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SPORTING.

The importation of a potato spirit into Scotland is said to be increasing at an enormous rate. The spirit is professedly employed only m manufactures, but the lower olassei are, it appears, beginning to use it as a beverage, Potato brandy is a more fiery spirit then whisky, and its consumption as a beverage is to be dreaded. The little Princess of the Netherlands when she becomes Queen of Holland, (says the "World") will be one of the rioheat sovereigns, if not the riohest sovereign, m Europe. The Civil List of Holland, which is secured on the revenues of Borneo, is very large; £3,000,000 per annum it is eaid. The Duohy of Luxemburg passes to the Grand Duke of Nassau, and then becomes a portion of the German Empire ; but the Kingdom of Holland, not comming under the operation of the Salio law, descends to the King's little daughter. She is a bright, intelligent, clever ohild, with a good deal of character and determination. The marriage of the King and Queen, despite the disparity of age, has been a happy one: The Duke of Cambridge has completed his 51st years service m the army, having been gazetted as a oolonel early m November, 1887. For Borne time m 1838 and 1839 he served on the staff at Gibraltar, and afterward — having meanwhile been appointed to the command of the 17th Lancers— he was on the staff m the lonian Islands, Appointed Major-General of the Dublin distriot m 1846, his Boyal Highness was Inipeotor-General of Cavalry foe two years from April, 1652, and went oat to the Crimea m oommand of a division m 1854. The Duke of Cambridge has been at the head of the army over 32 years, and beoame Oommander-in-Chief by patent on the oooasion of his jubilee of service fast year. a

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SPORTING., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2030, 7 January 1889

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SPORTING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2030, 7 January 1889

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