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Public Notice. NEW TRI-WEEKLY MORNING PAPER. JWikvton (ftuavdian. PRICE—TWOPENCE ! rURLLSUEI) ON TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS, and SATURDAYS. The size of the Guardian will be Six pages demy for the present, ponding the arrival of suitable machinery, when it will take the same size permanently as the Christchurch Press. The Guardian is intended to meet the want in the County of Ashburton of a paper specially devoted to the agricultural and pastoral interests. It comes into existence in response to the expressed desire of a numerous section of the influential farmers, merchants, and other settlers in the country dristricts, and it purposes to supply an excellent compendium of the news of the day, derived from the most trustworthy sources. have been made with able correspondents in every district in the County to supply intelligence of all events of interest occuring in their locality, while advantage will also bo taken of the great facilities now given by the telegraph for securing the latest news from all parts of the colony, and, through Reuter’s Agency, of summaries of intelligence from all parts of the world. Special attention will bo given in the Guardian’s columns of matters of interest to agriculturalists, and no pains will be spared to make the Paper an indispensable item in the economy of the Ashburton farmer’s household and a welcome guest at every fireside. Travelling reporters have been retained,

who will personally visit the various districts ; and arrangements have been made whereby reports upon the condition and progress of the crops, Ac., written by men with a practical knowledge of the subjects on which they write, will be secured. On this point it may bo mentioned that papers have been secured written by some of the ablest and most practical pens in the colony on subjects of moment to the farmer ; and these will appear in regular succession. The Guardian will be thoroughly independent, and appears with its hands untied, and in no way trammelled by the influence of any party, its aim being, while the progress of the farming interest in the County has first place in its desires, to secure the greatest good for the greatest number. In politics it will give an honest support to thoroughly Liberal measures, and will be loyal to any Government, who, having the country’s confidence, is prepared to legislate upon a wise and liberal platform, and is capable of administering public affairs with prudence, honesty, and ability. The price of the Ashburton Guardian will be Single Copy : 2d. Terms to subscribers : In advance. Hooked. Quarterly t>s. ••• 7s. Half-yearly 12s. ... 14s. Yearly 245. ... 235. Advertising terms on application at the Office. Subscribers should order the “Guardian” at once, as the quarter commenced on the Ist October. WEEKS AND DIX ON, PROPRIETORS. Publishing Office, East Street, Ashburton.

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Page 5 Advertisements Column 4 Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 8, 14 October 1879

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