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News in Brief

Messrs Reid and Gray hare for sale engines and motor bicycles. Messrs Maude and Harman have for private sale a farm of 95 ac^es. At the Oddfellows' Hall to-morrow (Good Friday) evening Major Perry'B Biorama Company will give a Saored Concert, The Ashburton Club and M.S.A, invite applications for the position of Secretary, to be received not later than noon on Wednesday next. On account of the Easter holidays, the sale of Mrs E. J. Primmer's property has been postponed until Saturday, 29th mat. The consolidation of the. New Zealand statutea upon which Mr W. A. Joliffe, Crown Law Draughtsman, is engaged, is expected to be ready for presentation to Parliament m 19C6. The egglayino: ecu petition conducted at Hawkesbury College (N.S.W.) resulted m a profit of £248 on the 6CM hens, despite the most unfavourable weather conditions. Mr George Howell, of Wentworthville, won the competition with a pen of silver Wyandottes which averaged 201 eggs per hen. " The other day we bought land at £7 per aore," said the Premier at Shannon, " that was originally sold for 10s an acre, and was subsequently bought from the small settlers by a company at about 25s per acre. The total aum paid for the Cheviot Estate was .£35,000 and the Government some years afterwards paid .£273,000 for it. To-day ifc worth over half a million." The town olerk of Lyttelton states that for the two years and four months of municipal ownership the gas works have netted £1086 4s 3d after writing off £715 123 7d as depreciation, over and above a very liberal amount charged to renewals, and granting concessions to consumers to the extent of about £250. The profit for the year amounts to £909 17s of which £775 12s 7d has be written off as depreciation and 8 pent on the works. The works have cost to date £19,524 14a 3d, and of this sum .£15,000, wa<3 raised by the issue of debentures, the balance so far having been ! financed by means of temporary deposits. Speaking at Invercargill on Wednesday night Father Hays remarked that voluntary total abstinence was a supreme remedy for the evil of intemperance. Popa Lao XIII. had said: "We esteem worthy of commendation the noble resolve of your pious associations by which they pledge themselves to abstain totally from every kind of intoxicating drink. Nor can it b:i doubted that this determination is a proper and truly efficacious remedy for this great evil; and that so much the more strongly will all be induced to put this bridle upon appetite by how much the greater are the dignity aud influence of thosa who give the example." Cardinal Manning, Cardinal M'Cabs (of Dublin), Archbishop Ireland, tho presont Archbishop of Westminster, had all given up the use of drink as an example to others m the good work.. In order to considerably reduce stock B. D. Johnston is now having a sale of second-hand bicycles at prices which should clear every machine within a very short time. 3 o

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News in Brief, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6551, 20 April 1905

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News in Brief Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6551, 20 April 1905

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