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News in Brief

A team of Transvaalers will take part m the Bisley shooting competitions. Monday next, and during the winter months*, Ashburtou shopkeepers will close their establishments at 5.30 p.m. The Titnaru Borough Council's estimates for tbe yoar total JH9,673 for receipts, and £21,800 for expenditure. Mr G-. F. Do3ds, Dentist, announces tha*, his assistant, Sir J. M. Wilkie, will be m attendance on Saturday nights, from 7 to 9 o'clock, to extract teeth free of charge. A Sydney cable 6tates that the plague patient nt Ballina is dead. Another case has occurred at Lismore, and there are tyro fresh cases at Wrnarra. A movement is on foot m Invercarerill with the object of securing more police protection than at present exists m the town. The matter has been taken up by the local justices o£ the peace. A case of wholesale poisoning of poultry has occurred at Long Reach (Queensland), Mrs V oiling losing over 400 head, kiiled by poisoned grain. A case will shortly come before the Tn~ vercargill Police Court of a young man who was recently fined for an offence m Invercsrgill using threatening behaviour to one of tho witnesses who gave evidence against him. Messrs Oates, Lowry and Co., having taken over the business of Messrs M. A. Koiff and Co., and also having enlarged the Burnett; street branch, are now m a position to cope with the fast increasing trade of the district, Mr Korff will have charge of the workshops, and all classes of repairs to motors, engines, machinery, mechanical appliances, etc., wil be carried out under his personal supervision. Among the latest aspirants for popular favour ia " Stand-oat" tea for which it is claimed that being grown on the well known Ceylon highlands, and skilfully blended it is more healthy and (nourishing than moßt teas. The proprietors introduce rather an innovation m the shape of a guarantee— the only tea sold with a guarantee as they call it—which bespeaks their confidence m the purity and flavour of their product, and should certainly ensure the fullest confidence of the tea buying housewife. Mr O. H. Carson reports having placed several motor oars, m conjunction with Messrs Skeate3 and Kocfcaert, and also Messrs Adams Star Cycle Co., whose agencies he holds for this district. Mr Carson will be pleased to give any information required by intending buyers. 5 0

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6566, 10 May 1905

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News in Brief Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6566, 10 May 1905