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The Duke pf Cambridge, sneaking at Guildhallj said that; the punifir of his resignation and the statement attributed to him at Portsmouth" were untrue. It was impossible for him to accept an inferior position if the office of Commander-in*Chief were modified. * At Sutherlands, near Timaru, a sunflower was recently grown, the principal blossom of which measured 54 inches round the, rim. The stem was 87 inches high, and 6 inches in circumference. The sunflower is a' more valuable plant than most people imagine. It ; s seeds, of which it produces an immense quantity, is the most fattening food known for poultry. The stalk yields a fibrejequal to "any hemp, and the petals of the flower supply a most valuable and beautiful dye. It flourishes in any latitude outside the polar regions.

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 4, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 6552, 18 April 1890

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 4 Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 6552, 18 April 1890

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