LOCAL AND GENERAL.
The Exhibition Committee invite all interested, inoluding mending exhibitors, to meet at tho Borough Gounoil Chambers on Monday evening at 7.30.
Messrs O.Newton and Son, of Ohristohurob, have purohaaed the whole of the well-known Every MoLsan stud flock of English Leiooster sheep, comprising 250 ewes in lamb, 110 ewe hoggetß, 80 ram hoggets, and 20 stud rams,
The final praotioe in oonneotion with the rendering of the cantata " Naaman " was held last evening. There was a large attendance of the ohoir, and the several items allotted to the soloists gave special satisfaction. In a future issuQ we purpose giving a short eketoh of the cantata so that those who attend on Wednesday evening may better understand the plot.
A real Irish eviotion has taken pJaoe at Waipawa. The tenant of a man named Samuel Hawkins was ordered to quit a small tenement and refused to do so. The landlord proceeded to take ■ out tho windows. Bags were then nailed up by the tenant, a chimney sweep named Masters, who had made hostile demonstrations, and a duel seemed imminent with axe and spade. After much threatening, hostilities ceased, when the sbinglos were removed off the roof and the chimney taken down, and the house dismantled. The aid of the polioo was invoked on both sides. No bones have been broken.
Mr James Gamble was this aftornoon the recipient of a very gratifying mark of esteem from a friend who appreciates the great interest whiah Mr Gamble has taken in musical matters in Aahburton. Tho present waa a very beautiful oonduotor's baton in ebony and Bterliog silver, made by Mr R. Murray,. East street The silver mountings bear the inscriptions ; — " To Mr Jamea Gamble, Ashburton," and "'Esther,' Sept. 17tb, 1885 " ; » ♦ Belahozzar's Feast ' 6 5 86"; '"Under the Palms,' 29 1188"; ana '•/Naaman,' 14 8 89." The gift ia p - ftttiou?.arly well timed in view of the perforraanoe of " NaamaD," under Mr (fouiO t'd coouuotorship, next; Wednesday. In ihe meantime the baton will be on view at Mr Murray's establishment,
, Ervries for the Ashburton County Hunt j Club's Poinf to Point Stoep'eohaso close ito ntßht t nina o'clock, at tha Commercial Ho.e). This wob a very 6ucoessful event last season, and will probably be equally popular on this occasion.
I Drink has had serious consequences for a I gsrdanor named Robert Longmoro, at Birch- ; wood. Overcome by ita effects, he lay out all jj night, and was so severely frost-bitten that ho ; could not mov9 for (wo Gucoeoding days and nights, when ho was Rocidon'.ally discovered and rermvod (o tho Riverton Hospital. Hia nose, hand.', fee*, and back wero all frostbitten.
After serving two years and ten months of tho eentenoe of four years' imprisonment passed upon him for embezzlement on 2nd June, 1886, Edward Brown Holt, formerly manager of tho Bunk of New Zealand, was discharged from D-irliaghnrat Gaol on July 27. None of his friends wore present to rneot him, as during tho last few days he refuged to see anyone, and the exact date of his re'easo was not generally known.
That tho Press Association mado a mistake in aaying an eleotion waa held for Brixton in oonsequenoe of tho death of tho Marquis of Carmarthen ia evident, as tho message in Australia read as follows : — " An eleotion took place yestorday for the Beat in the House of Commons for tho Weet Division of Carmarthenshire, rendered vaoant by the death of Mr W. R. H. Powell. The result was a victory for Mr Morgan, the Home Rule candidate, who defeated Mr Drummond, Oonserva'ive, by a majority of 1719 votes.
Mrs Sarah Taiwhanga, wifo of Mr Sydney Taiwhanga, M.H.R., for the Northern Maori eleotoral district, writes to the " Weekly News " conoeming her marital grievanoes. She says : — '• Last Deoamber I summoned Sydney Taiwhanga for maintenance, and the oase would not be heard. It appears that I have no claim upon him. That seems to me to bo a curious law, and he is an M.H.R., but that is tho fault of the oountry. It appears I cannot gst any redress, being a European wife."
The Railway Comraiaavoners have made a oonoession in rates whioh will be of some moment to oouniry residents. Heretofore when a truck has been loaded with 2 classes of goods, suoh as, Bay, two tons each of ooal and lime, each ariiolo has been oharged individually at tha bigb rate oharged for small quantities. In future suoh a consignment is to be obarged on the total weight, at the truok load rate, for the highest olaas goods in the oonaignmont.
Tho following team have been seleoted te represent the Kover Football Olub in their matoh with Southbridge on Wednesday next at Rakaia :— Full back, Lane ; three quarter baokß, O. Moss, Knight, H. Stewart ; half baoka, Buchanan, A. Orr ; forwards, Tasker, Grnbb, Low, H Mo=b, Lyons, Kidd, Hepburn, W. Hefford and G. Hefiord. Emergencies : Murray, Finlay, Williamson and Leitoh. Any of tho above who will ho unnble to go are rcqu-sted to lot tho Seorotary (0. Mosp) know before Monday. Tho team will leava the Somerset corner at 12.45 sharp.
The third Ingleside of the saaeon was held last night at the Oddfellows' HalK There was a good attendance. During the evening songs were sung by Mi'sb Butler, Messrs A. Harrison, D Thoma9, and W. Bagley. Mr Fleming gave a violin solo, beautifully played. Miss Holloway played a seleotion of Sootoh airs, and Mr Potter contributed a recitation. Mr A. MoKenzie danoed the Highland fling in capital stylo. Tho ra bio for the dancing was contributed by Miaa Jamieson, Mi?9 Holloway, Miss Butler and Mr McKay. Danoing was kept up till after midnight and the gathering was a very pleasant one.
It is rumoured that it is tho intention of ihe Bishop of Christohurob, now that the Pension Bill has been passed, to forward bis resignation at onoe to the Bishop of Nelson, as Sanior Bishop of this Proviooe. His Lordship proposes tbst his reeignation shall take effect on March 31st next, but in the event of his successor being eleoted, and being prepared to enter upon the duties of hia offioe befora that date, his Lordship will be ready to vacate his offioe at suob earlier dato. His Lordship will not draw his stipend as Bishop of tbo Diocese after Sept. 30'h, but from that dato will only draw hia retiring pension.
The monthly meeting of the Tinwald Gospel Temperance. Society and Band of Hopj was held on Tuosday. Thero was a large attendance, nnd a long programme, full of interesting items waa gone through- Perhaps the most attractive was a dialogua " Water v. Wine " by Mrs Prebble and Miss McMoikin. The recitations and songs by tho young people were ohoioe and well rendered. Mr Saw'e Rave 5n excellent practical address on tho advantages of temperanao, while the Ohairman, Rov A. Blake, adverted to tbo continued labors of Matthew Burnett, who has just left Sydney to overtake Qaeensland. After the U3ual voto of thanks, a euiooasful m9eting was brought to olose.
We are informed that Mr Hislop, the Colonial Sooretary, has taken the somewhat extraordinary oourse of directing the Government printer to send at tbo Government expense a oopy of the Ward-Ohristie-Hislop correspondence to every eoHoitor in the oolony. No doubt Judge Ward'a frenda will hava no oause of complaint, aa no lawyer oould read that correspondence without regret that a member of their profession ahould have tak?n the part Mr Hislop did. Whatever diversity of opinion there may be as to Judge Ward there will bo none as totbo impropriety of tho oourse adoptod by the Colonial Seorotc.ry and Minister of Jusiiae. — " Wellington Press."
Mr J. Cornely, writing in the " Matin," sees in the inoroase of foreign cardinals a great ohanco for a foreign Pope. The Holy See being no longer a sovereign of an Italian group, there is no nßod for him to belong to the Italian nationality. There on bs no doubt that in Franoe there exists a seoret eoolGsiaetioal movement to push forward at the next conclave a non -Italian Cardinal, Three more members of the Saored College are now Fronoh, and Cardinal Lavegerie is at the head of the movement; The general opinion, however, is that neither France nor Germany can at present fulfil the conditions required in a foreign Pope, and that the cboioo must event uaUy fall upon an English or American oardinal.
Most of our readers will remember Mr Arnold (Hans the Boatman), who, not long ago, visited this oolony. He baa now returned to America, and is apparently spinning some tall yarns about his ooloninl experi. encoe. The "New York Clipper" says: — " After visiting Adelaide be went to Now Zealand, opening on 4th July at Invercargill. He also visited Tasmania, Dunedin, Amaru, Wellington, Christ Ohuroh, and Auckland. Tinaru, Wangamu, Napier, Martin, Woodyille, Waipamn, Hastings! He seldom aotod in a Iheatre, but appeared in balls and drillsheds. No orohestra of any description oould be bad in any of these towns, and the only music was a violin solo by the loader that he carried with him, Mr Arnold having to sing his aonga as Hans to a single violin aooompaniment." II!
A servant girl named Eliza Orimmin, who had been stopping three weeks at a boarding house in Ohristohuroh died on Thursday morning suddenly. Tho oircuraatanooa wore reported to the po'ioe, and an inquest was held yesterday. The evidenoe of Dr Townond was to the efieot that ho saw that deceased was pregnant, and recommended her to tell Mrs Higgs, with whom aha waa lodging. Subsequently a policeman Rsked for a oertifi. oate, which the doolor deolined to give. Ho made aposi mortem examination, and found her seven months enoiente. There wore no marks of violence, and. the blood vessels of the brain were more or less empty, Bhowing probably that synoope preoeded death. The colour of all tho blood of tho internal organs was a very bright soarlet, showing that the probable oause of death was metallio poisoning. Sergeant-Major MoDonald Btated that he had foand a white powder, evidently ohalk, a paofcet of sulphate, a box of Widow Welsh's female pills, and a bottle containing medioino, whioh the dootor aaid was not deleterious. The ooroner remarked that thero waa no evidence of deleterious drugs having been bought, and would the jury deoido to have an analysis made This the jury considered neceßaary, nnd the inquest was adjourned to the 19th insf,
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