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- Yesterday afternoon tho students of. the Lincoln College of Agriculture, to the number of about 70, paid their annual visit to the Canterbury Frozen Meat Company's works at Belfast.

At last night's meeting of the Riccarton Borough Council the Town Clerk reported that during the months of September and January five building permits had been issued, of a total value of £1900.

There have ■ been several cases of house-breaking in the city and suburbs recently. Yesterday afternoon a house was broken into and the sum of £9 stolen. Last night Detectives Hunt, Regan and O'Connor arrested a man on several charges of house-break-ing.

The honorary secretary of the Sailors' Society (Mr R. S. Badger), yesterday received a large autograph photo "of Sir Ernest Shackleton, which the explorer has presented to the Lyttelton Institute. The picture, which shows the. explorer in typical windproof, Antarctic, is to be hung in company' with the Scott Memorial pictures.

At the meeting of the New Brighton Borough Council/ on Monday evening Councillor Staniland drew,,. attention to the statements made by the Rev. H. H. Mathias in the "New BrightoRecord" relative to the conduct of certain frequenters of the beach. Councillor Staniland considered such statements were a distinct reflection on the Council as the governing and responsible body for the conduct of the beach. He strongly deprecated Mr Mathias's statements, as they had been made on hearsay only, and had been emphatically denied. There had been nothing of an immoral character whatever and the episode of tho bathers mentioned in his letter had taken place a mile or so beyond the borough's boundary and at 9 o'clock in the evening. A resolution was carried unanimously protesting against the statements made which reflected; on the Council.

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THE CITY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8809, 4 March 1914

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THE CITY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8809, 4 March 1914

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