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«l . — .~ A large deposit of salt has been discovered at Ellalong, 120 miles north of Sydney. The population of Ireland is declining at the rate of nearly 60,000 per annum. So reports the Registrar-General. Even Jerusalem is m the Nineteenthoentury BJjrim, and has a real estate boom. Land near the city has gone up 500 per cent, within the last few year*. The " Lyttelt.on Times says that Mr folly, who some years ago contested the Ashburton seat with Sir Julius Yogel, intends to offer himself to the eleotors of the Lincoln district, whom he wilj Jo ft^dr^ga at an early date'J The Italian edition of toe BibLj reached the remarkable Bale of 60,00,0 copies \n one week. The parts of eight pages eaoh are to be found at all the newß-stan'dß and axe sold I for one oent. It is stated m " Nature " that one of thjs largest pine trees (P. Sylvcstris) ever grown m Sweden hai recently been out.' It measured over 120 feet m height, and was X 2-5 feat m diameter two feet from the ground. The directora of the Wyndham Dairy Factory Co. have sold 20 tons of cheese at 5d per lb m Dunedin and there is every probability of their selling the balance of the j mm «?s«# ty m* §}n . .- » - ;

It cost Ihe Emperor of Austria £120; entertain the Czar of Russia for three days. Mr W. C. Walker has been re-eleoted ohairman of the County Council. There was on view at the County Oounoil to-day a very fine sample of olover grown at the irrigation farm. Princess Eugenic of Sweden sacrificed her ' family jewels to build a hospital upon an island off the coast, where poor oriples might be nursed and healed. Acoordlng to the •' Lyttelton Times " the latest rumour with regard to the vacant Judgeship is that Mr Reid, Solioitor-General, is to be appointed thereto, and that Mr Lewis, of ChrietohuToh, will eucceed him m the office of Solicitor General. Eleotrio rifles are the latest things out. Instead of the ordinary percusßion firing device a dry chloride of silver battery and a primary cell will, so it was lately stated before the American Institute, fire the rifla 25,006 times without re-charging. Acoordingto the "Bee Journal," there are m North America about 300,000 persons keeping )ees. Tko annual honey product is about 100,000,000 pounds, and its value nearly 15,000,000 doJa. The annual wax product is about 500.000, pounds, and its value more than lOO.OOOdoIa. ; Sir F. Bramwell, the President of the British Association for this year, declares that within fifty years the present steam-engines will be stored m museums as antiquarian curiosities. The age of steam is to be succeeded, of conrse, by the age of electricity. He looks with hopefulness, too, to the future of ballooning. : -. The following comprise the A&hburtdn Crioket Club team to play the South Bakaia Cricket Club m the Domain, Ashburton, on Friday, 30th instant, at 11 a.m. :— Messrs Denshire, G. Andrews, Strange, Wroughton, D'Aviergne, Makeig, Cuthbertson, Jameson, Merewether, Sawle, H. Fopks, and Kneen. Emergencies, Messrs B. Curtis, Simpson, Blake, and Buohanan. The Polish patriot Kurkowski, who died m June last, is reported to have attained the age of 116. He is said to have followed the banner of Kosciusko m 1794. He served under Napoleon m the Russian campaign m 1812, and also distinguished himself m the Polish insurrection of 1830-31. Down m Marblehead harbor the other day " the fleet lay moored." A oouple of old fißherman were sculling about, and ohanoed to look up jußt m time to spell out the gold letters on the stem of one of the yaohts : " P-sy-c-h-e ! " " Well, if that ain't the darndeßt way to spell fish." An old Victorian railway employee, who for years had been m the reoeipt of a salary of £385, deprived himself of all except the barest necessaries of life m order that he might collect rare books and pictures. He died suddenly the other day, leaving behind him at least £5000 worth of suoh property. A meeting of Committee of the Ashburton Baoiog Club was held last evening. The stakes won at the recent race meeting were authorised to be paid as per programme, and. other accounts m oonneotion with the race meeting were passed for payment. Other business was deferred to a meeting to be held m a few days. Thirty members of the American Congress are m favor of tbe Henry George theory of one tax, and that tax on land alone. Petitions, too, are being actively signed m the various Btates, notably Texas, m favor of the nationalisation of the land. It is quite on the cards that another decade will see the triumph oi the George party. , According to the London correspondent of the " Dunedin Evening Mail " a peer's son is fulfilling the terms of an extraordinary , wager. He is going about the East End of London visiting the various publio houses and performing conjuring tricks m bars and tap rooms. He is an adept oonjuror, and he is making money by his venture. The wager is said to be for £100. The Bey B. Waddell, of Dunedin, m a letter to the "Times," Bays: — We sing praises to Christ on Sundays, yqt if He were to come back m the gaib He wore long years ago— a working carpenter— whatever would Wfl Christians do with him ? It would be a terrible embarrassment to us, for, being only a common working man, how could we ask him to lawn tennis or afternoon tea ? " Whon the express from Sydney to Melbourne was about half a mile from Wodoncv on the 15th inst., a girl, aged about four, leaning against the carriage door, which' opened, fell out of the train, which was going at the rate of 30 miles an hour, The father jumped after her, and both escaped comparatively unhurt. The father carried the child back to Wodonga. He. waa travelling with his wife and three onildren from Newcastle to Melbourne: Aotive preparations are being made by the committee of management for the production of the oantata " Under the Palms '. to-mor-row evening^ A number of the ladies of the Wesleyan congregation h^avebeen busy during this week m the floral preparations. Quantities of flowers have been sent m by kind friends, so that the decorations are expected to be very, complete. The practices of the choir have been largely attended recently, and the affair from a musical point of view promises to be a great success. On Friday evening, Mr and Mrs B. HallenFtein, of tha New. Zealand Clothing Factory Company, gave a ball to their employees m Dunedin to celebrate their daughter's wedding. About 200 couples were present, and a most enjoyable evening was spent, The Manager of tbe faotcry, Mr Maitland, m a short speech conveyed the good wishes of the employees on the oocasion to Mr and Mrs Hailenstein, and tbe former replied, thanking them for their kind wishes. Many good wiveß had gone out of the faotory, and he hoped the girls there employed would continue to cultivate the good qualities which would induce deserving young men to marry them- It may be noted that the female employees presented Miss Hallenstein, on the oocasion of her marriage, with a very handsome diamond bracelet. At a meeting held for the purpose this afternoon, Mr W. C. Walker, Ohairman of the County Counoil, and Mr D. Thomas, Mayorelect for Ashburton, were appointed representatives of the County and Borough on the Charitable Aid Board. Mr \^/alker said that bo considered Mr Harrison, the retiring representative of the B,brougty, was entitled to the thanks of the district for the ponspjentjous manner m which he had carried out his duties on the Board, He thought the meeting might well pass a resolution appreciative of Mr Harrison's services. Mr Gngg proposed hat a vot9 of thanks be aooorded to Messrs Walker and Harrison for the services they rendered during the time they agted on the Board. Mr Wright seconded the motion, which was carried- unanimously. Says the "Reefton Guardian ": — The Nelson district is again suffering from an incursion of rats something similar to that which occurred some five years ago. Then for some weeks they were a terrible Bcourge. fhey wore found by thousands m the fields, they were found by dozens m the wells, they were so numerous that after a week o,r no tbo oats left off killing them and left their homes m disgust ; the region of their inoursions extended from Weßt Wanganui right along the coast of Blind Bay and Cook's Straits to Haveloqk. The barren mountains of the Maungatapu and the Wangamoa were prowded with them, and no reasonable guess was mado as to where they came fromj They were not of the imported Norwegian speoies, but smaller, darker, and eleeker, and were un» fdoubtedly the natives of tbe Boil, At present the Nelson people have both them and the paroquet nuisance to exeroise their ininds, We clip the following important testimonial from the " Illawarra Mercury " (N.8.W.) of the 30th March. It needs no oomment •— " Mr John Loveday, of the Bulli Mountain writes to us that after sutfering for four years wjth apute gravel, he has experienced almost complete relief by uafng and Sons' Eucalypti Extract. He 1 (.jays Seeing "thrsaid Extract advertised m the 'Illawarra MerourV ' his intense Buffering induced him to obtain a bottle of the medicine from Mr Hoskine ohemist, of this town, and that the use of it gaye him groat relief at once. He Btatea that between tfie lflth Maroh instant, when he obtained the first bottle of the .extract, and the 19th, the use of that medjoine cobt toB fp afford him relief, to which he had been a strange? fta* fpur years. Mr Loveday writes also (hat he has found fli.e Eucalypti Extract a euro for rheumatism as as gravel He request uu to pu)i>lj|h this information through the 'tfercury,' We ha^rS pleasure jn complying with Mr Loyeday'B request, whom word cannot be doubted and who oan have do object m view other than a pure desire to benefit suffering humanity "_.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1999, 28 November 1888

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LOCAL AND GENERAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1999, 28 November 1888

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