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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

It has been decided to hold a masonio service some time during next month. The proceeds | will be devoted to the relief of the poor and needy m A.shburton county.

The " Wairarapa Star " gravoly relates that a twplve-year-old boy over there had a tooth pulled WAently which was six inches and a quarter' ifoug. 'The dentist was Buooeßsful after thirteen trials* The caviiy extended through the top ,p{ Jfche l^ead, the tooth aotually bringirig away some of the hair. The end bad the appearance of having been fcitidc4 ob to tbi top p{ ibt fajai,

Twenty six candidates at the Viotorian general eleotions lost their deposit money.

We are requested to remind rinkera that tbe single-foot Bkating contest comes off at the Rink de Paris to-night.

It is proposed to introduce temperanoe instruction m the South Australian State sohools.

Lord Salisbury's wedding present to bis third son, who was married recently to Lord Durham's sister, was a library valued a1£3600.

The eizo of the head is not a true test of mental oapaoity. Lord Beaoonsfield's hat was 6J . Lord Salisbury's is 8.

The annual meetings of householders for eleotion of school committees take plaoe at the various sohoolhouses on Tuesday evening next at 7 o'olook.

The German Emperor bears the crue l attaoks of earache quite stoioally. He, however, ia often obliged to undergo injections 0' morphia to secure sleep.

Intimation has been reoeived m Birmingham that the Government contemplates an expenditure of fifteen millions sterling m the coming year on munitions of war.

The costliest book owned m Ohioago is a copy of the firßt folio edition of Shakespere, published m 1623. It is regarded as the finest copy m America, and is valued at £2000.

The abolition cause seems to be advancing at an extraordinary rate m America, and it seems not improbable that m a very short time the traffio m intoxicating drink will be stopped throughout the United States.

To-morrow being Easter Sunday the services m St Stephen's Ohuroh will be at 8.30 a.m., 11 a«m., and 6.30 p.m.. The Holy Communion will be administered^* the two earlier services. «

Mdme Sarah Bernhardt had an enthusiastio reoeption at Constantinople the other week. The^Sultan wished her to give a performanoe at the palace, but declined to give the terms asked — 23,000f .

The population of Melbourne at the end of the year 1888 numbered no lesa than 437,785 persons, again showing a substantial increase during the preceding twelve months.

At the end of 1888 the inhabitants of Sydney and the Burrounding suburbs within the metropolitan area numbered fully 366,684, or 33.78 per oent. of the total population of the colony.

The anniversary Bermona m connection with the Primitive Methodist Ohuroh will be preaohed to-morrow by the Rev W. Woollass of Timaru. Services will be held moming, afternoon, and evening. Reoitations, hymns and anthems will be given by the children and choir,

Boswell observing to Johnson that there was no instance of a beggar dying for want m Scotland, " I believe, sir, you are very right," said Johnson ; "but this does not arise from the want of beggars, but the difficulty of starving a Saotohman,"

The " New Zealand Times " states that Sir H. Atkinson has accepted the portfolio of Minister of .Education only temporarily, and that on the return* of Mr Hislop to Wellington the Education Department will be plaoed under his control.

Mr Fred Duke Yonge, a gentleman who died m Auokland a few days ago, at the age of 74, was a cousin of Miss Charlotte Yonge, the celebrated authorese ; and also a cousin of the late Bishop Patteson, of Melanesia. He had been resident m New Zealand sinoe 1856.

On Maroh 28th tbe wife of a painter at Goodwood, South Australia, presented him with a quartette— one boy and three girls. They wore all well-formed healthy children the smallest being not less than 6lbs m weight. Mother and babes are all doing well.

The " Taranaki Herald " understands that some consignments of butter sent to London by the National Bank from New Plymouth have fetohed the highest prices yet realised. One lot of 150 kegs fetohed 120s the owt; and 50 kegs 118a the owt. This is nearly as high as the Danish butter realises m the London Market.

Mr P. Williams, who for the past couple of years has aoted as auctioneer for Messrs Friedlandor Bros., has, we understand, entered into partnership with Mr J. Bland, The new firm will take over the auctioneer* ing business of Messrs Friedlander Bros., commencing oparbtiona moat probably next week.

A friend who knows General Harrison (the new President of the United States) and his family well says that the General begins tha day on his knees. Just after breakfast every morning, no matter what hia engagements are, he holds a morning service iv bis library, first reading a chapter from tbe Bible, then engaging m prayer.

Talk of Croesus t He must hide his diminished head m favour of the Vandeibilt family. The wealth of that family amounts to £54,800,000. The estimated income from it is £2,772,880. If kept intact the total fortune will at the end of twenty-five years, by tho arithmetical progression of compound interest— almost reaoh £200,000,000 I

The " Bangitikei Advooate " has the following Yankeerlike paragraph 5— A Foxton hen the other day laid an egtf, and then went a short distance away and laid another. The enterprising owner of the bird has now hired a small boy to keep the hen at a gentle walk, m the hope that while she is kept moving she will go on laying.

The authorities of the Salvation Army Prison Gate Brigade Home at Auokland (says the "Herald") are still going on unobtrusively' m the work of reclaiming those discharged/ from prison, and In getting them restored to Booiety and employed m boneßt, useful work. Cadet Captain Hay and his wife have jußt been appointed to the management of the Home!

Mr Bobert Keir, who for the past six years has been foreman at the Canterbury Mills, was entertained at a dinner at the Eoyal, Hotel last Saturday evening by several of bis. friends. Mr James Oookburn was voted to the chair. Ample justice having been done to an excellent spread provided by host Davig, the following *toaßts were duly honored;— "The Guest, of tba evening," proposed by the phairman and responded to by Mr Keir j «' The Milling Interest," pro, posed by Mr MoKee and responded to by Mr E. Thomas; " The Agricultural Interest," proposed by Mr Kelson and responded to by Messrs Hampton and Brown; "The Army and Navy," proposed by Mr W. Paterson and responded to by Messrs Nelson and Gd&kbarn. During tbe evening a number of songs were given m excellent style by members of the company, "' ' - ■

Captain Jennings, a resident of Apia, and eye-witness of the recent disaster, leotured the other night at Auckland on the Sarooan disaster; and Eaid inter alia : — " Amongst other brave deeds of self-saorifioe he saw six Samoans start from the chore in* boat to the' German warship Adler, but they were swamped jp a few moments. J?ive of the men just succeeded ia tfteir battling with tbe breakers and reached tbe shore, but the other one kept pluckily on his way and at length got on board tbe Adler, from whioh he brought two men Bafely ashore. Shortly afterwards he started off again, but when not far from the t.eaoh he was seen to dive under a tremendous wave to escape itß force, and tbat was the laat ever seen of him, Boveral other native Bamoana lost //heir ljves m their nobla efforts to save the Hveß "of friends and enemies. The white residents were also instrumental m rescuing the drowning, and he hjmsojf sa.w an old American gentleman, a Mr Parker, eixty years of age, save eleven lives, at the imminent risk of bis own."

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2114, 20 April 1889

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