LOCAL AND GENERAL.
Malietoa, the Samoan Sovereign, reoeived only £4 a month salary. A turnip grown by Mr Tanner, of Judea, Tauranga, turned tho scale at 2i)lbs. Two Hportßrnen'/rooontly shot 117 hares m the Hakateramea Valley m two days. The immigration to Canada last year reached 49,168, againßt 44,400 m 1887. One-fourth of the deaths m Paris are those of children under two yearß of age. The Rev J. Boothroyd will conduot a servioe m tho Seafield Bohoolroom to-morrow af ernoon. The •• Toronto Globe " thinks the Frenoh language is slowly but surely giving way to < < the English tpogue m Lower Canada.
Quite an array of furniture made to order, and of new designs; will be on view at tbe furniture warehouse of Piokford and Undrill to night. A curiouely-shaped DUggot, reoently obtained from one of the olaima at Mahakipawa, has what appear to bo Hebrew ohuraoters ' traoed upon it. Jamaica is forsaking rum-making for fruit* raising. During IHBB there were exported 6,000,000 oocoanuis. more than 3,000,000 \ bunohes of bananas, and 48,000,000 oranges. ' The " Telegraph " learns that Sir Julius Vogel's " Anno Domini 2000 " is selling very satiefaotorily m Cbristohuroh. It nlso mentions that one bookseller m Dunedin has already Bold close on 500 oopies. It is propoaod m New Plymouth to start the manufacture of condensed miik, Tbe plant, it "is said, would cost £2000, and a company with a oapital of £10,000 is talked of. The price proposed to be given to farmers for milk is 3£d to 44 per gallon. An Auckland inventor has struok a good thing m fire kindlere. He has not only found a demand m New Zealand, but is meeting with ready Bale for them m London. He shipped 10,000 m the lonia and Rimutaka. The latest addition to the family of Emperor William of Germany is reported to be very feeble and to have inherited a malformation of the left arm similar to that of his lather. Madame Carnot of France has Bet the example among the ladies of the Presidential Court of wearing lilies of the valley on all occasions, and these flowers are now regarded as the emblem of the Oarnot regime. At Sydney, the other day, tha New Zealand hotses, Manton, Pearlshell, and Necklet, were put up for dale. Manton was passed iv at £1700, Pearlshell was sold to Mr White for £315, and Neoklet for £250. Over 75,000 monkeys were killed m Brazil last year and tbe pelts shipped to Ljndon to be made into furs. If the fashion continues the monkey rage will be thinned out amazingly m the next two or three years. A little while ago a Timaru commission agent, Mr P. Birrell, was plaoed under arrest on charges of embezzlement,' which were, however, explained away. Warrants are now ourrent for his arrest on charges of forgery, but " the bird has flown." It is oonjeotured that he is a passenger for the United Kingdom m one of the lately sailed wheat ships. -(•'Herald.' 1 ) ! The Rayd L. M. lsitt, the popular preaoher from Ohrißtohuroh, will deliver a series of lectures during the ensuing week. His subject is " Norman Maoleod, philanthropist, poet, author, and humorist. Mr laitt will visit Willowby, Wakauui, and ABhburton, on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings respectively. Master W: Jeff, of Tinwald, took first plaoe, and Master William Campbell, of Ohertsey, second plaoe, out of a list of forty-five oundidateß, at the Canterbury Board's B. Scholarship examination. Master R. Oroy, of Ashton, was seventh. This is the third souolar--1 ship secured under tha successful management of the Master, Mr D. Todd, viz., two Ashburton High School Soholarships and the present one from the Eduoation Board. Ex-Empress Eugenic is said to entertain Berious intentions of leaving her property to Princess Beatrice and Henry of Batteuberg. It is well known that the Prinoe Imperial was to have married Beatrioe and that Eugenic would have been delighted to reoeive her as daughter-in-law. Beatrioe is tho only person capable of enticing the Empress to leave her solitude and indulge m harmless gaietieß. ..There was a large attendance at the Rink last night to witness the championship raoe between A. Wilkie, J. Nixon, and B. Elston, jun. Wiikie made the first run m smin 633608, Elßton then took the floor and made the mile m smin 48Beos, Nixon declining to run againßt tnis-time, R. Elston was deolared the professional champion skater of the distriot. Qa acoount of the hall being otherwise engaged the Rink will not be open again until Wednesday. It has been reported to the police at Narandera (New South Wales) that three women residing m tho house of Mrs Shinnock, at Devlin's Siding, were stuok up by a man with a revolver and robbed of £2000. From the acoount furnished by the police, it appears that a man drove up to the house, and, after presenting a revolver at the female servant and demanding admission to the house, bailed two of the women up m a room and then took £2000 from a bag. Referring to the Government programme for the approaohing session the Wellington correspondent of the "Press" says that among the more prominent measures whioh will be brought forward are the following Bills ;— Elaotoral, Hospitals and Charitable Aid, Chattel Securities, Patents, Industrial Designs and Trade-marks, Medioal Praotitioners, Copyright and Libel Aot Amendtnent. It is understood that the Civil Service Reform and Classification Bill will also bo among the number. The " Christian World " reports Dr Donald McLeod as relating a Btory of a battle he had with an old Highland elder after preaching m a Highland ohuroh, where the muaio reeombled tbe soream of a seagull and the quaok of a duok. He asked the people why they did not get an organ to assist them m their praise, and the elder left off oounting the oopporu to say, " Where oan you find a text between the twa boards 0' the New Testament saying we are to get an organ?" To whioh Mr McLeod retorted, " And where oan you find a text between the twa boards 0' the New Testament saying you are to have a preoentor ? " The attention of the Masons of Ashburton and Distriot is direoted to an advertisement m another column having referenoe to the proposed Grand Lodge for New Zealand. The President apd delegates from the Canter* buryßranoh of the Masonic TJnioa will visit ; Ashburton on Friday evening', the 17th inst, , for the purpose of affording information m favor pf a United orand Lodge," and the meeting called for Monday evening is fpr the purpoie of framing a eerjes of questions to be put to the delegates. The question now before the Masons of New Zealand ia a moat important one, and a cordial invitation is extended to all brethren to be present at the preliminary^ meeting to be held m the Masonic Hall on Monday evening, and also at the regular meeting at the Somerset Lodge., on Friday, the 17th. The Giaborne people are jubilant at the fagt of the smaller steamers being able to go !*» to the fareak.watpr to disoharge their cargo. The Austria IB t)se aeoond plainer that haa been served by ih<3 breakwater, and it may be expeoted from this out that alt tbe oargo boats belonging to the same company whioh call will dispense with lightering, thus Baying a considerable sum of money. It is now only fifteen months sinoe the constructions of tbe pier commenced, but during a .* " -♦ three months operations were at a en 9. en 9, a £. ■ • -•- work 00 tbe breakwater standstill, so a yeai a .. ■--i.tioa hf has resulted m giving aooommuu.. vessels of the Australia olaes. Few persons were sanguine enough to anticipate this result. The pier now extends out a distance of 700 feet. The best medioine is Sander and Sons' Euoalypti Extraot. Teßt its eminent powerful effeots m coughs, colds, influenza, etc.— the relief is instantaneous. Thousands give the moat gratifying testimony. His Majesty the King of Italy and medfoal syndicates all over the globe are its patronß. Read tho offioial reports that accompany eaoh bottle. We have no oooaeion to offer rewards m proof lof the genuineness of our references. The official reports of medical olinios and uniyer. cities, the offioial 'communication of the Consul-General for Italy at Melbourne ; the diploma .awarded International Exhibition, Amsterdam— all these are authentio documents, and, as suoh, not open to doubt. We add hero epitome of one of tho various oases treated at the olinio of Sohultz, M.D. Profesßor, etc.—" 0.8., 24 years old ; congestional abscess on tho thigh. Inoioionß made m two places. Although Lister's dressing \ was applied, the seorotion became, two days later, very copious, and had adopted a foetid, decomposed character. The teraperaturo rose enormously. In consequence tho^dressing was removed, and m its place were made during the day-time repeated irrigations with Euoalypti Extract. The offonßive foeter disappeared very soon, tho fever abated within a few days, and the patient recovered after the lapse of several weeks. In this instance we must not lose sight of the fact that the ' latter treatment saved the patient's life.' — ; (AW.) 8
A raid was made by the Melbourne police on a house m Richmond, where they found coining implements, dies, moulds, oruoibles, eto., for turning out all silver coins from half-orown pieces downwards, and a large number of houeebreaking implements. In the house was found a man named John Wallace, alias George Davis, alias Chinaman Jack, a most notorious criminal, and a lad of uixtcen years of age, both of whom were arrested. Wallace has a most remarkable reoord thai oan hardly bo equalled. Ho is 59 years of age, and of this he has spent 40 years m gaol. He was transported to Van Diemen's Land m 1848, and for years since that time he has served various sentenoes for all manner of crimes. Out of 42 years m the colonies he has spent 39£ m gaol. A Press Association telegram reoeived laßt night states that Mr George Outta has been appointed manager for the New Zealand Stud Company, Limited, Sylvia farm, Auokland. Mr Gutta was for many years manager of the Middle Park Stud, Riverton, and no man m New Zealand is better fitted to ' perform the responsible duties of his new appointment, None will more heartily congratulate him, or more greatly hubs him than the Ashburton Raoiog Club, to the suooess of whose meeting just held, Mr Outts' handicapping has m ro marked a degree contributed. Ab a thorough upright man, and a master of the soienoe of horse breeding and rearing, Mr Outts has too few equals and no superior, and he has the best wishes of the many friends b. 6 has made m this distriot for his prosperity m the famous establishment of which he now takes oharge. The following clipping from a London paper of large circulation— "Modern Society," Maroh 9th last — is a good illustration of the gross ignorance or malevolent misrepresentation often displayed by English journals when dealing with New Zealand history. The writer should have begun at home by publishing a eulogy on " Jaok the Ripper " : — " The long-expeoted insurrection of the Maori ohieftain Te Eooti has at length begun, and we mußt expeot to hear some very dreadful news from Auokland for the next few days. No more abominably ill-treated and abused man than poor Ie Eooti exists, and all this trouble, this expenditure, and this shedding of blood is the result of the oruel way m whioh that most noble-hearted savage has been treated by the pettifogging and unscrupulous oolonial underlings who have made the name of Englishman detested by the Maoris. Te Eooti served for years with the greatest distinction and devotion under Her Majesty's flag, and gave numberless proofs of most distinguished and moßt noble and humane principles. — " Napier Herald."
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