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Lime-kiln Philosophy. —“ Walkin’ out de odder mornin’ to commune wid de openin’ day,” said the old man, as the hall grew quiet, I was ordered up past de ole man Link’s. He was asleep, wid his feet outen a winder, and his wife was stealin’ pickets off a nabur’s fence to light a fire wid. De hoe, axe, mop, and shovel, war lyin’ around de yard ; de gate was off its inges, de dog chawin’ up a pillow case on de stoop, and de general scene was one of desolashun. Fifty men in dia hall knowed dat ole man when he was worf ten fousan’ dollars, and it wasn’t so wery many y’ars ago either. What has brung jde change I I answer, foolin’ wid white man’s polyticks, holdin down boxes on de co’ners, an’ feelin’ dat he was too good to wuk. Ten y’ars ago the ole man wouldn’t spoke to none of us, Now he am de poorest cull’d man in de town. Ten y’ars ago he stuck up his nose when we went past wid our whitewash brushes. To-day he will go hungry for de want of a day’s work. Ize bin tellin’ you dese fings eber since dis club started, an’ I’m gwin ter keep poundin’ away as long as de club lasts. If we git a livin’ we must work. If we git a dollar ahead we must take keer of it, and keep right on workin’. We can’t stick up our noses an’ puff out our stumacks an’ sport gold-headed canes. It hain’t in ns. De minute we try it on we make tracks for de little earth of the ho’n. If any member of dis club wants a blue necktie, dat’s all right; if he kin afford to have mo’ dan free white shirts, dat’s all right, but a leetlc ’stravagant; if cuff buttons help him to git a job, den cuff buttons kin be worn. But, when it comes to tryiu’ to dress like a white man who aims 25d015. a week, den it’s all bosh, an’ I feel it my dooty to wrastle wid such a pusson an’ try an’ pint out wherein he am on de broad road to de asylum fur fools. We will now attack de usual order of bizness. ” Holloway's Pills. —Mind and body are so closely entertwined that for the former to be vigorous the latter must be healthful. The first step towards the maintenance of health is to secure perfect digestion, which is readily obtained by this noted medicine, the most competent effectually to restrain every adverse Influence which can mar, impair, or vexatiously modify, this all-important process.. The student, merchant, man of pleasure, and humblest labourer may each in turn derive vigour, ease, and strength from occasional doses, or a longer course of Holloway’s purifying Pills. However waveri g the mind, orunstrung the nerves this fine medicine will track the derangement to its sourse, where it will overthrow it and established order and purity in its lace — Advt.

Meetings. QALEDONIAN SOCIETY. The Annual General MEETING of the Members of the Ashburton Caledonian Society will be held on MONDAY Evening, 28th February, in Quill’s Hotel, at 7-30. The Directors will meet at 6 p.m, on the same evening. J. MacLEAN DUNN, 143 a Hon, Sec. Ecclesiastical. pRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. The Rev. J. W. CREE, of Leeston, will Preach TO-MORROW, Morning and Evening, in the Presbyterian Church, and at Waterton at 3 p.m. 134 a Lost. £1 Reward. LOST, in Trevorton, a POCKET CASE of SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS. Apply, Office of this Paper. 115 a WANTED KNOWN—SICKNESS.— L. F. ANDRBWES, Bookseller, begs to inform his customers and the public generally that he has been obliged to CLOSE his SHOP for a few days, owing to temporary indisposition. 142 a

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 3, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 273, 19 February 1881

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 3 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 273, 19 February 1881