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Some 7v-arrangi'm'.;nL of our advertising columns has become necessary today, and in consequence the wanted column and other advertisements usually found on pages 1 or 8 have been inserted before the leader.

. A mooting or the Longbeach Road JJoard w;:s Lo have been held to-day, hut lapsud I'or want of a quorum.

Mr J. T. Tiinill has donated a handsome silver oui- for' a shooting prize for the two local cctnpauics ol" (senior cadets.

The Arbitration Court at Wellington awarded Anton m Nicholson the sum of JC-J6S t\fi compensation for the loss of her husband, who died as a result of an injury to his hjind through running an. awl into it while working as a saddler for ±iie defendant, W. J°. Gundrie in. Martinborough. The injury was followed by blood-poisoning and death. Thy del cure declared that • the injury wus caused hy stacking wood in his own b.-K'k yard, but the' Court did not accept this view.

A IMldino Press Association message states, that Mr Justo, a wealthy, agriculturist from Buenos Ayres, yesterday visited tho High School boys' agricultural camp at Almadale, near Feildmo-. l| o gave an address to the boys, and after investigating the work they were doing ho said he had a son at the Washington Agricultural College, America, but.the work being done at Almadale. was much more thorough and valuable tban that at the American, college.

At a mooting held last night of the joivmeymen plumbers of Ashburton in the Conimereial Hotel, with Mr Swindells (Secreiftry oi the Dunedin Plumbers' Union) and Mr Uorridge (President of the I'\-dei-ate,d Plumbers of Now Zealand) in attendance, it was unanimously resolved to form a branch of the Christchurch Plumbers' and Gasfittev.s' Union in Ashburton. The follow in if officers wore elerted: —Preside:) L, A!r (I. .lolins; rice-president, Mr S v iSharm:iu: .secretary, Mr J. McKay. Afu-r several matters of considerable interest to the- trade were discussed, a vote of th.'tnK, to Messrs Swindells and I LoiTidfie closed the meeting.

Unriiiu, the heaving of the Wellington carpenter.-,' dispute- before the Arbitration Coui-Miisi wcok (--.ays a Wellington Press As-joi.-ition message), in which the jiuji applied Cor Hi.,-> recent Dnncdin award, the employers objected on the ground thai Iho Court, in making the award, rejected Hie under-rate workers' clause, which \.-as inserted in the Wangnmii agreement in return for'increased pay and .shorter hours conceded to the men. and inserted the Court's usual under-r:ik> workers' elansc. instead. The Wellinp,ion employer;, held out for the original agreement, but in the awardfiled 10-dijy the Coiut has again rejected ih> Wiinsaiiui agreement clausein relation to iiiidor-rate workers, and inserted the u«.aal clause as in the Dunedin award. Tho Wellington men thereby :,eeure tlio same concessions as the Dimedm men, ivithout having to pay the price they agreed upon.

Sonic local business people who had mover previously received a summons haye, Imoiy h;;cl that unpleasant expei'iorice. li seems that an elderly man lias rhirinji the past few weeks been soli<:itin^ ocki job* in the town, and 1 unless-payment lor work done is made' on (jjo ;i hiiuunons is issued for the nmoin.t alleged io bo duo, no time for ii!-,jjoclioii of-the uoi-k by employers being .-illowcd. Tlie vendor of "Mil©papejr,:" nftcr )u> hns finished the contract io liis own snlisfsiction, visits the emplojiM-'s plficcl oi" business or home and diMUiinds iu'iiiodi.ile payment. Protests by \\\o employer that ho wants to sop whether the work has been done to his liki'iL', jh 1" of no avail, and a refusal 1o pay Lhere and then results in the i.«,sue ol ;: Minunons. On several recent occasions the man has been successful in lorciii-i- nayraenl because of his no! ciirinj: for the publicity and trouble in defending a case in the Court."

ComFort in motor cycling.—The new model uM.C. l\\ and 4-h.p. motor cycles are certainly exceptional in thft matter of springing. Tlio experience of a recent ride on the new model L.M.C. prompts this uoto. and I can thoroughly recommend buyers of a powerful motor cycle for side-car work to inspect the L.11.C. at G. H. ("arson's Dopot in Tanerod Street. 2

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8818, 14 March 1914

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8818, 14 March 1914

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