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A great dloait- r befell a rural district of Dorsetshire on Jaoe 7. During the Afternoon thunder and lightning hsd bean Snoeaaanr, bat very little rain bad fillon. At about 6 o'clock m the evening great waves of water from eight to teu feet h'gh, rolled down the Batcombe Hills upon the little village m OhetnoJo. What la ordinary a small brook supplying a mlll-atreom, became a pocrorfel torrent, and rpead alarm amongst the Inhabitants At the fist building In Its path, 40 p'gs, a number of sheep, and a large qa»ntlty cf poultry were washed oway and drowned, and tho wholo of the cowsheds aod outbuildings were swept awfly' The oooupiora of the homes escaped with dffi.altj-, ono woman who returned to rescue hut baby from tho cradle barely 'getting nwry from thu fbod. At ELinngI ford Mill great d2m»ge waa done, and otook of all kinds were drowned. Thu 'orrent brought with it la r go tcoea It had uprooted, and everything that ti)od Id its path was washed awey, Mon who were working at the mill engines h*d only jnat time to rnsh oat of balldlng fcttore the wa'nr te.iohod the top of the ficat floor, Tho damage to proporty la eßtlraated at aovoral thousand pouida. The villagers of Oerne and Mlntern also suffered greatly, and mlloa of road wore vtasbed away. Thooau39 of the reoxarkabla occurrence was for some time unk. owr, but it waa aaoarUtned that a waterspout burst on Batcotnbe Hill. An oyo- witness doooribed It aa a aolld stream of water of abcut tho diameter of a mana body. It tote up the ground to a con aiderable depth, and f-r;ed a channel for Hi Oioapo down th«i hi.M-side. Keating's Cough Lozenges cure Coughs Asthma, Bronchitis Medical testimony state that no other medicine is so effectual m the cure of these dangerous maladies, One Lozenge alone gives ease, one or two at any time ensures re^jt, For relieving difficulty ia breathing they are invaluable. They contain no opium nor any violent drug, Sold by all Chemists m tins, is 1 %& and as ()d each, llolloway's Ointment and Pills. — 1 Travellers and Emigrants. — Those who cross the seas change the climate, but they do not \ . ohnnge the constitution. The altered con* ditions cf life, the exigencies of travel and other cavises render the traveller and emigrant pecu iarly liable to diseases and accidents when far from efficient medical aid. With these associated remedies at hand they may be '• said to have a physical always at their call, and 1 they may be certain that situations will bj constantly arising m which they will require a : ready resoursc m time of need. The directions for use which accompany each box and pot of Holloway's Pills and Ointment are written m plain and simplt language, ncUre applicable *n all case!*' - $

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A FLOOD IN ENGLAND, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2190, 3 August 1889

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A FLOOD IN ENGLAND Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2190, 3 August 1889