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# The Saleyarda Company notify that the next sale, after that of the 11th inst, will be held at Tinwald yardß on Tueaday, Jan. Bth. The anniversary Bermona of the Primitive Methodist Charon at Newlsnda will ba 3reached to-morrow by Mrs. P, W. Jones. Che nnnual tea meoting takes place m the ichoolroom on Monday at 5-30 p.m. Messrs John Orr and Co., agents for the H'Cormiok binders have a notice m this issue, vhioh is of interest to farmers using theso nachines, namely that an expert will be m kshburton before harvest, whose oervioes oan ig obtained on application. The Woodville " Examiner " says :— " Mr Juoas, who has returned to pußh on work at he oopper lodo, statoa that with the exoepion of a mine m Portugal and another m America, the ore now found m the lode is the iohest he haß Been." The best Remedy for Indigestion.— Norton's Camomile Pills are confidently ecommended as a simple remedy for indigesion, which m the cause of nearly all the liseases to which we are subject. Norton's Pills, with justice called j.he " natural jtrengthener of the 1 unoan,'-' act as a i powerful tonic and gentle aperient, are mild n their operation, a»d safe under auy circum '. . ances Sold m bottles at is jjd, 2s J9J, • [s, by all medicine throwchoutkhe : rorldi ~_j ;] t

The returns of the Ashburton Hospital for the month of November are as follows :— ln Hospital on the Ist 6 ; admitted 9; discharged 11 ; remaining m Hospital on tho 30th, 4, The king cruiser of all will be the last nrdorod by the British Admiralty, to be named the Blenheim. She will be of 9000 • ions, with twin screws, engines of 20,000 i horae-power, and a speed of twenty-two knots. Of the fair ladies who were present at the memorable ball given at Brussels by the Duchess of Riohmond on tha eve of the Battle of Waterloo there still Burvive three — the Dowager Lady de Rob, Lady Louisa Tighe, and Lady Sophia Cecil. In Naples considerable success has followed the removal of portions of diseased lungs m animals. More than 50 por cent of tho oases jj recovered, and it is thought the time will « come when it will be a recognised part of surgical practiotj JfiThe matron of the Hospital wishes to acknowledge with thanks tho following donations for the uso of the inmates i — Bath chair from Mrg Homersham, old linen from Mrs Peter, (Anama), books from Mr R. Alcorn, papers from Miss Edwards, flowers and fruit*from Mrs Lee. An Auokland lawyer was waited on by a country brother for an opinion. The law- ; yer to whom the question was addressed drew himself up and said, " I generally get paid for what I know." The questioner drew half-a-orown from his pocket, handed it to the other, and ooolly remarked, " Tell me all you know and give me the change." Sir Maurice O'Rorke has expressed the opinion that it would ba an advantage to New Zealand if the services of Mr Goodohap, late General Managor New South Wales Railways, could be secured as Obief Railway Commissioner for New Zealand. He also thinks that Sir George Grey deserves a peerage. A strange story is reported from the east end of London. Two dock labourers being eaoh dissatisfied with his own wife and enamoured of the wife of the other, entered into an arrangement to effeot an exohange, Tho wives being by no means averse, a rough " article of agreement " was drawn up, and the transference effected without more ado. Both couples are living happily. The " Otago Daily Times " says :— As indicating the demand for wheat m Great Britain during the next few months, it "may be stated that on October Ist oontraots had been made for the delivery of wh«at m England with the Atlantic liners sufficient to I occupy the whole of those steamers fur nine I months, vjz., up the end of June next. This is, of course, m addition to v>bit will reaoh England by sailing vessels. Our readers will be intereoted to know that the pair of white swans which have had their home on the reservoir m the Ashburtdto Domain for tho past three years, have this season bred for the first time, having hatohed I out yesterday four healthy cygnets. It is necessary to caution ohildren not to go near them, aa the male swan is exceedingly j vioioue, and a blow from his wings would be ) no joke. The Sovereignty of the Gipsies is claimed by an old Hungarian, named Raphael, who has petitioned tho Austrian Emperor to invest him with the dignity of " King of the Descendants of Pharaoh." Ha declares that he is direotly desoended from Pharaoh, and that if he became the Gipsy Sovereign, he would oure his subjects of their vagrant habits, and make then an orderly people fit for military service. Whether the Emperor has been moved to oomply we are as yet uninformed. A cricket match took place yesterday afternoon between the Ashburton High School Cricket Club and a combined team representing the Borough, Hampstead, and Tinwald Schools. The pitch being somewhat bumpy no large ecoring took place, but m spite of Ibis the game was a very enjoyable one, and resulted m a win for the High School by 51 runs to 35. For the winnera A. Buohanan with 14 was the only batsman who reached double figures, while for the losing side Roes Williams 14, Low 8, and Jameson 8, batted fairly well. Lord Rosebury, who, as all the world knows, married one of the wealthy Rothschilds, took " Hannah " to India with him They attejoded the dinner m Madras at which the Du'ohoEß of Manohaster was seated noxt to the Eaj'ib BundlosomcililDgorother. Xho Rajah apked : "And this Lord Rosebury of your great country — has he brought his wives with him ?" " S-sh !" exclaimed the Dtfohess, blushing scarlet. " That's Lady Rosebery over there, next tho Goyornor ? " '. Tho Oriential regarded Lady Rosebery for' some moments, and then remarked with a,Bigh: ••Poor young man 1 I hope they allow him a nioer one at home ! " New York has lost a publio charaoter m the death of a chimpanzee called "Mr Crowley "—as much potted there as Jumbo was m London. "Mr Crowley " would sit m a chair m his cage, eat his dinner with a knifo and fork, and afterwards porform feats of agility and strength seldom before witnessed. Crowds daily gazod at his wonderful performances m the Central Park, and so appreciative was he of applause that it is said he invariably declined to display hia powers unless a largo audience assembled. Now, " Mr Crowley " is dead, and mournqd by a wide circle of young friends, for every New York child admired tho chimpanzee's intelligence and winning ways. He suocumbed to pneumonia. His body is to be piaoed m the Museum of Natural History. Following is the gist of tolegraphio news to hand which wo are unable to find space for m extenso. Auckland— The Conference of Farmers and the Chamber of Commerce re representation at Paris Exhibition called for yesterday lapsed owing to the small attendance. The further consideration of the proposal to rosoind the resolution making the use of Dr Richardson's Temperance Lesson Book compulsory m public eohools, has been deferred by the Education Board pending the remission of the question to tho householders. The Governor will not be able to attend the Auokland race meeting. Chriatohurch— Tho deßirableneas of changing the date of the Annual Metropolitan Show from Nov. 9 to Deo. 1G (Anniversary Day) is to be considered by tho A. and P. Association. Wellington— Newß fromtho Mahakipawa goldfield says that excellent specimens are being sbtained from the Golden Spur claim. An issay made at the Colonial Museum shows a return of 3oza to the ton. Tho lode is 3ft thick. Licenses have been refused to two jpplioants for tho Island Buy races, on tho ground that thoy are holders of publioanß* licenses within the district. Certainly the Most Effective MEDICINE ;n the world is SANDER and SONS EUCALYPTI EXTRACT. Test its eminent Dowerful effects m Coughs, Colds, Influenza, jtc, ; the relief is instantaneous. Thousands jive the most gratifying testimony. Read this cortifioate :— " 24th April, 1885.— Messrs Sander and Sons,— lt is with the greatest of pleasure that 1 testify to the excellence of your Euoalypti Extraot. Having had inflam. tnation on the bone of the leg, whioh came on after a Bevere attack of low fev6r, I was attended by Dr J. Boyd, who had made strenuous efforts to save my leg, but without Bucoess. He found it necessary to amputate my limb. Having heard m the meantime of the wonderful cures worked by the Euoalypti Extract, I obtained a bottle, and trie extraot had not been applied more than an hour .when I began to feel greatly relieved. After applying the extract every four hours for nine or ten daya I was out of nil danger. I would persuade all who may be affected with any such disease to give the Euoalypti Extraot a irial, and I am oonvinoed that they will find tt the most wonderful of medioines.— Yours, eta., E.J.Gubnow, Watt! street SantKyirßt." — (Advt.) 5

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2008, 8 December 1888

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2008, 8 December 1888