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The “Moonlight” Gang. —A full Court has confirmed the conviction of the bushrangers of Moonlight’s gang. The Distress in Ireland. cablegraphic advices state that the distress j in Ireland ia unabated, and the Lord*] lieutenant appeals for subscriptions to] relieve the suffering. Chinese Lepers. —Two cases of leproa amongst the Chinese in Sydney were dit, covered two days ago, in the outskirts ol the city. One case has since been stot by death, the other leper has isolated, The Latest Folly. —An entirely nwj pastime has been invented for count houses in the shape of a tea-tray tot gining. The way of it is this :—You i a tea-tray to the top of a good flight i stairs, sit in it, hold on to the sides of t' tray with both hands, and let yourself j If you manage well you slide down I whole flight of stairs quickly and easfll and bring up on the landing at the * tom ; if you don’t manage it properly yj turn round when part of the way don and get a good crnrapler. The adva tage of this game is that ladies can play it ; and in the house that I saw it plai they tohoggined far better than the m who generally lost their tray and thcj selves half way down the staHk.—“ Va Fair.”

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 38, 23 December 1879

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 3 Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 38, 23 December 1879