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Wakanui School Committee. A meeting of the Wakanui School Committee, to be followed by a public meeting, will be held on Monday evening next. A a the business to be transacted is of unusual importance there should be a large attendance.

A Per ambulating Ad ve rtising Medium. —A water-cart, chartered by Mr Lancaster, butcher, of this town, was to be seen slowly perambulating up and down East street to-day bearing on it the words—- “ Free Trade,” “ Bread 5d a Loaf.” Mr Lancaster is contemplating entering the bakery trade in addition to his present business. The Messiah.— This world-renowned oratorio will be produced for the first time in Ashburton at the Town Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 20. Between forty and fifty amateurs are now engaged in rehearsing it, and rumor speaks highly of some of the vocalists. The idea of producing Handel’s great work here was rather a bold one, but there is every prospect, nevertheless, of the performance turning out a thoroughly enjoyable one. Tenders. —Messrs Poyntz and Co. invite tenders for purchase of a crop of grass seed. Cheap Bread. —Mr Taylor, of East street, intimates that he intends selling bread at Gd a loaf from this date.

To Heaos op Families.— “ The compliments of the season ” are presented in this issue to heads of families and others by Mr H. M. Jones, and a visit to his shops in East street and Baring square is invited. In contemplation of the coming festive season Mr Jones has opened up a large supply of toys, etc., and his establishment presents somewhat the appearance of a fancy bazaar. To Voters. —The supporters of Mr C. ~W. Purnell are referred to an announcement in another part of this issue, advising them of the piace of rendezvous, for the purpose of conveyance to polling booths. To the- Impudent. —Some members of the “ larrikin” class having made use of a drag belonging to Mr M‘Rae, that gentleman announces that the matter will be put into the hands of the “man in blue ” unless tue conveyance is returned forthwith. Is it possible that the election to-morrow accounts for the mysterious disappearance of the aforesaid vehicle ? Held Over. —The report of the monthly meeting of the Mount Somers Road Board is unavoidably held over owing to great pressure on our space. It will appear in our issue of to-morrow. Free Concerts. —Mr H. J. Weeks opened his new premises in Tancred street to-day. By way of celebrating the occasion Mr Weeks purposes giving two promenade concerts at his new and spacious premises. The programme comprises some thirty instrumental selections by well-known amateurs, pupils of Mr Weeks, and other performers. The first concert takes place to-night, when the visitors will assemble by invitation only; but to-morrow night the concert will be repeated, and the admission will be gratis. One of : the novelties to be seen and heard to-night and to-morrow is the newlyinvented orguinette, a clever “ notion ” of our American cousins.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 503, 8 December 1881

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Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 503, 8 December 1881

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