LOCAL AND GENERAL.
A Post Offioe has been openefl at Dromore. Mrs O'Malley will act as Postmistress.
It is reported that at Dunedin the best ! Wostport and Newcastle ooal ia now being Bold retail at 14s and 15s per ton rospeotively. " How did I get riob ? " quoth Commodore Yanderbilt onoe, "why obiefly by buying things when everybody else was eoared to death and bound to sellout." " Papa, what is meant by « an anomaly ' ?" 11 An anomaly, my aon," teplfod the fathej, "is » man who pays his gas Mil without referring to the amount as excessively large." There are several thousand languages spoken throughout the world, and a man never feels so muph like wishing be qould speak all of them as when be sits down upon a oat. Profeßßor Robert Wallace assurea English farmers that there need be no fear of Indian wheat bwampiDg local supplies. The proßpeota of the Indian orop are only moderate this year, A London correspondent says; The Imperial and Colonial TradiDg Company still bangs fire, Mr Henry BueaeH tella me. Their oSot to the Arktoa Company of £26,000 is contingent on the latter proving by aotual demonstration at sea that the motion of the ship will not interfere with the proper working of the ammonia process. They have swung a small arklos about m every oonoeivable manner at the works, and it seems, if anything, to intensify the oold produced, Never- ■ tbeleas. Mr Henry Busseli reyuirea a to'itl at left*
Intending exhibitors at the New Zealand Exhibition are reminded that the applications for spaoe olose on July Ist, and as the Committee are desirous of ascertaining as soon as poasibls the amount of spaoe required, early application is reauested.
. The annual general meeting of the Ashburton Baoing Olub whioh was to have been held last) Saturday evening has been adjourned to next Saturday evening at eight o'olook. The business to come before the meeting is very important.
The " Wanaka " bringing the Frisco mail arrived at Lytteltou from Wellington last evening. A Bpeoial train deßpatohed from Chrißtcnuroh at 10.15 p.m. with the Southern portion of the mail, reached Ashburton just before midnight, and proceeded South almost immediately. The Ashburton bags wore at onoe dealt with by the postal officials. Here is the Arab test of a good horse, whioh every one can apply. It is simply to observe your horse when he is drinking out of a brook. If, m bringing down his head, he remains square without bending his limbs, he posseaaea sterling qualities, and all parta of his body are built symmetrically.
A painful aooident ooourred to Mr Angus Maodonald, of Waitui, Geraldine, on Saturday morning last. He was going down his garden for the purpose of throwing away some rubbish, when he slipped, fracturing his leg below ftte knee: Dootore Fish and Hayea were m attendance as soon as possible and set tho injured limb, and the suflerer is now doing fairly well. It may be mentioned thai the unfortunate gentleman ia only just recovering from the effects of a broken arm sustained some time einoe, and whioh makes his position all the more painful* .^
The Royal Mail steamship Arawa, of the Shaw*Savill and Albion Oompany's Line, arrived at Plymouth on Friday evening, May 10th, from New Zealand with mails and passengers, after a remarkably fast run. She hud previously made the fastest passages on record, but on this voyage has excelled herself by "4 hours 36 minutes, her nett steaming lime being 34 days 23 hours 18 minutes, and the elapsed time, including stoppages at Bio and Teneriffe, only 36 days 11 hours 48 minutes. Replies to letters Home dated April 3rd were reoeived m Ashburton last night.
A well attended meeting was held last evening to consider tbe desirableness of forming a Football Olub m oonneotion with tbe halt holiday, Mr H, H. Stephens was asked to take the chair. It was proposed by Mr H. Mobs, Beoonded by Mr G. Hefford, " That a Olub be formed to be oalled the Ashbuiton Rovers Football Olub, " whioh was carried. A Committee was formed composed of Meßßra Stephenß, Williamson, Eagieton, H. Moss, and the offioers. Mr U. Mobs was elected Seoretary and Treasurer, and the subscription was fixed at half a crown. It was left m the hands of the Committee to procure a ball and transact any other business m oonneotion with tbe Olub. A praotioe will be held iv the Domain to-morrow at two p.m. sharp, when all members or intending members are requested to attend- A good deal of enthusiasm was ahown at the meeting, and there is every prospeot of the Olub being a prosperous one.
The severe frost whioh was experienced at Mount. Somers for so long a time, gave way on Friday, changing first to a dense mist, then to a drizzling ,rain, and fiually to a heavy fall of snow. This change m the weather brought our young people some disappointment, for they had .made arrangements fox a social gathering, at whioh a large muster o* visitors from neighbouring dtßtriots was confidently expected. Very few people from a distanoe had tbe courage to faoe the rough night. Tnsoe who did so, enjoyed a pleasant time, The objeot of organising the meeting was to provide funds for the publio library of Mt Corners. The management of the affair was entrusted to Mr A. Brough. Mr John Hood with his oußtomary generosity, provided firewood and utensils for warm brews ; the cakes and other provender had been probured from Aahburton. Three violinists and several pianists relieved eaoh other m supplying danoe or song music, and the greatest geniality prevailed throughout tbe entertainment, whioh may be fairly styled a " Free and easy." At- midnight the assembled guests repaited to the sgboolbouse where Mesdamea Hood, Miller, Pafitou, and others presided over the refreshments, and well earned the grateful praise of the refreshed by their gentle ministrations, The delightful gathering broke up about tout o'clock m the morning.
SANDEHand BONO' BUUAIiJfPTI EXTBA.OT. — In protection of the worldwide fame our manufacture has acquired all ovor tbe globe, we publish the following :— Hazard, M.D., ProleßSor of General Pathology and Diseases of the Mind and Nervous System, says m an editorial published m the " Oiinioal Record : " — " We have examined half -a-dosen speoimens of different manufactures ; the preparation of Sander and Sons was the only one that proved to be reliable and corresponding to scientific tests." Another conoootion called " Refined Extraot of Euoalyptus " baa made its appesranoe since. Tiiia product stands, acoordidg to Dc Owen, foremost m oausing injurious effeote. That gentleman communicates, at a meeting of the Medioal Sooiety of Viotoria, that a child living at Fitzroy beoame most seriously indisposed through its use. In another oase a lady states on the strength of statutory declaration that she suffered oruelly from the eileota of the same ooncootiou. To guard the high reputation of our manufacture we feel warranted m exposing the above facts, and desire the publio to exeroise care and precaution when buying. SANDEIi and SONS ~~ (Advt. 7
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