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Cable News will be found on the first page and reports of the A^hburfcon, Chriat--church, find Timaru gcaiu markets oa the fourth page. River K.KPOUT—Tbe Telfi^r^ph Department advises h« follows: —The Rak:«a, Eangitatn, und Waitaki rivors atoiugood ordar for fishing. W BATH KB feWKHABT. •— OrtptalU Kdwin wires:—Strong winds to a (jrale from between north and wast and 'south-west after 12 hours from now j glass fall j rain probable. Personal. —Mr J. P.iterson, of Mataura, and late of Liamore, is at preset m Ashburton. M.U., 1.0.0. F. — The usual fortnightly meeting of the Loyal Ashburion Lodge was held list evening, Bro. C. Campbell, N.G., presiding over »n average number of members, rtieltfpay wns passed to members I entitled to same, and ether routine business disposed of. Ono new member was initiated. A Committee wna appointed to arrange for holding the annu d meeting. EiFFKt.TON—At a meeting of householders on Tuesday Messrs A. Moore, A. Davidson, <x. Kusbunl, J. Prendergast, and J. P. M^Quilkin were elected a School Committee. At a meeting of the Committee held subsequently, Mr J. P. McQuillan was elected chairman. Stationmastek fob Haling.—Mr J. MeLachlan, M.H.R., has received the following letter from the Hon. A. Pitt, Acting Minister for' Railways: —" lam m receipt of your letter of the 21st instant, enclosing one received by you from Mr William Jackson of Haling with reference to the appointment of a stationmaster at that place. In reply, I desire to inform you that the re- | presentations made are duly noted and I am looking into the matter." ANGLtNG —Mr A. H, Shury reports that the Aehburton rivor is at present m splendid order for fly fiahing. He caught six trout last Tueaday, aggregating 7ib, fiCtoen on 1 Thursday, aggregating 101 b, and seven yesterday, aggregating 61b, the largest caught weighing 2lb. The river is not suitable for worm fishing, the bottom being green with weeds. Telephone for Wakanoi.-—Mr J. MoLachlan, M.H.K., has received the following letter from the Hon. A. I'itt, Acting Post-master-General :—" lam m receipt of your letter of the 21st inst enclosing one received by ynu from Mr John Lambie of Kyle, on behalf of a number of settlers m the Wakanui, Seaview, Kyle and Doric districts, requesting the establishment of a telephonic communication between those places and the 'Ashburton bureau. In reply 1 desire to inform you that the representations made are duly noted and will receive consideration." Young People's Society—Th^ Primitive Methodist Young Peopled Society visited the Baptist Society last evening, and spent a very pleasant time. The attentendance was large, and the chair was occupied by Mr Horrill. Papers were given by Misses Tucker, M. Willers, and Mr Tucker, on "Gifts of Life." Mr Horrili and the Rev W. L. Salter also gave short addresses. Those Eailwat Station Latrines.— Speaking at the St. Patrick's Association smoke concert on Thursday, His Worship the Mayor referred to the railway station latrines as a standing reproach to himself and the member for the district, said and they would continue to agitato until the Governraent heeded their appeal. He had been shown the system adopted by the local brunch of the Farmers' Co-op. Association, costing only about .£2OO to instal, and he thought the Government might well adopt the same, and then wo might claim to be one of the cleau towns m the colony. Draughts Club—A Committee meeting of the Ashburton Draughts and Chess Club was held last evening. Mr W. Smith occupied the chair. On the motion of Mr W. Kerr it was decided to hold a tournament commencing on Thursday, May 4tb, and to donate three prizes to the value of Ids, 10s, and ss. It was decided tt elect two more members on the Committee, also a handicapper and a referee for the tournament. The election will take place on Monday evening when a good attendance of members or intending members is requested. Ladies' Hockey Club.—A. meeting of the Ladies Hockey Club was held last night. A fair number of ladies were present, Miss Mawson being m the chair. The Mayoress was appointed President, and Mesdames Mainwaring, Snodgraae, Morrisey, Friedlander, Timmins, Clarke and D. McLean vice Presidents; secretary, Miss Mawson; treasurer, Miss R. Hefford; captain, Miss M. Harman; sub-captain, Miss C. Porter j committee, Misses Amy Hewson, A. Stock, K. Walsh, B. Stuart, B. Porter, M. Berryman, and K. and G. Eleselfcine. Rules were adopted, and it was resolved to open the season next Thursday afternoon on Mona Square. Intending players are requested to bring their, sticks. The colours of the Club will be cream and navy blue. In view of a match taking place with the Geraldine Ladies' Club shortly members are requested to practice as much as possible. No doubt great interest will be taken m the game with the Geraldine Club, as it will be the first of it 3 kind m Ashburton. Wedding. —At the Salvation Army Quarters, Rakaia, on Friday, 21st inst., Mr Bertram E. Sinolair, N.E. Valley, Dunedin, was married to Mabel, second daughter of Mr W. Breach, Rakaia. The Hall, was very tastefully decorated, and the ceremony was performed by Ensign Marshall. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr H. Breach, while Mr E. Sinclair, brother of the bridegroom, acted as groomsman. The bridesmaids were Miss Bessie Breach, and Misa Connie Sinclair. The bride wore navy blue with white silk sash and carried a magnificent bouquet of white flowers. The bridesmaids wore navy blue trimmed with cream colour, with picture hafcs. After the ceremony the guo3ts,to the number of nearly 200, partook of a splendid repast m a spacious marquee erected at the back of the Hall. Mr and Mis Sinclair left by the evening train for Ashburton, en route for Dunedin. In the evening the guests spent a very pleasant time m the Hall. Mr and Mrs Sinclair were the recipients of a large number of very handsome and valuable present?. Among the guests were seveml from Dunedin, Oamaru, Auckland, Ashburton, Leeston, Doyleston, and other places. The Adiburton Salvation Army Band wero present, and rendered some excellent music. It may be mentioned that this was the first Salvation wedding ever hold m Eakaia.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6557, 29 April 1905

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6557, 29 April 1905