LOCAL AND GENRAL.
Upwards of two hundred applioutione were seat ia foe the post ol Q&teiftim of the East Ohriatohuroh Bohool.
Tho rain on Wednesday prevented tho half-holiday football match from boinji; played, and put a stop to all other outdoor pleasure. Closing was general, and the Library and Etinlr were well patronised.
At the B.M, Court this moraing, before l^fr T. Bullock, J.P., John Graham, Jor having been druDk while m charge of a horse, was fined 203, with the alternative of twenty.fpur
Tbe Bink will be open to-morrow afternoon and ia tbe evening tbe great Hat nti Cap oarnival takes plaoe, when prizes are to be given for the two largest and tbo two moßt original hats.
Messrs Nelson Bros., Limited, publish (he following telegram : — Frozen Mefit — Mtwket firmer ; beßt quality mutton 6£d, seoond quality s£d; Btook are exhausted. Beef — Hind quarters 4d, fore quarters 3d;
Tbe Borough Oounoil, as the Domain Board, have sent a reply to tbe deputation from tbe Athletic Clubs. It will be considered at a meeting of the Clubs at the Oounty Counoil Chamber this evening at half-past seven. All interested should attend.
Tbe largest boiler yet constructed m the colony has juet been completed by Messrs B. S. Spatrow and Co., of Dunedin, to tbe order of Messrs Boss and Giendining, for their woollen mills m the Kaikorai Valley. The boiler weighs 20 tone*
Professor Wallace, of the University of Edinburgh, who ia a member of the Grand Lodge of Sootlund, found, on arriving at Adelaide, that the Customs authorities required him to pay a duty of 5s on his Freemason's apron, although be is only a visitor to the colony.
The tender of Messrs Barnes and Smith for additions to the Aabburton Woollen Factory buildings has been accepted by the Mosgiel Woollen Manufacturing Company. The amount of the tender is about £1100 and ova* 80,000 brioks and 90 oaaka of cement will be ÜBed m the walla.
While cutting for tbe Manchester Ship Canal, a prehistoric canoe has been ' discovered imbedded m the sand, 25 feet from tho surface. It has been carved out of an oak tree *, and notwithstanding the lapse of oenturies, the marks of tbe axe or flint instrument were dietinoily visible m the interior of tbe canoe,
No fewer than 83,000 Americans bave, according to tbe " Star," booked return passages from America to Paris, via England, this year. So tremendous has been the booking that tbe liner oompanieß are refusing to book return passages to America from this oouotry, beoauae tboy oannot guarantee to get the Haveners back again,
Not only do dogs go aoross the Atlantic at long prices, but now oatß are following m tbe same way. Tbe " Fanoiera' Gazette " records that the oelebrated white Persian oat 11 Miss Wbiteley," whioh at the last Crystal Palaod Oat Show oarried everything before her, has been sold at the high figure (for a oat) of £30 to an American purohaser. Miss White!? was bought m 1888 (or £2.
Tbe Christohuroh wool brokers have agreed that from the beginning of next wool season they will not aooept at the wool saieß any bid of less than one iarlhing. Tbe charges for delivery are to be materially reduced. Ie will be remembered that disputes on these points between tbe auctioneers and the buyers oulminated m tbe latter oeasing to buy at auotion, and the oonoluding saleß of last season were m consequence anything but successful.
Tbe Auokland polioe authorities are inquiring into the goinga on of tbe fortune tellers m that oity. Formerly it was understood that there was but one professional fortune teller m that oity, but it seems that tbe stories ourrent of the profitable character of her business has brought to the front quite a crop of adventuresses who find m factory and servant girls, and female pupil teaouera m the publio schools, eaoy dupes ; out Of whom they make a riob harvest.
The Fire Brigade held a wet praetioe laet evening when the new steam (ire engine was again tried. From the time the fire was lighted till water was thrown only ten minutes elapsed, a very good record considering that ibe engine was stationary. Tbe trial took, plaoe m front of the Brigade Station m Burnett street. Tbe engine worked without a bitob, and the praolioe was m every respect most aatiaf aelory. Captain Soott was ia oommaad, and the engine was under the charge of Engineer Dolman,
We have been requested to draw attention to the amended mail notioe m this issue* In future mails for Ohriatohuroh will be closed daily at 6.30 a.m., 3.15 p.m. and 6.20 p.rm, and on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays an additional mail will olose at 10.30 am., for despatch per 11 a. mi goods train. The time of dosing for Dunedin, etc, por express has been extended to 12*30 p.m. Mails for Mayfield and Ruapunu will' be Bent via Valetta aa formerly, dosing at 7 Pi m < on Mondays, and at 4 p.m. on Tbursdaya.
Letters from H.M.S. Swiftsure, flagship of the Paoiuo squadron, whioh arrived at Ban Francisco m April, state that while the Bhip was at Acapuloo Bho had out a Bering, made fast to a rock m the harbour. A boat containtng seventeen (persons put off from tbe shore to vißit the ship, but when about twenty jyards from the ;Swiftsure tho boat caught on tbe spring and oapsiz9d, and all the occupants were thrown into tbe water. Three boats put off from the flagship to the re&oue, and Commander Percy Hockju jumped overboard m full uniform to asßieb iq sating lifo. All m the boat wore saved with the exception of one young lady, who was drowned;
Captain Sommerville (says the " Wanganu. Herald ") has prepared a rough draft of the N.Z.B.A. programme for January. Aooord* ing to ie something like £1700 will be given away, if the Government yote the amount it is oxpooted tho; will place on tho Estimates. The largest sum given will be £60, with tho ohampionßhip, but. m the Grand Aggregate Matoh £230 will be given away to the highest hundred; There is a Parliamentary Match, and a Press Matoh (open only to bona fide press men) on the draft programme, The range iv not yet aeleotod, but it is likely to be out the Taieri way according to latest information. If possible, sixty targets, at three different ranges, will be erected, so that the meeting may be got through as quickly as possible.
The usual weekly meeting ot the Star of the East Lodge, 1.0.G.T, was held last evening, Bro Grant, 0.T., presiding. Throo candidates were initiated and three otherß proposed for membership, after wbioh the Lodge adjourned to hold an open Lodge moetiDg at whioh Bey J. Boothroyd presided. The chairman opened tho proceedings with a brief but inßtruoiive address whioh was well received by the members and friendß present Next followed songs, recitations, and readings by Meßdames Manhire, Morgan, and Messrs Grant, Pickford, Ddlton, Elmsley, and Arthur; a Humourous Scottish piece contributed by the last named gentleman elioiting roars of laughter. The Bey J. N, Butile s;ave an interesting and instyuolive ad. dreßS m which he alluded to the proposal to establish a dram shop m the Dunedin Exhibition, and strongly urged his hearers to stand firm m the cause of temperanoo and to do their best to prevent tbe New Zealand exhibition being degraded m Buoh a manner. The speaker alluding to reoent events of the Order advised members to be true to the Order and to one another.
A meeting to protest against tho proposod increase m duties on feeding grain, and more espepially oate, wqb held last week m Melbourne, and was attended by oyer gOO people. It was pointed opt that, with the prppoeqd inorease, tae duties and wharfage rates at present existing, and tho charges for oarriage to the grower m New Zealand who eont his produoe to the Melbourne market, tbe Victorian farmer would be proteoted to the extent of 1b 8d per bushel, and even then could only supply the market for three months m the year. It was urged also that the tendency amongst farmers was to grow hay rather than oats, and djjripp the last five years the increase m the acreage devoted to hay over and above the increase m the area for oats was 98,220 bushels. Taking the cabman's case as an illustration of the eftoots of the increased duty, it was pointed out that, without haying the power to inorease bis charges m pvopovtion, be would be taxed to the extent of £16 12s per annum. Jt was determined that a deputation should wait upon the Oommißsioner of Customs at an early date \o prqtpst against the proposod increase, and put the oaso for thp consumer before the Government*
In referring to tbe San Franoiaoo mail service, Mr J. G. Ward (member for Awarua) pointed out to bis constituents that the following five Australian colonies bad a weekly mail servioe with Europe for £15,000 a year eaoh— viz., New South Wales, Viotoria, South Australia, Western Australia, and Tasmania. The total cost of that splendid service was £170,000, of which the Imperial Government paid £.95,000, leaviog £75.000 to be made up by the five participators named. This colony, on the other hand, paid £59,600 for a bi-monthly servioe.
A slaughtering matoh between H. Obrißtison (assisted by Frank Stanley) and B. Peroival (assisted by Joe Moon) took plaoe at Mitohell's Saughter Yards, Aramobo ,laat Monday, and resulted m favor of B. Peroival, Tbe lo lowing wa; the decision of the judge; Peroival'B uuio for slaughtering and dressing bullook, 12miu COaeo: for six sheep, ditto, 17min 7seo (whioh is considered the fastest time on record for Bhop sheep). Ohristißon's timo for slaughtering and dressing bullook, 12min 49deo ; for six sheop, ditto, 20cuin lOseo. There were about a hundred spectator preßenU Tae slaughtering yards where tbe oontoßt, took plaoa ate aaid to be a oredit to the designer.
The usual monthly meeting of the Upper. Aehburton Road Board waß held m their office, Tinwald, on Monday, June 24th all the members being prosent. The following corrospondenoe was read,— (l) From Mr J. Oorbitt, Asbburton Forks, asking the Board if they would move the pump from the gully at tho baok of his cottage to a more convenient poHition. The Board deoided that they could not aooede to his request but would give Mr Oorbett permission to move* the pump at hia own ooßt to a more oonvenient plaoe on the reserve,— (2) From A3hburton County Council stating that there waa £12 53 wortb of poisoned grain at the Drug Oompany'a Bhop available for diutribution m the Board* dißtwot. Resolved that the Olerk advertise that farmers m this district oan obtain the poisoned wheat from tbe Drug Company's shop by proouring an order from him.— (3) From the Secretary of the New Zealand and South Seas Exhibition, asking the lints forwarded to the Board for subscription be returned together with any amounts that have been o.olleoted.--(4) From Mr T. Bullook offering seotion, Altord Joresfc Boad, for gravel reserve. The attention of the Board waa oalled to the overflow of private water race whioh orosses the Valetta road. The Olezk was instructed to write and aak owner to have the matter attended to. The matter re the bad state of the road near Hinds, was left m the hands of Mr Harper to attend to. Mr Harper moved, and Mr Gamp« bell Beoonded, « Tnati the member for the district be requested to urge the Minister of Lands to pay over to this Board, without delay, the due on account ot lands taken on deferred paymeut or perpetual lease to reooup this Board for work already completed and for work about to be undertaken m the neighborhood of the lands taken up." Oarried. • Aooouutß amounting to £58 7s lid. were passed for payment, and tbe Board adjourned.
The best medicine is Sander and Sons' Euoalypti Extract. Test its eminent power ful effeots m coughs, oolds, influenza, etc — the relief is instantaneous. Thouaands give the most gratifying testimony. Hi 8 Majesty the King of Italy and medical syndicates all over the globe are its patronß. Kead the offioial reports that aocompany eaoh bottle. VVe bave no occasion to offer rewards m proof of tbe genuineness of our references. Tbe offioial reports of medical clinics and univerBities, the official communication of the Oonsul-General for Italy at Melbourne; the diploma awarded International Exhibition, ! Amstordam-all thew are authentio doou' ments, and, aB suoh, not open to doubt, We add here epitome of one of the various oases treated; at tbe olinio of Sohultz, M.D. Protesspr, etc,-«O.B., 24 years old ; congea. fional abaoeßs on tbe thigh. Inoisions made m two plaoes. Although Liater'a dressing was applied, tbe secretion became, two days later, very copious, and had adopted a foetid, decomposed oharaoter. The temperature rose enormously, In oonsequsnee tho dressing was removed, and m its place were made during tho day-time repeated irrigations with Luoalypti Extract. Tne offensive footer disappeared very soon, tbe fever abated within a few days, and the patient recovered after . tbe lapse of several weeks. In thia instance we muHt not lose sight of the faot that the atter treatment, suved the patieat'a life ' — Advt.) g
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