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MOUNT SOMERS GOSSIP.

(fkoh oub own cobbksponeekt.j The weather m our district has beei very unfavorable to farming interest of late. Although we have had a goo< deal of moisture at times, the stronj winds of the mornings Boon absorbed i' and left the ground hard and brittle besides, coming from the still anowj mountains, they produc«d a chill m the atmosphere wbioh was adverse to growth Still the orops have a fair appearance, bol the straw will be short. Shearing hat been much regarded by the advere* weather The quarrying industry is flourishing, Great quantities of limestone have beer of late sent away per rail. Buildvra *nd contractors tell me that the stone ie riting m faror with the building trade. For the list four or five yea ■ plenty ol christenings, but no marriages have taken place m Mount 3omers We are going to make op for the fault ; indeed we h <ye already made a beginning. During the last week two weddings took place, and if rep tc epesk the truth two more are shortly to come off. Bachelors of Mount Somera ] Where are you ? One young lady af tei another passes beyond your reach — soon they will be here as hard to find as black berries. The midsummer holiaays commence on Deoeniber 17tb, and wiil extend till January 17th, On the Friday previous to taking np school, the children's annnal treat will be held. I hear that the youngsters have already collected a respectable amount for that purpose. The November examination of the Mount Somers School resulted m 22 pisses and 8 failures, but the detailed inspectorial report is not yt>t to hand. It may interest some of your readers that the entries for two of the horse races to be held here on Deoember 26th .have closed asfo'lows:— Hurdle race -Mr J. Worner's Little Wonder, Mr Et P. Cbapu?an'e Poet Boy, Mr J. 0. Whaley's John Thomas, Mr A. Harvey's Alloway. Cap.— Mr J. Woraer's Little Wonder. Mr J. Corbett's Icclikbith, Mr P. Green's Yonng Cheviot, Mr A. Harvey's Alloway To night Mr Moss is going to address our farmers on the advantages of Cooperation. On December 21st onr old acquaintance Mr A. Purvis will pay us another visit, cod entertain us with "Twa Oors at Hame." He promises a more varied entertainment than on occasion of his former visit he wao *ble to provide. I hope he may have a bumper bouse

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MOUNT SOMERS GOSSIP., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2013, 14 December 1888

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MOUNT SOMERS GOSSIP. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2013, 14 December 1888

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