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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

Missouri, undor looal option, has secured prohibition m thirty out of forty oounties.

The French army has at present no lobs than six Jewish Gonerals, of whom two aro (generals of piviaion,

A dandy ajked a barber^ boy if ho had ever shaved a monkey. " No, sir,'-' answered the lad ; "but if you will take a seat I'll try."

There are throughout the world fifty Qrernatorieß, moat of whioh are m the United States', nearly twenty being m Italy.

. The "New Zealand Herald?' aaya that there is no truth m the report published, that the " Wellington Times " and " Evening Press " are to be amalgamated.

Impeeunioi!? lover: "Bo mine, Amada, J and you will be J.^ated like an 80861.."! Maiden: "Yes, I euppoße sd; Nv,hfog to{ eat and lees to wear* No, I thank you, A

tht M n p om -F° ra -- y iB WBPonsible for saying hat Mr P. Cunningham, who began eoloS outo a f 8 th fl Ba rt mend -° r ' as netted *IWSO generally W Pri °° B ,n mm and P rodu °°

», D J « iho ™* n i five hundred pounds has been offered for the New Zealand Cup winner, Manton, but Mr Butler declined to part with him at the figure. This is tho largest Turn ever proffered for a thoroughbred m our

Lord Shrewsbury, tho Eogliah Peer who has made, a fortune m London by supplying the public with handsome cabs, ia about to £)^ h J ? ia , venture ia Paris. He will plaoe dUO oabs, drawn by English horses, m tho Ironoh capital.

A vain man's motto ia " Win gold and wear it ; " a generous mana " Win gold and share it ; " a miser's, » Win gold and spare it ; '* a broker's, " Win gold and lend it ; " a fool's "Win gold and end it;" a gambler's, "Win gold and lose it; " and a wise man's " Win gold and use it."

Western Australia soores one by having adopted m its new Libel Bill a olause often Buggested eleswhere, namely, chat the plaintiff m libel aotions should give Beeurity for costs. The olause, whioh wis agreed to without opposition, was suggested by the " Perth Daily News."

The aoceptanoes for the Tradesmen Racing Club's meeting on Thursday appear m another column. They are very satisfactory and the meeting Bhould be a very BUOoesßful one. A half-holiday has been deolared on the oooasion of the meeting.

We have been requested to state that at the last meeting of tbe Ashburton Oyoling Olub it was resolved that "any member of tbe olub wishing to take part m the bioyole raoe at the Caledonian sports, Ashburton, on Boxing day, has the full sanotion of the olub to do so."

Obina deoorations on the walls and mantlepieces have gone out of fashion m the best Parisian houßes. Valuable pottery^ is ban;: ished m favour of stuffed birds with brilliant plumage, whioh are hung on the walls or perohed among groups of rare plants, as if still alive.

The largest bog m Ireland is the bog of Allen, whioh stretches aoroßs the centre of the island, east of the Shannon, and oovers 260,000 aores. Altogether there are nearly 8,000,000 aores of bog m Ireland— that is to Bay about one-seventh of the total area of the country iB bog.

A natural soap well has been discovered near Buffalo Gap m Dakotab. The aoap iB skimmed from a boiling spring, and hardens by oxpoaure to tho air. It is like soft olay, and oan be gathered with" a shovel, It is supposed to be a mixture of borax, alkali, and lubrioatiug oil. The quality is excellent, and the supply is believed to be inexhaustible.

Mails for United Kingdom, Continents of Europe and America and West Indies, via San Francisco, Sandwich Islands, Fiji Islands, Capo of Good Hope, and Northern Ports of New Zealand, etc, olose on Friday, Deo. 28, at 5 p.m. Money orders must be taken out before 10 a.m: This mail will be due m London on Feb. 4th, 1889.

The "Dunedin Star" says:—From a private letter received m town by a wellknow oiti-en we learn that Sir Julius Yogel haa definitely deoided to return to this colony m the early part of February. After the negotiations regarding the publication of his literory effort, tho ex-Treasurer intends.^ BO we are informed, to visit Manchester, returning to New Zealand by the direot steamer.

The " Press " of to-day reports that a lad named William Streakly made a pluoky rescue of a boy named Teague from drown* ing. They were bathing m a very deep hole at the Hawkins River. Teague dived, and from want of experience m the art of swimming was m danger of losing his life. Streakly, without hesitation, entered the water, and succeeded m getting his companion safely to land, where ho shortly reoovered consoiousneßS.

On Friday, the 21st instant, the obildren attending tho Waterton undenominational Sunday Sohool, whioh has beon conducted for many yearß by Mr Donaldson assisted by Miss Dawkins, had a most enjoyable outing m Mr Prothoro's paddock near tho Beaoh, The day waa romakably fine, and there was an amplo Bupplyof good thing?, Mrß Donaldson and Miss Dawkins being most energetio m attending to the wants of the young people and tho visitors. Mr Donaldson road a very favorable report of the sohool, both aB regards itfl finances and its attendanoe. The Rev R. F. Garbett, who distributed a goodly number of prizes at Mr Donaldson's request, spoke highly of the good work that the school was doing, urged those present not to let Mr Donaldson want teaohers, and addressed a few worda of encouragement to the ohildren. Three oheers for Mr Donaldson brought a very happy gathering to a olose.

A correspondent of the ohuroh paper the " Guardian " says : — " An oft-disouseed event m Biblo narrative ia that of the miracle of tho aun standing still at the prayer of Joshua (Joshua x., 12-13). Many explanations have been offered of this wonderfal ooourrenoe, but without attempting to discuss any of them, we will turn to ' Whitaker's Almanac ' for this year, and on page 351 find the ' Ohronologioal History of Astronomy. To the dato 8.0. 1454 is tho noto, • In the reign of Yao, tho Bovonth Chinese Emperor, tho mn is recorded to have stood still.* The date affixed m the Biblo to the event is n.o 1451- only three years' differenoo— and the oloaeness of the two dates makes it almost onrtain that they refer to one and the same event. The Chinese were keeping written reoords of astronomioal observations 2857 years before Christ j and a member of our Royal Astronomioal Sooiety has verified an eolipse that is mentioned m these same Chinese annala as taking plaoe b.o. 2168, 700 years earlier than this notice of the sun standing still."

The Lyndhuret Sohool Committee Rave a most suooeßsful oonoert and ball on Friday last, the proceeds of which are to be spent m prizps for the sohool obildren. Certainly the Lyndhurst children should be most grateful to Mr Peter Drummond, who not only gave the use of his wool-ahed, but ppant muoh of his time and energy for their benefit, and, with the help of several others, Buooaoded m turning tho shed into a grand oonoert hall capable of seating over 800 people, with otago tastefully aeoorated with fliga, Chinese lanterns, and evergreens. The ohair wan taken by Mr George Thompson, and a good programme followed m whioh Mr and Mrß Peter Williams, Mr and Mrs Brooke, Miss Gates, Mr Brooking, of ABhburton, Mrs Fitzgerald, Messrs Grant and Pipe were the mugioal performers, while Sootoh readings were given by Messrs Grant and Eraser, and Irish jig danoes by Mr Heeley. Votes of thankß wore given to the performers, eapeoially the ladies and gentlemen who, so kjndiy came from Ashburton, to Mr Drurnmond, and to the Chairman, after whioh the spnoious ball was oleared and dancing to tho musio of piano, vjolin, or bagpipes was kept up till day light, m Bpito of the exoesßive heat of the night. A speoial ooaoh ran betwoen Lyndhurßt and Aehburton for the benefit of passengers and performers for the concert. There were about 200 people present, but the room being so large there was no orowding. Great credit is due to all who took part m getting up aid makiDg the entertainment a BUOOOB9, and it is to hoped that though it was the first of the kind at Lyndhurst it will not bo the last.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2021, 24 December 1888

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2021, 24 December 1888

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