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Lady Loch's garden party recently was' attended by 3000 guests. Oamaru farmers refuse 4s per bushel for wheat, . They are holding out for 4s 6d, The revenue for next year is estimated by the Sydney Colonial Treasurer at £9,040,363. A ninety ounce nugget of gold naa be<g» found on the Cania field, near Gladstone, Queensland. ' A rich alluvial seam of tin had been discovered 80 miles from Port Douglas, North Queensland. The amount involved m the Maori will case now being argued before the Appeal Oourt is about £100,000. There are n thousand women m lowa who own farms and give them their personal attention. A number of Lincoln electors requested Mr John T. Matson to becoraa a candidate ' for ihe district, but he declined. . Statistics of manufactories show that m Yiotoria there arc 2770 works employing 45,773 hands ; and iv New South Wales 3694 works, employing 35,783 hands. Seventy-two millions sterling have been obtained up to the end of last' year from the various mining industries m New South Wales. There are 47,000,000 sheep m New South Wales. This is the largest number of stock ever known m the history of that colony, and double the number depastured m 1878. Probably owing to Murray's "double" esoape from Addington Gaol, an order haß been issued that m future all prisoners com* mitted for trial, exoept for petty offences, are to be transferred to Lyttelton, and Addington ! Gaol will be regarded as female quarter! only. A bee convention and exhibition of apiarists' appliances will be held m Auokland shortly. The Union and Northern Shipping Companies have agreed to carry beekeepers for single fare for the double journey ; and the Government hava been applied to for oonoessions ia railway fares and freight. There is eoaroely any country but England where the judioal wig is still preserved, though m most Gontinental lands the judge wears a Bpecial head-dress or toque: General Barnes, the eminent advocate of San Fran- ' cisoo, keeps an English judge's wig and an English barrister's wig as legal curiosities and as agreeable memorials of the Old Country. A Melbourne correspondent writes :—" Another Dunedinite is about to venture his literary wares on the London market: Fired no doubt by the suooess of Mr Home, Mr W. A. W. Wathen of Dunedin, is at present m Melbourne with two sensational novels ready for the printer, one having for its plst the Hall poisoning case. Mr Wathen will arrange j to publish them m Melbourne, and then go i on to London;to push their sale there." A German has invented a safe that on its look being tampered with throws open its door, seizes and drags and locks m the burglar, and handcuffs and holds him m readiness to be conducted to the police court m the morning. This ia almost equal to the servant-girl patent bed whioh at a certain hour m the morning pitohes her out, dresses her, carries her' downstairs, and shows her how to start a fire. • Following olose upon the projeotr-now well under way — for the building of a fchip oanal between Liverpool and Manchester, comes an even more ambititious scheme, whioh contemplates a oanal between -the former city and Birmingham; If the3e improvements shall be accomplished the business of transportation by internal waterways may again assume commercial importance m Great Britain and create a revolution m the British i carrying trade. . ' ' An enormous wave is reported to have struck the beaoh at Baracoa, m Cuba, recently and flowed inland for a distance of 400 ft, before it retired. It destroyed m its course nearly 300 huis and houses, but happily no lives, as the inhabitants 'saw it coming, and fled to. the nearest hill. Curiously enough, the wave was neither tidal- nor due to earthquake disturbance, but it is stated, to a north wind, whioh had blown for three Bucoeisive flays. The " Illustrated Australian News " for the current month is a capital number, poDtaining a number of sketches illustrative of the scenes on Melbourne Cup Day, and a beautiful engraving of (he Waterfall at Port Pegasus, Steward Island. With the number are also presented a really beautiful colored supplement intituled " Who Comes ? " and an even better study m blaok and white representing the " Night Watch " of a herdsman on an overland trip with cattle. A method of steering balloon* has been discovered by Commandant Renard. A balloon V m course of construction at Meud'on, whioh is expeoted to prove the reality of this discovery. This balloon will be furnished with a motor, 500 kilogrammes m weight, of power, whioh, it is anticipated, will be capable of producing a speed of 100 kilometres — upwards of sixty miles an hour. The balloon will thus be navigable m any direction, and m any weather, exoept when it is actually blowing a gale. The Thirteen Club had a Chinese dinner at Mott street restaurant, New York. Thirteen were at each table, and they ate thirteen courses of birpVs-neBl; soup, sharks' fins, and other Gbinese delioacies, and said that they were having a good time. On the same night, at Toronto, the Uundertakers' Association dined. The plates, knives, and forks were shapod like coffins; the napkin -ringe were, ooffin handles ; the jellies were moulded into urns and graves, and there were winding sheets m the oandles. Thf great manufactures of the world are being transferred from England to Belgium, France, Germany, and even to Portugal and j Spain. In the train of these manufactures are rapidly following all the complex and complicated businesses whioh ara tho handmaidens of commerce- For instance, the finanoial business whioh ÜBed to centra m London is being transferred to Paris, Antwprp, and Germany, mainly beoause the goods to whioh this business relates are now consigned to Continental countries instead of as formerly being brought to England to be distributed therefrom. — " Maom'iUan's Maga? ssine." ' 4-s a way of drawing (special Attention to an amateur performance of " The Lady of Lyons" to coma off shortly at Akaroa; the looal "Mail" has a number pf paragraph! ads consisting of lines from the play inter* spersed among its local news. The effeot is (sometimes not a little startling, as, for example, the first paragraph under the head of "Peninsula News" reads thus:—Archdeacon Stocker is/on a visit to the PeninßUla, ■ • v Torments, and death j ". We hope the very ray gentleman understand! the meaning of this extraordinary juxtaposition of sentences, or otherwise he must have felt seriously alarmed at an announcement of, apparently, so menacing a nature, At St. Louis an industry is being carried an whioh, according to report!, bids fair to become quite a Buocese. It is the business of sxpressing oil from maize, the oil giving promise of becoming a rival to the best vegetable oils. From a bushel of corn, whioh josts About Is 6d, a gallon of dear amber oil sap be obtained, whioh is valued at double the price of the corn, the solid substance left being i oapital artiole of food, as good or better ban most of the oil cakes m the market. It s said that if anticipations are realised espeotjng thja pew industry, it will bo a good bing for farmers, as they oan dispose of their 10m and feed their Bioojc with jit after it is iressed— eat their cafce and' haye it. sa some •me remarkf). " The best Remedy for Indigestion.— Norton's Camomile Pills are confidently ecommended as a simple remedy for indigesion, which is the cause of nearly all the iseases to which we are subject. Norton's 'ills, with justice called \the " natural trengthener of the human stomach," act as a owerful tonic and gentle aperient, are mUd l their operation, &«d >afe under auy circum inces Sold m bottles at is ijd, zs od, h by J|allg medicine vendors, throughout th

A gymnastic performance by the Boselle Bros will ba given at the Rink to-morrow evening. The next ordinary meeting of the County : Oonncil will be held on Wednesday, November 28. No meeting will be held m December. Mr Rolleßton is to be formally requested to allow himself to be nominated for the Lincoln eleotorata.' At the R.M. Court this morning, before Mr R. Aloo^n, J.P., a first offender for drunkness and. disorderly oonduot was fined 5a and costs, with the usual alternative. A eoratoh cricket match will be played on the Domain ground to-morrow. Play will commenoe at 2 o'clock. The match between Ashburton and Rakaia will take place here on Friday the 30th inst. It ia expected that immediately after the arrival of the Hon. E. Mnoholson on Thursday, the appointments of Railway Commissioners, and to the vaoaut Judgeship, will be declared. For the wool sales whioh open at Christ* johurgh on Friday 2500 bales are oatalogued. Most of the wool will be m light oondition. It showa .an usual degree of dingineas, not, however, due to earth or sand. An inquest was held at Rangiora on Tuesday on the body of Thomas Topping, which was found m the River Ashley. No evidenoe as to how he had been drowned was forth* doming, and an open verdiot was returned. The writ for the new election for the Linooln seat has not yet been issued, on looount of the absence of the Speaker of the 3ouße m Melbourne. No official informaiion seems to have been received m Wellingon of Mr O' Callaghan's resignation, The New Zealand Co-operative Association iave recently started a tailoring department n connection with their concern, but it is itated that the Wellington. Eaiapoi, Mosgiel, md other southern factories, have determined [or some reason not to supply them with sloth, and, m consequence, the association »re compelled to send their wool to Auokland to be manufactured into tweeds, blankets, etc A German Company has patented a prooess for producing surface coloration upon articles made, of copper, sine, or brass; Upon the first-named metal it is possible to develop all the colors of the rainbow, and upon aino the coating formed is of auoh thickness as to permit of chasing the surfaoe. The most important application of this invention seems to be m the imitation of antique bronze, the results m thia direction being very satisfactory, both m the matter of durability and resemblance. About 60 Rifles under Captain Dolman, 40 Guards under Captain Sparrow, and 25 Cadets under Sergt-Major Hayes, paraded at the drill -shed for the daylight inspection yesterday. The work consisted chiefly oi judging distanoe praotioe under Major New all, district. Adjutant, assisted by Staff- Sergl Major Jones, Major Douglas and Captain and Adjutant Fooks being also present. At 4 o'clook this morning the Rifles went through their volley and independent firing, and thia afternoon the Guards will visit the rifle* range for the same purpose. 1 An historic relio has just turned up m Paris. It is a copy of " The New Testament " (London, 1656) and the whole "Book of Psalms " (London, 1651), done up together m a beautiful silk embroidered cover, with, on the front, a portrait of Charles 1., with a moustache but no beard, on the revese a oharming likeness, with her many curls, of Henrietta Maria, to whom there is no doubt the volume belonged; Eaoh portrait is aormounted by a little oval frame of silk cord, and has a border of flowers and inseotß at top and bottom; It has two silver clasps. The linings of the oover are of rosa oolored Bilk tabby. This book, whioh is only five and a half inoheß thiok, is m an excellent state of preservation. '"' The best medioine] ia Sander and Sons' Euoalypti Extract. Test its eminent power* ful effects m ooughs, colds, influenza, etc.— the relief is instantaneous. Thousands give ' the most-gratifying testimony. His Majesty I the King .of Italy and medioal Byndioates all over -the globe are its patrons. Read the official reports that accompany eaoh bottle. We have no oooasion to offer rewards m proof ojLth'e genuineness of our references. The official reports of >medioal olinics and univer* sities, the official communication of the Consul-General for Italy at Molbourno ; the diploma awarded International Exhibition, Amsterdam — all these are authentic documents, and, as such, hot open to doubt. We add here* epitome of one of the various cases treated at the clinic of Sohultz, M.D., Pro* fessor, etc. — " C.8., 24 years old ; congas* tional abscess on the thigh. Inoiaions ia made m two places. Although Listsr's dressing was applied, the secretion beoame, two dayi later, very copious, and had adopted a foetid, decomposed character. The temperature rose enormously. In oonsequenoe th« dressing was removed, and on its place were made during the day-time repeated irrigations with Euoalypti Extract. The offensive footer disappeared very soon, the fever abated within n few days, and the patient recovered after the lapse of several weeks. In this instanoe we must not lose sight of the fact that the latter treatment saved the patient's life.' — (Advt., 3

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LOCAL AND GENERAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1993, 21 November 1888

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LOCAL AND GENERAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1993, 21 November 1888