago, but was not aware that they had succeeded so well. Sale of Stock. — Mr Joseph Chadwick will hold an important sale of the balance of Messrs Taylor and Watt's stock-in-trade, consisting of saddlery, ironmongery, glassware, and groceries in great variety, at noon to-morrow. As the stock must be sold, bargains should bo obtainable. Sports at Kennedy's.— The annual sports at Upokongaro will be held as usual on New Year's Day. A most attractive programme has been arranged, particulars of which will be found in our advertising columns. There is likely to be a large attendance from our town and surrounding districts. The Foxton School. — We i egret to learn that Foxton is likely to lose one of its best and staunchest friends, Mr C. Hulke, the master of the Foxton school, who has sold his property, and intends leaving[f or Europe, via Melbourne, early in the new year. We understand the purchaser of his property is Mr W. G. Robinson. Cook's Waed. — Through the election of Mr Carson to the position of Mayor, a vacancy occurs in the representation of Cook's Ward in the Borough Council. It is to be hoped that the ratepayers will be enabled to secure the services of a capable man who will devote his attention to the duties devolving on the position. Christmas Supplies. — Householders contemplating a Christinas stock of provisions should not fail to pay a visit to Mr J. L. Stevenson's grocery store before making their purchases. From the display in the handsomely-decorated windows we should imagine they will not require to waste much time in making their selections. Sir William Fox. — The Taranaki News concludes an article on the elections in tbe following- words :—Beginning with Sir William Fox, we will end with him. His place cannot be filled. He is a veteran not only in years but in eminent services ; and if it were for nothing but for his wise action throughout the West Coast difficulty he would deserve the gratitude of the colony. Aquatic. — The final heat for the cups presented to the W.E.C. by Mr S. H. Drew was rowed off last evening between tho crews captained by Messrs Woon and Curtis. It was a fast race, the time for the mile being 4urin 53secs. Woon got slightly the best of the start, and after a struggle (during which each of the crews rowed up to 42 strokes per minute) he obtained a lead which he gradually, by sheer strength, increased to the finish, winning by two clear lengths. Death in the Bush. — We regret to learn that Mr Edward Nash, formerly a stoekeepor at Halcombe, was discovered in the bush near that place yesterday in such an exhausted condition that he expired shortly afterwards. Particulars of the affair have not yet reached us, but it appears that the deceased had commenced the business of a i peddlar in the Eangitikei District some time ago, aud when he Avas discovered he had with him two loaded packhorses, on which it is supposed he was conveying goods to Halcombel when he lost his way and perished in the manner described. Deceased was about 35 years of nge. It is stated that he was a married man, his wife being in England. Mr Nash at one time carried on business in Wanganui in company with Mr Glover. Poetical Headings. — On Friday evening, the Eev. Frederick Seaborn, who has just arrived in Wanganui, will give a number of readings from the works of Shakspeare. Tennyson, Burns, Byron, Moore, and Hood, in the Aca- : demy of Music, St. Hill-street. The j reverend gentleman has, for some months past, been travelling through New Zealand for the benefit of his health, and has given similar readings in all the principal cities. He has received the highest commendations from the Press, and his eutertainment is said to be a very attractive one, as, in addition to the charms of a pleasing flexible voice, heightened by a display of great elocutionary powers, the readings are well-chosen and not in the least wearisome. Mr Seabow also introduces a clever epitome of the life of each of the poets whose works he quotes from. New Buildings. —We learn that some difficulty has arisen in connection with the erection of Mr "W. P. Curries new buildings on Taupo Quay. A portion of the frontage was claimed by the proprietor of the Steam Packet Hotel, and Mr Currie was unable to commence building until some settlement was come to. Mr Annabell, the Government Surveyor, being engaged in a survey of the town it was hoped that he would be able to decide the question, but through other engagements he was prevented from going over the ground for some to come. Fortunately MiField was enabled to supply the required information, and he will make a survey, of the section forthwith. He has discovered the pegs put in by Mr Porter, when making the original survey of the town, and has consequently a trustworthy basis to work upon. It is to be hoped that no further delay in the erection of the new buildings will take place. Photographs of Parihaka. — Mr H. I. Jones will have on view in his stationer's shop to-day some splendid views of the village of Parihaka and the camps at Eahotu and Pungarehu. The photos were taken by Mr Collis, photographer, of New Plymouth, and they reflect the greatest credit upon him, being very clear and distinct, and taken from the positions from whence the best possible view of the various places could be obtained. The whole of Parihaka is shown in a panoramic view, and all the places of interest can be distinctly noticed. The marae appears crowded -with natives, and the position of the A.C. camp is also visible. In the views of Eahotu and Pungarehu, several of the Volunteer companies are shown on parade, and the details are so perfect that the features of nearly all the men can be discerned. These photos give a very correct idea of the places represented, and we are not surprised to hear that they are already in great demand. There are in all seventeen views, and they can be obtained either cabinet or " whole plate" size.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Wanganui Chronicle, Volume XXIII, Issue 9577, 21 December 1881

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Wanganui Chronicle, Volume XXIII, Issue 9577, 21 December 1881

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