The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prævalebit MONDAY, MAY 12, 1890. LOCAL AND GENERAL
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A chief in Vancouver Island,' recently, while distributing bounties among his people, did not forget his Great White Mother, Queen Victoria, and handed £20 to the Bishop.for transmission to Her Majesty. ■
The " Wanganui Herald " says that Mr Jellicoe will _stand for Wellington at- the next, election, and is certain to be returned. He is one of the most popular men in Wellington, and is a capital platform speaker. He is a sound Liberal.
The Napier school committee have placed a "merit board " in theschooly oi^l.which the name of the " dux" of each year is io be inscribed. Our Borough School Committee might do worse than follow suit.
Nearly £13,500 worth of Pre-Victorian gold has been received at the Sydney.^ mint, the net.loss on the transaction.being £269. The average-loss in weight of sovereigns was 2*45: grains, and .of half'sovereigns. 2.935 grains a-rpiece. ' - . • L ■--■■•
The- greatest suffer from the Russia 11 influenza since the this country is a new born baby' in Chester, Pa. The child has been- christened La Grippe Berrell. Many other'sufferers have merely died.—" Norristown Herald.
At a ball given in St'Petersbiirg, recently one of the ladies personated "influenza." She called herself Miss Grippe, and was dressed in an Oriental costume, whose high head-dress bore upon it the names of physicians who have written on the sickness, and chemists 1 who haye v largely profited by it. Her dress was a map of Europe, with the infected districts marked, coloured in various tints to show the progress of the malady.
Miss Adela M'Culloch Knight has just achieved the distinction of being the first Australian woman who has taken the M.B. of London. • In 1883 she matriculated at the university of, Adelaide, and won the Elder prize for. physiology. , She then, came to London and , joined the School of Medicine for women in Handel street. '' We are glad to see that there is a prospect of improvement in the wheat market. The "Timaru Herald" says ;—lt was reported to us,on Saturday that sales of prime wheat had been made at 3s per bushel, and that there is every probability of the market still rising. Sales are fairly brisk in oats, but barley is slow to move off.
Writing of one of the most noticeable pictures at the Exhibiton, " The Spirit of Christianity " by G. H. Wattsß.A.,—a large female figure having about the feet four in fant figures, a correspondent of an ex change says:—" Phryne w> could all understand, but' The Spirit of Christianity' was quite beyond the spectators. The story went round that one ancient Otago matron, on looking at the woman and the infant figures,, said, "Eh; sirs, fower at a birth, puir thing; nae wonder she looks bad." \ ,
. There is in the British Museum a care-fully-drawn plan from Tel Lo representing the survey of a Babylonian estate, in which every dimension of each plot of land is figured as carefully as in a modern survey, and the names of the adjacent .properties and boundaries are given. The date of the plan appears to be, according to Mr Boscawen, about2soo B.C, There are now in existence many ancient transfers of, I vnd on the Babylonian plains.
* A number of the -clergy-presented an acl--rh-oaa —ter—Do»ii Jacobs in the Cathedral yesterday afternoon on the occasion of his going to England upon a year's leave of absence. The address expressed recognition of the great services rendered by the Dean to the Diocese during the past forty years, ! and the clergy's best wishes for the enjoyment of his holiday. The Dean in reply, said he would study the methods of Church work at home so as to apply them to the ad vantage of the Church here. The Dean and ftirs Jacob? leave by the Tongariro on Thursday,
A curious sale by auction is to take' place before long in London. A lady, whose one idea whilst she lived was to dress well, died recently very suddenly. She has left an extensive wardrobe, consisting of over 120 dresses, about thirty magnificent mantles, muflb, boas, and handkerchiefs without number. As sho had no near women relatives, all these things are to be brought to the hammer. Many of the dresses cost seventy and eighty guineas. It will be interessing to know for how much they will sell, The number of dresses reminds ono'in a small way of the collection of gowns left by good Queen Bess.
Do the professions pay ? is a question which should be answered after reading the will of Sir William Gull, physician in ordinary to the Queen. The.personalty alcne of that eminent phyßlcian lias been sworn at £344,000. That (says the " Jfall-Mall Gazette ") is one of the largest fortunes that has ever been made purely by professional wqrk. No other physician, no novelist, no painter, no learned couesel has ever, so far as we are aware, acquir/d so great a fortune solely by the work of his brains. The most brilliant fortune that has been made a* i the Parliamentary bar did not, we believe, exceed £300,000; while the £100,000 of Dickensremains about the high water mark of the gains of literature.
Writing of the case of Bernard Cullen the "Timaru Harald" says: A fine of forty «hfllin£3j with the alternatsve of two or three days' imprisonment, would have met the requirements of justf ■ . ";. *'-'"; out in tins colony. But- . ■ ■■!'■;■. .-
his appearance before the court next morning the presiding Justice of the Peace fined him £20, with the alternative of imprisonment for three months. He would have been no more heavily punished had he committed laf ceny, and in the latter case he would most likely have been admitted to probation, supposing it to. have been his first ofience. The sentence was an outrage on common sense, and is the more remarkable because fche Justice of the Peace who saw fit to pass ii£ wt\s for some years a Resident Magistrate 31 anpther parjb in the colony."
The following capital story was told by Mi* Jesse Collins at a gathering of old Devonians in London :—A. South Molton man—one William Stickers, a farmer—came jip to London* on business, and hurriedly left bhfi metropolis a sadder if not a wiser n^an. The honest rustic was walking down Tfarringdpn-street, 1 when he saw a notice in 'front ;of :him: bearing iho fateful words, " Bill Stickers beware !" He walked along, not a little perturbed in spirit, "and to his • great surprise he saw the notice repeated a few yards farther up the street. Finally, at tkft end of the street he came upon this, legend <""*' fyics^rs Willing and Co., give public notice that BjU.^ickers, when caught will be prosecuted with' the utmost rigor of fchjs few." He read this and fled westward nor has j><3 pyer been seen in London since.
, The bpst meiicins known is SANDER and SONS' EUCALYPTi SXTJtMJT. Tests is iminenfc powerful offects in coughs, coJdp, influenza, etc. —tho relief is instantaneous. Thousands give the most gratifying testimony, His M»jesty the King of Italy, and madicai syndicates »U .over the globe, arc its patrons, Bead the official reports that accompany each bottle. We have no occasion to o#er rewards in proof of the genuineness of our references. Tiw official reports of medical olinica and universities, the official communication of the Conoul-Gen^Hil for lialyat Melbourne; the diploma awarded International Exhibition; Amsterdam—all the.so ara ajithentio docuintwits, and, us such, not open to doobi, We add bojfe upitome of onq of the various oaeee treated., by Biege.a, Jsl.D., Profeasor, etc., Burmtg of the right baud through the ex plosion oi a small oil stove, The epidermis on ti»e volor and palmer side of tha band of the thijtly-ye&r.pld patient .was completely separated and lifted up'ss' ar as the fotnt of the hand. The likewise lifted nails w.ere hanging loose, and half of the phalanx 1 the pnil of the middle finger wae^ coaled V£he wnpvds thus contracted healed in'tlireo woeks .undo* applications of Eucalyptio Extract dressing. The patient baa retained the full of t^o ha^ad,- j[Ad? X