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Canon Sedgwick, Bishop-elect of the + n CS ie oi Waiapu, who is to be installed in his new office next Sunday, preached for the last time as vicar-of I fet. Luke's Church at the evensong servlco of that church last night. A fire started on the Cashmere Hills on Sunday afternoon, in the neighbourhood of Victoria Park/and the flames spread rapidly, owing to dry grass. A | number of ; amateur fire-fighters put in some good work, and finally put the hre out, but not before it had devastated some 30 acres of tussock land.

In accordance With a custom which has + now become time-honoured, the Canterbury Automobile Association on Saturday afternoon devoted itself to giving the boys and girls of the Sum■ner Institute for the Deaf and the Waltham Orphanage a joy-ride into the country The children, to the number ot nearly 2QO, were assembled outside the Association's club rooms in Cathedral Square shortly before 2 o'clock, and 14 motor-cars were in waiting to accommodate'them. The route of the ride lay^round the south-western spurs T.__! ie Hills, on the road to Little River. At: Motukarara the" children were entertained at afternoon tea at the residence of Mr W. F. Parkinson. '.'■'■■.

Sumner had an eventful day yesterday. The life-saving brigade was out m the morning to bring in .a bather who had got into difficulties. Later in the day a yacht capsized on the bar and the men required the services of the lifeboat. Finally the lifeboat was called out a second time owing to a motorlaunch getting into difficulties inra heavy sea beyond the bar. The afternoon's proceedings showed clearly that the lifeboat and signal station at Sumner are real necessities and ought to be maintained in a thoroughly efficient state.

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THE CITY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8795, 16 February 1914

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THE CITY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8795, 16 February 1914

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