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Weathkr Fokecast. — Captain Edwin wires :■ —Strong winds to gale from between south-we3t and south and south-east; glass rise ; rain probable. The Ashburton Electoiutr. — Tho following cable, dated London, May 9th, has been received by a resident m the electorate from Mr John Kfcudholme: — " Have definitely decided will not contest nest election." Old Age Pension.—Presiding at a Bhort sitting of the Old Ago Pension Court today, Mr C, A. Wray, S.M., granted a pen- j sion. held over from last sitting for further proofs of olaim. ■ Da Watson's Mission—Dr Watson delivered a most convincing aud telling lecture at the Tabernacle yesterday afternoon on " The second coming of Christ." The audience was large and representative. His evening address on " The True Vine " was greatly appreciated by all present. "Lest We Forget." — Nobody should forget that on Saturday the Guardian four-page supplement is published. This week's issue is well up to the high standard set by previous issues. Short stories entitled " The Sea-goers," " Those Sinclairs," and "The Finding of Nicholas," are included, together with an interesting article on the Czar of Eussia, and many other items of current interest.

A Successful Boxing Instructor. — Messrs P, Cullen, winner of the Middleweight Championship of South Canterbury at the N.Z, Boxing Association's tournament m the Oddfellows' Hall last evening; A. Brown, winner of the Middle-weight Novice Competition; and T. Sherriff, who made a very creditable showing m the final of the Light-weight Novice Competition, are all pupils of Mr R. Mooch am, late of Ashburton, and now at Napier. Social Evening.— Eesponding to the invitation of Mr and Mrs James Elliott, some seventy persons assembled m the Orange Hall last evening for the purpose cf celebrating the occasion of their eldest son having attained his majority. Dancing was indulged m, excellent music being provided by Mr Win. Smithp while Mr Win, Arnst officiated as M.C. Eefresh,ments, provided by the hostess, were partaken of, and the function throughout was' of a most enjoyable character.. Easter Holidays Essay Competition. —Intending competitors for the prizes offered by Mr John McLachlan, M-.H.R., for the best essay on " How I spent my Easter Holidays, 1905," are reminded that to-morrow (Saturday) is the last day for receiving essays. Competitors must be primary school pupils resident m the Ashburton electorate, and the essays must be their bona fide work. The following have consented to act as judges :•—Miss Kershaw, M.A., Mr J. S. Tennant, M.A., and Mr Albert Miiller.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6568, 12 May 1905

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6568, 12 May 1905

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