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Mount Somers Road Board.

The usual monthly meeting of this Board was held at the Road Board Office, Mount Somers, on Monday, February 7th, Members present—Messrs. A. E. Peache (Chairman), I. E. Taylor, and J. Hood. The minutes of the last ordinary meeting were read and confirmed. The Surveyor’s report was read and considered. correspondence A letter was read from Mr. W. C. Walker relative to the purchase of materials, &c. Messrs. Branson and Purnell wrote re a claim made by A. Prentz for work on Black Hill track, and other matters. The Chairman stated that he had directed the Clerk to reply previous to the meeting, which was approved. The Chairman of the Ashburton County Council wrote, re accounts for balance due to Council on Ashburton bridges. The District Land Registrar acknowledged receipt of Board’s letter re transfer of Cameron’s road, Methven. Mr. Arthur Ede requested permission to take a small stream from Fergus Creek to his house.

The Surveyor, was instructed to examine the proposed race, and use his discretion as to whether the adjacent landowners would sustain any injury by Mr. Ede’s request being granted. If he reported favorably, Mr. Ede’s request be granted provided he make satisfactory provision for crossing the Tramway Reserve road. The Railway Department, Wellington, enclosed the amended grain tariff. The Returning Officer wrote, re advertising election, also informing the Board .that Messrs. Hood and P. Tisch had been nominated to fill the extraordinary vacancy in No. 4 ward, but that Mr. Tisch having retired, Mr. J. Hood was duly elected. The Ashburton County Council forwarded a copy of a resolution passed at a meeting held on January 11th re division of the district, and stated that the question had been referred to a committee of four members of the Council to report on. Mr. J. Ollivier, Provincial District Auditor, wrote certifying as to the accurate and careful manner in which the accounts had been kept during the past year. The Colonial Secretary wrote, re separation of district. VALETTA ROAD. Mr. Wm. Fergus interviewed the Board relative to the acceptance of tenders for Yaletta road. It was resolved —“ That in the future the tender-box bo closed punctually at the time mentioned in advertisement.” MISCELLANEOUS. The Board resolved.—“ That no orders given by contractors will bo entertained for the' future. ” Mr. I. E. Taylor asked why Messrs, Day Bros, had received the carting of drain pipes from Methven to Mount Somers. The Surveyor stated that he had agreed with Mr. Fergus to cart the pipes, but that, as Mr. Fergus had been somewhat dilatory, he had informed him that, if Day Bros, were prepared to cart them before he was, they should do so, the price charged by Day Bros, being very considerably less than that of Fergus. It was decided to grant the Surveyor leave of absence for a fortnight during harvest operations. The pay-sheet, amounting to L 320 9s. 2d., having been passed for payment, the Board adjourned

Holloway s Pills. —The blood being the ery essence of health and life it is most essential that it should be thoroughly purified before the depressing influences of winter display them selves. These Pills will accomplish this puri-. fication in a safe and satisfactory manner, and n\jt the circulation in that desirable condition, which alone can rightly fornt flesh, bone, musilfc, nerve,, and skin. Capricious appetites, weak digestions, torpid livers, and irregular bowels are corrected by this potent medicine, which may be.truly said to induce “a sane mind in a sound body.” Holloway’s Pills possess the remarkable property of cleansing without weakening. While purifying they are strengthening and adding to those enjoyments of life which health and vigor pan alone bestow.-—-Auvt.

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Mount Somers Road Board., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 265, 10 February 1881

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Mount Somers Road Board. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 265, 10 February 1881

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