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• ■ Miss Kean (a handsome young physician) ; "Ob, doctor, how do you do? You look killing this evening." Young Physician (quietly) : " Thank you, bat I'm not ; I'm off duty, don't yon know." fpHE ORANTFORD TENDER The attention of VARM E R 8 Ig Invited to the following report (from the "Tla»ru Herald" of the 4th Intl.) of a trial of THIS HARVESTER WHICH HAS WON GOLDtfN OPINIONS In South Canterbury. " The 7ft oat Brantford binder seems to have been making a reputation for Hielf tbe past week In its tour through the Leveli and Temuka districts. Aa a 6ft eat machine of this nuke haa been cutting durlDg the uooeon on the Levels station, thoso prisent at the trial of tbe wider out m the wheat field near tbe homestead were quite prepared | to see it do equally good work. Owing to the lateness of tbe season, and tbe exceptional rapidity with which the crops bare been oat down this year, no orop could bo found for exhibition m the Geraldlne or Orari districts. The agent had therefore to look to the heavier reclaimed lands, the swamp lying between Temuka and the ■ea for standing corn. Consequently the trial near Winchester on Thursday took plaoe at Mr Danolthorn's (Mr F. H. Barker's) farm. Hera ma> beayy ornpof wheat, Intermingled with a dense anaer> growth of grass and inbblsh — the convolvulus and white weed which grow so luxuriantly In these swamp lands being m m>ny places level with tbe <rheat heads— the machine opened cut a way for Itself robnd tbe paddock, and out some 9 aores, working two borggs and taking the full out of 7ft all tbe time. This was rather a revelation to those present, who had been worklog all the season with machines cutting little more than half that width and thinking they were doing well. Oooalderlng the very busy stacking season there was a fair attendance of neighboring farmers, who at the conclusion of the trial wllllpgly orava the agent In oharge a written testimony to the admirable work done and the high opinion they had formed of the maohlne. The greatest sucoeis of the week seems to have been reserved for the last day, when the maohioe appeared noar Temuka. The estate of Rlverslea is well known from north to sooth of the colony as having som« of the richest land In New Zealand, and the gigantic turnips, whose dimensions are recorded m the newspapers m winter, are followed by equally wonderful grain crops m tommer, So wben Mr A. M' Clark consented to allow a trial to tike plaoe m what he estimated as a 70 bushel crop of oats, he no donbt thought that If a 7 feet maohlno jjitzld open oat there It wo aid be a good one. As the grain stood from 6ft to 6ft 91n high, fead been considerably blown about aud broken by the nor'-wester two days before and the rain the previous evening, and had a heavy growth of grass and thistles through It In plaflti, tbe l«sk was • heavy one, but the msohlna, drawn as before by two horses, went round the ; block, oomlng out at the end from amongst the high corn In which it had been almost lost to view, greatly to the astonishment of all present. The photographer sent down by the commissioners of the New Zealand Exhibition to find the heaviest orop In Boutb Canterbury was also at work In tb!s field, and got some good views of tba stooks ; also of tbe bJcdere at work In the standing corn." AOINTB TOE iiHBUBTONJ 3 55 J, 0, QtJAN« & 00.

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 2, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2082, 8 March 1889

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 2 Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2082, 8 March 1889