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C.-vriLKGiiAMS. —It is feared that there will hi! a ivnewiil of the disturbances iv Cliiiiii tlii.s .sprint,'. The new Kreuuh Miuisiry is n<>: looUiml on with favour. Two hundred I'ortugucHo lishoj men have beuu lost at sea. Hie iinpi-niling stoppage of work in the British c(diierK;s id evidently designed to «uik uIF accumulated stocks of cual and iron. Th.ie has been further rioting in Berlin but in ut rs are vow (jiiiet. Ciikai' KNorcir. — The Bluff" Harbour liourd will in future give return tickets per f).s. Auarua, available for three week.-;, at 7s Gd. Cm'KCii Work. — The II. C. mission which id being held in »St. Mary's Church, is being well attended nightly. Thursday night will be a, special to the Virgin Mary. The Right Rev. Bishop Moran will be present on Sunday to deliver confirmation to about fifty adults. N.Z. Rule Association. — Local competitors are reminded that the annual rifle meeting at Wellington does not begin till the llth inst., and that the Hinemoa will convey them from Lyttelton northward on the 9th. Lieut. McKay is now receiving local entries. J'oi.ii'K C<h;rt. —At this Court yesterday before Mr R. Cilmour, .J I., Rubt." Denholm Win titu'd .">■*, in default "24 hours, for drunkenness, and D. McLeary, for druukeiiness and riotous conduct in Dee street on Saturday evening, had his bail of £2 estreated. Both eases were attended with aggravating circumstances. Uncxaimki) Lktteks. — Lettersfrom places beyond the. colony, addressed as follows, were received at the Post Otlice Invercargill during the month of December, and were unclaimed on the 29th February : William Aitken, T. J). Brazier, Ebenezer Gibb, Mrs (Jill, Miss McGregor, Capt. John Munro, (ii'nrp' Stewart, Miss N. Thomson, John Warnc. Thkih Work Cct Out. — The newlyforcued Young Victorian Patriotic League is making great progress. The plauks of their platform include opposition to the mischievous proposals of the Labour Party, also to the one man one vote proposal ; reform of public tjiiauces by means of rigorous economy and judicious taxation, and to assist Australian federation. A !s<>vei, Dtstek. — Compressed air for cleaning cars is used on the Union Pacilic Railway. The air, under a pressure of .JO lb. per square- inch, is delivered from a flexible hose with a small nozzle, and is used as water would be. Kngineering News, says the results achieved are reported to be very satisfactory, especially in cleaning plush cushion.s. SoMKTitiNfi New. — The first consignment of fresh salmon from British Columbia to Km\>pe, which consisted of 300,0001 b of frozen fish, left New York recently for H:nnhurc; in the cold storage compartment of a German steamer. Frozen salmon from Canada have often been sent to Kngland, but this is the first consignment from the Pacific coast, and if the experiment proves succcHnlul a large trade will result. Tho rivers of Biitish Columbia yielded nearly 1 l,0.)0,()001b of sal non during the year 18'Jl, although it was reported as a bad year. Thk Fa'Toiuks Act. —Mr Trege v-, lieid of the Factories Insp'-ction Departim lit, is at present in inverear^iH on business connected with the initiation of the new order of things. MrTre^ear does not anticipate any serious ditlicidty in bringing the factories in this locality into conformity with the statute, but is very properly determined tha: full aud decent sanitary provision shall be made for workers, and also that the ventilation of workrooms is made ellicient. Mr Tregear has now visited every important town from Auckland .southward, fixed up the locil inspectorships, and set the machinery of tho Act iv motion. He will visit a number of the factories in town during the next day or two. Assessment Cotrts. — .Sittings of the Assessment Courts for the boroughs of Norih, lvis', und Suuth Invercargill, Avcnal and Gladstone wete huld in the respective town liilis yesterday, before C. H. Rawsou, Esq., Judge. No objections to tho valuation Ibis were made at Avenal, South and East Invercargill, and only one at Gladstone, where, the valuer consenting, the valuation of Susanna Stone's property was re- \ uuced from L3O to V2S. At North Invercirgill, however, a large number of appeals were lodged. Mr Hviider-on appeared for some of the appellants, ana the following is a list of the cases in which reductions were made, the first flgurej representing the original valuations and the second the amounts to which they wti\s reduced :—T. i'Varn, US— LI,"); J. Reid, I->o— l^J4; \V. Sloan, LIT— LI-i : J. Sloan, L35— L26; T. Bartlo'.t, Ll3-12 : R. Ramsay, Ll2-LS ; J. Ramsay, L2IJ— L2O ; A. Ganiisoti, L l 3 —L 8; J. C McKi-nzie, LIT— 1,14; A. Morris, Ll3— LlO; E. Cockroft, L-J2---L2O: T. Chimb', r.-, Ll3-LlO ; J. L. Cheyii", L2U— L23 ; T. Brandford, L4o— L3O ; J. Pumeroy, L"2:i-Llo ; I). Kingsland, L4-2— L35; T. Thompson, L'22-L1.3; \V. Walker, L 23-13; A. Mitchell, L42-UO.

A Curiosity. — In America there ia at pre- } scat a stallion of French or Percheron and Clydesdale blood and chestnut colour, but which differs from the general ruu of members of his species in having an abnormal growth of mane and tail. The former is fourteen feet long, the foretop nine, aud the tail twelve feet. Of course the greatest care is taken of these extraordinary appendages, which arc coiled up and kept in bags, live of which are needed to contain the inane and foretop. Fkom the Nor'-Wkst. —From private letters received in town we gather that Mr Quintin McKinnon, the well-known ex- ! plorer of the .Southern Alps, has entered into a compact with the l'ost-otliee to carry mails once a month between Te Anau and Milford | Sound. The first mail starts from the foot of the lake on the 7th inst., and thereafter on the first Monday of each month. Mr W. S. Mitchell, of Manapouri station, has beenasked to stand for the seat on the Wallace County Council vacated by Councillor R. McKinnon. " We," says the writer, " iv this part would be very pleased to see a local man, aud one so much respected for all those qualities that make a good councillor, stand and get in. We want some one who knows our wants ; no one from hereabouts having been in the County Council since the late Captain Hankinson. The irrepressible member for Clutha, Mr Thomas McKenzie, is off to do some exploring south of Manapouri," Funeral. — The remains of the late Mr William Pettigrew, journalist, were conveyed from Gladstone to the Eastern cemetery yesterday afternoon. The deceased had Leen a resident of the distiict for nearly thirty years, and among those who gathered to pay a last tribute of respect to his memory were a number of old identities. The hearse was preceded by a number of the members of Lodge Victoria, 1.C., of which Mr Pettigrew wiiii, until laid aside by his last illness, acting secretary. The members of sister Constitutions were also represented. The service in the house and at the cemetery was conducted by the Rev. A. H. Stobo, and was folio. ved at the grave by that of the Masonic body, which was very impressively read by P.M. Kro. A. Blaeke, of Lodge Victoria. In accordance with the usual custom a Masonic apron was placed in the grave, iuto which sprigs of acacia were also dropped, and the ceremony closed with the singing of the hymn beginning — " Days and moments quickly flying." The Barnakdo Roys. — Yesterday evening the committee charged with the reception of the Rev. Mr Mayers and the young musicians from l)r Bernardo's Homes held its second meeting in Mr Todd's upper room. Half a score of gentlemen were present, and under the able direction of the chairman, discussed all the necessary arrangements, and allocated the various duties that had to be performed. It is noteworthy that Mr R. 1). McLachlan most generously made offer of the theatre for three nights for the use of Mr Mayers and his party, absolutely free of charge, an oifer which was gratefully and enthusiastically accepted. The visitors are now expected to arrive by express from Dunedin on Friday afternoon, when they will find evety thing in readiness for their reception and distribution amongst friends. They will rest on Saturday. On Sunday Mr Mayers is to preach three ti ma, and on Monday and Tuesday the boys will exhibit their musical powers, while lime-light exhibitions are arranged for to give zest, and variety to ths entertainment. There will thus be ample opportuuity of gratifying the curiosity of the public and occasion of stimulating iutercst in the great work which Dr Barnardo is prosecuting. Porr.TRY Association. — A meeting of the committee of this Association was held yesterday evening in the ofliee of the secretary, Mr (.'. W. Brown. There were present, Messrs Gilmour (in the chair), liiwvu, Clark, Joyce, Maud, Cheyne, Jamieson, and Harper. A letter from one of the Dunedin Societies was read proposing a district partnership in a supply of wire show pens for general use, but it was resolved that this society could not entertain the project, being under contract at present for coops for three years. The date of the annual show was fixed for the 3rd and 4th of Augmt. The schedule was taken in hand and the grouping clause was struck out. It was also decided that in classes where there were only one entry half the entry money should be returned. The selling class was limited to fowls, that is, ducks, geese and turkeys will not be admissible. The competition in egas was restricted to pure bred. It w.is also resolved, to suit country exhibitors, that dogs should be received up till 11, instead of ID o'clock on the forenoon of (.lie {second day. Tne final revision of the schedulj was left to Messrs Clark, Cheyne mid Joyce. The secretary was instructed to communicate with several gentlemen with reference to obtaining their services as judges. Two small accounts were pissed for payment and the meeting adjourned. Hicii Schools Board.— The monthly meeting of the Board of Governors, held yesterday evening, was attended by Messrs G. Lumsden, J. W. Bain, D L. Matheson, H, Cars well, and R. Me Nab. The first business was the election of chairman for the ensuing year. Mr LumVon wi->, on the motion of Air Matheson, seconded by Mr Carswell, re-elected to that position, and duly acknowledged the ho.'.ouu. — The secretary reported that the n.-piirs wLidi he had been instructed to have effected at the schools had been completed. — The headmuster reported that twelve new pupils had been enrolled at the beginning of the term, and that the average daily attendance was fifty-seven. He also mentioned that every pupil who had gone up from the schools to the University examinations in December had been successful, adding that in the junior scholarship examination, the hardest competitive examination in New Zealand for secon lary schools, W. Mitchell took fifth place in the " passed with credit " list, while the following had passed the matriculation examination : — A. Cowie, J. Cowie, J. Fraacr, C. Hewlett, W. McKay, A. MeNab, MUs H. Baird, and Miss M. Speuce. — The secretary was instructed to convey to the Headmaster the congratulations of the Board on th;>. .success achieved by the pupils of the schools who had competed at the examinations. — It was intimated that there were now five pupils boarding in the establishment in charge of the second assistant, Mr Macalister. — Some routine business having been dealt with, and accounts amounting to LHiii Ss 4d passed for payment, the Board adjourned. Iv Bankrittpy. — A meeting of creditors in the estate of Wong Chang, of Round Hill, storekeeper, was held iv the Courthouse yesterday afternoon, the deputy oilicial assignee (Mr C. Rout) presiding. The creditors represented were Messrs Walter ( Juthrie and Co., WhittiDgham Bros, and lustone, \V. G. Neill and Co. (Dunedin), and Hogg, Howison and Nichol (Dunedin). Messrs Wade and Brodrick appeared for some of the creditor?, and Mr Anderson (Rivet ton) for the debtor, whose statement showed his assets to be LOtil 8s 7d, made up as follows: — Stock-in-trade, L4O : book debts, L(i2l 8s 7d : and his liabilities, L 495 7s, leaving an apparent surplus of Ll6O. His creditors are— W. G. Neill and 00., I/230; Hogg, Howison and Nichol, Ll3b" ; Whittingham Bros, and lnstone, Ll9 ; \Valt<T Guthrio and Co., L.So ; J. Woolf and Co., Lll ; J. P.tehell, L 8 10s ;G. Robertson, Lo' 17s; Wah Kee (Dunedin), L 33 ;T. Booth, Lid. The debtor, examined on oath, deposed that he started business five years ago in partnership with Too Part. He had L4U capital and Too Part LIOO. His partner left him about three years, since when he had been carrying on the business on his own account. He paid Too Part L2OO for his share— Lloo cash and the other LIOO to the owners of a water race which ho and Too Part had rented, and with which they had got into arrears. He had sold his store and dwelling house to Jack Rat for LBO about eight months ago. His sales amounted to from LGOO to LBOO a year. He estimated that the book debts were worth from L2OO to L3OO, and attributed his bankruptcy to losses in business. At the close of the examination the meeting was adjourned to Thursday to admit of farther proofs of debt being sent in, only two — those of Messrs Walter Guthrio and Co. and Whittingham Bros, and lustone— haviug been received. Why buy a acr-all bottle ot l*a aud Penricß Snuee w^.en y n can bey a large boctle of G*wn-'b V7orcxHTKß9Bliw BAUOB, of equal qn-ti.ty, and nearly double til* quantity for about I alf the price 't

And No Titles ! — The frequent m 'images j of young handsome girls in Chicago to rich middle aged Chinamen is exiting a good deal of comment in the press and society circles. The last case is that of Miss Ida Norton, daughter of wealthy parents, who p.* irrii-d Pong Wang, of Indianapolis, and who lun tho distinction of being the richest Chinaman between New York ami San Francisco. (Ytwatkks, Why not (Ytaiks '.' -Air ploughs, Vshapcd contrivances, to be placed on tin; front of enyine-s of fa*t trains, are the latest scheme to get more speed, by overcoming much of the nitur.il resistance of ihe air to the front of the locomotive. The plough extends from a few inches above the track to the. top of the smokestack, the sharp odg.: of course in front. " Shovelling fog " is a citnmon expression among railroad men, but ploughing wind is a new thing in railroad agriculture. — English Mechanic New Uses for Pkat.— Dr. Leo Pribyl states that the Germans and Swedes arc: utilising their peat bog 3 in the manufacture of naphtha, tar, solar oil, paraffin, acetic acid, and gna, and the peat yields an ol;wtic iibre which, freed from dust, is employed for weaving into carpets. Good peat also furnishes a cellu'oso which is valuable to paper makers. Bes.des serving as a wholesome licter for live stock, it is also used to preserve perishable goods. Meat and fish are now packed in peat litter for transport between Trieste and Copenhagen.— English Mechanic. A Silly Law.— On January 31 the schooner Glenou, ot St. Johns, N. 8., sailed into the harbour of Bridgeport with the British Jack floating from her mizzen in direct violation of American laws, providing that a foreign ensign must be accompanied by the stars and stripes flag. It was perceived by the people on the docks, and cries were raised, " Haul it down ; shoot it." Captain Trowbridge, of the schooner, drew a pi.-Uol, and i-woru lie .vould shoot the rirst man who laid hands on the halliards. \\ hea the vessel tin,illy readied the wharf 401)0 angry men met it. They were joined uy a few armed militiamen from the armoury, who attempted to pull down the 11 ig, but they were driven off at the revolver's muzzle by the crew. The American flag was hoisted on an adjoining schooner ami greatly cheered, while the British Jack still floated alone on the Glenon. A Fatekcl Tit/.k. — At the time wh-:n Prince Albert Victor was raised to the Peerage some regret was expressed th*t another title thau that of Clarence had not been found for him. The lamentable event which has plunged all England into mourning cannot fail to recall the ill-fated associations of the name. It is a melancholy fact that no Duke of Clarenje has transmitted the title to his descendants. Lionel Plantagenet, the first, had no eon. Thomas Piantagenet, the second, fell at the Battle of Beauge, and left no issue. The third, the " false, fleeting, perjur'd Clarence " of Shakespeare, was murdered and attain 1 ed ; and thereafter the title remained obscured until it was revived for the third son of George 111., afterwards William IV., who died childless. It will be long, we doubt not, before a title with such a ch-iin of melancholy memories attaching to it will be agtin revived. — Globe. The Little Villain'. — No bird is more fecund than the sparrow. It has beeu <:ulculated that a feinyle pair will in, say, the latitude of London rear twenty or thirty young in the course of a year, and if all lived their offspring in the course of ten years would amount to 275,716,983,098 birds. The aetuil incre lsc is, however, but a small fraction of this total, for millions die in the nest, in the course of nature, of hunger, or of cold during severe weather, or serve as food for carnivorous birds or other wild animals. But assuming the annual young per pair at only twelve (and in the wanner parts of the b'mte.l Slates, where the English sparrow is a serious plague, they are much more numerous), half males and half females, and that all live to five years, the total increase of one pair in that time would be 33,614 birds. This is the estimate made by the officials attached to the American Department of Agriculture, who published an exhaustive report on the sparrow in the New World. "Bkavo Souvokine. — The Novoe Vremya of St. Petersburg having been threatened with a l prosecution for libel 'on account of its recent disclosures regarding the alleged adulteration of Hour by various merchants who have supplied large quantities for the relief of the distressed, M. Souvorine, chief editor of the journal, has openly declared that he is the author of the articles complained of. He energetically maintains that if, as has appe-uvtl to be the case during the list few weeks, the law and administrative authorities remain powerless to protect the public, it becomes the right and duty of the press, as the representative of public opinion, to deuounce, regirdless of the danger, such or imiiiiil actions, which otherwise would lie c-'iieealed. " Even though," continues M. Souvorine, "representatives of the pre-ci be sent to prison for their temerity, the evidence in judicial proceedings will at least throw a lLht upon the hidden swindling recklessly perpetrated to the detriment of the welfare and health of the people." Pkettv Good — On the roof of v meat st. lie in Salem, Massachusetts, a cl'>th"s line \\a< i-tretched and on it a wet handkerchief was hung to dry. This ua.-> sei /.'•:! by the wind, and twisttd round an elpctiio w ire ; by means of its dampness this handkerchief conducted iho ciecoiicity ivluug the wire, and brought it into communication with other wires, running along which it reached the water-pipes in the collar, i"ron\ these the electricity sprang to the stove, on which stood a kettle of boiling fat, to which it communicated so strong a light that a workman who was near thought the fat was burning. In attempting to take the kettle from the stove he received an electric shock which threw him against the wall. Pale with terror, the man ran into a room back of the workshop. Another workman, trying to bring him a glass of wattr turned the brass faucet of the water-pipe, and was immediately thrown against the furthest corner of the room. For several minutes everything appeared to be turned into a galvanic battery ; the nails on the wall were red hot, the water-pipes spouted out flames, and even the iron bands of the water pail showed signs of a disturbance. Finally the cause of the commotion was discovered and ended, as soon as the wire was freed from the embrace of the wet handkerchief. PfiiCßANn BulLeid, the Noted Cheap Beady money Drapers, ClMhie'B, and Boot an-1 hoo Importers, will continue to sell at reduced price fo' a few days loDger, We have still in et^ck large quantities of certain lines which mnst be sold. he piizes aie now ready Cuetomcis will oblige by sending lor their free gifts fit on^e. By spending tsn pon ds at Price and Bulleid's, from January to December, wj present each Customer with a hindsome present ; beidea the valua we cive for ret d -money cannot be exce led in Southland. New sh foments of autumn goods are being opened daily, direct ftom londor, Paris, and Berlin. In spection invited. Observe the addrws— Price -ni Rnlleid, in Tay street, D reot Importers. Save all your cash bills for 1892. Thomson and Biattib's immense etcck of •11 sirts of Drapery and Clothing speaks eloquently, not alono of the pr jprtss of Southland, bnt of the sou dnees of the ready-in ney system of trade. Their rolky has ben to gi?<> the public thoroughly Foa^d and reliable tt:iff. chtao if possible, but always good. This la not a policy of booms but o! steady growth If customers have not experience enough at a'l tim*w to ees that gooda are 15 to 20 per cert better value than common, when the va oe is there the fact is learned in time, ani trr.de grows ; jujt in tha same way trade decrease* where value is not really given.

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