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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prævalebit THURSDAY, MAY 29, 1890. LOCAL AND GENERAL

Mr H. Zander informs us that the sale of tickets for his Art Union of Coins closes on Ist June.

Volapuk is now eleven years old, and it is asserted that 5,000,000 persons are able to use it.

The late Due Dc Montpensier left a trifle of over eight millions sterling for division between his widow and two children.

The. London School Board are trying anew and interesting experiment, namely the teaching of laundry work in schools.

The " Sydney Weekly Advocate " of April 19 states that the Rev William Wall has brought' with him to Sydney a gold watch and chain for the Rev Mr Jenyns, who twenty years ago lost it on the Pine Mountain, in Queensland. It had been unearthed by the heavy rains.

In addition to the winter garden, which has cost about £4006, Madame Patti, has built a private theatre at the side of Craig-y----nos Castle. It was desigeed by a Swansea architect, has cost just three times as much as the winter garden, and will be inaugurated by Mr Irving, in October.

' Stanislaus Sitsevifcch,' a wealthy citizen of Liubartpff, Russia, who was severely bitten bt a mad dog thirty years ago, has just died of hydrophobia, after frightful torments. The doctors declare that there is no doubt that the original bite was the cause of the disease.

At a recent snow blockade on the Union Pacific an engineer was hurrying several physicians to' the scene of an accident. A trestle at a certain .point appeared shaky. He made his passengers get off and walk around, it. Then he backed his engine half a mile 1, opened the throttle-valve, and "let her drive." .She went like lightning over the spot of danger, cleared it, and brought the pliysicians to the bedside of the dying and woimded in time to render valuable service.

Mr A. W. Bailey, son of Colonel Bailey, commanding South' Canterbury, who has passed the competitive examination for commissions granted to officers of colonial forces, has been gazetted second lieutenant of the second battalion Middlesex Regiment, now stationed at Kamptee, Central India. Lieutenant Siseley Richard Davidson has also been gazetted from the local military forces, New Zealand, to be second lieutenant of th« Prince Albert's Somersetshire Light Infantry.

President Van Home, of the Canadian Pacific Railway, foresees the certainty that the journey around the world will be made in 38 days within 11 ew years. This will be when the great trans-Asiatic railroad across Russia is completed. With a ship crossing the Arctic in five days, and the journey from the Atlantic to the Paciffc made in • four days, which can be done to-day by whoseevep is willing to pay for it,'all that will be needed will be close conneotiong between boat and rail at every point.

The number of persons who arrived in this colony during the month of April, 1890, was 1233, and the departures were 2115. The arrivals were—From the United Kiugdom, 163; Queensland, 3; New South Wales, 738; Victoria, 234; South Australia, 2; Tasmania, 31; other places, 62. The departures were—To the United Kingdom, 331; New South Wales, 1123 ; Victoria, 411; {"South Australia, 2 ; Tasmania, 53 ; other places, 102. No Chinese "arrived or departed during the mouth.

Mr Robert Matthews has grown upon a portion of Mr E. WaddelFs farm some reremarkablcj root crops, A root of kidney potatoes yielded 241bs weight, one potato measuring 13 inchos in length and weighing •41b.s, A turnip was found that measured 3 feet in cireumfiii'SHPS and weighed 281bs. This was of the variety known as the purple top Aberdeen. A long red mangold weighed 241bs. Although the specimens are selected ones tlus average yiekl of-thc several varieties was extraordinary, and has been thesubject of considerable comment amongst the neighboring fji>mcrs.—" Temuka Leader." '

Over four years ago a sailor was arrested at Lytitelton for using obscene language, and before the time fixed for his appearance hefore the Bench he was admitted to bail. He clj<l not appear when the charge \yas called, but the ca&e was proceeded with, nevertheless, and accused yras sentenced to twentyono days' imprisonment, a wai'i'onfc being issued for his arrest. Nothing more 1 was heftrd C;i him until the other day, when he turned up On board a vessel just arrived from London, and n}uch to his surprise, no doubt, a man in blue quietly requested his company, and lie was sent to gaol to serve the twenty-one days to which he hail been sentenced.—" Lyttelton Times."

Captain Trivier, who is the first Frenchman, that has crossed Africa from the Indian Oceau -to tluj Atlantic, .has met-with an enthusiastic reception in Paris. The journey occupied him five days less than an entire year. According to his statements Tippoo Tib is the veritable monarch of Central /Sirica, and was apprised of the captain's s*j:>*ival two d.s.ys jn advance of his coming by a system of telegraphy peculiar to the natives. It consists of a given number of taps on a primitive drum, taken up and repeated at regular distances by men stationed for that purpose, and so the intelligence is rapidly transmitted across great tracts of country.

Master Henry Quealy of the Little Lord Fauntleroy Company is (says the *' Dunedin Herald ") a remarkable child. He is a native of Sydney, and just eleven year 3 old. Since he was 4 he has been connected in one capacity or another with the stage, and during tjie last two or three years has been permanently engaged with Brough a»d Boucicault. fl|s line is comedy with a dash of step dancing, and in the latter department he is acknowledged the premier juvenile of Sydney. He is a bright intelligent lad, and hie physique specifilly iits lihn for comedy. He is quite at home on the stage, and never happier when- "on." He is a universal pet with t/iiG company, and during his short connection wilU iljem has made rapid strides in his profession, and i/idg fair to make a jaanie for himself in the future. H<s father fy-'av^Js with him in order to keep the boy's i '"■---i2.-i :i-- r -n the mark. i ■■■ i .'.■■■" aacount of sisal is from a recognised auMioriky \-Jl A. rival to jute in the American market has recently sprung up Ul the fibre known as henequen, qv sisal hem]), xj/jrjved mainly from the thick fleshy leaves of tlj*? A^ave sisalana (Perrine) a native of Yucatan, WJM!?'§ it is now largely cultivated, partly also from other species of agave, including the maguey. "Henque<i Jias also been introduced into British Honduras and the West fudies. The export of this fibre from Mexico, chiefly t,o the United States, Jjas now reached a value of luore fljan £500,000 ; a.ml ;\s a sack made from jlliis fibre, though stronger ih%n a jute sack, costs onty lOd jn New York, a<)/l yeighs pnly two pounds, while a jute sack costs Jeand weighs from three to three and a half pouVu, j£ is likely to go on increasing. The libre is also lapgoly used for cordagfe. Fprinerly^a great obstacle to the use of the Mexican üb^s in manufactures i\wse from the difficulty <.f extraction from the loaf^ but this hos been overcome by the invention of a jjiiichinc for the purpose." The liounds met at Scott's Hotel on Monday, the Queen's Birthday, the holiday attracting a iarg<j Jield "of ridor^ quite 10Q horsemen being present, Avith a fair sprinkling of ladies. About a dozen traps also followed the chase as far as the roads «'<Hild allow. The hounds threw oif in the second pad.d<!#k from the Domain corner on the Lagmoiir estate, and found almost immediately, but the hares v» «**« so abundant that the pack were continually changing. Owing to the bad scent, resulting froiutlie .dry state of the grounil, and. the bright s.ou, oc kill n,nd the sport was rather poor. Tlie hounds worked admirably, but the contained a number oj: vitivvz whose ideas of crowd following a pack are somewhat* contracted, and these inexperienced ones kept pi-esfsin^' oil the hoimds in the most repfehensibftj manner, seeming to thipk that in the day's sport the hounds were of no account. The work of the hounds was thus spoiled, r,ji well as the sport of everybody who cared for ,the genuine work they had came out for. The next me<ft wjjl be at Lyndliurst to2nom>w,

The big potato season is now in. Messrs Drummond and Agnew, of Burneide, Upper Otaio, show in Timaru two kidney potatoes, the pair weighing five pounds.

The " Press" understands that Mr R. E. N. Twopeny, late editor of the "Otago Daily Tunes," intends to contest either Dunedin or suburbs at.the next elections.

The Christchurch cabman have appointed a Committee to look up the case against Constable Kelly, and send a reply to the Railway Commissioners ; also to take steps for the formation of a Union.

There were only three cases heard at the R.M. Court to-day, in each oi: which judg-' ment was given for plaintiff in default of defendant's appearance. The cases were—' J. Gudsellv. J. Bamber, 2s4d ; J. Gudsellv. W. Hill, 17s 7d ; and H. Zander v. J.^W. Sutherland, £56 10s. The meanest man in Otago has been unearthed. An exchange says:—A Dunedin trader despatched -,to Roslyn's heights . a youth of tender years with a pretty considerable load of goods for a lady resident. The articles were not approved of, and the 1 tender-hearted lady, seeing that the lad was a good deal exhausted, 'handed him threepence to ride back on the tramcar. The lad,' with a simplicity and faithfulnesß not often found in colonials, finding no car.ready to start, trudged off with the goods, and on arriving at the shop pulled out the theeepence and related, the circumstances under which it was given.' The tradesman coolly took the threepence and placed it in his own till; teffing the lad to go on with his work.; These are facts.

The best medicine known is SANDER and SONS' ECUCALPTI FXTRACT. Test its eminent powerful effects in coughs, colds, influenza, etc.—the relief is instantaneous. Thousands give the most gratifying testimony. His Majesty the Kong of Italy, and medical syndicates all over the globe, are its patrons. Read the official reports that accompany each bottle. We have no occasion to offer rewards in proof of the genuineness of our references. The official reports of medical clinics and universities, rthe official communication of the Consul-General for Italy at Melbourne; the diploma awarded International Exhibition, Amsterdam—all these are authentic documents, and, as such, not open to doubt. We add here epitome of one of the various cases treated by Siegen, M.D., Professor, etc. Burning of the-right hand through the explosion of a small oil stove. The epidermis on the volar and palmer side of the hand of the thirty-year-old patient was completely separated and lifted up as far as the joint of the hand. The likewise lifted nails were hanging loose, and half of the phalanx of the nail of the middle finger was coaled. The wounds thus contracted healed in three weeks under daily "application of Eucalypti Extract dressing. The patient has retained the.full us of the hand.—(Advt.) 1

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prævalebit THURSDAY, MAY 29, 1890. LOCAL AND GENERAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2437, 29 May 1890

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