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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

The Wanganui School Committee meet on Monday evpning next. The ordinary monthly meeting of the Waitotara County Council taken place on Monday next. The final contest for Senior Cup honours, takes place on the Recreation Ground this afternoon. Mrs Walker notifies the arrival by the Aorangi of her second shipment of 6pring goods, of which there will he a fiae display in her showroom to-day. Messrs Loveday and Co.'s premises attracted a large number of admirerß last evening, when the firm's spring and summer Roods were displayed. The Key. C. H. Garland will deliver his quarterly address to the Trinity Sunday School children to-morrow morning, and in the evening will preach on the question " Can a sinner know that his sins are forgiveD; or is the doctrine of assurance but a " Methodist " delusion ?" Mr Keesing had a large assemblage of buyers at his auction sale of the jewellery stock of the Goldsmithß'-Hall Company. The sale, which was eminently satisfactory—from a buyer's point of view— will bs resumed at 12 30 sharp to-day, when everything will be knocked down without the slightest reserve. Attention is directed to Mr A. J. Cribb's new advertisement, announcing a display of the new season's novelties this evening. Mr Cribb further nforms Mb patrons that having extended his show room ho will now be in a better position to display his large and varied stock. Mr E. M. Smith was " on the job " yesterdr.y alternoon. The Premier actually refused to send a delegate to England in connection with Taranaki ironsand, and the disappoint9d little man who represents tho "garden of New Zealand" belched forth his indignation until the sun went down, and the House adjourned for dinner. Mr Seddon invoked the assistance of his majority yesterday afternoon to resist an order ot the Wanganui Supreme Court. According to our Parliamentary report, a summons was received calling upon the Clerk of the House to produce at Wanganui Supreme Court a certain petition regarding the Horowhenua Block, together with the evidence taken bufore the Native Affairs Committee. The Premier moved that the Clerk b 9 refused leave to attend and produce the papers, and the motion was carried by 44 to 12. Something for our readers to puzzle their heads about will ba found in Messrs Wilson and Co.'a advortisemont in our columns. This enterprising flrm are offer? ing two beautiful' gold watches to be competed for by their customers, one for the ladies and one for the gentlemen. The prizes are on view in th 9 firm's windows, and will no douut gladden the heart of the lucky winner. Our reprsEentativo will be present at the countouc, and the names of /.he winners will bi advertised, so that whoeyer wins the prizes will be epsedily informed. The henefit concert to be giiren nejffc Thursday (October 4th) by Mis and Miss Evelyn Price promises to bs a great musical event. Mr Mackenzie has most ganerously promised his valuable assistance. Some of the items will comprise gems from the finest oparap, including #rand duo for two piunos, "Belissrid" (this alone will be well worth hearing), paraphrase de concert, " Nigoletto," a violin solo from "Souaambulo," &■:. With such a programme we expet{. to see a bumper house, and we feel glad that there irf already a great demand for the tickets, The programme will be given in a future issue. In the Garriaon Hall to-morrow evening Mr Walter Bentley will lecture on the "Church and Stage." Mr Bentley has delivered this lecture in the various centres he has visited, and immense audiences were present at Invercargill, Timaru, and Christchurch, in which lattsr city his Worship the Mayor, in proposing a vote of thanks to Mr Bantley, said— "lt was a matter for congratulation that a groat actor, as Mr Bentley undoubtedly wa? , could, with such elegauce of diction, and in such a humorous manner, speak his own thought?, insteaJ of confining himself to the illustration of the thoughts of others, Mr Bantley'e lecturo wjs without doubt t%e best that had teen heard in Christehuroh for many years." Ordinary readers must occasionally be puzzled by the now frequent addition of the words " Dark Koom " to tho advertisements of hotels and boarding-houso3. 9d numerous are the photographer?, amatsur and otherwise, who now travel about the country provided with kodik and camera that tho provision of a dar^ room for the purposes of their pastime, or pr&fassion^ as tho case miy be, has buconi9 a feature with many hotels. It is somotimas only a sked or outhouse, rendered absolutely light-proof, &i?.d provided with a red light for the use of ike pbotoprapher, and a llttlft water with a cistern £<;t containing it. Some hotel-keepers have a'i hand for theso customers some of the stock cnetyieajs they require, the general use of the dry pjlafo r.^ndsrin? such dangerous poisons as are ochodujed finder the Sale of Drags Act unnecessary €cr {he production of the photographs. The annual maeling of the shareholders of tho South British Firo and Marine Insuranco Company of tfew Zealand is to bs l>eld on Wednesday, 10th October. The stntor ment of accounts to be presented by tbo Directors for the year ondiug 3 1st August, 1891, shows that tho net r jvonuo amounts to J?214,!)00 lls 91 After miking tho usual jwoyjgion for losses outstanding, and adding tbo mm .of £1000 I to tho rc-insuranco resorvo fund, there i§ a Eiirplus in the revenuo account of JE33IG 13 3 P I,to which had ba to added the balance from 1&93, ,£GOM Is 3d, less dividend paid in Oetobor, J893, i! 3231 Bs, making a total surplus of J??5,980 7?, which has toon dealt with as foliow6,-r Interim dividend paid in April, 189*, at rato of 10 per cent, per annum, £$'Xil Si; sinking fund, Auckland leasehold, £70; written off office furniture, J8387 llsj written off for depreciation on sundry eocuritiop, 41200 ; Iramferred to reserve fund, £20,000, mak. ing a totil of 19^, and leaving a balance of jBU.OSG Si, The Directors now recommend tho pay wont of a dividend at tho rate of 15 per cent, psr anannum, for the half-year ending 31sfc August, 1891; ivliieh will absorb MU7 2t, aud loavo £JM'A 03 to bu csuried to tbo

Tho Pollard Juvenile Open Company are to peiform here for six nights, com- ■ mencing on October Oth, at the Oddfellows' Hal!. Mr Pinches, who is acting as the architect for the Public Trustee in the Poarco e3tate, inforni3 us that Messrs Eusbbll and Bignall aro the BUCC33sful tenderers for rebuilding the Albion Hotel, and that the work will be started as soon as the purchaser has removed the old building, The Eev.|Mr Wallis, who has been appointed to the vacant Bishopric of Wellington, is a bachelor. He is young and energetic, and ia reputed to bo a very able mar, and moderate in his church vi«ws and practices. Tho Now Plymouth Bowling .Club has a membership of betwoon 60 and 70, and a credit balance of about .£4O. for tho coming season special priz9fs have been donated by members— ono of three,guineas three of two guineas, and two of one guinea. At the annual meeting the secretary announced that the "cupboard" showed a pi ofit, which was about the first time it had done so. Mr Paul said he understood the Wanganui Club had abolished the " cupboard," and each membpr now had bis own private bUU. A meeting of the Museum Directors was held yesterday afternoon. Present — Messrs Carson (chairman), P. R. Jackeon, Nixon, Atkins, Spurdle, Drew, ani Dr Tripe. After a good deal of discussion it was deeded to postpone the opening ceremonies until March next, when a fancy fait will be held in connection therewith. At.present the approaches to tho building are almost closed, The gang of prisoners undor Mr Beasley are doing good work, but there are many thousands of loads of Rind to be removed, and tho roads and grounds near the Museum are in such a condition that it would hardly be convenient or comfortable to tho3e attending the functions. As, however, many are anxious to known what the Museum ia like and to see the beautiful exhibit 3 contained therein, the Trusteed have decided to give those who wish the opportunity to inspect the collection on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, from 2 until half-past 4 o'clock, during which time a charge of Is will be made to cover the expenses incurred in fitting up tho collection. After the formal opening the admittance will always ba free, At a mesting of the Duuedia assembly of tbe Knights of Labour, che other night, the following resolution was carried :-- "That as the borrowing policy of the Government involves the auauil payment i of a large amount, which must come out of the pockets of the producers of the colony and go to enrich foreign capitalists; as such policy further tends to bo'ster up a capitalistic Rystem which takes from the workers the wealth they create, giviug them the least possible return for their labour; and as the Govvemment were elected as, and professed to be, a non-borrowing Government, this assembly strongly protests against their proposals »3 embodied in the Financial Statement," It was further resolved— "That this assembly disapprove? of the action taken by the Government in bringing in the 'Advances to Settlers Bill, inasmuch as a Stato Bank Bill similir to the one recently introduced by the Legislature of New South Wales will meet the monetary requirements of this country without imperilling the national credit," The late Governor of Now Zealand, Lord Onslow, contributes to the Hadminton (English) Library volume on " Yatching " a description covering sixtsen pages, of yatching in New Zealand waters, " the paradise "of the sport ; and he inoideitally touches on Australian yachting generally, and on topics of local interest likely to attract the yachtman who lias an oye for tho picturesque. " For ttoae," wriUs Lord Onslow, " who wish to enjoy two summers without a winter, to see some of the most remarkable natural phenomena of the world, and the most interesting and most developod savage race with which Englishmen have como in contact ;to explore fresh wateie ; ti find an ample supply of good provisions, suitad to European requirements j to live among fellow-oountrymeu who will assuredly give a haarty and hospitable welcome , and to realiso something of the extsnt, the variety and the vastnes3 of the Queen's Empire. I can suggest no bettor nor inora onjoyablo cru'aa during the English winter months than one round the beautiful islands of Antipodean Britain. " Afc a meeting of a society called the " Dicky Bird Society, " which has its habitation at Nowcastle, and which aims at inculcating in young people feelings of compassion towards all living creatures, Colonel Cou'sm told a story of an incident such as is often to be witnossedin abnsy London thoroughfare. To the Londoner born and bred such an.occurrence would occasion no surprise, but it is often commented upon by foreign visitors in our midst as being in the highest degree creditable to pur civilisation. Colonol Coulson awrr a poor young girl — pcor in ovory sonss of the word, becausa she was badly clad and a cripple— attempting to oross ono of the busiest thoroughfares in tho Metropolis. She had hardly got off the pavement when 6he shook with fear. In tbe twinkling of an eye two stalwart ] policemen were at her side, and ; guarded her aoros?, stopping every cacrjige, every conveyance, until the poor . crippled, girl had been \R,\en over to the other side. They stopped the coroneted carriage as well as the omnibu3 and cab, thus giving , a practical demonstration of the duties of the stronp towards the weak.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Wanganui Chronicle, Volume XXXVIII, Issue 12120, 29 September 1894

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Wanganui Chronicle, Volume XXXVIII, Issue 12120, 29 September 1894

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