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News in Brief

Dr Watson will deliver his lasfc week night address in the Tabernacle to-night. The Bolt Road, between Mr Taokar'd and Mrs Wilson's, is close I for traffic at prasent. The Ashburton batchers have reduced the price of beef by id per lb for cash from t >-day. The biennial meeting of subacribars to tho Public Library will be held on Tuesday a.tß p.m. The revised unofficial estimate? of Japaneye casualties at Mukden and Tie-ling put the figures at 57,000. So far the sum of has been subscribed in Wellington towards the fund for presenting a testimonial to Captain Seddon. Elaborate arrangements fire being made for the Sydney schools to celebrate Empire Day, and the movement has been enthusiastically taken up. Mrs Seddon and Mr 3 Seddon have arrived safely in Sydney, and proceed to Melbourne to-day. Messrs G. Hefford and Co.,' The Corner,' announce that they have purchased special lines in dress tweeds, serges, flannels, etc., which they invite intending buyer 3to inspect. Mr Charles M&rter, formerly on the staff of the "Evening Post," Wellington, has been appointed sub-editor of the " Daily Telegraph." The banner to be presented by the President and Vice-Presidonts of the Ashburton Rugby Association to the Eakaia Football Club, as winners of last year's senior competition, will be completed in the course of a week or so. Messrs J. Ballantyne and Co., drapers, Chri&tohurch, are showing some special lines in colonial and imported dress fabrios. Requests for information, patterns, and prices receive prompt attention by post. A fire occurred at the Parkside ironworks, Melbourne, which destroyed a great portion of the main building, containing a large stook of engines and other valuable machinery. The damage is estimated at £30,000. One hundred employees have been thrown idle. As a concession to the growing importance of Gore, it ia understood (says the Ensign) that after the new railway station is opened for use, the authorities intend to make a charge for admission to the platform on the arrival and departure ot express trains, as is done in larger centres. The petitioner in a divorce case heard at the Chrißtchuroh Supreme Court on Wednesday, stated that when she was married five years ago, she was only sixteen years of age. She had then some £500 belonging to her, which she had given to her husband who had deserted her three months after the wedding. The girl added that her mother had consented to her marriage. The Sydney Women's Liberal Union Conference adopted a resolution that further extension of Socialistic legislation would injuriously affect all classes of the community, especially the poorer classj and that; it was the duty of every patriotic woman to assist in fighting Socialistic legislation.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6574, 19 May 1905

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News in Brief Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6574, 19 May 1905