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Weather Fouecabt. — Captain Edwia wires as follows:—Moderate to strong easterly -winds; glass little movement; expect t'ro3t to-night. Shops and Office? Act.—The second reading of the Shops and Offices Act Ainmendmenfc Bill was agreed to last night in the House. The Bill was referred to the Labour Bills Committee to report within 14 days. Fairfield Freezing Works -The Canterbury Frozen Meat Company notify their clients that until further notice slaughtering at the Fairfield Works will be done on AVednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays only. Bank Officials and the Shops Act—A petition from a large number of Bank officials in various parts of the colony was presented to Parliament by Sir Joseph Ward on Wednesday. The pjfcitioners ask that they be specially exempted from the Shops and Offices Act, staling that they are satisfied with their present conditions of employment. Arcade Bike Sale.—As announced in our advprtising columns, Mr D. Thomas will sell by auction to-morrow a number of " Atalanta " Bicyoles, fitted with vulcanised tyres, guaranteed by the Dunlop Co. 6 36 Tkf, Chalmers Licensing Poll.—The inquiry into the validity of the Chalmers local option poll was concluded at Dunedin yesterday, f o far as the taking of evidence and the hearing of counsel is concerned. Mr C. C. Graham, S.M. stated that he would give his decision when he had further considered the matter. Great interest was taken in the proceedings at Port Chalmers, and the courthouse has boen crowded for the six days during which the proceedings lasted. If you suffer from Rheumatism, Gout, Gravel, Sciatica, or Lumbago, a fair trial will convince you that RHEUMO will euro theo diseases. The pains of Rheumatism and kindred complaints are produced by the came cause—excess of uric acid in the blood. The pain may be alleviated by the usw of plasters and linaments, but these can never touch the real cause of the disease, and can only pive partial relief at best. JJEIEUMO neutralises and drives out the poisonous acid accumulations in tho blood, and effects a speedy and permanent oure. The best proof of its merit is the fact that its sales are larger to-day than ever before. A fair trial will convince you of its marvellous power over Rheumatism and kindred diseases. All chemists and stores, 2s 6d and 4s 6d 3 Rubber Hot Water Bottle?, Horse Clippers, Horse Covers, Gnus aud Ammunition, Kerosene Heating Stoves, Hanging and Tuble Lamps, all at lowest prices, at John Obb & Co's annual sale, 5 0

Montgomery's Pictures—Mr Willl Johnson, business manager for Montgomery's Pictures, was in Ashburton today, making arrangements for the appearano oP his company at the Oddfellows' Hail oil Tuesday evening next. Bicycle Accident—As Mr Sam Oros?au was cycling a!on<r a road near Watertoa last evening-, cv his wjy t) attend the farewell social to Mr and Mrs J. Jamii.'son, he collided with nnoiher cyclist. Ho pickod himself up and proceeded on hi=> way to the Wateitonschoolhou=e, and having arrived there he at oncj fainted away. Ho did not recover till late in the evening, which was rather unfortunate for him, considering that a3 secretary of the Social Committee he put in a great deal of hard work to maks the valedictory function a success. Saturday's Supplement.—One of the best features of our weekly supplormnt is the judicious selection of the reading contained therein, embracing subjects of interest to everybody, and ranging from grave to gay and from practical to faucif u'. The supplement which we issue oa Saturday will be no exception to the rule in this respect. The fiction department is unusually well stocked, including short stories entitled "Shanfclin's Ambition," "The Picnickers," " On the Merry First of May," and " The Chaperon." TII9 topicil articles include " The Secret of the Glacier," "Finger Prints and Crime," " The Mysterious Disease;" " The Moroccan Imbroglio," and "The Future of Asia" and many others. The usual weekly features of the supplement are also in evidence and will be found well-up-date. Missions,—A largely attended and deeply interesting meeting was held in the Baring Square Church schoolroom last evening in aid of Foreign Missions. The chair was taken by the Rev. A. Peter 3, who spoke on the work done in New Guinea, New Britain, the Salomon Islands, and other places in the Southern Sea 9by the Methodist Church. An excellent address was delivered by Misa Burr ou Hindustani work in Fiji, and she also gave a statement of what her Christian Endeavour Society was doing in aid of the South Hea Missions. A capital programme of musical items was rendered by Missess R. Williams, P«ssmore, Mary Rattray, M. Jones, Messrs Humphreys, S. Jones, and Mars, Messrs Jones and Bonnigton playing the accompaniments. A duet (cornet) by Messrs Humphreys and Jones was especially good. Refreshments, provided by the ladies of the church, were handed round at the close of the programme. A comprehensive vote of thanks, en the motion of Mr Priost, seconded by Mr Morrow, of D^rie, and supported by Mr Collins, brought a most enjoyable meytiog to a close. BiCYCt.E Auction Sale. -— Intending buyers should inspect the " Atalanta" Bicyclo3 at the Arcade Rooms. Sale sfcart3 at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday by D. Thomas. 0 3G

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6609, 30 June 1905

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6609, 30 June 1905

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