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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2123, 1 May 1889
LOCAL AND GENERAL.
TfaLsre are said to be about a dozen negt 0 phjkic^anp jtn Brooklyn, some of whom bav e been in a^ye praqtice for fully forty yenra.
A Brisbane paper awextp that two parsons wru^ moß * °* * oe " woman's CcUaJ-bo '' o/ OQ B of the Syu^ey d » jl y journali.
Mrs Hodgson BurnC. 14 B & B already received £5000 from the sales of ''Little Lord Fauntleroy,"
A meeting of the Ashburton Itaoing Club to ballot for proposed new memberß is appointed for Saturday evening next, at eight o'clock, at the Club Room, Commercial Hotel.
A Napier solioitor, who has been on a visit to Woodville, describes the state of affairs in Napier as " frightful, and worse to oome.' 1 The banks are pressing in their overdrafts and there is a general contraction of business) The Bay of Plenty " Times " says :— " The result of this year's harvest has proved to our (armors that if they aro to get any crop at all in future years, they will require to oombine and form a league for poisoning the small birds."
The term "tabby oat" ia derived from Atab, a famous street in Bagdad, inhabited by the manufacturers of silken stuffs called Atabi, or taflety, the wavy markings of the watered Bilk resembling a oat's ooat.
Realism is now perfect on the American stage. Mr Luwis Morrison, the trans-atlantio Mephistopheloß, aotually makes flowers bloom where all was barren ground. With a wave of the hand he pauses the flowers to open, disclosing miniature variegated inoandeeoont eleotrio lights.
Mdile Loisinger, who has become prinocsa Alexander of Battenberg, is described as A beautiful blonde, with clear blue eyes, and a bewitohing smile. &he is twenty-four years of ago, having been born at Presbourg in 1865, is the daughter of a valet, and hat) always borne a spotless reputation. She has boon well educated, and was very popular as a vocalist in the Gorman, Austrian, and Bohemian theatres.
I "f. understand," says '.'Truth," f'that Lord Q Aliibury haa oxprossod himself qb being • • -.vopoifl a grant of £15,000, a year ready to t.. '"'"* Victor, whenever Jlis for Prinoe Aioo». *** marry, AHoyrRoyal Highness deßires lo """" *°U n ß anceß for Prinoe George and for tut, Prinoesaeß of Wales will be proposed at the i proper time, whioh presumably means when their father dies, or whon the Queen diei ' 9C whlohever ivont ra&y flnt happep,"
The Hon Sir Frederiok Whitaker completed hia 77th year on the 23rd ulfc. He is, therefore, almost precisely the same age aa Sir George Grey.
Letters for the following persons rooeived from places beyond the colony during the month of Maroh, are now lying at the Ashburton Post Offioo : — Sam Berry, Jim Dyson, A. Brown, Patrfok O'Halloran (2), Samuel Payne, and Bobert Turnbull.
A fatal aocident ooourred at Westerfield yeßterday. A son, aged about twenty months of Mr G. J. F. Lublow, who ia working the Westerfield Mill, by some means got drowned. No particulars as to how tho aooident ooourred reaohed Jowd, but an inquest will be held today.
On Friday, the 3rd inst., at the Sherwood homeßtoad there will be a ,very important clearing sale of sheep, horses, cattle, etc., on account of Messrs Upton and Russell. The sheep number 4200, and comprise merinos, half and three-quarter *breds, and the stud flook of Shropshire Downe. Conveyances will meet the trains for the convenience of intending purchasers. Full particulars appaar in our advertising columnß.
A ridiculous story has found ourrenoy in Borne, and has been oiroulated in the Paris and Brussels papers, to the efieot that Her Majesty the Queen and the Empress Frederick have seoretly embraoed Roman Catholicism. The Independanoe Beige completes the legend by the statement that his Holinesß Pope Leo XIII has signified his intention of beooming a Protestant on the Bame day their Ma jeßtioes publialy announoe their adhesion to the Church of Borne.
They are using land grants for a queer purpose in Quebec The " Rialto " tells us that, on tho suggestion of a certain Father Labella, the provincial Minister of Agriculture, it was agreed that 100 aores of land Bhould be granted to every family whioh added twelve children to the population. The first individual to earn the grant was a member of the provincial legislature, and the baptism of his twelfth ohild was made quite a fdte, a number of his fellow legislators honoring the event.
On the afternoon of February 2nd some thousands of perßona assembled in Gray's Inn road and Theobald's road, London, for the purpose of witnessing the funeral of the late Mr Patrick Hearn, who waa known as the "Wheel King of London," being the owner of 160 oaba, 20 omnibuses, and over 1000 ooetera' barrows. He rose from being a ooatermonger, and it is stated that he died worth about £50,000. The funeral took place at Eensal (ireen Catholic Cemetery, the hearse being followed thither by more than a hundred oaba, omnibuses, and other vehioleß.
It was not altogether the exposure made of him in respeot to the forged letters, it would seem, that drove the unhappy Figott to oommit Buioide. Hiß whole oareer (says an exohange) of late years had been one of infamy, and he knew that all had now been discovered. He waa, for oxample, engaged in oondnoting a trade in indeoent photographs and books, and proof of tbie, he knew, was in the hands of Mr Miohael Davit t. He had, besideß, been long a systematic forger, and Sir Charles Russell was prepared to show that he bad for years been employed in forging a number of accommodation bills, on Lindsay of Glasgow. 81 flffiifffjfl
The following extract from the "New Zealand Herald" (Auokland), of the 22nd inst., has been forwarded to us. " Although most of the provincial grown wheat has proved to be soft and unfit for milling, the farmers are unwilling to Bell, and although we are within a few dayß steam or sail from Sydney where a good market is safe for the rest of the season, the Californian merchants have undersold us in o.i.f. prioes for wheat, several lots of 100,000 bushels having been plaoed by cable. A golden opportunity seems to have beem lost by unwise judgment, but even now prioes are profitable, and the neoeßeity of distanoe across the Paoifia must ever remain in our favor in this respeot."
In order to facilitate settlement, it is understood that the Government will aak the Assembly this session for a largo vote for the purohaße of native lands. Something will probably be done as soon as the titles of oertain blocks in the King Country are definitely ascertained, with the huge traot of country lying between Te Awamutu and the Porotorau tunnel, and in the vibinity of the North Island Trunk Railway. It would seom that Wahanui, one of the largest land owners in the Ngatiraaniapoto country, is coming into sympathetic aooord with the Government. Tho Native Minister intends to build a residence for him at Olorohanga, as has been done for Rewi at Kihikihi, and the plans will be out and tenders oalled for its creation in a few days. — " New Zealand Herald."
A meeting of thoae interested in rinking was held in the Rakaia Library on Monday evening. The attendance was not large and Mr Oxley was voted to the chair. A number not present intimated they would join the olub if [formed. It was reported that satisfactory arrangements oould be made with the town hall company for the use of the room, and it waa deoided to open the season on Thursday evening. The nights arranged for wero Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturday, and Wednesday afternoon for ladies only. Subscriptions were arranged on a very reasonable soale for skaters, non-skaters, and for family tickets. Tho following were eleoted a committee of management: — Messrs Hardy, A. Blackburn, Ozley, D. Street, W. Sharpe, E. Sharpe, D. Bruoe, Primmer, and W. Dixon. Mr Blackburn undertook to act bb Hon. secretary. Mr Boundtree was appointed cleaner and door keeper, and it was resolved to adopt last year's rules with Blight alterations with regard to prioes for admission to the publio on all oooaslons. The meeting then adiourned. Those who are on the look-out for agricultural farms of convenient sizo in this distriot should not fail to avail themselves of the opportunity offered by tho approaohiug sale of Meßßrs Upton and Russell's Sherwood Estate, whioh is to be submitted at auction by Messrs Miles and Co at the rooms of Mr George Jameson on Saturday, the 4th inst., together with 134 aoros on pit I. R. 0. 0. Graham's farm, Tinwald* The Sherwood property comprises 2834 aores divided into farms of from 130 to 500 acres eaoh. The bulk of the land, which for the production of grain and roots is said to be fully up to the average of the Canterbury plains, is now moßtly in English grass laid down after turnips, and heavily fed with sheep bo that it is now ready for wheat oulture. As there is a plentiful supply of water and the properties ai'o nearly nil ring fenced, purchasers will be ab)* *° prooeed with their agricultural operations without loss qi tjme f and without sinking money in preliminaries* In view of the improved prospects of the farming jntore^t there should be a largo attendance of buyers.
The beat medioine known is SANDER and SONS' EUCALYPTI EXTRACT. Test its eminent powerful effeofcs in coughs, colds, influenza, etc. — tho relief is instantaneous, Thousands give the most gratifying testimony. His Majesty the King of Italy, and medical Byndioatos all over the globe, ave its patrons. Itofid the official reports that accompany oaoh bottle. Wo have no occasion to offer rewards in proof of the genuineness of our references". Tho offioial reports of modioal oliniofl ana universities, the official oommunioation of the Consul-General for Italy at Melbourne; the diploma awarded International Exhibition, Amsterdam— all these are authentie doonments, and, as such, not open to doubt.' We add hove epitome of one of tb.6 various cases treated by Biegon, M.D., Professor, etc : Burning of the righjt hand through the explosion of a Bmall oil stove. Tho epidermis on the yolar and palmer side of jth.6 hand qt the thirty-year-old patient was oompteiely separated and lifted up as far as tho joint of the hand. The likewise lifted nails were hanging loose, and half of the phalanx pf the nail of tho middle finger was coaled. The wounds thus contracted healod in threo wooks under daily applications of Euoalyptio Extract dt'esßjing. The patient has retained the full *i eoi thenaocV-j(Adyt.) 1
LOCAL AND GENERAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2123, 1 May 1889
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