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Mr W. W, White has been appointed Asbburton di.triot agent for the Imperial Fire Insurance Company.; A oorrespondent has furnished the " Chroniolo " with a list of thirty five oouples m Wanganui who are " engaged." The committee of the Tinwald Baoing Olub met on Saturday evening and fixed the annual meeting of members for next Saturday evening. It was also deoided to advertise for a Seoretary. The " Lyttelton Times " is informed that the Ghri.tchuroh Frozen Meat Company have been ue-ing the registered brand of the Canterbury Frozen Meat Company, on their products from the former Company's new works at Islington, and that the older Company has issued instructions to move m the Supreme Oourt for an injunction estopping tbis alleged breach of the Trade Marks Aot. The new Company deny any infringe- , ment of the trade mark. j Tbe country to the north of Auckland (says the "Herald") is torn iato halves on the Bubjeot of the Pnbiputi tramway! Wbangarei and the east are olamorous for the tramway, urging that it |3 a neoessary work, and only a small instalment of justioe to a long negleoted dietriot. Dargavilfe and the west, on the other hand, asseverate that the whole thing is a job, that the objeot proposed to be accomplished oould be better and more cheaply done by floating the timber to the Wairoa river. On Monday, July Ist, tb,6 yearlings bred by Mr Hoggin, of California, were disposed of m New York. Fifty nine fillies were sold averaging 842 dollars (£168) and thirty seven colts averaged 1731 dollars (£346). Maud Hampton brouyht 22,000 dollars (£4400), a bigger prioe than bas ever been paid m these colonies for any animal. The yearlings were by nine sires, and tbe highest average was given for those by the Australian bred Dare. in, ths twelve lots averaging £259 ; and the seoond place waa scoured by the New Zealander Sir Modred's ye^rljngs, whioh averaged £246. The highest average for an American sire was £140. A oolt by Darebin brought £500, and a filly £740. A oolt by Sir Modred realised £730, and a filly £600. During the progress of a oase m the Magistrate's Oourt, Eaiapoi, against a person who had given an unstamped reoeipt, giving credit "By oasb, £4," showing tbe net balanoe to be £12 10b, learned counsel for the defence explained that his client, who waß not muoh m the habit of reoeiving moneys and giving reoeipts, had recourse to her husband's file of acoountp, and seeing a solicitor's bill of costs Eottled m the manner whioh she bad adopted, thought it was all right. Then, promptly observed the presiding Magistrate, pessibly that aooount ought to be looked >nto. He oonld hardly believe, however, that a gentleman of the learned profession would render himself liable to the penalties of this Aot. It would remain to be seen if imitation was here the sincerest form of flattery. Mr Priestly Smith, opthalmia Burgeon to , tbe Queen's Hospital, Birmingham, bas prepared for the Sohool Board of that town a series of golden preoepts on this important subjeot, whioh, legibly printed on a mounted soroll, are to be hung up m all the Board School rooms. Seven cardinal maxims are all that are considered needful for tbe soholar to bear m minda — These are—" Sit upright, sit square, keep your eyes at least 12 inohes from your work, write on a elope snd not on a flat tablo, read with your book well up, do not read very small print, do not work m a bad light, and if you cannot see your work properly tell your teacher." As there is nothing like piotonal example, thia is i illustrated by four drawings exhibiting good podbi. aai, f

The house of B. T. Cooke, a oarrier inj Ferry Boad, Ohriatohuroh, was destroyed bjj fire yesterday morning. Tho building waf| 1 insured m the Union offioe for £150, and tb/ 1 ' 1 furniture m the same offioe for £100. _. , Cooke is, however, a loser by the fire. Tb j , outbreak oan only be aooounted for by som I j kindling wood left on the top of the kitohet I stove having taken fire and fallen on th ] floor. Tbe shooting for the Caledonian ohalleng) | shield, the winner of whioh is reokoned tba champion shot among Soottish|volunteers, wis ■ on June 22, when it waa won b Corporal Caldwell, of the lst Benfrer (Greenoob) Volunteers, with a Boore of 6i, just one point ahead of Corporal Jollie, 2d Midlothian. Caldwell has been a noted eht Ifor 20 year., both m Scotland and it Wimbledon, and be won this same prize o 1883. A week previous to the contest n<w under notioe he won the £100 ohampionshp prize at Darnley, when he made 14 oonseoutire bull's eyes. At Wimbledon he has twice w<*i the Grand Aggregate prize, a faot whicl speaks for itself m regard to his steadiness 4 a marksman. There were no less than 4f_) competitors for the Caledonian ohallenk shield this year. The " New Zealand Herald " states tht Government House and Grounds, Auoklad, ara being put into thorough order, so that it is probable his E-Qellenoy Lord Onslow od Lady Onslow purpose making a lengthened visit to Auolil.nd during the reoees. __c greatest precautions are being taken to ensire perfeot sanitation. It was found that the.ld main drain was m a bad state, tha briokwrk having peris-hed, and this is being replaed by a glazed tile drain. A staff of prion laborers are engaged under the supervisfor ot Mr Gillespis m getting the grounda ,nd : garden into thorough order, and the hose itself is being re-painted and fitted, and ii to : be re-furnished. Mr Connelly, Engines: of , the Publio Works Department, has ben sent from Wellington to supervise the sini- , tary alterations whioh are being effeoted, Bemarking on the benefioial effeots of line on land, the " Bruce Herald " has the f0..».w---1 ing : — Mr D. M'Donald, whoße farm is rtar Milburn, says that a few yeara ago he hid a bit of ryegrass seed from Home, whiol he sowed, and saved the seed; Laßt year he , sowed that seed on four aores of welMmed land, and the orop threshed ant 152£ bubels of olean seed— 3B bushels to the aore ; vithout tbe lime he believes the yield would have been 20 at the outside. He has harvested 124 four bußhel bags of wheat off ten asres, while a neighbour, Mr France, got fifty five bushels of first olass wheat with lime, froa land whioh only yielded twenty five without, Besults Bimi ar to theße oan be gathered ii this distriot by the score. The manager of the Oroua Downs oourtioußly plaoed at our (" Manawatu Herald ') disposal m June the returns of (he sale of SO oows ex Bimutaka m London. The exoe. lenoe of fhe grazing of this well know_ estate is without question, yet the oovs shipped were hard of sale at the low figure tf £4 a head. They were therefore frozen, aid returned a value of £6 18s 3d at the station. This item was oertainly encouraging ;o shippers, but the last returns to hand aie stiU more so, and justify Mr M'Lennaus anxiety to see further provision made wherely the stook m the distriot can h e sent to a better and an outside market. Mr M'Lonmn informs us tbat the last lot of oows, the particulars of whioh are to hand, numbersd 48 and have netted the handsome sum of £7 4s 8d a head at the homestead. Thia is nearly double what they would have fetched looally. The beßt medioine is Sander and Sons Euoalypti Extraot, Test its eminent powerful effeots m ooughs, oolda, influenza, eto. — the relief is instantaneous. Thousands give the most gratifying testimony. His Majesty tbe Eing of Italy and medioal syndicates all over the globe are its patrons. Bead the offioial reports that aooompany eaoh bottle. We have no oooasion to offer rewards m proof of the genuineness of our references. The offioial reports of medioal olinics and universities, the oflioial communication of the Consul-General for Italy at Melbourne ; the diploma awarded International Exhibition, Amsterdam — all these are authentio documents, and, as sijoh, not open to doubt. We a h _ra* fesßor, eto. — «• C.8., 24 years old ; oonges. tional absoess on the thigh. Inoisions made m two plaoes. Although Lister's dressing was applied, the secretion became, two days later, very oopious, and had adopted a foetid decomposed oharaoter. The temperature rose enormoasly, In oonsequenoe the dressing was removed, and m its plaoe were made during the day-time repeated irrigations with Eucalypti Extraot. The offensive foeter disappeared very soon, the fever abated within a few days, and the patient recovered after the lapse pt soyeral weeks, fn this iustjinoa we must not Ipse sight' of the faot' that the latter treatment aoved the patient's life.'.— (Ay* 8

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2211, 28 August 1889

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2211, 28 August 1889