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Nature Study. — The new " nature study" entails considerable demands on school inspectors who are supposed to be walking encyclopaedias of ail sorts of information, and who would need to bo experts in every branch of science to meet the queries whioh are sometimes put to them. A certain inspector recently was confronted with a huge beetle and asked to-say exactly what it was. la this connection he tells a story of an English biological professor whose students procured different portions of various kinds of bugs, and after piecing them carefully together to form a complete skeleton, presented the result as a conundrum for the savant's solution. "What sort of a bag is this, professor ?" they asked, thinking to stump him. " Gentlemen," he replied, "I should say it is a humbug." Of the total amount of £48,926 awarded | by the Arbitration Court as compensation i to occupiers and owners of 37 North Melbourne hotels closed by local option, .£28,058 was paid over by the State Treasury, and the balanco will be paid as the necessary documents are presented. An important decision, which will result in between 2000 and 3000 men being thrown out of employment, has been arrived at by the 'Vnctorian Eailway Commissioners. All supernumerary employees who are above 60 years of age, have either been or are about to be discharged. These men are mostly labourers, A writ claiming £1000 damages against the Minister of Railways has been issued (says the Feilding " Star ") by Mr J. H. Hankins for injuries he sustained 12 months ago at the Terrace End Crossing. Mr C, Slcerrett is acting for the claimant, and it is probable the action will come before the Palmerston Supreme Court.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6575, 20 May 1905

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