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A considerable rise has taken place in London in the price of wheat. Adelaide is quoted at 39s qer quarter, New 'Zealand at 32s to 38s per quarter, according to grade. The Committee of the Tinwald Races met at the Tinwald Hotel on Saturday evening. It was arranged to engage the Excelsior Band to provide music at the races on Wednesday next, and to have the usual race card printed. Having transacted a large amount of routine business the Committee adjourned until to-morrow evening. The Ashburton Rifle Volunteers will

parade in drill order on Wednesday next at 7 p. m. The Committee cf the Ashburton County Hunt Club will meet at Quill’s Hotel to-morrow evening to arrange de tails in connection with the forthcoming hunting season. The Resident Magistrate at Oartiaru has not yet given his decision on the railway crossing cases heard before him last week. We remind our readers that the tea meeting and concert in connection with St Stephen’s Church takes place to-morrow in the schoolroom. Gifts of provisions may be sent to the schoolroom at any time to-morrow. Pending further arrangements the Mount Somers mails will be despatched from Ashburton as at present on Tuesday and Saturday afternoons ; the morning mails being of course discontinued. Mail* for Buapana will henceforth be sent on Tuesdays and Fridays.

At the Resident Magistrate’s Court this morning, Mr Robert Alcorn, J.P., remanded a young man, charged with drunkenness,.till to-morrow. There was no other business before the Court. By an advertisement in another column it will be seen that the Choral Society will resume practice at St Stephen’s schoolroom. It having been decided to produce jointly by the Choral and Orchestral Societies the comic opera U.M. Pinafore at the Oddfellows’ Hall on the race nights (April 29th and 30th) all the vocalists are requested to be present at the schoolroom this evening, when the first rehearsal will take place. The following particulars of the Mahdi’s camp are quoted from the Mubashir : “ The Mahdi’s Council of War consists of the Ameers of El-Basher, El- Ais Gumer, El-Obeid, and Tendelti The first is named Ali Musa. He is a former E£ytian officer, and enjoys the Mahdi’s complete confidence. He, it is believed, forms all the war plans, and gives orders to the other Ameers. The soldiers are paid every Friday by an uncle of the Mahdi, and the provisions are under the care of the Ame ;r of El-Ais. Seventyfour Dervishes act as prayer reciters, and the camp includes eight hundred women, besides many children.”

The powers delegated to (he Ashburton Domain Board under The Public Domains Act, 1881, are re-gazetted in the currant number of the Gazette. This course was rendered necessary by an error that occurred in the former notice: Mr Donald McLean was gaze .ted as “Donald McDougall. Use American Co.s Hop Bitters once and you will use no other medicine. Test it. Take no other. Be sure and read. Skinny Men. —“ Wells’ Health Renevver restores health and vigor, cures dyspepsia, im potence, debility, The N. Z. Drug Co. General Agents. I Indigestion and Liver Complaints.—For these complaints Baxter’s Compound Quinine Pills have proved a specific, acting powerfully on the liver and mildly on the stomach, bold everywhere, or post free from J. Baxter, Chemist, Christchurch, for 19 or 44 stamps. A> other unfortunate. —Again we must draw the attention of our readers to the fact that a ,£2,424 stock of Clothing and General Drapery, in the estate of Dennis O’Connell, trading in Lyttelton and CristcUurch, now bankrupt, was purchased by H. E. May ik Co., of the Hall, High street, for ,£954, or only a little over one-third of its value. H. E. RJ., and Co. are now selling it at half the marlo d price, which surely ought to secure a speedy clearance.

The adjourned quarterly meeting of the Mount Hutt 1 icensing Committee was held at the Road Board office, Methven on Saturday. Present—Messrs J. Jackson, D. Cameron (Springfield), J. Pocpck and O. Quinn. Mr J Jackson unanimously elected Chairman for the ensuing year. The police report on the licensed houses in the district was read and considered satisfactory, It was decided to take the local option poll on June Ist next. Several accounts were passed for payment, and the meeting adjourned. The usual monthly meeting of the Ashburton Borough Council will be held at the Council Ohambjra, Library Buildings, this evening.

Swon, the pedestrian, finished his walk at the drillshed, Christchurch, at 11.30 on Saturday night, having covered 481 miles 293 yards in 143£ hours. The score for the l~cil men was 470 miles—McGrath, 70miles; Anderson, 71; Cox, 85; MeCourt, 65 ; Muhreison, 95 ; and Cusack 92. The attendance with the exception of last night was not very good. A subscription was made for Swan, and realised LlO, which Mr Arenas, the starter, supplemented with another LlO. The ordinary monthly meeting of the Ashton School Committee was held in the schoolroom on Saturday evening. Present—Messrs G Gilmour (Chairman), J. Oroy, W. Croy, Taylor, Bell, Shearer, and Orosaon. The master’s report stated the average attendance for the past quarter as 37, the number on the roll as 55 As '.he Bo >rd of Education has granted provision for a mistress, it was decide I (o advertise for applications for the position. The Chairman was authorised to have iha gymnastic apparatus erected and supplies of fuel and other articles procured After passing several accounts for payment, the meeting adjourned. Attention is directed to a large quantity of late cable and telegraphic mat.ee appearing in this issue A petition to tho Mayor of Ashburton, requesting him to proclaim a half-holiday on Wednesday on account of the Tinwald races, was in course of signature this morning, but His' Worship has notified that he wi : l be unable to comply with the request.

Wo understand that quite a number of contractors have been enquiring about the new traffic bridge, and it is probable that the bridge will be tendered for considerably under the estimated cost. The regular monthly meeting of the Methven Domain Board was held on Pridiy. Present—Messrs J. Jackson (chairman), R. Patton, W. McMillan, R. Alexander, and G. Coward. A letter was received from tho County Council, advising the Board that L 43 had been placed to the credit of the Board at the Bank of New Zedand, Rakaia. It was resolved that the Chairman and two members sign the cheques. It was resolved to apply to the Ashburton County Council for an assortment of trees to plant portions of the Domain during the ensuing season. It was resolved that the Chairman and Mr McMillan be appointed a Ground Committee, with authority to call for tenders and let the Domain for grazing. In the Supreme Court, Christchurch, on Saturday, William Burton, charged with indecent assault, was acquitted. John George Templeton, for larceny from a dwelling house a Kaikoura, was found guilty and sentenced to six months hard labor.

The regular monthly meeting of the Mount Halt Road Board was held on Friday, at the Board’s office, Methven. Present—Messrs J. Jackson (chairman), R. Alexander, Gr. Coward, R. Patton and W. McMillan. The minutes of the last meeting of the Board having been read and confirmed, the Overseer’s report was considered. It was resolved that all the roads liable to damage during floods be only temporarily repaired until some provision is made for a permanent storm water scheme.—A further extension of one week was granted to one of the Board’s to finish his work, and the Overseer was fnstrueted to inform the contractor that if he did not comply with the present extension the Board would complete the works at his expense, in accordance with the provisions of the specification.—lt was resolved that Mr Braddell be appointed presiding officer for taking the local (option vote at the triennial poll in Jane next. —The Overseer was instructed to write to the Returning Officer re election of members The Overseer laid the books of the Boird on the table duly audited by the Provincial Auditor and certified to as correct.— It was resolved that the annual meeting of ratepayers and the annual monthly meeting of the Board be held on Tuesday, May sth next. —lt was resolved that the

Chairman take the necessary steps to have the Board’s plantations inspected by the Inspector of Forests, so as to claim compensation under the Forests Improvement Act Amendment Act.—Accounts amounting to L 34 3s lid having been passed for payment, the Board ad journed. Mr W. Hale has been appointed Postmaster at Greenstreet, as from March 1. The alterations in the boundaries of the Mount Somers and Mount Hutt Road Board Districts, and the dissolution of the Boards, are gazetted. The election of a Board for the new Mount Somers District will take place on May 4; for the Mount Hutt District on May 6. The current number of the Gazette contains the following notice :—His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to revoke all commissions in the New Zealane Militia held by officers of such Militia under the rank of Major, with the exception of those holding appointments on the Permanent Staff of the Volunteer Force and those serving in the Armed Constabulary. Acceptances for the South Canterbury Jockey Club races are due at 9 o’clock this evening. We again remind our readers of the entertainment to be provided at the Oddfellows’ Hall this evening by Professor S. S. and Mrs Clara Baldwin. The Committee of the Ashburton Club will meet this evening at Fowler’s Buildings at eight o’clock. Don’t Die in the House. “Rouugh on Rats ” clears out rats, mice, beetles, roaches, bed-bugs, flies, ants, insects, moles, jackrabbits, gophers. The N.Z. Drug Co., General Agents. I “ 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 afflicted 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 i it to their customers. Go to your Druggist j and ask what they know about it. Simple , Bottles fid. Regular size 3s. fid. Three ( doses will relieve any case.—f Advt.] ,

Holloway's Pills, Liver Complaints.—The digestion cannot be long so seriously disordered without the derangement being perceptible on the countenance. These pills prevent both unpleasant consequences ; they improve the appetite and with the increase of desire for food, they augment the powers of digestion and assimilation in the stomach. Holloways Pills deal most satisfactorily with deranged or diseased conditions of the many organs engaged in extracting nourishment for our bodies from our various diets—as the liver, stomaoh, and bowels, over all of which they exercise the most salutary control. By resorting at an early stage of this malady to these purifying and laxative Pills, the dyspeptic is speedily restored to health and strength, and his sallowness gradually vanishes,—[Ad vt.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1512, 13 April 1885

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