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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

*» At the B. M. Court this morning before Mr B. Aloorn, J.F., an elderly man, a first offender, who was found lying drunk on a railway crossing on Saturday night, was discharged with a oaution. At a meeting of tbe Dunedin Anti-Sweating Committee laßt week it was shown tbat although girls were paid at the rate of 3d per [dozen extra for machining what are known as Shakespeare collars fpr shirts, those employed at this particular olaas of work could only earn m forty-six hours 5s 9d. In considering the log for shirt making the Committee found that expert workers oould earn 15s lOd at maohining and 14s lOd at finishing. These iustauoes apply to the inoreased log whioh oame into operation on the 20th May last. Some idea of th 6 profit to be derived from the beet sugar industry may be formed from thß fact that the refinery at Brehna, Germany, paid during the campaign of 1888-89 dividends of 1100 marks to the share. These shares are of a par value of ooly 10.00 marks, co that thera is seen the extraordinary speotaole of a business thatpays 110 per oent profit m a eingle season. The experience of tbe refinery at Landsberg is enoouraging, though not equal to the preceding oase. The latter establishment paid dividends of 1000 marks on Bbare- oosting 3600 marks eaoh— no small profit under any oiroumstanoes. New Zealand would require a special loan to deal with unemployed m the saipe way and to the same extent tbat the casual labpr system has bean oarried m Sydney. A quarter of a million bas beeu spent m providing work for the unemployed, end tbe work they were tuven to was making roads, " perfect carriage drives," about iorty.fi ve miles m total length, through a big syndicate estate near Sydney. The property was improved fuljy one-tbird by ihe operation ; the " reproduotivenese "of the work to the colony is another matter, and A miorosoopio one. The government railway returns for tbe second month of the ourrent financial year continue to be very favourable. For the eight weeks to the 25th ult, the receipts were £183,161, an inoreaee of about £900.0 over last year, and the expenditure was £07,008, a deorease of over £2000, although 30 extra milea were worked. Thus the net profit is £11,000 better than m the corresponding period of last year' and is at the rate of more than £550,000 per annum. Tbe working expenses absorbed only 53£ per cent of the receipts, as against 57& per oent last year. The details of tbe traQio show increases m I' passengers, live stook, wool, timber, grain and merchandise but decreases iv firewood antj Puerile,

The ordinary monthly meeting of the Hampstead Town Board v?n_ held on Friday night, all the members being present. The Works Committee reported that the shingling of Green Lane bad been finished, that of > William Btreet was nearly so, and a small quantity had been put on Smith's road. The Clerk was instructed to arrange for distribution of poisoned grain. The question of water supply was disoussed and the Works Committee were empowered to take further aotion. Aooounta amounting to £41 were passed for payment and the Board adjourned. Captain Cochrane, who set out from St. Petersburg to walk through the interior of Russia to the east Aaia, with a view of ascertaining the faot of a north-east oape, travelled at the rate oi forty three miles a day for one hundred and twenty three successive days. He afterwards walked upwards of four hundred miles without meeting a human being.' Wherever he went he seems to have aooommodated himself to the habits of the people, however rude and disgusting. With the Kalmuoks he eat horseu.tih, elks, j and wolves; and with the Pohutaki he found < aB little difficulty m pasturing upon bears, reindeer, and raw frozen fish, the latter of whioh he considered a great delioaoy. Alas for the aßpirction; of colonial legislators 1 No longer obd a member of the Upper > House affix to his n. ma the ooveted title " honorable " if he win crOB9 fio borders of his own oolony. The Coloi igl O hoe has just issued a notioe deolariog the tit!) to be permissible under certain oonditiuua only, and asserting that no man has a right to use it m another oolony than his own, muoh less " at Home." As a oontemporary points out, there are well-known instances of leading Australian politicians seeking the notice of the Prince at levees under the title of " honorable," but the Lord Chamberlain has invari- I ably indioated that the usage is illegitimate and cannot pass. So muoh for colonial greatness at Home 1 The arrangements for the Maronio ball, whion takes plaoe on Wednesday evening are approaobing completion, and will be m no particular short of those whioh made previous Masonio balls bo successful. Fleming's band from Christohuroh has been engaged, and the supper and refreshments have been entrusted to Mr W. Pattman and Mr J. Ranger. The whole area of the Masonic Hall being required for danoing the supper will be laid m a marque to be erected at the side of the hall. Both tbe hall aud the marque are being beautifully decorated, Tiokets are going off well and as only a limited number will be issued thoße who have not yet made application should do so at onoe to the committee, whose names appear m the advertisement m another oolumn. The committee wish it understood that the ball is not confined to Masons. ' A very odd story iB that told by the Tangier correspondent of the "Times" as to the reoent visit of the British fleet to the Moroooan seaport, whioh was the subjeot of oable messages. 1 Two years ago, he says 1 , > Sir William Eirby Green, the British representative at Tangier, laid a oable from Gibraltar to Tangier m -opposition to the native population, the Moorish Government, and his own .colleagues. . The 3ultanr was so hostile to thia faot tbat , he offered to pay a large Bam bf money for its removal, and his subjeots out the wire on the beaph. ■ Aa tjie wire that the natives were allowed to cut was a bogus duplioate, no interruption took plaoe m the secretly, and perhaps 'illegally, established cable communication ' between Europe and Afrioa. Tbe other day the oable heeded repairs. The Sultan would not permit these repairs to be executed until the European Powerß agreed. The European Powers would not agree, and the result was that m order to keep up .the advantages gained by the surreptitious laying of a oable no fewer than five ironolada were despatched to Tangier, and under the shelter of their guns the oable was repaired. The Colonial Office has just been dealing with a grievance of British authors, writes a Loudon correspondent. In' certain Grown colonies, and e3p6oially m Hongkong and Singapore, which are free portß, and where np customs organisation exists, it has long been tbe practice to import obeap Amerioan pirated editions of new books for Bale among tbe reßidentß. No one hitherto has interfered to prevent tbis ; but recently one author who heard that his books were being sold m this way, galled probably by the refleotion that the pirates, after Buocesefally robbing him m ttie United Siateo, were now proceeding to do so within the British Empire, raised an outory about tbe soandal of this proceeding, and got Lord Knutsford to look into It. Sis Cecil Smith, Governor of the Straits, was asked to report on it ; legal authoritiea ih London and the ooloniea put their heads together; and ultimately they hit upon a olauße m an Aot passed m 1876, under whioh tho Governors of Crown ooloniee are enabled to apply the Copyright Aot of 1842 to their oolonies. This is now about to be done, and m future persons m British Crown oolonies desirous of reading Mr Rider Haggard's books must purohase tbe orthodox editions. Tbe Hat and Cap oarnival at the Rink on Saturday night was a great BUOdeßs, and m bpite of the threatening state of the weather there was a large attendance, both of skaters and on-lookers. Dr Leahy and Mr A. J. Kelly aoted as judges, and after the competitors had paraded, Miss H. Oambell was awarded the prize for the most original, and Miss A Elston for the largest bat m the ladies' oonteßt. The gentlemen's prizes fell to Mr Charles Beddington for the largest hat and Master E. MoKee for tbe most original. Tbe largest lady's hat was a well made and fashionable one measuring ten feet round the brim and four feet high. The most original was a common cabbage with the heart out out, and. turned upside down, with a quantity of small red carrots for ornaments. The largest gentleman's hat consisted of a high bell-topper, a composition of carpenter's shavings with a '.praotioal wind mill at the top, whioh kept spinning all the time the skater waa on the move. The most original one was composed of the usual paok of oarda with a feather fixed m eaoh representing an Indian ohief's headgear. Among seme of the moat noticeable were one made m the I shape of a silver skate with golden wheels, plaoed upside down ou the head, and a mode summer bouse with two neatly made figures seated at a table taking refreshments. A great number took part m tha Grand Maroh whioh was oarried out m good form, after whioh Borne more skating wbb indulged m, aud when the ten o'olook bell rang for closing a very pleasant evening was brought to a close, Oertainlj the Most Effeotive MEDIOINE m the world is SANDER and SONS' EUOALYPTI EXTRACT. Test its eminent powerful effeots m Coughs, Golds, Influenza, eto, ; the relief is instantaneous. 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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2162, 1 July 1889

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