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— ~ *>- It ia Btated that th.a new infantry drill, issued by tbe Horse Guardo, its to be adopted in New Zealand at once. Tbe Waitaki has lately been lower than for several years previously, and it is said that some suooeßßful proßpeoting for gold baa been done in the gravel of the exposed river-bed. A gentleman in Nolson, whoso son 1$ an ardent footballer, does not spend a shilling »t the gate to witness any matoh in whioh tiitf son is playing, but invests it in an inßur* tu^e polio? for tho day on tbo lifo of the youth. All tho shares' oi tho now OomptoiV d'Es oompte hrwo been taken by the shareholders of tho old concern, A oiroulur bajs been ipsuod notifying other subscribers that their i money will be refunded; The New Bouth Waleß portion of the mail that arrived at San Franoisoo by tho R.M fl.B. Maripoßß, was eomewbat damaged by water and steam, but tho Now Zealand portion did not sutler at $11. It is, perhnpa, fortunate that they did not Venoh $ew 3?ork in tme to bei forwarded by the Servia, lor . that steamer also oaugbt fire before arriving at Liverpool, and her mails are reported aa htiPg Slightly damaged.! I

This evening the Hat and Gap Carnival oomes off at the Rink de Paris. All* Maßonß and the general publio ara invited to attend a Masonio servioe at Sy Stephen's Ghurob, at 3 p.m., to-morrowi Masons will ■assemble at the Maaouio Hall at . 2.30 p.m. ' , ••. Tho Manager of tho Timam Wool'en Fao'ory is complying with the law respecting the Thursday half holiday, but it is said the matter is to be brought befofd-^Parliament with the view of tho Aot being amended 00 aa to allow faotories to observe Saturday after* noon as the half holiday, although traders in tho anmo borough oloee on so ma other afternoon in tho week, Howard, of " sovored hand " notoriety, u reported to have boon killed in Mebourne rooontly while working in tho railway yards. While be waa eorving hia aontenoe in Lyttelton gaol, his wife beotimo intimate with a well-to-do Ohristohuroh butcher, who left, hia wifo and family and took Mb Howard to Vlotoria. Howard, after (his teleeao frcm prison, made his way to Melbourne, got work on the railway and oame to a sad end between two truoks, The usual weekly meeting of t'lo Oawn of Poaoe Lodge, No. 164, 1.0.G.T,, was held in the Templar Hall on Thursday evening, Notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather there was a Tory large ettend&noe of members and visitors. Seven persons were proposed for membership, Thh session took the form of a pound night, find after the various artioles provided by the members had been disposed of, several songs aid reoitations were contributed, and the Lodge jwnfl dosed in the usual manner by Bro G. W. Andrews, O.V, On Friday Mibs Young, mittreaß of the South Bakaia Publio School, severed her eon* neotion with that institution ,#fter ' Beven years' . servioe, during whioh time there has never been a single complaint against hsr from anyone. The teachers, children, and some of their friends, ad a Blight recognition of the high estimation in whioh abe was held presented her with a handsome' silver tea and coffee servioe. The gilt was accompanied by borne very eulogistic remarks, which having been suitably acknowledged the meeting separated. ..'/•■■■ : : "A resident" writes :^A 4j£l'Wl has been eupplied to the ABhton^pg^yby the Board of Education througtr^oetforts of the School Committee. It has been fixed by Mr John L. Brown, of Aabburton, in soon a way that it is an ornament to the building. It is hoped the bollman will be punotual in ringing, bo that the inhabitants may set their docks right in case of their stopping this wintry weather. There is some- talk of introducing the new " Ohuroh Ftfise " at the Flemington Presbyterian Ohuroh, and it is hoped that tho Rev Mr Blakd will call the congregation together on a wtek night to oonsider the question. As our correspondent sayß : Sunday is the day to praise and not to disousa changes. No recent visitor to Canada ootldfall to be struok with the very general fteling whiah now exists against prohibition,, or to be amused at the many dodges whioh are resorted to in order to evade the provisions of the Soott Act. Those who mixed with the Canadian people, therefore, will "Hot be Bar* prised to learn that the vote taken in Ontario and Nova Scotia on April 4th was praotioally solid for .the repeal of the Aot, Tbi fuller details whioh are now given in the "Canadian Gazette," show the majorities in tbe'Variouß counties for the Act when it was adopted, and those againtt it this year. In the fifteen ooonties there were a majority of 18,000 for it at the time it was passed, while the majority is now 10,000 against it. The meeting last night of those interested in the improvement of the Domain sports ground was well attended. To the deputation appointed at the previous meeting to wait upon the Borough Oounoii; the Borough Engineer replied that he bad been instructed to prepare plans and estimates of the proposed improvements to be submitted to the Council at their next meeting ; aiean. while he would be glad to confer with those interested in the movement in order to meet their views if possible. After some conversation the following resolution waa passed; " Tbat this meeting gives its best thanks to the Oounoii for its letter, and tbat Mesßrs Sawle, Mainwaring. Murray, Stephens, with { two members of the Caledonian Society, and the Chairman, Mr O. W. Purnell, bd appointed to meet the Council's Engineer bb requested." A gentleman, well known in Christcharoh, who has lately returned to the Old Country, writing by the last English mail to a Ohriuiohuroh meroh&nt, says :—•' While in London I was muoh amused at one butcher doing a big frozen mutton buainuea in the ovtmingß at Kiltrarn, about six miles out. He had large carda all about the shop ' Canterbury Motion.' I Baked the shopman if it was all Canterbury mutton. ' Well,* he said, • it's all New Zealand mutton, but it oomas from different parts— some from Melbourne, some from Sydney, and some from Bio 111* I was, however, pleased to find, when luaohing with one of the Managing Direotors of the Army and Navy Stores, that they sold the mutton, and that he was in the habit of having it at his own table. Frozen fowls from Russia be aho pronounoed very good." The " World " oontainß an interview with Sir Frederiok Weld at his place, Chidoock Manor, Dorsetshire. It speaks of him as having settled down to the quiet performance of tho duties of « jastice of the peace and a county ooanoillor. There is a great deal, it goes on to say, at Chiddook to remind him of the lands in whioh his benefioent rule has marked an epoch. He has already discovered that the olimate of Dorsetshire suits the New Zealand tara quite as well as it does the indigenous wild berry, and as he leans baok in his bnmboQ deok ohair before the fire he points out for the edification of his visitors the gay silk streamer,' five yards long, whioh conveyed to him in golden letters the congratulations of his Singapore tailor, the massive votive tablet sent him by the merchants and miners of Selangore, and the addreHß of the pious Chinese mandarin whe prayed that he might be blessed with one thousand children, A petition has been presented to the House of Representatives from Mr William Ohrißtie, of Oamaru. The petition deals with the reoent case under the Bankruptcy Aat heard in the DJBtriot Court at Oamaru by Jud^e Ward. The petitioner details business tran* saotions between himself and Judge Ward, and then deals with transactions between the Company and the Judge. He says that on the 24th December last he became bankrupt, and after his public, examination Judge Ward oommitted him for four months' hard labor. Petitioner goes on to allege that no offence at all had been disclosed, and that the Golopial Inveotraeut and Agency Company was prooeouting him. He charges Judge Ward with impatienoe and with bringing in a charge to justify him in his sentenoe. He also states tbat Judge Ward ordered the Olei-k of the Court to alter the warntot of commitment, so that it did not agree with that order, and on these, grounds be prays for relief. At a Masonio installation banquet in Auofc* land Bro G.P, Pieroe, P.G.M., 1.0., in referring to the movement for a United Grand Lodge, said he thought the time was , inopportune. Ho did not know whether the Governor would aooept the position of G.M. 1 if tho proposed . Unitod Grand Lodge oamo into existence ; but if he (Mr Pieroe) were in i a similar position he would notaooopt it. In a mixed community like this it would raise a sort of antagonism. There was a large Catholic population whioh did not believe in Masonry, wbioh be muoh [regretted, and the Govornor in aooepting the cfl)oo of G;M. of New Zealand would be qflenfrng this - largo and powerful section of the community if he did aooept the position. He was the best G.M. they OQUId have, for he oame amongst them holding the high position of G- Senior Warden of England. ][n conclusion, be Btated that ho had letters intimating that the Grand Lodgo of Ireland had (anticipated this moromont and wero prepared to aooopt jt, Tine west Rkme6v kor Indigestion.— Norton's CAMOMU-p P/U.S are confidently recommended as & uirnf-K. remedy for indigestion, which is the cause of nearly all e j diseases to which we are subject. Norfo n Tills, with justice called the " nature's strenythener of the bumau utomach," act .as a powerful tonic and gentle aperient, are mild in their operation, and safe under any circum , stances Sold in- bottles at is ijd, as ad i, by i»U riied.iciaojyepdori.throuchoutl the vorltl Kcatings Cough 1,9z..-ngcs fcuje (Coughs Asthma, Bronchiliß. Medical to timony s'ate that no other medicine is so effectual in the cure of these dangerous maladies. One Lozenge alone Rives ease, one or two at any time ensures rest. For relieving difficulty in breathing they are Jnyaluable. They con ain no opium nor any violent drug. Sold by all Qwpittl Jg tJns, i| }ft\ «qd Usd cacby '

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2161, 29 June 1889

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2161, 29 June 1889

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