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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prævalebit. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1889. LOCAL AMD GENERAL.

The Viotorian eleotion campaign has commenced.

Mr J. H. Twentyman will conduot divine service m the Seafleld Sohoolfoom on Sunday afternoon next, m place of the Revd E. A. -S,oott, who is away.

Although the South Australian Govern, ment will not be officially represented at the Dunedin Exhibition it is stated to be probable that some of the largest manufacturers will send exhibits.

The Viotorian Government haa under consideration the desirableness of continuing and increasing tbe English mail service via San Francisoo* Correspondence on the question has been opened with the Governments of New South Wales and New Zealand.

The Germans do not love over-muoh the Austrian Prime Minister, Count Taaffe, and the Count complains of a sort of Saokville incident at the Austrian Court. The German Sackville waa the German Ambassador. Count Reuss, who, Count Taaffe insinuates, is leagued with his enemies for his destruction.

A daylight Government Inspection Parade of the AsTiburton Volunteers was held last evening, Major Douglas inspecting offioer. The Rifles (Capt. Dolman) mustered 30 ; Guards (Ospt Sparrow) 18; CJadetß (SergtMajor Hayes) 18. After inspection the companies were exercised by their own officers. The small muster was due to the fact that the orders were issued too late.

The "Rangiora Standard" cays:— The cheap loaf. The 41b loaf m Sydney is quoted at 4d, whilst here, m Rangiora, where wheat jis sent away to Sydney, the price is 6d the 41b loaf. Sydney is the oapital of the great freetrade New South Wales. Is this tbe cause of the cheap loaf, or is it a Rangiora anomaly ? Flour is quoted m Melbourne at 12s per ton less than it is at Rangiora, yet we eend flour away to the Australian colonies."

One of the attractions of Paris m conneo* tion with the Exhibition will be a " Museum pf the Revolution," which is to held m rooms ■et apart by the government at the Louvre. The collection will be quite independent of those already m existence, at Carnavalet Museum and at Versailles for example. It will be made up from private sources, and for this reason will have the interest of freshness, so far as the publio is concerned. The pollection will, m a largo measure, consist of postpmes, piotures, statues, engravings, and autographs,

A Hokitika telegram says that the remains of one of the lads drowned at Boss beaoh ten days ago has been recovered about fifty miles north of whaie the accident oocurred. The head, arms, ribs and one of tbe feet are miesing, and all the flesh is abeent excepting & little on the foot that remains. Continuous search has bpsn made sinoe the fatality happened, but there aye no b^bb p( the other body. Owing to tbe absence of the head and flesh, the body recovered is unrecognisable, and its identity remains v mystery. Further search for tne misßi'ng parts is being made, with a view of identification, when an inquest will be held.

Bainbow Receptions are the latest form of social novelties m New York. At a recent fair of this character there were eight tables m rainbow colors, presided over, as ÜBual, by charming young ladies. The violet table was devoted to sweets, the light blue to fancy articles, the red to oriental wares, the yellow to lemonade and cake, the orange and white to fanoy articles again, over which presided ladies dressed m Greek costumes. The booth, which wbb dressed m grey and indigo, was constructed m the form of a moss-covered cottage. The final color (green) was represented by a floral booth, arranged as a garden, with rustic fenoes, gates, and benches. Over the booth where refreshments were sold all hues of the rainbow were mingled. The general -effect was charming.

Aooording to our Melbourne correspondent the gross mismanagement under which the Centennial Exhibition has laboured from firßt tp last is being daily illustrated; and never more bo than m the proceedings of tht jurors. He writes {— " The gentlemen en? trusted with making the awards have certainly gone about their business m a very oareleßß and extraordinary manner. Their conduct throughout can be stigmatised by no other name than that of a perfect farce, Jam but now m receipt of a communication from a gentleman who went to considerable expense m fitting up an excellent and very handsome exhibit of furs of Australian manufacture. He complains that his goods have never been examined by the jurors appointed for this speoial class of industry. On the day following the official closing of the Exhibition, he removed the whole of his valuable exhibits, and four days afterwards the dilatory jurors came round to inspect them, Under these circumstances my correspondent is debarred from participating m any of the awards which may be given. This ii beyond a farce; and personally 1 pronounce the whole affair a shame and a disgrace to all concerned. Wait till Parliament meets. J would pot bo m the shoes of the executive ootnmißßionera for something."

The best Remedy for Indigestion.— Norton's Camomile Pills are confidently recommended as a simple remedy for indigestion, whiph is the cause of nearly all the diseases to which we 3re subject. Norton's Pills, with justice called |he " nature'B strengthener of the human stomach," apt as a powerful tonic and gentle aperient, are mild m their operation, and pafe under auy circumstances Sold m bottles at is i£d, 2s gd, 48, by all medicine vendors throughout the Ifodd .^ . , _.

W. Murdoch, the well-known orioketer, is lying seriously ill m Melbourne from sunstroke.

At a meeting of farmers at Tuapeka West on Saturday a resolution was adopted to the following effeot : — " That tbe farmers m the Tuapeka West district pledge themselves not to sell their grain unless the bags are paid for extra, and likewise to Bell through those agents only who comply with these terms."

A Dunedin paper Bays that on Saturday night the local professors and patrons of the " noble art " held a grand pugilistic performance at the Choral Hall immediately over a room m which, at the same hour, the Christian Young Men were holding a prayer meeting. The force of contrast could soaroely go farther.

. During the thunderstorm of yesterday afternoon a flash of lightning passing to earth, within a short distance of tbe Tinwald Hotel, struck a gorse fence which immediately burst into flames. It burned fiercely, and as there were two stacks of oats near by it was feared that these would be set on fire, but willing hands and a plentiful supply of water speedily averted the danger.

Tbe Eetoh Blaokwall, a very old trader around the coaßt was capsized on Tuesday morning off Lebon's Bay. She waa leaky and heavily loaded with firewood. She was on a voyage from Pah Bay to Lyttelton, and was attempting to run into Lebon s Bay when she capsized. Five men were on board, who took to the boat and got safely to land. When laßt seen she was kept afloat by her oargo. Wind and tide will probably take her south. Mariners are oautioned to look out for her. Tbia is the fourth time that Bhe haa capsized or got ashore off Banks Peninsula.

An amusing instance cf the biter bit ooourred m the Arcade yesterday. A prominent business man was passing through when he espied the conditions requisite for the oarrying our of a praotioal joke. In front of him at a few paces distance were two or three male friends; standing at an adjaoent doorway, a large syringe and a bucket of water. To plunge the syringe m the buoket and draw up a full charge of the fluid was the work of an instant, and the next it was directed at the backs of the before-mentioned pedestrians. But alas "the best-laid Bchemeß" eto, the hydropult was choked at the nozzle and as the handle was sharply pressed m the entire oontentß were projected backwards well drenohing the spotless shirt front and ooat and vest of tbe wouldbe praotioal joker whose disoomfUure afforded a hearty laugh to two or three spectators of the little incident.

Dr Youl held an inquest m the Melbourne Gaol last week on the body of a man who was taken to both tbe Melbourne and Alfred Hospitals m a state of unconsciousness from sunstroke, but refused admittance. The constable who had obarge of him had then to take him to the South Melbourne lockup on a charge of vagranoy, and thence to the Melbourne Gaol, where he promptly and quietly died of congestion of the brain. Dr Youl, m commenting on th:B case, said he had held nine inquests sinoe the beginning of the year od patients who had been oommitted to gaol simply because there was no hospital to receive them. It is a fine saroasm on our oivilißation, this,- that when a man is siok and poor, he must go to gaol for it as a criminal. Surely the ereotion of a plaoe for reoeiving euoh cases should be as good a work as the founding of, say« a Chair of Musio. (From our Melbourne correspondent.)

At the enquiry into the striking of the s.s, Australia near Oreti Point on the 15th inst. the Court fonnd that the mfsohief appeared to have arisen from the vessel grounding on a sunken rook, the existenoe of whioh was not known to the master ; that having ca,rgo to land m boats it was necessary to get as near as to the shore as possible, but that an error of judgment was oommitted m venturing bo near without keeping the lead going ; that the rook m question does not seem to be delineated on the obart, or to be known to persons resident on the coast, and steps were taken for getting the vessel off the rook m a seamanlike manner. The Court returned the officers' certificates, and ordered the captain to pay the expenses of the inquiry. By way of suggestion to tbe Union Company, the Court observed that as there is no official ohart of the looality of the mishap, it will be to tha interest of the Company to ascertain the position of the rook, and mark it with bqaponß.

In a reoent speeoh delivered m the Gorman Reiobstag Herr Liebkneedt, the Sooinlist Deputy, said, " It is dearly perceived at the present hour that the annexation of AlsaceLorraine was not only a crime against national 'sovereignty, but likewise a great politioal mistake. The development of the whole German people is checked by the perpetual fear of a Franooßuisian alliance. At tbe same time there is praotisnd towards politioal opponents a system of repression as Severe as that existing m any despotic, country." A French "paper, commenting on this speech, says : — " Alsace is attached to Germany as with a chain. The conquest of this country was a great mietake, which must be fatal to the German people, whose ruin it will bring about sooner or later. Despotism is the most cruel of all chastisements. One conquest brings another, and one crime makes other crimes necessary, The system of armaments a outranoc, provoked by Germany, must eventually lead to universal bankruptcy."

The ÜBual monthly meeting of the Ashburton Forks School Committee was held m the Sohcolroom on the 6th instant. Present — Meßsrs Sutherland (ohairman), Cprbett, Good, Church, and Anderson. The minutes of the fast meeting were read and confirmed. Gorreppondenoe— From Mr Hale asking the Committee if they had objection to his changing schools with another master m the county, provided the Committee did not object. As Mr Hale has not given the Master's name the matter was held over for further consideration ; also, a letter was received from Mr Hale m reply to a letter reoeived by him from tbe Seoretary asking him for an explanation re the Iptter which, appeared jn the "Ashburton Mail." Mr Hale depljned, to give an explanation further than that he believed it to be written by an ex-Committee, nian, It was proposed by Mr Good, seoondod by Mr J, Corbett, •• That the Board of Eduoa. tion be requested to ask Mr Hale for an explanation re tbe writing of tbe letter which appeared m the " Mail," as the Committee cannot get any satisfactory answer from him, and that Mr Hale's letters be forwarded tp the Board." Carried Aooounf,s amounting to £5 15s 6d were passed for payment, acid meeting adjourned.

We clip the following important testimonial from the " Ulawarra Mercury " (N.S.W.) of the 30th March. It needs no comment ;— *' Mr John Loveday, of the Bulli Mountain, writes to us that after suffering for four years with acute gravel, he has experienced almost complete relief by using Sandnr and Sons' Eucalypti Extract, He says seeing the said Extract advertised m the 'Illawprra Mercury,' bis intense suffering induced him to obtain a bottle of the medicine from Mr Hosking, chemist, of this town, and that the use of it gave him great relief at once. He states that between the 10th Maroh instant, when he obtained the first bottle of the extract, and the lpth, the vise pi that mediojne oqntjnqed, to afford him relief, tp whiph h.e bad been a stranger for four years. Mr Loveday writes also, that he has found the Eucalypti Extract a cqre for rheumatism as veil as gravel. He requests us to publish thjs infprmatjon through the ' Meroury. 1 We have m'uoh pleasure m complying with Mr Loveday's request, whose word cannot be doubted, and who oan have no object m view other than a pure desire to benefit suffering humanity." — Advt. 2

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prævalebit. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1889. LOCAL AMD GENERAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2069, 21 February 1889

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prævalebit. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1889. LOCAL AMD GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2069, 21 February 1889

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