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To-morrow will be observed as & holiday at the offices of tha banks transacting business m Ashbarton and Rakaia. Mr O. E. Hugo will give a leotnre on the "{First Artist " this evening at the rooms of the Ashburton Art Society. Admission will be free. The eleventh annual ihow of the Agricultural and Pastoral Association will be held to-morrow- The number of exhibits is very good, and with fine weather tha dhow should be m ev«ry way a luooeßi. ...r,.;^ Further testi of ore from the Wangapeka oilvo* mine has been made by Professor Skey, of the Government Laboratory, Wellington, . with "h result respectively of 90oz 12dwt 12gr and 990z 18dwt of silver to the ton. The annual onoampment of tht Victorian Cadet force has just taken place. Nearly four thousand boya from various parts of the i Colony took part m the demonstration, andaoquitted themselves (aaoording to all accounts) remarkably wall. At Oamaru on Monday, Patrick Daley, who was arreited on the eve of the sailing for England of the barque Primera, on which he had shipped under an assumed name was sentenced to a month's imprisonment for wifo desertion. The " Otago Daily Timoß " reports that an Australian firm has contracted to take 30 tons of this year's make of Gore Factory cheese. The price is not made public but it is understood that it is a satisfactory advance upon last year's average. The London correspondent of the "Sydney j Morning Herald " writes that the physique of the Native Football Team excited the greatest admiration wherever they had up to the time of writing appeared. They were to j play most of their London matohes on the Riohmpnd gronnd. Mr G. W. Taylor, who recently made the munificent offer of £50,000 to the Congregationalist denomination for the founding of a college, a grammar school for boya and a high school for girls, is, we learn, a man who a few years ago was nigh penniless. Now he is three times over a millionaire, and every penny of it made out of land. He is going to settle m England with his family, and intends contesting a Welsh constituency. The " Ohristchuroh Press " reports that a baby, eighteen months old, the daughter of Mr and Mra Harrey, of PouJson street, Addington, wqb drowned m a washtub on Wednesday morning. About a quarter to ten their three ohildren, inoluding the deoeased, went to play m a workshop at the rear of the house, and when Susan Harvey went to look for them about ten minutes later she found the baby m the tub, which contained some water. The mother and a neighbor tried to restore animation, but every effort failed. At the meeting of the Selwyn County Oounoil on Tuesday the Inspector of t Slaughter-houses, Mr O'Oallagban, reported [ that he had had occasion to .caution one or two butchers on account of their buying wretched calves, killing them, blowing into the flesh to inorease its size, and improve its appearance, and selling it to their oustomers. Mr O'Gallßghan states that he has known calves bought from Is to 2s 6d eaoh by the butchers who follow the praotioe, for which he has cautioned them. It is satisfactory' to know that they have promised not to do the like again' Referring to the reoent announcement by cable that there is a phanpe, m the event of a certain contingency arising, of Bißhop Moran being translated to Ireland as an arohbishop, the "Otago Daily Times " Bays :— On en. quiry we learn that tho thing is a pure canard. First of all a vaoanoy has to occur, and when that has happened the next atep | must be the assembling of the olergy of the \ diooeee, who reoommend three personß, whose names are submitted to the bishops of the province, and the recommendation, coupled with their observations thereon, is forwarded to the Holy See for confirmation. We may add that it is m very rare oases, indeod, that the Popo seleots outside of the three ecclesiastic's whose qamea have been forwarded to him," The Rev Jamea M'Kee, of Waimate, sends to the looal paper an extraot from a letter from a friend residing m the Highlands of Scotland, to whom he had sent a frozen lamb from New Zealand. His Scottish correspondent, says : — " Tho frozen lamb you so kindly sent arrived m perfect condition, just .as if fresh from the butcher. Wathin thirty hours of the arrival of the steamer m port it was safoly delivered here, haying oome by express from London, It is really beautiful mutton, has an excellent flavor, and it is hard to believe that it was not slaughtered within a few miles. Wo Bent a small portion to several of our neighbors, all of whom deolared it equal, if not superior, to any of our Highland mutton or lamb. It would sell readily here at from 7d to 9d per lb, if any of the butohera would keep it." We reooived the other day a qablogram wbioh read t' Dr Higgins, of Meatb, who' was appointed coadjutor to Cardinal Moran, 7ia& been designated Bishop Antip/tcllers } anattached to any See. Ho will not, however, havt tho right of suocfeding the Cardinal m event of his death or removal.' 1 In publishing it we omitted the words italioised above as being unintelligible, there being no such word as " Antiphellers " as we know of, m Latin or Greek, or, for the matter of that, m any other language, On looking up our lexicons we conolude that the word intended waß antcccttcns meaning " superior to others." If so, what is meant is that Bishop Higgina will take precedence of Diocesan Bishops, but that Buoh precedence will oonfer no right ol succession to the Oardinalate. If this explanation be incorrect, then perhaps some classicist will kindly solve the riddle fop us. ' Our Melbourne correspondent givei the following on. dits as to the Governorships of certain of the Australian colonies. " Some Bay that Sir Gerald Graham, who refused to accept the Governorship of Bermuda recently, is to be appointed to Queensland ; others tha.t Sir W. F. Bobinaop, at present Governor of South Australia, has been promised the post. Then again there is an old Governor, the Marquis of Normanby— a rival faotion deolara he is going for it, As to South Australia, it is rumoured that the Right Hon. Henry Chaplin, M.P., is to fill that vaoanoy; whilst as to New South Wales, Bomebody has given Qut that Lord Brassey is likely to be appointed. A|l sorts of rijmours are m the wind regarding the new Vice-Bogul nominees, and a new field for betting— the " Governor's Stakeß "—has lately come into vogue. Sir Henry Looh, aa I wrote previously, has a year's extension, so Victoria just now is quite out of the running." A gentleman staying at Government Home, Melbourne, was the ojihep day ohatting with Lady Looh after dinner, and the talk' veered round from the weather, the Exhibition, and the races, to that most interesting of topics— the ladies. In her sprightly way the hostess dilated on this fasoinating subjeot, and rather rallied her oompanion on his-admission that as a rule he did pot get on very well with the gentler sex. Fie ! fie 1 Mr—,'? she said archly — " You don't gat on very wefi with ladies? I am surprised, But let me give you a hint if you want to really win their ffavor. Now, with very young girls — just out {or instance — a man should be respeot'fpl ip tho extreme. It flatters them, you know, and gives them a gleaming idea of their importance. With more matured young ladies a man should be bolder, more gallant, more effusive ; and with married ladies he should become confidential, and tell them all about himself. It flatters their importance too, you know. Now, said her ladyship, with an aroh smile — " Follow out these precepts, and I am sure you will become very popular with our sex." As will be seen by a telegram m another column this year's Bhow at Timi&ru yap pnp of the most successful ever held there, horse* being better represented than any other class of etook, and tho show of thoroughbreds, hacks, and hunters being very large and good. The exhibits generally were of a higher standard than usual.' r |ho phampion draught entire was Mr R. Davie'a Marquis pf Salisbury, Guy Fawkes being awarded the prido of plaoe as best thoroughbred sire. In sheep there was a large show of morinoa, and a B&len3is exhibit of Border Leiceßtera. Lincoins were al(jq well represented. Mr Max Friedlander wan almost thq only exhibitor of Hampshire Dowm, securing til thp prizes except for ewes under eighteen months, m which Motion Mr A. M. Clark was the prize- ' winner. Mr Friedlander'i sheep were rnuoh admired, the lamba bping speoially noticed as of astonishing bi»3. Cattle was not a strong class, but there were some good jHerefords and Ayrsbiree. The Association's flpgpjaj prize of tjire.e guineas for best pen pi . ~"-' <W «»W8$?! ty Jff MaxFriedJaitfeV '

Lottera for the following persons, from plaoei beyond the colony, were received at Ashburton Poit Offioa during the month of September, and are now lying unolaimel : M. A. Collins, Mrs Oraaey, William Taylor, V Jamea Eobb (2). ■ > Yesterday morning a couple of ladi found a I Btranded whale on the beaoh near the Long- ! beaoh homestead. Tha creature, whioh is I over 20ft iD length, appeare to be a bottlenosed whale. Last night the station handa went to the beaoh, m force, with ropea and 1 other applianoea for dragging the whale on to dry land, but the uuited efforts of about fifty men proved unequal to the task which had i accordingly to be abandoned. To-day a number of men are engaged cutting up the monster as it Hob m the surf and bringing the pieaes to the shore, where they will be boiled down for the sake of the oil, a good deal of whioh is oxpeoted to be obtained. Profeißor Rollinson, the champion bicyclist, is announoed to give an exhibition of what oan be done by an oxpert on " the wheels " it the Rink de Paris on Saturday and Monday eveniDga. The Profeiaor, who won the championship of the world at Albany, U.S , shows some extraordinary evolutions, and among other things evokes great laughter by giving an example of a learnor's difficulties. The " Melbourne Argus " ia quite enthusiastio about him. Viiitors to the Rink may therefore antioipate a very pleasant evening'a entertaiment. This evening the cup will be presented to Mr Olark, and the raoe for the championship will come off. A very remarkable document (says our Melbourne correspondent) hat just been laid before Parliament, showing the number of Companies registered m Viotoria during the year ended May 1, 1888. From this it appears that no less than 261 companies have "been formed within the twelve months, and their aggregate capitals amount to the cheerful sum of fifty-one millions. Twenty-one of them have a nominal capital of two millions, and one of three. Marvellous, ia it not ? and a wonderful proof of the astonishing speculation going on m our midst. Some of th"» names too are awfully queer. There ia for instanoe, a "Quartz Tailing Promoters' Company," whatever that may mean. Then —name of alarming sound I— a " Climax Evaporating Company," and oh, paradox 1 a company called " The New Ohuroh of Australia Limited "—the first time I have ever heard of theology taking shelter under the Companies' Statute, or of a ohuroh started on •• limited liability " principles. Dr Newman, M.H.R., for Thorndon, Weilington, who has just returned from a two months' visit to Australia has favored the " Ohristohuroh Telegraph " with hia i - mpressiona. He ia emphatically of opinion that the " boom " m Melbourne is fictitious and will speedily oome to an end. The land speculation ia conducted on a paper basis the usual terms being 5 per cent, cash, and 95 -per cent, on credit, and the results of auoh a system are not far to seek. Already the Banks are beginning to put on the " aorew," and signs are apparent of the coming collapse Dr Newman was struok with the faot that the colony of Viotoria had made hardly any progress so far as regards the country diatriots, and the producing interests. On the other hand, Dr Newman, m travelling through the South Island of this colony, waß greatly impressed with the immense progress which aettloment hadmade, and he appears to be firmly of opinion that m all the material elements of prosperity New Zealand ia m a far more favorable condition than Viotoria. SANDER and SONS' EUCALYPTI EXTRACT.—In protection of the worldwide fame our manufacture haß acquired all over the globe, we publish the following : — Hazard, M.D., Professor of General Pathology and Diseases of the Mind and Nervous System, says m an editorial published m the " Clinical Reoord : "— " We have examined half-a-dozen specimens of different manufactures the preparation of Sander and Sons was the only one that proved to be reliable and corresponding to soientifio teats." Another conoootion oalled " Refined Extract of EuoalyptUß " has made ita appearance since. Thia produpt stands, according to Dr Qwen, v foremost m causing injurious effects. That gentleman communicates, at a meeting of the Medioal Sooiety of Yiotoria, that a ohild living at Fitzroy became most seffouiijr inaißpoaod inrough its use. In another case a lady states on the strength of statutory declaration that Bhe suffered cruelly from the efleota of the same ooncootion. To "guard the high reputation of our manufacture wo fee warranted m exposing 'the" above facts, and desire the public to exercise care and preo&ution when buying SANDER and BQNS.— (Advt, 7

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LOCAL AND GENERAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1885, 1 November 1888

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