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LOCAL AND GENERAL

The R.M.S. Ruapehu sailed from Plymouth on Saturday last.

The oak stair-case of a new hotel in Lon don cost £10,000.

During the twelve years of the rule of Pope Leo sixty-five cardinals have died.

It is stated that Rider Haggard will soon visit Mexico for a long sojourn there to collect materials for a new novel.

-Russia is building one big ironclad to be called the Three Patriarchs, and another which will do battle under the name of the Twelve Apostles.

A herd of forty-seven elephants was recently captured in a single drive in the.*Garo Hills in India. The mauager of the drive has caught 150 elephants within two months

Bears have become so thick in the mountains of Isere, bordering on Savoy, in France, that the inhabitants have organised bear drives, but these have been unsuccessful. . ■ '

At a sale of Chinese porcelain in New York recently a very small rouge-box, less than two inches in diameter, was sold for £30. Its price was gained by its delicate peach-blow tint.

It has been decided to make Brussels a seaport by the construction- of a canal capable of admitting ships of 1000 tons burden. An English syndicate has just accepted the contract for the rwork. '•.- •,.,:/

The following are tl\e Hospital returns for the .month of May: In: Hospital fst of month, 11-} admitted during irtontb; 15; .discharged", 13 } died, 1. Remaining* in! hospital Ist of June, 1890, 12;""--- ~—~~.~w« A person abusing another to Churchill said he was so insufferably dull that if you said a good thing he 1 did not understand it. c' Pray, sir," said Churchill, " did you ever try him ?" :

A Venetian glass manufacturer is said to be making and selling bonnets by the thousand. The glass cloth of which they are made has the same shimmer and brilliancy of color as silk, and is impervious to water. Letters from places, beyond the colony addressed as under were received at the Ashburton Post Office during the month' of March and are still unclaimed, .viz.," Mr Burgess, Mr Moore, Mrs West.

In different parts of the world, under the auspices of sixteen different societies, there are twenty-seven vessels engaged in missionary work. ' Six of these are employed in the Pacific Ocean and sixteen of them along the coast or on the rivers of Africa.

The Matron of the Hospital desires to acknowledge with .thanks receipt "bf flowers and fruit from Mesdames Lea, A. Orr, Somerville, and Adams ; books and periodicals from Mesdames Baxter and Somerville, a parcel of old linen from Mrs Stevens, and three hares from Mr E. Simpson for the use of the inmates.

A clergyman was sent for suddenly to a cottage, where he found a man in bed.. " Well, my friend," said the pastor, " what induced you so send for me?" The patient, who was rather deaf, appealed to his wife: " What did he say '(" "He says," shouted tho woman, " what the deuce did you send for him for ?"

Typhoid fever is still prevalent in New Zealand. Durjng April the deaths from typhoid fever increased from six to eleven. Of these seven occured in Wellington ; two each m Auckland and Dijnedin. Influenza caused one death in April in each of the four cities. Diphtheria caused one death in Wellington. The morality from cliarrhneal diseases was much the greatest in Wellington —namely, seven deaths, all of children; against one death in Auckland and two iv Duncdin.

A discovery has been made which shows that the love of our ancestors for drinks spiced with cinnamon was fully justified. What were not the Dutch ready to do to procure cinnamon and other spices for their mulled wines, and what wonders of navigation did they not accomplish in their lumbering vessels in order to fill the spice boxes of their housewives? Dr Chamberland, M. Pasteur's chief assistant, has just discovered that cinnamon is fatal to the typhoid microbe, which niust-lnfoMfc_tl)«"lu<J8l«l» wains of Uvo Netherlands.

What a mistake the Australian exporters of butter are making, says the "European Mail/ in flooding the London market with it for about a Meek, and then sending over none for a month pr so, If a trade js to be established, a comparatively small quantity ought to he sent over weekly or fortnightly, or otherwise, with large quantities on the market, the returns will always be comparitively small with a perishable article. The above hint is afc the suggestion of sqveral well-known importers interested in the Australian butter trade, and who are of opinion that organisation of despatch is much wanted ou the other side.

An experiment- was made the other day cit Rockhainpton, with apparently highly satisfactory results, with Q - ■■--■-'■ --. J Northcote's "safety rein," ■• :■ !. • ,•'. „■. : to bo a certain check against the vagaries of " bolting," and otherwise vicious and refractory horses. The device is simple enough, and it simply com '■' . ' ".."'..,; a, rein tp the crupper, and ::. ■ .-. , : ■ ■■■ ■■..:. ringson both sides of the belly band, and on to the band, passing it hence into the' driver's hand, It does not interfere in the least with the freedom of the animal's action, but tlic instant it shows signs of kicking or bolting or rearing, or in any way "going to market," the rein is tightened, and the horse is brought up "all standing." At Roekhampton some of the most vicious horses were harnessed up, and in no siiigle instance did the appliance fail. to instantly control them.

At a recent sitting of the Surgical Congress, held in Berlin, Professor Gluck gave an exhibition showing a most valuable advance in surgery, namely, the successful substitution of catgut, ivory, and bone freed from chalk for defects in bones, muscles, and nerve sinews. The juices of the bo^y are sucked up in the inserted material, thereby establishing the junction of the separated ends, Avithout any shortening of the part. He presented the cases of patients in whom there had been an insertion of from six to ten centimetres of catgut to supply defects in the leaders of the hands, to which complete mobility had been restored. This cure has previously been impossible. In the case of another patient, Professor Gluck removed a tumour from the thigh, causing a considerable defect in the bone. He inserted ivory, and no shortening ensued. In another case, he removed a large piece of nerve in the groin and inserted catgut, and the functions remained completely satisfactory. These are considered wonderful achievements.

Last night Mrs Baeyertz addressed a crowded audience in the Hall, choosing for her subject the incident recorded in St. Mark x., 17-22, from which she delivered a most impassioned appeal to the unsaved, and gave a touching account of her own conversion from Judaism to Christ. In the course of her story she told her audience that she was, she believed, the only Jewess in the world now preaching the Gospel. She is, perhaps, as elorfuent a preacher as has ever witnessed for God in Ashburton, and her recapitulation of what she had to sacrifice when she left Judaism and embraced Christ—position, wealth, the fellowship of her kindred (at whose hand she suffered ostracism so complete that she* only heard of her father's death through the. columns of the daily press, and her name was omitted from the listof I ' ' ■"■ ■ ' . ..;..; ; i,toudiinS few c, o :■■■■■ '■ ■ ' power. To-night she speaks again to a mixed audience, but on Wednesday her service will be for women and girls only, and on Thursday she will speak to men" and boys only. Holloway's Pills.—Weary" of Life— Derangement of the liver is one of the niost efficient causes of dangerous disease, and the most prolific source '--f "■.-,.■■ :.,;-i ' nforebodings which are ■». ■ •■ .•.'■,..■■■ A few doses of these noted ;■:'' ' ..' in dispelling low spirits, ;■.■! ■■ i,, " .. » ! covert attacks zmide on the nerves by excessive heat, impure atmosi)hero, over-indul-gence, or exhausting excitement. The i shattered constitution may derive benefit from Holloway's Pills, which will regulate disorderd action, brace the nerves, increase the energy of the intellectual faculties, and revive the failing memory. By attentively studying the instructions for taking these ' pills, and explicitly putting them in practice, | the most desponding will soon ieel confident of a perfect recovery,

A woman in Edinburgh identified the dead body of a man found in Leith harbour as that of her husband. While proceeding to arrange for-the funeral the supposed widow accidently met her missing husband.

People with weakened nerves require usually, a larger quantity of water than those whose brains and nerves are - strong. It aids in the digestion of food by making it soluble, aud seems to have a direct tonic effect.

A lad, 15 years of age, took the liberty of kissing a servant girl whom he r!""i<toi +1y meton the highway near Totnes. lor iiiihe was sentenced to six weeks' hard labour. After ""being confined'for ten days, the boy was liberated by order of the Home Secretary. ' ■" - " ■ ---'--■- • ... .-,-,_. -.

"'■ At a special meeting of the General Committee of the United Friendly Societies' Dispensary held at Dunedin on Friday last the following proposal by the. Board of Management was favorably received:— "That it is desirable that one or more medical practitioners be appointed at a fixed salary without the right of private practice." , The report which gamed currency that the Duke of Cambridge, was about to resign his office as commander-ih-chief is not true, it seems. The wish may have been father to the thought, but at the Mansion House recently the Duke informed his audience that he felt quite up to,the work- physically and, meutally, and intended to retain his high office. " , . -Mr James Dent, Lauriston', has had his sheep worried by dogs, probably by greyhounds. Between Saturday and Sunday last no less than thirteen fine lambs were either killed or torn so badly aa to necessitate their being destroyed. He thinks greyhounds are the culprits. Persons owning such dogs in that neighborhood should keep an eye on them in order to prevent further mischief.

An indescribable reign of terror is spreading itself like a black fog over St Petersburg. AH the local prisons are so crowded with arrested students that impromptu places of detention are being provided, and half the people one meets on the street are'out <striv ing to secure influence to aid the release of some son or brother is imprisoned. Many of these are young men who belong to prominent families, and some are nobles.

Mr Charles Warner, the actor, who is now playing at the Theatre Royal, in Melbourne, has accepted an offer sent by cable from Mr Augustus Harris, of the Drury Lane Theatre, London, to create a part in a new and original drama, the name of which has not been divulged, but with which it has been arranged that the autumn season at Drury Lane shall be opened. Mr Warner intends to return' to* Melbourne next year, and take up the management of a theatre in that city. In the midst of the almost impenetrable forest in the State of Chipas, in Southern Mexico, a discovery of great archtelogical importance, in the shjtpe of a lost Aztec city, has been made. The ruins of this city, which was evidently of large dimensions, are still in an excellent state of preservation, and show that their primitive builders must have, been possessed of good skill and taste. A broad and exceedingly well paved carriageroad has also been traced from one of the principal gates "of this ancient town in a straight line for several miles through the dense foliage of : the forest.. The discovery, by M. Megnin, that" hares as well as cows are liable to consumption elicits this comment from Dr Andrew Wilson:—"This shows the far-reaching nature of the ailment, but there is at 'least one interesting point about this disease that deserves mention—namely, the faot that it is the vegetable-feeding animals which it selects for attack. The flesh-feeders seemto escape its ravages entirely. This is a nut for my vegetarian friends to crack. If, as. they do assert cancer is likely to be a disease favored by a flesh dietary, they will have to balance the account by putting down tuber- ( culosis to the credit of the vegetable eaters." The Dublin correspondent of the "Daily Graphic " writes :—" A Chinese lady .of high rank is staying at present at the Rectory, Clontarf, with Miss Bradshaw, the rector's daughter, whom she accompanied recently from China. The Celestial male travels to a limited extent, but etiquette or religion has hitherto compelled Chinese ladies to stay at home. Our visitor, if not the very first,- is certainly the second Chinese lady of rank who has visited Europe. Her object in eomiiig is to interest the ladies of this country in the religious welfare of Chinese women. -Through-rarr-lirtGrpretur— aho muflo. n. profcty and graceful speech the other night to|an audience in the Clontarf Parochial Hall, i She dresses in great taste, and VQiy richly. ' Sorrowfully we state what we would gladly noutradictv, namely, that her feet are not more than three inches long. To think that such things should be seen in the land of I Nora Creina." j

The best medicine known is SANDER and SONS' EUCALYPTI EXTRACT. Test- its eminent powerful effects in coughs, colds, Influenza, etc,—^the relief is instantaneous. Thousands give the most gratifying "^testimony. His Majesty the King of Italy,'(and medical syndicates all over the globe are its patrons, head the official reports that accompany each bottle. Mosler, M.D., Professor University,' Griefswald, reports : —*The Eucalypti Extract proved magnificently successful in very severe contusions, bruises, spi ains, wounds, scaldings, broken ribs, and limbs. ("Medical Journal," Nov., 1881.) In diseases of the kidneys, either" active congestion" or suppression, (urcemai) or albuminuria,. dropy, lithargy, nothing will equal | in its action Eucalypti Extract. Doses, five to six drops, Mosler, M.D., Professor, University, Griefswald, reports :—Diphtheria. Tonsils continually coherent presenting | ulcers with white exudats. Cured in fourteen days. Surgical Clinic of Prof. M'lntyre, College of Physicians and .- Surgeons, St. Louis—Scirrhus of Breast—Excision Eucaypti Extract employed. No swelling, heat, or discoloration. • Cured in fourreen daj's —(Advt.) ' ■ ■ 4 '

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LOCAL AND GENERAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2431, 3 June 1890

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LOCAL AND GENERAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2431, 3 June 1890

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