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Mat aud Deobmbeb.—The Hokitika Star records the birth of a son and heir t ** Moses Jacob, of this town, who was Miro in* 1802, oh the 27th January, in Borland, and who lived a bachelor for n%arly eighty years; but last year, on a trip to Nelson, among other merchandise a&d chattels,, brought with hiih a young wlfei only akout Sixty years his junior.” Oar contemporary adds that “judging by tho iirst-bona and his parents, there are prospects of a.large family.” Tmpamtko a Polish to Them.—Aooording4o a local print the impish genius of;- the school child has developed a new prank, which rejoices in transforming the skin of the Caucasian in semblance to that of the nigger. On one Or two occasions of late the girls of one of the infant schools have managed to obtain & supplyof blacklead, and with this in’tent, so familiar to housemaids, have ted up the least popular of their com[as and sent her. home. This might be fui i.tb them, but not to their victim, and least of all to the tender mother who has to spend a considerable time and a few rtijlohs of water in restoring her daughter's skin to its natural color. The Blue Gum Tbbb. — The people of the south of prance are greatly impressed with the efficacy of the Eucalyptus Globulus, or blue gum tree, in fever and rheumatism, - for.) which latter disease they wear branches laid over the affected “ The manufacturers of Cannes,” says a recent writer, “ uses it largely in soaps and perfumes, and one preparation, a toilet vinegar, is the moat exquisitely perfumed and refreshing thing of the k|pd)l have ever met with. It seems a pity our chemists do n;t make more use of a tree which has many capabilities, both as a febrifuge and a healthy and refreshing perfume. The tree grows luxuriantly all along the Riviera, and more particularly in the neighborhood of Cannes.”

A Polite Policeman. —The Wanganui Herald, says an exchange, is responsible | fpptbe statement that Marton supports fqqrthieves. Now, if we were to say that WJsD£anuisupports forty thieves the ascertjpnwould be just as well grounded as that of our contemporary. The Herald aefiDß to object to the Marton constable carrying an umbrella, and raising his hat to ladies. Surely it is not objectionable on the part of a guardian of the peace to use the ordinary protection against rain aged by his fellowmen, and if Marton is blessed.with an officer who knows how to be polite, Marton has reason to be pleased. There are policemen and policemen. Constables who know how to conduct themselves as gentlemen should be praised rather than sneered at. Perhaps the Herald’s ideal of a policeman is that personified in the “ quartz-crusher,” the portentous individual who walks the streets with the tread of an elephant, and who, instead of raising his hat to ladies and “ patting small boys on the head,” tries to impress both ladies and children with the opinion that he is a very big many though all the time he is a very vulgar one. TOWN EDITION. [lssued at 4.30 p.m. .

f / ; New Advertisements. jLXii • •'I /! ■ • ITSTANTED— By a respectable person, W a SITUATION as General Servant, or Housemaid. Apply, Andrewes Btfpa’. Servants’ Registry Office, East street south. WANTED —By a middle-aged woman, ~ a SITUATION as Housekeeper, or Servapt of all work. Understands dairy work. Couptry situation preferred. Apply for address, Mrs Rakdeli., Town Hall. n2l STOLEN or STRAYED, from Chertsey —A Black Sheep DOG, with points; answers the name “Scott;” number of collar, 969 ; registered -in the Ashburton County. Ten shillings reward will be given for information that vipl lead to,his recovery. If stolen, five pounds will bo offered for such evidence as will lead to the conviction of the ppraon or persons implicated. Apply to JAS. BALFOUR, Chertsey. bv,. 19 th, 1882. n LGIN DISTRICT SCHOOL. entertainment and ball, Tn : aid of the Prize Fund, WEDNESDAY, NOY. 29, 1882, «F0 m,.,”-*- *• ‘ _ To commence at 8 o’clock. Admission to entertainment, 2a. Admission to ball, double 6s, single 3s. 21n

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1, Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 798, 21 November 1882

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 798, 21 November 1882

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