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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prævalebit. THURSDAY JUNE 20, 1889. LOCAL AND GENERAL.

At tbe regular monthly meeting of Lodge Robert Burns, 60- 8.C., Obristohurob, held on Tue-day evening, the motion r. the United Grand Lodge for New Zealand was deolared ICBt by a large majority. The Wellington correspondent of the " Dunedin Evening Star " says :— ln politioal oiroles here the impression is that Mr Fisher, ex-Minister ot Education, will make a bold bid for the Leadership of thejOpposition. Itie. however, unlikely that he will prove acoept- . able to the La_oe-ou__-Ball_noe .eotion. 1 An interesting inorease bas this season been been obtained at the Troutdale Fish farm, Opawa, namely a orosa between the beautiful , little Sootob burn trout and the Amerioan , brook trout or oharr. About 100,000 eggs t have also been obtained of 'the pure bred , Amerioan trout. i Some of the residents m the Amuri distriot i intend to' interest themselves m obtaining, if gossible, an extension of the Northern railway, eyond Oulverden. They think that the ' continuation of the line to Rotherham would tend to a very rapid promotion of settlement m that distriot. Speoial sermons m oonneotion with the . Primitive Methodifh Miesiona will be preaohed next Sunday at the Newlandß Ohuroh m tbe I morning and at Ashburton m the evening by the Rev G, Clement, of Geraldine. The Missionary Meeting will be held at Aehburton next Tuesday, and will be addressed by Revde > Olement, Woollase, and Boothroyd. Betrayer, the well-known raoehorse, who has reoently been standing at the stud m the Temuka distriot, was killed, last Thursday through getting bogged m a oreek on the farm of Messrs Matthews and Trezioe. The loss to bis owner, Mr O. Matthew., and the 1 distriot is a severe one as his stook were of great promise. Sir Julius iB about the beßt » known of them. At a meeting of a Oounty Oounoil not a hundred miles from the Taieri the question was being aisoussed whether it would not be better for tbe Oounoil to isßuo publicans' 1 liaeuaea in.tead of licensing aommntess, 1 Quoth the ohairman — "We are allowed to ' issue slaughter licenses, tben why not publioans' licenses? there ia a similarity m the two," And he is not a Good Templar, either. Mr Jußtioe Windeyer has been dealing out stern justice at the Armidale (N.S.W.) Assizes. Two witnesses for the Orown m a conspiracy I oase managed to elude the vigilanoe of the polioe and get 'drunk. When plaoed m the WitneSß box both were found so " far gone " I that the oase for the Orown broke down, and the Judge, getting indignant, gave the tippling witnesses six and twelve months respectively. This matter has been brought before the House, and the Minister haa pro* mised to inquire into it. A high enoomium has been passed upon the Australian native by Mr P. White, a member of the Oounoil of the Melbourne University. The question was — should the study of Greek bo maintained as a " oompulBory subjeot?" Mr White thought the subjeot should be made compulsory for professional students at the University. Oare should be taken not to open tbe door to the professions too widely ; they were overo**bwded already. Members knew well that "if the Australian native was not compelled, he would do-nothing at all. ' ' Possibly Mr White -had come of Mr Trenwith'a pupils m hia mind at the time. Mr Walter Blake, of Riooarton, a farmer well known m Canterbury as a thoroughly reliable informant, reoently showed to the « Lyttelton Times " a few eggs whioh he had kept m a solution of brine and other ingredients for over nine months, On testing tbem they were found to be quite sound, sweet, and 1 good, and wero not m ihe least degree tainted 1 or disflolored. Mr Blake has used his solution | regularly every year during a period of 20 I years, and has never had oooasion to waste a ' Bingle egg, as tbe plan adopted has always preserved them effectively. The proceedings at Tuesday's Bitting of the Dunedin Resident Magistrate's Court when a number of oivil oases were heard before two J.P.'a, were (saya the " Star ") little else tban 1 a aeriea of disputes between Bench and Bar. The irritation oaused by tbe prevailing unpleasantnesses reaohed ita olimax when one 1 of the mildest-mannered of our solicitors audibly prayed " May the Lord deliver me from suoh a Benoh as this." Later on, ' another member of the Bar, smarting under what he conceived to be an injustice, oharaotermed the proceedings M a disgrace to the colony. **_i Lake Tfl Anau ooweepopaent Cf ihe ••South.*-'' 1 •**. eWB " Btatefl th «t Messrs l?ripo,a and Brodrick ha,? •ÜBOpvewd the outcrop of an extensive copper looe l!} one ot 'ba arms of the lake, while a few milea awa>* tne J bava also dieoovered a good and useful form ? l ooal. Messrs W. and A. Keaoh have also found ooal and shale formations at another part of the lake, so that if the copper should turn out well it can be treated and smelted on the spot, and only the oopper of commerce transported, thus saving the almost prohibitive oost of oarting tbe ore fully 50 miles did no ooal exist on the spot. Bishop Turner of the Afrioan Methodist Ohuroh of Georgia, Kentucky, and Tennessee, is reported to have Baid m June, 1886 : — " I admire the great inventions of white men, and especially m controlling eleotricity ; but the subjection of God's agent is oarried too far to make it light the world. This has already changed tbe meteorology of our country. Look at tha floods, hurrloanes, oyoloneß, and other atmospheric disturbances taking plaoe m the heavens and upon the earth. I prediot that the unbalancing of the air currents whioh eleotrlo lights are oausing will, m a few yoars, if tbey increase m numbers ac fast as m the last five years, ca__a whole citteß to be blown away at a time, and floods unlike any save NoahV — " Eleotrioal Review," Lord Welter Campbell, a bog of tbe Duke of Argyle, and brother to tbe Mar^uig of Lome, died at Johannesburg, South Afrioa, on May 2nd. The oause of death was a complication of disorders and the failure of an originally weak heart to aot. Lord Walter Campbell bad only boon a resident of tbe dial riot a few weeks, and had established himself m business as a shsrebroker, his previous experience m the London Stook E-ohnnge fitting him for the position. Ho was the representative of a largo English syndicate about to oorameooe operations m {•old slock m the Johannesburg district. The Marquis of Lome, on receiving intelligence of the illness of his brother, cabled out to Dr Faught, the head of the medioal staff m the ' town, to pay all ooesible attention, but the ' paljqnt W4* beyontl Bijcouur.

Captain Edwin telegraphed to Lyttelton ,t 1.47 p.m. yentorday aa follows :—Southast to South and Weat gale. Olais rising, ndioation still very cold weather. j Major Douglaa held an inspection parade of ] he Aehburton liiflsß and Guards on Tuesday ] ivening. There were a good muster of both \ f lompaniea. After the inspection the men • vera formed m nquada and put through aiming i >nd position drills by the Sergeants, ttargeant* i Idajor Jones superintending. While this waa ; *oing on Major Douglas held an examination ; if a number of non-oommißsioned offioers, j noluding Sergeant McDonald and Corporals i Baker and Heff crd of the Rifles, and Sergeants [feach and Morrison and Corporals Marren .nd Jfearson of the Guards, eaoh of whom < paßsed successfully through the ordeal. ; A novel suggestion has bean made m a Letter to the Exeoutive Oommisßionera of the ' New Zealand Exhibition by Mr H, O. Forbes, the Curator of the Ohrißtchuroh Museum. ' Ie was to the effeot that an antbropometrioal I court should be opened at the Exbibition m I Dunedin by means of whioh tbe measurement, j eto., of our New Zealand settlers oould be' ascertained. At Home, on the occasion of the Indian and Colonial Exhibition, Mr JPorbee mentions that this portion of the Exhibition waa exoeedinly popular, and not only so, but extremely useful m tho advancement of anthropological knowledge. The law guaranteeing interest at the rate of 5 per oent. for tne term of 10 yeara on a capital of 8,000,00Q£ol„ to be invested m establishments devoted to the export of beef, is now m operation m the Argentine Republic | (aays our London correspondent). The beef exported may be either ia a freeh Btate ot preserved by proo.Bßeg not injurious to health. Ho larger amount than 1,00U,000d0l nor less than 500,000d0l oan be' guaranteed (or a -single (Company. Meat faotories m Buenoß Ayres province, the oapital of the Republic, and Pampa territory will abßorb 3,500, ((OOdol. of the guaranteed oapital, faotories m Santa Fe, Entre Rios, and Corrientea 1,500,000d01. eaoh. The oaloulation of the profits, for the purpose of the guarantee, will include tbe working of all branches of the bUßine.B, sudh aa hides, bonea, ash, tallow, and tail other uses to whioh the ox oan be turned. When the net profits exceed 5 per oent. the surplus Bhall be devoted to the repayment, witb| interest, of the advanoes made by the .Government m. the. shape of guarantee, but companies which may be established during the first year m whioh the new law operates will be exempt from this provißion for a period of throe yeare. U v company makes heavy loasea the Govern, ment may appoint a committee to make all requisite reforms m the management, and m the event of continued bad management may suspend the guarantee.

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prævalebit. THURSDAY JUNE 20, 1889. LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2153, 20 June 1889

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