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Wanganui Herald. [PUBLISHED DAILY.] THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1893. AN INFLUENTIAL VISITOR.

The Chairman of the London Board of Directors of the Bank of New Zealand, tho Hon. Carr Glyn, is just now on a visit to the colony, and is making the beat use of his opportunities by making a close personal inspection of its industries, productive capacity, and progress. As a leading London financier,the opinions formed by Mr Grlyn will carry great weight with English capitalists ; it is, therefore, fortunate that he comes at a time when the country is looking so well, and its affairs so prosperous. He is, we learn, most favourably impressed with the wealth producing power of the country, and much interested, in its frozen meat trade, which has done so much to re-instate the colony in the good opinion of English investors. Mr Glyn, we understand, is astonished at the great amount of work done by the colonists in the very limited time they have had to bring the country from a state of Nature to its present advanced condition, as also to find that the public debt is so well represented by reproductive 1 works of growing value. Mr CHyn will take back to England with him a personal knowledge of the true state of a very different kind to that possessed by people at Home, who form tbeir opinions of things in New Zealand on articles published in such papers as the Financial Times and the Investors' Review, ia whose columns our debentures are " bulled " or "beared" as suits those who pull the strings. As Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank of New Zealand, Mr G-lyn's visit will be of great benefit to the shareholders, as he will have seen for hitn.aeif where the errors of the past mete juado and bow to aVoid such

financial rocks in the future and thus assist in re-instating the institution in its old proud position of toeing high up among the most prosperous and best managed financial institutions in the Australasian colonies. He will see, too, that the Ballance Government has not driven capital or population out of the country, but , that on the contrary money is cheap and plentiful, and the balance of population largely on the immigration credit side of the ledger. In short, he will see a country rich in every natural advantage of soil and climate, possessed of immense mineral wealth, and a veritable paradise for industrious families to make their home in, in«teod of, as no doubt he has often seen it described in certain Tory journals, a debt-burdeued colony, groaning under bad laws and worse administrators. It is only by a personal visit and an unbiassed view of things as they exist that outsiders can form a reliable opinion as to the present position and future prospects of the colony, and we feeT certain that Mr G-lyn's visit will bear good fruit, as he has already expressed himself of opinion that the position of New Zealand is in all essentials sound and satisfactory.

We have pleasure in informing our readers that with Saturday's edition of the Heeald will be issued a supplement, arrangements having been made by the proprietary for a weekly edition of the popular " Tit Bits," which enjoys such an extended circulation. "Tit Bits" supplement will be found to contain much that is readable and instructive, besides which will appear the first chaptois of a new story, entitled " The Sign of Four," by that well-known writer Conan Doyle. We truat that the supplement will meet with the approbation of our readers.

Full rehearsal of •' lies Cloches " to-night at 7.30.

A first offender (a native) was brought up at the Court this morning and fined the usual amount on a charge of drunkenness.

The railway authorities announce elsewhere special arrangements for the Huntsrville Caledonian Sports on Wednesday next.

The latest addition to the Telephone Exohange is Mr W. S. Dustin, Wicksteed Place— No 81.

At 1 o'clock to-morrow, Mr J. H. Keesing will sell at the residence of Mr Wiloox, Maria Place, the whole of his household furniture and effects without reserve.

The Univenity Junior Scholarship Examin&tion results have been published, S. A. Atkinson, of Wanganui, has gained a scholarship, coming tenth on the list.

The offices of the Wangonui MeatFreazing Company have been removed to those central premises over the New Zealand Insurance Company's offices in the Avenue.

Tenders are invited for the purohaße of the butchery business lately oarried on by Mr Henry Caddy. In another oolunin the D.O.A. publishes full particulars, and on application Mr Notman will supply any further information.

The Wanganui 0.0. in their match with the Ironmongers' on Saturday at St. John's BUI will bo represented by— Cave (8), Eemmingwav, Brabant, Shields, Mcßeath, Soagar, Gray, Gordon, and Parkes. The game commences at 2.30.

The Town Band, under Bandmaster Richardson, perform the following selections in the Rotunda at 7.30 this evening : — Overture, " Rivals " (Pettee) ; raise, "Garden of Memories" (May Cotlero) ; grand contest fantasia, " The Champion," (J. Hartman) ; quadrille, "The Garden Party " (E. Newton) ; grand selection, "Ernani" (Verdi) j valse, "Hands and Hearts " (H. Bound) ; " Qod Save the

Queen."

We have to acknowledge the receipt of a copy of the first issue of a new four-page publication entitled The Stage, conducted by Mr JSrnest Mana field, of Wanganui. This newest addition to the newspaper

press of tho oolony lias set itself a big task, which we hope it will be fortunate enough to accomplish. We must congratulate Mr Mansfield on the energy shown in launching this interesting little stranger on the ocean of New Zealand journalism, where we hope it may enjoy favoring winds and currents, ana keep clear of the rocks and shoals that have so often proved disastrous to literary barques of more pretentious aims and dimensions.

At a meeting of the New Zealand Amateur Athletic Association on Monday night, Mr H. D. Bell, president of the Wellington A.A.G,, was appointed referee at the Obampionship Meeting; Mr J. F, Grieraon, Canterbury, was appointed official representative' of the association at the meeting. The question of appointing otbar officials was leEfc in the hands of the Wei-

lington Club, The following standards were approved of :— 2soyds flat, 26 3-6 sec ; 120 yds hurdles, iG 3-Bsec ; high jump, sft 7in; throwing IMb hammer, 100 ft. The following reinstatements were passed : — O. Perry and S. H. Eaton, Masterton ; L J. Speedy, Tainui; W. H. Bathbone, Waipawaj F. J. Hill, Polmerston North ; G. McA. Stedman, Auckland.

The Bendigo (Vie.) Advertiser of a lata date says :— Yesterday an interesting but most unostentatious ceremony, was performed at tho residenoo, of Mrs Hutchens, " Court Royal," Wattle-street, tho occassion being the marriage of Misa May Hutchens to Mr A. 8. Laird, of New Zealand. The Bey R. Keith Maokay tied the nuptial knot, after whioh the party betook themselves to the dining hall, whero the wedding breakfast was partaken of. The Bey E. Keith Maokay, who presided, proposed the health of the bride and bridegroom, and wished them a bright, happy and prosperous career. The bridegroom suitably acknowledged the compliment. The bride wore an elegant Grecian costume of Bengaline, with flowers and veil, fastened by a pearl brooch, the gift of tho bridogroom. The happy couple left by the Melbourne evening train en route for New Zealand.

A meeting of the Trustees of the Public MußOurn was held last night. Present Messrs Canon (Chair).* Marshall Nixon, Turner, Drew, Jaokson, Atkins, and Andrews (Secretary). Correspondence was read with reference to tho sum of £200 granted by the Government, whioh amount has been paid over, A letter was received from Captain Clapham, of tho Naval Artillery, expressing regret that the entertainment given in aid ■ot tho Museum had not produced any surplus over expenses. It was decided that Mr Atkins be requested to call for tenders for the building at once, and that the Secretary notify subscribers through the press that their promised contribution* would now be gladly received by tho Trustees. It was deoidod to make application for the uso of the prisoners for levelling and preparing the site. Mr Drew submitted a list of artioles presented by Mr H. Sarieant to the Museum ; tklao a cony of the Picturesque Atlaß, presented by a gontleman who does not wish his name to be made known. Mr Drew alio stated that Mr Sheriff was well forward with his arrangements for tho art union.

Yesterday afternoon's proceedings at the meeting of croditors wore at times on a par with the weather—that is to aay they were somewhat sultry. One creditor, in particular was in a frame o£ mind bordering on tho excitable, co much so that tho mere mention of the name of an interested party was even aa tto proverbial red rag to the infuriated bovine. He literally attempted to rush both questions and answers in his deßire to ascertain certain fuots, and not to bo deterred by any obstructions in hiß path, ho pursued the eron tenor of his way his method of procedure proving irresistible the visages of those present. His interruptions were met by the D.O.A. in a firm manner, otherwise there is no knowing what the developments might have been. At times his thirst for knowledge wasallayedbyreceivingthe information, while in others he was considerably baulked, plainly denoted by the vigorous manner in which he thumped tho table and thundered out his opinions on certain matters that had not mot with hie approbation. There could be no doubt he attended the mooting with an avowed purpose, and l«ffc with a ofore pf kutfwle'dgb. ,

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Wanganui Herald. [PUBLISHED DAILY.] THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1893. AN INFLUENTIAL VISITOR., Wanganui Herald, Volume XXVII, Issue 8105, 2 February 1893

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Wanganui Herald. [PUBLISHED DAILY.] THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1893. AN INFLUENTIAL VISITOR. Wanganui Herald, Volume XXVII, Issue 8105, 2 February 1893

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