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A Romance. —An incident which would suffice to supply Ouida with the groundwork of a novel romantic as “Idalia,” occurred in the neighborhood of Marton a short time since, if wo may believe the local paper. Two young equestriennes wore travelling late in the evening near an outstation, and lost their way. After some weary riding, they espied a light and made towards it, and were met at the gate by a homely looking lady, who proved to bo the housekeeper. Upon inquiry, they found themselves at the station of two young gentlemen who were reputedly very rich—and bachelors ! There was no alternative but to accept the proffered hospitality, which they did with seeming reluctance. Need we say that they and their kind young hosts enjoyed a sociable evening in the erstwhile dull home of the bachelors? In the morning, they were not only shown the road, but escorted to their destination, when formal introductions led to—well, a dual marriage is said to be on the tapis.

Holloway's Fills. —These Pills are more efficacious in strengthening a debilitated constitution than any other medicine in the world. Persons of a nervous habit of body, and all who are suffering from weak digestive organs, or- whose health has become deranged by bilious affection, disordered stomach, or liver complaints, should lose no time in giving these admirable Pills a fair trial. Coughs, colds, asthma, or shortness of breath are also within the range of the sanative powers of this very remarkable medicine. The cures effected by these Pills are not superficial or temporary, but complete any permanent. They are as mild as they are efficacious, and may be given with confidence to delicate females and young children. Their action on the liver, stomach, and bowels is immediate, beneficial, and lasting, restoring order and health in every case.— Advt

Wanted. WANTED— A YOUTH, for an office. Apply in own hand. “X,” this office. 145 a MOUNT SOMERS ROAD BOARD. WANTED— APPLICATIONS for the office of POUNDKEEPER to the Mount Somers Pound for Twelve Months. Tenders will be received until Noon on MONDAY, August 30th, ?.t the Road Board Office, Mount Somers. C. J. WENTWORTH COOKSON, Jun., Surveyor to the 139 g Mount Somers Road Board. 'ANTED KNOWN—That C. Haw/V wiks, the Tinwald Bootmaker, has REMOVED to premises Opposite the Tinwald Post Office, where he is still open to Sell first-class Boots and Shoes at his usual Cheap Rates. All kinds of Boots Made and Repaired. 805a—417c For Sale. AR Framed BEE HIVES. T. A. Gates, Saunders’ Buildings,- 828 a FARMS FOR SALE. f. N IMPROVED FARM of 664 Acres, /i of which 500 Acres are under crop. Delivery before or after. harvest. Laud situate near Dromore. AN UNIMPROVED BLOCK of 544 Acres, adjoining Winchmore railway station. For price, Ac., apply to CUFF AND GRAHAM, 1440 Christchurch.

TO INVESTORS AND THOSE IN SEARCH OF A Good Farm. ■JV MESSRS. POYKTZ A Co. have for -Lyl_ gale, by Private Treaty, a Splendid FARM of 107 Acres, of rich land, fenced and sub-divided into four paddocks, 90 acres in English grass. There is a commodious dwelling-house, large grain shed, and all necessary out-buildings. A never-failing stream of water runs through the property. Apply to POYNTZ & CO.

Tenders. CROPPING. HpENDERS arc invited for LEASING X the Racecourse for one crop of Turnips and one of Grain. About 125 acres will bo available for ploughing. Conditions can be ascertained on application to Mr. C. C. Rooks, or the undersigned. Tenders to be sent in addressed “ Secretary Race Club, Quill’s Hotel,” on or before' FRIDAY, September 3rd, at noon. JAMES WILKIE, 787c-148a Hon. Sec. ASHBURTON HIGH SCHOOL. mENDERS are invited for the EREC--1 TION of a BRICK BUILDING, being part of the intended High School. Also alternative tenders for a TIMBER BUILDING. Plans and specifications may be seen at our offices on and after MONDAY, the 23rd inst., and sealed tenders indorsed “ Tender for High School” to be delivered on or before noon, Wednesday, September Ist. FOOKS A SON, 130g-777c Architects. UPPER ASHBURTON ROAD BOARD * mENDERS arc invited for the following i WORKS No. 74.—Shingling crossroad, Bland’s Island, from north branch to Winclimoro road. No. 75.—Shingling CO chains (more or less), Stitt’s cross road. No. 76.—Shingling Town Bolt road, past Mr. Bullock’s house. No. 77.—Reforming, Ac., portions of • Winchmore road, past Mr. Digby’s house. No. 78. —Reforming, Ac., road from Thomson’s corner toward Winchmoro road. Tenders addressed to the Chairman, mnst be sent in not later than noon oi ' MONDAY, 30th inst. Specifications, Ac., to be seen at the office. . ROBERT D. PULLAR, 131 g Clerk. EDUCATIONAL. Tl-rISS- S. BARR ATT, having taught JAIL successfully in the colonies for the last four years, is anxious to join her sister in establishing a SCHOOL in Ashburton. It is Miss Barralt’s desire to impart to all entrusted to her care a THOROUGHLY GOOD GENERAL EDUCATION. English, one guinea. Extra charges will be made for Music, French, and Drawing. Apply to MISS BARRATT, 639 c Wills Street. JOINT STOCK COMPANIES ACT on sale at the office of this paper.

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 2 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 143, 24 August 1880

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