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Earthquake A vio’ent shock of earthquake was felt in Wanganui at twenty-five minutes to one yesterday morning. The direction was N. W. to S.E. Cricket. —A match will be played tomorrow afternoon between the High and a scratch team, comprising the following viz. : —Messrs Johnson, L. F. Andrewes, Davis, C. R. Andrewes; Giles, Venables, Malcolm, Marr, Pavitt, Eastham, and Robertson. Play will commence at 1.30 sharp. Tenders. —Tenders are invited by the Railway Department for permanent way and stations contract, No. 1 (HurunuiWaitaki Railway). The Ashburton County Council want tenders for ploughing.— Messrs Fooks and Son invite tenders for works wanted by Wakanui Road Board.

The Longbbach Sale. —The' Lmgbeach sale realised, for the ftve days, L 36.037 12s Bd. It will probably bo a long time before such another opportunity presents itself for securing such highclass stock. ,

A Cannibal. —At Timaru yesterday a man named John Green was sentenced to twelve months’ hard labor for brutally assaulting a policeman with a bottle, and biting one of his fingers off. The policeman’s head was terribly cut and bruised. Winslow Annual Races. —This popular country meeting is fixed for New Year’s Day, as usual. Elsewhere will be found the programme of horse races, comprising five events. Nominations for Hurdle, Cup, and Trotting races to be sent to secretary on or before 2nd Dec.

Telegraphing Extraordin \ry.—Owing to the electrical disturbances since Saturday night the work of the telegraph office in Dunedin has been greatly delayed. There was a constant current of electricity flowing on the lines equivalent to ten times the strength of the batteries generally used. Some of the batteries had to be disconnected altoge her, and messages were sent without the use of the battery at all, a feat never before done in the annals of New Zealand telegraphy. A Sanguine Bishop. —At the close of the service in the Church of St. Columbkille, Riverton, on Sunday, Bisboo Moran received an address of we'come from the Catholics of that portion of the diocese. In replying, the Bishop referred to the condition of Italy under a foreign government, and expressed a conviction that the antic’ pations formed as to the Pope’s restoration to his rights as temporal sovereign will be realised at no distant day.

Upper Ashburton Road Board. A special meeting of this Board was held on Saturday at Mr Williamson’s store, to open and consider tenders as advertised, and resulted as follows :—For the purchase of the stables the tender of the Hon. John McLean, Lagmhor, at L4O was accepted. For the removal of the Road Board buildings to the reserve No. 2064, at Tinwald, that of Mr George Wilcox was accepted at L 55, provided the buildings are erected by him on the site as shall be pointed out in all respects as they stand now, all damage in removing and erection to be made good by the contractor without extra charge.

Dramatic. —The Wilmott Combination re-appear this evening, at the Town Hall, when the sensational drama of “ Aurora Floyd” and the laughable farce of “ The Lively Jockey ” will be performed. The company made such a favorable impression when here before, that we doubt not they will have a crowded house. Tomorrow night “ East Lynne,” never before performed, we believe, in Ashburton, will be given, and following the entertainment, a race and show ball will take place. An efficient orchestra will bo provided. Tickets for the ball can be obtained of Mr S. Moss, secretary, at the Somerset Hotel, or of any member of the Dramatic Company. A Raid on .the Brothels. —The police deserve great credit for the raid they have recently made on a house of ill-fama at Winslow, and another . more recently established at Tinwald. The occupants of these houses figured in Court to-day. It was shown that they lately came up up from Timaru—presumably for the show and race week—and had they not been found out and promptly arrested their presence in the neighborhood of Ashburton would probably have given rise to a good deal of disorderly conduct on the part of others. The man Frow, alias Sheppard appears to be a loafer of the meanest sort. It was shown that he lives on the prostitution of the wretched h* roeides with, and will not work. A report of the proceedings at the Court appears elsewhere.

Australian Items. —The Arawata, just arrived at the Bluff, brings the following Melbourne items :—Extremely hot weather has been experienced lately. On the Prince of Wales’ birthday the heat was 104 in the shade and 145 in the sun.—A burglary was committed on the premises of Messrs Craig, Williamson, and Thomas, of Elizabeth street, early on Thursday morning, L3OO cash was stolen. It is believed that an organised gang exists.—A girl named Emma Dollar has been arrested for obtaining money under false pretences. For some time she had been ordering goods from tradespeople to be sent to different addresses, and then borrowed small sums of money when the goods were sent home, the supposed buyers knowing nothing about the transactions. In two cases coffiiw were sent, to the great amazement of the recipients She was remanded. Mias Jennie Lee leaves for New Zealand and Tasmania on the 21st. She his a season in Hobart and then in New Zealand. Proposed Cheese and Butter Factory at Nelson. —Encouraged by the success which has, so far, attended the Floraington Cheese and Butter Factory, the good folks of Nelson are talking about making a start in the same direction. We learn from the local Colonist that a public meeting was held at Nelson recently to consider the establishment of a factory in that district. Mr George Lightband, the chairman, regretted that the information ho possessed, with reference to the working of creameries, was limited, but there were others present, especially Mr Hodder, la'ely resident of a district where a Company had been successfully floated, who would willingly supply his lack of k owledge. He would therefore ask Mr Hodder to address the meeting. Mr T. R. Hodder, late of AshbuMon, at some length gave very interesting and valuable information as to the origin and starting of the Flemington Factory, near Ashburton, and moved the following resolution : —“ That in the opinion of this meeting it is considered desirable that a Cheese and Butter Factory should be established in the Waimea. ” It was carried unanimously. It was resolved that Mr Hodder should act as Secretary, and that the meeting should be adjourned until Thursday, Nov. 23. May the Nelsonians meet with as good a “guide philosopher and friend ” in prosecuting their undertaking as the people of Ashburton have found in Mr Bowron.

The Sinking of the Austral. —The cause of the mishap to the Orient Company’s s.s. Austral, is as great a mystery as ever. The vessel had discharged her measurement cargo, and was taken to the moorings at the north side of the harbor to take in coal and discharge the dead weight cargo simultaneously, the coal being received on the starboard aide and the cargo discharged on the port side. The colliers were lying on one side, and lighters for the cargo on the other side. It is not definitely known whether the vessel careened till the port holes were level with the sea on the starboard side, but it seems improbable that such a list could occur without attracting serious attention, One theory is that the valves near the bilge were left open, and that the water ran in quietly and noiselessly, and that the ship settled down until the port holes on both sides were level with the water, when a short time sufficed to flood the vessel. However, it seems to be agreed that the ports were open, although the vessel had a list. Be this as it may, the vessel filled with water, and sank in eighth fathoms of water. The crew were nearly all asleep, and hearing cries of alarm and shouts that the ship was sinking, ran on deck without waiting to be clothed, and gained the lighters before the vessel sank. It was a fortunate circumstance that the lighters were alongside, otherwise the loss of life would certainly be very great, as a dense fog prevailed at the time. The cost of raising her will necessarily be enormous. Competent judges say L 50,000.

' Elgin. —An entertainment and ball are announced for Wednesday, 129th inst., at Elgin, in aid of the school prize fund. 5 American Evangelism. — A American evangelists who came by the last mail steamer have commenced ah evangelistic mission in Auckland.

The Mutton Market. — A cable message from London, dated Nor. 17th, states that the market for frozen mutton has advanced, and the meat is now at 7d per lb for the best quality,

Neglectful Parents. —A number of summonses has been taken out in Wellington by the Registrar-General against persons who have neglected to vaccinate their children. Holloways Ointment and Pills.— Notable Facts.—lntense heat augments the annoyances of skin disease and encourages the development of febrile disorders; therefore they should, as they can, be remove by these detergent and purifying preparations. In stomach complaints, liver affections, pains, and spasms of the bowels, Holloway’s ungent well rubbed over the affected part immediately gives the greatest ease, prevents congestion and inflammation, checks the threatening diarrhoea and averts incipient chohra. The poorer inhabitants in large cities will find these remedies to be their best friends when any pestilence rages, or when from unknown causes eruptions, boils, abscesses, or ulcerations point out the presence «f taints or impurities within the system, and call for instant and effective curative medicines.— [Advt.]

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 798, 21 November 1882

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