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LOCAL AND GENERAL

Mr Carson, of Wangamii, wiU ag?wi o.j>pos,t> Mr Hal lance for that seat. The last ltaincd gentleman opens his electoral campaign by addressing the electors m Wangamii on TitCvidity exening next.

The list of measures passed last session as supplied to the newspapers is manifestly incomplete so far as regards the local Bills enumerated. ; Fully double the number mentioned were passed, among them the Timaru Harbor Board Bill and the Timaru Charitable Aid Institution Vesting Bill. The Redciiff correspondent of the " Waimate Times" says:—Sheep and cattle, especially the former, are looking remarkably well throughout the district. Though feed has not been plentiful with many tor some time the hot wind has been all m their favour. On the Waikakahi estate, between the Valley and Pike's Point, a remarkable sight may be seen, viz., over 20,000 splendid crossbred hoggets m one mob on turnips. "The month 'September' is'placed by the Julian Calendar under the dominion of Vulcan, the child of mischief, the demon of the storm. Volcanic eruptions and earth?, quakes, being usually accompanied with hurricane and tempest, invest with on air of truth Virgil's sublime impersonation, as those huge chimneys, Etna and Vesuvius, may with equal, probability be two of the naiety-valvcs of a combustible world." ! Mr James Johnson, Loehburriie, lias 'purchased from Mr David Wilkie, of Linoourne, DoIIm 1, a one-year old colt named William the Conqueror, sired by the renowned Prince of Wales, and whose dam is Duchess of Mull, sired by Old Times. This colt has never been exhibited, but the highest price that has been paid for a one-year-old Clydesdale colt—viz, £1300—has been paid for him. A new pianoforte has been invented by Franz Kiinmeyer, of Presburg. It is played m the usual way, but instead of tiie keys acting on wirqs they operate a mechanism attached to six violins, two violas, and two violoncellos, so that an effect is obtained equivalent to that of a string quartet. The new instrument has, therefore, the advantage over the ordinary piano of being able to produce well-sustained notes. Authentic news has been received at Zanzibar of Emm Pasha. He had some severe fighting with the Masai m Ugogo, and killed very many of them, using a maxim gun with destructive effect. His soldiers, armed with the new German rifle, fired an immense quantity of amunition, of which the Pasha now needs a fresh supply. Emm Pasha seized 1200 head of cattle, and had some further fighting with the Ugogo Datives, whom he deafcated with great slaughter. Last Sunday evening the Rev J. Boothroyd announced to his congregation that he had resigned his position as a minister of the Primitive Methodist Church, and that lie would leave at the end of the month. Arrangements have made for a farewell tea and concert, to be given on Wednesday, October Ist, m the Salvation Army Barrack?. The concert is to be given by the church choir • assisted by a number of well known singers and instrumentalists. The longest bridge m the world is the Lion Bridge, m China. This spans an arm of the Yellow Sea, which reaches far into the interior, near the city of Sangang, and ha« a length of 435 miles. It was built by order of the Emperor Kieng Long, who abdicated the throne m 1796, on account of old age. The roadway lies 72 feet above the sea level, and is guarded by iron railings, the structure being curried by 300 large stone arches. It takes its name from the fact that a huge ntone lion twenty-one feet long, is f.laced upon each pier, the lions being cut from single pieces of marble. The Chinese call it tlie " Wonder of the World." The Lachlan river having overflowed its banks and »pread itself over a large area of rabbit-infested land, the rodonts were obliged to seek refuge on a comparatively small belt of high land near the town of Hilleton. The inhabitants took the opportunity thus afforded of instituting a general massacre. A public holiday was proclaimed, a great drive was formed, wings being provided with wire netting, and the rabbits were driven into a small space. The slaughter was immense. The people jumped into the mass of rabbits, so thickly crowded together that it was impossible to move without treading upon thorn, and made war upon them with waddies. In all, upwards of 8000 rabbits paid the penalty attaching to the character of pest. Our'duty (says "Truth") is clear, it is to hinder m every possible way a discredited Ministry from passing party measures, because they have no right to do this without first obtaining the assent of the country. They have tried this session to rob the British taxpayer for the benefit of the Welsh clergy, of the Irish landlords, and of the brewers of the United Kingdom. Although a minority, we have, by superiority m tactics, foiled them m all these attempts. I trust that we shall be able to do the sanio noxt session, and that this time next year their organs will republish the articles m which they are now cursiug the Tory leaders for their stupidity, and cursing us for defending the public purse against their impudent raids. The negotiations between Russia and the Holy See have had the happy results of securing freedom for the Catholic priests exiled m Siberia. Few there are, except j victims, who know what the horror of Sib- j erian exile means. The isolation, the Arctic -j cold, the starvation, the paralysis of energy and hope, the death m life which the captive undergoes, makes his lot incomparably more | terrible than that of the prisoners who linger j out their days behind prison bars m other countries, Every ycor thirty thousand oxilea are sent to, Siberia, and Prince Krapotkine estimates that as many as ten thousand are sent there without trial on the most trifling protexs. It is no -wonder that Russian society is honeycombed with secret societies, and. that Prince Krapotkine and Stepniak should he continually preaching on the barbarity of Russian rule.*—" Tablet." A strange and pathetic romance has ended happily at the Old Bailey. One William Stork, a most respectable labo-er, was indicted for trying to murder his sweetheart. He and she had loved each other for seven years. Poverty, however, kept them from marrying. Out of his earnings of £1 a week Stork had kept the girl, her aged and infirm father and brother, and hii own mother from the workhouse. She, fearful of qi being a further burden, left to stay with a brother; Q?he lov&va, hqwever, met cmo day —the man pressing che woman to marry; she, still dreading their poverty, refusing. Wild with despair, Stork tried to cut the girl's throat and his own. The judge and jury both agreed m sentencing him to a mere formal punishment, and tho devoted couple met the reward of their long self-denial by getting a gift of £10 from the sheriffs fund to enable them to marry and set up house together. 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 the most gratifying testimony. His Majesty the King of Italy and medical syndicates all over the world ara its patrou3. Read the official reports that accompany each bottle. We hare no occasion to offer rewards m proqf of the genuineness of our references. The jlpial reports of medical clinics ami imivpr^ sitles, the <jf|icia| poinnuiniqatip^s q£ t{ie. Consul-General for Italy a£ Melbqurne ; the diploma awarded International Exhibitiqn, Amsterdam —all these are authentic documents, and, as such, not open to doubt. We add here epitome of one of the various" cases treated at the clinic of Schnltz, M.D. Professor, etc.—" C 8., 24 yearsi old; congesMonal abscesu on the thigh, Ineisious made iii two places, Although Lister's dressing was applied, tho 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 fcetcr disappeared very soon, the fever abated within fj, fceyy days, (Mid Uffi natfent recovered after ihe' laps'e'of sev-fer-al w<ieks.' "In' this'instance wo must not lose sight <if the fact tfhiifc tke latter' treatment saved tho patient's life." ' Adirt.) 'a Holloway's Pills-—Wrongs made right. --Every day that any bodily suffering is permitted to continue renders it more certain to become chronic or dangerous. Holloway's imniyhk, cooling ami strengthening Pill§ sUe vv'cli-a(Kaiited*toirany irregularity of ft\e human body, and should be taken when the stomach is disordered, the liver deranged', the'kidneys inactive, the bowels torpid; or i the brain muddled. With this medicine sverv invalid can cure himself, and those Avhoare weak and infirm through imperfect digestion may make themselves strong and U9M> h JfcMraW-'? .rafwU?"* PHls- A few ■;doso3cif ibgirt iisija}^ outfgatfi i\w wqi^ painful symptoms oaiised by undigested fp'od, from which they thoroughly, froe tjio alimentary canal, and completely restore its. natural power and action ' . v

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LOCAL AND GENERAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2523, 20 September 1890

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LOCAL AND GENERAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2523, 20 September 1890

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