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District News.

(From Correspondents & Exchanges), Dr., Little has sold his practice at Riversdale to Hr. Watt. Mr Joseph Smaill, who has carried on a butchery business at Riversdale lor a quarter of a century, has, wo learn from the Gore Standard, sold out to Mr Tait, who takes over the business from Ist November. Mr Smaill will not leave the district at present, which is a good thing for the Oddfellows’ Lodge and other societies he has helped to establish. The Farmers’ Co-operative Association has established a branch of their business at Riversdale under the management of Mr Duncan McLellan. To the Riversdale school committee’s application for a grant from the Education Board to purchase a half-acre section next the school for the teaching of agriculture, the Board offered half cost, which is tantamount to a re) us a 1 in view ol the straightened condition of the committee’s finances. Meanwhile the youngsters are busy with spade, wheelbarrow and maul, trenching and fencing a plot in front of the playground for a school garden. Well clone, Eden dale ! The output of the local factory for the season was 568 tons, and next year s promises to be larger. The directors recommend the payment of a dividend of 5 per cent.. The profit and loss account shows that £29,001 6S I'd 1 had been paid for milk, £155 2s for interest, and £240 Is 6d for repairs. The sale of cheese brought in £32, 744 Is 3d, less cost of manufacture, £2,586 6s sd. The death occurred on Sunday last of Mrs Andrew Martin, sent., at her residence, “The Willows,” Go r e. Mrs Martin was widely revered and esteemed for the many lovable and Christian qualities she possessed. She was born near Stirling', Scotland, 74 years ago, and coming to [Victoria, married in 1853. Four years ago the couple celebrated their golden wedding. Six sons and one married daughter (a married daughter having died in Timai’u early in the year), with The bereaved husband, survive the deceased. The grandchildren number 25, and great-grand-children 3. The funeral took place on Wednesday, the 54th anniversary of deceased’s wedding day. Mr Jas. Earle, who has managed Glenquoich Station for ten years, and is leaving to farm on his own account, was entertained at a social at Athol on the 22nd Inst. He was presented with an address and a massive gold albert, Mrs Earle receiving a handsome wardrobe. Six bands have, so far, entered for the Otago and .Southland brass bands competition at Wyndham next month, viz. ;—Bluff, Winton, Tuapeka, Gore, Wyndham, and Otautau. Dr, Baird, of Otautau, while on the way to Nightcaps in his motor car, a few nights ago, to attend an urgent case, struck a heap of grave! lying on the road and damaged the car. He asked the Wallace County County Council to make good the damage done to the vehicle. Cr. Fraser moved that the letter be received and that the council repudiate all liability. Cr. Ford said the gravel was kept up to allow for shrinkage. Cr. Newton said Motor cars were a nuisance, anti everything else had to keep off the roads. Pie was astonished at the request. Cr. Affleck said the council would be as well to recognise that These vehicles were here to stay, and he thought that the engineer should take a note not to let the crossings stand with so great a batter. Letter received. Cr. Newton, we venture to think, would probably change his opinion of motor cars if he were a patient anxiously awaiting the arrival of a doctor. Mr Robert Tapper, of Invercargill, has been disposing of his city and suburban and agricultural properties. Some time back he sold his Wallacetown property, and his latest sale is that of the old Clifden homestead. This is one of the most charming and picturesque spots in Southland. Mr Carnegie Gardner is to be congratulated on securing such a line estate.

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District News., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 23, 28 September 1907

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District News. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 23, 28 September 1907