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$HRtsf6ti U'R-CH DAY BY DAY.

Mr. B. K. S. Lawrence, who has retired from the teaching staff of the Boys' High School after 33 years' service, was entertained last evening at a complimentary social given by the old hoys of the school.

A Press Association message from Christchurch states that many, more trees are dying in the city avenues in consequence of the escape of gas from the gas mains. The city authorities are threatening proceedings against the Gas Company.

The tuneful chiming of the Cathedral bells was the subject of favourable comment yesterday afternoon, and a reporter who made enquiries found that the reason for the welcome improve-' ment was that the renovation work had been completed.

At a mooting of the City and Suburban . Burgesses' Association on Wednesday evening it was resolved: — " That the City Council be urged to take into consideration the advisability of lighting the city portion of the river banks by electricity from sunset to sunrise."

Mr James Mitchell, managing director of Messrs Beath and Co~ Ltd., who is leaving shortly for a tour of England, the Continent, .and America, was entertained on ■. Wednesday evening by the firm's staff. He was presented with a pair of field glasses, while Mrs Mitchell was the recipient of a silver manicure set. Mr C. M. Ollivier spoke on behalf of the directors, and referred to tho wonderful advance the business had made under Mr Mitchell's management. In replying, .Mr Mitchell mentioned that, though his trip was largely a business one, he hoped to derive much pleasure from it also.

A conference of local bodies in and around'.Christchurch was held at the City Council Chambers last evening for the purpose of considering the terms upon,which the City Council proposes to supply electrical current to local authorities outside the city boundaries when the Lake Coleridge electrical supply is available. The Mayor (Mr H. Holland) presided, and those present included several city councillors, and representatives of the Spreydon, Woolston, Sumner, New Brighton, and Riccarton Borough Councils, and of the Heathcote and Waimairi County Councils. After the chairman had stated the position, it was decided that a deputation consisting of. one representative of ea<h of' the local bodies concerned should wait upon the Minister of Public Works and ask for an assurance that the Government would not compete with local bodies in the sale of electricity.

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THE CITY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8799, 20 February 1914

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THE CITY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8799, 20 February 1914

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