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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

A Salmon weighing 531 b and measuring nearly five foet haß been caught m the Tweed The Lincoln ram which took first prize at the last Masterton show oat 251 be of wool thiß Beaaon. A discovery of lithographic stone is re* ported to have been made on the fiuon road, near Hobart. It is a mistake to suppose the Chinese are shy of railways. Since the opening of the line from Tientsin to Taku the natives have travelled upon it m crowds. ' , The housekeeper of the Earl of Warwick died recently, and the fact is now published that Bhe had accumulated a fortune. She has bequeathed £70,000 to the Earl. The three oldest medioal men m the world belonging to one family are three Americans —Bass Bawson, L Q. Bawson, and J. Bawson. Their respective age 3 are 89, 84, and 92. The Salvationists m India live on lOd a week and submit to remarkable privations. Commissioner Tncker the head of the division resigned a position m the Indian Civil Service worth £800 a year. It has been estimated that if the heat generated within the body were allowed to accumulate within us, and none to be given off, it would be sufficient to raise the body to the boiling point m 36 hours. The leoture by Mr Hugo on " The First Artist," announced to be delivered m the rooms of the Literary and Art Society on Thursday / night, was not given, the atfcen. dance being co small. It will be given on Tuesday evening next. That genial and enthusiastic disciple o! of Izaak Walton, Mr Shury, is rejoioing m the capture of a very leviathan among eels whioh he took with a gaff m the Ashburton river yesterday. It measures 4ft lOin m length, girthß 13 inohes, and weighß just over 201bs. The Seoretary of the Dunedin Labor Bureau states that the applications for employment on the relief works from men m the city and suburbs have been fewer than usual, but there have been a number from the country, people not finding work on the farms as formerly. Nineteen men received orders last week for the Otago Central works. The " New Zealand Times " (Wellington) suggests that a scheme be set afoot for the consolidation of all New Zealand municipal loans into uniform stook bearing 3£ or 4 per cent interest. It Bayß that there iB reason to believe that this would be practicable and that an eminent financier who has been consuited on the subject haß expressed himself warmly m its favor. Mr Elston has lighted the Oddfellowß' Hall with a new patent gas burner, the light from which is sufficient to thoroughly illuminate the Hall. The light is white and soft, and is thrown down from the ceiling on the people below m great brilliancy. The adoption of the new burner is likely to save i a heavy gas bill bb one burner is sufficient to ligkft the Hall completely. The patent is an American one We clip the followingimportant testimonial from the " Ulawtrrft Mercury " (N.8.W.) of the 30th Marob. It needs no comment :— " Mr John Loveday, of the Pall) Mountain, writes to as tl at after suffering for four years with acute gravel, he has experienced almost complete relief by using Sander and Sons' Euoalypti Extraot. He says seeing the said Extraot advertised m the 'Illawarra Mercury,' bis intense suffering induoed him to obtain a bottle of the medioine from Mr Hosting, chemist, of thin town, and that the use of it I gave him great relief at once. He states that between the 10th March instant, when he obtained the first bottle of the extract,, and the 19th, the use of that medicine continued to afford him relief, to which he had been a stranger for four years. Mr Loveday writes ileo that he has found the Eucalypti Extract a cur* tot rheumatism as well as gravel. He requests ni to publish this information through the 'Heronry.' W« have muob pleasure m complying with Mr Loveday's request, whose word cannot be doubted, and who can have no object m view other than a pure desire to benefit suffering humanity."— (Itai,) 9

We are obliged by the pressure on onrspaoe* to hold over a report of the Hampsteadl School Committee's meeting and to omit a number o! introprovinoial telegrams. Amongst the passengers by the s.s. Aorongi at Port Chalmers, we note the names of our townsman Dr Leahy, and Mrs Leahy. They return to Ashburton after a trip to the Old Country. During the genial doctor's absence we are pleased to hear he has had the degree of M.D. conferred on him at the Dublin University. A batch of five Show drunks wero dealt with this morning by Major Steward J.P. Two first offenders were discharged with a caution, James Barnes and Arohibald Clarke, who hai made their appearance on previous oooasions were lined 5a each with the usual alternative, one of them being ordered to pay 23 cab-hire, and George Robinson for being drunk whila m ohargc of a horse was mulct ad m the sum of 10s with tho option of going to gaol for 21 hours. Mr A. Purves gave his " Twa 'oors at hame" entertainment m the Orange Hall last evening to a very respectable audience. The whole of the entertainment, except a little instrumental music," was furnished by IMr Purves, who proved himself no mean imitator of the late Mr Kennedy m rendition of pawky Scotch songs and humorous Scotch stories. The audience was sufficiently enthusiastic to follow the entertainer to the end of the programme, and every item was received with marked approval, while many were re-de-manded. Professor Rollineon, the bioycle king, arrived m Aahburton yesterday and gives hie opening performance this evening at the Rink de Paris. The first part of the pro* gramme will consist of trick and scientific riding, and the second of the burlesque aot entitled "A masher's tronbles m learning the wheel." The usual skating programme will follow and music will be provided. As Professor RoUineon ia limited to two nights only, thoße who wißh to see what oan be done on the wheel by a thorough expert should not miss the opportunity, Tho weekly session of the Star orf the East Lodge, No 62, 1.0. G.T., was held m the Templar Hall on Wednesday evening last, over which brother Arthur Paterson W.C.T. presided. The attendance was a very large one, and after the admission of 6 new memberi (S on olearanoe oards and 3 by initiation) and 3 propositions for membership being made, the eleotion of officers was proceeded with, resulting, after some keen contests as follows: — W.0.T., Brother T. Sawle ; W.V.T., SifsUr Ede ; W.S., Sister Howard ; W.A.S., Brother Duncan ; W.F.S., Brother W. Norrish ; W.T. Brother Mullaney ; W.G., Sister Miss Edwards; W.M-, Brother Grant; W.D.M., Sister Miss Paterson ; W.1.G., Brother Andrew Paterson; and W.0.G., Brother Hayman. A tea meeting and sooial gathering to mark the anniversary of the establishment of the Primitive Methodist Cburoh m Ashburton was held m the Oddfellows' Hall last evening. The evening proved a most euoceseful one. Mesdames Tucker, Crum, Addis, Treyurza, Marsdon, Cooper, Auckram, James and Tilly supplied the tables, whioh were loaded with every delicacy m season. Mr Isaao Scott, a well-known member of the Methodist Churoh, occupied the chair, and the Rev Mr Beattie, Rev Mr Boothroyd, Captain Thompson of the Salvation Army, with Messrs Buxton, M.H.8., J. W. Sawle and Rev P. W. Joneß (of Waddington), addressed the meeting m turn. Mr Boothroyd referred to the growth of Primitive Methodism m Ashburton and the necessity for an extended effort to raise funds to enlarge the Churoh and otherwise oarry on the ministerial work m thb town and district. A Christmas tree and Bale of work would be organised shortly to raise funds for Churoh purposes, and all interested m the welfare of the Churoh would be aßked lto help m the good work. A very strong ohoir, under Mr Bay, at intervals Bang ) selections from sacred melodies, while Mrs Flowers and Miss Bay gave a piano and violin duet m good taste, Mrs Davis presided at the piano and filled her 1 part successfully. The instrumental assistance given to the choir was valuable indeed, and the general smoothness of the musio was very marked. The Hall has been taken for Sunday, when Bpecial serviaes will be held m connection with the anniversary of the Churoh The monthly meeting of the Hampstead Town Board wae held on Wednesday evening. Present all the members. An extension of time was granted to the Works Committee to bring up the report on Trevors road, William street, and the letting of the Boardjs cottage. The ovesseer's report was dealt with. It was resolved that permission should not be given to persons to take soil from the roads, but that when the Board had soil to spare it would be supplied to applicants. A letter was read from Mrs Crosby, acoepting the Board's offer to rent offiice for three months. *. Mr W. Horn wrote, requesting that holes m road to slaughterhouse bo filled. Mr Andrews waa authorised to inspeot the road and if neoessary have the work done, providing that not more than a day's labor for man and horse was required. The Chairman stated that he had taken part m a conference regarding a water supply for the district. The meeting had been adjourned for the productions of estimates, and he believed a satisfactory arrangement would be arrived at. The seal of colleoter to sue for rates! The colleotor

was instrnoted to sue for all rates the Board was affixed to an authority to the outstanding at the expiration of a week from the date of the meeting. It was resolved to strike a rate of £d m the £ on all rateable property within the district. The overseer was instructed to take steps to compel culverts to be put down where persons have oooaaion to cross the channels with horses. Accounts were passed for payment and the Board adourned,

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1987, 3 November 1888

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1987, 3 November 1888

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