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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

The "Lyttelton Times" learns from a reliable source that the next sitting of Parliameut will begin on Monday, Jane 10. The matoh between oar looal orioketera and the Ashley County 0. 0. is fixed to take plaoe at Ashburton on the 20th mat. A Wellington paper says :— lt is rumored m Napier that Mr J. D. Ormond ia anxious to retire from politics, and will not again be a oandidate for a seat m Parliament. From New South Wales we learn by oable that an epidemio of typhoid is spreading m some diat riots, and at Balranald station, 954 miles S.W. of Sydney, one-tenth of the hands are prostrated with the disease. An important and interesting statement m reference to the alleged increase of water m the swamp lands m the Longbeaoh distriot caused by the water raoeg, is made by the County Engineer m bis report whioh was laid before the Oounoil to-day. A oopy of the report appear m another column. The great sale of drapery, olothing, eto,, that has been the absorbing topio of conversation amongst the ladies for some time past will commence to-morrow m the large premises of Messrs John Orr and Co., the whole atook having been taken over at a great dig? count by Mr Andrew Orr, who has had all the goods remarked for this wonderful olearingsale, the particulars of which will be found m our advertisirg oolutnns and band bills sent with the " Guardian."— (Advt.) We learn from the "Press" that on Tuesday last a whirlwind passing over the North road, at Eaiapoi, broke off a telegraph pole, which fell and shattered the entrance "gate lu~Mt— Oy-T7-r~t>faamj[>lcri'n~TPgldPnoe; — -j^ then followed a zigsag course, upsetting some minor articles on its track till it crossed the Waimakariri, where it took hold of a pear tree and Btripped off the fruit, whioh it scattered m all directions. On a' farm further down the road it levelled a grain stack, but the Bbeaves were too long to baoarried away by its force. 5 A new submarine vessel has been invented by a Lieut Feral, of the Spanish navy, who undertook td malfe m January, at Banker nando, the first trials of bis vessel before be attempts to navigate it under water for 48 hours m the rough Beas near the Straits of Gibraltar. He asserts that he oan keep the boat m a horizontal position, and steer and use it as a torpedo vessel under water with a crew of eight men. The Government has promised its moral and pecuniary support to the invention, whioh is ezoiting great interest m Spain, especially among naval officers, A somewhat amusing jmbrogljo ponnepted[ with forged bank notes is makipg the JJijn,garians merry (says a correspondent of the • Times.") A short time ago a gang of men, supposed to be forgers of bank notes, was arrested at Stuhlweissenburg, and the tribunal of that town sent a bundle of their falje pptes to, the Court of Justice at BudaPesth, before which the prisoners were to be tried, By a blunder the noteß were forwarded to the tax office as genuine, and the tax ofSoe pot them m circulation. As a consequence the prisoners had to be aoquitted on their trial for want of proof. They now intend, it is said, to sue the Hungarian Government for their money, arguing that tfce genuineneis of the noteß has been spsoient)y entabliebed by their circulation , through tfae tax-oftoß, < i In a Victorian newspaper a story is told to , this effect :— Jn a certain small township it ■ ohanoed that there was on the same day a , funeral and a trotting matoh. It was a mis* take to arrange things so m a plaoe where amusements are few and far between, bat the arrangements were made and could not be altered. The people were determined that nothing should be misled : bo tbp tynera was fixed for a rather early hour and the trotting matoh later. After attending the funeral the mourners rode off to the raoe, followed by the undertaker with the hearse, whioh aooommodated besides the driver a number of eporting people, who thus went literally from grave to gay. The following is from Wednesday's " Otago Daily Times " :— " The appearance of tne Hishop pf Melanesia m Knox Church op Monday evening af the ordination' pf Mr Smaill to the New Hebrides mission, and this with the full concurrence of the New Zealand Anglican Episcopate, is an event whioh should not pass unnotioed. It wbb the continuation of the old friendship which existed between the Bishop of New Zealand and the Presbyterian mission m the early days of both ohurohes, when the Bishop's Bohonner frequently oarried letters, stores, and passengers to the missionaries, not to mention wives, m tho New Hebrides, and always reoeived from them the warmest and heartiest nreloome. It may be mentioned here that m the Bteamer m wbioh Dr Stuart returned from the 0M Country were the Bishops of tyelßQn, (Vaiapu? and Sydney, that there was daily prayer at whioh all attended, and that on Sundays there were combined services, at which Dr Stuart sometimes preached and iometimoß read a lesson, and they all met together when the Holy Communion was adninistered. Further, that when the ship cached Melhourne, Dr Stuart was requested ;o read an addreßß to the bishops on behalf of he passengers. We have been informed that Lrohdeaoon Edwards invited Dr Stuart to neet t^e. bishops at breakfast yesterday. Uno'rtunately, however, he bad mads a previous ingaqement. Surely all'thid may betaken lb an indication that tho resolution passed >y the Jjambeth Conference on reunion has >egun to bear aarno fruit,'' The best Remedy for Indigestion.— STorton's Camomile Pills are confidently ecommended as a simple remedy for indigesion, which is the cause of nearly all the ' liscases to which we are subject. Norton's ' ' 'ills, with justice called the " nature's I trengthener of the human stomach," act as a >owerful tonic and gentle aperient, are mild 11 their operation, and safe under auy circumlances Sold m bottles at is i£d, 2s 9c], .s, byj aU^mcdjqlue vpndors, throughout; the 1 INwWj ' ' ' I

Mr E. G. Wright has been re elected to represent the County Oounoil on the Lyttelton Harbor Board. The Oounoil at its meeting to-day pftßsed a resolution expressing sntisfaotion whh Mr Wright'a aotion ia the direo'ion of a reduction of the wharfage ohargea. The following letters from places beyond the colony were received at the Ashburton Post Offioa during the month of January, and are now lying unclaimed :— Mra James, J Isbister, W. IlHngworth, Mrs Mary Ann Ling (care of James Ling), John N. Valpy, Hugh MoGonigle, and Riomud Trenwilh. Mies Amy Vaughan and bsr talented little Company consisting of Miss Mary Travers, Miaa Daisy Thornton, Mias Annie Vaughan, Mr Collier, and Mr Gray are announoed tn open for a season of three nights at the Oddfellows' Hall on Wednesday evening neit. They, give a capital entertainment consisting of burlesque, songs, danoes, etc.,' and have been doing good business m Auokland and eliewhere. j Mr George Sims has deolared that the story of the hidden treasure, which supplies the motive for the villainy m his play of •VThe Silver Palls," is founded on faot. An Australian bushranger made his pile, and was able to plant the golden " swag " before he died. On his death bed he handed a paoket to his exeoutor to be given to his daughter. On opening it she was told to go to a certain wild spot where wild pines grew ; to go B. by N.E. 30 paces m the line made by three specially tall pines, and dig, dig. Bhe dug, dug, and found thousands and thousands of ancient sovereigns, rusty from long rest. They ara said to be now m oiroulation. The •• Dubbo (N.S.W.) Dißpatoh " of the 12th nit., has the following headed " Visit of an Old Friend " :—" On Sunday the Ray 8. Obastagnon, who was the Roman Catholic priest m charge of the Dubbo parish some fifteen years ago, visited the town, and he was welcomed moat heartily at the railway station by a number of old friends of all denominations. Father Ohastagnon is now parish priest of Ashburton, New Zealand. He has ust returned from a trip to his native land, France, and leaves Sydney for New Zealand on Thursday next. Father Ohastagnon's stay m Dubbo was one continued hand-shaking and congratulation, and all who knew him were delighted onoe again to meet him. During bis stay at Dubbo he won the admiration of all classes, and the respeot and esteem then gained by him have stood the test of years. He leaves Dubbo on Tuesday morning for Sydney." A suit involving the title to one of the largest estates m the neighborhood of Liverpool is at present pending m the Liverpool courts. The property m dispute is known as the Allerton Hall estate, and is now m the possession of several well-known families, Sir Thomas Harle being one of the principal holders. The value of the property is stated to be about a million and a-half sterling. The olaimant is Samuel Hazlehurst, a local shopkeeper; His oase has been taken up by several wealthy shipowners, and various wills and other documents have been plaoed m the hands of a firm of solicitors. Hazlehurnt olaims to be descended from Mr John Hard* man, M.P. for Liverpool about 1745, and who owned the entire estate. The question raised is m reference to the right of Hardman's aister to have taken possession of the propertyfon the death of her brother. The present olaimant contends that by the will I the property should have passed to Hardman's nieoe, and so oome down to himself. A similar claim was brought m the Chancery Court 15 years ago, but after a long hearing was lost through iosafQoienoy of evidenoe. The beßt medioine known is SANDER and SONS' EUCALYPTI EXTRACT. Teat its eminent powerful effects m coughs, colds, influenza, etc — the relief is instantaneous, Thousands give the most gratifying testimony. His Majeßty the King of Italy, and medical syndicates all over the globe, are its patrons. Read the official reports that accompany each bottle. We have no occasion to offer rewards m proof of the genuineness of our references. The official reports of medioal olinics and universities, the official communication of the Conaul-General for Italy at Melbourne; the diploma awarded International Exhibition, Amsterdam— all these are authentic doouments, and, as suoh, not open to doubt. We add here epitome of one of the various oases treated by Siegen, M.D., Professor, etc : I Burning of the right hand_tbrouet the ex--pioaian <rf s^ffmalr oil stove. The epidermis on the yolar ,and palmer side of the hand of the thirty-year-old patient was completely separated and lifted up as far as the joint of the hand. The likewise lifted nails were hanging loose,, and half of the phalanx of (he -nail 6f the middle finger Was coaled. The wounds thus oon trap ted healed m three weeks under daily applications of fiuoalyptio Extraot dressing. The patient has retained the full use of the band.- (Advt.) 1

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2076, 1 March 1889

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2076, 1 March 1889

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