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(From our latest Exchanges. Six. yachts manned by ladies took part in a race near Staten Island, and one of them was the winning vessel. At the annual " Mop," or Statue fair in Stratford-on-Avon, six oxen and eight pigs were roasted whole in in tbe streets. After the Chinese have roasted a piece of pork it is hung in the smoke from various aromatic herbs. This gives it a delioionß flavor. An unprecedented voyage across the Atlantic has juet been accomplished by the Inraan liner Oity of Paris. She arrived at Sandy Hook on the 19th October, having left Liverpool at 3.10 a.m. on the 13th, thus performing the passage from the Mersey, including the stoppage at Queenstown, in 6 days 2 hours aud 24 minutes, a feat hitherto unsurpassed. The remains of George M. Kingston, the cyclist, who was eccidentftlly killed in Melbourne, reached Dunedin by the Wairarapa. It appears Kingston waa returning home on his machine after witnessing the departure for New Zealand of tbe Melbourne cash oyoliets, when a dog crossed his track, bunging him down. A curious affair is reported from Lyttelton* The Government steam launch, which is being repaired by Messrs J. Anderson, was deliberately set fire to" on Sunday night. The men, on starting to work mxt morning, found that the flooring at the bottom of the launch had been saturated with turpentine and set on fire. The only damage was a hole burnt throngh the flooring. Tlie police have the matter in hand. Queen Victoria, since tho beginning of her reign, has only signed one death warrant, which was for an execution in the Isle of Man, the Act passed for relieving her Majesty of signing death warrants having, by an oversight, not included that portion of her Majesty's dominion. A movement is on foot in Ohriatohurbh to establish a newspaper purely in the interest of labor, irrespective of party politics. The Bey. Mr Mayerß, who travelled the Colonies with Dr Barnardo's musical boys, has remittod to the doctor during the past year the sum of £4712. OADBUBY'S OOOOA, " The most perfeot — The Analyst. So far La Fleche and Or me have won very little short of £47 .000 between them, the larger share of that ; sum having been secured by La Fleche, j who won for Baron De Hirsch as a two-year.old £3145, and this season £23,848 -total, £26,993. Orme's figures come out thus-. —Two-year-old winnings, £8174 ; three-year-okl,£ll, 802— total, £19,976. It was in the early days of California. A friendly game was in progress I and one of the players was rendered noticeable by the loss of an eye. The game progressed quietly for some time, but tbe luck was very one-sided until ! [ one of the gentlemen interested drew ■ his pistol and placed it on the table. ! " Somebody's cheatin' " he remarked, ' cheatin' all the game. I don't men- \ tion no names, but if that cheatin' don't stop, whoever it is will lose his I Qtfoey eye,'" £__££S«^

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News Items., Colonist, Volume XXXVI, Issue 7505, 16 December 1892

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News Items. Colonist, Volume XXXVI, Issue 7505, 16 December 1892