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Reports of the Geraldine, Addington,and Burnside stock markets, also the Dunedin grain market, will be found on the fonrth page.

EatilNG —At the m--»etin» o' the Roard of Edueati n in Christchurch yesterday the resignation of Sirs McKeaguo as mist res--of Baling School was acoopted.

Weather E'oueuast. — Captain Edwin wires as follows :—Strong wind? to a gale from between north and we it and southwest ; glass fall; weather colder.

fc'TRUSK CoaTj—The bore bo'e in tha State mine at a depth of 405 feet struck a 10 seam of coal of excellent qua'ity.

Property Sale.—Messrs Frfediander Bros, Ltd., report having sold on account of Mr Peter Stewart, lots 8 and 9, Laghm'rr Estatp, containing 1,179 aor e~, to Me srs S. Holland and Son^, at a satisfactory price.

LectuheE) to Farmer*.—At a meeting of the Board of GoverDors of Lincoln College yesterday the subject of lecturer to farmers was introduced by the chairman, and Mr Lowrie said that only three applicatioi s had been received. It was agreed that the matter should be dropped for the present.

Personal. —At the meeting of tho North Canterbury Charitable Aid Beard in Christchurch yesterday, a latter was read from Dr. Trevor, medical officer at Ashburton, asking for le we of absence for six months, on account of his having to go to a milder climato during the winter. On the motion of Mr Harper, who stated that Dr. Trevor had been in charge of the institution at Ashburton for over a quarter of a century, the resolution was agreed to, and Dr Boyd appointed as locum tenens.

Petition fob a Bridge—Mr McLachlan in the House yesterday presented a petition from a number of residents at Mount Somers asking for the erestion of a traffic bridge over the Aehburton river at Todd'B crossing. The petition represents that the bridge is urgently required, and could be erected for £1000, and that the Ashburton County Council is prepared to find jSoOO if the Govern m ent will grant a subsidy of £ (ot£.

Addinston Stock Market.--The following sales were effected at Addington yesterday on behalf of local sellers:—Fat Sheep.—Mr A. D. M'llraith (Rakaia), 55 at; 23s 9d to 26a; Mr W. Power (Methven), 56 at 24s to 255; Mr D. Cameron (Springfield), 385 crossbred at 23s 3d to 24s Bd, 55 Lincoln at 24s Id; Mr C. P. Muvray-Aynsley (Mtthven), at 24s 7dj Mr W. Setters (Methven). 20 at 23a 4d; Mr C. P. MurrayAynsley (Methven), 55 at 19s 2d to 22s 6d. I\«t Lambs.—For Mr W. Setters (Methven), 49 at 19a 5d to 20s 7<l.

Mead Settlement School.—A deputation from the Mead Settlement waited on the Education Bonrd yesterday in reference to the need for a more suitable site for the school. At present the children have to cross the bridge to attend the Rakaia School, and it is considered dangerous, apart from the distance to be traversed. The trouble so far, as the chairman pointed out, has been that the settlers at each end of the settlement wanted the school in their own locality, and no agreement had been arrived at What the Board would desire would be to see one school established at a spot that would be convienent to all, Messrs Opie, Dalziel, and Ronnie were appointed to meet the residents, and go into the matter.

Educating The Horse,—Owing to pressure of business, Professor Theodore Lichtwark was unable to attend at Doric to give bis lessons on Monday afternoon last, but sent his brother, Professor C. A. Lichtwark, in bis stead. Professor C. A. Lichtwark has only recently joined his brother. The forty people who assembled wore more than satisfied with his lessoaa at Doric. He had for his subject a very fine speciment of a gig horse, the property of Mr W. W. Carruthers, rising thre^ years old, which tested the system to its utmost, but Mr Lichtwark was equal to the occasion and rendered the anioml as docile as a child Professor Theodore and Professor C. A. Lichtwark are now at Teniuka and will return to the Ashburton district shortly. They will give further demonstrations of their system of Educating the Horse, Due notice will be given in this paper.

A Hartestbb Combine—The International Harvester Company of America, whose headquarters for Australasia are in Melbourne, is making arrangements for systematically opening up business in the leading towns in New Zealand. Up to the present this gigantic corporation, which is a big factor ia the agricultural world of the United States and Canada, has in New Zeahnd pushed the sale of its reapers and binders, and other implements -through agents. In future the International Harvester Company will deal direct with the farmers of New Zealand. Mr LH. Cowles, who hold 3 the position of assistant general manager for Australasia, is at present in Dunedin.

Traction ENGiNES.—Tracfcion engine traffic is the cause of much discussion by local bodies in South Canterbury at the present time, this traffic having cut up the roads lately to such an extent that it will take some thousands of pounds to repair the damage. A conference is to be held by some of the local bodies shortly, bat before this, the Levels County Council intend to bring a case before the Court, t© test their right to make a claim for special damages against engine owners who cause the damage.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6614, 6 July 1905

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6614, 6 July 1905

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