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To-day's Telegrams.

United Press Association—Per Electric Telegraph. Auckland, May 10, Judge Chapman's decision m the Arbitration Court, dismissing the cooks' and stewards' dispute, on the ground that the second ballot confirming the resolution and the citation filed was held the same day as the first meeting, has catted a sensation. The local decision affects the whole of the colony, and it ia alleged that nearly all existing awards are based on the same defect. A similar objection was Raised m the butchers' dispute. Eosser, worker's secretary, said the same proceeding had been followed since the Court was established, and there was danger that employers will ask for the decision to be made retrospective. Unionists were not all patient lambs, and there has been talk of cancelling registration and going on strike. Judge Chapman said ho hoped the Unions would have more sense, and deferred hia final decision till Friday. Wellington, May 10 When the Moeraki arrived from Sydney to-da7, it was found that one of the ship's boys was suffering from a skin eruption, sufficiently suspicious to induce the port health officer to call m the district health officer. The two doctors decided that the troublo the boy is suffering from is not contagious, and vessel was accordingly allowed to come alongside the wharf. At a largely attended meeting held m Wellington last night, and addressed by Mr Massey, the leader of the Opposition, it was decided to form a political reform league., May 10 The May-T, Mr James Craigie, has just presented the municipality with a gift valued at ,£IOO m the shape of an avenue of treQ3 which he has offered to plant on the town belt and maintain for three years. CftuiSTCHURCH, May 10. Captain W. Itannif, late of the schooner Falcon, hss been appointed to command the yacht Privateer, and will take her to Sydner, whore sho will be handed over (o tho Methodist South Seas Mission for use amoiifj the islands. Mr T. Clarkson, a rnomber of tho " Canterbury Times " staff, and well-known m cycling circles, has definitely decided to become a candidate for the Avon seat at nexf geriHial election. Dunedin, May 10 Mr W. Evans, a Timaru miller, on the the eve of his departure for Europe was entertained by representative commaroial and professional men, and was picsented with an address and several articles for use on tho vovaofß. A number of speeches <vere irmdo oulogisiug Mr Evans' half century of work as a colonist. Except m a few isolated cases where shopkeepers threaten to disregard the law as to six o'clock closing, it will be observod quietly and universally .throughout Dunedin, ; Feilding, May 10 Mr W. Dickson will canted; the Oroua soafc wt thrt forthcoming elections m the interests of the Government. Blenheim, May 10 A meeting of the Marlhorough Railway League resolved that the Flaxbourne estate having been acquired for close settlement, the Government should be strongly urged to proceed with the construction of the railway southwards immediately, and also with the erection of a new wharf at Picton, and that the Government be requested to put a large vote on the Hext session's estimates to enable these works to be proceeded with at once. It is understood everything is being done by the Government to ensure that the agricultural sections shall be settled by the end of June next. It is expected the total population of the estate when all the sections are taken up will be about 600 people.

Presbntation.—On Sunday afternoon m the Primitive Methodist Church, presentations were made to Mr and Mrs G. Wright, who are about to sover fcheic connection with the Sunday School bere, on account of their retrieval to Tiuvmi. Mr Wright, who has been superintendent for over two year?, received a handsome bibl-', while Mrs Wright received a well bound and nicely finished church Hymnal, she having occupied the position as org mist and teacher, Mr H. Eobinson, fcho newly elected superintendent, made the presentation on behalf of the teachers. A few remarks were also made by Messrs Hnrrill and A. Protheroe. The recipients suitably replied. Young People's Society.—The usual weakly meeting of the Primitive Methodist Young People's Society took place m the church vestry last evening. The attendance w«s good, and the chair was occupied by Mr E. Marsden. A very interesting and instructive paper was Riven by Mr G. Wright on the " Blessings of Adversity," Reference was made during the evening to the departure of Mr and Mrs Wright, and a hope was expressed that they would enter as heartily into the work of the Society m Timarn as they have done here. Next week the subject will be " stories on great workers," all the members to take part. Personal. —The "Clutha Leader " m its last issue contains the following paragraph: •—Mr and Mrs George Johnston, of Greenhills, Kaihiku, returned from a trip to the | Ashburton district on Saturday, where they were staying with friends at Tinwald. They spent a very pleasant holiday. During their trip north they visited the Rev. G. B. Inglis of Ashburton, who formerly was stationed at Warepa, and he and Mrs Inglis, our readers will be glad to learn, were m good health, and Mr Inglis as energetic as ever. They have a kindly recollection of all ■ heir numerous friends m this district and made many enquiries after the well doing of the younger members of their former flock. Accident.—White engaged shunting m the railway yards this afternoon, a shunter named McDougal got his right hand jammed between tho buffers of two trucks, several of his fingers being badly smashed. By some means the hooks forming the connection of the trucks.would not work freely, and it was while attempting to remedy the defect that Mr MoDougal mot with the unfortunate accident, He was taken to Dr Boyd, who attended to tho injuries, but at present it is not certain whether the injured man will not have to get one of the smashed fingers amputated. Boxing Tournament.—A very fair entry has been received for the Ashburton Centre's ißoxing Championship Tournament, which takes place on Thursday and Friday nights next m the Oddfellows' Hall. Competitors hail from all parts of Canterbury, a strong contingent coming from Christohurch and Lyttelton. Local competitors are well to the fore, and P. Cullen has entered for the middle weight Championship. As usual, the most complete arrangements have been made to ensure the safety of competitors' A cable says that the estate of the late W, S. Sievier, the bookmaker, has been proved at JE83.000. - . . : Steps are being taken by the Roman Catholics m Chriatchurch to organise a gigantic fairfor the purpose of reducing the debt upon their new cathedral. The scheme of " 6d a week " contribution that has been m operation since the building waa completed has already produced £1200.

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To-day's Telegrams., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6566, 10 May 1905

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To-day's Telegrams. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6566, 10 May 1905

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