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Sir J alius Vogel has arranged, aubjeo 1 . to ratification by the Cabinet, Parliament, and the shareholders, for the Government to purchase the Rakaia-Aahburton Forks railway.

A polo match between the Christchurch and Otaio Clubs , was played in Christchurch yesterday, and was won by Christchurch by six goals to one. The Hon J. Ballance, Minister of Defence, is expected to arrive in Christchurch to-morrow.

At the Resident Magistrate's Court this morning His Worship the Mayor fined two first offenders o vch 5s and costa for drunkenness, with the usual alternative Later in the day a young man named W. DeOlair was b 'ought before Mr R. Alcorn, J.P., charged with having obtained board and lodging by false representations. (he accused was remanded until Tuesday next. From Christchurch we learn that Swan, the long distance pedestrian, had completed 250 miles at 10 p in. yesterday, two hours fifteen minutes before the half of iho time (six days). He has to accomplish 500 miles.

Coughs, Colds, Bronchitis, etc., are quickly cured by using Baxter’s “Lung Preserver,’. This old-established medicine is pleasant to the palate, and highly extolled by members of the medical and clerical profession. Read advertisement.

Another unfortunate. —Again we must draw the attention of our readers to the fact that a stock of Clothing and General Drapery, in the estate of Dennis O’Connell, trading in Lyttelton and Cristchurch, now bankrupt, was purchased by H. E; May & Co., of the Hall, High street, for or oaty a little over one-thiid of its value. H. E. M. and Co. are now selling it at half the marked price, which surely ought to secure a speedy clearance.

“ German Syrup.” —No other medicine n the world was ever given such a test of its curative qualities as Boschee’s German Syrup. In three years two million four hundred thousand small bottles of this medicine were distributed Jree of charge by Druggists in the United States of America to those abided with Consumption, Asthma, Croup, severe Coughs, Pneumonia and other diseases of the throat and lungs, giving the afflicted undeniable proof that German Syrup will cure them. The result has been that Druggists in every town and village in civilised countries are recommending it to their customers. Go to your Druggist and ask what they know about it. Sample Bottles fid. Regular size 3s. fid. Three doses will relieve any case,—{Aovx. J

Mr William Hutchison, member for Wellington South in the last Parliament, has consented to contest the seat for Oamaru, vacated by Mr Shrimski. Sir Julius Vogel will leave Christchurch for Wellington this evening.

Mr Gudaell reports that the following f ( water races are dry ;— Between Dobbin’s 8 j Ford and Kyle, all ; between Kyle and d SeafieH, 13 and D 4 ; between Seafield e and -Seaview, P. tl The. criminal session of the Supreme h Court opened in Christchurch yesterday b before Mr Justice Johnston, who in his h charge to the jury, alluded to the serious t nature of the calendar. There were a twenty-three persons charged and eighteen r cases, some of which would require rather l minute investigation. He found great g difficulty in making out the bearings of t the evidence from the fact th“k in many a cases the exhibits were not with the de- t positions. There were several cases of £ forgery, also two cases of arson, and the ! usual variety of cases of larceny, etc The f Grand Jury found true bills in all cases ( except those of Samuel A’Oourt, accused j of committing grievous bodily harm, and i Charles Hawker, aiding and abetting , Richird Hawker In arson. Three prisoners tried yesterday were acquitted. They were James Swanson, charged with larceny from the person at Dunsindel ; Elizabeth Ireland, accused of committing arson at Leeston, and Edward Vaughan for larceny. Robert Day, indicted for forgery and stealing title deeds, was duly summoned to come forth and re'eve his bail, but made no response. Hii Honor deferred forfeiting his recognisances iill he should have been again called at the close of the sittings. A meeting of the Ashburton V In >t er Fire Brigade was held last evening. A full report of the proceedings appears in another part of this issue. Professor Baldwin, the well-known i anti-spiritualist, will probably give one * of hia popular entertainments at the Odd* ’ fellows Hall eirly next week. There is some probability of a small I fire engine and plant being secured at an . early date for use in Mothven. The session of the Grand Lodge, ; 1.0.G.T., was brought to a close at the j Orange Hall this morning. Several of the delegates left for Christchurch by the 3 10.55 am. train, and most of the other 5 visi'ors will leave this evening. The next * annual session of the Grand Lodge - will be held in Christchurch. At a sale of thoroughbred stock held in > Christchurch yesterday by Messrs Miles i and Co. (Mr J. T. Ford, auctioneer), the ; following lots were disposed of On ac- ; count of Mr S. Nosworthy, Malice by. . Traducer, to the Hon G. McLean, for 95 . guineas ; colt foal by Cadogan, to Mr P. 1 Campbell, for 50 guineas ; Telltale by Traducer, to the Middle Park Company, * for 65 guineas ; filly foal by Albany 5 Telltale, to the Middle Park Company, 2 for 20 guineas ; Tara by To vton—Haraj ktke, to Mr John Henderson, for 14 a guineas ; Nettlerash with filly foal by Albany, to Mr W. J. G. Bluett, for 18 1 guineas; Mignon by Korari, to Mr H. Westmacott, for 80 guineas ; Nugnoon by t Albany, to Mr H. Westmacott, for 8 t guineas ; Water Color by Albany—Watery witch, to Mr L. Walker, for 13 guineas ; brown filly by Apremont —Miss Kate, to Mojor George, for GO guineas ; bay colt, , two years, by King of Clubs —Forget-me-not, in training, to Mr Souness, for 40 s guineas. On account of Mr R. Alexan t der, chestnut filly, four ye vrs, by Perkin e Warbeck— • inneliaha, to Mr S. Higgott, e for L 33.

Important new advertisements from Messrs Matson, Cox and Co, Mr T. Bullock, and Messrs McOallum and Co appear in this issue.

A practice of the Western Fire Brigade was held last evening under the direction of Superintendent Fooka. There was not a large attendance, but highly satisfactory work was done by the members present. We have to-day received through the agency of the Press Association the following interesting telegram from Christchurch : —About 1,000 peoyle arrived by excursion train from Ashburton this morning. After the meeting of householders held at Winslow last evening for the purpose of electing a School Committee for the district, Mr Charles Martin, who had rendered himself obnoxious to a number of tho residents by his action with regard to schi ol m itters, was somewhat roughly handled. It is rumored that the matter will be further ventilated in the Resident Magistrate’s Court.

A. meeting of householders for the purpose ot electing a School Committee for the Winslow District was hold last evening at the local schoolroom. Mr Harris occupied. the chair, and there were twenty-one honsehol Ors present. The following gentlemen were nominated and receive d the number of votes set opposite their names : Mr Bell, 39; Mr J. Hayman, 31; Mr Denman, 22; Mr Harris, 18; Mr Lovett, 17; Mr Rainey, 10 ; Mr Williamson, 10; Mr Melver, nil. The chairman accordingly declared the first seven gentlemen duly elected and the proceedings terminated with a vote of thanks to the chair. Subsequently the new Committee met and elected Mr Harris chairman for the ensuing year. Our review of the Addington live stock market and a number of commercial reports will appear in to-morrow’s issue. The Tinwald School Committee will meet this evening. The children attending St Andrew's Church Sunday School held their annual school treat at Tinwald on Tuesday. Mrs Carter kindly lent one of the paddocks attached to Grove Farm for tho gathering, and a most enjoyable day was spent by the young people, the sports being concluded with the usual lusty cheering. Teachers and scholars met at St Andrew’s Church about 10 a.m., and then marched to Grove Farm, returning about 6 p.m. to tho church, where the Rev R. F. Garbett diatri buted the prizes, taking the opportunity to express his acknowledgments to MesdameaTippet. Lowe ant Biggs, and Miss Stalker for their constant attention t>> the interests of the school. Tho Rev A, Blake, who kindly atloaded the prizeaiatribution, gave an interesting and instructive address which was received with much attention and evident appreciation.

That husband of tpitfe is three times the man he was before he began using “ Wells Health Rer.ewer.” Druggists. The N.Z Drug Co., General Agents, ? The Bad and Worthless are never imitated or counterfeited. This is especially true of a family medicine, and it is positive proof that the remedy imitated is of ihe highest value. As soon as it has been tested and proved by the whole world that Hop ] Bitters was the purest, best, and most valuable family medicine on earth, many imitations sprung up and began to steal the notices in which the press and the people of the country had expressed the merits of H. 8., and in very way trying to induce suffering invalids to use their stuff instead, expecting to make money on the credit and goad name of H. B. Many others started nostrums put up in similar style to H. 8., with variously devised names in which the word “ Hop ” or “Hops ” were used in a way to induce people to believe they were the same as Hop Bitters. All such pretended remedies or cures, no matter what their style or name is, and especially those with the word “Hop” or “Hops” in their name or in any way connected with them or their name, are imitations or counterfeit?. Beware of them. Touch none of them. Use nothing but genuine American Hop Bitters, with a bunch or cluster of green Hops on the white label, and Dr Soule’s name blown in the glass. Trust nothing else. Druggists and chemists are warned against dealing in imita tions counterfeits,

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1509, 9 April 1885

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