The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prævalebit. FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 1889. LOCAL AND GENERAL
Thi Congregational Church at Ottawa, Kan., haa youDg lady ushers. Little Josef Hofmann has reooved^ his health, and is able again to praotioe the piano. On the 29th instant, New Zealand will enter on her jubilee year. Sir John Gorst, it is said, was bitterly dtsappointed at not being offered the Governorship o! New Zealand. At Lockhari's Coffee Booms m London — of which there are fifty — pledge-books are kept, and last year upwards of 5000 pledges were taken. The power of a burning glasss and of conoave mirrors was known to Arohimedeß, and it ia even asserted that by their aid he burned a fleet m the harbor of Syracuse, 214 b.o. The character of "Little Lord Faunlle* roy, is taken from life, being that of Vivian Burnett, the twelve-year-old] son of the authoress. ' Earl Onslow will probably be installed when m New Zealand as Grand Master of New Zealand under an independent Constitution, as Lord Garington haa become the first Grand Master of New South Wales. The Princess Waldemar of Denmark when m Paris Btarted the society oraze of wearing thi family ooat-of -arms m front of the bodioe. Monograms embroidered m gold or silver are seen likewise. The hair shops of London and Paris are said to have orders ahead for all the golden hair they oan procure for the next five years. Peasant girls becoming more intelligent, are not bo williog to part with their hair as formerly, . Mrs Hod£|on;Barnett, the well-known writer, has been offered £3750 for her latest work. This sum is eaid to be the largest ever offered to a woman m that country. . Mrs Burnett is English by birth, but Amerioa is the land of her adoption. A singular legaoy has recently been left to the town of Dreadsn by Jeane de 'Block, a Court Councillor. It consists of a collection of boots, formerly belonging to Emperors, who hove lived m reoent times. A man named girohin was sentenced to three months' hard labor at Portsmouth for assaulting his wife. He was kneeling upon his wife and flourishing a knife, saying he intended repeating the Wbiteohapel murders, when he was interrupted . The death is announoed of the Abbe Crozes, the venerable chaplain of La Roquette who bad, during his lifetime, offered religious consolation to so many modern criminals at the moment of exeoution, and whose recolleotions were of the most dramatic kind. Here is a ohanoe for enterprising young and middle-aged men. It is Btated on good authority that there are at present m Tasmania no less than 1600 maiden heiresses, with fortunes of from £8000 to £1,000,000, and with ranging ages. They are noj: all young and pretty but they are worth the money. A Taranaki paper says that farmers may congragulate themselveß that the prospects for the next six months are particularly " roßy " for dairy produoe. The proprietor of one faotory has done a big stroke, having, at any ratp, sold the whole of the season's butter at 13} d per lb, the purchase being efleoted for the Australian market. A will case is at present proceeding m the New York courts. AMr Stewart died ten years ago, leaving his widow the handsome little fortune of £5,000,000. She got through the wbo)e of it, and died deeply m debt. Her lawyers made big fortunes out of her, and the deceased's relatives are trying to recover from the learned gentlemen, Labor m yam 1 A correspondent of the " Bangitikei Advocate" sends to that paper an account of a singular circumstance which happened m that district the other day. There was a oat with four kittens about two months old, and three of the kittens suddenly attacked the fourth and killed it and then made a repast off the oaroase, picking the bones as^ clean as if it had been a rat. Home papers report the result of the trial before Mr Justice Stephens of a libel aotion brought by the Rev E. Roberts, a Congregational minister at Cardiff, against Messrs D. Owen and Co., for imputing immorality to him m the "Western Mail." The plajnti# swore there was no foundation for the allegation that ha was the father of a child belonging to a girl who was formerly m his service. Five thousand pounds damages was claimed, «nd the jury gave a verdict for plaintiff for £2000. for wbioh sum judgment was given with costs. Politics are claiming bo many flowers m France as badges of the various parties that those who wish to remain neutral are compelled to wear mixed bouquets, however much their individual tastes may lean to the blossoms so monopolised. They are the carnation (the chosen flower of General Boul anger), roses (adopted by the Comtesse de Paris), violets (the Imperialist's emblem), and the cornflower (worp by those favorable to Prußeian views). la England the primtpse and the shamrock are well-known badges m the political world. A dew temperance drink is announced, one that resembles ohampange m appearanoe without its intosjoat JDg qualities. It is made of rose leaves freshly picked, and laid with sugar, m alternate layers, m o stone jar. The sugar forms the upper layer. This ib allowed to remain three days and is then strained, and the liquor kept for a week before being bottled. The flavor is said to be most delicious, and as it w go easily made, the beverage is likely to become a favorite one m temperance and, we hope, m other oiroles as well. Holloway's Pillb.— Epidemic Diseases. The alarming increase cf English cholera and diarrhoea should be a warning to every one to subdue at once any irregularity tending toward disease. Holloway's Pills sho»ld now be m eyery household to rectify all impure slates of the blood, pp remedy weakness. t and to overcome impaired general health. ' Nothing can be simpler thanthe instructions for taking this corrective medicine, nothing ir ore . ejEfrcient than it cleansing powers, : aothing more harmless than its vegetable ingredients. Holjoway's .is 'he best physic during the summer seasop, when decaying' (ruits and unwholesome vegetables are f;requently deranging the bow* Is, B»d dajly | exposing thousands through their negligence in'jpew'ttting disordered action, to the dangers of dwrjhpja,- dysentery, aad cholera.
We are requested to call attention to tbe faot that the boys' Bide of the Ashburton High Sohool on Monday, 28th inst., and the girls' sohool on Tuesday, 291h. A better apeoimen of a "bull "could not be wished for than that afforded by the verdiat of aj Dunedin jury as telegraphed yesterday, viz. : — •' That tbe infant was found drowned, but whether it was born alive or dead there is no evidence to show." It doesn't seem to have struok the jurors that a ohild born dead couldn't by any possibility be drowned. A disoovery of auriferous mineral (says the " New Zealand Times " Westport correspondent) has been made on the plateau near Burnett's face, Denniston. The mineral is said to be Dot &xaotly quartz, but though not showing gold to the naked eye, averages at the rate of 16oz to the ton when crushed.. The mineral is . described bb something like the produce of the famous Mount Morgan mine m Queensland. There is prospeoting all over the scene of the discovery. A license has been granted by the Warden to Jameß Beveridge, and applications for three other areas were lodged by Thomas Sharp, Robert Sheet and J. Queen. The "North Otago Times" reports that -the crops throughout the district are looking remarkably well, and it ia now anticipated that the yield will be above the average. It has been Btated that rust has appeared amongst the wheat crops, but this is a mistake, as the diatriot may be ridden over for a day and not a spot of rust oan be seen. With the hopeful outlook for cereal produots and the probability of large yields, a turn m the tide may be looked forward to by farmers. In many plaoes the wheat yield will be from 85 to 40 bushels to the acre, and oats will give from 45 to 60 bushela. One of the strangest ohanoes of life oropped up m the Dublin Police Oourt the other day, when a boy who Bhould have had £5000 to his credit was brought up as a thief. The little fellow, who is only twelve years old, was oharged with snatobing a oap from a draper's door. Mr Sinolair, solioitor, gave the aooused a good oharaoter. He had been adopted by the late Oapt Lawlor, who, m oonneotion with the Joy will, case, oame into a large fortune, Oapt Lawlor prepared a de6d of gift, giving j the little fellow £5000, but before he could go to the solicitor's offioe to sign the deed of transfer of some railway shares, to that amount he unfortunately died, and the shares went to the estate, although the deed was actually prepared. The youngßter was discharged, the draper not wishing to proseoute. On the last Monday m Ootober at Whitehaven Polioe Oourt, John Murphy, miner, of Egremont, appeared with his faoe bandaged, bis nose having' been bitten off and ohm worried, by John Twentyman, a miner, formerly well-known as a river watoher. Twentyman had quarrelled with, and struok a young man m a publio-house, when Murphy interfered, was thrown down, and attacked. On Monday Murphy and Mr Atter, solioitor, appeared before the Magistrate to apply for a warrant, when a telegram was handed Mr Atter stating that Twentyman had just shot himself. He had, while his wife was upstairs, taken a revolver, lain down on tbe hearthrug, and firod one shot into his mouth, then another through his forehead: Twentyman had been guilty of cannibalism before and had been imprisoned for assaults. Sir John Hersohel was once made the hero of a hoax that had wide acceptance among English newspapers when he was making astronomioal observations at the Gape of Good Hope. He was credited with having confirmed beyond dispute the existence of the man m the moon. Tbe most ciroumstantial details were given, setting forth that with a subsidy of £10,000 from the Duke of Sussex, and with unlimited oredit from the. king, Sir Jobs Herschel had gone to Africa to observe the transits of Mercury, " which are especially valuable m lunar observations on longitude ! " Among his instruments was a lens weighing Beven tons, with the aid of which he was stated to be able to discover not only treeß and fauna m the moon, but a oreature shaped like a man, with enormons wings capable of the sustained flight of an eagle, and gifted with the quadrumanous powera of the monkey 1 A contributor to the " Fall Mall Gazette ". writes:— l heard a capital story the other day, which suggests that when next Lord Salisbury ennobles a faithful supporter he should endeavor to seleot an intelligible title for his new-p~ser; — uuiu juanuwaiironrartiwib muoh better known as Sir James M'Gare.l Hogg, had recently a painful experience of the result of neglecting this very neoessary precaution. Shortly after his creation, he went to dine a.t the house of an old friend, where he waa very well known under his old name, but he announced himself to Jeames as ' Lord Magheramorne,' * Lord what ? ' said the startled domestic ' Lord Magheramorne,' said he, with emphasis. Jeames shook hia head: He did not make a second inquiry, but despaired of attempting to render the unoouth collection of gutturals, j What was he to do ? The visitor was advanoing to the drawing-room. Jeames hesitated a moment, then boldly flung open the door and proclaimed, to tbe consternation of everyone, ' The late Sir James Hogg 1 ' " A rival to Professor Baldwin, the paraohutiat, m the person of George Higgifae, the driver of a Clapton Omnibus, appeared at Lea Bridge-road, on a recent Saturday afternoon, for the purpose of going through an aerial performance of the kind identified with the name of Baldwin. Tne exhibition wbb witnessed by from 30,000 to 50,000 persons. A considerable wind was blowing, and the balloon when set free rose rapidly, oarrying the aeronaut with it. The balloon, the Eagle, lent by Captain Orton for the occasion, BWung with wide and enormous sweeps before a atrong south-westerly wind; It had nearly passed from sight, at an estimated height of about one thousand yards, when he let go; He seemed to fall over on his side, and to be m the aot of turning ominously head over heels, when suddenly the parachute opened out, and pulling him up at once, restored him to nearly a perpendicular position. The reel of the aesag&t to earth was performed with the easy motion so characteristic of Baldwin's desoents at. the Alexandra Palace, and presently Higgins was again safe on the earth, but not before having a rather rough tumbla a.t the moment of reaching |t. We dip the following important testimoniol from the "Wawarra Meroury" (N.8.W.) of tbe 80th March. It needs no comment : " Mr John Loveday, of the Bulii Mountain* writes to us that after sutfering for four years with acute gravel, he has experienced almost complete relief by using Sander and Sons' Eucalypti Extraot. He says seeing the said Extract advertised m the 'Illawarra Meroury,' his inte&Bia sugpring induced him to obtain a bottle of the medicine fpom Mr Hosking, ohemist, of this town, and that the use pf it gave him great relief at once. He states that between the 10th March instant, when he obtained the first bottle of the extraot, and the 19th, the use of that medjojne continued to afford him relief, to which he bad been a stranger for four years. Mr Loveday writes also tbat he has found the Euoalypti Extraot a cure for rheumatism as vtell as gravel. He requests us to publish this information through the ' Mercury.' We have muoh pleasure m complying with Mr Loveday's requeßt, whoße word oannot be doubted, and who oan have no object m view other than a pure desire to benefit suffering humanity,"—. (Adyfc.) • ' 2