LAWN TENNIS MATCH.
TO THE EDITOR. Sir, —The letter on lawn tennis in Saturday's Times suggests a conundrum, to which the writer can perhaps find sin answer. How do you find out the truth of what you know to be untrue ? —I am, ifcc, Anxious Inquirer. Hamilton, November 22, 1880.
Buttermilk as a Medicine. — A Detroit jjhysician asserts that for a hotweather drink nothing equals buttermilk. It is, he hays, both drink and food, and for the labourer is the best known. It supports the system, and even in fever will cool the stomach aimirably. It is also a most valuable domestic remedy. It will cure dysentry as well as more quickly than any other known remedy.
The Empress Eugenie has jusfc bought the Farnborough Hall estate 1 in Hampshire, close to the borders of the county of Surrey, for £.36,000. The estate was the property of the late Mr. Lougman, the well-known publisher, and consists of about 257 acres, with a charming picturesque mansion erected by the late owner about eighteen years ago.
Mb. W. Fillitjgham Porr, of Levuka, is engaged collecting materials for a lifo of Sir Arthur Gordon, and is hunting up the records of his previous appointments ac New Brunswick, Trinidad, and the Mauritius. It will bo published by Macmillan next year.
Catherine Hill, a coloured "woman of Philadelphia, has made an application for a pension on the ground of having served in the army during the late war and fcr wounds received in battle. She enlisted in the Fifth Maryland "Regiment under the name of Henry William, and was passed by two surgeons.
The coffee taverns are found not to havo introduced the millenium into England. It is said that they arc deteriorating into places where lad.i and lasses congregate to hear low, suggestive songs, and they lead to late hours — in fact are taking rank with music hall*.
Iho British Museum has purchased a vaulted •wooden Egyptian coffin, well preserved, and a pilded mask and mummy of a lady named Tahutisa or Thotsi, one of the court or family of the queen of Amasis I, one of the 18th dynasty.
The commissioners sent by Japan to investigate the prison systems of the world have arrived in New York from Europe. After visiting Washington ami Boston they will come to San Francisco.
A man, swimming in a gully formed by recent rains in Rock County, Wis., recently, caught hold of what he thought was a root projecting from the bank, but which proved to be the tusk of a mastodon.
The instruction giveu at the Syrian Protestant College at Beyrout will, hereafter, be in the English instead of the Arabic language, the change having ju&t been decided upon. The change was asked for by the people themselves. One hundred aud fifty farmers aie said to have loft Liverpool the other day at route for Texas.
Mb. Paknell calls upon the tenantfarmers of Ireland to show the Government that they will be content with nothing le&-> than the ownership of the land of Ireland.
CJkeat Britain has recently been visited by a scries of mosjfc severe tliuiKlci'jstonns killing several people and doing 1 much il.iniiitfe to property.
A YoUNti elephant hais been born at Bailey and Cooppr'j> circus, now in Phi'adelphia ; it is baid to be the very fh\->t ever born in circus captivity.
A nuEhT of the Greek Church at Athoius has been making a .special effort to stop the practice of keening shops open on Sunday, ami with very good success. His sermons were attentively li-stimted to by the keepers of shops, as wull iid by people in general
Perilous Voyages. - A Norwegian yawl, decked, 18^ft. on the keel, 25ft. overall, and clinker built, has 6farted from Norway for a voyage round the world. The proposed route is to England, thence to America, across the Continent by rail to the Pacific coast, thence to New Zealand, Australia, Indian Ocean, Eed Sea, Suez Canal, and Mediterranean, The imprudent adventurer's name is John Beaumont. The Berlin papers also announce an equally daring voyage, to be undertaken by a Banguine crew of Germans of " an ordinary River Spree sailing boat." Tho route is along the rivers to Hamburg, thence to Liverpool, New York, West Indies, Lisbon, and back direct to Germany. The announcement that the voyage will be started "on the Spree' 1 is significant. The St. Ledger of 1880 was a wet one with a vengance, and, with the exception of Blair Athol's year in 18G4, no sportsman still alive can recall anything like it. As in 1864, the deluge began at an early hour m the morning, and, though there were brief intervals during which the rain came down not in sheets but in cataracts, the fall may be described as a good steady pour from 9 o'clock till just before sunset. Notwithstanding the wet however, there was a good attendance. There were live runners fewer than last year, when Rayon dOr wod. Bend Or, on account of "his holding an unbeaten certificate, and being the winner of this year's Derby held a big position right up to the fall of the flag ll to 8 being laid on the Duke of Westminster's colt. Robert the Devil was backed at 4 to 1 ; but very long prices could have been obtained about any of the outsiders. The race was very easily Becured by the horse that was jubt able to finish second for the Derby, the •winner, Bend Or, of the event just mentioned being unable to keep his position, and being beaten by Mr. Brewer's colt by a couple of lengths, Cipolata ran fairly well. Bend Or was run into, and was cut badly on the outside of his hock during the rac°.
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LAWN TENNIS MATCH., Waikato Times, Volume XV, Issue 1311, 23 November 1880
LAWN TENNIS MATCH. Waikato Times, Volume XV, Issue 1311, 23 November 1880
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