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A -Sensible Man. —A gentleman assured his Efe in the office of the Mutual Assurance Society of Victoria, cn the sth instant, for L6OO, and took a receipt; ahd on the 12th instant he was accidentally hilled before the office had eve n been allowed time to issue the policy. The ■ amount, which makes a prbvisi on for his family, will be paid forthwith. The case clearly shows the prudence of life assurance. This society has presented all its officers with a bonus of 10 pe ‘ cent, on f their salaries.— Age. ; ; Letting the Cat our op tie Bag.— This is how the New Zealand Licensed Victuallers’ Gazette reveals trade secrets : —“ The agent of a large brewery firm, . not long ago, finding himself with a large quantity of beer that had gorie. pffi and himself on the verge of an ‘anrahgemefit with his creditors ’ in consequence, sent for ah analytical chemist/ exjtlaning .the 'case ahd asked him what was tq be done. The chemist considered the ni after, and recommended a process of i treatment which would restore the tone o| the beer, although still leaving it with {a peculiar taste. The beer was accordingly treated as advised, advertised as a peculiar tonic ale, and sold in enormous jquantities. The beer is now one-of the moat popular ; it is drunk by invalids, praised by the faculty, and believed in by the (public, although before it was chemically treated it was not worth twopence a, hogshead, and the brewer merely called in a chemist as an alternative to a fiat in bankruptcy.”

Holloway’s Ointment and Pills. — Though it is impossible, in this) climate o changing temperature, to prevent ill-health idtogether, yet its form and frequency may be much mitigated by the early adoption of remedial measures. When hoarseness, cough, thick breathing, and the attending Slight fever indicate irritation of the' throat |and chest, Holloway’S Ointment should be nibbed upon these parts without delay, 'and his i Pills taken in appropriate doses, to promote |its curf tiye action. No catarrhs or sore throats can resist these remedies. Printed directions envelope every package of Holloways _ miedicaments, which are suited to all ages and conditions andl to every ordinary disease to which humanit, is liable.—Advt.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 498, 11 November 1881

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Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 498, 11 November 1881