LOCAL AND GENERAL.
The $cv J f Boothroyd announoes that be will ponduoted a servioe m Seqfleld Sohoolroom on annday next.
In Sydney sailors for the oversea voyage to London are asking £8 per month ' wages. Several ships are* detained for want of hands.
"Too muoh shirt-front, and too little young man." That's what's the matter with pur flret-olasß fashionable eooiety.
A meetiDg of those interested will be held m the Orange Hall on Tuesday afternoon for the purpose of inaugurating the Ashburton Farmers Co-operative
Land on the south bank of the Yarra, Melbourne, sold by ihe Government from 1878 to 1887 for £8723, iB now valued at £3,528,000.
There will be a Welsh party m Parliament pezt session to demand attention lo Welsh affairs. The revolt against tithes has been very lively m Wales, and disestablishment will be one of the orieß of the new faalion.
Tbe "Taranaki News" statoß that tbe proprietor of one faotory m the distriot has Sold tha whole pf the season's butter at JSJd per lb, the purohase being ejteoted for the Australian market.
The (annual pionio m oonneotion with the Ashburton Wesleyan Sunday Sohool took plaoe on Tuesday iv the grounds of Mr S. W. Aloorn, Allenton. The ohildren assembled at 9 30 a.m. at the Ohuroh, Cameron street, and &ere marohed m procession to the plaoe of rendezvous, apepmpanied by several of the teaohers, the Rev Mr Buttle, and Mr J. E. Buehanan (superintendent) aoting bb mar* shals. The smaller ohildren were conveyed m traps, niuch to their delight. On the ground gamps of all sorts were provided, whilst many of tha friends enjoyed the 000 l ahftde afforded by the trees on the creek side. Lupch and tea wers provided for. alf ift a most liberal manner. Before the company separated the Rej Mr Buttle expressed the thanks of all to Mr and Mrs Alcorn for their great kindnepa m granting the use Cf their grounds, as well as m affording muoh of that necessary help requisite m carrying out the arrangemenra for Buoh gatherings as that. During the day visitors were present from Rakaia and other plaoes, the total number present duriDg the afternoon being over 800. Towards evening tha oomnsny dispersed greatly pleased with the outing,
"Rougnon Catarrh "corrects offensive odors at once. Complete cure of worst chronjc oasss ; also uneoualed as gargle foi diphtheric |gretbrpat,foui>rs|^
A meeting of the Fire Brigade is oalled for this evening for the transaction of important Dusinessi .
The Mongols, out off the right ear ot their enemies slain m battle. In 1239 they co 1 looted 270,000 of these from the pains of Russia, and After tho battle of L<»ighnith, m 1241, they filled 12 sacks with them.
Charlie (six), looking at a print of picture of the Sistine Madonna, m which the Virgin and ohild are represented among theolouda: «« How did she get up there ? " Mamma does not know. Then, half to himself, •• It must havo been a 'splosin ."
Miss Florence Toole, tho only remaining child of Mr J. L. Toole, died man hotel m Edinburgh, from typhoid fever. Miss Toole, who was about twenty-two years of age, had been ill for about three weeks. Sho was engaged to be married to Mr Justin Huntly McCanhy, M.P.
Tbe following may interest horticulturists : —A. P. Meeker, of Occidental, three years ego, was annoyed by the codlin moth. Ai er trying several remedies without relief, he planted at tho roots of his apple trees tanßy Beod. This haa completely eradicated the inseot, and tbe orchard ia free from its •ravages.—" Santa Rosa Democrat."
Reports says that Queen Christina of Spain recently swam aoross the Bay of San Sebastian, a distance of half-a-miie m threequarters of an hour. Her Majesty wsb accompanied by four bathers and a maid of honour, but the latter was unable to swim tbe distanoe and . was taken on board a boat whioh accompanied the Royal progress. '
The Christian oonverts m the islands of Oceanioa keep the Sabbath ao striotly that no one even prepares his food on that day ; they cook it on Saturday. They neither kindle a fire nor commence a journey on the Sabbath, nor go out m their boats, nor cultivate their fields. They rest and seek edifioation from the Word of God,
Prinoess Victoria, the eldest daughter of the ex-Emprets, of Germany who wanted to marry Alexander of Battenberg, is proving herßelf a great whip. She recently drove a four-in-hand attaohed to a light, drag a. distance of sixty miles, visiting Spandau and Potsdam. Her younger sister, Marguerite, followed with a single team, handling tbe ribbons herself.
Iv the later years of his life the Bey Bowland Hill used to come to hie chapel m a carriage. He got an anonymous letter re* buking him for this, beoause it was not the way his heavenly Master travelled. He read the letter from the pulpit, and Baid that it was quite true, andthat if the Writer would oome to the vestry with a Baddle and bridle he would ride him home.
A telegram that frightened a gentleman's family terribly, who were staying m the country, was once reoeived by his coachman, who had been instructed by a letter to be at the station and await his arrival on a certain day. While waiting the coaohman received the following despatch: "Acoident. Mr fi remains oome next train." In- consequence of the laok of a oomma after «• remains," Mr B on hiß arrival, found an undertaker and his assistants waiting at the station to convey his '• remains " to the bpreaved family.
As Will he seen by a telegrani m another part pf thiß issue a team of the Ashbprtpp Rifles won the bayooet oompptitipn at the Timaru Oaledonjan Sports yeßterday, for a challenge cup of the value of £00. The scores were : Ashburton Rifles, 142 points ; Lyttelton Navals, 126; Timaru Navals, - 125. Ia addition to the onp eaoh member of the team received an elegant silver medal m the form of a Maltese oross. The win waa a popular one, the judge'a decision being received with cheers. The Ashburton team was under the command of Oolor-Sergt Donald McDonald. On arrival at the, Ashburton station the victorious team was received with loud cheers by the ctowd'bn the platform. The cup is on view at Mr J. Purchase's shop.
The " North Otago Times " saya that there is a marked improvement m the' saleabltness ot Oamaru town property. At a meeting of a public body recently one of the members stated that he had been told that several sections held for many years by a Dunedin resident had been disposed of at a consider, able advanoe on the prices tbat could be obtained for thera during late years. In another instance an advanoe of over 30 per cent had been offered on the priop pf three sections that the owner had vajdly endeavored tp sell them at during the past fonr years.
The Marquis de La Baume communioates to the Frenoh newspapers what he believes to be a simple and easy method of extirpating the rabbit pest. *• All that is neoessary," he says, " is to inoculate them with tbe smallpox, which oan be readily accomplished by infeA,te,d sheep. In a wood of seventy iflve acres;" ibe continues, •• J have Been the rabbits swarm, hy thousands. A flbok of iheep, among which the smallpox prevailed,' was turned out m the place, and at the end of the year not a single rabbit remained . Let me add that a proceeding of this kind doea not entail the destruotion of the sheep, for when they have onoe heon vaooinated they are beyond the reach of iniurv by the inalady^ 7 ' J -
The memberß of the U.A.O. of Druida held their quarterly meeting m the Templar Hall last Monday evening, There was a large attondanoe of brethren. After the usual routine business bad been tranaaotedj- matters of vital importance to the Lodge disoussedl and nomination of officers aonoluded, the brethren retired to partake of a most sumptuous supper to celebrate the Old Year out and the New Year m. The moat notable feature of the spread waß a large Bupply of looally made cider, slao an abundance of shag tobaooo and oigars brought by Bro Orum from the Old Country. The cider waa manufaotured by Rro §. Orum, of Aahburton. The Lodg* were, unanimous m their opinion tbaL the production o| sq palatable a Cordial repoted great oredit on pur. energetio townsman.' The same Brother also Rave the Lodge a very interesting aocount of his visit to the great metropolis. After the usual toasts had been honored and harmony indulged m, the meeting oame to a termination, having spent an evening long to be remembored by those present.
On Monday the Most Rev the Primats Visited the Parochial Distriot of Longbeaoh and oonseorated the Ohuroh of St Philip and St James, at Watertqn, before, an attentive congregatiqn. After this service' hi. Lordship prooeeded to the Cemetery, about a mile and a half below the Ohuroh, and oonßeorated the portion set apart for the use of members of the Churob of England. This ceremony over, the Primate drove with Mr Grigg to Longbeach, whose guest he waa during his stay. On the evening of the Bame day the Ohuroh rasidents of Waterton held their annual parish gathering, with th> wnal large attendance at the tea, r ' Tables were provided by Mrs Standißh and the Misses Grigg, Mrs Dawson, Mrs Bmitb, and Miss Taylor Tea over, the room was cleared for a oanoort, The overture was played by Miaa Ross, who also played all tbe accompaniments for the' vocalists. Songs were contributed by Mr and I Mrs Brooke and Mr Harrison, of Ashburton • and by Messrs E. Dobson, Erskine,. and Thorburn, of the neighborhood of Waterton. Oontinuous enoores showed the appreciation of the audienoe. The Rev R. P. Garbett conveyed tbe thanks of the Ohuroh offioerg to («iOBe who had provided the tea and qopeert, and exprepsed hiß pleasure at the very larae attepdanpe. " • ' R
The only business at the R.M. Oourt this! morning was a civil case, R. MoOallum v Jas. I Ryan, claim £10 9s Id. Judgment was given V for the amouot oiaimod and costs. Messrs/ D. Thomas and R. Aloorn occupied the Benoh.
The Oomtesse de Paris has established an order m the interests of the Orleanist monarohy. She has named it the " Ordor of the Rose of France," and appeals to the women of the oountry to rally to its support, as capable of advancing their dearest and most vital interests.
Mr Potter of the firm of Cassell, Petter, and Galpin^has recently died. The original Mr Cassell was a publisher m a not very suooessful way of business. He oalled m his printers. They responded. Their names, were, Petter and Galpin, and with their assistance, tha firm set out on the road to wealth. The Mr Petter who died the other day was worth £750,000. He had Onoe been earning 30s a week m wages.— «• Pall Mall Gazette "
We are indebted to Mr E. HerriDg for the following information aB to the rainfall and temperature at Alford Forest. Temperature m shade Deo. 81, 1888, 85 ; solat indiation 147; Jam. 1, 1880. 97 and 155; Jan. 2. 100J and 162. . The > highest temperature during 1888 wbb 94 ih shade. The rainfall m 1888 was at Alford Forest 67-75 inches, at Alford Station 44-21 inohes, being 11 and 20 per oent. less respectively than m the previous year.
A Scuffle took plaoe the other night at Bordeaux, where the red flag hhd beeu hoisted over the "platform at a wor-ingham'n congress. The anarchist Boule, who presided, refused the demand of tbe polioe that it should be taken 4c wn » snd make "a comparison between it and the tricolour, whioh waa not flattering to the latter. This led to a row, whioh terminated m the hall's being cleared by the polioe. ' \ ■
Oi speotaoular displays, cays the "Electrical Review," probably one of the most suooessful ever p_t upon the Btage is. that given at the end of the new ballet whioh was presented for the first time on Ootober 31 at the. Empire Theatre. Muoh of tho effect is due to tbe use ot ibe-eleotiio-light on a scale considerably m exoesß, we believe of anything hitherto attempted m tbis^way. Eaoh member of the corpg^de ballet, to the number of 58.. is' supplied with, a small eleotrio lamp m the hair, attaohed by a comb, the current being derived from a primary battery of four cells, measuring about S&in by 2£in, and weighing under" 31b, whioh is secreted at the waist. The' fitting of thiß large number of lamina to the' wearers, which has to be completed during an interval ot about nine minutes, is a pfeoe tff smart work.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VIII, Issue 2027, 3 January 1889
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