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Weather Foukoabt. ~- Captain Edwin wires as follows :•--Strong winds to a gale from between north and west and southwest after 13 hours from now; glass fall again soon; rnin probable. Personal—On Friday last the residents of Hororata and Methven presented Mr Johnston with a marble clock. Mr Johnston, who has been statioumaster at Coalgate for some years, is leaving the railway service to take up farming at the Hinds. Narrow Escape —A Wellington telegram states that when out driving to-day Lady Plunket, Lady Kathleen Plunket, and one of the Governor's children, capsized over an embankment on Karori road, and fell a distance of about twelve feet. Fortunately the party escaped with no injuries beyond bruises. Egg Laycng Competition. — The total of eggs laid during the seventh week of the egg laying competition at Lincoln College is 353, total to date 2083 ; highest on the list, Hawko, Greytown, 189 ; Price, Christchurch, 170 j Mann, Temple- : ton, 152. Political.—A telegram from Greymouth states that Mr T. E. Tavlor, M.H.H, last j night addressed the largest meeting ever held at Greymouth and got a good reception. He spoke strongly against the purchase of the Flaxbourne Estate. He said the coming session would be one of the stormiest m the history of the colony. He delivered a strong no-license address, and prophesied that no-license would be carried m a number of electorates. Education Board and School Commutes.—A telegram from Christchurch says:—The St Albans School Committee resigned m a body on account of a conflict with the Education Board re tho appointment of a teacher. The Board forwarded three namos for selection, but the Committee asked for sis. The Bosird refused th 6 request, and the Committee declined to select, whereupon tbe Board selected a teacher itself. The Committee met la3t night and decided to resign as a protest. Sale of A. Wilson & Co/s Wholesale Stock of Drapery by Strange & Co.— In reference to the sale by Strange and Co., ©f Messrs Wilson's huge wholesale stock of drapery, it will interest Ashburfcon residents to know that a selection of the sale lines tnay be seen to-day, and all this week, at Strange's Ashburton Agency, Burnett. Street (G. L. Sandrey's). These lines were specially picked out by Mr Sandrey, at Strange's headquarters, Cliristchurcn, and ara very well worth seeing. The sale price 3 are unprecedontedly low. 6 The Winter Show.—Visitors to the Ashburton Winter Show should not fail to visit Johnston's Cycle aud Motor Depot, Burnett Street. This firm is now having a clearing sale of second hand bicycles, tyres, lamp?, chains, bells, m fact every article that is necessary for a bicycle or motor.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6600, 20 June 1905

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6600, 20 June 1905