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News in Brief

We were shown to-day a potato grown by Mr Moriarty, senr,, which turned the scales at 3Jibs. Messrs Strange & Co. announce by circular that they are showing special lines of their " Orient " branch clothing. In ouy advertising columns Messrs Oates, Lowry & Go. apologise for any delays or inconveniences caused through the present building alterations and improvements at their local branch, Burnett Street. Keran, the swimmer, has sailed from Sydney for Kngland. A boat capsized off Newcastle on Saturday, and two men named Frank Wilson and "W illiara Sneddon were drowned. During la?t week Mr E. D. Johnston sold one of the latest Minerva Motor Bicycles to Mr Charles Bayliss, of Hastings, Hawke's Bay, late of Seafield. The new Eoman Catholic Church of St., Mary at Inveccargill was dedicated on Sunday in the presence of a very large congregation. The new ohurch will seat eleven hundred persons. At the Blenheim Police Court on Saturday Arthur Hinge, with, several aliases, was committed for trial on a charge of pocket-picking. Mr Jaß. Mills, managing director of the Union Steam Ship Co. left Sydney on Saturday. He did not succeed in arranging with the Federal Government for the continuance of the Vancouver service beyond a temporary extension for threa months. With reference to the recent coupon tea exposure in connectiea with a firm in England styled "Nelson and C 0.," and about which some of tho papers in the colony have had leading articles, we have been requested to explain that tbe firm mensioned has bo connection whatever with the old-established New Zealand firm of Nelson, Moate and Co., Ltd., who have always opposed all coupon, pension, and pther such, schemes.

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News in Brief, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6564, 8 May 1905

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News in Brief Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6564, 8 May 1905

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