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LOCAL AND GENERAL

♦ — - — Mr Carson -took his seat, for the "first' time at the Borough Council meeting last night asCouncillor for Queen's Ward. ' ' From to-day the- local master farrier* intend ' charging thel-ney tariff for horse shoeing, according to thd'schedule passed by the Farriers' Union. The secretary of the Rugby Union desires us to state that the Annual can be obtained from the secretaries of the local clubs or from the local booksellers. A gentleman who sent 60,000 sheep to England during the last two years says he has good reason for belioving that in 1892 the export of sheep from the West Coast botween New Plymouth and Wellington will exc9ed one million. It has been decided by the Borough Council to place the cost of painting- and repairing the Town Bridge on the estimates for the coming year. The structure is to be painted, as. heretofore, and the roadway to be asphalted instead of planked. The 'footpath is also to he asphalted. At a meeting of the' Christchurch Ambulance Society, a letter was read from the hospitttl surgeon crediting the pupils with having saved the life of a man run over by a train. Eleven New i Zealand Fire Brigades are now receiv-' ing instructions in' ambulance work. ■ A Maori specialist doctor is at present at Karoi where he is devoting himself to the cure of asthma, which is so prevalent amongst the natives. He is reported to have cured 300 cases, and intends coming through to Wanganui to treat any of his fellow Maoris who maybe in want of medical attention. ' ■ " . Tlie following promotions have taken place in the Government Life Insurance Department : — Morris Fox, assistant actuary, becomes actuary ; Hudson, chief clerk, becomes secretary ; Todd, assistant accountant, becomes accountant; and Irvine retains the present position of superintendent of agencies and inspector of branches. It has been ascertained that the fault in the present cable across Cook Strait is Bituated about 13 miles from shore. The s.s. Scotia will as soon as possible* overhaul it to remedy the defect. It may not be generally known that the Government pay the owners of the Scotia, at the rate of .£2lO per day While she remains in port, and .£250 per day w,hile at work. ■ One of Messrs Rendell and Watson's drays came to grief yesterday owing to the horse taking fright and dashing down Ridgway-street to the corner of Wilson-street, where a collision occurred with a telegraph post, bringing the runaway to a halfc^ The only damage done was to the telegraph post and Mr G. Sherriff's studio fence, Wo have received the current number of " Typo," the' tastefully 'printed and artistically displayed trade journal issued from the printing office of Mr Harding, of Napier. In addition to the usual trade information, and illustrations of mechanical devices for fancy printing,-" Typo " contains a remarkably well executed photo-engraving of the Rev. W. Colenso, F.R.S., F.L.S., New Zealand' 3 earliest printer. At Invercargill yesterday morning a fire broke out at tho Hibernian Hotel, a two-storied brick building in Dee-street. A portion of tho building was completely gutted, and but for tho splendid municipal water supply the whole block must have gone. Mclnorney, the lessee, is uninsured, and estimates the loss on the furniture at JJ3OO, and the damage to the buildiug is estimated at .£250. It, together with the three shops under the same roof, was insured for .£2500 in the National. The R.M. gave judgment on Monday in the oase of F. M. Watt v. Arthur Bell, claim £51 13s ,9d. In this case His Worship gave judgment, having reserved his decision from last Monday. He said that the plaintiff relied on a vesting order dated Novomber 28th, 1889,' but he was of opinion that the vesting order did cot enable plaintiff to recover for moneys due before its date. It did not appear to him .either, that the Court'shbuld take advantage of the. equity and good conscience clause. ' The plaintiff was therefore non- v suited, and a solicitor's fee of 2 guineas allowed the defendant. Paris jewellera have been duped by thieves who kept watch on the windows of the chief stores, and had made paste gems to imitate those displayed. Then on a given day members of the gang visited the different stores, made small purchases, looked at; the jewellery displayed in the windows, but deolined to buy on account of the high price. They succeeded in nearly every instance, however, in substituting the imitation jewellery forthe real, and got away with a great deal of property without detection. The jewellers have now adopted a new system, and .display imitations only in their windows, keeping the real gems inside. At the R.M. Court on Monday, the following civil cases were heard: — D. Murray y. E. Kirk and Sons, claim .£l6 15s Id; judgment for plaintiff, with costs 11s. Samev. Jensen and Derby, claim M3s j plaintiff, with costs 17s. C. Jones v. R. M. Henry, claim £5 11s 9d; plaintiff, with costs 6s. J. Orichton v. J. Healey, claim £1 7s 3d j plaintiff, with costs 4s. Cummins, Sbarpe and Co. v. Jos. Williams, claim £3 6s lid ; plaintiff, with costs 3s. G. Hutchison v. Major Kemp, claim.' £50 Cs 3d; judgment for plaintiff, by ' Consent, costs 10s. Susan Crowe v. George Bvitlev, claim £2 ; judgment was given for 30s, allowance being made for a Bucking pig, valued at 10s, which defendant had supplibd ; costs 3s. The following judgment summonses were" also heard :-~ J. L. Stevenson v. Poari te Horu, claim '.£4 3s 6d; adjourned for a week for affidavit of service. Fred Hall v. W. C. Watkins, claim £6 16s 8d; adjourned for a month 'on the application of the plaintiff. ■ ' ; The latest 'deviceof girlhood is a fancy for stuffing pillows with their old love letters. There is one thing about the contents of these pillows that can be de* pended upon with a marked degree of certainty— they are sure to be soft. Now, the'question naturally arises, must the pillows be stuffed with letters from a single person, or may missives from Jack and John and Algernon be tumbled promiscuously together ? Is it a test of loyalty that when once a girl really falls in love, or thinks she does, that she discards from her pillows all the letters save those of the object of her deepest affction ? And how does marriage affect the fate of the pillow ? Do husbands enjoy having their wives' faces buried in a mass of soft nothings that other men have written to them ? And what dreams may come, and what skimpy, flat, little pillows some poor girls must have; but how nico it is for some inon to reflect that their adored ones slumber softly on their words of love, and what an excellent place to store away the litter of letters.— N.Y. Sun. This ia said to be the way ex-Empress Eugenic want to Chiselhurst:— On reachins: England, after her flight from Paris, she desired to take Tip her residence temporarily in the outskirts of London, and endeavours were accordingly made to find a retired spot that would suit her. It happened at this time that Mr Strode, a rich Englishman, who had known the Emperoy in fokner times, came to see whether he could be of any service to the Empress, and, on being informed that she was in search of a habitation, lie placed his mansion — Camden Houso, Chiselhurst— at her disposal. One of tho officers iv attendance on the Prince Imperial thereupon went to Chiselhurst to inspect tho house, and found it was an extensive mansion, surrounded by a park of rather gloomy appearance, but very comfortable and convenient. Mr Strode offered the house to the Empros3 as a residence, but. the aide-de-camp gave him to understand that her Majesty could not accept the offer, but that she wished to rent tlie place, "I am quite willing to let it," was Mr Strode's reply. "The Empress has no idea,"resumod tho officer, "of establishing hersolf on so large a scale, and the rent of this house must be a great deal more than I have boon authorised to give." " How much ■will the impress pay?" The officer named n. very moderate sum. "That's just what I want for it," answered Mr Strode. The bargain therefore was struck, and shortly after the Empress took up her abode at Chiselhurst. Influenza. — La Gbippe. — In the treatment of this complaint, Baxter's Lun°Preserver, ahd Compound and Quinine Pills have met with marvellous success These Patent Medicines may be obtained of all Chemists and Storekeepers. Advt,

In Christchurch there has been severe f rost following on the recent rains, and the thermometer fell to 27 yesterday.' ,We are asked to state that there will be.no skating a^ the Oddfellows' Hal this evening. • ; , '.', , .;• ; Mr- Albert B.arns holds hia usual forfc-' nightly sale"'" at his yards to-day, commencing at 1 p.m. ■ .-■■■■■ :'. The weights for the Handicaps of the Wanganui Jockey Club's Steeplechase Meeting will probably be declared tomorrow (Thursday). We Lave received a lotter signed "Humanity," but must refrain from publishing it as the writer's name is not given. „ We are glad -to heat that Mr Thomas Thatcher still continues. to improve in health, and trust ho will eventually pull through. A final rehearcal of " New Men and Old ! Acres " will be held this evening at the Oddfellows' Hall, when all taking part are requested- to be present punctually at 7.30 o'clock. ... Mr W. Spriggena has just received a I fresh consignment of boots and shoes, which ho has opened up at his premises in Bidgway-street. His sale of salvage stock is Btill going .on, and the goods aro clearing very satisfactorily. We understand that now the capital necessary to enable the Wanganui Frozen Meat Company to be floated, has been subscribed; no time will be lost in" starting operations. A steamer now in Australia is under offer to carry the moat to Wellington. No less than forty witnesses have been called and examined in the Flyger v. McNeiil will case, and there aro still one or two more. Yesterday was occupied in the cross-examination of Mrs Holt, and the examination-in-chief of Miss Fanny Mason. Mr A. D. Willis has just received a large consignment of the illustrated Paris Figaro, which he is selling at Is 6d a copy, the orif^iial 1 ' price having been 3s 6d. The publication is beautifully got up, and contains masterpieces in the way of steel and coloured ' plates.A Cossack officer named Pvevtzoff is taking a horseback ride from Bielovetchensk, on the river Amoor, in Eastern Siberia, to St. Petersburg, a distance of 5,300 miles. He goes, quite alone on an ordinary cavalry horse and carrying his provisions with him. He started in November and was last seen by a party of merchants near Irkutsk, was in good health and spirits, and had made about a quarter of the distance. He expects to reach St. Petersburg in April, It will be the longest ride on record. A well-known horse trainer, Mr Thomas Eowe, had a narrow escape in the Avenue yesterday. He was riding Mirabelle up the -Avenue when the mare stumbled on a stone and coming down on her knees threw her rider, whose foot remained in the stirrup iron. Regaining her feet, the mare made off, dragging her rider along the ground and kic':ingout at him. Luckily, the eye' of the stirrup broke and freed' Mr Eowe, who would probably have been killed bnt for his timely deliverance. The Borough Council have decided to allow Mr S. H. Drew the use of the Borough Council. Chambers, for the purpose of displaying some of his specimens of fish for which he has no room in his museum. We think the Council is to be commended for unanimously agreeing to allow Mr Drew to place so ornamental and interesting collection in their Chamber. We noticed last night a few specimens alredy placed in one of the rooms, and the collection certainly adds to the general appearance of the chamber A very large English trout, weighing B Jibs, was taken from the Becreation Ground pond on Thursday last while the pond was being, drained by the police in connection, with the murder of Maloney. ,Tho fiah wasa splendid specimen of its sort, .and" Bhows tow well the imported fish thrive in local waters. The fish was sold by the hon. secretary of the Board for" 6s, and it was afterwards Berved ' np 'on the table at the White Hart Hotel, when it was pronounced by all who partook of it to be excellent. — Taranaki Herald. The social gathering -of the Christ Church Ladies' Working Guild was very largely attended last night, and the programme of musical selections was above the average quality. During the interval refreshments were handed round while general conversation was indulged in. These gatherings have nowthorougly established themselves in general favour among the members of tho Christ Church congregation, and aro certainly a means of bringing people together in sympathy with the common weal of the Church. The following are the names of those taking part in the programme : — Miss Dickson, Mrs Aylmer, Miss Beswick,Miss Munro, Miss Kitchen, Miss Jeffry, Misa Marshall, Miss E. Gerso, and Messrs Davidson, Wilson, Foster, and O'Haia Smith. Football! Football! Football! E. Hannah and Co. have a stock of Gents' Football Boots, with ankle pads, which they are offering very cheap. They have also a good supply of Men's Strong Nailed Shooters, for winter wear, from 11s 6d per pair; also Men's Strong Watertights, from 12s 6d per pair. A specially good line is E. Hannah and Co's Watertight Bluchers, which, for good rough wear, cannot be beaten, as they are lighter than tho ordinary watertight, and of the same quality as the best watertight, and the price for which is only 12s 6d. Boys' and Girls' Strong Boots in great variety. We can recommend the patent indestructable toes as being the bast and most economical boot for children. We have Men's and Women's Leather Slippers, Ladies' and Gents' Dancing Pumps, and Ladies' Beaded Evening Shoes in great variety, Women's Strong Dairy Boots, Women's Strong Elastic Sides, Gents' Strong Elastic Sides. Gents' Strong Shoes from 8s 6d, and various other lines equally cheap. Note the Address : E. Hannah and Co., Victoria Avenue, just above the Post Office. Baxters Ltjng Pre&ervsr. — "I regard your Lung Preserver as a really good preparation. ... In cases of Asthma it quiokly stopped the paroxysm. In_ Chronic Bronchitis or Winter Cough it is useful ; tho discharge of mucus is greatly assisted, and the difficulty of breathing is greatly relieved. . . As a Cough Medicine for persons of all ages it is excellent." — Dr Ewart, vide •• Book for Every Homo." — Advt.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL, Wanganui Chronicle, Volume XXXIII, Issue 11639, 14 May 1890

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