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A London general omnibus ia supposed to earn £19 a week. There are 80 general holidays throughout the year m Russia. : If the eyes of a Turkish lady are not large enough for beauty, the outer corners of the eyelids are cut to make the proper size. Mr Donaldson, who has become leader of th« Opposition m Queensland, was at one time a miner and explorer m Otago. The death rate from cancer per 1,000,000 has risen from 305 m 180-i to 010 m 1888. The disease strikes hardest at women. The census takings m New York has developed the fact that more than sixty languages and dialects are spoken m that city. A manufacturer of one of the standard typewriters on the market says that there are 75,000 women who make a living m America by running the machine?. The accounts of a pill-maker who has just died m England show that lie has buen spending £40,000 a year for advertising. His heirs, however, are muling no particular fault with this extravagance, has he leaves an estate valued at £5,000,000 all due to pills ami advertising. All the villages m the province of Valencia which were first attacked by the cholera were so thoroughly cleansed and disinfected their sewers examined and flushed, and such care taken to stop the spread of the infection directly fresh cases were detected, that th medical men attribute the decrease of th v epidemic to these sanitary measures.

Hawke'rf V>:\y County authorities .m: resolved f,o tikes energetic nifcvuu'uo to i.-ouipel owners of land to clear away branches or trees overhanging roads and hedges en- I croaching on throughfarcs. I A correspondent writes nit.i to the new gold rush hi New HotiKh Wales: —-■ " Dubbo h 278 miles from Sydney. Tl: ■ route is over the lUiif Xountfun:<, through. Bathurst aud 0.-angc, url the ?i'.-O]j.l-jl;vm.i single fare from Syitne r is JSis tin.'' Miss Olomi-itina do 7<t •., ro;>ra:H> ii t>'Pavtou's <:!;tr eh j -i 7\V ■• York, ryociv(v.;W) ' a yeav for lv i- :«e:-viees. This is.siud to bu the lii:r!i<;.=r, :-ab»ry ever >nd toji. eli'iir nhs,""' either mAi ierio.v or j'l'npi!. Mi;«>. Jcmu^'i Dutton, Nnprifm of ihv. ."frith Avemtu Haptu* - Ciiurclj, roj'.'.iv<:-i :^i!)!J i\. ;-' I The S!wi'«: Federal Onnieil 3i:i-« decu'tci to expel Mo iuuim fron. tho Republic. I'et'.tions m mvi r of the (.expulsion have been signed by tf us of tn'otttandn of the working people, who ciiiuiot i oh/rate the Mormon doctrine. In several instances thn Mormon , miflsionarie* have boon subjected t'» personal violence. They havo ) e;m making uuiiit.Toiui converts. General f-JraiitVi cabin, brought- from the banks of the Jaunv ;ivcr and pb.uf*! m F.-iir-rnoitnt Park, Phils. lel;il m., for pre iervation as a war reiie, i* ;'a»t goiji,^ to d cay. m this cabin Grant i*..«iictL orders for Sherman'.* great march to the sen.. In it the Rebel Commissioners treated for peace, and after •Sherman reached the sen,, under ir.s humble roof Lincoln, Grant, Sheridan, M'jade and Admirial Porter met m conference. •She (very romantic): " Oh, Mr IBlucbloort did you ever experience ;v feeling almost! indescribable, when you to be spinning about, whoa the earth wcems too small to hold you, and you feel as though you rrere being wafted, wafted hexvenward/and" He (looking at 3i<;r njaruhingly): "You— you don't mean to say that you know what it is to get—get tipsy? " She : "Sir! " Tho address card? of the Emperor of C-Jor-many are itiatisigiUKjied only by taeir great simplicity. Unlike tliose of tin.: German nobility, which are generally adorned with crests and crotvna, they are without any ornament, except iv -plain Gothic le vtcrs, his name, " Williehn, Geriiutn Empevor and. ' King of Pnisai.i." Tlio first' \Vilholm : omitted the " and'- between the two titles. ■ One of our AsWmrton fishing enthusiasts; ! had an evening at the Rangitata on. Friday, i and with a friond limJed eij/hteey Jin.c salmon '< trout weighing fr:mi -ij-lba to 13ill»; eacii. j Mr Nicholas, of Teauika, was also"fishing m i same locality and be landed eightoen iish of "various sizes, his top weight .scaling Mlbr.. The river is swarming with v.'hitobaitand is m good fishing order. One of the fish caught, weighing WH-lbs, v,'iv> on view ;\t Mr W. Zander's, East street, on .Saturday afternoon. The " Atnerieai;.'" v.-ritea :— " The war against biiuior-tvi-ino m tho United •States last year proved very advantageous for New. Zealand flax-gi-owcrs. A large parrof the fifteen thcHisa-iu tons of flax exported from this latter oouutry m 1889 was shipped to the United Sj.;i,te.« .i.ud niaile into cord i:.};c. This sudden inoreawm tlic New Zealand flax I export trade hsw opent; ] tho i-.yos of London, merchants, who are .undous to obtain regular statistical infonnation'in regard to thi'd industry." William H. Webb, ;i wealthy Xew Yorker, who laid the fosmdau m of lii;i fortomts m the old days when aliips 'were builL m America, has bought ;*. tract of land on Koruham Heights, on which he intends to establish an academy and home for shipbuilders, where--needy ship-builders can find asylum m their old age and where young men shall be= taught the art and practice of ship-building and marine engineering. Mr Webb has. devoted something over a million of dollars to this institution, which will be the first of the kind m America and the third m tlm world. The As'iburtou Volunteer Rifles held a. church par.vdo yesterday. Ircluding tiuv band some iifty-five of all rank.'. ]nrivil'jiiuusual at tl*e Post Office, whencel, the company tnarciied to ,St. .Stephen's Church. Tin:battalion officers present were .Major l)nugl;is. and Captain and Adjutant A. A. JA)ok..<, and the company officers Captain W. X DjSi'.i.ui, and Lieutenants A. J. Mtiller and, Jv J. Foi»>.s. Rev J']. A. .Soot.t, the iiietmibynt. preached from Luke vn., eleventh ;uv!. following verses, the story of our Lord.--raising from the dead the widow's ton of Nahi. The more particular pa-sa_'c with. which the prjaehcr deilt- Christ* :>.ddrcss to the de;,d youth —li Yonig man, I say unto the?, Arise." Fronn these word-. the rev gentleman preached a. .sermon full of wholesome advice to tin- young men before him, a sermon abundai tly successful m securing the attention of the whole congregation. After service the company a-gnin fell m and were marched liaci; to the Uoat Office for dismissal. A feature of the parade was the accession to the band of Drum-Major Holland, from a Southern b.vttalion, who made an excellent tanibour-niajor. The Working Men's Political .Association held another meeing oji Saturdaj'- evening, wlien about seventy were present. Mr W. Leggett was chairman, and Mr W. B. Moss interim secretary. Alter some discussion a verbal report of. v":iat had been done by the Provisional Comnittce Mas 3>.ia»f.« by the Cliairman and adopted. The Provisional Committee recommended the immediate formation of the Association, h'xrmg the subscription for the present at one shilling per member. This report was adopt ed, and fifty names wero promptly put upon fcie roll. The election of office-bearers was then, proceeded with, resulting as under:—Chairman, Mr James Keir ; Secretary, Mr George Mcßne ; Treasurer, Mr William Leggett; and a Committee of fifteen as follows*:—Messrs W. B. Moss, J. Thomas, J, Elliott, J. Maynard, H. Barnes, Tl. Elstou, R. CJulloway, .1. McLean Dunn, C. Littleeott, T. M. Jones, J. Kilgonr, J. O. Brown, S. 13. Nelson, W. Keid, and T. Birch. The discussion of the platform was then resumed, and the""'plank" referring to the maintenance of a frse, secular, and compulsory education vras dropped. A motion to hold a meotiing on Thursday evening next was carried to admit of the attendance of shopkeepers and others whose .Saturday evening duties prevent their attendance otherwise. Mr T. M* Jones gave notice of motion for Saturday ne*t to add to the platform a plank includ'ng the Permissive Bill. The meeting then juljourned.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2530, 29 September 1890

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LOCAL AND GENERAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2530, 29 September 1890

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