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To-day's Telegrams.

United Press Association —Electric Telegraph. mmm Wellington, May 16 A preliminary meeting attended by about 100 citizens was. held to-night for the parpose of forming' & committee to arrange meetings for Father Hays. It waß decided to invite him to address two meetings in Wellington and to present him with an address on his arrival. New Plymouth, May 16 JL verdict of incendiarism by a person unknown was returned yesterday touching the fire by whioh an unoccupied dwelling louse owned by Mr 0. Hoby at Bell Block was destroyed on May 2nd. Christchurck, May 16 The Christchuroh Tramway Board today took over the lines from the old Company. The horse cars have all been dispensed with, steam motors only being ÜBed till the eletric cars are ready. A boy, whose kidnapping by one family from another was the "feature of a case heard in the Magistrate's Court last week, has been recaptured by the original custodians. Further litigation is likely to ensue from this incident. The City Council has agreed to pay four bands £50 each to give open air municipal j concerts daring the coming summer. A ! motion was carried that the Minister for Railways be written to urging that the Government Bhould, without delay, construct a subway under Colombo street railway crossing, or a bridge over the same lor foot passengers to reduce the danger and inconvenience to the public through trains being shunted, over tba crossing. Mr Ell, M.H.E., has suggested to the City Council to acquire a email area of the Port Hills, within say a snj.le of the foot thereof for recreation purposes. He thought Victoria Park too long and steep a climb for the majority of holiday-makers. The matter was referred to a committee. At a social tendered by the directors of the Clxristchurch Tramway Company to its employees an illuminated address was presented to Mr E. M. Macdonald, managing director, by the employees. Dunedin, May 16 Mr E. T. Christie, ex-Mayor, was entertained at dinner by the city councillors and presented with a ring in commemoration of ■bis year of office.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6571, 16 May 1905

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To-day's Telegrams. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6571, 16 May 1905