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_ « The Mosgiel Woollen Company have received an order from a London West End house for 200 rugs similar to those shown at the Oolinderios Exhibition. Tho order was entirely unsolicited; Badj Sulyman Saba, who died recently at Constantinople, was said to have reaobed the age of one hundred and thirty-two. He had seven wives, sixty sonc, and nine daughters, all of whom passed on before him. He was only ninety.eight when ho married his last wife, and after her death would havo married again but found himself too poor. A Bwißß financial journal publishes interesting statistics relative to the trade of the different countries m Europe. From this acoount it appears Holland does the largest amount of tsade per head of population. The extent of the average Hollander's oom» meroial operations daring the year totals up to 1,012 francs. After Holland, though at an enormous distance, oomeß Switzerland with 510 franos per head of population. 1 England is third on the list with 421 franos, while France and Germany average about 100 francs. A curious ease of a woman having passed herself off for a man during more than ten years has just been brought before a Paris Polioo Commissary. The woman oame to Paris dressed as a map m 1878, and, m partnership with her lover, has since boon at the head of an important printing office. Till now neither the printers whom sho direoted nor any of her customers or othor people into whoso society Bhe waa thrown ovor apspootcd tho truth, As her oonduot has given riso to no soandal of any sort, it is poafliblo that the yrefee^ of whom eho has now applied, will grant her demand for authorisation to oontinuo to dross m male attire. As an instance of tho manner m whioh oolonial news is purveyed m tho Old Country, the "Lyttelton Times" picoifons that aletter to a gontlcmun m Ohristchqreh rocoivod by last mail contains some sincere expressions of regret at tho faot of another serious disturbance) with tho Natives, and expresses very pronounced opinions that ho should get out of harm's way aB speedily rb possible by returning to England. To judgo from tho last portion of this communication it would imply that the news published at Homo must havo beon not only grossly exaggerated, but tho locality of the so-called disturbance could not have been Btated, The 1 Jettor m question was dated Feb. 2i,

The venerable Duohess of Cambridge, Queen Vfotoria's aunt, ia now m her ninety, second year. The Czar of Russia reoently picked up 700 pounds of steol m a Petershofl gun faotory. The workers cheered. Pennsylvania is about to pass a law requiring the Stars and Btripes to float over every sehoolhouse m the State. Mias Hu King Eng is a Ohineso beauty who is making quite a sensation m Washington Bociety. She is said tb bo a relative of the Emperor of China.; v Owing to a hitch whioh has arisen tho sale of tho Btock of J. RubboU, draper, rooontly advertised by the New Zealand Tweed Company, has been postponod indefinitely. Messrs J. B. King and Co. will sell at Christohuroh, on Saturday next, 30 acros of land m tho Hinds district (Sec 33095, Block XIII.), adjoining tho properties of Messrs, J. Studholme, jun., and 11. Dobson. Tho cru9ado of the Wirrall (Oheshiro) Farmers' Club against sparrows last year resulted m the death of 12,570 birds. Tho holocaust oost £17 83, or at tho rate of 4_d per dozen. Now York's latest fad ia a very expensive outfit for babies. A nioe one for an infantile aristocrat oan be had for about 400dols or 500dols. At that prioe it will be of oambrio and soft silk. It ia intended to make a valuable presentation to Mr W. E. Gladstone m celebration of his golden wedding day. Mr Gladstono, m 1830, married Miss Oatberino Olynne, daughter of Sir Stephen R. Clynne, of Hawarden Castle, Flintshire The leading arohiteots of New York are busily engaged m preparing plans for the great Protestnnt Cathedral whioh is to be oreoted m that city at an estimated oost of several million dollars. It is said that eightytwo architects are at work on the plans.] Mr and Mrs Foley arrived m Ashburtoa this morning and have completed arrangements for their entertainmont to be given this and to-morrow evenings m the Oddfellows' Hall. | Mr Foley's abilities as a " Macoabo " per- ' former are well known m Ashburton, and an enjoyable evening may be anticipated. A believer m Volapnk, tha Swiss American* Mr O. Albert, who was one of tho great New World millionaires, has left m his will one and a-half million franos for tho purpose -of building a Volapuk. academy at Freiburg, He haß also left an annuity of 10,000fr to M. Sobleyer, the clergyman who invented Volapuk. Tho value of tho china at Buckingham Palaoe and m private apartments at Windsor must, Bays "Truth," considerably exceed £200,000. In tho corridor of tho castle there is a Buhl cabinet whioh contains three unique Rose dv Barri vases, whioh were valued not long ago at £20,000 ; while near at hand is another oabniet, containing three vases, respectively of, Worcester, and Crown Derby, whioh are valued at £3000. Just at this S9QBon the following recipe for making tomato sauce may bo useful to some of our lady readers :— " Take tomatoes when quite ripe ; remove tho green atoms, and put them m an earthen pot. Put them into an oven,- and let thorn remain until perfectly soft ; then skin them and rub them through a Bieve, putting tho Beeds away. To every 21b tomatoes put 1 quart Chili vinogar, 1 quart white wine vinegar, a quarter pound garlio, a quarter pound eschalots, pneled and Blioed very thin, one ounoe ground whito pepper, and a good deal of Bait — to your ' taste. Boil all this together till as thick as cream, stirring, and skimming off the froth, I When the garlio and eschalots are quite soft rub all togethor through a sieve with a wooden spoon, then boil again, and if too 1 thiok add more vinegar. A seasoning ol , oayenne pepper may be added if a, highly flavored sauce is desired. The üßual monthly meeting of the South ■ Bakaia Sohqol Committee was held on . Wednesday. "Present : — Messrs Pyke (chairman), Broadbont, Clark, Dowling and Oxley. Tho maßter reported the averago attendance 1 for the past month as IGO'2 and for the , paßt week 157*1 ; highest attendanoe 189, , number on roll 20G. It was deoided to closa tbo-johool for Easter holidays on Thursday, 1 April 18, and roopon on Monday, the 29th. ) Tho visiting oommiltoe roported on tho work 1 carried out during tho month. Tho chairman reportod tho reooipt of £54 19a 4d from tho 1 Board. There waa a orodit balanoo . o) >. £10 daOd m tho bank. Mr Tyke said that 1 aa he was leaving the district he should not s be able to attend the annual meeting, and ho should like to hand over all tho papers m oonneotion with the school. It was resolved 1 that Mr Broadbent should take charge ol ' them and he was also requested to draw up f a report on bohalf of tho oommittee for the annual meeting. This brought tho last mooting of tho year to a close. I A Paris " oharaotor " has just diod. His 1 name was Drouin, ho was an old sailor, and ' had a small pension as a former petty officer. I Ho would havo been 103 had he lived till , next May. On M. Ohovrouil's 100 th birthday, Drouin went to call on him as a fellow { centenarian, and hinted tbat it would give I him much pleasure to drink hia health m a . bumper of wine. M. Chovreuil was astonished . at this, because he ascribes his great age to , his having always beon n tomperanoo man. 1 Drouin told him that fresh air and not 1 letting trouble weigh upon one's mind wero I tho true defenoes against death. Ho took r a bottle of wine a day, and aometimoa j. more. He made a lot of money, for, besides [ vending hia small wares at the Madeline ' Oburob, he used m the evening to got food b for nothing by exhibiting rats, whioh ha trained to play trioks, m low restaurants. A few evenings ago, after drinking more than was good for him, Drouin had a fall, by > whioh bis brain was injured, and he died t without having recovered oonsoiousnoss. We dip the following important testimonial b from tho " Illawarra Meroury " (N.8.W.) of 5 the 30th March. It needs no comment:— " Mr John Loveday, of the Bulli Mountain, writes to us that after suffering for four years with acute gravel, he has experionoed almost complete relief by using Sander and Sons' Euoalypti Extract. He says seeing the said Extraot advertised m the 'Illawarra Mercury,' .his intense Buffering induced him to obtain a bottle of the medioino from Mr Hosking, • chemist, of this town, and that tho use of t ' gave him groat relief at once. Ho states that - between tho 10 th March instant, when he 1 obtained tho first bottle of the extract, and tho 19th, the use of tbat medioino continuod ; to afford him rolief, to whioh he had beon a , stranger for four years. Mr Loveday writes [ also tbat he has found the Euoalypti Extract a cure for rheumatism as well as gravel. He \ requests us to publish information ; through tho 'Meroury.' We have much ploasure m oomplying with Mr Loveday's request, whoso word oannot be doubted, and who oan have no objeot m view other than a ' pure desire to benefit Buffering humanity,"— 1 Advt. 2

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LOCAL AND GENERAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2101, 5 April 1889

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LOCAL AND GENERAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2101, 5 April 1889