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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

A cow's hide produoes nearly twioe the weight of leather than a horse's doeß.

Next Sunday bis Lordßbip Dr Grimeß will officiate morning and evening m the ohuroh of the Holy Name of Jesus, Ashburton.

The musioal and eooial event of the year at Tinwald, tbe Boiree and oonoert m aid of tho funds of St Andrew's Church choir, takes plaoe at the Templar Hall, Tinwald, this evening. Sinoe the opening of the fishing season last Sunday we have heard of some oapital takes having been made, Tbe river ia not by any means m first olass order for fishing, tbe rioent nor'weater haviog brought down a good deal of snow, , In a report of the oonoert m aid of the funds of the Oatbolio Boys' Sohool at Timaru last week the " Mail " says :— " A young lady from Aehburton, Mlbb Henry, appeared to be a favorite with the audisnoe, and was encored for her two conga. " Happy be thy dreams," and " Rose of Hazeldoan," The amount paid to the Government last year for the transmission pf Press measagoß was £10,281 13b sd, or an inorease of £2251 11s 7d on the previous year. This ought to disabuse the minds of those persons who think the telegrams reaob tbe newspapers at tbe same cheap rate as tbe rain or the sunshine comes to tbe earth. R&yner, the long distanoe champion of Australia, hbs left with the " Melbourne Sportsman " a forfeit of £25 to make a matoh with Joe Boott, of Dunedin, champion walker of tho world, six days and nights go>as>yonpleaae for £100 a side. Tbe matoh to oome off m some plaoe m Australia to be mutually agred on. This offer will bo left cpen for a i montb. A series of concerts by th<3 ohildren of the Sunday Sohool Union will form one of the most pleasing attractions of the New Zealand Exhibition. A short time sinoe tho Sooreiary of the Union waited on Mr Thomas Braokon with a request thai he would write a speoial i anthem for the opening oonoert. Mr Braokon complied, and Mr A. J. Barth generously volunteered to set tbe verses to music The I juvenile ohoir will consist of about 500 voioes.

The report of the Directors of the Colonial Bank for the half year Btatos that the net profttß for the half year are £16,975 3a 4(1, to whioh m added the last half yoar'o balance, £4319 17s 3d, lew government taxes £2C34 4a lOd, leaving available £19,361,0s 9d. Of this Bum £1000 is added to the reserve fund, £14,000 is absorbed by the payment of a dividend at tho rate of 7 per oent, per annum, and the balaneo ie aimed forward. A carpenter named Roberts, who was working on the roof of the Sunnyaide Asylani ycßterday, vine descending a creeping ladder, when it ran oil the roof, prcoipitating him to the ground a distance of forty feet, ltoberts sustained a fracture of the loft forourm and right thigh, besides internal injuries U>o nature of which ban nol yot boon aaoortainod. Tbe medical saperintundont paid the ncoossary attention to tho Buflerer, who ib doing aa well as possible under the oiroumstanoea. A most remarkable depreciation m the value of real property is Been m many parts of England. A marked instance is noted m a London paper of an estate m Canibridtfer shire, which Bold a few years ago for £10,000. Tho purohaqer expended some £3000 upon it m permanent improvements, and reoently ho disposed of tho estato of 202 acres for £i? 850. No particular reason is given for this great loss of value. It is becoming generally jqcognieed, however, tnat values have /•ipiUflhed bottom." Uj-^j., i fqwrn. curea or imrne«s and noise* m the ioa.4 °f ft years standing by a Bimrle Bomedy, w : IU WJ?«Jfaowrlotlo Q ofit ' yaiß to any peraon who appllaa tp^^OLlOH

Intending travellers are reminded that the train for tho South to-morrow forenoon leaveß Rakaia at 9 30, ABhbarton at 10,15, and other stationß ncoordin^ly.

A telegram recoived thia morning from NelHon nays that there has been continuous ruin there for tho last four days, but is now clearing,

Hia Worship the Mayor and the looal committee desire a full attendance at the meeting re. tho Exhibition, at the Borough Council Chambers at half past seven this evening.

The Waimakariri seems determined to wash out Chriatohuroh if it oan. Lately it has baen concentrating its foroe m tho south channel, and Billing up the northern branohes, as if it did not mean to work m that direotion any more. isThe Asburton Oyoling Olub held their firßt run of the Beason this afternoon. Some fifteen riders assembled m front of the 1 Past Offioo. where Mr A. Harrison m a brief j speeoh declared the season open. They were then photographed by Mr H. Mayo. After traversing the prinoipal street? of the town the oyoliß.s took a run into the oountry: 1 The death of Lord Ashburton waa very sudden, and ooourred under moßt painful otroumstanoeß, bb it was the eve of the marriage of his eldest son. The first Baring was tho son of a Lutheran pastor m Germany and oame to settle m London m 1717 86 a oloth manufacturer. His sona initiated "Baring Bros." The family oan now boast three peerages — Bevelstcke, Ashburton, and Northbrook.

A sooial gathering, under the auspices of tbe Ashburton Lodge of Oddfellow?, was held m the Odfellows 1 Hall last evening/ There was a large attendance and the sooial was m every way most Buooessful. Songs were contributed by Mrs P. Williams, Miss Butler, Messrs P, Williams and J. Jamieson. The muaio for the dances was provided by the Misses Jamieson, Miss Butler, Mr J, Jamieson and Mr A. MoKay. The oatering waß m the hands of Mr W. 0. Davis, who is to be complimented on tbe capital spread he provided. Messrs Fish and Beovos, two old opponents, bad an engagement on Saturday afternoon, Mr Fish having stated dnring a disousaion that Mr Beeves was one of those gentlemen who were always " flitting m and out " of the House, Mr Beeves retorted with warmth, and was understood to say that he certainly did 11 flit " when Mr Fißh got up to speak ; that Mr Fish was a politioal renegado ; and that be (Mr Beeves) tbanked God that he wasn't like Mr Fish. Having thuß exchanged oompliments, the two gentlemen finished their argument privately. Mr Ooad, tbe temperance leoturer, speaking at Wellington the other day, said that from his observations on the Queen's wharf, Wellington was destined to beoome the Liverpool of New Zealand, but this could only come to pass with tho putting away of drink, ing and gambling. He referred to the faot that he had a lot of temperanoe pledge oarda at the Custom House, for whioh he was •xpeoted to pay £4 duty, but this the speaker said ho would not do, and only hoped that all the Customs officers would sign the pledge* A self-important young man oalled with a letter of introduction upon Rufua Ohoate, the well known New York Bolioitor. Mr Ohoate being engaged, the young man bad to wait longer than be thought consistent with hiß importance. When Mr Ohoate finally came m, tbe young man said, " Mr Ohoate, I | don't think you know who I am. My father is the Bishop of ." "Have a ohair, Mr W>," said Ohoate, politely. "And my father-in-law," continued the young man. "is president of the Railway." " Have two ohairs, Mr W.," said Ohoate.

Accumulations of surfaoo matter are astonishingly rapid. Professor Newton estimates that 400,000,000 meteors fall to the earth annually. These add enormous quantities of matter to the earth, but do not, of coarse, cooount for all surface growth and ohangoß. Modern London ia built on the sito of Roman London, but the ancient city is 17ft lower than tbe modern. The Jerusalem streets that Jesus walked through are 20ft lower down than tho streets of Jerusalem of to-day, One of the most interesting resorts m that oity, m the time of Christ, waß the pool of Bethasda. Rcoontly, work being done* by the Algerian monks haß laid bare a largo tank, out m the solid rook, 30ft deep. When tbe native Rawiri to Ahu, charged with forgery and false pretenoes at the Supreme Oourt at Gisborne, last woek, was acquitted and disobarged, he mado a bolt from tbe {lobby of tho Oourt and ran like mad, only stopping onoe or twioe to rub noses with some Maori friends. The poor fellow's joy was mdeßOtibable, he would alternatively burst into tears and then laugh moat oomioally, rubbing his eyes all the time for fear he waß m a dream. When he got to tbo poßt offiod fear of there being Borne mistake seized him, and ran he at a rapid rate aorosa the bridge and up tho Wainui road. He may be running still, says the " Poverty Bay Herald," he was so anxious to get away from the preoinots of the Oourt.

Two private telegrams have been reoeived at Ohrifltoburoh from the sub-editor of the " Melbourne Argua," re G. T. Sullivan.

Theso state that this individual is not a brother of the Amerioan prize fighter. They add that Professor Miller, of Melbourne, knew the 80-oalled brother of J. L. Sullivan m Amerioa and Melbourne under the name of Olampett. Telegrams further state that Miller says the Amerioan pugilist has only one brother, named Miohael, and he ia a blacksmith. Olampett 'a Melbourne friends are highly amused at his claiming to be a brother of the Amerioan prize fighter. Olampett, or Sullivan, aa he ia called, still draws immense audienoes m Ohriatohurob, bat only one minister supports him. There are 'Borne ourious returns m the report of tho Inspector ef Hospitals. Queens* town inoludea the bill for wine, ale, and spirits with the •• surgery " aooount, while Qobs plaoes these items under the heading of " rations " ; but it is left to Ashburton and Timaru to place fuel and light into their 11 rations " aouount, henoe the patients m those hospitals appear to have a more gener* oue dietary soale than is really the case. The oost of finding orookery ia inoluded m t( repairs "at some of the institutions. The four prinoipal hospitals of the oolony oon. sumo 44,630 gallons of milk annually and 147,934 eggs, The former is charged m Auokland at[9d per gallofl, Gbriatohuroh and Dunedin sd, and Wellington 9d. Tho price of eggs vary thus per dozen :— Auokland ll^d; Ohristohuroh la Id, Dunedin la, and Welling, ton Is 2d. The Key J. Diokeon, of Temuka, looturod laßt evening m the School, at Flomington. Tho llovA. Intake took the ohair, and oponed tho mooting. Tho lcoturor, who seomed quite familiar with his subject, deuoribod a largo assortment of views, including Scottish scenery, views of Egypt, Groeoo, Turkey, India, and China, also astronomical and oomio views, and soones m the life of our Lord, The light was oxoellont and the viewa showed admirably. The attendance was large and evidently appreciated and enjoyed tho entertainment, whioh wan the most complete

of the kind ever Been m J?lemingtpn, The aatronomioal views alono njqat bo rather oostly, and would form an oxoellent oubjeot for n leoturo. A vote of thanks was movod by Mr J. Croy, and tho gathoriag broko up, all apparently woll pleased. The proceeds were m aid of Sabbath Bohool work. It will observed from advertisement that Mr Diakson leoturoß m the Orango Hall thio evening. The best ra&.diojne known is BANDER and SONS' EUCALYPTI EXTRACT. Teßtaitß iminent powerful effects m oougbs, oolda, influenza, eto. — tho relief 'ia instantaneous. Thousands give the most gratifying testimony, jiia Majesty the King of Italy, and mndioal syndicates all over the globe, are its patrons. Itoad tho official roports that acoornpany ,oaoh boltlo. Wo huvo no oo.oasjpn to oftor rowards m proof ol tho gonuinonoßS of our roforenoos. Tho official lepprta ipf medioal plinioa and universities, tlio oOioial communication pf tho Consul-Generid Tor Italy at Melbourne; tho diploma awarded International Exhibition, Amsterdam— all these are authentio dooumonts, and, ad suoh, not open to doubt. Wo add here epitome of one of the various oases treated by £iegon, M.D., Professor, oto : Burning of the right hand through the explosion of a small oil atoyo. The epidermis on the volar and palmer Bide of the band of the thirty-year-old patient was oompletoly separated and lifted up aa far as the joint of the h#nd. Th^e likewise lifted nails were hanging loose, and haljf qt tjjo phalanx of the nail of the middle gnger w^^ poalcd. Tbq Wounds thus oontraoted healed io three w^jsp under daily applioatiopa of Buoalyptic Exiraot dressing, The patient bio r«t*laoi (hi {all

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2229, 18 September 1889

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