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The Marlborough Express Published Every Evening. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1892. LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS.

Ceicket. — The annual general meeting of the Awarua Cricket Club is to be held at Haywood'a Junction Hotel to-morrow night at 7.30. The Weather. — Captain Edwin wired at 1.25 p.m. as follows :— North to west and south-west gale with rain after sixteen hours from now. Glass fall again soon. Land Settlement.— Yesterday the first steps towards surveying a speoial settlement were taken by Messrs Dob Eon and Wilson, who proceeded to Eonga Valley on a surveying expedition. Business.— Mr William Hodson notifies that he has commenced business as bricklayer, plasterer, and general contractor and that all orders left with Mr George Patchett will receive immediate attention. Ds Brown's Mission. — The Rev Dr Brown, who knows as much as any man about missionary work m New Guinea, and other islands m these Southern seas, will arrive here to-night, and lecture m Ewart's Hall to-morrow night. Wakamarina Gorge Company. — Mr Meredith, who is here on behalf of the syndicate, left to-day m company with a director to visit the claim they have just bought into, and we understand that Mr Sutton left Melbourne yesterday to take up the actual management of the claim. Seeds. — Mr E. Mead, manager of the Marlborough Farmers' Co-operative Association, notifies that the Association has on hand a large stock of the best seed barley, wheat, oats, peas, beans, &c. Fuller particulars will be found m our advertising columns. Spring Goods. — Messrs W. B. Girling and Co announce the arrival from England of a large shipment of spring goods ex Ruahine. They also have special notices as to the quality of goods m their clothing department. The public should certainly inspect Mr Girling's stock. As it Ought to be. — The New Zealand Times says that while the House was discussing the Fergus incident, Mr Fergus and Mr Seddon were shaking hands outside, Mr Fergus having been as frank with his friend as he afterwards was with the House. There is as. much of human nature m the House of Representatives as anywhere else, especially at 10 a.m. after an all night sitting of the combative order. The Ballanoe Policy. — Our 'contemporary, the Pelorus Guardian, m endeavoring to show that the locking up of four millions of money m the Banks is rather a credit than a discredit to the Goverment, a matter of opinion on which we must agree to differ, descends below the level of ordinary, let alone journalistic etiquette, and as one cannot touch pitch without being defiled, we decline to reply m a similar strain. Mr Douglas' Patent. — Yesterday a number of gentlemen had an opportunity of witnessing a practical test of Mr D« A. i Douglas' alarm annunciator. The sample was made by Mr Leslie, and stands about a foot high, so that so far as size goes it can be used anywhere without inconvenience. Standing on a tripod fharod form, under which are tablets peculiar sensative to atmospherical changes, and which dissolve according to the degree of heat or cold which may be required to be checked, it automatically calls attention to the fact, and acts as telltale by ringing an electric bell till the proper temperature ia restored. Mr Douglas is geing to Wellington to-day to put the patent before some of the leading business firms, freezing companies and members, and we have no doubt after having seen it work they will agree that it is invaluable for alarm purposes. " Death Recorded." — At the Picton Hospital Board meeting on Saturday, the Chairman read a letter he had received from the Secretary of the Wairau Hospital Board, suggesting that the Picton Board should allow John Aubrey (familiarly known as "Death Recorded") a few shillings a week to provide him necessaries, and that he would probably live at the Maori Pah. The Chairman said he had written privately to Mr Hodson, stating that he was certain the Picton Board would not adopt the course proposed, nor would it recognise any claim by the Wairau Board m respect of Aubrey. Resolved, on the motion of Mr Dunean, seconded by Mr Bragg, That the Wairau Hospital Board be informed that John Aubrey may return to the Picton Hospital when he pleases, but that this Board positively declines to be responsible for any outdoor relief. No other medicine has won for itself such universal confidence as Ayer's Sarsaparilla. It is the most powerful combination of vegetable alteratives ever offered to the public,- and is acknowledged to be the best blood-purifier.

Wedding Bells. — To-day Mr B. McCallum leaves Blenheim for Wellington to enter into a bond, different from any he has ever yet prepared, for while m his profession he receives the fee, m this he will have to pay it, and the contract will bo sealed, signed and delivered by word of mouth, and yet more binding than any legal document yet devised. The other party to the agreement is Miss Grady, of Wellington, wellknown m Blenheim, and equally as well liked here as there. Mr McCallum proposes to visit Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide and 'other leading centres, and will be away about six weeks. We wish him and the prospective bride all the happiness that life can bestow, and trust that they may thoroughly eDJoy their honeymoon trip.

Doll Show.— The fame of Dr Barnado's Homes has gone forth all over the world, and to aid this good work the idea has suggested itself to Mrs Mence and others to get up a Dolls' Bazaar and Christmas Tree, to be held m her house on the 28th. At present they have 60 dolls ready, and the styles are as various as can be imagined, ranging from brides to Chinamen. Mrs Mence informs us that there will be separate tickets for boys and girls, and that the " sterner sex" need not fear getting a doll. The boys no doubt will be safe enough, but we fear the older persons of the adult sex, whether they want dolls or not, will find plenty of toddlers who do ; but the object is good, and the admission only 6d for adults and 3d for children, so that they can well afford to risk tha temptation.

Stod News. — As there seems to be a doubt m the minds of some as to the pedigree of the newly imported horse Gatesby, we, for general imformation give the pedigree, which shows its relationship to Trenton, one of the best horses ever known m the Australasian colonies :— Catesby, by Musket, from Prunella, by Goldsborough from Titania, by New Warrior, out of 1.0., by Sir Hercules from Flora Molvor, the dam of Waimea. Trenton, by Musket from Frailty, by Goldsborough from Flora fclclver, by New Warrior out of 1.0., by Sir Hercules from Flora Mclvor, the dam of Waimea. It will be seen from the above that the horses are own brothers m blood. They are by the same horse Musket, their darns are by the same horse (Goldsborough), out of sister mares, Titania and Flora Mclvor, both by the same horse New Warrior, out of 1.0., own sister to Waimea, Cossack, Flora, Zoe, and Bay Middleton. A Long Teip.— Messrs Batty, Thomas, and Sowman (the latter an invalid) left Blenheim for Nelson on Wednesday last, the 7th inst, and' got to Canvastown (half way) the same day all right. They left there on Thursday at 8 a.m. m a pouring rain, little knowing then the trouble before them. It only took three hours to go about six miles to the Pelorus bridge. They got on tolerably well until the Alfred Creek was reached. It was m high flood, and not knowing the danger of the crossing, they plunged m, and were carried some twenty yards from the ford. With a struggle they got out. Everything then went right until the other side of the Bai Saddle was reached, when turning a sharp corner, a tree not twenty yards m front was m the act of falling. That detained their journey for two hours, as it had to be cleared away. After a journey of about twenty miles occupying ten hours, they arrived at Oliver's, Wangamoa, and left there at 10 a.m.. arriving m Nelson at 2 p.m. without any further mishap. Mr Sowman was rather the worse for the journey, which lasted three days altogether. New Zealand v. New Sotjth Wales Fkoken Mutton. — There was on view m Sydney lately, at the Fresh Food, and- Ice Company's W^ 1 ? 1 -; utTaverage Bheep from Mr ■¥!. C. isuchanan's Tupurupuru station, side by side with a representative carcase of the kind exported from New South Wales. Mr Buchanan's sheep was a crossbred, weighed 641 b, and is described as " excellent meat, bringing 3£d m the London market." The New South Wales sheep weighed 48lb — about the average of those sent Home from that colony — contrasted unfavourably with the New Zealand article as to general appearance, and its London price is 2|d. " Whether the New South Wales mutton is inferior to New Zealand mutton or not there may (says the Sydney Daily Telegraph) be differences of opinion, but these prices make it evident that the latter has the call m England, and a very considerable call it is too, when contemplated m connection with the annual export of hundreds of thousands of carcases. The reason assigned for this difference m the sheep is that the pastoralists of New South Wales have hitherto bred for wool, whereas the New Zealand pastoralists have bred for both meat and wool, the latter bringing a fair price, and the carcase good money." An Essay on Pants. — We learn that a schoolboy m a Marlborough State School reoently wrote the following essay on " Pants ": — " Pants are made for men, and not men for pants." Women are made for men, and not pants. When a- man pants for a woman and a woman pants for a man, they are a pair of pants. Such pants don't last. Pants are like molasses — they are thinner m hot weather and thicker m cold. The man m the moon changes his pants during an eclipse. Don't go to the pantry for pants ; you may be mistaken. Men are often mistaken m pants. Such mistakes make breeches of promise. There has been much discussion as to whether ' pants ' is singular or plural. Seems to us when men wear pants they are plural, and when they don't wear any they are singular. Men get on a tear m their pants and it is all right, but when the pants get on a tear it is all wrong. The Spring season is now advancing, as may be seen by the assortment of new goods now being opened up at London House. A splendid variety of new patterns m ginghams, prints, and galateas, Pandora checks, French all wool delaines, beiges, and cashmeres, all the latest patterns and designs. Also a good assortment of linoleums, sheetings, calicoes, pinafore muslins, hosiery, etc. These goods having been imported direct from the manufacturers, our customers can rely on genuine value being given aa heretofore. An early inspection solicited.— Shale and Hay. ! Is Tea Dbinking Harmful ? — Most people believe so. And the doctors say so. Then why dnnk so much? Use Crease's A.I Coffee, It aids digestion and clears the brain. Sold everywhere m lib. and 21b. tins. Baldness may be prevented, and a thick growth of hair stimulated, by the use of Ayer's Hair Vigor. This preparation also restores the natural color to grey hair, and renders it soft, pliant, and glossy. His Excellency Lord Glasgow, while partaking of some refreshments during the interval at the Opera House remarked : "One thing you have here, that is good Coffee." It is scarcely necessary to say his Excellency was drinking Crease's A.l Coffee. Sold everywhere m 1 and 21b. tins. "Bough on Catarrh." — Corrects offeh sive odors at once. Complete cure of warts chronic cases ; also unequalled as gargle for diptheria, sore throat, and breath. The Drink Question would soon be set tied if every one drank Crease's Al. Coffee, which is prepared with the greatest care and skill and is undoubtedly the best m the market. Sold by all grocers and storekeepers m lib. and 2ib. tins.

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The Marlborough Express Published Every Evening. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1892. LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS., Marlborough Express, Volume XXVIII, Issue 217, 13 September 1892

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The Marlborough Express Published Every Evening. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1892. LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS. Marlborough Express, Volume XXVIII, Issue 217, 13 September 1892

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