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Business Notices. IT is not altogether a new idea, when business people burst into rhyme in their advertisements. Our grandfathers ■and grandmothers have read some excrutiating poetry 4«—advertisements in their time just as we do sometimes now. From an old newspaper dated a while after the Flood, a tea dealer, expatiating on the merits of his tea, has the following ; “ For lords and ladies it is fit; Seven shillings is the price of it.’ I’m not going to paint the lily or gild refined gold by attempting to improve on, that, but it should be a source of comfort ;to the tea drinkers of Ashburton and sur•rounding districts that they can now proIcurp. the finest Teas at my establishment [for much less money. I have just received a fresh consignment of Nelson, Moate, and Co.’s Poke Blended Teas, in jackets and boxes. I have also opened up an assortment of Fancy Goods, and fruits in variety, are constantly arriving, Iso that my. patrons may have plenty to ichose from at the coming festive season. |l wish' all my kind customers a merry Christmas arid a happy New Year. H. Carson’s New Fruit and Italian Warehouse (next Bank of New Zealand), East street. Sole Agent for Nelson, Moate, <fc Co.’s Pure Blended Teas.—She advertisement and handbills. 3c

Thomas Taylor, PASTRY COOK, &o;, Manufacturer of Superior Cordials. T. T. having had considerable experience in the manufacture of the above in the Old Country, can with confidence recommend them to his numerous customers and friends. Those who wish to treat themselves will please give their orders early, as Christmas time is so near, and T. T. being very busy preparing for it. I shall also have a large assortment of Cakes, specially made for Christmas, and as everybody knows what my Cakes are, they therefore require no comment. In order that the public may suit themselves and oblige me, please give your orders early. All orders punctually attended to. Cordials Wholesale and Retail. 295 d HAVING purchased Messrs T. R. Hodder and Co. ’s STQCK OF IRONMONGERY, GLASSWARE, EARTHENWARE, AND GROCERIES, I will continue the business in the same premises, SAUNDERS’ BUILDINGS, and by keeping the very best quality of Goods, and selling at the very Lowest possible Price, everyone will find it to their advantage to deal with me. Now Landed, a lino of Strong and Well - flavored TEAS, which will be sold at 19s (guaranteed). Tea by the lb, 2s, 2s 6d, and 3s. There has never been anything like the 3s Tea in Ashburton before. I bought the Ironmongery, Glassware, etc., at a large discount under Cost Price, and will give my Customers the advantage. Orders left at the Shop will be delivered with despatch, and Families leaving their address will be waited upon regularly. Prime BUTTER and FRESH EGGS bought in any quantities. Robert Alcorn. 9

Thomas Taylor’s 0H RISTMA.S PRICE LIST. COLOMBO STREET, Christchurch —: One door city side of Tuam street. HIGH STREET— One door city side of St. Asaph street, opposite the Caversham Hotel. ST. ALBANS’ LANE—(Late J. Say well.) Every article sold is guaranteed—that is, the money returned if not approved of. NEW FRUITS. New Currants, 6d per lb ~ Raisins, 8d per lb ~ Sultanas, 9d per lb ~ Mixed Peels, Is 3d per lb ~ Muscatels, 1s per lb, good ~ Finest, la 4d per lb ~ Figs, lOd and la per box ~ Jordan Almonds, 2s 8d per lb „ Valencia (sweet), Is 6d per lb ~ Shell, la per lb ~ Barcelonas, 9d per lb Canterbury Cakes, 10|d Mixed Biscuits, 9d per lb Dunedin Lunch, 3d per lb Lime Juice Cordial (imported), Is lOd per bottle White Crystal. Sugar, 4d per. lb Straw-colored Sugar, 3£d per lb Strong Family Congou, la 6d per lb Assam Congou, 2s per lb Pure Assam Tea, 2s per lb Best do. do. 2a 6d per lb Best Black or Mixed Tea, 2a lOd Box Tea—l4s 6d, 16a 6d, 18s 6d, 20s to 28s Half-chests of 401 b, L 3 to L 5 Strong caddies, containing 201 b of the famous Assam Mixture, 38s Van Houtens’ Cocoa, 4a 8d per lb Lucca Oil (quarts), 2s 4d per buUle Quart Pickles (Morton’s), Is 6d Captain White’s Oriental, 2s 3d Crosse and Blackwell’s (pints), Is 3d Essences, (C. & B ), Is Morton’s Sauce, 6d per bottle Mellor’s Sauce, 9d, and Is Cd per bottle Java Rice, 71b for Is Cd ; Tapioca, 5d and 6d per lb Sago, 4d per lb Queensland Arrowroot, 8d and Is per lb Carbonate of Soda, 6d per lb Nailrod Tobacco, 6s, per lb Aromatic, 6s per lb Beat Twist, 5s 6d per lb Barratt’s, 5s Plat Plugs, 4s 9d Hemp, Rape, Canary, or Linseed, Bd per lb Moir’s Oatmeal, 3s 3d per 251 b bag Dunedin Oatmeal, 3s 6d per 251 b Condensed Milk (Milkmaid brand), IOJd per tin, or 10s per dozen Honey, 21b tins, lOd Marmalade, 9d, lOd, and Is 6d per tin Infants’ Food (Neave’s,) Is 3d per tin Irish Moss, Is 3d per bottle, Parafine Candles, lOjd per lb Sperm (full weight), 8d per lb Kerosene, 9s, 9s Cd, and 10s 6d, per tin GOODS DELIVERED DAILY AT THE CHRISTCHURCH RAILWAY STATION. 4 2840

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 3, Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 518, 26 December 1881

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 3 Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 518, 26 December 1881