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A meeting of the "Patience" Opera Company was held m the Arcade Chambers last night, when twenty-seven members were present, and apologies for absence were received from nine others, who would, however, attend rehearsal. Mr G. P. Milsom presided. The necessary committees were appointed, and Mr J. H. Brooks was elected conductor. Rehearsals are to begin on Thursday next, with a view to producing the opera about the first week m November. We clip the following important testimo nial from the "Illawarra Mercury " (N.S. W. of the 30th March. It needs no comment :— {• Mr John Loveday, of the Bulli Mountain. writes tons that after suffering for four years with acute gravel, he has experienced almost complete relief by using Sander and Sons' Eucalyptic Extract. He says :—" Seeing the said Extract advertised m the ' Illawarra Mercury, 1 his intense suffering induced him to obtain a bottle of the medicine from Mr Hosking, chemist, of this town, and that the use of it gave him great relief at once. He states that between 10th March I inst., when he obtained the first bottle of the | extract, and the 19th, the use of that medicine continued to afford him relief, to which he had been a stranger for four years. Mr Loveday writes also that he has found the Eucalypti Extract ■* cure for rheumatism ! as well ;ia gravel. He requests us to publish | this information through the' Mercury.' We have much pleasure m complying with Mr Loveday's request, whose word cannot be doubted, and who can have no object m view other than a pure desire to benefit suffering humanity."—(Advt.) _ 2 There is now to be seen m the shop window of Messrs J. Scaly and Co., East street, a collection of apples showing some of the sorts grown at the Nurseries, Rivurbank, that will repay inspection by any one who contemplates planting fruit plants. There are upwards of fifty different kinds fr'hown, all valuable, long keeping sorts. For size, color, and general excellence they are by far the finest that have been shown m Ash burton his season.—(i

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2480, 1 August 1890

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2480, 1 August 1890