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Asia Minor. —A correspondent of the “Times” writes: —“To the sportsman Asia Minor opens as splendid a field as it does to the capitalist and the farmer. Game of all kinds is abundant, not to speak of waterfowl and fish, both freshwater and marine, or of such exciting sport as bears, wolves, leopards, wild boars, jackals, and hyenas. Nowhere in the world, again, can the lover of nature enjoy a more exquisite variety of beautiful scenery. Mountain, plain, lake, river, and sea are all at bis command, in matchless beauty of form and picturesque variety. There are snow peaks for Alpine climbers to ascend, and elevated plateaus where the summer tourist may breathe as pure an air as in the Engadine. Within a few days’ distance for Smyrna, for instance, above Odemish, there is a large lake, of great beauty, lying about 4000 ft. above the sea level, among forests of walnut, apple, and olive, and surrounded by the rugged summits of Mount Timolus. No more perfect summer residence c-'uld be imagined. In fact, Asia Minor offers a wonderful variety of agreeable climates, suitable to every season of the j'oar and to every constitution. As for the interest it possesses for the historian, the archaeologist, and the geologist, that is a theme I need do no more than touch upon. At every step the traveller is met by some monument of past, historic or prehistoric, and countless treasures of Greek antiquity still lie buried under the soil.”

Wanted. ANTED, Employment by a married , , couple on a farm or station, wife to cook, man to make himself generally useful about the farm. Apply to Herald Registry. 422 g WANTED, work of any kind, by a single man. A good general hand on station, well up with horses. Apply at once, Herald Registry. 42G0 ■\TTANTED, a SITUATION as Baker, * ’ by a first-class hand; one who is accustomed to small goods. Apply to Mr. John M'Namara, Railway Hotel, Rakaia. 416 g HARVESTING. WANTED, TENDERS for the entire HARVESTING of ICOO Acres on the Laghmor Estate, of which quantity--400 Acres have to be tied by hand. Tenders will be received up to SATURDAY, 24th instant. For particulars apply "to 399 g DONALD M‘LEAN. w SHEEP. ANTED—To PURCHASE 5000 Sound Mouthed Merinos or Crossbreds, in lots. Apply to SAUNDERS BROS. 313 Ashburton. WANTED— STOCK for GRAZING Good stream of water running through the paddock. Terms liberal. Full particulars on application to G. COX, 351 g Wakanui. "ANTED Known, tlnF TWENTY Words are inserted in this Column for ONE SHILLING prepaid, and FORTY Words for TWO SHILLINGS prepaid. WANTED KNOWN, that Envelopes and Notepaper can be obtained, wholesale or retail, at unusually low rates at the “ Herald ” Office, East-street North. 642 WANTED KNOWN—That Money can be saved by purchasing your Stationery and Account Books, for cash, at the “Herald” and “Guardian” Wholesale Stationery Depot, Saunders’ Buildngs, near Station. tWANTED KNOWN—That Visiting >Y Cards, plain or mourning, can be obtained printed in various stylos, at the “Herald” and “Guardian” offices, near the Rai w ay Station IT 7AN TED KNOW r N —That the cheapYV est and neatest CARDS may be had at Pie “GUARDIAN OFFICE.” Meetings. MEETING. THRESHING MACHINE OW'NERS, A MEETING of threshing machine owners is hereby convened to be held on WEDNESDAY, January 28th, at 3 p.m. at Messrs. Buchanan and Co.’s auction rooms, Baring Square. Business ; To consider and arrange, if possible, a tariff for the current season. G EARLE. 4310 THOS. CLARK. Tenders. TENDERS for TYING and STOCKING 400 Acres Wheat, at H. Moffat’s farm, Hinds, in 100 acre blocks. Tenderers can apply for one or the lot. Tenders to be sent in not later than THURSDAY, 29th inst. H. MOFFAT, 4230 Wakanui. THRESHING. TENDERS are invited for THRESHING 5000 acres of Grain. Specification can be seen at the office of 360 g • SAUNDERS BROTHERS. A RARE CHANCE. nnBNDERS are invited for LEASING, JL for a term of three years, the ASHBURTON RACECOURSE, consisting of 146 acres of first-class land, within a mile of the Ashburton Railway Station. Tenders will be received till SATURDAY, Jan. 31, at 5 p.m. The terms are very liberal, and all particulars can be obtained at the “ Guardian” office, on application to JAMES WILKIE, 958 a Hon. Secretary.

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 2, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 52, 24 January 1880

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 2 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 52, 24 January 1880