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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

v : Strawberries are still to be had at Woodville. The Wairarapa Exhibition will be opened m June. There are now 1865 miles of railway open for traffio m Queensland. The Hawera Acclimatisation Association wishes to protect hares to prevent their extinotion. - The Opotiki farmers consider their crop of maize this season to be one of the best they have had. The last General Methodist Conference ooßt £2448, and £435 of that Bum went m a deputation to Tonga. Triokett, thesouller, says that ho has every hope that he will win the forthcoming matoh against Hanlan. The St. Albana Borough Gounoil simply received the circular re the abolition of the totalisator. Ih connection with the Coursing Meeting at Lagmhor to-morrow the oard will be oalled over at the Somerset Hotel at eight o'clook this evening. The Canterbury Acclimatisation Sooiety are taking further Bteps towards asking the Government to introduce a gun license. There are about 2000 guns m Canterbury. The directors of the Bank of Australasia have decided m future to appoint a firm of professional auditors to vouoh for the aocuraoy of every half-yearly account presented. Notwithstanding the depression, the Dunedin city rate oolleotors succeeded m getting m all the oity rates for the year with the exception of £14 3s. The total amount of the rates was £17,472 10s 7d. The •• Catholic Times " Bays the faot remains that the Irish National League has m no way been Bubjeoted by the Papal Deoree to the condemnation alleged to have been pronounced by the Vatican. Wo are m receipt of a reprint of the speeoh by Sir Henry Parkes when moving the second reading of the Chinese Restriction and Regulation Bill m the Legislative Assembly, Sydney, on May 16th laat. The epeeoh is copied, with very few verbal amendments, from the New South Waleß •' Hansard." The Geraldine Dairy Faotory has dosed for the winter season. During the season closed 99,865 gallons of milk were converted into oheeso, and the oash paid for the milk waß £1296 2a 2d. The Company has sent forty tons of oheese to London during the past year. Some months ago a little girl, daughter of Mr H. Marsh, of Masterton, sayß the " Star " with great pluck and presence of mind, resoued a ohild from being gored by g cow. The other day Mr Marsh received a letter from a gentleman m the old country stated that he had read an account of the heroio exploit, and enolosed an order for £1 to the little heroine. Before the militia oan be oalled out and before a eingle militiaman oan be enrolled, the Colony has, according to clause 3 of the Defence Act 1886 to be divided into militia districts. According to olause 23 of the same Act, these militia distriots have to be subdivided into regimental, battalion and com. pany didtrioti. In the South people are muoh exorcised over the ingredientsjof sausages. The " Otago Daily Times " investigated the matter, and another paper Bums the matter up as follows : — •• The moral of the • Timeß ' inquiries is that the consumer of sausages runs a very big rink of ooutraoting hydatids, canoer, tuberculoßis, tsichinoeis, and various other ills to which flocks and herds are heirs." At last we have beaten the Americans m the invention of a novel mode of advertising. In our latest Melbourne exchanges appears the proßpcotua of the " Universal Egg Advertising Company, Limited," with a capital of £20,000. The objeots of the Company are to stamp advertisements on eggs, and supply the publio with fresh egg 3 and " ads " for break, fast. Some of (ho unemployed of Christohurc who were sent to work on the High Peak ' road works have struck work, and have returned to town. They say thoy were only allowed sixpence a yard for oxcavutiug rooky materials. At this rate, acoording to their statement, they could not make tucker. So they gave the work best, and are once more unemployed. The ladies who have undertaken to do tho work of collecting subscriptions m aid of the British and Foreign Bible Society met yesterday m the Vestry of the Presbyterian Church. Arrangements were made to further the views of the Local Committee, and to give the friends of the Society m Ashburton an early opportunity of contributing to its support. The Rev A. Blake, hon. sec, was present to give the neoessary information. There are five large Bkating rinks m ful swing m Auckland, five m Dunedin doing a big buainoßS, three m Wellington, and several m Cbristchuroh. In faot every town, village, or hamlet between the Bluff and Auokland is affected with tho contagion. Ashburton is none the less susceptable, and interest m the rink hero ia being more than maintained. Last evening there was again a largo orowd present) arid everything passed off well. Particulars of the race for the skating ohampionship to-morrow night are advertised.' ' A conviot, who was released on what m&J be oalled a " ticket of leave " some daye ag (says a Vienna telegram), murdered six persons near Teraesvar, his wife and child among them. Ho was met by the people' of his village a short time afterwards while m search of food. A chaoo was ioatantlypommenced, and he was at length brought to the ground by a stone. He was then beaten until he died. As lynohing is very rare m this oountry, the affair has oreated a great | sensation. Messrs Buxton and W. J. Steward, M.H.R.'s, voted for the Bill to construot tho Kamo and Kawa-Kawa Railway, and Mr Walker, MH.R, against it. The Bill was lost by a majority of two. Messrs Buxton, Steward, and Walker voted for the appropriation of a proportion of tho earnings of totalisators for Hospital and Charitable Aid purposes, which was carried by a majority of 37. Tho former gentlemen voted for tho second heading of the Loan Bill, whioh was oarriod by a" majorijty of 69, ; and Mr Walker paired with Mr Ballanoe agajnst it. ' In Sootland Systematic emigration has set m among the fisherman and farmero) A large party of the former from Cookenzie and Prestonpans havo recently loft for Buenos Ayres, and a first detaohment of the latter have sailed for North-West Canada. They go under tho auspices of the Commercial Colonisation Company of Manitoba, whioh places them on homesteads graHted by the government of tho State, The Company builds tibusos nna prepares the land' before the arrival of the immigrants', and afterwards supplies them with stook and implements — the outlay to be refunded by a series of doforrod payments extending over fifty years. The announcement of the faot that the Vatican* had pondpraned tho Jrish National Jjoague and ordered that no metnbor belonging to it should honoeforth rooeivo absolution, has at any rate had tho good effeot of calling forth expressions of opinion and professions of faith of tho most encouraging description m quarters whioh hitherto havo been considered doubtful, or at boat lukewarm, m tho matter of strict adherence to the principles and polioy of that organisation. Ab an examplo, we havo Hia Eminonoo Cardinal Moran, of Sydney, giving it as his firm opinion that the people of Iroland would be perfectly within Ihjejr rmh£ and fully justified m disregarding t[ 1Q boh6s(ts"' of the '•Y'aticEyn should His Holiness think lit to assail tho National movement by striking at the existence of tho Irish National League. Any suoh interference would, deolares his Eminenoo, bo unauestionably, and rightly so too, resontod as unwaryai?t£,blo and unreasonable. The Irish people, ho says, recognise the National demand as a thing ia which' ni) on earth has any legitimate right to interfere, just as they are conscious also that it is boyorid any power to pravobt'the triumph of a causp as just as it is sacred.— Exchange Kbatinq's Gouaßt LozENtiKkl eijreg Coughs, Afithma, and Bronchitis',' itybdiqal testimony BtateH that no other medicine is so effeo'tual m the oure of these dangerous maladies. Qno Lozenge alone gives ease, one or two at bodtime onsuros rest. For relieving difficulty of breathing thoy are invaluable. They contain no opium or any violent drug. Sold by all Qheroistg, m tins Is ldjd. and, 2s 9fl eaobj

Awkward for the cow : — At a oroßsing near Mandevillo on Monday evening the train ran into a oow and killed it. An Aabburton gentleman last evening discovered that a ferret had taken up. its quarters m his premises, but the discovery was quiokly followed by the despatch of the creature. Owners of poultry yards would do well to keep a sharp look out, m case more of these vermin make their appearance hero. The many friends of Mr Thomas Quill intend making him a presentation, as a token of their esteem and goodwill. The oooasion is hia leaving the White Hart Hotel, Ohristohuroh, which ho has carried on most excellently for v considerable period. Mr Quill is well known m Ashburton, and the above information will bo read with pleasure by his friends here. Mr W. Russell, of the firm of Upton and Russell, met with a nasty accident at Sherwood on Saturday. He was riding a young horse, which bolted and the girth shifting he deoided to throw himself off, the result being that he sustained a compound fraoture of one of his legs. The sufferer was brought mto Ashburton where he waa attended to by Dr Tweed. The meeting which was held at Tinwald to consider the question of a water supply for the town district was a rather disorderly one Several motions were carried direotly antagonistic to each other, the result being that when the meeting broke up after several hours duration, those who had' been present were m a complete fog as to what it had been deoided to do. The special correspondent of the "Lyttelton Times " writing from Wellington says : — The " Evening Post " has taken time by the forelook m urging the appointment of Judge VJard to a permanent position on the judicial Benoh of the Supreme Court. It is stated that the appointment would be hailed with satisfaction by the entire Bar, as well as the general publio . Ido not know what authority the •' Post " has for this downright statement. With reference to the death of Mr J. S. Beswick, 8.M., Timaru, we may mention that the deoeased gentleman was a very old colonist, having arrived but a few years after the founding of the Canterbury Battlement. He sprung from an old Kentish family, and resided at first m Eaiapoi, and took a keen interest m politios, being a most aotive member of the old Provincial Counoil, and a member of the Executive at different times. Before taking up tho duties of Magistrate at Timaru, Mr Beswick discharged the came office at Ashburton. As a Magistrate he was wellknown and widely respeoted for his just deoisions and courteous bearing. Amongst the other matters m which Mr Beawiok took a a very lively interest was acclimatisation, and he had been a member of the Canterbury Society for very many years. A meeting of the Ash ton Sohool Committee was held on Monday, the 4th inst., m the Sohoolroom. Present— Messrs T. Taylor (m the chair), J. Shearer, J. Ashton, D. Ryan, and J. Crosßon. The Master's monthly report was read and oonßidered very satisfactory. There were three children ad* mitted the month, bringing the roll number up to 57. The average attendance was 46*3. A letter was read from the Board of Education re nomination of candidate. The Committee deoided not to nominate, but would m all probability reoord its vote when the names of candidates were published. A. oiroular letter was received from the Secretary of the Sohool Committee's Conference, and all the resolutions were approved of, except the last. The Chairman was appointed to attend a meeting of Conference, if he found it convenient. The Master reported that the repairs to the sohool buildings and grounds had been satisfactorily carried out. The Master applied for a supply of hat-pegs, ink, and nibs, which were granted. After passing boveral small accounts for payment the meeting adjourned. With reference to the information m our cable news this morning of the conferring of honours upon distinguished personages, it may be said that Mr Charles Brookes, Itajah of Sarawak, is a nephew of Sir James Brookes, who for many years was Rajah of Sarawak. Under the Brookes Sarawak, which is not m any sense a British dependency, has made great Jjadvanoes m civilisation. Sir Evelyn Baring, X.0.5.L.X.C.8., and now G.G.M.G., is the British Agent, Consul-General, and Minister Plenipotentiary m Egypt. Dr Stainer is the well-known organist of St. Paul's Cathedral, London. He succeeded Sir John Goss as Organist of St. Paul's m 1872: He has written many standard^works on harmony, musical composition, etc., and his best known musioal work is tho cantata, " The Daughter of Jairus." He has also composed a large number of anthems, Churoh servioes, and secular songs. Mr Charles Halld is well known as one of the most brilliant pianists of our time. He was born m Germany but emigrated to Paris at an early age, and at the Revolution of 1848 established himself m England, where he has ever sinoe resided, achieving the highest distinction m his art.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1859, 5 June 1888

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