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Cattle Wand e hi no. —Persons owning cattle with a disposition to wander are are advised to read a notification issued by the Borough Council, in another column. Farewell Dinner. —A farewell dinner is given to-night at Quill’s Hotel to Mr E. Pilkington, who is on the point of leaving Ashburton for Oamaru. Dinner is to be on the table at 9 o’clock. Police. —At the Court this morning, before his Worship the Mayor and Mr Thomas Bullock, J. P., Pat. Moriarty, an old offender, was charged with drunkenness, and fined 20s. A man named Jones was also charged with being drunk in a railway carriage on Saturday. It appeared that Jones was so drunk that he nearly fell between the wheels of the carriage. Nothing previously was known against him. Fined 20s. The Wakanui District. —This Road has now been divided into three wards, the proclamation of the Acting-Governor being published in last Thursday’s Gazette. For No. 1 ward (which includes the suburbs of Ashburton) the member is Mr Francis Thomas Mayo ; for No. 2 ward (Wakanui Flat) there are two members, Messrs Hugo Friedlandor and James Brown ; and for No. 3 ward (plains) there are two members, Messrs H. T. Winter and Joseph Megson. As Mr Hugo Friedlander has resigned his seat, we suppose Mr Walsh, who was elected in his place, will represent No. 2 ward on the Board. The various subdivisions of the district appear in the Gazette. Bishop Redwood on Secular Ed”cation. —St. Benedict’s Church, Newton, neat Auckland, erected by the Order of Benedictines, wai formally opened and consecrated yesterday for worship. The church was crowded, there being 2,000 present. Bishop Redwood, of Wellington, preached. In the course of his sermon he made a fierce onslaught on the secular education system. Ho said in twenty years’ hence the little pagans who were the outcome of it would he our rulers, or premiers, cabinet minister} and legislators, without hope and without God. He learned that of 1,550 Catholic children in Auckland only 400 attended Catholic schools. He hoped when they got their now Bishop they would join the Christian army, and co-operate with the good Benedictine Fathers in getting schools established where Catholic parents could have the morals and faith of their children protected. Farmer’s Mass was rendered by the orchestra, 120 strong. The offertory was L 412 at the morning service. The church coat L 7,000, and will take L 3,000 additional to complete it. I

Tenders. —Mr Silcock invites tenders for filling shingle. The Hunt Club. —The hounds will meet on Thursday at the shingle reserve, Tinwald, at 2 p.m.

Alford Forest and Mount Somers Presbyterian Church Soiree. The above soiree will be held July 28th at the Single Tree School. The proceeds go to the church funds. Ashburton Restaurant. Mrs G. Eagle, well-known as a caterer for the public, announces elsewhere that she has taken over the A. 1 Restaurant, which is now re-christened “ The Ashburton.” Service of Song. —A service of song bearing the title “Elijah” is to take place at the Primitive Methodist Church on Thursday evening. We understand Mr Bevan is to be the conductor, with Mrs Kingston as organist, and the chair will be taken by Robert Alcorn, Esq. Total Abstinence. The Wesleyan Christian Temperance Society hold a meeting in the Cameron street church tonight, commencing at eight o’clock. Several subjects of interest will be discussed by the members, and we are specially requested to intimate that the meeting is open to the public.

Sale of Cottages.— At 12 o’clock tomorrow Messrs R. Wilkhi and Co., will offer fdr sale at the rooms of Messrs Jameson and Roberts, five immigration cottages belonging to the Borough Council. A chance is now given to those in want of a house to secure one on probably remarkably favorable terms. Smoked Bacon. —ln our advertising columns will be found a notification from Mr H. Slee, which will interest those wishing to have well-smoked bacon and ham. Every kind of smoking, in all its branches, will be carried on by Mr Slee at his premises, on the north-west belt, and we hope this fresh enterprise will be appreciated as it deserves.

Interesting to Ploughmen. —Mr John Dunn, of Flemington, obtained at the recent Kaiapoi ploughing match, the first prize in the double-furrow class, his work being of such merit that at the dinner in the evening two of the judges expressed the opinion that the implement used by Mr Dunn (a Duncan lever plough) was the best on the ground. We may mention that Mr Dunn also took the second prize at the Lincoln and Papanui matches.

St. Stephen’s Church. —The evening service at this Church yesterday was very largely attended. The Venerable Archdeacon Harris, M.A., delivered a most impressive sermon on the life of Christ, taking his text from the 4th chapter of the Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Hebrews, 14th and 15th verses. During the service an anthem taken from ihe first three verses of the 76th Psalm, was beautifully rendered by the Choir. The Rev. E. A. Scott, the Incumbent, read the lessons. This evening a pariah meeting of members of the above Church will be held in Saunders’ buildings, at 7.30 o’clock.

Capture op Shepherd, the Timaru Levanter. — The Auckland Water Police, from information received, yesterday boarded the mail steamer and arrested on warrant James Martin Shepherd for having uttered a forged promissory note for L 250, purporting to be signed by Elizabeth Melton and Anthony Christopher, on the 23rd November at Timaru. Shepherd went up to ’Frisco by the steamer, but somehow when the steamer was leaving again he went on board chatting and was taken to sea. In getting into the police boat here from the steamer he fell overboard, catching hold of Constable McDonnell, who was dragged overboard also. They were rescued in five minutes.

Political Gossip. —lt is rumored, says the P) ■css special wiring last night from Wellington, that the long-talked of noconfidence motion will be moved as an amendment the next time the motion to go into committee of supply is called on. To-day’s story is that “ a dark horse ” is to he brought out as mover, and not Mr De Lautour, much less Mr Montgomery or Sir George Grey. I record the fact this rumor is afloat, and that it proceeds directly from certain members of one of (he opposition parties. Personally I persist in doubting the capacity of the various Opposition leaders to organise and assimilate the exceedingly hetrogeneous elements of their following, or to secure unanimity of action. lam quite positive that either Sir George Grey or Mr Montgomery would willingly rush head-long into a no confidence motion if they could only get their party to agree to it, and could depend on their adherence, but this is just what they can’t do. I have yet to be convinced that any want of confidence motion will be moved at all this year. It would be too absurd to move it after the House had been three ’months in session. At the same time, I am bound to say Ministers are much censured generally for their apparent weakness in failing to take any proper stand and insist on measures being fairly met and either carried or rejected. A rumor was freely circulated yesterday that an immediate re-construc-tion of the Ministry had been decided on, Mr Whitaker lesigning the Premiership to Major Atkinson, but retaining the At-torney-Generalship. Either Mr Wright would till the present vacancy in the Cabinet, or else the Hon. E. Richardson, by being called to the Upper House and assuming the Public Works portfolio. This little report failed to add what was to become of Mr Oliver and Mr W. Johnston, but it was greedily swallowed by some of the gossips, and 1 hear even telegraphed over the colony. I am assured on authority there is not a syllable of truth in this story, or the slightest foundation for it. I could hardly understand how such a change could be possible as the present juncture.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 696, 24 July 1882

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