LOCAL AND GENERAL.
The most profitable part cf the phyaiolans praotice m New Yoik, aooording to the "Tribune," is fattening thin women and reduoiog fat ones. '
Three-fourths of the sailors m the United States Navy are foreigners, the majority being Norwegians and Swedes.
The steeplechaser Orangeman, sold at Oaristohurob yesterday to settle the partner* ship account of 0. Brown and John Rae,J fetohed 80 guineas, Rao being the purchaser.
A Ohristohuroh telegram says that an amalgamation of the old firm of H. Matson and 00, with the National Mortgage and Agency Co , is, announced. In commercial oiroleß the combination ia considered strong.
Princess Eugenic Esternazy fs dead at Vienna. Sho was sister to Arohduohess Isabella and a leading beauty. It is stated chat Bhe died of grief for tue late Orown Prinoe Rudolph.
The Puke of Portland hog deoided to devote all his past and future winnings on the turf to the eteotion end endowment of alms bouses for poor people at Welbeok. The Boheme originated with the Duchess.
Members of the Ashburton Orange Lodge and the publio are reminded by notice m our oolumna of tbe leoture to be given m tbe Orange Hail on Thursday evening by Rev Mr Ellis on "Orangeißtn and the need for it." The Lodge members are requested to meet at 6 p.m. sharp.
The heathen Chinese is no longer permitted to go to that country, but the lower olasseß of Hungarians are allowed to land, m America by thoutandß. While Hungarians were robbing the dead m Johnstown, the Chinese pagans m New York were raieiog at nd of several hundred dollara for the benefit of the flood sufferers.
The bridge ao oss (ho Firth of Forth ie now neariy completed. Several thousand men have been employed on tha strua are, th> size of whioh oan be par.iaily imagined from the fact tbat the iron work presenta twelve icres of surface to be painted and a for as of one hundred men will be kept constantly ruployed keeping the bridge m repair. The rails are laid m deep trongba of iron, bo that it is Absolutely impossible for a train to be derailed under any ordinary oiroumatanoeg. The topmost poiat of tha bridge is 370 ft »b(Wt tbs watsr,
Squib was scratched on Saturday last for all engagements at the Hunt; Olub raoe meeting,
The office of the inspeotor of weights and measures will bo open at the Courthouse buildings from to-morrow. Tradesmen should take an early opportunity of having adjusted suoh weights and measures as may require attention.
A shook of earthquake was felt m Ashburton at 9.50 last night. It was distinctly felt, but waß not severe enough to do any damage beyond alarming a few of the most nervous inhabitants. To-day's telegrams show that the shook was pretty sharp on the West Coast.
At tho Eangiora Magistrate's Court yesterday, Mr Whitefoord, 8.M., heard several cases brought by the school oommitteeitO; compel parents to send theit children to, Bohool. Small fiae3 were inflicted m each oiße, the magistrate remarking that there was no excuse for keeping ohildren from school, and he hoped all committees would follow, the example now set them. '
Nenthorn is evidently a go ahead plaoe writes a correspondent of the "Daily Times," Public houses are springing up, and now a jockey club hasooma into existenoe, but ag yet there is neither ohuroh nor look-up. " I was a stranger, and ye took me m," is a well-known quotation frequently oited by Btrangera at present, who find that while the restaurant keepers charge residents Is per meal, si ranger c are invited to pay Is 6d.
The Queen of 3 woden has beoome president of an organisation for the collection of oigar ends, whioh are to be sold to the manufacturers, who make snuff of them, or out them up, after having steaped them m certain liquids and make those smoking mixtures so dearly prized by smokers of pipes. The proceeds of the sale of these oigar ends are oaloulatcd m time to bring m funds sufficient to enable the organisation to feed and educate five hundred children.
Lord James Douglas, who has been warned oft the turf by the Jookey Oiub, writes to a spor.ing paper : -" In referenoe to the notice m your ißßue that I have baen warned off Newmarket Heatb, it will be as well that the publio Bbould know some particulars. In the years 1877, 1878, aud 1879 I paid over £23.000 wbioh I had lost oa tho Jurf. The amount for whioh I am warned off is stated to be under £500, but m reality is some £47^5, This is a debt of nice years' standing, I was making arrangements to pay it ; now I shall not trouble myself. I have to thank tbe Jookey Olub for saving me such a large sum li seems to me rather curious that after nine years such an aotion should be taken." Lord Junes, as it may be needless to say, is one of the •* mad Douglases," brother of the Marquis of Quueeneberry and Lady Florence Dixie.
At Ohristohuroh yesterday Piper, late trainer of the horse Sultan, sued Williams, (he owner of the horse, m the Resident Magistrates' Court for an amount of oommission alleged to be due over the Dunedin Gap. After the hearing, plaintiff's oounsel elected to take a nonsuit. During crossexamination Piper said that E. Outts, owner and trainer of Dudu, bad made a proposal to him two days beiore the Wellington meeting to ask Williams to soratoh Sultan for the Wellington Gup, >o take half tbo stake won by Dudu, and to give Quits half the stakes Sultun might win at Dunedin, Piper wrote a letter embodying this proposal to Williams, but after consulting White, the jookey, who opposed the iiea, Piper saw Outts again and destroy* d the letter. Piper affirms that the horses, subsequently, ran on their merits.
The re-appearance of the Kintjsley Brothers attracted a good attendance to the Bink de Paris last evening, his Worship the Mayor and Mrs Thomas, who gave their patronage, being present. Prior to tbe performance tbe Eingsley'a were escorted from the Moore street oorner of East street to the Hall by a number of bioyolistß, the procession being headed by ihe Borough Brass Band. Both brothers were mounted on the one bioyole and they burned colored fires along the line of route. A very large number* of people turned out to witness the procession. The olever performances at the Bink were warmly reoeived, and, as ws understand that the Ktngsley's will return m about ten weeks time, an opportunity will be afforded to all who have not yet seen them to do bo.
A meeting of the Ashburton Hunt Club was held last evening, Mr G. H Alington m the chair. It was resolved to hold a Point io Point Steeplechase on Wednesday, Augußt 14th, to be a sweep of 10a. 6<J, which the Club will probably außment by adding a trophy of tbe value of £5. A euo Committee was appointed to look up a oouree, and it was deoided that the race should be run under the same conditions as ia*t year. Entries olose at nine o'olook on Saturday, August lOi.b. It wqb further decided to wind tbe day up with a ball m the evening, provided arrangements oan bo made, to whioh all the non hunting farmers, whose properties have been hunted over, will be invited with their families. It was resolved to have a Bye Day run on Friday, August 16th, and invite the Ohristohuroh and South Canterbury hunters to the run. After tbe matter of putting op tbe extra jumps hud been discussed, jthe meeting adjourned to Saturday evening, when gentlemen riders will be elected.
The Rose of Springburn Lodge, 1.0..G.T.1 held its usual meeting on Saturday evening, Bro J. Prioe was m the chair, and there was a large attendance of members and visitors including a number from the Bushman's Pride Lodge, Bro D. 0. Cameron, the Grand Beoretary of New -Zealand, was introduced, and after the usual' welcome took the chair and informed the members of the healthy progress the Order was making . The election of officers then took plaoe, resulting as follows :— O.T., Bister Prioe ; V.Tvßro Arm. strong ; Bup J.T., Bro Prioe ; Seoretary, Bro Brown; F;B., Bro Potion; Treasurer, Bro Frude; 0., Sister McFarlane; M., Bro Rutherford; G., Bro W. McOlimont: 8 Bro Goldsmith. Refreshments were handed* round, after whioh the Lodge went into harmony, whioh was taken part m by Bros Jago, Prioe, and Bro Knight (of the Bushman's Pride), and Sister Prioe. After a vote of thanks to Bro Cameron and the visitors the Lodge olosed m due form.
The half yearly meeting of the Loyal Ashbur ton Lodge of Oddfellows was held m the Lodge room on Friday evening. There was en unusually large attendance, The oorrespondeoce having been received and disposed of and accounts passed for payment, the halfyearly balance sheet was read, reoeived, and « dopted. The members expressed themselves pleased with the progress made by the Lodge for the past six months, the baianoe sheet showing a credit of £105 15s Id, for that term, tho total worth of the sick and funeral fund now amounting to £1839 12s 6d. A pleasant feature of the evening was the presentation of a handsomely framed P.Cr 's certificate of merit to P.G, BroJ. Keir, m making the presentation P.V.G.M.', Bro Reid epoke of the very able manner Bro Keir had oonduoted the business of the Lodge during bis term of office. Bro Keir suitably responded. The Lodge having been olosed by the N.G. the members were invited to a cold spread, and after two pleasant hours of harmony the meeting separated.
Mr FREDERICK SPEAR, Optician, from the late firm of Spear 8 and Co., optioians to the Queen, Dublin, will visit Rakaia on Friday, en route for Geraldine on Saturday 7 176 : *
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