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The Bible, or portions of it, has been published m raised oharaoterß for the use of the blind m 250 languages, A return of persons drowned m New Zealand rivers from the year 1840 to 80th Jane, 1887, shows a total of 2236 lives lost m this way. > Mr G. E. March will attend at Ashburton Conrt House on Friday next, and at Mount Somera on Wednesday, for the purpose of explaining the conditions under whioh Village Settlement Lands may be taken up near Ashburton and neat the Mount Bomers Goal* pits, A New York judge has granted an absolute divorce to Mrs Alice J. . Shaw, the famous whittling prima donna, from bee husband, Mr and Mrs Shaw were married m 1878. The young bride's maiden name was Horton, Her husband took her to a handsome home at Detroit. He was a widower with four little boys, and a prosperous business. Two daughters were born to them m Detroit. Shaw failed m business a few years later, and two more daughters were born. After an, ineffectual Btruggle to maintain them allljp dressmaking, the wife gave it up and returned to her father. Her children and her husband's went too, and so did he for a time. He set out three years ago to make a living for himself, and never returned, The divorce is granted on statutory grounds. A report was recently published that Mrs Shaw intended to marry a Oalifornian millionaire when she secured her divorce. The necessity for taking care of four children, all girls, stimulate Mrs Shaw to the development of a natural gi of whistling into an artistic accomplishment In this week's " Otago Witness " a correspondent, writing from Nelson, gives, a most interesting description of the appearance m that district of a remarkable insect whioh has been locally named the "spider fly." This fly somewhat resembles a wasp m appearance, and also m some of its habits. It not only buildß its nest with day like a wasp, but has also * sting capable of inflicting very seven punishment on those who meddle with it. But the most peculiar obaraoteristio possessed by thii unwelcome addition to the minor peata of the oolony is that it completely turns the tables on the spider, whioh it utilises not only as provender for Us larva, but also as an incubator for hatching purposes. It only lays one egg, and this it surrounds with spiders, whioh it puts into a comatose state by sting* ing them. About a dozen spiders being scoured, the nest ib sealed over, and the heat engendered by the bodies of the victims hatches fthe larva, which immediately pro* ceeds to utilise the Bpiders as food. By the time the spiders are done the young fly baß gained sufficient strength to force its way out of the cpU, The " spider fly " makes its ap> pearanoe m December, and disappears at tha end of summer.- --" Rough on Itch. —♦' Rough on ItehV cures skin humors, eruptions, ring worm tetter, salt rheum, frosted feet, chilblains, itch ivy poison, barbers' itch

Public Notice PRESBYTERIAN OHTJROH, ASHBURTON. REV. JOHN ELMSLIE, M.A , will preaoh TOMORROW, morning and evening, at the u«ual hoars la the above Cbutoh, also at Wakanul at 8 p.m. 3t104 ' m __ XTOTIOE | B hereby given that ALL J3| CLAIMS against the Estate of the late Samsbl McCkary, of Wakannl, mast be forwarded to the Executors before Ist February, 1889, otherwise they will not be reoognhed, and all Acooonts doe to eaid Estate mast be paid by same dat»i DAVJD WILSON, ljtO9 Trustee; VILLAGE SETTLEMENT LAND Near Ashborton, Near Mount Somers Goal Plti, At Wlocheater,* and Neat Woodend, lIA-R J. E. MARCH will attend at the Ooart Home, Aehborton, on Tuesday, January 22ad ; At Mount Somers, on Wednesday, January 23rd ; At Winchester, on Friday, January 25th ; At Court House, Kalapoi, on Tuesday, January 2JHh j where he will explain the Regulations and reoelve Applications for the above Land. BY ORDER. Crown Lands Office, Chrlstehurob, January 15th, 1889. 1 107 A.BHBURTON COUNTY,, COUNCIL. THEREBY declare that the following Persons have been duly elected ai members *for the Ashbur ton Licensing Dlstriot :— BULLOCK, THOMAS GBJGGLJOHN MoLEAN, DONALD BEALY, THOMAS ' THOMAS, DAVID And I hereby appoint FRIDAY, the ltt day of February, 1889, as the day for holding the first meeting of the Committee for the purpose of electing Its Chairman, to beheld at the Resident Magistrate'! Court, Asbburton, at 12 Noon. And I further appoint the following days for the quarterly meetings of the ensuing year, at the same place and hour, v'z :— March Ist, June 7th, September 6ib, and Deoember 6th, 1889^ A ND I further declare that the folio wJ\_ ing Persons have been duly elected aa members of the Upper Asbburton Licensing Diatriot : — BULLOCK, THOMAS FtiIBDLANDEft, RUDOLPH kestell, john 0., scaly, thomas thomas, David And I hereby appoint FRIDAY, the Ist day of February, 1889, as the day for holding the first meeting of the Committee for the purpose of electing its Chairman, to be held at the Resident Magistrate's Court, Asbburton, at 12 Noon, and I futther appoint the following days for the quarterly meetings of the ensuing year, at the same pl&oa and hour, ▼!b:— March Ist, June 7th, September 6ih, and December 6tb, 1889. F. MAIHWABING, Beturning Officer. Asbbotton, Ja.0ua.7 1% IW* I|lM|

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2041, 19 January 1889

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 2 Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2041, 19 January 1889