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Young People's Society.—There was a good attendance at thw Primitive Methodist Young People's Society on Tuesday evening, when a paper on " The Life of Paul " was given by Mrs Pollock, which proved very interesting and instructive, Mr P. Addis occupied the chair. Next week the Society will visit th.9 Maptist Society, when the subject will be " Gifts of Life." Obituary.—Advice was received m Ashburton to-day that the widow of the late Mr Todd, ot; Chertsey, died at Addington this morning after a painful illness. The deceased lady was well known and highly respected m the Cbert&ey district, whore her late husband occupied the position of school teacher for many years. The Railway Traffic. — Tho various trains passing through Ashburton to-day were heavily laden with passengers. The afternoon express arrived about 40 minutes late, which was, no doubt, due to the heavy passenger traffic. Volunteer Camp—A fatigue party of twenty men of the South Canterbury Battalion under Quarter-Master T. Hayes and Sergeant-Major Jones left Ashburton for Dunsandel by the morning train for the purpose of pitching the tents and preparing the camp m readiness for the full complej ment of men and officers that will arrive there by the special train this evening. It is understood that about thirty-five men of the Guards and a similar number of the Eifleß will comprise the strength of the Ashburton Infautry corpa. The Ashburton Mounted Rifles will leave here by a special train at 1.45 a.m. Some few days ago it was anticipated that about forty would participate m the encampment, but owing to the wet weather it is presumed that there will not be near that number. Mr H. Davis returns thanks for his reelection at Mayor. The Gas Works invite tenders for trenching. The bazaar m connection with' the St. Saviour's Church, Tinwald, usually held on Easter Monday, will be held on May 4th this year. Mr James Cow left Asbburton by this afternoon's express en route for the Old Country. The Cbristchurch Public Library haß donated a parcel of magazines and books to the Tuarangi Home. For Bronchial Coughs take Woods' Great Peppermint Cure. Is 6d

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6551, 20 April 1905

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Untitled Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6551, 20 April 1905