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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

: A Press Association message received to-day from Wellington > stated: — The Peace Treaty! is coming through so sltwlv. acrid with so many gaps, tUat at ihe present rate it' will iiot' bo' finished before to-morrow. ~

The streams of water at the:Ashburton Traffic Bridge are now lower, than they have been for some considerable time. •; ■ ..•■. ■; ";. '■ .• •; ■■r

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The Tinwald lied Cross ladies are carrying on the.good .work,- and; continue to hold regular meetings. The branch has still a quantity of material on hand to make into comforts for the soldiers in New Zealand hospitals.

A ballot of the Blackball miners was taken to select officials for the Miners' Federation. Mr P. C. Webb, who will be released-; from prison in three months, is a candidate. I

'"I've got .only 12 cliiidren at present," ironically, replied a defendant in a debt, case -in- the ..Masterton Court. Counsel did not persist in his efforts to obtain, an,.order, , :;

Lord ,Sy t deiiiiafn toJd a good, story recently-;; at the 'Mansibii House.; j He ivas'''referring" to statistics relatink .to the streW, traffic,; '".but,'-' .he. added, " statistics'are" not always available. A temperance society in the East wrote to its head office that 50 per cent, of:, the members had,, died. .On enquiry', the head office found that the society;; had only two members, and one had been killed by a tiger." ' v •

- The 'Telegraph Department, and the Electrir;' Siipply..^ompany have now removed their wires from the^Ashburton Traffic Bridge." Poles have been placed in 'the bed: of the river to carry-, the mains for' the 1 Electric Supply Company. The County Council some time ago raised an objection •to the, poles and wires on the bridge, wliich during gales caused^ damage to the structure. .. > „.-.

Rico, which has hitherto figured prominently :in ; the>house wife's list of useful if riot-essential articles of diet, ia likely to become less familiar on the bill' of • fare, for merchants . have been advised of : a world shortage -of this cereal. The shortage - is: caused, by ) the Gbyernments. of the big rice-growing countries forbidding its export, /the whole of the output being required for home consumption. This may have the effect "of raising the price of other commodities, such as*starch.. "■:

■ The proper, 'degree ./of • generosity in the Allies' txeatmeflt of Germany is defined by 'an' American newspaper, the .'*'' Houston Post," as follows;—' 1 Beyond totally disarming Germany, and keeping her that way, makine .her restitute. repair, rehabilitate, and cough. until she is hanging over the .ropes, to sa^.. nothing of, cramping her in a disciplinary strait-jacket for two generations, we believe the Allies should be* conciliatory and generous with Ger? many." " 'v'- ' ' " " ' ' ' ". ".'. V' ' '.

An instance of the profit'>vhich some second-hand'dealers make' Was cited at Wellington the other day during the hearing of a {icase of 1" theft. In evidence 1 a second-hand dealer Said that 'he ■■ gave 15s ior a comparatively new suit of clothes which a client had Jirought to his shop vto dispose of." Asked by Mr Frazer, S.M., what he would sell the same suit for, witness replied £2. c The original cost of the suit was £5, and its present value was estimated at £4 10s.

The' annual 3ale of'work under the auspices* of the Tinwald Presbyterian Church was opened at the Tinwald Hall this .afternoon. The lady membersi of *£he: church have gone to a great ideal of trouble to arrange a comprehensive and. Attractive display of goods, which, are being offered to the public at moderate prices. The stalls are conveniently arranged around the hall, and are artistically decorated, and contain a Targe- number of useful articles which should meet with ready - sale. The ladies . presiding at the stalls are:—• Variety. Mesdames Gunn, McKay, aiid Oakley; produce, Mesdames Miller and Faulkner; sweets, Miss Lowery and Miss . Haar; : refreshments, Mevsdames Tarbotton and Mrs Lowery; cake stall, Mftfdanies, Copland and Marshall. The sale will be.. continued this evening, when a number of musical and vocal items will be contributed...

"Is it not. strange that while we are acclaiming a League of Peace between nations we should not be insisting on social peace?" said Sir Robert Stout in an address at the Unitarian 'Church at Wellington. "International peace is to be maintained by providing a judicial tribunal, to. which disagreeing nations must leave the determination of their disputes, and if they do not agree to accept the de^ cision of the. tribunal all the other nations will enforce its decision. Why should we hot. then insist on social peace by referring all labour disputes to'our labour tribunals? It may mean the giving lip by employers of their right to fix wages, hours and other conditions of labour, and it may mean a like surrender by workmen ; but are these two classes to exercise no. selfsacrifice for the sake of industrial peace?"

In severing his connection with the New Zealand Dairy Association, after 31 years' service, Mr H. E. Pacey, managing director, has issued a circular on the affairs of' the company to shareholders. It reviews the constant growth of the business, from a turnover of about £12.500 for the season 1888.1889 to nearly- £1,500,000 for the present year. The present season, the circular states, was by far the biggest the company has ever had in respect of output and turnover. The increase in output this season, over last season, is given at 829 tons, made up as follows: —Butter, 528 tons; cheese, 96 tons; milk powder, 135 tons: and casein 70 tons. Negotiations in hand for the erection of more factories for next season, the report continues, promise further substantial increase in the association's .business, and of its usefulness to the .producers in the South' Auckland district. .Payments; this year are expected to reach the unprecedented rate of between 2s 3d and 2s 4d per lb butter-fat. Mr .H. W. Dent 'has., been appointed actinstnanaetM' of the association, and Mr W. Y. Kirkman acting-assistant manager.

An interesting article on ".Sheepfeeding," by Mr John Brown, Lowcliife, is published in our Open Column to-day on page 2.

A Press Association message from Wellincton states that the Westralia, which arrived from Melbourne on Tuesday afternoon, was declared a clean ship, and berthed yesterday morning.

• Workmen are at present asphalting the road beneath the verandah of the railway station.' fronting on East Street. When completed the work will improve the frontaee of the railway station and make for the convenience of passengers, especially in wet weather.

At a meeting at the Borough Council Chamber's on Tuesday evening, called by Mr F. Ferriman, preliminary arrangements were made by a committee of ladies for the entertainment of Ashburton returned soldiers on the King's Birthday (June 3).

. An Ashburton resident who rents a neat bungalow in the Borough recently mentioned to a few of his friends that he had decided to give up his present employment,,but omitted to state that he had no intention of leaving" the town.; ,He was surprised to find that lie had 14 applicants in quick succession from; persons all-eager to reside in'th'e biinealow. •

It is anticipated/that; immediately oil. tb!e\ official declaration of., peace the Ihiberial authorities will authorise! the., issue of a general war medal, which will be. supplemented by the New Zealand authorities, who will shortly CftU for competitive,, designs for illuminated certificates to be giVeri to Dominion; soldierg. These will show a record of] the soldier's service, and there will beHwp classes of certificates used —one, to those who have had overseas, service, and another to soldiers with not j less than 12 months' home .service. Prizes amounting to ";£ioo are to be offered for' the three best overseas designs, and £50 .for, the thre.e best home service 'designs.,'.'/ ";...•',•""': . .■ •- •'• ■• .. ' ■ .--.

The annual 'general meeting of the AEiiburtoh Shakespeare. Club, was held' last eveningrMf T: M. Clark presiding. The annual report and balance-sheet ■were adopted without discussion. It was decided to read "Hamlet" during the coming session, and to endeavour to strengthen the club's membership. The election of officers resulted as follows : —President, Dr. Mullin; vicepresidents. Messrs T. M. Clark and W. •Lane: secretary and treasurer, Mr D G. Russell. A vote ■of thanks was passed to Mr L. J. Watt, the retiring secretary, for valuable services rendered and also for the free use of the clubroom. It was agreed to held the weekly meetings on Monday evenings.

It is announced that the Government iias decided to pay the full rate of 3s per day, as from the date of embarka-' tion. for all married men from the beginning: 'of the war. The payment will be made during the first week of June by special warrant, sent direct to the payee. In the case of soldiers'deceased prior to December 31, 1917, payment will be .made up to the date of decease, or to the date of the separation allowance paid if later. It is unnecessary for application to be made in respect of married soldiers undischarged on April 30. ■ 1919, but in the case of married soldiers deceased or discharged prior to that date, application will be required before payments are issued.—Press Association. ; •■'.. V •. -:■ . ■••■- "•■ ;

In the course of his reply to speeches of welcome at the civic reception at Wellington yesterday (says a Press Association telegram), General Richardson, who took part with the Naval Brigade in the Antwerp expedition, said that all sorts of mistaken ideas had arisen about the expedition. "The expedition," he said, " achieved the result of delaying the fall of Antwerp for only four days. That gave time for the British main body. Lord French's army, to be brought over, and time for the Belgians to retire and for the British to effect a junction with troops on the Beledan coast. Realise what would have happened if the fall of Antwerp had not heen delayed for four days. The Germans would have been in Calais in 1914. Always remember that at the time a great politician was severely criticised over this particular stunt. That stunt saved Calais, and that is good enough for me."

Apropos of the letter by "Ratepayer" in the "Guardian" yesterday in regard to the council erecting workers' cottages on council reserves, the matter was mentioned by a reporter to the Town Clerk to-day, who stated that under the Municipal Corporations Act the council had power, if it so desired, to erect these dwellings. Mr McClure. however, was, of the opinion that it would be cheaper for workers who r.pauired the dwellings to take up Glasgow leases from the council and, apply to the Advances to Settlers Office for the money to erect the cottages. If the council undertook the erection of the buildinj2s.it' would be compelled to go to the money market, and the rate of interest would be higher than the Government loans. Already houses had, been erected in the Borough on the terms authorised, and enquiries were being made by others'with a view';;i:o taking up Glasgow leases for the purpose of building.

At the Addington stock market yesterday the following sales were made on behalf of owners in the Aslxburton County:—Fat Cattle^—For T. Dowliug CMethven), 16 steers at £13 os to £15 10s; A. B. Richards (Mitj chain). 3 steers at £9 7s 6d to £13 ss. 3 heifers at £8 12s 6d to £11 ss. Fat Lambs—For J. Bonifant (Ashbuxton). 59 at 28s 9d to 295; J. Burrows (Mitcham). 33 at 27s 6d to 28s lOd: W. Drummond (Lyndhurst), 79 at 22s 8d to 25s 10c!; H. Drummond (Lyndhurst). 160 at 21s 4d to 24s 4d; J. Council (Laurist'on), 46 at 22s 9d to 23s 9d. Fat Sheep—Wethers: For M. Dwyer (Winchmore), 60 at 38s Id to 38s 3d; G. Chapman (Willowby), 106 at 28s 4d to 34s sd. Ewes: For J. Bonifnnt (Ashburton). 100 at 30s. Id to 36s lOd; H. Morris (Lauriaton), 59 at 27s 6d to 31s sd; F. B. Magson (Rakaia), 64 at 28s to 31s 4d: G. Giles (Wakanui), 59 at 26s 3d to 29s sd: J. Connell (Lauriston). 38 at 26s 10d to 295; V. Richards (Mitcham), 66 "at 24s to 26s 9d; J: Scales (Tinwald), 134 at 22s lid to 25s Bd.

Tlie Government Meteorologist's forecast for to-day^. ,waa. as iollowsrir—The, indications -are fflir eisterly^winds,: modei rate to strSpg -jlireya'iling.; and backing' by east :► to north. '-There is .i prospect of fair to cloudy weather. The night will probably be very cold, with frosts inland. The barometer has a falling; tendency.

As a seouel'td; a, recent " two-up "£■ raid at Devohport, 12 men were each' fined £5 , and costs in the Auckland Police Court yesterday (state's a Press Association telegram), and 12 others were not convicted, as there was no evidence to show they actually took t>art in the game. '..-...<; ■■, ■':''. : ■■'• \ , ."'. •<■;

, At." the present time there .is an unsatisfied demand for youths for farm work in the Ashburton County, particularly on dairy farms. The wage offering is, on the average, 255, farmers being willing to speedily, 'increase thissum if the youths prove 1 to < be suitable.

The Hon. T. M. Wilford will inspect the Burnham School property next week with a view, to ascertain if it;"is suitable for a reformatory for an inebriates' institution, under the Reformatory Institutions : Act passed last year Association.;: . ,'.:t ■

The Hokitika Sawmillers' Association has forwarded -the following resolution to the Minister of Internal Affairs: — "This association is of the opinion that, owing to the necessity of increased production, the proposed holidays for the Oeace celebrations should be restricted, and the estimated "subsidy paid by the Government for -the celebrations) be handed to the Sick and Wounded Soldiers,' Fund." —Press" Association: At yesterday's fitting of the Anglican General Synod at Napier (says a Press Association telegram),' the Primate announced that the Archbishop of Canter-bury-had conferred'on-Bishop Sadlier. of Nelson, the honorary degree 'of Doctor of Divinity. A scheme for the formation of a new diocese of Taranaki was heartily approved.- The committee on the Prpnacv question recommended , a fixed Primacy at Wellington.

At the Weiiington Police Court yesterday C. E. R. Ruddick pleaded guilty to, stealing- a motor-Cftr «t> AVanganui (says a Press Association telegram), and was committed to ■ the Supreme Court for sentence.' James Arthur Pollard, a native of the West Indies, charged with breaking and entering a, shop and stealing therefrom .various ' musical instruments valued at £I^s. ,was committed for trial.

There were no further notifications of influenza castes' iiF Ashburt'oh' to-day. This morning a Borough Council employee preceded the rubbish cart on its round, requesting residents to : make a thorough olean-up about their premises. The warning had r the required effect, resulting in a big clearance of old tins axttl rubbish. The borough channels are again very low,- and" at the present;tlme their flushing is especially desirable, as they carry away the effluent from a number i of'septic tafiks, as well as the ordinary house drainage; , A number of nasty drains have been observed about the town, especially where the fall, in the channel is not sufficient to carry away the waste without a good flush of water. ■ , *. .'.,-. ■ <•'■■ ■ :■-. -■■:■ •'■ '■■, ;

The annual meeting of the Napier Returned Soldiers'. Association passed remits to the New Zealand Conference to the ; effect. Ahath^i^i.- Government" should be'asked to: check the aggregation of land; that pensions for soldiers permanently disabled should be increased : that Anzac Day should be made a statutory holiday; that a> sole Minister of Repatriation should be appointed, not necessarily a memberoorf r Parliament: and that the' mufti allowance should be retrospective. Messrs Gr. P. Aldridge and B. Malone were appointed delegates to the Christchurdh Conference.—Press Association.

An unusual defence was raised in < the Auckland Police Court yesterday (says a Press Association telegram), when three taxi-drivers were charged with having left their motors on the stand without attendance, thereby breaking the by-law, which provides that the driver of a cab must not, while his vehicle is standing .for-hire, be more thftn 10 feet distant from it. Mr A. E. Skelton, for the, defendants, submitted that a taxi-cab was not a cnb within the meaning of the byrlaw, and if it were, he argued that the by-law was unreasonable. It might be reasonable in the case of a horse-drawn vehicle, but was unreasonable as applied to a mechanically propelled one. He pointed out, further, that on each taxi stand there was a telephone for the, convenience of clients, and each time the driver went to the box- he infringed the law relating to a 10 feet radius. It was ultimately agreed .to ndiourn the case for legal argument on the law points involved. ' " :

The Kia Ora arrived in the stream lat Lvttelton at 5.30 pan. yesterday. The-ship was '■ visited by Dr. Uphaai^ the Port Health. Officer, wKo found that there was 'one case of influenza among the crew and several convalescent cases amongst the troops. After consultation with Dr. H. Chesson, District Medical Officer, it was.' decided that under no circumstances' could the shin be released from quarantine till early to-morrow morning. Four officers of the Defence -'Department will, however. be allowed aboard the ship ■' this morning, under certain- restrictions, to make the necessary arrangements for disembarkation, so that there may be no unnecessary delay when the ship is released. The influenza case and convalescents will be isolated ashore prior to disembarkation. Drs. Chesson and Upham visited the Kia "Orft this mornius 1. It is understood that each member of the draft will be examined, and until this is done no definite statement can be made as to when the vessel will be'released.—A Press Association message from Christchurch this! afternoon stated: On his return from the Kia Ora. Dr. Chesson declined to make a statement regarding the period the vessel will be quarantined. All that can be" ascertained is that the vessel will be quarantined till further notice: Seven men will be, sent to Quail Island, consisting of the influenza patient- and six suffering from mumps.

Relatives of soldiers who returned by Kia Ora, are .advised that up to time of going to Press the Railway [Department had received no. advice of a special troop train "to-morrow.

According to the 1916 census, New York's population was 5,602,841. This exceeds .the.population of the County of, London, given in the 1911 census as' : 4,521,685, but the population of Greater! London is—or-was-^-7,251,358.■•-. ■

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9604, 8 May 1919

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