United Press Association —By Electric Telegraph.
A ucktj&nd, July 11
Father Hays addressed a crowdod and most enthusiastic meeting in t\\n Choral Hall last niyht. The lion E. Mitohelsoa presided. At the end of iho address the whole audience rose en uwsse and repeated the temperance pledge and 900 actually took plfidge papers. Clergymen of various denominations occupied eeata on the platform.
Dr Orpen was charged yesterday with unlawfully using an instrument, and performing an illegal operation, on Juno 21st. He was further remanded, the principal witness still being unab'e to appear. Oa leaving the Court accused was served with a further information charging .him with performing an illegal operation on a married woman on April 24th.
Cheistchdrch, July 11 At a meeting of insurance clerks yesterday it was resolved to urge the Government to exempt insurance clerlo from the provisions of the Shops and Office 3 Act, as clerks have been and still are perfectly satisfied to work under the old conditions, if the present Act remains in force. Privileges, such as payment tor sick leave, and annual holidays, hitherto greatly enjoyed, will probably be withdrawn. The petition on the lines of the above resolution is to be submitted for signature by the employees of the Christcburoh insurance companies. In the event of concerted action with other centres, the chairman of the meeting (Mr D. H. Thomson) will be asked to place the view of the clerks before the Labour Bills' Committee.
AtthH Lytlrelton Court yesterday, Andrew Bloom, master of the schooner Lily, was fined £1 without coses for having, on May 25th, proceeded to sea without having entered into an agreement as required by law with John Lester, one of tha crew. Bloom stated that Lester asked if he might work his passage from Greymouth to Lyttolton, This was agreed to, but the man was of little use as he was not a seaman. On arrival at Lyttolton witnes3 gave Leftor a£l and the latter laid a complaint at the Customs office that witness had not put him on the vessel's articles. Witness had omitted to do thiß through inadventure.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6618, 11 July 1905
To-day's Telegrams. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6618, 11 July 1905
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