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At the meeting of the Ashburton County Council to-day the^ Chairman reported that to , dat§s„ 513' dogs had been registered in the-County.

x Messrs Spray 8r05.,,0f Methven, report having threshed 100 acres of wl-jeat which returned an average, yield of 47.50 bushels to the acre. .' ',

\\:. At to-day's meeting of the Ashburton .County, Council the Chairman, reported Ithat a letter had/r been received from the Treasury staging that an amount of £3585 5s 3d, for the Mount Somers tramway construction, had been written off the Council's inscribed debt. . '.}'■'

' A rPress;. Association message from; Gore [states that one of the local labour} agents says that 100 men from the north have called on him for harvest-' ing work dui*ing the past 1Q days. The harvest here is practically over, and ihe men won't take other work. Some of the men came from as far north as Auckland. ■

A Press Association telegram, from Dunedin 'states that'step's' are"'* being taken' to -make. John, .Crisp, slates* of Palmerston South, a bankrupt in respect of a debt of £400. It is,understood that the liabilities exceed £3000. Several forgeries are alleged besides the disappearance of trust moneys. The Law Society is taking independent action. '■''.'■-'"'

At the Supreme; Court at Qiristchurch to-day (says a Press Association telegram) Clifford Tasker (Mr Raymond) claimed £790 damages from the NeAV Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club (Mr. Russell), in respect of injuries sustained by the horse Michael Galindo. The horse was training on the club's ground at Addington'when it collided with a draught, mare owned by the club; it ran away and sustained, in-

juries which put it but of training. The horse had won three races in four starts previously, and Tasker'claims iii respect of prospective winnings lost owing to the club's fault. Evidence was heard at length. ")f ■y- -,

The District}} Court /of Convpcation of Victoria University met last evening, at Wellington, and .discussed . the Senate's Bill proposing a recenstitution of the University of New ZealandY A resolution was-adopted approving of the principle of the proposed amendment of the University Act, but expressing the opinion" that it leaves unsolved vital problems in connection with New Zealand University education, concerning which Parliament should set up a Royal Commission of inVealigation.

A Greymouth Press Association message states that a bottle was picked up to-day on the beach, and it contained the following message:—'-'Send, out tug or rescup boat at once; 15 miles south of Seven Mile." •«Th6' vx message was signed, by several persons known, ; in Greymouth, so-steam was got up'oii the 'Harbour. Board's tug, 'when it: was .discovered that the message was a hoax. The party had 'beeit out fishing on Sunday last. The members admit that it was a-senseless joke, 'but made no further explanation except • that they wanted to see what woujd become of the' bottle. ■ ''■"'■ V'■ ''.■■' V.' . :':"

J The. Canterbury! Land Board met yes- . torday. Presents-^Messrs J. Sealey, J. Stevenson, P. McArley, T. Gee,'and R. Leckie (secretary) t In the absence of the Commissioner;jof: ■; Crown Lands (Mr C. R, Pollen), - Mr y Sealey was voted to the chair. With reference to /the Ashburton runs not disposed of at I the auction sale last week, it was decided that the Board should visit the runs and inspect them'in relation to their, npnet xi -ntak and, residence condi't'ibns..' :. It wasy decided; Yo ■ forfeitr.tlio Mount X'Somors - Coal .'Mining'- • Company's coal lease at Mount Somers on account of non-compliance with conditions. ' i "

Road Conditions in Russia.—As everyone knows who has travelled through Russia, the roads in that country are often knee deep in,'soft slush,-which make motoring almost impossible. At the recent military manoeuvres, the majority of heavy cars which were competing were ..unable, to complete the, route set out. The Ford touring car and delivery van' which were enteved, both gave such an excellent account nf 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 Gi H. Car-1 *_oc, Tancred Street. 145

}: Tl/e County Chairman, to-day s meeting of the .Ashburton County Council, reported that the sum ot £6345 5s -9d had been paid on account of the current rate, leaving a balance of £1498 19s 4d still to be collected..' - " '"

Mr C: Grayridler has been appointed organiser for the Canterbury A. and P. Labourers' Union, in respect to men employed on threshing machines. Mr Grayndler, who was previously iser for the Shearers' Union, is starting work for the Farm Labourers Union in tho Rakaia district., . . -

"The education -,/of the young has always been regarded by the Jews as a matter of the utmost importance " said Rabbi Kants, in his speech at the laying of the foundation stone of the synagogue school ' at Auckland on Thursday.' " Where a Jewish community could not afford to build .both a synagogue and a school, it always built the school first, for the Jewish people realised, that; unless the young were.trained in the tenets of their religion thea-e would be no use for .a synagogue.'" ',"' '' - . .'■''.-.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8811, 6 March 1914

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8811, 6 March 1914

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