The Ashburton Guardian. Magna et Veritas et Prævalebit TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 1890. LOCAL AND GENERAL
The concert in aid of the Catholic Boys' School which has been for some time looked forward to will be given to-morrow evening in the Oddfellows Hall. It will be seen by the advertisement in another ; column that quite a galaxy of talent is announced, among the vocalists being the names of our best local amateurs' and also those of visitors from Christchurch and elsewhere, while Mr Donald McLean and his Laghmor Highlanders have also promised their valuable assistance. On its own merits therefore the concert should draw a crowded house, though independently altogether of this the object for which it is given viz., to aid our Catholic gfriends in tio nobly providing for the education of their young people should command the sympathy and support of the liberal members of all denominations. General Oluseret has introduced a Bill in the French Chamber to stop duelling. According to latest reports the prospect's of Puhipuhi have much improved. Chloride of silver has been found in three of the claims. 1 The Melbourne Mounted Rifles have accepted an invitation to take part in the military tournament at Home next year. One hundred and twenty cases of late dessert apples were shipped by the Zealandia from Auckland for San Francisco. The balajice of the sum collected in Auckland, as the result of the mission of the Irish delegates, was sent Home by the Zealandia. The total amount raised was £819. An Auckland telegram says' that there are everal cases of influenza on board the Zealandia, and the purser, Mr McLane, is recovering from a very severe attack. A great meeting of Natives from all parts of the North Island will be held in the King Conn try, under Tawhiao's auspices, on the 24th inst,, to discuss questions affecting Native lands, etc. It is said that for four years after the fight at Chicamanga, the battle-field shone like bright moonlight, even on the darkest nights. The', ight came from the phosphorescent 'exhalations of the decaying bones of the keaped-up dead. There ia now on one of the main London routes a driver living in a West End square who married a Polish Princess, and is a wealthy man. He cannot do without his daily task, and seems to prefer 'bus driving o handling a phaeton or carriage. The moat remarkable fact in the RegistrarGeneral's quarterly return is the, extraordinarily low mortality from small-pox, which only amounted to 28 in three months ending December, the smallest number of recorded deaths in any previous year being 275 in 1886. A fine specimen of the English ■ sonS thrush, a hen bird, was picked up this morning near the Domain. It had evidently fallen a victim to some boy's catapult. The ! thrush, it appears, is becomming common' in the district. . i The Fredo Company gave the first of their second series of performances last night in their new pavilion at the Royal Hotel. ■ The tent was crowded with a well pleased audience, and the performance was of the usual clever character for which the company earned a good name on their previous appearance in the town. Mra Parncll, the mother of Mr Parnell, M.P., has requested the Governor of New Jersey to assist the passing of a Bill through Congress authorising the payment to her of money due from the State to her father. The Governor has acceded to' her request. In the .British House of Lords ou February 13, the neAvly-created Duke of Fife took the oath on his elevation. He was accompanied by the Prince of Wales, weaving the insignia, of the Order of the Garter, and by the Dukes, of Norfolk and West ninbter, wearing their robes of state. The orange was first brought into Europe by Jean de Castro, a celebrated Portuguese warrior, who prc3entp.d some to the Conde Mellor, the King of Portugal's Prime Minister, who was only able to rise one plant from a great number of seeds. This plant or tree, which was raised in 1548, is the parent of all the European oranges (of this species.) Among other bequests, the late Mrs Robert Campbell left £5000 to the Dunedin Hospital Trustees for the purpose of providing extra comforts for the patients in that institution. She also left £6000 for the specific purpose of erecting a church and parsonage in the Waitaki Valley, in some spot between Duntroon and Kurow. The Olago Harbor Board has decided to proceed with the work for the improvement of the lower harbor by building training walls, and to meet the cos 1 ■ ■ : ■'■' ''•■■ ~ ■ ■ to be entered on for the ■ ■.'■■■ ■' :■■ • r sale of the big dredge, at present leased to the Melbourne Harbor Trust. The Government are to be approached as to her sale with the view of keeping her in the colony for harbor works. The cost of the works is about £18,000. Statistics of French households give these results; Two million (20 per cent.) have no children; two million and a half (24 per cent) have one child ; two million three hundred thousand (22 per cent.) have two children; one million and a half (15 per cent.) have three; nearly a million (9 per cent.) have four; five hundred and fifty thousand (5 per cent.) have five: tliree hundred thousand (3 per cent.) have six; and two hundred thousand (2 per cent.) have seven. A correspondent of the Lancet sends the following list of football casualties in the present season, commencing the first week in September last, to the third week in the past month of January, taken from a carefully tabulated record of such casualties as have been publicly announced:—Deaths, 13. Fractures : legs, 15 ; arms, 4; collarbones, 11. Injuries: spines, 3; nose, 1 ; knee, 1 ; ankle, i ; cheek, 1, . A meeting was held in Mr Clulee's offices, Timaru, on Saturday, of those interested in forming a manure company in South Canterbury. Mr Tescbemaker, informed the meeting that Mr Watt, of Christchurch, inter ded to start a manure factory at Timaru and in face of this fact —their purpose being served—they did not propose to proceed further. A vote of thanks was passed to Mr Tesclicmaker for moving in the matter, and subscriptions collected to pay the few expenses incurred, and the propos;-»l to form a company is now dropped. We would draw the attention o our farming readers, and others interested in agricultural property to the sale on Friday next of Croxby iavm, Cainibrae, near Methven. The date of sale, be it remembered, has been altered to Friday, 25th, the former fixture liaxing been Thursday, 24th. The property will be first offered in one lot of 748 acres and failing o, sale in that shape will be put up in three handy lots of 168 acres, 230 acres, and 350 acres—nice handy farms for small settlers. After the land sale, the live and dead stock on the farm will be submitted. The sale is in the hands of Mr George Jameson, agent for Messrs Miles and Co., and Mr J, T. Ford is to be auctioneer. The best medicine known is SANDER and SONS' EUCALYPTI EXTRACT. Test its eminent powerful effects in coughs, colds influenza, etc.—the relief is instantaneous, Thousands give the most gratifying testimony. His Majesty the King of Italy, and medical syndicates all over the globo are its patrons, cad the official reports that accompany eaob bottle. Mosler, M.D., Prof. University Greifswald, reports:—The Eucalypti Extract proved magnificently successful in very severe contusions, bruises, sprains, wounds, scalds [tigs, broken ribs, and limbs. (" Medical < Journal," Nov., 1881.) 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