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Constable William Black has been gazetted clerk of the Eesident Magistrate's Court at South Rakaia. The dates for the election of a member for Timaru have been definitely fixed, and are the 11th August for the nomination, and 18th for the poll. Thomas Carlyle observed: "This that they call the organisation of labor is the universal vital problem of the world. It is the problem of the whole future for all who will m future pretend to govern men." Very recently the Austrian Minister ° Agriculture published a report regarding experiments conducted last year to ascertain the value of inoculation as a preventative of anthrax. The total number of cattle inoculated was 1191, comprising 377 under one year old, 586 under two years, 213 under three years, and fifteen over three years old. Of these animals only one died of the disease, while of 2254 uninoculated cattle with which they were herded, twelve died of anthrax. This should prove that there is some value m inoculation. In a petition presented to both Houses of Parliament, Dr Bakewell (of Auckland) mentions that he has for more than twentytwo years made a special study of leprosy, of which he has had long experience m the West Indies and elsewhere, and has written several papers and reports on the disease and its treatment. Regret is expressed that leprosy has obtained such a footing m New Zealand as to imperatively require meatmrua for its treatment and the prevention of its spread. The writer states that within the last four months he has seen and examined two cases of leprosy, both of which have commenced m the colony ; besides which another case has been reported from the South Island. He therefore suggests the appointment of a committee to inquire as to the existence of leprosy, and as to the best method to be adopted for preventing its spread. There js a great outcry over Newfound" land affairs. The St. John's newpapers taunted the British naval. officers, saying that they ought to wear petticoats instead of breeches, and carry a lawn tennis racquet instead of a sword, and that though the British men-of-war were m Newfoundland waters ostensbly for fishing protection, these were they m reality to bolster up French claims to the fisheries, and to give the officers an opportunity to play lawn tennis. The report of the captain of the steamship Harlow, which went to the Bay of St. George with a cargo of provisions, is published m the Halifax papers of June 15th. He was not permitted to land any goods at the Bay, as the residents there refused to pay the Customs dues, and he proceeded up the coast as far aB Flower's Cove, where the people were found to be starving and reduced to such extreme want that they had nothing to eat but the rotten carcases of seals, and many were at the point of death when the Harlow arrived. Latest Australian files give particular* of an action for libel against the "Australian Star " Newspaper Company, and heard m the Sydney District Court on the 7th inst. The plaintiff, Cornelius Charles Maloney, was a retired school teacher, who had the misfortune to be convicted m the Water Police Court on a charge of riotcms behaviour, under extenuating circumstances. Thereupon the defendant company caused to be published m their paper a paragraph as follows : — "Going to a Lecture.—' I was just going to a lecture down Riley^street, your Honor, said a wild-looking specimen of humanity named Cornelius C. Maloney at the Water Police Court this morning, ' when a young man insulted me, and I knocked lii:n down.' It was proved that Corney was the aggressor, and he was fined 20s, levy m (no) distress, or seven days. 'I am only a poor teacher, m lodgings, your Honor, and have got no goods.'. ' Then you must go to gaol,' said Mr Addison. ' Then, by God ! that's hard, your Honor,' said the hedge schoolmaster." It was proved m evidence that the report m most respects was altogether imaginary, and District Judge M'Farland gave judgment for the plaintiff with £40 damages.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2474, 25 July 1890

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Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2474, 25 July 1890