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i The Auokland Hallelujah Lasses are going m for a drum and fife band, James Wallook, a New South Wales engineer, is at work upon a steamship which he Bays will make sixty miles an hour. The quicksilver mines .at the Bay of Islands are to Btart working m January next. About 40 hands will be employed. Private letters by the mail state that Sir Julius Yogel expeots to leave for New Zealand m February. The crops m the Malvern difltriot' are reported to be looking very promising m color, but some of the Bpring sown wheat is inolined to be thin. The grass is backward. On November 16, at auction, Morizies' Hotel, at the corner of Bourke and William streets, Melbourne, ocoupying frontages of 165 feet to the former, and 126 feet 10 inches to the latter, wes offered but riot gold, the highest bid being £150,000. The United States Senate has amended the Aot relating to special orimes, so as to punish with £1000 fine and five years imprisonment any person caught ÜBing the mails for the Iransmiision of indecent books, pamphlets, letters or post oards. Banns of marriage were proclaimed at St. Magnus Cathedral, Eitkwall, between two parties m Orkney, whose united ageß are 140 year?. The bridegroom belongs to the Island of Westry, and the fair one, who belongs to the town of Kirk wall, is a great-grandmother. A Qerman engineer named Henkels has invented a ventilating window pane which admits fresh air while preventing a draught. Eaoh square yard of glass contains 5000 holes,, which are of conical shape, widening towards the inßide. This has been already adopted m many hospitals. A Fiako correspondent of the *' Auckland Herald" writing on the 26th ult. says:— " There was a very severe froßt hero yesterday (Sunday) morning, destroying young crops of potatoes and doing great damage to gardens. It was the latest froßt ever experienced m the Waikato." , • Property at the north-east corner of Eliza* beth and Little Oollins Btreets, Melbourne, having a frontage of 85£ feet to the former street, by a depth of 87} feet along the latter, was submitted to auction on Nov. 14th. The highest offer was £1200 per foot. The property was withdrawn for £1350 per foot. We regret to hear (says the " Wanganui Herald ") that Mr Bruce, M.H.R., ,has found it necessary to undergo an operation for the oomplaint from whioh ha was suffering. This was successfully carried out by Dr Sorley. Mr Bruoo is now progressing favorably, and we trust soon to see him about again as usual. A method of bleaching bones and giving them an appearanoe of ivory haa been discovered m Europe. To remove the fat the bonoß aro digested with sther or benaine, They aro then dried and immersed m a solution of phosphorus aoid m water, whioh oomnins 1 per oont. of phosphoric an hydra tp. After a f.w hours they was washed and dried, and the object is accomplished. A correspondent' of the " Otfcgo Daily Times " Bayß that the mean temperature of last November was 5*65 F. below the average mean for the last three Novembers, and 1-43 F. below that for the 1 preceding October. The figures are for moan temperatures:—. November 1885, 64-6 ; November 1886, 66-9 ;' November 1887, 52*6 ; November 1888, 48-95 v , and for October 1888, 50 38. Readings taken at St Glair. The" New Zealand Church News " says that the Bishop of Newcastle, N.S.W., Dr Pearson, is hopelessly insane. The matter of providing for the diocese of Newcastle, therefore, beoomes, a serious, and it. may be » very delioato one. It appears, however, to be certain, from the above statement, that it will be impossible for Dr Pearson to return from England to resume bis duties at Newcastle. Onoo more suggestions are m the air for a postal tube between Dover and Paris. The idea is to suspend two tubes of about a yard each m diameter, by means of steel cables acroßS the obanntl, 40 yurdß above the level of the sea. The steel cables will be fixed to pillars at a distance of about 800 yards, and m eaoh tube a little railway will run, with cars capable of carrying 4501 b m weight. It is proposed to run telegraph and telephone wires through these tubes. By a fire whioh ooourred iv Queen street, Waimate, about ons o'olook on Saturday morning, the premises of Mr J» Sinclair, matchmaker, and Mr Williams, bootmaker, were entirely destroyed together with the whole of their contents. Mr Williams was totally uninsured, and estimates the loss of stock at from £70 to £80. The buildings whioh were the property of Mr Sinclair were insured for £250 and his stock for £400. His losa is estimated at £200 above the insurance. Nothing is known as to the origin of the fire. A cable from London dated Nov. 30th says that the Earl of Lonsdale, who loft on a bear shooting and naturalising expedition to the Arotio region m February last, was mot at Hudson's Bay by bear trappers, who report that he wbb m oompany with two Esquimaux near the Aroiio oirola m September last. Lard Lonsdale, who had walked throughout the whole expedition, was then pushing forward to the North Pole. The Esquimaux regarded thoEarlaa a marvel of endurance. Tho trappers report that Lord Lonsdale had met with an accident, and tho email bone of his arm was fraotured, Some alarm is felt for his safety, as no tidings have been received sinoe the trappers' report. Bad as are tho Whiteohapel murders, they are meroy itself compared with the appalling atrooity of the m&tricido reported from Sherburn, near Solby. The man looked up his mother and her servant m an upper room, and spent two hours m kicking his mother to death, and then another two hours and a half m kioking her corpse to pieces. He. then burnt part of the remains m the fire, and fell asleep. The unfortunate servant, girl, screaming, and nearly delirious with terror, was threatened with similar treatment, and was kept on her knees nearly all night. Eight hours after the murder began she escaped, and secured his arrest. The man must be mad (add? a Home paper) ; but Buoh an outburst of homipidal lunacy is fortunately very rare. It is to be feared that the attention given to the reoent doings m London may yet bear baleful fruit, owing to the fasoination whioh the spectacle of maßsaore has for certain diaordorod minds. ISHOLLOWAY's PlLLS.— Enfeebled Existence. — This medicine embraces every attribute required m a general and domestic remedy. It overturns tbe foundations of disease laid by , defective food and impure air. In obstructions or congestions of Jhe liver, lungs, bowels, or any other organs, those pills are specially ' serviceable and eminent'y successful. They should be kept m readiness m every family, being r medicine of incomparable utility for jroung persons, especially those of feeble con» stitutions. They never cause pnin or irritate the most sensitive nerves or most tender bowels. Holloway's Pills are the best known purifiers of the blood, the most active promoters of absorption and secretion, whereby ill poisonous and obnoxious particles aie removed from gojjds orjtf flujdj,

The "Napior Telegraph" says that it is v , rumored the " Wellington Preaa " has pur- { jhafted tho " Novf Zealand Thneß " ana ■ " Mail." j The trees m Baring square are being thinned ouf. The pinua insignis where srowdinp; the other trees are being out down md removed for protecting tho river banks Roller-ekatera are reminded that tho Fancy Drees Carnival at the Rink takea place to-night, whioh will be the laat opportunity of Joing the floor on wheels for the present season. Tho little girl Ooohrane, who a fow dayg jgo was severely cut by a aoythe, appears to bo progressing verjr favorably, and it is now bopod that all danger of having to amputate the foot 19 averted. , ■ A very neatly got-up almanac— ono of the best wo have Boon thia softabn— has been issued as an advertisement by the Publio Trust Oflioo, whioh has had tho courtesy to forward ub a copy. A scene occurred at a meeting of the Timaru Borough Council last night, held to consider tho question of lighting the town by electricity. The Mayor refused to receive a motion, whioh be Raid was not m order, and thereupon six of the oonnoillora left the room. As the five who were left did not constitute a quorum no business could be done, and the remainder of the evening was spent m discussing the matter informally* The people of Napier are evidently strong partisans of Bronghton, the successful appellant m the disputed Maori will oaso, the 11 Daily Telegraph " having a long account of an enthusiastic reception ooocrded to him on his arrival m that town. His oarriage drawn by four greys was escorted by a torohlight procession, headed by tho Garrison Band, aod the streets were bo thronged that locomotion was difficult. There was a perfeot " sea of faces" around the hotel at whioh Mr Broughton pufc up, and the orowd obeered heartily on his appearance on the verandah, whence ho made s Bpeech m Maori interpreted by Mr J. P. Hamlin. The ordinary monthly meeting of the Tinwald Town Board was held on Friday, Nov. 30th. Present— Messrs J. Clark (chairman), M. Scott, and 0. Jephson. The Chairman reported that the work of oonatruoting the ford authorised to be made at last meeting bad been let to the lowest tenderer— o, O'Connor. The Chairman also reported that he had had certain urgent works done on the Great South Road, opposite his residenoa. The aations were approved. Correspondence wbb read—fl) From Mr W. B. Oompton asking the Board to -give him permission to impound stook grazing on the Railway Reserve. After discussion the maUev was left over to be decided by a full meeting of the Board. (2) From a number of ratepayers requesting the Board to make a ford and fill up hole m Harland street. The work was authorised to be done. The tender of James Hampton to do the lot for £4 5a was accepted. After passing aooounts and transacting routine business the Board adjourned. Tho following Btory cornea from Berlin. Two men from Galioia came down from Vienna, and were invited by an old friend who had risen to eminence and riohea to dine with him. Both wore the long sabardine, but one wore high boots, the other shoes. Shown into the dining room alone, they admired much the richness of the apartment ; and the one who had the Loots on picked up a massive silver spoon and put it into his boot. The wrath of his companion was great — he had no boot m which to hide a spoon. But he thought of a plan. After dinner be thanked his host for bis kindness, and then said he would do a little triok of conjuring. The host consented. Taking up another of the big silver spoons, ho put it into his pocket, and thon said, " Now, I will make this pass into my companion's boot," bending down as he spoke and picking out the spoon that had been stolen. The host was delighted, and presently the two Galioians went out, "the man without the boots with the spoon m his pocket* At the li.M. Court thia morning, before Major Steward, J.P., a first offender for drunkenness was fined 5a or 24 hours imprißpnmeht,—John Clark was oharged with having been guilty of disorderly oonduot while drunk. Aoouaed pleaded guilty Sergeant. Felton asked the benoh to hear the ovidonoo m this case, which was a bad one. At this time of the year a large number of roughs, who seemed to think they oould do what they liked, aangrpKated m the town, and ha would aak the Bench to infliot a heavy penalty m this oase, to serve as a warning m future. —Constable Casey said that last evening he saw the accused m the ranks of the Salvation Army, and making a very great noiao. A crowd had gathered round, and accused's oonduot was most disorderly. Wit« ness arrested acoused, who on the way to the look-up behaved m a very violent manner, endeavoring to kick witness and Constable Fitzgerald. — The accused pleaded that he did not know what he was doing.— The Bench said the oase was a very bad one, and the plea of the acoused that he did not know what he was doing was no exouse at all, because he should not have got himself into Buoh a condition. Not only did he behave to the annoyance of respeotablo people, but when under arrest his violence was such that one of the constables might have been seriously injured. Aocusod would bo sentenced to one month's imprisonment. — James Gall for drunkenness was fined 10s with the alternative of 48 hours imprisonment. The best medicine known is SANDER and SONS' EUCALYPTI EXTRACT. Test its eminent powerful effects m coughs, colds, influenza, etc — the relief is instantaneous, Tboußandß give the most gratifying testimony. His Majesty the King of Italy, and medical syndicates all over the globe, are its patrons. Read the official reports that accompany each bottle. We have no occasion to offer rewards m proof of the genuineness of our references. The official reports of medical olinioa and universities, the offioial communication of the Consul-General for Italy at Melbourne; the diploma awarded International Exhibition, Amsterdam — all these are authentio doouments, and, as suoh, not open to doubt. We add here epitome of one of the various oases treated by Siegen, M.p., Professor, etc ; Burning of the right hand through the exploßion of a small oil stove. The epidermis on the yolar and palmer Bide of the hand of the thirty-yoar-old patient was completely separated and lifted up as far as the joint of the hand, The likewise lifted nails were hanging loose, and half of the phalanx of tho nail of the middle finger was coaled. The wounds thus contracted healed m three weeks under daily applications of Euoalyptio EJxtraot dressing. The pationt has retained the full use of ths band.— (Advt.) 1

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2005, 5 December 1888

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2005, 5 December 1888

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