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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prævalebit. THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1889 LOCAL AND GENERAL

The Rev J. Boothroyd will conduot servioe m the 3eafield Schoolroom next Sunday afternoon*

The monthly meeting of tho St John's Lodge of Freemasons will be held this evening at bait-past seven.

Shine, the prisoner who brutally assaulted another m Lyttelton gaol a month ago, waß to have been ohargod wi.h assault to-day. The delay has ooourred owing to the victim being unable to attend the oourt.

A robbery of a daring oharaoter is reported to havo taken place at the Ohrlatohuroh Club, the thibf having abstracted £8 and some papers from an upstair room. The detectives have the matter m hand.

Mr Elston haa been m negotiation with the " Biby Ogden " company for a oouple of performances m Ashburton, the result boing that tbe company appear here on Wednesday and Thursday, August 28 and 29.

There was a large attendance at the rink last night. For tho lady and gentleman race four pairs competed ; R. Curtis and Misa Mcc (Timaru) were first, A. Wilkie and Misa Elston Becond. Tha Borough Brass Band played during the evening.

The canary is wild m Madeira, the Canary, and the Cope de Verde Islands, the temperature of whioh remains the year through between 60deg ftnd 70deg wherefore it flings better m warm weather. It was first taken to Europe m the sixteenth century. i^ native olim'es it is of a greenish hue. •

It ia no wonder that bo many Italians emigrate. Tbe publio debt of Italy, m proportion to the annual revenue of the Government, is tho largeßt m Europe, being throe times aa large aa that of Germany, and nearly twice bb large ttß that of Great Britain. This hugo debt ia an enormous burden upon tho people.

Tbe Salvation Army " War Cry " m New Zealand has now reached a circulation of 17,250 copies, and the management have Bet their hearts on a 20,000 circulation, and are determined to have it. In a few weeka time the " Cry " io to oome out as an eight-page double-orown Bheet of "red hot salvation news."

By Presa As?ooiation telegram we learn that thare was a public holiday yesterday on tho oooaeion of the match be' ween the Native football team and Southland, the champion ploughing match, and the poultry show. The Rugby Union deolined to play againßt Madigan, Keogh, Taare, and Arthur Warbriok on aooounfi of the Brisbane soandal. The match was won by the Native team by 5 points tol,

Hanson Craig, of Kentucky, is probably the heaviest man m the world. Hia weight ia given at 792 pounda, and it requires 37 yards of cloth to make him a suit. He is 6ft 4in m height, ia 31 years old, and weighed 11 pounds at birtbl When two years old he took a £200 prize at the baby show m New York, tipping the beam at 206 ponnda at that time. Hia father weighed 215 pounds and his mother 122.

A Paris correspondent says that oompressed air is now being extensively employed aa a motive power m Paris instead of steam. The oentral station comprises twelve boiler?, and six compound engines, and the air, whioh ia oompreased to six atmospheres, ia stored m vast reoeivera and distributed as required to various industrial establishments, The oompreßaed air also serves aa a refrigerating medium, whioh can be utilised for sanitary and other purposes. It ia intended to ereot oovered markets, whioh will be provided with cooling chambers, Bupplied with compressed air from the central station.

Two very interesting operations have recently been performed by Dr Wjlkins of Auckland, for the removal of oanoer, m both instanoea with complete auooesß. Eleotrolyßia waa the the method used. Ia effect this means the act or procress of decomposing a compound aubstanoe . by electricity. The human body being oomposed mostly of water and salts ia easily enacted upon by galvanism, and therefore, malignant growtha suoh bb oanoer m acoessible situations can bo treated by thia method. One of the patients m question is an elderly gentleman, and the oanour waa removed from his faoo. His rocovery waa rapid and tho part has wholly healed. In tho other case, the oanccr was removed from the breast ot a young lady with equal suoceßß.

There is a provinoe m China which is afflicted with too many mashers, and the Governor has had to issue a proclamation pointing out to them iho error of their ways; The bright-coloured jaokets and waiatooatß of the young men embroidered at nook and sleeves with flowers and other ornamentß, are ehooking, he deolaree, to the view of sober, ieapeotable citizens, who know that money ebould not be squandered by men on suoh things. Holding that it ia a Governor's duty to watoh over the behaviour of the people committed to bis charge, he warns them that young men dressed m a fooliih extravagant way will be arreßted and punished, ana that the responsibility of their fathers, elder brothers, and tutors will not be overlooked. It is a happy thing to be a woman m that provinoe.

A oonoert and danoo were held m the Rakaia Town Hall on Tuesday niojtat m aid of the funda ol the South Rakaia Library. There was a good attendance. The oonoert included eeleoiions by Mrß Bcoretan, songs by Mifl3Qß Roe and Bruce, and Messrs W. L. Allan, Grant, and W B. Dixon ; quartettes by Mr and Mis Broadbent, Mies Roe and Mr W. B. Dixon; whistlinp selections by Mr B. Braolccy, and reoitationa by Mr Story. The acuompaniuientß were payed by Mrs Dixon, The various items wc-ra well rendered and encores were numerous*. J?or the dance, music was supplied by Mr Curtis, and Mr i^ruoe noted as M.O. Everybody enjoyed the evening's amusement, and the financial result was about £15 for the benefit of the Library funds. Another similar entertainment is to be held, m ft few weefefl tox tb? cape cbjaot ,

Tha opening of a Good Templara' Lodf.4 \ at Sou;h Rakaia took place on Wednesday,/ July 31st. Bro J Mullany, D.D ,of Ashbur. '\ ton, aseiated by Broa Dalton and Jones, * innttilkd the following officers:— P.O. T., A, { Rowntreo ; C.T., D. Bruoe ; V.T., W. Sharp ; Marshall, J. Wilson ; Deputy Marshall, Sister Hughes; Treasurer, D. S'reet ; Financial Soorttaiy, J. Haigh ; Ssoretary, R. J. Sharp ; Assistant Sooretary, Sister C. Chapman ; IG., J. Crawford; Sentinel, R. J Gee; Lodge Deputy, B. Blackburn; S.G.T., A. Brown. It was deoidud to name the Lodge " The Hope of Rakaia," and to hold meoringa on every alternate Wednesday at 7.30 1 p.m. Sixteen members were mitiatod, and I the Lodge proniisos to be a f-reat suooeoa ; from the intoreht tikon by present members and many others m the diatriot.

The following adlitional railway by-lawa are gazoted: — (1) No person having paid thb fare for a ticket entitling him to travel by an excursion train or any other specified train shall bo entitled '0 travel by any 'run ctbor ihan that m respeot of whioh Buoh fare was paid without provioualy taking out the proper u'olcct nnd paying tha prpar fare therefor respeotively. (2) No person holding a ticket issued for travelling for oertaiu specific purposes shall use ths tioket for travelling for any other purpose. Any suoh tioket found to be wrongly used will be forfeited and its further use stopped. (3) No person having used a tiokat for any part of the route for whioh it is issued may afterwards use it for travelling on any preceding part of suoh route, (4) Any person committing a breaoh of either of the foregoing by-lawa shall be liable on oonviotiou to a penalty not exceeding £10.

Aooording to reoenfc visitors, the Hot Lake district m the North Island is reoovering some of its former beauty. From the top of Mount Hape a comprehensive view of the soene of desolation is obtained. Steam was issuing m large volumes immediately below, and after descending a somewhat Bteep and oirouitous chamber a green lake opened to view, separated by a rounded mud wall from the Rotomahana basin. At the foot of a high and fearful-looking preoipico were to be Been hundreds of steam jets issuing and oiroling high abovo ; the effect on the dingy hill aide waa most remarkable. Green moss abounds, and colours of all shades artistioal'y blend on the devastated slopa. Tb.9re is nothing to equal this, as seen from the lako side, m tbe whole distriot, and but a short space of time will elapse ere the whole face of the landsoape will be thus beautifully transformed. Lake Rotomahana is fast filling up, and will probably era long force a passage through the Old Spot at Te Ariki.

The seoond of the seriea of shilling oonoerts given m St Stephen's schoolroom on Tuesday evening was not so well attended aa the previous one, nevertheless there was a fair

audienoe,

The chief interest m the ooncerl

waa the brilliant singing of Mra Charles Harper. All Mrs Harper's items were warmly and more than warmly received, the encores being quite rapturous. A really good voioe ia alwayß delightful, but when to this is added a perfeotly finished stylo, little is left to be desired, Mrs Harper'a first song waa "Scenea (hat are brightest " from tho opera Maritana, to whioh was added aa an enoore, Ward Vallery'a "Abß9nt yet present." In the second part of the programme, she sang a Serenade by Oampana, and as an encore gave a charming rondering of " Auld Robin Gray." With Mra Denshire as an able seoond soprano. Mra Harper also took part iti two duets " Sweet ia tbe dream of youtb^a fond houra " by Oampana (enoored), and Handel's " He shall feed his flook " to Miss Xidd's organ accompaniment, which suitably closed the conoert. Mr Gates' orohestra played two overtures whioh were very well reoeived. Misa Simmonds m addition to a duet with her father, gave as a violin solo an excellent rendering of " Tho Blue Bells of Scotland " to Air Kneen'a very good acoompaniment, whioh waa very warmly redemandod. Mr Kneen sang n good song 'Eilleen Mavourneen, and Mr Harrison eaag ia both parts of tho programme, hia eeoond song especially hitting the right, nail on the hoad took with the audienoe. Mr D. H. Brown read "How Betay and I fell m," a eequel to •• How Batay and I fell out." The chairman, thff Uliv E. A. Soott, read a selection from£F*Tlcs Kingsley, and at the conclusion of* the oonoert thanked the performers, and especially Mrs Harp&r, for their kindly given assistWuoi

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prævalebit. THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1889 LOCAL AND GENERAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2194, 8 August 1889

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