The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prævalebit. THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 1889. LOCAL AND GENERAL.
Tbe annual general meeting of the Ashburton Acclimatisation Society will ba held to-morrow at 4 p.m. m Mr W. Zander's | rooms. A bill ia now before the House oi Com" mooa limiting tha height oi buildings to 60 feet, instead of 55 feet, whioh has been the maximum allowed hitherto. The " Telegraph " says that m Napier the publio houses are doing very little business - bo little indeed, that if it were all rolled into ; one house it would not be a roaring trade. ] The stables of Arthur Smith, trainer, at South Dunedin were burned down early yesterdny morning, but tbe racehorses, Mon Loup , Garibaldi, Dispute, and o'hers stabled there, were resoued uninjured. The oause of the fire is unknown. Ar extraordinary manner of committing suicide was diaolcsed at an inquest on the death of George Warren, a baker, of Coburg, Viotoria. Evidence given showed that deceased put his head m a kerosene tin, wrapped the opening round with a bag, inserted therein a gas bracket, and turned the gaß on, thus Buffooating himself. Prior to the arrival Home of the Rimutaka and Ooptio with their cargoes of frozen meat New Zealand lamb was Bellidg at 10£ d a lb, whilst prime English only fetohed Is a lb. This is worth noting, as a conclusive proof that English people have quite got over their prejudioe to frozen meat. Tha orusade upon whioh the polioe authorities have entered against the promoters of racing sweeps, private totalisators, and similar gambling mediums m Sydney has now extended to some of the sporting papera whioh publish advertisements relating to these matters. The pnblisher of the "Referee" was proseouted, but the oase was postponed until this week. The Co-operative Land Company whioh was recently formed m Dunedin and respect* ing whioh we gave some particulars, has now been registered, and tbe articles of assooia* tion are being sent out to shareholders. The directors are still m communication with the Government with reference to ft suitable blook of ground. The Amuri country has not yet settled down to the solid. A correspondent at the Waiau states that the " booms " were heard a month or two ago, and slight shooka of ] earthquake frequently ooonr. Two shocks were felt last Thursday morning, strong enough to stop olooka. Moss Rose has at last Boored a win by carrying off the 200 soys Selling Race at the V.A.T. Club's Oauifield meeting. She was entered for nil, and won by half a head jriih 7at lllb up, M. O'Brien m the saddle. Ht John (Bst) WBB seoond, and Maokay (7st 91b) third. Six others oompeted. Mo^b Rose, on being submitted to auction, realised £370, Mr A. Davis being the purchaser. This was a nioe little haul for tbe olub. The oase of W. 3. Siloook, contractor, against Geraldine County Council m whioh plaintiff a verdict, m the Supreme Court at Timaru fox £466, amount alleged to be doe for contracts for constructing water raoeß subject to certain points of law was before Mr Justloe Denniston at Onristohuroh \ yesterday. Mr Joynt for plaintiff, Mr Harper for defendants, addressed his Honor at I some length; The oase had not conoluded when the Court adjourned. With referenoe to a statement published m the "Australian Star" and oabled to New Zealand, reflecting on the late Oaptain Haneby, of the Dupleix, Mr Christie, the chief, and Mr Oullen, the seoond engineer, deny to the "Otago Daily Times " that at the time the steamer was m Cook Strait, on ber laat voynge to Sydney, Oaptain Hanßby was under the influenoe of liquor. They vißited him at the time of the disturbance and found him sober. The late oaptain was also Bober on the night he met his death. For a really valuable investment the original stook of the New River Water Company can soaroely be surpassed. The other day "an undivided moiety" of an adventurer's share was put up for sale by auotion, and produoed £122,000. Fifteen years ago the same thing produced £97,000 m a public sale. When Sir Hugh Mydlleton completed his great Boheme for giving pure water to the "city" of London, the New River was little thought of, and it is not so long ago that the whole company was transferred for com* paratively " an old song." The " Catholic Times " says : — '« The local bank managers m New Plymouth are, at the request of the Chamber of Oommeroe, considering whether they will or not keep banks open till 3 p.m. on Saturdays. We solemnly protest against anything of the sort. We will not have the health of our gilded youth trifled with m this heartless manner. Next, the barbarians will be asking bank olerks to come at 930 m the morning and stay until 4 p.m. Where is the Sooiety for the prevention of Cruelty to — bank olerks ? And who is to play lawn tenniß with the manager's daughters, and the curate, and the Equntah'saum?" Oa Thursday night Sir Robert Stout, while on the Oamaru railway platform, narrowly eßoaped having to repeat that be did not intend to offer himself as a oandidate at the next general election for the House of Representatives. A deputation of Oamaru merchants were at the railway station with the intention of interviewing Mr Hannay on the subject of railway charges between the stores and the wharves. Mr Hannay did not turn up, but Sir Robert Stout was espied, and one of the members of the deputation at onoe suggested that they should ask him to allow himself to become a oandidate for Oamaru at ihe next eleotion. This the spokesman proceeded to do m as solemn a manner as the occasion demanded. Sir Robort listened seriously, and the speaker was getting along femously until the eye of the knight caught sight of a very broad grin on the face of one of the deputation, whan he turned the joke off bb he only knows bow.— " North Otago Times." The system of favouritism m the appoint* ment of tsaohers (has just met — according to Tuesday night's ''Telegraph "—a decided check. "The position of head mistress for Gloucester street school was vacant. The usual form of inviting applications was gone through. One of the candidates had, however, before the day for notifying the appoint* ment had arrived, pushed her claims with so much energy that she considered the matter was settled. So muoh so |waa this this the case that we are oredibly informed that she went so far as to gay that she would m effect make things uncommonly hot for some of the subordinates m the school. 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The final clearing Bale by auotion oi Mr' Andrew Orr's purchase of drapery etook will be held by Mr Bullook m the Arcade tomorrow. An interesting ceremony is to take plaoe at the Borough School to-morrow afternoon, when the scholars intend to Bhow their regard for Mr Kneen, whose headmastership is about to terminate, by making him' a suitable present; Parentß and others interested m the sohool are invited to be present at the prooeodiDgß, wbioh will take place on the assembling of the Boholara at half past one o'olook. The Rev 0. 0. Brown lectures to-night and 10-morrow night m the Orange Hall. The subjeots for eaoh evening will b« found m our advertising columns,' and judging from past I experiences there will be a large assemblage Ito hear this able advooate of conditional immortality. Extra seating accommodation has been provided for these leoturea at the Orange Hall. Tho regular weekly meeting of the Star of the East) Lodge, No 62, 1.0 G.T., was held m ' the Templar Hall on Wednesday evening, Bro 3oott, 0.T., presiding. There were about eighty present' inoiuding visit :8 torn the Dawn of Peace, Aahburton, and Wakanui Lodges. Nine candidates were initiated into the Order, six propoposed for membership, and one number re-obligated. The routine business having been disposed of tha Lodge went into harmony. Bongs by Bros Rodda, Welch, and Piokford, and a recitation by Sister Washington were given. Bro Olamentß brought friendly greetings from Wakanui Lodge. The Lodge olosed m peace and harmony at 10 p.m.