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Sudden Death. —A man named W. Smythe, the night warder at the Auckland Hospital, was found dead in bed yesterday, from heart disease. To Newspaper Correspondents.— Here are some words of sarcastic advice from Mark Twain which are often put into an editor’s head by matters not wholy unconnected with the contents of his letter-box : “ Don’t write too plainly ; it is a sign of plebeian origin. Scrawl your articles with your eyes shut, and make every word as illegible as you can. Avoid all painstaking with proper names. We know the full name of every man, woman, and child in the United States, and the merest hint at the name is sufficient. For instance, if you write a character something like a drunken figure 8, and then draw a wave line, we know at once what you mean. How we do love to get hold of articles written in this style ’. and how we should like to get hold of the man that sends them—just for ten minutes —alone—in the woods—with a revolver in our hip-pocket! Revenge is sweet; yum, yum, yum ! ”

Wanted. WANTED —A GIRL, to make herself generally useful. Apply, Office of this paper. 176 a WANTED —A Steady MAN, who can Plough, and make himself useful. Steady job. Apply, Office of this Paper. 179 a WANTED— A Family’s WASHING. Apply, Office of this paper. 178 a TTTANTED to take charge of, one or yV two CHILDREN. To anyone with children wishing to take a situation this would afford an opportunity for doing so. A comfortable home with moderate terms. Apply, by letter, to “A. 8.,” Office of this Paper. 129 a RACING CLUB. APPLICATIONS for the office of SECRETARY, addressed to the Committee, Box 12, Ashburton, will be received up to 28th instant. Particulars of duties and salary may be obtained on application to the undersigned. S. SAUNDERS, 138 a Secretary, pro tem. WANTED TO SELL Twenty-five SECTIONS, Wakanui Road. Apply to Patching, Tent-maker, East Street. 898 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. 101 a ANTED TO SELL —PIANOS. H. J. WEEKS, Teacher of Music, Tuner, &c., has for sale the following Secondhand Pianofortes :—1 full-sized Brinsmead, £45 ; 1 ditto Mornington, £4O ; 1 Cottage, Challen and Hodgson, £3B ; Bord, £25; Broadwood, £26 ; also, American Organ, 5 stops, £3O; 1 Church Harmonium, 14 stops, £3O, a bargain. Address; Cameron st. west. 86a WANTED KNOWN—The Largest and Best Stock of Saddlery is to be found at the shop of S. STEPHENS, Tinwald. Good strong Cart Collars from 135.; Cart Winkers, Bs. 6d.; Plough Back-bands, 6s. cash; Cart Saddles and Breechens, from 505.; Reaping Machine Pole Straps, 2s. Farmers will make a great saving by buying of S. Stephens, Saddler, Tinwald.

TTTANTED KNOWN. Ashburton V\ REGISTRY OFFICE for Male and Female Servants.—L. F. Andrewes begs to inform the public of Ashburton and surrounding districts that he has opened the above. Male and Female Servants of all classes provided. Employers requiring servants, and all persons with good recommendations, who are in want of situations, are requested to apply to L. F. Andrewes, Labor Agent, Bookseller, and Stationer, East street, South. WANTED 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 Stables from Mr. Bossenberg, and is making extensive repairs. Buggies and saddle horses on hire. Lowest prices and best attention. 852 Meetings. RACING CLUB, A GENERAL MEETING of members will be held at Quill’s Hotel on TUESDAY, Ist March, at 4 p.m. Business ; Election of Secretary, etc. S. SAUNDERS, 183 a Secretary, pro tem. Found. O U N D.' Saturday, Feb. 26, in Cross street, a RIDING SADDLE. Owner can have same by paying expenses. Apply, C. Rtel, second house in Cross street, Alford Forest road. 182 a FUN AND FARCE I TssSHtJtS*

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 4, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 279, 26 February 1881

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 4 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 279, 26 February 1881

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