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ANNOUNCEMENTS • ASHBURTON "GUARDIAN." " IN consequence or the recent alterations in the time of departure of the Mount Somers train, and the Longbeach Coach, yre shall in future publish two edition* of the "Guardian*' the first edition porno; to press at 3.30 p.m. I HAVE FOE SALE, QAA ACRES Good TURNIPS, O \J \J near Westerfield. D. THOMAS, 5 133 Ashburton. 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. ANDRE WES & CO. Stationers' Hall. TINWALD COAL AND FIREWOOD f DEPOT. JA : /CLOTHIER has for /"A. . Vv' Sale—Best New castle, Westport, Grey Valley, and Mount Somers Coal, Firewood and Stakes Prune Oaten Straw and Sheaf Chaff ; Ashburton prices. m« w. c. w a i/ii b:k A/TR W. C. WALKER, invites the Electors of Ashburton to meet him on FRIDAY EVENING, 23rd inst., at the Odddfellows' Hall, at 8 o'clock. sJl3x SHOOTING MATCH, A SHOOTING MATCH will take place on MAY 2'6th at the UPPER RANGITATA BRIDGE for TWO good serviceable DRAUGHT HORSES, one heavy and the other light. Winner to take his choice ; the second best takes the other. Twenty-eight members at 10s each. ■ Two Hundred Yards Range; Government Rules. Rifle' and ammunition provided- . 5 147 THE " SONS & DAUGHTERS . OF TEMPERANCE FRIENDLY BENEFIT SOCIETY. THE Special Advantages offered by this 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 I within the district for members and their families, and as large funeral donation as is consistent with safety. The Grand . Division has established a i 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, Beneeit for 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 formsof intoxicating drinks are proscribed. The position the Sons and Daughters of Temperance occupy is a standing testimony . f the value otTotal Abstinence principles, nd compares favorably with any other iendly Society ; the sickne s rate showing . 0 ne-third less than that of other Societies not based on total abstinence*principles; the death rate being only six per thousand in the Sons and 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. U.S.S. CO Wp^i U.S.S.CO TTNION STEAMSHIP COMPANY U • OF NEW ZEALAND, Limited. Steamers sail as under :— From LYTTELTON TO Wellington ... Daily, except Sunday (Tuesdays and Saturdays 10 p.m. ; other days, 5 p.m. Dunedin ... Tues., Thurs., and Sat. Nelson ... Tues., Thurs., and Sat. Onehunga ... .Fri. and alternate Mons. Auckland via East Coast... Thursday Melbourne ... Tuesday Sydney via Auckland ... Every alternate Thursday Sydney via Cook's Strait ... Fortnightly Passengers may be booked to Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney, and all New Zealand ports at the office of GEORGE JAMESON, 5 6g ■ Agent, Ashburton JOHN 1/TOISON OHN IVLOISON HAS NOW REMOVED to the TOWN HALL BUILDINGS, nd having had considerable -Alterations * made, the premises are now Complete for I is business. STOCK is large and season-1 able and for saTe at his usual Low Rates. 1 I^§* Repair? PjiPmjptly Attended To JOHN MOISON \

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 3, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2436, 22 May 1890

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 3 Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2436, 22 May 1890