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New Fibre. —During tho recent- scarcity the people of Kunjpura, in the Punjanb, were driven to obtain a livlihood by the preparation of fibre from the prickly pear. The fibres are of a yelluwjsb white color, as oc-tvso as horse hah 1 . The m .terial is very strong, and m ikes excellent ropes and matting. A New Cure for Rheumatism. —Dr. W. S. Drake reports, in the St. Louis “Medical and Surgical. Journal,” that ho had an “inveterate case of chronic rheumatism cured ly the patient bathing in an infusion of horse chestnut.” This is certainly an improvement on the practice of carrying a horse chesnut in one’s pocket as a charm for the same complaint Mr. Moody, wh « is at his summer home at Northflold, Massachusetts, is expected to labor next autumn in Cleveland, and later in the season at Louis. Mr. Moody is described as looking bronrwd and strong from his oui-doo; vacation work on his farm at Noithfiohl. Ho is ■: specially fond of raising poultry, and is said to be stud. mg lliml n; t bus for samons f rmu the f-nv's. HU d : niag-ro m is so ons nc id as fco bo a\a la-dc A-• :• religious meeting om-e a wc-di, wm hteaches a BUde-cl-iVs of voung i-m-i. fie a’so pr-acboa o ■•casim-.-dlr in small churches in the neighboring ca.nit.ry.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 39, 25 December 1879

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 39, 25 December 1879