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A- other unfortunate. —Again we must draw the attention of our readers to the fact that a ,£2,424. stock of Clotning and General Drapery, in the estate of Dennis O Connell, trading in Lyttelton and Cristchurch, now bankrupt, was purchased by H. E. May c\ Co., of the Hall, High street, for £954. or only a little over one-third of its value. H. E. M. and Co. are now selling it at half the marked price, which surely ought to secnre a speedy clearance.

The Coptic arrived at Auckland from London this morning.

The following warning to sheep owners taken from the'Press will be of interest to stock-masters; —On Thursday, at ihe R.M Court, six persons were fined each LI for exposing for sale, at Addington Yards, sheep infested with lice. This was the second batch of convictions for the offence, and though on each occasion the Chief Inspector of Sheep did not press for heavy penalties, it may be as well for sheep owners to note that under the Act offenders are liable to be rather heavily fined.

The Grove Farm sale has now been definitely fixed for April 30. The opening services of the Flemington Presbyterian Church will be held on Sunday, April 26, A tea and public meeting in connection with the church will be held at the Flemington schoolroom, on Wednesday, April 29. Mr Booth’s mission to Ashburton has been postponed for a month. Owing to severe overwork Mr Booth will not be able to visit Ashburton until after his visit to Dunedin.

The local option polls for Christchurch city and suburbs closed yesterday. Very little interest was taken in the vote throughout, but the result in each case was against the increase of licenses. A special interest attaches to the “reception” soiree announced to take place at the Wesleyan Chursh next Wednesday, inasmuch as one feature of it has relation to the increased ministerial agency to be employed in the Ashburton town and country. In common with sister denominations, our Wesleyan friends have felt for a long time that, notwithstanding faithful and efficient lay help, the spiritual requirements of this extensive county are but inadequately supplied. The Church officials having made representations to this effect to the recent Dunedin Conference, the Rev T. J Wallis, of Auckland, was appointed as a co-laborer with Rev D. While, we understand, there is little probability of Mr Wallis participating in Wednesday’s gathering, on account of his lengthened detention fat Nelson, yet the event is fraught with interest to all those h 'ving the religious well-being of the community at heart. As announced elsewhere Mr MoNicoll will preach his initial sermons in Ashburton to morrow. Messrs Matson, Cox and Co. advertise in this issue that by instructions from Mr W. 0. Wason, they will hold a clearing sale at Oorwar on Friday, May 1, of stock and farming plant. The Supreme Court criminal sessions in Christchurch concluded yesterday, when the adj mrned case against Nicholas Bassi, accused of inflicting grievous bodily harm on Antonio Jarvis, was gone into The prisoner was convicted and sentenced to two years’ hard labor. At Thursday’s meeting of the North Canterbury Beard of Education some correspondence fiorn the Kaikoura School Committee was road, which revealed a great storm in a teapot in that district.— First of all the Committee condemned the Headmaster by a majority of one. Then forty-six out of seventy-three householders condemned the majority of -he Committee and called on thorn to resign. Bm. at a second public meeting of about seventy, only twemy-one could be induced to vote, and on two very strongly worded resolutions they decided as ten for the macter and eleven ftr the Committee. Nothing is alleged against the master but inefficiency, and the Inspector’s last rep >rt dees not uphold that, so that the Board in the meantime has declined to dismiss the master. The privileges in connection with the Ashburton Racing Club’s Autumn Meeting were sold by Mr T. Bullock at the Arcade this afternoon. The following prices were realised ; Publican’s booth (No. 1), Mr Hill, Ll2 ; publican’s bootn (No. 2), drs Butler, L4lj confectioner’s booth, Mr Davis, L 4 ; cards, 10s per doz, Mr Mcßae ; right of sports, L2 ss, Mr El-ton. The gates and stands were not offered, and will be retained by the Club Mr Booth continues his mission in Christchurch with great success. The number of pledges taken is 2,069, while 9,G10 persons have donned the blue ribbon The attendance at the Masonic Dress Concert given in the-Masonic Hail, Tailored street, last evening, was not so large as the character of the performance merited, but the select audience appeared well pleased with the excellent programme presented for their entertainment. Mrs Hodge was unfortunately prevented by a severe cold from bearing her part in the programme, but this popular vocalist found an excellent substitute in Mrs Rose, a visitor to Ashburton from Dunedin, who very kindly consented to fill the vacancy. Mrs Rose has a powerful and highly trained voice, which she employs with great taste and effect. Her rendering of '‘The Summer Shower” at once established her as the favorite of the evening, ! And her later contributions were received with marked favor. Mrs Crisp sang “ Loving Evermore” with great sweetness, and Miss Gates was successful with “It was a dream.” Miss Kidd gave “A voice that is still,” and it is almost superfluous to add won an enthusiastic encore, vliss -1. Barratt’s rendering of “Carrier John ” was a great treat, and this young lady made another distinct advance in popular favor. Misses Kidd and Barratt sang the duet “Santa Madre,” and we think the item was the ge n of the evening. Its repetition was irresistibly demanded. Miss Emma Orr, a moat promising pianist, and Miss Williamson were both eminently successful in their pianoforte selections. Mr H. A. Gates, who never fails to secure a cordial reception from an Ashburton audience, sang “Silver cup,” w/th his usual success. The same gentleman,

with Mr Pickford, contributed the duett “ All a well, 1 ' ftnd the item was received with well-merited applause. Me J G. Rose sang “ Ruby,” with pleasing effect, and Mr Harrison achieved a great sue cess with “Father's love.” Mr J. H. Clayton made his debut before an audience and acquitted himself most creditably. This genial gentleman wilt prove a dis--tinct acquisition to our musical circ'es. Mr Thomasgaye “The warrior bold,” In his own happy manner, and the item was, as a matter of course, redemanded. The concerted pieces wont smoothlj and well, and constituted a favorable feature of the

programme. Mr S. Wolf, RA, M, conducted with hia usual ability, to sav which is the highest praise, and the well-timed vocal assistance he gave to the “ Hunting song” averted a threatening difficulty. Balmy sleep, good digestion, rich blood, elastic step and cheerfulness in American Co.’s Hop Bitters. Read and believe.

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Avgust 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 tlj.eir effects; such as sour stomach, sick headache, habitual costiveness, palpitation of the heart, heart burn, 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, M,—[Advt,

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1517, 18 April 1885

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