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A Wonderful Cat.—A Norwich codple who had a cat which had grown helpless from age, and extremely fitty, put it but of its misery by the agency of chloroform. They buried it in the garden, and planted a rosebush over its remains. The next morning it appeared at the door to beftet in, and had the rosebush under its arm.— o) JPanbury News. ''Literary Men and Hard Work*— Lord Palmerston had a fresh “ breezy ”: face, and it is notable that many of England’s hardest-worked men are bright, active, stalwart-looking examples •of humanity. Lord Chief Justice Cockburn, ' : 7 how ruddy his cheeks were, how bright s:i Mtr eyes, to the last f'. t Mr Anthony Trollope has the appearance ox rural health, though he is up at five o’clock 1 r j 'every rnorning and at his desk. Mr Sala, V often writes more in a week thkm some of his contemporaries do in a month, is “rosy as the morn,” and as full jof ;:1 cheerfulness as aatrippling. His “.copy ” ought'to be exhibited for the emulation! of young journalists. The late Tom Taylot’a ; manuscript was as undecipherable as Sale’s waft a neat apd distinct. When Mark Lemon was editing Punch, writing novels, . and speculating in joint stock companies, he was a picture o f cheerfulness. Mr Burnand, with white hair and - grey beard, is boyish in the exuberance of '' his animal spirits. Work agrees with well-balanced constitutions. Atlantic . Monthly ... !

. Birds of Passage; —According to a writer in Nature, the small migratory birds that are unable to perform the flight of 850 niiles across the Mediterranean Sea are carried across on the backs of cranes. In the autumn many flocks of cranes may |be seen coming from the north, with the first r cold blast from that quarter, flying low, ahd utteringa peculiar cry, as if of alarta, as they circle over the cultivated plains. Little birds of every species may be seen .flying up to them, while the twittering ' 'Bohg» of those already comfortably settled upon their backs may be distinctly heard. But for this kind provision of nature, numerous varieties of small birds would become extlnciin northern countries, as the cold winters would kill them.

.' nj:-Holloway’s Ointment lakd ißuis. Glad Tidings.—Some constitutions have a tendency to rheumatism, and are throughout the year borne down by its protracted tortures. Let such sufferers bathe the afflicted parts with warm brine, and afterwards rub in - this soothing Ointment. They will find it the best means of lessening their agony, and, assisted by Holloway’s Pills, the surest way of overcoming their disease.. More need not be said than to request a few days’ trial of this stde and soothing treatment,, by which the disease will ultimately be completely swept away. Pains that would make a giant shudder are assuaged without difficulty by Holloway’s easy and inexpensive remedies, which comfort by moderating,the throbbing vessels and calming the excite A nerves.—Advt

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 1, Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 517, 24 December 1881

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 517, 24 December 1881

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