The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prævalebit. THURSDAY JUNE 18, 1889. LOCAL AND GENERAL.
The New Zealand Shipping Company, Limited, have reoeived the following cable message from their London oflioe, dated 11th infli ;--"B.M,S. Jttimuiaka sailed from Bio de Janeiro yesterday ; all well, meat m good condition ; Orari Bailed for Napier ; Otaki Bailed for Ly ttelton. At the regular meeting of the Lodge of Progress, No. 1651, J3.0,, Southbridge, held on Tuesday evening, ihe iolluwing resolution waa carried : — " Tliat this Lodge ia ol opinion thai the time is inopportune for the formation Of a United ttrand Lodge for iNew Zealand." Tne Amberley Lodge baa deoided m favour oi the movement. A correspondent writes to the "Press " :— Referenoe to the advertising columns of the " Manawatu Daily Tiuieu " of the 4ih ioat. will Bhow that iv that dietriot the price of broad is 4d a loaf, it booked, and 3^a over liie oouuter. _ How ia v, then, tbat lue prioe of bread is m thin, the grain-produoing part of the colony, some 60 pur cent, dearer than m Pulmereion North ? A speoial telegram to the " Telegraph " states thai a nre ooourred at Irwell yesterday morning wniuh completely destroyed a tbreabing plant owned by a man named Drury (? Dtuey). Two large Btaoks of barley, at wnioli the machine was working, the property of Mr Thomas Millar, were also destroyed. The maohine was under a bill of sale, as also waa the barley, and had been standing m the place for about a month. In oonsequenoe of the inability of the Timaru Borough Council to make any oxoepiions m the matter of rha ohanga of the statutory h&lf«holiday from Baturd&y to Thursday, while the Woollen Factory cannot work on Saturday afternoons, the proprietors of the factory buvo bad to give notice to 29 _of the,ir emplojees thflt y in..uuura tv. ruß u only work 40 instead of 44 hours per week, and consequently must submit to a reduction of 10 per oent m their wages. In Amerioa, where the small bird is very troublesome to the farmer, the Department of Agriculture reooruuiunds the following method of poisoniug them aa tho moat cilootive yet known to be employed : " Dissolve arßeaiate of soda m warm water, at the rate of an ounoe to a pint ; pour this upon as much wheat as it will oover m a vessel wbiob oan be oloaed so as to prevent evaporation, and allow ii to soak at least 24 boura. Dry this wheat so prepared, and it is ready for use." " Marriage a failure 1 I Bbould Bay not 1 " remarked an Oregon farmer, whose opinion was desired on one of the great questions of the day. " Why, there's Luciudy gets up m the morning, iniiks six oowb, gita breakfas*, Btarts four children to skew), looks after the other three, feeds the attns, likewise tho hogs, likewise Borne motherless sheep, skims 20 pans o' milk, washes the olothes, gits dinner, ci oetry, et oelry. Think ,J oould hire any* body to do it for what she gitß ? Not muoh 1 Marriage, sir ia a great success, sir ; a great Buooess 1 " At the inquest held on Tuesday touobing the death of the lad Tbomas Spriggn, found dead m a field at Eyreton on Sunday, it transpired (bat about bait of a bottle of Btryotiuine given to deoeaßed for a Bpeoifto purpose bad been otherwise used, JDr Murrsy, Rangiora, gave evidenae that the appearance of the boy was not inconsistent wiib death from Btryohnine, acd refused to certify to the pause pf death until an analysis of the contents of the sibniaoh was made. The inquest waa accordingly adjourned. ' i A Queensland paper recently contained the following rather remarkable notice: "Mr Charles Johnson and Mies Fanny West were married by the Rev S. Hills, on Wednesday last. So 'be ao trouble has resulted, and those tpjßst as to the situation say there will be none, ftp prospecta, however, are by no meana promjßing." Of course the infuriated bridegroom and a yard of cowhide called round to mterview the' editor at'onoe, but *** 2°^°^ by Bpolog^iog and explaining thai* part ;« »» »te« fl «ng an incipient strike had been "kwd" » ato *bfl wrong plaoo. A oompany has been formed m Li^ 1^ 0 ? with the objeot of acquiring the premises and bußineßS of Butterworth Bros., soft goods merchants and warehousemen, of Dunedin, with the steok-in-trade, goodwill, and ussots of such business, and certain real eatato used m conneotion with the same. Tho oapital is £33,300 m £100 sharcß. AmoDgat tho initial Bubßoriborß are MiBB Butterworth (1) and Mibb M. Batterwortb (1) ordinary shares, J. L. Butterworth (1) and O. P. Sutterworth (1) dof. eharee. The number of managing directors to be not less than ono nor more than three. The first are J. L. and 0. P. Butterworfb— Qualiiioation, £600 atook. Ronumeration: J. L. Buttorwortb, £500, aad o. l\ Butter worth £250 per annum. I Although nothiog sorious has yet coma of lit the barometer readings throughout the colony have been very low for somo days past. On Monday tho glass went back to 28 00, being the lowest reading einoe 17th March of last year, when it touobed 28.80. The heavy easterly weather prevailing between Now Zealand and Australia may aooount for the deprtf von. The breaking of the rollers on the benoh was very clearly beard m Ashburton on Tuesday night. At Grey mouth on Saturday theiglusß fe>l to the lowest recorded there for muny years. Ono very sensitive glass recorded aa low as 27.90, but the majority recorded 28-50. Tho weather was gloomy, with wind and rain, but nothing unusual. At the Bay of Islands they have bad eight days' continuous heavy rain. " Rough on Itch.' « " Rough on Itch cures skia humors, eruptions, ring worm, tetter, salt rhoum, fros cd feet, chilblains, itch, fvy poison barbers' itch 4 Keatings Cough Lozenges cure Coughs, Asthma, Jironchitis. Medical tc limony slate that no .other medicine is so effectual m the cure of thesp dangerous maladies. One Lozenge alone Rives ease, one or two at any time ensures rest. For relieving difficulty m breathing they are invaluable. They contain no opium nor any violent drug. Sold by all Chemists m Tins, is \% * *oa 28 gd C»cb, ,
A mat oh was played on Wednesday after* noon between teams representing tho Ashburton Appremioeß Club and tho Borough Sohool. Af tor an exoiting gaino it reaulted m a win for the apprentices by ono goal (2 points);to nil. For the winners It. Hepburn (captain), Q. Arthur, and for the losers B. Ennia (captain), and H. Anderson, and MoTeague played well. Miss Mabel Sylvester, America's ohampion lady fancy Bkater, offering a standing challenge of £1000 to all oomers, has made arrangements with the manager of the Bink de Paris to appear m ABbburton on her return from Wellington shortly. Miss Sylvester's per. formanoea have boon greatly admired In tho prinoipal rinks, and no doubt they will prove very attractive here. Justice Stephen, of London, is a firm believer m "Woman's Bights." Alluding to he ease of a husband who sought to escape liability for certain expenditure by throwing off the blame of undertaking it upon bis wife, the Judgo blurted out : " Stuff.and nonsense I Thuti'u an old oxouse. I often folt that Adam — I mean— that is — woll — or — urn 1 I have always wished to hear Evo'a ao oount of that transaction." Tho usual weekly meeting of the Star of the East Lodge, 1.0. G.T., was held last evening m the Templar Hall. The Lodge was opened m due form by Bro O. Grant, There was a large attendance of members and visitors. Two members joined by olearanoe oard, three were proposed for membership ; and two new members were initiated. One member|was rapor ed sick. A very long duaußeion took place with respeot to the oonduot of one or two members re the licensing aommittee meeting laßt Monday, There was come warmth on the part of some of the speakers, one of them going so far as to say that one of the members spoken of had received pay for attending the court, whioh was denied. It was resolved to refer the matter to a com* mittee. The Lodge was dosed m due form at 10-30 The following warning has been published by the London Agricultural Seed Trade Association ; — " Whereas it has come to the knowledge of the London Agricultural Seed Trade Association that certain persons m Hamburg have been, and are, exporting to the United Kingdom and the British oolonies of Australia and New Zealand, olover and other seeds, whioh have been sulphured, colored or otherwise fraudulently unproved m appearance to the great detriment and loss of honest traders and agriculturalists, and aB we have reason to believe thiß has been done m Hamburg — This 18 to give noiiae that the Association intends to proseoute m the United Kingdom ia aooordanoe with the Seed Adulteration Aot, abd m Germany as far as the German laws enable them, all persons who, after this date, shall manufacture or export from Germany any seed thus fraudulently dealt with, and to cause BMb. seed to be seized according to law. The Association also invite all seed merchants and others m this and other oountries to assist tbem m putting a stop to Buoh dishonest praotices.' 7