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A man on deck of a vessel at sea can see about five miles. From the Hamilton racecourse comes a typical tale of Scotch shrewdness. A simple looking farm servant wass one of a group surrounding a " purse trick " operator, who, i dropping* couple of sovereigns and other coins into the purse, offered the same, contents and all, for half-a-crown. The hauflin ■peculated, and withdrew a little distance to examine his prize, accompanied by half*dozen curious spectators, who were prepared to laugh at the victim. The purse was opened; and found to contain a sixpence, a threepenny piece, and a few coppers. No sac bad," said the purchaser quietly ; I eied tipttence for that bad half-croon twa weeks syne, an' I cudna' pass it awa onywheer." « Hoixoway's Ointment and Pills. ~ Coughs, Influenza.-The soothing properties of these medicaments render them well worthy of trial in all diseases of the respiratory organs. In common colds and influenza the pills, taken internally, and the ointment rubbed over the cheat and throat, are exceeding efficacious. When influenza is epidemic this treatment ia the easiest, safest, and surest, Holloway's Pills purify the blood, remove all obstacles to its free circulation through tha luugs, relieve the overgorged air tubes, and lender respiration free, without reducing the strength, iri-itat-ing the nerves, or depressing the spirits; such are the ready means df escaping from Buffering when afflicted with colds, coughs, bronchitis, and other chest complaints, by which the health of so many is seriously and permanently injured in most countries.

WAKA N U I Annual Races and Oports. WILL BE HELD IN Mr JAMES BROWN'S PADDOCK, Nbtherby Farm, WAKA N U I on December 16th, 1890. PEOGKAMME: HORSE RACES. 1. Handicap Hurdle Race. Sweeptake of 10s ; &> added. Second horse ±| from stake. 1* miles. Six hurdles. 11 stone. , n , n 2. Wakanui Cur Handicap, of F lO. 1$ miles. Nomination,. 5s ; acceptance, Bsl. Open race. 3. District Trot, of £5; second horse, £2. Smiles. Entrance, ss. 10 stone. 4. Hurry Scurry, for entrance money. ATHLETIC EVENTS. 1. Handicap Bicycle Race. Trophy, talued £5. Competitors must l»e members of some recognised Bicycle Club. Entrance, 3s 6d. 2. Handicap Hurdle Race. Quarter milei Entrance, 2s. Ist, £1; 2nd, 10s. 3. Quoits. Entrance, 2s. Ist, £1; 2nd, iOa. -. 4. Standing High Jump. Entrance Is. Ist, 15s; 2nd, 7s6d. 5. Boys' Race, under 17- Hjntrance, Is. * Ist, 15s ; 7s 6d. 6. Milk Flat Handicap. Entrance, 2s 6d. Ist, £2 ; 2nd, £1, 7 Wheixbarrow Race. Entiance, ls'lst, 158i2hd,7 R 6d. 8. Hundred Yards Race. Ist, hi; 2nd, 10s. Entrance, 2s. 9. Singli Girls' Race. Ist, 15s; 9nd,los. ■ • ■ ■ 10. Pole Vaulting. Entrance, Zs Ist, £1; 2nd, 10s. 11. Three Hundred Yards Handicap (flat). Ist, £1 10s; 2nd, 15s. Entry 2s 6d. , „ 12. Married Women's Race. Ist, £I', 2nd,los. 13. Boys' Race, under 14. EnWmce, Is, Ist, 10s; 2nd, 6s. -j4 Tossing the Caber. Entrance, 2s. Ist, £1; 2nd, lOs.----15. Running High Jump. .Entrance, I*. Ist, £1; 2nd, 10s. A number of Special Prizes will be ■■.-given. : # ■ '■-■.:■■ ' . ; Nomination for Horse, accompanied by fee, must be in the hands of the Secretary not later than THURSDAY, the 11th December, at 8 p.m. Acceptance on the ground. Nomination for Bicycle Race, Handicap Hurdle Race (winning), J mile, 1 Mile Flat Handidty, 100 yards, 300 yards Handicap, on thef same date. RULES. First race to start at 12 sharp. Three horses to start, or no race. Should any dispute arise, the decision of the Sports Committee to be final. ill protests to be lodged within half-an-hour of the race, and to be accompanied by a deposit of 10 per cent of the disputed stake. The said deposit to be „ forfeited should the protest prove frivolous. Th« Committee reserve the right to alter the order of events. District Trot and Hurry Scurry confined to th» Wakanui Road Board District. All other events open. Other events post entry Admission to the Groundb— One shilling for each adult; children under 12 free ; and 6d for each horse. Various amusements on the ground. Refreshment* provided. ' J. OOCKBURN. Hon. Secretary. The Sports Ball trill be held in tht Evening in the Main School. Tickets, 3s 6d ; ladies free. Refreshments provided 10tl20 /^ rpAWCIT T*\ODDS SURGEON DENTIST, Address :—Court Chambers, above Mr H. M. Jones, Stationer, East Street. Private Residence, Tancred Street, Three doors below Masonic Hall. Carter's Celebrated hip us FOR SALE. cr sielaXj-x- ss go

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2562, 5 November 1890

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2562, 5 November 1890