Educational. Miss Steane, (Late of Ashburton), BEGS to inform the Ladies of South Rakaia, Methven, and neighborhood, that it is her intention to OPEN SUPERIOR PRIVATE SCHOOL FOR DAY PUPILS, Shortly after the Christmas recess, and she will be happy to treat with any wishing their daughters or young sons to receive thorough instruction. Application till Christmas. MISS STEANE, Care of Mr. Mossman, 794 Milford, Temuka. Railway Notices. NEW ZEALAND RAILWAYS. (Christchurch Section.) TRAIN ARRANGEMENTS, CHRISTDAY & BOXING DAY, 1880, CHRISTMAS DAY. LYTTELTON LINE. —Same trains as on Sundays, with an additional train, leaving Christchurch for Lyttelton at 8.30 p.m., returning at 9 p.m. NORTH AND SOUTH LINES AND BRANCHES.—Ordinary Trains. NO GOODS TRAFFIC. BOXING DAY, DECEMBER 29TH. Ordinary Passenger Trains at usual times, except the following:—The 4.20 p.m. Christchurch to Ashburton will leave at 5.20 p.m., and the connecting Malvern and Whitccliff Branch and Rakaia and Ashburton Forks Railway Trains will each leave one hour later than usual. The 3.55 p.m. Christchurch to Southbridge will leave at 5.10 p.m. These trains will be correspondingly later than usual at all Stations to destination. GOODS TRAINS WILL BE RUN IF REQUIRED. FARES. Ordinary Single Fare Tickets issued from any Station to any Station on the Amber-ley-Blufl’ system, from DECEMBER 23rd, 1880, to JANUARY 3rd, 1881, willbe available for RETURN up to and including JANUARY. sth, 1881. FREDK. BACK, Traffic Manager. , Traffic Manager’s Office, Christchurch, Dec. 22nd, 1880. 806 TendersjyrOUNT SOMERS ROAD BOARD. TENDERS are invited for the follow- 1 in" WORK No. 36.—Protective Works, Taylor’s stream. A specification for the above work can be seen at the Road Board Office, Mount Somers, where tenders, addressed to the : Chairman, will be received until noon on THURSDAY, January 6th, 1881. The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. The Surveyor will meet intending contractors at AJford Station on TUESDAY', January 4th, at 12 o’clock, to point out and explain the nature of the work. :C. J. WENTWORTH COOKSON, Jun. Surveyor to the 804 Mount Somers Road Board. UPPER ASHBURTON ROAD BOARD. TENDERS are invited for several small CUTTINGS, north and south bank Hinds river. Specifications to be seen at the office. Tenders are to be addressed to the Chairman, not later than noon of 1 MONDAY, 27th instant. R. D. PULLAR, 779 Clerk. Public Notices. YOU should go to T. TAYLOR’S for your CAKES and BISCUITS for Christmas. He has a large assortment of both. Come and try his Cakes, from 2s. each. THOMAS TAYLOR, Ashburton Bakery. 797 THE UNION BANK OF AUSTRALIA, LIMITED. Established 1837. Incorporated 1880. Paid-Up Capital £1,600,000; Reserve Funds £816,500, together ... £2,316,500 Reserve Liability of Proprietors ... ... ... 3,000,000 Total Capital and Reserve Funds £5,316,500 In terms of Clause 27, of the Banks and Bankers Act, 1880, Notice is hereby given, that this Bank will be CLOSED on-MONDAY, 27th DECEMBER next, throughout the colony. JOSEPH PALMER, Chief Officer for New Zealand. Christchurch, New Zealand, Slat December, 1880. 786 JMPORTANT TO FARMERS. Osborne Harvesting Machinery. Osborne Harvester and Binder, to bind with both string and wire, price L7O. Ditto ditto, with iron road wheel, and patent lifting apparatus, price L 75. String attachments to fit on old wire Binders, price L 6 10s. N.B.—No charge for fitting if sent to our store. Osborne No. 6 Side Delivery Reapers and Mowers. Osborne No. 6 Tilter or Back Delivery Reapers and Mowers. Osborne No. 5 Mowers. EXTRAS FOR ALL THE ABOVE MACHINES KEPT IN STOCK. Sole Agents in New Zealand — ROBERT WILKIN & CO., New Zealand Wool Stores, 624 Christchurch. McDougalTs Carbolic Sbeep Dip IS the Best and Safest in the Market. A true specific for Scab, instantly destroying Ticks, Lice, and all Insects, effectually cleansing and stimulating the growth of the Fleece. Sold in 101 b. and 201 b. tins, and 501 b. kegs, by- : ROBERT WILKIN & CO., New Zealand Wool Stores, 627 ; Christchurch. fJ'VHE ASHBURTON GUARDI AI SUBSCRIBERS, either in Town Country, who may have reason to cot plain of any Irregularity in the Delive: of the Guardian, are requested to cot xnunicate with the undersigned, whi immediate attention will be paid to siv complaints. CHAS. DIXON.
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