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MOUNT SOMERS.

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Threshing Id our district Is nearly brer. The average yield of wheat baa been reported fc 0 me as about 23 bushel* per.aore, On the whole it was some what below the estimate. Iq the yield of oata there la much variety, while a few farmers can rejoioa Id having had ftom 28 to 30 bushels, the majority did not obtain more thin 24 bnahels, while I bare heard of a yield to small aa 18 bushels to the acre. On Thursday a nasty accident happened to one of the Mount Somera 1 schoolboys. Wnile practising on the horfcjotaltJ**, he misaed his hold and fell backwards from a height of six fee», his head striking heavily upon a stone H« reoaived a nasty dot oa the scalp besides a. very severe shock to the back and chest. 91 8 e lOipe from instant death wan narrow indeed. " On Friday a meeting of the Mount Somers Pablto Ltbr«y Committee took plaoe m the Library room. Present— Wright, itastoa and Baeohler. Th© minutes of the last meeting were oonfirmed, and the amobnt of £14 5a wm voted for porohaae of new books, several members of the Oommlttee bariog prepared lists of works from whleh to cbobie. The result was the selection of 80 oholbe works ; a great n amber of them being recent publications, The Secretary was Instructed to furnish leading book seller* In the dlstrlot with the Hats of the work* wanted, and to make arrangements aboot the reblnding of old books.

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MOUNT SOMERS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2094, 26 March 1889

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MOUNT SOMERS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2094, 26 March 1889

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