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The estimated populations (exclusive _of aborigines) of the several Australasian colonies, on the 31st December last was:— Queensland, 406,658; New South Wales, 1,122,200; Victoria, 1,118,028; South Australia, 319,166; Western Australia, 43,698 ; Tasmania, 151,472; New Zealand, 665,150. 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 first 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 atten- ; tion m advertisement elsewhere. As only I work on blight-proof stocks than which no other stocks can be relied upon, the roots of my apple trees do not require to be washed before sending out. James Porter, nursery an, Allenton. -— Advt

As the whirl of time has again ushered m the busy spring, and to be prepared to supply the requirements of Nature and of their numerous patrons, Messrs J. Scaly and Co. have completed their selection of seeds, which are of the choicest quality obtainable, and which include clover^ turnips, mangolds, carrots, rape, perennial ryegrass, cocksfoot, elephant sweed, garden, and flower seeds m endless varities, and garden requisities of every description. For the convenience of patrons who cannot make their purchases during the day the premises will be open to nine p.m. on Saturday evenings on and after the 16-h August. J. Scaly and Co. have also empty tanks for sale.— (Advt.*

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, Riverbank, 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, and general excellence they are by far the finest that have been shown m Ashburton this season. —CAdv Holloway's Pills.—Nervousness and want of Energy.—When first the nerves feel unstrung, and listlessness supplants energy, the time has come to take some such alterative as Holloway's Pills to restain a disorder from developing itself into a disease. These excellent pills correct all irregularities and weaknesses. They act so kindly, yet so energetically on the functions of digestion and assimilation, that the whole body is revived, the blood rendered purer, while the muscles become firmer and stronger, and the nervous and absorbent system are invigorated. These pills are suitable for all classes and all ages. They have a most marvellous effec| on persons who are out of condition ; they soon rectify whatever is m fault, restore strength to the body and confidence to the mind.

Public Notices. MISS ELSfE LACK, OF TIMARU, "TTTILL Commence Tuition of Piano W and Singing m Ashburton ou IMONDAY, 25th August. Intending Pupils kindly leave their names at Mb H. M. Jones' Music ' Warehouse* 8 78

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2496, 20 August 1890

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2496, 20 August 1890

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