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Admiral Kimberley, of the United States navy, haß reoommended that .the ships Vandalia and Trenton~reoently wreoked at Samoa be abandoned, and it is likely that his advioe will be followed. Sinoe : their release a few days ago tho Agnewfl have pursued their old taotios of interviewing members of Parliament, who to get . rid of the annoyance are raising a subscription to ship the pertinacious couple to Australia. The Publio Petitions Committee decline to recommend , any compensation to Henry Olapoott (the well-known Government: Insurance leoturer) for lobb of offioe, as they think he has already been more than liberally dealt with. It is estimated that £150,000 worth of unsold f grain is held in Oamaru and the dißtriot, A large quantity of the grain has been stored in town, and there is yet a considerable quantity in the hands .of farmers. ' At the Mayor's ball at Ballarat on the 12th inst., whilst a polka was being danaed, a young lady named May M'Eissook, a member of one of the, oldest families in Ballarat, fell apparently in a faint. She was taken to the ladies' room, and died within three minutes. The death is reported at the age of 75 of Mr William Learmonth, a pioneer settler of the Western Distriot of Yiotoria. He went to that oolony from Tasmania in the early part of the forties, and after the gold discovery engaged in business with Mr S. G. Henty, but afterwardß returned to pastoral pursuit*. He leaves a widow, two sons, and one daughter. The Purakanui tunnel will, if all goes well, be ready for traffio within three months. Th driving is being pushed on with all speed from both ends, and will probably be completed in a month.' The masonry work is also progressing, but will engage the workmen for B couple of months or bo after the driving is completed. The length of the tunnel is Id chains. At the Royal Sailors' Home, Portsmouth, jntpxioonts are supplied in the hope of keeping the men .frop the publio houses. Miss Robinson'B *' Bailor's Weloome " florae [(teetotal) is situated in the same f treet. Though the " Weloome " has only 250 beds against 299 in the "Royal/' during the past year it had 5000 more Bleepers than tbe latter, A non-abstainer of the vicinity has said; "I frequently Bee men go into the Sailor's Home end oome out drunk, t>nd I see men go into the ' Sailor's Weloome ' drunk and oome out sober." Mail newß,|from 'Frisop states that in reqognition of the valuable services rendered by<Matjtß{a in saving life and property on the occasion of the hurricane in Samoa, the' U.S., .Navy. Department has , decided upon senoiug> him V Whalebbßt of the. latest, improved model, It will be clinker-built, of the finest material and fittings. * It will be aooompanjed by an autograph letter from President Harrison, testifying in the highest manner to tbe bravery exhibited by Mataafa and his' men in resouing so many American Bailors, GeniU3 is not aooepted just now in England in .extenuation oi failures in the major and mibor mortalities. Mrs Lynn Linton has explained this with thoroughness and severity. Mr Louie Stevenson will not hear of lenienoy to .. Burns.. Mr Birroll, though indulgent towarda Lamb's little weakness in consideration of hiß brotherly heroism, is I determined that Coleridge shall be shown up. | Apparently the publifl W°«ld have cone I I oontentedly without '« Tristan and Isolde '? I and " Die Meistersinger," if r,t cppld bays j ; been satisfied that Wanger paid bis blllo ' 1 without botheripg hii twk&Q,

The Rav Father Chas'asnon will be unable to oonduot service at Bakaia on Sunday next, but services will be hold at Ashburton as usual.

The tender of Mr J. L. Brown has been aooeptcd for the building of a Oatbolio Ohuroh at Methve:., and the work will be put in hand at onoe.

The usual weekly meeting of the Dawn of I i Peace Lodge, No. 164, 1.0.G.T., was held in [ j the Templar Hall on Thursday last. There \ was a very large attendanoe of members and • visitors. One person was proposed for membership and three were initiated into the Order. A general conversation took place oh temperanoe leotures, after whioh the Lodge was oloßed in due form by Bro G. W. Andrews, Q.T. i Mr W. Saville Kent., Commissioner of Fisheries, in a preliminary report on the food-fishes •of Queensland, states tbat the total number of known speoies of fish that oan be aoourately desoribed as pertaining to that oolony lalls but a few short of 900, but out of that number only 300 speoies niav be classified as of more or less value for human food. Only a oomparatively small proportion of the food fishes to be found in the waters of the oolony have been turned to their fullest praotioal acoount ; while in many instances their eoonomio utility has hitherto been altogether unrecognised. The world's tobaaoo orop is thus reported by an Amerioan paper : — The tobaooo orop of the United States averages about 500,000,000 pounds per year. That of Germany has averaged -.90,000,000 pounds for the last fifteen years, enough to affeot our export ot tobaooo to that oountry to some extent. The export of leaf tobaooo is considerably more than half of our orop, and of this more than eighty per cent goes to Europe; and in Europe, Germany, in spiie of her lar^e production, takes more than any other oountry. England comes next, and then Italy, Franoe, and Spain in the order mentioned. The editor of the "English Methodist Timed " having seen it reported that Cardinal i Manning had said " that had it not been for , the preaching of John Wesley, no man oould , tell howdeep in degradaiion England would have. sunk,'* wrote to know if he was oorreotly 1 reported. Cardinal Manning sent the followi ing courteous and interesting reply : — " 1 { have so often spoken in the sense of the , enoloßed paragraph, and even more fully, ' that I cannot remember when, where, or * under what oiroumstanoes these words were > spoken. But you will find their equivalent at , p. 36 of a pref aoe to ' England ana Christen- . doui,' and in the laßt of ' Four Leotureß on the Grounds of Faith.' lam thankful to say that I have a warm sympathy with all who . love our Divine Lord and labor for Him." The Hon, Chas. B. Farewell, at present a , United States Senator, is a great gambler, , and fond of all good things of life. It was Senator Farewell whom Mr Moody, the ' evangelist, onoe interrupted at a game of i poker to ask for a donation to help to build a ) ohuroh. "Sit down,'? said the Senator, « and if I win this ' jaok pot,' I'll give it to} i you." His opponents entering into the Bpirit ' of the joke began to make things interesting, and when the game was finally woo by Far- [ well tbe stake, amounting to £3100, was 1 turned over with a groan. "How Bhall 1 enter this on the subscription list," enquired > Mr Moody, oomplaoently, as he stowed the i money away in his pooket. " Why, as the i contribution of Mr Jaok Pott, of course," said .Far well, and that was how 'it was written. — The Bialto. A sad fatality ooourred a Newlands ' yesterday. During the day Mrs ■ Margetts, I wife of a well known farmer in (he Newlands > diutriot was missed- from her home,' and a , search was at onoe instituted, it being feared that she ,had (fallen into a gravel /pit in the ' neighborhood, containing several feet of t water. The aearoh wai unavailing; however, $ and word was. Bent in to the polioe. Con- , stables Smart and.Oasey went out early thiß morning, but tbe woman had then been 1 found lying in a water-raoe about two I chains from the house, lite being quite I extinot. The depth ot water in the raoe is [ about six inches, and the unfortunate woman ■ was found lying faoe downwards. Her 1 relatives say that she was very apt to trip and t fall,; and oould only with difficulty get up , when she had fallen. An inquest was held f this afternoon before Mr B. Aloorn, J.P., when a verdict in aocordanoe with the facts was returned. i The best medicine known is SANDER and • SONS' EUCALYPTI EXTRAOT. Test its > eminent powerful effects in coughs, oolds ' influenza, ete. — the relief is instantaneous! ' Thousandsgive the most gratifying testimony! I His Majeßty the King of Italy, and medioal i Byndioateß all over the globe are its patrons. l Bead the offioial reports that aooompany eaoh bottle. Moßler, M.D., Prof. University, Greifswald, reports :— -The Euoalypti Extraot 1 proved magnifioently suooeseful in very severe contusions, bruises, Bprains, wounds, soaldings, broken ribs, and limbs. : ("Medical Journal," Nov., 1881.) In diseases of the kidneys, either active congestion or suppres. Bion, (uroamia) or_ albuminuria, dro,psy, lithargy, nothing will equal in Us aotion Euoalypti Extract. Doses, sto 8 drops. , Mosler, M.D., Prof., University, Greifswald, t reports: ---Diphtheria. Tobtils cpntinually i coherent presenting uloers with white exudats, Cured in fourteen days, Surgical Qlinio of Prof. M'lntyre, College of Physioians and > Surgeons, St. Louis— Soirrhus of Breast— I Exoision Euoalypti Extraot employed. No > swelling, heat, or. discoloration. Cured in. i. fourteen days.— (Advt.) .. -4

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LOCAL AND GENERAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2180, 23 July 1889

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LOCAL AND GENERAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2180, 23 July 1889