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The district round Maldon, m Essex, is famous for its green peas, and recently the Great Eaßtern was running three trains a day loaded with peas only. This summer the crop has .been heavier than ever; and one single day, August 4th, saw the biggest con* aignmont on record, amounting to 578 tons, all of which were safely delivered by seven o'clock tho following morning. It shows the extraordinary character of the present summer that the entire month of August last year only accounted for 16 tons, while August 1885, and August, 1886, had only a total of 10 tons between them. In Dutoh India there are young men so eager to be married that they write to their friends m Holland to find them wives. The friend selects a willing lady, conforming to the suggestions m the letter. A photograph is enclosed m the reply, and after the lapse of a few months a Boiled left hand glove with a power of attorney, is received from the faraway bachelor. The friend m Holland marrioi the eeleoted bride as a sort of legal deputy from the aotual groom, and the young wife departs m the next Indian mail steamer to bring happiness to the lonely man m the East. The marriage is as binding as if the bridegroom were present, and it ia never repudiated. Keatiing's Powder destroys both moth, fleas beetles, and all other insects, v/hile quite harmless to domestic animals. In exterminiting beetles, the success of this powder is extraordinary. It is perfectly clean m application. See the article you purchase is Keatings as imitations are noxious andj ineffectual. S Id m tins, 6d, is, and 2s 6i by all chemists

LOST on Saturday night m East or Tancred streets a Bunch of Small Keys. If found kindly apply at Office of this paper. H 148 THISTLE LODGE, No. 627 8.0. TBE installation of R W.M. and Officers will take place m the Maßonic tiali, Tanored street, on FRIDAY, November 30th, at 7.30 pm Visiting Brethren cordially invited 11 142 T. WILLIAMS, R.W.M. R. A. O. B, ROYAL ARK OF FRIENDSHIP LODGE ORETHREN ara hereby summoned to 19 attend the Lodge held THIS EVENING at the Lodge Room, at 8 p.m. By order, 11 146 8. P. ASHBURTON OROHESTRALSOOIETY I'ENDERS will bo received up to . SATURDAY, Ist December, at 5 p.m. for the purchaso of the Doublo Bass, Btands, and Music. Particulars may be obtained on application to GEO. JAMESON, 11 140 AHhbmton. Auctions SPECIAL ENTRY. ' BATURDAY, Ist~I)ECEMBER,, 1888. AT EAST STREET HORSE BAZAAR, At 1 o'clock. TO THE SPORTING PUBLIC AND OTHERS. MESSRS FRIEDLANDER BROS, have received instructions from Mr Isaao Thompson to Sell at the above lime and place, his well known Racehorses now m training, — 1.-Bay Trotting Mare " \VAKANUI " 2.— Bay Gelding "RATTLUR," 4 years 3.— Chestnut Mare, 7 years, by Perkin Warbeck J., out of an Arab Mare. Without Reserve. FRIEDLANDER BROS. PETER WILLIAMS, llf 147 Auctioneer. POSTPONEMENT OF THE Ashburton Wool Sales. THE FIRST (SALE of the Season will be held on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7m The Sales will b«Tho7d In the ORANGE HALL, and oommenoe each day at one o'olock pnnotually. Luncheon for Bayers will be provided In fie Orange Hall at half-p»st Twelve. Bayors are particularly requested to note the time. ■ MILES AND 00. FRIEDLANDER BROS. U*U9 PAVJD TUQWAy.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1999, 28 November 1888

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 3 Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1999, 28 November 1888