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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

Personal. —Mr H. F. Nicoll, with his wife and ftvraily, left yesterday on a trip to the Old Country. Train Delayed.—The second express for Christchurch last night arrived at Ashburton about an hour and forty miuutes late. The cause of the delay was a breakdown south of Oamaru. Football.—-The annual football match J Borough School v. Catholic School was played in the Domain yesterday, resulting in a win for the former by 14 points to 3. For the Borough Slade, Campbell, Mathias, and Whitaker played, a good game, each scoring a try, the last named kicking a penalty goal. Fitzgerald (2), Moison, and Lagan, for the Catholic School, played well, one of the Fitzgeralds scoring a try. Mr P. Hevell acted as referee.

MUNICIPALISATION OF ChRISTCHURCH Lighting—Mr T. E c Taylor, speaking at. the Royal Cat' 6, Christohuroh, on Monday, suggested that Mr Q-. G-. Stead, who had been a prominent supporter of the movement for the niunicipalisationof the Christchurch tramways, should also help to municipalise the lighting of the city. Mr Sload interjected " I proposed that seven years ago." Mr Stead, interviewed lator, stated that in 1898, on behalf of tho directors of thf) Christchurch Gas Co., ho submitted to [ a mnmber of the City Council an offer to sell the Company's property for ,£2i0.000 payable in 4 per cent debentures, A Committee was set up at Mr Taylor's meeting, and will wait on the City Council at its next meeting to ask that the Council consider the advisability of purchasing the Gas Co's, property at price mentioned plus any sums invested in the business since 1898. Mr Taylor considers that if the property can be obtained on these terms, the transaction would be a most advantageous one to the city. Very Stylish Tailoring at Popular Pbices.—On Saturday next, 10th inst., Mr Kowles, well known as a representative of Strange's great Tailoring Business nt Christchwch, will be once more in Ash-, button, and may be consulted at Strange's Agoncy, Burnett street (G. L, Sandrey's), between 2 nnd 8.30 p.m. On this occasion M- ''nwles will t"X v> bt' the-* VJ.^f; idaas in "•' ' ■'■ . 1:.:.:..^.. Tl^.ii ui;SC •;^' tive. 6 91

Fallacies of No-Licknsb—At Mr I Stewart's ineetiag on Tuesday night Mr ' Joseph Ivess took the chair oaly after a motion had been carried by the meeting, requesting him to do so. Homing —On acconnt of the wot weather the pigeon flying race to bri flown from Oarua.ru has been postponed for a week. The Secretary wired this morning to have th« birds returned by train. KETrTHNKD Troopers' Reunion —Those interested «ra reminded that the Eeunioa Social given by the Returned South African Volunteers of this Oouuty will ba held at the Oddfellows' Hall at 8 p.m. this evening. Presentation—Mr Duncan, cook to Mr Morrow's plough camp at Montalto, was presented with a case containing two silver mounted pipes by Mr Morrow's employees recently, on the occasion of his returning to the camp after a six months' absence. During the evening songs were contrihut :d by Messrs D. Harvey, K. Byrne, ani D. M. Kellahon, the last named making a great hit with a spirited renderingof' Auhbucton'a National Anthem — McLaehlan to the Front' The evening was wound up with a dance. Deposit Bates-— The majority of the building companies in Wellington, following the example of the banks, have reduced their rates for deposits by one half per cent, it will be remembered that the recent upward movement commenced by the increase of one-half per cent, in the Post Office Savings Banks deposit rates from Ist December last. The building companies at once followed suit, and a few days later the banks of issue also raised the rates, but on account of the cheapening tendency of money recently reduced them. Midland Railway.—With the intention of completing the Midland railway to a pomS beyond Broken Biver, in eighteen months, the number of men employed on the construction works will shortly be increased to about three hundred. At present there are two hundred and fifty men employed, and an additional fifty are to be put on soon. These latter will consist chiefly of men capable of doing'tunnel work and first class navvies. A station is to be erected beyond Broken River, and when the line reaches this poiafc it is anticipated that the journey between this city and the West Coast will be accomplished in one day. The connecting coach road between the Cass and the Broken Biver railway station is being put in hand. Addington Sale.—"The following sales were effected on behalf of local olients at Addington yesterday;— Fat lambs—Mr A. DMcllraith, (Rakaia) 27 at 20s lOd; Mr W. Harrison (Rakaia) 68 at 18a lid. Fat sheep—Wethers Mr D McMillan, (Eakaia), 20 at 25b 3d; Mr W. Wilkinson (Cherfcsey), 117 at 22s Id to 245; Mr H. Bond (Highbank) 65 afc 21s 7d to 23s 5d j Mr W. Harrison (Kakaia) 185 at 20s 9d to 22s 9d ; ewes, Mr D. McMillan (Rakaia), 45 at 18s lOd to 20a 3d; Messrs P, C, and P C.Threlkeld(Methven) 54 afc 18s 9d to 20s; Mr H. Bond (Highbank) 57 at 18s Id to 19s 2d 5 Mr P. Drummond (Lyndhurst) 187 afc 17s 4d to 18s 9d; Mr R. Campbell (Dromore), 62 afc 15s 5d to 17s 3d; Mr H. J. Harrison (Rakaia) 43 at 14s 2d to 16s; Mr W. Setters (Methvon) 59 at 14s to 14s lOd ; Mr J. Blaokley (Rakaia), 62 at 17s 4d to 18s lid.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6590, 8 June 1905

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6590, 8 June 1905

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