Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prævalebit. THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 1905. LOCAL AND GENERAL.
Cable News will be found on the first page, and reports of the Addington and Burnside stock markets and the Dunedin grain market on the fourth page. Weather Fouk<ja&t. — Captain Edwin wires as follows:—Moderate to strong southerly winds; glass rise; probably frost to-night. Mayfikld School—At the meeting of the North Canterbury Board of Education yesterday, Mr W. C. Withell was appointed headmaster of the Mayfield Schoel. "Presentation -At a valedictory gathering held recently at Newlands Mr and Mrs H. Margetta were made the recipients of handsome presents by the residents of the looality prior to their departure from the district, after a sojourn of about 29 years. The chair was occupied by Mr T. Kernieen, who, on behalf of the subscribers, handed Mr Margetts a case of silver mounted pipes and Mrs Margetts a marble clock. A numbjgi^Biieeches were madein m eulogy of Ihe gaestjl.and a moat pleasan^ time was spent m harmony, etc., refreshments being handed round by the ladies. School Children's Tebth —• At the meeting of the Roard of Education yesterday it was reported that the letter from Mr A. D. Zouch, offering to examine and report upon the teeth of all the school children m the Ashburton County, had been considered. The Committee while not approving of the suggestion that a private practitioner should be authorised to examine and report m the manner indicated, recommended the Board to bring before the Department the desirability of all' school children being medically examined. The report was adopted.
Bubhsidh School. — There was a good attendance at the meeting of householders held at Bushside School on Monday evening last. The Chairman of the outgoing Committee read the report of the business transacted during the past year, which wag very satisfactory, showing a creditable balance at the bank. A resolution was passed m favour of a superannuation scheme for teachers, after which the following gentlemen were elected as a committee:— W. Cookson, W. Bishop, W. Douglas, W. H. Lylian, T. Evans, R. Green, A. W. Aldridge (ohairman). Ashburton Debating Society—The usual weekly meeting of this Society was held last evening. There was a fair attendance of members, the Rev. Whitehouse being voted to the chair. The Flemington Society wrote stating that thoy would be prepared to meet the Ashburton Society man inter-club debate at Ashburtoa on Wednesday, 19th July. The selection of a subject for the debate would be made at their next meeting. It was agreed to accept the offer. The secretary reported he had been trying to arrange several other interclub debates but as yet nothing definite had been arranged. Owing to the absence of one of, the leaders the debate for the evening was postponed till Wodnesday nest. Arbitration and its Results.—lfe is understood that, as a consequence of the decision of the Arbitration Court on Monday, m the case m which the Tailoresses' Union charged the Kaiapoi Company with having employed more apprentices m pro 1 portion to operatives than the award allowed, which charge the Court held proved, twenty eight girls will be discharged from the company's factory. Two or three of fcheso girls would have completed their two years' apprenticeship m another three mOPtha. A Labourer's Wages.—A New Zealand railway labourer earning £2 2a a week has supplied to Mr G, Laurenson, M.H.R., figures showing how his wages were applied for the support of himself, his wife, and big five children, and those figures were , quoted foy Mr Laurenson during the course' of his la;i,d lecture. According to the man's statement, he sp,enfc ftp 5d on superannuation, 5s for lodge expenses, $3 for rent, £2 £s for groceries, 12s ,6d for naeajb, !)3 6d for bread, Gs for milk, <?s for firing and lighting, and 2s for » newspaper—" the only luxury the man allowed himself/ Mr Laurenson added. The speaker pointed out that only £1 Ms Id was available monthly for providing boots and clothing for ■ the family. New Motor OARS.—'Mr Waller, representing Adams, Ltd., Chriafcchurch, who are N.Z. agppts for the following SWtor cara— Clement Taljbofj, Humbers, Miners, Etoilesj and F^piers, —can be Been at R. D. Johnston's Cycle and Mojfcor Works, Ashburton. who is the Ashburton agent for jbh« above cars, 6 00
Settlement on the PeninsoiiA.—The Chairman of the Land Purchase Board has advised Messrs Meares and William?, solicitors for the vendors, that the Government has approved of the purchase for closer settlement of the Kinlooh Estate, of 15,0u0 acres, at little River. This is one of the best known properties on the Peninsula, and embraces seven bays hot ween Lake Forayth and Puraki. It will be cut up iuto a number of small holding!-", and will do a pood deal towards meeting the been demand that has long existed tor peninsula land. Addington Market—The following Bales were effected on behalf of local clients at the Addington Stock Sale yesterday:— Pat Sheep—Mr S. Cox (Lyndhurst), 35 wether?, 23s to 24s Id; Mr H. Muckle (Uorie), 124 ewes 17s lid to 19s: Mr R. C. Burns (Rakaia); 50 ewes 163 7d to 17a lOd ; Mr G. "Vaushan (Methven), 59 ewes 16s 6d to 18s ; Mr R. Oakley (Rakaia), 40 wethers 25s to 25s 3d; Mr A. D. M'Lltaith (Barrhill), 53 wethers 25s lOd to 265; Mr Hifcchell (Sprintrburn), 125 wethers 20s lid to 2ls Id ;Mr P. F. Oolan (Rakaia) 62 ewes 17s Id to 17s 9d; Me R. Milier (Methven), 62 ewes 16a 9d to 17s "9d; Mr D. Cameron (Springfield, Methven) 150 ewes 21s; Mr .J. Doherty (Tinwald), 56 ewes 18s Id. Fat Lambs.— Mr R. Oakley (Rakaii), 16 at 24s 4d ; Mr F.M'Cafferty (Lyndhurst), 20a at 20s sd; Mr R. C. Burns (Rakaia), 19 at 18a.