Ashburton Guardian Magna est Veritas et Prævalebit. SATURDAY, MAY 27, 1905. LOCAL AND GENERAL.
The Weather.—The instruments at the Domain Observatory yesterday morning registered 9 degrees of frost. Wbathkr FobhoaßT. — Captain Edwin wires:—-Strong winds to gale from between northeast and north and west. Glass fail, rain probable. Scottish Society.—A general meeting of the Ashburton Scottish Society will be held m the Oddfellows' Hall on Wednesday, Slat instant, at 7.30 p.m. The Society's second Ingleside will be held immediately after the meeting. Sale op Chaffcutting Plant.-—Mr F. Ferriman reports having sold on account of Mr C. Bennett, of Tinwald, his chaffcutting plant to Mr W. Bell, also of Tinwald. Salaby for the Leader of the Opposition.—The Farmers' Union Conference passed a resolution on the casting vote of the Chairman," That the leader of the Opposition be granted a salary equal to that of members of the Cabinet." Personal.—We notice m the ladies' page of the " Weekly Press " this week an &n----nouncement of the engagement of Miss Gussie Stephenson, second daughter of Mr H. Stephenson, of this town, to Mr Walter Raphael, surgeon dentist, Christchurch, well known m football and cricket circles. Slump m Cattlk—The growers and dealers of fat cattle are very pessimistic regarding the future of the cattle trade, realising that a further drop m price is imminent. One grower m the Hills district informs us he had a huge stroke of luck by disposing of 232 head of prime mid-Canterbury cattle prior to the recent fall m price, and feels exceedingly grateful at the result. Oddfellows.—'A short meeting of the local Oddfellows' I>dge was held last night, Bro. C. Campbell, N.G., presiding. A small list of sick pay was passed, and other routine business transacted- Three delegates were elected to attend the district meeting of delegates to be he}d at Ashburton on June 9th, The district officers intimated that they would pay the Lodge an official visit next Lodge night, and the Lodge officers were appointed a committee to arrange for an entertainment. The meeting was then closed m the usual way.
An Unosuai. Visitor—Mr Albert An nefct, of Hinds, informg us that, white he was driving from Ealing to Hinds about a a week ago, a stag jumped out of a water race, which was surrounded by long grass and rape. The sight of this strange animal startled the horse, with the result that the trap was overturned and smashed. It is stated that the atag has been seen by several persons, and was m one of the County Council plantations near the Hinds for two days after Mr Annett saw it. It is very unusual for this class of auimul to stray on to the plajns, the hills being its usual habitat. However, the report given above seems well enough authenticated. 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 respectively invited to inspect our new Autumn and Winter goods. "The Ladies' Tailor" magazine and fashion plates from London every month. —Craighead & Berryman. We are still selling far below any firm m Ashbnrton. Sugar, 561 b bag, 12a 6d; Currants, 3-J-d lb ; Sultanas, 4d lb; Electric Candles, 5d lb ; Coloured Wax Candles, 6d lb j Oatmeal, 2s 6d bag; Flour. 2001 b, 183 ; 1001 b, 9s 6d j 501 b, 5s ; 251 b, 2s 9d j Sand Soap, 4 cakes for Is; Sago and Tapioca, l£d per lb, 121 b for Is sdj Jluje'ga 6d per bug j Cornflour, 4 packets for Is; Kerosene 7s 6d per case, 3s 9d per tin. Discount Tickets tfiven with all Cash Purchases,—-John Orr & Co. § 0 STANDISH AND PKEECE Adopt all the latest styles and processes m photography. The " sitting " a pleasure, net an ordjßal, Ernest- Preece, operator, 31 § Hiffh RtrPßt Cbi-iste'nurciv For Children's Hacking Cough at Night, Woods' Great Peppermint Cure, la 6d