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A Help to the Coal Trade.— A gentleman recently arrived from London, and who is travelling through the colonies on a pleasure trip, informs us (says the “ Otago Daily Times) that his firm who are engaged in the coal trade, have two steamers running between London and Sunderland, and has given us the following particulars, which will be interesting to those desirous of developing the West Coast coal trade. These steamers carry a cargo of about 750 tons of coal, besides the contents of their bunkers. They occupy about 36 hours in doing the journey of 300 miles. One of them has made 52 round voyages in the year ; and at 4s. 9d. per ton freight, has cleared L 2500 over and above running expenses, but not including depreciation. They draw 14 to .15 feet of water, and have accommodation provided for 250 tons of water ballast for the return trip. They have hatchways with very high combings running the entire length of the ship, and shoots for distributing the coal in the blinkers. The result is that no trimming whatever with the shovel is required. As the coal is put in from staiths it distributes itself in the hold without any labor being required —a very important point. Wc understand that such a vessel could be delivered in the colony at a cost ('including first-class outfit) of about L 16,000, and we cannot help thinking that the time is coming when it would pay to put one on to run between West Coast ports and Wellington, Lyttelton, and Dunedin—of course one adapted by tonnage, draught of water, Ac., to the trade. Holloway’s Pills. —-These celebrated Pills arc essentially useful in purifying the blood, cleansing the stomach, gently stimulating the kidneys, and acting as mild aperients. A few doses of this purifying medicine set the foulest stomach right, lemovc all bilious symptoms, steady the circu’ation, give strength to the muscles and composure to the brain and nerves. The Pills ate so innoxious that they may be taken by persons in the most delicate state of health, and with marvellous effect. When the system has been enervated by over-indulgence, or exhausted by mercurial preparations, these Pills are excellent restoratives, they expel the

poison and enrich the blond.— Found. £1 REWARE T OST, from Mr. Hay T. JU on Monday night, On nut DRAUGHT GELDI like J on near shoulder. Light Brown Dll AUGHT No visible brand. Hind f above reward will be paid restoring to Mr. Hay T. Si Saunders’ Mill. 10th February, 1830 £1 BEWARE OST—A dark GELD] old, 2 white spots c saddle ; white star on forcli P.R. on rump. Any pe same, or giving informatio recovery, will receive abovi ole 5010 A. TO FARMERS AND CO] mENDERS WANTED f Reaper and Binder 100 Ai once, THE undersigned has PROPERTIES to L jhasing clause, or FOR S. terms of payment—--1 A ACRES good W] all ploughed and T. Bullock. THOMAS

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 61, 14 February 1880

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 3 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 61, 14 February 1880