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Musical amateurs are reminded of the meeting this evening, m the Arcade Chambers, to consider the desirableness of giving m Ashburton a performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's opera of "Patience," and of making the necessary arrangements therefor. This morning Messrs Alfred Harrison and Robert Alcorn, Justices of the Peace, heard the testimony of Drs Tweed and Leahy as to the sanity of Olaf Albert Gensburg, a laborer from Alford Forest, and committed him to Sunnysido Asylum.' Gensburg was brought down from Methven this morning by Constable Morgan. All have heard of the merits of the eucalyptus plant m keeping away fevers and infection, arid now we learn that its excellent properties have been introduced into the poultry-yard. Perforated china eggs, containing a sponge of. eucalyptus oil, are now being placed m the nests of laying and sitting hens. The presence of the oil effectually exterminates the vermin which infests the nests and bodies of the hens, and they are, consequently, better m health, and cannot impart to their broods the lice which m so many cases play such disastrous havoc. This discovery should, therefore, be a valuable one. There is now to be seen m the shop m indow of Messrs J. Scaly and Co., East street., a collection of apples showing some of the sorts grown at the nurseries, Biverbank, that will repay inspection by any one who contemplates planting fruit plants. There are upwards of fifty different kinds shown, all valuable, long-keeping sorts. For size, color, aud general excellence they are by far the finest that have been shown m Ashburoon h season.—(Advt It will be m the recollection of the public that my collection of apples shown m Mr Clayton's shop m East street, being sixty-six varieties, and also those which took two fkst awards at the Dunedin Exhibition and various other places, was pronounced to be the largest and best ever shown m the Ashburton county. I would draw their attention my advertisement elsewhere. As only work on blight-proof stocks than which no otber stocks can be relied upon, the roots of my apple trees do not require to be washed before sending out. James Porter, nurseryman, Allenton. — Advt.)

NEW ZEALAND RAILWAYS. CHEAP EXCURSION TO CHRISTCHURCH, JULY 2*thJ GRAND NATIONAL STEEPLECHASES. T3ETURN FARES ±\ First Second from class, class. sd s d Timaru, Ealing, and intermediate Stations ... 9 0 7 0 Hinds, Winslow, Windermere 8 6 6 6 Timaru, Ashburton, Dro-\ * „ r more, Chertsey, Rakaia J, Children 3 to 12 years, half rates; under 3 years, free. Tickets available by the excursiou train only. ■ The train will leave Timaru at 7.10 a.m., and be due from Rangitata at 8.27 a.m., Hinds 9.0, Winslow 9.16, Tinwald 9.28, Ashburton 9.42, Chertsey 10.13, Rakaia 10.27, arriving at Christchurch at 12.10 p.m., and will return at 4.50 p.m., leaving Rakaia at 6.56 p.m., Chertsey 7.17, Ashburton 7,55, Tinwald 8.4, Winslow 8.16, Hinds 8.32, Rangitata 9.5, arriving at Timaru at 10.20 p.m. The Excursion train will stop at all Stations if required, and will take the place of fche ordinary 7.25 a.m. train from Timaru to Ashburton, 3.45 p.m. train from Ashburton to Timaru, 7.20 a.m. train froniLAwhburton to Christchurch, and 4.15 p.m. train from Christchurch to Ashburton, WHICH WILL NOT RUN. Passengers for the Racecourse, by the Excursion train, can alight at Sockburn and join the return train there, or leave Christchurch by Special train at 12.15 p,m, Qn fche 24th the train from Springburn, to Ashburton will arrive at Ashburton at 9.40 a.m. (due from Tinwald 9.33), and the train from Methven to Rakaia will start at 8.55 a.m., and run 2 hours 5 minutes later than timetable times ; both connecting with the excursion train to Christchurch. The train from Rakaia to Methven will start at 7.0 p.m., after arrival of the train from Christchurch, and run 35 minutes later thaii timetable times Qn the, 26th (Hunt Club Steeplechases at Christcnurch) the evening train from Christchurch to Ashburton will start at 4.45 p.m., and run 30 minutes later than timetable times, and the train from Rakaia to Methven will run correspondingly later than timetable times. By Order. _ 7 JOB "T7IOR the Blood is the Life-Clark's world Jj famed Blood Mixture, warranted to cleanse the blood from all impuritios from whatever causes arising. For scrofula scurvey, skin and blood diseases, and sores of all kinds its effects are marvellous. Thousands of testimonials. Sold m bottles 4s 6d, and 11s each by chemist and patent medicine vendors everywhere Sole proprietors : The Lincoln and Mid land Counties Drug Co., Lincoln England THE EDUCATION BOARD OFTHE DISTRICT OF NORTH CANTERBURY. •'pENDERS are invited for Alterations .JL to Ashburton School. Plans and Specifications can be seen at the Oilice of Mr John Orr, Ashburton. And endorsed tenders addressed to the Secretary of the Board, will be received not later than 4 o'clock on MONDAY, the 28th July. The Board does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender. J. V. COLBORNE-VEEL, Secretary. \ Christchurch, 19th July, 1890, 7 123

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 2, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2472, 23 July 1890

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