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A Barn He or Prescription. The British Medical Journal is not generally humorous, but a recent number has a charming story. In provincial France, it seems, pens and ink are not so common as in Paris, and a doctor of Chalons, going to see a country patient, could find no materials for his prescription. He wrote, however, in charcoal on a barn door. The relations of the sick man being unable to read, far less to transcribe it, were obliged to take the door off its hinges, and carry it off to the chemist. His establishment was too small for the barn door, so it was propped up on the pavement while he read the formula, which he entered with particular care in his book, so that, should the medicine require repetition, he need not have torefer to the original prescription.

Business Notices. THE ASHBURTON GUARDIAN Price Twopence, CAN be obtained from the follow uig Agents, who will receive orders. ■ H. M. Jones E. A. Garnett D. Williamson M. Guinney M. Atkinson G. Leadley Lawry and Son J. Lambie Wm. Cox W. Harris J. Davison J. Stephens T. E. Tomlinson P IJigch ••« A. R. Markham & Co. M. Hudson J. Bowick Intending Subscribers will please fill up forms, which can be obtained from any of the above Agents. They will also oblige by stating on the back of the order to which agent they pay their subscriptions. The Triangle East Street East Street Wakanui . Seafield Wakanui Cre?k Seafield Kyle Rakaia Winslow Westerfield Alford Forest Mount Somers Spread Eagle -Jnertsey Waterton Mayfield WEEKS AND DIXON, Printers and Publishers.

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 128, 20 July 1880

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