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A Wife Market. —A kind of wife market is held in Naples in connection with the Foundling Hospital every year. All the marriageable girls of the institution assemble in a room, to which young men of good character have access. Offer of marriage on the part of any young man is conveyed by allowing his handkerchief to drop before the object of his choice as he passes by. If the girl takes it up she thereby signifies her acceptance, but her refusal if she allows it to remain. TOWN EDITION. [lssued at 4.30 p. tu. > New Advertisements. WANTED— A Young GIRL to look after a child two years old. Apply Central Hotel. n2O WANTED —A few young ladies as APPRENTICES to the Dressmaking. Apply to A. Orb. n2O WANTED —SHEARERS. Longbeach Shed opens on MONDAY, tha 27th inst. T. W. HOCKEN, 20n Manager. rjIOWN HALL. TO-NIGHT. Revo. C. Dallaston, Christchurch, will LECTURE on the “Sayings and Doings of the Revd. C. H. Spurgeon. ” The chair will be taken by his Worship the Mayor, at 8 o’clock. Admission free. A collection will be made to defray expenses.

LOST —A bay MARE ; branded JS on near shoulder ; walks lame. Last seen at Tinwald. Finder will be rewarded on returning same to Office of this Paper, £2 Reward. L 0 s T * About Thirteen Head of CATTLE, towards the end of October. 20n DUDLEY & NORTHEY. OR SALE—A BROUGHAM, with or without horse and harness. Can be seen at M'Rae’s stables, where all information can be also obtained. JJILLIARDS! BILLIARDS!! A MATCH between Mr A. Stenning, of Christchurch, and a local Amateur, for £5 a-side (500 up) will take place at Beecher’s Central Hotel, bn THURSDAY Evening, 23rd inst., commencing at 7.30. n2O J. BEECHER,

SPORTS COMPANY. Cricket. AUCKLAND v. ASHBURTON. WANTED TENDERS For PUBLICAN’S BOOTH on the Ground on FRIDAY, December Ist. Accepted tenderer to supply Luncheon for the Cricketers at a price to be agreed upon. For particulars apply to ALFRED CURTIS, 20n Hon. Sec.

D E NTI S T R Y. MR F. G. THOMAS, Dentist, will ATTEND at QUILL’S HOTEL on FRIDAY and SATURDAY, November 24 and 25.

Ashburton borough COUNCIL. ELECTION OF MAYOR. I hereby declare Mr Donald Williamson (being the only candidate nominated) to be duly ELECTED Mayor of Ashburton for the ensuing year. CHARLES BRADDELL, Returning Officer. Borough Council Office, Ashburton, 20th Nov. 1882. FRANCIS MACBEAN STEWART, , of Christchurch, and late of Ashburton, Doctor, do hereby authorise WILLIAM SMITH, of Ashburton, Commission Agent, to COLLECT, Sue for, and Recover, in my name, ALL DEBTS still outstanding and due to me in the district of Ashburton, and whose receipt will be sufficient discharge. P. MACBEAN STEWART. Note. —All Accounts to be paid to W. Smith and no one else, and no further notice will be given before proceedings at P. MACBEAN STEWART. Estate of gideon scott, GREENSTREET, SCHOOLMASTER. A FIRST and FINAL DIVIDEND in this Estate will be payable at my Office, East street, Ashburton, on 30th November instant, on all proved and admitted claims. Proofs of claim will be received until 4 p.m. on TUESDAY, 28th November, but not later. WILLIAM SMITH, Trustee.

WANTED KNOWN—That lam selling Venus Nailrod at 63 per lb.; Venus Twist, 5s 6d per lb.; Venus Navy Twist, 6s per lb.; Tricopherous, Is 3d per bottle. Enos' Fruit Salt, 3s 3d per bottle. Also, Toys of every description, consisting of Dolls, Trumpets, Toy Drums, Tambourines, Wheelbarrows, Carta, Guns, etc., etc. F. Clark, EAST STREET. slB Meetings. NITED GRAND TEMPERANCE DEMONSTRATION. A MEETING of Delegates is convened for THIS (Monday) EVENING, the 20th inet, at the Secretary’s office, at 7.30. A full attendance requested. S. E. POYNTZ, n!8 Secretary.

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1, Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 797, 20 November 1882

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