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News in Brief

The contract for the now D.I.C. buildings ia Wellington amounts to J533.00!). On Thursday, 27th inst., Mr D. Thomas will conduct a. clearing; sale of Furnitute on account of Mr.3 C. Braddeil. At the Arundfcl Hotol on Monday, May Isr., Mr I). Thomas will snll old bridge timber on acaounfc of the Ashbttrton County Council. Tho Annuai Meeting of ratepayers of the R'lugitata Ro<id District will be held at Lisuiore on May 4th. The County Council invites tondors for clearing Lagmhor Creek and Water ton Main. The Upper A^liburton Ecad Board invite tendora for shingling. The details of th 9 horse?, cattle, and implements to be submitted at the clflaring sale at Mr Geo. McKay's Eingwood Farm, at Greenstreet, are advertised. The New Zealand Farmers' Co-operative Association are the auctioneers. Tho distinguished orator and temperance reformer, Father Hayes, will deliver a lecture in the Oddfellows' Hall on Wednesday next. The price of admission is one shilling. The chair will be taken by Mr C. J. Harper, Chairman of the Ashburton County Council. At the Methven Sale on Thursday next Mr D. Thomas will sell M r W. Wreathall's property in the Mothven Township, consisting of i an acre of land, with seven roomed house thereon. There i 3 evidently a boom in the marriage market in Wellington. One local tradesman has in hand orders for tkirty-four wedding parties within the n9xt eight days. Me=sr3 Oate3, Lowry and Co., have now received their stock of Solar gas lamps. The firm have also several other gas and oil lamps at low prices. At Auckland, Alfred Stringfellow, who had pleaded guilty in the lower court to robbing Matthew Gear of .£230 by the confidence trick, was sentenced by Mr Justice Edwards to two years' hard labour. At Christchurch, on Wednesday, Daniel Smith was sentenced to twenty-one days' imprisonment with hard labour by the Magistrate for having assaulted Leers, a blind street musician, whom he accused of being an imposter. Words passed about some cow 3 sold by Bmith to Leers some years ago, and Leer 3 attempted to push Smith away with his stick. Smith hit him and knocked him down. A crowd collected, and but for the interference of the police, Smith would have been badly mauled.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6552, 22 April 1905

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News in Brief Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6552, 22 April 1905