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News in Brief

' Another case of plague ia reported from Newcastle. Queen Alexandra was accorded an ovation at Athens. King Edward, lunching with the Marquis of Breteuil, conversed with M. Delcaese for an hour. Messrs H. M. Carson and Co request all accounts to be paid to Mr G. H. Carson, Cycle Works, Tancred Street. Mr J. B. Butler, leader of the Auckland Central Mission, will conduct the meeting m the Baptist schoolroom this evening, Mrs Watson, wife of Dr Watson, who is at present visiting Ashburton, wilt address the Women's Christian Temperance Union next Wednesday m the Templar Hall. A Dunedin citizen ha 3 given 4£- acres of ground at St. Kilda as a recreation reservo. The gift is at present valued at £400. At Sfcrange's Ashbnrton Agency a large assortment of new Winter goods are being displayed, particulars of which will bo found m a circular m thia issue. Thefts of stock from the Addington saleyarda are said to be reaching serious dimensions and the auctione9rs are looking round for some way of stopping the leakage. DrThnoker, of Christchurch, says that practically all babies are born 'perfect, but many are injured, and even killed, early m life, by improper feeding. Boiled milk, he said, was worse than no food, but the milk should be sterilised. The commercial editor of a Melbourne weekly says that is understood that £280,000 of 4 per cent New Zealand Government debentures will be placed on the Melbourne market shortly. Much rioting has occurred at Chicago m connection with the teamsters' Btrike. Three were killed, and one hundred injured. The negro drivers, when attacked, used I their firearms freely. At the Gisborne Supreme Court yesterday Henry George Lomax, who pleaded guilty to defrauding a local firm of £900, by means of false pretences m connection with certain supposed purchases of Btook, was sentenced to three years' imprisonment. A Canterbury schoolmaster says that he would advise sharp, intelligent lads to prepare for entering tli3 school teaching profession m New Zealand now, as he believes that the prospects of the profession are improving greatly, and by the time they have reached their prime there will be positions available well worth occupying. The new aettlers on the Moa Plat estate are commencing farming operations. Ploughing has been begun, and building materials are being carted on to the sections. Building will, however, not In much m evidence Iprobably till after the winter, as the clay roads will rapidly cut up with heavy traffic. <5 If the municipality were to take over the milk supply " declared a candidate for civic honours at the Auckland Borough elections, "the cost to the conaamer could be reduced from a shilling per gallon to ninepence, the price given to the farmer could be raised from fourpence tofivepence and after allowing for all working expenaes there would still be a good profit left to pay into the municipal exchequer for the benefit of the people." In order to considerably reduce stock, R. D. Johnston is now having a sale of second-hand bicycles at prices which should elesr every machine within a very short «m* 30

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6562, 5 May 1905

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News in Brief Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6562, 5 May 1905