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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

- ■ » Cook took possession of New Zealand November 15, 17(5}). The new Lord Mayor of London ie a fanmaker named Whitehead. ! William, Kiog of the Netherlands, is the richest monarch m the world. ' Ninety.two thousand paqpers wag the London census for September. Russia is said to be hoarding gold m preparation for her next campaign. A gunpowder explosion killed twenty.flve persons at a village fete at Madras, St Pancraa, London,, ja the largest railroad ftatjon m the world, It ooveia ten aores. Over §ye hundred thousand 2 cent postage stamps are sold daily m the New York post office. .•, f Tha first directory of the City of New York was published m 1876 and contained but 846 Daman. Nevada brags of a sunflower blossom fifty six iqgbjß m diameter on a fitoUs twelve feet

Somebody says that Henry VIII differed t 1 from ordinary Buitors m that he first married I his wives and " axed " them afterwards. The Rev J. Elmalie will preach m Ashbprton Presbyterian Ohuroh to-morrow morning and evening, and at Wakanui id the afternoon. A Chinese orchestra reoently played one of a Haydn's symphonies at the Shanghai College, £ under the direction of a native priest, and accomplished their task most creditably.

In the B.M. Court this morning before Major Steward, J.P-, an old man who has kept out of trouble lor the past seven yearß pleaded guilty to a oharge of drunkenness and was fined 5a with the usual alternative, - An adjourned meeting of the Stewards of the Ashburton Tradesmen's Baoing Olub will be held this evening at the Commercial Hotel at 8 o'qloak, for the consideration of the Neil Chow base. ....... Aooording to the Wellington correspondent of the VPfesa," ia ia positively assorted by some who profess to know that Mr H« D. Bell will be the new Judge, and - that his appointment will be announced shortly after the conolueionof the current circuit sitting of the Supreme Court. A very awkward thing happened at Newport lately. At a fashionable dinner party the hoßt and hostess allotted a oertain lady to be " taken m "by a certain gentleman. The gentleman obeyed, although the lady happened to be his divorced wife, to whom he had not spoken since some time before hia marriage to a second wife. • . A good example of mixed. metaphor, and one worthy of Sir Boyle Boohe, occurs m the oolumns of a contemporary, which heads a notioe of the sailing of the s.a. Hinemoa (whose name by the bye is the name of a brown woman) with the caption " the white elephant on the wing" A flying elephant is surely a bit of a novelty. The usual meeting of the Star of the East, No. 62, 1.0,G,T., was held m the Templar Hall on Wednesday evening last, Bro. T. Sawle, W.0.T., presiding. There was an excellent attendance. Bro. Arthur Paterson reported that the pidnio, held on New Tear's Day, proved a great success, the monetary result handsomely adding to the funds of the Lodge. The following results of Licensing Elections ate notified m our advertising columns, viz. ; — Aetiburtoh District, Messrs T. Bullock, John Grigg, Donald McLean, Thomas Scaly, "indDftvid Thomas. Upper Ashburton, Messrs T. Bullock, B. Friedlander, J. G. Bestell, Thomas Scaly, and David Thomas. First meetings to be held on February Ist. A wife is advertised for sale by a farmer m Vermount, U.S. A. He formally appraises her quantities m a public oiroular as follows:— Height, sft sin ; age, thirty-two ; form, finely, developed ; hair, brown and luxuriant ; eyes, large and hazel-coloured ; hands and feet about the usual size; temper, bad." This last cause probably reveals the reason why the farmer wants to dispose of his spouse. The Ozar's favourite dog, which was killed m the recent railway accident m Bussis, was named Maiyutoha. It was a huge Siberian hound, with long white hair, and alwayf Blept at the foot of the Emperor's bed. During the day it stretched itself m ira Sovereign's private cabinet, and when an audience lasted too long, would, at a sign from its master, pull at the skirts of the visitor who was ou' staying hiß time. Not a little uneasiness is said to have been caused m oertain manufacturing regions of Amerioa by the outbreak of a peculiar disease m persons ,whose. duties necessitate constant working under electria light. The disease which is known as " electric prostration." lays siege to the < subject 8 throat,' faoe and temples. Some very severe cases of it aw al6o reported from Orepaqt, a town m Franoe. The people ol Binningbam, % township In the United States, are all very much 'exercised over a serieß of mysterious murders that have taken place m that neighborhood. They are similar- in. oharaoter to the Whiteohapel atrocities. The victims selected are negroes. There have been four of these tragedies within the past three weeks. No motive for the crime is apparent and m eaoh oaae the bpdff of the victim has been horribly mutilated. .^ We have to acknowledge, with thanks, the receipt from Mr Henry Zander, the looal agent for the Sun Fire Office— one o{ the oldest and best London Fire Offioes, and whiob. was BStabJißbe£T}q-long^Bgtrßß-17 J0~ pf one of its osoe oalendars for 188$. Thja is very elegantly got up, and is both ornamental and useful. We note that' in 1887 the insurances granted by this office amounted to so less than £325,000,000/ T The Wellington correspondent of (he " Press " says that Sir Wm. Jervois will leave New Zealand on the 18th March, going by way of Sydney and Melbourne, as he has some business he wishes to attend to m the interior of Victoria. Lady Jervois will leave about the same date, but will travel by direct steamer ?ia Bio, m 'order, to avoid the trati* shipment at Sydney and Melbourne, whiohj m her state of health, would cause her much inoonvenienoe. Lady Jervois will probably go by the Tongariro. A new drug, Apparently of great vajue, r ha'a recently been introduced into the market. It consists of powdered jambul seeds— the seeds of a plant, Syzygium jambolanum, or Eugenia jambolana, found m various parts of India, the Mauritius, Ceylon, and Columbia. It has been very well tested by the medical faculty in 1 England, Germany, and the United States, ancTis said to be a promising remedy m all oases of diabetes. The action of the drag is to prevent formation of sugar m the system, and so to stay waste j and oases are on reoord showing that under its influence the specially restrictive diet, so obnoxious to diabetes patients, oan be dispensed with. A new Orleans paper reports that aJDr Durand, of that oity, wishing to test the efleots of the immagination on health and disease, experimented on 100 patients to whom he gave a dose of sweetened water; Fifteen minuteß afterwards he entered, apparently m great excitement, aad , acpounced that he had made a mistake, having administered a powerful emetic, and he direoted that preparations Bhbuiff be made accordingly. Eighty ont of the 100 patients" were thoroughly ill, and exhibited the usual results of an emetio, the remaining 20 were unaffeoted, It ig added that with fewexqep, tibns the eighty who became ill were men, while tboße who did not were women. An "Anxious Cropper " writes to the 11 North Otago Timeß " stating that " an outbreak of rust has taken place m every part of the distriot, and is the most formidable that has appeared since the disastrous season of 1869 ; and lam credibly- informed that ; thia destructive fungus ia ravaging a much wider area than the Oamaru district, Shoqid a few days of hot winds ocour near the ripen* ing, there will be a sad tale to tell concerning .our magnifioent looking crops, Our earnest hope and prayer is— Nor westers come again no more, until the binders have done their : work." To this. the iollowing editorial foot, mote is appended :—•• Our correspondent is Sncorreot m; paying that *vat has appeared m fever? part of the dietriot. Oar reporter, m conversation with farmers from the Ngapara sand Awamoke distriotß, was told no rust had Appeared there. Smut had appeared m a small crop of oats, but with this exception the oropa were fine and healthy." ■• The best medicine is Sander and Sons' Euoalypti Extract. Test its eminent power* ful , efleots m coughs, colds, influenza, etc— the relief ia instantaneous. Thousands give the most gratifying testimony. His Majesty the Sing of Jtaly and medioal syndicate^ all over the globe are its patroriß. Bead the offioiaj reports that aoopmpany each bottle. We have no oooasion to offer rewards m prp'of of the genuinepess pf our references. The offloial reports o£ med}oal oljnios and univer* sitios,' the offioial 'communication of the Gonsul-General for Italy at Melbourne * the diploma awarded International Exhibition, Amsterdam— all these are authentic documents, and, as euoh, not open to doubt. We add here epitome of pne of the various oases treated at the plinjo of Sphultz, M.D.. Pro* fessor, eto, — "0.8., 24 years old } oongesj tional abscess on the thigh. Inoisiops made m two plaoes. Although Lister's dressing was applied,, the seoretion beoame, two days later, very Copious, and had adopted a foetid, decomposed oharaoter. The temperature rose enormonsly. In consequence the dressing was removed, and m its place were made during the day-time repeated irrigations with Euoalypti Extract. The offensive footer disappeared very soon, the fever abated within a few days, and the patient recovered after the lapse of several yeek's. fn this instance we must not lose sight of the fact that the letter treatment wyed Jhe patient'a life.* — (4«?t ;: $

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2041, 19 January 1889

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2041, 19 January 1889

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