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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

TheWairore loaves for Pipit iki and uprivor sottlements at 7 o'clock this morning. Ihe usual monthly battalion parade takes place this evening. A good attendance is expected. The fortnightly meeting of the Borough Council takes place this evening. The opening bill of the Howe.Spong Company on the 25th instant will be " As You Like It," the following pieces being " Harbour Lights," and " True as Steel." Sergeant Villars was able to got up for the first time, since his admittance to the Hospital, on Sunday last, and is progressing very rapidly towards recovery. Mr Laird, with a staff of four men, yesterday began the work of extending the local bowling green. It is intended to make the green 120 ft square, and to have the work completed by the ?lth of May. Tho third drawing for the Strachau Memorial Cup of th 6 Wanganui Bowling Club is as follows:— McFarlane plays Armstrong, Tustin plays McCarthy, Bounio playy Skipwitli, and Bov/uon lias a, byo.

" Why arebfkers the most indolent and Jespicable tradesmen ?" is the interesting juery that was propounded nfc n recent labour conference. The answer c*mo ' juiok and to the point : " Because they I sponge at night and lcn? during the ' 4ay !" Miss Hopo formally severed her connection with the Wanganui Hospital on Saturday last, and the newly-appointed inatrcn (Nurse Warmington) has taken up Jier duties. Miss JVraser, wlio will succeed Mibs Warmington on the staff, is recently from Christyhurch, whore she filled a similar position. The Wanganui Jockey Club are not yet satisfied with the attractions ot their course, excellent though they are, and intend adding at an early date a wellappointed members' sUnd. Tim stand, j for which tenders will shortly be called, is to be erected over the iHi ;es now used Dy the Club. Although Dr Balcewell has withdrawn ' from the discussion to which he challenged the Eev. L. M. Isitt, the latter gentleman intends to keep his promise, and will lecture in the City Hall, at Auckland, on Friday evening next, in reply to Dr Bakewell's challenge, mile New Zealand Herald, August 14th, 18!>3. MrPurcell T. Webb, organist of Christ Church, announces that he is prepared to give lessons on. the organ, pianoforte, violin, and theory of music. Mr Webb was formerly assistant organist of Hockhampton Cathedral, and St. David's Church, Bangor, North Wales. His address is Panama House, WicWenlstreet. We understand that it is likely that the Wanganui Parliamentary Union will le called together early in May next. Taking into consideration the popularity attained by the Union pjior to the recess, and the great interest taten in its proceedings by the members, there can be no doubt that the idea has quite fallen into the good graces of the young men of our town and district. Another susoessful session may be confidently anticipated, Applications are invited for the position of Lady Principal ut theChristahurch Girl's High School, Ihe salary is £100 P9r annum, without capitation or fees, and the duties are to commence on or about the 13th of September next, and endorsed applications accompanied with copies of testimonials, must be sent to the Ksgistrar at the College not later than the lilat of May next. A schedule of the duties may be'seonat this office. In another column Messrs F. B. Jackson and Co. offer for lease the Waipakura estate, of about 2300 acrrs of good grazing land and rich river flats, situate on the banks of the Wanganui Siver. The land, which will carry from 3000 to 4000 sheep and 250 head of cattle, is fenced and subdivided iuto suitable paddocks, and has n suitable dwelling house erected upon it. The proporty is distant from Wanganui about six miles, and immediate possession can be :;iv?n. The attention of people passing along Bidgway-street yesterday was attracted by a number of extraordinarily large cases which were being takon into the Oddfellows' Hall. These cases contained the English furniture and general merchandise advertised to bo sold by Mr Keesing at auction on Thursday and Friday next. Amongst the items ate some fin 9 bedsteads, a handsome sideboard, five dining and dtawing room suites,liall tables, telescope, dinin? tables, whatnots, music cabinets, writing table, work tables, fancy chairs, rugs, blankets, medicine cupboards, pillows, guns, and a multitude of other articles both useful and ornamental. Tbe cases themselves contain a lot of useful timber which will also be sold. We have no doubt that Mr Keesing will meet a large and spirited audience to compete for these goods, which we are assured comprise the best assortment of the kind submitted in Wanganui for many years. The ?oodß will be on view to-morrow. A meeting of the Museum Trustees was held in the new building yesterday afternoon. Present— Messrs Carson (Chairman), Freeman R. Jackson, Nixon. Turner, Marshall, Drew, and Dr t Tripe. After considerable discussion it was decided to postpone the opening ceremonies in connection with the Museum from May to October next, the reasons which prevailed upon the trustees being tho probability of cold and wintry weather next month, -which, coupled with the short afternoons, would prove very unsuitable for an out-door garden party with afternoon tea. The Chairman read a telegram he had received from Sir Bobert Stout, in which that goDtleman expressed his willingness to assist in the opening ceremonies if held about the end of May. It was resolved to thank Sir Robert for his readiness to accede to the Committee's request, and t:> inform him of the alteration in iho time of opening. It was further resolved that the assistance of lady friends of the Museum •be invoked for a fancy fair to be held in the month of March of next year. Also that a series of entertainments be organised for the coming winter months, and that Messrs Nixon, Turner, Marshall, and Dr Tripe, of the Trustees, together with Messrs Crichton and John Anderson, be a Committee, with power to add to their number, to carry out tho entertainments. The Mayor stated that the question of a j suitable entrance to tho Park from Ridg-way-street was under the consideration j of Mr Gilmour, tho Borough Foreman of I Works, and Mr A. Atkins, and a report on the subject would probably be submitted to the Domain Board at its next meeting. The boys of the Collegiate School had a day out yesterday, when the cadet corps, in connection with the school, indulged in a sham fight at Balgownie. Those who were not members of the corps went down to watch proceedings, and a number of outside spectators were also present. The company went by the 1 o'clock train, the defending party, ui.der Lieutenants Cooper and McWilliam, alighting at Balgownie and marching to a hill which they were told off to hold, while the remainder, forming the attacking contingent, under Captain Bethel, went down to the Heads. Having given the defending party time to prepare, the attack was commenced; Pickets wore sent out, followed by an advance guard, and then came, in extended order, tho main body. Keeping fairly well under cover the invaders surrounded the object of their attack, and after a short and presumably brilliant encounter the "cease firing" was sounded. The whole corpd was then reformed and drawn up to hear the decision of the umpire (Sergeant-Major McMillan) which was given in favour of the assailants, the points tor and against the different movements made by each squad being explained. The whole party then adjourned to Miss Imluy's grounds, where they ware provided with an excellent afternoon tea and refreshments. A very pleasant day was brought to a "lose by three ringing cheers for Miss Irnlay and the boys and their friends returned to town. I Tho following is an extract from " Life's Fairy Tales," by J. A. Mitchell— " Make your son a physician." " A physician ! " exclaimed tho father. " Why, he has not brains enough for a ' hod oarI rier." No brains are required. Your son has a pompous manner and says little—a combination that is sure to impress a sick man " Three years later the son returned from abroad, after a series of unintelligent studies in the leading medical schools of Europe. His first pationt was au ifcllueutial lady who hud the whooping ccugli. Ho pronounced it quick consumption. Slip, of course, believed him, and when she recovered was so overcome by her marvellous escape from this usually fatal disense that she reccoramended him in the most enthusiasts manner to all her friends. His second great success was with a child who had cramp in the stomach. He treated him for curvature of the spine, as the child camo out of it with an excellent | figure, the wealthy parents overwhelmed Jhira with their gratitude. Hia reputation was now firmly established. He beoarao a shining lifiht in the profession, and soon after married a merchant princess. Men's Working Shirt-s Is lid ; Boys' Printed Mole Trousers, 3s Od ; White Turkish Towels, 6d ; Gents' Washing Ties, three for Is. At Ueorge Fowld's Groat Clearing sale, Taupo Quay, opposite Steam Packet Hotel.— advt. Sir Georoe Gket, X.C B:— A lnaguifi cent portrait from the most recent photo, graph, suitable for framing, may be had from Mckee and Gamble, N.Z. Press A gency, Wolling ton. Prico,2a Id,- inclu . diug pvotage. Agents wiuted — Advt,

The ordinary monthly meeting of the Wanganui Chamber of Commerce was held at tho office of the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company yesterday afternoon. Present— Messrs John ' Stevenson (chairman), Harvey, Tustin, Tilly, Liffiton, Cremer, Carson, and A. D. Willis, M.H.E. After the minutes of the previous meeting had been road and coy firmed tho Chairman explained what had taken place at the interview between tho deputation from the Chamber and the Hon. Mr McTCenaie, Minister for Lands, re the openin? up of the back country; also of the interview with the Eailway Commissioners in connection with wharf, age charges, station accommodation aud other matters. Mr Stovenson said they could not over-rato the importance of their back country roads. In tho Waimarino Block some 70,000 acres had been taken up. Ths road from Raelihi township to Wanganui, via Parapara, covered 68 mileo, of which 22 miles was dray road and 18 miles bridle track (four miles unfinished.) Of the portion yet remaining to be finished four miles are through fairly level open country, fire mileb are rough, and five miles are fairly level. The estimated cost to complete this nnd form a bridle track is from £1380 to £1500, and this should be urged as much as possiblo. He and Mr Spurdlo would ba in Wellington shortly, and if the Chamber so desired would again bring the matter under the notice of the Government. After a conversational discussion itwaß decided that the Chairman and Mr Spurdle he requested to interest themselves in the direction suggested, as by the opening up of that road a large amount of trade would be secured to Wanganui that could not be broached by any other place. With reference to railway matters, Mr Stevenson pointed out the vory great desirabilityof gotting Wanganui made the principal terminus for through trains in the place of \ramoho, as at present. He con- , sidared that with a population of between 6000 and 7000 paopleour wishes should be listened to with respect to this matter. Mr Carson suggested that the co-operation of all the local bodies should be asked on this matter in order that these claims should ha impressed as scon as possible. Messrs Stevenson andSpurdle wore also requested to wait upon the directors of the Manawatu Railway Company and tho Kailway Commissioners with a view to the preparation of a timetable suitable to this end, Mr Stevenson said that during the four weeks, ending 31efc March, including the Easter holidays, the number of passengers booked from Wanganui was 2657. After a little further general conversation the meeting adjourned.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Wanganui Chronicle, Volume XXXVIII, Issue 11960, 17 April 1894

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Wanganui Chronicle, Volume XXXVIII, Issue 11960, 17 April 1894

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