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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prævalebit THURSDAY, MAY 15, 1890. LOCAL AND GENERAL

Buffalo Bill has been cheated at Naples by the successful forgery of 2000 francs' worth of tickets for his show. "',The Registrar-General ' estimates "*tn"a"t Vl there is'"about one''centenarian 1/io evjery i 27", IC>oo'i<edple-in-)the United Kingdom, j A SEortsman.,in Waikato ..fired at-^,^ tiare and accidentally his dog, which I had costhiili£2s'.' / '' " , , .;,' t ,"'.'. i , The '/.Nortli,Qtago Times '^'has-n.eard.ojf a large sale of .wheat, made ,'at' Oamaru; o^ The parcel consisted Jof.about 15015 bag 3 Tuscan,and about? 1300 b'a:gs!velvet,' and the "price was 3s 2d f.o.b. , ' ■' ■'. I '-

f He was looking for a ' rich wife' and' thought he was on the trail.'' " I love ydu," he said to'her in 1 rich, warm tones,' "mjore than I can tell you in words'."' "You'd better-try figures," she replied !coldly,jfor 1 she'was not so greenas she looked. •'■ j 'The 'New .Zealand Alliance isVaboutj to renew 1 ifa.cru'sade' against'the 'ligjuor'traffic +han-ever. They are 4°w /.n-i' 1: ->i i i->-:'. .-(.-court 'orpni-in^ agent and lecturer,• at 'a salary of" iiliou! £250,. with.a,year's engagement. .i <■•,'■; .< ■ \

Major Dane, of the 1 'United States Army, who' will'Ve"remembered"as having "visited New Zealand-'a' year or so ago, has arranged to deliver seventy-five lectures througljout the United Kingdom, 'his 'Subject being |the Australasian Colonies. ;

According to, French papers the Madrid gallery has lately received,' as a gift from the Duchess',!'Dowager -de Pastrana, 225 pictures, among which are said to be Van l)ycks,- Rubenses, <Teniorses, Mengses, and other fine worts. . A celebrated. lawyer" said'j that the three most troublesome'clients he ever haltl were— jti young 'lady wlib wanted to' be: irfarriedy • a ' married woman who wanted a divorce, and'an old' maid who didn't know what! she j wanted. '...••;,"' -•, ■, „

■ : Miss Brady, an elderly spinster .who! sued a young man of ,22 for breach bf_ pronlis'e of ' irtarriage, has been awarded 6 cents damages at New York.' She claimed 10,000 dollars. The'case caused intense amusement in Court, especially when the letters were..read.; In several of them the defendant alluded to his elderly sweetheart as his kitten. „".. i Papers do make dreadful, slips sometimes. In reporting a'fancy, drdsa ball;;recently, ; the report,er • of.. a,, contemporary,. .gravely announced 'in its 1; ' of <--"-;-!--.• : " Ajhl Miss Hales was ..■:.■■ ■'.' ;■■ „ .•.;.':.-i as Folly." Rather i--.'..:'. o-. w.-. \--ji .: I-. iyEleven families, comprising 52 people, were evicted at.Clongorey, on the estate of Mr Penthdny 0. Kelly." With one exception the holdings consisted of patches of reclaimed bog. ' The eviction of Mrs Kate Dunne ihad to be abandoned, as she,was in a,dying state when visited. • ' j

wilful vibjlicu. j Here is a cure for drunkenness :—'Half an ounce .of ground quassia steeped in a pint of vinegar is recommended highly as a cure for drunkenness. A teaspoonful in a ljttle water should be taken every time the liquor thirst.is felt. It satisfies the craving iand produces a feeling of stimulation andstrength. Victorian exporters of wheat appear to obtain very much better prices than New ■Zealand exporters are able to command. Goldsbrough Mort and Co. report on'the Ist hist. " wheat has ruled very firm during the month for all good milling and' shipping; parcels from 3s 6d to 3s 8;1, with old realising up to 3s lOd." Sheep feeding --1 '""is, to'say the least of it, an •.. . jumstancc. A drover was driving a flock of sheep from Stnwoil to Hamilton, saysiv oom-oopomiout of the "Leader," when grasshoppers in millions passed over. The sheep devoured all within their reach ■ greedily, and 'appeared -to bs greatly delighted with what they evidently considered a dainty'repast. ' ; Fran Megdalene Poriza, the oldest woman in Vienna, died, recently .at the age of>lls years.—An old pensioner, named' James McKinna; who resided near Newry, and who took piirtjn the battle of, Waterloo and other engagements, ilitjd o,n. the {jlst idt, at ,tlie of 109. Ho retained , all l^is facilities tq the end, and was able to; read without?the aid of glasses. „. ' i In connection with the very valuable letter on " Feedmg Sheep on Oats " by Mr Heri'mg kindly forwarded to us for publication by Mr UUiyci'ifcmay be mentioned that Mr Herr--ing was while at Home a member of a Council of Agriculture and had the honor of furnishing to Mr Gladstone informations on agricultural matters, wliich that statesman made use of iv those portions of his cele-' brated Midlothian speeches wliich dealt' ■'" i _--~ ■>*■-—i —-r—i, acknowledghig'Mr ; |]i ■. ■.. ■ . ■ ;•■ . '■ very kindly lnaiiner.

Mr John Jackson gi Kennode Street has shown us the finest sample qt potatoes ;Ave have seen for a long time. They are Suttpn's "Plourbiill" and are ths second crop this season, having been planted on the 2nd January. Thirteen tubers weigh lT^lbs, one of them turning' the 1 scale at i§lb. Mr Jackson has grown no less that three crops in succession \of American Earlies this year. Fivepcnce for a pair of boots cannot be regarded' I'as extravagant. A well-known firm in South London offered to supply the Guardians of St, Saviour's, Southwauk, with boots and shoes at prices ranging from the number, of, coppers, mentioned to thg stately sum of one shilling. Not, be it understood, for the personal wear of the guardians themselves, but for the feet of the paupers whom they have under their charge. Some i members of. the. Board declared th^t .boots could not be produced at such figures except under the'''sweating «y^"»v.'> wHi« mi flin other hand it-was state ■ . ■ :■■•■ i ■ !-.:. .. thfl offer paid good wages to theiremploye.es At al] events, ten guardians against eiffht have decided thafi even paupers are entitled to more substantial, f f not more showy, foot-" ge:w than caij 1 ■«■ '-.. ? / ■'■■ 3. \-~ ryr, ■ und anewtender ■■ ■ ■ >■- ■.-!»«■.!■•:. . The following ■<■■■. ■:■■;'-. IV ie ! of Wales and a "■■ .■ :"■ ■ ' :..:=: ')-ie night lately, the Prince mu\ tjjq Puke-of Edinburgh were returning home rather late. When they passed Joe the well-kno>vn 'tater man in Pall Mall, they took a fancy to taste his wares, and were accommodated/by Joe with a fed,hot baked potato, from tlie can, for which they p;;4d a penny each, and proceeded on their way. Joe Jjad recognised His customers, and on tlie very liext day his "tater" pan was decorated Avith a glaring gilt sign showing the three feathers and the legend, " Purveyoirto H.R.H. the Prince of Wales."' He stationed his apparatus opposite Marlborough House, to the Prince's mingled ainuseui<mt and dismay. The Prince sentan equerry to order him away, but Joe. refused to budge, and kept on doing a pushing business. At, last the Prince ordered Sir Francig Kuollys to buy him. off, arid the feathers Avere" removed. " ' . The Ijest medicine is Sander and Sons' Kucalpyti Extract.' Test its eminent powerful effects in coughs, colds, influenza,'etc.— the relief is instantaneous, Thousands give the most gratifying testimony. Hifi Majesty the King of Italy and medical syndicates all over -fclijf world are -its patrons. Read- the official reports fcfyafc. accompany eacl^ bpttle. We have no occasion to offer rewards in proof of the genuineness of our references. The official reports of medical clinics and universities, the official communications. of the Conuii-General for Italy at Melbourne; the diploma awarded International Exhibition, Amrsterdam —all these are authentic documents, and-, as such, not open to doubt. We .add here epitome of otic of the various cases treated fit t]ig fclinic of Schultz, M.D. Professor, etc.— "Q. B-, 24 years old; congestional abscess on the thigh. Incisions made in two places. Although Ljstcp'g dressing Avas applied, the secretion became, two days later, very, copious, alicl had adopted a' 'fffitid decomposed character. The temperature rose enormously. In consequence the dressing wag removed, and in its place Avere made during ' ".-. -: ■■"•'■ *■'■■ :.- x:'--witli Euwilyi- ."■■■ ■ >' ■ "■■ ■"' V dl. 8' appeared very soon, the fever abated within :i. few days, :'iud tlie iKiticn.t rucovurod after UV ?-it)so of f-cvcnil v cekf. In this iiihtimce We ui'i'iM not 10-so sight of the facl il\al. Lho lattei' irciilmcnL L-:ival Hie pationi's life."—. (Advt.) 3 i

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prævalebit THURSDAY, MAY 15, 1890. LOCAL AND GENERAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2430, 15 May 1890

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prævalebit THURSDAY, MAY 15, 1890. LOCAL AND GENERAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2430, 15 May 1890

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