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( Broken Down. —-A telegram from Auckland states that Sinking Fund, during a gallop with Lonehand yesterday, broke down badly, and it is. thought he will not be able again to undergo projmfa*' tion. ; :i : ■ An Octopus in a Bathing Plage.— Bathing at Dunedin seems to be attended with its perils, if we may judge front the following paragraph in the Dunedin Star, : —Bathers at the Pelichet Bay baths had better keep a sharp look out, for we are informed by several regular visitors there that for the last three or four days an | octopus has taken up his quarters inside the bathing space, It can be seen oc-. casionally swimming about near the Siyv face, and on one occasion-a man attacked'’ it with a boat hook, but did not succeed in killing it. When its limbs are extended the octopus, .measures some 4ft. ,or oft. across. There are rumors that a May or* two ago it got hold of a bather;’for a few moments, but this we cannot vouch for. Holloway’s Pills!— These Pills -aremore efficacious in strengthening a debilitated’constitution than any other medicine in, the .worjd., fficaons of .nervous habit of body, and all who are suffering from weak digestive organs, or whose health has become decayed, by billions effections, disordered stomach',' or liver complaints, should loso no time, in givffig tHScT admirable Pills a fair trial.!-.; Cougui :<X>lds,S asthma, or shortness of breath, t are also,-within, the range of the senative powers'of this very remarkable medicine. The cures effected by. these Pills are not' superficial or temporary, but complete and permanent, ■ They. as mild they are efficacious, anjl inay .witconfidence to delicate’females and young' children.—AlivT,

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 217, 15 December 1880

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 5 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 217, 15 December 1880