The Inangahua Times. PUBLISHED TRI-WEEKLY. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1888.
The annual concert and entertainment in aid of the funds of the Reef ton Hospital has been postponed to the 24th October. The programme will appear in a future issue. ■■■■■-■■„ The Reef ton foot-ballers have arranged to close tho season with a return match ■with Groymouth. The contest will take place In Greymouth, on the 15th September. The representatives of the Press Association in Wellington get in a sly dig at the member for Inangahua now and thon. "We notice that on two occasions recently Mr Reeves is spoken of as having made "long, rambling" Bpeeches. If a dreary Sahara of pointless words comes within the definition of a "long rambling" speech, Hansard affords abundant proof that Mr Beeves is not by a very long way the only offender in this respect in the House. Indeed the present Parliament ;a lamentably behind most of its predecessors in debating power, and the wholo session has scarcely placed on record one decent speech. Mr J. M'Sherry, the purchaser of the well-known hostelry, Twohill's Hotel, takes possession at once. Mr and Mrs Twohill and family leave for Auckland f.his morning, but Mr Twobjll will return here in about a fortnight's time. A large party assembled last night to bid farewell to the parting host and hostess, and to wish them every success. Mr P. Twohill's many friends will be glad to hear that he has no intention of leaving "Reefion. Miss Davison announces to tho ladies of Beefton that she has commenced business as dress and mantle-maker, in the premises in Shiel-street, opposite the residence of Mr J. Steele. Mr A, Tatton, dentist, has arrived in Eeefton, and may be consulted in the office adjourning Mr Lee's, Bridge-street, up to the Ist September. We heve received a letter from a gentleman in Hongkong, dated July 1, in which he states that although the action i)f the colonies had caused considerable stir in Hongkong and China, and had ionoed the subject of a deal of newspaper jontroversy, the Chinese that had arrived oad landed and gone to their homes very quietly. In fact, he says, the Tsinan, 'jJnthrie, and Menmuir have returned ■tfithoat any sign of anything ususual happening. He thinks it probable, however, vTith the new form the matter is taking, • here may be some noteworthy events in connection with the question at issue.— Sydney Morning Herald. From the Times we learn that a Native Australian, "Vice- Admiral Thomas Bridgnan Lethbridge has been selected by the Admirality for the appointment of Com-Tiander-in Chief at the Kore in succession ;o Admiral Charles S. D. Waddilove, who strikes hia flag on the Jury. " Vice-Admi-ral Thomas Lethbridge is the fourth son rhe late Commander Robert Lethbridge, H.N., and was born at Fluchcombe, near Parramatta, 28th October, 1828. Between October 14 last year and May 28 of last year (says an English paper) ■ 338 tons of quartz have been crushed at Pritchard Morgan's mine, vhich have yielded an average of over three ounces of gold to the ton. .• During .lie past fortnigfc there has, it is stated,, /sen a repeated average of eight ounces to the ton. Under the supervision of J^aptain Grove, an expert of great colonial i.sperience in mine management, the mechanical appliances at the mino have "been re-arranged and supplemented. An jafluential syndicate are said to be in treaty for another portion of Mr Morgan's -old mining estate in North Wales. During the debate in the Legislative Council on tho Tariff Bill the Hon. Mr Stevens referred to the vicious system of Customs duties that had been in operation for several years and the present state of the country. He said : "It is the doing of those who seized upon the Government in 1870, and led the colony on a career of vild extravagance and expenditure ; who induced tho wholo community to set to work and gamble in land and everything, raid never permitted a single sound of caution to be uttered from year to year, ia Parliament out of ifc, without scorn or reproach. I remember well enough how the voice of prudence was silenced. Nearly the whole of the Press of the colony assisted in hounding the people on to public expenditure— on railways absolutely not worth the sleepers on which they rested, and which entailed on us an amount of liability for interest on money which would mako even a stronger country stand aghast." Tho Melbourno correspondent of tho N.Z. Times writes :— Mr George Ashcroft, formerly manager of the Wellington railways, is here with a patent] hydraulic contrivance for lifting railway traius up sheep inclines. He looks bright and cheery, and the 'dispensation' of an econoraical Government does not appear to lave affected his genial uaturo. Mr Eobert Power, of Toongabbio, about a month ago requested Mr C. B. Cairnes, manager of the Bank of New South Wales i f arramatta, to send on his account a case of £pple3 to Her Majesty tho Queen, and this Sir Cairnes recordingly did, though the manager of tho Bank of New South Wales, London. Mr Power has been informed thtough the Dowager Duchess of Eoxkurg, that the apples arrived in splendid condition, r.nd were served at tho royal table. Tho Qneen ordered that her acknowledgement ut the gift be forwarded to Mr Power. Mr J. Quinlau has received a letter from his brother who left Boatman's for the Mahakipawa rush somo time ago, stating fhat the importance of the find is greatly O7er-rated. He himself is greatly disappointed, and warns all his friends against going there. The real name of Emm Pasha to rescue r. aom Stanley started on hia expedition t Africa, is Edmund Scbnitzor. Besides living developed ability as soldier, civillzer, and ruler, ho ia one of the most learned men of his time. Ho is deeply noised in medicine and the natural acloncoa, n/id hfl Iff master of many languages.