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came a violent blow, this time at my door, and ere we could stir came a second,, almost before the echo,; died away.; The door was opened* the 'lights shone bright all down the sta&jf and passages. There was nothing to |be seen;, The next, and for every, succeeding night, precisely at the same, jime,;draie the blows on the door,, jsoraetimes louder, sometimes fainter,! jalways distinct—sometimes two blows,; Igenerally three. My nerves gave way at last, and, on Saturday, on at the .petition of this horror, it made me faint, my doctor ordered me to be at once taken to an hotel, where 1-Have iremained ever since, going home only, during the day. Meanwhile we must give up the house and its furniture ahd decorations at any price. We shall lose a thousand pounds at least, and we suffer all the loss and inconvenience of being turned out of our home. My husband and myself were solely the, occupants of the house, with our ser?' vants. We are neither, superstitious,' spiritualists, nor easily alarmed.” Mr C. Kroll Laporte says ; “ I am no believer in ghosts, yet ‘ there are. more things in heaven and earth, than are dreamt of in our philosophy.’ In October, 1880, ray eldest son, a youth of great promise, left for South America per mail steamer, and reached Rio de Janeiro in safety. During the night of Sunday, November 28, there appeared to me in a dream the wellknown figure of a friend, the late Professor F. Gregory, dead since 1879, who looked at me in Ivs wonted serious manner, and held up a smallpaper, on which I thought I could make out the figures ‘l’or ‘ 2 ’ —l am not sure which. He never spoke a word, but pointed to the paper and then vanished. During that Sunday we all labored under a great depression of spirits, for which there was no apparent cause. On Tuesday, November 30, a cable , telegram announced the sudden death of my son, which happened in the Bay of Botofogo, Rio, on Sunday, the 28th. I immediately communicated my dream to several friends, who can corroborate the fact.”

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ENERAL ELECTION, 18 81. Owing to the great dearth of candidates for the coming election, Andrew Orr Has much pleasure in informing the public of the Ashburion County that he will PLACE HIS SERVICES at the disposal of the Electors of the County, and be most happy to supply them with all /tlooaoa at DRAPERY AND CLOTHING, AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES. Second Shipment just to hand, ex “Norman M‘Leod.” Judge of candidates for the future by their actions in the past. A. O. has no objection to be judged by that test. SPECIAL REDUCTIONS In the following goods : 2 Cases Frillings, at 4£d, 6d, lOd, and Is per yard 3 Cases Brown Hollands, at 6d, Bd, lOd, and Is, greatly reduced 1 Case Prints, at 4d ; former price, 6d ! 4 Cases Prints, at 6d ; former price, 8d 1 Case Ladies’ Fichus, from 3s 6d upwards 3 Cases Ladies’ Straw Hats and Bonnets, at little over half-price 2 Cases Cretonnes, at 8d to 2s—beautiful pattern 1 Case Ladies’ Silk Ties and Collarettes in all shades 2 Cases Ladies’ Gloves, Taffetta and Jersey, all at reduced prices. DRESS GOODS. 4 Cases Black Alpaca at lOd (see patterns) 2 Cases Black Persian Cords, at Is, Is 4d to Is 9d 3 Cases French Merinos, all shades, splendid value, from 2s 2 Cases Ladies’ Embossed Hose, in wine and mulberry shades Children’s Hose in all colors Gloves in endless variety, from 6d per pair 6 Cases New Washing Materials—Attila Cloth, Oatmeal Cloth, Sea Shades, Navy Blue, Creams, Cardinals, Browns, etc., etc. DRESSMAKING. Special attention given to the making up of Ladies’ Costumes. Prices strictly moderate, and a perfect fit guaranteed. MILLINERY, A large stock of Trimmed Hats, Bonnets, etc., to select from. Ladies’ Hats and Bonnets trimmed and made up in the most fashionable style. Prices very moderate.

BOOTS. As usual, I hold an immense stock of Ladies’ and Children’s Boots at prices to suit everyone. Gentlemen’s Boots in great variety, from 8s 6d. CLOTHING. L6OO worth of New Kaiapoi Goods, as shown at late Show. Men’s Suits in Kaiapoi, Mosgiel, and Geelong in great variety. Men’s Trousers and Vests at moderate prices. Men’s Hats from 2s 6d upwards, TAILORING DEPARTMENT. Suits made to measure from 84s, of English, Scotch, Irish, or Colonial Tweeds. SOLE AGENT POR THE Davis VERTICAL FEERSE WING MACHINE (the best machine EVER invented). Send for sample, of work. ANDREW; ORR, j IMPORTER, &o. Ashburton, Nov. 19th, 1881. 879©

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 2, Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 518, 26 December 1881

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 2 Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 518, 26 December 1881