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W. J. C. Elliott, the crack cyclist, has filed his schedule for £6000, Chewing gum has invaded England and seems destined to stay, A Michigan mathematician calculates that 17,500,000 people in the United States have had the grip. The Sanitary Commission of Vienna recommends electoicity instead of hanging for executions. Nearly 200 persons have been rendered homeless and destitute by the floods at Walgett, N.S.W, We have to acknowledge, with thanks, receipt of the Union Steamship Company's timetables for May. A movement is afoot in Dimodin with a view to purchase one or more of the pictures now in the Exhibition Art Courts to form the nucleus of a National Art gallery. It is wired from Auckland that a proposal is afoot for the winding up of the New Zealand Stud Company and the formation of a new Company. Owing presumably to the rain, Profescor Hickton did not tarn up at Mr Compton's to-day, whero, had it been fine, he,had arranged to catch and ride the horse experimented upon on the previous evening. Presiding in the Bankruptcy Court at Wellington on Monday Judge Richmond said that he was not disposed to grant applications for discharge to persons who filed because they wero pressed by judgment (summons creditors Major Scrpa Pinto, who ■ ." ■ ' ■ n to Portugal from the Shire . ■ , - Africa, has been appointed Aide-de-Camp to Jf ing Carlos aiKl presented with a sword of ! itc-noy iif recognition of his services in Africa. A Jtiot alio^eAh,^' pleasant intimation to '„!'■■. .;■ '■'aUjUyig fp-day's adver-' ,■■■.■■■. ' pe 9f' U notification by the butchers of their having raised the pf ice ' #f nujtjton in consequence of the rise in the' price of Ja(, gheep. It is astonishing, whpn ene reflects on it (say 3 Alexander Smith), io> what few and <uid pimple root ideas the entire poetry of ( the world may be traced. I am, I was, I j love, I hate..,l suffer, I am glad, I must die j j.—these lie at the bottom of all song. After ' the death of Abel, the first family had pretty j nearly gone the round of all possible experience^

As we go to press ,the fire bells are ringing, \ a fire having broken out in Ryell's stables, j up the Alford Forest Road, the steam and t hand s. n ■ '■ Tire gone up. I For ■.■ . ■, of the friends of the I Hon. W. S. Peter, Ye draw attention to : the fact that the funeral of his late son will take place at Mount Somers at noon on Friday. The remarkable achievement of sinking a deep shaft through treacherous ground by means of first freezing the earth has been successfully accomplished at the Chaplin mine in Northern Michigan. Yesterday the remains of the late M Joseph Clark were carried to the grave in Ashburton Cemetery. , T Vie •pr'v«w'ni w»s an unusually large one, 1 1 .1 ii .., ■ '..-.! i y people from, all parts of the country as wo 1"1 as from a greater distance. ' The Rev. 'A ■ Garbett performed the ceremony, at the grave. ' Pita the new remedy for hydrophobia, recently discovered in Spain, seems to be a name given to the flower stalk of the aloe^ a' plant'common in some parts of' Spain; The story goes that its _ virtues were discovered I aecidently by a man in a' * fit of hydrophsbia !" IV. ::--.': '•:. an aloe plant and unconsciously' !. ■■ tern. ■ „»,. , ; ••,-,, i., V- Jl-- -'■- v,«-.- -\ v the tenancy of-the Town II" 1 L completed, Mr Moison, i the bootmaker, who has traded" in 'Tancred Street for some years, having secured the two north shops from Mr Anderson,, has, had them tlirewn into one, Jl anil niade other I alterations to fit them for his business. This we hope will be a success, 1 and that the . change * will be a permanent one. , r The Yen Archdeacon Julius was a passenger by the .express train last evening for Christchurch, having been met at Timard by Mr Caleb Whitefoord R.M. He: was accompanied by Mrs Julius", and by the Revs L. C. Brady, St Andrews, andC. Coates "VVaimate. The Archdeacon's family (seven) J are at present at the Lakes and will follow in a few days. During the five minutes stay of the train at A shburton the bells of St Stephen's , rang a peal of welcome. The French Government has just given a most significant proof of its goodwill towards Russia by communicating to the Government of the Czar the secret of its new smokeless powder. The powder is largely made with sulphuric ether, imported from Germany ; but the secret does "not , of course, lie in that ingredient, the use of which is well known. The Russians will at first employ imported workmen* in the manufacture of the powder, and cafe has been taken to exclude Germans and Jews from engagements for this purpose. Professor Hickton's exhibiton- of horsetaming, which took place in Messrs Bland and Humphery's horse bazaar last evening attracted a considerable number of spectators who were much interested in the proceedings. The animal operated upon was a "Rouser" colt the property of Mr Ade B. Compton, which having been brought up about the place was very wicked and tricky, it being itated that ho bucks off almost anybody who attempts to ride him. The Professor in a few seconds roped him np very ingeniously and despite his plunging and screaming quickly threw him and in less than a minute thereafter seemed to have utterly subdued him, lying down among his legs in all sorts of positions, rolling. over him, standing upon him;' and afterwards riding upon him barebacked, jumping over him, standing and lying upon his back, and playing all about him with entire impunity. Subsequently the* horse ;wad ridden round the ring liy some boys, the anima 1 ■'." ■■ i '■ be perfectly quiet. The ]■' ■ a number of iisef ul wrinkles to the spectators, as for instance how to cure a jibbing horse, how to prevent kicking and bucking, etc., the details of which would take too long to explain. He evidently thoroughly understands hia-busi-ness, and is open to ride anything, horse, bullock, or bu 1 barebacked, and offers to tame any horse that can be brought to him on Saturday evening wlisn he will give another public exh bi ion of ha flkill.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2414, 30 April 1890

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LOCAL AND GENERAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2414, 30 April 1890

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