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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

The last Ineleside of the season will take place m the Oddfe.lows' Hall on September Jffltb.

The phonograph has been employed m diplomatic correspondence, The Italian Charge d' Affaires m London sent a letter to Signor Criepi upon a phonograph cylinder as being tbe safoßt means of communication.

The Matron of the Aehburton Hospita* wishes to acknowledge, with thanks, the receipt of handle of shirts from Mrs Stephens (Treverton), papers and books from Mrs S. W. Aloorn and Mrs Braddoll for tbe use of the inmates.

A3 showing the rise m the value of land along the Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company s line since the opening up and settlement of the various blooks of land by the company, it ia interesting to note that tbesi were sold at auotion, for immediate personal oooupatioo, to praotioal men, two blocks of land comprising m all some 188 aores, near Otaki, for a total of £689 The same land m January of last year was sold by the same firm for £408.

A oase of bringing ooals to Newoastle ooourred wih the sohooner Circe (says the " Brunner News"). The owner loaded tho vessel wtth timber m Inveroargill, and despatched her to the Queensland market, only to find on her arrival there that tbe onatoma officials required a small douceur of £60, by way of import duty. Tbe captain didn't " part," and oame on to Greymouth, where tbe red pine ia now offered on Bail by auotion.

" What m the next oase ? " aekod a Victorian magistrate. " Not Bending a child to BOhool, your worship." "Call it on." The case was duly called, and m response a comely-looking young woman made her appearanoe. "Are you the defendant?" " Oh, no, pleaße sir, I'm the child." " Why don't you go to sohoql then ? " demanded the R.M. Bternly, adjusting his giaßß the while to have a better view of tbe pretty faoe, " Please, sir, my husband wont let wit'," She waß aotually married, though under 15, the Eohool BgQ. Oase dismissed.

The " Sydney Beferee " reoently got off the following bit of bombaßt : — " The world acknowledges the fact that Young Australia, Queen of tbe Southern Sea! has taken the whip hand m all kinds of sports. Wa have thrown down the gauntlet ot battle, on their own soil, to England's greatest, and from little beginnings m that line we shall undoubtedly go on till the Kangaroo has downed the old Hop m fair combat, and the Emu shakes hjs bald oreet above the prostrate Eagle aad pore&mn,' ' Adynnce Australia f*>

The Ashburton Hospital returns for the, month of August are as follows : — In Hospital Augus' Ist, 9; admitted (luring the month, 15 ; discharged, 13 ; remaining, 11. Mr Stead is said, to have not to send Maxim to Australia. Mr 0 Brien leaves for Melbourne to-day with Dunkeld. The Master of the Home wishes to acfenowi ledge, with thanks, the receipt from Mr I Jenkinß, Bank of New South Wales, of two | new overooats for the use of the inmates. Tbe Mariposa, with the English mail o August 10th, left 'Frisco for Auokland on August 25th, one day late. The Zealandia, with the colonial mails of August 12th, reached 'Frisco on the 31st, oontraot time. Joe Morrison, the well-known trainer, and some years ago a famous jockey, died m Me - bourne after an operation, rendered necessary by an old injury to the leg through an accident whilst riding the famous raoehoree Oheetjftr twelve years ago. At Christohuroh on Monday Robert McCready was committed for trial on a charge of assaulting and malioiously injuring with a razor Harriet Reily, a married woman, with whom he had oohabited nine years, but quarrelled and separated from on Saturday week. The County Counoil's change of day ot meeting has not led to a better attendanoe of the members. At the meetings held sinoe the change there has not onoe been a quorum at the time appointed* To-day only four Councillors were present, and an adjournment was made till two o'olook when business was prooeeded with, Th<3 Ohristchuroh City Counoil last night gave instructions to have a by-law drawn " under the powers given m the Munioipal Corporations Aot, to regulate the sale of milk, and the inspection and registration of all dairies and persons supplying milk to the city." The annivearary tea and oonoert of the Star of tbe East Lodge, 1.0, G.T., takes plaoo m the Oddfellows' Hall to-night. An exoellent programme is provided, among the many items being the produotion by Mr Elston of a soene from H.M.S. Pinafore by moonlight, showing the Bhips at anohor m Portsmouth Harbor, with meohanioul effects; and the illumination of 2000 windows.

The inptranoes on Mr W. Meaolem's property at Hampstead, destroyed by fire on Sunday morning, are £80 on the house (m the {name of the mortgagee) m the New Zealand Insurance Company and £30 on the furniture m the Liverpool and London and Globe Offioe. Mr Meaolem sustains a heavy loss by the fire. Nothing has yet been discovered as to the cause of the fire ; there was not even a fire lighted on Saturday morning before the oooupants left by the 7.30 train Tor Ohristoburoh.

A correspondent to a Ohristohuroh paper oalls attention to the amount spent on stimulanta m the Ghristohuroh hospital. The oost per patient for the year 1888 9 was 6s 7d, against m (1887 8) 2a 2jd m Auokland, 3s 6d m Wellington, and 3s 9jjd m Dunedin. The average m the London hospitals was Is 6Jd m the London Hospital, Is 10£ i m Westminster, while the other ten publio hospitals ranged between 3s 3£d for St Mary's, to 6s 4Ji for Mi Jdlesex.

A subjeot of controversy m Ohriatohuroh is the bona fides of Mr G. T. Sullivan, an evangelist, who is working with great success tfiere, and who gives himself out to be a. brother of J. L. Sullivan, tbe American prize* fighter. A " Press " reporter interviewed him and gave a report somewhat damaging to the evangelist, more on aooount of what was not than what was elioited during the interview; Mr Sullivan will give no aooount of his ear'Jf life, and one who says he knew the Sullivan family well, declares that no suoh brother as this belonged to it. Feeling is begianing to run high on the subject.

The " London Eoho " aay3 ; —" If Mr Santley's singing voice were to fail him, he might earn his own living by his elocutionary abilities, or by tbe übq of the brush and mahlBtiok, for he oan inn/ well m either water or oil. Then he oan translate a play admirably, and as to wielding tbe baton, he is an ideal oonduotor, with just enough of ihe fortiter m re to give his leadership decisiveness." Upon whioh a contemporary remarks : -"We feel sure that Mr San' ley does not wish to pose as that doubtful person, &n Admirable Crichton. Enough for him that he is a great singer."

The Bothwell Castle took bb p»rt oarflo^opludin one hundred and twelve oases ot cheese from the Flemington Factory. This cheese was oarefully packed m tins at the Faotory by Mr J. W. Hardley and staff, over 1 ton of tin and lewt of solder being used m thiß operation, and this work was all done m three days by Mr Hardley and six assistants. The tins numbered close on 1600, eaoh oarefully made to fit a cheese and soldered up olosely. This is the seoond shipment cf oheeae from the Flemington Fnotory io India made by Mr Grigg, and it is to be hoped a good market may be found for it An exchange commendß a system of cheap irrigation for the family garden, whioh has been tested for years with increasing satisf&otion : — Take emptied fruit cans, place the open end on a hot stove a short time to remove the top, punch about four email holes m the edge of tbe botti m, set them half their depth m the ground and plant your seeds around them. Fill with water or liquid manure as often as need be. Cucumbers and the like will take a quart oan full every day if {t does not ralp. I?o bakiqg of Burfaoe, no weed seed and speed m watering are some of tho advantages,

A blast f urnaoe is m course of ereotion at Onehunga for utilising that enormous deposit of ironsand on the West Coast, and convert, ing it into a marketable oommodity. Jt ia proposed to use a considerable quantity of hematite iron ore with the ironsand at the blast furnaoe, and tenders are being invited for the regular supply of iron ore at the One-, hanga Ironworks. There are large deposits of hematite at Eamo, Kawau, the Tnames, the shores of the Manukau, Nelson, aqd various plaoes m the neighborhood of Auokland, so that there should be no difficulty m obtaining regular and abundant supplies of the artiole required.

A paragraph is going the rounds that the Earl of Fife is a great grandson by the maternal line of William IV and Mrs Jordan. A correspondent writes to a contemporary whioh published the statement {—"People who know about Lord Fife's family, and indeed, anyone who possesses aDebrett or Burkes Peerage, are aware that this is not tbe case, and that the Earl's descent is free from any taint of illegitimacy — an unolean thing, though .it should oome even from a king. The matter is not of much consequence, and is soaroely worth noticing for itself, if it were not that the Earl of Fife is now the son-in-law "of the I'rjnoe of Wales, and through him has become a personage ia whom the community have some right to be interested.

Among disinfectants the onion has not received tho honour whioh is itß due. The onion ia a very sensitive organism, and takes everything m the way of disease that oomes m its way, thus aoting as a prpteotion to human beings m its neighbourhood. During our last epidemio of oholera it was a puzzle to the sanitary inspectors of a northern town why the inhabitants of one cottago m a row were not touohed by the disease whioh was raging among their neighbours. Finally someone noticed a'net of onions hanging up m the fortunate house, and on examination tnese proved all to have become diseased. They absolutely seemed to have absorbed the infeotion . Of oourae this useful quality m our much maligned vegetable has a dark side. It is dangeroue to oat an onion whioh shows symptoms- of decay; one oannot tell what may have caused tho disease.— "The Hospital."

The best raedioina known ia SANDER anfl o SONS' EUCALYPTI EXTRACT. Test it eminont powerful efleots m coughs, colds influenza, eto. — the relief is iostantaneous Thousands give the most gratifying testimony. His Majesty the King of Italy, and medical syndicates all over the globe are its patrons. Read the official reports that accompany eaoh bottle. Mosler, M.D., Prof. University, Greifswald, reports : — The Euoalypti Extraot proved magnificently suooeßßful m very severe oontusions, bruises, sprains, wounds, scaldings, broken ribs, and limbs. ('• Medical Journal," Nov., 1881.) In diseases of the kidneys, either aotive oongeßtion or suppres. sion, (urcemia) or albuminuria, dropcy, lithargy, nothing will equal m Us action Eucalypti Extraot. Poses, sto 8 drops. Mosler, M.1). , Prol., University, Qreifswald, reports :— Diphtheria. Tonsils continually coherent presenting ulcers with white exudats. Cured m fourteen days, Surgioal Clinic of Prof. M'lntyre, College of Physicians and Surgeons, St. Louis— Soirrhus of Breaßi; Exoision Euoalypti Extraot employed. No welling, heat, or dißooloration, Cured m purteen dß7B.~(Advt,) 4

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2216, 3 September 1889

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