The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas, et Prevalebit. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1882.
Ashburton A. and P. Show.—Entries, it is notified elsewhere, close for the above on Thursday, 16th inat. Oamaru Races and Show, —The railway arrangements'in connection with the race and show week at Oamaru appear in our advertising columns. "iLDMOTr’s Combination,—Mr Willmott’s company played “Milky White” and “Aladdin or the Wonderful Scamp” at the Town Hall on Wednesday evening, as a benefit in aid of the Library funds, and in the comedy decidedly scored another success. The acting of Mr John Hesford as the sour-tempered but warm-hearted old cow-keeper, was really excellent, and Mr Wilkinson was moat amusing as the cow-Kby, the remaining characters all being fairly filled. The burlesque, although somewhat curtailed, was performed with much spirit. Yesterday evening the company appeared in “ The Colleen Bawn,” which drew the best house of the season.
Memoranda. —Mrs White, who holds a full certificate from South Kensington, announces her intention of giving lessons in drawing and water-color painting in Ashburton.—Mr D. McLean of Lagmhor cautions persons against shearing cheep that may have strayed away from the station.
Scarcity of Labor. —Great complaints are made as to the scarcity of labor in the count -y districts of Hawke’s Bay. It is difficult to find even shearers, and at harvest the farmers fear they will not be able to get in their crops. Shearing has been much delayed by showery weather.
Mf.DICAL. —We are requested to state that Dr Schwarzbach, the German oculist and aurist, will remain in Dunedin forconaultation purposes until about Christmas. Patients suffering from either ear or eye diseases, who reside in Ashburton, should communicate with the doctor previously, as he might be iniuced to visit Ashburton if he receives a sufficient amount of encouragement. A. and P. Association. —A meeting of the Committee of the Ashburton A. and P. Association was held at Messrs Matson, Cox and Co.’s offices, this afternoon, Mr T. Bullock occupying the chair. Alter discussion it was resolved “ That the secretary take entries for one Association prize only from cash exhibitor, but for as many private prizes as exhibitors choose to enter for.” The meeting had been called to discuss this question principally, and after the passing of the resolution an adjournment was made.
Temperance Meeting. The public meeting in connection with the Wesleyan Temperance Society held on Wednesday night was fairly attended. The Rev. C. H. Standage occupied the chair, and the greater portion of the evening wa i taken up with a paper read by Mr J. E. Buchanan on “ The Wines of the Bible.” The subject was treated in an exhaustive and masterly manner, and a considerable amount of instruction was to be derived from the interesting historical facts mentioned bj the essayist. A vote of thanks to Mr Bu lianan, with a request that he would consent to the paper being printed, was carried by acclamation, preceded, however, by a brief discussion on the essay, but the comments were principally of a complimentary kind. Miss Blick and Mr Gamble each sang a solo, and were accompanied on the organ by Miss Murray. Before closing the meeting reference was made to ike forthcoming temperance demonstration, but the delegates of the Socie-y not being prepared with a report, the subject lapsed.
Cricket.—The members of the Ashburton Club who played against Christchurch teams on Wednesday and Thursday may be congratulated on their success, as they have on both occasions come off victorious. In the match on Wednesday against an eleven of th* Midland O.C. the latter club, in their first innings, scored 75, while the Ashburton representatives did not retire until they had put 170 to their credit, Wilding, Gifkins, and W. P. Reeves assisting most materially to this result with their respective scores of 39, 26, and 54. The match was decided »n the first innings. Yesterday an eleven of the United O.C. tried conclusions with Ashburton, and in this match also the country team scored 126, Simpson, Denshire, and A. Curtis contributing largely to this result. The United men only put logether.69 in their first innings, and had scored 46 more runs in their second innings when time was called, and this game also was decided in favor of Ashburton on the first innings. —A very enjoyable game was played yesterday on the Domain ground between elevens selected from the Ashburton and Borough clubs. Pressure of space prevents our recording the scores in full. liUCnailaU tui the AjUuiluu anil Ll. F. Andrewes for the Borough were the only players who reached double figures, and the match eventually concluded b'y the senior club winning by 4 runs. Holloway's Pills.— Weary of Life Derangement of the liver is one of the mos dangerous of diseases, and the most prolific source of those melancholy lorebodings which arc worse than death itself. A few doses ot these noted Pills act magically in dispelling low spirits, and repelling the covert attacks made on the nerves by excessive heat, impure atmospheres, over-indulgence, or exhausting excitement. The most shattered constitution may derive benefit from Holloway’s Pills, which will regulate disordered action, brace the nerves, increase the energy of the intellectual faculties, and revive the failing memory. By attentively studying the instructions for taking these Pills, and explicitly putting them in practice, the most desponding will soon feel confident of a perfect recovery.—[Advt.