The old identities of this district, those who have been here since this particular portion of Canterbury .was Invested with the now historic name "of Newlands, are quickly taking their departure, m a literal sense, to "green fields and pastures new." Mr W. T. Lill, Chairman of our School Committee, and an excellent one too, has gone to Willowby. His presence is missed, I may say, by one and all; for he was always pleasant and genial to all who knew him. The Band of Hope continues to hold its monthly meetings, which, as a rule, are well attended. It is to be hoped that the principles inculcated at them will make an indelible impression on the youths ; for no assertion is capable of stronger proof than that drink is the primary cause of two-thirds of the misery of this strange world. Many of the fields, which a short time ago looked very uninteresting to one uninitiated m the mysteries of farmiiig, are now beginning to assume quite a brilliant green appearance, much to the delight not only of the farmer but of the lover of the picturesque. The recent rains which were so badly needed here, as elsewhere, are answerable for the general satisfaction. But are farmers ever quite satisfied with the weather ? This is a problem, Mr Editor, which I have lately been trying to solve, but I can arrive at no satisfactory solution.
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NEWLANDS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2459, 5 July 1890
NEWLANDS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2459, 5 July 1890
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