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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

Waikato orohardiets are making big profits I di it of the plum oropa thiß year* . . v Wellington will be lighted by elestrioity m ol bout a couple of months time. al An eel six feet long and eighteen inoheß m [rcumferenoe was caught the other day at ac Waioeka bridge, Opotiki* p: A poll for the election of a Licensing lommittee for the Borough of Ashburton 0I ook place yesterday, and resulted m the ° eiutn of Messrs R. Alcorn, Braddell, Thomas, testell, and Duncan. The voteß recorded tl ?ere as follows :— R.Alcorn, 87 ; 0. Braddell, o 14 ; D. Thomas, 77 ; J.G. Reatell, 71 ; T. 0. o )unoan, 70 ; T. Scaly, 68. d Among the ancient Assyrians all marriageable young girls were assembled at one plaoe, r tnd tbe publio orier put them up for safe one '' ifter the other, says a writer m the "Epooh." 8 Cho money whioh was reoeived for those who 8 fere handsome, and consequently sold well, ras bestowed as a wedding portion on those I vho were plaio. When the most beautiful t ladbeen disposed of, the more ordinary look* t ng oneß were offered for a certain sum, and c illotted to those willing to take them. Six members of tbe Ashburton Borough 3ohool Committee having resigned because ] if the Board's aotion m connection with the t tieadmastersbip, an election to fill the < paoanoies will be held on Monday, Feb. 25th. \ Judging from the feeling of the householders ( the old members, if they ohoose to stand, will j to a man be returned. This eleotion will only hold good till the fourth Monday m April the end of the year, when a new Committee ' has to be appointed by the householders. ' In the Supreme Court, Ohristohuroh, Herbert Honour sued Aoton Adams, owner of Tarndale and Hopefield stations, for £500 for wrongful dismissal and slander. Adams had engaged plaintiff aB manager of the stations. Subsequently he was informed he had been convicted of horse stealing and forgery, and on ascertaining this discharged him. Adams subsequently found that thiß information was false and sent an apology. The plaintiff thereupon sued for damages, and defendant paid a month's wages into court. Judgment was given for £2 and oosts m addition to the amount paid into oourt. A very pioturesque wedding festivity has just been celebrated at Newport, Australia. A large marquee was ereoted m the gardens belonging to the home of the bride's mother. The marquee was divided into two compartments, one being fitted up as a ohuroh for the performance of the religious servioe. When this was oonoluded, the soreen was removed, and there wbb then revealed the Beoond division of the marquee, m whioh was arranged a goodly number of small tables supplied with dainty refreshments, with Beats around for groups of gueßts. A merry time was passed, and on the bride retiring to assume her travelling gown, the guests dispersed m tbe garden to provide themselves with bouquets, and when the bride -and her husband departed showerß of flowers accompanied the farewells. The guests unanimously I agreed that the wedding was one of the ! prettiest novelties of the season. At a meeting of the Canterbury Oattle Board, it was resolved " That m view of the probability of several lots of Btook arrivipg about the same time, but by different steamers, whioh would necessitate different periods of quarantine, Government be requested to plaoe the board m Bufiloient funds to enable them to provide the necessary accomodation for keeping the stook entirely separate , while quarantined. Also that Government be requested to amend regulation 8, part 2, of the Quarantine Regulations (Gazette notioe, No 53) to allow of foreign stook being landed from the offside of the vessel at the wharf instead of m tbe stream." The following resolution, whioh was passed' by the Otago Oattle Board on Deoember 3rd, 1888, was unanimously adopted, and the inspector waa instructed to inform the Government accordingly: — That representations be made to the Government, urging the necessity of immediately imposing a month's quarantine on all oattte arriving from Australian ports." The Tinwald Distriot Sohool Committee held their ordinary monthly meeting on Feb. 6 th. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. The Master's report was laid on the table ; the roll number I being— Boyß, 59; girls, 53; total, 112; the average attendanoe for the past fortnight was —Boys, 44*8; girls, 43*4; total, 88-2. Dr Anderson, at his last examination, recommended that a set of Chambers' Reading Sheets should be applied for for use m the infant room, also a black board. It was deoided to apply to the Board for the same* Communications were reoeived from the Board stating tbat Bees Williamß, the pupil teacher, had passed his Beoond year .exami. nation successfully; also notioe of persons being nominated to fill the ordinary vaoanoies m the Board caused by the retirement of three of its members. It was resolved to hold the annual treat and distribution of prizes on Easter Monday. The Visiting Committee re. ported favorably on school matters generally. They reoommended that the Chairman should, apply, to the Board re painting sohool and Master's house, as it was required to be done very badly, tbe buildings having never been painted since their erection. Messrs Doherty and J. R. Corrigan were appointed a Visiting Committee for the ensuing month. The meeting adjourned till the last Wednesday m February. - A writer m a recent issue of the " North China Herald" of Shanghai says that Ohinese history is compiled by a permanent Commission of aooomplished literary men, who are always at work upon it. In 1Y37 an imperial ediot stated that history ought not to be written for the Emperor's use only, and remain shut up m golden caskets and marble chambers ; it ought to be made accessible to all offioials, that they may know tho mind of the Emperors and the laws of the land. From the Ohinese standpoint, history is divided into two partß-r-one an exact narrative of eventß, the other a record of what the Emperor has said and done. This division originates two sets of publications— one m whioh the officers speak, the other m which the Emperor is the spokesman: In the first, the industry of the Bureau of History is run m the: collection of faots, but there is always a danger that the recorder may be nnder a strong oourt influenoe. Historical candor oan scarcely find a plaoe m referenoe to nations Of persons who have been m eonfliot with the oourt. With this exception, the array of facie thus reoorded is moßt Valuable. The edicts published m the seoond series express the mind of tho Emperor, He is always a man who has the advantage of good training, and it his style is tolerable, and he happens to be fond of writing bjs ediols himself, they will all be transmitted ,to future times m full. Tbe eoribes, who stand writiDg when be speaks, translate his spoken words into official phrases, and his opinions and decisions will then pass into official history, partly written by himself and partly by the scribes of the Cabinet. A raoe riot broke out on Deo. 16th, at the obscure town of Wahallak, Mississippi, between the blaokß and whites, beginning v/ith the slaughter of six white men of the constable \ posse, and the wounding of five others. The original cause ot the trouble was a dispute between a white man and a negro, who was accused of firing the former's ootton. He assaulted the white man for ohargfag him with incendiarism- The constable p<ws<s. was organised to follow and arrest the negro. The latter had gathered a large number of friends, and the party lay m ambush for the offioers, and when they oarne m range opened fire upon then?, with the rcßult described above. Both whites and blapks immediately armed. The belligerent negroes, reinforced, retreated to the swamps and entrenohed themselves, the non-combatants fleeing to the woods m terror. It was reported on Deo. 19 that an armed posse of white men overtook four negro participants m the tragedy. One of the four resisted arrest, and was riddled with bullets. The other three were hanged to surrounding trees. The postc had sworn io run down all the negroes who fled to the hills on the night of the affray. Three bands of white men, who had been hunting fugitive pegroes engaged m the Wahallak fight, returned from the mountains to a plaoe called Bhugtalak on Jan %. During their tour ot vengeance, they had killed four blacks, finding tbem at the time engaged m their ordinary occupations. The merohants of the oountry had written letters to the Sheriff protesting against this bloody work, and asking hinj to »se hjs authority to stop it. "'""Rough] ON COB.NS."— Ask for Wcljs' " Rough on Corps /' Quick relief, complete permanent cure. Corns, warts, bunions. At chemist* apd iruggtyi' jf *

A Diamond Trust is the next and most lagnifioent combination to be formed by a onbination of the four great South African iamond fields. The mausoleum of the Emperor Frederiok, f whioh the oorner-stone has jußt been laid t Potsdam, will be a reproduction of the 3 epulohre Ohuroh at Jerusalem. w Mr Wilfred Blunt has, it is said, m the w reßs a volume of poentftoomposed by him \ 6 iuring his imprisonment m Ireland. It will ontain a number of sonneta and some songs ° f Irißh interest. si T A Weßt Ooaßt paper states that Mr E . Shaw, , he well-known barrister, and erstwhile one tl if the M.H.E.'s of the Weßt Coast, is now tl m the reporting staff of one of the Melbourne -, lailies. . .. . . » A lady, aged one hundred and sixteen years, 8 eoently died near Campos, Rio de Janeiro, l caving nine ohildren, 109 grandchildren, 300 ;reat*grandohildren, and 100 great-great fl jrandohildren ; total, 518. y The Prinoe Albert statue— the women of b England's Jubilee Offering to the Queen— is I aow finished m day. It is a magnificont y monument, fifteen feet high, so that a big man * jap easily stand upright under the horse, The Algerians have pushed viticulture to a rery bieh point, making it seem possible that Prance may yet recover, thtough her oolony, the profits of the industry whioh inseots and * 3ia at c' • c consuming m the home vineyards, t Three departments of Algiers together pro- t duoed about 50,000,000 gallonß of wine last • yesr. ' The annual meeting of the W.O.T, Union of Ashburton was held m the Templar Hall ! on Tuesday, sth inst., with a fair attendance 1 of members. Mrß E. A. Scott, the Lady Superintendent of the Union, gave an excel- ( lent address, and. the election of offioers for coming year then took plaoe ; the President and Seoretary being re-elected, and Mr J. W. Bfcwle elected treasurer. The " London Stook Exchange' " presents the queer spectacle of men who have been reduoed to poverty, and from poverty turned to riches. Hanging about the neighbourhood of the "House" are men who have been worth a quarter, and even half a million, and who are now reduoed to shabbiness and pretty borrowings. A young speculator of four and twenty has just realised £30,000 m a single coup. A correspondent of a daily paper, recently wrote : " Would you like to know tbe salaries paid by the " Times " to its foreign correspondents? The Paris employe, M. de Blowitz, £3200 per annum ; Mr Lowe, Berlin, £2500 ; ditto be of Vienna ; Rome, £2000 with residence ; Mr Simpson, of St Petersburg, ditto. Even the lesser correspondents, who do not wire a dozen or a-half of columns m a twelve month, vary from £1000 to Senor Diaz, at Madrid, down to £500 to Herr Julius Lax, m Brussels, and so on to the minimum of £250, paid to M. Heinrioh of Ohristiania. The last item seems small but the sum covered 15 wires throughout.lßß7 — a rate of £17 per message. The correspondence budget of the " Times " m salaries alone is nearly £30,000 a year. Certain!* the Most Effective MEDICINE m the world is SANDER and SONS EUOALYPTI EXTRAOT. Test its eminent powerful effeots m Coughs, Colds, Influenza, etc,; the relief is instantaneous. Thousands give the most gratifying testimony. Bead this certificate :—" 24th April, 1885.— Messrs Sander and Sons,— lt is with the greatest of pleasure 'that I testify to the exoellenoe 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 Extraot, 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 dcys I was out of all danger. I would persuade all who may be affeoted with any euoh disease to give the Euoalypti Extraot a trial, and I am convinced that they will find, it the most wonderful of medioines. — Yours s etc., E. J. Oobnow, Wattle street Sandhurst." — (Advt.) 6

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2058, 8 February 1889

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2058, 8 February 1889

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