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' Thirty million treea have been planted m ' Kansas this year, The herring-sardine packers of Maine will pure and paok 550,000,000 herring this year. The enoyolopffldia published by the Aoademy at Fekiri, as far bb bulk is oonoerned. at least, is the largest m the world, it being eompoßed of 160,000 volumes. - ' The Gomtease de Paris haa ordered 1600 small gold roses to present to some of the i most faithful adherents of her husband's family. Mmc de Valsayre has become notorious m France beoause she yearly presents a petition to the chamber of deputies that women be flowed to wear any costume they like. This year she rgcejyed a reply Baying " that the law did not prevent woman from wearing men's attire, but that the police did." Dr Donald C. Hood has oolleoted many facts relating to the use of Balioylio aoid for rheumatism. Of 728 patients treated with ■alleviates £23 were relieved of their painß within seven days, whereas of 612 patients treated by other methodß only 140 were relieved within the same time. A novel electric railway baß been com* pleted, running from the shore of Lake Lucerne over a bed out m the solid rook to the summit of the Bargenatook, 1330 feet up. ' It has a gradient of from 82 to 58 per oent. The eleotrioity is generated by a water wheel m the river Aar, Americans on the Paoifio slope will have a regular Baden-Bahen. This new gambling resort will be jjjst across the Mexican border line. The Mexioan government has granted a traot of land for the purpose, and every? thing will be elegantly fitted up m the highest style of art and games of chance of every kind will be oonduoted. Constant rain m England this summer has accustomed people to olimatia conditions, so that amusements as well as business duties are carried on under the umbrella. Colonies of artists have pursued their work during the rains, so that a great number of unheard of eky effeotß will be seen during the next season. Even sports have gone on, tho spectators pjtUng calmly on damp seats under umbrellas. The returns for August and the preceding months show that 68,41 d paieopgera have passed through Canada to the United tftates, This is a large increase over last year's figures and ib satisfactory as showing that the Canadian routes, situated by nature bo ad van* tag/Qoualy, and developed with so muoh enterprise, are abje to attract even those who are bound for the United fixates. A unique congress of women will be that held next year m Paris to celebrate the centenary of the great revolution; For three weeks the congress will be a national one. after wbiob, for eight days, women from all parts of the world will be Invited to take part. It ib stated that 25,000 women will be invited for the meeting on July 22. Woman's part m the revolution was so prominent that it seems fitting that it should be remembered. "Rough on Piles." — Why suffer Piles ; immediate relief and complete cure guaranteed. Ask for " Rough on Piles." Sure cure j for itching, protruding, bleeding, or any. form 1 1 !>fpUf> # i<

We have to acknowledge the receipt of J ■Coming Events" (No. 3) by Hawkeye, a I lublioation invaluable to raoing men, as it j fives alphabetically the performances of all; be horses running on the Australian turf. A Christmas tree and sale of work will be leld m the Primitive Methodist Churoh on ■Saturday and Monday, Deo. 22nd and 24th. Chere will be a large assortment of useful and )rnamental articles, toys, etc., and refreshDents will also be provided. The proceeds ire to be devoted to the reduotion of the debt jpon the Asbburton and Newlands Churches. To-day, being the Anniversary of the founding ofihe Provinoe of Canterbury, waß generally observed as a holiday. Nearly all the shops were closed, and the street? wore a very deserted look. In the morning the weather appeared threatening, but about tea o'olook the clouds oleared away and the townspeople went holiday-making to the beach and other places of resort. A Sydney telegram states that H.M.B. Opal and the French war vessel Pabert have returned from a visit to the New Hebrides, where they punished the natives concerned m the masaaore of tha boat's orew of the Queensland labor vessel, Helena, m October last. The villages and plantations at Ambryn Island, the aoene of the outrage, were destroyed i The Opal leaves shortly for Auokland. The following, from an exohange, does not quite tally with previous intelligence m regard to Sir Julius VogePs prospeots as a writer of fiotion. Still this is what we find m a West Coast paper:— "Ab old Mr Benttey, after hearing his reader's opinion of Sir Julius Vogel'e novel, did not jump at publish: ing it, your ex-Premier re-obtained possession of the M.S. S., aod sent it eleswheie. Personally, I have great faith m Bentloy'a discrimination, and if his reader deolared against a book of mine I Bhould not expect a success," On Saturday afternoon a little boy .named Pbysiok, six years of age, was missed from home, and as he was not found on the following morning information was given to the police. Searoh was made about the town, without, however, any effect. No information as to the boy's whereabouts was forthcoming till the arrival thiß morning of the Mount Somers train, the guard of whioh, Mr Hill, had the little fellow m his care. It appeared the youthful wonderer embarked m the train oo Saturday night, but he was not noticed till after leaving Tinwald station. Mr Hill took oare of him till thiß morning, but owing to the absence of telegraph communication with Mount Somere, was unable to report the faot to the police authorities. The highwayman flourishes m Texas as he does mno other place. He performs, according to the veraoioua ohronioler, wonderful feata of stage coach robbing, mail bag rifling, with the oooasional plundering of a railway train of passengers thrown m as a diversion. But the uninterrupted Buooess of his glorious career has been brought to a Bomewhat abrupt close. One of these terrors to the breezy civilization of Texas has been shot dead by a plucky woman, whose house was visited m the absence of her husband, but who had a gun and knew how to use it; Mib Say, of Bandera county, is the name of the lady, and to her must be granted the oredit of reducing the bold highwaymen to the rank of ordinary every-day villains who do not wear a halo round their heads as often aB they do a rope about their neofcs. Th,e romance and the terror and the mystery which clung to the Texan highwayman have vanished and henceforth he is added to the museum of exploded marvels.—" Ottawa Emgire. n A Neapolitan reporter assumed the character of a waiter, and succeeded m getting on board the Savoia, where he attended the lunoh at wljipb the Qerman JSmperor, the King of Italy, and Qthew were present, an aooount of which he furnished to the " London Daily News." It blbo appears that when f the German Emperor drove to the Vatijjan, an Italian, who was disguised as a German Imperial oourier (Stagetier), was detected by the police of the Vatioan palace and looked up m a private room. He gave his name aa Bertini, and confessed that he was a journalist, who was determined at any hazard to be present at the reception of the Kaiser by the Pope. The venturous pressman had planted himself m the private equipage of Count Herbert Bismarck, doubtless after an understanding with the coachman, and managed thus to get as far as the Pope's ante-ohamber, where he was immedia'ely arrested. It turns out, upon examination, that the energetic journalist is no other than the editor of the " Socialist Messagero."

Our Paris correspondent writes;— A singular inatanoo of mistaken Identity has just ocqured. At the end of last month a young man named Gabriel Tiquet was sentenced at one of the. Paris police courts to six months' imprisonment for defrauding several persona. He loudly protested his innooenae, and deolared that there was a mistake, but the accusers swore positively to his identity. Next day another young man named Fillateau was brought up on a similar charge, and admitted his misdeeds. He presented so extraordinary a resemblance to Tiquet, that the Magistrate remanded the case ior a week, and sent for the imprisoned man to confront him with bia homonym and ¥? ao°»efl«»' T^Q °l *he tyrpe denied ever having seen Eillateaq, apd Bwore that it was Tiquet who had robbed them. The third swore that it wab Fillateau who had robbed her, and he at once admitted the charge. Thereupon the Magistrate lodged an nppeal wTtij the Qourt that had cppdemn§d. Tiquet, and sentenced Fillateau tp six months' imprisonment, The appeal will be heard Bhortly. At the R.M. Court, thiennorning, before Mr A. Harri9on, JP., Major Steward, J.P., and Mr B. Aloor n, J.P., a man named F. Lowry was charged with druneknneas and with hav--1 ing assaulted, a lad named William Burns by kioking him. The aooused said Burns, and a number of other boys, were " ohiaking " him, or he would not have inter f erred with them. The boy, of whom the police sppfee w.ell, denied hayin,g m any way provdk'dd th^ acoused. ' On the charge of druhkennesa the aooused was fined 20a or forty-eight hours' Imprisonment \ lor the ftssault he wa^ ordered to be imprisoned for seven days.— A woman, 72 years of age, who was said by the police to be of very intemperate habits, but who had not been before the Court since 1885, was oharged with drunkenness. The woman had been looked up sinoe Saturday night. The Benoh deoided to inflict no punishment and discharged her, admonishing her to forsake her intemperate ways.— Patriok Oaßhan, for drunkenness, was fined 5s and ooßta, with the alternative of twenty-four hoqrs' imprison, ment, and for baviDg resisted Constable Smart was fined 20a or forty-eight hours.

An extraordinary Masonic esoapade has just oocurred m Scotland. The precise par* ticulara of the incident may be gathered from the minutes laid before the Grand Lodge meeting held on Nov. Ist. It seems that on the oocaaion pf the Funeral bodge held m Freemasons' Sail by Cpltio, Edinburgh, and Leith, No. 291, on May Bth last, m memory of the late Bro Alexander Hay, two females were admitted to the inner approaoh to the organ loft, where they saw and heard, through the partially glazed door, a considerable poztion of the proceeding, which were being oonduoted while the Lodge was tyled m the Third Degree. The ladies were admitted by Bro William Edwards, Aoting Fast Master of the Jjodgo, who was called out of the hall at the{r request, and, having previouqly possessed himself of {the key of the door, he deliberately broke the tjling of the Lodge; and plao'ea the tyler inside along with the ladies, with ipstruotions to attend to them, Edwards went back to the hall and remained there until the ceremony was nearly oonoluded, when he returned to the organ loft and had the ladieß removed. The Committee have reoommended that Edwards bo expelled the Order. Certainty the Most Effective MEDICINE m the world is SANDER and SONS EUCALYPTI EXTRACT. Teßt its eminent powerful efleotein Coughs, Coldu, Influenza, etc, ; the relief is instantaneous. Thousands give the most gratifying testimony. Read this certificate j~" 2*th April, 1885.— Messrs Sander and Sons,— lt is with the greatest of pleasure that I testify to the excellence of your Eucalypti Extract, Having had inflammation of tho bone of the leg, which came on after a severe attaok of low fev6r, I was attended by Dr J. Boyd, who had made strenuous efforts to save my leg, but without success. Hd found it necessary to amputate my limb. Having heard m the meantime of tho wonderful cures worked by the Eucalypti Extract, I obtained a bottle, and the extract had not been applied more than an hour when I began to fejpl greatly relieved. After apply, ing the extraet.eyery four hours for nino of ten days I waa out of all danger. I would persuade all who may be afffoted with any ■uoh disease to give the Eucalypti Extraot a trial, and I am convinced that they will find t the most wonderful of medicines. — Yours, eto., E. J. Cdbnow, Wattle street Bgßft'irst," ~{*W<) - ■ ' ■ d *

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LOCAL AND GENERAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2015, 17 December 1888

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