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The 2nd of the ourrent month was the 79th birthday of His Holiness the Pope. The annual Bam and Ewe Fair takes place at Tinwald Yards on Friday, 29th inst, "A German patent has been issued for the preparation of wood fibre for spinning. Strong fabrios are made from the produot. Mr 0. D. R. Ward has been re-appointed District Judge for the districts of Ashburton, Tiniaru, Oatnaru, Otago Goldfields, and Western Otago, vice Mr L. Broad resigned. Mr Hayter estimates that on December 31st last the population of Yiotoria numbered 1,090,869, being an inorease during the year of 64,750. Miss Prootar, of Lima, Ohio, has patented a process by which, it is claimed, 10,000,000 oubio feet of illuminating gas- can be extraoted from one barrel of Lima oil. A Hobart paper has the following ad: — " A young man in imminent danger of being married, is desirous of meeting a man of experience, who will save him. State terms to T.T.T., P.0." We learn from the "Post " that the Hon, George Fißher has received the report of the Commission appointed to enquire into the management and oondition of the Linooln Agricultural College. Mamma, said the sweet little boy before admiring friends, " I knew as soon as I came in there was folkß visitin' here." " Did you, darling," said the fond mother, trying to wilt him with her eye j •' how did you know ? " 11 Oh, you had your oompany voioe on." Sydney news states that the unemployed agitation is being revived. Numbers of men who have hitherto been employed on relief works are again assembling in Sydney, and the Premier will be asked to make other provision in lieu of the relief works which have now been olosed. At the Resident Magistrate's Court this morning, before Major Steward, J.P., Henry Newlandß pleaded guilty to a oharge of drunkness. It appeared that he had given considerable trouble when arrested and he was ordered to pay a fine of 10s, or to go to gaol for 48 hours. Hen Eugene Riohter calculates, from recent military statistics, that Germany now has at her disposal a war army of 8,513,416 completely drilled men, not oounting those belonging to the reserves and the Landaturm who are not drilled in time of peaoe. The "Tuapeka Times" Btates that the oodlin moth threatens to beoome a sarious source of trouble to the owners of gardens in that district. Already many fruit gardens in the vicinity of Lawrence have Buffered from the pest, and there is nothing to prevent its spread. Overtures have. been made to Sir Robert Stout to stand for Ohristohnroh North, in succession to Sir Julius Vogel. Sir Robert Stout has, however, made it distinctly understood that he is determined not to re-enter political life nntil after the next session of the General Assembly. The three German Emperors have reoeived from the Berlinese the following soubriquetß : —The Kaiser Whilhelm I, that of " der Greise " (the Aged) ; Kaiser Frederick, that of " der Weise " (the Wise) ; while the pre■ent Emperor has been nicknamed "der Reise " (the Gadabout.) A license, the first of the kind issued , has just been grauted to the inventor of the eleotrioal omnibus, Mr Radoliffe Ward, of the Ward Eleotrioal Oar Oompany (Limited). It is olaimed for the eleotrioai omnibus that it ii worked muoh more eoonomioally than with horse-power, and that drivers will hare a muoh easier and more comfortable task. The Empress Viotoria of Germany and her mother, Queen Viotoria, while at Windsor together spent a great deal of time playing ohess. Queen Viotoria, who was a celebrated player in the old days, and used easily to beat her husband, the Prince Oonaort, is no match for her daughter, the German Empress, who has mada the game a study, and finds in it the only consolation for her loneliness.* The holding of the Stuart Exhibition has brought into prominenoe the faot that there is still living in Scotland a man whose grand-fatner-fa-i«Mti'TO naTo--»»Jnju-jMK-t<-potouut»u ;r . in the battle of Oulloden. This is Peter Laing, of Elgin, a hale and hearty elder, who preserves all his mental faoultieß, and still smokes his pipe with great enjoyment, at {he age of 105. He is a sociable, honeßt, old fellow, muoh liked by his neighbors. Writing of the Vaughan Oompany, who open to-morrow evening at the Oddfellowß' Hall, an exchange Bpeaks of Miss Vaughan as " a clever versatile and charming actress," while of Miss Daisy Thornton we are told that she is "a born comedienne, her grotesque make-up and aoting eliciting screams of laughter." Miss May Travers is described as " showing great versatility bb an actress," and as being " a oharming dansense and vooalist." The millionaires of the^world amount to only Bome 700 persons. The " Book of Gold," an American publication, distributes them as follows : — Here in England we boast 200 millionaires; the United States rejoice in 100 : whilst France totals up 75. Jay Gould is the millionaire of millionaires, owning capital to the extent of 55 millions of money. Maokay, the Bonanza King, comes next in the list, and the Rothschilds figure in the third plaoe. These three own 150 millions of money between them* Mrs Langtry is a rioh woman. George Eeogh, her late manager, says that if she were to cash in to-morrow on her real estate alone, she would realise something in the neighborhood of £169,000, and thiß she owes altogether to her own shrewdness in speculating. She. has op advisers. Wh«n Bhe plays in a town that Bhe sees is a thriving place, she invests in real estate. It doubles its value ip a few years, and Bhe holds on to it. That is the seoret of her accumulation of wealth. An unbreakable substitute for glass is made by Mon. L. O. A. Marguerie, of Paris, by immersing wire gauze in a heated state in a thin paste formed of soluble glass, gelatine, and glycerine, or glnoose, in proportions varying according to the use for whioh the material is designed. When nearly dry, the sheets are dipped in a concentrated solution of ohrome alum or bichromate of potash. Any desired oolouring matter may be inoorporated with the gelatine, and copal or other protective varnish may be appliod to the " vitreo-metallio " panes. •The primate-slept (Dr Hadfield) is a remarkable illustration (says the Phrietohurah 11 Press ") of the truth of the* adage that •'threatened men live long." ''The life of Bishop Selwyn " contained frequent reefr. ences to the frail tenure of life apparently held by Mr Hadfield, as he wbb in those days* On one oocasion Bishop Selwjn and others gathered round what they believed to be his deathbed, and bade him farewell. In one of hii letters Selwyn actually remarks that he must get baok ip timo for t poor Hadfield'p funeral. 'j That was about 40 years ago." *\ Poor H«ij. field " has outlived Bishop Selwyn, and hab actually auooeeded him in the primacy of New Zealand after the position has been held by another for several years. Tho best medicine is Sander and Sons Euoalypti Extraot. Test its eminent powerfur effects in ooughs, oolds, influenza, etc. the relief is instantaneous. Thousands give the most gratifying testimony. His Majesty the King of Italy and medioal syndicate! all over the globe are its patrons. Bead the official reports that accompany eaoh bottle. We have no oocasion to offer rewards in proof of the genuineness of our references. The offioial reports of medioal olinios and universities, the official communication of the Oonsul-General for Italy at Melbourne ; thp diploma awarded International Exhibition, Amsterdam— all these are authentic dooiimenta, and, as such, not open to doubt. We add here epitome of one of the various oases treated at the olinjo of Sohultz, M.D., Pro. lessor, etc,— M 0.8., 34 years old:oonge8--tional »bsoe»s on the thigh. Incisions made in two plaoea. AHbough^Uater's dressing waa applied, the secretion beofo™ two days later, very copious, and had adoptaa.» foetid, decomposed character. The temperate « o Be epormoasly. In consequenoe the dressy^ was removed, and in its place were made ' during the day-tjme repeated irrigations with Eucalypti Extraot. The offensive footer disappeared very soon, the fever abatpd wjthin a few days, and the patient recovered after the lapse pf several weeks. In this instance we must not lose sight of the faot that the ratter treatment «yed||tbe patient'g life.' — CAd?t, , \ 9

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LOCAL AND GENERAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2079, 5 March 1889

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LOCAL AND GENERAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2079, 5 March 1889