WANTED— A steady COMPOSITOR.— Apply to the Manager. NOTICE. AS coon as nrcessnry arrangements are perfected the TIMARU HERALD Newapupi-r will beconsiderably ENLARGED. Prick of a Single Copy, 2d. This Day is Published, THE SOUTH CANTERBURY ALMANAC, DIARY AND DIRECTORY, FOR 1879, And may be purchased from the various booksellers' and stationers' Bhops ; also, at our agencies m the country districts. It contains a mass of information indispensable to nil classes of the community. Amongst other matters will be found — The Farm and Garden Calendar, with hints for Amateur Gardening. Things Wobth Knowing : A chapter containing <i variety of Household, Medical, Scientific, and General Information not yet published m any other Handbook. Postal, Telegbaph, and Railway Guide, with dates of arrival and departure of European Mails for 1879. Statistical Ruruiins, m connection with tho Into cousus, Immigration, &c, &o. The New Customs Tabipp, with a variety of lvli.ible Customs' Information for passing Entries, Entering and Clearing Vessels, calculating Overproof of Spirits, Calculating Duty on Spirits, &c. New Tables op Fees Chargeable m R. M. OOURT3 under Justices of the ) eace Act, Licensing Act, and Imprisonment for Debt Abolition Act. Stamp Duties, Court Fees, Tables /or Trade and Household Ready-reckon-ing, &c. Acts and Ordinances ; Fraudulent Debtors Act, Trespass of Cattle Ordinance, Fencing Ordinunco, Land Transfer, Weights and Measures Act, &c. ' General Government, and Tbade Directory por South Canterbury, Justices of the Peace, &c. And a. variety of useful items which cannot be enumerated within the limits of an advertisement, comprising upwards of TWO HUNDRED PAGES of closely-printed Lnt.ter-press (exclusive of advertisements), FAR SURPASSING ANY PREVIOUS ISSUE, and rendering it, for general purposes, the MOST COMPLETE ALMANAC and work of reference ever PUBLISHED for ONE SHILLING. SPECIAL NOTICE TO FARMERS. THE National Society of Victoria awarded FIRST PRIZE and Gold Medal to WALTER A. WOOD'S REAPER AND BINDER, m competition with McCormick and Osborno Machines. Only a few of these Machines con be secured for the Timaru District. ROYSE, STEAD & CO., 9do Sole Agents for Timaru. NOTICE TO FARMEUS. MTIHE Undersigned are prepared to make JL LIBERAL CASH ADVANCES on GROWING CROPS. ROYSE, STEAD & CO. "VTOW LANDING, EX "ANAZI," -131 Direct from London. BRUSHWARE, CROCKERY, GLASSWARE Cutlery, KitoUen Utensils, Milk Dishes Manilla Rope, Cleaver's Brown Windsor Soap, Filters Lampß Anucapnio PARIS EXHIBITION FLOWER STANDS. BENJAMIN HIBBARD, de 3 Timaru Tea Warehouse MAIL NOTICES. Saturday, 14th December. For Northern ports of New Zealand, per Hnwea, at 6 a.m. The next English mail via Suez and Brindisi will close at Timaru on December 14th, at 3 p.m., and money orders on tho 13th, at 3 p.m. W. W. Beswick, Postmaster. Post Office, Tim&ru, 9th December, 1878. ■ BIRTH. ! Wilson. — On the 11th Deoember, at Bankstreot, Timaru, the wife of F. J. Wilson of a daughter.