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The householders in the school districts of Barrhill, Kyle and Pendarvea having failed to elect Committees at the annual meetings held on January 2(5, the North Canterbury Board of Education have directed that a public meeting of the householders of each of the above districts be held on Monday, April 20 next, at 7 p.m , for the purpose of electing Committees.

Our Chertsey correspondent writes : At the meeting of delegates from the Presbyterian Church Committees of Rakaia, Chertsey and Lauriston, held at Rakaia on Tuesday (the de'egatea present being, from Chertsey, Messrs Campbell and McDowell, from Lauriston Messrs Johnston and Ross, and from Rakaia Messrs Stuart, Oakley and Bruce—Mr Stuart in the chair) it was unanimously agreed that Pendarves and the Beach district be in future supplied with fortnightly services alternately with Chertsey and Lauriston. The first service at Pendarves and the Beach will take place on Sunday, 19th instant, after which date the services will be maintained on alternate Sundays at the places above mentioned. Other matters affecting the general interests of the several districts were discussed, and very pleasing conclusions arrived at. Altogether the meeting was considered a most harmonious and sue cessful one, and it is anticipated that by the blessing of God much good will result from the arrangements nude. The meeting then adjourned after passing the usual compliment to the chair. , Drowsiness, biliousness, pains and aches. ' and ague, Hop Bitters always cures if made by American Co. Head.

Flies and Bugs. —Beetles, insects, roaches ants, bed-bugs, rats, mice, gophers, jack-rab bits, cleared out by “ Rough on Rats.” The N.Z, Drug Co., General Agents. 3 August Flower. —The most miserable beings in the world are those suffering from dyspepsia and liver complaint. More than 7£ per cent of the people are afflicted with these two diseases and their effects ; such as soui stomach, sick headache, habitual costiveness, palpitation of the heart, heartburn, waterbrash, gnawing and burning pains at the pit of the stomach, yellow skin, coated tongue and disagreeable taste in the mouth, coming up of food after eating, low spirits, etc. Go to your druggist and get a bottle of august flower. This valuable medicine has cured thousands and thousands of sufferers, and is known in all civilised countries. Two doses will relieve you. It costs only 3s 6d a bottle. Sample bottles, 6d,—lAdvt,

On and after Monday next, a train will run daily on the Mount Somers branch railway, leaving Cavendish at 8.45 a.m for Ashburton, and le;ving Ashburton at 5.5 p m. on the return journey. There was an excellent show of early meat displayed at Mr Lancaster’s shop to day. It consisted of three carcasses of Longheach beef, twenty Laghmhor wethers, and a number of smaller lines, and altogether the show is wall worthy of inspection. Mr Lancaster has recently effected much improvement in the arrangements of his business premises. The Ruapehu in entering the Wellington harbor to-day kept too close to the southern shore and stuck in the mud. It is expected that she will float off this evening.

The ra Iway excursion train returned from Christchurch and Lyttelton shortly after 7-30 last evening, the day’s outing having been thoroughly enjoyed, and unmarred by any accident. The case Jones v. Mcßae, which came before the Resident Magistrate’s Court some time ago and has attained some notoriety, was disposed of in the District Court this morning. The verdict was for the defendant with costa against the plaintiff. The Supreme Court, Christchurch, was yesterday occupied with the trial of Austin Tyrell, John Arthur Cotton and William Peacock, accused of rapfe which resulted in a verdict of not guilty against the three, it having been el'c’ el for 'he defence that the woman was to a cort rin ex-

tent a consenting party, hli JOl e>, for forging a cheque for L 8 ss, was sentenced to two years’ hard labor ; and William Rbind, for larceny from a dwelling, to eighteen months. George Barker, an old offender for petty offencts, was convicted of robbery with violence from a girl under 14, and was sentenced to five years’ penal servitude.

Much excitement was occasioned in town to-day by the cablegrams in reference to the Afghan frontier difficulty, which were published by “ extras” from our local contemporary’s and this office. During -the sitting of the District Court his Honor Judge Ward, who had been supplied with a copy of the cable from this office, at the request of Mr Wilding announced the situation. The local option polling to-day at Sydenham, Christchurch, resulted in an overwhelming majority against any new licenses being granted. “ Sir Launcelot ” in the Referee writes ; —Among the visitors to the CJ.C. Autumn Meeting was Sir Julios Vogel, the appearance of whoso bath-chair in the saddling paddock always seamed to be the signal for several weilders of the pencil to gather around. The Colonial Trea surer won a bit the first day, but I fancy he did not fare so well on the second. The same writer, referring to our notice of the new Legislative Councillors, says ; I am not'going to join issue with my friends of the Guardian on the question of whether the gentlemen named are good Legislative Councillors or not, because my readers would begin to wonder whether the Referee had “turned up” sport and taken to politics, which are not in ray line, but if the editor of the GUARDIAN desires any information as to the pedigrees and performances of any horses belonging to the Hons. McLean, Reeves, Robinson and Walker, I shall be happy to supply him therewith. Mr F. Back, the railway traffic manager, was entertained at luncheon by the railway employee*, in Christchurch yesterd .y, prior to his departure for London.

The Committee of the Ashburton Racing Club will meet at the Club’s room this evening at eight o’clock. Alterations in the timetable for the Rakaia and Ashburton Forks Railway are ad.yertiae.d in this issue.

A case of some interest which was expected to come before the District Court this morning, the Mount Somers Road Board v D. Cameron, was settled by the defendant satisfying the claim out of Court.

A deputation of sixteen ladies waited on -ir Julius Yogel in Christchurch yesterday to ask him to procure legislation providing that women should be allowed to vote ou all questions under the Licensing Act. Sir Julius replied that he was in favor of the general franchise being extended to women, but not in this particular direction alone.

The Resident Magistrate’s Oou-t sat at 10,3 ft this morning, but owing to the intervention of the ordinary monthly sitting of the District Court at 11 a. m., the lower

Court was compelled to adjourn until 2 p.m. In making the adjournment, the Magistrate said that owing to the great irregularity in the dates selected for the sittings of the District Court, he found it impossible to avoid clashing. If the sittings of the higher Court were fixed and adhered to he would take steps to ensure the avoidance of inconvenience to this district which he regarded as the most important of his circuit. The following amounts were paid oyer yesterday afternoon to owners in connection with the 0.J.0. Autumn Meeting ! Mr D. O’Brien, L 766 Is; Mr G G. Stead, L 395 ss; Mr G Clifford, L 397 14s; Mr T. Sheenan, L 237 10s ; Major N. George, L 214 15s ; Mr P. Butler, LI3I 10j ; Mr R. H. Vallance, L 124 10s ; Mr A. Hathorne, L 47 10s ; Mr J. Stephenson, L 47 10s ; Hon W. Robinson, L 47 10j ; Mr H. Horsford, L4O ; Mr U. Piper, L3B ; Mr M. Mervyn, L2B 10s ; Mr Armitage L 25 ; Mr Judge, LlO ; Mr Lindsay, L 6 ; total, L 2,519 17s. Tic-Doloureux, Toothache, or any other neuralgic pain speedily yields to Baxter’s Anti Neuralgic Pills, Holloway’s Ointment and Pills.—'Coughs, Influenza.—The soothing properties of these medicaments render them well worthy of trial in all diseases of the respiratory organs. In common colds and influenza the pills, taken internally, and the ointment rubbed over the chest and throat, are exceedingly efficacious. When influenza is epidemic, this treatment is the easiest, safest, and surest. pills purify the blood, remove all obstacles to its free circulation through the lungs, relieve the over-gorged air tubes, and render respiration free, without reducing the strength, irritating the nerves, or depressing the spirits ; such are the ready means of saving suffering when anyone is afflicted with, colds, coughs, bronchitis, and other chest complaints, by which so many persons are seripusly and permanently afflicted in most countries

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1510, 10 April 1885

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