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News in Brief

Messrs Fletcher Bros.' new advertisement appears m this issue. The Australian cricketers have arrived m London, all well. The Timaru Harbour Board has decided on a farthing rate for the ensuing year. Messrs Reid & Gray have on sale engines, boilers, motor bicycles, etc. Messrs William Fergus and H. H. Sharplin have been elected unopposed as members of the Mount Somersßoad Board. Tashkent advices state that the Afghan garrisons have been reinforced, and a battery of heavy guns has arrived at Herat. Prior to Father Hays addressing th c meeting m the Oddfellows' Hall on Wednesday evening, Miss M. Rattray sang " Daddy," the item being much, appreciated by the audience. The New Zealand Farmers' Co-operative Association, with the National Mortgage Company, will conduct a clearing sale at Waterton on May 3rd, on account of Mr W. Houston, who has sold his farm. At a meeting of the Canterbury Philosophical Institute to be held at Christohurch on Sept. 6th, addresses will be delivered by Messrs J. S. Tennant and R. Speight on the "Gorges of the Rakaia and Rangitata," with notes on their botany and geology. The addresses will be illustrated by lantern viewß. Two men named Prentice and Finnerty, obarged with rape on an old feeble woman, on the evening of good Friday, were before the Court at Invßrcargill yesterday, and were committed for trial. Bail was disallowed, as accused had no stake m the country. They were further charged with assaulting two married women m the street previously, and remanded. Another man named Rodgera will be indicted with them for the latter offence. In order to considerably reduce stock, R. D. Johnston is now having a sale of ■ second-hand bicycles at prices which should dear every machine within a very short time. . 3 0

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6556, 28 April 1905

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News in Brief Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6556, 28 April 1905