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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prævalebit. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1890. LOCAL AND GENERAL

Mr John Murphy, of Pleasant Point, lias , successfully grown new potatoes that are ; fit for the table. j: Mails for tho United Kingdom, &c, via | San Francisco, ' will close at Ash burton on Friday next, 3rd inst,, at 6.20 p.m. Money Orders will be m time up till 3 p#ui. ; William Pearson, a Hokitik* miner, was 1 lulled, and his brother Thomas '-seriously | injured, by the oollapue of the roof of a. mine at Hokitika on thu Ist instant. The amendment of the Education Act, providing for the abolition of block voting: and defining the householder qualification is. being supplied to the several Education; Hoards. A Government inspection parade of the Ashburton. Cadets is ordered for Tuesday ! next at 7.30 p.m. It is important that there ! should be & good attendance, as tho amount ; of capitation depends largely on the muster. ' Those who purpose competing for the local mail services are reminded that tenders close ■ on Saturday next, the 4th hist. We learn;; that it has been decided to establish a postoffice at the Winchmore School. ; Tinned rabbits from the Gore Factory i. realised 11s per dozen m London, and MH Valentine informs the " Tapanui Courier"! that the rabbits were considered the best ever sent from the colony. ! The Wanganui "Herald " reports that a ■circular has been issued by Lieutanentoolonel Hume forbidding the members of the police force from becoming members of any union, or even of the Public Service Association. , At a meeting of the Auckland Baptist Tabernacle congregation a motion has again 1 been moved that the congregation have no confidence m Pastor Birch, owing to his recent deliverance on the labor question. The motion was ruled out of oMer. Monster meetings will be held at tho Salvation Barracks from 4th to 7th October, when distinguished officers from Christ* church will give addresses, and a further attraction will be the presence of the Lassies' Band. A monster tea meeting will be held on Tuesday evening. London Engineering says it need ejcjitcno surprise if before many years the first-class Atlantic steamers maintain an average £:peccl of thirty to thirty-five milesa n hour, aacl a four days' journey between Qucenstown and Sandy Hook is probably not at all an impossible thing m the future. The peach trees m this district appear to have outlived the parasites by which they were attacked. Old and young alike are showing more blossom than have been seen on similar trees m this locality for a number of years. Orchardists and others predict a heavy crop .of that most, delicious fruit, the peach.—" Wanganni Herald." Attention is called to a new advertisement m our columns from Mr Henry Zander, who has now received his seasons supplies of new seeds, turnip, mangold, carrot, etc. He has now extended his business by adding galvanised iron, cement, and timber for fencing, etc., to his stocks, which are large m ironmongery, groceries and wines and spirits. Mr Passmore Edwards, proprietor of the "London Echo," has promised to give £20,000 to the extension fund being raised for the erection and endowment or" the Bethual Green Free Library; and hopes, Within the next five years, to form libraries m every village m England, for the carrying out of which purpose he has resolved upon an outlay of £50,000 ! At the Labor Conference on Thursday the lion G. IVcLean remarked that there were more officers, cooks, and seamen applying for work to the Union Steamship Company than the Company could find room for, and the vessels were manned by the flower of New Zealand seamen. Mr Millar, on the other hand, asserted that there were not ten competent seamen on the boats. A iivm na.nied. tTesse Gibb, has been found guilty at the Invercargill sessions of receiving sheep, knowing the name to have been stolen from the S. and N.Z. Company's Bayswater Estate. The conviction has given satisfaction to Southland stock owners as the crime is much too common m the district. It is said that this man alone, who had only about 50 merino sheep less that three years ago, lias since sold several hundreds of other breed*. • A correspondent m the "Sydney Morning Herald," commenting on the fact of several sailing vessels bound to and from New 'Zealand being missing, suggests that the Government of New South Wales should despatch one of tho several small steamships they have at their disposal to explore the Inlands of Princ6 Edward, Kerguelen, St. Paul's, Amsterdam, and the Crozets, as it is more than possible that some survivors from the missing ships may be east away;on these shores. These islands arc situated ibetween 40 and 50 degrees south,-which is the parallel m which most sailing ships run down their easting. Writing to Mr Joyce, of Lyttelton, Mr Rallance, while approving the other planks m the Labor party's platform, condems the proposal to send only "labor representatives" to the House. What is wanted he says, is a broard Liberal programme which will protect the rights of | labor and promote wholesome reforms of every description. A member of Parliament ought not to be a mere delegate from a particular class, but should be a representative pledged to principles. This kind of representative will do more good for the working classes than a one-idea'd man sent up to Wellington to speak "by the card," and who perhaps would do his speaking badly. As a marrying people, says the "World," the English are going down m the world; aud another good old axiom of the orthodox economists has been knocked on the head. We are all aware of the-great discovery that the rat« of marriage varies inversely as the price #f kread. We know ho'v, for some thirty years at least, this was regarded aa oil about the same basis as the law of gravita* tion. But it would seem, after all, that there has been some mistake, During the ksfc few years the marriage rate has not gon« up, although the price of bread has >/one down. On the contrary, every year, though com is cheaper and wages higher, we marry less and less, and the returns for the last quarter are almost the lowest on wcord. The following Reuters telegram, dated Hnlifa-K, August 7th, will explain a cablegram received here about that date:—"Advices from Jamaica state that Sergeant White, Ist Battalion West India Regiment, who has been i» charge of the guard at Fort Augusta for six months, having been frequently ret'nsed permission by Captain Norris to visit hia family, became greatly enraged, and developed a bitter Jiatred towards fhe officers. He even threatened to shoot Catot Norris and others of his superiors, and while the officers were absent secured seventy rounds of ammunition, and obtained complete control of the Apostle's Battery. On the officers attempting to enter the fort White fired at them and drove them back. The officers then obtained the assistance of a number of sappers of the Royal Engineers, who, after oue of their number had baen. wounded, succeeded m shooting White dead." The " Philedelphia Record " is authority for the statement that the capitalists m that city are about preparing to serve cold air about the city as gas or water is served. Chilled air is even now being furnished from a manufactory to customers'within a few blocks, and it is intended to nurse this little nucleus until a large and profitable system is hatched. It is proposed by laying the pipes deep and coating them with a non-con-4ucting substance, to force cold air from the ■oeWraf factory into market houses, and ab. artfc»l*«, stores, and even private residence?. *"f!r#fch" says that several of the officers who wew beat informed on the subject of the" w mutijiy "of the Grenadier Guards, and the causes wh{«fc led to it, were summoned to Windsor Ca#e., m order that the Queen particulars, as Her Majesty.expressed* v«iy decided opinion that no such incident coiM possibly have occured if there were not hidden irsasons for "such outbreak. The Queen ( rp3olved that if the regiment wa« punished, adequate steps should also be taken forthwith to inquire into the grievances of which the men complain with a view to thejf b?i»s remedied,

The Bank of England contains silver ingots J which have laid m its vaults since 1696. The latest Monte Carlo scandal concerns a German lady, who lost 70,000 francs m n short time. The story goes that soon after she hud lost all her money she asked some of the employees to lend her the price of a railroad' ticket, whereupon they brutally asaanltcd her and threw her out of the grounds. Since then she has not been seen, and it is feared that »ho has committed suicide. A young student for holy artier.*, who Mas spending his holidays with Abbe Legcr, went to bathe m the 'liver Seine. The Abbe and the housekeeper's son remained upon the bank of, the river. Suddenly a cry Was lieai-d; and the,wa3..carried under •by: tho current. The housekeeper's son Jumped m to rescue him, and was m his turn siicketTdown. Seeing this, the Abbe", who was 45 years old, jumped into the water Without staying to dovest himself of his cassock; but his movements were impeded, and although a good swimmer, he also was soon lost sight of. When lit length help arrived, it was too late, arid the rescuers wore only able to bring up three corpses. Mr A. H. Johnson, m the "New Review," thus desenbea the British sphere of influence between the Zambesi and the great lakes: — ' "It is a grand country, a country of big things, of great mineral wealth, of magnificiently fertile soil, of wide rivers, of sealike lakes, lofty mountains, vast prairie;, deep valleys, dense forests, big boasts, and great herds of them, of hundreds of square mile 3 without a human beiny, and of districts swarming with vigorous populations of blacks. It possesses elevated plateaux as large as England m extent, and as healthy m clhnate'a* Natal." Statutory Declaration.—l, Franz Raabe, Ironbark,. Sandhurst, m the colony of Victoria, Australia, do solemnly and sincerely declare that on the 25th June, 1877,. my son Alfred, six years of age, was accidentally hurt with an. axe on his knee. lat once took all pains to secure medical assistance.' How ever, m spite of all efforts, on the 27th August, 1877, the opinion was given by Dr Macgillivray that an amputation of the injured limb had-become imperative, m order to save life. At this juncture I called en Messrs Sander and Sons, procuring some ot their Extract of Eucalyptus Globulus, and by the application of the same I had thf. satisfaction of seeing my son within a fortnight out of all danger, and to-day he is recovered. I may just add that it was when the crisis had been reached that the Extract referred to was first applied, and I make this solemn declaration, etc.' —Fbaxz Raabk, Declared at Sandhurst, m the colony for Victoria, Australia, this seventeenth day of October, one thousand eight' hundred and sevwity-ueven, before-me, MoritzCohn, J.P-, —'Advt.) 6

As the wheel of time has again ushered m the busy spring, and to bo prepared to supply the requirements of Nature and of their numerous patrons, Messrs J.- Scaly and Co.' have completed their selection of seeds, which are of the choicest samples obtainable, and which include clovers, turnips, mangolds, carrots, rape, perennial ryegrass, cocksfoot, elephant swede, garden and flower seeds m endless variety, and garden requisites of every description. For the convenience pf, patrons 'who cannot make their purchases during the day the premises will 1)3 open to nine pan. on Saturday evenings on and: after the 16th August.—(Advt,)

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prævalebit. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1890. LOCAL AND GENERAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2534, 3 October 1890

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prævalebit. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1890. LOCAL AND GENERAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2534, 3 October 1890

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