LOCAL AND GENERAL.
The voting m the Auckland district m I reßpeot of a Masonio Grand Lodge for the colony has been — for, 12 lodges ; against, 5. I Mr John Grindley, of Dunodin, reports j having sold, on behalf of the Wuimate Estate, 18,000 bushels of malting barley at 3d Gd per bushel, bags 7d each, on trucks at Studholme | Junction, for export to Australia. At Qairindi, New South Wales, a marker, has recovered £350 from a volunteer for being shot through the leg by the latter. The " oease firing " had sounded, but the rifleman was either 100 intent on his aim to hear it, or too anxious to complete his sooro to heed. : j At the Dunedin Plumpton Meeting on Saturday the St. Leger was won by . Mr Brooke's Black Pine, Mr Soanlan's Mariner being runner up. The JForbury All-aged Stakes was won by Messrs Mills' Fugue, Mr Gardiner's Flora runuer up. The Consolation fell to Bed Pine. The first mill at Austin, Minn., waß made by the Indians who travelled up and down the Oedar River a great deal m early days. They hollowed out a white oak stump m the shape of a mortar, and with a wooden pestle they pounded the oorn whioh they stole or begged from the farmers, very fiae. The " Taranaki Herald " gives it as an on dit that Sir William Jervois, the late Governor of New Zealand, obtained all, or the greater part, of his garments, and his family's, together with household requisites, direot from England, and that these importations were admitted free of duty. Mr Joseph Iveos, well known m this "district, who recently started a daily publioation — the "Evening' Mail <r — at Albury, New South Wales, aoourding to latest exonanges, has already had a disagreement with his staff of employees regarding wages, the outcome of whioh iB that a number of the printers have gone out on strike. The Ashburton representative of the " Lyttelton Times " has been at the pains to oollate the results of the past fishing season, and from the information thus supplied wo gather that Mr 0. Nicholas, of Temuka, killed 387 fish, weighing 1713J lbs ; Mr Shury, 166 fish, weighing 318 ib s; Mr E. Simpson, 143 fish, weighing 318 ibs ; and Mr X. H, Pilbrow 189 fish, weighing illlbe. " Zadkiel " has made another luoky guess this year besides hitting the illness of the Duke of Edingburgb. In his almanao under date of May 6th, he says :— •• Saturn is m oppr<dition to the degree m the mid-heaven, and Mars is about to transit the ascendant of the Oity of London, oauaing numerous fires," The cable messages have informed us that no fewer than 84 warehouses were burned down m the Oity of London on the 6 th. "It is good thing to see," a Scotchman says, " that some of the Americans are beginning to use peasemeal m their diet, and that it can now be bought m some of the shops. It is one of the most wholesome, delioious, and nourishing artioles of food, and it is largely used by the people all over Sootland. They bake into bancooks, whioh give a fine change from flour loaves, that beoome tiresome, and it has a peouliar pleasing, taste, wbioh belongs to no other kind of bread. They also make it into broae or porridge. Many flouring mills are lighted by eleotrioity, but few are driven by electrioity, Tnorenberg, Switzerland, olamß the dietinotion of having one of the latter. It it is run by a motor three miles from where the electrioity is generated. la the Emmen River, between Luoerne, and Berne, there, is a waterfall of 25 feet m height. Here a turbine water-wheel drives a large shaft that runs two series of generators. One series of generators furnishes eleotrioity for lighting part of Luoerne, and the other furnishes power to the mill. At the R.M. Court this morning, before Major Steward, J.P., and Mr Alcorn, J.P., a prohibition order was granted against Bartbolomow Kane, to take effeot throughout the Borough and County of Aghburton. — Two first offenders were each fined 5s for drunkenneßS. — Joseph Nioholßon was fined 10a and costs, or 24 hours' imprisonment. — James Williams, alias O'Brien, and James O'Brien were fined 10a each, or 24 hours' imprisonment.—A oharge against James O'Brien of wilfully breaking a pane of glass at the Royal Hotel, was dismissed, the proseoutor failing to appear. The "Wellington Post" saya that "the notorious Agnews, who have for several sessions haunted the Parliamentary Building?, and made themselves obnoxious to Ministers and other Members of the House, are still confined m the Terraoe Gaol, having failed to fiad sureties upon the charge preferred against Jhem of having behaved towards the Premier m a manner calculated to provoke a breach of the penoe. They were committed on 23rd Nov. for a period of six months, and will consequently be discharged m a few days." Thus they will regain their liberty just m time for the forthcoming session, when legislators will doubtless onoe more have a trying time of it at their hands. ITolloway's Pills. — Indigestion and Liver Complaints. — The digestion cannot be long or seriously disordered, without the derangement being perceptible m the countenance. These Pills prevent both unpleasant consequences ; they improve tbe appetite, and with the increase of desire for food, they augmeut the ' powers of digestion and ass'milation m the stomach. Holloway's Pills deal most satisfactorily with deranged or diseased conditions of the many organs engaged m extracting nourishment for our bodies from our various diets— ai the liver, stomach and bqwels, qver all ' of" which they 'exercise the most salutary control. By resorting at an ■j early stage of this malady to these purifying | and laxative Pillp, the dyspeptic is speedily restor* 1 t0 h ea M and strength, and his
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