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Swept into a Sewer. —During a hailstorm in Sydney, on the Bth inst., a child was swept into a sewer and drowned. The Pri: on D epa rtment an d th e Press. —A cirouli r from the- Prison Department has been received by the gaol authorities at Dunedin, prohibiting them from giving information to the press. A Tall One. —An aboriginal giant has been discovered in the Coen district, north of Cooktown. Ho is eight foot high, and the imprints of his feet are eighteen inches long. Atmospheric Power v. Steam. —A practical experiment with an air engine at Woolwich was so successful as co afford hopes that before long atmospheric power will be substitod for steam on railways. A Growl —The non-success of the Auckland men at the recent New Zealand Association meeting, has caused a growl of discontent that the Thames and Southern men should bo armed with steel-barrel guns, while the volunteers of Auckland should be compelled to use old iron weapons. Testimonial to Haycock.—A meeting was held in the Exchange, Sydney, on the 9th inst., for the purpose of recogising Laycock’s services. Mr Thompson, in the coarse of his remarks, said he would collect L‘2o, and if the other members present would take the matter up in the same way, something like L 2,000 would be collected.

The Latest. —The latest novelty in New York is a dress album. A piece of every now dress is carefully cut, and gummed on one side of a leaf, and the dale attached. Thus it forms a complete history of a lady’s dress from season to season. This practice has at least one thing in its favor—however extravagant a lady may be, she will eventually hav something lo show for it. An Ancient Precedent —The writer of “ London Town Talk ” in the Ary ns says:—L ere is the best thing that the Irish trouble has given us. A Land League orator, addressing a crowd, was assuring them in high faultin’ terms that the Creator had given the land to man for his own.” He gave it to Adam first,” —“ Avrah, be aisy about Adam,” exclaimed a warning voice from among the throng, “ Adam was evicted without compensation. Sudden Death. —A man named John Mahsr lost his life yesterday while working at the Balclutha bridge. He was working in the air lock, and had just finished his four hours’ shift, and when coming out said, “ I am done for again.” About tea days’ ago ho suffered considerably, and had a partial paralysis of the lower part of his body. Ho was advised by his medical advisers upon no account tocontinuecyiinder work,but yesterday lie insisted upon going in, feeling quite strong and equal to the work. Learn to Bow.—Miss Kennedy, sister of the Governor of Queensland, lias offered a prize to the boy in the local grammar school who makes the best bow. In announcing the fact to the children, Sir Arthur Kennedy said:—“l think there are very few things more awkward or disadvantageous to either boy or girl than not to be able to make a good bow. They must do it some time or other. Yon boys will have to bow to some young lady, and it will be very well for you to learn how to do it.” A Levanting “Reverend.” —The Brim Standard thus cautions its brethren against a levanter : —A certain individual, designating himself the “ Rev. Fred. Seaborn,” and who, by the way, made himself comfortable at the White Horse Hotel during his stay in Milton, contracted a small account with us for advertising, and eloped without paying the same. This “ gentleman ”is still on his “ reading tour,” and we therefore mention this fact as a warning to our brother printers. His “ readings ” were a tolerable success in Milton, for the “reverend” did it. The Unfortunate Ones. —ln a case heard at the Police Court, Dunedin, on Thursday last, in which Emma Lans was charged with being a common prostitute, Mr Weldon is reported by the Otayo Daily Times to have called attention to the necessity of some iustiiue being established to which unfortunate women of this class might apply. At the present time there was no course open to them but to continue in their evil habits. There were instances in which some of them had given themselves up to the police rather than continue the life they were leading. The establishment of such an institute as he su jgested would open to them another course, and give them a fair chance to reform. Ho thought that if some of the Dunedin ladies would la' e the matter in hand much good would result,

Reid and Gray notify that they have opened a branch establishment in Ashburton. William Kcvell lias commenced business as shoeing and genera! smith, at Winslow, Mr. J Stanley ]>rucc’s furniture will be soM by Mr. W. J. G. Hluctt, at Mr. T. iUillock's salerooms, Ashburton, on the sCih, inst. A meeting in the estate of James Gardner will be held at Or; and Co.’s office, on Friday next. H. M. Jones, stationer, wishes the puM c to encourage local industry, and purchase 100,000 envelopes at his establishment. An advertisement in another column notifies that Samuel Rcidy is unable to meet his engagements with hi.s creditors. Forty sheep have been impounded at South Rakaia. Holloway's Pills. —Pure Blood. —As the vital fluid, when in a healthy slate, sustain and renovates every part of tlie living system, so, when it becomes impoverished or impure it exerts a precisely contrary effect. It is abundantly manifest that any medicine which docs not reach the circulation can never exterminate the disease ; hut any preparation capable of exercising a salutary influence over the blood, must with it he carried to every living fibre of the frame. The lungs,-heart, livci, kidneys, and skin, all receive benefits from its more wholesome condition. HoUowayvs purifying Pills operate directly, powerfully, and beneficially, upon the whole mass of blood, whether venous or arterial. They strengthen the stomach, excite the liver and kidneys, expel disease, and prolong existence. —A DVT.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 294, 16 March 1881

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Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 294, 16 March 1881

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