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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

A knife on exhitytign at Allentown, Penn\, has 369 blades, The Bans Classification Oommisaionprß were to commence work at Rurow on Monday Ust. A meeting of the Asbburton Farmers' Oooperativo Association was to have been held yesterday, but was adjourned till Saturday afternoon. The Marquis de Mores and his party, m a recent hunting expedition m India, with the assistance of seventy elephents, killed twenty* 606 tigers. At the moment when the war-ship Warrior resaued a party of French balloppjets they were casting lots as to who should throw himself out, to lighten the balloon, The " Sydney Bulletin " of December 15 has the following ;— ".lt is reported from Viotoria that Mr 0. 0. Monlrose, a well* known New Zealand, journalist, is dead," Switchback railways are to be the next govelty m Beveral New Zealand towns. Wolliogtop, Punedin, and Christohuroh will coon have opportunities pi iudping of the fun to be derived from this sev popular amusement. An exchange hears that the resignation of Bishop Hadfieldis contemplated very shortly, as the rev gentleman feels that his duties are getting beyond him. In the P,M, Court this morning, befora Major Btewardt J,P.| $obt. flarrieon pleaded guilty to a charge of drunkenness, twelve months had elapsed sinoe his previous appearanoe on a similar charge, he was let off with a fine of ss, with the usual alternative. The abandonment of infants by their mothers (n the suburbs of Sydney is becoming a daily praotjoe. The police Btate the children found during the month of Pecember m the Newtown district (Sydney), average pne a day " Madge," writing m " Truth " pn deljpacies, says:— "lf you were a Chinese girl, and wanted to give someone a great delicacy, you would get two young baby mice, blind nnd unable to craw), and plaoe them before four .'guest alive, on a plate. He would dip each living morsel m a dish of honey and envelope it m a wigary shroud before popping it into his mouth. The dying squeak of the poor little atom is said to be' the satfpe piquantc of this favorite diah m China." Acaordiog to a Northern contemporary the plans for the restoration of the Sunnyside Asylum will provide accommodation for eighty additional inmates, There are $o be two new day-rooms for refractory and chronic oases, one to be built with partition walls carried up to the roof so as to prevent the draught whioh caused the late fire to spread so rapidly. The Addington Immigration Barracks are to be gonyprted into a general asylum for imbecile oases tot the whole colony, and placed m charge of Mr M. W. S. eager, formerly manager at Sunnyslde. Skinny Men.— ".Wells' Health R nesrer?? restores health and vigor, cures dyspepsia, impotence, sexual debility. At chemists and .dijiggists. Kempthorne, Piosser, and Co.,

Aocordingto the "New Zealand Times" one of the chief hobbies of our hew Governor is photography. He will bring out with him the latest inventions m cameras and other X appliances, A writer m the " Christohurch Preaa" bivb that though the Ohristohuroh Bar petitioned the Government to appoint Mr Ward to the vaoant Judgeship, members of the profession have been using their influence sub rota to prevent his appointment. As will be Been by the report io another column Bartholomew Kane, convicted on the charga of wounding Peter Copeland with intent to do grievous bodily harm, was sen< tenced to six weeks' imprisonment with hard labor. — J. Oram Sheppard was convioted of larceny as a bailee, and sentence was deferred. A will oaße, the witnesses to whioh are mostly all -old identities, will occupy Mr Justice WiHiaras'e attention m March nextThe properly m dispute is at the foot of High street, Dunedin (the site nf Watson's hotel and dfning rgoms) and the amount involved is about £10,000.

Young father : " Blamed if I know what's the matter with the baby, doctor, for she cries all the time*" Doctor : " Perhapa she has been outting her teeth." Young father : " 1 don't believe it, dootor ; she ain't had a knife or anything sharp to play with since she was born." The Earl of Fife, who, it is raraourodl, is engaged to be married to one of the daughters of the 'Prince of Wales, ia no youthful Adonis, but a gentleman of forty years ot age, with an inooaie of £72,500 a year. He poßsessea a landed estate of 249,220 aores. The family name is Duff. The French Consul, Count Jouffray D'Abbans, has authorised the "Bangitikei Advocate" to atate that m his difference with the Hon.. Mr Fisher over the esoape of Gasparini, he was perfeotly convinced that Mr Fisher only did his duty as Italian Consul, and that he m no way abused his position as a Minister of the Crown. The following item furnished by th«j London correspondent of a contemporary should be of interest to this colony, where the mineral referred to exists m great quantities : — "There are inquiries m the city for •manganese m the colonies, and if this mineral should be found to exiat m larga quantities it is likely to beoome a valuable export.'' An intelligent lady, .whose little boy was beginning to swear, anxioas to express to her child her horror of profanity, hit upon the novel process of washing out his mouth with soapsuds whenever he swore. It was an effectual oure. The boy understood his mother's sense of the corruption of an oath, which, with the taste of the Buds, produoed tbs deßired result. $£An exhibition of the working of the Lowdown Buokeye reaper and binder was given m a orop belonging to Mr Jones, near the Saleyards yesterday. There was a large attendance of farmers, who displayed a good deal of Interest m the working of the machine. A trial ol tbe Wood's single apron reaper and binder was to have been held at Wakanui to-day, 1 but was postponed on aooount of wet weather. Relative to the paragraph which appeared m a late issue anent the new parcels post system it may be mentioned that a resident of Ashburton has received a paroel from Portsmouth, and although the parcel weighed under half a pound, and Is 6d had been paid upon it at the other end, the unhappy reoi* pient had to pay the sum of 5s 3d, before he obtained possession of the article, A poll to fill the vacancy m the Borough Council caused by the eleotion of Councillor Thomas to the Mayoral ohsir, is being takta to-day. The candidates are Messrs A, Harrison and R. Friedlander, both of whom are old Oounoillora and ex-Mayors. A good deal o! interest has, since the nomination, been displayed, and doubtless the numbar of votea recorded will be large. A writer m the " Fishing Gazette " says :— "Experiments have been tried on the Welsh coast with the electric light m connection with fishing with nets m the sea. lam told that two nets were let down at night, one being furnished with an Edison-Swan glow lamp, That net when raised was full ol fish 1 but the other, to which no lamp wag attached, was almost empty. The light Waf then shifted to the other net, both nets were .tried without lamps, and both nets with lamps. The results m all cases went to show that the electrio light attracted the fish m a most wonderful manner." *• A portion of the muoh fabled wealth buried by the famous Capt Kidd and his followers has actually been brought to.ligbt. The dial covery was made on the farm of Mr James Eddy, on Horße Neck, Rhode Island. . Amasa Eddy, his grandfather, it seems, was a follower of Capt Kidd's, and when he died at an advanced age, left some directions writ tec jn a mysterious style as to a certain sum ol pjoney buried by him. His son, Mr James Eddy's father, did not trouble his head aboul the matter, but hiß grandson was of a different turn of mind. He accordingly undertook a search, with the result of bringing to light 1556 Spanish doubloons enclosed m an eld kettle. The Wellington correspondent of the ''Press,'' referring to the vacant judgeehip says " that there ia strong reason for belie! that it will not be conferred on Mr Ward. It it understood that Ministers, individually, have not yet made up their minds on the subjeot, but that two or three suitable men are available for seleotion." Referring to the same matter the " Wellington Post " has the following BtroDß remarks :— " It has been most unfair to Mr Ward to place him m the position of uncertainty he has oooupied bo long, and it is a disgrace to the government (hat he should now be passed over, The conduot of the (government throughout this affair has been scandalous, unconstitutional, illegal, and unjust, but the crowning soandal has yet to come. It is no secret what influences have been brought to bear against Ml Ward, from the judicial Bench itself down to the praotitioner who may occasionally have winoed under Mr Justioe Ward's censure 01 criticism, and have eagerly Beized on the use of political influence or power to secure revsnge. When the name of the new Judge is announoed we Bhall probably be able to hi a light into the intrigues whioh have been going on eygr Bjnge th.c vaoauoy oocurred." The trouble that has arisen m connection with the head mastership of the Ashburtoc Borough Sohcol seems likely to lead to the resignation of the Committee. It will be remembered that the Inspector's report, on the recent examination, was considered bj the Board to bo of bo unfavorable a eharaotei that they deemed it necessary to press the Committee to request the resignation of the master. The majority of the Committee, however, took an entirely different view, and asked the Board to reoqnpider their decision. The matter was moreover taken up by some of the townspeople, and a petition supporting the Committee was largely signed. The Board, m spite of this, was inoxorable, and the Committee last evening received a lettei wbioh it was impossible for them to stand out agajnst. The master had also sent m his resignation, ftfost of the members of the Committee Beem to oonsidor, that after the aotion the Board has taken, they cannot longer remain m office, and accordingly a speoial meeting has been oalled for next week to consider the advieabJenesa of resignation. The best medicine known is SANDER and gONS' EUCALYPTI EXTRACT. Test its ejnipent powerful ejects m coughs, colds, influentsa, etc— the rejiel ia instantaneous, Thousands give the most gratifying testimony. His Majesty the King of Italy, and medical Byndioates all over the globe, are its patrons. Read the official reports that accompany eaoh bottle. We have no oooasion to offer rewards m proof of the genuineness of our references. The official reports of medical clinics and universities, the pffioial communication of the Consul-general for Jtaly at Melbourne; the diploma awarded Internatipnal Exhibition) Amsterdam — all these are authentio documents, and, as spch, not open to doubt. We add here epitome of one of the various oases treated by Sjegen, M.D., Professor, etc : Burning of the right hang through the explosion of a small oil stove, The epidermis on the yolar and palmer Bide of the hand of the thirty-year-old patient was completely separated and lifted up as far as the joint of the hand. The likewise lifted aailß were hanging loose, and half of the phalanx of the nail of the middle finger was ooaled. The wounds thus contracted healed m three weeks under <fatyy aßplipafciops of JEucalyptio Extract dressing. Tne patient aa&'lretaioed thetfull usooUl}Qbftnd,~(Aivt,)H 1

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2032, 9 January 1889

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2032, 9 January 1889

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