The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prævalebit. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1890. LOCAL AND GENERAL
A Chinese storekeeper at Bound Hill, Southland, has been ttned £50 for sly grog Belling. tkn Hon W. Reeves says : " A journalist should have tlio hide of a rhinoceros, the digestion of an oatrioh, and the constitution of a bull." Train arrangements in connection with the ; i Christchurch Races on the 4th, sth, and Bth instant,"and the Agricultural Show on the 7th, are advertised in the present issue. It ie stated in that the Hon G. McLeang has practically consented to make that port the port of call for San JFrancbco boats as heretofore. The total amount of the last London Hospital Sunday Fund available for distribution was £41,061 of which the committee distributed £39,191 to 113 hospitals and 56 dispent-arieg, and Bet apart £2050 for surgical appliances. The widow of Garibaldi ia about to marry ' again. Her future husband is Dr Tanferma, «f Leghorn, who attended Manlio Garibaldi during a severe illness two years ago, and captivated the step mother while curing her •on. . The Iristory of the Cttnard line of steamers is remarkable. It began operations in 1840; in its half century of business not a single piHsexiger of the millions that have crossed the Atlantic in the Cunardera has been lost, i On the occasion of her marriage with the "son of King John of Abyssinia, the daughter of the King of Shoa wore the historical crown of the- Qkw3U of Sheba, which has been treiisurtll by the Ethiopian Kings for twenty- i fivecenturies. A Napier contemporary refers to one of the candidates who aspires to represent the Waipawa constituency as a " political kid." When newspabers stoop to this kind of party , vituperation it is little wonder that in some electorates, election proceedings are of a lively character. The wool exports frdin the colonies from the Ist of July to the 30th of September «mly amounted to 96,000 "bales, as against 153,000 for the corresponding period last year New Zealand was the only colony Shewing an increase, the figures being 12,748 and 9655 bales respectively. The Auckland Board of Education have mflged a motion disapproving of teachers taking an active part in election matters. During the discussion on the subject, complaint w*s made of a teacher luiving spoken at political meetings recently. A man iuune4 Frederick I) Hunter attempted suicide at Auckland yesterday by cutting his throat The wound is not dangerous. He was desjwrailent, having been out of work. Huuteris aflw? i'.ul man, | Jiving at ParnelL Tiie annual meeting of the Kaiapoi Woollen j OMunany was held yesterday. -The chairmail taitl that owing to the failure ot a_ branch opened in Sydney, labor troubles, and other causes, there had been a lo3* tor the year at LSBOO, including LI6GO depreciation of plant and buildings. The indebtedness had, lwwever, been reduced, and surplus atock got rid of, and th« prospects o iblie Company were now more hopeful, plenty of ■orders being i» bond. The retiring were re-elected, uwlja vote of thauks i>as|sd to them, ■ ■ ■■'■•■ -•■' " ■■:
Over ten thousand persons attended the Labor Day sports at Dunedin, and the receipts were L 390. At Wellington yesterday, Charles Cress, proprietor of a gambling house recently raided by the detectives, was lined L2O. The Master of the Home wishes to acknowledge, with thanks, the receipt of a quantity of buns, from Mr 0. Grubb, and papers from Mrs Stephens, (Trevorton,) for the use of the inmates.
Among the -industries of New York there are women who can make tins, tools, trunks, trusses, harne3s, saddles, travelling-bags, clocks, jewellery, coffins* wooden boxes for cigars, pocket-books, and grocery supplies. Henry Savage Landor, a gifted young artist, and grandson of Walter Savage Landor the poet and critic, is now travelling and painting in the interior of Japan. Although only twenty-four years old, he has visited this country, Alaska, Egypt, and much of the Continent, and hopes during the next three years to spend some time in Siberia, Corea,. China, and Australia. Then he will exhibit his work in London,
It ia reported that Mrs William H. Vanclerbilt and her son, Cornelius Vanderbilt, will erect, at the cost of £50,000, a People's Palace, somewhat after the plan Suggested by Walter Besant in "All Sorts and Conditions of Men." The building will stand at the corner of Forty-second Street and Third Avenue, and will be devoted to the use and recreation of the poor of New York.
There was a capital house at the Oddfellowa' Hall last evening to witness the production by Mis 3 Janet Achurch aud her talented company of the dramatised version of the sensational novel "In hie Power." Owing to the great pressure upon our spaco caused by the Show report it is impossible to attempt even the barest sketch of the plot, and it must; suffice to say that Miss Achurch as Marie s Graham fgave a most) realistic representation of the tortures inflicted by the villain of the piece, Eugene Scara, who found a most able exponent in Mr Charles Charrington. Mr Fletnmiug, as Herbert Graham played his part well, and Mr Harry Power made an excellent Dr Cameron. The comic element was well supplied by Mr Watson and Miss Helen Kinnaird as Mr and Mrs Walker, and Mr Chichester also deserves a.word of: praise iv the role of R«ne. Altogether the performance was a great success and was an excellent windup for the holiday.
The Christchurch Employers Association met yesterday. The Committee reported that 130 firms, or single employers lmd joined, representing all interests, and that manufacturers on the Association books employed 3500 hands. The.- executive had refused to recognise the Maritime Council in the proposed negotiations for the prevention of strikes in the future, as that body had connections with Australia, and was responsible for the present difficulty. They refused to meetMi'Millar, as it was impossible to disassociate him from the Maritime Council. The action of the executive was approved, and a general feeling was expressed that it would be wise to meet the delegates of various Unions for the purpose of putting future operations on a more satisfactory Basis. A Stevedoring Associaniakingtprofits, but to carry on the work of tion was formed, not with a view to port iv a satisfactory manner. Shareholder* restricted themselves to a dividend of 6 per cent., any balance to profit to be utilised for the benefit of employees, or to form a reserve fund. Subscribers toMemorandum of Association undertake to employ the company as stevedores or to obtain their labor through the company. The subscribers represent the principal shipping companies and merchants of Christchurch. Only a small proportion of shaves will be available for subscription by the public.
The anniversary tea meeting and concert of the Ashburton Wesleyan .Sunday School, held on Tuesday evening, was favored by a large attendance, despite the piercing nor'west gale that was blowing all the evening. The tea meeting was, perhaps, the largest ever held in the church, and comprised three full sittings, besides the usual "stragglers." The Children's Floral Concert commenced at eight o'clock, and was also attended by largo numbers, the church being well filled in every part. The programme consisted of choruses by the choir and orchestra, children's duets, quartettes, and solos by Mrs Gamble, Miss Steel, and Mr H. 0. Flower. As may be supposed the last three items fully deserved the marked appreciation which the audience showed. Perhaps the most taking of the choruses was " Church of Christ," in the last two verses of which Miss Steel sustained an obligate with very pleasing effect. The decorations and floral effects in some of the pieces Mere also very taking, and had the effect of being novel. The full choir of children and adults with the orchestra could not have numbered less than two hundred, and Mr James Gamble, the conductor, is to be complimented on the high state of proficiency to which he has trained so large a body of performers. At intervals during the singing short addresses were delivered by the Chairman (the Rev J. N. Buttle) and the Rev R. Taylor, of Ghristchurch. The 13th annual report of the Sunday School was also read by the Superintendent. It showed that the school was gradually increasing in numbers and efficiency, the total humtars on the roll being 218, with a staff of teachers numbering 21. The financial returns showed a credit balance of £1 3s 4d, The officebearers for the past year were; —Superintendent, Mr G. W. Andrews; organist, Miss Steel; precentor, Mr W. H. Collins; canvasser, Mr Joseph Edwards; librarian, Mr T. "H. Undrill; secretary and treasurer, Mr William G. Murray. Band of Hope Superintendent, Mr F. H. Steel. The report was received with applause. The usual votes of thanks brought the meeting to a close at 10 p.m., after what is acknowledged to be one of the most successful anniversary gathering's that has been held in the history of the school.
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