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The Ashburton Guardian Magna est Veritas et Prævalebit THURSDAY, JULY 3, 1890. LOCLA AND GENERAL

Curling irons are often responsible for grey hair. The rink will be open to-morrow as usual. In the evening a " slow race " will take place. A fresh budget of decisions under the Tariff" Act is gazetted. '^The revised rules for Resident Magistrate's Courts under the Abolition of Imprisonment for Debt Act, 1874, are gazetted. Carmarthen is declared by a local parish magazine to be for its size the most drunken town m Wales. It is said that n, Frenchman has discovered that by watering dahlias wich tepid water a delicious aroma is imparted to them. The olive tree lives to a great age. One lately destroyed at Beaulieu had a recorded age of five centuries, and was thirty-six: feet m cucumference. In 1841 there were 8000 Jews m all Palestine. In 1883 there were 20,000, but so great | has been the increase of late that m 1888 the number reached 70,000, about the number that came up from Babylon. The German Emperor has ordered official noticeas to be published iii all parts of the empire warning intending emigrants against the delusive promises made by many emigration agents, who induce ignorant people to take passages under false pretences. Dr Fredrik BjOrnstrom, physician of the Stockholm Hospital, is of opinion that hypnotism should be dealt with by the Legislature like deadly poisons, and none but regular physicians allowed to practise it. John" Wesley's bureau, which he used through the whole of his ministerial life, now stands m the house m which he died, adjoining City Road Chapel. Some few years ago a wealthy American offered £2000 for it. The members of the Social Purity .Society will endeavour to so influence public .sentiment "that it may be found an increasing difficulty to place men m authority m the State whose lives are an open defiance to moral law." The ancient Egyptians have never been equalled for their skill m the manufacture of psrf umes. Some of their ointment preserved m an alabaster vase m the museum at Alnviek has been found to still retain a pungent odour, although its age cannot be much less than 3000 years. Of the 10,000 diamonds cutters at Amsterdam, who are all Jews, 7000 are said to be without work, the chief diamond cutting establishments having closed on account of the enormous rise m the price of raw diamonds. The rise is attributed to the London house of Rothschild, which has monopolised the trade m raw diamonds. Both m Vienna and m Paris the graceful minuet is superseding the dance which, according to Lord Byron, " wakes to wantonness the willing limbs." Curious enough, the change has been brought about m the former city by Strauss, the composer of some of the best waltzes ever written. In the French capital, the combined elegance and dignity of the minuet are making it popular m the best society. A fashionable dressmaker m England says school girls who come to her to be fitted are more or less deformed—one hip or shoulder higher than the other, or the shoulders rounded and the chest correspondingly contracted. The deformity is accounted for by the girls stooping over school desks while at study, carrying heavy books always on l one arm, and allowing the whole weight of the body to rest on one leg while standing m class at school. Dr Barr, of the Liverpool Northern Hospital, reports a number of cases of treatment of typhoid fever by prolonged immersion m warm water. One girl, aged sixteen, spent six days m a tank, and was completely cured. A man, aged twenty-eight, was immersed m a tank for thirty-one days, with successful results. The doctor states that he has treated m all twelve patients to the "water cure," and that the mortality has been ni -

A remarkable case of death from selfimposed fasting has just taken place at Ramsden Grays, a village m Essex. The victim was Miss Mead, a middle-aged person, and it is reported that she took nothing but water for six or seven weeks. She could not be induced to take food, and died from starvation. The Melbourne correspondent of the " Sydney Morning Herald " states that a section of land at the corner of Elizabeth and Collins street, and having a frontage of 132 ft to the latter street, and 45ft to the former, was sold on the 18th June to the Eqnitable Life Assurance Society for £287,798, being at the rate of £2180 per foot. The writer says that experts valued the land at £2250 per foot, and that Collins street land has maintained its high value m spite of the heavy fall m the suburban property at the collapse of the land boom. The German "Medical Gazette" states that a student at Helsingborg recently sued a physician there for having hypnotised him against his will. At the hearing of the case the other day the various witnesses for the plaintiff behaved m a most extraordinary manner—their testimony, m fact, being utterly nonsensical. The Court became quite bewildered, and great confusion prevailed until it became apparent that the witnesses were being hypnotised by one of the counsel engaged m the case, who made them say whatever he liked. The promoters of the Watkin Tower (writes the London correspondent of the " Manchester Guardian") have under consideration a proposal which, though it is somewhat suggestive of Jules Verne, is submitted by a well-known engineer, and is said to be quite practicable. The tower is to be not less than 1200 ft high, considerably loftier than its prototype at Paris. At this atmospheric level the air, even over London, is absolutely pure, and it is proposed that by means of machinery specially devised for the purpose a supply of fresh air shall be drawn to the street level and then distributed to houses and public buildings, as water and gas are now. A Well-attended meeting of those interested m the Early Closing and Half-holiday Movement m Ashburton was held at Mrs Pearson's Rooms, Triangle, last evening. Several resolutions were moved, but were considered premature, pending the decision of the employers. It was, however, decided that the employers be waited'upon, and, if possible, be induced to agree m closing their respective places of business on and after the first Wednesday m August next. This, it was contended, would enable the arrangement to be fully known to country customers, by advertisement or otherwise. It was urged that the principal objection to a general half-holiday m each week had been overcome by six o'clock closing. The meeting of the County Council to-day was just saved by a neck. Mr McMillan, the mover of the " continuous sitting " motion that was carried at last meeting, did not put man appearance. Mr E. S. Coster telegraphed his inability to attend ; Mr Walker is m Wellington; and Mr Julian Jackson is away on leave of absence. Four members were present at eleven o'clock, and the quarter of an hour that followed was a somewhat anxious time. Just as the loyal four were beginning to fear that the statutory thirty minutes would elapse before a quorum could be secured, Mr John Grigg drove up to the door, and taking his seat, business began. As one o'clock approached, nature proved too strong, and the "continuous sitting" idea had to go under, and the members adjourned for lunch. During the discussion on the Want-of- ' Confidence debate the member for St. A loans stated that at a recent sale of lands m North Canterbury fifteen buyers, ladies and gentlemen, had purchased over nine thousand acres on "settlement conditions." Referring to these buyers the hon gentleman said not a man m the House could pretend that a single one was likely to become a residential working settler on the land bought. He showed that m another sale of forty sections a single landowner bought twenty-three sections, and he ended by guardedly placing before the House a recent case of alleged dummying, into which he demanded that the Minister for Lruuls should, m performance of the somewhat defiant offer he had made m his reply to Mr Ballancc, institute a Commission of Enquiry, promising him that the result would amply repay the cost. The meeting of the Presbyterian Church Musical and Literary Society, held last evening m the church, had been adjourned from last Thursday to allow some of the members to attend the Wood's concertin the Oddfellows' Hall, and the weather last evening sufficed to keep many members at home, but those who were present Were well repaid for their trouble. An exceedingly interesting and scholarly paper on the "Advantages of the Union to Scotland" was read by Mr W. Malcolm, who gave unanswerable facts and figures m support of his contention that the union had been and still remained one of the greatest benefits to the people of Great Britain. The Chairman for the first portion of the evening was Mr W. Craighead, who afterwards vacated the seat m favor of the President, Rev A. M. Beafctie. These gentlemen and also other members discussed the paper, all expressing their pleasure with it. The second part consisted of musical items, namely, cornet and piano duet, Mr I. T. Baxter and Miss Grubb; vocal trio (unaccompanied), Messrs Kersel, Edwin and Hugh Craighead; song^ "The Highlandman's Toast," Mr Hugh Craighead ; violin solo, Master Cullen; song, " The, Battle of Sterling," Mr Kersel; and trio, Messrs H. and E. Craighead and Mr Kersel, this closing one of the best programmes given since the society was formed. It was announced that the Rev P. R. Munro, of Sydenham, had promised to give a lecture on "Robert Burns." This is to take place m the Oddfellows' Hall under the auspices of the Society, and the proceeds are to be devoted to charitable purposes m Ashburton. The best medicine is Sander and Sons' Eucalpyti Extract. Test its eminent powerful effects m coughs, colds, influenza, etc.— the relief is instantaneous. Thousands give tho most gratifying testimony. His Majesty the King of Italy and medical syndicates all over the world are its patrons. Read the official reports that accompany each bottle. We have no occasion to offer rewards m proof of the genuineness of our references. The official reports of medical clinics and universities, the official communications 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. W. add here epitome of one of the various cases treated at the clinic of Schultz, M.D. Professor, etc. —"C. 8., 24 years old; congestional abscess on the thigh. Incisions made m two places. Although Lister's dressing was applied, the secretion became, two days later, very copious, and had adopted a foetid decomposed character. The temperature rose enormously. In consequence the dressing was removed and m its place were made during the day-time repeated' irrigations with Eucalypti Extract. The offensive fceter disappeared very soon, the fever abated within a few days, and the patient recovered after the lapse of several Aveeks. In this instance we must not lose sight of the fact that the latter treatment saved the patient's life."(Advt.) 3

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The Ashburton Guardian Magna est Veritas et Prævalebit THURSDAY, JULY 3, 1890. LOCLA AND GENERAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2458, 4 July 1890

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The Ashburton Guardian Magna est Veritas et Prævalebit THURSDAY, JULY 3, 1890. LOCLA AND GENERAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2458, 4 July 1890

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