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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

We are requested to remind those engaged that a rehearsal of "Ashore and Afloat" takes place to-morrow evening. The ABhburton Bowling Club will open their season by a match on their ground, Cameron Btieet, to-morrow afternoon. The crops m the outlying distriots ol Nelson are being harvested m capital oon. dition. The box containing 1000 sovereigns which was lost overboard alongside the R.M. s.e, Alameda at Sydney several weeks ago wae recovered the other day by a diver named Robert Dhu. A leaden coffin believed to be 1000 yean old baa been dug up m the Abbey Church, Sherborne. It contained the remains of a young girl, the outline of whose features wae singularly clear, though entirely blackened bj time. It is rumoured, saya the "Wairarape Daily " that Mr Herbert Hodge, the renownec Wairarapa walking man, has just returned t( Oreymouth some £1200 the richer for hit trip to Melbourne: It is also stated that one of the Australian champions intends t( ohallenge him at an early date. The " Otago Daily Times " says that if th< tin discoveries at Stewart's Island are at valuable as represented, Government will trj and obtain samples of the tin for the Exhi bitioh at Paris. Additional exhibits beinf obtained m the colony for Paris will be sent on by the Meseageries Maritimes line. The Agent-General has been instructed to make the neoesssry arrangements for their re oep'ion. White Island is supposed to have an appre ciable effect on crops round about the Opotik districts. In heavy, thick weather very heav] fumes of sulphur are wafted to the mainland and, m faot, at times they are so heavy ai not to be altogether pleasant. The effeot ii said to be to destroy pesta of various kinds and at the same time stimulate the growtl of the maize crop, whioh is the chief produei of that district. A German paper of reoent date tells of th< large cumber of pretty unmarried womet whe are going to Amerioa from Russia to ge married. No fallaoiouß illusions, says th< paper, caused them to leave their nativi oountry.- They had been regularly eogaget by a commercial concern that is m the inter national matrimonial business, and for som< time has been supplying marriageable womet to the farmers of Western American regiom where the population is thin, and there is i great demand for intelligent, able-bodiec housewives willingto share m a farmer's life Some shrewd business men having beoom< aware of this need, and considering Russia the best field wherefrom to get the best oroj to suit Amerioan farmers, have established I company as above stated for the reoruiting ol the female immigrants. A trial of the Peering reaper and bindei was held at Rakaia yesterday, m a paddook, olose to the township. The crop was one ol very ripe oats going from about thirty-five tc forty bushels to the acre. Owing to the trial not being held at the advertised place, then was only a moderate attendance, about thirtj farmers being present. The machine, a £ foot cut was drawn with ease by a team ol two horses. The work done was exoellent, a good olean stubble being left, tb,e qheavea well butted, and well tied, sot one being missed from start to finish. Those present at the trial were highly pleased with the result and trie maohine used was sold on the ground, Mr Restell, the Ashburton agent, as well as Mr Struthers, of Ohristohuroh, represented the Deering Company. The maohine, a perfeotly new one, was put together by Mr G. Allen, the expert, just before entering the crop. A telegram to the •• Otagn Daily Times " dated Auckland 26th met. Bays : — The police do not give the Russian Bailors credit for good behaviour, and say, on the contrary, that the men belongipg to the warships now m port are the worst they baye bad to deal with for a very long time. Something approaohing a free fight took place last evening between some of the Russian sailors and a crowd of civilians. It arose m this way : A Kußsian sailpr w ag behaving himself indecently m Queen street, nsar the' arqadfi, and was arrested by Sergeant Lyons and Ocß3table K§aney. He struggled violently, and made Beveral unsuooesßful efforts to bite his custodians, who, after a tough fight, got their man handcuffed. They were, however, net upon by 10 more Russians who talked their lingo very loudly, and made an effort to release their comrade. By thja time a crowd had gathered, and the civilians joined issue with the polioe and enabled them to get the prisoner into oustody. The other Russians thereupon gave up the struggle, , whioh ended, fortunately, without either side having sustained serious injury. Apropos of orohard robbing, an exchange tolls a very good tale pf the taptips adopted by a Wanganui orohardiat. He had' been sorely troubled with these pilferers and had tried nearly every dodge to keep them clear, but without success, at last, on being fortu, nate to catch two boys he pajrriea out & soheme whioh has kept his orchards free to now. Upon obtaining possession of the two boys, he conducted them to his cellar, and scouring their bands behind their baoks, left them. He next proceeded to a lonely portion of his garden, and with a spade dug a trenob five feet long and four feet deep. He then ' went for the two lads and led them bound to the edge of the pit, and putting on his fiercest look, armed himself with a long carving knife, and glaring at the youngsters bid them to kneel down and say their prayera, for directly he meant to kill and bury' them. For a time the boys prayed and cried and promised reformation, but their executioner oontinued glaring at them, bidding them to hurry up as he had little time to wait. After further very vehement promises of amendment the ogre let them go, but suoh terror has he inspired, that no more attempts have been made op bis possessions. The best medicine is Sander and Sons Eucalypti Extraot. Test its eminent power, tul effects m ooughs, colds, influenza, eto,— the relief is instantaneous. Thousands give the most gratifying testimony. His Majesty the King of Italy and medical syndicates all 3ver the globe are its patrons. Read the Dffioial reports that acoompacy caoh bottle. We have no occasion to offer rewards m proof rf the genuineness of our references. The Dffioial reports of medical olinioa and universities, the offioial communication of the 3onßul-General for Italy at Melbourne ; the liploma awarded International Exhibition, Amsterdam— all these are authentic docu' nents, and, as suob, not open to doubt, We idd hero epitome of one of the various oases reated at the clinic of Sohultz, M.D., Pro. essor, etc.—" 0.8., 24 years old ; congeaional abscess on the thigh. Incisions made n two pjaoes. Although Lister's dressing vas applied, the secretion beoame, two days ater, very copious, and had adopted a foetid, leoomposed character. The temperature rose mormoasly. In consequence the dressing ras removed, and m its place were made luring the day-time repeated irrigations with Ducalypti Extraot. The offensive foeter disppeared very soon, the fever abated within, . few days, and the patient recovered after be lapse of Beveral weeks. In this instance re must not Jose sight of the fact that the itter treatment Mvedjtbe patiebt's Jifo,' — un 8

Candidates for the degree of M.A.—Wives. It is said that Mrs Langtry has signed an engagement to play at a Paris theatre during the exhibition of 1889. Pasadena, California, is & prohibition oity. It has not a drinking saloon, not a polioe* man, and its gaol has no ocoupants. The R.M.S. Kaikoura arrived off Otago Heads at 515 p.m. on Saturday. The Ashburton portion of her mails reached here per express train from Dunedin last evening. The physioians of ex-Empress Eugenic are endeavoring to induce her to relinquish her seoluded mode ol life and mingle more with the world. The Rev Samuel Rogers, vicar of St Marks, summoned three" of his parishioners at Liverpool for brawling m ohuroh, they having protested against his sermon. Two were bound over to keep the peace for three months. The " North Otago Times " reports that at Oamaru on Saturday Messrs Fleming and Hedley Bold 200 bagß of oats at the following prices: Danish oats at 2s lid and 2s ll$d; short oats, alightly mixed with wheat, brought 2a 6d and 2s 7d per bushel: It is rumoured m Dunedin that a vaoanoy m the representation of one of the upcountry constituencies of that distrust is likely to ooour shortly, and that Sir Robert Stout will be Btrongly pressed to beoome a candidate, m whioh oase his return would be practically oertain. The Mahakipawa correspondent of the «• Marlborough Express " states that—" A man named Irving, who has been working on this diggings for some time has dropped m for a stroke of «luok.' Rumour has it that the amount tots up to £10,000, £500 of whioh has been sent out to him as an instalment." The autographs of celebrated murderera are eagerly bought up m France. Just now Prado's signature is worth about 15s, while £2 iB willingly paid for a sorap of writing by another criminal hero of the day, Henri Ohambidge, who committed a murder m Algeria, under romantio oiroumstances. An exohange learns that all polioe throughout the oolony are to be furnished with revolvers Bhortly, and the swords, wbioh are supposed to be worn by mounted con»i Btables, but whioh Beldom are, have been called m by the department, it having baen found that they are absolutely unnecessary. Mr Oldham, of the meat tinning works at Patea, informs the " Wanganui Ohroniole " that he has contracts m band whioh will keep the establishment m full work for the next twelve months. The establishment is just now completing an order for the Frenoh Army. The meat is made up m tins of about 21b lOoz eaoh, A Government Inspection Parade of the Ashburton Rifles, Guards, and Cadets is ordered for this (Tuesday) evening, at seven o'olook. The annual muster parade of the three corps will take place on Monday evening next, 4th February, when Lieut-Colonel Hume, A. A G., will make the yearly inspection, absence from whioh entails a heavy penalty, Lord Onslow, our New Governor, who 18 one of the members of the Seleot Committee on the Sweating System, has, says an English paper, through his secretary, written to Mr Lewis Lyons, who was examined before the committee as to the effect of the system m the East end of London, requesting that he may be taken over some of the sweating shops m the East End, m order to obtain some praotioal knowledge on the subject. On the subjeot of hawkers' licenses raised by a correspondent yesterday, we are informed by the Town Clerk that one of the Indian hawkers, to whom our correspondent evidently refers, has taken out a license to ply his oalling within the Borough. As to the oase tried m the Magistrate's Court reoently, the point at issue was aa to whether the olasa of traders denominated " Cheap Jacks " oame within the scope and meaning of " hawkers" as defined by the Hawkers and Pedlars Act. When m, Wellington last week, a TaranakJ resident, who talfes ah interest m dairying, saw some cows on the Wakatipu, whioh boat had oome from the south on her way to Sydney. He made enquiries, and learned from the man who was m oharge of the cows that there were 26 animals, whioh were all m milk being taken to Sydney where as much as £15 eaoh oan be obtained for them. The animals, whiob were from Canterbury, were of no particular breed, but looked ordinary halfbreds. This shows that for miloh oowa there must be a decidedly Rood market m Sydney. There are several oases on reoord of aged persons cutting a third set of teeth. In the last century the Honourable $]dward Rogers died m hiß 96th year ♦' of the anguish of cutting teeth, he having out four new teeth and had several ready to out, whioh ao inflamed his gums that he died thereof." Other people have been more fortnnate, and have out complete Bets of teeth m their old age; m Borne inatanoes this third Bet of toeth appeared after the old person had been without a tooth for twenty years or more* A oase was reported m 1761 by Mr Symonds, a surgeon at Bath, of three different growths of teeth succeeding one another m the upper jaw of a child, It has been suggested (says the VMoqnt Ida CbroDjole") th,at as there is every indication of a very great sbaraity of potatoes m the Australian colonies, and a corresponding demand for the New Zealand orop, our farmers should raise a seoond crop. This has been done ifl Scotland m the neighborhood of Edinburgh and Glasgow, and it should he n}ore feasible here where the conditions of weather are more favorable. If suitable grass lands' whioh have been under hay re* oently mown, or lands from whioh potatoes are already taken, were seleoted, the present heat 0! the ground would bring th,e crop rapidly to maturity, so that it pould be gathered before the winter frosts appeared. Tpe pest Remedy for Indigestion.— Norton's Camomile Pjlls are confidently recommended as a simple remedy for indigestion, which is the cause of nearly all the diseases to which we are subject. Norton's Pills, with justice called the "nature's strengthener of the human stomach," act as a powerful tonic and gentle aperient, #w> ml}cf I m their pgetatjqn, and safe paeVa^yclrcum*' stances Sold m bottles at is 1 jd, 2s gd, 4s, by £all£mediclnc 4veadors through ou'tth,?. world, n *

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2049, 29 January 1889

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2049, 29 January 1889

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