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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

"A Talk about Sheep-feeding," by Mr John Brown. Lowcliffe, will be the subject dealt with in pur Open Column on Thursday' next,: " . .

One ,of..;the' tallest men in the world, Mr Albert Brough, of the Cremorno Hotel,. Npitinghani, has died of influenza. Mi; Broiigii's' height was 7ft 7-jin. For his funeral a hearse had to. )m specially lengthened.

There were large congregations at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, yesterday aftdrnoon and evening, when Mr John Bissott. the Scottish evangelist, commenced the -second week of the special mission. At the evening service' Mr Bissett preached from the text Exodus xii.. 12 and 13, and Miss Bissett sang the sot-red solo "There were Ninety und Nine."- ; "

Owine to the fine weather and the absence of fhe pools of water in secluded spots in the, Ashburton River, there has been very little sport for local shooters amongst the ducks since the season commenced. Messrs Gallagher and. Robertson, Ashburton, who visited the back-country lakes, are reported to have obtained a mixed bag of 50 groy. and paradise ducks.

A monument of snakes is being raised at the Carnegie Museum, Pittsburg, as a memorial to Mr Augustus Link, who several years ago gave up his. life in pursuit of science. Mr Link, while lecturing on serpents at the Carnegie Institute, held up a rattlesnake. At the close of the lecture a student called his attention to a spot of bloocl on the tip of a finger. Early the next morn T ing. Mr Link died. '.' (

Word. has been received by the Defence Department that ' the troopship Kia Orji will arrive in Lyttelton Harbour about noon to-morrow. The vessel, will drop anchor m the stream, and Dr. Chesson, District Health Officer, ami a : number of military officers will m> aboard. . Present information is that the Kin Ora, is a clean ship, and pratique will probably bo granted early on Wednesday; morning, when the vessel will berth. '

A full settlement was reached a I Wellington' on Saturday at the conference of employers and clothing. trade workers. ■ The hours of work wero reduced from'4s to 44 per week; journcywomen's' wages were increased to£l loa per week,'and journeymen's to. £3 13? 4d and'£3'l7s. j Increases were also granted to apprentices. The agreement is-to be. made'into an award to cover the whole Dominion, to come .into operation on May 12,^-Prees Association. "■'-

The wave of speculating and buying and selling houses which passed* over. Ashburton during the past three months has evidently dwindled considerably, and properties are now net selling nearly so freely. The sudden influx of buying; and selling caused no end of shifting .in-'the Borough, and this has not vet reached the normal stage. On Saturday eight carts, loaded with furniture, were noticed moving simultaneously in ,the Borough. The, demand for houses to let is still unsatisfied ', and several families are awaiting a favourable opwrtunity to secure dwellings.

A most unusual; event took place in St. Philip's. Churchy Little Rock, Arkansas, recently '(says an American paper), when Bishop Winchester, of , Arkansas, ordained to tlio priesthood Rev. Dr. Edward do Claybrook, an exprineo of New Zealand, who is a fullblooded Maori. He is the eldest son of the late King Guillermo Eldabo Do Banoanyo (William. Edward dc Claybrook), and he was born in New Zealand on August .5, 1870. The Rev. Dr. de Claybrook received the degree of D.D. from the University of China, in May, 1908.

That there wore a good many guns out yesterday was. evidenced by the small detachments of wild duck that werfe arriving over the Domain ponds all through the day. For many years now the wild duck liave recognised the Domain waters as sanctuary,,.and with the commencement of the shooting season have taken their abode there until the troublous days are past, often winging back to their old haunts at dusk and returning to safety with the dawn., Yesterday many of the fowl were puzzled presumably at the low water in the^ ponds, but most finally settled there, although sonic few after hovering wont off again, .

Apart from the welcomes at the railway station by the Mayor andniejnbers of the Patriotic Society, nothing has so far befen attempted in the nature of an official welconlo to the returned soldiers in Ashburton. -A local resident is now interesting himself in this matter with the idea of get tin "• as many returned men as possible together in the Theatre Royal on June 3 when it is proposed to entertain them in a fitting manner. It is ■also proposed to present each soldier with a gold medal ni recognition of hia services to the district. As the medals will have to be obtained from England, it isv not likely that they will bo available by June 3,- but the names of the soldiers will be collected, and the ceremony of distributing the medals will be arranged for a later date.

. A Press Association message from Wellington stated that representations were recently made to the Minister of .Agriculture 'that about 17,000 sacks of New Zealand peas on hand at London, or duo to arrive, had not been taken over l)v the. British Government at the •proclaimed maximum price; also, that the Government had refused leave to re-export these peas to the Continent, 'where a. satisfactory market exists. The Minister cabled to the- High r Commissioner a&kinT that representations be made to the proper authorities. A reply has been received from the High '"Commissioner, stating: "Upon application 'being made to the War Trade Department for a license to re-export peas to approved destinations, no obstacles will be raised to prevent owners dis- . nosing of their stocks in .that manner." The announcement has done away with the uneasiness on the- part of the shippers, and restored confidence- in the local •sia'rket.

Seven, Oakland Cars.—The,, demand for the Oakland Sensible Six '-proves tho work: of this fine. car. Seven Oaklands have been sold and delivered in Ashburton County during the last few weeks. There are over 100,000 Onkland.s in use in various parts of the world. Oakland own-era are satisfied owners. For supreme comfort, ease of control, power and flexibility, combined with economy in runtime: costs, the Oakland is without an equal. Catalogues furnished with pleasure.— Q. H. Carson, Solo District Agent, .Tancml Street, Asliburton. 4

The'•'•instruments at- the Domain weather' station last night recorded four degrees of frost. ; .

I A case of scarlet lever in the Lauris- ! .ton district was reported to the Hospital l Board to-day.

The official grand totals of votes cast at the licensing poll are now as follow: Continuance, 258,869; Prohibition, 251.959; informal, 4527; majority for Continuance, 6910.

It is estimated that the sum of £50 will be available for the Domain Improvement Fund as the result of the recent concert.

Tlie revenue of.the Post and Tele.- j graph Department for the March , ouartef of this year v was £.473,124, \ compared with £506,354 in the corres- : ponding; quarter, of last year. |

Mr Henry C. Stephens, founder and' head of Henry.G. Stephens, JAidersgato Street. London, E.G.. whose ink was largely advertised all over the world, left estate of £297,313.

"I am satisfied." said Dr. Thackcr, M.P.. at a W.E.A. meeting at Christchurch, "that the, recent epidemic which overran the Dominion was more than influenza. I consider that it was pneumonic plague." J The Government Meteorologist's forecast for to-day was as follows: —The indications are for southerly moderate to strong winds prevailing. The weather will probably be very cold arid changeable. There will probably be a hard frost to-night.

Sir James Allen stated to-day thai; on April 18 there were 282 New Zealand soldiers in France, probably left to look after the { equipment. The New Zealandors in: Britain on tho same date numbered 19,155; patients in hospital, 2012; -nurses and lied Cross workers 216. Married men with wives and families in Britain on April 15 ii a moored about one thousand.—Press ; Association. .:...• i

■ Owing to a breakdown of the'-engine, tiio express whicn should nave reacneU\ Chn.steiiurch at 5 p.m. on Saturday was. over two hours late. The engine broke dov.ii north of Dromoro station,/where -it \v'us already 25 minutes late. The eimiiit' of the mixed train fromAshbur-

ton was used to push the express into Chertscy. and then it. took the place of tlie- disabled engine on \he> run to Christchureh. In consequence, .t-lie aoods. mails.' and newspapers from Ashburton did not connect with ilia 'Mothveil branch train on Saturday, but were taken up by .special train .this morning. ■ > '

A scientific fact wrapped up in homely. Jauguace was presented Co bus audience on Saturday-night ; by vDr. Thk'ker, M.P.. when he spoke of the new substance' named by the medicaj journals hormone*. These hormones, he. said, wc;re niauufactoired in the body and imiiiediatelv ft-ent into the blood. It was a-scientific fact- that the hormones told the rest of the; system wlia-t might, be exoeoted in the Way of food. For instance, a man might. smell steak and : onions, and the hormones imiiiediately ■ sisrnalled steak and onions to.the slomadi. If ' tho ■ .wife brouglit. out- 1 bmid and cheese insk^ad, tho stomach ' would be disappointed. Tlie hormones j were also connected with tho sensation known as a watering mouth. j ■There, is a ■ show-case-' in the British \ Museum that is proving very interest- ; ing to soldiers who are waiting for their i discharge certificates. It is tho case in ''■ the lloman-Britain section containing j discharge certificates given to the sol-! dicM-K in Britain in ;the time of the Ro- ' mans. Tho bronze- oertificat-es. are quairuJy worded, and record the fact that ,the holders, "discharged honourably after 25 years, eff service," are granted tlie Roman citizenship if not already held, "and the recognition of their marriage with those who are their wives, or in the case of unmarried, any v ives they may subsequently . marry, provided they only have one each." The last sentence in particular amuses the khaki visitors.

At the Christchurch Supreme .Court ' to-day Mr Justice Hordman granted an injunction against , G. H. Stookdale, .second-hand dealer, restraining " him ': from selling second-hand Edison phonoEra ph records below the listed"-'price Thomas A. Edison. Ltd., the plaintiff,' had written to defendant forbidding Jum to sell below the listed price/-a£ cordme to the conditions printed on the boxes, but defendant continued to niake sales, at the lower price, and expressed not to stop.. His Honour held that plaintiffs Lad a rightto impose conditions of sale and interred to the decision of the Privy Council case of .the National - Phono- ! graph-Company of Australia rJlrack ID support of his judgment.—Pre**-- \.ssociation.

"One of the most voted exports of Australia and New Zealand has been

sweet singers -to make music in the 1 Old World—Melba, Crossley, Madame fetralia, Rosina Buckman, "Nora Dargel, and a crowd of others (says the "British Australasian"). I v 'future it seems they can stay at home—if i they want to—and still deb'ght the con- ' cert halls of Europe. Dr. Le Forrest, ■the, wireless telephone expert and inventor, declares that in a few months, by moans of the radio-telephone, it will be possible for the human' voice to be heard twelve thousand niile-s away. Nor will it be necessary to keep a telephone receiver to one's ear to hear it, for-the sound can be amplified ■ to-any desired : degree, ; so as to .be heard throughout! a largo, auditorium." • i

'Die London correspondent of the Dominion writes: At the present time there are about 700 soldiers' wives at Torquay ready to embark for the'-Do-minion with their husbands. Another 800-have-applied for passages, making 1500 English wives still to arrive in New Zealand. The total number of our men who have married here is about 2500, some 700 of the wives being either now in New Zealand or en route. One hears a good deal of criticism from time to timo of the type of girl some of the men are. marrying, but from what I oan gather after 'close questioning of those concerned with this phase of the military administration, the number of unfortunate matches i.-, v (ll .y small, and it is stated that most of the brides of the last aix month* at any rate are of a type with which the Dominion may well be satisfied, parti< ularly in view of the shortage of women as compared with men which our vtatistic^ reveal.

The former Gorman Emperor owned hundreds of paintings, coming from the brushes of the world's greatest masters. Included in his collection are no fewer than nineteen undoubtedly genuine, works .by Rubens, acknowledged as the greatest of Flemish painters.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9601, 5 May 1919

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