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Business Notes.

Mr W. B. Scandrett has a, new 5-* roomed house for sale. Mr J. T. Gibson, Dee street, has a lovely stock of Xmas goods for sale. Mr T. Hide, Tay street, has a fresh line of big value rag' dolls on hand. 4. full list of train arrangements for the Xmas Holidays appears in this issue. Xmas poultry will be on sale at ~ Exchange and Rialto sales rooms to-day. Mr Tom Ekensteen, Dec street, has laid out several tables of toys, etc. for the young folks. A. Noble and Co., Dee street, are ready to do business in all lines of Xmas and New Year stocks. Messrs McConechy and Co., the up-to-date shoemen, in the Arcade, insert an interesting announcement!. Messrs W. J. Lyon a nd Co., stationers, Dee st., call attention, to their large supply of post cards, etc. for the Xmas trade. The Philadelphia Novelty Co., in the Arcade, is prepared to supply the the whole of Southland with useful and seasonable articles. The prices are such that a considerable reduction in their extensive stock should result. An amended Stewart Island-Bluff steam service is now in force, and will be a boon to holiday makers and the public generally wishing to spend a few days on the tight little island. The National Mortgage and Agency Co. call special attention to their facilities for displaying wool to the best advantage for the coming sale. The “National” stores are now the best-lighted and arranged in the colony. and the best possible prices can be secured for clips. Messrs Lillicrap, McNaugh’ton and Co. invite everyone to call at their establishment in Esk street to help to carry away their large stock of Xmas and New Year goods. Mr John McCurdy announces that he sells boots that are honest right through, and has a little talk to the public on page 3 of the cover. Those who appreciate a nice, neat fitting hat —light and durable —should visit Mr Bentham’s establishment, in Dee street. The prices are right, and his stock is new and up-to-date. Mr R. G. Spcirs, sanitary plumber. Doe street, makes a specialty of dairy utensils, baths, igasfittings, mantles, etc., and for all kinds of repairs competent workmen are employed, ensuring entire satisfaction. Messrs Thomson a nd Beattie, Ltd., advertise a lot of choice goods suitable for presents. Anyone who wants to buy either for themselves or friends, can not do better than step round to the ExhibitionMessrs Lindsay and Co. desire those in search of something good for Xmas to call at their place of business in Tay street. The hams, bacon, turkeys, ducks, fowls, etc. are of the. best. and customers can rely en being we4l served. On page 3 of the cover Mr W. B. Scandrett inserts a new property list. We suppose Mr Scandrett does as large a business as any in the house and land estate, besides several agency lines, including Messrs Tiros."" Cook and Son’s well-known tourist agency business. His sales during the past year have been very large-, and those requiring sections, houses, farms’, estates, should pay him a visit. Mr Scandrett is in the happy position of being able to assist people requiring financial aid. Messrs Wren Brother’s, painters and decorators, have now moved into their new and well-appointed brick shop in Tay street, opposite the new theatre. The now premises give ample facilities for the display or their extensive stock of new papers, and the shop is specially designed to meet the requirements of tire firm for some time. In decorative work they are past masters, and their ability to do good work at a fair price is well-known. Advice in the selection colours or designs is willingly supplied, and those intending to repaint or renovate their houses at small cost should certainly pay a call, and have a look through the stocks. They believe in giving the very 'best value, and the patronage accorded in the past fully warrants the belief. Further particulars can be found in our advertising columns. To hand, another very large shipanent of Choice Ceylon TEA, from the Eava Tea Gardens. This consignment is quite up to the usual standard of excellence. To be had at BAXTER'S ; Is 6d per It), or 10 tbs for 13s 9d. Try it.

Mrs McNatty, of the Geisha tea rooms, had a very large patronage at show time, and has since enlarged her shop, which is now nice and roomy. The new dining-room is much admired, and the patrons are loud in their praise of the generous treatment. Mrs McNatty should be pleased to find her efforts to cater for the public so well appreciated. Mrs M. Mans on, Dee st., opposite Reid and Gray’s, has a splendid assortment of holiday blouses and skirts; also su n bonnets in great variety. The stock is the very latest, and the prices should effect speedy sales. In toys for the children a specially large stock has been secured, and these are being disposed at cheap rates. Call and inspect. The Covent Garden fruit and tea rooms have a large supply of firstclass fruit on hand for the holidays. The shop is situate in Don street, directly opposite the Southland Meat Co. There is no doubt, no question of the superiority of the Edison phonograph and Edison Gold-moulded records. They are the very finest in the world. Edison, that wonderful wizard in invention, perfected the phonograph, until the tones of the human voice in all the various modulations are reproduced so naturally that you recognise at once who is speaking or who is singing. Edison gold-moulded records stand alone in the perfect reproduction of sound. Be it a band of sixty-two pieces bo it a comic minstrel with his banjo ; be it a recitation, humorous or tragical ; be it the finest singer in the world, the Edison Gold-moulded record reproduces, by the aid of the Edison phonograph, absolutely, naturally. Nothing gives such conclusive evidence as your own personal comparison and experience. Therefore, I invite you—l urge you to visit my store, and let mo give you a practical demonstration of the beauty and perfection of the Edison goldmoulded records with the Edison phonograph. Just think of the coming holidays, and how charming a Christmas offering to your family or friends a good Edison phonograph will 'be. Anyway, drop in and be entertained for a while. The proprietor, Mr Hanson, believes in letting the public know when he has a good thing to sell, and a full page advertisement will be found on -the back of the cover of this issue. The store now contains over 3000 records and a large stock of new machines.

CLIFTON", WOODEND, &; BLUFF ATHLETIC SOCIETY. —llth ANNUAL SPORTS.— —llth ANNUAL SPORTS.— (Under Southland Athletic Rules). To be held on CLIFTON Recreation Grounds on' BOXING DAY, December 26, 1906, Commencing- at 1 p.m. £2O GRAND CHAMPION £2O £2O WRESTLING MATCH. £2O Between Messrs W. Ford, of Rakahouka, and T. Johnston, of Bluff. PROGRAMME OF SPORTS ; —Platform Events.— 1 — Sailor’s Hornpipe ; £1 10s and modal ; entrance Is 6d. 2 Irish Jig ; £1 10s and trophy; entrance Is 6d. 3 Highland Fling ; £1 10s and trophy ; entrance Is 6d. —Running Events (Amateurs). — 4 One Mile Relay Race (Handicaps, Amateurs-) —First team, 4 gold medals ; entrance Is 6d. 5 Half Mile (Handicap, Amateurs) ; Ist, gold medal ; 2nd silver medal; 3rd, trophy ; entrance Is. 6 220yds Handicap ; Ist, trophy, valued 1 gn ; 2nd, silver medal ; 3rd, trophy ; entrance Is. 7 100yds Handicap ; Ist, trophy, valued 1 gn ; 2nd, trophy ; 3rd, trophy ; entrance Is. 8 — Harriers’ Hard Times Race ; Ist, trophy ; 2nd, trophy ; entrance free. (Events 4,5, 6, 7 run under Rules of N.Z.A.A.A.) —Running Events (Open).— 9 Maiden Plate (100yds) ; £1 15s and trophy ; entrance Is 6d. 10 — Half-mile (Handicap) ; £5 ; enhance 3s. 11 — 100 Yards (Handicap) ; £5; entrance 3s. 12 — 220 Yards (Handicap) ; £5 ; entrance 3s. 13— Clifton Handicap ; £ll 10s and trophy ; entrance 7s. 14— 440 Yards (Handicap) ; £5 ; entrance 3s. 15— Mile Race (Handicap) ; £7 ; entrance 4s. 16— 120 Yards Handicap ; hoys under 17 years ; Ist, trophy ; 2nd trophy; entrance 6d. 17— Running High Leap (Handicap) ; £1 10s ; entrance 2s. —Bicycle Events.— 18 — Bicycle Race (1 mile handicap) ; £3 and trophy ; entrance 2-s 6d. 19 — Bicycle Race (1-mile handicap) ; £2 5s and trophy ; entrance 2s. (Events 18 and 19 run under Rules of N.Zi.W.L.) —Wrestling. — 20— Catch-as-Catch-Can ; £3 10s ; entrance 2s 6d. 21— Collar and Elbow ; £3 IDs ; entrance 2s 6d. 22 Cumberland Stylo (open) ; '£3 10s ; entrance 2s 6d. —Sawing.— 23 Sawing (Handicap) ; 18-in. logs ; £5 10s ; entrance 4s. —Chopping.— 24 Chopping (handicap, underhand), 18in. logs ; £7 ; entrance 6s. 25 Chopping (Handicap, standing ; 18 in. logs) ; £5 10s ; entrance 4g. 26 — Football Kick ; trophy ; entrance Is. 27 — Guessing Competition ; £1 10s entrance Is. 28— Yards Handicap (boys under 14 years) ; Ist, medal ; 2nd, medal; entrance free. Boys’ and Girls’ Races will be run during the day.

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Business Notes., Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 43, 22 December 1906

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Business Notes. Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 43, 22 December 1906

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