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TO THE EDITOR. Sib,—Passing through Cathedral Square, Christchurch, on a recent Saturday night, I noticed a crowd of people standing round an express, and on going over heard a part of an address that was being delivered by Mr Yates, a temperance advocate. In the course of his remarks he told the following concerning Ashburton :—A friend of his, a traveller, was m Ashburton when the district was under license, and also when it was under no-license, and he had said that the hotel he was staying at, namely, the Commercial Hotel, was m a far more comfortable condition now than when it was when liquor was being sold. He had also during a recent three weeks' visit, m which he had visited a large number of businesses and private houses, been offered only one glass of liquor. All the publicans m Christchurch could not convince him against these facts said Mr Yates. He intended to visit Ashburton before next election, and ascertain facts for himself.— I am, etc., B.E.M.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6568, 12 May 1905

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NO-LICENSE IN ASHBURTON. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6568, 12 May 1905