LOCAL AKD GENERAL
Tuo Quoon of England seldom drinks moro th ii one Bmall glass ol wino nt dinnor, and afterwards takes a few drops of good Bootob whisky. Among last weok's applications for patents wee that of Thomas Lowis, of Itangitata, railwny oflioer, for the hotter and moro expeditious method of dato stumping and printing letters, tiokets, and other thingp,io bo called " Lewiß'B Patent Printing Type." "During the last sixteen months," says •ho correspondent of the " London Times " nt Cairo, " only four slaves wore imported info Egypt A«d there have boon only two oason of dealing between privato persons. Tho slavo trade may fao reckoned as extinot m Egypt. Another Soaly Blight Curo is offered to the publio, this being tho invention of Mr 0. M, Brooke, chemist, East street. It has been tried on several badly infested trees with perfect Buocess, Mr Brooke ban 41 so prepared a worm powder for dogg, which we are able to recommend confidently as being cafe and effective, besides being extremely motfo*' ratempriooj
A consul m Paraguay reports that m thut county iho wotnon do tho work and the man do the s.noking, gambling, and ooek fighting.
Tho Rink will b 3 oprn to-raorrow aftor- , noon and evening when extra attractions are ', to bo provided. The Brass Band haß been engaged to play soloo'iods during tho evening. Wo reuiini our roadjra of tho concert to lako pluca thin rvoning m Sli Stophen'a Bohoclroom. Mrs Oharh-a Harper and othor voca'ieta will tnlco part. Blr Gatoß' Etring qijinfet'oO party will pln.y two overtures, and Mi 63 Simmonds will pivo a violin solo. Tlio Princeea of Whlob, the Emprefß Frederick, tho Qasoti of the Belgians, tho Gountnsi of Flnndcrp, and tbo Duke of Argyll all annt p-ii-Uings from thoir own brush to an exhibition of amateur art hold m London recently [m aid of a charity for women. Tho aalo by auction yesterday of the balance of tho stock of drupory and other Roods purehnpod by Mr A. Orr from Messrs J. Orr and Co. attrnoted a great crowd to tho shop formerly occupied by iho late firm. Mr D, Thomas wielded Iho hammor vißorously from half-pnat 12 to nearly dark, and sold every article offered to iho highest bidder. Tho sale waa resumed to-day at half-past twolvo, and what is unsold this evening will bo put up on Saturday. A writer m tho " New York Tribuno " notes <it as an interesting faot that no really groat hymn ia sootarian, Tho maater-pioooa of Charles Wesley could bo used m tho sorvioes of the Roman Oatliolio Oburob, just as somo of Fabor's beautiful hymna are aaod m Protes ant ohurohes; Ohurohos may onatl •- matizo each othor m their prayers, but m their hymns thoy can all unito and forget for a timo tho party walls of opinion and pre» judioe that separa'o them.
Tho professional politician (aaya " Ouida") mny bo honeat, but his honesty is at bcßt a questionable q'lality. Tho moment that a thing ia a vtriicr, it is whoUy absurd to talk about any di-interemednesß m tho pursuit of it. To the professional politician national affairs aro a ninnufaoturo into whioh he puts his audacity and bin time, and out of whioh ho cxpeota to mako to mush peroontago fur his life time.
Liwyors aro Bomotimos very particular The olher day one of thoso learned and amiable gentlomun was waited on by a young man who wanted hii advioo, and began^ "My father died, and made a will " "Is it possible? I novor heard of such a thing," answered the lawyer. "I thought it happened every day," eaid tho young man ; " but if ilktc's any difllouliy about it I had bettor givo you a fee to attend to the business." Tho feo was given, and then the lawyer observed: "Oh I think I know whit you moan. Tou mean that your father made a will and died." " Yob, yes ; that must be it."
On tho oommiUal to Burnham yofiterdfiy morning, at Ohrietohuroh R.M. Court, of an exceedingly bad boy, Mr Beotham made the usual inquiry as to what was tho religion of the oulprit. Tdib is doDO so as to arrange for religious ins'ruotion being given by tonohpre of the same denomination. Tho boy's inothor said ho was of tho Salvation Army. Mr Bcetham said bo did not boo why the formal ordor should not run with regard to that no to aoy olher religious body, and diroctod that tho boy should, whilo detained m the sohool, be brought up m the tonets of the Salvation Army.
For Bomotinn past large quintitioß of rook ood havo been caught at Timaru, and Mr O Ryoll, fishmonger, of this town, having an idea that a i^ood oil might be extraoted from thoir livers resolved to try tho experiment. In this ho waß thoroughly sucoessful, obtain, ing a considerable quantity of oil of first-olass quality. A sample was shown to us Jarjt evening, and to all appearances it waa quito equal to tho best of the Norwegian manufactured oi , tho oolor nnd tnsto being all that coald be desired. Wo understand that Mr R<ell intonda manufacturing tho oil ho long ns ho can get a Bupply o' tho fiah. The Bnccesß of tbo cxporiment goes to show that
n important and luorativo induitry might bo established m this oolony if our fiahoriee wp.ro dove'opsd m anything like a thorough manner.
It may bo interesting to many to know that m the household of tho Queen of England thero are a doublo eot of ft'.tendnnto. Half do duty for ono month and aro then relieved by tbo other hnif They thus do du'y for only six months m tho year. Six out of (bo twelve thoy aro taking a holiday. For thoso of tho household who havo dono sorvioe for twenty youra tho Quoon has a special decoration, whioh sho prespnts m person with a few kind words. ITor M«j?nty hos blbo a photogrnph of ovpry porpon employed m h^r nuraorous housoholdp, with tho date of their nntrance into her service and othor particulars relating to thorn. In the onso of siokncßS or any spooial circumstance happening (o any of her savant?, tho Quoon by referring to this photograph nlburo, is enabled to recall all Iho dotiul-3 of their sorvice.
A well attended meeting of oitizons ,wos held at Wellington on Thursday night at whioh it was resolved to form a Sanitary AsßOoiation to promote gnnoral measures to scouro an improved state of tho publio health; A Committee was appointed to draw up rules, and tho subscription was fixed at i.l. Twenty sovnn of tboaa proßont paid up at onoo. Mr H. D. 801 l suggested that Parliament should bo applied to for power to raise a drainnge loin without getting the con* sent of ratepayers. He pointod out tha!; the Govrnor, tho mombors of Parliament, and many members of tho oity, Civil Servants and othorß had lo live m Wollington part ol tho joir, and (heir health ought not to be dependent on tho oitizons of Wellington. Mr Kennedy Maodonald oombatcd this view, and said that m so important a matter as drainage the ratepayers had ovory right lo bo consulted beforo any aotion was taken m tho matter by tho mooting.
A little light has boon thrown upon how the agitation was initiated m Auokland laafc woek with respeot to tho Representation Bill. Amid muoh laughter Mr Monk read to ihe House ci Thursday tho following telegram which hod boon sent to a prominent Auokland oitizen by Meears T. Thompson, F« J, Mosb, andD. Goldio, M.H.R.'s:— " Memhers of all tho oiliea aro unanimous m opposing tho Representation Bill. This moaeuro is tho result of intriguo and gives overwhelming power to tho country Conservative momberfl It moans death to proteotion as will as Damooratio progress. Tno opposition hero will bo oontinuod till time ia given fcr an oxpreeeion of publio opinion. Meetings aro, to be held m Ohristohuiob, Dunedin, and Wellington. Will Auokland not speak? Oommunioato with the Trade and Labour Oounoil, Protootion Loaguo, and other eooieties. Get the Mnyors of tho city and suburbs to call publio mcotings. Most ip> portant to aot quickly."
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