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LOCAL AND GENERAL

Labour prophets' predict that next summer will be one of strikes all over Europe.

The Bible was translated into six new' languages last year.

Coaches on the Prussian State railways are generally heated by steam. A clock at Rouen, Prance, runs fourteen years without winding.

In Holland blindness is rarer than in an' other European 'country. :

Emm Pasha has entered the service of Germany, in Africa,, at a salary of, £10,00 a year. 4 ;

The Berlin Labour Conference decided to prohibit the workingof 12-year-old children.' It is stated that a railroad is to be built from Jerusalem to a point on the coast of Palestine.

The " Post" urges that £25,000 should be devoted to the representation of the Colony at the Chicago Exhibition." ':

A man has been arrested in Melbourne on a charge of paying, his .honeymoon* expenses with valueless ,cheques , . _> 5

The influenza visited Greenland last May in an epidemic form before it hadbeenheard of by the rest of the world. ; ; ' r

Mr Spurgeon's church received .310 new members on their baptism ast year. J The total membership is now set down as 5354.

Seventy English Roman Catholics, including the Duke of Norfolk and the Bishop of Clifton, have started on a pilgrimage to Palestine. -

While the Van Tassels were preparing'for a balloon ascent in Brisbane, a pole used for the purpose of getting the balloon in position fell and killed a boy named Reid. , >

An old liish prophecy declares that, when an O'Doherty rules in Deny and an O'Donnell in Raphoe, Ireland will be free. Dr O'Doherty is now * Bishop of Derry, and Dr O'Donrell Bishop of Raphoe.

An independant is a man who leaveß the other party to join our party. A renegade is a man who leaves our party to join the other. An offensive partisan is a man who belongs to the other party and sticks to'it.

The "Taieri Advocate" hears that al* though he has not yet announced any definite opinion on the matter, Mr J. 0. Buckland has an eye on the Taieri seat at the general election.

A political speaker accused a rival of " unfathomable meanness," and then, rising to the occasion, said, "I warm him not to persist in his disgraceful course, or he'll find that two can play at that game !"

The Attorney-General of Kansas says, concerning the effect of Prohibition : "1 he county gaols throughout the State are comparatively empty, and rhe number of convicts in the penitentiary is growing less."'

It cannot be too deeply impressed on the mind that application is the, price to be paid for mental acquisitions, and that it is as absurd to expect them without it as to expect a harvest where the seed has not been sown.

Daughter—"Pa, RUr Slim and I were discussing which was the preferable, 'he will go,'or 'he shall go.' What do you say?" Pa (looking at his watch) —"As it is J 1.30 o'clock, I should say 'he must go'was the correct expression.

The ship Andola, from London to Mcl bourne, encountered a fearful gale in lat. 41.J0 south, 10G east. She shipped a tremendous sea, which knocked the crew down, washed them about the decks, and carried one seaman overboard, a German aged 40.

A gentleman had five daughters, all of whom he brought up to become useful and respectable characters in life. These daughters married one after another, with the consent of their father. The first married a gentleman )>y the name of Poor, the second a Mr Little, the third a Mr Short, the fourth aMr Brown, the fifth aMr Hogg. At the latter her sisters with their husbands were there, and the old gentleman said to the guests : '' I have taken pains to educate my daughters, that they might act well their part in life ; and tcom their advantages and improvements, I fondly hoped that thoy would do honor to my family- I find that all my pains, care, and expectations have turned out nothing but a Poor, Little, Short, Brown, Hogg."

Mr Walker addressed a meeting of about thirty of his constituents at Methven on Tuesday evening, and spoke for about an hour. At the conclusion of his address Mr Allington proposed a vote of thanks to Mr Walker, expressing also the confidence of the meeting in him, and a regret- that, owing to the regU^ageinent of the electoral districts, lie wouunuTrstand again as their rej^resentative. This was seconded by Mr Batty, and carried by acclamation. Mr Walker expressed his regret that he would not again be able to represent this part of the district, but said that should he be elected for another district he would always bear in mind the interests of Methven. After a vote of thanks to the Chairman (Mr McMillan) the meeting separated.

The Ashburton Lodge, No. 20, 1.0. G.T., held their anniversary tea meeting and concert in the Oddfellows' Hall last 'evening. The tea meeting began at six o'clock, at which time Bro and Sis>ter McKee, the caterers, were ready with a very excellent repast, to which about 200 paid honor. After the room was cleared the concert commenced, opening with an excellent played piano duet in D, a very difficult thing, by Diabelli—difficult at least for one of the players, little Miss Ethel Kelly, but the child acquitted herself wonderfully well, and is no discredit to her teacher, who played her secundo—Mr J. H. Brooks. The singers were Mrs Burfoot, Mrs Barron, and i Misses Kidd, Steele, and Berg, anil Mr Kersal, all of whom received the applause they merited. Miss Simmons' violin solo, " Home, Sweet Home," a very pretty but difficult setting, was loudly applauded, as was also the violin duet played with her father in the second part. Mr Potter was as usual very happy in his recitations, and Messrs Cullen ami Matthews -kept the audience amused for a time with negro comicalities. The Laghmor Highlanders gave a couple ot rousing reels, after the first of, which Mr Donald McLean went through the Highland fling, a performance which said much for his power of endurance. It is seldom indeed that a dancer of Mr McLean's years is met with able to stp through a reel as ho goes, and to give the " fling" in full immediately after, with only a few seconds of breathing time. Mr A. McKenzic also danced a flijig, and for encore gave a few steps of seauntreus. The sword dance fell to the part of Mr George Morrison. Several gentlemen who were expected to take part in the programme were unable to sing on account cither of colds or la flrippe, but Mr J. H. Brooks, who was oonductor, was able to give a full programme notwithstanding. If the Order could manage to add to its obligation a pledge not to induge in ear-piercing whistling at entertainments it would do a' lot of good among its young members.

There is now to be seen in tho shop window of Messrs J. Scaly and Co., East street, a ollectio.i of apples showing some of the sorts grown at the nurseries, Riverbank, that will repay inspection by any one who contemplates planting fruit plants. There arc upwards of fifty different kinds shown, all valuable, long keeping sorts. For siza, color, and general excellence they are by far the finest that have been shown in Aslibupton the easo .—(Advt t

At the Christchurch R.M. Court to-day the man Gordon, charged with embezzling £720, the moneys of his employers, Morris and Victor Harris, was committed for trial.

The Rink will be open to-morrow night, when entries will be .taken for the championship of the district. A Maypole practice is to take place, and all those wishing to take part are requested to attend;

The funeral of Mr F. J. Garrick took place at Papanui on Tuesday. A very large concourse was present, including representatives of the legal profession, Chamber of ['Commerce, City Council,"and other public I bodies. ■ : •■

Alas'! my summer novel; P mourn it with asigii. The clayTrashly bought it a friend, was standing by. Forthwith the book he ' borrowed, to be returned that night; and since that fatal moment it ne'er has blessed > my sight, He lent it to his cousin, and she enjoyed it, so she lent it to a neighbor, who kept it on the go, and 'lent it to her uncle, who lent it to, his girl, who lent it to her teacher, who with another, whirl sent it unto a nephew, who lent it to a friend, who sent it.fo a" room-mate, arid, oh ! where will it end ? Throughout this maddening business, one liopc alone I see; mayhap in all this lending it may be lent to me. Mr Orbell told the Levels Road Board members at Timaru yesterday that the Government were :now laying, out a village settlement at' Upper Pareora on a spot which, he declared, was so broken and steep that a man could" not lead a 1 horse over it. Some of the faces were has steep as a house. Of course there was a bit of flat with it, but that did not make the rough ground any betier. This is the usual thing. In the eyes of the Land Department anything is good enough for small settlers.

The members of the Fire Brigade speak with % gleeful gleam in their eyes when they mention the 18th of June. On the evening of that day the Brigade will burst out with a magnificent torchlight procession and a grand display of fireworqs. For. the latter extensive preparations'have been made, and Dunedin has been ransacked for designs, while our local pyrotechnists — Messrs Cambridge and Brooke —have received large orders for colored fire and other elements of the display. The Secretary, Md Se B Compton has left no stone unturned to push the sale of tickets for the "social "after the procession, and has been rewarded: with unexpected success. Atogether '* the .eighteenth" promises to be a red letter day.

Emperor William has not prohibited duelling in the German Army,' as has. been stated by several of contemporaries. But no duel is in future to take place until there has been a thorough inquiry into all the circumstances by two funnel", who >„,,\\ y. .*■ fh,- en~i«T»twYv\ly ! , \\\ ■■.<■ p!-»v.i, .■.' .i-i-.-.i. « j_»:: i-'ii-.■! ■;!■.'to which an apology has been refused ; or (2) when an insult has been offered to a lady who is a relation or the betrothed of the challenger. Under no circumstances, however, is a duel to be permitted when the quarrel has arisen out of a brawl in a club-room, coffee-house, or any similiar place; when one 6i the parties has already been " out" three times, or where, one of the parties is a married man with children.

The larvte of the codlin moth is full of resources, and evidently has the faculty of adapting itself to circumstances, as is shown by what Mr James Fergusson, of Cambridge, noticed the .other day. He had some bottles of lemonade and hop beer stored in a room, in which was also a quantity of apples. Noticing that some of the bottles were fizzing he investigated the matter, and found codlin moth grubs in some of the .corks. Mr Fergusson brought down four apparently intact corks to Mr Hewitt, and on their being cut open, in the presence of Mr C. Tuck, grubs were found m each of them, and in one instance there being two well-developed, healthy-looking grubs in a single cork.

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 arc its patrons, head the official reports that accompany each bottle. Hosier, M.D., Professor University, Griefswald, reports : —.The' Eucalypti Extract proved magnificently suci cessful in very severe contusions, bruises, sptains, wounds, scaldings, broken ribs, and limbs. ("Medical Journal," Nov., 18S1.) In diseases of the kidneys, either active congestion or suppression, (urewnai) or albuminuria, dropsy, 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 axudats. Cured in fourteen days. Surgical Clinic of Prof. M'lntyre, College of Physicians and Surgeons, S . Louis—Scirrhus of Breast—Excision Eucaypti Extract employed. No swelling, heat, or discoloration. Cured in fourreen days. --(AdvM ' 4 It will be in the recollection of the public that my collection of apples shown in Mr Clayton's shop in East street, being sixty-six varieties, and also those which took two first awards at the Dunodin Exhibition and various other places, was pronounced to be the largest and best ever shown in the Ashburton county. I would cVraw theii attention my advertisement elsewhere. As only work on blight-proof stocks than which n other stocks can be relied uj>on, the rootsof my apple trce3 do not require to be washed before sending out. James Porter, nurseryman, Allenton.—(Advt.)

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LOCAL AND GENERAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2438, 11 June 1890

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