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Agricultural Societies' Conference. —The Conference of: Agricultural Sociotios will be held m the Museum Buildings, Wellington, on Tuesday, July 18th. Ashburtonites Abroad—While m Invercargili some little titne ago, Mr David Thomas met no less than thirteen former Ashburton residents m thal". towa chiefly from the surrounding agricultural districts. How a Window Was Broken—As an inUxcated man was being escorted to li s home by a friend last evening the inebriated one stumbled and fell against one of tho shop windows m the premises of a Havelock Street grain merchant, shattering a pane. Tho incident was observed by Constable Joyce, who accostcl the men and'fcook thti" names. This morning the man who broke the window made good the damage to the proprietor of the store. The Anglo-Japanese Alltance.—The expediency of renewing the alliance with Japan has been widely discussed of late m the British Press, and the almost unanimous) opinion is favourable to its continuance. It is felt that every good reason for its original establishment has only batm strengthened by the events of the war. The Press m Japan have now joined m the discussion, and there also the conviction is expressed that the alliance is a desirable thing, and the present time opportune, for its confirmation or extension. Road Race.—-Tho Duulop Tyre Company has decided to hold its annual Timaru to Christchurchßoad Race on Saturday, September 2. Some very valuable prizes aro expected to be listed, and the arrangement? which are now m hand, promise to eclipse anything before attempted m the colony. Test races to choose representatives from the various centres from Auckland to Envercargill will again be run, and each representative establishing the fastest time will have his expenses paid to compete m tho Timaru-Christchurch event by the Dunlop Company. This Company will klso donate a prize of .£2O to the rider establishing the fastest time m the latter event, such rider to represent New Zealand m the Warrnambool -Melbourne Race on September 30. The big tyre company further present a road championship £5 5s gold medal to the colony's representative. Important Labour Decision.—A dscision of the highest importance to working men and employers of labour has been pronounced m the House of Lords. Some time ago the South Wales Miners' Federation, bent upon keeping up the price of coal, and, consequently, the miners' wages, resolved upon a system of stop-dayp, a device which may bo reasonable enough from their point of view, but is entirely subversive of the economic principles which they are generally supposed to have taken for their guidance. The masters, who argued that suspension of work without due notice amounted to breach of contract, brought an action for damages. They won their case, after an appeal, and now the highest Court haa upheld the decision against tho TJnion. At Woherhampton a motor car driver was fined £5, his license was suspended, and he was disqualified for a period of two years. A Japanese gumn.iker at Tokio has invented a bullet proof coat. The new motor omnibus service m the Islo of Wight touches alraost^every village and town m the Island. " Looping the loop " m a motor car, a recently introduced sensation, has already claimed a victim, a lady performer m Paris having succumbed to heart failure while < a lying out the caßgerous feat. Glasgow has added to its many municipal activities the ownership and managemnt ©fa cemetery. This (says the " Philadelphia Ledger') 13 pushing muni- i pal ownership iuto the ground. Col'-nial constituencies insist on their I members beitg always on the spot, and j contributors to every debut) of importance. The hundreds of silent and negligent Westminster legislaters wtuld not be tolerated m tho breezy political atmosphere of Greater Britain.—" Daily Chronicle."

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6591, 9 June 1905

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Untitled Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6591, 9 June 1905