The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas, Et Prbvalebit. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1882.
TOWN EDITION. [lssued at 4.55 p.m. i
Unfermented Wine. —Unfermented wine was used at the' sacramental service at the Wesleyan Church last night.
Ashburton A. and P. Association.— A list of the private prizes offered for competition at the forthcoming A. and P. Show appears in our advertising columns. St, Stephen’s. —lt was announced in Church yesterday that the quarterly meeting of church members will be held at Saunders’ buildings, at 7.30 p.m., this evening. Upper Ashburton Road Board. —lt will be observed from our report of the last meeting of the Upper Ashburton Road Board that Mr Cyril Jephson, of Tinwald, has been appointed Clerk and Surveyor to the Board, at a salary of L 52 per annum.
Mrs Hampson. This esteemed lady completed a very successful mission at New Plymouth last month, and after a brief rest commenced like services at Wanganui, where (according to the local Chronicle ) large crowds are nightly congregated to listen to her thrilling addresses.
Accident. —An accident happened on Friday night last to a man named Moses Hamilton, a carpenter, at Anama. During the extreme darkness of tho night he waked over a terrace into the river bed, and fell a distance of about twelve feet, breaking his thigh bone close to the hip joint. The unfortunate man crawled out of the river bed as best he could after the accident, and cooeyed for help. On assistance being rendered him, he was brought into town yesterday on a dray, and taken to the Hospital, where his leg was attended to by Dr Trevor. Town Hall. —Owing to the soaking rain experienced on Saturday evening there was no appearance of the Willmott combination, but to-night the company will open in that most mirth provoking Irish comedy, “ His Last Legs,” and the extravaganza of “ Cinderella,” which latter abounds in fun, and contains a number of capital songs. There will be a change of programme for to - morrow night. On reference to our advertising columns it will be seen that the troupe have kindly consented to perform in aid of the Library funds. We trust Mr Willmott’s liberality will meet with the appreciation it deserves from the people of Ashburton, and that his company will be well patronised during their brief stay here.
Mount Somers Railway Extension.— His Worship the Mayor has received the followiug letter from the Under Secretary for Public Works:—.“Public Works Office, Wellington, October 31, 1882. Sir, —I am directed by the Minister for Public Works to acknowledge the receipt of your letters of 18th and 25th October, forwarding resolutions passed at meeting of Council and at public meeting, Ashburton, with reference to the Mount Somers Railway extension, and in reply to state that the Minister will visit the district at an early date in order to determine by personal observation the best route for the line.”
Sunday School Gathering. —lt h„s been usual for the past two or three years for a united gathering of the Protestant Sunday Schools of Ashburton to take place in the Town Hall about the commencement of the year. At a meeting held recently, attended by representatives from the various schools, it was decided to hold the usual children’s service on Sunday, December 31. The hymns to be sung on the occasion have been printed, and thus ample time will be given for the young people to get well acquainted with both words and tunes, and, with a fair amount of practice, it is anticipated some capital singing will be given.
The Natives and the Commissioner. —A Hawera telegram states that Mr Mackay, Reserves Commissioner, at their own request, met the natives at Hokorima on Friday, re leasing portions of the continuous reserve between Waingongora river and Okaiwa, recently sold. Most of the leading Government block natives were present. A few were absent, as the weather being favorable for fishing, and the scarcity of food compels the natives to avail themselves of all means of obtaining food. The natives who met Mr Mackay expressed their willingness to lease through the Commissioner all portions of the reserve. They did not require cultivation or the grazing of their own stock. One or two old women raised the old cry about the Government having already robbed them of the bulk of their lands formerly, and that now the Commissioner was going to take from them the only land they had left to grow potatoes and feed their pigs. The old ladies having had their say, sat down contented. At the close of the meeting the natives cordially shook hands with the Commissioner. It is quite clear the natives begin to see the folly of allowing large areas of country they cannot cultivate to remain in an unproductive state. They can form a pretty fair estimate of the probable income they are likely to derive from the lands, and are wisely making up their minds to lease.
Holloway’s Pills. Liver Complaints.—The digestion cannot be long so seriously disordered without the derangement being perceptible on the countenance. These pills prevent both unpleasant consequences ; they improve the appetite and with the increase of desire for food, they augment the powers of digestion and assimilation in the stomach. Holloways Pills deal most satisfactorily with deranged or diseased conditions of the many organs engaged in extracting nourishment for our bodies from our various diets—as the liver, stomach, and bowels, over all of which they exercise the most salutary control. By resorting at an early stage of this malady to these purifiying and laxative Pills, the dyspeptic is speedily restored to health and strength, and his sallowness gradually vanishes.—[Aclvt.]