LOCAL AND GENERAL.
A meeting of the Ashburton Orange Lodge will be held this evening for the purpose of conferring degrees, &o.
The special jury case of Wells v M'Oallum and others, whioh is to be tried at the ensuing sitting of the Supreme Court at Oamaru, was mentioned m Chambers yesterday, and waa fixed for hearing on the 12th mat.
It is stated that a resident ol Palmeraton North has discovered a method of separating the gum from flax fibre, which will completely revolutionise tho industry, lessening the cost of manufacture by 25 per oem, and increasing the value by 5 or 6 per oent.
There is now on view at the shop of Mr J. P. Stratz, High Street, Ohristohuroh, a new style of watch called " The Myßterious." The back and front of the watch are of glass, and also the dial, so that you oan see right through the watch, and all that can be Been are the handß and the figures—the movement cannot be detected.
The " Woodville Examiner " Btatea that a Woodville gentleman, who was the successful applicant for a section at the reopnt land sales, has been offered £200 for his interest. This is the reward of speoulation. The amount, as representing the real value of the land, should, of course, have been paid to the State, not to the lucky drawer of the "oorreot oard."
Joseph Bobertß, brother of Jonathan Roberts, was aoquittted m the Supreme Court, at Napier, on a oharge of Btealing money, the property of his mate, August Weigner. He was also found not guilty of oattle stealing. Out of seven oases six were acquitted, though m several oases the evidence was very Btrong, the only conviction being that of Makoare for murder.
The anniversary sermons of tbe Newlanda Primitive Methodist Sunday School will be preached next Sunday by Bey J. T. Burrows, morning and evening, and a short address and reoitations will be given m the afternoon The tea meeting will be on Monday, September 9th, and after tea there wi?l be addresses by ministers and friends and reoitations by the ohildren. Speoial hymns will be aung at each of tbe services. In consequence of the above anniversary there will be no service m the Seafield* Sohoolroom next Sunday afternoon.
It is very doubtful whether the insuranoe polioies will cover suob. a risk as that whioh has now proved fatal to so muoh frozen meat m London. An insuranoe agent assures a contemporary that the policy covers all risk from cool store at Wellington to cool store m London, and that one company he knows of expent to lose £15,000 through suoh policies. We hope, m the interests of the farmer, that this is correot. Our doubts were due to a general knowledge of the many provisos and exceptions endorsed on moßt polioies with a view to lessening the risk covered by insurance companies.
At the Supreme Court. Auokland, on Tuesday, William Smith was sentenced to three months' imprisonment for houeebreaking. The oase against Wilkins for a similar offenoe was dismissed. Thomas Joseph Morran, the defaulting Seoretary of the Atch Hill Boad Board, pleaded guilty to four charges of embezzlement, and sentence was reserved. Thomas Mulraney, for breaking and entering, was sentenced to two years' hard labor. Patrick Carroll and John Enox were found guilty of stealing goods from cutters m the harbor. The former was sentenced to eighteen months' hard labor, and Knox to three years.
On Tuesday Mr March, on behalf of the Commissioner of Grown Lands, held an auction sale of Kukaia and Ghertsey Township Sections m the Townhall, Bakaia. The upset prioe of sections was £7 10s per quarter acre. The following Bakaia sections were disposed of at the upset price : — Lots 175 and 176, D. G. Holmes ; 254, 256, 258, and 2QO, W. Cromie ; 421, 425, 427, 429, 431, and 435, O. A. G. Hardy; 437, A. M. Oxleyj 539 and 540, H. Butter; 655, 657, and 659, E. Shannon ; 661, S. Street ; 678, 680, 682, 684, 686. and 688, T. Harrison ; 716 and 718, B. Bosborough ; 625, J. McLean. Lot 620, M. A. Turner, £9 ; 621 and 623, J. MoLean, £8 eaoh. A number of sections were not disposed of. Ghertsey Government Township B motion, number 1, was purobased for £8 by F. J. Johnson, the upset price being £7 10s.
A Epeoial meeting of the Ohristohuroh Ministers' Association was held yesterday to consider- the question of the identity of Mr G. T. Sullivan, whioh is exciting so much interest m Christchuroh. Reporters were excluded by five votes to four. Mr Sullivan was not present, and a deputation was appointed to wait upon him and report to an adjourned meeting to-day. The " Telegraph " sent Mr Sullivan yesterday by a reporter a series of questions bearing upon the history of hia family, and reports having received the following reply: — "Tell him (meaning the editor of the M Telegraph") that's my business j tell him to mind bis own business ; tell him to send me no more communications ; tell him to keep bis reporters out of my way ; tell him it's a pieoe of impertinence ou hid part to send me such a letter; if people like to come and hear me they oan if they don't, they oan stay away ; and tell him if anything more appears m his paper about me, I'll take aotion against it. That's straight. I have a friend willing to spend £20,000 for me."
The Grown Prosecutor who is suing Mr Jelliooe— a brother barrister — for £5000 damages for libel is (says " The ") H. D. Bell, a partner of the firm of Bell, Gully, and Izard, popularly known as " Gall, Belly, and Gizzard." He is a son of Sir F. I). Bell, the New Zealand Agent-General, and the family has a large interest m the colony. Father, Agent General ; son Ernest, Harry's partner, son Arthur, Engineer for defenoes and publio works ; son Alfred a large station holder m Canterbury. Jelliooe is comparatively a new chum, having being specially imported from England to conduct the proßfioutioa of Waring Taylor, m which he was successful. He has Bince made himself obnoxious to the judges and Grown Prosecutors by the happy fcnaok he has of persuading juries that his clients are injured innocents, 2nd. " many a burglar he's restored to his friends atffl relations." About three years ago Bell, m a fit of irritation, oaused by a suooessful though somewhat extraordinary defence of a client by Jelliooe, applied to him m open court a most opprobrious epithet, and since then there has b,e/SB war between them.
Writing of Mr Gillies, Premier of Victoria' a correspondent to an ezohange says ;— His stonine3B of manner and appearance, the rigid impassivity of his oountenance. the oold glitter of bis eye have earned him the sohtiquct of " The marble man," and no one looking at or listening to him oan wonder for a moment how the appellation was suggested. Tet Mr Gillies, marble though ho is, is probably the ablest parliamentarian (not the greatest statesman) Viotoria has ever noßßesßed. If his manners are chilly, bis administration is pure and difficult to attaak. He is easy to approach, marvellously difficult to influence. Mr Gillies will reoeive a dozen deputations m a day, and give no satisfactory sign to any. He alone of all Ministers has ri^ver been known to rise from his seat at the entrance of a deputation, however influential or at its esatf He will listen m steely silence and dismiss his wisitorß with frigid curtneas. If the occasion call? fo« interruption his words will be brusque to atf extent that^ is somewhat startling. Such are tho exterior characteristics of the man who holds an exceptionally commanding position m the Viotorian polities of to.-day, and who has by the "Budget " speooh lately delivered, settled himself into a still firmer seat ya. the saddle.
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The Waimakariri was m fr?sh yesterday owing to heavy rains and the melting of the snow m the Malvern Hills.
The application to the Supreme Court fo r nn injuncion to prevent the Cun.^tohuroh 1 Meat Do. from using a brand dammed to be. tho exolueive right of the Ganterbury Frozen Meat and Dairy produce Export Go will probably not be deoided until Friday.
The football match Canterbury v Auokland played at Ohristohuroh yesterday, was won by the former by a try to nit. Canterbury had slightly the best of a rather uninteresting matoh, but were pressed at times m the aeoond spell when Auckland had the wind m their favour. Harrold, for Auokland, got over the line just before the game wsb finished, but lost the ball. Goohrane scored for Canterbury.
An action has been instituted on behalf of the widow and family of the late W. Verrall, to recover £1000 compensation from G. Ohinnery, proprietor of the Bangiora floxworks where the deceased met with the aooident whioh caused his death at tho latter «nd of July. The claim is made on the ground of the soutohing maohine. which oaused the aooident, being m an unsafe condition.
A return has been laid on the table showing the positions, up to date of the last valuation of the various Friendly Societies. Aooording to this return the position of the 3ooietieß is as follows: — Members, 24,352; present value of benefits, £1,015.778: present value of contributions, £584,878 ; value of accumulated funds, £312,902 ; deficiency, £117,978 : average deficiency per member, 4.84. The only Sooiety showing a surplus is the Independent Order of Oddfellows (£2995),
la his report on the Volunteers, Lieut. Colonel Home says :— " The materials of the equipment on issue to some of the oavalry corps would not stand wear and tear,- etc. The Oanterbury Yeomanry Cavalry pouohes and sword belts are m a particularly rotten state, and dangerous, and have long Binoe Berved more than their time, having been originally on issue to the Otago gold escort, they are also without sword knots, whioh might prove dangerous." He adds : " I am stronply m favox of substituting revolvers for swords m the subordinate ranks of all mounted corps. The matter Bhould be firmly taken m hand at onoe.
The regular weekly meeting of the Star of the East Lodge, No, 62, 1 OG T, was held m the Templar Hall on Wednesday evening, Bro Scott, O .T., presiding. There were about ninety present, including visitors from sister Lodges. One candidate was initiated into the Order and four proposed for membership. No less than thirty-three members have been initiated m this Lodge during the last month. Committee reports and routine business having been disposed of, the Lodge went into harmony, songs being contributed by brothers and sisters. A pleasant evening was spent, and the Lodge closed m peace and harmony at ten o'olook.
The Bey W. J. Williams from Ohristohurch will oonduot the Wesleyan Sunday School anniversary services on Supday next. The Bey gentleman is one of the most prominent cf the Ministers m the New Zealand Wesleyan Church, haviig passed the Presidential chair last year, and haß earned for himself a reputation os a preacher. Not only m the pulpit has Mr Williams served the ohuroh of his oboioe, but as editor of tbe "Now Zealand Methodist," one of the most vigorous and best oonduoted religious newspapers m the southern hemisphere, he has shown exceptional gifts. We anticipate there will be large attendances at the services on Sunday, and also at the tea meeting on Wednesday, particulars of which are advertised:
At the meeting at Ohristohuroh on Wednes> day evening of the Canterbury Fruit Growers' Assooiatipn reports were reoeived from Professor BiokertoD, Mr E. Wilkinson (of the School of Agriculture), and Mr B. W. Fereday upon the results of recent trials of apple soale specifics, and the conclusion was arrived at that none of the remedies experimented with had so far proved effective, but as regards the effect of the treatment m poisoning the bark and thus exterminating the young insects, there was yet no means of judging In the course of the meeting Prof. Biokerton gave a valuable hint with reference to peaoh trees* He always had good yields, whioh he attributed to his system of pruning by cutting out large limbs instead of pruning the young wood, as he found that the fruit was grown on the second growth instead of on the first as m England.
One often hears arguments as to the relative abilities of the Arab compared with the thoroughbreds. From a oopy of the weight for age scale m foroe at the Oaloutta meeting, it is evident that the raoing authorities m India have a very poor opinion of the Arab's ability to oope with his rivals m question. Over a mile the English three year old carries 9at 31b, the Arab sst 41b. That is to say, the Arab receives four stone all but one pound less. The Australian horse is reokoned to be 101 b behind the English ; the Gape follows at a respectable distanoe, and the country-bred comes between him and the Arab. The figures are :— English 9st 31b , Australian Bst 7at ; Gape Gat 91b; oountry breds 6j£t 41b; and Arabs sst 41b.' Over two miles and a half whioh aooording to onoe aooepted theories would have been all m favor of the ohild of the desert, the English threa year old oarriea Sat 71b, the Arab 4at 111 b, or an advantage of 3st 101 b.
The chip Lady Jooelyn, whioh has just arrived, encountered a fearful tidal wave whioh rushed on board and threatened to engulf the vessel. To escape the sea was a matter of impossibility. The sea oame up and broke ten feet over the rail, sending the spray eighty feet high. The sea washed the iron oapatcra head off and sent it overboard together with the bulwarks and boats, as soon as the mountain wave did its work. The gale continued with great fury. The ship was kept running at a speed of ten knots an hour. The veaoel contained a valuable cargo which oaused the oaptain great anxiety on account of a number of valuable oases of new and choioe prints and drapery consigned to W. H. Collier, « The Corner," Ashburton, and whioh oouid not be replaoed at any price. They are some of the ohoioest goods every imported to this oolony. Buy none till you have inspected them.r-(4dvt') 9|22
The best mediqine is Slander and gonß' Euoalypti E.xtraot, Test its eminent power* ful effects m ooughs, colds, influenza, etc— the relief is instantaneous. Thousands give the most gratifying testimony. His Majesty the King of Italy and medioal syndicates all over the globe are its patrons. Bead the offioial reports that accompany eaoh bottle. We have no oooasion to offer rewards m proof of the genuineness of our references. The offioial reports of medioal olinice and universities, the offioial communication of the Consul-General for Italy at Melbourne ; the diploma awarded International Exhibition, Amsterdam — all these are authentic doouments, and, as suob, not open to doubt. ~We add here epitome of one of the various oases treated at the olinio of Schultz, M.D. Professor, etc.—" C.8.,- 24 years old ; oongeßtional abscess on the thigh. Inoisions made m two places. Although Lister's dressing was applied, tho seoretion beoame, two daya later, very oopious, and had adopted a foetid decomposed charaoter'. The temperature rose enormously. In consequence the dressing was removed, and m its place were made duripg the day-time repealed irrigations with Eucalypti Extract, The offensive footer disappeared very soon, the fever abated within a few days, and the patient recovered after the lapse of several weeks. In this instance we must not lose Bight of the faot that th latter treatment sßved the patient 'e life/ — (Advt.) a
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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2218, 5 September 1889
LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2218, 5 September 1889
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