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A she chiton Rifles.— The monthly inspection parade of the Ashburton rifles is ordered for Tuesday evening. The “ Prohibited ” One. —ln the case heard yesterday at the II.M. Court against a local publican, and reported in last night’s issue, the prohibited person referred to was Henry Dudley and not J. Dudley.

Tenders.—Mr R. Bird invite? tenders for building a five-roomed house.. The Pokbno Shooting Case,—Albert Edward Lang has been committed for trial on a charge of having attempted to murder his father and of attempting suicide. The Minister for Public Works.— The Hon. Mr Johnston is being deputationised to death down south. Nearly half a dozen deputations waited upon him yesterday at Dunedin.

Cricket.—The match Auckland Eleven v. Ashburton Fifteen is announced in our advertising columns. A band will play selections on the ground at intervals during the day. Baptist.—The Rev. 0. Dallaston, who is to preach at the Town Hall morning and evening to-morrow, is one of the moat popular ministers of the Baptist body in New Zealand. It is anticipated that large congregations will be present at both services, and every possible arrangement is being made to secure the comfort of attendants. A Handy Map. —We have received from the General Survey Office at Wellington a very neatly got up little map of New Zealand. It is a photo-lithograph, and printed on the same sheet is a short geographical account of the Britain of the South, it population, imports and exports, live stock returns, agricultural returns, Crown, private, and rative lands returns, etc.

A Settler’s Fate. A few days ago a settler living at Orepuki, near Invercargill, named John Stewart, left that place for Riverton, and had not since been hoard of. He was last seen on a bridge over the Apirima river, and as it was feared he had fallen in search parties went put, with the result that his body was found yesterday a short distance below the bridge.

Church Anniversary.—The Rev. C. Sharp, of Timaru, is announced to conduct the anniversary services at the Primitive Methodist Church to-morrow. Mr Sharp was at one time stationed in Ashburton, and many of his old friends will be pleased with an opportunity of once more hearing his familiar voice. The annual tea and public meeting will take place on the following Thursday. Tub Longbeach Sale. Thursday's sale realised a trifle over L 6,600. Yesterday the thoroughbred entires, thoroughbred mares and fillies, draught entires, etc., were sold, and some fancy prices were realised. The total amount realised by this mammoth sale up to Thursday night amounts to L 32,324 7s 3d. The sale was expected to finish this evening.

Presentation to Mr Mao Andrew.’— Mr James Macandrew addressed his constituents last night at Port Chalmers. There were 200 persons present. Mr Macandrew spoke strongly against the policy of the Roads and Bridges Construction Act, and praised Mr Montgomery’s conduct as leader of the Opposition. A vote of confidence was carried unanimously. Afterwards, at the Provincial Hotel, a number of his constituents presented him with a gold watch. Oamaru A.landP. Show.—This year’s show has been a very good one at Oamaru. Mr Menlove takes the shorthorn cup, Mr McMaster the cup for merinos, the Hon. M. Holmes the cup for Lincoln sheep, the New Zealand and A. L. Co. the cup for Leicester®, Messrs Reid and Gray, the cup for agricultural implements, Mr A. Murdoch the cup for grain (growers only), Messrs Connell and Flowers the cup for seeds, and F. H. Townsend the cup for grain (dealers only). Mr Menlove takes the cup for draught horses.

Fraudulent Bankruptcy.—ln th® District Court, Timaru, yesterday, Judge Ward ordered a bankrupt named William Halstead to be prosecuted for fraudulent bankruptcy. Some inculpatory evidence was furnished by a number of receipts produced by the bankrupt, purporting to be for stock sold to his son in different years since 1876, and three of which were dated as wide apart as 1876 and 1881. It was pointed out that they were written on the same kind of paper, and two of the differing by two and a naif years on pieces of paper shown to be corresponding halves of one sheet of note paper. Two other receipts, dated on different years, were written on leaves torn out of a copybook, the torn edges plainly showing that they wrre torn out together. One of the receipts again was dated 1881, but it was stamped with one of the new revenue stamps that were not issued till this year.

Only a Difference of Sex. Au amusing incident varied the monotony of the Hyperion Combination Company’s existence at Bulls a few days ago. “It is (says the Chronicle) the custom of this company to photograph every town they visit, and add the slide to the collection shown by their dissolving views. Accordingly, while Mr Harry Power was lecturing, a view was displayed which, according to the programme before him, ought to have been Cowes in the Isle of Wight. The lecturer proceeded of course to describe the beauties of this fashionable watering place in glowing terms ; but the astonishment’of the good people of Bulls may be imagined when they saw before their eyes a counterfeit presentment of Munroe's store and Dalziell’s hotel, in their own township ! Mr Power soon found out that the local slide had been interpolated, and with admirable sang froid remarked to the audience that it couldn’t much matter whether it was Bulls or Cowes —it was only a difference of sex. So he got out of the difficulty with fly ng colors. Just so, and if the mistake was an accidental one, Mr Power is deserving of great kudos, but was it accidental? “Oh,what a wicked wicked world this is," as Deacon Skinner in “ Struck Oil,” says. The Maori Difficulty. Nothing authentic has yet 'transpired (says the Wellington correspondent of the Press ) relative to the Ministerial programme touching Northern Native affairs, but it is known that a voluminous telegraphic correspondence is passing between Mr Bryce and his colleagues, and it is pretty certain that his plans are in full swing. According to a te'egram received yesterday by the Premier, Mr Bryce has written a letter to Wahanui, but when the messenger arrived with the letter it was ascertained that Wahanui had gone to Mokau to attend the funeral of a sister who recently died there. Accordingly the letter was sent after him by a special native courier. The contents of the letter are not officially disclosed, but it is rumored Mr Bryce has distinctly warned Wahanui of the disinclination of the Government to permit a longer continuance of the pretence of a divided authority, and of the determination neither to recognise it in any way, nor permit it to stand in the way of progress and settlement. Tawhiao would only be recognised as a leading chief and first among the Maori chiefs, but in no sense possessing any authority at all co ordinate with that of the Qu.en or Government. An amnesty for past political offences would bo granted, and native rights in land would be respected as those of the Europeans, but no longer must murderers be harbored and sheltered, nor will native customs be allowed to impede the advancement of railways and other works, or the sale of land if native owners desire to do so. I hear that a very earnest caution is conveyed in the most explicit terms, but of course I can’t vouch lor more than the general spirit of it. It is generally anticipated that Kingism will now break up fioally, being now at the last gasp, as the natives evidently begin to see what an utter farce it is and how disadvantageous to themselves, while at the came time they like and esteem Tawhiao personally in spite of his unfortunate failing. I fancy the Northern native difficulty is on the eve of a permanent satisfactory settlement.

Doo Collars.'-— -The County Council and the Borough Council invite tenders for new dqg> collars, and re-badging old otjes, for ; 1883. J United Grand Temperance Demonstration. —A. meeting of delegates is called for M onday evening, 30tH inst., 7.30, when a large attendance is liequested. 1 / Aurora Australis. Last evening a very beautiful aurora was witnessed in the southern sky. The colors were very bright, and lit up the sky with marked brilliancy. Archdeacon Harris. Archdeacon Harris will preach at the Hinds schoolroom to-morrow in the morning, at Tinwald in the afternoon at 3,' and in the evening at St Stephen’s Church at 6.30. The Case op the Boy Webb. —About L3OO is the total amount so far collected for the boy Webb, who lost both legs as the result of exposure to the snow on the Otago ranges. It will be invested to bring in an annuity for his benefit. New Roman Catholic Church.— The ceremony of dedication pf the church of the “ Holy Name of Jesus” is fixed for Sunday, December 10th. The dedication ceremony will be performed by Bishop Redwood. Mozart’s “ Twelfth Mass ” will be rendered b> a united choir, under the directorship of Mr H. Oates. Bishop Redwood will preach. Fancy Fair. —We hear that it is the intention of a number of ladies to hold a fancy garden fair during next month for the purpose of raising funds to liquidate an old debt on the Parish Church of St. •Stephen’s. The grounds at Dr Trevor’s residence have, we believe, been kindly placed by him at the disposal of the promoters.

Ashburton A. and P. Show. —The fifth annual show in connection with the the Ashburton A. and P. Association will take place on the 23rd inst. All exhibits must be on the ground before 9 a.m. The admission will be half a crown from 10 to 12 o’clock, and one shilling after 12. The dinner in the evening is fixed for 7 at Quill’s hotel.

Memoranda. —Messrs Tucker, Restell and Co. have a notification elsewhere respecting Old Lambton Coal.—Mr T. Bullock will sell three cottages on reserve 1690 on Saturday, December 2nd, and at same time offer lease of reserve for five years. —Mr J. P. Jenkins, greengrocer, etc., opens to-night in Tancred street.— Mr T. Bullock notifies his Saturday sales will commence in future at 1 p.m., instead of I.3o.—Person* are cautioned against permitting gorse to spread from their properties on roads in Mount Hutt Road Board district.—Something about the “ Ashburton Seance ” will be found in another column. Dramatic. —We are glad to see Mr W llmott and his clever little compmy back again. They have returned to provide us with amusement during the race and show week. They open on Tuesday in “ Aurora Flo d,” the dramatised version of Miss Braddon’s famous novel, and the programme will wind-up with the screaming farce of the “ Lively Jockey. ” The company will also put upon the boards “ Struck Oil ”(by special request), “ East Lynne,” “ All that glitters is not gold,” “ The young widow,” etc. We mention that during the past day or two the company have been busying themselves in rehearsing the new pieces and painting new scenery, some of which, we understand it is Mr Willmott's intention to leave behind him, and this will be a boon to other performers, as the scenes are very nicely got-up. Spring Flower Show.—A meeting of persona interested in getting up a spring flower show in Ashburton was held last evening at Messrs Poyntz and 00. ’s offices. It was resolved, after discussion, that a show be held on the 30th of December, and those present formed themeslves into a committee to carry out the arrangements in connection with the same. It was then resolved that the entry fee for exhibits should be one shilling for the first and sixpence for every subsequent exhibit. That is if an exhibitor enters half a dozen exhibits he will be charged a shilling for the first but only sixpence each for the remainder. As some people appear to be laboring under the impression that the promoters of the spring flower show are acting in antagonism to the Horticultural Society, it may be as well to state that so far from this being the case the two bodies are on the most friendly terms, and although the Horticultur 1 Society has nothing whatever to do with the proposed spring show it looks favorably on the project. There is no “ split in the camp.” Holloway’s Ointment and Pills combine both sanitive and sanative powers in a high degree—by the former term is understood the? r ability to preserve health, by the latter their capability to restore health. With these remedies at hand no invalid need be at fault to guide himself or herself safely through the many trials to which everyone is subjected during our long and ofttimes inclement winters. Coughs, colds, ulcerated throats, diptheria, whooping cough, can be successfully treated by well rubbing this Ointment upon the chest, and by taking the Pills. During damp foggy weatherasthmaticalsufierers will experience the utmost possible relief from the inunction of the ointment on all tenderchested persons will save endless misery by adopting this treatment.—[Advt.]

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 796, 18 November 1882

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