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Febsonaii. —A Inrfja number of friends of Messrs T. White and S. Holland assembled on the railway plafcfonn this afternoon, and gave their departing friends a haarty send off. Postal Pillar Boxer—Our attention has been frequently directed of late to a matter relating to the pillar boxes in Moore and Burnett streets. Each of these pillar boxes has printed notices thereon setting forth that the mail* are cleared at 10.15 a.m., 2.15 p.m., and 7.30 p.m. As a matter of fact, the boxes are cleired daily st 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. It is to bo hoped that the notices will be corrected, so a3 not to be misleading to the pubiic. TiNWA.r<D Town Board;— The usual monthly meeting of the Tinwald Domain Board was held on Saturday. PresentMessrs C. Doherty (chairman), J. Hampton, M. Lagan, T. Scaly and S. Heseltine. Mr M. O'Brien waa * appointed caretaker of the Domain. The following leases -were let: — Racecourse — F. McDonald; 58 acres, H. Friedlander ; 20 acre, C. Bennett ; 17 acres (subject to certain improvements), N. Fitzgerald. 16 was resolved to ask the Railway Department to have the fence between the Domain and the railway line out. Messrs Lagan, Hampton and the Chairman were appointed a Committee to supervise certain improvements. Accounts amounting: to £2 2s were passed for payment, and the meeting then, adjourned. Football —The following will represent the Southern Cross seniors in the match with the Methven seniors in the Domain on Wednesday next:—F. Clark, S. Col*erhouse, -W. Buchanan, A. Anderson, W. Fitzgerald, A. MoCallum, H. Hepburn, D. Grant, S. Gudsell, J. Gudsell, C. H. Tisoh, E. Hodgson, M. Fitzgerald, W. Brown, J. Monnicott, G. Smyth, G. McKenzie. Baling District. —Daring the past t«vo years ploughing operations in the Baling district have been extensively pushed ahead, and what was once practically a wilderness i.f tußsock is now being broken up and sowed down in English grasses. As a result <•( this breaking up of land t'armera are eDabled to keep a much larger number of sheep. Mr John Withell and othor farmers in the locality have adopted steam as a substitute for horse power in breaking up the land, and it is understood {that a much larger area will be brought under cultivation thia year than was the case last year. Some excellent turnip crops are now being fed off, and the stock generally are thriving well. The Ladies' Hockey Club will hold a practice on the men's hockey ground tomorrow, at 3.30 p.m. The next sale at the Mayfiald Yards will bft held on Thursday, May 18th. Mr William Houston, of Waterton, has purchased a farm at Heddon Bosh, Southland, and purposes leaving here to-morrow to take up his residence in that district. The usual weekly meeting of Allenton Debating Club was held in the schoolroom on Friday last, when there was a fair attendance. The subject for the debate was " Will land maintain its present value ?" The affirmative side won. The fishmongers in Chrisfcohurch have been notified by the officer in charge of the local Labour Bureau, that if they continue tv sell game, poultry, or rabbits, they will be required to close their shops on the weekly half holiday or proceedingu will be taken to enforce compliance with the Shops and Offices Act. It is probable that a teat case will result.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6564, 8 May 1905

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Untitled Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6564, 8 May 1905