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The Wanganui Herald. [PUBLISHED DAILY.] WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1897.

Next Sunday, at 2.30 p.m., the new steamer Ohura will make an excursion, and from the first of next month the river steamers will start their tourist season and run twice a week. Martin, American cyclist, was sent to gaol for 14 days for assanlt on an official of the League of Wheelmen at Adelaide. Martin declared he would never race again in Australia. Later information shows that 42 of the passengers and crew (250) were rescued from the wreck of the steamer Triton off the coast of Cuba. The captain committed suicide when he found the vessel was sinking. O'Brien, leader of the gaol-breakers at Adelaide was sentenced to 10 years, Ollivor to seven years, and George five years, for breaking gaol. The prisoners were awaiting trial at the time of escape, and have still to be sentenced for their original offences. In St. Paul's Hall this evening at 8 o'clock, Dr Vincent, the Trinity College Examiner, will presont the certificates awarded for the local examination. A cordial invitation is extended to the general public tb attend. For the convenience of visitors, Messrs Laird and Sons intend keeping their Nursery open during both race days, and as the place is looking particularly well gust now, we have no doubt that visitors to Wanganui will find time to have a look ! through, The committee of the Wanganui Amateur Swimming Club, and any members of the club who may wish to attend, are reminded of a meeting this evening in Messrs F. K. Jackson and Co.'s rooms at 8 o'clock. The meeting will be called upon to deride important questions in connection with " amateurism." There was a very fail' attendance at the Rev. P, W. Isitt's lecture in the Wesleyan schoolroom last evening on the " Scenic Beauties of Australia," which was illustrated by Mr J. R. Sigley's limelight apparatus. The pictures, some of whioh were very line, comprised views of New South Wales, Victoria, and Tasmania. There are about 4000 artesian wells in Christohurch, giving forth some 5,000,000 gallons of water.daily . Of Hub amount only about one-fifteenth Is used by the people, the rest running to waste. One of the City Councillors thinks legislation should be obtained to compel the people to use reasonable means to conserve the water supply. The terrible rate of mortality in Cuba may be gauged by a message from Havana, published by the Impartial. According to official returns, the town of Guinea, which had 12,000 inhabitants, lost during the months of April and May no fewer than 2399 bj the ravages of yellow fewer and other diseases. Madruga, a town of COOO inhabitants, suffered to the extent of 1172 deaths. In Artemisa, 1170 died out of a population of 6000, and in Juruga, 1007 out of 7000, during the some two months. Now that the warm weather may be said to have set in, trouble in cooking may be obviated by paying a visit to Mr C. Hoinold's Pork Butchory establishment in the Avenuo, where the moat delioious table delicacies are to be obtained at the cheapest rates. During the time Mr Heinold has been in business in Wanganui he has established an excellent reputation for supplying only the very best and choicest of goods, and increased custom in town and country is the result of business aptitude and enterprise, combined with courtesy and attention. Nominations for the special points prizes of £50 each in four classes in connection with the forthcoming Manawatu A. and P. Show are as follows : — Draught horsea 7, shorthorns 3, Jjincolns 5, Romneys 8. The minimum nurabor of entries required in each class was three, so that the nominations are very satisfactory. The show of draught horses, Romneys, and Lincolns is expocted to be very large. At the the meeting on Saturday 103 new members wore elected and judging from the entries already received the show promises to bo the most successful yet held by the Manawatu Association. To-morrow morning Mr Warland, who has purchased the steam riding gallery, opens for the carnival week. He ought to do big business considering the outlay and expense he has gone to in order to bring the machine as entirely up to date as possible. No more popular or charitably disposed man that Mr Warland ia to be found in Wanganui, and we feel sure that those who patronize the machine will have no cause to complain. The' modest fee of 3d a ride is too conventional to break any man's pocket, whilst the amusement to be derived from a spin round on horseback is quite appropriate for race time. Messrs Smith and Millward have been appointed agents for the sale of Mokau coal in Wanganui, and a notification to that effect will be found in another column. The price is 26s per ton, 14s per half ton and 7s 6d per quarter ton delivered to any part of the town, a considerable reduction being mode for orders supplied from the ship's side. The firm state that owing to the further development of the Mokau mine and the consequent natural improvement in the quality of the coal, they can confidently recommend the same, especially for household purposes. They will be pleased to supply samples on application gratis. Messrs Smith and Millward have also Brookdale and other coals in stock. We have to acknowledge the receipt from Mr P. Lundon (Messrs Thomas Cook and Son's local agent), of a copy of their well-known Australian sailing list, a neat little pamphlet published by them at various periods of the year and giving full lists of sailings and fares by all the different lines to London and other parts of Europe, We have also received the firm's touriat guide to the 'Hot Lakes of New Zealand and other places of interest as well as the latest number of the Monthly Traveller's Gazette, giving every information to intending travellers for any part of the world. These publications are presented gratia to anyone requiring them, and can be obtained on application to Mr P, Lundon. Mr A. Atkina was engaged yesterday in marking off the distancos on the track in Cook's Gardens. Pegs, with the distances clearly painted on them, have been driven all round the track, flush with the ground^ at intervals of five yards. These will prove very convenient for training purposes, will save considerable time when mailing off the jhandicaps on sports days, fhe prisoners are top dressing the 400 y»r|s running track and rolling it and the remainder of the track will be similarly dealt wj% Two public urinals — one at the entrance jj JYilson-street and the other at $he Guy t9n.-sti-fiet entrance— have been erected, an 4 the dressing shed is nearing completion. Already between 15 and 20 training tickets Uaye Jjeen taken out by local syolistd—amftteurs andpash— and the track presents quite & lively appearance between 5 and 7 in tho evening. It is expeoted that the grounds will be in good order for the opening Bports meeting of the Wanganui Amateur Athletic and Cycling Club on the 9th of next month. A vessel is now being built at Toronto which, if tiwtfescription given in the Montreal Timos js to bs trusted, will certainly rob M. Bazin'a famQus roller steamer of her pre eminence as a nautical ouriosity. Noticing the ease with which a tog revolved jn the water, Mr Krupp, the inventor, conceived the bold idea of making a ship wUfch should be, not a platform on rollers, like M Barn's but a roller itself. This vessel, which fa to be launched in a few days, may perhaps b* W?P described 08 a marine uuioycle. Jt consists pf a hollow cylindrical plinth, in the centre of which, *»4 connected with it by ball bear infis, is an oj?9K cylinder contamg thp passengers, cr#w, engines, fuel, and, m fact, '■ everything that the'yessel gurries. "By mean* of fricfen," » is said, " the engines will causs the outside cyhndsr to reypjye rapidly, while the ittsjde cylinder retains its equilibrium. But since paddles are fitted to the former to make it grip the water, it ia more than probable (remarks the Manchester Guardian) that the inner cylinder and the passengers will " revolve rapidly," and aa a " terrific speed" is to be attained, such a result would bi a little disconcerting.

Captain Edwin wires : — Glass rise ; sea heavy, tides high ; westerly gales, with rain, may be expected. Major Sommerville ana Trooper Strachan returned to town by yesterday afternoon's train from Wellington. Sergeant Ellison of Auckland, is spoken of as Inspector Cullen's successor in Wanganui. 'Busses will leave the Fountain on the race days for Aramoho every hour, via Ridgway and Bell Streets, returning from Aramoho at the half hour. We finally remind amateur athletes and cyclists that nominations for the Wanganni A.A. and C. Club close with the lion, sec. (Mr H. Watt) this evening at 8 o'clock. A man named Thomas Heffermann, convicted of larceny at Hunterville and sentenced to one months' imprisonment, was brought into the Wanganui gaol last evening. The driver of a baker's cart was this morning at the Magistrate's Court fined Is and costs 9s for driving round a corner faster than a walk. Mr J. Notman, J.P., occupied the Bench. The Old Soldiers' Commission will sit at the Courthouse to-morrow and Friday at 10 a.m. All claims which have been rejected and those received prior to the Ist of December, 1896, will be inquired into. The Manawatu Cricket Association has decided to combine with Wangauui to play tho Canterbury cricket team in Palmerston. The question of sending a team from Palmorston to Wanganui was held over. The great sale of drapery and clothing at tho Drill Hall commenced to-day, will be continued by Mr Keesing on Saturday. The goods, of excellent quality, are sub mitted without any reserve. Mr Lusk, who has been promoted from Manaia to the Wanganui branoh of the Bank of New Zealand, is, wo hear, much improved in health. He has, just returned to work after six months' holiday. — Hawera Star. There need be no difficulty for our visitors in deciding where to go for good value in drapery, for Mr Littlejohn, of the Cash Drapery Emporium, is now showing a magnificent variety of spring and summer novelties at prices within the reach of all. TJIO following strokes were chosen yesterday aftornoon for the U.B.C. Montgomery Fours: — John Carrell, F. W. Percival, W. B. Williams, W. Sharpe, C. Kruse, James Carrell, J. Ruscoe, C. E. Whelan, and R. Lanagan. A meeting will be held this evening, when the strokes will select their crews. Another old settler, in the person of Mrs S. J. Lookett, relict of tho late Major J. W. Lockett, passed away this morning, at the age of 62 years, at her residence, corner of Dublin and Keith Streets. The deceased, who arrived in Wanganui about twenty years ago, and was well known and respected, has been ailing for a considerable time. She leaves seven sons and four daughters to mourn their loss. Final arrangements were comploted last evening for the afternoon tea to be tendered the ladies of Wanganui on Saturday next in the Union Boat shed. During the afternoon several scratch races will bo rowed, and the proceedings will be enlivened by a string baud. The committee request that those who have promised donations should leave them at the shed betweon 12 and 1 o'clock on Saturday. The Wanganui Gymnastic Club intend holding its trophy competitions in tho gymnasium, St. Hill Street, 011 Friday evening. The competitions will boxing, dumb-bells, Indian clubs, vaulting horse, spring-board high jumping, wrestling, and parallel bars. Considerable interest is being taken in tho various compotitions, and wo expeot to see a big attendance. The price of admission is Is. At a concert in tho Wesleynn schoolroom to-morrow evening songs will be contributed by Mesdames T. R. Cresswell, W. Pinches and Messrs R. B. Wyley and W. James; recitation, Mr J. B. Poyman ; piano solo, Miss Bassott; violin duet. Misses Bringezu ; violin solo.Mr W. McCaul; selections on basins by Mr L. Spurdle ; and quartette by members of tho choir. Owing to his rapidly increasing business, Mr Hastings Moore, of tho Beehive, Ridgway-street, has found it necessary to increase the size of his premises and has added a new showroom in order to properly show his large and complete stock of millinery and underclothing. The dross department is particularly well Btockod and in men's and boys' olothing and mercery, for varioty and style Mr Moore is quite up-to-date. A bit of a commotion was causod the other evening amongst tho ranks of the Salvationists, when it was reported that while holding an outdoor meeting in Ridg-way-street one of the lassies had been relieved of a watoh and chain by some lightfingered gentry The missing watch was picked up by a lad, much to the relief of the loser and others who presumed that Wanganui had been visited by some undesirable characters. Proceedings in connection with the erection of public abbatoirs in Palmerston , have advanced another stage, 0 copy of the agreement under which the Castleoliff Freezing Company work with the Wanganui Borough Council and butchers having been procured and submitted to the Longburu Freezing Company by whom it has been approved, and the meeting between the Counoil and the butchers of Palmerston will be held at an early date, and all necessary detailß fully discussed. The following teams have been chosen to represent tho Wanganui Cricket Club in their matches against the College on Saturday :— Victorias v College II on Victoria Park— Messrs Watt (captain), A. N. Cave, L. P. Ciive, D'Arcy, Meldrum, L. Peake, S. Parkes, F. Beaven, Thorpe, Parrish, Gordan, and McLean. Reginas v College lon College Ground— W. B. Cave (captain), H. B. Cave, K. H. Cave, Ryburn, E. Peake, Cresswell Peat, Brock, Caldwell, Currie, Parkes, and Francis. A soratch match will be played on Victoria Park to-morrow afternoon, sides being chosen on the ground. We deeply regret having to record the very sudden death from inflammation of the bowels of Mr Ernest Amos, assistant at Mr A. D. Willis' establishment, which occurred yesterday afternoon. The deceaaed, whose parenta reside at Nelson.was about 23 years of age, and had been in Mr Willis', employ for about two years. He was a most popular, oourteous and obliging young man, and his sudden demise will come as a shock to his friends. It appears that deceased complained of pains in the book on Saturday evening when he left the shop, but on Sunday seemed somewhat better. On Monday he took to his bed and medical advice was sought, and yesterday to the surprise of all he passed away. Tho remains were conveyed to the railway station to-day en route to Nelson, the cortego consisting of many of those who had known the deceased and, recognised his sterling worth. Handsome wreaths were sent from Messrs H. I. Jones and Son's, A. D. Willis', the Union Boat Club, Wanganui Naval Artillery and many friends. Visitors to the races to-morrow will no doubt fully appreciate the recent alterations and additions made by the Wanganui Jockey Club to the. course appointments. The total)Bat(jr house, for instance, which is from a design by Mr A. Atkins, arohitect, is compact, and we beheye the) very best of the kind for the purpose throughout the colony, bjsides which it is thoroughly substantial and presents a pleasing appearance. The telegraph office has been moved further back, and messages may be sent from in front of the lawn or at the back of the stand outside. The diningroom accommodation has been inoreased to 200 feet and the bar, for liquid refreshments, has also been added to. Altogether the jmprovements made are in the right directjon, and the club is to be complimented on their completeness. The contractors were Messrs Russell and Bignell, who as usual have turned out thoroughly good work ; the painting has been tastefully carrjed out by Mr R. Hughes, and the plumbing has been satisfactorily performed by Mr J. Graham. Thß two-year-ojd son of W. L. Furgason, of Bolton, Miss., h^d whooping congh. "After several physicians had prescribed for him, without giving relief," writes Mr Furgason, " I persuaded my wife to try a 25 cent boH}§ of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy," The firgt d 039 had the desired effect, and in forty.eight hours he was entirely free from all cough. I consider your remedy the best in the market, especially for ohildren and recommend it at all times." For sale by R. M. Gatenby, Chemist. '

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The Wanganui Herald. [PUBLISHED DAILY.] WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1897., Wanganui Herald, Volume XXXI, Issue 9272, 20 October 1897

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The Wanganui Herald. [PUBLISHED DAILY.] WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1897. Wanganui Herald, Volume XXXI, Issue 9272, 20 October 1897

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