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Rainfall.—37 points of rain were registeierl at the Domain weather station this morning. Personat,.—The many friends of Mr John Orr will regret to learn that by a recant letter his relatives in Ashbarton wera informed that his health has taken a turn for the worse. Mr Arinar Orr left by the 11 o'3lock train this morning, en route for I Sydney.—Mr John McLachlan, M.H.R., ; was in Ashburton to-day. Presentation. —, The many private friends of Mr acd Mrs George Wallace, who are leaving this town to take up their residence in Timaru, entertained them at a sociable evening at the Masonic Hall la^t uight. There were about sixty present, and after spending n very pleasant evening together, Mr W. H. Collins, on behalf of those present, presented to the guests a handsome travelling rug as a memento of their stay in this town. He also made reference to the good services of Mr Wallace in the Borough Council and as a citizen, and the sterling qualities of Mrs Wallace as a wife, mufchor, and friend, and wound up by wishing them every possible happiness and success in their new home. Pigeon Feting Race—A pigeon fiying race under the auspices of the Ashburton Poultry, Pigeon, and Canary Society was flown from Oamarn yesterday afternoon. The weather conditions were not altogether favourable, but the race was considered one of the most successful yet flown in Ashburton. The following are the results: Mr W. Shearman's S'Astracia 922 yards per minute 1; Mr Breeze's Munjeet, and Mr gaiter's Federation 896 yards per minute 2. The remaining birds included in th-j race came as follows :—Seamless 874 yards per mm., Battleaxe 818 yards* per mm., Springburn 776 yards pertain., and Grand K^pids 705 yardß per mm. Two other birds homed in good time. The Club desire to thank the judge, Mr G-. Bundy, Mr Jasson, for setting watches, and the Oamaru station master for liberating and attending tho birds-. S'Astracia was bred by Messrs Finnegau and Torrie of Dunedin.' At the inquiry into the origin of the fire at the Brian Hotel, at the Thames, by which two men were suffocated, there was no evidence as to how the fire commenced. Two men, who taffc the premises nnd subsequently re-entered the hotel by a window after closing time, accounted for their movements satisfactorily. The evidence showed that the fire commenced outside the building at the head of the fire escape Stop 3.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6597, 16 June 1905

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Untitled Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6597, 16 June 1905