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News in Brief

The Frisoo mail steamer Ventura arrived at Auckland last night. The annual gathering of the Orari Sports Club will be held on Thursday next. There is an epidemic of chickenpox at present among the children in the Hampstead school. The present entry for Messrs Friedlander Bros.' Horse Fair on Friday next is 80 head of various stamps of horses. The Timaru Agricultural and Pastoral Association have decided to include in their next show catalogue four classes for Oxford Down sheep. At their Horse Fair on Friday, Messrs Friedlander Bros, will offer on account of Mr Hugo Friedlander a few of his thoroughbred mares. The Gibborne St. Patrick's Sports Assotion have donated £28 7s to the local Hospital. The Timaru A. and P, Association has received an offer of £75 per acre for six acres of surplus land. In the Presbyterian Churches throughout the colony, services commemorative of the 400 th anniversary of John Kuox will be held on Sunday nest. The Thoatrescope and Select Company of | Entertainers paid a visit to Staveley on Monday evening, and were very well received by a large audience. A party of ten devotees of the shot gun, hailing from Temuka, had some very good sport at Rangitata, recently, bagging between them no fewer than 106 hares. Very few rabbits were seen. | It is stated (says the " Lyttelton Times ") that the Rev. L. M. Isitt will be invited to contest a Canterbury country seat in the Independent Progressive interest at the general election. Rubber Hot Water Bottles, Horse Clippers, Horse Covers, Guds and Ammunition, Kerosene Heating Stoves; Hanging and Table Lumps, all at lowest prices, at John Qrr & Go's annual sale. 5 0

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6571, 16 May 1905

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News in Brief Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6571, 16 May 1905