The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prævalebit. THURSDAY, MAY 1, 1890. LOCAL AND GENERAL
'^George White alias Clifford alias_ Rose was committed for trial this morning at Christchurch on a charge of stealing a horse the property of Thomrs Lamont of Somortoiij near Rakaia. s , This year New South Wales sent about 40 tons of butter to Victoria, and is sending, about seven tons a-week there—the prices reaching the highest ruling figures.. The consumers pay the duty. An entire family of six persons were wiped out of existance near Kingston, N.Y., on Sunday, February 6th. Four children were skating and went through the ice, and the parents, who attempted a rescue, were also drowned. A young woman who resided in Clerk enwell has just committed suicide, after a quarrel with her lover. Two' years ago another lover attempted to shoot her at Charingcross and then killed himself, and' since then yet another young man has committed suicide from love of her. We have to acknowledge with thanks the receipt from- the compilers (Messrs G. G. Turri and Co., Melbourne), of ".the Inventor's Guide to obtaining and selling patents." This little volume will be exceedingly useful to those for whose benefit it is published. The public will be glad to hear that the Little Lord Fauntleroy Company will play at Ashburton on Monday week, 12th inst, for one night only. This will be the greatest treat we have had here for al ong time, and there is certain to be a crowded housq.
The New Zealand "Herald," says Mr Deaville, of Te Awamatu harvested 3221bs of onions (Red Tripoli we believe) off 44 square yards of ground. This at one penny per lb, means no less a sum than £147 Us 8d an acre, the largest return of any kind of crop that could be grown. There is a vast quantity of meat required in Europe over and above what is produced. ' In France, 226,000 tons are yearly required ; 'Germany, 360,000 tons; Austria, 15,000 tons; Belgium, 481,000 tons; England,, 672,000 tons. , -'•'" Mr Walter Rothschild, who xisited New Zealand in 1887, has successfully acclimatiqed five kiwis, which run wild in his ?park at Tring. He entertains a hope that they will breed as they have paired well euough. Even more successful with kangaroos, Mr Rothschild has now some thirty of various kinds turned loose in his domain, in company with emus and rheas. ' A sale of leases of pastoral runs took place at the Christchurch land Office yesterday.' ' Following', are the rentals dbtained for those in this district; viz—Me Farlane's Station, No, 101. 1900 acres, Miles and Co, license for ten months, rent for term £35; part of Anama Station, run 105,1520 acres, W. S. Peter, license for ten months, rent for term £48.
A Scotch gentleman, while riding in London with a young woman, discovered iu the cab a box crammed with precious stones and articles in gold. They did not report their* find, but took it with them to an hotel, and for this they were arrested, together with the hotel-keeper, and charged 'With stealing the treasure. . ( . ( At the banpuetto Mr John Roberts hi Diuiediii on Friday night he said that, though he had abstained hitherto from seeking Parliamentary honors, his services would shortly be at the disposal of any constituency that might seek them. This is generally regarded as a declaration of his intention to stand fo'r cither Dunedin or the Taieri at the general election. A chemist has lately pcrfonncil a feat of no common order. The explosion and fire nt Antwerp reduced to a charred mass a Ojumllo of one thousand florin Austrian obligations. Without prsscntatiou in some identifiable form there could lie no payment. The imperilled obligations were giAen to a chemist, and he succeeded in separating the whole of them and finding out the nnmbcrs, and upon thi3 report the money has been paid. One of the curious complications that could only arise out of such hybrid legislation as our Charitable Aid Act is now exercising the charitable aid authorities of Taranaki and Wangauui. A jockey named Potto resides in the latter di3tricb, but travels from district to district in the exercise of his calling. While riding at the Hawera races ho broke his leg, and for attending to his injuries the hospital authorities of Hawera h;ive preferred a claim against Wanganui for i'l4 odd. the latter body repudiate all liability, and a lawsuit is sure i.o follow. : I
In tho Governor's speech at the opening of the New South Wales Parliament on Tuesday measure"* "wore aimouiicc'l for the construction of additional railways andoublic works, for dealing comprehensively with district self-government, for the revision' of the electoral l,iws, while a reform of the tariff and readjustment of taxation and the reduction of inland postage to a penny will also be proposed. The Postal Bill gives power to the authovieies fco prevent the transmission by post of objectionable literature. The first communication of the JSTew Zealand Grand Masonic Lodge was. opened at Cliristehurch on Tuesday night, R.W., Bro E. T. Gillon, presiding. The executive committee's report was received. The'basis of union recommended by the convention was provisionally accepted, subject to furt'ier consideration. It was decided to substitute " Provincial" for " District" Grand Lodges, and increase the number of stewards to 20. | Last evening the Foresters' Court, Ashburton, No. ;G729, held their annual social in the Oddfellows' Hall. The Court met formally in the Orange Hall at half-past seven, and adjourned thence, after closing, to the' Oddfellows' Hall where song and dance were the order of the night. About j 150 people —members of the Order and male and female friends—were present, and j enjoyed themselves thoroughly in the dance 1 to the music of Mr J. H. Brooke's band, j Step dances were given at intervals by i members and friends, a rousing jig by Mr i Lyons being specially well done; and the ' evening was varied by an occasional song. | Mr John Ranger was purveyor and attended well to the creature comforts of the I guests. Dancing was kept up till an early | A recent visitor to the Dimedin Exhibition, J says the"Even:ng Press," went into the orrery and found a professor giving a lecture on the sun and his planets, illustrating his lecture by referring to a beautiful mechanical orrezy worked by n. tiny steam engine show- j ing the planets, etc., ail spinning round at a j most surprising rate. A* *h'e conclusion of the lecture, and while the audience were endeavouring to digest the scientific facts > just imparted to them, a venerable old fellow who had beea paying great attention, got on his feet and askeel, " But, sorr, which of the planets is Oireland ?" He could not understand the laughter that ensued, and seemed to think that the lecturer had been guilty of a great omission in not including the Emerald Me among the list of the earth's planetary companions. Certainly the Most Effective MEDICINE in the world is SANDER and SONS' EUCALYPTI EXTRACT. Test its eminent powerful effects in Coughs, Colcb, Influenza, etc. ; the relief is instantaneous. Thousands cave the most gratifying testimony. Read this certificate:—"24th April, 1885 — Messrs Sander and Sons,—lt is with the greatest of pleasure that I testify to the excellence of your Eucalypti Extract. Having had inflammation of the bone of the leg, M'hich came on after a severe attack of low fever, I ijj'as attended by Dr J. Boyd, who had made skr.eiuiQu# efforts to save my leg, but without' success. He found it necessary to amputate my' limb. H*»,viij<* i freard in the meantime of the wonderful cures 1 awi-kod by the Eucalypti Extract, I obtained a, boUk, &T-4 the ..extract had'not been applied more fcbw.au hour, when I began to feel greatly relieved, After applying the I extract every four hours for nine ur fen days i J was out of all danger. , I would persuade ;Ui «K<> jnay be "* ■'- 1 -~il such Vii-sciise to :_'Koihe J. ■■ " ■■'■ " trial,