The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas, Et Prevalrbit. WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 1, 1882.
TOWN EDITION. Tissued at 4.65 p. •
Police Court. —There was no business at the Court this morning of any kind. Ashburton Racing Club. —The above Club is constantly receiving fresh accessions to its ranks. At last night s meeting of the Committee several new members were admitted. The muster-roll is now 75.
Still They Come. —lt is establish another cheese factory in ihb Waikato, at Taupira. Vital Statistics. —The vital statistics for Ashburton for the month "‘of October are as follows :—Births, 28 ; deaths, 4; marriages, 3. •Sir Julius Vogel. —Sir Julius Vogel will leave Melbourne for Dunedin in about a fortnight. He will make a short stay in Tasmania.
The Defences. The Public Works Department are pegging out a site for a battery on Sawyer’s Head, overlooking the Ocean Beach, Otago. No License. —The Magistrate at Greymouth yesterday fined a trader £1 for illegal pawnbroking, having no license. The defence was that the goods had been purchased.
The Dissatisfied North. —At a meeting of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce yesterday complaints were made that the Union Company had not fulfilled the promise of giving Auckland a weekly service from Sydney with a through boat. The Longbeach Estate. —Messrs H. Matson and Co. (in conjunction with Messrs J. T. Ford and Co., and R. Wilkin & Co.) annnounce an important sale of live and dead stock at the Longbeach estate, consequent on the dissolution of partnership between Messrs Grigg and Russell. Particulars will be found in our third page.
AFight. —An ex-policeman named Lawrey, now a fishmonger, residing at Wellington, had a fight recently with James Rigby, whtj was connected with Woodyear’s Circus, Rigby had one eye gouged out, but replaced, and the top of one finger bitten off. Lawrey was so knocked about as to require medical aid, and was unable to appear in the Police Court yesterday to answer the charge of assaulting Rigby. The case was remanded.
Athletic Sports. —A meeting was held at Quill’s Commercial Hotel last night to consider the holding of an athletic sports meeting at Ashburton. Mr George Parkin took the chair, and after a discussion it was unanimously agreed that a programme should be drawn up for sports to held on the racecourse on Boxing Day. There is no doubt now but that the projectors of this meeting have every prospect before them of making a good day’s sport for “ the boys,” and we wish them every success.
The Volunteers. —The railway platform this morning, on the arrival of the express, presented an unusually animated appearance, in consequence of the arrival of some fifty Volunteers on their way to Dunedin, to take part in the forthcoming N.Z. Rifle Association’s competition, in addition to which there were a considerable number of other travellers and the cricketing team from Rakaia. The varied uniforms of the “ soldiers ” artillery, rifles, navals, etc.—gave quite a gay aspect to the railway station, but the train, with its gallant freight, soon sped onward to its destination, and in a very short time the vicinity of the station resumed its wonted appearance. Impounding Cattle. —A case important to persons impounding cattle (says the Press) was heard at the Rangiora Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, when judgment was given for a small amount of damages against a Road Board ranger who had not complied with the Trespass Ordinance and the Public Works Act in driving the cattle seized to the “ nearest public pound,” but impounded them in a pound which was shown to be a mile at least beyond the distance to the nearest one. Whilst the case was being heard it transpired that poundkeepers were not always careful to immediately advertise or give the owners of cattle impounded notice of the same, any neglect in which respect would probably be the cause of a similar action for damage. The Melbourne Races.— ln another column will be found the result of the Melbourne Cup, run yesterday. Late last night we received a cable message giving a slightly different result so far ai the second and third horses were concerned, and we issued an “ extra” this morning, making the correction. But on wiring to our Dunedin correspondent, we learned that the result as cabled by Reuter and our “ special ” at Melbourne was correct. It follows then that the second message, which came to hand last night, was either a stupid mistake on the part of the alleged sender, or an impudent forgery, and we shall certainly not lot .the matter rest where it now does. The message which turns out to be incorrect gave atinj; and Sweet William as the second and third horses respectively. In this connection we wish to thank the Telegraph Department for the despatch used by the officials in forwarding our messages, both yesterday and Saturday—the Derby day. On both days, allowing for the difference in New Zealand and Melbourne time, we were able to place the result of the two principal races before our readers a few minutes after they were decided, a feat hitherto, we believe, unequalled in the annals of telegraphy, so far as New Zealand is concerned. Mr M squire on the Comet.—We have received the folioiving letter from Mr Phillip Maguire, of Wakanui, who particularly requested that we would give it publication without alteration,addition, or excision, but just exactly as it reached our hands. With this request we have complied. Here is the letter :—“ On Monday October 16th 1882 it was thefirst aightl saw of this great Comet at 4 o’clock in the Morning it was a still wind and a blue sky no clouds to be seen it was a Charmsight to see the stars shooting shiftin; and falling and to see all the inumerable bright glittering saluting their bright and glourious and Magnificent Comet about 25 years ago it has showed its appearance and coming of a Comet on the 2d of Augst it has first been seen and lastede until the 18th of March it was a hundred times larger than this Comet the People that time they have never seen a Comet they did not know the signs of a Comet Astronomers says with their Telescopes to make the size larger and the distance ftrther but they are not able to tell the signs of it but what cme since the first Comet their was Wars and Famines Plagues Fevers and Deseases but what will come after this Comet Astronomers cannot tell they will be asking me for I know well what will come after this Comet. No more at present for I Truly remain Philip McGuire Wakanui Lecturer.” All our correspondents are not so considerate as Mr McGuire. They expect their communications put into shape,” and unless the man upon whom this task devolves is a first-rate riddleguesser he is sure to make a mess of the business. This sort of work it is that causes so many newspaper men to lose their reason, and this accounts for the number of bald-headed editors about. Holloway’s Ointment and Pills.— Though it is impossible, in this climate of changing temperature, to prevent ill-health altogether, yet its form and frequency may be much mitigated by the early adoption of remedial measures. When hoarseness, cough, thick breathing, and the attending slight fever indicate irritation of the throat and chest, Holloway’s Ointment should be rubbed upon these parts without delay, and his Pills taken in appropriate doses, to promote its curative action. No catarrhs or sore throats can resist these remedies. Printed directions envelope every package of Holloways medicaments which are suited to all ages and conditions and to every ordinary disease to which humanity is liable.—Advt.