Ashburton Guardian MAGNA EST VERITAS ET PRÆVALEBIT. SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 1905. LOCAL AND GENERAL.
Hospital Board.—-At yesterday's meeting of the Hospital Board Mr Hugo Friedlander, m speaking on the appointment o£ the house Eiirgeon, pointed out that at Chriatchurch hospital the assistant resident surgeon received only £150 a year. Hunting. — The Christohurch Hounds will meet at Dromore on Tuesday next, at 11 a.m., and hunt over Mr HeseJtine's property. Personal.—The condition of Mr T.*ltVE. Jones has slightly improved since yesterday. The blood poisoning, which started m his hand, hap now spread through the system, and he is still m a critical state. Yaledictort. ~On Monday night a large gathering assembled at the Shepherd's Bush Homestead to bid good-bye to Me and Mrs Donald Fraser and family, who are leaving the district. The chair was occupied by Mr C. Jaine. and m the course of the evening he presented, on behalf of the residents of the district, Mr and Mrs Fraser with a handsome set of carvers and an inkstand, and the Misses Fraser with silver mounted purees. Overcrowding m Schools.-.mnother case of over-crowding m the infantSaep^'rV' ment has occurred at St. Albans School, where m a room, capable of aocoinraodal^g 90 children, 201 are on the roll. Mr T E Taylor, who visited the school yesterday, stated that a strenuous effort would be made during the coming session to transfer £150,000 of the surplus to the Education vote, m .order to provide for such oases. Allknton Debating Society—The usual meeting of the Allenton Debating: Club was held last night. There wa3 a fair attendance, the president (Mr J Harris) being m the chair. Thesobject of debate was " Should girls receive) the same education as boys ? " Miss M. Campbell leading for the affirmative and Mr Miller for the negative side. After an interesting discus* sion a vote was taken, the result being a draw. Bicycle Auction Salb.—ln connection with the sale of "Atalanta" bicycles by Mr D Thomas at the Arcade on Saturday next, the vendors wish it to be known that every machine is brand new and fully guaranteed. The bicyclea will be on view at the Arcade Booms on Friday and Saturday prior to the sale at 2.30 Jim. Ettchrb Party—An enjoyable euchre party was held m the Riverside schoolroom on Thursday night. There were a large number present, and twelve tables ware kept going. Tne winner of the ladies' prize was Miss A. Richards, while Mr P. Richards won the gentleman's prize. At the finish of the euchre playing refreshments were handed round, and the roosa was then cleared for dancing., which was kept up with spirit till an early hour. Mr W. Anderson aupplied the music, and Mr D. gkilling acted as M.C. During the evening Mr R. Dalton contributed a song. Proceedings terminated with the singing of " Auld Lang Syne." Oddfellows.-—The quarterly summoned meeting of the Loyal Ashburton Lodge of Oddfellows was held last night, P.G. H. C. CVaighead presiding over a fair attendance. A small list of sick pay and other quarterly accounts were passed for payment. The election of officers for the ensuing half-year resulted thus:—J. H. Mushott, , N.G.; James Thompson V.G.; F. W. Watt, E.S.; F. Pritchard. R.S. to N.G.; (x. Meddins, L.S. to N.G.; J. Rule, R.S. to V.G.; G. Bennison, L.S. toV.G.; L. Hill; Warden. Two candidates were initiated into the Order and three proposed for membership. James Thompson was elected on the Hall Committee. It was decided to hold the Lodge anniversary about tha last week m July, It was decided to challenge the Druids' Lodge to a euchre match next week. Receipts for the eveningl, including Hall returns, amounted to a shade over .£IOO. f A Compensation Cask.—-At the Arbitration Court m Chriatchurch yesterday hiss Honor delivered judgment m the case m which Denis Murphy claimed J&00 from W- R. Lyttelton, owing to the deith of his son, by accident, m the course of his employment), by the respondent. It had been proved" to the satisfaction of the Court, his Honor said, that deceased had earned £1 per week and his board, and had given substantially his whole wages to his' sister, who used the money m carrying on the household. By analogy to several previous cases, the Court held that the proper sum to be paid by the respondent was ,£250, together with £19 13s for medical and funeral expenses, £7 7s costs, with witnesses' expenses and disbursements to I be fixed by the clerk of awards. J Attractions at the Winter Show— There will he several attractions at tho 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 and Swift Royal Cycles and Accessories. Mr Carson will be m attendance on Saturday, and will be pleased to give any information required m regard to De Dion Bouton or Darraoq Motor Cars. 60