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Highbank School—-A meeting 1 of the Highbank School Committee was held on June 10th, all the members being present. The master's report showed the roll number for the quarter to be 63, with an average attendance of 52, 'The inspector's report was read, and considered highly satisfactory. The chairman was instructed to write to the master and mistress congratulating them on the report. Accounts for <£4 10s lOd were passed for payment. Unregistered Printing Offices—We understand that the Police are making enquiries regarding two printing ofßces m this town, which they have reason to suspect have not been registered m accordance with the law relating to such businesses. One of these offices recently circulated through the post a booklet which did not bear the statutory imprint, setting 1 forth the printer's name and address. The result of Police investigations will be forwarded to headquarters, and on receipt of advice therefrom proceedings will probably be taken against the parties concerned. School Books.—A list of class books suitable for use under the new syllabus was submitted to the Auckland Board of Education yesterday by the Chief Inspector. Several members spoke strongly against the constant changes m books. Mr Parr drew special attention to some of the history books at present m use which, he said, were utterly unsuitable for the use of children and their future requirements m life. The chairman said that the introduction of the new syllabus made some changes absolutely necessary. "Then the sooner the syllabus is amended the better," said Mr Parr. In deploring that children were taught history utterly unsuited to their needs, he said that »the " new syllabus is far too ambitious." It was finally decided Ito adopt the recommendation of the Inspector. A Postcard and Proposal.—The picture postcard is pervasive enough as it is m all conscience, but we tremble to think what it may come to m view of what has lately happened. An American girl travelling m Switzerland last summer bought a picture posroard of a Swiss girl m Cantonal costume and sent it to her brother, a wealthy ranche owner m Califqrnia. He fell m love with the postcard Swiss girl, and promptly started for Switzerland to discover the original. It took him four months, but he did it; and after a month's acquaintance proposed—through an interpreter. A little party has just started for Los Angelos, consisting of the Oalifornian, the interpre ter, the postcard girl, and the girl's mother.

Agricultural Statistics—The following figures relating to the value of Canterbury agricultural exports daring the month of May last are taken from a leaflet issued by the Department of Agriculture:— Ex Lyfctelton—Frozen beef, 212 cwt valued at £297 ; frozen mutton, 29,444 cwt, valued at .£4.9,161 ; frozen lamb, 45,791 cwt, valued at £95,946 ;oats, 5,380 bushels, valued at £477 ; potatoes, 9 tons, valued at ,£45 ; N.Z. hemp, 76 tons, valued at .£2,109. Ex Timaru, frozen mutton, 11,326 cwt, valued at .£18,713 ; frozen lamb, 29,517 cwt valued at ,£46,965 ; oats, 27,535 bushels, valued at Total value of Canterbury agricultural exports for May £217,356. Importations of Fruit. — The total number of packages of fruit imported into New Zealand during the year ending March 31at last was 557J77, against 673,398 packages for the previous season. Wellington received 211,913 packages, Auckland 343.458, Christchurch 60,811, Dunedin 62,553, and Bluff 8442. The quantity condemned was 42,431 packages, against 40,887 packages during the 1903-4 season. At Auckland 25,082 packages were condemned, Wellington 10,032, Christchurch 4567, and Dunedin 2760. The reason that Auckland shows a much larger condemnation is because the greater portion of the island fruit is examined at that port, there being no facilities m the islands for fumigation. The principal pests are scale, trait fly, and codlin moth. The percentage condemned was not so large as m 1903-4, the quality of the fruit imported showing, on the whole, an improvement.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6596, 15 June 1905

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