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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

In tbe new- United States Senate there are nineteen millionaires.

The " New Zealand Times " says that the export of Oalifornian quail from Nelson is developing into an important industry. In addition Uuihfl Inrpn niiftnfifv nunnod and shipped away, the lonic took 200 birds for London.

Cupid wbb never more whimsical than at Boston the other day. His arrow pieroed the heart -of a lady who was one of the attraotionß of a dime museum. She weighs 6501 b. Her husband is the .hero of the exhibition ; he weighs 901 b.

A lad m the employ of Mr Smith, butoher, of Alford Forest Road, was driving over a crossing near the engine shed on Saturday when a looomotive ran into the oart damaging it somewhat, The lad was thrown out bat fell dear of tha line, And ha and the hone esoaped unhurt.

A civil oase, W. J. Silcook v Geraldine County Oounoil was before a special sitting of the Supreme Court at Timaru on Friday and Saturday. The claim is for £754 13s fid balaroe due to plaintiff as contractor for the construction of certain water races' Tho case for the plaintiff was concluded on Saturday evening, and it is expected that that for the defendant oounoil will be finished to-day,

The last time Sir John Millais had what is known as a ?' show Sunday " (writes the London correspondent of the " Manchester Guardian "), Borne 3000 persons swarmed into his house, and it is said he loßt £30 worth of plate. So he has given up Show Sundays, and admits bis friends only to his studio by invitation and on weekdays.

Too "London Star," m speaking of tt\e circulation of ''The Times,' 1 says:— "The general impression that the circulation of " The Times " has been reduoed 25 per oent. is oonflrmed m a curious way. Two firms of Siper-makdrs equally divided the contraot om Printing House square. Quite reoently the order to one pf them was reduced onehalf and it was not placed elsewhere.

An extensive exoursion tour ft being arranged for the Canadian Parliament throughout the United States, beginning m May. This trip is designed to show them the condition and resources of this oountry. Several Pullman trains have been {engaged, and all toe objef American cities will be visited. It is believed that 400 prominent Canadians will take part m the expurajon. ' It is estimated that of the £60,000,000 sunk m the °* nama Oanal bubble 10 per ©ant. has gone to Frencu fakers, 5 per oent. haß been paid m bribeß to the ?*encjh ? ress, 10 per oent. has gone to the inner m'£2?bers pf the oanal ring, who have had the giving ollt of the oontraots, and moat of the balance has gone to enrioh the contractors. Jt is estimated that lesß than one-half of tbe work has even now been done.

A trial gf Whitney and Eley's ammunition took plaoe at Bromley range, near Obristohurcn, on Saturday m the presenoe of Colonel Lean and several volunteer officers. The result was satisfactory, the general opinion being that there ia practically no difference between the two kinds. At 200 yards the average for five shots was 19—11-16 points for Eley, and 17£ points for Whitney. At 500 yards the average waa for Eley lii points, and for Whitney 13$ points*

A former New Zealand Battler, now m Brazil, writing to a friend m Auckland, gives a very dolorouß aooount of the state of affairs there, ai a field for British emigration. He etatei that the oountry ia on the brink of civil war, a large number of the inhabitants being dissatisfied with the rule of Don Pedro 11., and desirous of having a Republioan form of Government. It is alleged that Paraguay and Bolivia are likely to come to blows, so he concludes, tilings are not fit nil inviting to any Britisher to Battle m &ay of the oitios of Brazil, or m any of the southern republios.

This morning before Major Steward, J.P., Joseph Oapatiok was charged hitb the laroeny of an overcoat from Hall's Boarding-house, Timaru. He pleaded "not guilty." Constable Smart proved finding the ooat m prisoner's possession, and produoed a telegram from Timaru staling that a ooat answering the description had been stolen from Hall's Boarding-house. Remanded to Timaru, to be brought up on the sth instant.— Joseph Ntoholaon, who has just completed a se'ntenoe of fourteen days for drunkenness, was brought up again pn a similar oharge. Sentenced to one month's jmprißonmeDjb with hard labor. '

Considerable interest is being taken m tbe forthcoming annual meeting of the Ashburton Borough Licensing Committee, the temperance party having determined to oppose the renewal of the Hoenseß of Butler's and the Royal Hotels. Petitions m Bupport of this ! aotion are being circulated for signature, as also are counter-petitions on behalf of those applying for the licenses.

His Lordahip Bishop Grimes officiated at the Oatholio Ohuroh yesterday, when there were lßrge congregations at all the services. Many of the members of the congregation heard for the first time, on coming into town, of the aooident that had befallen Father Chftßtagnon on tbe previous afternoon, and great regret "was expressed at the untoward event. There was a general desire to visit the rev gentleman, but this was impossible aB Father Chaßtagnon'a medioal advißers had ordered oomplete quiet,

The direotora of the ABhburton Caledonian Sooiety have deoided to hold four Inglesideß during the season, tbe first to be held on Friday, June 14. As tae.se reunions bnve been oonduoted at a loss to the sooiety they have deoided to make a small oharge of Is 6d for eaoh Ingleside, or 5s forjthe season, m addition to the members' annual subscription* No effort has been to make the loglesides for this season the moat popular of any that have yet been held. A varied and 'attractive programme is m course of preparation. The collapse of the oopper Bjndioate has left some of the shrewdest of European capitalists and financiers. Imagine (says the correspondent of a contemporary) the money strength of one man who oan afford to lose £3,000,000 sterling. Tet this is the extent to whioh they say Baron Alphonse de Rothsohild has suffered, and from all I cam make out, I am inclined to believe that the amount

is not overstated. But, after all, it is not a serious loss to a man whose father, the clever Baron James do Rothsohild, left him Jb10.000,000 sterling, Moreover, it is Baid the Rothsohild family are worth among them over £100,000,000, and that a family agreement exists whioh singly and oolleotively binds thorn to stand by eaoh other m oase of need; Bo what are £8,000,000 to any one ol them! The English firm have made fabu-

lous profits during the

present oompany boom.

Professor Greenwood, the champion fanoy skater of Australia, will appear to-night at tho Rink do Paris, when he will give an exhibition of soientifio and fanoy skating. Many of our readers will remember the Professor opening the Palace Rink m Ashburton some twelve months ago, and giving several per* formanoes, during whioh he made_ many friends and beoame quite a favorite with the public Since then ha has bean travelling all through the ooloniea giving exhibitions of skaking, and lately m the Palace Rink at Ghristohuroh. The Professor has met with great suooess everywhere, and is admitted to be one of the most graoeful fanoy skaters of the time. His friends here are making themBelves busy and intend to weloome bin with a bumper bouse, and as there is no reserved seats, those willing to get a good view must go early.

The ordinary meeting of tbe Hampstead

Town Board was held on Friday. All the members were present. The Chairman reported having let the shingling of William,, street and Green Lane to W. Monroe. The work was to have been finished by May 25th, but the work had not been commenced, A letter waß received from Mr Monroe stating that he would oommenoe the work on tho following Monday. It was reßolved that unless the oontraot be commenced as promised fresh tenders would be oalled. The, Works Committee reported that they had been over the ground through whioh it wbb considered a Water supply oould be brought, and tbe County Engineer had prepared a plan of a soheme whioh would bring water from the mill race into Greea Lane, at a oost of about £62. Mr Brown, on behalf of the mill owners, required some compensation for the water being taken through their paddooks. The Board flxsd a sum which they considered would be fair compensation, and it was decided to imform the County Oounoil. It was deoided to allow; the polioe tbe sum of 2s 6d for each oonviotion m the distriot under the Dog Registration: Aot. .It was resolved that tenders should be oalled for tbe purchase of the Board's oottage, and that defaulting ratepayers Bhould be sued. After transacting other, buoioeatf tha Board adjourned. ] : "Eary-ouoamraay mwuiuH^MrTtramar Wauohop, an old and well-known Canterbury settler, residing m Peterborough street^ Ohristohurob, met with an aooident neor' Wild's Hotel, Papanui, by whioh he sustained a badly fraotured leg and other injuries. He was found outside the hotel by Constable Hayes at six o'clook, and was taken to bis residonoe after having been attended to by the constable aB well as he oould manage with the appliances at his disposal. Dr Frankieh was then called m, and under his orders, the sufferer was removed to tbe hospital. The fraoture of tbe leg was found to be a moßt serious one, aB portions of bone were pro* trading through the flesh. The sufferer had evidently been making attempts to riaa after his fall, and had increased the serious nature of his wounds. At a consultation of the surgeons ft. was deoided that amputation was imperative, and this' was performed yesterday afternoon. The patient, however, gradually; sank, and died m the evening, remaining consoious to the last. It is stated- that the deceased had for a long time suffered from liver disease, and had been subjeot m consequenoe to fits of dizziness causing stupor, Mr Wauohop was ill on Friday when he left for Papanui on some business, and it is thought that he was taken worse on the road, and went into one of tbe rooms, m the hotel to lie down, After being there some time he went upstairs and to bed, There seems to be no doubt that on waking up he walked on to the baloony, thinking it to be the front door, and fell over, marks on the railing pointing to this conclusion. Mr Wauohop resided m Southbridge for eighteen years and was greatly respeoted. He was 46 years of age, and leaves a large family. We clip the following important testimonial from the " lUawarra Mercury " (N.S.W.) of the 80th March. It needs no comment: — •' Mr John Lovevay, of the Bulk' Mountain,

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2141, 3 June 1889

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2141, 3 June 1889

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