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The description of a simple remedy,: by which a eomplete^cnre of "deaf¡less and noises ¿ti the liead of FOETY*YEAHS' STANDING has just been effected, will" be sent FREE to:anyone who applies tOi-J. H. Nicholson, 175 William-street, Melbourne.-ADV.

CANADA TO FOLLOW BRAZIL;-The Montreal Herald has created considerable excitement throughout the Dominion in consequence of the publication of a leading article on the subject of the formation of a new republic in Brazil. It affirms that Cañado will shortly imitate the example "~"^set by Brazil ; and draws attention to the fact that

<i a: baby community like Australia, in, her proposed ?? k IjtâtmMïfjri^tioi*, ta mitiatmg.'the'estáblish

v Beit of ft great nation,.....

Bazaars--On Friday and Saturday a bazaar, and fancy fair, under the auspices of the manage- ment of St. James' Church, will be held in the School of Arts, Maclean, in aid of the building fund. Useful articles, inclusive of farm and dairy produce, will be amongst the collections with which the various stalls will be stocked.-On Friday and Saturday a bazaar of fancy work, plain sewing and other goods, will be held in the Gaiety Theatre, Ulmarra, in aid of St. Paul's Church of England building fund.

Wesleyan.-Rev. A. Cooper, of Casino, occu- pied the pulpit of the Wesleyan Church on Sunday last. Rev. A. S. Swift officiated in the Casino church, preaching. the anniversary services. An anniversary tea meeting will be held at Casino

to-morrow.

Irrigation.-We have received a small work on Irrigation in its relation to the pastoral industry of New South Wales, from the pen of Mr. H. G. M'Kinney, M.I.C.E., who it will be remembered visited this district some time back. The work points out how the risks of pastoralists may be obviated or minimised by the introduction of irrigation. It deals with the matter in a practical

way, detailing in wbat way areas of grassed land may be artificially watered, and the probable cost.

With the work are two maps, one showing the areas - in the Central and Western divisions that might be irrigated, notably in the valleys of the Darling and Mnrrimbedgee. The other map shows the areas irrigated by means of water trusts in Victoria. , As the system of irrigation is likely to become a gigantic work in Australia a perusal of Hr. M'Kin- ' ney's work is of much interest.

; Parish Roads.-It is intended to open part

of the road from Tatham to Lismore-from the left bank of the Bichmond River, being the western boundary of C. Irving's 176 acres, portion No. 31, parish of Tomki, to the north boundary of C. Irv- ing's 2230 acres, parish of North Codrington, county Rons. Objections to same must be lodged before 26th December. The following is confirmed, and claims to compensation must be lodged before 6th January-Part of road from Lismore to Ballina, from the north-western boundary of J. Roberts' 40 acres, portion No. 167, to the northern boundary of Kate Klein's 80 acres, e.p. portion No. 196, parish of Lismore, county Rous.

SIB BODES TTCHBOUBNE.-From a : letter received in Armidale by a leading resident, it appears (says the Hmjtress), that strenuous efforts will yet be made to establish the identity of an inmate of the Parramatta Lunatic Asylum, with the real "Simon Pnre," Sir Roger Tichbourne. This person is stated to have a cut over the eye- brow, received on the Pauline from an albatross, mark of a fishhook through the eyelid, indenture in the back of the head, and to correspond in age and height to the real Sir Roger Tichbourne. The person is further described as a. Roman Catholic, and has a sacred relic in his possession when admitted. He has a peculiar twitching of the eye- brows, odd ears, speaks French, repeatedly talks of his estates in Hampshire and Dorsetshire. The supposed Sir Roger bears the name of William Creswell, and the letter goes on to say that several leading medical and other men in Sydney are moving actively in the matter. This man, Creswell, was spoken of some time ago but the matter lapsed. Now, however, fresh efforts are being made to establish his identity as the claimant of Tichbourne

estates.

A TERRIBLE STORM.-A terrible storm with fatal results occurred on Monday afternoon between Wellington and Montefiores. Three men had just loaded a dray with hay when a thunderstorm came on, and hailstones fell as large as pigeons* eggs. The men ran to the stack for shelter, and the horse becoming restive was also backed there, when a blinding flash of lightning, accompanied by a suffocating vapor, enveloped the men and the boree. All fell on the instant, one of the men and horses being killed on the spot. The driver crawled away and reached Wellington in a dazed state.

A DISORDERLY SCENE.-A disorderly scene took place on Monday in the Victorian Assembly, owing to the Legislative Council insisting on the clause in

the Education Commissioners' Endowment Bill

authorising members of Parliament to be commis sioners, being struck ont. The. Opposition asked the Government to take back the bill to enable the Lower House to fight for its privileges. Ultimately the bill was abandoned.

AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE.-The Min- ister has decided to appoint Mr. Gale, of the Gordon Public school, to give lessons in agriculture and horticulture to the students at Hurlstone, and also in country school districts, as well as special classes when considered necessary. Mr. Gale has had 20 years' experience in these subjects in the colony, to which he brought an extensive knowledge,

and in addition to this he is a well-known exhibitor at horticultural and other shows.

PROBLEMS THAT PERPLEX us.-In delivering last discourse on this subject on Sunday evening, Rev. Dr. Jefferis, after blaming teachers of mora- lity for stimulating the imaginations of youth at meetings for "men only," which he believed did more harm than good, referred to the weak and unfaithful parents who took no notice of what their children did, the natural result of which was that many of them went astray. He drew a vivid picture of the temptations to which the young were exposed, and said he had evidence to show that Sydney and Melbourne were recruiting grounds for supplying the cities of India with daughters of Britain to be sacrificed to the Moloch of iniquity. He denounced indiscriminate dancing and skating rinks, and concluded by saying that the spirit of our social life needed a change for the better.

VICTORIAN ABORIGINES.-From the report on the aborigines in Victoria, it appears that upon the six stations there resided during the past year a total of 421 blacks and half-castes. There are 113 half-castes earning their living with some assistance from the board. The actual cost of keeping up the six stations was £7378. The Amended Act passed last year provided that all able-bodied half-castes under the age of 34 when the Act came into opera- tion shall leave the stations by the last day of the present year.

: VICTORIAN BANKS-À summary of sworn returns shows that the liabilities of the 16 banks trading in Victoria for the quarter ended 30th September last was £41,020,376. They, held £26,658.850 on deposit bearing interest, and £9,578,896 not bearing interest. The interest-bearing deposits of the Crown amounted to £2,726,478, and £192,955 to current, account. The total assets amounted £51,147,901.; -

FRUIT EXPORT.-It is understood that large shipments of Auckland grown apples and pears are to be made to London in the early part of next year. Already space has been engaged by one of the direct steamship lines for 3000 cases, and as the fruit will arrive in London at the very dearest season of the year, there is hope of financial success for the shippers, should the cargo arrive in good

condition.

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