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The Frenoh soientifio journal, ' La Nature,' states that the extraction of oil from wood m Sweden is becoming year by year a more important industry. Those parts of the trees whioh have hitherto been regarded aB useless, suoh as the stumps and rootß, are no longer left m the forest to rot, but are subjected to various methods of treatment, by which not only wood oil but also turpentine, creosote, acid of vinegar, oharooal, and tar, are obtained from them. The "Merchant's Journal" reports that the Frenoh Minister of Agriculture has recently had a number of tests made whioh all go to show that meat can be preserved by sugar m a much more satisfactory manner than by salt. The salt is somewhat cheaper, but its effeot is to destroy quite a degree of the nutritive qualities of the meat with whioh it is brought into contact ; while if meat is paoked m powdered Bugar a coating is formed over the outside, the juioeß of the meat are retained, and not the leaet harm results. When eugar-preserTed meat is to be used, all that is necessary is the soaking of it m water, whioh speedily removes whatever traces there may be of the preserving substanoe. It is thought that the result of this investigation may lead m time to important changes m the meat-preserving industry.

Public Notices. EVD. J. P. Biddle.of Rakaia, will preach m the Ashburton Presbyterian Church on SUNDAY Next, morning and eveniog, and at Wakanui m the afternoon. 2+59 THE EDUCATION BOABD OF THE DISTBIOT OP NORTd CANTERBURY. ELECTION OP COMMITTEE. AS Six Members of the School Com. mittee of the Ashburton District have resigned their seats, the Board, m pursuance of the power conferred by the *' Education Aot, 1877, Amendment Aot, 1885, hereby directs that a Public Meeting of the Householders of the said Diatriot be held on MONDAY, the 25th of February, at 7.30 p.m., for the election of Six Members to serve on the Committee for the remainder of the year ending with the fourth Monday m April, 1889 The plaoe of meeting shall be the Schoolhouse. J. V. COLBORNE-VEEL, Seoroiary. Ohristchurob, 7th February, 1889. 237 ODDFELLOWS* HALL. ASHBURTON. pm* TWO NIGHTB ONLY. Commencing MONDAY NEXTjJetonaiy 18th PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT. MB H. N. ABBOTT has much pleasure m announcing that he tut effected arrangements with Messrs Hoghei and Jlnklns for the appearanoe poiltlvely for TWO NIGHTS ONLY, Of that Unique and World-famed Company, the JUNGFRAU T/APBLLE UNGFRAU jViPBLLE ALPINE CHOIR SWISS BAND AND MOUNTAIN SINGERS AMD TYROLESE JODELLISTS. tf A Company of 15, Ladies and Gentlemen from the Swiss Mountains, who will appear m their Plotureique National Costumed. Owing to the exceptionally heavy expenses involved m the engagement of this Famous Company, their appearance In Athburton will be limited to TWQ PERFORMANCES ONLY, oommenolng MONDAY NEXT. MANAGER'S NOTICE The performances of the Jungfram Kapelle provide a novel and- interesting form of Concert Entertainment, most refined In ofaaraoter, and musically excellent In an exceptional degree. The vocal powers of the leading memberg of the Company are of the highest order, antf the^r tendering of the National Swlsi and Tyrolean Bqngs, Oftoruieg, ans Jodels Is oharaoteriegd by an Irresistible fervour and pathos whloh evokes the utmost enthusiaim wherever they appear. Their programme also includes Orchestral Selections and a series of Solo Performances, In the course of whloh » number of original Instruments— Xllopbons, Guitars, Harp, Mandoline, Zithers, Piano, Bow Zither, the 'Cello Zither, Ylolfn, Plooolo, Flute, Drum, Ooarlna, &o — are requisitioned with remarkable results, Thei£ veritable Conoerti of Nature should prove an Irresistible attraction to all lovers of music, natural and artificial, S**d to all who have any desire to learn oi the sympathies of other nations, or wh< are Inquisitive m the matter of strang( musical pomblnations. The Bof plan is no* open at ZiMpKß'g Prices of Admission : 4s, 2i fld, and I* ■ Concert at 8. Carriages peered for 1Q i .''

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2065, 16 February 1889

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2065, 16 February 1889