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Mr Andrew Grant, an old South Canterbury settler, and widely known &b a Btook dealer, died at Temuka yesterday morning, from inflammation of the lungs. Ha had been ailing some days. The distribution cf bread after it is baked now costs the average workman m a oity as much as it does to grow the wheat, mill it, barrel it, move it 1500 miles and convert it into bread, all put togelher. Lord George Hamilton, speaking at the Ghiswiok Conservative Club, said the Irish question had now assumed a new phase, lor the long standing contest between foroes of law and disorder wae praotioally over! The famous Leaning Tower of Pisa has been put up for Bple by lottery. The municipality of Pisa, having beoome greatfc straitened for money on account of expensive improvements, offers the tower for sale, m order to prevent the Town Hall from being seized. The Ashburton Oyoling Club's first rua of the season tafces plaoe to-morrow at 2 30. All lovers of the wheel whether attaohed to the olnb or not nre invited and will be heartily welcomed by the Committee. 4 good muster of riders is desired, A Government Inppeotion of the Ashburton Rifles, Guards, and Cadets is ordered for seven o'obok this evening. We understand that Major NewalJ, Distriot Adjutant, will be present at this parade, so no doubt each corps will make a speoial effort to eeoure a good muster. The " Press " has been informed that the JBenob of Bißhops have aooopted Bishop Harper's resignation, to take effoot on 31st March next, and that the Bishop of Nelson, as senior Bishop, has instructed the Dean of Christcburob, us commissary, to convene the olerioal and lay members of the Synod for the election of Bishop Harper's successor. The little girl Esther Powditch has been an inmate of tbe Cbristchuroh Hospital since early last month, and has gradually improved m health find condition! When admitted at first bog weighed 3st 121 b ; when m Court a week after she was stated to be 4st 51b ; on Monday she weighpd five stone exactly, which demonstrates clearly that under reasonable treatment she would thrive well, The " North Otago Times " says that an effort was being made the other day by several Oamaru electors to obtain the consent of Sir R. Stout to stand m opposition to Mr Hislop, but he d&olined, Sir R. Stout had previously said that he did not intend to re-enter politics at the present time, and m Wellington, on Friday, he said nothing would i»duoe him to contest any seat at the next general election. A wild bullock escaped one morning lately from a mob of Queensland cattle being driven through Garlton, near Melbourne, and did considerable damage besides olearing the streets. Several shots were fired at the animal. One man sitting on a baker's oart was shot m the arm, and another man was grazed m the neck by a bullet. The animal was eventually shot, The argument on (he application by tbe £Jan£ejfbury Frepen Meat Company for an • iDJuootion restraining the Chriatohuroh Moat { Company from ÜBi#g a Jyrpn.4 jphioh is alleged fo be an infringement of the registered trade marl? of the former Company, took plaiie op Monday In the Supreme Court, Christohuroh, before Mr Justioe Denniston. A large numbnr of oasoa iwere cited on euoh eide, and his Honor took time to consider. - The charge of murder preferred agains* Waata JJewju who shot another native who was engaged m ploughing some land at Omahu two or ; thxoe month*,' ngo, is to bo heard at tho Criminal Sittings of the Eupreine Court m Wellington next month. The otogß ofiHCB of Airini Donnelly and others 'and Wiremu Broughton and o.thers for forcible ; entry on the same lana me also jto be heard m Wellington next month. ; A moeting of tho Committee of tho Ashbur.ton Acclimatisation Sooiety was held on ; find*? evening. Present— Mesera Crisp, Bird, 3buiy, fruZ, McOwsn, Stephens, and the flfln Secretary, ft ;»as moveil " That Mr Walker be telegraphed to (itfa that he try to get the date of the opening oil fho season altered to the 14th or lG'.h Sept., as ,tbe Jffth falls on I Sunday." An amendment "That as lit Walker has ,uaed his beat endeavourß to get the season opened on the 15th September, it is inadvisable to take any further aotion," was submitted and .carried. Mr ghury read some 1 correspondence with reference to " fishing I Ezoureion Ticketß." Sundry oooonato weee ' JplfHiiJorpfympD^ j

; Judge Dooker (Sydney) says that any person I is justified m shooting down a burglar who / breaks into a house and refuses to BUirender ' when called upon. A pauper inmate, named O'Brien, died m ' ie Melbourne Hospital on the 25th August. • Cash and securities to the value of nearly ' £1000 were found under his pillow. | We remind our readers of the oonceit to ; take plaoe this evening m St Stephen's ' aohoolroom. Mr Gates' string band being unfortunately unable to appear Miss Traumann has kindly consented to give two pianoforte solos. The Dunedin Tramway Company havß determined to meet tn"e Wellington com- \ petition with a boldness whioh will be greatly appreciated by the public Their ordinary oara will run the whole dißtanoe to Cayeraham and the Ocean Beaoh on the one side, and the Leith on the other, a distance of about six miles, for penuy fares. The importance whioh fishing has assumed m thia distriot is shown by the large assortment of materials whioh Mr W, Zander haa laid m for the use of anglers. Among them ■ are some novelties euoh as horn minnows, quill baits, green gut, new rodß, and many, other appliances whiah fishermen can see for themselves. A ohoioe specimen of Babu English appeared m the " Timeß of India." A native sent a present of a gosling with ths following < letter : — " Honored Sir, — My father waß in' Bombay, and he bought two goose's pupe of. the newest fashion ; so I beg leave to send your Honor one ; they are not common gooes, but of somewhat respottable family ; kindly aooept." Last night's storm oaused a oonsiderable amount of damage throughout the country. In another column will be found a list of the casualties, so far aa these have yet come to hand, but owing to telegraph communication being interrupted we have received no despatches from our correspondents. Communioation with Timaru was restored at two o'olook to-day, and with Ohristohuroh at a later hour. The following is alleged, by an Oppositionist of oourse? to be a oopy of the resolution arrived at lay the oauous held on Friday m the Cabinet-room:— "That at the lato period of the session, ooupled with the fact that on prioking a oard the Government whips have aaoertained that the Government are m a minority, it is not desirable to make the question raised by the member for Hokitika a vote of want of confidence, and that business of the session should be brought to a close sb soon as the Opposition would permit."—; "Post." |Our Mount Somera correspondent writer, that hardly from his fault, the resolution passed at the Mount Homers Proßbyterian Church meeting last Thursday was inoorreotly given. It should read as follows : — " That the meeting of the congregation at Mount Somers thank the delegates for the explanation given, but regret that they have been put to the unnecessary trouble of explaining what pur* ported to be a resolution, and whioh turned out on the evidence of the delegates to be no resolution." An Englishman has been arrested for robbery, whose oase, if the polioe are to ba believed, is worthy the pen of a Hawthorne or a Poe. His name is Lewis Albert. He travelled for some time as a mesmerist and mind-reader, but gave himself up;to drink and entered upon the career of a robber. His oustom was to enter a shop, make a purchase of some trifle and put down a oopper m payment, Then tho hypnotising and mesmerising process must have been brought into requisition, for the shopkeeper m every oase took up the oopper and promptly handed out the ohaDge for a sovereign, whioh the young man promptly pooketed. In only one oaae while the police were on hia trail was there a failure to befog his victim m this way. I The Rev JohnJAlexander Dowie, an Austrai Han Sootobman, is organising many lodges of the American Divine Healing Association m Southern California. But the olergy are generally hostile to him. The Rev J. 3i Halley, editor of " The Christian Evangelist," of Denver, thus Bpeaks of him : — " Thia gentleman is well known to the office editor of this paper, having labored alongside of him y for a number of years m the Bame oitj. His r > reoord as a disrupter and disturbor of ohurohea Q would be hard to surpass. He is a fanatio D and a fire brand of the extremest type. His power of Satonio vituperation and blood d curdling abuse between those who oppose the s Almighty and those who oannot endorse the ; ( fauatioiem and foolery of John Alexander it Dowie. At a complimentary dinner m London to c Mr William Enox, secretary of the Broken a Hill Mines, New South Wales, after he had r floated this great mine on the London if market, Mr Euox said that about three years ago thia mine might have been bought for £16,000, but now it was valued at more thnn 8 £8,000,000. The shares originally issued at l " the price of £9 each wero now worth nearly f £500. Within the previous twenty months 8 *,0d7,700 ounces of silver had been reoeived a m London from the mine, m addition to B 11,886 tons of lead. Australia was at the present moment passing through an important f era m mining operations, and waa boing i, opened np mso marvellous a manner as to 0 thoroughly surprise old colonists who rea turned to the scene of their early labours 1 after a few years' abaenoe m the Mother Opqntry, a The people of Oklahomo territory, U.S. n reoently settled by a rush on the opening of t the land, are naturally proud of their progress. a The address whioh was adopted by the i delegate convention, wbioh met for the first i time m August, after congratulating the people of the United States, said :— " In less than three months thousands of Amerioan 8 homes have been established, populous oities ? have been built, munioipal governments acquired, and peace and order scoured • throughout all the lands opened to settlement. At no time m human history haß the 3 world witnessed *uoh marvellous opd rapid development of civilisation, and nowhere m the United Si'ates m the absence of State or i territorial authority hns there been greater 3 eeourity for life, liberty, and property. I Oonsoious of the high obligations resting t upon us as the representatives m this v convention of more than 50,000 people, thuß i exemplifying the beet elements of American , citizenship, and thus engaged m the material . development of the most fertile and beautiful portion of the publio domain, we declare it to be impolitic and unwise to enter st this time J upon tho formation of a provisional territorial government." > The best modioine known is SANDER and ' SONS' EUCALYPTI EXTRACT. Tests its i iminent powerful efteots m coughs, colds, i influenza, etc.— tho reliof is instantaneous. i Thousands give the most gratifying testimony. Pis Majesty the King of Italy, and rondical r syndicates all over the glpbe, are its patrons. , Road the ofljoial reports thjit accompany eaph bottle. We have no occasion to offer rewards J m proof of the genuineness of our references. , The official reports of medioal dimes and : universities, the ofiQoial communication of the , Conßul-General for Italy at Melbourne; the diploma awarded International Exhibition, Amsterdam— all these are outhentio doouments, and, as such, not open to doubt. We i add hers epitomo of. one of the various oases i treated by Siegen, M.D., Professor, etc: • Burning of the right hand through the exI plosion of a small oil stove. The epidermis i on the yolar and palmer side of the hand of i tne thU'ty.year-old patient was completely . separated and lifted up as far as the joint of 1 $he 'hand. 'Thp' likewise lifted nails wero i hanging loose, and half of the phalanx of tbq nail of the middle finger was ooaled. Tho i wounds thuH oontraciod hcalod m three weeks , under daily applications of JSucalyptio Extract dressing. The patient has retained the full , use of the hand.- (Advt.) l

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2222, 10 September 1889

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2222, 10 September 1889