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\ Mb-Ei'ING of thoao m favor of £\. forming s> Debating Society will be held at the Templar Hall, Wakanul road, on FRIDVY the 10th at 8 p.m. 768 TENDERS. WANTED Tenders for the erection of Hose Yards at my Storp*. West ■ reet, labor <nl>, open rlf 1 FRIDAY. 5 57 D THOMAS. A MEETING of Biackamitbs, Horse shoer?, Wheelwright^ and Ooaoh builders, Masters and men, will be held at the Templar Hall, Wakanui road, to on alder the Half-holiday question on FRID IV, the 10th lust at 7 p.m. 566 NEW ZEALAND RAILWAYS.. | ASBBURTON RACES, MAY 9th AND 10m, ON the 9th Inst the train doe to leave Christohuroh at 1,15 pirn, and Ashburton at 4,45 p.m. for Timaru, will run One hour later (than timetable times and will take up passengers at the Ashburton Saleyards Siding at 6.25 p m. The train from Ashburton to Mount Somers will run 10 minutes later than timetable times. SATURDAY RETURN TICKETS to Ashburton will be loaned at Oarlstohurob, Timaru, and intermediate atatlous on 9th and 10th May, and will be available for return till 11th lost. ' Trains will set down and take op passengers at the Ashburton Saleyards Sldlnc (opposite to the Raoeoours*) on 9 h and 10 ih. Passengers from Sonth of Ashburton must rebook there to the Saleyards Siding ; m other oases Ashbar* ton tlokets will be available. Fares : Ashburton to Baleyarda Siding and back, First Class fid ; Second, 41 ; tlokets available on day of Issue only, 5J26 BY ORDER. NEW ZEALAND RAILWAYS. TIMETABLE ALTERATIONS. ON and after the 13th Inst, tbe timetable for the Ashburton— Christ* church and Ashburton — Timaru Sections will be as under, and the present timetable for those Sections will be cancelled: — ASBBURTON— QHBISTOBUROH 6EOTION— NORTH. 2 4 6 8 a.m. a.m p.m. p.m. Ashburton dep. 720 11 0 340 6.56 Ohrlstohuroh arr. 10 30 226 7.0 860 4.6. Stop at all Station?, 2 Stops at all stations up to Barnham, then only stops to allow passengers to alight. 8 (express) stops at Rakaia, and, to allow passengers to alight only at Dunsandel, Rolleston and Hornby, A. Goods train with Carriage attached, runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only. ASHBURrON— OHRISTOHUROH SECTION- SOUTH. 13 6 a m. a.m. p.m. ObrUtohuroh dep. 8.0 11.0 415 p.m. Ashburton arr. 10.46 12.48 7.80 1. Stops at all Stations. 3. (Express) Stops at Rakaia only, 6. Stops at all Stations Sonth of Barnham ; at other Stttlons, only stops to take np passengers for Sonth of Rolleston.

ASHBURTON—TIMARU SEOTIONSOUTH. 1 3 5a 7b 9o a>m> p.m. p.m. p.m. p,m Ashburton dep: 11.15 12.63 425 4.40 7.40 Mt. Bomers arr. 6.0 9.16 p.m. Timaru arr. 225 240 8 0 1.57- 0. Stop at all Stations. 3. (Expiess) only stops at Temuka, and If required, at Orari. A. does not run on Mondays and Fridays ; train marked O runs on those days Instead. B. runs on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays only. ASHBURTON-TIMARU SECTION— NORTH. 2 4 6a 8 a.m, a.m. a.m. p.m. Timaru dep. 7.25 11.55 5.5 M*. Somers „ 7.55 Ashburton arr, 930 10 35 3.20 6.60 2.4 6. Stop at all Stations. 8 (Express) stops at Temuka only, and, If required, at Orari. A. runs on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays only. 5*35 BY ORDER, M.ount Somers Jjimb, analysis by government i ANALYIST, Carbonate of Lime „, „, 95.97 Carbonate of Magnesia , 264 Iron Oxide ... Traces Alumlnla 21 Soliotons Matter 1,29 Water , ;11 100.00 A very Pure Limestone, ' (Signed) W SkbY.

TESTIMONIALS. To MR E, F. Wbioht, Mount Somers. Canterbury, Dear Sir,— ln reply to yours, re lime, I have only used a little, but the result has been good. I Hmed 6 acres last year for barley, that I sowed before without ] lime. I bad to feed off with sheep. Wbat I limed was a good crop, and I consider paid for the lime, and the grass is so much better, you oan see to an lnoh where I put It. One of my neighbours had 50 bushels where he limed, and what was not Hmed wis hardly worth cutting. Two or three tons I think Is sufficient, but ■ some put more. Any Information you may require I shall be pleased to give.— -1 remain, Dear Sir, Yours Truly, GODIBBY FOSTBB. Mount Somors, 1 Maroh 12th, 1889. E. F. Wbioht, Esq., Dear Sir, — In reply to your enquiries r*e lime, on a piece «*f land m oats this season, I spread 25 cwt to the acre. The difference was vory marked. I estlmate the luorease at 10 bushels per aore, audexpeot.a substantial increase ou portion limed for several yours 4 . 1 also limed a stnpin a paddock sown with turnips, . with about the same quantity of lime per - acre, and the difference is even more marked tbao m the piece sown with oats* —Yours FaithluUy, John Hoed Mount Somers, April 29th, 1*889; To E. F. Wbioht, Eiq Sib;— The land which I planted with potatoes the season beforo last, and from which I did not dig as many potatoes as I put Into it, was this season planted again with potatooß, after liming it m tho spring, and the result was that I got at the rate of four tons to the aore of large and firm potatoes, whioh; when oooked, are like balls of flour, while at tho same time the Ume has killed all the sorrel. — John Mubbay, Sprlngburn May Ist, JBB9. To E. F. Wbioht, Esq., Sißj— ln reply to yours of the 28th I have used your lima on lea land and lsnd for turnips and tho result la so satisfactory m both oases I will use your lime largely this year, Yours Truly, A. M. MoFabianb. Full particulars as to prioe at Kilns also at Railway Stations will be advertised shortly; im ■• V. WRIGHT, W **» wiw, *j

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 3 Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2129, 8 May 1889

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