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WANGANUI PUBLIC MUSEUM.

"Notes by tho Directors." Through the kindnesß cf friends and the Captain of the barque Freetrader, a special visit was made to the vessel, and the box of specimens landed and delivered in good order to Mr L>rew. The box contains 32 specimens of minerals, being samples from tho many mines iv Tasw mania and Broken Hill, Australia. They of silver ores and sralena (a silver and lead orf ) cf different values rjer ton. One specimen, from a reef in the ' Grubb Silver Mining Company's " claim, at Zechan, Tasmania, yields the very rich return of 75 per cent, of lead and 1260z of silver per ton as well. There is also a most boautiful specimen of the crystallization of chromate of load, the crystals in this mineral glistening in the light like coloured jewels of the rarest value.— This very interesting collection is a present from Mr T. W. Fisher, of Hobart. Old bank notes are still coming in. This wick I have to notice one from Mr D. Thompson for £b on the Salisbury and Sbaftesbury Bank, dated, Ist September, 1800. Mr Thompson alto sends a piece of granite, a chip from the stone used in building the foundations of the London Bridge in 1825. Mrs Kirkwocd sends a tortoiseshell and silver rug made by the Fiji Islanders. A Maori canoe bailer from Master Dvew. Some land and freshwater shells from Masters A. and C. Drew. The splendid exhibits of the Liverpool Mufourn have to a great extpat bepn collided by masters of vessels trading opt of that port. Animals, fish, birds, ■weapons, and lots of other things were, and are still, brought home to the institution these captains take so much inteicst is. And wjifvt these mon are doing for Jiiyerpopl our local captains are doing for our museum Captain Robertson, of the St, Jfilda, has brought home many rare apd interesting dpecitnons, and Captain Abiam, of the s.s. Moa, is also adding specimens every week. 'Ihia trip he brings a tiny black cctopus, come shells, and seme crabs. J have also to acknowledge a New Zea? Jand crow from Mr Sam Powell, and two specimens of tho Swiss Edelweiss from Mr Suter.

Tho Government Printing Office will undeigo re-organisation before a new oliief is appointed. The New Zealand Times of Saturday laßt Bajß •, — Au accident of a somewhat Berious Dature occurred on tho To Aro railway line oa Friday morning. Mr T. W. Boauroont, plumber, of Courtenay Place, was working on the breastwork near Mr Bowie's boatshod. when tbe train from the Hutt, which he had not heard approaching, knocked him down, a portion of tho front carriage striking bim on the right hip. He experienced a severe . - ehaUng, but fortunately no bones were f br.ken. Wanganui, March ltftn. 1893. Mr ■Koswortby, Hurbalist. liear Sir,— As Eeveral of my children and I have received 6iich banefit from time to time by the nee of yonr remedier, notably the "Mothers' Friend Soothing Syrup," " Balm of Gilead," cough mixture. " Botanic Cough Syrup," •'. l;iver Tonic/ and "Liver and Jiidney Cure!" I readily accedp to your' request for a testimonial to that effect, andam only tpo glad there is a shop pf your description in Wan?sin\\i. ' I should also rpcomtnend any pi^ trpublefl with bad health to give your niedicinea trial, and I feel Burethey viill be satis ped as I have been.— Ypura truly, Alfred John B?mss, farmer, Kai Iwi.

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WANGANUI PUBLIC MUSEUM., Wanganui Chronicle, Volume XXXVII, Issue 11804, 15 May 1893

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WANGANUI PUBLIC MUSEUM. Wanganui Chronicle, Volume XXXVII, Issue 11804, 15 May 1893

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