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The usual fortnightly meeting of the Ashburton Presbyterian Church Musical and Literary Association was held in the church last evening, when a large number of members and friends were present. Mr Barret^ was voted to the chair, and after the ordinary business had been disposed of, a programme of vocal and instrumental music was gone through to the evident enjoyment of those present. Songs were contributed Misses Kidd and Barrett, and Messrs Hugh and E. Craighead, D. Millar, J. Kersel, and J. Jamieson, two vocal trios were rendered by Messrs H. and E. Craighead and J. Kersel. They were both encored and others given in response. Mr Powle gare a flute solo, and Miss Simmonds a violin solo. A violin duet was given by Mr Simmonds and Miss Simmonda. Mr R. Minnis gave a spimujj recitation, and Master J. Miles recited ''Keeping hjs \yojxl •" vj-py mcclv. Miss Griibb gave a piano solo; and Miss Kidd one on the organ, this lady also kindly accompanying the various singers on the piano and organ. A short' reading was given by Mr Barrett, and the meeting was closed with the Doxology. It will be in the recollection of the public that my collection of apples shown in Mr .Claytpn's shop in East street, being sixty-six Varieties., ajj.d .also those which took two first awards" 'at!''the Ihuiedin Exhibition and rations ptjjer pi'ac&s, 'was* j}ronpuncod to bp the largest and best ever shown ift th'<* Ashburton county. I would draw their attention ni advertisement elsewhere. As only work on blight-proof stocks than which no other stocks can be relied upon, the roota o r f >y apple trees do not require to lie washed before sending out. •• James Porter, nursery* man, AJlferit'oij.-— Adyt

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 4, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2486, 8 August 1890

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 4 Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2486, 8 August 1890