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Mr J. L. Lawton, a professional English i cricketer, haß been engaged to coach the I Dunedin clubti, and sailed for Dunedin m the Rimutaka on thp 17th of September. ■ Nominations for the Ashburton Racing Club Spring Meeting, to be held on Nov. 19th and 20th, close on Saturday evening at, nine o'clock, at the Commercial Hotel. The programme appears m our advertising columns. There are 84,547 land owners m New Zealand, their holdings being of the total value of £84,208,230, bo that the average is about! | LIOOO per head. Of the total number, howl ever, 20,752 owners possess plots of +he average value of slightly over L4O each; sections of slightly over Ll4O m value are owned by 46,725 persons,and7l,26l persons' own sections of under LIOOO m value.' Owing to an accident when m training the well-known horse Road Metal, the property ! of Mr W. De Renzy, had to be shot a day ; or two Bince. Road Metal was a prizetaker on several occasions at the Timaru and Christchurch Agricultural and Pastoral Shows, and had he been destined for the stud would hare doubtless been a popular sire, combining as he did the best strains of racing blood m the colony. On the invitation of Mr J. C. N. Grigg, a team of the Ashburton Cricket Club will play a team of the Longbeach Cricket Club at Longbeach, on Saturday next. The Ashburton team will be composed from the following players ,viz.:—Messrs G. and E. Andrews, G. Merewether, Rundle, Cranafield Sawle, Dixon, Rees, Mackay, Makeig, Bell, Rollit, Davis, and Mainwaring. A. start will be made from Scott's stables at 8 a.m. sharp. How succesful the late Spanish tenor Senor Gtwarre was m transmuting his notes into gold may be inferred from the fact that, although he died a comparatively young man, he feft behind him a fortune of not le«s than LIOO.OOO. This, when computed m the coins of his country, must appear enormous to his compatriots, for it represents upwards of three hundred million maravedU, or about ten million reals. ; Gianni Bettini, formerly a lieutenant of, th« Italian »nny, has invented a new phonograph, which, he claims, is superior to that of Edison. The new Bettini machine is said to reflect the human voice with surprising clearness and perfect sonority, and with such force of sound that it can plainly be heard by all the bystanders without need of placing the trumpet to the ear. Lieu tBettini maintains that by means of this apparatus he can render 60 per cent, of the body of sound communicated to it. The World's Exposition of 1892, m commemoration of Columbus' great discovery, will not be opened nntil May, 1893, though the buildings m Chicago are to be dedicated on October 12, 1892. More than half of the L 2,000,000 guarantee which the Federal Commission has to bo provided with is already subscribed, and the city of Chicago will probably grant another L 1,000,000,000,000 on condition that it is to be refunded from the receipts. It is proposed to have as much space again as at Paris under cover, and ground of twice the area. It is expected m America that Great Britian and her colonies will take a prominent part m the Exposi*; tion. « A melancholy story is related from Budlcigh Salterton, Devonshire. On a recent Saturday four young children were playing i on the rock 3at Street Point when they were surrounded by the tide. As they did not return, their anxious parents instituted a thorough search, but were unable to discover them. Alout three o'clock on Sunday | morning three of the children returned to their homes, stating that theljr companion, seven yeara old, a daughter of Mr Bamsey, i gamekeeper to Colonel Walker, was drowned. She had fallen off the ledge into the sea. The other three children had remained on the rocks during the rise and fall of the tide. Two of the children had, for a time, gone to sleep through sheer exhaustion. ■ Mr A. J. Burns, a candidate for Taieri constituency, m the course of an address to the electors the other evening, said party Government was the curse of New Zealand. It had been the cause of his retirement from public life many years ago, and others who were now retiring, doubtless found themselves m the same position he had occupiod. Under party Government legislation; was passed that should never have been enact id, and members were called upon to sacrifice their independence m order to give support to their side of the Houser. The Rev J. Cocker, the new minister for the Ashburton Primitive Methodist Church, is expected to arrive from England on Friday. He is now on his way from Auckland, and comes here with good recommendations from the English Conference as an able preacher. He will take part m the anniversary tea and public meeting m the Salvation Army Barracks on Friday, and m the services m the Oddfellows' Hall on Sunday. The arrangment of services appears m our advertising columns. Playgoers are promised n treat m the performance on Show night of Mark Quinton's emotional drama, "In His iPqwer," by the Janet Achurch Company. Miss Achurch comes with a high reputation as an actress, a reputation gained both on the Home and the colonial stage, and backed by a company, every member of which is known to fame. The notices received by the company from the Southern press are very flattering, and during their short season at Timaru duriug Show time the theatre has been filled with highly appreciative audiences. : The agricultural wealth of Italy is only one third of that of France, though all Italy may be said to bask m sunshine, while much of France shares the cold and moist atmosphere which all Englishmen know too we\\ Whilst this is so, there is a small area of North Italian soil where the land, like that of English market garden 3, has a& appreciable price per foot. Some of the artificial meadows m Lombarcly are worth from Ll2B up to L 240 per acre. A good vineyard m Sondrio fetches L2oO per acre, and m Tirano the fecundity of the aoil is such that L 364 per acre is not unknown. The average value of land m Liguria is about 24s per acre m the finest districts, up to LlO an acre m the chestnut districts, and L 64 m the olive and garden grounds. The attendance at the Timaru Agricultural and Pastoral Show yesterday, was fully up to that of previous years, several thousands being present. The total entries, as compared with former years, showed a' falling off, principally m sheep. We observe that among Ashburton exhibitors, Mr James Tasker secured a first prize for a superb fat cow, the perfection of quality, fed for show purposes, and weighing llcwt. lii young draught stock the championship fell to No Surrender, a son of the lately defunct King of the Vanquishers, one of the same progeny securing chief honors m the class for yearlings. Mr John Small, of Longbeach, took first prize with Lord Cranley, m the class for two-year-old entires, and h.c. for a horse foaled since July 1, 1889. Mr J. Bonifant carried off first and second honors for two English Leicester rams under eighteen months, and secured a similar awai'd for one ram of the same age ; for two ewes under eighteen months, m the same class, Mr Bonifant was highly commended, and for a pen of five Leicester rams, under eighteen months, and subsequently for five ewes m the same; class and of the same age, secured first honors. In Berkshire Pigs, Mr W. Wills secured five first prizes. Hollo way's Pills.— Health or Wealth? —No sane person would hesitate an instant m the choice between these two conditions; Now is the season to secure the former, either by restoring or confirming it. These gills expel all impurities from the system which fcf^fs, foul vapQurs, and variable temperaturesengendqmlduringwinter; This inedicine alsq afcts mpst wholesomely upqn the skin by dirgprging the. li^r of its jiceumulatecf bile, and by exciting tlie kidneys to. more, snergetio action.; Li^ incueases the appetite for food v.nd strengthens the digestive, process. The stomach and livei'j with wnich most disorders originate, are fully under the control of theee regenerative pills, which act very kindly, yet more efficiently, A the tender bowels,

The long-talked-of scheme of rendering the Seine navigable as far as Paris for seagoing vessels is at last likely to be carried out. The Lyttelton Harbor Board yesterday authorised the Committee to consider plans for cool storage chambers for dairy produce at port,. and to call for tenders for thoir erection. The Board decided to request Government to appoint a butter and cheese inspector for Canterbury. , Mr Donald McLean recently offered a free gift of twenty acres of land as a sif;e for a Presbyterian Manse, at Fairlie Creel?, provided that the residents m the district subscribed a sum of L4OO for the erecrion of a suitable building. At a meeting of the Presbyterian congregation, -held on Saturday, it was' decided to .accept Mr McLean's generous offer, and already L 261 has been promised"towards/the L4OO required. The beet medicine known is SANDER and SONS' EUCALYPTI EXTRACT. T^est iti eminent powerful effects m coughs, colds, 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 report* that accompany each bottle. Mosler, M.D., Professor University, (jriefswaldf report* : — The Eucalypti Extract proved magnificently successful m very severe contusions, bruises, sprains, wounds, scaldings, broken ribs, and limbs. (" Medical Journal," Nov., 188 L In diseases of the kidneys, either active congestion or suppression, (uroemai) or albumi, nuria, dropsy, lithargy, nothing will equal hi Its action Eucalypti Extract. Doses, five to six drops, Mosler, M.D., Professor, University, Griefswald, reports:—Diphtheria, Tonsils continually coherent-presenting ulcers with white exudats. Cured m four, teen days. Surgical Clinic of Prof. M'lntyre, College of Physicians and Surgeons, St. Louia—Scirrhus of Breast —Excision Eucaypti Extract employed. No swelling, heat, or discoloration. Cured m fourroeu days. • Advt. 4

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LOCAL AND GENERAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume X, Issue 2557, 30 October 1890

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LOCAL AND GENERAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume X, Issue 2557, 30 October 1890

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