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Distemper. —The following is a good recipe for distemper in dogs : —At first symptons give a tea-spoonful of salt and a little sulphur in food. If no improvement, take four grains calomel, ten grains of jalap ; roll in butter, give as pill. Pups under six months, smaller dose. Suited at Last.—An eccentric Englishman, long a resident at Paris, has just committed suicide, after having devoted twenty years to a strange mania. Every six months he had a coffin made for himself. Each was too long, too short, or uncomfortable in some way, until the ;last proved perfect. Haying no further object in life, he killed himself. Her First Consideration.— “ In the hour of danger woman thinks the least of herself,” said Madame de Stael. True. When the thunder roars, and the lightning flashes, and the big drops come down, the woman who is caught out in. the storm devotes her agony to the thought that her hat and dress will be ruined. Plants in Bedrooms. —The old idea that plants in bedrooms are unhealthy has always been’ a vexed question amongst medical men,, but arguments recently urged tended to show that if plants have any effect at all it is beneficial rather than hurtful. The old idea was based on the fact that plants give off carbonic acid at night, blit latterly the belief has gained ground that there is nothing very deleterious in such carbonic acid as they give off, while if their flowers are capable of yielding odours they may be in reality very beneficial, by producing peroxide of hydrogen, the great sanitary agent of Nature. ■

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 226, 27 December 1880

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 4 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 226, 27 December 1880