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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prævalebit. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1890. LOCAL AND GENERAL

Land is 300 times as valuable now as it was 200 years ago. There are over 1,000,000 square miles m Labrador that have never been explored. Europe will need 154,000,000 bushels'of. wheat to supplement its own crops tjiis year. ' ■ ' ' : Two hundred young Hindu women are said to be studying medicine m the medical schools m India. Over sixty-four thousand people die m the British Islands every year from consumption alone. At Windsor, New South Wales, Patrick Ryan was fined £20 for running a passenger vehicle without a license. During last year no fewer than 950 new papers were started m France, of which number not one remains m existence. The art of veneering was known to the Egyptians more than 3000 years ago. The sculptures of Thebes are said to illustrate the process. ■ A scratch match will be played on the Domain ground to-morrow afternoon at 2 p.m. All players are requested to turn up for practice, as the Lancaster Park Club match comes off on the 26fch. Some young women m a district of Canto have formed themselves into a "never-to-be married " sister-hood. Each member vows never to get married. The Invercargill Town Council, by eight votes to four, refsued to impose a license fee of LlO per annum on commercial travellers doing business m Invercargill. The Rev. G. Woodhouse, for 54 years Vicar of' Albrighton, near Wolverharnpton, preached twice on his 91st birthday, and is still m excellent health. The increase of mendicants m Berlin is the subject of newspaper comment. ; So many beggars as now importune m the streets have not been known for years. It is said that there are now more thoroughbreds m America than there are m England. The number has increased enormously during the last ten years. ' One of the wedding presents to Stanley was a gold geographical watch from a firm of watchmakers, the first of the kind ever manufactured. It'telli the time m allnost every importaut city m the world. Hans Brandt, an apprentice on board the barque Ida, from Pensacolo, accidentally fell into the hold and was killed. The woman who laid the body out discovered it to be that of a female. Mr Alexander Brown has given notice of motion m the New South Wales Assembly to secure a general increase m the salaries of high official It is proposed, for example, that the Speaker shall have L 2500, the Premier L 3500, and the Agent-General LSOOO. Recently a British letter of introduction was haadod by an actor to a manager which described the presenter as an actor of much merit, and concluded : "He plays Virginius, Richelieu, Hamlet, Shylock, and billiards. He plays billiards best." Rev Dr Hermann Adler, recently chosen chief rabbi m London, traces bis descent direct from Aaron, and his ancestors liave immemorially claimed and been allowed certain privileges m the synagogue which are only allowed to descendants from the first high priest of IsraelMr Vincent Pyke, late M.H.R. for Dunstan, and a candidate for the representation of Mount Ida m the new Parliament, writes as follows i— f< Sip, —Pray allow me fc> contradict the rumor whigh, I hear, is being industriously circulated, fcbajb I am likely to accept the position of the Government nominee m the Legislative Council. 1$ is not trne. I prefer to be a representative of the people, i have nailed my colours to the mast, awl I intend to fight the battle to the end. The pe,opl# may desert me, but I don't think they will, w4 assuredly I will not desert the people. An unfortnimie accident happened to Mr John Brennan, m the Mount Somers district, on Sunday night, Hp was roused out of bed some time after ten by a mail who had lost hfa way, Aftep guiding the man some dig Hnee he returned, but he, too, missed his path af* *ell overa hi £v terrace- H» managed to "et Jjome» mA yesterday morn- ■ h^ wfs brought *«wn tmio to the Ash" ffrtrn^i ;ithh^ le^st sKS The limb' is much swollen, aU. d ™nnt be swelling has somewhat abated it >. .\ * ascertained whether a fracture has been „ tamed or only a dislocation. The monthly meeting of the Ashton School Committee was held m the schoolroom on November 3rd. The members of Committee present were Messrs J. Shearer, J Crossen, W. Croy, and J. Croy. Mr J. Croy was voted to the chair. Correspondence was read from the Board of Education, and considered satisfactory. The master's report was read, and showed the roll number to be as follows :-—boys34, girls 32, —total 66; the average attendance for the month was, boys 27.6., girls 26.5.—t0tal I 54.1. The Committee expressed their regret that thej attendance were not better, as the. examination was drawing near. Mr CVosseu reported that Mr Taylor and ; himself have had the necessary works to the j school ground completed satisfactorily by Mr {Wi J. Brown. It was also resolved that Mr J. Croy communicate with the County Council with the view of having the fence of the adjoining reserve cut. The master's requisites for the 1 use of the school were also granted. After passing accounts for payjjjait the meeting a.dJQ»rned#

From and after Wednesday next the Temuka Cheese Factory Company will pay 3d per gallon for milk. Owing to the forty-eighth anniversary of the Prince of Wales' birthday falling this y<?n,r upon a Sunday, it hae been decided to observe Friday, the 7th inst,., as the public holiday m Ashburton. The following are the Ashburton Hospital returns for the month of October :• —In the Hospital Ist of the month, 12; admitted, 9; discharged, 15 ; died, 1; remaining m the Hospital Ist November, 5. The Master of the Hospital desires to acknowledge with thanks., receipt of a bundle of bed linen from Mrs Trevor, and flowers and fruit from Mesdames Lea and Peters, and Messrs Broomfield and G. Smith for the use of the inmates. Edward Leander Perceval, a Temuka young man who is alleged to Have forged a number of cheques (one bearing his mother's signature), was on Monday comj mitted for trial at the next sessions of the | Supreme Court at Timaru. ; The results of the county nominations are now all to hand. All the old members have been re-elected without opposition, with uhe exception that for the Mount Hutt Riding Mr Goldney Baker has retired m favor of Mr Duncan Cameron, of Springfield; and for the Wakanui Riding ' Messrs G. W. Andrews and David Johnston both contest the seat previously held by Mr James Brown, of Netherby, who is also a candidate.

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prævalebit. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1890. LOCAL AND GENERAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2561, 4 November 1890

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prævalebit. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1890. LOCAL AND GENERAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2561, 4 November 1890

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