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Reports of the Chrisfchurch and Ashburton grain market found on the fourth page of this issue. Weather Forecast. — Captain Edwin, wires as follows: Moderate eaaterly winds ' glass rise; expect hard frost. Tinwald Debating SociETY—The usual fortnightly meeting of this Club was held on Wednesday evening. The Vice-Presi-dent, Mr C. Smith, was m the chair. The subject of the evening was readings, Messrs .Shearer, Eobinson, Smith, and Olotbier rendering some very interesting items. The subject for next meeting will be a discussion on the evening paper. Mr G. Barr was elected a member -of the Club. A vote of thanks to the chair closed the meeting. Children's Teeth.—During the course of hia advocacy at the Dental Conference of the inspection of school children's teeth, Mr F. Armstrong, of Dunedin, said that much was being done m this much needed reform ia other parts of the world, lbo Brussels Municipal Council had appointed 11 dentist to inspect the teeth of the children of that city's schools, all of which ho visited one« a month, and attended to the eases observed by himself and brought under his notice by the teachers. The London School Board also had had inspection work carried out by dentists amongst children since 1892. In addition, Mr Armstrong mentioned that when the British Government recently appointed eight dentists to examine candidates for the army an expert critic wrote:—"The real solution of the whole question (that of the poor condition of the teeth of so many men who offered themselves for service m South Africa) lies m the appointment of dental surgeons to those schools and institutions from which our recruits are chiefly drawn." Mr Armstrong reminded the Conference that the New Zealand school teachers had asked for dental examination of their scholars; and leading denlists m the colony had testified that millions of teeth were lost every year that could be saved if a little inspection ! was done at the right time.

Property Sales—Mr F. Ferriman reports tue sale of the property known hs " Eliraanook," on the East Knit, to Mrs Glenie; and 123 acres on account of Mr T. Cavill, senr., to Mr J. K. Be^g. The SeiiWyn Seat—We understand that Mr A. H. Turnbull, Grain Mercbaut, of Chrisfcchurch, at one li-ne Chairman of the Canterbury Conciliation Board, intends contesting the Selwyn seat at the next General Election. Musical Knowt.sdgk Examination ~ Thirteen candidates pressutud themselves to-day for the examination m muskal knowledge held by Trinity College, Lond<a. The examination waa held m the Borough School, under the supervision of Mrs H. A. Gat.s. TINW.YIiD PuE-BYTICRUN CltUUOtl.—TllG anniversary services m connection with tha Tinwald Presbyterian Chinch will be hold to-raorrow at 2.30 aad 630 p.m., when the collections will be m aid of thf> funds. The annual concprfc will be held m the Oddfellows.' Hall, Tinwald, on Thursday evening. Profit Sharing.—The Napier engineering firm of J. J. Niven and Co. is giving the profit-sharing system a trial. A bonus will be given equal to the current rate of interest for L 2 months ou £8000. The firm intends at the nest distribution to utje more discrimination, and to apportion the amount according to the ability aad energy shown by the various employees. OddjteliLoavs. — The usual fortnightly meeting of the Loyal Ashburton Oddfellows' Lodge was held last night, N.G. Bro. C. Campbell presiding over a large attendance of members and visiting brethren. A light list of sick pay and other accounts were passed for payment, and other routine business transacted. Two candidates were proposed for membership. The district officu\3 W6re present on their official visit and expressed satisfaction with tha condition and working of the Lodge. After the Lodge closed, the visiting brethren were entertained at supper, when the usual appropriate toasts were honoured. A scratch card match was played between teams selected by the N.G. and the V.G., the former proving victorious by a small margin. Another Carnegie Gift — It is announced from New York that Mr Carnegie has made a gift of: ten million dollars (.£2,000,000) to provide annuities for College Professors unable to continue active work. Professors m the United States, Canada, and Newfoundland will be qualified to share m the income from this magnificent gift. Ft is understood that, besides providing a dignified retirement for superannuated professors, it is the donor's desire to advance the cause of education by offering colleges an opportunity of replacing members of their faculties after long service with younger, more vigorous, and more efficient professors. The fund applies to universities, colleges and technical schools, without regard to race, creed, or colour; but institutions imposing a theological test are excluded,

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6592, 10 June 1905

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6592, 10 June 1905

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