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Wbllington, July 4

In view of the controversy between the license and no-license parties a return laid on the table of the House to-day is of some interest, as showing the quantities of liquor railed to places within the Mataura electorate during the twelve months ending June 30,1903, and June .30, 1904, and the total quantities for the electorate in gallons. The return is as follows :~Beer —Kilderkins, 1903, one, 1904, 33 ; barrels, 147 and 6 ; hogsheads, 464 and none ; jars, 27 and 26 ; kegs, 44 and 335 ; cases, 207 and 249. Wines-Jars, 1903, 23, 1904, none; kegs 15 and 0; cases 106 and 18 ; casks 8 andO. Spirits—Jars, 1903, 61, 1904, 310; kegs 33 and 0; cases 10li3 and 433, casks 87 and 10, parcels 36 and 543, octaves 14 and 0. Total gallons-Beer, 1903, 37,848, 1904, 1814; wines 682 and 70, spirits 7186J and 2777 ; total gallons of all sorts 45,71fii and 7264. In addition to the last figures 22 cases and 239 parcels, making 165 gallons of liquor not specified w^rerailod to stations in the electorate during the year ending June 30, 1904. Owing to the destruction of records in the fire at Gore station only three months, the last three, covered by this return, are included by parcels booked to that station. The figures given represent only the quantity of alcoholic liquor so described by the senders, as tho Kail way Department does not know the contents of all packages. The quantity of alcoholic liquor contained in packages, the contents of which were not specifically described, cannot: be stated.

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No-License., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6613, 5 July 1905

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No-License. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6613, 5 July 1905

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