The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prævalebit. THURSDAY, JULY 11, 1889. LOCAL AND GENERAL.
♦ . . The meeting of the Ashburton Sohool Committee on Monday evening waß adjourned to next Tuesday, July 16th. At a meeting yesterday it was deoided to hold the next Coursing Meeting on July 24 tb. The programme appears in our advertising columns.
A very good Boratoh football matoh was played yesterday afternoon between teams pioked on the ground by Messrs H. P. Williamson and H. Mobs, whioh resulted in a win for the latter by six pointß to five. The matoh between the Aghburton-Rakaia .Club and all-oomera fell through.
Most people will remember the fiasoo whioh oocurred in the committal of the Triennial Licensing Bill last selsion, when Mr Fulton administered the coup de grace to the measure by scouring the insertion 'of a right to vote in Licensing Committee elections. We learn that the tempefenoe party do not purpose offering any objeotion to the Bill this session, so that it will moat likely successfully run the gauntlet of the Lower Chamber.
With reference to tho statement that the gate of the Alford Forest Sohool was closed against the Salvation Army on Wednesday of last week, Mr Miohael Fagan, chairman of the Sohool Committee, writes that this was done Bimply because the sohooiroom was engaged by other religious bodies— as Oaptain Thompson was told— and not because Mr Fagan had any prejudice against the Army. We presume that Mr Fagan wishes it to be understood, though he does not say bo in bis letter, tbat be was unaware that the Wesleyans, who had engaged the sohoolroom for tbat evening, had given up the use of the room to tbe Army.
A meeting of tbe committee of the Rover Football Olub was held last evening in the Oourt Chambers, tbe oaptain in the chair, The seoretary was instructed to get all members in colors by Wednesday next. The following were pioked to at onoe go into praotioe for matches : — Messrs H. P Williamson (oaptain), H. H. Stephens, O. Moss, H. Mobs, Knight, Eidd, A; Orr, Pinlay, Leitob, W. Roberts, Broughton, R. Grubb, P. Taßker, G. NieJ, H. Stewart, Lyons, B. Lowe, R. Hepburn, G. Hefford, W. Hefford, T. Buohanan. A moonlight praotioe will be held every evening if possible. The seoretary was instructed to try to arrarjga a matoh with the Temuka Olub.
Sir George Grey declares that tho Commissioners who on<] lired, some months ago, into tbe Point Resolution (Auckland) land transaction went on an entirely wrong basis, and that in consequence a grievous wrong has been inflicted upon the orphans of the oolony, who have been robbed of between £l?,000 and £20,000. The hon gentleman spoke at Borne length and with great earnestness in moving that the evidenoe taken bo printed, bo as to support bis view of thp matter. The Government objected on tbe ground that the printing would ooßfc £77, and was quite needlesß, and the Premier said the aoousations made by Sir George were altogether grounileßS. He was, however, auito prepared to aocepi 'he decision of the House, which was by 43 to 17 that the p&pors should remain Id manuscript form. Sir George intends to bring up the matter again by a motion that the subject be tested in the Supreme Oourt.
The men, who, in renewing a oontraof, oan afford to do so on the understanding that they are to perform the new work for £160,000 less than they charged for the old, must have been making money. ?et tbh is praotioally what Meßßrs De la Hue, the great manufacturing stationers, aro now doing. For a good wbila past they have held a contraot from tho Imperial Government, under which they have supplied various kinds of stationery, postal, judicial, and other stamps. This oontraot has been renewed for a limited period, but with some important modifications with regard to prioes. The result will be that the firm of De la Eue give up £100,000 of profit, and also bo far reduoe tbdir rates as to enable the exchequer to save another £60,000 Tho firm must have had some good pickings out of previous oontraots. But they are spirited people, are the De la Hues. A few years ago they offered a prize — and gave it— of £2000 for the best design for a Christmas Oard. One would hardly think that a single publisher oould make that Bum out of the cards of a good many Christmasoß.—Own correspondent.
The Viotorian Government are offering a bonus for the encouragement of Viotorian fisheries. Out of the sum of £1000 aet apart for the development of the fishing industry, jfGOO will be paid to the person or oompany who shall on or before July X, 1890, deliver in Melbourne 50 tons of fish taken by means of trawling from any part of Bass' Straits, or off the coasts of Yiotoria. The vessel or vessels to be used for suoh purpose will have to be not less than 25 tons gross register, and will, along with their fittings, appliances, equipment, eto., be aubjeot to the approval of the iaspeotor of fisheries as to their adaptability to the work of trawling. In the ovont of more than one person or company competing, tbo person or oompany second in delivering will reoejve a bonus of £400. Out of the sum of £800 aet ppart fpr tho deve'opment of the oyster fishing industry, £$00 will be paid to the person or oompany doliyor.ing in Melbourne, on or before July 1, 1890, 600 Baoks of oyetore, eaoh saok containing three bushels, taken by means of dredging from any part of Bass' Straits or off the Viatorian coast, A second bonus of £200 will also be awarded. The fish and oysters may t? delivered in Melbourne in any quantities^ and at suoh times as may be convenient.
The " New York World " states than an objeot of great ourioeity in Bridgeport, Conn., is a rabbit whioh Professor Goo. Poe, a relation of the late Edgar Allan Poe, has drowned 11 times and then brought back to life. Tho Professor has Invented an artificial pair of lungs which bo uses to root ore life after apparent death by drowning or asphyxiating. To demonstrate its usefulness hp submerges his rabbit in water in the presence of witnoßßOß, and holds it there for ten minutes. The rabbit has also been smothered with the fumeß of burning ohorooal until all signs of life have boon eztinot. A mirror held at the mouth and nose showed no vapour, neither was thcro any heart ootion. Professor Poe thfln attached bis patent bellows, covering over tho mouth, and forced the oxygen into tho lunRH. Tho returning ouotion of the pumps draw out the deadly gases, and thus an artificial respiration produoo i a musoular expannion and oonlraotion of tho lunga of tho subject until life wa(3 reatorod. Professor Poe claims that he can drown and Kmtore human beings as well as rabbjto. Ho will not divulge tho Beoret of compounding or tho quantities of &;aB6B used. He thinks bis Jrtifioial :unga will beoome generally adopted y fire department!! and hospital* through, put (Ue objjot^, "
Mr Tasker's chili who met with a misadventure yesterday is progressing favourably.
Labrador ia said to possess a waterfall tha' makes Niagara Falls insignificant in oom" parison. li is on the Grand River, is 1500 wi'la feet at tho fall, and is estimated to be nearly 2000 feet in height.
At a meeting of the employees of the firm of Lightband, Allan, and Co. last night a statomont was made by one of the, number that tho firm would resume business shortly. This news will doubtless bo woloome to a good man/.
It ia understood by the "Post" that neither Sir Robert Stout, Mr Bryoo, nor Mr Rolleston is willing to accept tho office of Sergeant-at-Arms, whioh is boing hawkod round amongst "old members." Naturally tho refusal of the politicians named has created great astonishment in tho lobbies."
The Legislative Oounoillors are protesting against the proposed reform of their Chamber. Some of them, headed by Dr Pollen, are belioved to objeot to reform of any sort, holding that it is an unjust reflection on the Chamber. Others are prepared to consent that all future nominations to the Council shall be for ton years instead of for life, provided that on tho other hand the Oounoil shall have the privi'ogo of eleoting its own Speaker, just aa the Lower Chamber has at present. The Lords have their Speaker thrust upon them by tho Government. Further than this, hardly any of them seem willing to go. In anything like ita present form, the Bill haß no ohanoe of being oarried.
According to a Govornment paper reoently issued, there are at the present time some 510 farmers' 00-operatiye associations in France. Their organisations, whioh for the most part owe their institutions to the patronage of the Government, whioh keeps a jearous eye on the progress of the great national industry, wero intended to enable farmers to buy what they need in their business at wholesale prioes and of guaranteed quality. But within tho last year or two many of these agricultural syndicates have extended their operations to tho exohange of farm produots amongst themselves, and to the sale of these produots to outsiders. There is reason to believe that in this rGßpeot the buying and selling Bide 01 agricultural in* dustry is only in its infanoy.
Tbe "Dublin Express" publishes a memorial signed by over 1100 magistrates in Ireland, complaining of tbe excessive number of publio houses aa the oause of most of the orime >nd poverty in Ireland. Except in the north, prosperity is at ita lowest ebb in Ireland. The sure test of the prosperity of a oountry is its population. The population haß diminished from 8,000,000 to a little more than half, while there remain 17.000 public-houses in tbe oountry in excess of the requirements. To counteract orime in Ireland thero ia a standing army of 20,000 soldiers, 14,000 polios, besides officials, oosting altogether £8,000,000 per annum. The memorialists suggested that the Act 9, George IV,, 0 61, should be made applicable to Ireland ; and, secondly, that all publio houaeß be closed at 8 p.m.
In oonoluding his judgment in the rooent Hoenßing oases at Auokland, in which he refused to grant a mandamus, Mr Justice Gillies |said : — "I would, however, reiterate, and intensify, if possible, the advioe to theßb oommitteeß of my brother Riohmond in Hamilton v Fraser, in whioh he sayß ; — ' lis, therefore, a tribunal whioh ought to prooeed with the umost oaution and discretion. It is be hoped that thoso who have the oxeoution of this law will reeognise the diffloulty and delioaoy of their position, and give as little oooasion aa possible for just complaint. It is certain that the cause of temperanoo, holy though it be, oannot be advanced by disregard of the Btill more saorad claims of justioe,' and I would add that they ought to remember that they have to anßwer for their aots at a higher tribunal than that of this gourt, tbe tribunal of publio opinion. "
The ••Post" sayßt — A Good Templar Lodge at Anhburton has praotioally deoided that the obligation of the Order is superior to that of a sworn witness to tell the truth. Before a recent |Lioonsing Committee a prominent member of a Good Templam' Lodge, well known as a ardent worker in the teraperaooe cause, and who had onoe been the head of the Lodge, was called on to speak as to the manner in whioh a certain licensed house had been conducted. He gave evidenoe that the house had hoon well managed, and j there is no roason to doubt that this was oorreot. Tho Lodge, however, held that by speaking tho truth, and by so doing no doubt aiding the houso to get a Jioonso, he had violated bis obligation as a Good Templar, and they forthwith expelled him from the Order. A more monstrous proceeding could not be imagined . Th* obligation of tho Order oer'ainly cannot demand that a witness in a Court shall commit perjury.
The best medicine known is SANDER and SONS' EUCALYPTI EX.TRA.OT. Tests a eminent powerful effoots in ooughs, oolds, influenza, eto. — the relief is instantaneous, Thousands givo the most gratifying testimony. His Majesty the King of Italy, and medical syndicates all over the globe, are its patrons. Road the offloial reports that accompany oaoh bottle. We have no oooasion to offer rewards In proof of thp genuineness of our references. The offioial reports of medical olinioa and universities, the offioial oommunioation of the Consul-General for Italy at Melbourne; the diploma awarded International Exhibition, Amsterdam— all these are authentio doouments, and, as suoh, not open to doubt. We add here epitome of one of the various oases treated by Bjegep, M.D., Professor, eto: Burning of the right hand through the ex? plosion of a small oil stove. ' The epi^ermiß on the volar and palmer side of the hand of the thirty-year-pld patient was completely separated and lifted up as far as the joint of tho hand. The likewise lifted nails were hanging loose, and half of the phalanx of the nail of the middle finger was coaled. The wounds thus contracted healed in three weeks under daily applications of Euoalvptio Extraot dressing. The patient has retained the full use Of the band.— (Advt.) 1