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Peruvsan advicea announce the disco rery of large beds of guano which, it ia estimated, will yield 1,500,000 tops of excellent quality. The*Prh}ce of Wales has been no fewer than, four times in the course of the last few weeks to see "The Gondoliers," Strange to say, the piece won't catch on at all m Apericaj though the cast has been twice revised by Mr Carte and his clever wife. They are now cruelly advised to rechristen it "The Gone Dollars." Here is a kindly story of the late Bishop of Durham, It is said that while he was a Cambridge professor, and had already reached the verge of middle life, he proposed to a young lady, and was rejected. She shortly afterwar4a married another clergyman! a.nd when Dr Lightfoot had heen for some time Bishop of Durham, he found her in a country vicarage trying hard to make both ends meet. The good bishop took the first opportunity that presented itself of giving Ms successful rival a good living. The London correspondent of the " Press " writes :—"I am informed that the publication of ' Fifty Years of New Zealand' has brought Mr Wakefield sundry requests to= write articles on the colonies for certain '< magazines, I hear, too, though I have not been able to see Mr Wakefield, that he has received the offer of a position in America, which he has decided to accept, or at all events, is seriously considering, He is to return to the States in a couple of months, and it is quite possible that he may become detached from New Zealand and New Zealand politics. At a general meeting of the Industrial Association held atChristchurch on Tuesday night to consider the railway tariff, it was tnanimously resolved—" That in the opinion ef this meeting the Jailways should be so administered as to assist producers and the industries af the colony to a much greater degree than at present, and that with this view the tariff should be simplified and very large concessions made on the carriage of the natural and indust.ial products of the colony, especially those coming from or going to districts at a distance from a port. . That this meeting is of opinion that the policy of cheap railway fares and freights would assist in settling the country, increase its products, and stimulate industries, also that the indirect benefit of such a policy would compensate for auy loss of railway revenue which might be entailed,"

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2435, 21 May 1890

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Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2435, 21 May 1890