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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

+ A trade union to be oalled tho " Amalgamated Union of Tailors, Tailoroßses, und I Presßors," has leon formed in Christohuroh. The " Scoolo," a Milan newspaper, is publishing the Bible in 210 halfpenny parts of oight pages eaoh and 900 wood-outa. A New York oculist bas — "Hospital" tollß ub — di3covorud a dißeaao of tho eye whioh he traoos direotly to oigarotte smoking. Tbo " oigarette eye " is characterised by dimness, and a film-like gathering over its surface. At the half-yearly meeting of the Forth Bridge Railway Company, held in Edinburgh, it was reported that the total expenditure on the works up to Deoember 31st was £2,588,328, and that the bridge would ' be finished by Ootobec this year. A relio of the past, and of troublous times of stern conflict, has rooontly finally disappeared. Tbe Confederate oasomatdd ram Merrimao, whioh played so prominent a part in the American Civil War, has been broken up, and her remains sold for old iron. in Now South Waloß a rnalo householder, who holda a season railway ticket, oan get season tioketa for his women relatives resi--dent in hiß house at ball-tare. No ono has yet approached the Now Zealand Railway CominiHsionoro for a similar oonoosßion. Tho Marquis do Leuville, in admiration of tho valour and skill dieplayod by Captain U. O. Kme at Samoa, whoro the Amoriean and German men-of-war founderod, baa oauaed a very handsome medal to bo oxpreaaly struok with the inscription :— " To British Seamanship and Captain H, O« Kane, of H.M.S. Calliope— From an Admirer, the Marquis de Leuville." The uoble marquis ia a well* j known poet, »nd lutbox 0* ••HqtwNoue," etc

The Anokland Insurance Companies' Association have determined to oharge aa extra premium of 5s por £100 upon all houses using colonial ovens. A petition protesting against this in circulation.

The following resolution was unanimously adopted at a meeting of the Committee of the Canterbury Jookey Club held last Monday : --"That the Committee of the Canterbury Jookey Club hereby records its reoogniiion of the firmness shown by Mr T. Tesohmaker, in performance of his duty as Chairman of the South Canterbury Jookey Club, in tbe matter of the Frinoess Royal aaso." The resolution is one with whioh everyone worthy to be oalled a sportsman will heartily oonour.

Colonel Sexton, who haß just retired from the Indian Staff Corps, rose from the ranks. He wab in the old 95th, wbioh was nearly out to piooes at the battlo of Inkerman, and, after getting his commission, served through tbe Indian Mutiny, finally joining tho Staff Corps. A good many men rise from the ranks to a commission, bud very few succeed in obtaining their majority or a colonelcy. During the laat twenty years considerably over six hundred offioere, in all, of tho sorvico have been promoted from the ranks. — "Life."

Tbe following is a somewhat different version to that which has previously appeared :— An English paper writes :— -" Who shall Bay the Oity Arab — when reclaimed — laoks gratitude ? A draft for £108 15a has been sent to Mr Fegan, of the Boys' Home, 95 Soutwark-Btreet, London, by boys reßouod from the streets and sent out to Canada. This money waa given voluntarily by them out of their own earnings as a surprise gift, to help towards the expenses of another party of 100, which will start in a few weeks."

The outoome of a oonferenoe whioh has taken plaoe between the Agnewa and InBpeotor Thomßon (sayß tho " Post ") is that the oonatable generally to be observed attendant upon the couple in their perambulations about the oity is to be withdrawn. In consideration of this concession the Agnews have signed an agreement undertaking not to disturb the equanimity of the law by harassing Cabinet Ministers or other high offioials of the Government with argument about their alleged grievance.

At the trial of a man named Diok at tbe Mudgee Cirouit Court, on a obarge of feloniously woundiDg, the Judge was asked by the prisoner's oounsel to direot the jury that a man suffering from delirium tremens, or upon tho verge of delirium tremons, was not rebuoneible for any aot wbioh he might then oommit. His Honor refused, Diok was found guilty, and sontenoed to death, but the sentence was afterwards oommuted to 14 years' imprisonment. The Sydney Supreme Court refused to set aside the verdict, on the ground that the Judge ,was rigut in his refusal.

The Bank of England doors are now so finely balanced that a olerk, by pressing a knob under his desk, can olose the outer doors instantly, and they oannot be opened again except by speoial process. This is done to prevent the daring and ingenious unemployed of the metropoliß from robbing the bank. The bullion departments of this and other banks are nightly submerged several feet in water by the action of maohinery. In some banks the bullion department id oonneoted with the manager's Bleeping room, and an entrance oannot be effeoted without shooting a bolt in the dormitory, whioh in turn aeta in motion an alarm. It a vißitor during tbe day should happen to knook off one from a pile of half-sovereigns, the whole pile would disappear, a pool of water taking its plaoe.

A very melanoholy affair has coourred in the cemetery of Ivry, in Franoe. A young man, about twenty-five years of age, dressed entirely in blaok, and having a deep mourning band on his hat, entered the oity of the deaa about mid-day. He walked to the Slst division, and stopped, before tomb No. 56. The stranger buried his head in his hands for some minutes. Then, evidently in' great despair, he extended his arms to heaven. Having remained in tbia position for forty or fifty sooonds, he suddenly drew a revolver from his pooket and lodged two bullets in bis ohest. He fell down on the tombstone. When raised by a couple of caretakers it was discovered that life was extinot. The deoeased had nothing on him by whioh bis identity oould be established.

There is a watohmaker in Ottensen, near Hamburg, says tbe " Hamburger Korrespondez," who haß just entered upon bis hundred and fourth year. His name is Goring. He was born at Chaux-de-Fonds, tbojgrot.t watoh» making town in Switzerland. He enlistod in bis boyhood in the Frenoh army, and went with Napoleon into Russia, but happily oacae baok alive, and took part in tho battle Of Waterloo. After tbo fall of Napoloon he enlieted in the Popo'B Swiss Guard, in whioh he romained until the death of Gregory XVI. He then went baok to bis own fatherland, and took up the trade of boyhood. He was too restlosß, however, to Bottle down quietly, and bcoame a traveller in tbe olook trade, making long journeyß into Bußaia, Tarkoy, the Danubian lands, and Asia Minor. In 1802 he gave up travelling, and bought a watohmaker's business at Oaensen, where he has lived ever sinoe. The old boy haß never been married, and lives an independent baohelor life, without kith or kin, in the rooms over his shop,

The u Wellington Preßß," under the heading '• Siok Justioe," refers' to some of tho judioal oases which have reoently oooasioned comment. It goes on to say, by way of application ; — " A very short time baok we bad in Wellington one pf |ihe gravest failures of juatioe. We had a person charged with a felonious aot under oiroum« Btanoea wbioh pointed to the commission by some one or otb^r of a double orime. Tbe I whole conditions under wbioh the charge was made were suoh as strongly roused publio , feeling. The oharge was of a oharaotor whioo should never have been made at all without tbe advice of the Crown Proseoutor. Yet, not only was the Crown Proseoutor not instruoted to advise the polioe, but the police were left unaided to oonduot one of the most difficult oases against one of tho ablest and aoutest of the advooatea at the Wellington bar. The defendant took a passagd to Australia, and the publio hardly oared to wbißpor as common talk that revelations of d nature extromoly disagreeable to persons o\ position in sooiety would have inevitably resulted from the further aotive proßeoution of the case. No one doubts that the common (|)jef mil have jußtioe dope on njm. V^hat — <i H ay requires is that tLose who, by the ••■-«« neitaes, ortbelr disorderly their vioes, tnc • •■* tha lovol of thn conduct, bring thomselves - a * WWJ" We common offender, the oommon orimiu» M w . the every-day ruffian, should be impartially dealt with as one of the low olass, whose offenoea they have emulated."

The bout medioine known ia SANDER and SONS' EUCALYPTI EXTRACT. Teat its eminent powerful effeots in ooughs, colds, influenza, o£o. — tho relief is instantaneous. TboußandsKivo tho moßt gratifying testimony. His Majonty tho King of Italy, and medioal syndicates all over the globo are its patrons. Read the official reports that aaaompany oaah bottle. Moslor, M.D., Prof. Univorßity, Greifswald, reports {— Tbp JUuoalypti Extraot proved magnilicontly successful in very severe contusions, bruises, sprains, wounds, soaldings, broken ribs, and limbs. (" Medical Journal," Nov., 1831.) In diseases of tbo kidneys, either active oongoation or suppression, (uroemm) or aljjuminuria, dropsy, Hthargy, nothing will equal in ito notion Euoalypti Extract. Doses, sto 8 drppa. Mosler, M.D. , Prof., Univorsity, Groifswald, reports :— Diphtheria. Tormls continually coherent presenting uloors with white oxudats. Cured in fourteen days, Surgical Olinio of Prof. M'lntyro, College of Pbysioians and Burgeons, St. Louis— 80irrb.ua of Breaßt— Excision Euoalypti Extraot employed. No swelling, heat, or discoloration. Gurid £9 our toon days. — (Advt.) , i

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2143, 5 June 1889

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2143, 5 June 1889

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