Tinwalb Assault Cask—We were informed this afternoon that Thomas Sutherland, the victim of the recent Tinwald assault case, was still in a critical condition.l^
Orangr Lodge.—Last nighb one of the largest meetings of Orangemen held for many years took place in the Orange Hall. The Grand Deputy Bro. Parsons, of Christchurch officiated. Three members from other Lodges were received by olearance, one joined and six received tho E.A.P. degree. The Lodge was tyled up till 2 o'clock.
Ashbobton's Member on No-License. —When the question ef the results of no* license in Ashburton was under discussion at the New Zealand Alliance meeting in Wellington yesterday, Mr McLachlan, M.H.R., who was present, said that he had not expected to speak, but would like to say that, though he had never lived in A6hburton, he, as its representative, knew something or it. He knew the wife of a working man whose husband had been addicted to drink. She voted no-license, and, in reply to the question how she liked it, said, "Very well. I have now a few shillings in my pocket, and my husband's compiny in the home." Building was going on briskly. He could nob see how trade in Ashburton could be injured by no-license. He had in his family twenty voters, and every one a no-license voter.
Baptist Sunday School.—A meeting o? tho teacher.4 of (he Baptist Sundy School was held on Wednesday evening, the chair being occupied by Mr U. A?;er. After some routine business had been transacted, reference was made to the Mi33ion boxe?, which, together with their contents, had been stolen from the schoolroom. It was decided to have new boxes made, and in future to clear them each Sunday and deposit the contents in a place of safety. Other bu3ines3 included the election of Miss Kershaw as a teacher. The meeting was brought to a close in the usual way.
A Juvenile Smoker—A small boy, who had just passed his seventh year, appeired at the Magistrates' Coutt this morning. Elis diminutive appearance aroused interest among the Court habitues and an audible titter went round when the Clerk of the Court read the information to the effect that Andrevv Carson, being under the age of fifteen years, had smoked a cigarette in Tancred Street. He appeared under the care of his grandfather, who stated in reply to the Magistrate that he did not allow accused to smoke. The Magistrate j —" He's very young to smoke." " It's his first offence," replied the grandparent. A. succession of questions from the Magistrate —"■ Were you sick V " How did you like it P" "Did it agree with you?" caused.the diminutive offender to dissolve into tears. " As he won't tell me," continued the Magistrate, addressing the grandfather, "he will be convicted and discharged, but impress upon him that he will be liable to be punished if he does it again." " Cer» rtainly, certainly," said the aged relative, as a look of anxiety disappeared from his face.
It is rumoured that the brewers and licensed victuallers intend to stop sending liquor to Ashburton during the few months immediately preceding the next; local option poll.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6615, 7 July 1905
Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6615, 7 July 1905
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