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Five negroes are among the newly elected members of the Legislature of Texas. Bright Boy (to visiting pastor) : Now try it on me. Ma Bay a you oan put anyone to sleep m five minutes. Bombay has the grandest railway station m the world. It cost nearly four million pounds. A speoial Lodge of the 8.A.0.8. will be held this evening, at which some members of the Jungfrau Eapelle are to be present, they being brethren of tho order. i In the Resident Magistrate's Court this morning, before Major Steward, J.P., Jameß Orawford was fined 5a and ordered to pay 2s oabhire on a oharge of drunkenness, m default the usual alternative. We are requested to oall attention to an advertisement by Mr Andrew Orr announcing that his oheap sale of the drapery Btook purchased from Meßßrs John Orr and Oo.will commenoe on Saturday, Maroh 2. An English company has 'obtained a concession to construot a railroad from Athens to Larissa, m European Turkey. A line oonnec'ing Larissa with the Balonioa Railroad will afterwards be built. This will directly connect Athens with tho European railroads. In the London School of Cookery over ten thousand young ladies took a full oourse of instruction during the last year, and the English papers are congratulating the country on the faot that it may soon be possible to find a woman among the rising generation able to oook a good dinner. The •• Timaru Herald" says that the darkey under remand for stealing money and house breaking is a cool band. On being taken from the look-up to the gaol he remarked : " Well if I'd known it was bo far as this I'm blowed if I'd have walked. I'd have made you get me a oarriage." The report of the Property Register Com. mittee read at the meeting of the Presbyterian Qenaral Assembly showed the total property to be £122,725, but several returns were not m. The Assembly has now dissolved and will hold its next meeting m Wellington on the second Thursday m February, 1890. LordOnalow m his speeoh m reply to the tout of his health at the recent banquet expressed the belief that m the near future the alternatives before the colonies would be separation or federation. He qaotei # »"*n a speech of Lord Rosebury at Leeds, and endorsed hii views «b to the ease with whioh federation oould be effeoted. In Sootland a minister was being shaved by a drinking barber, who had drawn blood, and he remarked " James, my friend, it's a very sad thing to see a man a victim to strong drink." " Deed, it's that, sir," oomplaoently answered the barber ; it's a very bad thing, and mak'a the skin unco tender," Owners of orobards may be interested (says the -'New Zealand Herald") m. the (aot that one of the best remedies to rid ■treaapf the cherry dolphin, and the blaok leoob, whioh iuleat plum, ohorry, and other fruit trees m the oolony, is fine wood ashes plentifully dusted over the trees by means of a pair of bellows. Failing wood ashes, any fine dust would answer the same purpose. Bays the " Rangitikei Advocate " :— During the fast ftix qr qeyen montlja the Sfctivof iq the King Country have been paid for des. troying nearly 50,000 rabbits. The Inspectors have had their eyes opened on one or two pooasionß, while the innooent children of Mature had produoed rat skins for bunny's ; and, as a further advancement m the " tnoks that are vain," had tried to palm off tho Bkins from the heads of old rabbits for those of the young ones. Mr Bryoe, who has just written a highly suooeesful book on Amerioa, has not been an Under-Seoretary for Foreign Affairs and a negooiator of copyright conventions for nothing, He took the very sensible step of haying two chapters p,f his book written by an author, and sepiired thereby' the American copyright. As tho book is oreating quite a furare m the States, Mr Bryoe ia Ijkoly to bo oonejderably the rioher for hjs forethought, In reply to the toast of "The Colonial Empire " proposed at the Onslow banquet by the Marquis of Lome, Sir O. Tupper, of Canada, ridiculed the idea of annexing the Dominion to Amerioa, and assortod that the aotion of the latter with regard to the Fisheries Treaty was driving Canada closer to England. He was confident Sir J* Macdonald would obtain the renewal of his term of officer as Premier, but if he did not he hoped bis Bticoeßßpr would he a French Canadian. Newß comes from New York of the invention of a new type-setting maohine, the primary principles of whioh are speed and th« poßsiblity of justifying and correcting the type before jfc goes into the galleys. This \n dont by means of perforated papo>, whjo}}, passing through ap eleotrip rnotpr, acts by means of magnets upon the piak^ups, whence the type is placed on a supporting rail and carried automatically to the galley. This use of perforated slips is like to prove of great value. In the current number of the "TJnjveraal Review " is published an artiole explaining the discovery made by General Gordon of the identity of the Seyohellos Islands with the Garden of Eden and the identification of the •f oooodemer," or double cocoa-nut, with the "forbidden fruit " by whioh our rjrqt parent? fell, Tbp artiole is aooorapauied by facsimile drawings by General Qordon of the plant and its Btrange fruit. The theory, we fear, will not commend itself to Biblical students of the modern sohool. But it has its own peculiar interest, for there is a magnetic attractiop about all that concerned the brave faithful, G/od-fearing Qordon, whose heroism bad its chief support jn his rare, ehildrlike faith m God and His Word, — " Jewish Chronicle." At last Australian tobaooo has made it« appearanoe m London, and may be found m some of the shopa of the better olass of tobacconists, nioely put m the window as ft new and an attractive artiole, and specially marked ns Antipodean, "I saw these tbbapopes (says a Poms paper) for the first time the other day at a Brixton-road tb'baoooniat'e, and wept m to sample the commodity, and to ask the tobaooonist how he found it go. To my enquiries he replied that he found it faßt growing m general popularity, and that it was, indeed, quite a favourite With many of his customers, who preferred it to ordinary birdspyo, Morepver, J mqs(; pay that it smokes well, has a delicate flavour, and is undoubtedly worth the extra penny an ounce that is obarged, as against common birdseye." RHOLJLOWAV'S OjNTltfEN'r ANf) P|LJ,S.-~ Diseases of the Bowels. — A remedy, which has been tested and proved m a thousand different ways, capable of eradicating poisonous taints from ulcers and healing them np, merits a trial of its capacity for extracting the internal corruptions from the bowels. On rubbing Ilolloway's Ointment repeatedly on the abdomen, a jash appears, and as it thickens the Rjyjne irritability subsides. Acting as a deriyative, this ointment drgws to the, releases the tender intpstines from all acrid matters, and prevents inflammation, dysentery, and piles, for which blistering was the old-fashioned, though successful trcatmebt, npjy from its painfulness fallen into disuse, the diiicoyery of this Qin'ment having proclaimed a remedy possessing equally derjy (ive, yctperfecjtl^ ptlnlcs^poWJWj '" " *

Broken Hill proprietary shareß, £19 paid up, are selling at £280. It is believed that the exports from Hawkes Bay this year will total £1,000,000. The reported burning mountain m Central Australia has turned out a myth. Meßsru Reid and Gray, of Duneain, obtained a first award at the Melbourne Exhibition for their agricultural implements. The Borough Counoil, which has the control of the Domain, will at its next sitting as a Domain Board consider the question of the erection of baths. Owing to the distress among farmers m South Australia, the Government has decided to grant an abatement of 25 per cent, on the oarriage of seed wheat over tho railways. At a reoont political meeting m Sydney three cheers were oalled for by the ohairman for the Queen. They were vigorously given by some of those present, but groans were alßo audible, and as heartily given as the oheers. The Marquis of Queensberry is said to have been Bbooked by the proposal of a New York showman, who offered to give him 2500i0l a week if he would exhibit himself m his museum among the " freaks." The Marquis deolined the offer. We learn on reliable authority (says the " Bangitikei Advooate ") that there is a considerable probability of a good demand arising ere long m Oalifornia for New Zealand draught horses. Our informant is Mr Blair, partner of Mi Fergus, who is a large oontraotor engaged m works m Tasmania and Australia. Shipments of horses have already been made to Oalifornia from Australia. Mr B. Murray of this town is the successful tenderer for the supply and ereotion of the town olook, whioh the Jubilee Committee decided to procure with the subscriptions oolleoted by them. The work is to be finished within seven monthß from the date of signing the oontroot. The Borough Council will if praotioable substitute a heavier bell for that at first proposed, whioh, being only two hundred weight, is considered not heavy enough to be heard at any great distance. At Anjou a herd of oattle have made a wonderful disoovery. While on a walk aoross their grazing ground they vanished suddenly from the sight of the cowherds, and were afterwards discovered m what seems an anoient subterranean village. The ground under the oattle had given way, landing them m a mysterious place of dark dens and wind* ing galleries. Stone seats have since been found m the plaoe, and fragments of blaok pottery, hatohets of polished stones, and other artioles are now being brought to light, The '♦ Marlborough PreßS " is responsible for the following ; — In a previous issue we pointed out that more gold had been got at Mahakipawa than a oasual observer would imagine, an assertion that has again been strikingly exemplified. It appears that a gentleman while on a trip to Wellington for his Ohrißtmas holidays met a man carrying a dirty tin billy inside an old Maori kit, and having struok up an acquaintance was asked if he would give sixpenoe for the kit and i's contents. Our friend deolined to aooept the offer, but on being shown what was m the dirty reoeptaole referred to, he has been sorry ever sinoe he let suoh a golden chance eso&pe him. The billy contained £800 worth of gold. We can vouoh for the story, as our informant handled the preoious metal. The Hastings correspondent of the "Napier Telegraph " writes under date 14th inst :— I Hop-picking commenced at Biverslea gardens &vff corning at eight o'olook. The road : leading to the scene of operations presented a lively appearanoe, as men, women, and ohildren were wending their way to the gardens to make a commencement at gathering the golden blossoms of the early Eonts. The morning was beautifully fine, and merry peals of laughter could be heard through the thick foliage of the bines as the piokcra commenced thoir task, The manager has started pioking m the middle of the garden, where the hops are the ripest. There are considerably over one hundred hands at work this morning, but more will be put on shortly. Tne hops are m grand condition, the late rains having freshened them up to a consider, able extent. The yield this season promises to be very satisfactory,' and if one may believe lucky omens, the commencement of the hoppicking bids fair to promise that the work will prove as satisfactory to the pickers as to the grower. An interestiqg anniversary is thus referred to by the " New Zealand Herald " of the 6th inßtant :— To-day is a red-letter day m the annals of New Zealand. It was on this day m 1840 that the great Treaty of Waitangi was signed. Up to this period the natives boasted their own flag, wbioh had been supplied them by England; as also a British Resident m the person of the late Mr Busby. But the British finding that New Zealand was being settled with a ipixed and varied population, with the assistance of tho missionaries, oolleoted together those who were regarded as tho sovereign obiefs of New Zealand, and near the Falls of Waitangi, on tho (sth p{ February, 1840, the very important treaty w.aa negotiated ' and signed.' One of cur oldest missionaries, who for some time had the late Tamati Wake Nene under his instruction and training, now holds the original offioial notioe whioh waß sent at the instance of Captain Hobßon to Nene, inviting him to the meeting of the confederate ohiofs. It wbb largely owing to the energy and influenoe of Tamati Waka Nene that the treaty was signed. SANDER and SONS' EUCALYPTI EXTRACT.—In protection of the world wide fame our manufacture has acquired all over the globe, we publish the following : — Hazard, M.D., Professor of General Pathology and Diseases of the Mind and Nervous System, says man editorial published m the l( Glfpio'al Bepord ; "— '' We have examined half-a-dozen < •pecimens of different manufactures ; the preparation of Sander and Sons was the only one that proved to be reliable and correspond, ing to scientific tests." Another conoootion oalled " Refined Extraot of EuoalyptuQ M jiag made its appearance glnpe. Tikis produpt stands, according to Dr Qwen, foremost fa causing injurious effects, That gentleman communicates, at a meeting of the Medioal Sooiety of Victoria, that a child living at Fitzroy became most seriously indisposed through its use. In another case a lady states on the strength of statutory declaration that she suffered^ cruelly from the efleots of the same o6ncoctiori. To guard the high reputation of our manufacture we feel warranted m exposing the above faots, and desire the publio to exeroino care and precaution when buying ANPEB, an,d SONS —

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2067, 19 February 1889

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2067, 19 February 1889

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