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MAGISTERIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Ashburton Guardian — 11 February 1892
MAGISTERIAL. ASHBURTON-THURSDAY. (Before Mr C. A. Wray, ft.M.) Drunkenness. —A first offender, who had been found drunk m the Arcade the previous evening, was dismissed with a caution. Civil Case.—Wilding and Lewi* v. C. Fawcett, £1 Is; judgment for plaintiffs by default. This was all the business.
Native Lands. [Newspaper Article] — Ashburton Guardian — 11 February 1892
Native Lands. A parliamentary return recently issued shows the extent of land owned by Maoris. To begin with they possess 2,776,309 acres not yet passed through the court, of which only 82,576 are used for ?gricultural or pastoral purposes, leaving; 2,694,633 acres lying unproductive. A good deal of this is valueless pumice country, but the greater part is well adapted for pastoral pursuits, and some of it comprises as good land as can be found m the colony. Then there are 1,442,469 acres which havt passed through the court and have been leased to Europeans. The property tax valuations assess the Maoris' interests m these leaseholds at £1,979,357, and the lessees' interests at £474,559. In addition to this, the Natives possess 5,629,808 acres which have passed through thp court, but which have not been leased to Europeans, Of this extensive area only 730,934 acres are utilised m any way, leaving 4,89?,874 acres lying unproductive. The property tax valuation of this land is £1,867,84...
OPENING UP THE NORTH ISLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Ashburton Guardian — 11 February 1892
OPENING UP THE NORTH ISLAND. During the last few weeks the hon the Native Minister, Mr Cad man, has been making a trip over both the Central and Stratford routes of the North Island Main Trunk Railway— not so much, apparently, for the purpose of determining whether or not Parliament was right m adopting the Central route, as&quot; for that of ascertaining what lands suitable for settlement are to be; found in' bx&gt;th directions. The result seems to have been very satisfactory, demonstrating not only the correctness of the reports of Dr Newman and others as to ; the magnificent country lying between the two completed sections of the line m ,the centre of the island, but also—fand this we were hardly prepared for-~-the fact that there is a very large amount of good country on the western side, through which a line via Stratford would pass. In a speech delivered subsequently at Stratford, Mr Cadman is reported to have said that &quot; he was fairly astonished ...
THE LATE MR SPURGEON. [Newspaper Article] — Ashburton Guardian — 11 February 1892
THE LATE MR SPURGEON. London, February 9. Thousands of people, including many workmen, daily view the remains of the late Rev. 0. H. Spurgeon, lying m the Tabernacle. London, February 10. Sixty thousand people attended the funeral services at the Tabernacle. THE PAPACY IN ENGLAND. It is alleged that the Pope is dividing England into two provinces for ecclesiastical purposes. London, February 9, FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE. Isolated cases of foot and mouth disease still exist m the outskirts of London, WOOL. Wool is unchanged. COLONIAL STOCKS. Colonial stocks are very depressed. The best friends of the Colonies among financial authorities consider the situation daily grows graver, and expect there will be a serious weakening of the credit of the Colonies unless public works are stopped. They insist that the Colonies must borrow everything locally for at least a year. LAEOH QUESTIONS. The ballot of Durham miners is adverse to a reduction of wages. Madkid, February 9. The Spanish Qovernment...
THE ANARCHISTS. [Newspaper Article] — Ashburton Guardian — 11 February 1892
THE ANARCHISTS. Madkid, February 10. The Bishop of Cadiz implored the Qheen of Spain to reprieve the anarchists condemned to death for the attack on Xeres. Ministers insist on their execution. The anarchists and workmen of Barcelona are parading the streets. Paris, February 10. An anarchist editor was sentenced to ten months' imprisonment for inciting to pillage and murder.
VICTORIAN POLITICS. [Newspaper Article] — Ashburton Guardian — 11 February 1892
VICTORIAN POLITICS. Melbourne. February 10. ' The political situation-is unchanged. Mr Munro's resignation of the Premiership does not take effect until the negotiations for the disposal of the Colony's Treasury bills are completed. Mr Rhiels, the Premier-elect, is being counselled to exclude the one-man-onevx&gt;te plank from the platform of the reconstructed Ministry as likely to cause turmoil at an inopportune time. If Mr Shiels agrees to drop the principle, one of the members of the Ministry m the Legislative Council will retain his seat, but the others! will i resign with Mr Munro. Tt is believed [ the Government will retain tho single vote as one of the items of their policy, but will keep it m the back ground as much as possible. Contrary to expectation, Mr Munro resigned the Premiership to-day, and Mr Shiels has been sent for. THE YACHTING ABSCONDERS. Captain Gill, who commanded the yacht Beagle, has returned from Hong Kong. He says that Bell and Davies, whom he alwa...
INTERPROVINCIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Ashburton Guardian — 11 February 1892
INTERPROVINCIAL. Auckland, February 10. The Auckland brigantine Ryno, Capt. A. Tribe, has been wrecked at Flint Island where she went ashore during a gale. The crew and one passenger, who was also on board, landed safely, and the master, mate, and steward set out m an open boat and reached Huahine, one of the Society group, whence they travelled to Papatee. The Eyno was under charter to Messrs Arundel and Co, m the guano trade. New Plymouth, February 10. The weather is very wet and the mountain covered with clouds, so it is expected the party will not get further than the tourists' hut, and will nob make the ascent to-day to get Soufchwood's body. Mr 0. Smith, of Wellington, arrived by last night's express, and has identified several articles found on the body. Wanganui, February 10. The first day's sale at Freeman R. Jackson and Co.'s ram fair was a great success. There was a large attendance from all parts of the. coast, and bidding was brisk and rapid. Five hundred and fifty-two ...
Presbyterian General Assembly. [Newspaper Article] — Ashburton Guardian — 11 February 1892
Presbyterian General Assembly. [PKESS ASSOCIATION TKLKGBAM.] Attoklantj. February 9. The Presbyterian General Assembly opened this evening at Sfc. Andrew's Church, when Dr Elmalie, of Christchurch, was elected Moderator. In his address Dr Elmslie spoke of the spirit of unrest prevailing at the' present day, and of the duty of the church m regard to it, saying that never was there greater need than at the present moment that the ministry of the Presbyterian Church should be men capable of distinguishing between the right hmd and the left. AacKLAND, February 10. The Presbyterian Assembly granted the applications for admission of the Revs. Messrs Calder, McDonald, Whyte, and Rosi. A committee waa appointed to consider the possibility of sending the moderator as a delegate to the pan-Presbyterian Conference at Toronto. A resolution of sympathy and condolence with , the family and congregation of .the late Rev. C. H. Spurgeon was passed unanimously. It was decided nofc to alter the time ...