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— ; 0 It is now itatfld that Mr Santley has made arrangements for a oonoept tour m New Zealand. Tho New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agenoy Company, Limited, have reoeived the i following oable message from their London office, dated July 1st :— Wool— The market for coarse crossbred is easier. Dootor: "'What you need is change of climate." Patient: "Change of olimate? Why. dpolor, we've had all kinds of changes —rain, sunshine, heat, cold, oalm, and elorrna — right here within a week," The oolony has Inst by emigration during the last two years 9580 people — that m to say 9580 more people left than arrived m New Zealand. Of theße 4476 were males above fourteen years of age. An information has been laid against Timaru settler for the laroeny of a headstone. It appear that as the stone was awaiting transit to the Dunodip Oemetery it was stolen ; ihe name on it was obliterated; another name [ substituted, and the stone ws.a th«nyut up"la ) thftpemetery tfTimttHi ' r ' ... .... .. w

The New Zealand Clothing Faotcry innounoe a olearing sale of drapery. The Masonio ball takes place to-night. The Committee have spared no exertions to render t suoceseful, and have every prospect of being rewarded by a Rood attendance. The Hall will be open at 8 o'olook. Members of tbe Roman Catholic congregation living m the vicinity of the hills will be glad to learn that tenders have been oalled tor the ereotion of a church at Methven; Deteotive Robert Neill, who some years ago was stationed m Ashburton, was last avening the reoipient of a handsome marble time pieoo from his brethren of the Ohristahurch police and deteotive foroes, a3 a wedding souvenir. Mr J. J. Pletober, senior partner m Messrs Fletober, Humphreys, and Co., general merchants, died at Ohristoburob: yesterday, after a week's illness, brought about by getting heated and catching a obill. He was 62 years of age. He arrived at Nelson m 1855, aud came to Ohristchuroh m 1861 The installation of officers of the Pride of Wakanui Lodge, 1.0. G.T., took plaoe laßt night. The oeremony was performed by D.D., 0.T., Bro J. Mullaney, assisted by officers of the Star ot tho East and Dawn of Peace Lodges, Asbburton. Tho oeremony over refreshments were partaken of by the members and visitors, and an enjoyable evening spent, The membership of the new Lodge now amounts to 32. The Dunedin Anti-Sweating Committee having prepared a " log " to the satisfaction of the employees of the various factories m town, despatched representatives to lay it before the employers for consideration, It was hardly expected that it would meet with their entire approval, and they were to have met the committee laßt Thursday night. The meeting, however, did not take place. The manager of one of the leading warehouses informed the oommittee that afternoon that he was that the whole matter should be postponed until the commission to be appointed by Government had reported the result of their investigations. It ia understood that other employers are inolined to follow this course. About seventy persons attended a meeting at Dunedin on Saturday evening, for tbe purpose of promoting a land settlement scheme on a co-operative basis . Sir Robert Stout oooupied the chair. It was resolved to form a Cooperative Land Settlement Company, with a capital of £20,000 m £1 shares, for the , purpose of acquiring land suitable for dairy and other farming purposes, with the objdot of plaoing settlers thereon who will, by easy payments, become the freeholders of their own allotments (if the lands so acquired be freehold. Sharep to the number of 2080 were | taken up at the meeting, and several hundreds have sinoe been applied for. The meeting I also resolved that Parliament be petitioned to see that the speoial conditions of ihe Land Aot, 1885, be given effeot to. A train running near Vernon dashed into a burning prairie, the driver expeating to outstrip tbe flameß. After travelling some distanoe the fire was found to be so dense that the train was stopped, and it was deoided to retreat. This, however, was found to be impossible as, since the passage of the train, the line had caught fire. This, too, was the case ahead, and there Beamed no escape from an awful death; Paßßengera alighted, bui they oould not esoape through the flaming mass, many of them being, burned m the attempt. A terrible panio Beized the female passengers, who knelt down and, amid the ohoking smoke and flames, prayed aloud for meroy. Eventually the driver decided to dash ahead. He did so, and though tbe oars were much damaged and the passengers nearly choked, the train emerged safely from the belt of fire. The following is the text of the petition of the fraitgrowers of Canterbury to the House of Representatives now being circulated by the Fruitgrowers' Association ; — (1) That your petitioners pray that effective measures may be taken by the Legislature to oheok the further spread of the oodlin moth among the orohards of the oolony. (2) That the orchards .m the Canterbury district are at the present time absolutely free from the ravages of the moth, but must becoire infeoted within a very! short time if the present unrestricted importation of fruit from infeoted districts and colonies is allowed to continue. (3) Th«t your petitioners earnestly desire praotiaal legislation m the direction indicated by tha Bill introduced last session by the Hon Mr Fisher, with certain modifications suggested by the Canterbury Fruitgrowers' Association. The petition will be forwarded to Mr W. P. Reeves, M.H.R. for St, Albans, early next week for presentation to the House, It is said by the correspondent of an Otago paper that the Fisher correspondence has been oloaed by a three-page letter from the Premier, but again it is rumoured that Mr Fisher means to reply. It's like the wrangle between two angry women, neither being willing to let the other have the last wort. Report hath it that Mr Fisher's sixty edd page epistle is a sort ot diary of Cabinet business. It would almost look as if he had taken shorthand notes of what was done. These conversations are reproduced m the first person with lifelike fidelity to nature, The flavour and characteristic expletives of the various speakers are said to be there, and a good many other things that shouldn't, In civil service oiroles there iB feverish curiosity to get the details, and no wonder, Fanoy a Minister m solemn cabinet referring to a prominent official as " a d — - lying hound." And this is a pale primrose to some of the flowera that bloom m Mr Fisher's pages. The correspondent of the " Dunedin Star " says that the General Assembly of the Preßbyterian Ohuroh North will reoeive a report from a oommittfe of whioh Dr Howard Croßby, of New York, iB ohairman, who are understood to favour a revision of the Confession, especially the chapter entitled "God's Ejernal^peorees," the tone of whiph is as follows :—'• By the deoree of God, for the manifestation of His glory, some men and angels are predestinated unto everlasting life, and others foreordained to everlasting death." This oast-iron statement of dogma has kept the Preßbyterian Ohuroh on the defensive for a century at least. As .time has progressed there has been an evolution of thought upon this Bubjeot within the church, and very many Presbyterians have arrived at the conclusion that it is not consistent that a man damned from the beginning should be held responsible and are olamourjng for a change m the standards. The whole religious world, but particularly Presbyterians, will watoh the proceedings with eager interest, and will draw a long breath of relief should the General Assembly have the courage and wisdom to lop off predestination, foreordination, and damnation from its Confession of Faith. A great impression has (the Berlin correspondent of tbe " Times " is informed) been made upon the German Emperor by the fact that the House of Commons has now m effect; voted tho addition of 70 ships of war to the British Navy, und His Majesty has followed the debates on the eubjeot with the deepest interest. The events of the last few years have made His Majesty realise that he is the ruler of a great naval as well as a great military power, and it may almost be said that his military enthusiasm and attention are equally divided between bis army and bis fleet. T The Chauvinists were flattering tb,er# r selvfiß that this steadily increasing fleet, the wonderful creation of tbe last 18 years, was gradually beginning to bring Germany along, eide of England as a naval power ; but the prospect of this sudden and enormous aooeaßion of strength to the British Navy has rather taken away their breath and made them pause m their calculations. The Emperor himself, top, jb nqt unaffected by feeling of surprise j but be is animated by ah earnest ambition to emulate to some extent the example of England, and doubtless this ambition will only be stimulated by the monster naval review at Spithead m July, to whioh His Majesty iB looking forward as to one of the greatest treats and oompliments that are awaiting bim m England. Keafing's Cough Lounges cure Cpiij-hs, Asthma, Uronchitis Medical testimony state that nq oilier medicine is so effectual m the cure of these dangerous maladies, One Lozenge alqne give? ease, one or two at any time ensures rest, Vo\ relieving difficulty m breathing they are invaluable, They contain no opium nor any violent drug, Sold by all Chemists m tins, is i >£d and 2s 9J each, DjtAF. — A person cured of Deafness and noises m the head of 23 years standing by it simple remedy, will send a description of a free to any person who applies to NjCHQL" on, 175 William Street, Melbourne

At the Selwyn County Council meeting \ yesterday, a disoussion took place on the new j Charitable Aid Bill. Mr B. Weatenra moved — " That m the opinion of this oouncil the proposal to plaoe several institutions m North Canterbury district under the control of one body is unsatisfactory and unjust; that stepa be taken to endeavour to have representation made on the same basis aa is contained m the existing Act." In moving the resolution, Mr Weatenra adduced figures m support of his contention, whioh showed that for the past three years the total amounts contributed by the local bodies of North Canterbury districts towards oharitable aid had been £20,549. Of this the towns had contributed £5161, or 25*11 per cent, and the oountry £15,387, or 74- 89 per cent. It had taken all this money, within about £3000, to defray the oost of outdoor relief only, but the distribution was m the proportion of £12,604 m the towns and £7591 m connection with oountry applications. For every £100 contributed by the towns, £244 had been spent on the poor resident m the | towns, whilst oountry districts contributed £202 for every £100 spent. The secretaryship of the Timaru SobW Committee, whioh has honor, but no emolument attaohed to it,- has been going begging* On the election of the new Committee no one could be induoed to take the position, and Mr Bruoe, rather than see the Committee go without a secretary, undertook the offioe. Sinoe then, being out of the district, he has not been able to attend to the duties ; and the Chairman has oombined the duties of secretary with his own offioe, Eaoh member of Committee has been preyed m turn to take over the duties, but " new blood " and " old blood " would have none of it. Affairs came to a crisis last night when the Chairman refused point blank to combine the two offices, and said something about the "honour of being a oommitteeman without doing the work." The matter then beoame either a question or Bomeone of the oommittee taking the office, of appointing an outsider. The latter alternative found most supporters, and the janitor was appointed to aot at a salary of £6 per annum. The funds, the ohairman stated, were exhausted, and now the question arisea where is the secretary's Baiary to come from ? Possibly an appeal to the Board to pay (he aeoretary would have some effeot. SANDER and SONS' EUCALYPTI EXTRACT.—In protection of the worldwide fame our manufacture has acquired all over the globe, we publish the following ; — Hazard, M.D., Professor of General Pathology and Diseases of the Mind and Nervous System, says m an editorial published m tho " Clinical Record.: " — " We have examined half-a-dozen Bpeoimens of different manufactures; the preparation of Sander and Sons was the only one that proved to be reliable and corresponding to scientific tests." Another conoootion oalled "Refined Extract of Eucalyptus " has made its appearanoe since. This product stands, aooording to Dr Owen, foremost m causing injurious effeots That gentleman communicates, at a meeting of the Medical Society of' Yiotoria, that a child living at Fitzroy beoame most seriously indisposed through its use. In another oase a lady states on the strength of statutory declaration that she suffered oruelly from the efleota of the same ooncootion. To guard the high reputation of our manufacture we feel warranted m exposing the above faots, and desire the public to exeroise oare and precaution when buying, SANDER and SONS ~~ (Advt. mmmmm^ mmmmmmmmmm^^. . 7

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2163, 3 July 1889

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2163, 3 July 1889

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