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Bubear and Brown have been matched to row again on June 6th for £100 aside. The advent of winter was marked this morning by the first really sharp frost of the season. The Druid's Gala hi Melbourne this year was a phenomenal success. Over 1500 Druids, in full canonicals, paraded the city. The fortune of the late Mr John D. Roche - feller, of Standard oil'fame, amounted to 120,000,000 dollars. Mr Rockefeller is said to have been the richest man in America. Up to date Carbine has won twenty-three races oi the value of £13,521. ■ He is credited with twenty-two wins, was five times second three times third, and only once unplaced. The Rev Mr Teakle, of Lincoln, conducted the services afc St. Stephen's Church yesterday, preaching excellent sermons to large congregations. A Mahommedrn missionary is about to leave Bombay for Europe, for the purpose of preaching the excellence of his faith to Christians and exhibiting Islam in its true colours. It is proposed fco restore the exquisite Lady Chapel at Gloscester Cathedral, which is rapidly falling into a ruinous condition, at a cost of £10,000 towards which Dean Sperce has promised £1000. Those who may wish to consult Mrs Hickton are informed that she will remain in Ashburton for fchis week, and will receive visitors at the Somerset Hotel during that time.—(Advt,) As a result of the raising of the prices of meat by the butchers of Wellington, it has been determined to start a co-operative butchery Company in that city with a capital of £10,000 in 10s shares. The Posen Courier intimates that Germany is ready for war at any moment, and that 1,400,000 men could be massed on the frontier in one day, at points already selected, and within another week 800,000 men would form a second line. Bears and wolves have become such a nuisance this winter in the Department of Orel, in Russia, that the military have been asked to turn oufc and Jj,elp hunt them; They have invaded the farms almost nightly and carried off cattle from the barns. In a copy of the ninth annual report of the Dunedin Horticultural Society we notice that special mention is made of the display of apples sent to the Society's March Show by Mr James Porter, of Ashburton. These apples, thg report says, were magnificent. The Brisbane " Telegraph " has published a sensational account ci >«i immense find of gold, copper, cobalt, and bya}W^j 3* Mount Biggenden, near Marlborough, all in one mine. The report is looked upon with some incredulity by members of ' the Stock Exchange. Thfi movement commenced by the' Archbishop of Melbourne for raising a fund for the Sompletion of ,%fc Patrick's Cathedral is gaining strength. A nu'm'bep <&f gentlemen met at the.Archbishop's residence" on April 2, when subscriptions to the amount of nearly £15,000 were announced. A young woman named Esther Maria Steward has obtained a verdict of £1000 damages for breach of promise of marriage against John Duggan, at the West Mainland Circuit Court. Duggan, who was a labourer at Lajje Macquarie, was suddenly raised from poverty $o affluence, by whining the first prize in the &&Q f QQQ' sweep- on the last Melbourne Cup. Referring to a paragraph which appeared in last isJ'ie. recording the death of .a horse from fright at the sight of some elephants, an old resident of this district supplies us with a parallel instance for the truth of which he vouches. He says that some seven years ago on the road between Orari aijid Rangitata a horse coming suddenly hi sight .of p.; string of pack- mules (having, never before ■(&£# pne of these animals)' snorted loudly witja pGvrpv and dropped dead. Mgr, Pagis, Archbishop of Verdun, who is now .doing til§ tour of France on behalf of the fund lie is Raising for the erection of a monument to .Jeanne A'Am,-. $,elj.yered the other day a sermon at the Madeline jyJjLJeh created aji immense sensation. 'Wh.en the revejrend pyjjlaje descended-from the pulpit and commenced his collection bank notes for 100 francs', 500 francs, and even 1000 franc* were thrust into his bag, ajid lie is stated to have received upwards of 50,000 francs,

Hon. Alexander Hay, M.L.C., a million- ) aire legislator of S.A., was once a shepherd ; in that colony. | Teacher : " Will some member of the , class explain how we hear things V "Yes," ! said a bright sprig;" somebody tells pa something down town; then pa tells it to ma as a profound secret; then ma tells it at the sewing society, and then we all hear it.' Flying foxes are working tremendous destruction amongst the fruit crops in Somo districts in, New South Wales. , Consequently the Minister of works has decided ) to make experients for their destruction with dynamite. There is nothing that so take 3 the starch out of a young man who has been wedded about >a year as to have to go to a shop where there is a girl serving, with whom he used to keep company, and inquire for those large safety pins ! > The Waipawa correspondent of the Napier " Telegraph " writes :—" I have it on good authority that a ladies' whist club has been formed in a certain locality, and it is said you can* hear the' ladies playing whist three streets off! I dare not name the town." ...Cook: ," Here's some eels;.mum, that the bye has just brought. Fwhat shall Ido wid' ''cm to kill" 1 'em?" Mistress, utterly unpractical:: '' Oh, the poor things. Why, they, must be alive. Tell Thomas to get a bucket of water and drown theml I've heard that drowning causes less suffering than any other ■way of killing.. - 1 ,„. , - - Lemons will keep fresher and better in water than anything else. If they are put into a crock and covered with water they ■will keep for months and the peel be as fresh as the day they were put in. In the winter time, be careful they don't get frosted. In summer time change the water about twice a week. This method had been successfully tested. : Crossing sweepers have left momey before how to "their habitual patrons; and there is a fine old crusted story of a city, sweeper, who, perceiving one of his generous customers wear a long face, asked what was i the matter. " Well, my good fellow, lam i afraid you can'thelp me," the otheranswered I with a sad smile, " but if I can't find £1000 ' within the next 12 hours I am a ruined man." "My dear sir, I can lend you £2000 if you want it, with the greatest pleasure," and the money was forthcoming in plenty of time. There are at the present moment no less than forty marriageable princesses in Europe. Two of them —one of Greece and one of Montenegro—belong to the orthodox Greek Church, nineteen are Catholics, namely, four Bavarian,.three Belgian, five Bourbon, four Austrian, one Saxon, and one Wurtemberg Princess, the remaining nineteon belong to.the Protesent faith, viz. two English, two Prussian, one Hesse, 'one Holstein, one Mecklenburg, one each of Saxe-Weimar and Anhalt, and of the other smaller German principalities. " • They have some queer racing events at the Chatham Islands. The conditions of one, the Medley Race, were:-~Jockeys start with their saddles off their horses,; after the start to saddle up and go half-way round; then to dismount and turn their coats inside out and remount; and fifty yards from the winning post to dismount and turn their coats right side and win. In another face it was stipulated that the jockeys were to dismount fifty yards from home and run in on foot, leading their horses., \*- .':. A young lady who was desirous of going to a ball not a hundred miles from Wanganui , approached her father on the subject. Paterfamilias objected on the score of expense. The young lady, like;, all her sex, was. quite equal to the situation (in her own opinion), when she triumphantly exclaimed. "Oh lit won't cost anything. Why, I've got alovely fan,. father !" Well, I hope you'll not find it an embarrasing costume," dryly responded the old man, as he drew a match across his pants and calmly proceeded to light his pipe. —("Herald") . At the Land Board meeting on Thursday the following cash sales were made:— Section 35945, 2Sa 2r 24p, in the Tengawai district, to the Otago and Southland Investment Company; section 36197, G6a, in Shepherd's Bush, to George Roberts;,section 36195, 56a in Geraldine district, to W. K. Macdonald. The Board decided to open two pieces of Crown land at Alford Forest and near Waikari on special conditions, and also to offer the right to occupy Reserve 282 at Rangitata, part of 238 at Rakaia, and 2514 and 2815 near Waimate, for grazing purposes, by public competition. A stack fire occurred on the eveniugof the Ist instant on the property of Mr Duncan Cameron, Springfield. At about 5 p.m. Mr Donald Mackintosh, head shepherd for Mr Cameron, discovered a large stack of oats to be on fire. The stack was situated in a paddock near to some stabling, and the fire had evidently started ut the top, by what means is not known. The stack was thatched and quite dry. There were several men close at hand whose aid was obtained, and by their exertions the fire was put out after about half the rick had been destroyed. Theio was no insurance;, and the,loss is estimated at £3Q. In connection with the breaking-up of the . Ashburton High Schools for the winter holidays -which occured on Saturday a pleasing littie ceremony took place in the shape of a valedictory presentation to the assistant mistress of the Girls' School. This consisted of a gold brooch bearing the initials C( A.G.H.S. " subscribed for by the young ladies as a mark of their esteem and of their regret that Miss Grubb is about to sever her connection with the school. The presentation was made by the Headmaster Mr J. E. Buchanan 8.A., who ex;press§d the kindly sentiments of the donors and their high appreciation of the recipient, and was acknowledged by that lady with much feeling. On Saturday Professor Hicktdn held a second seance in Messrs Bland and Humphery's Yard. There were over a hundred people present. The Professor was supplied with two three-year-olds from Mr Grigg's Station. In fact the Professor had bought them for show purposes at Mr Grigg's sale on Friday. The horses had never been handled, but under the Professor's manipulation they were reduced to perfect quietude and docility in twenty minutes.' So satisfied were some people with the result that at the close of the entertainment, the horses operated upon were sold at a, very much advanced figure, If a very rough 'horse or horses—something fearfully' rough —can be- brought in the Professor will give another entertainment, which will be duly advertised. ■ , A New Jersey inventor claims that he has hit upon a method of establishing permanent peace on earth by the aid of electricity. The inventor's scheme is to produce artificial lightning.^ Thus, far his experiments have been confined within narrow limits, but with the use o.f a smaU. dynamo attached to his invention a slight shock pan b$ produced effective enough to kill the flies in a room 20 feet square. With the use of powerful dynamos, under his plan, a flash of lightning could be directed against an army a mile or so away, and without injury to the party operating the apparatus, scattering death and consternation among the enemy's troops. With powerful dynamos thousands of soldiers could be killed at a flash, and a number of flashes are enough to destroy an .army. The inventor candidly admits that his apparatus will not work during rainy or even damp weather. 1 The best medicine known in SANDER and SONS' EPCALYPTJ EXTRACT, Tests is iminent powerfui effects' in coughs, cold?,' influenza, eto.—the relief ia instantaneous! Thousands give the most'gratifying testimony", His Majesty the King of Italy, and"njf>dioai syndicates all over the globe, are ila patrons, Bead the oscfaf reports that accompany each bottle. We have no oisaogion to offer rewards The official reports of medical pjinjeg and Universities, the official (pommupicatipp pf the Consul-General for Fft'y at J&lboprpe; the diploma awarded International BshibUiop, Amsterdam—all these are nuthontio documents, and, as such, not open to doubt. We $dd here epitome of one of the various ewes 'treaty f>? Siegen, M.D., ?r°teseor^ etc., JJurmcg df th.c jright hand through the ?? olouion of a small oii^toye, £he epidernt's on the volar and palmer side of" the hand cf the thirly-year-old patient was Completely Separated and lifted up as ar as the joint of ihe h&pdr The likewise lifted nails were hanging loop,e, aad h#lf pf the phalanx the nail of the middle finger coaled. TLe wounds,thus contracted healed in three jreeks under aily applications of Eucalyptio Extract dressing. The patient has retained the ful me of the bund.- (Adv 1

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LOCAL AND GENREAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2421, 5 May 1890

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LOCAL AND GENREAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2421, 5 May 1890

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