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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

Ex-President Cleveland has resumed prao* tioe aa a lawyer in New York.

Messrs Nelson Bros have established an offioe at Cardiff aa a distributing oentre for frozen meat.

Itjis proposed to form at Auckland a branch of the organisation known as the Knights of Labor.

The offer of £2500 made on behalf of an Australian syndicate for the two-year-old New Zealand oolt Corunna has been refused

Professor A. Greenwood, champion skater of Australia, will give one of his exhibitions in the Bink de Paris on Monday night.

The Bev George Barolay, of Geraldine, will oonduot the seivioe to-morrow morning in the Presbyterian Churoh, Tinwald.

The average inoome of Madame Adelina Patti is now said to be abont £70,000 per annum.

" Little Lord Fauntleroy" has been running at the Baldwin Theatre, San Franoisoo, and has been a phenomenal euooeaa.

A number of reindeer have been imported from Norway, and turned out in a deer forest in the north of Sootland in the hope that they may beoome acclimatised.

Caller; "How do you manage to get Buoh pleasant expressions on the faces of your male sitters?" Photographer : "Easy enough. I have a pretty girl to manage the camera."

The Fishery Board of Scotland reports the value of the take for February ; to be £97,9.91. Bhowing a falling oft from February 1888 of £7360.

Letters for tbe following persona were received from place* b.eyond the colony during tbe month of April, and are now lying un. oliitaed «t th« Aahhurton Fort Ofiw j-Miai Wiinwright (of N«w WiUi) ISA P|9bwd B?si

A man named " Judas Isoariot " baa been taken up in New York for selling gingerbread in the street under illegal oiroumetanoes. The owner of thia ill-omened name is a middle-aged Greek.

{ The nomination for the vaoanoy for Christ- ' ohuroh North, oaused by the resignation of Sir Julius Vogel, haß been fixed for June 13tb, and the polling for June 19 th. Mr Forbes has retired from the oontest. The largest el eo trio light in the world has been placed in the lighthouse at Hausholm, on the west coast of Jutland. This light is said to be of 2,000,000 oandle-power, with a range of twenty-eix miles.

Auatralian sohool teaohers have been exhorted to suppresß a peouliar naaal twang in the voioe [that ia developing in the. rising generation, end whioh ia beooming aa distinotive aB the Yankee twang.

According to a Home paper, a new imperial theatre is to be built in St Petersburg at an estimated cost of £1,120,000 ; but from the magnificence of the designs it io possible that even thia prodigious sum will be largely exceeded.

Prinoe Von Bismarok weighs 165 pounds, and aa far as physique is oonoerned is one of the finest-looking men in Europe. Hia weight was 260 pounds when Dr Sohweninger began to treat him for obesity several years ago

Game— Sixpenny nap; Brown goes nap and wins; Faraon Bobinson pays in three* penny pieces. Jones (very jocosely) : •« Ha, ba, Robinson I been robbing the ohuroh plate, eh?" P.B. (with great irony): "You recognise your miserable little contributions, do you ? "

11 Ob, my friends, there are some spectacles that a person never forgets ] " said a leotarer af ter a graphio description of a terrible aboi* dent he had witnessed. " I'd like to know where they sell 'em," remarked an old lady in tne audience, .who is always mislaying -her glasses.

The witty parson seems to be a type that is not altogether extinot. Two well-known olergymen lately missed their train, upon whioh one of them took out his watob, and finding it to blame for the mishap, said he would no longer have any faith in it. "Bat," said the other, " isn't it a queßtion not of faith, but of good works ? "

The Hawke's Bay Herald" says that several young men, and two or three who are no longer entitled to be oalled young, unless, maybf , in spirit, have made up their minds to go to Sunday Island, in the Kermadao Group, there to try small farming. They intend to charter a steamer to take the party out about August next . . .

Yesterday before Major Steward, J.P., John O'Brien, a man- of respectable appear* ance, made his third appearanoe within thrae months on a charge of drunkenness. He was sentenoed to seven days' imprisonment, the Magistrate strongly urging him to abandon his drinking habits and join a Temperance Sooiety. This he said he would do.

The morphine habit has seized hold of ffah Franoiaoo. " Morphine fiend " is a slang phrase imported into its vooabulary, and can be applied to a wide seotion o! miserable looking living beings. No less than 60 per cent of the petty offenders sent to the ra< oeiving hospitals of the oity prisons are viotims of the terrible habit.

Letters have reoently been received from Home from the manufacturing centres, euoh as Bradford, in which it ia stated that New Zealaadflax ia being steadily used more and and more, mixed with other fibres, in quite a number of faotories, and that by means of new maohinery it is confidently believed by experts that it will be in muoh more steady demand than heretofore.

Mesßrs Bpreokles and 00. have intimated to Mr Henderson, Auokland manager of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, that he may receive samples of New Zealand fruit for free shipment to San Franoisco, when sent for Uie purpose of showing in a market to endeavor to work up a trade. They state that apples, oranges, and lemons are the moat likely to be a Buooeas.

The nsual weekly meeting of the Dawn of Peace Lodge, No. 164, 1.0.G.T., waa held in theTempar Hall, Wakanuiroad, on Thursday, 80th inst. A large number of members and visitors were present. Six persona were pro* posed for membership and one waa initialed. The auestion box war then iatroduoecl, after which a very enjoyable meeting was brought to a close in the usual manner by Bro G. W. Andrews, O.T.

On the oooasion of his seventy-fourth birthday (April Ist) Prinoe Bismarok was presented by the Emperor with a fine old copper-engraving, representing an ancestor of the Prince— a brother of his great-grandfather, the provost George Frederiokson Bismarok, born in 1697. The portrait was set in a magnificent oak frame, bearing the Prince's ooat-of-arms — the clover leaf with three oak leaves— and the Imperial dedication.

A Melbourne teetotal leotarer has given, from hia point of view, the difference between local option and prohibition. A man tabes 25 snakes— the snakes represent alooholio liquor— and puts them in a box in whioh are 25 holes. Ha corks up nine, and out of the remaining 16 hole crawls the 25 snakes. Here is your local optiomst. Another man proourea 25 snakes and abuts them up in a box without any holes. Behold your prohibitionist.

. A well-known dootor advised a lady who was just beginning to show those odious wrinkles about the eyes to wash her fade every night in boiling hot water, jusb aa hot as she could bear it, in whioh is a little bicarbonate of soda. She must bathe her face in thia thoroughly and hold her face in the steam for somo time. After drying the skin it should be well rubbed with olive oil. This prescription, faithfully followed every night, will, he Bays, not only prevent wrinkles, but will send away those that have already oome.

At the conclusion of the ooursing .meeting on Queen's Birthday a matoh for £5 a side was made between. Mr T. Prior's blaak and white dog Templeton Boy, and Mr G. MoGeorge'a white and fawn dog, Bonnie Laddie, to be run in a fortnight from that time. To make up a day's sport a stake for greyhounds of allj agea at £1 eaoh will be run the (same day as the matob, and to meet the general oonvanienoo and to afford spovt for the half-holiday, the date baa been altered to Wednesday, June 12.

A London correspondent of the " Presb '* says that when in the neighbourhood of Oovent Garden in the early part of April last, he was present at the unpacking of 14 oases of New Zealand apples, whiah had been landed ex steamer Dorio. Eaoh apple had been wrapped in paper, and throughout these oases, whioh were emptied in the presence of our correspondent, not only were none of the aoples bad, but in no oaae was the paper - . *' The colour, while not quite so good ataineu. a^ B ghjpment, or of some of »B that of a prev.^ * , t :n verv #-:- flnd the Tasroanian frnit, was ». tIU^ e 7 ""fcJSJ the salesmen stated that there wao no aou , D j at that season of the year the apples woum sell very well indeed. There appears no reason to doubt that ripe apples shipped from New Zealand in March, April, May, and June would find a ready sale at splendid prices in the London market, while with oareful paobing, there is no reason to appro* bend any serious loss in transit. - We undar? stand that on the last trip of the Dorio both apples and potatoes wera shipped, and that arrangements are being made to send similar consignments by the lonic and following steamers."

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2140, 1 June 1889

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2140, 1 June 1889

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