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The Territorials in the Ashburton area will go into camp at Mount Torlesse on April 20. The camp will last 11 days. Ashburton's two companies of Senior Cadets will be required to go to Timaru on April 30 to be inspected by Major-General Sir lan Hamilton. A " Gazette " notice published "last night declares. infantile i. paralysis- pr poliomyelitis, to. be an infectious disease under the Public Health Act. At Auckland yesterday the foundation stone of a new Hebrew school, to be ejected behind the. Synagogue at a cost of £1800, was laid by ..Mr, .N... A. Nathan, in the presence 'of a large gathering. ' An eight-roomed house at 'Pcsr;fc Chalmers, owne& and occupied by Archibald Shanks, has been burned down. Insurances are £300 on the house, in the Standard,' and £150 oiivthe £ uritistjire, in the Royal. ; v 1, The gale ! experienced on ' Wednesday night played havoc -with bird life in plantations in the Rakaia district, and on Thursday, mornng large numbers of dead birds could fee seen lying on the around beneath the trees.. '.:,..■ To do away with the' flooding of the footpath and street by stormwater in times of rain on the western side of West Street near Cameron Street, the Borough Council's employees are at orsent laying concrete pipes to connect with the channel on the opposite side of the, street. At a meeting of the Temulia Technical Association, held on Tuesday evening, a letter ■was.-:received from Mr J. Studholme. (Lowcliffe) asking that provision might be made to teach his ! two boys manual work. The matter was referred to the director to try to make arrangements with Mr Orford, whose school at Winchester the boys in question are attending.

Ashburton's two companies of Senior Cadets will be required to go to Timaru on April 30 to be inspected by Major-General Sir lan Hamilton.

A Wellington Press Associatison message states that William Bosher, tobacconist, was fined £20 for carrying on business as a bookmaker on his business premises. Two Chinese who' were charged with iising their premises as a common gaming house were fined £20 for the sale of packapoq tickets for a syndicate which, it was stated, operated throughout New Zealand. A Press Association message:; from New Plymouth states that Mr Morgan, Director ;of Geological Survey, who has j been inspecting the Moturoa oilfields prior to reporting on the alleged flooding, returned^.to Wellington to-day. In! conversation with a Taranaki "Herald" reporter, he expressed the opinion that the district is likely to be a profitable oilfield, and that a more vigorous development policy should be pursued. Naturally, he could not anticipate his reporf'bn the alleged flooding, but he appears very favourably impressed..with all ho has seen. The Maoris have a mania for motorcars, and in Wanganui native owners are increasing very rapidly. Eight,of them have gone into the. business of plying for' hire, and at a meeting of the Borough Council on Tuesday a deputation of European drivers asked that a separate stand and telephone be allotted to the Maoris. It was stated that when people rang up for cars the native drivers often answered the telephone, and took away business not intended for them. Many of these Maoris, said Mr MacKay (the Mayor 1* had no need to drive for a living/ -and yet they cut prices and ran cars \al j rates which others could not afford, j The representations are to be consider-, gd by the works committee, !

. During the hearing of an affiliation case at the Magistrate's Court this morning, the solicitor appearing on bfrhalf of the complainant appealed., to the Magistrate (Mr V. G. Day) for costs amounting to £4 4s for the girl's mother, who had had to nurse the girl for a fortnight. He pleaded that the woman had to neglect her household duties during that time to attend to her daughter. The Bench refused to allow any costs, Mr Day stating that, it was only part of her maternal duties'to take care of her daughter. He further remarked that the parents were to blame in a good many affiliation cases, and said that young girls were allowed too much freedom. Justice Seabury, of the < United States Supreme Court 1, ended a-long and bitter light when he .decided that the New York Board; .of 'Education, without some express Act- of ,the' Legislature, has no right to remove a married woman teacher from the public board schools because she/becomes a mother, no - matter under what pretext the Board or. its superintendents attempt to disguise the dismissal. The decision was rendered in the case of , Mrs Bridget C. Peixotto, a married teacher, who was dismissed.. from her school, ostensibly on the ground of " neglect of duty," but in reality because she had become a mother. Justice Seabury declared that such a dismissal was illegal, and questioned whether any law making such an ac/tion legal could be enforced. The Board of Education had sLe-adfastly maintained that women teachers can marry if they choose, but as soon as they become mothers they must automatically resign from the school. Scores of teachers have lost their positions in this waj, in the justice or injustice of the-Educa-tion Boards attitude has been earnestly discussed throughout the country. Road Conditions in .Russia.—As! everyone knows who %has travelled: .through Ihissia, the roads in that. | country are often knee deep in soft slush, which make motoring almost im-1 possible. At the recent military manoeuvres, the majority, of heavy cars which wero competing were unable to complete the route set out. The Ford touring car and delivery van which were entered, both gave such an excellent account of themselves that the Government decided to order/ a large number of Fords for military transport. Another shipment of Famous Fords, is arriving in Ashburton about the 28th of this month. These are nearly all sold. Catalogues free from G. H. Careen, Tancred Street. 145

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8805, 27 February 1914

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8805, 27 February 1914