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ALFORD FOREST.

(From ova xms Oobbbspondbnt,) i Tbe longest spell of snow and frost ever -expeienoed here he 3 given plao9 to bright aanDy days and sharp froaty nights. The ground for • few miles along, the $111 a idea, was oovered with enow forllva long weeks continuously, From this point of vantage we oou.ld traoe clearly where the snow line ceased, and obuld only privy those able to- fallow the neoesaaVy agricultural work. Bush work irai almost stopped, and now the traoks through ihe bash are fea-fnlly heavy, In Home wdrn - place*' the body of the dray tnuoalng the ground, and threo horjes being, requited to do the work of one, ; j ,-t Short lengths of, raaohloei cat firewood are In great demand, and hew* itakes W; Well' as heart poata, ■ T > show the aevarlty pf the season, fpS* Tnacceislble bVufnts for the p'ib, one being ■hot a mUe'ifrom iHe b«ae of Mo^nt Alford, and several others were ?Q>n. : * Sprlhgbarn r>ilw>y termfoas pt^aenti a baay aspect, fifteen 1 o»rpenter« beln? hard at work on the goods shed, engine hoate and rther bnlldfagi; ir Any one delighting In he sight of a real good eubatanUal I p'eo? of woi^mtnoWp ahodldpay the spot ' a visit, BalUotln^;. Is prooeodln^ rapidly on the line, whfo^jW'U' be opened for traffih In September. Wo may expaot^no forthee extension of the line for years; to oomo, the cost of c^rrpln? It over the » wo rivers, Taylor'a Stream, and ihe North Aabburton belne; prohibitive <n th-^ pnaoent Bl^te Qf things. Many will ba tempted H fleitle m -this ;nel«hborhood. i Several good houses have been ereoied already, notably the Manse, a fine large balldlng, and Mr Jsmps Jobnßtone*H resldenoe, .between the r*ili»ay stattlon and the Poand" Othera are m oonte'mplatlon. The oblef poetmis^er paid Spring-, burn a visit last #eek, and doubtless hia deolelpn In th« ojitker of poatioffioe ;ao«. /jopinipdftUoa^lllbe'an^tQUßl| looked for Whatever itTnißy bp, hwllfuSt pleaße all., as, Indeed, what deolaJon ever does? <„ ' A large Q\x mill Is to be erected near. Mount Hmt> whloh^wlll give em ploy m 1 at to many band« t the supply of raw matfiJa^ belns> txoellent. While felling a^largo trea Mr W. ; i. Lyllan met with an aco'dent, a brt ' *h breaking off r »nd.fall|qg onhjlsbeid, wj |t ofy aißep'y. •It waa h- mrjt o v \ eaol 59 from I' totality, " He ft i tnw In a fair way for recovery, ;. Hares are blooming a serious nuieaqon, aud being awlft of foot they are not s ) eiftlly koti^down i^> the Rabbits;. • The latterhave become nearly : eatinot round here, bot tho^sparrpwß peem to laugh at the poisoned grain. ; ' ■ '' i

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ALFORD FOREST. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2184, 27 July 1889

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