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LOCAL AND GENERAL

It is estimated that 110,000,000 European e ggs were eaten, in the United States last year,

The whole of the sewage in Pai-is is soon to be utilised fo, r th"<s purpose of maintaining market gardening,

The wife of Thomas Davies, collier, Trcj borth, South Wales, has given birth to triplets. She had twins twijc before.

During the past year 24,134- stray dogs Were captured in the streets of London by the pob'ce'j and conveyed to tie Home at Batters^

In another place in ikis jssue the Land Department notifies a sale of Pastoral Kuns in Ashburton and Solwyn Counties, to bo held on April 29. His Worship the Mayor, by advertisement, requests the burgesses to observe Thursdry afternoon next ij,s'a half holiday, on the occasion of the second day of the Ashburton races. The statement is made that more than 05,0C0 elephants are killed in Africa every year, ami that- thejir ivory, in a raw slate, is worth nearly £1,000,000, . i The French doctors suggested warm alco-' holic drinks as a good remedy for la giippc, and within the next three days the arrests for drunkenness in Paris rose to 1200. l We remind our readers of the services which 'J^'i'3 Breyertz will conduct in the Oddfellows' Bali 4,9-inorrow, and to which all are cordially inviietf, What are supposed to be the first play ■ ing cards'used were recently found in the Pompeian excavations, and are now in the possession of a collector. The cards are perfectly square. i A bar of Welsh gold has been forwarded to the British Geographical BoGiety, with bhe request that it bo used in making the [medal that the society is to give to Stanley,

It is supposed Jvy many that Martin Luther wrote the "Old. Uuijdrcdth " but now it-is certain _ that it was written by Claudius Gombimel, who, in IG4O, taught a singing school in Rome.

A century ago there wore scarcely 15,000 Methodists ujl G'awacja,, The latest returns shows a membership of 225,0,00, representing ? ; t least 000,000 adherents, or 'above, onesixth of the entire population.

An Englishwoman who had written a history of Wales and dedicated it to the Prince of Wales has sent him a presentation copy, which is bound in solid gold extracted from th© recently developed mines in that country.

It is believed that the vlilesjb timber in the world that has been used by man is found in an Egyptain temple, which is known fco be at least 4000 years old. The wood is in the form of ties, holding the end of one stone to another.

The keel of what will' be Hiq largest sailing vessel in the world has just been laid in one of ship-yards of the Clyde. She will be 9600 tons, over 350 feet long, and will carry on her five niasta a spread of canvas that woiild capsize Noah's ark.

They say that Baku, on the west short of th£ Caspian, where (lie sacred fire burns and the ptsUolemn springs from the earth to a height of thirty fpot, is cholera proof. The i air and Avater of tins neighbourhood, it its contended, are so impregnated with nap])tha as to kill the cholera germs.

A French paper states that there resides at St ?}roj»de a family with'an unbroken .BUCJessioii oif &/£ generations in the female lino. The oldest mciy is 93 years of age and in good health; her tlaiigtitfet /$ 68, and s'ie in-turn has a daughter 43 years old, mother of a young woman of 21, who has an infant #a.ughter of IS months..

Here is the latest s{qry from the "City of the Saints." An absent-minded pnd tenderhearted Mormon elder, who is the fatlujr of 37 children, whilst walking in the streets of Utah the other day, came on a little boy (jobbing bitterly. After vainly trying to ccmfoi'J tlialtttlc fellow, he determined to take him Id Jmh lioumj, und, on arriving' there with him. ,st!<» *o !<;•> f.ivf.nriio wife, who was ihi-n oil 'liity, " Hiio hciv. rydi-.i, this poor liille uliapha-i y»i iosil, I"'^nuni. Lol us t'lUi! iiini lo oar bo.-oniH and ltuiUc "Makehim our own son';" ' cjccliiiiii^i \a <:i,', a:, f!.fi ic."«i\i!ly. "rilnuks! iiiun 9 v !iy ht! j,oi:e or' our sonri alrc dy. This s !Ov\v> Ihu umuii Yd isori of lather you are not lo know oui o\yu litilo Robert ' l'Jjincus by aiylit."

Archbishop Redwood arrived in Christchurch yesterday from the North, and will lay the foundation stone of the new Catholic Church of St Mary's on Sunday.

The Catholics of Canterbury intend sending by Bishop Grimes addresses to the Pope from the clergy and laity, the religious orders, and the children. The addresses will be bound hi a book and fitted in a table of New Zealand woods.

We notice that on the first night of the the races, a Concert and " Social" will be held in the Oddfellows' Hall, in aid of the funds of the Cathrlic Boys' School. Talent from Christchurch and Ashburton will lend aid—need it be said that that talent will be the best available.

„ A wet practice of the Ashburton Fire Brigade took place on Thursday evening, j when the steam fire engine was taken into i Burnett Street and steam got up,-in quick,time, the engine working in a very satisfactory way and throwing a large stream of water, through serval lengths of hose. The men were put through their drill,, goingthrough the varions evolutions very smartly and without any hitch. , , ;,

Mr R. M. Cuthbertson, solicitor in , the bankrupt estate of T. and.R. Morgan, storekeepers, Mount Somers, to-day received' a telegram from his agents hi Christchurch— Messrs Stringer and Cresswell —that an order had just been made by the Supreme Court, releasing Mr Richard Morgan from custody. Mr Morgan, it will be remembered was arrested under an order of the District Court here, charged with conceabnent of property. , '.'■''. The Railway Department notifies that Saturday return tickets to Ashburton (for the races) will be issued at Christchurch, Timaru, and intermediate stations on the 23rd and 24th inst., available for return to the 25th, and that the down express will stop on both days to set down passengers at the Saleyards siding, if required. On the 24th the evening train for Timaru will start at 5.35 p.m., and on both race days'.the Mount Somers train will leave at 5.45 p. hi.

Following a crop of potatoes, Mr Sam Scott, of Elgin, last October sowed an acre or so of Swedish turnips. The crop lias done uncommonly well, notwithstanding the exceptional drought of the,.past season, and an average sample of two tubers brought to our office have been weighed—the largest touching 9 lbs in the scale and the smallest 7i lbs. Of course there is still much of the growing season for Swedes left, so that, now that the weather has broken a very exceptional crop may be looked for. ;

Samuel Manson one of the earliest settlers in Canterbury died at the Head of the Bay, Lyttelton, yesterday, aged 75. He was born in Scotland and arrived in .Wellington ,in 1840. He came to Canterbnry in 1843 with the brothers Deans (John and William) and the Gebbie family. The party went toRiccarton, where they erected the first house built on the Canterbury plains. Mansori settled at the Head of the Bay in 1845. He leaves a widow and seventeen children, four-' teen of whom are married.

The^ new explosive, ecrasite, is the in-' 1 vention of two engineers named Siersch and Kubin. Its power is to dynamite as 100 to 70, and it can be carried from place to place with the utmost safety. It is not smokeless, but emits a thick, black smoke, and the detonating noise is louder than that of gunpowder, but shorter, sharper and clearer. It can be used for rifle cartridges or as priming for cannon, and a bombshell loaded with it explodes with such terrific results that experiments against pallisades repersenting 100, 250, and 500 men at ranges of 300, 750, and 1200 meters,' recorded marks on every division of the palisade standing for a soldier., The secret of this invention is being closely' kept for the Austro-Hungary War Office.

The final meeting of the shareholders of theAshb ' iW- " v .' ■ '. f.., pany (in ■ . ■ ■'.■::"■ afternoon, • \, • • '„ and a few shareholders and the liquidator present. The liquidator presented accounts showing an amount for distribution amongst the shareholders equal to 6s 7<l per share,'! and it was resolved, '' That the accounts; j j submitted to this meeting, as showing the'; manner in which the winding up of the' Ashburton Woollen Manufacturing Company, Limited, has been conducted, and the J property of the Company disposed of, be received and adopted ;" also, " That the books, accounts, and documents of this Company, and of the liquidator thereof, be left in the hands of the said liquidator, he under, taking to retain the same for a reasonable period after tUeijissolution nfthe Cpnrpany, and then to destroy them." A'vote of thanks to the liquidator, and to 'the Chairman, closed the proceedings.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2405, 19 April 1890

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