LOCAL AND GENERAL.
All the ports m Portugese India aro infected with obolera. A canal will soon be constructed between the Bfeok and Caspian Seae. Palti's profits for her fifty concerts m 3outh America were £35,000. The sights of the now British rifle allow for an elevation op to 2800 yards. Mails now leave London daily direot for Constantinople by the new international railway route from Paris to that city. Tho Auckland correspondent of the " J?rosß says that " a Hallelujah Baby Show " is to be hold there next week m connection with tho Halvntion Army. In the Artie regions there are 762 kinds of floworo; 50 of these nro confined to the Arctio regions. Theße Polar flowers are all white or yellow. Tho population of the Japanese Empire at the closo of 1886 ia.Bet down at 38,507,000. For a number of years past tho average annual increase appears (o have beon about 840,000. A little boy who has been used to reoeite i his elder brother's old toys and olothea recently asked ; " Bla, phall J have to marry his widow when he dies ? " ; ! Skinny Men.—" Wells' Health Renewe i restores health and vigor, cures dyspepsia ] impotence, sexual debility. At chemists and I druggists. Kempthorne, Piosser, and Co., J i •gents Ciui&tshurcb, i
Farmers haro been enablod to make fair progrese with their shearing, and wool is coming pretty freely into town for the sales on Friday. Clergyman, examining a Sunday Sohool olaes : — " Now, cnn any of you tell mo what aro sins of omißsion ? " Small aoholar : " Please sir, thoy'ro the Bias you ought to have committed and haven't..' m The season so far haa not been of a "ve.ry favorable character. The crops, oven on the best land, are baokward, and in some places are looking very indifferent indeed. Warm weather is badly needed to enable thorn to make progress. A ourious and significant faot has been noted in oonneotion with the drought in Australia, namely, that this year the native birds have not only neglooted ;to build nests and are not rearing any young, but that in some distriots they are dying off in large numbers. ; Members of the Ashburton Eifles, Guards, and Cadets are reminded that the Governmcnt inspection parade is ordered for seven o'clook this evening when a full muster is deßired. Volunteers who have not attended <, the requißite number of drills will have only, one more opportunity this year to qualify for capitation, unleßS special parades be ordered. The Oamaru morning paper of yesterday says that during the past week the oropß have made muoh progresp. South of Dunedin, however, tho crops are very baokward, and in exposed places aro being ' perished ' by the unfavorable weather. The seaeon has not been by any means a favorable one for the agriculturist. A fanoy dress and masquerade oarnival will be held in the Oddfellows' Hall to-morrow evening to wind up the skating season. The affair, it is anticipated, will prove very suoceßSful, and the lessee has made every arrangement in his power for the convenience of his patxona. The services of .the Ashburton Band have been secured for the ocoaeion. The Wellington Land Board have deolded to place no fewer than 95,000 acres on the market next winter: The area of the blookb to be offered ia as follows; -Otamakapua* Eangitikei (Curl's clearing), 15,000 ; Pohangina, 15,000 ; Puketoi-Makuri, 15,000 ; Ota-makapua-Rangitikei, 10,000 ; Puketoi (southwest), 10,000; Mangatainoko, 9000 ; OmahiniWairoa, 7000; Waitotara, 7000 ; Horowhenua, 4000 ; Mangahao 3000. A Victorian has been spying out the bush distriots of the North Island, with a view to seeing if any of our woods are suitable for tho furniture trade as veneers. He has eeodred several totara trees, which will be tested and Bent Home in tho care of an expert. Should the trial shipment bo satisfaotory. a big export trade oould be done in the article, and as it is simply using up what is not wasted, the new industry ought to be a profitable oue. The Right Hon. Charles Philip ydrko, fifth Earl of Hardwioke, who ia mentioned as a probable Governor of South Australia, is 52 years of age. He suooeeded to the title in 1873, having for eight years previously repreBsnted Cambridgeshire in the House of Commons in the Conservative interest. He saw some military service in India. He was Comptroller of her Majesty's Household, 1866-68, and Master of the BuokhQunds 1874-80. An exchange narrates how in a ohuroh not ft hundred miles from New Plymouth on a rooent Sunday, when a looal preacher oconpied the pulpit, one of the congregation missed the number of the hymn that was given out, and naturally leaned forwarded to a neighbor who sat in the next seat, and queried, "What is it?" The questioned one, whosb family oirole had that day or the day before that been inoreased by the advent of another ohild, and npon whioh his thoughts must have been running at the: time, replied, " It's a boy." ' The Hons Sir Hi Atkinson, Messrs Mitoheleon and Fergus, Mr Blair (Assistant Engineer), and Mr Hann»y (of the Railway Department), passed through Ashburton By express train this morning on their way South. Wo understand that they were to go right through to Inveroargill, and to prooeed thonoo to Queenßton and Lake Hawea, thence following tho route of the Otugo Central Railway to the Maniototo, after which they will cross by the Livingstone or Otokaike route of the proposed road or railway from tho interior do Oamaru. After visiting tho White Stone City, thA party will, it is understood, prooeo'd to Waimate and thenoe to Timaru, on thoirirny North. A. 'most exciting race took place the other day between tho two rival railway companies in Pennsylvania, on their parallel linos," whioh run side by side for a diatnnoe of twelve miles from Beaver Falls to Wampun". The passengorg entered fully into the spirit of the contest, cheering and encouraging the engineers to do their very utmost. Finally, the Pittsburg Company's train ran into the station a length ahead of its competitor, having accomplished the distanco of twelve miles in 10£ minutes. A groat deal of money ohanged hands, and the winning driver and his mate were well recompensed by their pasßengers. The New York lady who recently spent 600 dollars on the funeral of her dog, has been outdone by another American who bequeathed his watch and ohain to his father, and "loft " hig dog 2000 dollars; Tho will instructs the trustees to feast the fortunate animal with all the delicacies of the eeaaon, It may h&ppon, however, that in the long run the trustees will oollar more of the 2000 dollars than the dog will. It was an American youth, who, when told by his fathor.that he had bequeathed him tho wholo of his foitune and appointed a trustee, requested his father to rewrite the will and leave the fortune to whomsoever he liked if only he appointed the Bon trustee. The Tinwald Distriot Sohool Committee held their monthly meeting on Wednesday, 28th Nov. The attendance for tho past month has been as follows :— Average attend* anoe Boys, 49-9 ; Girls, 40*6. Total 90'5. Roll number, Boyß 57, Girls 52. Total 109. The alterations in the infant room have been completed and the new arrangement is muoh more advantageous for teaohing. The question of the Christmas holidays was oonsidered, and it was resolved to break up on' Tuesday, 17th December and re-open on Monday, 13th January. It was also deoided to have a children's oonoert, eto, on 4ho, breaking up evening, Tinwald sohool children to pay one ponny admission, other Bobooli ohildren to pay 3d, and adults 6d eaoh, tho' proceeds if any after paying expenses to go to the children's prize fund. Tha examination of the sohool takos .place on the 6th of Deoember. The caretaker's aooount for the quarter wan passed for payment, The meet, ing then adjourned till tha last Wednesday j in Deoember. The monthly meeting of the Aehton School Committee was held in the Sohoolroom on Monday, the 3rd inst. Present : Messrs T. Taylor (in tho chair), J. Shearer, J. Croßsan, D. Ryan, J. Ashton, and William Wilson. Tho minutes of last mooting were read and oonfirmud. Correspondence was from the Board notifying that the examinaion will take place' on Nov.. 28th ; and from the Department enclosing copies of report re sohool buildings. The Master's report wafl read and deomod satisfactory. Proposed by Mr Shearer, and seconded by Mr Ryan, " That one week's holiday be granted at Christmas* the Bchool to be closed on the 24th Dec and re-opened on the 2nd Jan."— Carried. It was proposed by Mr, Aahton, and seoonded by M£ Shearer, " That prizes be gjvon to the sohool ohildren, and that a subscription list be oponed for the purpose of providing funds for tho same."— Carried unanimously. A list was drawn up and £2 5s wob Bubfloribod by thoso present. Tho Master applied for a supply of penholders,' whioh was granted. The Chairman was directed, on receipt of tho oflioial report, to convene a speoial meeting. The Chairman was appointed oolleotor and troasurer of the prizo fund. After a small account had been passed for payment the meoting adjourned; Holloway's Pills.— Enfeebled Existence. — This medicine embraces every attribute required in a general and domestic remedy It overturns the foundations of disease laid by defective food and impure air. In obstructions pr congestions of. the liver, lungs, bowels, or any other organs, these pills are specially serviceable and eminent y successful. They should be kept in readiness in every family being a merlicine of incomparable utility for young persons, especially those of feeble constitutions. They never cause pain or irritate'' the mo3t sensitive nerves or most tender bowt Is. Hqlloway's Pills are the best known purifiers qt the blood, the most active promoters of absorption and secretion, whereby all poisonous and obnoxious partioles aie rcmOV?d from bQth gc-lid^ and, fjujdj,
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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2004, 4 December 1888
LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2004, 4 December 1888
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