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LOCAL AND GENERAL

At Amberlev yesterday a &ne of £5 and costs was inflicted on four bpyfi wbo had broken telegraph insulators by throwing stones at them. ihe fchird Bhilling oonoert m oonneolion with St Stephen's Church will be given m the Ohuroh sohoolrootn on Tuesday next at 8 p.m. The eubjeot for debate at tbe fortnightly meating o( the Ashburton Debating Society to-night is " Should the Bible be read m Eflhools ? " AU lovers of musio our invited to call and inepeot a apeoial line of sheet mueio at W. Zander's The selection consists of both vocal and instrumental pfooep, all at a nominal price. Tho Otago Ohuroh Board have decided upon the appointment of Professor Crilrov, of University College, Dundee, to the Obajr of English Language and Litsrature. The Synod aad the University Council have yet to concur. At Waterloo (Victoria), a miner named Hunter, whilst driving some calves, pioked up a Btone to throw at them, when noticing it to be heavy, be examined it. The Btone was lound to be half gold, and when crushed realised £32 worth of the preoioua metal. A meeting is oalled for Monday evening at the Borough Council Chambers to arrange Matters connected with tbe Now Zealand Exhibition < The business is important and ot general Jnterpat, and a full attendance is desired, | Tbe Dunedin University .Council has got i out of the difficulty with regard to th.c BareI wood Run and the Museum Boservps, whioh have been rushed by prospectors, by 'cancelling the licenses of leeaeeß of over 2000 aores, giving them grazing rights, and as some jumping has been going on Mr W. L. Simpson lias been appointed arbitrator. At Ghrißtohurcb on Wednesday Mr A. W. Money met with aßerio^is accident, whioh resulted m the frao'nre of jtris rjgbjt ar^n just 'above i ho elbow and the total dislocation pf that joint. He was out riding when his horse tripped against something and threw Mr | Money heavily to the ground, oaußinor the liraoture and dislocation. An pperation under ShlQlQlQtm will ba peoeßi^ry,

The Dunedin Maonndrew Memorial Fund amounts to about £230.

The registration fee for letters, etc., at the Pos f . Offices m New Zealand has been reduced to 3d.

Maoop.be opened his New Zealand campaign at. Inveroargill on Siturday evening, with all his old success. The veteran has now an help-meet m part of his entertainment. Mr G. G. Stead has sold the raoehorse Gipsy King to Meeßrs Nolan, Tonks, and Co., of Hawera, where he will take up stud duties. Ten thousand £5 shares, new issue, m the Metropolitan Gaß Company, Melbourne, were sold by auotion recently, realising an average of £14 6a 3d. Oa Wednesday, at Dunedin, tha driver of one of the new " Palaoo oars " was fined 103 and oostp for forcibly removing from the platform of the oar a Chinaman who was tbe bolder of a season tioket. A woman named Elizabeth Danks died suddenly at St Albans last night. The deceased bad some months ago been attended by Dr Prinß, but he refuged to grant a oertifi- < cate, and consequently an inquest will be held. la reference to tbe small outbreak of scab m Nelson the "Colonist" says: — "Mr Kerr has held a clean certificate for five years, and the only way m which the outbreak i 3 to be accounted for is that wild sheep from the adjoining bush have mixed with the flock." A Wellington resident has presented to the House of Representatives through Mr Gaorge Fisher, member for Wellington East, a bust of Mr W. E. Gladstone, which is of considerable interest, as being a late and authentio likeness of the 'right hon. gentleman. The artist is Mr Charles Maobride, of Edinburgh. The railway extension to Springburn will be open for traffic on Monday next, 9th inst., and from that data the mails will be forwarded daily per Mount Somers train. The coaoh mail servioe between Alford Forest and Mount Somers will be discontinued after Saturday, 7th inst. There is jubilation m Auokland over the news that the Auckland Boiler Mills have gained a gold medal for Auckland grown wheat at the Paris Exhibition, against Southern wheat from the far-famed Oamaru district, whioh latter only reoeived a silver medal. The ontput of ooal from the Westport and Greymouth mines during the month of AugUßt last was as follows: — The Westport - Coal Company (Limited), Westport, 16,508 tons ; the Grey Valley Coal Company (Limited), Greymoutb, 16,666 tons. Tha Wesport mine was stopped for three days for repairs. In the discussion on the vote for industrial sohools, m the estimates, Mr Saunders assured the Government that there was room for vast improvement m these sohools, whioh were misled, seeing that children were not taught a trade or anything. At Burnham the children were waited on, and there was not a girl who had been taught even to sew. Inspector Weldon says that the reported eet-to between two Dunedin constables has been made the subject of an official inquiry before him. The evidenoa of several witnesses was taken, and showed tbat the matter had been greatly exaggerated. Two constables m a friendly wrestling bout fell against a beam m a stable and hence gave rise to the tale. Tuesday's " P.:st " sayß : — " That the weather should be peculiar at present is peihaps accounted for by the faot that CapC Edwin has been indisposed for about a week, and has been unable to furnish his usual reports m advance. We are glad to learn that he is better to-day, and will soon be able to resume his duty." Showers quiokly followed the Captain's recovery. At the South Eakaia Road Board meeting yesterday when tenders were opened for the maintenance of roads m the district, some amusement was oaused by a letter from one of the tenderers, m whioh he stated that he had before worked for the Board. His roads were kept m an oxoellent condition, and the Clerk had never had a growl at him. He would undertake to do the work for one ppund less than the lowest tender. The Hon James White onoe again head 8 the list as a winning owner m Australia, During last seußon he scored twenty-Beyen wins, representing m stakes £12,912 18s; twenty-five aeoonds, £2109 ; and seven thirds, £540, making a total of £15,561 18s. The horßes have been plaoed more than the fiftynine times mentioned above, but there has been no prize gained for bo doing. A petition has been presented to King Osoar of Sweden, signed by 208.827 people, asking for the absolute prohibition of tho liquor traffic m that oountry. The settlement of this question is a royal prerogative, and he can suppress tbe liquor trafflo whenever he ohooses. Tho King has a preoedent for so doing, as the trafno has been temporarily suspended at variouß times by former Kings of Sweden. The Amy Sherwin Conoert Company have disbanded after their tour through India and other Eastern countries. Miss Sherwin and Mr Olutsam have gone to England, and Miss Minna Fischer to Germany (the latter to finish her mußioal studies), while Mr Arthur Sherwin has settled down at Singapore as a teacher of musio. The rest of the oompany have returned to Australia, and Mr H. Stookwell has joined the Solomon Opera Company at Sydney. There is trouble about favoritism and influenoe being the ohief faotoiß m the appoint, ment of teachers m North Otago- , The "Mail," says:— "The privilege of seleoting teaohers is the last shred of authority that has been left to Committees, and it is an insult to bodies of men who have struggled hard and successfully by means of local appeals to supplement the education funds doled out to thorn, so that the edapation system might not be seriously impaired, to send them three names of candidates far teaoherships, two of whioh are virtually dummies," His Honor Mr Justice Denniston, and quite an army of legal talent, were engaged on Wednesday m another of the oases arising out of the businesa transactions of Joseph Oram Sheppard. This was a case ;in whioh F. M. Hadfield sought to obtain from Hyman Marks and Ward and Co." a residue of a legacy left by Joseph Hadfiald, deoeased, bis father, to the plaintiff. The legaoy bad been mortgaged by plaintiff to defendant Marks, and the plaintiff now sought to set up the claim that it was merely as surety for J. Ol Sheppard. The oase came to a olose on Thursday, After taking the evidenoe it was arranged that the law points should be argued id banoa. ■:

The three-year-old son of Mr Chapman, licensee of the Robert Burns Hotel, Dunedin, met with an aqoidont of a very serious nature on Tuesday, The little fellow bad shut himself m an upstairs room at the front of the building, and not being able to get out he opened the window and began to walk along the oornioe outside, with the idea of getting into another room. While doing so he lost his balanoe and fell to the pavement beneath, alighting on his shoulders and head. Dr Koborts found that he had sustained a f raoture pf the arm near the Bhoulder and was also badly hurt about the head. Seeing that the little fello t w fell a distance of about 25 or 30 feet on to an asphalt pavement, it ib a wonder thjit the aocidjanjt was not immediately fatal. It is hoped tbat he will Hooter. The important cHeoovory of coal of whioh we were briefly informed a few days ago by 1 cable was' made about eighty five mileß from Melbourne, olohg to the Gippsland railway line. Coal was struok at 55ft from the eurfaoe, and the auger pasßed through 100 ft of ooal, and is still going down into the seam. It is of excellent quality, and grows darker and donsor bb the bore goes deeper. This disoovery goeß to prove the existence of a huge bed of coal, extending for some five miles m area, with a tbioknesa of at least 100 ft. A syndicate has taken up two square miles of the oountry, and arrangements have been made to further test the ground. Discoveries pf ooal have been rather numerous of late, and, if they continue, Viotoria will be to some extent independent of 'New South Wales for | her ooal supply.

The best Remedy for Indigestion Norton's Camomile Pills are conßdently recommended as a simple remedy for indigestion, which is the cause of nearly all the diseases to which we are subject. Ncr to pills, with justice called the "nature's strengthener of tha human stomach," ast as a power 'ill tonic apd gentle aperient, are piild m their operation, and safe under any circumstances. Sold jn bottles at isl&d,2s Qd, by all medicine vendors throughout the world,

The sales of horses to-morrow are of more than usual importance. Mr D. Thomas soil at TattersalFa, West street, the well-known entire Quality Jook, five pedigree mares, and about a dozen head of young unbroken draught stock, buggy ponies, eto. Messrs William 3 and Bland and Mr T. Bullock have also good entires. Mr Bullook, at the Arcade, will dear off the balanoe of drapery, clothing, eto., which could not be overtaken last Saturday.

The Ashburton Fire Brigade held a wet practice last evening' Aoting on the supposition that one of the blocks of buildings m East street was on fire, the necessary measures were taken to extinguish it. The steamer and ourriole engines were employed, and an abundance of water was directed on what were supposed to be burning buildings. The steamer, whiah was m charge of Engineer Dolman, worked splendidly, and all the members of the Brigade, inoluding the men attached to the hook and ladder plant, were afforded excellent prao.ice. Captain Scott was m command.

The ship 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 capstan head off and sent it overboard together with ihe bulwarks and boats, as soon as the mountain wave did its work. The gale oontinued with great fury. The ship was kept running at a speed of ten knots an hour. The vessel contained a valuable oargo whiob caused the captain great anxiety on aooount of a number of valuable oases of new and ohoioe prints and drapery consigned to W. H. Collier, " The Corner," Ashburton, and whioh cou'd not be replaced at any prioe. They are Borne of the choicest goods every imported to this colony. Buy none till you have inspected them.— (Advt') 9{22

Certainly the Most Effective MEDICINE m the world is SANDER and SONS, EUCALYPTI EXTRACT. Test its eminent powerful effeots m Coughs, Colds, Influenza, eto, ; the relief is instantaneous. Thousands give the most gratifying testimony. Read this certificate :—" 24th April, 1885 Messrs Bander and Sons,— lt is with the greatest of pleasure that I testify to the excellence of your Euoalypti Extract. Having had inflammation of the bone of the leg, whioh came on after a severe attaok of low fever, I wsb attended by Dr J. Boyd, who had made strenuous efforts to save my leg, but without success. He found it neoessary to amputate my limb. Having heard m the meantime of the wonderful cures worked by the Euoalypti Extract, I obtained a bottle, and the extraot had not been applied more than an hour when I began to feel greatly relieved. After applying the extraot every four hours for nine or ten days I was out of all danger. I would persuade all who may be affected with any euoh disease to give the Euoalypti Extracts trial, and I am convinced that they will find it the most wonderful of medicines. — Yours etc. B.J, Oobnow, Wattle street Sandhurst -»<Advt.) 5

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LOCAL AND GENERAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2219, 6 September 1889

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