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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

Wb^thsr Fobboast.—-<V«nfcaih Edwin wired as follows : —.Strong winds to a gale from between west and south-we3t and c-outh j gluss rise; rain probable, and weather co d. Property Saws —Mr F. Ferriman reports tlio s:iio of T.S. 11.2(5 and 1127 and dwelling, in Cameron strrfor, ou account of Mr (r. J. Wallace, to Mr John Wifchail; also T.B. 739 and dwo'liog, iv Wills street, east, ou account of Mr E. A. Constable, to Mr Georga Wood. County Council.---At nest meeting of fcho Ash'uurfcon County Council Mr Hfirper will move the following motions: (I) ■' Thit tha Council consider the best method of checking the increase of hares iv the County "; and (2) " Thit the water charges duo on 15th July, 1005, in tho Eakaia water supply dintrics aad Ashburt^n Forks water supply district he reduced from 7d per chain and (id per chain respectively to 5J per chain, ps now charged in the Ashliurton-Raigitat* w,iter supply district." Yi.unu People's Society.—The ordinary weekly mooting of the Primitive Methodist Young People's Sorioty was held last evening, and wns fairly well attended. Miss M. Willera discharged the duties of leader. Owing to the unavoidable absence of Miss Blee, her paper on " Difficulties " was read by Mr Horrill. Discussion followed the reading of tho paper, and altogether a good time was spent. Next week's meeting will take the form of a free and easy social. Chbistchoroh Frksbttery—At a meeting of tha Christehurch Presbytery yesterday a vole of thanks was passed to Mr Copland for presenting a section of land in the R&kaia district, and for contributions to the erection of the church. On the motion of Mr Ing.lis, it was decided that a conference in connection with the attitude of the young to the church should be held in the evening of August 8. Destructive Hares—Reports to hand from various districts throughout the county point to the fact that hares are rapidly increasing and that they are doing much damage to turnip and rape crops, young plantations, fruit gardens, etc. The increase in the hares is attributed to the fact that for several years past export buyers paid 9d to Is per hare and at present little or no demand is made at6d per hare —a price that offers no inducement to farmers and others to exterminate the pest. With a view to coping with the iucrease of hares, the county chairman intends to table a motion at the next meeting of the Council. Catholic Literary Society.—There was a emtll attendance at the usual weekly meeting of this Society last evening. One of the past Presidents of the Society occupied the chair. Two anonymous donors have offered prizes for the best speeches delivered in a debate to be held shortly. It was decided to thank these donors, and also the anonymous donors or prizes competed for at the last meeting. A vote of thanks was also accorded Mr W. Smith for the use of a gramophone at last meeting. The programme for the evening was a mock mayoral election, which occasioned much amusement. Three new members were elected to the Society. The debate at next meeting will be on the question " Should the Government legislate against Trusts ?" Ealing Stationmaster.—A public meeting was held at s Euapuua on Monday evening for the purpose of discussing the Government's action in declining to appoint a stationmaster at Ealing. A number of speeches were made in support of the application for the-isppoiatrnont of a stationmaster, and figures were ttiven to prove that the continuous iuciease of business at the Ealing station warrants the Government favorably considering the request. At present farmers were much inconvenienced, and it was pointed out that should a stationmaster be appointed, the business at the station would materially increase. It was unanimously decided: " That tb s meeting is of opiuion that the time has arrived for the Government to appoint a stationmaster at Ealing, and that the Minister of Eailways be respectfully a3ked to reconsider a former request from the residents of the districts interested in the direction indicated." Prohibition in Maine—la Maine, where prohibition has been in force for over fifty years (says Mr J. G. Woolley) the friends of the liquor traffic at the last session of the Legislature made an aggressive effort to resubmit the question of prohibition to the people in the hope of returning to the licensing system. The Bill was voted down overwhelmingly, and the Legislature resolved to re-inforce the system by appointing a set of Commissioners, who would not be under the influence of the local authorities, to take charge of the enforcement of tha prohibition laws not only in the State generally, bub in the big centres where the law had been set at naught. This had been done, and throughout the State of Maine the prohibition law was now as well enforced in the large cities as any other law. The sentiment of the dominant party in Maine was emphatically that the law shall be rigidly enforced. Farewell Gathering.—A pleasing ceremony took place at Peel Forest ou Monday last, when Mrs Newman and Mr and Mrs George Newman were the recipients of a very handsome tea service on their leaving the district, where they had resided for over thirty years, during which time they had taken a very active part in all matters connected with the district, especially with those relating to the church, Mr H. D. Acland. who made the presentation in the absence of Mr J. B. Aoland, remarked that no less than three generations of the family had rung the church bell, and that on Mafeking day Mrs Newman, eenr., had, herself, rung the bell announcing the good tidings to the residents. He wished them God speed in their new life, and hoped they would not forget their Peel Forest friends in the future. Mr George Newman, on behalf of himself and family, suitably replied. The Rev. Staples Hamilton asked Mrs Nawman, senr., to accept a prayer book recognition of her keea interest »nd assistance in church aud parish work. The Sunday School room was nicely decorated, and ample refreshments provided for all. &reat Clearance of Drapery at Christchurch.—Strange & Co.'s extensive ptaff is working at high pressure juat now, in anticipation of the commencement, on Friday next, 16th inst., of one of the most important sales Christchnrch will have experienced for roiae years. This is the quittance oi! the largo stock of Messrs A. Wilson and Ho,, wholesale soft goods merchants of Lichfield Street, Christchurch, and which has been disposed of, by private treaty, to Strange & Co., for prompt cash, at the big discount of close upon 7s in the £ on wholesale rates—which means, of course, a tremendous saving to the public when the goods are retailed,. Some idea of the magnitude oE this transaction may be gathered from the fact that the purchase totals between .£6OOO and £7000 in value. And, as evidencing the great resources, as well as the enterprise and business methods of Strange & Co.. it may be added that the whole of this enormous stock was removed yesterday by Strange & Co., from Wilson's Warehouse to their own premises in High Street within the short space of four and a quarter hours. This certainly establishes •a record. Prior to removal the whole of this great stock was re-marked at both ordinary and sale prices by Strange & Co., who propose to hold a great clearing gale commencing Friday next, when the sale reductions are likely to set everybody talking. Country residents :unable to attend this sale, should shop with Strange & Co. by poßt, 6 158 CHRONIC RHEUMATISM EFFECTIVELY CURED. No matter how long you have suffered from Rheumatism, no matter what other remedies have failed, RHEUMO, if given a fair trial, will effect a cure. Thousands of other sufferers have been permanently cured by RHEUMO when all else had been tried in vain. Many have spent large sums of money at Rotorua and other thermal springs, but it was RHEUMO that eventually effected a cure. If you are suffering from Rheumatism, or from Gout, Lumbago, Sciatica, or kindred complaints, give BUEUMO a fair trial, It has cured others and will cure you—and that at little cost. All ohemists and stores, 2s 6d and 4s 6d. 1 Winter Weather —As we anticipated a cold snap, with wet and slushy roads, we - - a nn a consignment of have jusc opeuu^ -(, Winter goods. Bluemel's cellulota~iirau=~ guards with flaps on front guard; also steel enamelled guards, ladies' and gents' splashers for front guards, capes, trouser cuffs, zinone oil for preventing rust, etc, saddle covers, Vacuum Oil Co.'s patent oil tins, lubricating and burning oil, carbide, chains and chain lubricants, tyres, etc; and as to quality we say, "If you get it from Carson's it's right." 6 0

The Weather—As showing the mildness of the weather experienced dur'ng the past few days, it may be mentioned that the maximum temperature registered at the Dooir.in meteorological station on Sunday was 47 degrees, on Monday 63.5 degrees, snd on Tuesday 67 degrees. A Mitch ISTeedwd Work—During the past few (i:.iy3 tha Borough maintenance men have bean busy shingling the street crossings, which is a work that will bo much v pores: a tod by pedestrians, and ono that was much needed. Peel Forest. —A Peel Forest correspondent; writes:—A warm uor'-we3ter h'.s j been blowing for the hst two days, and there is now little snow on the ranges. "We escaped the snow which feil further north last .Sunday week. Recently quite a number of families have left the district. Hockey.—The following are the teams selected for practice matches :— A. team— A. Silcock, Meddins, Shearer, Andrews, I Barry, Humphreys, Amo?, Mitchell, Rowan, ] Watt, Tucker, Fd,b!iu<j. B. team—W. Silcoclc, Baker, Dodds, Henri re, C. Collins, Steel, r.lnridga, R. Collins, Millichamp, Cutler, McDonald. Bible ik Schools Question —When a letter was rend at the Christchurch Presbytery yesterday with regard to the collections in connection with the Bible in schools agitation, Dr Erwin said that his officebearers had refused to take the collection a3 they considered that sufficient calls had been made on the church members. As he (the speaker) was not favourable to the movement he could not urge them to it. The moderator suggested that probably Dr Erwin's attitude was responsible for the action of his office bearers, but Dr Erwin said that he had noc sought to influence them, and had contented himself with reading to them the letter asking that the collection should be made. Telepfonk to Dokik—Mr J. McLachlau, M.H.R., has received the following letter from Sir Joseph Ward -.—Telephonic communication between Ashburton and Doric, via Wakanui, Kyle, etc.—With reference to your letter ol' the 21st April last, on the above subject, I have the honor to inform you that a telephone line will be erected on a guarantee being given by the County Council for five years, or on a lump sum being paid by the residents, on the following conditions :-—lf the proposed line is guaranteed by the County Council, or by six reputable residents, an annual payment of £49 10s in advance for five years will be required. Should the revenue added to the subsidy exceed the total expenditure (including maintenance charges and 5 per cent, interest on cost of construction) the amount of such excess up to but not exceeding the subsidy paid would be refunded. If a lamp sum were paid by the residents, an amount equal to the annual subsidy for four years would be accepted, and the revenue each year for five years credited with one-fifth of the amount paid, a refund being made on conditions similar to those detailed iv the preceding paragraph. The person acting as telephonist would be required to provide suitable accommodation and pertorm the duties for a salary based on a fee of 2d par telegram, with a minimum of £5 psr annum.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6595, 14 June 1905

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