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The Angnews nxe now settled on their laad at Biackistoup. ■ • A team of English My cricketers vril'l xivc shortly on a visit to Australia. ,■ A new and profitable occupation for women m America is that of census enumerator.: Miss Bcfisie Robertson, the champion census;, enumerator, can register on an average 282 names per day, earning a salary of 7dol to 8 10l per day—that is 28s to 325. Tha OriHige Lodges m Auckland have passed resolutions pledging their members not to vote for any candidate who will not promise to carry on a vigorous syafcem of retrenchment, persisently oppose further; borrowing, and uphold the present system pf education. , Mr Thmnas Wilson, of Sea view, Waknnui," has ju?t imported a miantity of genuine Turkish stones, sheep shears, etc. The. stones (\re of very superior quality, and Mr Wilson purposes disposing of the few he has to spare to his fellow fanners, as well as to shearer* and othere. The return of traffic on the Victorian railways for the week eiuleil 4ch September shows that the receipts from passengers, parcels, horses, carriages,' dogs, and mails amounted to £34,14115 a ; and from merchandise, minerals, aud cattle to £30,790 ss; making the total receipts for the week £(»M32. By advertisement m another column it will be seen that Court Ashburton, A.0.F., intends holding a social on the 15th inst. The socials held last season by this Court were most successful, and as the Foresters appear to be unceasing m their labor to eii3ure the success of the coming eoefol, we anticipate an enjoyable evening for those who attend. The drawing for the Ait Union prizes will also take place on that evening, the pictures for which have been procured. Tickets may be obtained from members of the' Committee, and as thetinie ■is now short intending to secure tickets should lose no time m so doing. Mr Smith.a fish dealer of Wellington, hid a decidely unpleasant experience at island Bay la3t week. He was engaged m getting p:iwa shells, and had his arm under water m the act of detaching one of the ahell-jtisli from a rock, when ho was suddeuly seized by an octopus which as quick as thought wrapped one of its tentacles round Mr Smith's arm. As may be supposed, the sight of the creature made Mr Smith draw back, but ho found lie coull not got free, and it was not until he had cut off two of the tenacious sucker studded arms he could withdraw his limb. He afterwards captured the brute, which was not a particularly large one. That the book canvassing business has been overdone m New Zealand is ah acknowledged fact, and it is not to be wandered, at .that readers are somewhat chary m becoming subscribers for new volumes. There ia, oue work, however, m course of publication which cannot fail to recommend itself to all lovers of literature. We refer to Mr Thos. Bracken's "Musings m Maoriliuid" which is now being brought out at Leipaic, Germany. Some time ago it was suggested to Mr Bracken that he should bring out an edition 'irhixv of the best of his productions, ljoth serious and humorous, and acting on the hint he made arrangements with a leading German publishing firm to bring put the work. He was induced to do so by the fact the < lermans excel m sepia illustration?. I Several leading New Zealand artists were engaged to illustrate the book, and the result, from the specimens inspected by us, is highly satisfactory. Mrs Captain Mair (daughter of the late Property-tax Commissioner) has drawn a full-length 'portrait'of the celebrated Maori Chief Te Rauparalia, and she will also contribute other sketches to the volume. Then there are Messrs L. W. Wilson, Cousins, Fodor, Hancridge, and other artists who are illustrating a number pf Mr Bracken's poems. , Apart altogether from the versification the volume will be specially interesting to students of history, as .Sir Rolwrt Scout contributes to its pages a, condensed history of the rise and progress of J(ew /?oalajul. When we a<M to this .Sir ■''George Grey wpftps the preface, f|iid Lord Tennyson has accuptod thtt dedication, we think w,e have advanced enough t» secure for Mr Bracken'^ book a wolcoiiio recognition, I

■ Rro Harris?, Grand President of the District (ifand Lodge of Canterbury, paid a special visit yesterdftv to Stnr of Ashburton fiodge of .])rui<t*. At 7 o'clock last evening a Loilgoof the Royal Arch Chapter was held hi the Templar Hall, when the Uraml President •jonferred the Roysil Arch Degree on the following l\Mr A.l).'«: — F.lU\ Bro F. Xokes, D.P. Kro J. Pauline, P. A. Bro R. „Ki»ton, P.A. Cro T. Wnll, P.A. Bro E. ! Higgins, P.A. l?ro Vasty, P.A. Bro W. Pearson, and P.A. ]?vo R. Clark. Br.i flnrris gave viilunblc information nnd instruction as to tjio working of a Arch Chapter Lodge. Tho Arch Druid ]>j;rc« v.'.n coiiiVn'ml oil Bro W. H. Piekfonl. Tho irmnl lj'»rlj»<! was then opened, Bro T. Wall pmsiflinl,'.1 ,'. There w.ia a <»ooil atteiul■oice of members, and after the usual bu&incss Bfo Harritj, G.D.P., juldrcrsfed the,-, ivl'erriiig *o the benefits to be derived by joining the District Grand Lodge of Canterbury, and after he had gone into figuress at great length, 'vhteh showed clearly the advantage of Druids having a Grand Lodge m New Zealand, it uus carried uhaniniously V That it is deurable to pass a. resolution at the next'summoned meeting that the Lodge iilßliate with the District Graud Lodge of Canterbury," A hearty vote of thanks to Bro Harris for his able and valuable address was then carried. Bro Harris suitably replied. The committeo reported progress on the coming performance of Ashore and Afloat m aid of the widow and children of late Bro Iveel«y. The Lodge then closed ac usual. The officers and P.A. Druids retired with D.G.P. Bro Harris to a light repast provided m honor of his visit. The usual toasts and honors to Bro Harris and " the success ef the Grand Lodge of Canterbury " closed a most enjoyable meeting at. 12 p.m. It was stated during the evening that tickets for the dramatic performance m aid of the widow and children of late Bro Keeley could be obtained from Bros Wall, Nokes, and Klaton. We clip th« following important testimonial from the *' lUawarra Mercury " (X. S. W., of the 30th March. It needs no comment:— "Mr John Loveday, of the Bulli Mountain writes to us that after suffering for four years with a'jute gravel, he has experienced almost complete relief by using Sander nnd Sons' Eucalyptic Extract. He says :—'' Seeing the said Extract advertised m the ' Illawarri Mercury,' his intense suffering induced him to obtain a bottle of the medicine from Mr Hosking, chemist, of this town, and that the use of it gave him great relief at once. He Htates that between 10th March inst., when he obtaiued the first bottle of the ' extract, and the 19th, the use of that medicine continued to afford him relief, to which he hid been a stranger for four years. Mr Lovcdtiy writes also that he has found the Eucalypti Extract i cure for rheumatism as well as gravel. He requests us to publish this information through the' Mercury.' We have much pleasure m complying with Mr Loveday's request, word cannot be doubted; ami who can have no object m view other than a pure desire to benefit suffering humanity. "—(Advt.) 2

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LOCAL AND GENERAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2537, 7 October 1890

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LOCAL AND GENERAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2537, 7 October 1890

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