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Wanganui Herald. (PUBLISHED DAILY.) FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 1890. THE SURPLUS.

AiTiHi all the blowing of the "Wellington ortf.in of the Ministry, it appears thusuiplus is not going to 1)0 or much account. ThcC'usiom^ have not only not como up to the murk, but bhow an unexpected delicipiiey. It is said tho ilepartineul.il ollicors arc greatly disappointed at the rchuHjiuid lind tlicm^ches unable to explain it. It is not for the departmental officers either to forecast o .such matters or to explain (liem. This is not the business of oftici.ils but of Treasurers, who are supposed to bring to bear not ollicial routine, but the KMcntific. knowledge and experience of the higher finance which alone is suflicienl <o account for causes and consequences in tlio h'seal affairs oi a country There is not a man in the Customs Department who has (he slightest knowledge of such mutters, or who can ri^e n step above 'I have the honor, 1 &c. The i'aet is Sir llarr\ Atkinson has made a serious miscalculation Jle thought the impulse givon to (lie exports would mean a larger purchasing power, which would immediately tell on the imports and the revenue, lie did not millicicntly estimate the effecf of the protective duties he imposed, according to one of his statements, for " revenue purposes." Though i( is quite true, as the Freetraders were never tired of telling us, thai duties cannot answer both ends. jxTor did he anticipate ihe disastrous effect ot the Hank of \ev\ Zealand discussion on the confidence felt in the colony. 110 is not to blame in this, for no ouo outside n very small circle could have known the facts. ]f j\lr George Buckley had been a loj.il president, and done his bent for the institution, a \erv different story would have had to bo told It will now take some time to restore confidence, and in the meantime the colony will have to rely solely on the industrial energy and enterprise of il s people — a sure factor in the piosperity of the future. We exported hist 3 ear a million and a quarter more than Iho previous year, and if we rightly appreciate tlic importance of the d.iiry industry, .uul can get our produce carried to England, v\o shall still add more largely to our exports in the present year. This is now ono of the great stand-bys of tho farmers, and they must show the necessary amount oh ontcipriso. In Otago the farmers thoroughly understand the industrial situation, v hero factories are daily springing into existence. Tt is not a very disastrous thing that wo .ire not importing more than we do. The colony is paying its wav, and thai is tho first consideration. We shall purchaso just what wecau afford to purchase, and find revenue accordingly. When the Customs revenue showed the largest amount of development, wo were in the midst ol the great lion owing boom. The state of affair.-, was artificial, and could not last. AVo are now in a tune when production is the pillar of our faith, and when bank overdrafts are viewed as dangers that must be reduced if vvenre to lie truly prosperous We do not, therefore, view the Customs deficit as an evil, am more than vv c \ iew ed the boasted anticipated surplus as a hoon The main thing is to go on developing our industnes, to keep the people fully employed, maintain the standaid of wages, and to preserve just relations between capital and labour. Everything else is of the " booming " order of things, and suggests disastrous read ions

Kneecap was shipped to Sidney on Tuesday by the To Aiiau. Two other nominations for the Education Hoard aro reportod from the Northern end of tho district— Messrs Or. Hurley (Manaia) and T. Hutchison (Iliuveni.) Tliu follow ng weio the amounts won by the various districts at tho .Now Zealand Killo Association meeting :— Otago LCSU; Australia, iL'BO ; Auckland, 'JloO, Napior, 112; Uleiihoiin. 113; Nelson, £3; Wellington, I'W; Cbnstclnireli, .CIM; Wangatuii, £G2; Tnranuki, £28 ; GroimouHi, 18; total, 11802. Tlio adjourned meeting of tlioic interested in tbo purchase and institution of 11 museum was held in the Borough Council Chambers last, evening, thoso present boing His Worship the Mayor, Messrs J. L. Stovomon.W. V Kussoll, UuiiibU, Willis, H. L. Peako, J. T. Stewart, Tumor, Ni\on, mid l)r Tripe. The lcport ol the provisional committee, stating that liberal promisor ol piauticul suppoit hud been obtained, lltiO having boon promised, vwis adopted on UlO motion of Mr Tumor, seconded by Mr Stewart Mr Willis moved tho following resolution . "That this meeting, havng liofoio it (lie report of tho provisional committee duly appointed lor the purposo of reporting on the do-n ability ol obtaining 11 public museum for Wanganui, is of opinion that tho public aro desirous of h.iv ing a public museum, to bo paid for by public subscriptions, recommend that permanent trustecj bo appointed to found and manage a museum to bo culled the 'Wnngftnui Public Musoum,' and that the following gentlemen bo, and hereby are, appointed trustees to carry out tho object in viow Tho Mayor for the time boing, Hon. J. Ha'lancc, Messrs Gilborl Careon, F. ft. Jackson, and l)r Tripo." This was seconded by Mr W.F. Ruasell and carried. Mr Russell proposed thai 11 committee of earn nssers bo appointed consisting of Messrs 11. L. Peale, J. T. Stowait, J. A. Wilkinson, A. ]). Willirf, J. L. Stevenson, J. H. Nixon, H. E. Avcs, J, Turner, and 15. N. Lillilon, with pow er to add. It vv a3 also resolved that tho trustcoashould purchaso Mr Drew 8 miuoinii at a pi ico not ovcocding £000, Iho valuo to bo ascertained by an expert, and that it bo 1111 understood tiling that if tho purchaso is not completed tho money will bo returned in full. This concluded the business ami the meeting iid|ourncd. At 11 meeting of tho canvassers subsequently Mr J. T. ■Htowail whs voted to the chair. The names of Mcois Bield, Dowuos, Cattoll, and J. Anderson vvcro added to the list, and the various districts allotted to tho momburs, who will in a few days maku a start. A licat. On v, hot day nothing bouts a drink ol Ileiishaw'aConcentiated Lemonade. It id delicious- ono 2b bottle will make v gallon aud a halt ot delightful beverage by the addition of water only,

This evening tho annual meetiiiE! of tho i subscribers to tho Public Library will be held at 8 o'clock. Tho Observer pro])rfotors have boon committed for trial on a charge of oriminal libol. Tho N.Z.L. and M.A. Coy.has declared a dividend of 10 per cent.,and carried forward i' 20,000 to the reserve fund, and brought forward £1300. "Index," in tho Sporting Timoa, expresses un opinion that neither of the Hon. J. White's colts (NarelUn and Kirkham) have any eh mco of winning tho English Derby. With leference to a letter alleged by our contemporary to have been received from Dr Monekton, aud suppressed by the Mayor, w e are in a position to say that ho has never had such a communication "Typo "says that the oldest newspaper in the colony is tho Ljttelton Times, established 11th January, 1851 ; tho second oldest, tho Otago Witness (Bth February, 1852); and the third, the Tuuniki Herald (4th August, 1852). Mr Keefling's advertisement for tomorrow's salo embraces goods so vaiious and nnmoroua that he cannot fail to secure a largo attendance, and as tho lines are mostly to be sold without reserve, buyers may rely upon supplying their wants at their own prices. 'I'ho Napier News pa<sa deserved compliment to Mr George Humphries for the manner in which ho earned out his work in reporting the N.Z.B.A. Meeting All who know George — and who is there in shooting circles that does not — will agree with the News. Sir Honry Parkes and Mr McMillan aro representing Now South Wolcs at the federation C'onfeience ; Messrs Gilles and Doukin w ill represent Victoria ; Sir Samuel Griffiths and Mr Maerossan aro tho Queensland representatives, Messrs Clarke and Bird representing Tasmania, Sir John Thurston, Fi]i j and Sir John Hall and Captain Russell will act on behalf of Now Zealand We hear that Ritchie and Wilson's crops of wheat and outs tins year on the Westmero aro even heavier than tlio»o of last, which avoraped over G5 busheh forwhent, Their oat crop now boing out is estimated to yield between 80 and 1)0 bushels ppracrc It is I o be hoped the weather will not continue biul much longer, as should it ilo so and the atmosphere cotitmuo damp und hurried, the grain is burc to bo damaged by second growth. Mr To-ld tells us in another column ■\vhere he is and where he is going, but we tlo not think his contributors will be in the least degree >■ lliefiod. He may have banked tho money, but unless the lontnbutorshave .■•oincthinj; more definite than a mere usscrtion of Una kind, and also some prospect of getting it returned they ure likely to havo littb faith in Mr Todd or his proruues Wo notice that ho has appointed Mr Ji ims as his local reprcspntutno, and wo havo no doubt tliab if Mr Todd could assure the shareholders ho had banked the money in Mr Barns' name there would bo a greater cense of security. At about 530 on Wednesday morning tho alarm whistle was blown at tho Turakina flax mill, owing to a quantity oi towhaving become lgnitod outaido tho hackling shed, cnn«ed by sparks from tho chimney stack. All tho hands turned out at once and set to ■work with the buckets which iro kept filled « lth water, at soy eral places about the w orkn. and tho fko was put out before much dainige was done. Had itnot been fortheprccaulions taken by tho manager (Mr Gibbons), valuablo time would have been lost in getting to work, and the loss must havo been conMilemblo. Their aro about 100 hands emplouri, iv lio would lmvo been thronn out of MOlli. There seems to bo something wrong in tho lmuiigoment of tho Cricket Association, us tho Unworn team went to Palmerston if oi th to play on the dato fixed, but did not sec a enckoter the whole time, and whon the\ visited tho ground were surprised to find that there had not been any preparation made for tho match. Thoy, m their turn, disappointed Murtoii, not being able to wait, and being somewhat disgusted with their Palmerston treatment, though Palmeriton was not to blamo, as fhc> Imd ■notified the secretary they had withdrawn, but ho neglected to send this on to Hawera. At tho Wesicyan Conference yestosday the Key. Rothwell was received "into full connection. A long consideration look placo on the status of home missionaries and thoir right to administer tho sacrament. It wos ie-ohi\l to ••xtlliorc to the existing law on the subject. A committee was appointed to consider the question of ministerial transfors to other conferences. Cordial iipprov al was given to tho oilers of scvicofor foroign missions made In the Uevt. F. J Walhs and S. B. Follows, Iho offer of Mr Fellows to tako effect in a year. Tho Rev. J. S. Sinailey was restored to regular work. Permission ■was givon to the Roy. J. J. Mather to rest for a year to visit England. Tho primacy difficulty seoms likely to affect other bishops than tho Bishop of Nelson, anrl ho of Wellington. It seems that the Bishop of Dunedin roti^es to recognise Bishop Sutcr as Primate, and in consequence declines to place before the Standing Coinmittco tho mandate asking them to consent to tho election of Archdeacon Julius to tho Bishopric of Christchurch, and as the mandate must como from and bo loturnctl to tic Primate, 1)13 objection seems likdv to delay the consecration. It appeals tint the only wav out of tho dillicully vi ill lw to appeal to the Suproinc Court. It is stated in Wang.iiuii tluf Diulloy Eyre is at present keeping mi hotel at Los Angclos. This man was secretary to the Pcmborton special settlement, whoss funds he embo/islcd to the tuno of £2000. Eyro was also secretary to the vestry of Christ of Christ Church, Wanganui, and on tho very day ho loft Auckland for 'Frisco, collected t4 for pow rents from a well-known Wangunui citi/cn. Smart as ho is, ho will doubtless find smarter than himself amongst tho onto C'alifornians. Ho was nn oily, canting, snuflling seoundrol, and his ill-gott-en n ams W ]l| no | j o ],; m m uch good in Iho long i im. We are sending this v.ar to the editor of tho LO3 Ango'o3 papor aiid hope ho will clip it. — Napier Noivs. Tlio dreadod influen/.a has alroady turned up hero, as several peoplo aro now sufloring from this distressing and woakoning complaint. Wo have hoard it stated that tho Maoris nearly always Juno it, and that when tli«\ como and camp ou thoforcshoro the complaint becomes prevalent in tho town. Jl, is to bo hoped that it v\ ill not nssumo tho virulent type now doing sd much liaim in Kiiropo and Anionca, whoro it has caused an unusually heavy death rate. Thoio attacked by mlluenza should at onco confini) thcinselvos to tho house, and get medical advice, ai it is ono of those complaints that rapidly become dangerous to hfo it neglected or a bad turn takes placo. Ticatcd pioporly in timo, it is nn civ fatal, whemis neglect makos it rank vory high on tho list of doath-causing diseases in tho old country, whom it is dreaded w it n good vauso by thoso who lire at all weak in their pulmonary organs, old peoplo and young children falling \if tuns to it in very liirgo iiumboia during cuoli epidemic. The cry of Homo Ttulo for Ireland grows. To rule the agony of Pleurisy, Inflammation ot tho Lungs, Bowols, Kidneys or of Spisins, &c, Kcnslmw's "Monarch of Pain" is the only homo ruler noodod. It is not the superior neatnos?, nor the extraordinary cheapness alono, that attracts public attention to Ainswortli's boots and shoos, but, lilfo that t-pocial class of bo inty that improvos with acquaintance, tho longer you wear them f;ho bottor jou like tliom. Tho Corner Boot Shop. Everybody knows it. Evoryono should bo photographed, nonoeessarily for their own sako, but for thr. Biika of parents, mstorn, brothers, and reo lations and frienda gonomlly. It 13 important that it should bo a good likeness and that it should bo pormanent— that is not liublo to fudo. It is most dcsirablo thoieforo to omploy a photographer on whom rolianco may bo placed. Wo can with confidenco recommend Mb Martin, of Wanganui, as an artist whose work invaiiably tako highest, annuls at tho various Exhibitions. — Advt. "Eeatino's Powdee" destroys Br/G8 Flbab, Moths, Bektlbb, and all other insects, whilst quite harmless to domestic animals. In exterminating Beetles tho success of this powder is extraordinary. It is perfectly olean in application. Seo^tho artiolo you purchase ia "Kbahng'b," as imitations are noxioiiß and ineffectual. Sold in Tins 6d, le, and 2s 6d eaoh, by all themIBtl,

The collectors for the regatta have so far oollepted abous £40, and a further aum of £10 ia expected. M. Hogan and Co., in connection with Mr A. Barns, will hold their usual monthly sale of wool, skins, and grain at their stores, Taupo Quay, to-morrow at 11.30 a.m. A boy of eleven yoars of ago, named Palmer, was arrested by Constiblo Brown last night for stealing from Mr Manson's store. He will be brought up to-morrow morning. Mr Cattell informs us that the new Dramatic and Musical Association scorns likely to meet with great succeis, as tho promises of those willing to join a« active or honorary members are far more numerous than originally anticipated. A meotinj? will bo held on Monday night to go through tho rules and transact other business. A circular has beon issued by tho Justice Dcparaitment instructing officers whose dutieß rrquiro them to recoivo payment of fees and fines in stamps, not to take cash, except in cases where grave inconvcnicnco would uiiso if stamps vvcro insisted on. This request tho Minister asks should be strictly carried out, and in consequence Mr Woon, Clerk of the Court, will in future demand stamps for hearing fees. Wo havo been shown a novelty in noto paper by Mr A. D. Willis. Ho has had prepared at Homo two very pretty miniature engravings of Wanganm, and those are pruuecl at the head of the piper, and have a very attractive appearance. To those sending letters to friends, this paper should be very acceptable, more especially as ifc is printed both on ordinary nolo and on thin foreign. Tho price is also very reasonable Tho Now Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company (Limited) have received the follow ing cablegram from their London oftico, dated 17th inst — New Zealand Hemp. Market is quit*. Medium is worth £27 per ton . Tallow is dull of sale. Good mutton is worth £2G ss ; good beef is worth £24 15s. Frozen meat — Mutton market is firmer; beof maiket is sluggish. Quotations aro unchanged sinco last advices. In tlio Chriitchiirch Press " Spectator " writes — Mr Andrew Mclndoc, of Marton, Wanganui, hus, 1 learn, purchased the Clydesdale stnlhon Princo, Henry, a horse favourably known in Canterbury. This is not a sporting par, certainly, but Mr Mclndoe is well-known to tho sporting fraternity up nortn, and the settlers are fortunate in having such a stud master to cater for them. Il is only natural that to-day thero should be considerable talk as to the hospital and its affairs, We rcgiot that Mr Remington's suggestion mado ) esterday for an immediate rcoig.inisation was not adopted, and we think that thero ought to be a full discussion on the necessity for a change in the system. There is a difference of opinion as to whether it h wise to continue the management of the hospital under a matron ulono, and on this subject there should be full opportunity for disuiiesion before any applications are invited. Tho Right Rev. MonsignorColoman, who died in Dunedin last week appears to have been respected very much by all classes of the community. Though 7"alous in all matters concerning his Church, ho had tho reputation of being rigoiuM.l) just in every way. Among thoso who followed his remains to ihc ccmeter} weie Jews, frcothinkcrs, and Protestant me übjrs of Parliament. Sir Robert Stout was among those who nttended. A fact of this !,ind shows that an upright and honorable man can gum the general respect of a community no matter to w hat denomination ho may belong. To the Editor. Sir, — A more migallant attack than that mado by "Charho" in this morning's paper ono can hardly nnagtno. He says "ho thinks ladies should show a little discretion, and not insist upon riding in :i train full of racing men." Suroly the fact of its being a racodny does not warrant nnrono being rude on that day -though sho Ims not been to tho races— she should not bo subjected to a practice most offensive to non-smokers. I do not believe for a moment that "racing men," as he terms them, are in any way less courteous than others. — I am, &c, JfcSdiE. Steplionsoii, who is to row He.irn for the Championship of New Zealand, was born in Auckland, and is 21 years of age, but looks somewhat older. Ko weighs when in condition 1 st 81b, Hearn's weight being about 11-t 121 b. ftcphonson will row in a boat built for him by Donnelly, of Sydnov, its weight beng about 281")s. Stephcnson's course of training is as follows;— lie rises early and takes a rim before breakfast. After tho meal he has a rest and a short vv alk is then talvcn. At 11 o'clock ho goes for an hour's spin in his boat A rest is taken botoro and after lunch. A walk early in tho afteruoou and another row between 4 and 5 o'clock bring luin up to dinner time. In tl.o evening ho goes for a walk. Tho diet regime is a piottv strict one. Neil Matterson accompanies him atevory exercise and is bringing him into grand condition. Tho railway authorities are having tho wharf planked in between the rails below tho transit shed, but aro leaving a spaeo of about 20 feet unnattonded to on account, we believe, of a sot of points bomg located there. This should bo no bar to the wharf boing made all of ono level as tho spaco required for Iho rails to niovo across in shunting does not exceed six inches. Tho gup will be an ugly ono and might cause a groat many pooplo annoyance if not serious injury. Wo notice also that new gates havo been crectod in tho outside fence, but that nono has been placed opposito tho landing platform, where horses aro unloaded. A cute is very noccss.iry at that point, as horses havo to bo kopt standing in a vorv small enclosure whilst trains aro being shunted, instead of being allowed to bo takon away at onco and saved tho fright of a steam whistle and passing carriages and trucks, Tho only wonder is that somo valuable animal has not beon killed through this cause. Many narrow escapes havo occurred, and ownors and others have anathematised tho railway folks for their stupidity in not plating a gato whoro it is roallj wanted. Ronshau's " Monarch of Pain" is tho most popular und elllcaciotm of all remedies throughout Now Zealand for tho rolief and euro of Nournlgia, Toothache, Rhoumatism, Sciatica, Lumbago, Pleurisy, Ac, &c. TOWXB'S PBNNYHOYAI. AND STBBIi PILIS fob Kbmaibs quickly correct all irregularities, and relievo tho distressing symptoms so provulont with tho sex. Boxes Is lid and 2s Oil of all ohemihta and patont medicine vendors. Prepared only by The Lincoln und Midland Counties Drug Co., Lincoln England. Beware of imitations " For the Blood is tho Life." — Ciahkb's WoHLU-PAMKDIiLOODMixuRBia warranted to clcanso tho blood from all impurities from whatever cauao arming. From (crofu'a, suurvy, eczoma, akin and blood disoases, imd sores of all kinds, its offects aro marvellous. Thousands of testimonials. Sold in bottles j 2a 9d and 11s each, by chemists and patont medicine vendors everywhere. Solo Propriolom, Tlio Lincoln and Midland Counties Di'UL'ICo., Lincoln, England ONE BOX. OF CLARKE'S B 41 PILLS is warrant cod to oure all discharges from i the Urir.iuy Orgnni., in oithor sex (acquirod or coi'Uiliilionun, Gravel, and Pains in Buck. Gi.aranUmd frco from Mercury. Sold in boms, 4- (id cueli, by all Oiomia'ts and Talent Medicine Vundors throughout tho World, Propriotora: Tub Lincoln and Midland Copntiks Dbuo Company Lmooln, Kiiglnnd.

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Wanganui Herald. (PUBLISHED DAILY.) FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 1890. THE SURPLUS., Wanganui Herald, Volume XXIV, Issue 7013, 24 January 1890

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Wanganui Herald. (PUBLISHED DAILY.) FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 1890. THE SURPLUS. Wanganui Herald, Volume XXIV, Issue 7013, 24 January 1890

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