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ANNOUNCEMENTS ASHBURTON " GUARDIAN." IN consequence 01 the recent alterations in the time of departure of the Mount Somers train, and the.Longbeach Coach, we shall in future publish two editions of the "Guardian" the first edition poing to press at 3.30 p.m. MUST BE SOLD. PREVIOUS TO STOCK-TAKING. SURPLUS stock of Books, Stationery, Fancy Goods etc., at GREATLY REDUCED PRICES. A lot of music at half price. Hundreds of back numbers of Periodicals and Xmas Papers with colored illustrations at half price. Sale now. on. L. F. ANDREWES & CO. Stationers' Hall. Mb W. €. WALKER A/fR W. C. WALKER, invites the Electors of Ashburton to meet him on FRIDAY EVENING, 23rd inst., at the Odddfellows' Hall, at 8 o'clock. s|l3x TINWALD COAL AND FIREWOOD DEPOT. JA /"CLOTHIER has for J:\ . KJ Sale—Best New castle, Westport, Grey Valley, and Mount Somers Coal, Firewood and Stakes Prime Oaten Straw and Sheaf Chaff i Ashburton prices. __ SONS & DAUGHTERS OF TEMPERANCE FRIENDLY BENEFIT SOCIETY. THE Special Advantages offered by this I Society are—lst, a large invested fund; 2nd, the funeral donation being reassured by the National Division ; 3rd, a liberal relief during sickness, with choice of any doctor wifchin the district for members and thenfamilies, and as large funeral donation as is consistent with safety. The Grand Division has established a Central Sick .Fund, which secures uniformity of fees and benefits throughout New Zealand ; allows members to move from one division to another without any increase of contributions, and affords absolute security to small or weak divisions, Benefit fob Male Members :—First six months' sickness, 20s per week; second six months, 13s ;,afterwards, 10s; death of a member, £30; death of a member's wife, £10. Half the above benefits are received by female members. Honorary Members of both sexes shall be entitled to the services of the physician and apothecary, providing they pass a satisfactory medical examination, and recoup to the Division the amount of fees payable by it to those officers on their account. The pledge originally adopted has remained unchanged until the present time, 'and by it all forms of intoxicating drinks are proscribed. The position the Sons and Daughters of Temperance occupy is a standing testimony of the value of Total Abstinence principles, ft nd compares favorably with any other •endly Society ; the sickness rate showing o ne-thjrd leas than that of other Societies not based on total abstinence principles; the death rate being only six per thousand in the Sons ?knd Daughters of Temperance, as against nine per thousand, the yearly average death rate of other Societies. This Order should command the support and attention of all earnest temperance workers, as it gives uncontrovertible testimony of the value of total abstinence to the health of the body; exerts a decided influence on public opinion, and provides an opportunity for total abstainers to make provision for themselves in case of sickness, accident, or death. The Lodge meets MONDAY, 12th May, and each alternate Monday, at the Templar Hall, Ashburton, at 8 p.m. Evert Total Abstainer Should Join. 213 W. MURRAY, Sec. JOHN TV4"OISON OHN J3ILOISON HAS NOW REMOVED to the TOWN HALL BUILDINGS, nd having had considerable Alterations made, the premises are now Complete for is business. STOCK is large and seasonable and for sale at his usual Low Rates. i^ 1 Repair? Pr o biptly Attended To ; johlN" moison" STEPHENS BROS, BURNETT STREET, BEG to introduce to their Customers and the Public a NEW LINE OF KEROSENE, Which they have just landed, and for which the Manufacturers claim many advantages over the ordinary oil now in the market, inasmuch as it is almost odourless and free from offensive smell. . It is extra refined and perfectly pure, and will, therefore, produce a much softer and more BRILLIANT LIGHT. It will Not Dazzle or Injure the Eyes, and altogether dispenses with the risk attached to the ordinary lower grades, as well as being very much more economical for household purposes, stoves, etc., etc. Although being a little more costly, yet, to keep pace with the times, we will RETAIL IT at the USUAL PRICES, So Farmers and Householders will do well in Securing a Winter Supply, and in so doing we aie satisfied they will be pleased with their purchase. We have, also, to hand a GOOD ASSORTMENT OF CANDLES, Both 'English and Colonial, including Carriage, Bedroom, Piano, etc. Our Stock of TEAS is also Increasing, and we have, therefore, a Better Selection for Blending purposes and to select from, and desire to Draw Special Attention to our INDIAN, CEYLON, DARJELING PEKOE, ASSAM PEKOE, and several other varieties in packets or in bulk, so Customers favoring us with a call will receive our efforts to give satisfaction. We will be pleased to wait upon Customers if requested, and orders KSjp post i will be despatched without delay Orders delivered in Toavh or Suburbs' i QTEPHENS T^ROS j Otephens JDros, I

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 3, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2435, 21 May 1890

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 3 Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2435, 21 May 1890