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; The ■Qhristchurch Farriers' Union has filed notice of an industrial dispute, citing Edward Archer and others as respondents.

Four men were arrested at Lyttel* ton on Saturday, charged with broaching brandy from a railway truck. It is probable that other arrests will.follow.

Under the will of the late Mr George Alex. Young, of Sefton, who died on February 16, the Ohristchurch Social Service Association's funds will benefit to the extent of about £4500.

A meeting of women was held in the Club Hall, Lyttelton on Friday. After several ladies from Christchurch had delivered addresses it was decided to form a political club for. the purpose of educating women in politics, and with the idea of working the district at elections.

A few days ago a visitor to Sumner wishing to bathe in the breakers used the only accommodation available for undressing. As lie had in his possession a fairly-large sum of money,».he concealed it in one of his boots. When he returned he\ discovered that someone had not only taken his money, but also his boots, necessitating a visit to the local bootmaker;

His Excellency the Governor, and the Countess of * Liverpool entertained a large number of citizens at a garden party at Elmwood on Saturday after : noon. The, weather was for the function, and the lawns and gardens; looked beautiful. Their Excellencies, with Captain Eastwood, aide-de-camp, in attendance, received the guests on the lawn.

The officers of the Supreme Court in Christchurch (says the "Lyttelton Times").are considerably perturbed in spirit at the strange and wonderful unanimity with which several witnesses who gave evidence at the last criminal sittings of the Court have abstained from collecting the expenses allowed them by a grateful and benevolent Government. This remarkable phenomenon is principally confined to witnesses in the Customs fraud cases. The official mind regard such departures from the normal course of events with disapproval and apprehension.

The dry weather and the hot scorching winds of the past few weeks have parched the grass and tussocks on the Port Hills. Yesterday morning a fire started in the dry grass on MurrayAynsley's hill at St. Martins, some distance above Mr G. Bowron's house. Fanned by a light easterly wind, the fire spread rapidly and licked up the grass and tussocks over a wide area. The fire passed well clear of the houses on the north and west faces of. the hill and travelled d6wn to White's Road in the valley. No great damage was done, but one or two gorse fences were burnt out. . Late last night the fire had practically burned itself out.

A little girl's sensational encounter (with a bull dog is reported from Lincoln. On Friday afternoon residents oi the, township saw the girl, who is about 10 years of age, riding on a bicycle. ■ She* was screaming loudly, and evidently was in a great, state of alarm. Rushing after her was a bulldog, which was trying to leap up at her. In order to protect her legs, she had put them up on the handle bars, and let ihe bicycle run its own course. The dog chased her for several chains, and then the people threw stones at it until it ran off. It is stated that, if there had been no help the child would have been severely injured by the dog, which behaved with much ferocity.

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THEI CITY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8801, 23 February 1914

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THEI CITY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8801, 23 February 1914

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