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SOUTHERN NEWS.

(By Telegraph.—Press Association.) WjC.T.U. CONFERENCE. WELLINGTON; Monday. At to-day'e sitting of the Women's Christian Temperance Union, a letter was received"ir6hi Mrs; L. Mr N. Stevens; president of the Women's Christian Temperance Union, of the United States,'regarding prohibition in Maine, where it lias been in force for 52 years. She quoted from a recent public utterance of tho Governor of Maine, to the effect that Maine-would look on prohibition as timely whenever a State couia get it. No matter what was said to the contrary, she believed that if the peopie of Maine were to vote on the question to-morrow they would give a tremendous majority, for prohibition. ■ Mrs. Jenieon, of Tarilie, presented the anti-gambling report, and Mrs. I Israel that of work in the back blocks. i The latter ehowel that much effort had • been expended in the direction of sending ! magazines and papers to lighthouses, ' bushielling camps, etc. NEW ZEALAND DRUG COMPANY. i DUNEDIN, Monday. The thirtieth annual meeting of r Messrs. Kempthorne, Prosser, and Co. 1 (New Zealand Drug Company, Limited) f was held in the Agricultural Hall to- ! day, Mr. William Brown (chairman of r directors) presiding. The chairman > moved the adoption of the report, and » spoke of the satisfactory nature of the - year's business. The report was adopted. 1 Messrs. W. Brown and A. A. Bathgate . were unanimously re-elected directors of i ttie company, while Messre W. E. J Solines, Chas. P. Powles, Geo. W. b Hulme, and W. K. Brown and Co., were c re-elected auditors at the same remuneration as last year. 1 : ! ! i, CANTERBURY COLLEGE PLANS. ;' CHRISTCHUtttCH. Monday. 8 His Honor Judge Denniston delivered judgment-.at the Supreme Court this ' niofriing in- the application <5f the Board 1 of Governors of Canterbury College 3 against 0. J. Mountfort for the return • of the plans of Canterbury_College. Hie 1 Honor held that the plans, which had a been prepared by the defendant father, a and devised by him to the defendant; ? were the property <?f the Board, end he i gave judgment on its behalf.

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SOUTHERN NEWS. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 70, 23 March 1909

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