LOCAL AND GENERAL.
The Rev E. A. Scott will oonduot Divine Servioe to-morrow afternoon at three o'olook m the Seafield Schoolroom, Post offioe money orders may be now be issued m New Zealand for any sum up to £20, payable m the United Kingdom, and orders from the United States for 100 dollars (£2O 10s 8d) oan be paid m this oolony. There is a ioradle m New York that has rooked over 19,000 babies. It began to rook 19 years ago when tbe Sisterß of Charity rtarted a little foundling hospital m Twelfth street, New York, with ddol m tbe treasury. The Australasian Insurance and Banking Reoord reports that the Mount Bisohoff Tin Mining Co, paid, during tbe balf year ending 81st Deoember, dividends equal to 167 per oent. on the paid-up capital of £29,600 and 263 per oent. for the year— or £78,000. The eleotion for No. 8 Ward of the Loogbeaob Road Board haß resulted m the return of Mr Edwin Horsey, who polled twenty votes as against Beven recorded for Mr William Moses. A little girl of ten fell off the Auokland wharf the other day when no adults were near and was — not drowned beoause she oould swim a little. She paddled under tbe wharf, scrambled upon a stringer, olambered up the timbers, and trotted off home to onarjge. A looal resident informs the " Lake County Press " that an apple tree of his (a golden pippin) this season yielded a prolifio growth of apples, which were gathered m February, In Maroh the tree was io full bloom again, and his now the second crop varying m size from marbles to walnuts. The informant believes that, with fine weather, he will gather this second crop m ripe oondition. We ("Bruoe Herald") fanoy we have discovered an error Vfl the revised edition of the Soriptures wbioh has not been pointed out before. It may not be ia all the editions, but m one ot the smallest copies, the word " shamefaoedness," wbioh was m the authorised version of I Timothy, zi, 9, reads " sbamefastneßß." There iB no Buoh word m any dictionary we have available. Mr Parnell is the owner of 3650 aorea of land m the oounty of Wioklow. Of this 2612 anres are let, the rental of whioh is £960 2s lid., and the valuation £891 ss. In 1882 there were oharges on the estate to tbe extent of of £13,000, and it wbb understood that this amount was oleared off but " of the prooeeds of tbe " tribute " of £40,000 whioh was then initiated. A shooting aooident ocourred at Rangitata yesterday. Mr Mayne, headmaster of the Hampßtead School, waa with r party who were rabbit shooting, when, by some means, his gun went off severely injuring bis hand. He managed to oatoh a train going on to Timaru and prooeoded to the hospital thoro, where it was found necessary to amputate one of bis fingers. We have not as yet beard any particulars bb to how the accident ocourred. President Harrison seema to be pretty nearly as badly beset by hungry officeseekers as poor Garfield was. Washington jb once again full of them. It rests upon tbe authority of Mr Blame tbat there were 1,0Q0,000 applications for offioe registered m Washington during tbe few months of Garfield's Presidential JHp. It will presently be interesting to know how far thp reoord is being beaten. A paragraph reoently went the rounds [ relating to a propbeoy by the wife of Thomas Oaryle said to refer to Pigotr, the forger. A [ correspondent of the " Dunedin Evening Star " ossertß that the Pigotfc referred to by Mrs GarJyle waa not the Pigotf who was destined to come to a miserable cud at Madrid but a gentleman who attained a high position -_tc wit, Chief Baron Pigott, the eminent judge. The Timaru correspondent of the " Presß" telegraphing yesterday, says; — ," Mother Bullivan, tbe nun m charge of the girls of the Roman Catbolio parish sohool, died at midnight last np ght from apoplexy. She waß one of a party of nuns who pamp to Timaru from Chicago m 1880. She was greatly beloved by ! her lata pupils, and had mads many friends bfrepT hsr Qourtsoui and ItfyUkl dimpiaor,"
To-night at the Rink there is to a a speoia \ attraction m the shape of a Po) match. Thiß iB tho first that has been be) m this distriot, and there should be a lrge at* tendanoe. Timaru harbor seems to be literally alive with fish. A number of yesterday's xourBionists joined a throng of looal resido^ m fishing off tbe wharf and oaugbt fißb, plnci pally rod cod, as fast as tbey oould thro> m their lines, as an instanoe of whioh we hay mention that two Ashburton boys landed 00 leBS than 150 m about three hours, lie) water ia swarming with sprats or Bardiaa (whioh no doubt attraot the ood), aid yesterday no lees a quantity than six tons >i tbe former, wbiob had been washed over mo the publio bacha by the tide, were feeing removed m drays. On Monday, the 13th inst., a new Goid Templar Lodge, making the third established m the town, was opened. The oeremony c( inauguration waß performed by Bro R Elstoo, asspeoial Grand Lodge representative, assisted by Bros T. Dalton (L.D. Star of thj Eaßt Lodge) Parkin and Elmslie. Thj following officers of the new Lodge wen installed :— Lodge Deputy, Bro A. Patterson; 0.T., Bro J. O. Dunoan ; V.T., Sister A Patterson ; Seoretary, Bro Gideon Soott Assistant Seoretary, Bro Williams; Finanoia Seoretary, Bro P. O'Connor ; Chaplain, Siste: Patterson ; Marshal, Bro Bmithers; 1,0. Bn Brown ; 0.G., Bro Bugg,
A sad story of youthful depravity comet from Dunedin, where on Thnrsday last twe girls, 16 yaaro of age, were brought before the City Polioe Court, and oharged with drunkenness. Sergeant-major Bevin stated that OU6 of the girls oame from Inveroargill and the other from South Dunedin. They were often knooking about town, nnd tbe previouj night they were so drunk that they had to bt arrested. Mr Carew, who oooupied tbe benoh. m discharging them as first offenders, urged them to .abandon the terrible life tbey were leading and to try to get situations, warning them that otherwise they wonld oome to utter ruin. They, however, (sayß the "Daily Times' ') did not appear to be muoh impreßßec with the gravity of these remarks, but Bimply treated their appearanoo before the court as a joke, and left the dook laughing, A tea mooting and sooial gathering, under the auapioes of the ABhburton Orange Lodge, was held m their hall last evening. There was a large attendanoe ot the brethren and their friends. The hall was very tastefully decorated and ocoupying prominent places on the walls were the banners of the Aabburton, Rangiora, and Southbridge Lodges, the two latter having been sent for the oooaßion by the Lodgoß to whioh they belong. Tbe tea was presided over by the following ladies :— Mdadames Randall, Hampton, W. Brown, Kerr, J. Henderson, and Melntyre ; bachelors' table— Misßea Millar, Best, Patterson, and Huston; The tables having been oleared the hall was crowded for tbe aooial, whioh foi- ! lowed the tea. Some oapital songs were given by Messrs S. Brown, Lane, Piokford, and others, a reoitation by Mr Potter, and a double negro Bong and danoe by Meßßrs Cullen and Matthews. Messrs Brooks and Mayo supplied the musio for tbe dancing, and the gathering, whioh waa a most enjoyable one, was brought to a close about 2 a.m.
A trial of the new steam fire engine was held yesterday, and although the trial was not a publio one a very large number of people turned out to witness it. Tbe fire m the furnace having been started, tbe engine was taken to the Domain and stationed at the reservoir above the dam. Through some fault m laying the fire it did not burn well, and praotioally no steam was generated when tbe engine arrived on tbe ground, but when the fire bad been seen to the remarkable , oelerity with whioh these engines get up steam was shown to advantage, for m less than four minutes 801bs was registered, and the indioator of the steam guage travelled round like the hand marking the seconds on a watoh. Two lines of hose, eaoh about two hundred feet m length were run out, and powerful jets of water were kept playing for some time. The trial was m every respeot a most satisfactory one. Mr JFrezer, of the Christohuroh Fire Brigade, oonduoted the trial whioh waa witnessed by tbo Mayor and several members of the Fire Brigade Committee of the Borough Oounoil, Mr Harriß, lately Superintendent ot tbe Christohuroh Brigade, was also present. Hubseauenjjv the engine was tried at one of the Bumps m Went ■iroot, aocT tbe results obtained were highly satisfactory, The Ashburton Rifles held a sooial gathering m the Oddfellows' Hall last oven- I ing. The Hall had beon very nioely decorated for the oooasion, and especial oare bad been taken to provide a good floor for the dancers, the management gaining warm encomiums on this head. There wae a very large attendance, and the uniforms of the Volunteers present combined to form a lively soene. The affair was of a most Buoocßaful and enjoyable nature throughout, and all present muflt have been thoroughly satisfied with their evening's entertainment. During the oourse of the evening excellent songs were contributed by Oapt Dolman and Messrs Stephenson and Bettmgton, and a double negro song and dance, m oharaoter, by Messrs Cullen and Matthews were reoeived exceedingly well. Squads from the corps were put through a number of military evolutions, whioh were warmly applauded, One squad, under Capt Dolman, went through a variety of movements, another under Sergoont-Major Hayes gave an exhibition of physical drill, and another under Color-Sergt McDonald went through tbe bayonet exeroise. Musio for the danoes were provided by Messrs Oates and Ward, and altogether the sooial wbb, like those previously given by the company, a pronounoed suooess. A speoial meeting of tbe Ashburton Literary and Debating Sooiety was held at Gamble's rooms on Wednesday evening when there was a very good attendanoe, whioh speaks well for the future welfare of the sooiety. Several new members were eleoted, after whioh the eieotion of ofQoers took plaoe, the result of the balloting being ft! follows •*• President, Mr Outhberston, Vice-President, Mr James Keir, Reoording Seoretary, Mr S. Saiek, Corresponding Seoretary, Mr A. J. Miiller, Treasurer, Mr Horn, Critic, Mr Arthur, Censor, Mr Lane, A discussion took plaoe as to tbe number neoeasary to be on the oommittee of management Mr Stephens moved and Mr Clark eeoonded that seven form the oommittee. Mr Swanson moved an amendment seoonded by Mr Stewart that ten inoluding the officers be tbe number, Mr 8. Salek moved a further amendment seoonded by Mr Horn, that five form tbe oommittee whioh was carried. There ,were eleven candidates for this committee, the voting result* ing m Messrs Cuthberßton, Eeir, Lane, Horn, and Arthur being elepted. The President (Mr Outhberston) thanked the sooiety for having eleoted him an President, and wao glad to boo tho interest that was being taken m tbe sooiety and trusted that it would prove a BUCoeBS. It was resolved that the opening debate take plaoe on Friday evening tbe 81st inst oommenoing at a quarter to 8 p.m., subjeot "Home Rule for Ireland." A vote of thanks to the obair terminated the meeting. Tbe best mediolne known 1b BAEDEBand SONS' EUCALYPTI EXTRAOT.Test its j eminent powerful effeots m coughs, colds I influenza, eto. — the relief is instantaneous Thousands give the most gratifying testimony. His Majesty the King of Italy, and medioal syndicates all over tbs.glabp, pre its patrons. Bead the offioial roportif that accompany eaoh bottle. We have no oooasion to offer rewards ' m proof of tho genuineness pf our references. Tho official reports of medioal olinioa and universities, 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. Wo add here epitome of one of th 6 various oases treated by Siegen, M.D., Professor, eto : Burning of the right hand through the explosion of a small oil stove, Tbe epidermis on the volar and palmer side of the hand of tbo thirty-year-old patient was completely separated and lifted up as far as tho joint of the band:' 'The likewise lifted nails were banging loose, and half of the phalanx of tbe nail of the middle finger ' was coaled. The wounds thus contracted healod m throe weeks under daily applications of Euoalyptio Extraot dressing. The patient baa retained the full übq of tho band.- (AdvL) I ' Tkv. best Remedy for Indigestion^— Norton's CAMo'to.LB Pj^s are confidently recommended as a sirnpL remedy for indigestion, which is the cause of nearly all c diseases to which we arc subject, Norto n Pills, with justice called the " nature's strengthener of the human stomach," act as a powerful tonic and gentle aperient, are mild n their operation, and safe under auy circum stances Sold m bottles at is i£d, as gd '» by alj.racdiciu; vendor* throughout |*he
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