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Farmers who are not yet familiar with the Califoinian thistle would do well to pay a visit to the County Council premises and in-: spect a sample of the pest. Two seasons ago, the Council obtained a plant of the Californian thistle, which was planted m a kerosene case of soil, and placed at the back of the office. The plant was procured so that farmers could become familiar with the appearance of the weed, and be able to identify it when encountered on their farms. To show how great is the reproductive power of the Californian thistle, it may be stated that there are now no less than fifteen sturdy young plants showing above the soil. The thistle's roots have made a network among the soil, and when it is stated that the merest hint of a root is capable of growing a plant, farmers will at once see that this thistle is a dangerous one. It must be literally dug out, and very thoroughly, too, otherwise its germinative power is such that the slightest vestige of root left m the ground will soon propagate a a large colony, of plants. Instances are on record of the Californian thistle's roots going down to a depth of eleven feet. DEAF FORTY YEARS! The u«> scrijtion of a simple remedy, by Avliich a complete cure of deufness and noises m the head of Forty Years' Stand ing has just been effected, will be sent FREE t< anyone who applies to J. H Nicholson, 175 William Street, Melbourne.

Rink de Paris Saturday, Monday and Tuesday, SPECIAL. ATTRACTION FOR IHE CLOSING SEASON. 'OROFESSOR "\ /TANOLA Xrofessor JjlLanola The Famous Australian Athlete and Magician, Lately performing at the Palace Rink, Christchurch, will give the following Exhibitions on the above dates : — BALANCING and JUGGLING EXHIBITION at 8.30 p.m. SINGLE AERIAL ACT at 9.15 p.m. STARTLING EXHIBITION OF HIS POWERS OF MAGJC, at 9,45 p.m. With BRASS BAND Selections. Admission, One Shilling. Skating before and after each Exhibition. Doors open at 7.30 p.m. ROBT. ELSTON, 9 19 Lessee and Manager. MR D THOMAS HORSE BAZAAR. Late Messrs Bland and Humpherys. MR D. THOMAS has received instructions from the Liquidator of the above Estate, to Sell by Public Auction on the Premises, East Street, Ashburton, on SATURDAY, 6th SEPT., 1890, At 12 o'clock, Chestnut Mare, good m saddle and harness. Bay Horse, good m saddle and harness. Black Mare, good m saddle and harness. Gig and Harness. Fireproof Safe. Office Furniture Dray, Patent Lift. Lob of Harness, a quantity of Timber, and a Lot of SUNDRIES. And on account of another Owner, Three-year-old FILLY, by Digby Grand (unbroken), a grand stamp for a Roadster, took three prizes as a yearling, and two as a two-year-old. ALSO— 3 First Class DRAUGHT HORSES, good m any work, 5 years old. Other entries invited' D. THOMAS, 8 135 Auctioneer. MRS S. TIMMO has removed from the Lyttelton Boarding House to those more commodious and central premises, Panama House, Where friends, old and new, will be welcomed Accommodation ror boarders a reduced rates. Meals prepared mMr Tinmio's w«U known style. Meals per week, lls ; Board and lodgings, 17s 6d ; one meal daily per week, 3 6d f^S HARLES "O RADD ELL Licensed Landbroker and Valuator "The Land Transfer Act, 1885 ESTATE, HOUSE, LAND, AND GENERAL COMMISSION AGENT. Office-Burnett Street, Next to "Mail' Office WILLS STREET, NEXT COOKSON'S STABLES, ASHBURTON, HAS had three years' experience with Thomas Talbot, M.R.C.V.S., of Scotland Yard ; two years with Cornelius Saunderson, M.R.C.V.S., Clapham Common, and ten years with George Balls, M.R.C.Y.S., Brixton, all of London ; and has also gained a good reputation m the Colony. Our specialty is well-known to be our ability and knowledge of the horse's foot. In a well ordered shoeing forge the following standard rules will always be observed : — 1. A shoe should never be removed without first cutting ofi' the clinches, because by simply turning back the clinch m drawing the nail a piece of the clinch is often left m the foot, endangering the horse when the new shoe comes to be driven on. 2. The frog and bars require uo cutting m a regularly attended foot. And m a healthy foot where there are no symptoms of navicultir disorder, tho sole should not be cut. 3. The shoe should have a level bearing upon the wall of the foot, and should not be sprung at the heel, .as is too common, thereby acting as a fearful lever upon the tendons. 4. The nails should be driven level and uniform, and only on the toe side of the inside quarter, the toot being thinner upon the inside and the greater weight of the body. being sustained there. There is no comparison points of quality between the hand-made and the machinemade shoe. The machine-made shoe ia of a eoav;ser material, softer, and is imported, tindit should be insisted upon that they be not used m the colony SUITS TO MEASURE. rpi-IE Largest Stock of X TWEEDS ever shown m Ashburton to choose from. QUALITY AND FIT GUARANTEED. Come and see the prices. ASHBURTON CLOTHING MART. 3AUNDERS BUILDINGS. R. ALOORN

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2510, 5 September 1890

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2510, 5 September 1890