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The editor of ‘ The Paper Makers’ Circular’ assures us that the new epoch on which we are entering will surely be known as “ the age of pulp.” Beyond esparto grass, straw and wood, few fibrous substances have as yet practically taken the place once occupied exclusively by rags; but if we should ever exhaust the sources from which we now obtain our supplies there will assuredly be no lack of substitutes. East Indian ramie, pineapple fibres, bamboo, bagape (the refuse matter from sugar canes), peat, bracken or common fern, flags, rushes, seaweed, tan and hop stalks, have all been proved capable of yielding pulp. In Scotland hollyhock stems have been made into paper ; in Ireland the mallow, red clover, hop vine, and yellow water iris have been turned to the same use. In Demerara good paper has been made from the plantain. In France a patent has been granted for making paper out of leaves which have been cut, pressed into cakes, and reduced to pulp by being steeped in lime water. Clearly our paper mills have plenty of material in reserve.— ‘ Daily News.’ A Pennsylvanian legislator has asked his brother legislators to declare that any man who treats another with intoxicating liquor is guilty of a penal offence.

PUBLIC NOTICES. A. M’FARLANE. ALL kinds of Tin, Iron, or Zinc-work kept in stock or made to order. Plumbing and Gasfitting by experienced tradesmen, MILK Cans, Milk Eishes, Milk Buckets Coal Scuttles, Fire Shove’s, Billies, Colonial Furnaces, Galvanised Buckets, ALL kinds of Tin and Iron Works Repaired at Cheapest Rates. Trade supplied with Tinware Lists on application. AM’FARLANB, Plumber, Tinsmith, and • Gasfitter, Walker street (next Peterson’s, grocer), Dunedin. Telephone 632. H. ROSS. WANTED Known —H. Ross, General and Wood Engraver, Die Sinker, and Letter Cutter, 79 Princes street, RASS Plates, Seals, Dies, Stencils, Woodcuts, and every description of Ornamental and Commercial Engraving, etc, BUSINESS and Visiting Cards. Note Address: H. Ross (upstairs), 79 Princes street, exactly opposite Pryor’s, fruiterer. MULLER AND ANDERSON. BEST Value for Cash.—Furniture and Bedding made on the premises ; all our goods beat workmanship. Furniture Made to ANY Dedgn, Repaired, Re-covered, and Polished equal to new. Estimates given. PICTURES Framed at low prices. MUller and Anderson, formerly 120 George street (late salesman to Scoullar and Chisholm). J. HENDRY AND SONS B*G To Notify their Customers that they have again Opened up a large and varied STOCK of Tweeds, Coatings, and Overcoatings suitable for Winter Wear, which FOR quantity, quality, and style cannot be beaten in the City. HENDRY AND SONS, Tailors and „ a Habit Makers, 80 George street, Dunedin. STKUTHEKS AND SCOTT. Alexander struthbrs and william Scott (late with Hogg and Hutton and Lomas and Frazer) HAVE now Opened in 92 George street (near D-rnwell’s), with a large and varied Stock OF Groceries, which for quality and price cannot be surpassed. A trial solicited. Telephone No. 542. gTRUTHBRS AND SOOTT.

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 1, Evening Star, Issue 7907, 15 May 1889

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 Evening Star, Issue 7907, 15 May 1889