LOCAL AND GENERAL
In Australia there arc 247,000 more males than feaules. Ripe cherries and plums (locally grown) are now being sold m Nelson, and m Wangftiwi ripe tomatoes are exposed for sale. A syndicate proposes to construct an electric tramway at Parramatta and to supply the town with eloctric light. Inquiries are being instituted by the Goveimment of Kew South Wale* into the prevalence of leprosy among the Chinese m the colony. A gentleman m Melbourne, on the Oth instant, offered the Trades Hall Council £5000 to start si scheme to break up the alleged coal nnd shipping ring. A Wang»ttui carpenter has inaugurated classes for the purpose of giving instruction m t'.ic crectio i of sttiircaaiug and hand rail* ing. A largo schooner has left Mfllbourne with a party of tourist.--, for the Went ijonst Sounds, Gilford to be the first place visited. The Ashbnrton-Rrikaia, Ashburton-Ran-gitata, Mount Sowers, Alford, aud Ashburton Forks water-races were proclaimed m the ■' Gazette." of t!ic '25th instant. A public meeting of Avoolgrowera m the Ashburton district is convened for Saturday, 4th October, to consider the resolution passed by woolbuycrs m Christehuroh not to attend wool sales held m thia district. The San Kranciseo mail will close at Ashburton on Friday next at (5.2<) p,ni, Money orders msu-t l»c obtained not later than H p.m. This; mail will bo due m London on •10th November. From a discussion which took place recently m the Krenuh Chamber of Deputies upon emigration, it appears that there is a branch of the gen oval revenue devoted to the bringing back to France of jk.'O|>lp whq have emigrated to other roiinti'ies nnd wish to return. M. Constans, during tbo discussion, J remarked that there was f>O.OOOfr. a year available tor the purpose, and'last year he had to ask for a supploiituntaty crudit. The total production of wool m New , South Wales for the year ending June 30th, 1890, was 710,970 bales. The shipments 1 iron Australia and New Zealand for the past year were 1,4(33,000 bales, and it is thus evident that New South Wales alone produces quite one-half of the wool grown m Australasia. . I j Month by month the number of telegrams which can )>« sent through a single wire increases, and the distance t-iu'QUuh Ayhjeh a telephonic message can be heard is length: & iei!. A newly-devised apparatus, (mite s !!iplo m form, takes a telegram as it flows fr.'.'in one's pun, and transcribes it from the wire m fao-siiuflft, Kvtm tli« wonl* impressed upon the wax of a p.lwn»(jgiui|>h nrti now capaolo of being forwarded to distances exceeding a hundred mite. Tho annual Hor.so Parade, under the auspices of the Ashburton Agricultural and Pastoral Association, will be hold at the. County Saltjynt'ds on Saturday, 4th October, iit 10.HO a.m. Kutrlus oloao with the Secretary (Mr John J. C. Quane) to-day. His Excellency the Governor, who has 'been the guest of Mr John Grigg, of Longbeach, since Friday last, left Aahburton for Christchurch by the 3.40 train yesterday afternoon. There was no demonstration, only a few puopls being on the platform when, (be train Mi,
It is utated in.the.the Alliance that, m one 01. the London institutions which still maintain, their quantity of alchol 24 per cent, of tht» typhoid-fever patients die ; whereas m Glasgow Fever Hospital, where milk is used, the mortality is only 12 per cent. A new phonograph, said to he much simpler thau any other so far introduced, ha.-s lately appeared m Milan. It can .reproduce the hunan voice i» ■& mo(ti marvellous manner, and one of its features is its cheapness, the wax cylinders used costing only 25 centimes. ' ' • An an torn ktic card-slmPier- is tlie ! latest English invention. The -:ards are dropped into the slo ■• of the machine, which works itself, and ly turning v haadle they arc brought bnc;k to the" surface of the table. The process, which changes the poait'.on- of each oard,. occupies only twt nty seconds. An Anw riean paper remat- ca that taking ft million dollars is called Genius; taking a hundred thousand is called Litigation ; tak- 1 ing twenty-five thousand. Insolvency ; taking I ten thoinand Irregularity.; five thousand Dcfal a'dcxn; one thousand, Corruption ;fivc hundred, Embezzlement; o?ue hundred, Dishonesty;. fifty, Stealing; -and twenty-five, Total "Depravity ; whilst the taking of one ham, it adds, is called Making War on Society. A shrewd observer of current events sends the following note:—" Great changes are taking place m the management of farms m the Southland district j more grass is to bs : seen than ever Mas seem before., The Fairfax Dairy -Factory will probably not run this year. Mr Ayson, of Dunalister, is selling off 100 head dairy cows, and other people arc contemplating a similar atop. There are two great causes fjor this change. Sheep have been the moat, profitable investment on a farm for the poet year or two, while cropping has been, ruinous. " The labor movements have a acelemted the pace at which farmers wera making these changes ; m fact dairying was only profitable where the work could be carried on by members of the family.—Exchange. Mr A. H. Slimy drove over to the Rangitatain company with Messrs A. B. Simpson and G. Moas oiue day last week, and succeeded m landing twenty-nine fine fish. The largest was lOlba, taken by Mr Shnry Mr Shury also landed a fine 81b fish, and the others were from fllbs to |lb, all m very fair condition. Messrs G. Moss, Stephens, and Cambridge went over to the Rakaia, and they caught thirteen nice fish between them. Mr Stephens caught five fish from 3£lbs to 211)s, Mr Cambridge two ve<y nice little fish, and C. Moss six, the largest being nearly Tibs, and also two others that turned the scale at 4Albs and one 31bs. The other two wore only 21b fish. The Rakaia is m fine fishing Jorder now and the fish very thick, and m good condition considering it is the ) c ginning of the season. ; In a paper on the future of New Zealand, read by Mr J. S^ott at a meeting of the Waimato Debating Society, the following with regard to the useless cablegrams sent to the colony appears: New Zealand is divided from the rest of the world, but every day its inhabitants arc informed of whatever there is of importance to them, though transacted at the antipodes. As yet, this information is mostly confined to the movements of the money market, the fe;»ts of athletes, the records of racing, and now and then a morbid tale of immorality ; is it too much to hope that the progress of intellect and the triumphs of morality are yet to hare as much interest for men as matters which arc merely material or oven immoral. When it will pay the Pro 33 to attend as much to tie higher of these kinds of informa*io?i as it now docs to the low*r, the people of New Zealand will bo as much hi touch with questions of progress as the people of England. Holloway's Pir^s.—With changing tempt ro.bu.re the digesti- n becomes impared liver disordered, and mind despondent. 'J he cause of these irregularities is easly removed by the use of Holloway's Ointment and Pill?!' They directly attack the soiree of the evil, remove all impurities from tin; circulation, restore the affected organs t > their natural state, and correct all detective Kccrutionj;. An easy means of restoring health and strength is supplie l by Holloway's Pills and I Ointment. Thee fumou-s medicines arc blood renovatiig remoilic.3, "whose influence reaches to the great centres of the nervous system, purifies the ciroulati m, induces a healtay stito of the bodily powers, gives tone io the stomach and brain, producing p iy:-ic.-d .-'lid mental vigor, and imparting a relish for food. As the wheel of time has again ushered m t'.ic busy spring, and to be prepared to supply the requirements of Nature and of their numerous patrons, Messrs J. Scaly and Co. have completed their selection of seeds, which arc of the choicest samples obtainable, and which include clovers, turnips, mangolds, carrots, rape, perennial ryograss, cocksfoot, elephant swede, garden and flower fee Is m endless variety, and garden rcquirites of every description. For the convenience of patrons who cannot make their purchase-, during the day the premises Avill be opei} to nine p.m. on Saturday evenings on and aite- the I Oth August.—(Advt.) The best medicine is Sanderand Sons' JSucalpyti E,xtpa "A. Test its eminent powerful effect** m cou,ms, colds, influenza, etc.— the reliqf is instant ■ aeons. Thousands give the most gratifying te timony. Hia Majesty the King of Italy and medical syndicates ull over the world are it 3 p.itrons. Read the official reports that accompany each bottle. We have no occasion to otter reward:; m proof of the genuineness of our references. The fficial 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. We add here epitome of one of the various cases treated at the clinic of Schultz, M.D. Professor, etc.—" C. 8., 24 j*ears old; congestional aUscess on the thigh. Ineiaioiiß made m two places. Although Lister's dressing was applied, the secretion became, two days later, very copious, and had adopted a fretid decomposed character.. The temperature rose enormously. In consequence the dressing ■\va,s? removed and jn its place were made during the, day-time repeated irrigations with ]*)ucalypti Jlxtracfc, The offensive faster disr apnoai'cjd very soon, the fevov abated within a igiv days, and the patient recovered after %le lapse of several weeks. In this instance wo must not lose sight of the fact that the latter treatment saved the patient's life."
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LOCAL AND GENERAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2531, 30 September 1890
LOCAL AND GENERAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2531, 30 September 1890
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