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To meet the wishes or a number of friends, Mr Boothroyd has taken the shop lately Occupied by Mr Ranger, for three days only, where lie is offering a varied assortment of books, stationery jniaps, pictures, and scraps, before leaving for Thnaru, where he intends commencing business. At noon to-day a horse attached to a light vehicle took fright from some cause near the Ashburton bridge, and "bolted* up the main road- The driver, an elderly man whose name we could-not ascertain, was unable to check the runway, and when opposite Mr Tasker's was thrown out of the rehiclc, but maintained rib sefiqhs injury. Owing to the number of persons daily besieging the Ashburton Registrar's Office for voting forms, a riiiniber of these hax* been ordered from the local Printing Office, parcels containing additional supplies not having arrived. When we went to press this afternoon a well-attended meeting of farmers was being hold m the Orange Hall to protest against the action of Christchurch wool buyers m "boycotting" the Ashburton wool sales. The meeting was held at too late an hour to. permit of a report m tbis issue. This will appear on Monday. The following resolution was agreed to :—That this meeting baring considered the correspondence which has passed between the wool buyers and the merchants of A.3hburton, is of opinion that the arguments set forth by the merchants are fair and reasonable, seeing that. Ashburton is the centre of a very large district, with a woollen mill consuming £10,000 or £12,000 worth of wool a year, and will do ita beat to maintain the auction sales at Ashburton and advises the merchants to endeavour to remedy the grievances complained of, viz— the want of sufficient light^ and dates of sales to suit the convenience of buyers.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2535, 4 October 1890

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Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2535, 4 October 1890