The Ashburton Guardian. Magna et Veritas et Prævalebit. TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 1890. LOCAL AND GENERAL
The three cables at Banjoewangi have >een restored, and are m good working •rder. (Constable McLeod, who was murdered at ilangawhare, had his life insured m the government Insurance Office for £500. The San Francisco mail closes at Ashbur;on on Friday next at 6.30 p.m. Money >rders must be obtained not later than i p.m. The Mariposa, with English mails of 12th July, left 'Frisco for Auckland on 26th July, 3ontract date. The Zealandia, with colonial nails of 14th July, arrived at 'Frisco from Auckland on 2nd August, contract date. |^_ In consequence of the freshet m the river there has been abundance o f water for the Domain, and the swimming baths are now *t the highest point of fullness they have reached since their construction was completed. At the Dunedin Police Court yerterday Mrs Susan Dreaver waa charged with improperly beating her child with a garden hoe. The child was too ill to appear, and accused was remanded, for a week, bail being allowed." About one of the best things done by the Ashburton Borough Council for a long time past was the passing last night of Mr Hugo Friedlander's motion to spend £20 m the purchase of agricultural literature for the Public Library. Mr Kinsey was on Saturday at Christchurch presented with a silver medal as a life member of the Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Association. The presentation was made m recognition of Mr Kinsey's services on behalf of Canterbury at the Dunedin Exhibition. A Westporfc correspondent to ft contemporary says there lei at present a' perfect epidemic of bankruptcy m town through trade of every sort being overdone. " How,' he writes, " can a tourn of only 2500 inhabitants be expected to support four newspapers, five lawyers, fifteen drapers and outfitters' shops, and twenty-one hotels ?" On Tuesday evening a boy named Hartwell, employed by Mr A. Brown at Kaiapoi, whilst tickling a horse's heel with a broom to make the animal kick out, mitt with a> serious accident by the horse striking the head of the broom with such force that the handle was driven into the boy's body, making a bad wound. Drs Murray and Parsons were called to attend the cose. In connection with retrenchment Mr Ballance wanted to know why no attempt had been mado to classify the Civil Service ? Every p»raon, said he, knows that it is required. Everyone knows that there are numbers of officers who are working for miserable pittances, while there are others who are receiving £1200 or £1500 a year, and who are doing no more than those who are receiving £150. The flaece of the champion ram show at Wagga and Narandera recently has been forwarded to the Melbourne stores of Messrs Goldsbrough, Mort, aad Co. It is an ex cellent specimen of pure Riverina wool, as no foreign blood has ever benn introduced into the Boonook flock. The fleece, on being skirted and put on the scales, yielded 151 b ssoz of fleece wool and 91b lOoz of pieces and bellies, the total w oight being 241 b 15ioz. We understand that arrangements will shortly be made by which the residents m the vicinity of the new school now opened m the Longbeach Road Board Office, at lower Willowby, or Camp boll-town as christened by the Board of Education, will have a mail service. It is proposed to extend the triweekly Bervice from Winslow to Willowby on to the school, and this may suit the local people as well as the other proposal, viz., that of running the Longbeach coach that road triweekly instead of daily via Watorton, Ash ton, etc., as at present. The "Auckland Horald" m enlarging upon the recent successful manufacture of iron by the Onehunga Ironworks Company, says: —"It is really the first thing of the kind achieved m these colonies. This company has now complete machinery for making galvanised and corrugated iron, rod and bar iron, tee and angle iron, and sheet iron, and bids fair to be prosperous. Up to the present time about 5000 tons of manufactured iron have been turned out, made from scrap iron and ironstone. There are 3ome 95 Jmen and 25 boys engaged »t the works, and a considerable number arc employed m different parts of the district getting ironstone and limestone." I The "Dunedin Herald," discussing the formation of an Assets Company m England | to take over Bank held land says: —"The ! assets to be transferred to th« new company i consist to a very large extent of land either 1 under mortgage or m freehold. The transference of such an enormous quantity of the freehold of the colony to a new joint stock company owned m London is but a perpetuation of the blunders of the past, a more rivetting of the shackles of the plutocracy upon the unhappy colonists of New Zealand." It argues m favour of legislative action to prevent this transference, and remarks that the Bank of New Zealand was at anyrate a part of ourselves —for good or evil, it was a limb of our body; moreover, there was always a desire on the part of the Bank authorities to conform m some measurs to ths principles of sound banking, and to liquify its assets. The London usurer will be restrained by no such sentiment. His only principle will be to hold on like grim death to every rood of ground nntil he can get an extortionate price for it. A very pleasant little gathering assembled m Mr Gallety's grain store, Kyle, on the evening of Friday, the Ist inst., the object being to present a, testimonial to Mr Charles Simpson, who hau been for years a resident m this district, and who has recently removed to another locality. At the request of the Managing Committee the presentation was made by Mr T. Mulligan, who, m the course of his remarks, referred to the many acts of kindness and good nature (often at his own personal inconvenience) performed by Mr Simpson during his residence at Kyle He expressed the hope that Mr Simpson would not so much regard the intrinsic value of the testimonial us the spirit of good will, kindly feeling, and personal regard which instigated it, and as an evidence of the respect and esteem with which he was regarded by the residents of the district. Mr Simpson suitably replied. Dancing was kept up with spirit until an advanced hour. During the course of the evening refreshments m alwjudaiice were supplied gratuitously by ths kindly disposed ladies of the district. Mr and' Mr* .Qallgjty also displayed great kindness and hospitality, and were warmly thanked by the Committee, The quarterly meeting of the Ashbiu?ton Lodge, 1.0. G.T., was held m the Lodge, room, Wakanui Road, on Friday last. There was a large attendance of members and visitors. One candidate was initiated and two" Mr«pp.sgd for membership. The business of jtlic evening ovei> the installation of officers far the ensuing £«f m was proceeded wjtlji, L.D., Bro. Galloway, assisted by H ms JPai-lfiii «?d Andrews from the Dawn of i; " ' 'tii&U I«<* 6'<£ following officers :— Peace, ~, t r 7j>. w e ) eh ; C.T., Bra. jmuoi ■*■*■'• -■- HiQ t Ge.f*fa& Anderson; J.L. Higga ;V. i., .- vg■ ■j, pi j Secretary, Bro. Pearson ; ~ -'• hifmliin Treasure^ Bro. J. C. Duncan; C»aPj™». Sister E. M. Welch; M., Sister Ra J >*t I G , Bro. McKee; 0.G,, Bro. Welch.Jun. ; S J.T., Sister Pearson, Tfrp installation ! over, the newly installed C,T, Bj?o Higgs thanked the members for the honour they had conferred upon him by placing him m that position.and wliib holding it lie would do all m his power to promote good feeling and follow ship m the Lodge room. Presentations were made to the following members : A P.C.T.'s diploma to Bro. Welch ; for introducing members it)to the Lodge, Bros McKee and Welch ; for harmony during the quarter, Bro. Pearwon ; for good attendance, Bro. and Sister Welch, jun, A wte of thanks was passed to outgoing officers, the jun. P.O.'r. responding. Harmony was then indulged m, when several members and visitors contributed. -The Lodge was dosed by Bro, Higgs, C.T., at 10 p.m
The barque America, 108 days out from London, arrived at Wellington to-day. All the Westport quarry works m future are to be carried on bj' day labour at 10s per day. Constable Miller hid an encounter with a burglar m Melbourne, and succeeded m handcuffing the man. He, however, tripped the constable, *vho was rendered unconscious by the fall and the burglar got away. We are informed that Dr Kureem Bux, the Indian oculist at present practising m Ash- ! burton, did not leave Wellington at very t Bhort notice, as stated by Mr W. T. Whitakor. I As a matter of fact the doctor advertised his intention to leave the city for some days previous to doing so. The annual report of the Sydney City Night Refuge and Soup Kitchen, presented to the annual meeting, showed that during the year 94,169 meals had been given away, and shelter afforded m 33,300 instances. There was a credit balance of £205 Is lid m the bank. The village settlers, nays the " Wairarapa Daily," intend petitioning Parliament to alter the land lawß so that they may acquire the freehold of their sections, and may not be debarred, as at present, from taking up more land. The Victorian Government is establishing a scent farm at Dunolly, and hag had 20 acres of land enclosed with a well constructed vermin proof fence, and arrangements are being made for the planting of the farm. The Hawera of the Wellington ' • Press " says: —" The ■ exclusion, by the War Office, of New Zealand beef from the army contracts, is disappointing news. Advices by last mail to a local firm of frozen meat exporters give no reason for this decision on the part of the authorities. It is certain, however, that unless our frozen beef is reinstated when the' winter contracts oome to be considered, the loss to th» growers and the colony will be a serious matter." He, therefore, recommends that "united action should be taken by the several Agricultural and Pastoral .Associations throughout the colony without delay ■o that when the question of army supplies for next season, which begins m October, comes up for consideration the restrictions which at present rest upon our frozen beef may be removed." According to announcement Mr T. W. Glover was present at a meeting of the Flemington Gospel Temperance Society held m the Schoolhouse on Saturday evening. In a very racy speech he touched on a variety of subjects, and while inveighing against smoking as a very dirty habit, j objected chiefly to it on the ground of its asserting a mastery over man. Mr Glover said it could be shewn from the benefit Booieties that there was less sickness among abstainers, and from their insurance societies that drinkers were the shortest lived. With regard to labor unions he maintained that increase af wages and decrease of hours meant more coat of production of the article. It will therefore cost the laboring main, who purchases these articles; more to live. He had seen some men who h;d been attend ing "early closing" meetings hanging around a tobacconist's at eleven o'clock. He thought it was not honest for working men, who strike for short hours, to kleep bar maids and others wording long hours. He went on to explain the terms of the Prohibition Bill prepaied by the Government. There had been very great difficulty experienced m the working of Licensing Cohimittees, but let the people have it m their own hands and these anomalies would be removed. The Rev A. BKko moved'the first resolution, " That the meeting hearing that a Bill to provide by tho will of tho people for the prohibition of the liquor, traffic has been prepared by tho Govcrrn;r::iit would urge that it should at once be introduced to the House, and earnestly do-jiro that the member for the district should uso all his influence m support of it, so that it may become law during the present session." He expressed himself pleased to see so m-my present, although it was a Saturday niyhr., and m a brief address, illustrated bysevur.ii anecdotes, showed the evils of tho drink traffic and the unreasonableness of compensation. Mr Wheeler seconded. 7!io roulution was carried unanimously. The weuund resolution waa moved by Mr Dunn, " That copies of the resolution now passed be forwarded to the Premier and Mr Buxtbn, the member for the district." This was seconded by Mr Osbornc, and carried. A Vote of thanks to Mr Glover brought tho pnx^biling.s to a close. Holloway's Ointment and Pills.--Coughs, Influenza.—The soothing propertit* of these medicaments render them well worthy of trial m all diseases of the respiratory organs. In common colds and influenza the Pills, taken internally, and the ointment rubbed over the chest and throat are exceedingly efficacious. When influenza is epidemic, this treatment is the easiest, safest and surest. Holloway's Pills purify the blood, remove all obstacles to its free circuation through the lungs, relieve the overgorged air tubes, and renders respiration free, without reducing the strength, irritating the nerves, or depressing the spirits; such are. the ready means of escaping from suffering when afflicted with colds, coughs, bronchitis, and other chest complaints, by which the health of so many is seriously and perv inannnHiT itiinrnrl m mnsf, r>nrnit.rina.