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The Land Bill has passed the New South Wales Legislature. Mr Gannon has retired from the turf, and bis horses have been sold by auction. Merriment was purchased by Mr Greenaway', of New Zealand, for SCO guineas. Australian Peer was s ild for GOO guineas. Tho following were passed in : —Melos at 1,200 guineas; Wycombe, 700 guineas ; Arsenal, 500 guineas. Mr Berry, an old and wealthy resident in New South Wales, has bequeathed L 30.000 to tho Presbyterian Church of that colony, LIOO.OOO to found a hospital in tho town of Berry, named after him, and LIOO,OOO to St. Andrew’s University, Edinburgh._ An important medical experiment has been tried at Albany Hospital. An old man underwent uu operation, from the effects of which he was gradually sinking. The doctor, as a last icsourCe, tried Professor Browu-Sequard’a system of restoring vitality (Elixir of Life) with its reported marvellous success. The animal used was a ram. The patient le-ft his bed within a week.

[T e elixir of the eminent scientist Dr Bi ownSequ ird is a curiously-prepared one. He trikes the v;tal organs of a male lamb or kid and injects the fluid subcutaneously iu the human patient. The announcement of its effects when first made in T’nri.s was received with incredulity ; but sleet then experiments have been made in America which, on r tho whole, have been most successful.]

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Australian., Issue 8024, 28 September 1889

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Australian. Issue 8024, 28 September 1889

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