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Cruelty to AnimalsGISBOENB, AogUSt 10.
Robert Knox, contrrctor, was conv c ed of crcelty to animr.la He put frrty ahe^p in a half-ace paddock which had been eaten bare by horat s, arid kept them t'jero ttndayp. He was fined £1.
Nkw Pl\mocth, Augntt 10
Several country properMos In this dietrofc have changed hanfla Jately, amosgst them Newton Kicp has eold to Soisted Bros of Wentport, 1150 acres a' "White Cliffs at £6 5i per acre, being part of Thomas Bay' ey's weliknown farmi g property, 800 acres of which were recen'ly disposed of to Glassf ord Bros. A number of ilrangerß a'e arriving with the view of taking op land in the Toko block near Stratford.
Fatal Accident. DmrßmN, August 10
John Water* In crossing the Molyaeaux, %i Roxbnrgh, In * ohtlr, suspended by a wire rope lost bis life. Pact of the chair, in which he was befn? ocoompanled by one of his mates, gave way, and Waters was thrown into the rlvrr. The m»t6 had the presence of mi ad to stick to the portion of «he ohair hirglDg to the wire and eecaped.
Football. The weather has cleared op splendidly, and a stroDg northerly wind is drying the ground. In football circles considerable aatlrfaotlon Is felt at the decision of the Union, eb the opinion is general that tho alleged charges rested on inconclußire newspaper information There will be a large attendance at Cotisbrook. The Natives are dec ded favorites, and ara expected to Bcore an easy win.
The Small fi rds Nuisance* JLnvebcargill,' 4 ugast 10, The small birds nuisance bos increased to such an extent that the Southland County Council has offer? d £1 for £1 on ftll amounts collected for their destrnction Farmers in all parts of the district have •abeoribed and at yesterday's meeting no I#M than twelve subsidies were granted. Poisotrng is becoming general and large number of sparrows aro now found dead So the fields.
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