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A few weeks ago a fashionably-dressed Brooklyn lady entered a New York book store m search of a volume for her hußband. The head olerk inquired of her whether her husband was grave or gay, scientific or philosophical? The lady retorted with the air of a woman not to b 9 trifled with: He's a wholesale butcher." "Buy him 'Lamb's Tales,' " inadvertently replied the olerk. It is hardly neoessary to add that the sale was not efleoted. An altogether exceptional and pathetio interest attaches to the latest addition to the Gore Gallery— "The Vale of Tears"— the last work produced by the varnished hand of the great Alsatin; It is a rendering of " Oome unto Me all ye that travail and are heavy laden and I will give you rest." The background of the picture represents "The Vale of Tears," a Bhadowy valley flanked by an enormous crag. At the entrance stands the Saviour olothed m white, bearing a cross. The Divine figure is Burrounded by a shadowy light, symbolizing Hope m the Yale of Tears. It is filled by a number by a number of typioal figures, representing the weary and heavy laden ones. Every class of human suffering is represented* The king, glorious m cloth of gold, turns a wan, despairing, beseeching face to Christ. The aged and feeble, the maimed, the halt, and the blind, and the hated and despised leper, all look to Christ for the rest whiofi earth denies them. It is a beautiful and touching subjeot to have been the outcome of tbe great artist's very last thoughts.—'" Society."

Public Notico3 LOBT ON Saturday, probably between Eait Street (by way of Moore Street) and I East Belt, a GREENSTONE CROSS. Finder rewarded on bringing same to Mail Offioe. TRKSPABSING NOTICE. * LL PERSONS are hereby warned ,£jL againat hunting hares or otherwise trespassing on Hcottsden from this date, JAMES DALY. Ashburton, 11th February, 1889. 2*43 TO LET i)f\f\ Aores well grassed tussoaic Und, /OvU well fenoed, and watered, within three miles of Tinwald Saleyatds. Apply WM. HORNE, 2*53 Aahburton. I BEG to notify that I have taken out Licences as LAND BROKER and SWORN VALUER onder the LAND TRANSFER AOT, 188.5, and am now In a position to prepare all deeds under the above mentioned Aot CHARLES BRADDELL, 2+52 Burnett Street. SOUTH RAEAIA LICENSING DISTRICT. THE following FIVE candidates, h«ng the only ones dnly nominated, I declare them dnly elected members of the South Rakala Licencing Committee :— ALLAN, WILLIAM LAURENCE OOSTEU j EDWARD STAFFORD HOLMES, DAVID GORDON LYTTIBLTON, WESTOOTE MpNAB OXLBY, LAURENCE I hereby appoint FttiDAY 22nd February, 1889, as the day for holding the first meeting of the Committee for the purpose of electing Its Chairman, to be I held at the Resident Magistrates Court House, South Rtkata, at 12 noon, and I hereby appoint the following days at the ■ame plaoe and hour for the Qaarterly Meetings daring the ensuing year:— Match sth, Jane 4th, September 10th, and December 10th. \ A. MAKEIG, I+so Returning Officer. THE JUNGFRAU 17APELLB UNGFRAU J\.APELLE SWISS BAND MOUNTAIN SINGERS AND TYROLESE JODELLERS, A Company of 15 Ladles and Gentlemen from the Swiss Mountains, will give their Unique and Novel CONCERT ENTERTAINMENr Monday and Tuesday next, FEBRUARY 18th and 19th, AT THB ODDFELLOWS 1 HALL. Box Offloe now open at Zander's. > ?tfoW|4j| BiM| mm* lit B*B

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2061, 12 February 1889

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 2 Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2061, 12 February 1889