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LOCAL AND GENERAL

The gaols of Victoria contain 1400 male and 3-K) female prisoners. An Albury (N.S.W) banknr says the strike M rill ruin all the small storekeepers m that district if it lasts much longerThc mail steamer Zealandia took awaf--200,000 sovereigns—lso,ooo from Sydney, and 50,000 from Auckland. ' ' Searlc, an old man, agnd 70, has been fined 40s for drunkenness m Melbourne. He refused to pay, though worth £3000, saying he would take it out. The Maradallo bore, m Queensland the deepest m Australia, is down over 3000 feet, and furnishes watef at the rate of 1000 gallons per hour. Wra. Riley, 93 years old, a veteran, who Bays he fought at |Waterloo,- Was sentenced to twelve months' imprisonment for Vagrancy at Melbourne on the 25th ult. A dear frend was once expatiating to Talleyrand on hts mother's beauty, when the mean wit said, "Then it must have been your father who was ugly." It is said that only one white man has 1 ever crossed the Island of New Foundland from ea§fc to west, a distance of 300 ,pr 400 miles, and tUis purney was accomplished more than 60 years tygo, Onr readers are reminded of t^e Foresters' Social which takes place m the Oddfellows' Hall evening. The members have worked hard to make the affair a success, and we hope their efforts will be amply rewarded. Mr W. H. Webber, manager of the New Zealand Clothing Company's local branch, is now busily engaged opening up and iliaplaying a well-selected stock of spring and summer goods, including all the latest fashions m gentlemen's wearing apparel. . Silk from paper pulp resembles very closely th,e najbifral silk. It is smooth and brilliant, and the filamejit tyqts a strength about two^ thirds that of silk, but still sm^if^enfc for all practical purposes. The elasticity is about the nmc as that of natural silk. ;

The annual session of the Diocesan Synod was opengrtthis afternoon at Christchurch, by BishojEpulius. * A full rtheartsal of Ashore and Afloat* takes place to-night, and every person connected with the Drama is requested to attend nt the appointed hour. Mr H. H. Adams, owner of a flax mill at Te Aroha, Thames, having plenty of "spare power, h;is offered to make ice to supply to dairy farmers, to enable producers to. send thnir butter to tho Auckland market m a saleable condition during the hot weather. The finest wheaten bread is sold at Mivrton m the Rangitikei district at 3d the 41b loaf. 'The wheat used m the manufacture m grown m the South Island, where the 41b loaf varies m price fr,om 4d to 6d. On the. West Coast, m some places, the price for bread readies as high as one shilling. Shearers more especially, but farmers, stationholders, and men]in the country generally will read with interest Messrs John Orr & Co.'s new advertisement m this issue. It is the business announcement of a firm with a character, and a firmly established one at that for keeping the best of everything that can be bought -itt, the markets of the world. Mr Henry Milner, of Remington, has had some good sport m the Ashburton rirer during the past week, landing ten trout from 2£ to 6 pounds m weight, or 40 pounds m all. He also landed 14 brook trout m one day from the Fletnington creek, four of them weighing three pounds each, and m fine condition. t A ball will be held m the Chertsey Schoolroom on Friday evening, 17th instant, m connection with which more than ordinary preparations are being, made by the promoter^. Devoted disciples of Terpsichore id the district are looking eagerly forward to what is expected to prove a most enjoyable evening..; .-•• :. * ■* ■■■',• The process of retrenchment m the Audit Department j necessitated by the reduction of ; the vote last session, has already commenced. The. services of one clerk has been dispensed with. The intention of.the retrenchment party was, however, that economy should be execcised by dispensing with or reducing a sub-chief, not sacrificing a poor clerk. Hundreds of sheep are driven from Gore to Burnside, a distance of over 100 miles, by the main road, m preference to being sent by rail, on account of the exorbitant rates. This is one of the effects of good; railway management by irresponsible Railway Com.missionera. Tha Commissioners seem to think it p^ys better to run empty trucks than carry :tehbep and fanners' produce at rea3oziable r^tes. The " Londonderry .Sentinel," of August 21st, published reports from twenty-five centres of population m Donegal, Bhowing that the ravages of the potato blight give cause for■thejgravest apprehensions. In the poor, congested districts of Falcarragh and Gwefedoifej the crop is almost a total failure. One correspondent says that the outlook is only equalled by that which preceded the famine period of 1848. Tickets for the performance of Mr J. L. ■ Toole's company at the Oddfellows' Hall on Thursday evening are moving off very rapidly, and from all appearances there will be a bumper house. > Those who have not yet secured tickets should lose no time m doinw so, as the company wi\{ only remain one night, 0,3 tlie sentiny capacity of the Hall is likely to be tested to the uttermost, and a little timely precaution will save future dis- - appointment Tho total amount of Crown land open lor . selection throughout the colony on Sept. 30 last was 956,347 ■acrea.distributed as follows: —Auckland, 1 297,013 acres; Wellington, 137,343 acres ; Nelson, 135,999 acres ; Southland, 103,309 acres ; Westland, 87,750 acres; Otago, 67,671 acres ; Taranaki, 37,859 acres; Hawlies' Bay, 34,6.35 acres ; Marlborough, 10,700 acres; Canterbury, 44,(Xi0 acres. The Crown land selected during the quarter ending Sept. 30 was for cash 126 purchasers, 31.00(5 acres: taken ,up oh settlement conditions, 350 selectors, 161,149 acres, For the half-year ending the same date there were 285 purchasers for cash, taking 69,695 acres; taken up on settlement conditions, 664 selectors, 262,381 acres. Last year the Sep. tctnber quarter showed-160 purchasers for cash, (5159 acrc3 ; oh, settlement conditions, 347 selectors, 94,355 acre:!. For the halfyear 1889, 301 purchasers for cash, 18,702 acres ; and 691 selectors, on settlement conditions, taking 197,380 acres. ' The " Temuka Leader " of Saturday says: —"Through the kindness of Mr A. M. Clark anglers and others interested m acclimatisation had an opportunity yesterday of contrasting the British salmon with the salmon trout of Now Zealand streams. Captain Sutoliffe, of the Aorangi, forwarded to Mr Clark two fine specimens of salmon, and one of these was placed alongside a trout of about equal weight, and the differences carefully noted. The tail of the salmon was distinctly more tapering and the head finer m its lines and longer m the upper jaw than the trout. There was a distinct difference also m the size and color of the scales, those of the salmon being larger and of a more distinct, silvery sheen. This was the more remarkable on the belly of the fish, the scales of the trout being there much smaller than those of the salmon. The fish were photographed by Mr Robert Pinckney, and Dr Hayes undertook to preserve the head of the salmon for future comparison." Hollowat's Ointmext and pills. Counsel for the delicate.—Those to whom the changeable temperature is a protracted period of trial should seek the earliest opportunity of removing all obstacles to good health. This cooling ointment, perseveringly rubbed upon the skin, is the most reliable remedy for overcoming all diseases of the throat and chest. Qumsev> relaxed tonsils, sore throat, swollen glands, ordinary catarrh and bronchitis, usually prevailing at this season, may be arrested as soon as discovered and every symptom banished by Holloway's simple and effective treatment. This ointment and pills are highly commended for the facility for which they successfully contend with influenza; they allay man incredibly short time the distressing fever and teasing couch.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2543, 14 October 1890

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LOCAL AND GENERAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2543, 14 October 1890

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