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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prævalebit. THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 1889. LOCAL AND GENERAL.

'♦ --• In India* a convent to the Roman Catholic faith, named Moung Pho, is building a oathedral whioh will cost 150,000 bunts. He furnishes the entire sum himself. In 1880 the Oatholio population m the United States was 60*000 ; it iB now about ten millions, or two hundred times the number it was fifty-eight years ago. I Private letters from Sir John Hall etateß that the health of his family has much im* pioved. He expeots to leave England m time to be present at the reassembling of Parliament. The value of the estate m New South Wales of the late Mr Thomas Holt, exmember of the Legislative Oounoil of that Colony, who died m London on September 6th, has been Bworn at £296,000. At a meeting held at Nelson on the 80th inst. it was deoided to open the Beason for Bhooting stags and fallow buoka on the 16th February and close on the 31st Maroh. Fallow deer are said to be espeoialiy numerous m the Aniseed Valley distriot. The attention of our lady- readers is drawn to the advertisement m this issue by Mrs Adams, Saundera' Buildings, announoing the reoeipt of a new Btook of fanoy and art needlework, eto., which is described as well worth a visit of inspection. Dr Stoeoker, the Lutheran Court Minister «t Berlin, says that all but a fraction of nonCatholic children of that oity are unbaptised, and that the outlook is that m the next generation there will be very few baptised parsons there outside the Catholic Ghurob. A rioh reef (says the " Transvaal Advertiser ") has been discovered a few miles from Pretoria, on the farm of one of the Erasmuses*, and is said to have yielded m an assay 4oz to the ton. The reef is only a few inohes broad, but with such an amount of metal it must pay. The memorial of St. Paul, whioh some Americans propose to set np m his native city of Tarsuß, will take the practical shape jof a training sahool for orphans, of whom there are a great many m Cilioia. About 5500d01. a year has been pledged, a sum sufficient to support about 50 ohildren. A moßt remarkable ooinoidenoa m connection with a Berks County (Pennsylvania) family named Sohiking iB that both parents were born on Feb. 22nd, their marriage took place on Feb. 22nd, and all of their ohildren, including two sets of twins, were born oxr February 22nd. The King of the Belgians, who has been ▼{siting plain Mr M'Kinnon, m Bootland, is a very plain man, and he preserved his incognito so well that his royalty was not buspeoted. He went about m kniokerbookers and hob-nailed boots, and it is said that he didn't look the least bit like a king. . The longest day m Europe ooours at the town of Reikiavik, m Iceland, and lasts for three months, and a-half. At a little place called Veros, situated on the Yarangor Fiord, m Norway, daylight reignß from May 21 to July 22. The longest day m St Petersburg lasts 19 hours, the longest m London 17£ hours.- ■■.;•- " 'The fourth child of the Prinoe Of Waldbourg Wolf egg, .the Prinoess .Marie, has taken the veil at the Convent of the Saored Heart, at Riedenbourge. A Bon of the same prinoe lately entered the Society of Jesus. The family of Waldbourg is one of the most illustrious of Suabis, One of its members is Mgr. de Waldbourg, Domeatio Prelate of his Holiness. A Napier telegram states that the Maharahara Copper Mine has been placed on the market m 60,000 shares of £1 each, but only 24,000 are to be placed at present. The promoters, inoluding Captain Russell, Messrs Ormond, W. Nelson, Coleman, R. D. McLean, P. S. McLean, E. W. Knowles, J. T. Carr and others, have taken up shares on the same terms as the general public The shares will be allotted aooording to priority ; the balance on application. In the event of the Pope abandoning Rome, Prinoe von Jjeichtenstein has offered hie principality as a residence for his Holiness. It lies between the frontiers of Switzerland and Austria, and contains a population of lew th "* 10,000 ; all Germane and all Catholics. ml« «„-„ '■ "ho is very rich," bag undertaken £ , h,™ « 'ih a ' * n<i » suitable palaoo at to build a cathedral «.. -«« n ln»H£v At Vaduz, the chief town m the y^ 0ID »»»y. A« present, however, Leo XIII, does not contemplate quitting the Italian capital, The Westport Goal Company hava had a highly successful year, the balance-sheet placed before the Direotors showing a profit for the year of £17,008 3s 83. Added to this there iB a sum of £3488 10b brought forward from the preceding year, making a total of £20,496 18s 8d available for appropriation. The Directors reoommend the payment of a 6 per cent, dividend, absorbing £10,395 ; that £8562 be written off as depreciation, and the balance, £6538, be carried forward to next year. The " Obristohareh Preßß " has been informed by several farmers that they have been annoyed by persons travelling on the roads with carts cutting sheaves of unripe grain from their crops. To such an extent has this gone on m one case that a farmer inserted the following advertisement : — " Wanted, a person seen cutting green oats m my paddook not to oall every day, but to tr somewhere else." It is said this party called 7 onco too often at one plabe, and received * sound thrashing. Mr O'Meagher, an Auckland solicitor tried to propitiate a female witness whom he was about to cross-examine, and as she gained a laugh at his expense, he maybe succeeded. He commenced, " You are a nioe taking old lady, aren't you— well preserved and good looking for your years ! " ''Thank you, Mr O'Meagher," said the witness with a. smile and a oourtesy. " Now can't you return the compliment," continued he, " and say I am a good-looking, well preserved old gentleman ? " " Ob, Mr O'Meagher, I am on my oath ? " The best Remedy for Indigestion.— Norton's Camomile Pills 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 cal'cd the "nature's strengthener of the human stomach," act as a powerful tonic and gentle aperient, are mild m their operation, and safe under a'uy circumstances Sold m bottles at is ijd, as 9], 4», by ;aU mediae vendor*. throughout fa 9 WWW

The Dake o! Edinburgh talk* of retiring from the Navy. Richard Anthony Prootor left behind him only £159 for the Bupport of hiß wife and family. Tennyson h&B been bo ill that he had to be ' carried m a Bheet from his bed to a Bofa. He will be 80 m August; The death-rate is co abnormally high at Oroydon (Q.) that the life-insurance companies have instructed their agents to issue no more polioiea. Mra Flysparrow (to new acquaintance): '* You seem to be an inveterate lover of the weed, Mr Nicotine. May I ask if your father smokes ? " Mr Nicotine : " I trust not, madam. He has been dead some time." The "South Canterbury Times" gives another instance of a pewon surviving for a considerable time after dislocation of the neok. It iithat of a master of hounds, who some years ago had a bad spill, falling on his head. He remounted and rode on for a considerable time, but finally dismounted or fell off to die from dislocation of the neck oaused by the fall referred to. The Duke of Sutherland has plaoed at the dipposal of the Crofter Commissioners a portion of a deer forest m Assyre district, over 800 acres m extent, and portions of several sheep farms, extending to about. Booo sores, to be assigned to Crofter applicants who deeire to extend their holdings. This timely concession by his Grace will, it is expeoted, put a Btop to the agitation m the district. _ ; _ Rev Charles Foundtext (who had been writing his sermon, looking up suddenly) ; 41 Maria, will you take the ohildren out of the room for a few minuteß?" Mrs Pouhdtext (m surprise) ; " Certainly, my dear. But— are they annoying you ?" Rev Poundtext: "Not at all; but I have just dipped the muoilage brush m the ink well, and I would like to be at liberty to make a few remarks." "Anglo-Australian" says:— l am much pleased m being able to ohroniole the suooess of a young New Zealander — native born — Mr Jerrold Eennaway, son of Mr Walter Eennaway, Secretary to the New Zealand Agenoy here. Mr Eennaway, junr., has just won a Boholarship at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He had previously won a Boholarship at King's College School. The orbwning honor, how* ever, Is signal to all who know how very hard the Cambridge examinations have becotae of late — more particularly m mathematics. The following particulars of the oircumstances which lea to the disqualification of the Waitemata orew at the Auckland regatta! are supplied by the own correspondent of the " Press " :— ln the champion Whaleboat Race yesterday, when the foul occurred at the buoys, the Waitemata and Thames crews exoitedly seized hold of each other's boat, oars, etc A member of the Thames orew reoeived a violent blow on the head from an oar. He tried to retaliate, and a general fracas was only averted by the approaoh of the third competing boat. The race was awarded by the umpire to the Thames orew. A boy named Thomas Bond recently pioked up a pooket handkerchief dropped from the Queen's carriage as Her Majesty and the Empress Frederick were driving near Fifield, m the neighborhood of Windsor. The boy's sister sent the handkerohief to Her Majesty, and has reoeived a letter from Sir Henry Ponsonby thanking her for the letter and the handkerohief, which, it was explained, belonged to the Empress Frederiok. The letter oonoluded :— " Sir H. Ponsonby, m impressing the Queen's thanks to Thomas Bond, is desired to Bend him the enclosed postal order for £1 as a donation from Her Majesty." It is stated that a valuable discovery has been made on the property of Mr Joseph Wallis, near Waikaia, of a material suitable for making paints of various oolora. The " Mataura Ensign " says :— " We have seen the material, 1 whioh requires very little , preparation to fit it for market, as immediately on its being ground it takes oil freely and it appears to be entirely free from sand or any other unsuitable substance. Some speoimens have been forwarded to the Government geologist at Wellington and no doubt his report will be looked forward to with great intorest by looal residents and by many throughout the district, as . upon the adhesive and other] qualities of the material a great deal of course" depends. It is pro* posed to forfii a company to worh the ftronutf." A curious story oomeß from Berlin, of- the trnth of which there is little doubt, with regard to the much-vexed question of the Battenberg marriage. It is said that, on his death -bed, the Emperor Frederiok entrusted a message to the Empress for his son, asking, as his dying request, that he would not oppose the marriage of Princess Victoria to Prince Alexander of 'Battenberg ; and shortly after her husband's death, the Empress Frederiok, during an interview with her son, delivered his father's message, and was met with a stern refusal. The Emperor William is said to have told bis mother that the last request made to him, a very few hours before his death, by the old Emperor, his grandfather, was to extort a promise from him that on no consideration whatsoever would he consent to the union ; and under those solemn oiroumstanoes the promise from him had been given, and that be felt himself bound absolutely to fulfil the dying promise made to hin grandfather, m preference to a request made only second-hand by his father, Certain]? the Most Effective MEDICINE m the world ib SANDER and SONS , EUCALYPTI EXTRACT. Test its eminent powerful effeots m Coughs, Colds, Influenza, I eto, ; the relief is instantaneous. Thousands give the most gratifying testimony. Read this certificate :— " 24th April, 1885.— Messrs Sander and Sons,— lt is with the greatest of pleasure that I testify to the excellence of your Eucalypti Extraot. Having had inflammation of the bone of the leg, whioh came on after a severe attaok of low fever, I was attended by Dr J. Boyd, who had made strenuous efforts to save my leg, but without success. He found it neoessary to amputate my limb. Having heard m the meantime of the wonderful cures worked by the Euoalypti Extract, I obtained a bottle, and the extraot had not been applied more than an hour when I began to feel greatly relieved. After applying the extraot every four hours for nine or ten days I was out of all danger. I would persuade all who may be affeoted with any auoh disease to give the Euoalypti Extract a trjaj, and I am convinced that they will find it the most wondprful of medioines. — Yours, etc, E. J. Cubnow, Wattle street Sandhurst." ■HAdvfc.) " ' §

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prævalebit. THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 1889. LOCAL AND GENERAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2051, 31 January 1889

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prævalebit. THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 1889. LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2051, 31 January 1889

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