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The Wellington correspondent of the •Lyuelton Times' telegraphs: — "I have learned that a sabstaotial improvement has been experienced in the receipt of moneys on December accounts after the month closed. In the land and territorial revenues alone tbiß improvement is represented by some LI 5,000." The Wellington correspondent of the ' Bruce Herald ' t a,ays : —Electric lighting is making rapid progress throughout Australasia. The whole dt Wellington is lighted by its aid ; in a short time Melbourne city will also be so lit ; the Adelaide folks are considering a tender; the Launceston Corporation likewise seem willing to go to the expense of L 40,000 in the use of the vital spark ; and the city of Christchurch will shortly sea an installation for private lighting purposes, a site Laving been secured. It is expected that by June next private houses in Wellington will be lit with electricity. When the Mararoa left Sydney a beer strike at Creswick, Victoria, was beginning to look serious for the publicans, one of whom waß losing L3O a week. The publicans have raised the price of " long beers " one penny, and the miners have formed a league pledging themselves to drirk no beer till the price be lowered. Some of them walk to the next township for a drink, a distance of five miles. The hotels are all carefully picketed, they invited their member, the Minister for Education, to address them oe the, question, but Mr Peacock declined. A return published in the ' Gazette ' shows tliat laßt month the arrivals in the colony numbered 3409 and the departures 1503, leaving a balance of 1906 in favour of the colony. Of arrivals 359 were from the United Kingdom, 1505 from New South Wales, and 1174 from Victoria, and of departures 62 were for the United Kingdom, 753 for New South Wales, and 508 for Victoria. Taking the principal ports 953 pereons lorried at Auckland, 1021 at Welling ton, and 1388 at tbe Bluff, while 590 per sons made Auckland their final port of departure 231 W.-llington, 636 the Bluff. The arrivals of Chinese numbered 14, and there were no departures. The Canterbury Frozen Meat Company has entered into an extended arrangement with the New Zealand Shipping and SuawSavill Companies whereby a reduction of charges is secured to shippers equal to a larthing per lb on mutton and thr. e-eighths of a penny on lamb ; all freights to be paid in London. At a meeting of the Waikaka Val ey School Committee held on Thursday, Messrs Baldey and McLeod were nominated for sea s on the Board. A voucher for L 2 1 8s Id, being allowance for last quarter, was received from the Board. The chairman mentioned that there were 48 pupils on the roll. At a meeting held at Waikaka Valley last week it was resolved to make representations to Government in the direction of securing telephonic communication between Waikaka township and Gore. A short time ago an old man named Candler met with an accident at Mataura through being upset from his dray opposite the saleyards. A wheel passed over one of his legs, aud the bone was badly smashed — so badly that Dr Stockwnll, wboaa services were called into requisition, ordered immediate removal to the Invercargill Hospital. There the sufferer lay for some days, when mortification set in, and there was no option but to amputate the injured limb. The operation was performed on Saturday morning by Drs McLeod and Low. Despite his years, Candler bears up well, and will no doubt) be amongst his family and friends before long. The retiring membeia of the Southland Education Board for 1893-4 are J. • W. Bain, G-eorge McLeod, and Alfred Baldoy, and we understand that they all seek re-election. The only « outsider "so far announced is the Rev. W. White, M.A., of Wallacetown, who has sent a circular to the various committees soliciting support. Mr M. Niccol, M.W.G.M. of the New Zealand Constitution of Freemasonry, accompanied by the Grand Secretary, Bro the JBev W. Donaldson, proceeded south yesterday for the purpose of visiting the lodges holding under the New Zealand Constitution in Otago and Southand. They visit Lodge Harvey, Gore, on the 27th inst., when a complimentary ball in honour of the visit and of the installation of Bro T. R. Carroll as W, M. of the Lodge will be held in the Town Hall. A man named Donald Cameron, a shepherd from the neighbourhood of Wantwood, died in the Invercargill Hospital on Saturday morning. He was admitted into the institution qn Wednesday evening. Among his effects waa a gold medal awarded to him as a prize for a fishing competition on the Otamcte. The secretary would like to hear from his relatives or friends. The Government state that there is no truth whatever in the London ' Standard's ' announcement of a loan to cover harbour board loans: They describe it as a mere shot on the part of the ' Standard.' A good defence was tet up in answer to a charge againsc the licensee of the Bank HoitJ, Wellington, of keeping a barmaid in the bar at 12.45 a.m. on Christmas Day. The Licensing Act says that employes must not be kept in a bar more than teu hours and not after 11 p.m. The defence waa lhaf thn employment could begin the moment after inninighc so I ing oa the employe was not kept for more than ten hours after th*t. Tbe Bed-dent Magistrate upheld the contention and dismissed the information. The 'Wairarapa Star,' Masterton, arid the Rev, R. Wood (lite of Wyndbam) have been having words over a Prohibition sermon, and the clergyman offers a prizi for the best essay on the passage of Scripture containing the words, "Man, know thyself," to f which the pap-sr retorts :— We will, however,' follow the bad example of our reverend friend, and also osuir a ppisje— to a goldmounted copy of the'Bsilms of D,a v id, BU it. ably illustrated, £or the best pss^y on the SollowiPK subject • " What are gome of our -'"ttiteadg to & when Prohibition is Cleric*. " ""•'b great problem of the Played Out ?" . "»»ndle to that, unemployed cannot hold a - --» re«» , All contributions to be addressed to ou. ligious editor, accompanied by a shilling 8 1 worth of stamps to cope with the difficulties < af the present dry season in- grappling with 1 the subject. ] The small islands on the eoaet of New Zoaland are fast being taken up Mr Arnett, - who has the lease of Mason'd laland, lying to j the westward of Steward leland, and which , has an area of al)out 600 acres, ia eoing over there shortly in tbe ketch Anna. He intends : to take some of his fami'y, timber to erect a house, grass seed, and other necessaries. ( Some years ago when he first got the island, , he set to and did a bit of clearing. Then he put about 100 sheep and a few goats on it. '■ Ihe second year after putting the aheep on, be bad thorn shorn. Since then he has not been tear the place — that is some five years • igo. Latest accounts from the island say ' that it is overrun with goats, if is object in ' placing the sheep— an inferior breed— and ' joats on the out-of-the-way island waa so 1 [hat they might break away the scrub, and i keap down growth. During this visit he is < going to do some . clearing, - shearing, and < H)*ißg. Tbe goats having done their work 1 jre to b-i destroyed, and any sportsman who J ffould like to go over and have a fortnight's 1 ?oat-sboofcing has a free invitation from Mr : Arnett, who would be pleased to take anyone, t A party offered him L6O for the sheep s t hey stood, but the offer was declined. There 1 3 every reason to believe that Mason's island 1 will one_ day become a sheep run aa fche 1 Mimato is excellent and feed pl^nJif^U— - 1 Western Star.' . )l

John U y, a mar ie<i man age ho< v 40, -nd formerly manager of Peacocks J«m Factory, at uipted to commit suicide .mlei* fiay morning in Filleul b reet, Dunndin, by shooting bimselt with a pistol in the bdomen. Ho lies dangerously ill at the hospital. Oar Danedin correspondent telegraphs :— William Bame , contractor, of Po th siree', I'uuedin, and son of the l*te John Barnes, at one time mayor of Danedin. was smothered in a gravel pit at Beaumont, near Lawrence, yesterday. No particulars to hand, At the annual meeting of the Matanra j Domain Board, held on Friday last, Mr Thos, Calling waa unanimously elected chaiiman for the ensuing term. The Committee 01 Gore Oaledoni-- n I Society meet on Friday evening, not th\B ; evening as fwmerly advertisedWe have received Stone's Directory for 1893- As usual it shows improvements, and the annual increase in size. Several new features have been introduced and tbe directory in every way maintains the reputation it has earned. A meeting of the Ma'aura Public Picnic Committee was held on Friday evening last, Mr Lowden in the chair. A number of matters relating to " eqoariDg up " the lant picnic and suggestions fer the next were dealt with, and hearty votes of thanks passed to Messrs Rennie and Brown ; to Messrs Gourley and Hings'on for use of ground for picnic; to the ladies and -entlemen who helped to cut up provisions ; to Mr Hueh Cameron for use of his hall, and to Mr Alex. Dickie for supplying milk for the tea. A • ote of thanks to the chair closed the meeting. A Wellington telegram states that the Premier is much concerned at some statements 'hat have appeared in print to the effect that he was so ill that he was an likely to enter political life again. He Ja&s re quisted the Press Association to state that his present condition is most satisfactory, that he is recovering rapidly, and has every expectation of being in his st-at next session. We (' Timaru Herald ') do not kaow whether the matter was intended to be kept secret i>r not, bat as we heard of it in a promiscuous way we b tray no confidence in publishing the information that a meeting of the flourmillera of New Zeilaud is now being held at Dunedin for the purpose of arranging, if possible, for a "comoine" " pool," " trust," or ge> eral partnership of all the big flour mills in the colony. Augters will be please! to hear tha> Mr H. S. Valentine has oeen in communication with the Southland Acclimatisation society for the purpose of getting some trout libei-j ated in the Mataura between Riversdale and I Ardius^a. He haa bfien informed by tne secretary tuat tbe applica'ion came lather i ite, but that the society woul'l kaep the matter in vitw for next season, and send up seme try for liberation. Ur Scundr«tt, Town Clerk pf I ivercargill, wuo recently resigoed to become man-ig^r f»r Gu'hrie.an'l U>, and whs asked to re-consi-iHr the ma'ier and off red an i crease of L 75 in his salary, ctn >ot see his way to wiihd aw from (his engagement. A testimonial expressive of ihe Council's appreciation of Mr Scandret'.'s serviC3s wan agree i i to, and upplications for the town clerkship j were ordered to be invited. The ' North Otago Time-» ' suites th*t on ! the Mayor announcing that he had received a telegram intimating that the <iovemo would pass through Oamaru on the 23r0 mst. members of the borough council became jocular. One councillor gravely proposed that the Governor be allowed to pass. Another suggested that he be entertained *nd the cost deducted from the mayor's honorarium. Another suggested that he be presented witn the freedom of the city contingent on his buying several vacant sections, when he would know all about what the freedom of the city meant. Eventually it was generally agreed, as nothing else could bo done, that •• the Governor be allowed to pass." At luvercargill there was rather more enthusiasm. The Borough Council decided to givn an addresß to co&t j L 2 2s, but one councillor would have had it withheld, and another was for haggling over the cost, and there seemed to be an idea that because Lord Glasgow was only stopping for one night he was slighting tbe town, Altogether it was a miserable exhibition of small-mindednesp. Mr Thoß. Macksnzii?', M.H.R., accompauied by Mr W. S. Pillans, a well-known Clutha settler and explorer, and six members of the p^rmanant artillery force, passed through Gore on |3a*uroay en route for Te Anau, to make a thorough searcti for the missing Quintin McKinnon. They expected to reach Te Anau on Saturday night. In communication with the Hon. Mr rfeddon, by whom the memoer for Clutha was asked to undertake the Bearc'h, Mr Mackenzie expresses little hope of finding McrTinro • alive, but says there is a possibility. He says that the Government track was followed, whereas McKinnon, being short of food, was likely to keep near the river to fall in with duck. Pompolona hut, up Clinton Valley, was not visited. He adds, " My own opinion is that there is just a possibility of McKinnon not having statted far Milford at all. He may have gone up pither the mid' He or north fiord, his boat may have been stove in on some of the rocks, and in that case McKinnon would have been deprived of means of escape. \ have not much hope of the poorfellqw being: alive now, but \ $hink a reliable and exhaustive search should ba made along the whole coast line of the Jake above and including the middle fiord; that every island should be searched ; the Clinton river should he followed, along McKinnon 'a old track, and Pompolona camp shquld be vpifced. At, the mouth of the r;vera earning into fche lake very careful search should be made to pick up any trail or newly blazed tree, or cut sapling, and if any indication of recent date ba found, that should be fo lowed ap." Settlsment goes on apace in this part" of tbe colony. Within the last few weeks an area of 24,352 acres has been taken up in various parts of the district, with, in some cases, duplicated applications necessiiating r. resort to the ballot. The Land B,oar.d on Friday formally approved of applications, covering the' area specified, the Chairman remarking that it was probably the largest ever dealt with by the Board at one meeting. The land has been taken up by sixty gelec* tors, The Ijoar^ also, parsed a cumber of maps repveaen ting ai a»ea of 87,800, acres, whioh will shortly be thrown open for oooqpafcion in the Southland land district' The ,' for the moat .part of runs, of which'poe^iou* ha * *?w rou«e4 by *• Crown, to be dealt with as ordinary aotuxCment lands and small grazing runs. Spns and Biushier!} of Temperance, Uniby Division, Nfl. " 27, inejt ttye Weslejatt Church last 1 uesday. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year :•— B.ro! H Fryer, W.P. ; Bro. D Q-ilbert,' P.W.P. } Bro. G E Bowmar, W.A.. ; & jßoffmar, F.S. ; Bro. B> C Ferguson E.S. ; Bro. D Mclvor, chaplain ; Bro. A E Ferguson, conductor ; Sister C Howmar, &..Q. 5 Bro. John Jamie, I.S ; and James Shivaa, O.S. Ths next meeting was fixed for the 24th in^fc, We again draw attention to the Kennedy Dramatic Company's season which opens to-morrow night, with the " Colleen Bawn." On Thursday 'f The Shaughraun '' will he staged, and on Friday " Little Lord If auntie: roy." On their last visit the company playe4 the twp firstrnamed pieces, but like the country in whipb tbe plays are lnid, they are evergreen and tbe a'oting pf Mr Kennedy and his talented company is certain tp bo witnessed by bumper houses, " Little Lord Fauntleroy " haj not been seen in Gore, as yet, but a lot has been heard Qf the play and of the acting of little Euby Kenned? in the title role. The ompany has been doing big business in the Lakes district, and we predict a very successful season at Gore. The plan of reserved seats is at Messrs Boyrie Bros, and intending patrons would do well to jeeure their iea!fi.

T'u«te will c a special me iintj of th 1j oan Council at 8 -'do :k o-i I'toursd*"" 1 iv-ninp to ooastfer the renewal of thfl leiif-ntun-s f<>r L 2500, and th..- Colonial Jink's lnttt-r tb-reanent published io mother col imn. There was a gathering of some 50 or €0 of he fee and in>epend«nt in tbe Town 3all ast night, evidently under the belief that proceedings wftteld be lively- In this they irere disappointed, as though i|r Simson ook the chair at ihe beginning of the :ouncil meeting, he only made a short ipeech and then retired. The audience alao dispersed in quick time. Mails for the United Kingdom (for specially addressed correspondence), ihe Australian Coloniep, etc., close at the Gore Post Offiue on Friday, 20th January, st 7.15 ».m. ; dua London Ist March. Messrs Richardson, Ward and Reardon, [and agents, surveyors, etc., Wellington, iave succeeded in disposing of the property near Mataura Island, advertised a few months ago in these colums, to a Catlins settler at a satisfactory price for cash. Mr Thomas Green has sold to Mr Twentyman Hodgson a number of his ponies : they ire a very handsome lot, and we believe their destination is Christen arch. Both gentlemen are to be congratulated on their 3nterpri«ie, the one for breeding them and the otber for taking them all the way to Canterbury, and we hope the buyer will pr> fit by his enterprise us he deserves. The price paid was, we believe, very satisfactory to the breeder. It is well known that this class of ponies is very acarce in Chrif tchurch, ami no doubt more of them will find their way to the same maiket. Mr Newman . Anderson, the Government iairy expert, leaves the Government service at t tie end.of this month to take charge ol the Central Dairy Factory at Addington. He has been inspecting the Mataura Island Dairy Factory and the Wallacrtown Milk Condensing Factory. Ec tasted some of the condensed milk over two years old, and pronounces it the best he his tasted and far »w*y superior to the imported Swiss article. The wi-ner of tho Hon. J. Q. Ward's 3pecial prizj «t the late Gore \. find P. Society's Sbow tor tha best pen of 20 freezing we h rs waa Mr Adam blaming of Waikaka VUley. The value of ihe pnze was L 5 ss, and after the (Show Mr Ward's agent in Gore ooniraunicate^ with Mr Fleming and aake.l him wh t form be would like the aw »rd t > tak , The tmccessful exhibitor made the choice of a clock, and a few days ago thee was delivere.l at bis house a handsome black marble i*lock beuing an inscription showing hvw *nd wh-jii it hid been won. Not on I; is Mr Fleming highly pleased with hia prize, but is n -turally gratified at ■he pionsptiiude showu by ihe donor in meeting hid witthep. Promptitude is, however, one of Mr Ward's watchwords. A. J. .Pease sells sections, horses, etc., account J. Monaghau, at Kiversdale on 23rd iusc. H. Carswell and Co. — Second woul eale, Feb. 1. Additional entries of horses and a lino of pigj for Brewer and Trembath's Bazaar sale on Saturday. National Mortgage and Agency Co. have a notice anent next wool sa'e. Additional entries for A. J. Pease's atook sale at Riversdale on Friday. Uureserved stocktaking sale of merchandise by A. T. Eease on Monday next. United Farmers' Agency Co. sell wool at Inveroargill on February 1, Outstanding County rates to be suod for. J. B. Dick wants a smart boy. Teviot fruit at Lakeman's. Wyndham Town Board notify the issue of an auctioneer's liot-nse to I. W. Raymond. Dinner ats Hewitt's Gore Hotel on Race Days from 11 a.m. Exhibition trial at Gore of tbe Walter A . Wood Binder on Saturday. Gore Caledonian Society's committee meets on Friday evening. Kennedy Co. open to-morrow night at Gore. Borough valuation Hat open for inspection. A. B. Tuson has a licensed registry office : and ha 3 been appointed agent for the Trade Auxiliary and Mercantile! Gazette. Stone's Directory. Notification of the valuation list for Wyndham Fown District James Tamblyn, Teviot fruit Shop, Gore. Annual meeting of Gore Farmers' Club on 28th inst. John Hoffman has opened a new lignite pit. Brandford binder for sale by J. McLauchlan, Wyn ham. Soiree in North Ohatton Church on 19th inst. W. S- Hurd, baker aud confectioner, removing to aew premises. Notioe to intending selectors under Land Act, 1892. Mr J. H. 0. Hunter ha 3 been appointed agent for the Avellng and Porter traction engines. For Sile— A large two-storied building covered with iron, with briok chimney, just erected (on 3kidsj, suitable for stable, store, or dwelling. As the person who built it has left the place the above will be sold a bargain. Applyto W. H. Cumbeebeach, contractor, Gore, Holloway's Pills.— There is nothing in the whole " Materia Medica " like these Medicaments for the c-.'i-taiuty of their aotion in lumbago, sciatica, tic doloreux, and all flying or settled pains in the nerves and muscles. Diseases of this natuie originate in bad blood and depraved humours, and until these are corrected there om be no permanent cure. The ordinary remedies afford but temporary relief, and in the end always disappoint the sufferer. Holloway's Ointment penetrates the hu.iqa.n system as salt penetrates meat, and the Bills greatly assist and accelerate its operation by clearing away all obstructions and giving tone to the system generally. The prophylactic virtues of Holloway's remedies stand unrivalled.

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Mataura Ensign, Mataura Ensign, Volume 15, Issue 1254, 17 January 1893

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Mataura Ensign Mataura Ensign, Volume 15, Issue 1254, 17 January 1893

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