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Cable News will be found on the first page and reports of the Addington and Burnside stock markets and the Dunedin grain market on the fourth pagfl. WuiTHKB Foftboast. — Captain Edwin wife-*:-—Strong winds to gala from between north-east and east and sou'h-east; glass fall ; rain, probably heavy. Personal—Mr John McLachla-i, M.H.I-?, is at present on a visit to Ashburton. The Trade. — The building trade m Ashburton is at present very brisk, all firms engaged m this line of business having as much work oa hand as they can deal with. Baling Stationmasteb—A public meeti ing to consider the appointment of a stationmiister at Eflling will be held at Carew on Monday evening at 7.30. A meeting for a similar purpose will be held at Uuttpuoa on Monday, June 12th. Proposed Political Address—Mr John McLachlan, M.H-E,, hag wired to Sir Joaeph Ward, requesting him to deliver an address at Ashburton prior to the opening of the session. To-night's Concert.—A Grand Concert, under the auspices of the Hakatere Club, will bo held m the Oddfellows' Hall to-night, when an excellent programme will be submitted. All who attend are eligible to take part m the guessing competition lethe number of people present, for whioh the Society offer a prize. As the admission charges are low, a good house should greet the performers. Juvenile Smoking Act.—The first case heard m Dunedin under the Juvenile Smoking Suppression Act of 1903 came before the Court there yesterday, when a twelve-year-old boy was convicted of smoking cigarettes m a public p'aos. The Sab-Inspeotor explained that the case was brought for the purpose of drawing attention to the Act, under which it was also an offence to supply tobacco to a youth.

Alleged Manslaughter—At the Christ - ohuroh Magistrate's Court yesterday, Susan Wood and Mabel Atkinson were charged with that, on May 3rd, at South Opawa, they " did cause the death ,of one Constance Comfort Cuddou, by placing her m a strait jacket, and strapping her down m bed, and did thereby commit the crime of manslaughter." Mr Stringer conducted the prosecution, Mr Russell appearad for Mrs Wood, and Mr Wilding for Nurse Atkinson. Accused, who reserved their defence, were committed to the Supreme Cou.'t for trial, bail being allowed m sureties of jBIOO each. Hookkt —A general meeting of the Ashburton Hockey Club was held m the County Council Chambers last evening, Mr H. A. Humphries presiding over a large attendance. Correspondence was read from Messrs C. Beid, F, Mainwaring. T. M. Morrisey, H. A, Humphries and M. J.M0019 accepting positions as officers of the Club, and enclosing donations. It was decided to accept the challenge of the Christchurch Drapers' Club for two matches to be (played at Ashburton on Monday next, and arrangements were completed tor the entertainment of the visitors. Applications from the Geraldine and Ashburton Ladies' Clubs, requesting permission to play matches on on the Hockey ground, were grantod subject to the same not interfering with the Club's, fixtures. Six new members were elected. Other minor business having been transacted, the meeting closed with votes of thanks to the chairman and Mr Mainwaring for the use of the room. A.A.C. & A.C.—A meeting of the A.A.C. & A.C. was held last evening. . PresentMessrs Anderson (m the chair), Thomas, Bundle, Bruce, Campbell, and Amos. An apology was received for the absence of Mr Sobilliacd. Messrs Uobilliard, Anderson, and the Secretary were appointed a Subcommittee to arrange matters m connection with proposed Bocial and presentation to be tendered to Mr Righton. A letter was received from the Secretary of the North Canterbury Centre of N.Z. League of Wheelmen, re appointing a representative m place of Mr Salter. It was resolved to ask Mr Eighton if he could act or find a suitable man. Accounts amounting to J324 3s were passed for payment. Mr Anderson reported that Mr Lopdell.a member from the P.A.B. and A.C, had offered 10s 6d as a special prize for a cross country eteepleohase. Donations were also received from Messrs W. Anderson, W. Rundte, and D. C. D. Thomas for the same event. The Secretary was instructed to thank the donors. Messrs Anderson, Thomas, and Rundle were appointed a Sab-Committee to arrange a course and a suitable date, and to report at nest meeting.

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LOCAL AND GENEEAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6585, 1 June 1905

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LOCAL AND GENEEAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6585, 1 June 1905

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