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The curfew bell is still rung at between g ninety and one hundred plaoea m England. 1 It may be of interest to baokera and others £ aaya " Mszeppa " to know that, through the h death of the Hon; W. Robinson, all wagers ° | made on his horses are off. Their nominations do not, however, fall through. I Captain R. A. Edwin, of Wellington, tele- ll graphed to Captain Clark, Harbor-master at e ( Lyttelton, yeßterday afternoon as follows :■— . West to south and south-east gale, with very ! : oold weather ; glass rising soon. * An old man named Charles McEaohran, living m a tent on the Ohristohuroh City * Council reserve at the Sandhills, was found < dead m his bed on Monday night. The medical evidenoe at the inquest shewed that eenite deoay was the cause of death. I Yesterday all the interrupted telegraph lines m the South were restored. It was found impossible to get at the breaks m the North lines owing to the flooded state of the rivers. Communication with Wellington was oarried on, as on the previous day, via the West Coast. An error ooourred m our advertising yesterday a meeting of the Thistle Lodge for to-night instead of the St John's Lodge, the latter hold their usual monthly meeting m the Maeonio Hall to-night, when visiting brethren are oordially invited, The Nottingham oounty orioket team has this Beaßon performed a feat whioh is unparalleled m the records of English oounty orioket. It has, or rather it had up to July 18, won every one of its oounty matohes of the present season 1 m one innings. Its success was due mainly to the Bplendid batting form whioh waa being displayed by Gunn and Barnes, and the bowling principally of Attewell, Shaoklook, and Richardson. In New Zealand during last year 3617 marriages were contracted. 3112 were between baohelors and spinsters, 172 between bachelors and widows, 234 between widowers and spinsters, and 99 between widows and I widowers. In 13 oases the parties signed with a mark. The Ghuroh of England marriages were the most numerous (784), and the Salvation Army the least numerous (.4). I Four wives were over 60 years of age and four husbands over 70. The late Hon. W. Robinson's Cheviot Hills 5 estate ooneists of 84,248 aores, and is valued ' tor property tax purposes at £300,000. The * homestead and other buildings, whioh it now ? boasts, are Borne of the finest of their kind m ; the oolony, A large quantity of the land has B been broken up and sown m English grass, i and an idea may be gathered of the value of i a year's produce when it is stated that last „ year 2079 baleß of wool were Bhipped from the i estate. r Major Newall, District Adjutant, inspected II the looal Volunteers at the drillshed on i Tuesday evening. The Rifles under Lieut. c E. J. Fooks, and the Guards under Captain p Sparrow, had fair musters, and a limited s number of Cadets also paraded. The Rifles were divided into two companies under Lieuts. g Fooks and Outhbertsbn, and the three com- - panics thus obtained were exeroised as a battalion by Major Newall. Captain Sparrow, ~ Lieuts. Outhbertßon and Fooks put the men through manual, bayonet, and firing exeroises | H respectively. „ At the R.M. Court, Lyttelton, yeßterday, a $ oase was heard against a boy for throwing it stones at a Chinese market gardener, who was driving along Norwioh Quay. Some ie boys m Lyttelton have been m the habit of J ' annoying this man, the result being the oase " yesterday. Mr Beetham, R.M., spoke very 5 strongly on the conduct of the aoousod, and fined him. Hs has also ordered that informations be laid againßt other boys that I] were with him. Mr Beetham evidently means to impress upon these larrikins that Chinamen are "men and brothers." vfi I '. At a mooting of the Obrietohurch Presby)f tery, held yesterday, the Rev P. B. Monro brought forward the matter of a person d oalling himself Mr G. T. Sullivan oooupying \. two of the pulpits m the Presbytery, and gave t l a notice of motion to the effect that at the next meeting the two ministers affeoted. be asked to satisfy the Preßbytery aB to his oharaoter and dootrine. After a warm disouseion, a motion was carried, by ten to bis, that the notice of motion be not received, and it was ultimately agreed that Mr Monro be allowed to bring the matter up at the next meeting without notioe, ■^ The importation of Hew Zealand bacon aa I. pork is still troubling the Tasmanian papers. " The ••Coloniet" says:— At the time of writing no sotive steps havo been taken to prevent the importation of baoon under the duty paid for pork. ... In the meantime the importations have had a most injurious effect on the looal bacon trade, several of our largest owners declining to buy until the matter is finally settled, as they have nearly the whole winter's 6 took still remaining on their hands. We hope, however, that ere these lines ireaoh our readers the neoessary legislation will be initiated, the matter having been brought under the notioe of nearly allfthe members of Parliament. At {the |Bhow of the National Agricultural Society of Viotoria a few nice Southdowna were shown, and upsides with them three fine Hampshire Downs, two eweß and a ram; The latter was only a 2-tooth, but an immense animal, and considered by those who have a knowledge of the breed, a good specimen of his class. All three were imported sheep, and exhibited by the Hon. W. MoCalloob, tLe gentleman who brought r\ them to the oolony. In a few years time these sheep will probably require as many pens as Linooln and Leioestera now oooupy, and a few snob as those exhibited would no doubt be found valuable if utilised m oonneotion with tbo 'largely increasing flooks of Hampßhires whioh are {located m Southern Tasmania. The regular weekly meeting of the Star of the East Lodge, No. 62, 1.0. G.T., took place m the Templar Hall on Wednesday evening, about fifty members being being present, including visitors. Bro T. Scott, 0.T., presided. One candidate was initiated and four proposed for membership, after whiob a large amount of business wds transacted, - among whioh was a .communication from the R.W. Grand Lodge with instructions for opening a juvenile temple. It was reaovad to name the now temple the "Future Hope/ and that it be opened under the auspioeß of rt the Star of the East Lodge m the. Templar d Hall on Monday evening next. There is a D good list of intending candidates and of honorary members of tha parent Lodge, so the young ones will get a fair. start. The Lodge dosed m peace and harmony at 10 p m. | The wreck of the Tararua, at Wnipapa { Point m 1881, will still be fresh m the minds j of the public. She bad on board a considerable number of silver coins withdrawn from circulation owing to their lightness or defacet ment. They were shipped at Auckland, and their value has been variously estimated. < Some say they were worth £3000 ; others say that they would bring £20,000 after re-issue I from the mint. But it ia believed a dorreot estimate of their velue is £7000. Some time i after the wreok (saya the " Mataura Ensign "), and at the instigation of the insurance companies, a party with an experienced diver visited the spot and endeavoured to beoome possessed of the coins, bat without success, t for they found that the strong room m whioh they were contained was inaooessible, and there were other almost insurmountable objects m the way. The £7000 had almost been forgotten until last week, when Mr « William Batson, an experienced diver, arrived at Fortrose with half a dozen men determined to probe the bottom ; aud on Sunday the party proceeded m the Kakanui to the eoene of the wreok, where they are prepared to remain m camp until the weather admits of an exhaus* tive examination of the wreok, whioh lies only a dozen yards from the shore. At first the kelp will require to be out away, and if a examination Bhows that the Btrong j tooia lannot easily be penetrated the whole i ; wj; eok %tiil J?a blown up by dynamite, a plentiful supply # ion waa taben dowQ by tne Kakanui, I Dbaf—A Person curea ot Vaifc 6 **. an * { noises -n the head of 23 years stand/Oif I*7 * , 1 Sijnrle Remedy, will Bond adeaorioti-n ofis j FBVB to any person who appliet to NICBOLBOH 176 WiiiiwußttMt, Mjqwwl ...-^^m

The rain yesterday appears to have been general; telegrams from all parts of thiß Island reporb a heavy fall, whioh has been very welcome to farmers. Fishing lioenses may be obtained from Mr E. B: Simpson, Hon. Seoretary of the Acclimatisation Society, or Mr W. Zander. The season opens on September 15th. A Point to Point Steeplechase was held on jh Saturday last at Bandall's, near Leeston. y The field fwas not a very large one, and Mr j, Olaridge had no difficulty m winning on Enoore, whose Buooesses m previous Bimilar contests this season have been marked. i c The usual meeting of the Ashburton Debating Society has been postponed from to-morrow evening to tho following Friday j evening, September 20, wheu the question , " Should tho Bible be read m puolio Bohools ?" j is the BUbjeot for debate. The pablio are * invited to attend. A young widow woman was charged at the Lyitelton Magistrate's Court on Wednesday with ill-treating her step-daughter aged seven years. The oaße oaused considerable excitement, The medical evidenoe showed that , though the child had been very severely . beaten, she was not seriously injured, and 1 was well cared for otherwise, and aooused was convioted and discharged with a strong caution. The only Maooabe is to appear at the Oddfellows' Hall on Saturday night, bis stay here being for one night only. The veteran's abilitiea aa an entertainer are well known, and Mdlle Minnia, who accompanies him, is { spoken of as an aooomplished daritause, and of great assistance m some of the scenes. We ; have received oopies of some of the press and other notioes of Maooabe's present tour whioh show that his entertainment is aa popular as ever. No doubt there will be a good House to see it on Saturday evening. It appears that the praotioe of " taking the option " by going to prison instead of paying fines which, may be imposed upon them is part of the polioy of the Salvation Army. General Booth recently quoted the following figures with regard to prosecutions and oonviotions of members : — Number of proaeoutions m the United Kingdom 762, number of prosecutions abroad 243, total 1005 ; number of oonviotions m the United Kingdom 549, number ol oonviotions abroad 112, total 661; length of terms of imprisonment suffered m the United Kingdom only, 5 years 4 months 7 days ; amount ot fineß and costs saved by enduring imprisonment £393. A man named Arthur Empson committed suicide m a most determined manner at Dunedin yesterday morning. He refused a oup of tea m ,bed from his wife, knocking it out of her hand. He then got up and went into the kitohen, where he took up a bread knife and made a wound m bis throat. She ran out for assistance, when he appears to have taken up a combined knife and saw, and used the latter to make a horrible wound. A neighbour was so horrified that he went off for the polioe and medical assistance, and on his return the man was dead, Empson was well known m Canterbury, having had a Btation some years ago at Bangitata. He has shown symptoms of insanity lot some time, but bis wife thought she oonld control him. ■« . ■ At an extraordinary meeting of shareholders of the New Zealand Frozen Meat and Storage Company held yeßterday at Auokland, tbe Committee appointed to consider the position o affairs' reported ;—•" We have examined the nnanoial position of the Company, and have come to the conclusion that we do not see any probability of anything ooming to the shareholders after paying liabilities owing by the Company. We cannot BUggest any scheme to put before the Directors tbat is likely to benefit the present shareholders, and the only alternative we Bee is liquidation." It was accordingly reaolved by eighteen to two that the Company be voluntarily wound up. Meßsrs G. S. Kissling and A. Buokland were appointed liquidators at a salary of one hundred guineas. The beat medicine is Sander and Spnß' Eucalypti Extraot. Test its eminent power* ful effects m coughs, colds, influenza, etc — the relief is instantaneous. Thousands give the most gratifying testimony. His Majeßty the King of Italy and medioal syndicates ail over the globe are its patrons. Bead the official reports tbat accompany eaoh bottle. We have no oooasion to offer rewards m proof, of the genuineness of our references. The official reports of medioal clinics and universities, the offioial communication ot the Consul-General for Italy at Melbourne ; the diploma awarded International Exhibition, Amsterdam — all these are authentio documents, and, as suob,, not open to doubt. ' We add here epitome of one of tbe various cases treated at the clinio of Sohultz, M.D. Professor, etc. — " 0.8., 24 years old; oongestional abscess on the thigh. Incisions made m two places. Although Lister's dressing was applied, the seoretion became, two days later, very copious, and had adopted a foetid decomposed obaraoter. The temperature rose enormously. In consequence the dressing was removed, and m its place were made during tbe day-time repeated irrigations with. Eucalypti Extract. The offensive foeter disappeared very soon, the fever abated within a few days, and the patient recovered after the lapse of several weeks. In this instance wa must not lose sight of the fa,ot tbat the j latter treatment sovod the patient's life.' — (4dyt.) 8

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2224, 12 September 1889

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