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The Ashburton Guardian Magna et Veritas et Præevalebit SATURDAY, MAY 17, 1890. LOCAL AND GENERAL.

An extensive discovery of plumbago is reported to have been made in the vicinity of Danevirke. It is proposed to start a fortnightly Maori newspaper in Napier. Mr J. Grind'ell,' editor of the defunct "Maori Gazette," will have chief control. * > ■ Tasmania has decided to hold an Industrial Exhibition at Laiulceston, opening in November- next. ' The buildings, '-according to present arrangements, will cover about an acre of ground. Applications for space close oir> July Ist: . . , Forty tons 5 cwt of boiled rabbits and ,18 bales of rabbitskins were shipped a few days ago from the Marlborough 'Meat ,-Woi'ks per s.s. Neptune, transhipped to | the s.s'.' , Arawa. The consignment iis intended 1 foV the London Market. ..'''■ '..■■- , :if „! A ■ igeiitlemah who; sent • 60,000 sheep •to T: 1 Avr- r,~ ''.-3.last two,years, says he t-■ .■■ • • !«> ■'■ ■■■'believing that'in 1892 the export of sheep from the West Coast between Nov T"-.-r ~','\ ,'ii ] Wellington will .exceed one "■ I 1 ■i. ' ' ' .' ' ; A,Maori specialist doctor .present at Karoi where he is devoting-/himself to the cure of asthma, whichis so prevalent amongst "thenatives. r ,,reported to have cured #00 casts, and intends coming. through to Wanganuito treat'any'of'his fellow Maoris who maybe in want of medical attention. Mr. the ex-Emperor of Brazil's violinist,' is making a sensation in London. W ( hite is a negro, and is forty years of age, and of superb presence. He has, according to an excellent critic, a beautiful bow arm, fine large; ;tbne", a great deal of sentiment,' and tremendous execution. = An extraordinary case of whisky poisoning was investigated lately by the Boston coroner. ■>£ seven-year-old'lad named Walter Robinson got up early on Sunday morning, climbod up )to the top f, shelf in'a qupbqard, and'seized a .bottle ■ containing raw< whisky, of, which he; drank fully a glassful: He at- '( - ii 1--'; !■•: -.' '■.[•■'■■.:i-butfell,dotfn,lapsed '•■■■•' ■ ' ■ •'' '■, -. ■ died ma few hours. ■'A philanthropic experiment of an 1 interesting kind is about,to W made, in Essex. It is to ta,ke ; the shape, of a. test farm for the unemployed. A farm of thirty-two acres is to-be rented near .one of the Essex wateringplaces,, with a view p(,,;besting.and giving another chance to men who have fallen out of the ranks of labour,." but seem (deserving of a helping hand. ' The cost of the experiment' is tb'T>e '£500. ' '; ' '' ( : •,, A Cossack officer named PrevtzofTis taking :a horseback ride. fr--*r IV :1 v.t^^. ,: !.. on the riy,er. jAinopr. ■■ :.'■ ■■• .■>; ■. , to St Petersburg, a'di'. ■. ■ <.'.\'i-■'-■■. . He goes quite alone on an ordinary cavalry horse and carrying his provisions with him. He started in November and was last;seen by a party of merchants near Irkutsk, was in good health and spirits, and had made about a quarter of .the distance;, He expects to ■ reach St Petersburg in April-, /It will be the longest ride on record. , ■ • ■■ ■ \ i ' ■ Chicago proposes" to house the World's Fair of 1892 in the highest structure the world has ever seen. It is to haVe a central tower of' steel 1000 feet high, supporting a roof 3000 feet hi diameter,'carriei upon cables without'a single column. It will resemble a colossal iron tent. 'Thei'e will be an unbroken area on the main floor of 162 acres, which is ! double the area of the Paris Exhibition. i Above the roof it is proposed to continue the ■ tower several hundred feet above the height of M. Eiffel's. As it is uncertain where the money will come from, further accounts of ' these intended ma"vels are reserved for the present. ' ' , The Hon Alfred Herrington, a member of the Georgia Legislature from Emmanuel £omity, and a leading Democrat, has broken | \he matrimonial record in that State by I marrying three. s.jstars,'' Whilst th.c first wife was living he lj£.' • ' ' ' ''.ward the education of his ■ ■ ■ . . a younV girl. Then in time !»>• married the seooud; sister—the one lie had educated. The secon d • wife's place in school was taken by a third 1( sister. It was Mr Herrington's pride that ['the children should grow up cultured and , refined, and he spared no expense in giving. j the third sister—as he had given the sec and i-rr-tlje bejsj; of educations. Now he has married die third sister. The following pqlitioaj jnimours arc [ gathered from a variety of sources :—lt is r.ot improbable that Mr Horace Baker may ■ stand i'or the Waipawa seat at the ' coining ! election. The Woodvillo Examiner give 3 I currency to a statement that Mr Tanner will oppose Mr Onnond at the election for t!i# Napier seat. It is understood that Mr | W.J. Barker intends to contest the Hawkc'a j'iay seat. Mi? J^agnelles, solicitor, is spoken of as a probable candidate for Napier in the Liberal ■ interest. It is stated tutu S{i> Walter Buller lias received an invitation to .stand for, an Otago electorate, and also for one hi the province of Wellington. He has not yet determined whether he will remain in the colony. Mr Bryce has had the offer of a seat in which his supporters guarantee him a walkover—la North Island seat. Pad?' " ■■'. ■■ ' ■ ■* -id by thieve 3 who kej; * ■■ » . of the cliiet stores, and had made |j(M)J:e gems ;to imitate !' '■' ■■' , 1 ;; 1 Then on a * given day . ■ ■ gang visited the different 'stores, made small purchases, looked at the jewellery displayed in the windows, but declined to buy on account of the 'high price. They succeeded in nearly cvpry instance, however, in substituting thd imitation jewel)evy for'the X'eal and got away with a great .deal of property without detection. The ■ "■■■'.'■ ■ — a new system, - ■ ■ i ' ." ' ■ only in their windows, keeping the real gems insjde.: A curious sgene occured on the Strand on April Ist. Viscount Hinton, ,who made himself notorious by playing the .clown in pantomimes, and has also undoryoHu 'ii))pvisonment for robbery, was grinding a Un.ud organ, accompanied by his wife. A gentle.*uiwa endeavoured to persuade Hinton to desist, offering him a clerkship on the Stock Exchange. -/Ihe offerAvas loudjy declined in the presence of 500 people. Hinton, who !•■• keir to ,the Earl of Paulett, swore he would never alter'the course of his life till the Earl dicß, During this exhibitisn, Lady Hinton passed rniujil the hat and collected coppers. A novel industry lj<is recently been started oir the Combahce Kivea',- in ihe lower part of South .Carolina, on a rice plantation. A Jocal hunter, starts put in his boat about ■ *iusjf avith his gun. When it is quite dark ho lighjtS;} bijll's-^ye lantern and ties it to his forehead, 'This enables him to see alligators a distance of one Jjimdred yards, lying on the bank, so he is enabled tf) come within very clo3e range before shooting them. He is a good shot and kills on an average about ten alligators every night. After the hunt, the skins arc taken off and Ijiwkoil with salt in barrels. The tail is sold' U> negroes, whp prize it highly. The skins are shipped ,to a fknj in Jacksonville, Flu., whore they realise about 70 or SQ cents each. The hunter buries the head of evony alligator he kills, and in a few months the teeth fall out or will come out with little oub'le, and command a good price. , .'•

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The Ashburton Guardian Magna et Veritas et Præevalebit SATURDAY, MAY 17, 1890. LOCAL AND GENERAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2432, 17 May 1890

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The Ashburton Guardian Magna et Veritas et Præevalebit SATURDAY, MAY 17, 1890. LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2432, 17 May 1890