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♦ ...■ LADY DB BOS, It is interesting to hear that Sir William Frasei has identified the honee in which the Duohess of Richmond gave her famous ball on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo. The incidents of that evening are historical, but perhapß (says the London correspondent of the Manchester "Guardian ") not everyone is aware that the belle of the ball iB still alive and vigorous in the person of the Dowager Lady de Rob, who in 1816 waa Lady Georgiana Lennox, eldest daughter of the Duke of Richmond. Lady de Bob waa born in 1796, and in still in full possession of her bodily and mental faculties. Her youngest sister, Lady Louisa Tighe, born in 1803, was taken out of her bed on the night of ihe famous ball, and brought down to the hall. These venerable ladies are the aunts of the preßent Dnke of Richmond and Gordon. ▲ KEMABKABLE DISCOViBBY, It Is reported Bays Invention, that a jar of corn (maize) has been unearthod near Yum», Ar(son», that g»ve evldenoe of bavIng beenbnrJed in the ground for centuries. In a out 12ft in depth, on * canal In process of construction, was found an ' olio ' or earthern jar. The olio was in tho shape of a large bottle, and its narrow neok waa sealed op with a thfok coating of mesqulte gum, while the ootiide of (he vessel was painted with a very remarkable and fantastically drawn design or drawing. Upon breakjng the sealed top it was found to be filled with corn, weighing abont thirty p< unds Tha corn was enow wblte, and the kernels tar^e, yet extremely tender The corn was planted in a tract of nearly ten acres, and just thirtj-five dayß from the date of planting rousting oars were Uken from the field. The oorn ia very tweet and produced arj immense crop. Tfee plant did not grow over two and a balMeet high, and bore from three to six large sized, well filled ears of com. The " Tuma Sentinel " says :—' All who have seen the oorn orf tha Mohawk Oanal spfak of rbe big jjjld that this strangely found seed gave/ i

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2101, 3 April 1889

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THROUGH THE PAPER. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2101, 3 April 1889

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