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Bank Holiday.—The Banks m Ashburton and Rakaia will observe Wednesday, May 24 th (Empire Day), as a holiday. The Oddfellows' Hall.—The tender for additions to the Oddfellows' Hall has been let to Mr Chas. Baker, and the work will be proceeded with at once. Wool and Skin Sales.—At the wool and skin sales to-day, it was decided on the suggestion of Mr D. Thomas to commence the sales m future at 11 o'clock sharp. GODLKSSNESS OT ENGLISH SOCIETY.— Bishop Julius, preaching at Sfc, Michael's, Christchurch, last evening, said:—"lspent many months m England, and I never felt so deeply the terrible results of the growth of materialistic science and what is now called by a good many agnosticism. Society m England has got rid of God, and heaven, and hell, and every sort of influence and control upon itself. And the result is that Society m England, without control, is pleasing itself, following its own ways and going down, down, down." Dr ruseell, speaking on the subjeot of creina.ion at Christchurch on Wednesday evening, said that he had examined the cifcy destructor, and found that the retorts were quite capable of taking a human body. He thought that the unclaimed bodies which had from time to time to be disposed of should be cremated. The adoption of such a process would be the means of gaining support for the principle of cremation. Discount Tickets given with all cash purchases of Groceries at John Ore & Co.'a

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6570, 15 May 1905

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6570, 15 May 1905

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