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The Rev father Goggan, S.M., ,Prpfe3sor of St. Patrick's College, Wellington, will commence a week's mission at the Church of the Holy Ifame of Jesns tp-morrow (Sunday), 29th inst. The following will be the order of service during the mission:—o a.m., first Mass and instruction; II a.m., second Mass and sermon. This hour,is selected for the special convenience of those at Rakaia and Hinds. 2 p.m., instruction {ot the children & 7 p.m., rosary, sermon and Bepedjction of the most Blessed Sacrament, A Clinton paper estimates that 75,0CK), people die every year in China by fire and flood. Some anxiety is felt in Wellington fpr the barque Anaze, now 182 days s put from London. The order removing Detective Campbell from Wellington to Christchurch has been countermanded. , The name of the Union Company's steamer Cajrntoul has been changed. It will in Jpfeaxg bp known as the Taiori—the name of The fishing smack Tdej^jMi, 12 tons, has been wrecked at Arongotonga,' 1 3 having been driven ashore by a southerly swell. The crew landed safely.

Mr C. S. Forbes, shipping engineer, and son of a ship chandler at Lytteltou, has been trussing from the Porirua Hotel, Wellington, j{4y some days. It is feared he has com;ni,t^ed^uic^e, ' The .Osserva^r 'RoHiAfto f.or^nally denies ! ,tl\a.t the Pope has. asked jbl)^ yjjpys of .ti^e Powers on the subject <?f the restoration of J^i,s temporal power. jftyieiug the forthcoming census in India' ri(>noial *f^j»?,n?e;jts >vill be made to obtain statistics of thu iej«*;B %\l ftyep p)),e cpuntry, according to their various jdUsi/ji"?,*?, '$$*? ranks in life, occupations, race, religion, bke, The "Wanganui Herald" says:—"lf there i 3 one thing more than another that this colony needs at the present time, it is the j^nishment of that croaking spirit which Jhas'«> \mg h#ld §way among us, and the reinstatement ol a itiftV^g qI hope in a coming prosperity."- ". ''' ' n'". A lady who fell from a train near Rugby j has recovered £1368 damages from the Lonilan and North-western Railway Company. ■iffou feily said the guard must have omitted to fasten tfo <toof, jfhfoji flew open upon her going to the window,' - " ' ' The population of Iceland diminished 2400 between 1885 and 1888, being'at the close of the latter year 69,224. The decline is due to emigration to America The native fishermen complain that their business is being ruined by the English fishing steamers.

Reports of discontent among the Brazilian troops are growing numerous/ There is now some 30 lads at the Costley (Auckland) Institute for Boys; They are at present all in a state of good health. About ?0 are placed out at various trades, and the balance at school. It is stated there is no difficulty in getting situations for them. A colonist has at last secured admission to the exclusive membership of the Royal Yacht Squadron. Mr Charles G. Millar a son of the late "Money Millar," of Melbourne, is the recipient of the, honor. He was proposed by the Prince of Wales and seconded by Lord Brassey. I A portion of Station Peak run, Otago has been set apar,t for leasing, under,.the small grazing-run system. 1 The land set apart comprises 20,641 acres, and is di\r|ded into 10 runs ranging in area from 1005 acres to 3862 acres. The following are the areas: i 1005,1050,1480,1700,1695,1815,1910,2840, 3284, 3862. Detective Benjamin arrested a girl named Annie Fraser at Christchurch yesterday on a charge of stealing the sum of £10 from Miss Georgie Smithson, at the Palace Hotel, and also a silver watch,'value £A from Jane Hogan, and a gold ring and other articles, value £1 14s 6d. The accused was a servant at the hotel.,,

Mr Cooper, the fourth officer of the P. and O. steamship Massilia, during the voyage from Shanghai and Bombay, when'near Aden jumped overboard to save the life of a Lascar. The act was a perilous one, as the ship was in full sail, and the Arabian sea abounds with sharks. The passengers presented Mr Cooper with an address and 1200 rupees. News received in Napier by a private letter from the Transvaal gives a bad account of things in South Africa. A /Napier tradesman who left for that place some tithe ago, after various upa and downs, has come to, the conclusion the New Zealand, after all, is a better field, and he has booked his passage back for this colony. Dr Parker, of the City. Temple, London, is determined to draw congregations at any cost. At a concert recently-given, there, a concertina player was advertised as the principal attraction. Smoking was permitted during the delivery of the, eermon. Dr Parker drank a glass of water, : saying: " Here's to the preacher who submits .him- | self to cross-examination," and proceeded to answer several knotty questions put to him from the body of the church. This appears to be, almost incredible, but the London " Daily Telegraph "i» responsible' for the 'details quoted. - .{.,.. Messrs Arnold Cheney and Co., of Kew York, w.ho recently imported a Maori Rod which was seized by the Government official for duty, have decided to send back the idol; owing to the high duty demanded by the Government officials. The seizure was made by the Post Office inspectors, who look over the foreign packages mail, and no^ a jot would be abated by them through the idol was to have been placed on exhibition in the Metropolitan Art Museum in New York. - : ' ,

Another morganatic marriage is about to augment the number of matrimonial alliances between royalty and the stage. The Landgrave of Hesse, a young man of twenty-seven years of age. and stone-blind, is about to wed ft very popular actress of the leading Frank* fort theatre. She iff exceedingly beautiful and of noble birth, being the daughter of a distinguished officer whose death left his family in great poverty. The Landgrave, notwithstanding his blindness, is a most amusing and cheerful companion, a delightful conversationalist and an accomplished musician. r,, ' : , The Timaru Supreme Court was occupied all day yesterday with a claim for £500 damages for injuries to an Jnfant patient in the hospital. The case arose through a j kettle of boiling water being upset over the child, through, the alleged carelessness of a convalescent patient and the nurse. Judge Denniston gave judgment for defendants, with costs, exonerating the nurse from carelessness ; and stating that, even if the, facts were s,\s alleged, the evidence only disclosed aircrrorof judgment, for which the .institution could not be veld liable.

In hi? first examination report of the Wmchmore aided School (Mr Jeremiah O'Shea, master) Dr Anderson, the inspector,' says: —"A good proportion of the children presented for examination in the three standards represented the"£tests applied, and in general the examination may bo taken as showing very fair progress in the preparatory division, very fair proficiency in the standard pass subjects, (with | the rather important exception of arthmetic | 5.2) and a creditable proportion of the element of in telligence in the oral answering of the children. Outside the pass group of subjects 5.2 showed very good knowledge of their geography;" . , A new advertisement of the celebrated tea blenders, Messrs Nelson, Moate and Co., appears in our. advertising columns this issue. This firm has attained to a remarkable pre-eminence in their line of business, importing over one-fourth of the wholeof the tea used in New Zealand. This is a remarkable position to reach. The company challenges any contradiction of this statement, and refers the dubious to the Customs returns in Wellington for its verification. Mr G. Colegrove, their very enterprising and successful representative, after a short stay here in the interests of the firm's business leaves by the Express for the South to-day.

By announcement in our advertising columns attention is called to special services in connection with the Jubilee celebrations of the Wesleyan Church in this colony. As the year 1890 was denominated the Colonial year, the Wesleyan Conference deemed it fitting that a special effort should be made to mark the year in connection with the work of the church. Next Sunday, June Sl9£h, was appointed Thanksgiving Sunday, and IUI attendants a£ Wesleyan Churches qn tjjat day are invited to contribute golden offerings to t\\e Thapksgiying Eund. Special services wjll be held throughout Ashburtqn district at all Wesleyan Churches and qther preachipg places next §unday } and a successful result is expected, '„•':•''."•' Another Ingleside meeting was held by the Ashburton Caledonian Society in the Oddfellows' Hall last night', and was very largely attended. In the intervals of dancing, songs were sung by Messrs Kersel and^Millar, two local favourites, and by Mr T, Acland pf Ohriatchurph, whqse singing of "Ann> Laurie " w^b in! » style not often heard in Ashburton, and sq pleased Scottish ears that he had to respond tq an enthusiastic demand fpr repetition. Mr. Acland wa« also gqqd enpugh to, smg, a£ a ]aiep peripd of the (evening, an English ballad, Wwqh was equally well received. Highland step dances wera given by Messrs Donald McLean, George Morrison, and Andrew McKenzie, and Mr A. H. Shury's hornpipe was one of the | features of the evening* Mr Grant, from j Methven, gave a Scotch reading of a highly humorous nature, and in the broadest of Doric, for which he was loudly applauded, and Mr Minnis's recitation was as usual a popular item. The pipe music was supplied by Messrs Alick McKay and George Robinson, while thij MiBB®B Jamieson, and Messrs Jamieson, Gates, arid Ward, were purveyors of the music for the round dances. A coint petition for a two-guinea prize offered by Mr Donald McLean to the couple who best danced the Highland Schottische, ended in Mr Georce M^rrip'on nri-1 Miss Mac Donald being <X- *.1 •■! I :.■ w:iii'»s«. ''

The bes,t medicine known is SANDER and SONS 1 EUCALYPTI EXTRACT. Test its .eminent po\vet'ful effegts in (Soughs, colds, influenza,' etc. —the relief i^j^antaneous. Thousands give the most gracrtying testimony. His Majesty the King of Italy, and medical syndicates*all over the globe are its pigrQjßS, hjead the official reports that accompany each h«tse. Mosler, MM)., Professor University, GriefswaM, pepflrfg :4r Thg Eucalypti Extract proved magnificently successful in very severe contusions, bruises, spiains, wounds, scaldiugs, broken ribs, and limbs. ("Medical Journal,"'Nov., 1881.) In diseases of the kidneys, either active conMutimi or suppression, (uroemai) or albumimirri,' rdroi»y,'lij,Hargy; nothing will equal in its action 2Sucalyp'6i Extract. Doses, five to six dro^s, Mosler, M.D., Professor., University, Griefswald, reports:—Diphthel;---ria.' Tonsils continually coherent presenting ulcers" with whiteexudats.' Cured in fouri£enday;3, Surgical Clinic of Prof. M^'lntyre, College of. and Surgeons, S; Louis —Scirrhus of Breast—Excision Euoa'r ypti Extract employed. No swelling, heatj or discoloration, Cured iv fouireen days.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2453, 28 June 1890

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LOCAL AND GENERAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2453, 28 June 1890

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