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LOCAL AMO GENERAL

Mr John Dillon, M.P,, has had a brilliant rooop'ion at Adelaide.

Tha R_v. J. Boothroyd will oonduot a service m the S.afield Sohoolroom to-morrow afternoon.

A meeting of those interested m the forma* tion of a football olub will be held at the Somerset Hotel this evening,

Four negatives were reoently taken of a cannon ball that only ocoupied one-fortieth of a second m passing a given space,

The Queen of the Belgians is oonduoting a ladies' magazine, with her young daughter and the. Queen of Roumauia as her leading contributors.

Grey hair for women is becoming suoh a rage m Paris that looks whioh until lately would have been dyed a golden brown are now bleached white.

A plebiscite as to whether children shall reoeive religious instruction m the sohools of Milan, Italy, was taken m that city, aud 25,000 out of 27,000 votsd yes.

Stockings are growing more expensive m London and Paris. Tbe new ones are heavily beaded with jet or have real laoe inserted m front, and oost as muoh as £3 a pair.

The longest Amerioan railway tunnel is the Hoosao tunnel, on the Fitohburg railway. It te four and three-quarter miles m length, and ia thus longer than any m England.

Cable newa of date 12 th inst. reports that the steamer Guthrie from Eastern ports was expected to arrive at Adelaide that night. Two cf her crew are suffering from smallpox.

According to careful calculations made by a British clergyman of note and just published, Protestants have increased during the last hundred years from 87,000,000 to 134,000,000 or nearly fourfold.

John Jaoob Astor is oalled the riohest man m New York to-day, his fortune, whioh is mainly m real estate, being estimated at £20,000,000. He is about seventy years of age and a widower.

Cardinal Manning is to have a handsome testimonial presented to him at bis approach.: silver jubiie?, and the Archbishop of Casuel has contributed £50 to the fund.

In Amerioa the walls of every sohoolroom are made to serve the purpose of a blackboard. There is a narrow ledge above the wainscot' ting for holding pieoes of chalk aud .ponges.

The relatives of ex-Empress Eugenic are apprehensive that she will Ibequeath a large part of her fortune to Princess Beatrice, and are intriguing to getting her to settle permanently m Italy, away from Eugligh influence.

It is reported m Paris that the young Emperor of Germany has a tumour on his brain, acd that it renders him temporarily insane. It may suddenly break, when the Emperor will either dis at once or become an imbeoile.

The aoeounts of the Imperial Institute for the last twelve months have been published, and show an excess of expenditure over income of £12,335. The salaries of Sir F. Abel and staff — although there is nothing doing yet oome to £5236, and keeping a temporary office £913.. * '

In the Resident Magistrate's Oourt this morning, before his Worship the Mayor and Major Steward, J.P.s, Thomas Gaunt Marriott was fined 5s and costs for drunkenness, and on the application of Sergeant Felton, a prohibition order was made to have effeot m the Borough aud County.

The coooanut palm supplies man, Dr Shortt says m a work just published m Madrap, with starch, sugar, oil, wax, wine, resin, astringent matter, edible fruit, fibrous tissue, ornaments, oups, food for oattle, and olothing. In ten years the trade m the produce of the tree m the Madras Presidency amounted to £6,000,000.

A large and representative meeting of settlers m tho Rangitata and Peel Foreßt distriot was held at the Bridge Hotel yesterday. Mr Dennistoun was voted to the obair. It was unanimously resolved to request the Railway Commissioners to adhere to the present time table as closely as possible', it having been found to suit the convenience of the publio so well m the past; The proposed alteration was spoken against most strongly.

The new Japan Constitution establishes a House of Peers, a House of Commons of 300 members, the right of suffrage being given to men at the age of twenty-live years, who pay taxes to the amount of £5 yearly. Liberty of religion, freedom of speeob, and the right of publio meetings are established. Parliament possesses legislative funotious and the oontrql of the finances. Judges oannot be removed except by special legislation.

Some uncertainty exists as to the- identity of the royal lady who died last week. She was the mother of ihe present Duke, whose wife does not bear the title of Duchess, her marriage being morganatic. The deoeased lady had attained to venerable old age, having been born m 1797, She was married m 1818 and has long enjoyed a pension of £6000 from the Imperial Treasury. Her eon, the present Duke, is 70 years old.

Thackeray was driving to the Derby with a party of friends, amongst whom was the eminent Frenchman Montalembert. They passed a jovial oostermonger on the road with a van.lpad of sailors, all indulging m uproarious jocularity, after the manner of their kind. ."Ab, monsieur,:? said Montalembert, turning and indicating them, "are these what you oall your Jack tars?" "No," replied Thackeray drily; "these are only our Epaom salts,"

President Carnot's liberality on all publio occasions offers a striking oontrast to the penurious spirit exhibited by Freiident Grevy during his tenure of office. Tbe other day M. Carnot vieited the buildings m course of erection for the forthconiing exhibition, and after completing the topr'of inspection he directed his treasurer to present every man engaged upon the works with a sumof money equivalent to half a day's pay. The total amount thus disbursed was not less than £1000.

" The hou. member," said the Speaker of the New South Wales Parliament, "ia not m order m alluding to tho Government as 'these men.'" "You aro quite right, Mr Speaker; they are not men." "The hon. member is not m order m oalling hon. members ' not meD,' " severely retorted the Speaker. ."Then," said the unabashed one —David Buohanan by name— "will you pleaae inform me how I am to olassify them ? Arc they old women?" ."Order, order,'' was tho Speaker's retort."

The Btatue whioh the Princess Louise is at work on, and whioh is to be ereoted m Kensington Garden*, between the Palace and the Bound Pond, as a Jubilee memorial, wiil represent her Majesty as she appeared on that morning m June, 1837, when it was announfied to her that she was Queen of England. Tlje Prinoess Viotoria on this occasion appeared m her night garment, with a shawl loosely thrown over her shoulders, and m this costume sue appears iv Sir George Haytor's well* known picture.

An incorrigible vagrant was sentenced at I Auokland on Wednesday to twelve months' I imprisonment. He is well connected at Home, fi His name is Samuel Wolfe, and he is stated to be a descendant of the famous General Wolfe, who fell ou the plains of Abraham.

The servioes at the Wesleyan Church tomorrow are speoial, being the harvest thanksgiving ac well as the Church anniversary. Tho preacher for the day is the Revd W. Morley from Christchuroh, one of the best known and most popular ministers m the Wesleyan Ohuroh m New Zealand. We anlioipate there will be large congregations.

There are now on view m the window of a Lyttelton fruiterer some lemons whioh were grown on Mr Dobie's fruit farm at Whangarei, one of whioh — the smallest — weighed lib soz, measured m girth 13£in, and from the top round l_£in ; a oitron weighing lib 4oz, a Lisbon lemon weighing 7oz, an apple 220z, and a half-grown orange 7oz.

Quite a romantio story oomes from Amerioa about the projected marriage between Mr Coats, a youthful member of the Paislny ootton manufacturing firm, and Miss Olark, the daughter of those equally well known m the same business across the Atlantio. It seems that for years a keen and bitter rivalry has existed between the firms, till it ooourred to Mr Goats to send an ambassador to Amerioa to see whether some friendly compromise oould not be arranged. And it was to suoh good purpose that the wedding is •tpeoted to take plaoe m June.

A social gathering under the auspioes of the Ashburton Lodge of Druids was held at the Oddfellows' Hall last night. It waß largely attended and passed off m a most Buoce.sful manner. Songs were given m exoellent Btyle by Messrs H. Stephenson, J. Peuling and W. Pearson, and a notioeable feature was a duet on the pianoforte given m excellent Btyle by the Misses Ranger, two young ladies of tender years. Messrs R. El.ton, senior and junior, gave an exhibition of their skill on roller .kates, whioh was muoh admired. Mr W. Hioks acted as M.O. for tbe danoing, the mußio for whioh was contributed by Messrs Gates and Ward.

The best medioine known is SANDER and | •SONS' EUO__LYPTI EXTRAOT. Test its] eminent powerful effects m coughs, colds, influenza, eto. — the relief is instantaneous, Thousands give the most gratifying testimony. His Majesty the King of Italy, and medioal syndicates all over the globe, are its patrons. Read the official reports that accompany eaoh bottle. We have no oooasion to offer rewards m proof of the genuineness of our references. The official reports of medioal olinios and universities, the offioial oommunioation of the Consul-General for Italy at Melbourne; tho diploma awarded International Exhibition, Amsterdam— all these are authentio documents, and, as such, not open to doubt. We add here epitome of one of the various oases treated by Siegen, M.D., Professor, eto : Burning of the right hand through the explosion of a Bmall oil stove. The epidermis on the volar and palmer side of the hand of the thirty-year-old patient was completely separated aud lifted up as far as the joint of the hand. The likewise lifted nails were hanging loose, and half of the phalanx of the nail of the middle finger was ooaled. The wounds thus contracted healed iv three weeks under daily applications of Euoalyptio Extraot dressing. Tbe patient has retained the full v c of the band.— (Advt.) 1

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LOCAL AMO GENERAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2104, 13 April 1889

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