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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

Dairy Eactoby.— There will be a meeting of the Directors of tlio Dairy Factory Company at Mr Elmer's office this afternoon, at half -past 2 o'clock. New Jouenai. — We understand tbat the Woodville Examiner, a bi-weekly newspaper, makes its fir3t appearance to-day, and will in future be published every Wednesday and Friday. Changing its Pubpose — The Gazette notifies that the purpose of sections 8 and 19, Block 11, town of Manaia, has been changed from Municipal purposes to a reserve for a school site. Omckbt Club.— The annual meeting of the Wanganui Cricket Club will be held at Perry's Hotel this evening at 8 o'clock. A full attendance of members and of persons interested in the noblest and manliest of outdoor games is very desirable. Beakch Manager. — Mi 1 Dudley Eyre, whose offices are in Eidgway-slreet, has been appointed, vice Mr A. E. Lewis, to the office of branch manager on this coast for the New Zealand Accident Insurance Company. ScnooL Holiday.— l-he Education Board has proclaimed Thursday, the 18th October, a holiday at all the schools where the children wish to attend the ;A. and P. Association's show. ' Eree tickets will be sent to the children bj [the Agricultural and Pa--toral Committee. An Objectionable Name. — Mrs Snoville, G-uiteau's sister, and divorced wife of the Chicago lawyer, petitions the Court for permission lo change his name. She wants to get rid of her husband's name, and does not want to resume her maiden name _of Gruiteau, so she has decided to lake her mother's mime, Howe. Vaccination Notices.— The Registrar of Births and Deaths in this district is sending out a large number of notices lo parents, calling on them to have their children vaccinated, and to transmit to him the certificates. It is within our knowledge that several of thu parents in question have had their babies vaccinated long ago, and that they left, the registration part of the business to the medical attendant, «hose custom it is to make out the certificate and lodge it with ilr Woe u. We are aware that this is no defence fo the charge of non-registering tin: vaccination, but it seems to allow that medical gentlemen are not always as attentive to matters of business as might fairly be cxp-icted of them.

The Last Time of Asking. — The goods in Mr A, E. Lewis's shop have been slaughtered lately at suoh a tremendous rate that it has been determined to continuo the sale for thia day only, and the mercileis sacrifice of articles, at prices calculated to draw tears from one of the stone images in the shop, will go on in the evening as well the morning and afternoon. Tbmpbbanob Meeting. — Tho Grand Worthy Secretary of the Good Templars, Bro. Cameron of Dunedin, comes to Wanganui on a visit to-day, and he will ba received at a special session of tho Southern Star Lodge at 1 o'clock in the Christ Church schoolroom to-night. Subsequently, at 8 o'clock, there will be a public meeting of all friends of total abstinence, the chair being taken by his Worship the Mayor. A Lucky Oeficiax. — The late Mr Nelson, who had carried on business as jeweller in Ballarat-, and who has recently died at Liverpool, left £1000 to the Ballarat Hospital, and an equal sum to a wardsman in a hospital in New Zealand, who tended him very carefully and kindly throughout a long and severe illness which overtook him when he was a stranger in the town where he became ill. A. and P. Snow. — Entries for the show, to be held on the 18th instant, will be received by the Hon. Secretary (Mr I\ R. Jackson) at any time up to Tuesday next, and must be accompanied with the fees ; and entries can also be taken at the Hon. Secretary's office between 10 and 4 o'clock on Monday and Tuesday next. It must distinctly be understood that after the latter date no entries can possibly be received. Handicap Chess Totjbney. — Tho following entries were received last night for. the handicap chess tournament: — Messrs^J. Ballance, Parkinson, Handley, Ward, Byre, Blackburn, ABtbury, Manley, Brightwell, Wilson, Leslie^ Sunley, Keesing, Leydon, Lloyd and Xoung. It was resolved that the time of closing the entries be extended to next Tuesday night, to enable those of the members abient from town to send in their names. Alxebbd Dates. — In consequence of the races and show taking place this month, Mr F. Bi. Jackson has altered the date of some of his sales for October. We are requested to draw attention to the revised dates of his stock sales, as they now- appear in our advertising columns. There will be no sale at Manaia this month, but a special sale of bulls and other choice stock will he held at the St. Hill-street yards on Saturday, the 20th instant. A Healthy Drink. — The summer time is at hand— for there is every prospect of a spring shorter than usual — and healthy and cooling drinks will be the order of the day. The reputation of German mineral waters stands too high to need minute description, but we are glad to see that Messrs Kempthorne and Prosser,are selling the Friedrichshall water, an effervescing tonic which has been extensively taken all over the world with wonderful hygienic benefits. County Council. — The usual monthly meeting of the County Council was called for yesterday morning, and at the time appointed, Messrs Craig (Chairman), Polson, Sommerville, and Kennedy duly attended. After waiting an hour, no other Councillor put in an appearance, and, after the gentlemen present had indulged, in a little conversation on county matters, the meeting was adjourned until the following afternoon at 2 o'clock. Yesterday was the first meeting day, during Or Craig's term of office as Chairman, when a quorum could not be obtained. Eksident Magistrate's Court. —Mr Ward, 8.M., presided at this Court yesterday morning, and disposed of.the following business : — Julia McGonagle, alias tho " Woodlark," was fined 5s for being drunk on the previous night. Civil cases — T. D. Cummins v. James Brimble, claim for £14 3s Bd, goods supplied j judgment for amount claimed with £1 costs and £1 Is solicitor's fee (Mr Betts) ; William Kaycroft v. E. L. Williams ; Mr Barnicoat for plaintiff, and Mr Burnett for defendant ; claim for £14 15s lid, for falling bush up the Brunswick Lino'; adjourned for a fortnight for further evidence. This was all the business. Collegiate ScnooL Cadets. — The newly - for Jied Cadet corps of Collegiate school boys made its first public appearance on Monday afternoon at Mete Kingi's funeral, and a highly creditable appearance it was. The young soldiers have evidently been well and carefully drilled, and[in uniform, demeanour, and steadiness of march left little to be desired. The muster, 40 rank and file, was good, and the Cadets were the admiration of the thousands of spectators who witnessed their movements. The youthful company should in future parade for inspection more frequently. A New Business Undertaking. — Nearly every business man, whose dealings have taken him into Mr "E. R. Jackson's yards during tho last 14 years, is well acquainted with Mr Michael Hogan, whose familiar presence seemed almost indispensable there. After this long period of honourable service, Mr Hogan has started for himself, under the title of M. Hogan and Co., to carry on the produce business hitherto atlackod to Mr E\ E. Jackson's other undertakings. Mr Hogan deserves to succeed, and has many sterling qualities which entitle him to do so. There is little fear about tho farmers and settlers supporting him. Unexpected G-batitude.— A gentleman whe recently removed himself and his family and household goods from Patea to New Plymouth met with an instance of gratitude in the latter town which should not be buried in oblivion. The gentleman waa fortunate enough to possess several waggon loads of furniture, and he was both pleased and astonished at the readiness and courtesy displayed by a carter whe seemed pavtioulary anxious to take the goods up from the railway station to their new home. Still more astonished and pleased was our friend when the carter flatly'declined to accept any payment whatever for a job which lasted several hours, and required the service of several horses, drays, and men. On being pressed for au explanation, the carter told the gentleman that he was the first person who ever gave him a " Bhove in the world," and he could not forget it. New Eoad Districts.— A letter has been received by the Chairman of the County Council from Mr Cooper, Under Secretary, pointing out that as the special order constituting tho Mangawhero Eoad Board cuts the Wangaehu sub-division No. 6 into two parts, it would be better to pass a special order re-constituting the boundaries of both the new Mangawhero district and of the Wangaehu district, as it will after the severance ot Mangawhero. This letter will come before tho County Council to-day, if a moeting of that body can be go together. The general opinion seems to be that althogh this action of the Under Secretary may cause some delay in forming the new Mangawhero Road Board, and (as a natural consequence) in forming the Wangohu Valley Road Board whioh is also in contemplation, yet it may save time in the long run to comply with tho Government demand, and issue a fresh special order, defining the boundaries of all the road districts affected. An Electric Circus. — Woodyear's " Electric Circus " — a wonderfully large and varied show, lighted by tho electric gleams — is coming down the coast from Taranaki, and will reach Wangiuiui in about a fortnight's time. Tho circus drew crowded houses nt Auckland, and was highly spoken of by the Proas. Clowns (of whom there are three really funny fellows), acrobats, equestrians, trapozists, horses, dogs, and monkeys, all came in for groat praise and popularity at the Northern capital, and we have no doubt they will attract as much attention in these parts. Mr St. Glair Jones, who was formerly with the Johnny Hall Troupe, is now advance agent for Mr Woodyear, and he assures us that the funny business and Hie " bare-backed steed" performances arc some of tho good old fort, dear to tho frequent era of Astley 's in days that arc past. Most people dearly like a circus — though few except youngsters will candidly con toss it at all times — and it is certain that the marquee and the ring will rake in the pool in Wsinganui when every other form of amusement fails to fill a house.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Wanganui Chronicle, Volume XXV, Issue 10422, 3 October 1883

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Wanganui Chronicle, Volume XXV, Issue 10422, 3 October 1883

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