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Wanganui Herald. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1890. DESERTING THE SINKING

Ohb by ono the candidttes who were supposed to be more or less supporters of the Atkinson Ministry are throwing thorn over. Mr Buohanan the other day in tho Wairarapa announced his political independence, and renounced tho Ministry he supported up to tho end of tho session. That kind of ratting ought not to save him. Then wo have Mr Jellicoo, who spoke rather flatteringly and patronieingly of Sir Harry in his first speech, proclaiming his opinion in tho following terms. — "Ho could not under any circumstances support the present Bank of New Zealand Ministry, and preferred to bo called an Oppositionist. He contended that no man ought to administer the Government of the colony if he was indebted to a bank where the Government account is kept. Ho advised tho olectors to ascertain that tbe men they are asked to elect are froe from obligations to the Bank of New Zealand and tho Colonial Bank, whore the Government accounts are at present kept." This is clear enough. Mr Dutliio's estimate we have givon, and ho is emphatic' enough to satisfy the most exacting Oppositionist. But Mr Bell has also left the ship to whioh ho belonged in his first speech. Tho Ministry then satisfied Mr Bell, and he left no doubt as to his attitude. But he has since reason to change his mind. He has discovered that it is not safe in Wellington to avow himself a supporter of tho Ministry, and so in a recent speech at Newtown he said " he did not come beforo thorn as a supporter of tho Government, but ho would be no party to any expressions of ill-will towards the present Premier. If eloefced he would not pledge himself to any man, but would advocate the principle of Frcetrade." This ii a peculiar way of putting it, and we should say Mr Bell is a bit of a trimmor. He extends his pity to Sir Harry, and will not express ill-will j just as if anyone was likely to express ill-will towards a man suffering from an incurable disease. Mr 801 l probably does not sco the peculiarity of tho attitude of a firm supporter of the Ministry a few weeks ago now declaring himself off. Those aro all signs that tho Ministry in dead. There are few mon in tho country courageous enough to support it, whilo its friends are rapidly repudiating all oonnootion with it, Mr Bryco condemned it in terms not to bo misunderstood. Tho measure of this condemnation was taken by Mr Mitchelson as "a bid for powor," indicating that tlio " friend " was paving tbe way for a change of Ministry." Mr Duthie's cue was to dispose of Sir Harry Atkinson as tho prelude to a Bryco Succession. But the Bryce lead has not boon a genoral success. The Atkinson Ministry is undoubtedly moribund, but tho attempt to substitute the Bryce flag has boon a ridioulous farce. The colony has been long enough in the dumps without condemning it to a hopolens period of inanition.

Mr Ballance will address tho doctors at South Makirikiri on Friday ovoning.

Tho labour leaders aro j übilant al the defeat of tho Willies Gov6rnment in Victoria.

Wo understand Mr Pinches is corresponding with tho agent of the J. L. Toolo company, and in all probability London's groat comedian will visit Wanganui about tho middlo of this month.

A prisoner named J.H. Davies (alias John Russell) was escorted to Wanganui Gaol this morning, having beon sentenced at Palmerston North to ono month's imprisonment for larcany.

Sydney Morrison, arrested on Friday by Constable Pcnnefathor was brought beforo the R.M. on Saturday on a chargo of larceny as a bailee and remanded to Danevirke, whore the allegod offenco was supposed to havo beon committed.

Tho usual fortniahtly mooting of tho Musical and Litorary Socioty will bo held in Trinity schoolroom this evening at 7.30, whon Mr Couchraan will road n paper on "Australasia," Tho oommittoo will meet at 7;

Information reaohod town to-day that the Tuhua grounded up tho river noar Galatea, about noon yesterday while attemptting to negotiate ono of tho rapids in that vioinity. Tbe oargo was takon out this morning with tho objoot of getting the boat off.

The delegates from the various Auokland labour organisatio»s have issued a manifesto in view of the approaching eleotions. In this they proclaim that class legislation and olasa supremacy is undermining tho foundations of public hborty and impoverishing the producing classes, and that this wealthy colony is ruled in the interests of a few, and they therefore appeal to all to seek the emancipation of labour.

Acceptances for the Hack race at the Wanganui J.C. Spring meeting close at Mr F.R. Jackson's office to-morrow night at 9 o'clock-

At Turakina, on Tuesday lost, Mr A. E, Lethbridge, only son of Mr Walter Lethbridge, of Plymouth (Eng.) was united to Miss Emma Lethbridge, elder daughter of Mr G. Y. Lethbridge, J.P., of Turakina. The ceremony was porformed by Rev. J. Boss.

At the Police Court this morning before the R.M., Michael Walsh for being drunk and having been convicted previously within the last sii months was fined 10s and costs 2s, but taking into consideration the fact that he had been in custody since Saturday, when ho was arrested, the R. M. fixed tho alternative at only 24 hours.

The following names of those objeoted to and published in our columns, have beon reinstated up to the present date : — Patrick O'Connor, P. Christison, Frederick Giblin, J. R. Annabcll, and William Brady. We aro informed that the two last named were not objected to by tho Registrar, who intimates that those persons objected to may substantiate their claims up to December sth.

Messrs Nicholas and Romington notify by an inset in this issue a twenty-one days' sale of bankrupt, stock in the estate of J. McDowell, draper, t'almerston North. Having purchased the Btook at a little over two shillings in tho pound tho public may look forward to some bargains. The Bhop will be closed to-morrow in order to prepare for tho sale, which commences on Wednesday.

Messrs Keith and Lennard intimate in another column that they have been appointed sole agent for th c Wangauui district for Ehrenfried's Puriri minoral water, which is obtained from natural springs ot the Thames, and is invaluable for a number of diseases that flesh is heir to ; the water, morcover,in most palatable, and forms arefreshing drink.

Tho cricket match between tho Press CO. and the Wanganui Second Elevon was played on Saturday afternoon, and resulted in a win for the former by 16 runs on tho first innings, the scores being — Press 63, and Wanganui 47. For the winners, tbe bowling of Leys and Walker proved very effective ; Willis contributed 25, and Hartnett 11 towards the score, Hatrick bowled splendidly for the losors, and Kitson played stubbornly for 12.

The Otago Daily Times cays :— " The Vogelito section of the Opposition shows signs of throwing ovor tho leadership of Mr Ballance on account of his advanced views on the land question." It is quito true that one or two of the Opposition still cling to Conservative views on tho land question, but wo not behove that they have loft tlio Opposition, or will fail to accept, whon the time comoß, Mr Ballanco's very reasonable views on tho land question.

We shall keep boforo our readers the names of the doctors objected to and not re-instated from day to day, so as to give everyono the chanco of making good his claim if ho is entitled to do so. All unclaimed lottors containing objections are roturnablo in fifteen days by tho Post Office, when the Registrar will remove the namos ; but we are instructed that the Registrar will not be particular for a few days after the oxpiration of tho fifteen days, so as to allow persons objocted to evory opportunity.

Tho pursuit of scienco is not always free from drollery. It is roportod that a well known professor of chemistry in Dublin onco addressed his class in these words — "The snbsthance in this little vial, gintlemen, ia wan iv the didliest poisons known. A single dhrop placed on tho tip ay a cat's tongue is enough to kill tho strongest man." It may be presumed that this was said with a view to raiso a laugh, in which case tho professor is to bo credited with clevcrhesß inst( ad of laying himsolf open to tho suspicion of being innocently stupid. In any case, thn story is a good one.

Mr A. D. Willis has }ust received from tho publisher (Mr H. D. Jackson, of Nelson) a consignment of largo quarto volumes on New Zealand Uowors, berries, and ferns. Theso are divided into three books, each one containing 12 beautifully executed lithographic plates on the above subjects in a rich grey tint, from chalk drawing on stono by E. 0. Harris. Tho work has been turned out in tbe bcßt English style, and form really artistic specimens. Tho volumes aro publishod at 2s 6d each and Mr Willis has been appointed agent in Wanganui. They should meet with ready Bale.

After routine business at tho Wanganui Rugby Union meeting on Saturday night, in connection with winding up the season, tho Senior Cup ivaß presented to tho Wanganui Football Club by Mr C. V. Powell, and tho Junior Cup to the Turakina Club. Messrs R. R. Leys and F. 0. Fookes were respectively tho recipients of medals for best play in the first and second fifteens The lato Mr J. VVakeflold's death was feelingly roferred to, and arrangements were made to secure some .memorial of him in connection with the club. Mr Gray's (captain) health was drunk with onthmiasn and hopes oppressed that he would not retire from active play.

Ou a farm about threo miles west of Sheridan, on Big Gooso Creek,Wyo, there is a herd of 800 sheep They are slowly changing to tho many horned variety. Three yoar* ago a buck with four horns made its appearance, and now thoro aro among the herd, which are of Hie mixed merino, about 100 of these freaks of naturo, with horns on each ranging iv number from threo to six. The wool on these many horned sheep is of a coarsor quality than that of the merino, and at the age of throe years from 91b to 101b.is 'clipped from each. These sheop are really a curiosity. The owner of them has had many of thorn photographed foi Eastern papers, and a lamb with six separate horns will bo k»pt for a museum.

The Town Band gave their promised programmo of sacred and secular music in Cook's Gardens yssterday (Sunday), and, notwithstanding that tho afternoon was rondered most uncomfortable through the high wind prevailing, tho fact that this popular band were to nope \e wits sufficient to attract a very large audionco. Every item on the programme was a gom, rendered in a most artistic stylo, und the bandmaster (Mr Jamos Riohardson) deserves unlimited praise for tho manner in which he has worked his men up to such perfection. Every mark of expression was correctly interpreted. The piano and forte passages wers faultless, while tho slacatto and legato movements were given with a crispnoss and grace that was delightful to the cultivated oar. We will not criticiso ovory item, but the grand selection '• I dv Foscan "(Verdi), a most diflioult composition, was a masterpiece Tho instruments were in perfect tune, and the harmony all that could bo desired. Evory solo was rendered with expression, and tho beauty of tho various compositions was considerably added to by tho way tho accompaniments wore kept under. From a musical point of view, tho concert was a brilliant success, and wo trust it will not be long beforo tho public aro treated to another such recital.

A few things worth knowing :— That borax and btown sugar aro ono of tho best euros for Cattarrb j a strong lomon squash, takon at bed-timo, is ono of tho bost things ia tlie world for Colds ; a doso of quinino will euro tho Colio or Cramp at any time ; that a roasted onion poultico on tlio throat and chest is a sure cure for Croup and Bronchitis in children ; that tho common black (dark green) field thistle will cure Nouralgin when all other roirodios fail ,- that a syrup made from the prickly poar is one of the best cough syrupß known, and has no equal for Whooping Cough,; that oommon baking Boda applied to Burns and Scalds gives instantaneous rohof ; That an eminent physician cures ovorv case of scarlet fever with nothing else but warm lemon squash and gum arabic ; that anyone sufloring from Corns oi Bunyons will find a certain cure by wearing Crichton and Newmans Boots and Shoes. — Asyt.

Crescent Brand Baking Powder is pure Crescent Brand Baking Powder is strong. Crescent Brand Baking Powder is economical. Crestont Brand Baking Powder is choaposc. Croscont Brand Baking Powdor is bost,

If you want really good strong, sorvicoablo boots and shoes for the presont aonson just oall at Oriohton and Newmans Cash Boot Palace, whore j-ou will find the best and oheapest stock in (own to choose from at prices to suit ovcryono. Wo keep only tlio beat makes in colomul made boots and shoes. Wo havo just opened a splendid stock of English and Goriran boots and shoes, whioh we are offering very cheap and would well ropay a call. — Advt.

One of tho chief pleasures of life is a capacity for the onjoymont of clio food nocossary to our existence. Thoso who have lobl this capacity my regain it by using "Henshaw's Auckland Relish" the groat appetizer.

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Wanganui Herald. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1890. DESERTING THE SINKING, Wanganui Herald, Volume XXIV, Issue 7256, 3 November 1890

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Wanganui Herald. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1890. DESERTING THE SINKING Wanganui Herald, Volume XXIV, Issue 7256, 3 November 1890

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