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A ccuntry'debating society is wrestling with the question : ‘‘ Is a woman’s waist the best place for arm-y movements. Holloway's Pills.—Pure Blood. —As the vital fluid, when in a healthy state, sustain and renovates every part of the living system, so, when it becomes impoverished or impure it exerts a precisely contrary effect. lt_ is abundantly manifest that any medicine which does not reach the circulation can never exterminate the disease ; but any preparation capable of exercising a salutary influence over the blood, must with it be carried to every living fibre of the frame. The lungs, heart, livei, kidneys, and skin, all receive benefits from its more wholesome condition. Holloway,s purifying Pills operate directly, powerfully, and beneficially, upon the whole mass of blood, whether venous or arterial. They strengthen the stomach, excite the liver and kidneys, expel disease, and prolong existence. —Advt.

Wanted. WANTED— A good WAITER. Apply at once, Ashburton Hotel. 813 XX TANTED —A good general SER W YANT. One who can milk preferred. Apply, Office of this Paper, at one o’clock, Friday, 31st Dec. 810 WANTED —A good . General SERVANT ; references required. Apply, Office of this Paper. 803 WANTED KNOWN, That HENRY’S PORTRAIT ROOMS, Saunders’ Buildings, East street, Ashburton, are open DAILY, from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. Portraits taken in any weather. Great Reduction in Price. 600 ANTED KNOWN—That a Church': of England minister’s wife writes that she saves Ten Shillings a Fortnight by using Harper Twelvetrees’ Yilla 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. J. W. M £ RAE begs to inform the , public that he has taken the above Stables from Mr.. Bossenberg, and is . making extensive repairs. " Buggies and saddle horses on hire. Lowest prices and best attention, 908c—2860 ANTED KNOWN—Just arrived from England—Christmas, New Year, and Birthday Cai-ds. 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,&o. A visit solicited. L. F. Andrewes, East street, near Lancaster’s Butchery. 527 Meetings^ LONGBEACH ROAD DISTRICT. TYTOTICE is hereby given that the ANJM NUAL MEETING of Ratepayers of this district will be held at the Road Board Office, on the 4th day of JANUARY next, commencing at the hour of Twelve o’clock noon.. Business will be to receive Annual Balance-Sheet, and Statement of Expenditure, &c.; to discuss district matters generally, and to nominate and elect three per-’ sons to serve as members of the Board, in the places of Messrs. Grigg (Chairman), Dawaou, and Wright, who retire in rotation, but are eligible for re-election. A Poll will be taken after the nomination, if required, closing at 4 o'clock p.m: W. cuThbert, Returning Officer. Longbeach Road, 17th Dec., 1880. 773 : SOMERS ROAD BOARD. The ANNUAL MEETING of Ratepayers of the Mount Somers District will be held at the Schoolhouse, Mount Somers, at 12 noon on THURSDAY, January 6th, 1881, for the purpose of laying before the Ratepayers a statement of receipts and expenditure and theBalance Sheet for the past year. Bv order, C. J. WENTWORTH COOKSON, Ju if., 805 Surveyor to the Board. UPPER ASHBURTON ROAD DISTRICT. The ANNUAL MEETING of Ratepayers of this District will be held at the Road Board Office on MONDAY, January 3rd, at 12 o’clock noon, for the purpose of ELECTING THREE MEMBERS in the place of Messrs. D. M. Stitt, and Arch. McColl, who retire by rotation, but are eligible for re-election. • : A Poll, if demanded, will take place the same day, closing at 4 o’clock p. m. D. MoLEAN, 781 Chairman. ’ Amusements. FIRE BRIGADE Carnival. MONDAY, DECEMBER 27. Under the patronage of his Worship the Mayor and the Borough Councillors ofAshburton, the Directors and Members of the Caledonian Society, and of all the Beauty and Talent of the County. Programme. At 7.30 p.m., the Brigade will march ■ through the town, and at 8 p.m. sharp • • the Concert will commence at the Town Hall. 1. Overture—Pinaoforte. . *. ...... 2. Song— < _ , 3. Scotch Reel, with Bagpipe acompaniment. 4. Glee —“ Hark, the Lark.” Ashbur- . ton Glee Club. 5. Local Stump Speech. 6. Irish Song and Dance. - / 7. Bagpipe Solo. i. 8. Scotch Song. 9. Pianoforte Solo. • 10: Recitation. 11. Glee —“ Sweet and Low. ” 12. Sword Dance, with Bagpipe accora? panimeni. . ‘ 13. Double Song and Dance.. ; " J 14. Brigade Song and Chorus. 15. National Anthem, with full chorus: At : 10 p.m. a Torchlight Procession will -■ take place, accompanied by Mephistopheles > and his Evil Genius. ■ The procession-will ; march round the town, and a Pyrotechnic Display will be made at the Fire Brigade Station;--Tickets for the Concert may be had from all members of the Brigade. Dress Circle and, Chahsj :4b. j, „ Second Seats, 35. : ; ; Back Seats, 2s.- ■ ’ .'*79o - Te 3jet. . ■ - TO LET—Near the East Belt, -TWO ROOMS, with use of copper and out- ; house, Rent, 6s. a week. Apply, Office of this Paper. 795

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 2 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 225, 24 December 1880

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