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(FKOM, OUR OWN COnKESPONDENT.J King Front has rel.ned for a who!e w>i k with qalte exceptional •everlty, all the oroeks becoming solid ice, and o*tt'e and horses havlrg t> be served with water as well at food. Boy 4 have udj >yed their elides, aud grown children have taken the rust off their skatts muoh to tbu delight of both. Skating la like swlmmlog, onoe learned it la seldom forgotten ; bnt there are no large sheets of water to practice on nearer than the Asbburton Girge, Lake Kmma being one of the nearest accessible, and far nearer than Like Qeion 13 miles long by l£ miles wide ) Id England the winter ot '78 And '79 wai remarkable for fr b», nkfttlog being indulged In for nine weeks consecutively, W& oould IU itfihrd to Indalye n the luxury fi r that time In New Zealand, loant provision belug made for housing stcok or feeding them, and we may be thankful It la not required. To-d»y (Wednesday) there la every pr jspeot of the frost bie*klng np. David MoLeiab, son of Mr Lou'i MoLelab, met with a a rioos aooideot last week. While pull n< eomo straws from the ehaffoutter oog* heela hla right hand wan drawn In and the ends of hla two middle fiugors wueoutoff. He Is progreeelng favoiably. i\ The Salvation Army evidently find up 'oonntry a good recruiting ground. Five day* are shortly to bn pnt m at Methven s.od tho Bush, and a "flue up" In the shape of a tea mooting la to take place. The Sprlnghuvn »eotlon of the Mount Socnars Railway was finished, bo tut as rail Uylng la oonoemod, to the' Pound on Friday las', nnj % all that remains to be done la the ballon leg, Oarponlers are busy with the new goode<ahad, and Spring>urn may be congratulated .on its rupld Improvement a, i M«>thv»n, A-lforU Forest, Sprlngburn and Muunt Sum rs are fruin twenty two to twtnty-fiva miles distant from Ashburton, irhfo'i Is tha nearest pUoe of resort for medical attendance, and hi case of argent necessity this Is felt keenly all round, Would It not be possible to get a medloal man to p»y a visit on a obtain given day In eaoh month at reasonable ratea or for vaooioatlon purpoiei ? Although 'h'l would not bo available for sodden ■tokneii or accident, it wonld be something. Again for registration of births and deatbi the Government llttly know the Inconvenience of persons having to travol 25 miles for suoh a neoessary purpose, or oome nearer place would be tixed upon. All alcng the hills groat pronoun has been mida, the population ijproaeos fast, nnd It must be the fault •if the porple if they do not compel attention to this. Tho p b year Ime boon an exceptionally good ono for the tiinbnr trudo, tfco quantity of firewood, H'nkoH and potts takon iw<y boiuK onormouß, fchorfc leng'hs of (irownotl, s»y from ouo to two foot, to suit any fireplace, and out by steam, aie greatly ru'i upon, tho price bring moderate and h > waving m iab:<r considerable On Saturd y ovoning last tho 1.0. G.T. >prin>»bu>n Lodge mot to prdnent thu.r sislc, Mrs J. MoFurhmo, with a liuiiilhoiiio timopioco as a memento of the interest she has always shown m the Toiupe'rauce oaudO, An od joy able evening waiipent, - •• I

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ALFORD FOREST., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2154, 21 June 1889

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ALFORD FOREST. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2154, 21 June 1889