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The Rink will be open to-morrow evening as usual. There were large congregations m the Primitive Methodist Church yesterday to hear Mrs Wright, and her addresses were I listened to with evident interest. She is announced to speak m the same place tomorrow afternoon at 3, and also each even- j ing during the week at 7.80. As an outcome of negotiations with promoters of a Farmers' Co-operative Society, Mr J. G. Ward, M.H.R. for Invercargill, has agreed to convert his extensive business into a limited Liability Company, to be worked on the co-operative principle, with a nominal capital of £250,000. The agent for the Baby Ogden Dramatic Company has completed arangements for the reappearance of this Company m Ashburton on July 29th and 30. In addition to the infant prodigy who sustains the title role, the company includes Miss Helen Fergus, and Messrs J. J. Kennedy and Laurie Dunbar. Owing to the restoration of the cable and ponsequent pressure of cable news, leading and other matter is held oVer from the present issue. The break m the cables occurred on the morning of the 11th near .Banjoewangi, after a severe shock of earthquake had passed over the southern end of Java. At noon yesterday the steamer Sherard Osborne succeeded m finally splicing the dublicate cable about thirty miles from Banjoewangi. Professor Nussbaum the celebrated Munich surgeon, says:—" In a city of, say, 200,000 persons, visited by cholera, per hapli* only one per cent., that is, 2000, will be attacked. The othei 180,000 persons remain unimpaired m health, although they have all drunk, inhaled, and swallowed the cholera bacillus. It is known with certainty that the cholera bacillus is dangeroui only to those persons whose stomachs are not m a healthy state, and jeopardise life only when it passes into the intestines. A healthy stomach digests the bacillus, and therefore it does not reach the intestines m a living state." The " Trade Protection Gazette " remarks: We are of opinion that a better way of settling the future wrongdoing of fraudlent bankrukts would be to place them outside the operation of all the laws for the recovery of debts. If after that merchants or traders should trust a man, knowing him to be beyond the reach of the laws for recovery, they would do so at their own. risk. And, on the other hand, if a man so situated should obtain credit without informing the creditors of his position, his offence would be that of obtaining goods under false pretences. We think it would be difficult to find a better method of clipping the wings of those who rush into debt without assuring themselves of an honourable way out. The following are a few mistakes recorded m reports of School Inspectors, presented to the House last week :—The Westland Inspector records that one pupil said that among industries of Auckland was a large pump, that lifted ten tons of water per minute from a depth of 640 miles ; while another said that " The chief industry of Wellington m a House of Parliament. The derivation of the word " hyprocrite" was given thus— •• MpoK and horse crates," a Judge—A judge of horses; and "annihilate"— ana., again, and nihil, nothing—to eat nothing. Yet another pupil handed m this definition of "Anf.ikote," "a short story." The South Canterbury Inspector reports the fact that a boy with a descriptive turn, wrote " I seen ahorke sitting on a gorse fence." And described the " harmless necesary cat" as " the dwaugh of the species." There is now to be seen iii the shop window of Messrs J. Scaly and Co., East street, a collection of apples showing some of the sorts grown at the nurseries, Riverbank, that will repay inspection by any one who contem2>lates planting fruit plants. There are upwards of fifty different khuis shown, all valuable, long-keeping sorts. For size, color, and general excellence they are by far the finest that have been shown m Ashburcon this season.—(Aclvt.)

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 5, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2470, 21 July 1890

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 5 Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2470, 21 July 1890