The date of the earliest eclipse of the sun recorded in the annals of the Chinese,, when ‘‘ on the first day of the last month of autumn, the sun and moon did ; notmeet harmoniously in fang,” or in that - part of the heavens defined by two Stars. . in the constellation of the Scorpion, has been determined ~ Professor - Yon , I Oppolzer, of Vienna, to have been oxi the" morning of October 22nd, 2137 B.c. - r-T r WANTED KNOWN, That HENRY’S PORTRAIT ROOMS, Buildings, East street, Ashburton, are open DAILY, from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. Portraits taken in any weather. Great Reduction in Price. 6061 ‘ ANTED KNOWN—That a Church of England minister’s wife writes that she saves Ten Shillings a Fortnight, by using Harper Twelvetrees’ ■ Villa' : Washer, Wringer, and Mangier, combined ; and, although she permits no rubbing, the clothes are beautifully white, and much cleaner than when done by hand, while the saving in mending has been astonishing. Sold by J. HERN, Range Maker and Importer,. corner of Manchester and Tuam streets, Christchurch ; Price —£9 10s. 700 WANTED KNOWN. SOMERSET LIVERY AND BAIT STABLES. JW. M‘RAE begs to inform the , public that he has taken the Above Sta Wes from Mr. Bossenberg, and is making extensive repairs. Buggies and saddle horses on hire. Lowest prices and best attention. ; 908c—2860 WANTED KNOWN—Just arrived r from England—Christmas, New * Year, and Birthday Cards. New Zealand Illustrated Annual, Young Ladies’ Journal, and Bow Bells, Is. 6d. each. Family Herald and Family Reader, Is. each,and all other Magazines supplied at Christchurch Prices. Colonial and European Newspapers, School Books, Stationery,&c. A visit solicited. L. F. Andkewes, East street, near Lancaster’s Butchery. 527 Meetings. CHISPA’S PROCESSION. —My .Procession, to remove Mr. Hayes’ homestead to its new site, will leave the Post Office on WEDNESDAY Evening at 6.15. Band—Piper Elder and Drummer Eagle. All Friends invited to join. 743 IST OTICE TO. DAIRYMEN. A MEETING of MILKMEN will be held in Mr. Harrison’s Auction room, Havelock street, on TUESDAY Evening next, at 7 o’clock, when matters of , im-'. portance will be discussed. - : . 704 WILLIAM BARTLETT. % Amusements. DRAMATIC SOCIETY^ TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14 .’ ! (Lizzie Lizette’s Benefit Night). , . At the conclusion of the Dramatic performance A PLAIN DRESS BALL Will take place in the Town Hall. A Splendid Band, and an efficient Master of Ceremonies. Admission—Gentlemen, 2s. 6d, 714 ; Tenders. NEW ZEALAND RAILWAYS. ’ , - (Christchurch Section.) TENDERS FOR BOOKSTALLS. SEPARATE Written Tenders will be • received at this office, addressed to the undersigned, up to noon on MONDAY, 20th December, for the LEASE of the BOOKSTALLS at the Christchurch and Ashburton Railway Stations for one year, from Ist January, 1881. Tenders to be accompanied by a marked cheque for £5, good for ten days. Specifications and conditions can* be.' seen at the Christchurch and Ashburton Stationmasters’ offices; The highest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. 4 FREDK. BACK, Traffic Manager. Traffic Manager’s Office, : 746 Christchurch, Dec, Bth, 1880.
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