A NEGLECTED STREET.
TiiE attontion of tho Borough Council is urgently required to tho present state of Wickstccd Street, between Plymouth and Glasgow Stroets, as it greatly needs both the loadway and the footpaths being metalled and gravelled. After rain it is almost impassable in placos, and the scholars who attend tho Girls' High School, who havo to traverse its miry paths reach school with wet feet. There is considerable traffic along tho street, and it is high time it were mado fit for uso in wet aa wall aa fine weathor. As Cr Carson is also a member of tho Board of Governors for the Girls' High School he should bring the matter up in tho Council without delay, and got tho atreot put in decent order at onco.
The Hon. Captain Fraser, M.L.C., who hfiß boon ailing somo timo, diad yesterday afternoon at Wellington.
Wo learn with ploaßuro tbat Mr C. Wilson, editor of the Marton Moroury, has fallen heir to a legacy at Home.
At tho usual monthly mtoting of the Firo Brigade this evening, nominations of ofllcora will bo received for onsuing yoar.
Dr Cole, formorly of Wellington and Christchurch, has boen appointed Houso Surgeon at the Auckland Hospital.
A farmer six miles west of Timaru lost eight sheep recently, it is believed by stoats, as tho only visible cause of death was a wound on the jugular vein.
John Honry Baulf, tho publisher of tho Auckland Observer, is committed for trial in regard to the alleged libol respecting H. Shortland, solicitor, and for which John L. Kelly, oditor, is already committed.
It was stated by a membor, at a mooting of tbe Wairaropa and East Coast Pastoral and Agricultural Society on Saturday that he had bought somo artificial mamiro in Wellington, and found on analysis that it contained 83 por cent of sand.
Tho annual report on education for 1890 shows tho average weekly attendance for the colony was 118,393, as against 11G.2U for the preceding year. II was bo far below tho estimate as to mako a differences of nearly £9000 in tho year's expenditure.
A meeting of the Firo Polico will bs he'd at the Fire Brigade Hall at 8 o'olock sharp oa Friday ovoning whon a full attendance is requostod. The caps lately ordorod will bo distributed to members during tho ovoning.
Walter Buttan Mobs diod suddenly at Ashburton on Saturday agod 56. He was a brother of Mr Moss, ox-M.0.8., British Resident at Barotonga, and has been in tho colony since 1875. He was for somo years on the West Coast.
Tho Upper Wangaohu Koad Board invito tendors for tho construction of 3J miles of Halos's Murirnotu Koad (dray track contract) in four sections Plans and specifications to bo scon at Mangamahu. Tenders close at 1.30 p.m. on Saturday, 4th July.
'lho Education Board invito applications for tho position o£ relieving teacher at a salary of £lßOpor year and actual train or coach faro. Applicants must bo single, must state ago, and forward copios of testimonials to tho Secretary (Mr A. A. Browno) on or bofore Bth July.
The Naval Artillory social and danco, whioh takes placo Ibis evening in tho Firo Brigade Hall, promisos to bo most successful, judgod by tho largo number of tickets disposod of and tho oxcellent pvogr»mmo prepared for the evening's enjoyment, to say naught of the decided reputation tho members of the corps possess for being excellent boats and ontertainers.
Tho Liconsing Victuallers' Conforonco, which haß closed its sittings at Welllington, has adopfcod a draft Bill for presentation to Parliament, tho clauso dealing with compensation for licenses refused boing struck out. Tbo chief provisions aro— Appeal from decisions of committoo, and a bettor definition of tho powers of a Liconsing Bench.
John Stephens, a young man, had a boxing match at Hokitika last night, but rocoived no punishment. Ho had been rubbed down and drossed, and was sitting on a box in the room about a quarter of an hour afterwards talking , whon ho tell ovor and died almost immediately. At tho inquest a vordict was returned that the docoaßcd died from heorfc disease.
At a meeting of tho Executive Committee of tho Education Board was held yoatorday afternoon, there were present — Messrs Carson (chair), Baker, and Notman. A tondor was accepted for tho painting of tho Manaia and Otakoho school buildings and tho Hawero School and residence. It was docided that a price be askod for paiuting the Ngaire School. A tender was also accopted for the erection of a schoolmaster's residence at Hiwinui.
Mr H. Townsond, tho well-known plumber, gasfitter, and tinsmith, is having new premises erected on Taiipo Quay next the Princo of Wales Hotel, plans for which have been prepared by Mr W. Pinches, architect. The building iB 18ft wide, and consists of two small shops in front, two liviving rooms downstairs, and three upstairs, while at the baok a largo workroom is being put up, measuring 30 by 20ft. Mr T. H. Battlo is the contractor, and it is expected that the building will bo completed in about four weeks' time.
Mr L. J. Bagnall has decided not to oontest the To Aroha seat, as ho finds that the fading of tho electors is in favour of a candidate supporting the proaont Government. Tho two remaining candidates, Sir W. Bullorand Colonel Fraser, are Government supporters, but Colonel Fraser being a local man, is thought to have the best chance. He announces that ho will travel through the constituency, but will not address tho electors, as it is only a short time since ho did bo nt the general election. Sir W. Bullor, speaking at Te Aroha, roceived a voto of thanks. It is said that Mr Allen's late supporters are likely to holp Sir Walter out of a spirit of retaliation againßt Colonel Fraser, on whoso petition Mr Alton's election was lately deolared void.
The Bishop Lodge of Druids held their half-yearly meeting last night, when there was tv large attendance, over 60 moinbora being present. The A.D., Bro. J. Purnoll, occupied tbo chair. The receipts for the ovening amounted to £59 2s 3d. The sick cay amounting to £1 was passed for payment. A notice of motion to adopt a graduated scale of contributions, and a reduced iniation foe was tabled for discussion at next meeting. A committee waß appointed to procure designs for a memorial board. The nomination of officers for tho ensuing half-year wore then taken, when a largo number of candidates were nominated for every office. This shows tho interest taken in electing officers for the lodge. Tho election takos place at next meeting, when some very elope contests are expected. Three new members were initiated and one proposed. The lodge's Drnmatic Club has decided to give an invitation performance at an early date.
Tho Wellington Agricultural and Pastoral Association have decided to hold their Show in future during the week after the Christchurch one ; this year's dates aro on Hie 18th and 10th of Novomber. The prize list is revised, and there are few alterations, except by making the prizes larger. The New Zealand Insurance Company give £10 10s to the best pen of 10 Lincoln hoggets, the Society £10 10s for the best pen of 10 Romney Marsh hoggets, and A. McHardy, Esq., gives £5 5s for the best pen of Southdown hoggets. There will be a High Jump competition with a prize of £5, and being the centre of tho United Hunt Club there ought to bj a good contest. At a committee meeting last week, several important matters came under notice. It was decided that the railway rates for stock to different Shows being too excessive, other societies bo asked to give their opinion on the matter. Fat stock being a great feature of latt year's Show all the fat sheep prizes were made larger, also for ohampion bul» look and heifer. Two more classes were added to Ayrshire cattle. No restrictions were made to horses competing in only one class as last year.
MrPhil|Kirby, who is at present pilotting a first class company through Dunodin, expeots to open in Wanganui shortly.
Any results of the Hawke's Bay Steepleohase Meeting that come to hand after we go to press will be poated on the Heeald board Bt Mr Ferry's shop.
The Dobson-Kennedy Company opened at Napier on' Monday night to a crowded houeo, when tho "Shaughaun" was produced, and on tho following night " Little Lord Fauntleroy," to equally good business.
By last evening's cabled Sydney produce pricos, farmers who hold potatoes will be glad to noto that a substantial and much needed rise haß taken placo. Wo understand thero aro considerable quantities of tho tuber on the coast.
The youngest widow in Australasia is probably Minnio Broon thirteon yoarß of ago, who lives at Berrima (N.S.W.) Hor hußband died the other day at the age of twenty-three years.
On Saturday, at noon, at Kata, near Huntorville (days the Advocate), the almost unprecedented sight was afforded by boys walking on ice which had frozen over a small pool of water, and which was over an inch and a half in thicknesß.
A correspondent who has just returned from tho dis'.rict informs us that a large block of land, situate about flvo milos up tho Kai Iwi stream, and comprising several thousand acros.is about to be cleared. The character of tho soil is very rich indeed, and tho country, when cleared, should be a valuable addition to tho sheep-farming industry. Some thirty men aro already engaged in falling, who aro located in four camps, the farthest of which is eight milei from tho open country. (The timber is not very heavy and the contracts havo been lot at prices which should prove remunerative to average bushmen.
We regret to loam that a very serious accident occurred yesterday ovening on No. 3 lino, by which Mrs Borkley Tyerman had her ankle badly fractured and dislocated, owing to the trap she was riding in coming to grief. A messenger was promptly despatched to town for medical aaßistance, and Dr Connolly lost no time in proceeding to the relief of tho sufferer, whose injuries were attended to, and tho patient made aa comfortable as possible under the circumstances. The injury we are sorry to hear, is a very serious one and will confine Mrs Tyerman to hor bed for a considerable time. Mr Tyormun who was driving at the timo of tho mishap fortunatoly escaped with a fow bruises and a severe shaking.
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A NEGLECTED STREET., Wanganui Herald, Volume XXV, Issue 7448, 25 June 1891
A NEGLECTED STREET. Wanganui Herald, Volume XXV, Issue 7448, 25 June 1891
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