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The New Zealand Mail from Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand • 22

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22 £100000000 INCLAIMED A REGISTER 332 pages cloth gilt con taining the names of 70000 persons who have been advertised for to claim pro perty and money since 1700 Price 2s 6d postal order Every man and woman in the world should buy this book as instructions are given how to recover property from Chancery Mrs Ainslie of Belfast writes i Your Register a great benefit to me as I recovered money from Chancery through John Banbury of Exeter writes I received a sum of unclaimed money through 1 your valuable agency? A Mermillod of Geneva writes I have received a con siderable sum from Chancery through your Sophia Butts of Manchester I have a friend who has got an immense fortune through your book and This book can now be obtained from Messrs Lyon and Blair Lambton quay Wellington New Zealand price two shillings and sixpence cr maiied direct from Messrs Dougal and Co 2 Strand London England Readers may find a fortune in its Vide Press MISSING RIENDS With a view to farther increasing the fcility of the New Zealand Mail the Editor has deeided to introduce a new fea ture in the shape of a Missing riends column in which will be publiahed the names of persons for whom their friends are enquiring in the Home weeklies Enquiries from persons in New Zealand and in the Australian Colonies for information missing friends will be inserted in this column at the rate of Is for each insertion Replies will be forwarded to the Editors of and other papers if desired All correspondence for this column should be addressed New Zealand Mail Wellington with the words 'Missing in the left hand top corner (rom Weekly June 8) KILLETT (DAVID) sailor a native of Ham mersmith left London about 30 years ago and is supposed to have sailed in the John Duncan for New Zealand Brother William wishes for news (rom June 25) NANCEKIVELL (WILLIAM) Is enquired for by brother iaat known PO Woodstock Hokitika Westland New Zealand HINSHELWOOD (JOHN ALEXANDRA) left London in 1863 as steward on board the ship Helvellyn for Auckland New Zealand His daughters Sarah add Mary long for some tidings SOOBV (BENJAMIN) on March 17 1884 went from Plymouth in the ship Wafcato to Wellington New Zealand His father (John) enquires MAUNDER (RED) about 1879 went to Australia as steward to the Duke of Edini burgh on the Galatea when last heard of was at Christchurch New Zealand His aged father begs for new DAVIS (WILLIAM) left England for Web linpton New Zealand in the ship Tainul December 31 1886 his last address was Office Huntley Waikato NZ His daughter Jessie seeks him (Mother is dead) BURTON (ALRED) professor of music was last heard of at Riverton New Zea land in June 1891 Relatives would be glad of any news (rom Weekly July 23) BALLINGER (JH) of Gloucester is asked to write home or to Wm Burnell at once for bis sake Will Australian and New Zealand papers please copy BENTLEY (JOHN THOMAS) who left England for Windsor New Zealand in 1885 is requested to write to his anxious mother BOOTH (JOHN WILLIAM and MARY JANE) on September 25 1887 were living at Wbangarei Auckland New Zealand Their sister Annie wishes to find them BOYCE (JOHN JAMES CHARLES and SARAH) are inquired for by brother William Sarah was in Canada married to a Mr Noble about 18 years back and the others were last known to be in New Zea land 14 years since (rom Newspaper August 6) HANCOCK (JOSEPH WM) as sistant left England in April 1885 for New Zealand wrote last in July 1885 from Wellington His Aunt Grantham seeks tidings CLITON HOTEL BULLS Coyle ''Proprietor JC has just taken over the above Hotel The house has been thoroughly reno vated and the proprietor trusts that his riends in the district and travelling public will give him a call New Zealand Mail filed CLUB HOTEL MARTON James Mayo Proprietor 71IRST CLASS accommodation for travellers irst class billiard table Livery stables All charges moderate New Zealand Mail filed UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT CRITERION HOTEL BULLS Thos Surman Proprietor nn has just taken over the above Hotel and is determined that under his i management the accommodation for travellers and the general public will be i second to no other house on this Coast irst class stabling and loose boxes for sporting men An attentive groom always in attend ance NEW ZEALAND MAIL INDEX TO CONTENTS A RiveiI Romance Agricultural News Anglo Colonial Notes Art Notes Bankruptcies Cable News Camera Notes Cheese Making Chess Chit Chat City Items Codlin Moth Commercial News Country Correspondents Correspondence Courts Cricket Dairy Draughts Echoes of the Week EntERTAINM ENTS ootball Garden Gorse Nuisance Here and There Hutt County Council Illustrated ashions Judging by Points Kennel Notes Labour rld Pages Liquor Question Literary London Gossip Miscellaneous Orchard Parliament Plays and Players Short Stories SpoptingNews Telegraphic News The Spinster The Murder on lat Volunteers Wellington Gossip When the Sun Went Down ranchise Young Corner NEW SERIAL STORY When the Sea Gives up its Dead SKETCHES AT THE SOCIAL THE LATE MR LEVIN Page 10 5 6 7 11 12 12 33 34 35 12 6 10 15 39 7 29 31 35 32 27 6 7 10 23 41 27 7 5 31 33 16 5 27 33 15 16 33 12 11 39 7 36 37 38 27 28 9 10 24 25 26 40 9 9 41 15 16 9 32 34 30 8 30 18 19 20 ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS Lump's on Neck Will answer fully in next Mail MD lat (1) The number of sheep per day is 50 Of course on special occasions it may be increased (2) Price paid LI a hundred Cannot say what are average wages earned bur think about L3 a week (3) A butcher slum' many sheep for incompetent men are sson discharged (4) The way in which sheep are killed and pre pared for freezing has been described scores of times spare space to give details in Mail A member of the ourth Estate a title frequently applied to journalists rictly speaking there are only three estates of the realm the Lords Spiritual the Lords Temporal and the Commons HBT Thanks very much for codlin moth article Will be continued nexc wggIg and (Te In next issue we shall give full instructions how the forms of registration are to be filled up and also much other information which will be of use to the women electors of the district Thanks for your good wishes MB The address for which you ask is Mr Rous Mirien care of the British Australasian office leet Street London EC (Masterton) We are at a loss to find some really original and amusing prize com petition that is the reason they have been discontinued Can you suggest something yourself? Shall be happy to consider any suggestion we may receive on this subject Brown (Paraparamu) We do not know the exact date of the coming election but you ought to have your name put on the roll at once You are perfectly qualified by residence alone Write to Messrs and Baillie Cuba Street Wellington or to Messrs Mackay Brothers Lambton Quay Wellington an they will tell you if they can supply you (Wellington) The interest taken in golf in this district is not sufficiently great to warrant us in publishing a series of articles on the subject The game was described in the Mail some months ago Look up your back numbers fTHE PUBLISHED WEEKLY MAIL NOTICE riday September 22 or Blenheim and Picton per Waihi at 620 pm or New Plymouth and Auckland per Mana watu train at 540 am or Picton Nelson Westport Greymouth and Hokitika per Grafton at 1120 am or New Plymouth and Auckland per Taka puna at 120 pm or Southern offices of New Zealand per Rotorua at 320 pm or Napier Gisborne and Auckland per Talune at 220 pm or Nelson Westport Greymouth and Hoki tika per Charles Edward at 420 pm or Kaikoura per Wakatu at 5 pm Saturday September 23 or Southern offices of New Zealand per Omapere at 620 pm or Nelson New Plymouth and Auckland per Mahinapua at 620 pm Monday September 25 or Picton and Nelson per Rotorua at 1220 pm or Southern Offices of New Zealand and parcel post mail for United Kingdom to connect with Kaikoura from Lyttelton per Tarawera at 42) pm or Nelson Westport Greymouth and Hoki tika per Mawhera Tuesday September 26 or New Plymouth and Auckland per Mana watu train at 540 am or Napier Gisborne and Auckland per Southern Cross at 220 pm or Westport per Brunner Wednesday September 27 or Australian Colonies India China Japn and Straits Settlements via Sydney Con tinent of Europe and United Kingdom via Naples (due in London Nov 8th) per Hauroto at 1030 am or Picton Nelson Greymouth and Hoki tika per Wainui at 1220 pm or Nelson per Rotorua or Southern offices of New Zealand Continent of Europe and United Kingdam via Rio de Janeiro and Teneriffe (due in London Nov 10th) to connect with Kaikoura from Lyttelton per Takapuna at 3 pm Thursday September 28 or Southern offices of New Zealand per lora at 320 pm MARRIAGES On Wednesday the 13th inst at St Church by the Rev Coffey BA Incumbent Robert reeman Hall of Greytown Wairarapa to Alice Kate daugh ter of Alfred King of this city White Grace At St Cathedral Wellington New Zealand on the 19th September 1893 by the Very Rev ather Dawson Charles Percy White of Morvi Kattiawar India fifth son of the late Thomas White Esq of Sherwood Hawke's Bay to Ellen Mary Grace eldest daughter of the Hon Morgan Grace CMG of Wellington DEATHS On the 15th September at his resi dence Tinakori road William Kort Levin aged 48 years On the 14th inst at his residence Courtenay place Hugh Curry late of HM 65th Regiment aged 72 years RIP On the 19th instant Caroline Stewart Smith niece of Mr Allan Smith aged 20 Of the five tenders sent to the Public Works Department for tho manufacture and erection of an engine and two boilers for the Porirua Asylum that of Cable and Co Lion oundry Wellington (L995) has been ac cepteil RIDAY SEPTEMBER 22 1893 THE MIDLAND RAILWAY At last we have from a Parliamentary Committee a definite recommendation which the railway company sees its way to accept That is the fact The acceptance is of course reluc tant because the company had made an offer more advantageous to itself and more fair an offer which the company was not unreasonable in hoping the Legislature would accept It was largely a question of financing and the company seeing its way to finance the matter on the basis of the recommenda tion will it is understood accept The company we presume prefers that to a The House can very well be guided by the same preference If it is not the country will have to put up with a lawsuit Two things have to be considered the posi tion of the company and the position of the railway The company is here with part of its work accomplished on the faith of statements sent from here of the capabilities of the country and the value of the land grant To keep faith with the company the Colony must be pre pared to abide by the figures used by its representatives to bring the company to its undertaking At all hazards the Colony must keep faith Then there is the rail way The railway is a concern of national benefit whose stoppage would be a national disaster The stoppage would retard settlement and defer in definitely the development of mineral resources It would also close a great avenue to the employment of labour That taken by itself is of course not an argument in favour of any railway No country can afford to make railways simply to find employ ment for the surplus population But when a railway is in itself of good repute in all the ways that good repute comes to railways then the employment offered by that railway becomes a subsidiary argument of great value in support of the necessity for its construction In this case the labour question forms a very valuable argument indeed The evil wrought by the stoppage would of course not be confined within the bounds of the Colony Its stoppage we must remember would be regarded as a breach of faith because the rejection of the proposals would be con sidered and rightly so to be dictated by a disbelief in the information supplied to the company to induce it to undertake the work in the first instance The re sult would be a blow to the Colony credit in the money market from which it would not recover for many years The loss of the railway and the loss of credit it would entail would be supple mented by a truly a triply lamentable ending to an undertaking ushered in some years ago with such a flourish of certainly quite honest trumpets But after all this consideration powerful as it is ought not to be necessary The Colony agreed to give land for the construction of the railway The Colony is not now asked to give anything more valuable It is asked simply to give instead deben tures of corresponding value It is also asked to add fifteen per cent for the profit the company might legitimately have expected to make by the sale of the Inasmuch as the company has so far made considerably more than fifteen per cent on the lands it has earned and sold (as was proved before the committee) the fifteen per cent is a fair thing aud also means a gain to the country More over the return of the lands is an advan tage for experience of the working of the land grant system has proved that the Government can forward the work of settlement better than the company can in other wflfds that the I return of the lands is to the public ad vantage An extension of the contract time is proposed by the committed but that for obvious reasons not the fa nit of the company is right and proper Otherwise it would not have been recom mended The upshot of the whole matter is that this very promising and most im portant undertaking has after imminent peril of disaster been brought once more within easy reach by a recommen dation acceptable to all parties That recommendation might and ought to have been more advantageous to the company But it is the first arrange ment arrived at which is acceptable to both sides We shall be much surprised if the Legislature does not seize the opportunity with prompt decision THE CHEMIS CASE It is a credit to Parliament that so many of its members accompanied tbe deputation which went to the Premier to plead the cause of their unfortunate countryman They can not in any way be regarded as having applied or intended to apply political pressure to the Government The members came from both sides of the House one of the most promi nent of the Oppositionists is the leading be liever in the innocence of Chemis and the question is beyond the range of politics en tirely Opinions are divided about the guilt of the unhappy convict eeling even sometimes runs strong when the holders of these varying views come into collision But in all this there is nothing of politics The Premier may rest quite assured as to that matter The public are divided in the same way as the politicians about the guilt or innocence of Chemis and the public has the same feeling about him viz that his case ought to be decided one way or the other It is intoler able to the public conscience thata man should remain in prison of whom it is said by a Parliamentary committee after the fullest and the most careful investigation that they would have acquitted him without hesitation had they been the petty jury that tried him There is much in the opinions of individual men of good judgment and unemotional judicial disposition like Mr Thompson of Auckland who have after much study corrie to the conclusion that Chemis is innocent But the opinions of single individuals have not the weight of an impartial and fairly numerous committee It is absurd to represent the con viction as due to the ferocity of the prosecu tion for never was any prosecution more fairly or calmly conducted Tho whole case was of course very much surrounded with doubt as was said by one of the members present on Monday But there never was at any time any doubt as to the question of motive for no kind of motive in any way ad equate has ever been suggested to account for the transformation of a model citizen into a deliberate murderer There is no shadow of a doubt whatever that no motive has ever been remotely traced not even on the shifting sands of sup position Much has been said about the foreign blood but beyond the Eng lish popular prejudice that all foreigners par ticularly Southern foreigners are prone to deeds of blood there is nothing in the plea if it can be called a plea It is the custom in some parts of Europe to fight with daggers and the use of the dagger is therefore prac tised diligently But in those countries the dagger which settles a quarrel is seldom drawn on the very moment of quarrel never until the formal process of regular combat has been arranged just as duels are arranged Italians are not deliberate murderers any more than people of other nations are That the con trary opinion founded on British popu lar prejudice weighed somewhat with the jury in their verdict may be ac cepted as probable The weakness of the defence through the mortal illness of the defending counsel was certainly another reason for the conviction The third and per haps the strongest reason was the paper evi dence with its plausibility of apparentperfec tion hiding a really quite unsubstantial and easily destroyed impression Wht came after when the police officers were prosecuted has been regarded as the strongest evidence against Chemis brought to light by the advocate who tried to help him But to that sub ject there are two sides as there are to every other To come to the point it is nothing less than a scandal that the question remains undecided Here is this poor man in prison of whom half the world says he is guilty and the other half says he is innocent If the first half is right the bones ought to have disappeared under quick lime four years ago If the second half is right every day of his life is a day of bitter undeserved torture There ought to be suffi cient intelligence available to go into this question and settle it once and for ever In the name of humanity let it be settled without delay On Wednesday Mr Wilson of the New land Mail received a cheque for Lil from Mr A Remington Bulls being the amount sub? scribed in the township and surrounding dis trict towards the Ballance Memorial und The cheque has been forwwlM Air Jones the secretary to the Ballance und Committee A remarkable celestial phenom nen re cently witnessed at Invercargill was described by Major General Schaw at the meeting of the Philosophical Society last Wednesday About 11 one night last month there appeared in the northern sky an arch resembling a triple bow the two inner bows showing prismatic colours the outer bow being of silvery white In the southern sky there appeared a similar bow This unusual sight he thought was accounted for by the fact that the fog or mist hanging round was frozen and the rays refracted from this and produced these i two arches September 22 183 The folio wing paragraph appears in tlife annual report of the Postmaster General A weekly steam sertlce between Wanganui ana Pipiriki was established in May 1892 Ah though contrdlled by the Post Office it is maintained by the Lands and Survey Depart ment primarily for settlerhent purposes It promises to develop a large passenger and cargo traffic and when coaches can run through betweenPipiriki and Tokaanu the route via the Wanganui River will no doubt become a favourite one with tourists travelling to and from the Hot Lakes During the month of August 2563 persons other than patients visited the Hospital The Auckland Herald says that Mr John Ross (of Messrs Sargood Son and Ewen) speaking of trade in Sydney and Melbourne stated that although certain stocks were being sold at discounts of as much as 20 per cent so far as the great lines of trade were concerned the Sydney and Victorian mer chants notwithstanding all the talk of depres sion were making higher profits than could be got in New Zealand He instances a line with a IQ per cent duty sold at 28s in Syd ney the same article with a per cent duty is sold in Auckland at 21s A good deal of surplus stock had been sent to New Zealand and undersold but the leading lines were as high as ever In Melbourne there had been a great contraction of the volume of business through the reduction of stocks and lessening of orders His own opinion was that Victoria had still some bad times in front of her through the financial effects of the re con struction schemes of her financial institutions but her internal resources were great and with all her disasters and misfortunes Mar vellous has yet an immense mount of wealth within her boundaries At a meeting of the Pastime Dramatic Club on Tuesday it wks decided to play The Lancashire Lass at the next performance Mr Preece electrical engineer to the English Post Office Department has given the following to a representative of the press We propose to establish at Leeds in the very centre of England a telephone exchange with which every chief town in the United Kingdom will be connected so that it will be possible for any town to speak with any other A man sitting at his desk in the City of London will be able to speak with his correspondent in Glasgow or Aberdeen A shipbuilder at Belfast will be able to speak with his client at South ampton while the invalid at Torquay will be able to consult his doctor in Newcastle by speech It is intended that the work in the towns themselves shall be done principally by the telephone companies but the Post Office itself will open exchanges where there are no companies It would perhaps have been better if the whole service could have been under the management of one administration But the Government found that there were great difficulties in buying up existing companies and they have elected to adopt a compromise which will certainly bene fit the public' The Doric from Plymouth via the usual ports arrived here on Tuesday morning at 615 after a passage of 42 days 19 hours and 6 minutes (steaming time) She brought 2200 tons of cargo for New Zealand ports which 1200 are for this port She also brought an English mail Her passenger list will be found in our shipping columns A meeting of the Philosophical Society was held at the Museum on Wednesday Major Gen eral Schaw presiding Miss Malcolm and Mr Dawson were elected members A paper oh Bridges or Spiders as Engineers was read by Mr Coleman Phillips and in connec tion with the sams subject he read' another paper entitled the Common Vital orce The object of the papers was to exemplify the similarity of construction amongst all living things as shown in the great Niagara bridge following strictly the pattern of bridges The paper was discussed with much interest by several of the members present Mr Phillips stated that he would continue the subject in another paper next year Mr Kirk exhibited some specimens under the microscope to illustrate Mr paper Mr Hudson exhibited a beautiful col lection of specimens of New Zealand Neurop tera or lace winged flies St Young Mens Literary Society Newtown has elected the following officers for the year President the Rev Shirer vice presidents Messrs arr and Houghton secretary and treasurer Mr A Campbell committee Messrs Heron Love and Wise The Karori Borough Council has decided that six notice be given to the City Council of the termination of the agreement for the maintenance of part of the Karori road bordering upon the city and that no further payments be made until the road is thoroughly repaired A meeting of the delegates of the committee of the United riendly demonstration was held in the Rechabite Hall Manners street last Wednesday Bro Snaddon presiding The report of the sports committee was con sidered and adopted The art union tickets it was reported would be ready on riday next RANCHISE (PRESS ASSOCIATION) Woodville September 20 A meeting of ladies is convened for riday to consider the beet moans of placing on the electoral roll the names of ladies throughout tho district Adelaide September 20 In committee on the Adult ranchise Bill an amendment that the franchise be extended to elections for the Legislative Council was negatived An amendment to grant women seats in Parliament was also rejected Women were at tho office of the Registrar of Electors at 830 this half an an hour before its to enrol them selves All day women were enrolling freely the Women's ranchise League assisting operations throughout the city Dunedin September 20 The ranchise League held a thanksgiving meeting to day when a reso lution congratulating the league on obtaim ing franchise was passed and the hope was expressed that the same privilege will soon be granted in other parts of the Empire Auckland September 20 A meeting of the Knights of Laboar passed the following resolution The pioneer assembly of the order in New Zaa land congratulate the women of the Colony on being admitted to the franchise a light the order has always advocated it being one of the planks of their.

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