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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

Mr J. H. Twentyman will oonduot Divine oervioe m the Seafleld Soboolroom on Sunday next, the 28th April, at 3 p.m, Two members of the Wairau Bifleß were oourt-martialled and dismissed from the service for firing blank cartridges at Diary station without orders. Nominations for the Ashburton Raoi'ng Club's Autumn Meeting dose next Saturday evening at 9 o'clock. Programme is advertised m another column. The " Lyttelton Timea " says that Mr W. P. Beeves, M.H.R., has received a telegram from the Railway Commissioners, stating that x Mr Maxwell is leaving Wellington by the s.s. B Tekapo, and will be m Obristohuroh at the end of the week, prepared to disousß all suggestions and objections relative to the proposed changes m the railway time-table between Obristoburoh and Dunedin. It is reported from Grenoble that nine persons were the other day oarried a distance 1 of 1000 yards by an avalanche, whioh over . took them near the market town of St Miohel m Savoy. Four of them were killed, and most of the others terribly mutilated. On the same day, and m the same neighbourhood, another avalanohe destroyed the village of Nirollet. The Duke de la Roohefouoauld informs the Frenoh Agricultural Booioty that his brother Stanislaus has bequeathed to it £'1000. The interest of this money is to be spent m an annual prize to the author of the best and t most n praotioal almanack for tho use of farmers, at Iwenty-five oentimos (24d). No almanaok is to oompete for the prize unless J it gives a summary of all tho scientific! experiments notable during the twelve months previous to its publication. A boy, 14 years of ago, a few days ago esoaped from the prison of Petite Roquette, whcro he was confined for theft. Ho suoooedod m breaking the wooden bar of a window, and squeezed through the aperture. He climbed to the roof and there broke off a piece of wire used to fasten the iron chimneys m their place. This he used as a cord and by it let himself down to the Plooe de la Roquette. It took him three hours to effeot his escape, and after all he did not long enjoy his hardly ! earned liberty, for he was arrested after \ paying bssn at large for thru days,

The new heir of the Austrian Emperor, besides being a descendant of the Ciosars, will be king of nine oonntries, wear eighteen titles as duke, one as arohdnke, two as grand , duke, four as margrave, and so on to the ) number of fifty-four. I Lord Onslow's family consists of Biohard William Alan, Visoonnt Granley, aged 13 ; Lady Gwendoline Fiorenoo Mary (born 22nd July 1881) ; Lady Dorothy Evelyn Augusta (botn 7th February 1885) Eight Bervant3 accompanied the family and about 20 tons of luggage. Some timo ago the proprietors offered three prizes of the total value of 1000 dollars for the greatest number of words that oould be formed out of the letters comprising the words " American Hop Bitters " Over five thousand lista were sent m, the totalß of wordn varviDg from 10 up to 33,050 for whioh the first prize, GSO dollars, has been awarded to John Wiogfield, Melbourne. The Beoond, 250 dollars, was won by Albert Long, Adelaide, and the third, 100 dollars, by Miss Rose Valline, Ballarat. We are sorry to see that trooper Stud" holme, 0.Y.G., son of Mr John Siudholme, Merivale, met with a somewhat serious accident at the volunteer enoampmeot. He was oonvevod by rail from Moeraki to Papanui, and thenoe m a carriage to his home. He was moved upon a stretoher, and every oare was taken to oarry him as gently as possible. On the railway the drivers and guards both did their ntmost to prevent a jar to the train. The Rev F. Flavell, who had remained with the sufferer, acted as his attendant. It is hoped that the unfortunate young gentleman will meet with a speedy recovery, but the injuries to his head and back must have been most severe. A correspondent at Takaka sends the 11 Nelson Colonist " the particulars of a some* what remarkable oaee of somnambulism whioh recently ooourred. It appears that one night, a short time since, a young lady, the daughter of an old and respeoted settler m the district, rose, and, whilst still asleep and m her night apparel, without shoes, walked a distance of nearly five miles, lording the Waikari river. She prooeeded to the Waitapu wharf, and was discovered at daybreak, still asleep, by the sailors of a vessel whioh was at the wharf' She was conveyed home by Mr Page m his express, and it was not until her return that her friends beoame aware that she had been out. The night waß very cold and wet, so that her nocturnal experience cannot have been of a very pleasant nature. Some time ago the wife of a wine merchant living at a large town m the Gironde was found dead m bed; a letter by her Bide explaining the oiroumstanoes of her death. She had, she said, taken poison, being tired of her life: The tragedy oreated a profound sensation m the town, where both husband and wife were well known. The loss was all the greater for the husband, who was overwhelmed with commiseration. The wife was buried, the husband's distress not being m any appreciable degree modified by the oiroumetanoe that a large amount of rente that had formed her dot came into his hands. At the end of the year he had so far recovered from the blow as to oontemplate a fresh marriage with a young widow who would bring another dot. All was ready for the wedding, when it was interrupted by an untoward oiroum- ; stanoe— namely, the arrest of the intended „ bridegroom on the charge of murdering his first wife. The weird story oame out m court ' from the lips of the bonne who had nursed ' madame's three children, and was still m her . servioe at the time of her death. On the r night of the tragedy Bhe, entering the room, p had seen monsieur m the aot of mesmerising his wife; Attracted by a vague fear, she had ' listened at the door, and heard the husband ) dictate to the wife the letter whioh was found i by her bedside, and heard him oommand her to take poison, whioh he had prepared. She had kept silence till her tongue was loosened 1 by the fresh outrage contemplated to her ; dead miatresß by the proposed new marriage. i The best medioine is Sander and Sons' > Euoalypti Extract. Test its eminent power- ' ful effeots m ooughs, colds, influenza, etc.— the relief is instantaneous. Thousands give > the most gratifying testimony. His Majesty k the King of Italy and medioal syndicates all . over the globe are its patrons. Bead the . offioial reports that accompany eaoh bottle. We have no oooasion to offer rewards m proof 1 of the genuineness of our references. 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A very few doses of these Pills will , convince any discouraged nvalid that his cure lies m his own hands, and a little perseverance ' only is demanded for its completion.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2118, 25 April 1889

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