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The Express of Wednesday, 12th October, will connect at Lyttelton with the Kalm, for Chatam Islands. The Doric, for London, via Rio de Janerio, leaves Lyttelton on Friday, 19th instant, at one p.m. Mail closes at Ashburton 6. 30 a.m on 19th. Some discrepancies occured m a paragraph published last evening referring to the boundaries of the Ashburton Electoral district. We find, on reference to the Gazette, that the Ashburton district is bounded on the north-east by the Selwyn and Ellesmere electoral district respectively, hereinbefore described from the Southern Alps to the ocean ; towards the south-east by the ocean to the mouth of the Rangitata river, thence towards the south-west by the said Rangitata river to the confluence of Forest Creek to run 77, thence towards the west generally by that run to the Thumbs, thence by the summit of the watershed over Alma peak to the Southern Alps, and thence towatd the north-west by the Weatland electoral district hereinbefore dis«ribed. A man named Albany Hall, who was a paper-ruler m the employ of Messrs Fergusson and Mitchell, died on Saturday afternoon at his residence, Forbury road, South Dunedin, from the effects of arsenical poison, taken m mistake. It seems that about halfpast 7 on Friday evening, Hall took m the dark what he thought to be a seidlitz powder. During the night and next morning he vomited and purged almost continuously, until about midday on Saturday he began to think he might have taken some " rough on rats," which he had kept m the same drawer as the seidlitz powder. His wife -\Tent to see, and found that the " rough on rats " was gone. About 2 o'clock Dr Teevan was sent for, and went out immediately, when he found that Hall was suffering from arsenical poisoning. We prescribed the usual antidote, but the man had imbibed the poison too long for this to preve effectual, and death ensued about 5 o'clock noon.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2519, 16 September 1890

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