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The United States .Senate rejected a J motion to place wool on the list of articles to be admitted free from duty. J A ,i;i)'l jiiiined Simpson, aged ses*on years, daughter of a settler lieurTumnkii. was acciJ dentally burned to 'lentil kst night hy her clothes catching lire. » In Liverpool during the past seventeen years no less than 109 licenses have cither | been refused or allowed to lapse, and 1 m Sheffield seventy-eight licenses have similarly ceased to exist m ten years. Mr Gladstone, while recently walking m Hawanlan village, was approached joy an | amateur photographer, who begged him to stand while his picture could he taken, and ( the G.O.M. good-naturedly complied. The business of the Transcaspiau railway ' has reached a value of 120,000 roubles (about ■ £12,000} per week, chiefly from cotton, ' which is now largely cultivated m Central H Asia. A new street railway motor is being introduced m Chicago. The motive-power is | * gas generated by naphtha ignited by electricity. It claims 15 miles per hour. Tests indicate that it is a success. Florida has a peculiar fly called the " horseguard," which has the apperrance of a hornet. This fly follows the horses and catches the horse flies that settle on them, but does not bite the animals. Of 2759 duels fought m Italy during 11 t yeava, 1141 terminated by insignificant f wounds, 1400 by wounds speedily healed, ! and 50 only by wouuds subsequently producing death. ■ • The Moslems of Delhi have op/sije/l a seminary m which preachers are taught all j jtijO objections of Western infidels against Christianity, that they may go forth to oppose tlie jUhplstifyn preachers m town and country.. There is a fashionable and wealthy Westend tradesman who owes not only his fortune but his life to the late I^ord Fahnouth > who j took him from a garret, where his parents were dying of smallpox, and had the child 1 cared for and apprenticed to trade. Unless there be m Scotland something like a national uprising against the national viee— for it it is nothing less—of squalor, thnt siuialor will remain the badge of the , land's inferiority to England m a true reality of modern civilisation.—"Scots ObsetVe,"," . * A young ftwsfci&n lady named Olga Louhanowski has, says tit* jß,xchange Telegraph Company's Bucharest correspondent, made a hot to ride on horseback from »Ht Petersburg t<> Origsna, a distance of 1500 kilometres, Niunerwtys }*gflvy wagers have been made on the ftttwmjjt, No otIMJP peJigWws SMcet eft*?, show such a record of longevity among its Bjifc/af^r,? <is the Quakers. Last year 206 members qI jtijut ■Society of Friends died m dvmt jjrjtafaji Ireland, and out of that total 124 were over 70 yg! of age, and 65 of these were above 80, ' ! HoM,l>W.*y.!S OINTMKXT AXD PllLs. — Colds, Cougks, .Sfoodness of Breath.—These maladies require .ea^ly and unremitting attention, for if Neglected ithay often end m asthma, bronchitis, of cwaiMvp^n. The ointment well rubbed upou tits fAtgifa fjjil back, penetrating the skin, is absorbed aui (Sarrfejcl directly to the lungs, whence it expels ftU impurities. All the blood m the laxly U WiWkt&Uy passing through the lungfl, MW tlvore a.-l«L j^pstigtj.s particles* tendf m ("'"to dweafie «o» be quickly, ami permanently newtrafejed,, ve,ucle,r,td \^^. t «less, or ejected from the systei??. JJolloway'.ss Ointment, and Pills perfectly nmomf^k this purification ; and through the blood thus cifcsswpd the influence of these woixtepftjl I medicMwents reaches the remotest part of \ the human tod^ and thus cures all diseased j action, wto%r jpfyp&l °f Wtfemal. f

Bro. George Robertson, P.G. secretary, New Zealand Constitution, has received advice that the Grand Orient of Italy has fully recognised the Grand Lodge of New Zealand. An exchange of representatives is being arranged. London lunatics are largely on the increase. The addition of 300 or 400 maniaci every year to the roll of the insane adds very considerably to the incubus which has to be borne by the ratepayers of the metropolis, and no sooner is one asylum erected than it becomes flieceesary to lay the foundations of another. At the "Rink on Saterday evening Professor Manola gave a varied exhibition of his skill as a magician and acrobat. His performances on the slack wire and flying trapeze were greeted with well-merited applause, and the various exhibitions of legerdemain wers really clever. The attendance was fairly good, and those present thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The "Timaru Herald" says:—A boy named Barkley, aged 5 years and 4 months, son of Mr John Barkley, farmer Claremont, was drowned on Saturday afternoon. Mr Barkley was engaged m ploughing on Saturday and took his son out with him. After a time the boy was missed, and on the father going m search of him, he found the body m a dam which is situated m the paddock which was being ploughed. The dam is of fair size, and the water m ib is about five feet deep. We would remind our readers that no time ought to be lost by those of them not yet upon the roll, or who are uncertain as to their being upon the roll, m sending m their claims to the Registrar. The writs will be out shortly, and every man entitled to a vote should at once take: steps to have his name registered. The old proverb, "it is better to be sure than sorry, has often been quoted to disappointed electors who at the last moment found themselves unable to vote for the man of their choice, simply because of their own carelessness m not looking after their rights. The fishing season draws on apace, and sportsmen are beginning to look up their old petbaite, lines, reels, etc., and generally to fet their gear into fettle. Mr Wilhelm lander, too, is taking time by the forelock, and has imported as nice a supply of every .requisite that the most fastidious Waltonian could desire-^-soleskins, whitebait phantoms, soleskin phantoms, derons, enakas, quill devons, angel baits, the latest kill-devil minnows for live bait; ferrules, gut, reels, and lines ; nets, scales, minnow mountings; gaff hooks of every size and description ; fash bags and baskets; waterproof stockings and crack proof boots; minnow and trace boxes ; and rod« without end. Mr Zander has been authorised by the Ashburton Acclimatuation Society to sell licenses to fish to the public, so that no one need now be put to any inconvenience m regard to supplying himself with the means of enjoying a turn on the river, and possessing himself of the necessary legal authority. The " Dunedin Star's " London correspondent writes :—" One would imagine that the recent terrible disasters which have overtaken ships bringing flax from New Zealand would have caused a tremendous rise m the insurance premiums m the trade. Apparently, however, the underwriters are still content to accept such risks at comparatively low rates. ' Fair Play 'm its current issue, remarks : "In 1867 the Blue Jacket, from New Zealand, with specie valued at over £100,000, and with a large quantity of flax onboard, was burnt at sea, and a couple of ships bound from New Zealand, also with flax, were about the same time missing. Now we have the Merope, from New Zealand , with flax, etc., burnt and abandoned; and two other ships (having flax) from New Zealand, the Marlborough and the Dunedin, missing. This is a striking coincidence. Is there anything special about the season's flax, or wns the weather at the time of loading such as to affect the condition of the cargo." At the Canterbury Trotting Club's Spring meeting on Saturday, Mr Standish's mars Caliata —by Berlin out of an Albany mare— made her debut on a Christ"hurch course, and the " Lyttelton Times " m writing of her performances, describes her as the best trotter ever seen on a Christchurch course, and the way she trotted away from her field on each occasion, without apparently being extended, was extremely ludicrous. She beat the New Zealand record m the two-mile Saddle Troo, winning hard held by two hundred yar is, notwithstanding that Hurrold, her joeksy, was doing all he knew to prevent the mare winning so easily. In the Maid n\ everything pulled up except Miss Small, so great was the lead Calista gained from the field. In the other saddle trots Dewoy's Sambo won the two miles for ponies; Leitch's Maid, of Roclea the one mile handicap ; and Parish's Demon the Consolation. In the harness trots Buggey's My Dream Won the four miles ; and Mcßae's Mountain Maid the two miles for ponies. In the two mile harness for ponies, Mr Standish's (irace Darling ran third. The annual meeting of shareholders m the Mataura Dairy Factory Company was held on Friday last, there being about twentyfour present. The report and balance-sheet showed that the Company had lost £156 11s 2d on the year's transactions, this including amount written off for depreciation, etc. The Chairman explained that although their cheese had brought top prices there had been considerable losa m weight through shrinkage which, had there been better shipping accommodation, might have been avoided. He also stated that the manager had been re-engaged to make cheese at the rate of 5s 6.1 per 1001 b free on trucks and finding everything. This was (kl per 1001 b more than last y«ar, but the advance was necessitated by the New Zealand Pine Company having raised the price of timber; they having a monopoly. A discussion having arisen as to the fairness of non-milk suppliers who are shareholders receiving no dividend it was resolved that no dividend be declared until 3d per gallon is paid for milk. After some discussion it was resolved to join the New Zealand Dairying Association. —" Southland Times." A correspondent of "Notes and Queries" writes :—" The threatening aspect of affairs m Newfoundland, arising from the disputes as to the fishery rights of the French, causes the thirteenth clause of the Treaty of Utrecht to be of interest at the present time. According to Brodrick's "History of the Late War" (London, 1713) it runs thus:— The island called Newfoundland, with the adjacent islands, shall, from thi3 time forward belong qt right wholly to Britian ; and to that end, the towns and fortresses of Placentia, and whatever other places m the said island are m the possession of the French, shall be yielded and given up within seven months from the exchange of the ratification of this Treaty, or sooner if possible, by the most Christian King, to those who have a commission from the Queen of Great Britain for the purpose. Jfor shall the most Christian King, his heirs and successors, or any of their subjects, at any time hereafter lay claim to any right to the said island and is? lands, or to any part of it or them. Moreover, it shall not be lawful for the subjects of Franco to foi'tjfy any place jn the said island of Newfoundland, or to eye^t any buildings there, besides stages made of boards, and huts, neceßsary and usual for fche drying of fish. But it shall be allowed to the subjects of France tc catch fish and dry them on land, m that part only, and m no other besides that of the said island of Newfoundland, which stretches from the place called Cape j^jnavista to the northern point of the said island, a^d from thence running down by the western side, readies as far the place called Riche." Statutory Declaration.—l, Jfranz Raabe, Ipo^bark, Sandhurst, m the colony of Vie: jtoiia, Australia, do solemnly and sincerely declare tfc*,t r f -n the 2sth June, 1877, my son Alfred, sijc years qf age, was accidentally hurt with an ajce on his knee, fat oucje took all pains to secure medjeal assistance. How ever, m ajrifce of all efforts, oil the 27<;V August, 1877, the opinion was given by J)r Macgillivray that an amputation of the injured limb had become imperative, m order tft save life. At this juncture I called on Sander and Sons, procuring some of their ißx^r.^ ,ci Eucalyptus Globulns, and by the application ,9! l)j« same I had the satisfaction of seeing ifty so/f -^<¥-/ii« n. fortnight out of all danger, and to-day' hg us recovered. I may just add that it was when jthe crisis had been reached that the Extract ir'ef fcr^ac], to was first applied, and I make this <3,t.cty£u.tion, etc. — Franz Raabe, Declared' &£' {^udtutySjl, m the colony for Victoria, Australia, i>his s^y«t^li day of o<ftg])sr f ,©ue thousand eaglet hundred 'and seventy.awea. before me, J^oritz^ohp, Jv£ ' f ~'<vdvfc.s : '•" ■■■"■ $

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LOCAL AND GENERAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2512, 8 September 1890

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LOCAL AND GENERAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2512, 8 September 1890

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