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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

Cable News and reports of the Geraldine and Addington live stock markets will be found on the fourth page. Weather FoitEOAer. — Captfiia Edwin wires as* follows:—Moderate to strong westerly winds ; glaSB rise. Political.—Mr John McLachlan, member for Ashburton, will address his constituents in the Oddfellows' Hull to-uight, at 8 o'clock. His Worship the Mayor will : preside. Lowcliffe School. —At the meeting held in Lowcliffe School on June j2, tho following gentlemen wera elected as a committee: —Messrs A. J. Gorman, A. Thompson, W. Gray, A. Read, and B. Fountain. At the Committee meeting Mr Fountain was elected Chairman aud Treasurer. A Pessimistic Utterance.—Mr G-. W. Leadley, of Wakanui, in a letter read at the meeting of the North Canterbury Executive of the Farmers' Union yesterday, said that ho was just about fall up himself of the cold indifference of the farmers to i their own interests, and he began to think [ that the promoters of tho Union had ati tempted the impossible when they tried to [ organise the farmers, and to educate them to some recognition of their own value and Importance to the community and get them j to act in concert for their own mutual benefit and for the promotion of their mutual interests. j Morris Tube Shooting MatOh. — A Morris Tube shooting match was fired last night at the Co-op. Horse BaKiiar between teams representing tho employees of Mr [ D. Thomas and the N.Z. Farmers' Co-opera-tive Association, the former proving victorious by the narrow maginof 4 points. I The shootirig was with a faw exceptions I vory creditable. The highest scorer was I Mr T. F. Gibson, who registered 30 out of a | possible 35. After the match the Co-op. I team entertained the winuers at supper. The following are the scores:—D. Thomas's | team —A.Anderscn 29 ; C. Denshire 29 ; D. C. D. Thomas 29; W. C. Smith 28 j H. Cox ?/.i ; L. It. Hardie 24; M. Brace 15 jD. j Thomas 14 ; A. H. Field 4; average for one absent 22 ; total 222. Co-op, team—T. F. Gibson 30 ; B. T. Hodjjsoa 28; H, A. Lloyd 28; S. Berryman 27 ; P. Healy 26 ; W. Page 22 ; W. W. White 18; M. J. Lynskey 16 ; J. McKay 14 ; J. Brown 9j total 218. Too Many Committees.—Ac alteration in. the boundaries of tho Woodside School district (Auckland) has led to a remarkable development. The chairman having ruled that only the householders of the old boundaries were entitled to vote, Mr C. H. Lupton invited those who would vots under the new boundaries to follow him. They proceeded into another room, and the chairman called a policeman to remove them, but he declined to interfere, unless a breach of the peace wai committed. Two committees were then elected. Attractions at the Winter Show— There will be several attractions at the Winter Show, oue of which will be the stand of the G. H". Carson Cycle and Motor Works. This firm will display al2 h,-p. Darracq Motor Car, also Minerva Motor Cycles aud Swift Koyal Cycles and Accessories. Mr Carson will be in attendance on Saturday, and will be ploased to give any information required in regard to De Dion Bouton or Darracq Motor Cars. 60 For Bronchial Jougbs take Woods' Great Peppermint Cure, Is 6d

Masonic—The installation of the WorBhipful Master of the Ashburton Masonic Lodge, 1181 8.C., and the investiture of his officers, will take place this evening at the Masonic Hall. The Scriooii Cadets,—Colonel Loveday of Christchurch, reviewed the Borough School Cadets this morning, and this afternoon visited the Hampstead School and reviewed the Ondeb corps there. Charge fjr Railway ,Tbucks—At the meeting of the N.C Farmers' Union yesterday Mr Leadley moved that tha atrention of the Minister of Railways should be called to the regulation providing for extra charge when a iruck was used by more than one consignor, and that he should be asked to amend it in the direction of allowing different owners to use thosame truck at the minimum rate, providing that only one consignment note was made out.—The motion was carried Young PaorLK's Society. — The usual weekly meeting of the Primitive Methodibt Young People's Society, held on Tuesday evening in tho church vestry, took the form of a social, at which there was a good attendance. The proceedings were attended with good spirit throughout, and everyone seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves. Items interpersed with parlour games, were given by Misses Anderson and Grace Taylor, Messrs Protheroe, W. and E. Marsden, and Lopdell. Refreshments were handed round, and the proceedings closed in the usual way. Next week the Baptist Society will pay this Society a visit. Seizins a Baby.-—A unique case of a baby being seized for debt occurred at South Melbourne recently. A woman and her family were booked to leave at 4 p.m. by the Innamincka for Adelaide to meet her husband there. It appears the woman owed a nurse a balance of 17s 6d for feeis for attending her. The nurse hearing that her patient was about to leave the State, seized the baby during the mother's absence and subsequently refused to produce it or state where it was hidden until she got her money. The mother sought the aid of the police, So did the nurse, and she was not shaken in her determination by information that she was liable to be prosecuted for stealing the baby. The mother pleaded that all the money she had in the world was 11s 9d, and eventually the nurse agreed to accept 103 6d as a compromise. The mother had just time to clasp her baby and run down the wharf and reach the steamer, where the other children were waiting, when the steamer's lines were cast off. ' Educating the Horse.— Professor Lichtwark gave lessons on his system of educating and the general management of the horse in Mr H. J. Hariison's large implement shed, Dorie, on Monday afternoon and evening last to some twenty pupils, viz:—J. 8,-Carruthers. W. B. Csrruthers, W. W. Carruthers, J. J. Duncan, W. Duncan, J. Muckle, P. P. Dolan, W. Tully, W. Lockhead, R. Lockhead, R. Baxter, Gh Watson, H. .T. Harrison, J. Dolan, J. Tully, P. Lucas, W. J. Mcllraith, M. Dolan, P. Harrison, and a number of ladies, who took a keen interest in the whole proceedings. The subject for treatment was an unbroken well-grown three year old gelding, the property of Mr Carruthers, senr., and he had a will of his own, but after about two hours in the Professor's hands he became as tractable as a poodle dog. An adjournment was then made for tea, the whole of the company being entertained by Mr H. J. Harrison, which taxed his fine dining room to its utmost. After ample justice had been done to a good repast, the pupils again returned to the implement shed to get further tuition, which, gave as much, satisfaction as the former lesson. Professor Lichtwark is now at Methven, and will give a free lecture in the school on Saturday evening at 8 o'clock, and will give lessons in Mr Ironside's smithy on Monday, at 7.30 p.m. The Winter Show.—Visitors to the Ashburton Winter Show should not fail to visit Johnston's Cycle and Motor Depot, Burnett Street. This firm is now having a clearing sale of second hand bicycles, tyres, lampp, chains, bells, in fact every article that is necessary for a bicycle or motor, 60

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6602, 22 June 1905

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6602, 22 June 1905

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