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County Band's Popular Concert.— Next Tuesday evening the County Band will give their first popular concert of this season. The Band will contribute the following items : — Maroh " Under der Freiheitz Banner " (Nowowski), cornet solo "The Holy City" (Bevan), with Band accompaniment, selection " Gems of British Song " (Round), and the grand commemorative overture '• Victoria" (Holloway). Miss Buchanan, L.A.8., will contribute a violin solo and a song, and Miss H. Kidd will contribute two vocal items. The comic element will be supplied by Mr Bert. Flower, and last, but not least, the Operatic Society have consented to sing two or three items. The excellence of the programme should ensure a large attendance. The Land Question.—Sir Joseph Ward, speaking at Eltham last night, said that one of the things the colony had to fear was fictitious valuelbeing put on land. The tendency to inflate the value of lands should be discouraged, and carefully reviewed. He dealt exhaustively with the land question, commending the appointment of the Land Commission. They should set their faces resolutely against the aggregation of large estates, and he believed that, if approached resolutely, and honestly, the land question was capable of satisfactory solution. The report of the Commission, when it came to hand, should be considered irrespective of party politics. He did not believe m the nationalisation of land m the sense m whioh some were advocating it. It might have been right m the time of Captain Cook, but vested interests must be re pected, The theory wag next door to impossible, and, while, the single taxers were earnest, he believed that they were on an entirely wrong track. An Up-to-Datb Cycle Mechanic. — Cyclists will be pleased to learn that there is now a thorough cycle mechanic m Ashburton. E. D. Johnston, of Burnett Street, has now engaged Mr W; B. Johnstone, late of the Anglo N.Z. Cycle Co., Christohurch, who has had 15 years' experience o£ building and repairing bicycles. Ladies' Tailoring.—We are now making a speciality of this department. Ladies who appreciate a good fit, good work and up-to-date neat and durable costumes, jackets, etc., at very moderate prices, are reßpectively invited to inspect our new Autumn and Winter goods. " The Ladies' Tailor" magazine and fashion plates from London every mpnth.—Crawbead & Bebrtha^,

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6580, 26 May 1905

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6580, 26 May 1905