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LOCAL AND GENERAL

■ The general election is expected to take place early in October. ' '

, It costs £661,000 less now than it did seven years ago to supply New Zealand colonists w|th nlcqhojjq liquorg,

In China and aome pacts of India the finest tea costs only 3d or 4d per lb.

The first pianoforte was made by Father Wood, an English monk, about the year J7JI, for Mr Crisp, tho author of " Virginia."

, There &ye live vessels which started from Poi-fc Lyttelton last season which have nof. yet reached the old country, and have been from 110 to 149 days out.

It ie stated that jo is the of tho contributors tliat the English Searle Memorial should be placed in tlje (Sydney Art Gallery.

■Mr J, W. CiVvcr, of Mangapai, has grown and dried a fine sample of Italian prunes. ' The prune industry has .assumed lai'ge dimensions in California,

One of the Kcrmadoc Islands settleis, Harry K. Hovell, has presented to the House in the form of a petition a claim of £900, ■ a^ compensation for losses sustained through his being misled by the report' of a Government officer into purchasing a ru.ii at Sunday Illaud.

The rumors of the repeal of the German sugar duty are without foundation.

There has been a steady increase of deaths from diphtheria in Melbourne during the last three or four years. I*

For refusing to receive a dead body into his hotel for the purpose of holding an inquest the licensee of'the .Criterion HbteV Oamaru, was last week fined 10s and 7s costs.-

Those of our readers Avho have been interested in the mission recently conducted by Mrs Baeyertz, are reminded of the meeting to-night in.the Orange Hall.

Ifc is understood that a breach of promise case is likely to occupy the attention of the Dunedin Supreme Cdurt 'shortly;' in which a young lady will to recover...£2ooo damages from the;fipkleiswain.; ;/-''. \.,» C,\""

. , Papers frqm,jaonoluJw w tp..May 13, giy.e particulars of the murder "of Charles Hiram, the King's coachman, by a South Sea Island native, Liv, who shot him when .JJiram ordered him away from the house. The 'murderer is at largeV"?;fi v\ 'l, f}\^\'fi " No less than 22' tons of New Zealand 'fisV and game .(says.the Australian Star.of the, 9th) arrived in a frozen condition!'yesterday, consigned to the New South' Wales Fresh Food and Ice, Company. M . r, ' ,-,

Whon off Cape' Egmont a flying fish came on board the St. Kilda, which was Bectujed-. It turns out to be a very rare Epeoimen of the kind, being what is known ail "the bearded flying fish,", a very unusual, visitor to New Zealand waters.

A gentleman in (Calcutta, writing to a friend in Auckland, states that five of the banks there have recently suffered heavily through frauds. The defalcations amount to no less a sum than £159,340.

It has been pointed' out that Prussia, although considered to be fully provided with railways, haß 923 towns of 2,000 inhabitants or more not situated on any railway. '. ; ; ''• ""-. J7' *~V> f- '~ : \ I The ladies of' Bermuda have started a rifl.6 club, of which the Governor's wife is President. They have a range of their own, where they practice at 100 yards with 200----calibre weapons, and are said to make remarkably good scores. There are seventy members.

There are 28,380/552,0(J0 living creatures in a gill of milk taken from the cow in the evening, and allowed to remain overnight at the moderate temperature of, 77:jdeg.;,F. Indeed, in such a gill of milk there are more than twenty times as many* inhabitants as there are human beings oh the earth.'''

The night refuses .ire; a notr.bl-? fontiire. in Parisian life. N.ip'v !1.0-.i«tii-l iiin:an'- wort received'last \< i' 1. >iii<>. i>7S !■:" mimi uchave numbered 564,000.. Only 935 have been English. The Germans, however, numbered 27,000, the Belgians 21,000, the Swiss 9000, and the Italians 5000.

A private cablegram from Melbourne, received in Ashburton on Sunday, conveyed the news that David Price and his famous trotting mare Princess had been disqualified for ever for fraudulent running. A race in which Princess, rid en by D. Prica, was'a competitor, was won by a horse ridden by N. Price, in whose interest it j was considered that Princess was "stiff."

iAPalmerston North telegram states that one farmer there, who has been cropping his ground for yea.rs with ,profitable' results, produced this year 200 tons of potatoes from seven acres, and sold them for. £400,; another farmer produced 100 tons from five acres, and disposed of them for £200; while a third raised from ' one acre la ° 4 crop •■ of onions which realised £159. „ ■ *. ' "

Ladies (says. the '/ Dunedin Star.") should how they carry their 'ptirs'ss in too convenient or exposed a place, and also as to how they travel about unattended after dark;. iqr-, during the past week in two' cases purses have been taken from Unsuspecting persons, and in one of these violence, i was used. On Tuesday afternoon at about; four- a'clpok, as Mr-s Belcher was proceeding alow?" the Queen's Drive, artho back of Mr J. Robert'snow residenco. .. ■■< .■.: ■ ■ ■ V ■ ';. jumped out from tho buah ■. ' . ■ purse, which. fortunately contained at, the time a very modest sum,' from her hand, making off into the bush again. The other case was more serious, the victim this time !---■-•-•- ? .■.■,-:<: servant named Patterson, t. ■ > ■. .■ ■ : i..-----following eyening, about half-past si^ o'clt*dk in Upper York, place, in the vicinity of the Ttoilyn tramway—^ ■ ttnnfe'y Tv>p'iliif'i-l'part —wl^n, ft lnan, in- ■!.■'. i: ';. ■ ..: same, suddenly put his hand over her iuouth and threw her down on tlie footpath. Ifjiy umbrella and handbag (in which, l\erpurse, containing 12s) ic).\ \tyGft t]^p footnath, ;\nd oai b,eh^y l^lentaorl by the ruffian \\y\\c\ jmnw Mutely made off) alie discovered lh;vt the pui"se had been removed fron'i the bag. The depredator is still at large, but will no doubt be brought to book and made to answer for hia misdeeds in duo courae. In the meantime the public should be on tilie, alert. <■'

It will be a y*ttsf U>. sheep ownera to Idc'ivn, th.ni/ ihe str-iugQiit regulations in the Ui<T.ttoj' of proceeding against owners for having shoop affected with lice has been ■i ',},-. ,' \". "I--'"'"■■.l by the following ■■■■■■ '.:■.!■■■, which have been issued to the sheep inspectors:—"Head Office Life Stock Department,V-Wellington, May 21st, .1890. —Complaints having*been received from various parts of the QolcpiY as to the needless irrit^tic^ cause/l hy some inspectors hvjnd^pjqualy enforcing septian 9. qi th.c $heep 'A°t, 18/78,, AiAfen.!}n\e»t. Aci, ]B,S6i, respecting sheep iqfectfld with lice, I am divectod to state. Uiat, in the opinion of the Ministev of Lands, this is a question which requires a certain amount of tact, as there is scarcely a. flock in the colony on which a louse could not be found, and it seems absurd to take proceedings against ownera of sheep in such cases. %} long as sheep are in prince cpfldHiw, that is'infit-' ap.lf gykUuiqQ t.lwtthey ar« not affected by jice fej'a'iiyjnjii'riQUs extent. lam accordingly tot request that in future, more judgment may bo exercised in this.. matter, and that proceedings may be taken only in cases of gross neglect.—H. J. H. Eliotfcj Under-Seoretary.

" For ways that are dark and tricks arc vain the heathen Chin,o,e, w j*eo«ltar, IJ' sang Tsre£ Ifyi'ta \ WKii »« doubt, so thinks fine of iho ofticitilg of one of our localbanking institutions. Enter John Chinaman with the air of a man who carried a miniature Mount Morgan about,with him. '''Me too muchee gold; you buy?" queried the heathen in his blandest manner. The official nods assent, and John, fqllqwing him the exchange, room^y^c^s the. dust; cjn; the epmitse,]!. A¥tsr clean big tlie gold, the banker placed 'it ni thjC scales, gauging the weight wjth his practised eye,' Ru.t tjhe scale, containing tho dust refused to'a whig, though tho perplexed official continued to throw in the pennyweights against it. At length suspecting something "crooked" he commenced an examination of the scales, and at once the Celestial made a furious rusl\ far the door. He was quickly pcsW«d and brought ba ; p^, w-hpn $ w^s iQund that, a hlfindev. wire with, a five, pennyweight piece of lead Had be.en adroitly, attached to the under part qf .the scale., After-giving <jhe Celestial a practical e3m^an.M>if«ii of the situation, the backer, allowo'd him to depart, jqho retaining to the last a most immovable expression of surprise at the whole business. —" Tuapeka Times.

"saWdeW And sons' k eucai^ypt EXTRACT. —In protect iaa of the world wide fan^e oim manufacture has acquired all over.the globe, we publish the, following:— Hazard, M.D., Professor ,of General Pathology and Diseases of the Mind and Nei'vous System, says hi an editorial published !i,n, the "01 i 1 i- ;' T!- ■ '-1 " : -" We have examined i >'."■; ■!< '■:; ■•]:.: 1 iii«--if- of different mamifactui'esjthe preparation of Sander and' Sons was the only, one'that proved to be reliable and corresponding to scientific tests," Another concoction called," Refined Extract of Euodj'ptus" has made its' appearance since. This product stands, according to Dr Owen, forempst iv causing injurious effects. That gentleman communicates, at a meeting of the Medical Society of Victqyia,,. that a child living at Fitzioy became'most seriously indisposed through its use. In another s»se ai:lftdy states on £he strength of statutory declaration that she* suffered cruelly' from' the effects of the.same eo?iroction, To guard. \ae high reputation' o. f.o-ir iiiiinufiici uiu wo feel Avari'anted- in expo ing the 'above' facts, and desires the public to exercise cai*e and precaution when buying, SANDER and SONS.--(Advt.) 7

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LOCAL AND GENERAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2449, 24 June 1890

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