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West Coast Times. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1895.

Wpr4 was brought to town yesterday of d,eath of %r$ (}rimmon^, which took place aoo,n after midnight on Safcur day. For the last two or three years Mrs Grimmond was the yiptim of paralysis ejicti'funcfclon o|'the body and, mind, grad unlly giving way beneath, the attacks oi t^iis dread disease. To most of us who knew Mrs Grimmond as an active kindlj woman, f |ill of life and energy, the change was as from life to death. It was in reality a life in death, as if the dread destroyer djd hot wis'fy j;6'tq,ke hpr from her n«my f riendsat ojice. In Ross, where she was best known, the grief at her death will be very deep and very sincere. Probably there is not a poor family living there during Mrs Grimmond's long stay that she his not helped in some way or o{jheri ' The list of her benefactions, which have come to the writ's knowledge are so numerous that it has been a frequent Bourse of wonder that she could devise so many means of relieving distress. She was a warm true-hearted friend and never forgot to repay a kindness. To Mi 1 Grimmond we extend our warmest sympathy. She has been a true helpmate to him and much of his success in life is to be attributable to her active assistance and ready sympathy and help. Words fail us in attempting to adequately convey our sense pf fhe $e,ep Iqss an honored friend has sustained, and how deeply, how truly we grieve with and for him. It is reported that there will be an enquiry re the Jessie Niccol at Greymouth to-day and that Capt. Bignell has been requested to attend. Nominations for the Mayoralty close to-day at noon. It is not likely that the Returning Officer will receive as many as did the Secretary of the Westland Racing Club on Saturday night, but as four gentlemen have expressed their intention of contesting it is not likely, that the office will go begging. The Native Land Court Eaton Saturday and' the judge, Mr Bishop, virtually settled the value of the land taken by the Public Works Department for approaches to the Arahura bridge at £10 per acre. This was the iprice paid by the Department without demur for similar land in the same locality and as they had practically fixed the value, the judge did not alter it. The settlement as to who is entitled to receive the amount was left to the partfes interested ; if they come to no agreement Mr Bishop will determine the matter this morning. Some uncertainty was felt in town on Saturday in reference to Mr Davitt's visit, it being asserted that he was not coming. We learn from Mr Cahill, Secretary to ;ha Reception Committee,"that Mr Davitt itrill arrive here to-morrow afternoon, but ihe 1 precise hour is not definitely fixed. Pawson's Perfection Whisky is uni:orm in excellence of quality, and is fuaranteed full measure of One Gallon to ix bottles — Pollock and Bevan, Agents --Advt. '

■3?ha Committee qi the Weu'fcJ»a4 &fcflina Hub m'eV ii r § Potf^'fllge HoW#f >'cloc}£ on Saturday evening, Mr Al.A 1 . Steveriwm in the '' "The minutes of ,be previous meeting were read and conirmed and the outward correspondence yas approved. A letter was read from ;he Greymbuth Club conveying the resolution arrived at with respect to the proposal from the Hokitika Club to race on faster Monday and Tuesday of next year. — lieceived, already cfealt with. Mr .[as. Lynch wrote suggesting an amendment in the terms for working the totalisator at the forthcoming meeting. — Received $,nd resolved fco compromise the condition in dispute. The nominations, published el c °where, were received, anc} considered jughly satidfactojy. The Secvscary reported as to a race meeting next Easter {Monday and Tuesday. The action was approved, and the matter left in the Secretary's hands to complete. It was resolved that the Chairman and Secretary arrange with Messrs R. W. Wade & Co. for the sate of privileges for the New Year meeting. It was decided to submit fcbe usual priveleges on Saturday, December 21st at 3 p.m. The Chairman reported fehe passing" of the Reserves Disposal and Exchange Act by Parliament, Ivhich affected the local course. ' Action was deferred pending the receipt of a' copy of jthe Act. The Course Committee reported that necessary repairs to the course, etc., had been satisfactorily completed, and that the running track was riow in ve*jr good order. The meeting then adjourned. In order to permit of his "Worship the Mayor and other Hokitika friends ([who have engagements to-morrow owing to Mr Davitt's visit) being present at Mre Grimmond's funeral, it has been fixed to take place at 9 o'clock to-morrow morn fug. Amongst the passengers by the coacl on Saturdayievening wasiMiss Maud Tait iwho looks remarkably well after her trip Per friends as well as her pupils will be glad to welcome her back. It is a curious coincidence that the firsi little war of Lord Wolsley's term of offic< as Commander-in-Chief should be Ashan tee, the scene of the little war in whicl he first did service with general's rank. The estimate was recently given thai no less than three and a half millions ii London alone never enter any place oJ worship. Mr John Burns says he knows th< British workman. " Out work he ii often an anarchist, and in work he is toe often a blue-nosed Tory." According to the trials of Carrie] pigeons recently made in the Americai Navy, these birds are likely to prove verj Useful at sea in carrying despatches. Onlj 10 per cent of the pigeons sent off failec to return "home," and some of th< " homers " covered 200 miles of ocean ai a speed of 30 miles an hour. The Rev. James H. Todd, missionari to China, dated Nangking, 15th Augus writes : — "About a week ago aproclama tion was posted at the North Gate, nea] i to us,'andin other parts of the city, am 1 at once excited our curiosity, as sucl things may mean anything ; and wher the people wish to arouse any feeling oi antagonism to the foreigner, it is done b} posting up bills, etc., in that way." Mi ; Cqrraack at once made enquiries anc found out it was issued from the Tsung I li-Yamen, Pekin, and was warning th< people-that, owing to the riotsand trouble fn the West, the foreigners were here with the consent of the Government, and were to be protected, and Gospel halls oi chapels received special mention. Consequently a tent has been pitched not fai from us, and close to which is stationed a guard of soldiers." "It won't woik/' e^aid Jones, sadly. "What won't work?" Hypnotism. ] tried it on the butcher. Looked at him fixedly uniii I bad his undivided attention 5 then J Raid very slowly and with emphasis, ''The bill is paid," «'And what did the butcher do?" He said "You're a liar." Zimmerman, the world's champion cyclist, lays down the following rules for training :—l.: — 1. Abstain from alcohol and smoking. Alcohol heats the blood ; smoking depresses the heart. 2. Begin training on the /oad, say from 20 to 30 miles a day. Take it easy at first, gradually getting into fast work. 3. Training by walking and running is not necessary to the cyclist. Train on your machine. 4. Never train before breakfast. An engine cannot work without fuel. 5. Hand-rubbing — or massage — after exercise is the best method of benefiting the muscles and working off the flesh. 6. As to diet avoid potatoes, and the less you drink the better. 7. Salt-water bathing is the best, using a sponge. . Few benefit by the cold water bath. Rest when the season is over. Zimmerman never crosses his machine in winter. The Southland News says : — The wellad veriised Mr Chamberlain has an old age pension in hand, with which he has been dazzling the British elector. How he proposes to work it was explained on Wednesday night by Mr M. Davitt, and it is beautiful, simple, and also so generous, that the proposal should have special interest to New Zealanders. Every person is to contribute Iq per week regularly for thirty years, and, on attaining say sixty years— if he or she lives to that age— The State is to pay the munificent sum ot 5s per week to the worn-out taxpayer, who will ever afterwards be able to live a life of ease and luxury. If, however, the aforesaid taxpayer fails, through sickness or want of work, to regularly contribute the insignificant sum of Is a week, from his liberal wages, he forfeits his right to the princely income of 5s a week, and goes to the poorhousc or dies in a garret. A.s the initiator of so beneficent a scheme the name of Chamberlain should be immortalised. The unqualified praise of such genuine jld Cognac as Alfred Carafont and Co's jy the medical authorities of Europe, is ;he highest testimony that can be paid to ts merits; — Pollock and Bevan, Agents. — Advt. Mr Jokichi Takamine, a Japanese che- g nist, who studied his profession in Glas- j fow University, has discovered anewsubititute for yeast. It is an obscure fun- j [Us known as Eurolium oryzon, belonging j o the mildew family. Boiled bran is the j >est soil to grow it in. It is much super- j or to ordinary yeast for bread making o mrpobes, as it is such a vigorous ferment ; £ nd it is equally valuable for brewing and [istillation, because it pro luces no fusil oil v ud no f urfurol. Tajakojiis the name its n nventor has bestowed upon it. j. The breaking-up of the Maerewhenua & state into small f arms has so inpreascd si raffic on the Duntroon section of the v me that the station-master and post- ci laster at Duntroon has had to obtain ex- E ra assistance to cope with the work. n

'eceiygsf, 1 amongst other contributions} re T a jenjiiy a pair of spectacles^ Presuming g that' the donor |had made a mistake, the t Churchwarden courteously returned them. 8 They were, however, again deposited on t the plate and not wishing to create a scene, the official finished his collection, < and the plate was duly presented con- 5 taining the novel contribution. At the < close of the service, however, the spec- i tacles were again presented to the owner, ] the presumption being that he was absent- j minded. To the surprise of the officials, . they were assured that he had acted in- , tenticoially ; that the reader of the prayers had made so many plunders in reading that he presumed ho could not see, and so presented h^m with a pair of spectacles. Referring to Waterfall and the Caulfield Cup the Melbourne correspondent c the Sydney Referee writes : — His sire Niagara, was probably one of the best horsss ever seen in Australia — I know the late Aleo. Robertson used to think so—but bad feet always prevented him beiner properly trained. J^e carae in a year wjjjeh included such a good horse as Atercorn, and wjion half wound up he ran a dead beat great son of Chester airßWdwick. "ti/iv Oxenham and "The Count "'must have reaped a rich reward^ over the race. Mr Oxenham did no'j; back Him fpr much, but, he saved him in hia book — a big one— and landed thereby a nice list{e sum. The easy way in which Waterfall won was not the least surprising feature of the race. He came right away from the others in the straight, and tris two' lengths' win, in very smart time, cpidd, I think, haye been increased under pressure to four or five lengths,. Waterfall had, it must also be remembered,' to make up a lot of leeway, as he was second last going out of the straight. Tim Swiveller, when he won, occupied a similar place, and he, like Waterfall, won simply through being a good stayer. In a case at Dunedin last week, wherein a young man was charged with stealing money from an hotel, Mr Hanlon, coansel If or the defence, referred, (says the SEar,) to the absurdity of the Act in compelling the justice to send a prisoner for triDl simply because he committed the theft in a dwelling. It did not matter how much an article was valued at, the Bench could not deal with the case. If a person stole a button from a dwelling the Magistrate was bound to commit the prisoner for trial. At Melksham recently, a woman parachutist was engaged to give a perfoimance. When the balloon was released from its moorings -it was observed that two men and a boy were entangled in the cords, but the two men managed to drop when a few feet from the ground, whilst the boy was carried up to a great height. So far as the woman was concerned, her life was safe, since she could eisily descend alone by means of a parachute, whereas she doubted its capability of carrying the boy as well. Again, if the boy was left by himself he was doomed. The woman wasawai-e that, in the natural course of things, the balloon would ascend to a very great height, hover there for a while, and then slowly descend to the earth. It an instant she decided to risk her own life in order to save the boy ; so, calling to him to climb to the trapeze upon which she sat, she then made him lay himself across her knees, and in this position the two performed the perilous jouruey, and eventually reached he ground without suffering any injury. Upon being questioned later by a member of Government, who witnessed the incident, the boy declared that he had never enjoyed anything better than this unpremediated trip to the skies. It is to be hoped that the Society for the Reward of Bravery will suitably acknowledge the gallant action of this woman, who for several hours risked death in order to save the life of a meddlesome boy. A tender has been accepted by the Agent-General for the construction of a new cable steamer for the use of the New Zealand Government. Messrs Dunlop, of Glasgow, are the successful tenderers, although not the lowest. Their tender is, however, at a price considered reasonable, namely, about £30,000. There were two lower tenders, but both were invalidated by failing to conform to the specifications. The tenderers appear to have overlooked the restrictions as to draught, a most important point in view of the fact that the new boat will have to perform lighthouse duty, and therefore must operate in limited depths of water. The vessels for which the lowest tenders were sent in would have been debarred by their excess of draught from attending a considerable proportion of the lighthouses, consequently these teni ders could not be entertained. The new steamer is designed strictly for use and not ornament. She will not be by any means pretty or yacht-like in appearance, and will not have anything like the fine lines of the Hinemoa. But she will be a useful, comfortable boat, although her cabin accommodation will necessarily be limited. She will be fitted up forward with all the necessary cable repairing apparatus. As regards her machinery, she is to have every latest improvement in engines and boilers. It is estimated that she will steam 14 knots per hour on a comparatively small consumption of coal. It is said she is to be named the Theresa. Dr Syme, of Melbourne Hospital, on the curious and anomalous laws of human heredity :—"lt: — "It is apparently more common for qualities to be transmitted from the female, and especially to the male offspring while it is also common for qualities to transmitted from the male parent to female offspring. So that if this rule held good for two generations the males would resemble their maternal grandfather and the females their paternal grandmother. Of course in very many cases the transmission is from male parents to male offspring ; but tho first rule is certainly very common, and helps to, explain why genius need not be hereditary and why the sons of great men so seldom attain distinction." With the exception of Victoria, which gives £210, New Zealand gave the highest grant to the Royal Humane Society of Australasia, name^ £100. The New Zealand Heiald of Tuesday last says ;— t( The Tasmania, on her trip Erom Sydney, In approaching tho New Zealand coast, met with similar weather bo that which brought the Wairarapa to jrief — namely, fine weather until ap proaohing the New Zealand coast on SunJay morning, when thk-k foggy weather ivas met with, and itbecamo impossible to pick up either the Three Kings or the Sorth Capo. Speed was reduced, the :og-horn kept constantly going, and loundings taken — the latter in. order to verify the position of the steamer, which same slowly along the coast until Cape Brett was picked up early on Monday norning.

a recent address said} 11 — >' Ef&coWd Tuiujev* atatid the pgqple sayipg A^gtralia was for the English shaking races £nd none otjier should come in. Draw such a line, if thought advisable, but if other persons were admitted they must be treated equally under the law. The police should not be hindered when they were endeavoring to apply the law. If a law wore a bad one it should be repealed, but if a good one it should be carried out, and high and low, Chinese and Englishmen, should be made to obey it. A community could not satisfy itself by bringing a few Chinese before the Court for playing " fantan," and turning aside from Europeans who wore breaking the law openly, constantly, and determinedly. Besides going to 1 prayer-meetings, the peoplo should see thai; righteousness was found in the abministraliori of justice and in the high places of the land. The application of Christian ethics to national life* meant not merely paying our national debt, but adsojutely equal justice between man. It meant that the promise made at the hustings should be kept at the top of Bouike street. It meant that men Avho had given pledges for certain action should give their votes in the same direction.

A small flock of ewe hoggets in the vicinity of Carterton, ' just shorn, has given the splendid average of 12£lbs of wool ; some of them running as high as 141bs, says the Observer.

The best medicine knownia SANDER and SONS' EUCALYPTI EXTRACT, Test its eminent powerfu' effect • ia coughs colds, influenza, &c— the relief is inst^ntan eons! Tbousan Is give the 1 most gra l if y ing testimony. His Majesty the? Kin/ ' f Italy and medical syndicat. s all ove r the' globe are its fatro*>s. Read the official repirte that accompany each bottle. We have no ce'eass on to offer rewa its in pro f of thp genuineuess of our references. The official reports of medicvl clinics snd universitier the official communication of the 'Consul Generalfor Italy at Melbourne ; thediplom awarded International Exhibition, Am tedam—all these are authentic documents I and, as such, not open to doubt. Wo ad- ' here epitome of one of the varitma cases treated by Siegen, M D., Professor, etc. Burning r f the right hand thr-u h the explosion of a small oil stove. Tbs epidermis on the volar and palmer side of the hand of the thirty-year-old patient was completely separated and lif e lup as fir as tha joint of the hand. The likewise lifted nails were hanging loose, and half of the phalanx of the n?il of the middle finger vas coaled 1 The wouuds thus contracted healed in there weeks tin ; er daily applica'io spi Eucalypti Extract dressing. The patienthas retained the full use of her hand. —

Mr Webley has arrived in Hokitika and will take the earliest opportunity of visiting his customers. — Address, Red Lion Hotel, — ApvT.

Straw Hats, at Ready Money Bargains. Ladies and Gents' Straw Hats in the latest shapes, marvellous selections, the latest Dress materials, prints, muslins, sunshades, etc., Ready Money M'Kay — Advt,

The prevailing epidemics of influenza, coughs and oo|ds are beipg successfully coped with by Chamberlaia's Cough Remedy which is proving of great service in allaying the irritation arid restoring the sufferers to health. For sale at Williams' Medical Hall and Westland Drug Hall. — Advt.

Now that the banks have amalgamated probably some of 1 the clients of the Colonial Tjjdll bo politely requested to place their accounts in credit. They will ask for 1 fame," they may get it but everyone should take time by the fetlock and buy a Waterbury watch. The new and improved watch " The Trump "is now in the market. — Advt.

We have everything up to date in the House Furnishing Department. Linoleums, Floorcloths, Carpets, Mats, Carpet §quare3, Hearthrugs, Arc Muslius, Cretonnes, etc. Ready Money M'Kay. — Advt.

Every man that wishes to be well dressed for the coming holidays can not do better than pay H. Schroder and Sou a yisit, as they have now to hand the latest Fashions frp.m the Home and Continental markets. H. Schroder and Son guarantee to give every satisfaction. Inspection invited. — Advt,

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