Mataura Ensign, Volume 7, Issue 404, 28 October 1884, Page 2
By announcement in another column it will bo seen that, our Catholic friends intend holding a monster giEt auction on Saturday next in aid of the presbytery fuud. We are i informed thai, a monster ."collection of useful and orn.'i'.nunial nrtick'R hnsheen contributed ii,ml that till will he sold to the highest bililvr a.ud without reserve. No doubt the donomiuaHon referred to will receive the same support which thvy on similar occasions un;-rud;.:ii)^ly bsfitow to otheis. ! A priv ite letter received in Christchurch I I'nii 1 1 jgl-irsidliurd, Yorkshire, under date. [ September 2nd, pny.s the English farmers are ! having a splendid harvest time. Their only complaint is the low price of: produce ; flour bring Is Id tol.sßdpr.T 14 Ib.s It is no: often that wool and wheat are so low together. | Splendid hoyj;(.'t wool can be bought for 1(M mv il>. The writer does not expect crossbred wools io be dearer this season, as many Ltiinurs luive live ycara' clips in store. The Pieinier has announced a somewhat iinpoi'iaiit mod ideation of the resolution of which Sir J. Yogel has given notice in ivg.u'd lo (he distiict railways. As altered* the resolution authorises the Government U> eiilcr into an ngrccment merely for the purchase of the railways. The Government ' have the option up to one week after the next session oO Parliament to buy the railways on the terms stated. The object of the resolution as it now stsuids, Mr Stout expliiiucd, was to make the purchase subject to a bill to be passed next session. The amended resolution, it is expected, will not rccjive so much opposition as the original proposal, which it is almost certain would have been lost. Tim Dunediu ' Herald's ' Piirliamcntiiry correspondent has this to say on the matter : — "Tiie resolution comes on for debate on Tuesday next and will probably be carried, but if so only by a small majo.ity. Many members who all along disapproved of the measure, but voted for it on party grounds, consider that they have gone far enough, aud they think that the mode adopted in trying to set aside the verdict of the Upper llou.se is a startling and unprecedented one. Should (he resolution hi lost His Excellency the Governor will be asked to at once dissolve Parliament, and it is certain he will not refuse the applicaliou 1 ' A telegram has been received in Oamaru from Mr Thomas Duncan, M. U.K., stating that the petition of the Agricultural and Pastoral Associations for the carriage of show stock and other exhibits free" and for the granting of free passes to judges, has been before a Select Committee, but that the Government arc not favorable to gran tine the request. Mr John Shcehan, who has been in Weilingtou during the greater part of the session, has been seriously ill during the last few days, having been seized with a fit of apoplexy. The hon. member for Kutnara (Mr Seddoji) is rather in hot water just at present, Mr O'OaHaghan on Friday gave notice to move on Thursday next for a return stating the number of lines in 'Hansard' which record the speeches delivered by the hon. member for Kumaru during the present session up to date, and the estimated cost of preparing such speeches. Mr Seddon retorted by giving notice of Ms intention to move for a return showing — (I). The number of sitting days held during this session ; (2) the number of full sitting day attended by the member for Lincoln ; (3) the numbar of divisions recorded this session, and the number of occasions upon which the member for Lincoln has been absent therefrom, he not having voted ; (4) the length of each individual member's speeches as reported in ' Hansard,' and the cost to the Culouy of reporting each such speech. •Several lots of land were offered for sale at Invercargill Land Office yesterday, Mr Howard acting as auctioneer. Amongst the lots sold Avere the following :— Mataura.— Section 13, block 10, 36p, upset, L 7 10s, M.U.1.0.0.F., Mataura, Ll7 ; section 14, do, Ir, same upset, Mr P. Short, Ll3 j section 15,' do. do, do, Mr P. Short, Llo. Sections 1, 2, 3, and i, block 2, Lowther, were purchased by Mr M. Matone, at the upset of Ll2 15s each. The Gore school concert, a full report of which appears elsewhere, resulted in a net profit of £16 os Get. This result should be alike gratifying to the teachers and the parents. The bulk of the Jnidci rests with Mr Neil), who worked hard and deserves his success. It would seem that the committee are quite content to look on while others work, for not one of them appeared officially at the entertainment. A most influentially and liberally signed requisition is iv circulation calling upon Mr VV. A. Donald to contest the Hokonui riding election at the forthcoming election. The requisition is one of the biggest things of the kind it has been our lot to see, and Mr Donald will no doubt see his way to accede to the request. /'There was a very small attendance at the annual meeting of; the (Jure Jockey Club c died for last evening, when Mr 11. Howell occupied the chair. The balance sheet submitted showed a debit of a few pounds. It was agreed to adjourn till next Monday evening, steps to be takcu to secure a larger lruster then to discuss the advisabloness o*' holding races this year. Some gentlemen present at last night's meeting were of opinion that owing to insufficient public J support last year no meeting should be held this. ,/The people of Mataura evidently value their representative institutions very highly. They were to have met last night to hear ( expressions of opinion from the candidates for the seats on the Town Board, and much fun was anticipated. It will be remembered that the regular election was upset, and hence the need of the present one. Press of business prevented our representative being present, but doubtless the civic eloquence displayed will have its due effect next Wed* nesday, when the election takes place. A meeting of; the Gordon Caledonian Society was held last evening at the Commercial Hotel. In view of the rather small attendance the meeting was adjourned to Friday evening. O. W. Uovvtell— Wanted. Otaria Uoad Ikxird— Tenders. A. 0. Jolmsou— Fencing notice. Harvey Lodge— Meeting, Nov. i.
F. S. Canning uv.d Co—- Drapery. Mandeville Annual sports .Nov. 10. J. S Shanks— Hokonui Riding election. C. Woodman Chemisl. and Druggist, Gore. J. S. Shanks and Co's — Sale at Wyndhara. Catholic Gift Auction, Gordon—Saturday. A. B. Tuson— Business card aud paddock to lease. Green and Souness— Sheep and live and dead slock sales. County elections — Hokouui nomination Nov. 3 ; Toi Tois, Nov. 5, Simson. Dacomb and Co— Sheep, contractors' plant, properties, and peltrj. We are requested to remind our readers that the Robin Hood consultation on the Melbourne Cup, will close on the Ist November, so thatthoso wishing to invest in it must' do so at once. Dr Sinclair, the celebrated American dentist will visit Gore from the 10th to 12th November next.