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Tlic Licenseil Victuallers have decided to establish a Licensed Victuallers Association, with j|{Mrt-(jilartorfl at Wellington, and briuieljes of itlj. |))C other centres. Mr 'James Briown, }yakanui, announces himself as a ciindulate ' tyv itW-'Ashliurton Electoral.District, and publisliQs >if ai^tfioi? column a manifesto to the electors. :~'Actjk>fi Jjaw been taken by the authorities :to M ; ippr,yt;ti giwu^ljng m Mclboufiie, and Bttni.uioyses hfliye he.eii'i^U(?il jj-gaiujst' several 'fetors of bettiujj 81j,9»3 umJQi| t]}<i JJstting JJo|i!*B JS»pjpr€s»j«» Mi,

Gold has been discovered at n, depth of 70 feet m Nelson. The Timaru Gas Company have lately received a truck load of kcrsoen« shale from Orepuki, on Tcwaiwai Bay, Southland. The \ shale has been found to yield a large quantity of excellent Ras, the. only drawback to its use on a large scale being ithe eo3t A gentleman who has been over ;the Orepuki district informs thn " Timaru [Herald "that there are large quantities of the shale. There has been a mysterious robbery at the Bank of Nova Scotia, m .Woodstock. Forty thousand dollars wers taken from the vault, and the accountant of the bank, Robert G/Sanders, has been locked up iind 'charged with the theft. Ono morning Sannders Wiis found lying on the floor of the vault unconscious, with the vault floor wide open. When bo c«inc to his senses he siiicl that he hud been instructed to go to thebank early hi the morning to get some money out of the vault and send it away by express on the 7.30 o'clock train. As ha entered the vault he was struck from behind and fell unconscious without seeing his assailant. No one living m the vicinity of the bank saw anybody enter or depart therefrom. The Salvation Army havn now divided the colony into six dirisiomn, the .northern divirion, with the war office at Auckland, includes ivll corps North of Gis- ■ borne ; the central division all corps m the North Island South of New Plymouth, and Napier, with Blenheim and Nelson: the eastern division extends from Oxford to Waimate; the southern division from Oamaru to Riverton, with "Major" RoWe m command at Dunedin ; and the western division takes m the west coast of the South Island, the Maori corps being a separate, division. Last night the usual weekly rehearsal of •" Patience " by the Ashburton Amateur Operatic Company was held at the Oddfellows' Hall, and was very successful, all the principals and soloists have their parts well m mind, and being m good voice last night gave an excellent exposition of the Opera. The chorusr« of maidens and dragoons were well represented and the various members sung strongly and well. The orchestra, under the leadership of Mr Wood of Throru, is a strong one and will be quite a feature of the performance. The date for the elections having been definitely fixed.for the sth December, the writs may now be issued at any moment. After the writs have been issued no further applications will be entertained for enrolment on the supplementary roll, and those who have not registered themselves as electors should not loso a moment mdc ing so. Persona who' have been resident m the district for one calendar month, and whose names are on the roll, under " residential" qualification, for some other electoral district, may have themselves transferred to the Ashburton roll on application to the registrar, who will supply all necessary information. A fire occurred on the Mnnawatu clown train on Monday and resulted m the total destruction of fourteen bales of flax which ' were coming to Wellington, consigned -to-! Messrs Levin and' Co., from Carnavon, near Foxton. It appciirs that when the train was between Paikakariki and Pukerua the tfaggon which was conveying the flax was discovered to be on.lire, and on arrival at the first water tank a flow of water was turned on to the burning material and the fire subdued. It way too late, however, to savefthe flax, all of which was practically destroyed.; It is not known what caused the fire, but it is supposed that a spark from the engine funnel dropped into tho flax. The bales wore marked JBP, and the loss was about £50. A large number of town sections at South Rakaia will be submitted to public auction at the Courthouse, Rakaia, on Friday, 17th October, 1890, at 2 p.m. The sale will be conducted by the Commissioner of Crown Lands, ,'vnd the upset price will be £7 10s per quarter acre. At the same time and place reserves ]«.")(;, 1(559, Ki6o, 16(il. and 106.1, and a number of sections, will bo submitted for lc?iso for cmzinjj; purposes only, .on a yearly tenancy, renewable for seven yeirs, uuloas the laud is required by Government for: any other purpose. ) ■

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LOCAL AND GENERAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2535, 4 October 1890

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LOCAL AND GENERAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2535, 4 October 1890

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