Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prævalebit. SATURDAY, JULY 8, 1905. LOCAL AND GENERAL.
Reports of the Ashburton, Christchurch and Timaru grain markets appears on the first page, Cable News and a report of a ' meeting of the South Rakaia Road Board ; on the fourth page of this issue. [ Weathhe Fougoabt. ~- Captain Edwin wires as follows: —Moderate to strong winds from between south and east and ' north-east; glass rise j expect frost to-night. Evangelistic Mission.—A ten days' mission will be commenced to-morrow in the Primitive Methodist Church, Ashburton. The Rev, James Cocker will be the - mis&irner, and he will have the assistance of Miss Feltham, one of the leading soloI ists of Wellington. ' Poultry Show.—At the Oamaru PoulJ try Show held on July 7th, and Bth, Mr H. ' G. Berryman won the Houdan Cup, also ; Houdan cocks, Ist and 3rd, Houdan hens 1 Ist and 2nd, Houdan pullet Ist, Pekin " Duck Ist. Mrs Berryman won the first > in the Ladies' Bracelet with a fine Houdan hen. Mr? Hariuson LEE—Mrs Harrison Lee held a meeting on Wednesday evening last in the Lauriston schoolroom. 1 Thf ra was a good gathering. Mi%3 Lee ' delivered a very interesting address on ' why people should abstain from taking s a'cohol and vote no-license. Sanatorium for Consumptives.—Afc a I public meeting at Christchurch on Thura- [. day it waa resolved to take steps to erect & [ pauatorium for consumptives in the North - Canterbury district, for which purpose the k public i 3 to^ re asked to subscribe ;85000. A large and influential committee was appointed to further the objects of the proposal. Baptised in the Abhburton. — Our Lauriaton correspondent reports that the dipping of several converts to that sect known as the Plymouth Brethren, took place in the north branch of the Ashburton river, near Mr Hart's Homestead, The ceremony wns conducted by Messrs Novrish, 3 McGrath, and Segers. A number of onJ lookers gathered to witness the event, and 1 nppeared to enjoy the proceedings as an 3 immense joke. A Valuable PBrzE.—The Dresden Piano r Company have decided to give one of their j Bohru No. 4 upright pianos, valued at 55 guineas, as the first prize for the Timaru to ' Christchurch road racf. This is by far the j most valuable first prize ever offered for a 3 road race in New Zealand, and certainly the t most nove'. The test race promoted by the 3 Dunlop Company, to be run at Auckland, [ to choose a representative for the TimaruChristchuroh race, takes place on August ' 15th. Lauriston Library ~At a meeting of the young people of the Lauriston district on Monday evening last it was decided to ) re-open the Lauriston Public Library, and ( also to start a mutual improvement class. r Committees were elected. A little informal ' 'business was done, and then the meeting I adjourned for a week. Oddfellows.—The ordinary fortnightly > meeting of the Oddfellows' Lodge was ■ held last night, N.G. Bro. Mushett presidium over a small attendance. Sick pay was passed for payment and other routine business transacted. Two candidates were proposed for membership, It was decided t c> challenge the Druids' Lodge to a euchre ' match to be held next Thursday evening, i Various sub-committees were appointed to ) carry out the business connected with the f- Lodge's anniversary social to be held on s July 27th. ' Mount Sobiebs School.—The Mount • Somer3 School has closed for three weeks' ' holidays. The Eiluaation Board has just ' removed the old shingles from the roof of the muster's house nnd covered it with iron. This gives the house a more up-to-date appearance. Tho recent wind did considerable damage to the school ; but this ha 9 now beea repaired, and new and substantial propa erected. A very succoss'ful dancing class is held in the school fortnightly and is well attended. Canterbury Land Boabd.— At tho meeting of the Canterbury Land Board on Thursday, a proposal by the Wakanui Road Board for expenditure of thirds from ReP serve 2165 to the amount of .£IOO 13s 2d j upon road works, was considered and aoi prov*."* The application of the Ashburton County Council to have the riverbod , adjoining the Winchmore Estate vested ' in it for protective purposes, was considered and it was resolved to decline tho applica- , tion, and to consider implications from the ' adjoining owners, for tenancies of the } portions adjoining their properties, subject v to reservation of necessary water race right 3. The Macder^iott Company—-After a I most successful tour of the Australian States, Macdormott's Biograph Company so long and favourably knovn in NewZea'and, will appear in the Oddfellows' H*ll next Friday with their latest entertainment, which is said to bu in advance of any of their previous presentations. A particularly fine representation of the bombardment of Port 3 Arthur, the only one of its kind in tho 3 colonies, will be exhibitad, A novelty, the Micro Bioscope by namp, depicts insect life j in all irs phases, and the revelations of this remarkable machine are astounding. The > ever popular trick, illusion and comic pictures, which ard all new to Ashbnrton, 3 will form an attractive featuro, as will tho five Berias of life motion pictures from the 1 story of " Buy Your Own Cherries," by Dr J G. W. Kirton, Professor W. E. Scott, who ' appears for the first time, comes with a '' good reputation as a ventriloquist, magician and entertainer. Darracq and De Dion Motor Cars.— We are informed that Messis A. Darracq r et Cie and De Dion Bouton, Limited, have appointed the G. H. Carson Cycle and ilot'.-r Works as agents for the district extending between the Rakaia and liangitata Rivers; and a'so tbab they will guarantee their cars for 12 months from date of delivery, but that all cars, engines, or <*ear boxes must bear the factory number" If these nnmbera have been erased 1 no claims will be allowed. The penalty ' imposed on authorised agents for erasing T numbers and supplying cars to buyers out--1 side their own districts is that all supplies ' will be stopped. Mr Carson will be pleased to give any information on the subject to I intending buyers. 7 00 Rubber Hot Wator Bottles, Horse Clippers, Horse Covers, Guns and Ammunition, Kerosene Heating Stoves, Hanging and ' Table Lamps, all at lowest prices, at John t Obk & Co's annual sale, 5 0 I Woods' Great .Peppermint Cure, for Coughs and Colds never fail", I* Cd