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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prevalebit. SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 1885.

The Wakanui Road Board have given notice that traction engines wid cross bridges and culverts in the Wakanui Road District at their owner’s risk. The Rev E. A. Scott will conduct service in the Seafield schoolroom to morrow at three p.m. The Canterbury Frozen Meat Company have decided to increase the capacity of their present freezing works by one-half The usual monthly meeting of the Mount Somers Road Board will be held at the Board’s office, Mount Somers, gon Monday next. Acceptances for the handicaps at the Tinwald races must be made to the secretary, Mr J. Heseltine, at Scott’s hotel, Tinwald, by 9 o’clock this evening. The Marlborough Expre s, under the heading “ A faithful minis r er,” says The three years pastorate of the Rev D. McNicoll, Wesleyan minister in the Blenheim Circuit having ended, he leaves on Tuesday next for Ashburton, to begin au equally long, and we trust equally successful, period of Christian work. Blenheim loses one of her ab'est and most liberal-minded citizens, and the Wesleyan Church loses a zealous, and kind hearted minister, whom it will be difficult to replace. His three years term has been memorable in the history of Methodism. During that period, and owing a great deal to Mr McNico’l’s personal exertions, the new Wesleyan schoolroom has been erected, and a sum of no lees than L 1,700, or about Lll per week, has beon raised in donations and collections, Methodism is now housed in a sanctuary worthy of so distinguished a branch of the Christian Church ; and not only the church itself, but the numerous religious, moral, and social agencies that c'uster around it, are each and all flourishing like a green bay tree. Whether in the pulpit, the class, the Sunday school, the prayer meeting, the leci tura, or in that social intercourse which plays so great a part in Methodistic'work, Mr McNicoll has'left the imprint of his devoted labor of love. As a private citizen he will be missed in Blenheim in many channels outside the groove of c'ericil work. In the Art and Industrial Society, tho Literary and Debating Society, and the Blue Ribbon < ni n—diverse fields of action—Mr McNicoll has 1 done the community considerable service; ' and the loss of his practical common sense from the managing bodies will be sorely felt. Many of us will lose, when Mr McNicoll goes to Ashburton, the counsel and co-operation of a, valued and attached friend. Clergymen of an independent tone of thought, and of a breadth of view upon public questions, are not so numerous that we in Marlborough can afford to lose or undervalue one of them We heartily and sincsrely wish the Rev Mr 1 McNicoll God-speed, prosperity, happiness, and usefulness, wherever he may be. We remind our readers that a tea meeting and concert will bo held in connection with St Stephen’s Church, on Tuesday evening, in the church schoo'room. An admission fee of Is will be charged to the concert alone, which will commence at 8 ' P- m - TheComrnittee of the Ashburton Racing Club met at the Club's Room list evening. Present —Messrs C. W. Burnell (in the chair), Harrison, R. Friedlander, Fooks, Crisp, and Drs Leahy and Ross. The Secretary reported that he had received the nomination of Mr R. Alexander’s Cranjner for the Harvest Handicap, subject to the approval of the Committee. Cranmer, although owned by a resident within the County, was being trained in Christchurch. On the motion of Mr Friedlander, seconded by Mr Fooks, it was resolved —“ That the Committee regret that their rules prevent them i coopting the nomination of Cranmer for the Harvest Handicap. A prolonged dicus sion took place in reference to the sale of privileges and it was ultimately determined to instruct Mr Thomas Bullock to sell the usual privileges, excepting the gates, on Saturday, April 18. The gates will be retained by the Club. Arrange ments were made for working the totaliaator, and on the motion of Mr Harrison, seconded by Mr Fooks, it was resolved—- “ That a Committee, consisting of the Chairman, Dr Ross and the mover, be appointed to make enquiries and report as to the best means of supervising gate keepers and regulating passes.” The Committee then adjourned West street has beon lined with loaded grain drays during the greater part of to-day. At one time no less than 36 drays were waiting to discharge their freight. Yesterday Messrs Matson, Cox and Co. took upwards of 1,400 sacks of wheat into their stores, and that quantity must have been considerably exceeded to-day. Wo learn by telegram from Christchurch, that Edward Marfc'n was arrested by Detective Jones, on the arrival of the morning train from South at Addington, on a charge of stealing LlO from Matthew Brown at Methven. 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 Drowsiness, biliousness, pains and aches, and ague, Hop Bitters always cures it made by American Co. Read. 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 oi the 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 11. 8., and in every way trying to induce suderlng invalids to use their stuff instead, expecting to make money on the credit ana good name of 11. 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 iheir 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 counterfeits. 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 1 glass. Trust nothing else. Druggists and j 1 rhemists are warned against dealing in imita J tions counterfeits. | 1

In connection with the South Canterbury Jockey Club's Racss, to be held at Timaru, on IGth and 17th instants, Satur- I day return tickets will be issued from Christchurch, Oamaru and intermed’a'e i stations on the 15fli, 16th and 17th instants, and will be available for return up to and including the 20th instant. Mr Ballance, Minister of Lands and De'ence and Native afftirs, accompanied by Mr Butler, Private Secretary, arrived in Christchurch yesterday morning During the afternoon the Hon Colonel Brett, the Mayor, and Mr R. J. S. Harman, officers of the Canterbury Reserve Force, had an interview with him, but the proceedings were private. He leaves on Tuesday next for Oxford, Ashburton, Timaru and Waimate, in order to see what amount of really good land is available to be set aside for the special settlement scheme. Mr Ballance received a telegram in Christchurch yesterday from Hone Tamihana, a son of William Thompson, the “ king maker,” repeating his offer of 200 Waikato natives, and agreeing to drill them for service in the Soudan or elsewhere. This morning Mr T. F. Fa-ley, stationer, of East street, received over 100 new books from his Melbourne and London agents for the Public Library. The order appears to have been executed with Mr Farley’s usual promptitude and caro, and will prove a very welcome addition to the shelves of the Library. Bv an accident on She A Kurd Forest road last night, a valuable hoiso the property of Mr Stilt was killed. Mr McOandish was riding the horse towa-da Winchmore, and when opposite the Woollen Factory (was run into by a trap, The shaft of the trap entered the flank of the horse and killed it, but the rider esciped without injury. At the poll of ratepayers of the Boron ;h of Akarua held on Tuesday under the Licensing Act in respect to local option, one solitary resident recorded a vote. The vote was adverse to any more licenses being granted. Arrangements have been made for the construction of a bridge across the Wakanui creek on Smith’s road. The costs will be shared between Mr 0. W. Turner, the proprietor of the Canterbury i Mil s, and the Wakanui Road Board. A letter from “ J. W J.” will appear in our nest issue.

By instructions of the Defence Department the local police have to day been engaged taking the names of persons between the ages of 17 and 30 years liable for service in the militia.

On Thursday evening Mias Johnstone, who is leaving the Methven district, was presented with a vary handsome silver locket and necklet by the members of the Star of Methven Lodge, 1.0.G.T.

In Thursday’s issue we noticed that Mr O. Martin had been roughly handled after a meeting of householders held at Winslow, on the previous evening, for the purpose of electing a School Commitiea for the district. We have since received further particulars, from which it appears that the assault, although not a very serious one, was of a most cowardly character. Mr Martin may be said to represent the minority in school matters at Winslow, and holding such a position it is rot unnatural that he should have incurred soma odium during the public meeting. At the conclusion of the proceedings Mr Martin, while returning to his residence, was pelted with seds by three of his opponents. Mr Martin, who for some time with great good humor disregarded the attack, was at last provoked to turn upon his sturdy assailants, whin they immediately fled in great dismay and found the shelter of darkness.

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. Holloway,s 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 arc the ready means of saving suffering when anyone is afflicted with colds, coughs, bronchitis, and other chest complaints, by which so many persons are seriously and permanently afflicted in most countries.

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prevalebit. SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 1885., Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1511, 11 April 1885

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