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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

The output of ooal from the Westport and Grey Valley Ooal Companies' mineß during \ the month of June last was as follows : — Weatporf, 13,993 8-20 tons; Greymouth, ; 11,340 11.40 tons. \ The Revd Father Cummings will preaoh i next Sunday m the Churoh of the Holy < Name of Jesus at 11 a.m., and at Vespers. < The reputation of the Rev gentleman for • eloquence should be BUffioient to attraot a ' large congregation, i The E,M at Napier, has expressed hiß ; grave disapproval of the oonduot of two of the jurors at tbe inquest on Karauria m shaking hands with the aooused, ,Waatara Wi. Ho '. said it was contempt of court, and would , have been punished aa euoh had he notioed the inoidenr, ! A largely attended meeting of the Christ | ohuroh unemployed was held last evening, ; when resolutions were passed, urging the Government to find immediate work, and i pledging the meeting to support Mr W. B. Peroeval, M.H.B V m h/s endeavors to obtain labor Mttlements/ The Hawke's Bay natives relate^ to Turanga Karauria— the native who was shot at Omahu by Waatara Wi on the 14th instant—feel very sore about his murder, and ! oontemplate taking the law into their own : bands to avenge his death. It is said they inte&d £o oooupy the land where the outrage took place. It is stated that Mr JSden .George baß , inatruoted Mr Joynt to issued writ for #200 damages against Mr R, W. Meers, photogra- , pher, for publishing an alleged defamatory; photograph duatfng the late election for Christ- ; churoh North. An injunction to restrain tbe , defendant from priming further cppjes of the { photograph is also prayed for. ( fhe Supreme Court at Christchuroh was ; engaged yesterday with a ease Ilegina v ' Kate Harvey aud Patrick Dunn for laroony 1 frpm the person. The jury acquitted thei ' female prisoner and found the male prisoner ' Guilty. He was sentenoed to eighteen months' 1 imprisonment with hard labor. This oaee i oono'uded the calendar. "Rough on Corns.' — Ask for Wells Rough on Corns." Quick reli complete, i permanent cure. Corns, warts, bunions, Af I GtomiKtl A»d druggiiti ' |

A Brisbane telegram reports the finding of the remains of Mr A; G. Fitzherbert, a son of Sir William Fitzherbert, of New Zealand. The "S. Fitzherbert, Wanganui," to whom the deceased's dying message was written is a brother of deceased and a solicitor at Wanganui. It has been feared for some time that Mr A. G. Fitzherbert was lOBt. The army list gives the following particulars respecting Oelonel Hamfrey : — " Oharleß Alexander Humfrey joined the 63rd Regiment m 1853, (volunteered for the Crimea ; was appointed to the 92nd (Gordon Highlanders); served through the Central Indian campaign m 1858, inoluding the action at Rajpore ; was wounded severely ; was mentioned m despatches ; retired from Her Majesty's service m 1868 as oaptain. j As showing the great improvement which j has taken place m the farming industry m Southland, it may be mentioned that a sale at auction waß made on Tuesday for one orop of 3000 aoroa of land belonging to the New Zealand Agricultural Company, near Gore, the average price per aore for the land being 13s, whilst only a year ago an average of about 8s per aore would have been probably obtained for the same land. The oropper has to properly stack the straw, which is a further great consideration to :he landlord. The following resolution was unanimously carried at a meeting L f the Obristohuroh branoh of the Protection L ague, last night, and ordered to be forwarded to Air Ballanoe : — " That the Industrial ProtecioD League of New Zealand begs to tender its congratulations to the Hon John Ballanoe, M.H.R., on his election as leader of the Opposition m the House of Representatives, as the Proteotiouißt body is of opinion that his eleotion to the position will prove of great value to the colony;" 'The ordinary weekly meeting of the Star of the Bast Lodge, 1.0.G T., was held m the Templar Hall on Wednesday evening. There were over Bixty members and visitors present. The O.T. Bro Grant presided. Two candidates were proposed, three initiated, and one reinstated, After which the Lodge went into the business of pound night, which passed off exceedingly well and greatly to the enjoyment of all present. At the close of the meeting a oommittee was appointed to carry out the arrangements for the anniversary which takes place m about six weeks. - The adverse judgment given m the Buit of the Auditor-General against the Maniototo County Council, for illegally appropriation of the county funds m travelling expenses, eto., has oaused him to abandon his objections all along the line. He has now issued a circular to local bodies stating that, m oonsequenoe of a decision given by a Judge of the Supreme Court, bis objections to members' expenses, as being illegal, his been withdrawn, The Auditor- General brought his Buit against the Maniototo Councillors, who, by the way, were typical examples of sinners against the rates, as a teat case, His contention, however, that the items of a councillor's olaim for expenses should be certified to, has not been upheld, and that portion of a county balancesheet, which inoludeß travelling expenses, has been praotioally closed to his supervision., There are many strange stories told of men who find themselves m dire straits through an aooident befalling them when far from any help. The following story from tb,e Wairarapa, of an aooident to a teamster, when driving his waggon over a rugged hill country, affords a good illustration of the awkward fix a man may get into, but how, by the i exeroise or pluok and endurance, he may get out of his trouble;— John Blinkhorn, whilst driving a five- horse team to Blairlogie on Monday, June 17 h, was kioked by the shafthorse, knocked off the shaft, and his leg broken m two places. He oalled to the horses to stop, and orawled to them ; got on the waggon, and drova a half mile, when, finding he could go no further, he pulled the team off the road, and got down on his hands and knees, unharnessed the horses, got on one, and rode two miles to Garswell's who fetohed along the team. Blinkhorn m now m the Masterton HoßpitaL Complaints have been whispered m certain plaoes of the absence of anything like hospitality at Government House. Lord Onelow is said to be living very quietly, aud to enter, tain hardly anyone but a few globe-trotting friends. It must, however, be remembered that Lord Enutsford, m a despatch to our Government, dearly warned them that if they persisted m reducing the Governor's salary, the amount of money Bpent m entertaining at Government Houbo would have to' bo very muoh curtailed. Lord Onslow takes a very close interest m what goes on m the Hoube,and when, the other day, a question was tabled relative to the branding of frozen meat sold m the United Kingdom, his Exuellenoy made the matter, within a few hours, the subject of a memorandum to the Premier, It is understood that the memorandum waa favorable to the oourße proposed. The Ashburton Presbyterian Musical and Literary Sooiety held their usual meeting last evening m the Church, Mr A; Orr being chairman and a very fair attendanoe of memberß and a number of visitors being present. The evening was devoted to a mixed programme, of mußio, singing, readings, and recitations, and during an interval refreshments were Berved, these being liberally supplied by the bacholers of the Sooiety, The programme was as follows :— Organ solo, Miss Kidd ; reoitation, "Edinburgh after Flodden " Mr Elmsley ; song, Mr Kersel, "Sootland Yet"; reading, Mr Arthur, 11 Rubenstein and Musio " ; song, Miss Steel; violin bolo and organ aooompaniment, Miss Simmonda and Kidd ; song Mr W. Baxter, "Nancy Lee " j song, Mr Millar, " Tha Midshipmite " ; song, Miss Kidd, " The Brook " ; reading, Mr Meddins, " Etiquette" j song, Mr Lane, " I'll Conquer or die " ; duet, Misses Kidd and Boyle, " Pularkia Banner"; recitation, Mr Minnis, " Tell's address to bis Nature Mountains " ; song, Mr Jamieson, " Loehnagar " ; Bong, Mr A. J. Baxter, '• The Arab's Farewell to his Favourite Steed." Miss Kidd aooompanied the singers on the piano with her usual ability, Mr Kereel had arranged for some pieoes to be sung by the Churoh ohoir, but several members not having attended the praotioes, these items were omitted from the programme, whioh, however, was a very pleasant and success* ful one. A Wellington paper is responsible for the following : — A painful inoident happened at Government House the other day, an inoident hardly calculated to draw closer " those saored bonds that bind us to the Mother Country," or to promote the cause of Imperial Federation. There was an "At Home," and Young Lord , a quiet, gentlemanly English lad, was handing a oup of tea to a rather distinguished lady, when Mrs Yere de Vere Buggins, planting her bounteous proportions, enoased m her best " moray antio " dress, on an ottoman, hailed the adolesoent patrioian as follows : " Look 'ere, just bring me a oup o' tea and a bit o' cake ; d'ye 'ere, Nipper— and look sharp.' " Yes," eohoed Mrs de Laoy Muggins, who aooompanied Mrs Bnggins, " Yes, and serve me ditto Nipper } " The boy turned a trifle pink, and then oast upon the visitors that awful look of calm scrutiny by which the deoently-dragged-up English youth sizes the snob, male or female, Then be bowed and retired, presently returning with the largest and most majestic flunkey on the Vice Ra^al eß'ablishment, "John," said the youthful lord m a dear and distinpt tone, " John, these ladies want something to eat and drink— tea, oake, and mpger. I don't know what nipper is, but bring then) some." Then the hope of the house of Onslow went and sat down demurely near civilisation! We clip the following important testimonial from the " Illawarra Mercury " (N.S.W.) of the 30th Mar oh. It needs no comment : •• Mr John Loveday, of the Bulli Mountain, Wf it.oo Up us that after sutfering for four years wjth aojufce gravel, he has experienced almost complete relief By using Sander and Sons' Eucalypti Extraot. He says seeing the said Extract advertised m ihe « 'lllawarra Mercury,' his intense suffering induced him to obtain a bottle of the medicine from Mr Hoskin^ ohemißt, of this town, and that the use of % gave him great relief at once. He states that between the 10th March instant, when he obtained the first bottle of the extraot, and the 19th, the lisp of tbg,t medioine continued to afford him relict, to whioh h$ bad been a stranger for four years. ' Mr Lbveday writes also that he has found the Eucalypti Extract Ocyre for rheumatism as well as gravel. He request? us to publish this information ' through the 'Mercury,' We have muoh pleasure m complying with Mr Loyeday's request, who6e word cannot be doubted, and ! who can have no object m view other than a pure desire to benefit suffering humanity " (Advt. ; Rough on Piles."-— Why suffer Piles, ( ] ijjnjediate relief and complete cure guaran- ' iced. A.sk lor " Rough on Piles,'' Sure cure ' tor itching, protruding, bleeding, or auy|forrn '

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2165, 5 July 1889

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