LOCAL AND GENERAL.
The Ashburton Building Sooiety notifies that monthly and other payments are receivable to-day.
The full programme for the Qbertsey Sports, one of the moat interesting of our local events, appears in another column. The sports com? off on Easter Monday.
Mining for ioa is a possible future industry,aooording to the "American Qetlogist," wbioh states that an immense deposit of iae, thought to have its data ffom the glaojal period, has bi.en found in Pine Creek oanon f , Idaho.
According to tho returns for 1889 the total Oatbolio population in Sootland numbers 388,643—220,000 in Glasgow arohdiooeee— while there are 3iß priests, 332 ohurohes, ohapels, and stations, and 316 departments of day school.?,
A new industry will probably be shortly established in Victoria, namely, manufacture of perfumes. It has been arranged that of 1130 aores set apart for agricultural purposes 10 acres are to be fenced, off for the produolion of perfume plants.
Of 3000 oonviotad oiiminala examined by a French medioal man, M. Marambet 4 more than half were drunkards-^-that is, 79 per cent, of the vagabonds and mendioanta, 50 per cent, of the assassins, 57 per cent, of the inoendiaries, and 71 per cent, of the robbers.
It ia seriously proposed to bridge Behring's Sitait. The strait is only cixty miles wide, with three ialands intervening, and the water ia shallow, not being over four fathoms in depth. Such a bridge would open up the vuet KBouroes of Alaßka and stimulate trade between the two great continents.
Tha "Southland Times" states that diphtheria may be fairly ohiraoterißed as etiaemio in Invercargill at present, and there is reasonable probability that it will becon c endemio if the oitizens do not bestir themselves. The central eohool is to ba dosed until after Raster, owing to the epidemic.
The improve atnt in tha value of wool wbioh marked tna Beaßon of 1889 is oalculan d to benefit the Australasian Colonies to the following extern :~-New South Walee, £1,500,000; New Zealand, £550,000 ; Queenslend, £460,000; Viatoria, under £450,000; South Australia, £250,000; West Aus.ralia, £70,090; and Taeamania, £50,000.
Two blacksmiths wero convening as to which was the firqt trade in tbe world, when one insisted that it mu9t have haen gardening, and quoted from Genesis, '$ Adam, wa* put into the garden of JSden to dress h aud to khep it." "Ah John ?' jjretoned tne other, who had Btood up for hia own trade, " but who made the spades V,
Two Bpeoimens of stone taken from a mine at Luoknow, New South Wales, the other day, showed on asaay the enormous yields of 6036 and 65330z9 to the ton respectively. The specimens were taken by visitors to the mine, who at the request of the manager just picked them out at haphazard wherever i,h».y felt disposed. Thia result is said to be the riohest on teoorJ.
The " Eeefton Guardian " saya that at the Ahaura the flax-milling industry ia beginning to look up, and several applioalions have been made for leasing fhx-!auda in the vicinity, co (hat if the boom iv flax oontioues, it is more than likely that Ahaura, will be the centre of ao important and thriving industry. Flbx mills within the jaiisdiotion of the Eeefcon Warden's Court, are also being snapped up, with a view of goiog in for tha culture and manufacture of flax,
Yet another Ashbarton invention, and one of a very useful sort. This is the sliding seat for Whiieohapel joarts, expresses, and otber vehiolea for which Mr Obarles Grant, an employee of Mr O. Reid, blacksmith, has just obtained letters patent. By a very simple but effective contrivance the seat can be brought forward or pushed back, as occasion may require, without Ibo driver or other passengers rising, the ohange being effected in a moment by simply touohing a lever which releases the spring bolts on each side by which, when adjusted, the sest is kept in position. A model may be eeen at thia office.
The Ashburton Lodge, 1.0. G.T., held its weekly meeting on Friday evening in the Templar Hal), being opened by the C.T. at 7.30. Four new members were initiated into tb*; Order and two were proposed for membership. Af-.er the ucual business had been got Jibrpugb, the Lodge went in for a social, (here being ip response to invitations gent out a great ntfmbej? o£ yjsitors from the sister lodges of the distriofc. She Pride of Dunedin was also represented. After full iu-tice hud bsen done to the good tbinge handed rouud, the Lodge went into harmony when songs, Eeadiago, etc, were oontribufed by a great number at the members and visitors. A very ploasatii evening was spent and the Lodge was closed in d&je form at 10.30 p.m.
The following amasing story is tola by "Aulus" in the " Australasian ":—" In a hot climate like that of Queensland tha bath is not only a luxury, but a necessity, and every Btation there ia provided aooordingiy, though in the back country the arrangements aio Bometirues rather primitive. Two ladies had travelled to a remote Btation, and arrived hot, tired, and duaty. The mistress of the establishment ohanoed to be absent, but the master goocUnaturedly asked fcfem if they would not liko a Both. They were orjly too glad. In duo time ova was shown into the bath-room, where there was only a shower When she wasa'l ready fpr he* bath, Eho looked round for the siring. She could not See one, and was gazing abo.t her is pert plexi y when she heard a gruff voioe overhead Jexoliim, lt A little, more to the left, ma'am, ' or I'll miss you " ; and the bucketful, neatly , gap.«fced ( eliflsd bee Bbiiek »c sue fled,"
A Press Association telegram saya that ao far only two formal objections have been received by the Representation Commissioners, viz., from Giabome and WaimeaPioton.
A Sydney telegram says that the recently established locomotive company undertake to manufaoturo engines at £65 per ton, against £60 oharged by English manufaoturers. The first hundred of the locomotives are to be completed in three years.
Tha Buenos Ayrea " Herald" olaims to have examined the fibre made from the reeds and rushes of the lowlands of the Parana, and that the textiles manufactured therefrom aannot be distinguished from those made from wool and silk. Blankets, heavy goods, for men's wear, feltings ond black silk dress goods are all manufactured from this fabric, and are said to ba unrivalled for texture, finish, color and dntrability. Paper pulp is made from these reeds and rushes, the_ manner of utilising thorn being the invention of Mr Newman,
A meeting of the looal Auxiliary of the London Bible Sooiety was held last evnning, only five friends being present. In the course of business, whioh was carried on mostly in a conversational way, it was deoided to bold the annual meeting on Monday, 14th April, at which tbe financial position qf the branch would be laid before the publio, with a statement of the work done. It was stated that the Rev Mr Robjons would be present at the meetiDg, and it was resolved that MrJ. H. Twentyman and Major Steward be asked to address the meeting. It was also arranged that the Rev Mr Robjohns would preaoh on Sunday, tha 13th, in the Presbyterian and Wesleyan Ohurohes, and that a children's meeting should be held in the afternoon. Mr R. W. Jenkins was elected treasurer in the I room of Mr D. H. Brown.
A sooial meeting of members of the Wesleyan congregation at Willowby took place last evening for the purpose of bidding farewell to the Rev Mr Barrows, who is being transferred to the Queenatown oircait. There was a large attendance, inoluding representatives from Ashburton, Hinds, Flemington; Ashton, Watertoa, Whestetone, and other surrounding districts, as well as the Willowby dietriat, among them beiDg a goodly number of members of the Episcopalian and Presbyterian Ohurohes, The Rev Mr Battle presided, and addresses suitable to the oooauion were given by the Chairman, Messrs Low, H. M. Jones, Harding, Chapman, Rees Williams, jun.. Maxwell, and Hawkins, in the course of wbioh testimony was borne to the faithful and acceptable labors of Mr Burrows, and expression given to tbe high appreciation in which his work and personal character are held. Mr Harding especially referrinß to the influence whioh the rev gentleman had gained over the minds of the young men of the distriot, stating that he had never known an instance in whioh this had been so quickly secured, and yet in co quiet and thorough a manner. Mr Burrows suitably replied, and the proceeding?, wbioh were enlivened by the I'ngingof anthem*, c to,, by the Qhojr nnder the leadership of Mr Wheeler, were closed/ with ' the benediction shortly Biter nine q'olook, when an aajqurnmant was made to the Echoolroom where refreshments were provided by the ladies of the congregation. An apology was made (0; the a.baenQe of the Rev Me Garbett,
The best medioine Is Sander and Sons' Euoalypti Extraot. Test its eminent power ful effects in coughs, colds, influenza, etc.— the relief iB instantaneous. Thousands give the most gratifying testimony. His Majesty the King of Italy and medical syndicates all over the globe are its patrons. Bead the official reports thfjt acapmpany bottle. We have no occasion to oiler rewards in proof qf the genuineness of our references. The official reports of medical clinics and universities, the offioial communication of the Consul-General for Italy at Melbourne ; the diploma awarded International Exhibition, Amsterdam,—gll fh.ese are authentic documents, and, as suoh, not open to doubt. We add here epitome of one of the various cases treated at the clinic of Sohultz, M.D. Professor, etc —" C.8., 24 years old ; congestional abscess on the thigh. Incisions made in two places. Although Listgr's dressing was applied, the seoretion became, two daya later, very copious, and had adopted a foetid decomposed character. The temperature rose enormously. In consequence the dressing was removed, and in ita place were made during the day-time repeated irrigations with Eucalypti Extraot. The offensive footer disappeared very soon, the fever abated within a few days, and the patient recovered after the lapue of several weeks. In this instance we must not lose sight of tho faot thst the latter trenttpent saved the patient's life.' — (Advt.) 3
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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2390, 1 April 1890
LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2390, 1 April 1890
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