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For the last raoing season Mu.ket heads tbe list of Australasian winning sires, bis progeny have won — Außtralia. -65377 ; New Zealand, £7*49. Total, £12,726. ; ranks second with a record of £12,605. Worse than a Failure. — Parson ; " I am astonished to hear a man with three married daughters say ' marriage is a failure.' " Citizen: "Well, eir, when you have three families beside ycur own to support, you will learn that marriage is positive bankruptcy." "J.John, d'dear," ehe sobbed, " d-did you ever think bow near death ia to us all ? Whwhat would you ever dado, dear J-John, if I should d.die ? " «• Well," Baid John musingly, I don't know bb I had ever thought of it before, my dear, but now you rpeak of it, my first impression is that I should bury you." Indian newspapers are certainly oonduoted on original principles. Tbe " Dacca Gazette " reoently announced that " we are so fatigued by the inoessant labors during tbe whole of last year, that the publication of tbe next issue has been postponed for a month." The whole staff then took a holiday. A Sydney contemporary says : — " An enmous shoal of salmon, computed to number between five and cix millions of fish, waa Been off Bondi beach on Sunday afternoon. A company of porpoises drove the fish into the beaoh and along the rooks, where many were caught with lines. The "Auckland Herald" says that the bush between Oropi and Rotorua is on fire m half a dozen places. Mr Douglas's house has fceep burned down, and a few burning treea are falling across the road. One party coming from gotorua the other day had much difficulty m getting* their oon^eyappes lifted -ver a forge burping tree, which completely blocK." 1 tbe road - The Canadians' 5» not going to leave all the talk about annexation to Vncle mmThe " Halifax (Nova Scotia) Herald " makes an admirable suggestion : — " It has occurred 1 to us that the present is an opportune time for the British Foreign Offioe to consider the propriety of taking _teps $o re-acquire possession of the United states of 4-merifla, ' They have esprit m Nova Scotia. ' The best Remedy for Indigestion.— Norton's Camomile Pills are confidently recommended as a simple remedy for indigestion, which is the cause of nearly all the diseases to which we are subject. Norton's Pills, with justice called the " nature's strengthener of the human stomach," act as a powerful tonic and gentle aperient, are mild l m their operation, and safe under auy circum* I stances Sold io bottles at is i_d, 2s od, ja, by All medicine vendors throughout tbe | MfQXU, i

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2037, 15 January 1889

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LOCAL AND GENERAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2037, 15 January 1889