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(from our own correspondent.)

The result of the School - Committee election was as follows, viz., Messrs, D. Kellahan (Chairman), H. Haase, J. Dellow, S. Miller, H. Brannan, J. Trethewey and J. L. Christensen. The Committee met after the election, 1 and after appointing the Chairman, the .business of the first, meeting was transacted to save meeting again. After the Committee meeting was closed, there was a meeting to arrange matters about a church tea meeting to take place at Mayfield School about the end of March, in which the Presbyterian and Wesleyan Churches have agreed to amalgamate and divide the proceeds. " \

Threshing is nearly over now and the crops have turned out, in most cases, very satisfactorily.' Some of- those which' had been considered valueless after the 'September wind, recovered after the following rain, and turned out very well; though others never recovered. ■ The turnip crops, where they came at all, are very good. Mr H. Corbett has a crop of turnips such as is not often seen, some of them near the road gate, when weighed without the top, went 141bs, and. the turnips are said to be much larger f further in the paddock. '-"■•" The Crown lands that have been sold in thisidistrict should make the place still more flourishing, though a lot of the land has got into the hands of large holders, a circumstance which will probably keep cultivation back as compared with what would have been the case had it got into i the hands of small holders. The weather has been dry of late but it has just broken The rain has started j very steadily and seems likely to last a few days. A little wet would do no harm now as the ground is dry.

A gloom has been cast over the district this week on hearing of the death of the eldest son of the Hon W. S. Peter. Mr Peter and family are highly respected throughout" the district, and it appears that Mr E. Peter has been in the Worth Island the last two or three weeks looking for land, and has fallen over a precipice and was found dead. Full particulars are f not to hand but it is sad to hear of the untimely death of one of our neighbours, especially one so higlily respected. [The above letter was written on April 30, but our correspondent missed Friday's mail.—Ed.]

The belief in witches still, siu^vijves in Cornwall. Two young farjp^rs. named Jilbart were at Penzanco Police Court bound over in £20 each, wisi a, surety ot £20, to keep the peace fqr sixmonths. They had gone ,■'.', '■'■."'■''""-n v.^ farm and threatened, to '"■:' ■■ ■• '■>>■ VTrs Clark, a woman of seventy-one years of age. They held that she was a witch, and had ill-wished their horses, so that they suddenly refused to pull and started kicking. The elder Jilbart \ya^ not ashamed to testify on oath to the' fcuth that was in Mm, , "•' ->' '; ' Hollo\ya\'X $?"• — Indigestion.—How much t.hqvjgM has been bestowed, and what j voluminous treatises have been written ivpon ; t"*s universal and distressing disea,^ ■wjhieli is with certainty and sr r«.';. .].-p.iV-i Vji>h out fear, of relapse by a■■ ':■ ■ >' ■ •. |>;:>-;i\ ing, sootlmu^'and, tonic ■.■ ■"'':■»■: [> ; v ,';.-> directly on the stojnacli. !".i ■■. :•■"■ Ji,»v, \? „ , tlien^ indirectly, though iio less effectively, , 011 the brain, nerves," vessels, and glands; introducing stioh order throughout the entire system that harmony dwells between each organ and its functions. Dyspepsia need no longer be the bugbear of the public, since Holloway's Pills are fully oonipetont to subdue the most chronic and d'istressinir cjiser '' -y.^ .■"-:.-. ." X] to i-estore i the :■.,,-: ... , 1 . ; ,.., T „, 1:4J(<1i;l sfcl . en^h

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MAYFIELD., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2423, 7 May 1890

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MAYFIELD. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2423, 7 May 1890

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