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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

Carterton Notes and other matter will be found on our fourth pago to-day. The Mastcrton Hospital Trustees meet to-morrow (Friday) afternoon.

President Krugeropposed tlic abolition of the monoply for the supply of dynamite for tlio mines on the Hand. A mail and liig wife have been sentenced to four months each, at Wcilinijton, for sliop-lifting. Mr and Mrs Tringham, of Pigeon Bnsli, leave Wellington by the Monowai to-night on a visit to Australia. The Government is to clear the Tiran-mea-road near Alfrcdton. It has been blocked for somo time.

His Excellency the Governor will leave for Aucklaml urn. New Plymouth on Tuesday next. He will call at Palmcrston North on his way. At Unslorlon tliis morning William Heury Wilton was fined 20s and costs for exposing for sale sheep infected with lice.

An engine ran intoafisherman'strap at a Wellington crossing the other day. The driver of the trap was thrown out, and escaped serious iujury. The trap was smashed.

Mr D. Wilton has on view a largo photograph of the Mastorton Oriental team of footballers. It is a splendid picture and has given the Oriental Club the utmost satisfaction. The Itcv. P. Wyndham Earce, who is to succeed the liev. A. 0. Yorkc as Vicar of St. Matthew's, paid a flying visit to Masterton, arriving yesterday and leaving by this morning's train. Miss May Constance Gore, second daughter of Mr ]{, ]), Gore, of Aurora Terrace, Wellington, and Mr James Marchbanks, engineer to the Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company were married yesterday. Mr C. J. Ecakcs, Government Veterinarian, is on a visit to this district, and with Inspector W. Miller, has visited several properties to examine diseased cattle and horses. Several animals have been ordered to be destroyed, and others have been treated with anti-tuberculine. The result will be awaited with interest by farmers and stock-owners. An early drunk was captured in Masterton about seven o'clock this morning. He had been out all night in th<> rain and appeared to be soaked inside and out! ile was not sufficiently recovered to appear before the Court this morning.

An English officer addressing liis men, who had just returned from a somewhat fruitless expedition, said, "You were no doubt disappointed because this campaign gayc you no opportunity to light; but if llicre had been any lighting there would have been many absent faces here to-day!"

The sudden change in the weather quite upset a Mastcrtou resident this morning, and lie was picked up by Constable Lawlor and carefully steadied into the police station shortly before noon to-day. Assuring his captor that "the Missus would kick up an awful row when he didn't turn up at dinnertime," the aged imbiber sank into a peaceful slumber in the corner of a cell,

The concert to be held in St. Matthew's schoolroom this eyening, will be of exceptional merit. In addition to the best local instrumental and vocal talent, some decidedly new features in enlertiiinnicnt and entertainers will be introduced. If the public were fully invarc of the nature of the surprises in store, St. Matthew's schoolroom would prove inadequate to the demand for scaling accommodation.

Judgment was giyen by Mr W. li, Ilaselden, S.M.. this morning, iu the case in which the Town Lnnds Trustees sued W. Slnuv for removing a verandah from a leased shop iu Hall-street. His Worship gave liis opinion that the structure was not removable and ordered defendant to pay £ii 10s and £3 costs.

lliey are going the whole hog in Chicago in the matter of theatrical novelties, unless I'hilmlelpliia Leihjcr lias been anticipating the time when pigs shall lly. According to that paper an enterprising manager introduces 11 live hog 011 the stage, puts him through the machine, and distributes the resulting sausages as souvenirs. A sausage as a souvenir may linger from its shape long in the memory, but for most people it would soon be too strongly reniinisecut of the liuked sweetness of oilier days. A honeymoon at the Noitli Pole sounds pleasant, and the idea must be interesting to the novelist in need of a new situation, says the N,'L Times. Mr Peary's Arctic Expedition will include 11 bridal pair. One of his assistants, Mr Hugh Lee, is to be married at the end of this month. The couple will join the expedition, and spend their honeymoon ill the Arctic regions. The Mine of the young lady is Miss Florence Leonard, When the Magistrate's Court opened at Maslcrlon this morning, Mr C, A, lWnnll asked Mr Ilaselden, S M., if he would fix the civil business for eleven o'clock, and make that the hour for civil business at each fortnightly sitting in future. His Worship said he thought there ought to be some reciprocity between Bench and Bar. Sometimes the criminal business was disposed of in ten minutes, and it meant that he would be compelled to waithalf-an-hour or perhaps three-quarters. He would, however, consider the matter.

This pretty story is jogging round again :-A young contralto at a Jlandcl concert which Sir Joseph Earnby was conducting at the end of a solo put in a high note instead of a less elfcetive note usually sung. The innovation shocked the conductor, and lie immediately asked whether Miss thought she was right in trying to improve upon ltandel. "Well, Sir Joseph," said she," I've got an E, and I don't see wliv I shouldn't show it oil'." "Miss —rejoined JJarnby, "I believe you have two knees, but I hope you won't show them oil' here."

Leave was given to appeal by the Chief Justice yesterday in the Feihling case, Norman v. liiddiford, in which the plaintiff, a butcher, claimed damages for losses alleged to have been sustained through his pigs eating portions of the carcases of entile ulfrctcd by tubercu* losis, .which had been killed by the defendant's servants at plaintiff's slaughterhouse. Norman had previously obtained a verdict in his favour from the District Court, but it was upset by the Supreme Court. Against this judgment he will now appeal, provided that lie is able to (hid security for the costs, says the Wellington Tunes.

Miss Annie liooney who caused such a sensation at Feilding the other day is evidently not a shy girl. A scene occurred in Court near the conclusion of the hearing of the criminal assault case. When accused's counsel, Mr ltead, was addressing the Court, the prosecutrix, who had intermittently disturbed the proceedings in various ways and had ejaculated that she would giyc the lawyer" a bat in the mouth," suddenly went behind Mr Head and smartly slapped his face twice, and then raised a chair with which to further attack him. The police then interfered and protected tiie lawyer from further violence. Dr. Charlton is by no means out of danger, though if no unexpected symptoms supervene his ultimate recovery may be expected within a short time.

The following is the programme of St. Matthew's choir for to-night's concert in the Schoolroom: Overture, Mr Candy's Orchestra; glee, " Onward to Battle," choir; song, " Plying Dutchman," Mr : Sellar; duct (selected), Mrs Whitton and Miss Infield; violin solo. Master Moore; glee, "Stars Abovo us are Shining," choir; son?," Must we Meet as Strangers," Miss M. Infield; Plantation song (in character), Mr. E. G. Moore; song," Boat of All," Mr Wells; Plantation song (in character), MrF. &. Moore. Part 2—Piano solo, "Alice," Miss Peterson; glee, "Cloud-capped Towers," choir; song, selected; Mrs Keith; trio, " Hero's a Health," Messrs Cooper, Meadows and Moore; gleo, "Let tlio Hills Kosound," choir; Plantation song (in character), Mr Meadows; song," Valley by tho Sea," Mrs Whitton; Plantation song (in character), Mr Meadows, All the plantation songs will have ail invisible chorus by tlio choir,

A case of Asiatic cholera is reported at Bethnal Green, London,

Tobacco robberies in Auckland city continue to be frequent of late.

Another Wellington family has been arrested for wholesale shop-lifting. The Pylades, Rapid and Royalist are to bc.replaecd on the Australian station by more modern vessels. , We remind our readers of the oanccrt in St. Matthew s schoolroom, Mastorton this evening.

The Governor will be accompanied ou Ins visit to Auckland by Mr T. Tnompi son, Minister for Justice.

Auckland defeated Tarauliki in the football match yesterday by tsventytlii'oc to three.

A horse suddenly fell dead while standing outside n store in Ekctaluma yesterday.

It is that a picture of the steamer Tasmania fell from its place on the wall of a room in Captain AlcGee's house in Sydney, on the night the vessel was wrecked,

Messrs Kirkcaldie and Stains, always to tlio front, notify the arrival of their first shipment of early spring novelties, The goods are specially imported from London and Paris,

The following resolution was passed by the Woodyille Anglers Association, at its last meeting That it be a I rccoamcndation to the Conference that a uniform fee of 10s lie charged for boys licenses iu Kawke's Bay and Wellington, and os for Indies." The Woodvillc Anglers' Association have elected the following ollicc-bcarers: -President, Mr W. 11. Kelson; VicePresident, Mr J, 1, ft, Jlackie; Committee, Messrs Seymour, Gothard, llalione, Wilson, H. Sinimonds, Jardine and T. Hartstonc ; Secretary and Treasurer, Mr Jno. Grant. The following are the names of the officers of the Wellington division of the New Zealand Cyclists' Touring Club for the ensuing year: -Chief Consul, Mr R, M, Tolliui'st; Representative Councillors, Messrs A. dc B. Brandon, A. Gray, C. llaines, It, I>. Hood, 0. P. : Knight, J. It. McKay, J. 11. Owen, and 1!. Triggs.

Thus (lie C/n'fw/o Breeders' Gazette-, "Dipping sheep,'like the spraying of our ii'iiit trees, mid using of insecticides generally, lias become a necessity. True, 011 c can grow sheep and fruit on our farms without these measures, but the sheep mid fruit will be of I lie unprofitable kind." The following remarks are also pertinentln driving through the country it is easy to tell the character of the farmer by the appearance of his sheep. It is no uncommon thing to sec locks of wool hanging from sheep, and on the wire fence and brush and thickets and where we see it adorning fence stakes and posts we conclude the farmer knows nothing of the value of sheep dip."

After the Awarua election, the Hon. <T. (r. Ward, addressing the invercargili electors, said he had received a telegram from the whole of his • colleagues, through the Hon. ,lohu McKenzie, expressing their greatest satisfaction, and conveying their kind wishes to the people of Awaruti. There had also come to hand a most emphatic telegram from the J foil. Mr McKenzie congratulating him on his return, staling that the electors of Awarua had gained a splendid victory, ami giving liis assurance that lie would stand by him so long as he remained in political life.

A policeman (an old West Coaster) while giving evidence in the District Court at Palmerslon .North the other day slated that he was travelling in the train in uniform anil on duty, and was smoking his pipe, says the Wamjamd Cltmiiele. " Do you smoke your pipe when you arc in uniform and 011 duty?" remarked District .fudge Kettle. "Yes your Honor. Why should I not enjoy myself like other people?" was the constable's reply. "Well," remarked liis Honor, "It is, I should say,contrary to all rules of discipline, but of course I must not forget that we are in Sew Zealand." Later on the same constable was asked if lie would arrest anyone travelling on the train at the request ol the guard. •' Yes, sure I would that." was the reply, What," asked counsel, I " without inquring the reason!" " Yes sorr, I would that, I would take the Governor into my custody, that I would, I don't know much about polite duties, but I would do that,"

Once again (says the lhlhj Nem) correspondent in Cairo) the Khcdiyc has shown great want of discretion in his altitude towards the nation whom lie has to thank for his present position as Viceroy of Egypt. The Ministers who eanie specially to Cairo to attend the Jubilee fcstiyilics determined to send a telegram asking His Highness to order nil Government olllces to lie closed on Tuesday in honour of lfer Majesty's Diamond Jubilee. The Khedive sent a curt reply to the clTect that the English might have a holiday, but that he declined to sanction the closing of (he Ministries. This uncracious act has called forth the strongest criticism amongst all classes, and even the most Anglophobe parly consider the present was an occasion which warranted an act of courtesy, and would certainly have gone far in bringing His Highness into belter favour at Court.

At the French Biological Society, M. Arloing has reported some interesting observations 011 the toxicity of human perspiration, lie found as a result of makiug intravenous injections of natural perspiration, and also of prepared extracts of the same, that when the strength of the injection approached la centimetres per kilogramme in the case of the dog, and 25 centimetres per kilogramme in the ease of the rabbit, death almost always occurred, generally within three days, though sometimes not for some weeks, when it followed upon a state of profound cachexia. The injection of one-sixth, one-quarter, or one-third of the lethal dose led, according to his observation, to immediate ami proportional effects. The toxicity varied with the environment ot the subject which furnished the perspiration as well as with the mode of preparation of the extract. The perspiration secreted during arduous muscular toil is richer in | toxic principles than that secreted during the ordinary circumstances of life, the degree of extra-malignancy amounting to 25 or 30 per cent. Alt things being equal, perspiration obtained by artificial means of sudation presents a minimum of toxicity; but perspiration obtained from a subject who has suffered from rotention of the secretion due to cold is poisonous.

Among the curiosities that figured in the recent Cycle Exhibition in Paris, tho one tlwt attracted the greatest attention was a curious bicycle clock. This immense clock was constructed entirely of parts of bicycles. It is the : largest clock in tho world. .ill the movements arc apparent, and all the parts arc employed, just as if they had] been detached from the bicycles. The idea, in fact, is original. It was a question of taking from a certain number of bicycles their principal parts —frame.', lmudle-bars, forks, cranks, and wheels, and of using them to form a colossal timepiece. The clock struck the hours, the half-hours, and the nuartors upon three tuned bells. All the wheels, encased in pneumatic tyres aud properly balanced, entered into the construction and constituted whcelwork of precision, The transmission was assured by chains, with double rollers. The axles were mounted iu balU bearings, nnd the whojo ran with smoothness and remarkable regularity. Twelve intermediate parts transmitted motion into tho hands. By means of this ingenious arrangement an error in! fastness or slowness in the pendulum was compensated for when the revolution was communicated in the hands. This explains tho fact that tho general running of the instrument could be compared to tlmt of the best clocks. The movement was produced by a 4-10 pound weight. The pendulum consisted of a bicyelofork, from the extremity of which was suspended a bicycle wheel, to take the place of a "bob," The hands wero formed of crank arms, and their extremities of oil-cans.

Heavy rain fell again last night in all parts of the district. . Miss Ildon G, Hair, noicc of Mrs Hugh McMastcr of Grovtown, was married to Mr P. G. Gordon Forlong the other day at Wangauui. "MrP.Kogers,of Grcytown, is confined to his bed with a poisoned wound in his leg, the result of a kick while playing football last Saturday.

The useful oxides of aluminium and iron appear to be in abundance in this locality, judging from the analysis of a specimen of soil which was oxamincd at the Masterton Technical School Agricultural Chemistry Class last evening. A percentage of 17'5 was obtained; the amount varies from " traces" to 42'27 per cent, in rich volcanic country. Not long siuce a lad at liadeliffe—one o' their wise 'uns-went to the butcher's [or a pound of beef steaks. " I want it towf, as towf as yo con give it me," he said, "What's that for?" asked the butcher. "Well, it's this road, if it's tender my feyther will eight it aw, an not leeuve a scrap for me; but if it's towf he coru't, because lie's geet bad teeth an corn't chew. So give it me very towf, nn then there'll be a chance o' me gettin' some."

" The frog who would a wooing go," the handsome well-set-up frog, gorgeously apparelled, the Prince of frogs, appears in one of Mr 11, E. Eton's spacious windows in countless numbers aud form almost a Jubilee procession " That's Seddon," said one man looking at a very magnificent Irog springing off its tail. As for schoolboys llicy cannot pass this window but glue their noses to it and take the caning when they reach school late with cheerful serenity. The frogs arc ample consolation !

Two old men, both shaking and feeble; both wearing spectacles through which (hoy glared at each other wildly; and both—strange to say —recipients of charitable aid, hobbled into the Masterton S.M. Court this morning to bitterly light out the claim to ownership ot a poor little caged sky-lurk. JCtlwin Ollivcr was the plaintiff and Frederick Morgan was the defendant, ami after a long dispute, in which birds and birdcages, lire-irons and other family matters got badly mixed, Morgan was ordered to rclum tho sky-lark, but no costs were allowed by Mr llasehlen, S.M., who occupied the Bench.

The usual fortnightly meeting of the Mastcrton Wcsleyan Christian Endeavour was held in the schoolroom last evening, there being a large attendance. Mr L. Donald read a very interesting paper on " The Life of Daniel." Several members spoke on the subject, ail agreeing with Mr Donald that the noble life of Daniel was an example for anyone lo follow who wished to succeed, and ii most profitable and enjoyable evening was spent. Two new members, one active and one associate, were elected to the Society. It raoy be here mentioned that visitors and friends an: heartily invited and welcomed to these meetings.

The ordinary fortnightly mectin? of the Mastcrton Volunteer Fire Brigade was held last evening. There was a full attendance of members and Captain Dauiell presided. Correspondence was received from the Secretary U.F.JJ.A., Postmaster, and JJorougli Council. Fireman Mwnrds tendered his resignation as a member of the Brigade, which was accepted with regret. Hearty votes of (hunks were accorded Messrs Tucker, Slciiliouse, Falls, and all those who had assisted lo make the late social a success, ulso to Mr J. Candy for the use of the piano. The meeting closed with the usual vote of tlmuks to the chair,

Itetrcuchmciit appears lo be the order of the day at (he Austrian Court. The Emperor Francis Joseph, for economical reasons it is said, has just abolished ii custom of long standing with regard lo the liyerics of the staff servants of the Court. These liveries are no longer lo be considered the property of those who wear lliem, lml are lo remain at the disposal of His .Majesty. In addition to this the servants of the kitchen have been prohibited from disposing of the food from the Imperial tabic as hortofore. The gratuitous supply of firewood, wine, and three wax candles has also been stopped. These retrenchments Imye occasioned considerable commotion in the Imperial household, and representations have been made to His Majesty, but in vain. The Emperor, has, on the contrary, announced his intention of making further economies,

The following account of an extraordinary feat on the rope is a yerbatim extract from a .paper rend by Sir Joseph AylolTc, Mart., Y.I'.A.S., and F.B.S, to the Society of Antiquaries-.—" When the king (Edward VI) was advanced almost to St George's Church in Paul's Churchyard (continues the order of the precession) tbrre was a rope as great as the cable of a ship, stretched in length from the battlements of Paul's steeple and with a great anchor at one end fastened a little before Mr Dean ot Paul's house gate; and when ilis Majesty approached near the same, there came a man, a stranger, being a native of Arragon, lying on the rope his head forward, casting his arms and legs abroad, running on his breast 011 the rope from the battlements to the ground, as if it had been an arrow out of a bow, anil stayed 011 the ground: then he came to the King's Majesty and kissed his feel, aud so after certain words to His Highness, departed from him again and went upwards upon the rope till he was come over the midst ot the churchyard, whore lie, having a rope about him, played certain tnLstcrics on the rope, as tumbling and casting one leg from another; then took he the rope and tied it to the cable, anil tied himself by the right leg, a little beneath the wrist of the foot, aid hung by the one leg a certain space, and after recovered himself up again with the said rope, and unknit the knot and came down again; which stayed His Majesty with all the train a good space of lime.—George Ellis, St John's Wood."

Mr Hay, Government Engineer, visited Greytown 011 Tuesday, says the Slanthrtl andtogelberwilb His Worship (lie Mayor (Mr D. J. Hcagerty) visited the liuamahunga river, for the purpose of selecting a sito for the proposed bridge. Mr C. J. Jury joined the party at the river, and after goinga considerable distance along the banks, the most suitable place for bridges was found to bo across the Waiohine, near Mr lienjauiin Uurch's property at Papawai, and across (he liuamahanga near Mrs Giri Slowart's. It will be seen by the foregoing that two bridges are under consideration, and this is accounted for by tho fact that by only bridging the Jluauialumga, a very large structure would be required, entailing a heavy cost for maintenance! The sites chosen are in everyway suitable for bridges, and a survey is to be taken without loss of time, Mr Hay's estimates will be to hand shortly, and a public meeting will then be called to consider the mutter of way and means. After the visit yesterday our Mayor is more convinced than oyer of the advisability of erecting bridges to connect Waihakekc, Ponatahi, Gladstone and the lower district with this part, and lie intends to further the project by eyery means in his power,

An oxebango says that in tlio ceremony of conferring the degree of L.L.D, on the colonial Premiers at Cambridge on l7tb June, the Hon. Wilfrid Laurier, Q.C., Premier of Canada, was described by the Public Orator, in the words of llotmfis"LmmulomimhsApollinan" Sir Georgo Turner as a statesman learned in the law and an admirable organiser; the Hon. li. J. Seddon as the leader of a progressive party which had deemed nothing outside its realm, and the first responsible Minister in the Queen's dominions who had passed a Dill for womau's suffrage; Sir Edward Braddon as a man not unknown in the world of letters, who, after remarkable experience in India, retired at the age of forty-seven to find in the healthiest of tho Australasian islands a fresh career of even greater distinction; Sir John Forrest as hiving been tho first to form nßesponsible Ministry in liis colony; and tho Hon. H, Escombe, of Katal, as i "juris perilus " and "propositi tenacem."

A man suffering from tho offects of a IB drinking bout, gave himself in cliargo at ™ ,Miuterton this morning.

Mrs Helen Dew, who failed to answer a charge of allowing her premises to get in an unhealthy stale, was fined 20s and costs at Masterton this morning, Mr J. Ashercft, Official Assignee, passed through Masterton to-day, on his way to Pahiatua.

_ Messrs J, Mowlom and Co. make additions to their Masterton etook salo list, Wo remind our readers ot Messrs J. Mowlom and Co.'s next Pahiatua stock salo to be held to-morrow; entries appear in another column,

Lord Itanfurly has consented to become patron of tho jN'cw Zealand Eugby Football Union,

An assault case set down for hearing at Masterton this morning, was withdrawn, the parties having wisely decided to settle their difference out of Court, *

Mrs J. I. F. Bond was fined os and costs, at Masterton this morning, for a breach of the Borough By-laws in permitting a chimney at her residence to take lire. Additions to the entries tor Mr F. 11. Wood's next Taratahi stock sale aro made.

It must he satisfactory to tho proprietors o! the Don Marchc to find that although sales are held in almost every shop in the town their husiuess premises aro always crammed with eager buyers. Tho reason ot it is their prices are lower and tho quality ot goods better than anywhere olse, their stocks arc more various and volume grcator than their contemporaries. The lady who wants a dress twelve patterns to choose from instead ot six and pays a shilling instead of eighteen pence, therefore, because of these tilings and lor numberless other reasons their trade is enormous, all saying—"You can get it cheaper at Hoopers."—Advt.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Wairarapa Daily Times, Volume XVI, Issue 5715, 19 August 1897

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