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COMMERCIAL. Bar silver, 4s 3kl per oz ; tallow, medium beef, 2is 6d \ ditto, mutton, 255. The English wheat market is dull, Continental unchanged, and American declining. New York red winter wheat, 98| cents; tor Australian, on passage, sellers are asking 38s, but buyers are not inclined to give more than 37s 6d ; New Zealand whent, 375. AUSTRALIAN. [per press association.] THE MELBOURNE WEMPLOYFJX Melbourne, August 4. The unemployed attempted to burn Mr- Gillies, Premier, in elligy. Inflammatory speeches were made, and eventually'the gathering was dispersed by the police, who made several arrests. There was a considerable "fresh " in the Ashburton river yesterday, owing doubtless to heavy rains and snow in the back country? ASHBURTON COUNTY COUNCIL. POISONED GRAIN, ""VTQTIOE is hereby given that Poisoned \\ Grain can now be obtained on application at the Council Offices. The Council has discontinued the purchase of j birds' heads. By order, F. MAINWARING, Clerk. Ashburton, August 4th, 1890. TINWALD T~()WN"BOARD. rp-ENDERS are invited for Formation t. and Shingling. Particulars at Fooks and Son's office. Tenders close on TUESDAY, August 12, at 12 noon. 1). J. FOOKS, Clerk, i

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2482, 4 August 1890

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2482, 4 August 1890