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The baked potato man, extinguished two years ago by the ■..war potato shortage, is beginning to set up bis stands asrain on London street corners. Londoners years'., ago found that a baked potato, in each overcoat pocket is unusually serviceable as a finger warmer bn M chilly nights, besides furnishing a ta!sty supper on arrival at home.

Aces before poison gas was used in warfare, a tiny British beetle, known as the bracliinus crepitans, used • a similar device to confound its enemies. When pursued by bigger beetles thisi little creature ejects a, peculiar fluid which, on coming in contact with the atmosphere, bursts into a nale bluegreen flame, following a kind of smoke, intensely irritating and poisonous. The common name of this poison fmsemittin_ insect is the bombardier beetle, and it is plentiful about Gravesend, England.

. Car Repair Service.—Motorists know how to appreciate prompt service. Especially is this service valued if the work is satisfactory and the price is right. G. H. Carson's Garage is[ known throughout New -Zealand as one. of the most up-to-the-minute service ' stations, and charges are always moderate.* Motorists who require their.. Cars , repaired, whether the job is a small. one or a complete overhaul, will find;., that Carson's Service is prompt and satisfactory. A large stock of Spare Parts for Ford and Other Cars always maintained. "4

The so.ngs my mother taught to me I learned while perched upon her knee; And though they lie but simple rhymes, I croon them fondly still at times. "Tis then I realise and know Tlie debt of love to her I owe; I And how well justified and sure I Her faith in Woods' Great Peppermint - | Cure.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9590, 22 April 1919

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Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9590, 22 April 1919