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For last month the quantity <?{ coal exported from Westport was 19,559 tonu, thp highest oa record. Mi 1 P. Littlejohn has been elected unopposed as first Mayor of the newly.-estab-lished Borough of Onslow njjar Wellington. Mr Felix McGuire is definitely amieuncccl as a candidate for the Egmont seat as newly constituted. The death is aiui^unwcl from Durban (Natal) from typhoid fever, of the Right Rev D, McKenzie, Bishop of Zululand, D.D, TippooTil- ''!■ *i ''■■ ■ ■ ."■"'■■ the Congo region, left '/.:.,:■■...• 10th, for "Europe on voyage round thp world. At the Dunedin City Court on Thursday Thomas Barrett was committed for trial on ,t)ie charge' of the attempted murder of an old man named 'SYflJiam Woods. A number of Frencli Ge;icl^rmes arrived at Auckland by the steamer Tekap9 from tSydney, en route from Marseilles to' Tahiti, . where they >ii'<e f o render military service. The influenza epidemic has almost dis- : appeared m Dunodin. Niuw llie chiinge in vl»;) M'oathoi 1 a week ago ihuru Ihincl.u^h very few ca«e«ij find during the ]>ast fow (Invs . st'iircely a singlu .'.■;> so lias l>oeji l'cporLod TJjo following arc tlic Jjiljl.'urlon returns for tlio nionlh of Mnvoii iSBO:— | 'hi Hospital, Isfi of month, !); admitted ciiu--ing the month, 7; uinelr.trgoii, Jl ; died, I ; remaining iv Ifospitfil, l^t of-\]>.'.i|. 1800, 4. .(Joiii't new?. —Tv EEis .soronc llighne^ i.-.ih been jjlcasoil to Match the oulipse, and has dmiuLod the J.ortl Clifiinlierlaiu to ex-pros.-, Jiis entire biilitJEiicliofl wjth flic nuigniticcnt jDCl'fornjaucc.'' ' .;

Constable O'Reilly of Ashburton is to be ] transferred to Lyttelton, his place here being taken by Constable W. McGill, of Lyttelton. ' To-morrow being Easter Sunday,. St Stephen's Church will, as usual, be decorated, and the services will be 8.30. a.m., 11.a.m., and 6.30. p.m. , The Matron of the Hospital desires to j acknowledge with thanks receipt of flowers 1 from Mrs Lea, fruit from Mr Broomfield, papers and periodicals from Mesdames Braddell, Quane, and Barrett, and a parcel of old linen from Mrs Prichard, for the use of the Inmates. Owners of good ratting terriers ought to be aware of an excellent sport ground in the Domain. Yesterday two well-known rat terriers were set to work on one of the islands, and in a short time hunted out and killed a couple of strong good-going rodents. A good evening's sport can be got on the islands at any time among the rats that swarm there. We would remind our readers of the Bazaar in the Templar Hall at Tinwald on Easter Monday, in aid of the Church funds. Mr Heseltine will be glad to receive contributions of anything saleable, and as there, is a large stock of goods both useful and ornamental to be sold, a display worth looking at will be made, so that a large attendance may be expected.

It will be good news to shippers of produce to learn that, in order to meet the increased requirements of the trade, the Shaw, Savill, and Albion Company are increasing the ' cool chamber of their steamer Mamari to double its previous capacity, and also increasing the capacity of the meat chambers by 3000 carcases. The steamer will be back in the colony to load in June. Good Friday was spent in holiday fashion by the Ashburton people. Large numbers visited the beach, and many families took advantage of the fine weather to drive into the country. The devotees of the gun were out in force, and their reports could be heard in the riverbed at intervals from early morn to dewy eve. Figures showing the cost of each duck shot on Good Friday would make very interesting statistics indeed. It is much, to be feared that the profit of the day's work lies very considerably in the tills of Messrs John Orr and Co., and Henry Zander, for powder and shot expended on ducks that were not hit. The Domain now looks like having recovered from the recent drought. The reaches of water both below and above the first dam are fairly deep, and yesterday Mr Mullaney was out with his boat. The water is flowing over the lower dam by-wash in food volume, and on the lower side of the ath dam the water is well above the bottom of the bath sluice. At present the shoulder race at the bath is flowing full, to supply the reach below, and any water coming into the swimming bath is a back wash through the sluice from the middle reach. Still there is about a foot of water in the swimming bath, and by and by the ranger will be able to turn on a full head, and give bathers another spell of swimming

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2393, 5 April 1890

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2393, 5 April 1890

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