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"Stauley" and "Dorothy" tweeds arc among the latest on the market. In Italy the death penalty is practically, though not legislatively, abolished. Pipes that are to be tised but once and then thrown away are the latest xi riuklc. Italy has ordered the study of English to be added to the curriculum of all Italian universities. The last eye-witness of the battle of Trafalgar, a centenarian seaman, has ju3t died m England. A New York man has been sent to prison recently at the age of 103. It is wonderful how long some bad habits will stick to a man. A church paper tells us that at a parish church m North-west London, on a recent Sunday atternoon the congregation consisted of two ladies. Large quantities (A coal from Japan are being imported into New South Wales, owing to the shutting down of the Newcastle and other mines. Of the Germans who were present at Wi tarloo under the command of Marshal Blucher, it is found that forty-nine still survive. The oldest of these, a denies wig man named Johann Dohße, is m his one hundred and seventh year. Mr Charles Orubb has a very remarkable specimen of a fowl's egg on view just noV. The egg or rather outside egg, measures three and three-quarters inches by two and one-half inches, and contains a white and yolk which surrounds another complete egg, including shell and everything else, of ordinary size, the whole forming a perfect double egg, or one egg inside the other. Peter Laing, the Elgin •'centenarian," died on the 22nd August at Elgin, after a short illness. His 105fch birthday, according to Peter's chronology, was honored b\ special demonstrations on tnc 6th January of the present year, when there was a city banquet, and Peter was presented by the provesr, on behalf 1 of the residents, wife]) various articles of interest and val ne. However, a well-known local antiquary got on Peter's track, and after examining a number if old parish registers wag able to prove bevon3 doubt that if peter was born m 1785 his fathsr must have been a youth, of eight. To the statistical inquirer Peter wa* 89 and no more. Thfi Wesleyan Sunday School celebrated its anniversary on .Sunday by special services held m the Cameron street Church. 1 The Rev R. Taylor, of Durham street, Christchurch, was the preacher for the day, and delivered powerful and impressive addresses to large congregations both morning and evening, A service specially for children wag held to tfc» afternoon, and despite the inclement wcafW, wa» well attended. One Croat feature of tip 4*# «W the excellent sfoehifc of Mio choir of row foffldrerf-aiul iihv children' assisted by a strong #xlult clitfr fuul orchestra, for which no praise can be io» W«fc. A special gallery and rostrum had been wasted at the end of the church, and the whole' tffrct was pleasing m the extreme and differed fa anything hitherto seen Iti Asliburton. ■ QaXmfay.ffo mat., the uimtti tea meeting Will fa-keplwc, to be followed by ft ChildrenV -Floral Concert, when the chiidpe* TfiU be assisted by the chafe and orchestra turf- m™™} ™} l*nmvn vocalista- The Rev R. Ta,ybr has consented to «ep»p ana ty* .fi*" .1U I- B*B^ s' piioceetiwgs. ''' !

I About 4000 persons visited the Wild West Show at Christ-church on Saturday. Tenders are called to vent the Oddfe 1 lows' Hall on race nights. Tender^ to be m. by to-morrow night, Tuesday. ' Special train arrangements m connection with the Ashburton Agricultural and Pastoral Show will be found m our advertising columns. The &'an Francisoo Mail clossts at Ashburton on Friday next, at? 6,20 p.m. Money orders must be obtained not later than 3 p.m. This mail will be due m London on .December 8.-h, 1890. The Jubihe Clock, which has been finished now for som'i time has been put m position m the maker's shop, and is on view. Mr Murray wishe? us to tender any apology that may be wanted to subscribers to the fund who nuy have been overlooked m the mvtter of invitation to view the clock; and as it will n>t now be on his very long, subscribers will do well to t»kc advantage of tho short jipace of time at Mr Murray's disposal, and take a look at its intricate working, and very excellent workmanship. In a Very short time indeed. Mr Murray will have to essay the task of fixing the clock m its permanent, position m the tower, and friends who desire to inspect its details had better do so while it is m his workshop. The " Cape Argus " says that the effigy of Sir George Gray, once * splended' piece of sculpture, is fast going to decay at Capetown, and the citizens have appealed to the Governor to move m the matter and have the statue of the G.0.M., once the Governor of Cape Colony, removed to a better position and restored. Oae writer says "The poor old gentleman is turning mouidy and is as grimy about the fa^e and limbs as any London monstrosity." Another says: "What a fate to overtake a type of action, of leading, and of light, thus to be crumbled to dust and ashes by the most insignificant of plants (lichen) ere the grim original has Biink to his own last rest m aunuy New Zealand." The London correspondent of the "Auckland Herald " writes :—" It seems doubtful if it is worth the while of New Zealand and Australian farmers to export potatoes to this country. Several attempts made by Tasmanian exporters have resulted m disappointment, the tubers have either been rotted from being exposed to too low a temperature, or have sprouted from being exposed to tropical heat during the voyage. It is thought, however, that if new kidney potatoes were sent to reach this country m February, being kept during the passage at a temperature not lower th*n 35 degrees, and not higher than 40 degrees, they would realise good prices. If they arrived a month later they would experience competition which would make the experiment a financial failure." < In regard to the paragraph respecting the j funeral of the late Mrs Henry, which appeared m our last issue, the Very Rev Father Chastagnon desires us to supplement what was then said m regard to the choir by stating that, m addition to the Protestant friends who kindly tendered their assistance at the Requeim Mass, the choral work was led by Mr Edw.ird Higgius. and lubstantia liid was also giv^n by the Misses Butler, who came at short notice indeed, and lent the aid of their valuable voices to the admirable organ work of Mrs Quhrn, the well-known and artistic organist of the church. On Saturday afternoon a man named Duncan Gordon, m the employ of Mr John Bell, of Waterton, was driving coal to the Flemington Cheese Factory fro n the town- , ship. He had a load of about 25 owt on his dray, and was sitting on the load. A short distance down Graham's Road, by some accident oi* other, he fell off, but fortunately was not run over. Some friends near helped him up again to his seat, and he proceeded on his journey. The friends were also with teams, and were going his way. Showing symptoms of illness Gordon was taken off the dray at the Factory and carried to the kitchen, where he received every attention, but died shortly after his arrival. The body was brought into Ashburton on .Sunday, and an inquest was held this afternoon m the Ashburton Hotel at three o'clock. ■ On Friday evening next the Ashburton public will be afforded a rare dramatic treat m the first and only appearance of Miss Janet Achurch, the celebrated young English tragedenne, supported by an exceptionally powerful'company of picked English and Australian artistes, including such names as Mr Herbert Fleming, Miss Alee Norton, Miss Helen; Kinniaru, Miss Marie Brookes, Miss Stella Darbyshire, Mr H. Chichester, Mr H. Power, Mr R. E. Watson, Mr Brian England, Mr'Hines, and Mr Charles Clv.irjington, a well-known London actor. Miss ■ Achurch and Mr Charrington have only ] lately arrived from England, and their success m Melbourne and Sydney has been i phenomenal, and during their short stay m Dunedin the theatre was packed to its utmost capacity each night. The piece selected for j production here will be Mark Quinton's j celebrated emotional drama " In His Power," as played by Miss Achurch m London, Melbourne, and Sydney with marked success. The management of the tour and each piece is produced under the direction of Mr Charrington. Further ■ particulars will be given m a day or two. Referring to the strike the " Lyttelton Times " correspondent says :—"I have every reason to hope that I shall not have many more paragraphs to send you relating to the maritime strike. I am led to hope that before many days are over some settlement will be arrived at by which the men will go back to work. The grounds upon which the settlement is to be effected are to be kept private until the Conference is held, which is expectad to be either Tuesday or Wednesday. A good deal of speculation is rife as to the conditions. Of course it is taken for granted that the chief point on the side of the Unionists is whether or not they will agree to work with non-Unionists. During the past few days I have conversed with several of the men on strike, outside the Executive, and although'they now appear to think that, as far as working with "what men directed " is concerned, they will have to give way, they still stoutly maintain that they will only go to work when ordered by the Union, Mr Millnr, Secretary of the Maritime Council, will arrive by the express to-night, and will m all probability be present at the Conference ; while'l understand that the Hon G. M'Lean will also attend." (|Saya the "Post":—The Agent-General has forwarded to the Government an extract from the " Timea " describing a model fibre factory established at Lambeth for the treatment of fibrous plants. The various processes comprise the rapid retting andungumming of fibrous plants, automatic breaking, scutching, combing, and hackling into simple or mixed yarns, cottonising or woollenising fibres to imitate fine cotton or wool, bleaching and dyeing the same, and the rapid drying of fibres by means of cold air. The chief feature of the operatingroom is a new machine for dealing more particularly With leaf plants, such as phormium tenax. The "limes" representative states that he saw some New Zealand flax put through the machine with great success, and with rapidity and simplicity. SANDER AND SONS' fIUCALYPT EXTRACT.--In protection of the world wide fame our manufacture has acquired all over the globe, we publish the following:— Hazard, M.D., Profossor of General Pathology and Diseases of the Mind and Nervous System, says m aii editorial published m the " Clinical Record " :—" We have examined half-a-dozen specimens of different manufactures ; the preparation of Sander and Sons was the only one that proved to be reliable and corresponding to scientific tests." Another concoction called " Refined Extract of Eucalyptus" has made its appearance since. This product stands, according to Dr Owen, foremost m causing injurious effects That gentleman communicates, at a meeting of the Medical Society of Victoria, that a child living at Fitzroy became most seriously indisposed through its use. In another case a lady states on the strength of statutory declaration that she suffered cruelly from the effects of the same concoction. To guard the high reputation of our manufacture we eel warranted m exposing the above facts, i^ud tiesires the public to exercise care and ■recaution sj/hpn buying, SANDER and SON* (Advil) ' . 7 At the aunu I meeting of % ftunedin 1 ranch of the New' Zealand Temperance /lliance, held yesterday, the officers wore iv appointed. A resolution was carried t'*> the .establishment of distilleries m this Colony would *>,<? disastrous m results financially and morally, and thap fl}e Committee be requested' to ,take suc£ action as they i low ]- practical .to prevent tw» Jwipg 4<?Q?.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2554, 27 October 1890

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LOCAL AND GENERAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2554, 27 October 1890

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