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A New Fob. — A new enemy to wheat has been discovered in Ontario. In its mature form the insect is in shape like the common house fly, but much smaller, and rather more slender in proportion to width. The larva lives in the stem of wheat, and destroys the plant by devouring the substance of the stalk, which becomes nearly dissevered, and the head of wheat consequently dies off prematurely. The pest will attack oats, barley, or rye, but it is said to prefer wheat.

A Puoi'iTAULE Speculation. —An Auckland telegram states that the wlioje of the cargo from the James A. Stewart, lately wrecked at Kaipara, has been landed in splendid order. The vessel has not moved her position and not up, and if she had been watched for getting oil, it is probable it might have been done. The purchaser of the hull has made a splendid bargain, as everything has been stripped and taken on shore. Holloway’s Pills.—The extraordinary change of temperature prevailing in our climate is extremely trying to the dclicate-chcsted,' the weak and nervous. All tioublccl by these afflictions should resolve to resort to the strengthening and i emulating medicine immediately°they perceive in themselves discomfort of that feeling of restlessness which betokens disordered digestion and defective secretion of bile. One of Holloway’s Pills taken about noon and followed at bed-time by a dose stiff?: liicnfly large to act apperiently will speedily recruit the faulty functions, and restore order throughout the‘whole system. A treatment so safe in operation and so: successful in .result should be known and practised when, from cold and sundry other causes, disease is attempting to gain a vexatious footing. —Advt.

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 2 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 189, 11 November 1880

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