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Horticultural Society. —The Secretary notifies by advertisement, appearing in another colum, that the annual meeting of the Society will be held in the Mail Office on Tuesday next, at 8 o’clock. His Mother Tongue. —According to the Marton paper, Gaelic is not yet a dead language in New Zealand. Recently an ancient “ Hielan man ” waited upon the Rangitikei Highway Board with a long string of complaints, and he being unable to give intelligent expression to his idea in the language of the once hated “Southern,” the acting-chairman, Mr A. Simpson, came to the rescue, and put matters straight in a “ jiffey ” by talking to him in the language of his fathers. The old man was so delighted at hearing Gaelic that he departed quite satisfied, though he had come with the intention of fighting his battle out to “ the bitter end.” Holloway’s Ointment and Pills.— Autumnal Remedies.—Towards the fall of the year countless causes are at work to lower the tone of the nervous system, which will be followed by ill-health unless proper means be employed to avert that evil. Holloway’s farfamed preparations supply a faultless remedy for both external and internal complaints connected with changes of season, All affections of the skin, roughness, blotches, pimples, superficial and deep-seated inflammations, erysipelas, rheumatic pains, and gouty pangs alike succumb to the exalted virtues of Holloway’s Ointment and Pills 5 which will effect a happy revolution in the patient’s condition, though the symptoms of his disorder are legion, and have obstinately withstood the best efforts of science to subdue them. — Advt,

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 3, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 332, 30 April 1881

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 3 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 332, 30 April 1881