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NEWS AND NOTES.

The Town Council of Essen has voted $12,500 for a statue of Krupp.

Spain's 17-months' old king, Alfonso XIII., receives a salary of £500,000 a year.

There is talk in Dublin of erectiug a statue of Gladstone in one of the public squares.

The jasmine has succeeded the orange flower at weddings, according to a Paris newspaper.

There were three thousand carriages in line at the funeral of Katkoff, the Moscow editor.

Education is a good thing when it does not dirctly unfit a man for working a living. — Picayune.

Two German firms have contracted for steel enough to make 400,000 rifles for the Turkish Government.

The French Government will complete the works in the Seine at Havre at an expense of 123,000,000 trancs.

The railway between Nish and Pirot is finished, completing the line of direct railway communication between Calais and Constantinople.

The triennial world's conference of Young Men's Christian Associations will convene in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1888, by tpecial invitation ot the King.

Mr. J. Heslop, of Okainwu, and Mr. J. Ross, of Patea, have both started for Napier where they will attend the annual Agricultural and Pastoral Show.

We understand that the new bridge over the Tangahoe stream on the Main South Road, is nearly completed, and will be open for traffic in a day or two.

So many new railroads are in course of construction that the Chicago Railway Age estimates that the total new mileage laid and to be down in 1887 at not lees than ten thousand miles.

The total rainfall at Inaha during September amounted to 5-28 inches, the heaviest rainfall yet recorded in any one month of this year, Rain fell on 19 days dunng the month. For the first nioe months of 1887 the total rainfall has l>een 2786 inches; for the first nine moots of 1886 the total rainfall was 33*35 inches.

According to a London paper of a recent date a noted doctor of that city enlarges upon his successful treatment ot cancerous tumor with calcium carbonate in the form of calcined oyster shell. Two cases are cited in which speedy and permanent cures by the above specific have beeu effected. The mode of administration is a few grains a day, taken in warm water or tea.

The New Zealand Times says :—Coincidently with the arrival in England of the news of the Government's downfall, a sudden and notable rise took place in the price of New Zealand stocks, which, according to the latest telegrams, immediately went up 10s, and then remained firm at par. This is a very striking and interesting coincidence, if indeed it be not a direct case of cause and effect.

Mrs. Kendall, the illustrious British actress, has for some years been making £8000 a year. "I began my career," she said, •' at three years of age; now I am thirty-eight. I have known bitter poverty and great trouble, but that is in the past. At tweuty I was married to the bpst and handsomest man in the world. We have nothing iv this world that we have not bought out of our own earnings. I never accepted threepence worth lrom anyone."

The income of the Free Church of Scotland last year, for foreign missions, was £'97,229, the largest sum ever realized by the church for that purpose. There are in the misaions 27 principal and lfiO branch stations ; 40 ordained, 4 medical, 22 teaching, and 23 female missionaries (beside 31 missionaries' wivee) ; 24 native preachers, 310 native teachers, 11 European evangelists and artisans, 154 native helpers, 0206 communicants, and 16,614 pupils in schools.

A Puriri correspondent of the Auckland Weekly sends the following : — "A settler has washed a parcel of Puriri river sand, and found several small pellets of gold and a good show of that precious stuff. This has been done before. Geese from the Puriri river are noted for having " flakes of gold found in their gizzards." These I have seen, and vouch for the truth." Judging by the above, the fabled goose that " lays the golden eggs " may be expected to turn up any day at Puriri.

Mra. O'Neill, who was recently so severely injured by a coach accident at Oeo, was taken up last week to New Plymouth, in order to have the advice of Dr. O'Carroll in respect to certain injuries to her shoulder. It will be remembered that Mrs. O'Neill sustained fractures of both arm and leg ; but she bad Buffered lately much pain from the effects of a severe strum of the ligaments of the shoulder, and therefore sought farther advice. Upuu the whole, Mrs. O'Neill is progressing favorably towards recovery.

Pope Leo XIII. is about to found an international college for literature, in which the Italian poets and authors will be studied in an espeeinl manner.

Dr. Wilder, of tho Missionary Review, snys that only 2 pi-rp i -r cent of the mouey contiibutions in the United States and but 2+ per cent of ministers go abroad.

Ten Scotch estates were recently offered for sale at auction, comprising nearlj- oue bundled and twenty thousand acres, and every oue was withdrawn for lack of sufficient bids.

Lightning struck the ground near Waco, Texas, recently, rifting the strata of rocks. Delightful springs of cold water are flowing from the crevices where no springs ever existed before.

This winter lias been the severest season ever experienced at Taupo. The snow has fallen at a lower level on tbe ranges and more continuously than can be recollected by any European resident or the natives themselves.

A worm is said to have been found in Germany, which devours iron and steellails. It carries two glands filled with a corrosive secretion, which it ejects, corroding the iron, rendering it soft and spongy, so that it can be devoured.

Buffalo Bill and bis troop of redmen went to church in London the other day witb all their wnr paint on. It was fun, apparently, for the Indians, but some of the children in the congregation thought that their hour had come and yelled accordmgty.

The West Clare, Ireland, Railway has been boycotted owiDg to the hatred felt towards Traffic Manager Sullivan, and placards has been posted warning people not to patronise the road until Sullivan is dismissed. Persons who travel by this line, the placards say, will be in danger of being shot.

From an advertisement it will be s> en that the exhibition in convection with the Preflbyterian Sunday School will be opened by his Worship tbe Mayor on Wednesday afternoon next. "We understand there will be a »ood number ol exhibits, wlricli will include various machines at work and a Dumber of scieutific instruments on view. A programme of instrumental and vocal music and an elocution contest will also form a feature of the exhibition. On the whole it ought to be worth seeing, nnd no doubt there will be a large gathering ench day.

Wells' Hair Balsam. — If grey, restores to original color. An elegant dressing, softens and beautifies. No oil nor grease. A Tonic Restorative. Stops hair coming out; strengthens, cleanses, healg sealp — 2

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Hawera & Normanby Star, Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume IX, Issue 1744, 3 October 1887

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NEWS AND NOTES. Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume IX, Issue 1744, 3 October 1887

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