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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

-* w" ' '('he Jonio arrived at Ifobart at 8 o?clock on Thursday morning from ]_,ondon, via the Cape, and sailed naxP mwnjng fpr Wellington. She had thirty-three* passengers for Australian ports and 130 for New Zealand. The shipment of live lobsters in charge of the chief engineer was in good condition. Mr J. Thomas, of Haveloek street, has one of his large windows devoted to pot plants, of which he has a hundred on view suitable for indoor and bedding out. Some of the crested and maiden hair ferns, deutzias, heaths, azaleas, and fressia are exceedingly pretty, and the prices are moderate. The arrivals in the colony during September numbered lUI, and the departures 696. The 'arrivals were—fcpnf p!}o United Kingdom, 1.7(5:: New South Wales, $jp j Miotbria, 544 5 Tasmania, 72;'; ottier places; 6S-total,;ll'47. The departures were -to the United Kingdom 69 ■ New South Wales, 332 ; Victoria, 2io/ ■jiasiiiania, 18; other places, 76 j total, 696; ■ • ■■'■ '" Xn the cricket match between the. Ashbur, ton CO. and' Albion CO., to be played on Wednesday next, the team to represent ths former Club will be selected from the followI ing ' numbers : - Messrs Lane, Denshire, DiW, (i. Andrews, feuppsoii, J. and T. Sawle; Black/ 'Cuthberteon^ Broad, Piibr'ow'.L. ■?! Anf ewsJM*eig, Klngswell; arid'the ground P?k f?*^™ ]I^' W*e& Scones, Nice^ Pastry Nicest

The Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral' Association have decided, contrary to the recommendation of the recent conference, that they will not publish the names of the judges prior to the show. From the Australian papers it appears that the bride whom Mr Sevier Sutton, the bootmaker, has led to the altar is lady Mabel Brudenell-Bruce, aged twenty-six years, sister of the Marquis of Ailesbury. The latters's connection with racing is wellknown, one incident in his career being that he wasj warned off the turf for instructing a jockey to "pull" ahorse. It is said that the Marchioness of Ailesbury was at one time a barmaid at Brighton. It is, therefore, rather difficult to decide which party in this latest alliance is the more honored. The members of the Ashburton County Polo Club have been practising assiduously for soiiie weeks past, and are now showing some proficiency in the game, which is greatly increasing in favor. A large number were present on the grounds at Tinwald on Thursday evening, when a contest took place between eleven of those present, and after a severe spell, lasting over an hour, the ball was planed between the goal posts by Mr E. Saunders, whose play throughout was excellent. The following new members have been added to the Club:—Messrs Restell, Bland, and Stewart. The Ashburton Brass Band gave an open air concert on Thursday evening in Baring square. It was a fine evening, although a slight chill was in the air, but that did not prevent a very large crowd of people occupying the footpath on . the west side of the square and enjoying the excellent programme the band went through. The musicians occupied the platform in the centre of the square, which the Borough Council could do worse than put in order a little if these concerts are to continue. In the event of a series of concerts being given by the band, it would be a great improvement if the foot 1 path on the side of the square next the County Council offices were asphalted. No small sensattion appeirs to have been made by the report of a duel between two ladies of the high Austrian nobility. The Princess Pauline Metternich, the honorary president ot the Vienna Musical and Theatrical Exhibition, and the Countess Kilmaansegg, president of the Ladies' Committee of the Exhibition, had a quarrel over some arrangements at the Exhibition; and fought a duel with rapiers at Vaduz, on the Swiss frontier, in consequence. At the third bout, so it is stated, the Princess j was slightly wounded on the nose, and the ! Countess on the arm. Thereupon the two seconds, Princess Schwarzenberg and Countess Kinsky, advised them to embrace, kiss and make friends, which accordingly* they did. Their wounds were attended to by Baroness Lubinska, ajpolish lady who has studied medicine and obtained a doctor's degree, whom they had prudently sent for from Warsaw to attend the duel. A curious piece of financing is reported from America. Congress lately reduced the appropriation for the World's Fair from five million dollars to half that sum. The money was, however, granted in the form of five million " special souvenir silver coins of the weight, fineness and value " of the ordinary half-dollar pieces. As soon as it became known that the souvenir coins were to be issued from the United States Mint, there was an eager demand for them from all parts of the coimtry, and it was once apparent that the coins could be disposed ot by the authorities at a large premium. So keen, indeed, has become the competition, that it is said that the whole of the new coins will be disposed of at double their face value. Thus the Fair will get the whole appropriation, while the nation will save half the sum originally proposed. This is a piece of financing which will delight the entire continent. Mr R. Murray, East street, has just finished the working parts of a chiming clock —the first of the sort, we believe, that has been made in this island. The clock chimes the quarters on four gongs and strikes the hours on another larger gong. The quarters are indicated by the Cambridge chimes, which are those adopted for the Westminster clock, and the hour gong is of the same tone as Big Ben. The clock comprises between two hundred and three hundred parts ; there are 83 holes in the front; three maiu springs supply the motive power. Every part, down to the minutest of the steel screws, was made on Mr Murray's premises, and the work is a credit to the establishment—as it would b? to one of greater pretensions. 'JL\ie Ominbndge chimes, it is interesting to learn from a work in Mr Murray's possession, are founded on a phrase in the opening air of Handel's " I know that my Redeemer liveth " (the Messiah), and were arranged by Dr Crotch for the clock of St Mary's, Cambridge, in 1793—nearly a century ago. Mr Murray's clocls is exhibited in his window, and its maker thinks of sending to London for a fit case for so excellent a piece cf workmanship. Owing to counter attractions, there was but a small attendance at the Primitive Methodist Church on Thursday evening to hear an excellent lecture by the Rev James Cocker on "English Village Life." The rev. gentleman spok.e far an hour and a half or so, giving most graphic descriptions of th,e scenery in the Midland and Northern counties of England, the old baronial mansions, the churches, roadside incidents of travel; telling many interesting stories of village life, which he contrasted favourably with life in the towns. He touched upon the advantages of a, country life for youths, whose physique was better because of the purer living and the healthier qutdcor occupations, and dwelt upon the youthful friendships that were formed, which were not mere acquaintances. The great love and respect for parents that were murtured in the village were also noted, as well as the fondness of the country youth for the village of his birth. In fact there were few of the interesting phases of village life that were not touched on in the lecture, which was brimful of happy anecdote and bright humour, while the more serious lessons were not forgotten. The usual hearty vote of thanks were passed to the lecturer and to the chairman, Mr Watkins, at the close. The b,est medicine is Sanc\er and Eucalpyti Extract. Test its eminent powerful effects) in 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 world are its patrons. Read the official reports that accompany each bottleWe fyav.e \}Q. qcqasiqn to coffer, rewards in proof of the,' ge,inui}en'esß orf gu^' references, The official repqrts of medical clinics and universitieSjilje qfjjcial eqininunicatians of the Consul General for Italy at Melbourne; the diploma awarded by the International Exhibition, Amsterdam—all these are authentic documents, and, as snch, 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 years old; congess tional abscess on the thigh. Incisions made in two places. Although Lister's dressing was applied, the secretion became, two days litter, very copious, and had adopted a foetid djjcompqsed cjiat.aptey. The tomßeraturo rogc enormously- '" In' p^nssqiiencp'the, 'dressing was removed and, m its, place were, made during tlie' day-time repeated irrigations with Eucalypti Extract. Th§ offensive, footer disappeared, very soon, the {ever abated within a few days, and the patient recovered after the lapse of several weeks. In this instance we must not lose sight of the fact that the latter treatment saved the patient's life.— Advt.) 3 The " Family Doctor " of July 16 says :— We have seen hosts of letters from all sorts and conditions of people, in which the writers th» j^;^ they have "receiveu from the wonderful mixture, which as a curative agent cannot be too highly estimated, since jt cleanses and clears the blood from all impurities and restores it to its normal condition. If : the " blood is diseased, ■ the body' is diseased, and the patient languishes. ' Clarke's Blood Mixture is a medicine of the greatest possible value, and it has attained a' popularity unpraiKsd&ltad', It is certainly the finest blood piiHner that science and skill have brought to light up to the present time, and we can with the utmost confidence recommend it to our subscribers and the public generally.—(Advt) .Names are not always adapted to places', 1 person.*, or things, but certainly adaptation ahtf propriety were considered by Mr Warburton when he named his faking Pqwdei"' «* Cant B Beat" ; best in ij»arket f

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2799, 14 October 1892

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