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RED CROSS WORK. [Newspaper Article] — Ashburton Guardian — 7 August 1917
RED CROSS WORK. LYNDHURST BRANCH 'Following are details of the contributions towards the Lyndhurst Red Cross effort.:— A. McCormick, W. Goodwin, A. Driimmonxl; J. Smith, S. Cox, J. Connell, J. Drummond, P. Drummond, Jb Watson, G. Farquhar, D. B'echney, C. Schmidt, T. Mitchell, J. Noone, £5 each; A. T. Maidens, £4; R. J. Lowe, P. McNeill, S. Lemon, Mrs Daly, S. C. Curd, A. Boyd, R. Letham. VV. Letharo, Henderson Bros., £3 each; A. Letham, £2 • 10s; J. W. Steven,. £2 2s;&quot; C. Goodwin, £2 is •■■ H. R-eesby, K. Bebbingtbn, J. Clinton, VV. Ale- Phail, H. Crothers, Wv E. Hampton, Capon Bros: J. Taylor, G. Lethani, £2 each; McElhinrioy Bros., T. 0. Gray, A. Austin, J. Ryan, J. McCaffe-rty, E. Shirley, Mrs H. Reesby, A. Goodwin, J. McCormick, R. McCormick, A. G. McCormick, ; O. E. Newton, T. J. Hampton, &quot;F. Cook J. Hart, J. Cretney, D. Ross, C. Barwell, £1 each; Mrs Gadd, A. Penney, E. Colli-6on; Mrs E. Collision, £1 Is each ; W. McTigue, J. Goran, J. Green, 10s 6d ...
THE EARTHQUAKE. [Newspaper Article] — Ashburton Guardian — 7 August 1917
THE EARTHQUAKE. !MANY CHIMNEYS WRECKED NARROW ESCAPES REPORTED . ... . MASTERTON, , August 7. , As showing . th.c , severity of the earthquake, chimneys in., many places crashed., through-ro64s. • Many narrow escapes are recorded. At Blair Logic; a. chimney smashed through the, roof, just missing the-bed in which Mra Morrison-?,, children Were sleeping. A piano was thrown across the room, and pictures were torn from walls. The roof was so badly knocked sibout.that.it will have to bo replaced entirely., &gt; ...... .', ' : A chimney was levelled at Taueru, and-, a, bridge, pver the Taueru River w.as, strained so as to be: unsafe for heavy; traffic, ; .... .-...: .o-a^-, ;':■. Wangehu reported l^i ■ shocks; the last at 9.45 ,a,m. •.,:. ■-,■.,.) ■^■•^- &lt;■■■■ A .curious feature.: vlwas that no .carnage- was dpne- in-.some, localities adjoining those wbero,* serious &quot;devastartipnv,was,:. : wrought. ■■ In Cartertpn there w-ore instances of this : kind^&...
UPPER ASHBURTON ROAD BOARD [Newspaper Article] — Ashburton Guardian — 7 August 1917
UPPER ASHBURTON ROAD BOARD The mbnthly;:meeting :ofi the- Uppo'i Ashburton Road-; Board whs held' today. The mdmbefs -present • were: Messrs C. J. Harper (chairman), J:. Tucker, J. Farrell, A. Horsey, and-J. Allen.. ' ':'&quot; • Mr D. Wood wrote asking the board to improve the ■'-• footpath from ithe Belt? to' the Canterbury Hour MilJs.-^Matter to receive attention. ■ ■.••■•■. :. •-,-• j .;, • • . ■■■ A letter was 'received from • the South Rakaia Road Board with reference to metalling a portion .of Boundary Road, arid suggesting that the Upper Ashßurton Road Board should call lor 'tenders'for the work.— The board agreed to the suggestion. Mr D. C. Thonias, Wcsterfield, wrote asking the board to improve the ford on Greenstreet-Westerfield Road. —It was decided to attend to the matter. ' ' Mr J. Watson, Maronan, wrote directing attention to ' roads in the district requiring repair—lt was decided to.leave tho matter in the hands of Mr FarrelK . '. The Hampstead Town//Board of...
WAKANUI ROAD BOARS. [Newspaper Article] — Ashburton Guardian — 7 August 1917
WAKANUI ROAD BOARS. The monthly meeting-of the Wakanui Road Board was held on Saturday. Present: Messrs J. Bruce (chairman), W. Anderson, F. Frampton, G. R. Watson, and R. McElhinney. A petition signed by 37 residents of the Fail-ton district ...was: receievd,' praying the Board to cut. down some tall pine trees growing on' 'the Main South Road. These were not attractive, and there was a danger of the trees falling during a high wind; As the school waa adjacent, they Were considered dangerous to the children. —It was resolved that the Astburton County Council be asked to have the mattor remedied, as the reserve in question is under the control of that body. • , . The electoral roll for the Wakanui Riding was .forwarded by the County Council. Mre A. Amos, Wakanui, wrote ask-; ing permission to lay pipes across Wilson's Road. —The matter was left in the hands of Messrs Frampton and Anderson, with power to act. Mrs M. Lemon wrote notifying the board that she had leased her freehold pro...
GENERAL CABLE NEWS [Newspaper Article] — Ashburton Guardian — 7 August 1917
GENERAL CABLE NEWS STRIKES IN SPAIN (Per Press Association.—-Copyright.) LONDON, August 6 There- are serious strikes at Bilbao (in Spain), where 27j000,.metal workers are out, and 15,000. miners have promised to strike from 'August'l2. Some workers are demanding a 35 per cent, increase. - ■' It is believed that Germany is financing the strike in order to restrict the Allies' supplies oi' pigiron and steel phi tew.
THE COMMONWEALTH. [Newspaper Article] — Ashburton Guardian — 7 August 1917
THE COMMONWEALTH. (Per Press Association.—[Copyright.) ENEMY INFLUENCE AT WORK IMPLACABLE FOBS OF BRITAIN (Received August 7, 1p.25;:'A.m.) ....,.-,-.;,; ;tME,LBOII^iNE, i August V It is stated that the potion of the wharf workers .in. re|u S ing ito load ioods.tufts tor expeift is only the beginning of, a serious industi-ial fight, involving thousands of workers. Replying to a. deputation,from the Chamber of Commerce, asking for Government afiKoft':-;. itt ■■: preventing th e blocking of !the ;:export qf foodstuffs, Mr Hughes said:—&quot;l have not the slightest doubt ■ that the influence of the enemy is., at, work in: the. present instance. 'There' are :alsq secret enemies plotting to prevent Australia doing her duty;- and these.: are just as implacable in. their, hatred of the British Empire as Germany: is.&quot; ■ — ■&gt; i' !* '■ &quot;'&quot; ' ' '•
A FOOTBALL QUERY. [Newspaper Article] — Ashburton Guardian — 7 August 1917
A FOOTBALL QUERY. To TKS EDITOR &quot;(llUlililAS:' Sir, —Allow me to express my thanks to your contributor, &quot;Half- Back,&quot; for his reply to my: question re ■'the: weight of certain members of the Ashb.urtn Southern'; Cross .jClub. It is ■'gratifying .to .know, that '• the. np^ayecs ; i-efe^rdd to are under the prescribed maximum weight—even though-appearaoce^jare against' them. My sole ob.ject^invwriting ;Wft.s to make ; ,gure that. the:,f|i.igh VScnopl^'teani 1' was'&quot;;'geliting: ; a &quot;square^ deal,' and, I am,'satisfied with the information •supplied. ! I am sorry rthativl cannot oblige Sir .Thompson wjthj my name, Ibut being pf a .retiring&quot; dfSPQsjtipn. and not fishing tor cheap notorietyj F again Htibscnlje myself FAIB-PLAY:
THAT SCANDAL. [Newspaper Article] — Ashburton Guardian — 7 August 1917
THAT SCANDAL. X) ''TiiK-'EDtio-a '&quot;GoAaiuAs.&quot; .&lt; Sif,^! think that any■•■[reader who reads ; my., letter, -in conjunction 'with yoqr . original; articl-Q.wiU get a fairer view •'of this bonus ; question than he would &quot;do by reading your very onesided -denunciation only, i That: was my purpose in writing, ■,-aJJdi' though my effort may Have been a bad one, that is not proved by. the fact that you say- so, nor yet by the fact thatone Civil • Servant did not accept the bonus .(wb-ich, by. the way, is very stale news). Your original article clearly conveyed the impression that Civil Servants only got bonuses. You now;&quot;admit in effect that'others share their guilt, -but trpnteht:yourself with saj'ing that it has not been general— a very vague tennj which&quot; can be left at that. True, I 'did -not-mention that other wage^earriecs;, who were granted increases were getting 10s to 12s less than the pivil Servants' minim...
TRADING WITH GERMANS. [Newspaper Article] — Ashburton Guardian — 7 August 1917
TRADING WITH GERMANS. ■To THE EdITCH &quot;GUAItDIAN.&quot; Sir-,—lt was with., the. deepest surprise and /disgust .that 1 read in last. nigliVs '■'■ Guardian &quot; of the, discussion that took, place yesterday at the meetr ing oi'. the Hospital Board. Ajt.ter all the iJntish nation,&quot; has 'suffered at the&quot; hands of the despicable Hun, I cannot understand how anyone- h'v.injj; under the.protection oi' the British, flag could advocate- dealing ..with a. German firm. s to the croekei'y cinder discussion being: branded Japanese goods, we can Lab-'that pass. Surely anyoiie possessjing.-r-jer.ou a .very, feeble intelligence knows enough, of :the German and his dba'lings to understand that he can, and does, brand bis goods as be likes. Mr Kcindlander considers himself quite justified in dealing in the cheapest market, even though it be that of- an enemy.. May I' ask: Is that not a gross insult to ptir ratepayers, w&quot;hoae money ...
NO SIGN OF IMPROVEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Ashburton Guardian — 7 August 1917
NO SIGN OF IMPROVEMENT. RAPIDLY EXTENDING . SYDNEY, (August 6. • Owing .to' the,bank .holiday, the full effect of the restricted' train and tram services, has not yet been felt,; but cl-e restrictions are already seriously afrfifti.n^; ; business, houses. Many thousands are delayed from reaching the £&quot;i v&gt;-.-;&lt;W.d ;Ali, sorts of makeshifts are being utihsed for 'cheap traffic. At the conclusion of a lengthy meetinS..t'lio Strikers'. Defence*., Committee W&amp;c'W. -. announced 1 that ,the committee, had, .declared all eoal.lin the Railway .tyommissioners'. service &quot;black.- Delegates ft-orn the Locomotive Enginednvers', • Firemen's, a-hd Cleaners' :yni.W,,,the ,T?-amway Unioii, and the $# aJ$WMed ..Railway and Trainwav A^ocj^pon informed the committee that their executive had decided that- their members 'should eea,e' vj'prjk. tlnro.ughout tliQ; service. '.:S:MV^.%ct of this will: bo that all railway and tramway services , will ...
POLITICAL SIGNIFICANCE DISCLOSED. [Newspaper Article] — Ashburton Guardian — 7 August 1917
POLITICAL SIGNIFICANCE DISCLOSED. WEJSATVjfoft #f]W ZI^ALAND AFFECTED.. ■-:#!*.*•■:■•., &lt; .SYDNEY, August 6. .v^.^^.i^^^WS:'^&quot; the Amalgamated liailway and Tramways Semce Association and the Tramways' Erapoyees' v^ on v Reared in favour of striking : Ppiitical /significance isi added to the sitiiation by a'circular letter from the Union calling a meeting for Tuesday to,.d^cus,s,,t.he Labour, Council's recommenda.tion^, for' an ' anti-conscription Oohgress,' and to decide steps in connection therewith, thu« confirnjinK the opin.ion.of. rcsponsjible public rnen&quot;&quot;tliat the'dbjoctf of the■';'. Uniona is to- dialjenso ■ the • Siiprem*c.v of the State and Uditi monweal th Go fernments. , SJV'P.pi.ng js already feeling the, eff^s;;&lt;&gt;r the .strike:.'.A' steamer loading wheat-for -^ow • 'Zealand will leave short of cargo. ,;
THE GOVERNMENT'S ULTIMATUM. [Newspaper Article] — Ashburton Guardian — 7 August 1917
THE GOVERNMENT'S ULTIMATUM. CITIZENS' SOLEMN DCTT...- STRTKE;MUST~ EXI&gt; BKFOIJE FRIDAY. . (Received August 7, 10.5 a.m.) .■.:'-:,.:;;- ::.:; ::.:SYDNEY,: August 7. ' ;, MZ G- . W.- Fuller (A&lt;sting-;Premier) has asa&gt;uod&gt; an ultimatum appeal a« folloft-s:— &quot;Wo arc dealing with what, in effect; ;is Ire belli on against orderly Govei-nmeiit;■ and the community-' and upon every citizen devolves the solemn duty of saying whether he is for the State or whether he will surrender all aqthovitx, men lost to all sense of public 1 dWtyV ■'-■ &quot;With a full sense of its responsi.ljjlitj^ the Government states that the card system is only an excuse for a strike. There have been numbers of mon, for many months, steadily, working in tho direction of a big ind-u.stnal upheaval, and they are now using thousands of ; , loyal railway men to eifect their titterior ends. &quot;Therefore, if the strik-e is not terminated before Fr...
WORKERS UNABLE TO REACH THE CITY. [Newspaper Article] — Ashburton Guardian — 7 August 1917
WORKERS UNABLE TO REACH THE CITY. PRODUCE SALES STOPPED GOVERNMENT DETERMINED TO ';: DEAL ': WIT® ; CRISIS (Received August 7, 22.35 p.m.) '&quot;' SYDNEY. August 7. The- city has a semi-devsert'ed appear.,anCsG...-.:i ... .., ■...,. ; , .... ,'.', Tram .'.traffic is completely suspended. Every .'description of conveyance is plying, hut'is unable to cope ..with, the rush lof workers towards the city, and thousands are unable; to reach ;: their places of'employment.: ':^/Ail-■■the.: sporting 'fixtures have been cancelled, and produce sales stopped. Motor teams have been arranged to bring vegetables and other necessary food supplies from the country. ; The Government is .absolutely deter-. filled'to grapple with the, crisis.
TO-DAY'S MEWS. THE WESTERN THEATRE. [Newspaper Article] — Ashburton Guardian — 7 August 1917
TO-DAY'S MEWS. THE WESTERN THEATRE. NEW ZEALANDERS MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES. (Received August ' fy. -8.43 a!m!) LONDON, Augast 6 A War Office despatch mentions the valuable service ,of the -following, New Zealauders:—Colonel V. Sowth; Majors Aclg,nd,.Bo)verbank, Ci-ewis, T. Dawson and ; J. Watson; -Captains Bruce,, Dalstion, D' % Fen wick, G. Fen wick, Hogg, Lauriss,. LQ^ien, Tweedy Unwin,'..and W. Wallis_; and Lieijtenant Hoyey;