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Tfyc Fire Brigade held a long wet practice , laist night, at which every member, (with the exception of two members who were m the country) was present. Tlie men went through their exercise m military style, to | -the. word of command given by Captain G P. Scott, and the subordinate officers where necessar}', and the commands were obeyed %' military promptness, showing careful iPaining on the part of the officers, and equally careful study of their work on the part; of the men. The whole of the plant, fromi the steamer down to the least important item of gear m both stations, was put to trial. Much of the phut had not bfieir. m use during the winter, but the searching trial showed that it had not been negltscted by the custodian, Mr YV. E. Dolman, as it was found to be m excellentcondition. To give n fair trial of what the steamer could do, Water Ranger Smith put on ''five hol« of the big pipe," and a copious supply of water flowed down the East street channels. Using one of the East street sumps, the steamer threw a heavy jet of water no less than 120 feet, and this could have been kept up] for any length of time. At Mr Thomas' corner, m West street, the engine's fire was extinguished, and she Avas sent back to tike station, were she loaded up with coal, and came back to the corner, with full steam up. The whole time occupied m this test wan fifteen ininutos. At Baring square the gear was stowed, the engine limberedup, and sent home, Avhile the men fell m and marched m military style to the station. We clip the following important testimonial from tlr.e "Illawarra Merciiry " (N.S. W.) of the 30th March. It needs no comment:— " Mr John Xioveday, of the Bulli Mountain. writes to us that after suffering for four years with acute gravel, he has experienced almost complete reJjef by using Sander and Sons' Eucalyptic Extract. He says :—" Seeing the said Extract advertised m the ' Illawarra Mercury,' 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 insfc., when he obtained the first bottle of the extract, and the 19th, the use of that medicine continued to afford him relief, to Avhich he had been a stranger for four years. Mr Loveday writes also that he has found the Eucalypti Extract <v cure for rheumatism as well as 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

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 3, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2522, 19 September 1890

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 3 Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2522, 19 September 1890