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Switzerland is the only civilised countr m the world which granfca no patents for m ventions. A Wanganui butchering company is ad vertising best quality betf at lid per 1 retail. There are estimated to be 97,790 deaths ii the world m every twenty-four hours, am 104,800 births, or about 70 per minute. The artesian well at the Christchurch A and P. Show grounds has been driven 319 ft and a fine flo\? of water, rising 10ft 4ii above the surface, lias been obtained. It is now computed that between 20,001 and 30,000 acres of bush will be felled m th Woodville district this year. Ttois mean pasture for an adition of about 60,000 aheep According to European merchants tei from India is rapidly taking the place of th' Chinese article, the result being that man; persons m China are without work. A gang of native prisoners, eight ii number, was brought into Albany, Nev South Wales, a; few days ago from the east ward. Five were charged with sheep-Bteal ing, and three with the murder of a blacl tracker named Jimmy Parish. There are about 54,000,000 square miles c land on the globe, ef which Europe ha. 4,000,000, America 16,000,000; Asii 19,000,000, Africa 12,000,000, and Australia and the rest 3,000,000. Paris gossips declare that one" of tin regular physicians who was most'eonspicuou! m ridiculing Dr Brown-Sequard's "elixir 1 has just be«n cured of paralysis by its ad ministration, and ia now as zealous an ad vocate of Sequard has he was previously i scoffer. We are informed m connection with i paragraph which appeared m a recent issu< that m the North Island the loaf of bread is guaged by a " 21b," and not a " 41b " stand ard. Therefore although bread is selling a 1 3d m Rangitikei, the price is equivalent to 6c per 4.1 b loaf here. What are known as half loaves m the South Island are recognised ai full loaves m the North. Judge Fenton told a good story the othei day m Auckland. Te Tianuo Paora, Tv haere's uncle, was taken very ill, and seni for Dr Davies, the colonial surgeon. Th< docter pronounced the ailment to be a cole on the chest, and prescribed a fly blister. A Native was duly despatched to the doctor* house for it, and brought it to Tianuo's wife. She cooked it carefully and gave it to tin patient, who seemed to relish it. He diec early .next morning. Dr Nansen's expedition to the North Pole is to start m the spring of 1891. Hia companion Captain 3v«rdrup, will take th< nautical direction. He is a» present on board a fishing boat m the Polar Seas m order to practice m manoeuvring among the ice. During this trip he Mill touch at Novs Zembla, and try to reach Franz Josef's Land. Dr Nansen wishes to compose hit crew solely of Norwegian sailors, but among the scientific staff some foreigners will b« admitted. About midday on Wednesday a fire broke out m a shed, containing flax fibre, adjoining Mr Moore's flax-mill at Tinwald. As a strong wind was blowing at the time, the shed and its contents, valued at about L3O, were completely destroyd. The best medicine known is SANDER and SONS' EUCALYPTI EXTRACT. Test its eminent powerful effects m coughs, colda, influenza, etc.—the relief is instantaneous. Thousands give the most gratifying testimony. His Majesty the King of Italy, and medical syndicates all over the globe are its patrons, head the official reports that accompany each bottle. Mosler, M.D., Professor University, Griefswald, reports : — The Eucalypti Extract proved magnificently successful m very severe contusions, bruises, spiaius, wounds, scaldings, broken ribs, and limbs. ("Medical Journal," Nov., 1881. In diseases of the kidneys, either active congestion or suppression, (urccmai) or albumi, nuria, drqpsy, lithargy, nothing will equal m its action Eucalypti Extract, Doses, live to six dpops, Mqsler, M.D., Professor, University, Griefswald, reports:—Diphthe? rja. Tonsils continually coherent presenting ulufH'P with white exudats, Cured m four, teen days. Surgical Clinic of Prof. M'lutyre, Cqljege of Physicians and Surgeons, St. Louis —Scirrhus of Breast—Excision Eucaypti Extract employed. No swelling, heat, or discoloration. Cured m fouireen days.

I " A well-known \onrion preaaher famed alike for his outspoken discourses and for I his utter fearlessness of consequences, recently startled a VVest End .evening con- j gregation by Announcing m his sermon that j a lady whom he knew had murdered her coachman. Everyone was at once on the qn-- rive.* *l She went," said the' preacher,*' to a ball; not knowing how long she She told.the man to wait. He waited three hours m the bitter cold and frost; the cold struck his lungs, and he was removed to an hospital. "At the hospital, I," continued the ' preacher, " attended him; he died, and his death must surely be laid at the lady's door." The dorigregation thoroughly solemnised by the stern words If at m profound silence, every eye intently fixed upon the speaker, j Judge therefore of the further thrill which awaited*them 'when the preacher, after % pause, leaned forward and said— '"'My brethren that lady is present m this church to-night." In two parts of the United Kingdom at least many acres are devoted to no other purpose than the raising of wood for the m biking-stick market. lv Gloucestershire beech, ash, thorn, hazel, and oak are to a great extent grown for this purpose \ and m :the Channel Islands a certain variety of cabbage is regularly trained with a vi«w to its being transformed into walking-sticks by a process of stripping of eachleaf as it appears, and finally drying and hardening the stem*. ': Asteainerrecentlyarrived at Marseilles from Buenos Ayres with 1200 returning emigrant* on board. These people, who were induced to. leave Prance, Italy, and Germany for the Argentine Republic on account of the reported fertility »nd prosperity of that country, return m a destitute aud despairing condition. •-' They declare that it was impossible for them %o find employment, and that the land is ;all taken up or held at high prices, except m remote districts, where it is as yet valueless. They would have starved had they remained longer m the country. A cricket match was played yesterday afternoon on the Domain ground between elevens of the Methven and Ashburton Clubs. Unfortunately the Methven team did not come to time, and shifts with substitutes had to be made, but a good game resulted notwithstanding. The shelter afforded by the trees on the north-west side of the Domain proved* exceedingly valuable, and nullified th« usually disagreeable effects of the characteristic wind of the district. Ashburton went m first, and made 121 runs, to the compiling of which Temple (49), Dixon (22), Rees (17), and Rundle (11), not out, helped with good cricket. The Methven bowlers were Russell, Baker, and G. H. Alington. Mothven replied with an innings of 22, the main cricket of which was contributed by the Alington Bros., Baker, and Russell." For Ashbiirton G. Andrews, and Temple bowled. An excellent luncheon was provided by Mr >Vm Drummond at the Refreshment Rooms, the table being laid for the cricketers after the passage of the express. The wicket was m good '•ondition, and there was a fair attendance of the public, and not a few ladies graced the field. Hollo way's OiNTSfENT and pills.-— Counsel for the delicate.—Those to whom the changeable temperature is a protracted J 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. Quinsey, relaxed'tonsijs,. 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 cough.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2545, 16 October 1890

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LOCAL AND GENERAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2545, 16 October 1890

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