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The monthly meeting of the Board vii held on Friday evening;. Present— Messrs Fawcett (Chairman), Andrews and Elliot,

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and eenfirmed.

A letter was read from the Overseer la reference to renting the cottage. Consideration deferred.

The Chkirman was authorised to make arrangements for the me of tbe office. Ibe Clerk road an agreement, drawn up for signature by the Chairman of this Board, and of the Wakamtl Road Board, In pursuance of an arrangement made between the two bodies on August 4th last with respect to the control of beund•ry roads. The agreement was approved, ordered to be signed, on behalf of the Board, bj the late Chairman, and submitted to tbe Chairman of tbe Wakanoi Boad Board for hit signature.

The Chairman was authorised to affix the common ieal of the Board to an authority to the Ranger to prosecute the owners of oattle straying or trespassing on roads and footpaths m the district.

The Clerk was imtrooted to write to the Ashbqrton County Council, requesting that Board to hand over control of tho •laughter-hoaaea In thd district to thii Board, and pointing ont that this Board U paying m salary to tbe Inspector of Nuisances.

Also to write to the Hampitead Sohool Committee requesting that they will allow the sohool bell to be rang In ease of fire breaking oritin th« district.

The Works Committee reported having received tenders for formation of William Btreet, and Mr Fawoett wai anthorised to deal with these and acoept one at onoe.

An account wit received from tbe Auditor-General for auditing the Board's aooonnta and consideration of the same was deferred.

Two small accounts were passed for pay ment and the Board adjourned.

The following are the Btatietios of the Post Office and Telegraph Department of New Zealand for the jear 1887 :— Employees (exclusive of mail oontraotore), 2045 ; letters posted, 18,711,329 ; letters delivered, 20,666,445; letters registered, 142,252 ; newspapers posted, 7,250,148; newspapers delivered, 8,131,175; books posted, 2,254,213 ; post cardo posted, 849,637 ; telegrams transmitted, 1,835,394: miles of telegraph line, '4646; miles of wire, 11,375; telephone exchanges, 13 ; telephone subscribers, 2166 ; miles travelled bj mail oonveyanoeß, 3,796,174. Money orders issued, £555,744 13a sa ; postal notes issued, £45,950 17a 7d ; money orders paid, £482,437 17s 4d ; Savings Bank deposits, £1,312,151 Is 6d ; standing to credit of depositor!, £1,613,084 18s 8d; revenue, £811,608 19s ; expenditure, £270,685 10s lOd. Holloway's Ointment and Pills. — Debilitated Constitutions. — When climate, «ge^ or hardships have undermined the health, skin diseases ate prone to arse and augment the existing weakness. Holloway's medicaments daily prove most serviceable. This wellknown and highly esteemed ointment possesses the finest balsamic virtues, which soothe and heal without inflaming or irritating the most tender fkinor most sensitive sore. Holloway's Ointment and Pills are infallable for curing bad legs, varicose veins, swelled ankles, erisypelas, scaly skin, and every variety of skin disease. Over all these disorders Holloway's remedies exert a quick and favorable action, and, where cure is possible, gradually but certainly arrive at that consummation. They are invaluable m the cure of scrofula and

curvy. It may be considered at least worth making an experiment on the following practice of the Chinese farmer, who soaks seed m liquid manure rednced with water. He allows it to Minain till it sprouts, when he plants. He thus obtains a rapid growth, saves from many inieots, and obtains better crops. We incline to think there is " something m it," and the method might be beneficial m certain oases, BUeh as dry weather poming before the seed has vegetated, when it may bave to lie for months m the ground before rain cornea to enable it to vegetate, while if the seed bad been sprouted before being sown it would have at once sent its roots down out of the reach of drought. Of course most gardeners follow the praotioe of Bleeping and sprouting certain seeds previous to BowiDg, but it is believed that liquid manure bai a more

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HAMPSTEAD TOWN BOARD., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2024, 29 December 1888

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