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News in Brief

Mf D. Thomas will offer at the Arcade on Saturday a contractor's plant. A Stale Schools' Defence League is being formed at Dunedin. Mr A. T. 11. Williams, bookseller, has fresh supplies of indoor games. Mr John Campbell will oppose Sir W. J. Steward for the Wait>\ki seat at the general elections. Attention is drawn to the Ashburton Drapery Coy's replace advertisement m this issue. Mr D. Stock, Blue Boot !Store, has easy fitting boots at medium prices. He solicits a visit. The Thames Borough Council has received the first grant of .£SOO from Mr Carnegie for the erection of a public library, which is almost completed. The N.Z.. Farmers' Co-op. Association's drapery department announce that they have purchased large lines of colonial blankets and flannels, and are selling same at extra special prices. On the Agenda paper of the N.O, Farmers' Union Provincial Conference is a motion by the Ellesmere branch as follows: —" That the leader of the Opposition be granted a salary equal to members of the Cabinet." The benefits of life insurance are forcibly illustrated by the case of the unfortunate young man Stuart, who was drowned at Waikaia the ether day. He was the sole support of his mother, but he insured his life for £200 a few weeks ago. A small portrait of Lady Jane Grey was sold at Christie's, London, to Mr Wertheimer for £652. It measures 6in by sin, and was catalogued as by Lucas de Heere, but experts believe it; to be the work of Corneille de Lyon. Kecently a subscriber asked the " Oamaru Mail "for information concerning the visitations of caterpillars to Canterbury. Inquiries elicited a reply from an authorative source that thirty years ago caterpillars did great damage m the Rakaia-South-bridge district. Growing crops were frequently destroyed by them. Their disappearance is said to have been due to the sparrows. We are still selling far below any firm m Ashburton. Sugar, 561 b bag, 123 6d; Currants, 3sd lb j Sultanas, 4d lb; Electric Candles, 5d lb ; Coloured Wax Candles, 6d lb ; Oatmeal,2s 6d bag; Flour, 2001 b, 18s ; 1001 b, 9a 6d ; 501 b, 5s ; 251 b, 2s 9d ; Sand Soap, 4 cakes for Is; Sago and Tapioca, l£d per lb, 12lb for Is sd; Rice 8s 6d per bag ; Cornflour, 4 paokets for Is; Kerosene 7s 6d per case, 3s 9d per tin. Discount Tickets given with all Cash Purchases.—John Okb & Co. 6 0 At Invercargill on Monday, James Finnerty, 18 years of age, was convicted on a oharge of ÜBing threatening language to James Brokensha, who had previously given evidence against the acoused m court. The accused was find £2 and costs, and was bound over to keep the peace, entering into a bond of £50 and obtaining two sureties of £25. Mr Gilfedder asked the Bench to forego the sureties, urging that Finnei-ty bad received a lesson, and would not trouble Brokensha or anyone else. The Inspector asked the Bench not to alter its decision. The accused should remain iv custody until sureties were found. He had not the slightest sympathy with this class of offender, They were simply taught by their Australian pals, and were a menaca to society. The Bench adhered to the original decision.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6573, 18 May 1905

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News in Brief Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6573, 18 May 1905