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Tenders. Messrs Matson, Cox and Co. invite tenders for fencing. Memoranda. —The Church of England Temperance Society meets to-night.— Mr John Grigg wants several ploughs for grass land.

New Plymouth Ikon Company.—At a meeting yesterday of the New Plymouth Iron Company the manager reported that the furnace would be ready to “ blow in ” in about ten days. Wakandi S ports. —The programme of the Wakanui sports on New Year’s Day app ars in our advertising columns. Judging by the number and variety of the events this should bo a good day’s sport. Honor to whom Honor is Due.—ln our report of the new Catholic church we referred to Mr Walter Dolman as the gasfitter employed at the building, whereas we should have credited Mr J. C. Dolman with the job, which was so well performed.

The “Green-eyed Monster.” —A young woman named Priscilla Hollins, while in an excited state, attempted to throw herself into the Auckland harbor at the Reclamation Works yesterday. She was arrested by the police. Jealousy is alleged as the cause.

The Late Sudden Death at Wellington. —Ac the inquest at Wellington yesterday on the body of the young man Carter, who died suddenly in that city on Friday night, the medical testimony proved that the deceased was suffering from heart disease. A verdict of “ Died from natural causes ” was returned. The Minister For Public Works.— The Hen. Mr Johnston was severely deputationised at Christchurch, yesterday. From 11a.m. to 4 15 p.m., with about “ five m-mites for refreshments,” did the Minister receive visitors. The result of the interviewing we published in brief yesterday. To-day f he Minister went to Hurunui, and to-morrow he goes to Hokitika.

Borough Council, —The ordinary fortnightly meeting of the Council took place last evening, the sitting lasting close on two hours. A full report of the proceedings appears elsewhere. As the next ordinary meeting falls on Christmas Day, it was resolved last evening to transact any ordinary business that may be necessary on the date of the annual meeting, which takes place on the 20th instant, and thus avoid two sittings. Remarkable Sand-Storm —A remarkable sand-storm, accompanied by an intensely cold temperature, raged in Iceland for two weeks during the spring. The air was so filled with dry fine sand that it was impossible to see for more than a short distance, and the sun was rarely visible, though the sky was clear of clouds. Nobody ventured out of his house except upon matters of urgent necessity, and many who wore exposed to the storm were frozen. The sand penetrated into the houses through the minutest crevices. It was found mixed with articles of food and drink, and every breath drew it into the lungs. Thousands of sheep and horses died. — Knowledge. Butter Fanciers at Shows. —The Taieri Advocate, in “Notes” on the recent Agricultural and Pastoral Show in Dunedin, speaks as follows of a d sgustiug habit practised by a certain class of visitants to these exhibitions:—“One objectionable feature of the Agricultural Show was the way in which people fingered the butt-.T about. In was simply sickening to see all sorts of people jabbing their thumbs into the butter and gouging great lumpt out of it. If the thumbs had boon clean it would not have been so bad, but some of them were particularly dirty. And then what lumps some people took ! Pieces the size of a large walnut ! In fact, some of these self-appointed butter judges seemed to be having a butter picnic. Salt or fresh, it was all alike to them. It must have been a matter of deep regret to them to find the cheese was protected by wire netting. It was very hard on those people who had evidently made up their minds for a cheap feed.”

Rakaia. —Mass will bo celebrated at Rakaia on Sunday next. Little Players. — A drama will be performed by the children of the Catholic School to-morrow evening. Parents and friends are invited to attend. Bush Fires. —Extensive bush fires havs been raging at Reefton. By dint of groat exertions the Courthouse, Catholic School and other buildings were saved Several important buildings were ignited by flying sparks. Two premises were consumed and a lot of fencing. The wind has died out now, and apprehensions are over. Cricket. —On Thursday afternoon a match will be played on the Domain ground between the second elevens of the Borough and Ashburton Clubs. The Borough Club will be represented by the following, vi \z. —C. R. Andrewes, Davis, Dee, Patching, Stevens, M or, Eastham, Venables, McFarlane, D. Zander, and Davison ; emergencies, Baker, Burnell, and Bland. Play will c mmence at three o’clock sharp.—A match v. ill also bo played to-morrow afternoon at three o’clock on the Domain ground between a team selected from the Borough Club and an eleven of the Ashburton Club. The following players will represent the latter Club : —Castelli, Denshire, Jones, Dr Leahy, Saunders, Hart, Wroughton, A. Fooks, Jephaon, Maud, J. Fooks. Holloway's Pills. —The sudden changes, frequent fogs, and pervading dampness sorely impede the vital functions and conduce to illhealth. The remedy for these disasters lies in some purifying medicine, like these Pills, which is competent to grapple with the mischief at its source, and stamp it out without fretting the nerves or weakening the system. Holloway’s Pills extract from the blood all noxious matteis, regulate the action of- every disordered organ, stimulate the liver and kidneys, and relax the bowels. In curing chest complaints these Pills are remarkably effective, especially when aided by friction of the Ointment on its walls. This double treatment will ensure a certain, steady, and beneficent progress, and sound health will soon be re-established.—Advt.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 816, 12 December 1882

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Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 816, 12 December 1882

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