LOCAL AND GENERAL.
Mr T. A. Williams, -an old resident ol finwald, has returned and will open a drapery and fanoy goods emporium there next Saturday. A very attractive programme is advertised for the speoial oonoert m connection with the Asbburton Primitive Methodist Ohurob, to be held m the Salvation Army Barracks on Tuesday evening. A tea is to preoede the event. The well known A3hbuiton horse Nero, now the property of Mr G. H. Rhodes, won the light-weight Point to Point Steeplechase at Timaru on Thursday. The heavy weight event was won by Mr Pringle's Rookefc. The owners of the doga Boomerang, Rotomahana, Lowland Mary, and Marble Arch, left m the Bracelet Stake at Timaru after Thursday's ooursing, deoided to (divide the stake instead instead of running it off. Mr Mayne, whose term of headmastership of the Hampstead Sohool expired on Friday, was the reoipient of a parting gift from* the other teachers of the sohool, Mr Frizzel, on behalf ef his fellow workers made the presentation, which took the form of a handsome ink stand. A football match between teams representing the Ashburton Star Football Olub and Rskaia was played at Rakaia on Wednesday last, the Star being beaten by two points. Soorea : Rakaia, three points; Star, one point. The following played well for their respeotive sides :— Robinson, Shannon, Cox, Crawford and Bruoe (2), for Rakaia, Boyle, Close, G. Arthur, B. Curtis and P. Tasker for the Star, Describing the improvements whioh are being effeoted m Fitzroy Gardens, the Melr bourne " Argua " says : — " The whole of the pathways will gradually be asphalted aocording to the ourator's own method. The road having been f )rmei solid, ia Bimply covered with tar, at the rate of.about a half gallon to the square yard, and then blinded half an inch tbiok with sand. The cost is about 3d per yard, as against something like 2s for asphalt." This information may be ; useful to anyone laying down paths, A complimentary dinner was given to Mr G. B. Starkey, the former owner and master of the Brackenfteld harriers, by the farmers m the district over which they have been hunted for the past eight years m North Canterbury. Sixty attended, and expressed regret at Mr Starkey leaving, and thanks to him for generously presenting the paok of [ harriers to the dutriot. The farmers presented him with a souvenir m the shape of a solid silver hunting horn, for use m the Old Country on arrival. For the past few days tbo tides at Lyttelton have been exceptionally low, while for the same period the barometer has stood higher than it has ever previously been known to do. It frequently happens that with very low tides the rise is also very high, but m this instance the rise has on several oooasions been only a little over 4ft, and Bometimeß as high as 4ft 9in and sft, while the ordinary rise and fall is about 7ft to 7ft 6in aud Bft. The barometer at nine o'olook yesterday stood at 30 80, and during the forenoon touched 30.90. It oommenoed to fall slowly during the afternoon, and at 5 p.m. stood at 30.80 with a downward tendency. — •• Times,' 1
The Biafc will be open to-nignt ana on Monday. Messrs H. J. Wood and Go have received a part of a bankrupt atook of books, fanoy ; goods, etc., which they are selling at oheap ! rates for the next month. In answering a question with reference to to the beer tax the Premier assured Mr Seddon that he knew, without doubt, that some brewerieß h&d a tegular tariff for buying stamps that had bsen used. The Minister of Eduoation stated when disoussing the Estimates, that he will endeavour m the reoess to formulate a soheme for the re-modelling of the high school system, to be plaoed before the House next session; Mr W. Hioks, who recently entered into business as a coachbuilder, has just turned out a highly creditable speoimen of his ait. This is an Alexandra pony oart, whioh is built m the most approved style, and fitted with all the Intent improvements. It is trimmed with maroon leather, and is painted a rich ohooolato colour, piuked out with black, and fine lined with vorrnilion. The whole turn out is one that reflects oredit on iia builder, and is well worthy of inspection. Mr Hioks has scoured very commodious premises and seems to have his hands full of work. A number of further regulations have been issued with reference to the examination of the police, which is to take plaoe at an early date. In oonneotion with this matter a rather awkward faot has been pointed out whioh possibly esoaped the notice of the department. The previous instructions presoribed certain pages of " Johnston's Justices \ of the Peaoe," as a subject of examination. TLobo ino'.ude several pages referring to ■ " The Justices of the Peaoe Aot, 1866," an Act whioh has long been repealed. The unfortunate constable, after learning oarefully the .prescribed portion of the late Judge's book, would find to his sorrow that he had to unlearn it m oonsequence of the repeal referred to above,— "Times." The Hawke's Bay provincial district prodaoed m the last year within a trifle of one-fourth of the whole pastoral produots exported from New Zealand. These produots consist of wool, frozen meat, preserved meat, tallow, shepskins, Abides, and live stook. The total value of these produots for the year ending June 30, 1889, amounted to £4,422,810. Of this amount Hawke's Bay contributed no less than £1,095,252. These figures are published m Mr K. Miller's annual stook and station report, and their oorreotness is vouohed for. The town of Napier m population and Customs returns now ranks fifth m New Zealand, The President of the Frenoh Republic has conferred on M. Augusta Lupin the title of Chevalier "on account of the valuable services rendered by him to the cause of horse breeding for upwards of half a oentury." Fifty two years ago M, Lupin, [an unknown man, made his first appoaranoe m the Hampton Court paddook, on the oooasion of the sale of the breeding stud of the deoeased King William IV, and from his purchases are descended Borne of the best raoehorses m Franoe. Salvator won him the first of his two Grand Prizes of Paris, and he has oarried off the Frenoh Derby and Oaks eaoh six times. He has been for many years an honorary member of the Jookey Club of England. An Auokland man came to go through the Bankruptcy Court m a curious way For the last eighteen months he had been poundkeeper at Mount Eden, and m that capacity he sold an unclaimed horse a little over a year ago for £4 14s. £2 10s of this was detained for poundage fees and charges, and the balanoe was paid over to the owner of the hoiße, when he olaimed it seven weeks after the Bale. The owner then sued him for wrongful sale, and got judgment for £20 and costs, m all £24 15s, m Ootobor last. About Chrietmoß he put m an execution, and took away everything belonging to him. About a month ago he got an crder of the Court for the bankrupt; to., pay 10a per month dating from Ootober, and to pay the arrears, amonnting to £2 15s, within a month, or to go to prison for fourteen days. He \tas ohliged to raise money to fil'a m oonsequenoe. A Maori boy named dAsnetiki Po& six years old, was scalded tcflnth near Neipier through a remarkable aomuent. From the evidence adduced at the inquest it appeared that three Maori boys made up their minds to construct a model steam engine out of an oil drum, The drum was filled with water, and tightly oorked. A whistle was plaoed on the top of the drum m a hole made for the purpose. Then the youngsters placed it upon a fire near a bank, and their hearts were delighted as they stood watching their invention. Seeing the glaro of the fire, and hearing the voices of the other boys, Poki determined to climb up the bank to see what the merrimontSJwos oil about ; but matters suddenly assumed a rather serious aspoct, for the oork was blown out of the drum by tho force of the steam, and Poki, having got near the drum, received the full discharge of steaming water all over his body. He was only olad m a pair of trousers and a shirt at the time. The poor lad was terribly soalded, and suffered intense pain. Although every* thing was done for him, he did not survive, and died the following night. A verdiot of accidental death was returnod by the jury. BANDER and • SONS' EUCALYPTI EXTRACT. — In protection of the worldwide fame our manufacture has acquired all over the globe, we publish the following : — Hazard, M.D., Professor of General Pathology and Diseases of the Mind- and Nervous System, Bays m an editorial published m the" Clinioal Reoord : " — " We have examined half-a-dozen specimens of different manufactures; 1 the preparation of Sander and Sons was the only one that proved to be reliable and corresponding to scientific tests." Another conoootion called " Refined Extraot of Eucalyptus " has made its appearanoe since. This produot stands, according to Dr Owen, foremoßt m causing injurious effeots That gentleman communicates, at a meeting of the Medioal Society of Viotoria, that a ohild living at Fitzroy beoame most seriously indisposed through its use. In another oase a lady states on the strength of statutory declaration that she suffered oruelly from the effeots of the same oonoootion. To guard the high reputation of our manufacture we feel warranted m exposing the above facts, and deßire the publio to exercise care and precaution when buying. SANDER and SONS — Advt. • 7
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