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News in Brief

The price of sugar m Auckland has been reduced fifteen shillings a ton. The Ashburton Drug Co. is selling rubber hot water bottles at lowest prices and best quality. Fat sheep are scarce m the Wairarapa¬ę and farmers are holding back for a rise. Prospectuses of the International Exhibition to be held at Christchuroh may be obtained from Mr A. Pollock, oarrier, Ashburton. The potato disease is said to be now general throughout the Wairarapa, and a Carterton paper estimates that 25 per cent of the crops have bden ruined by the rot.

A Berlin cable states that the Kaisorin's injuries are more serious than was at first reported. It transpired at the Magistrate's Court at Palmerston North recently that a lad of 16 years was working -on a farm m the Sandon district, from 4.30 m the morning till after 6 o'clock at night, for the munificent wage of 6s a week. . , Mr Marchant Digby (Ashburfcon) has been appointed judge at the Leeston Coursing Club's first meeting, to be held at Bumhara on Ji*ne 13th, wheg an AJIAged Stake, of J620, guaranteed, will be run. Two young men who were stopping m Timaru recently, and who left without paying their board, have had rather a disagreeable surprise, having been arrested at Wellington on Saturday last, juat prior to the departure of the Waikare for Sydney. Complaint is being made m Timaru of the rate at which some traction engines travel with heavy loads over the borough streets, the vibration m some instances being so great as to smash gas mantles and other fittings. The Timaru Borough Council have made a little " find" m the shape of * 3trip of land 20ft by 20ft off Woolloombe Street. The Council did not know until last night that they were m the position, of owners of this, and already they are seeking to make it revenue-producing. The last of the engines under construction at the Addington Railway Workshops is nearing completion. It }3 probiblo that j a start will soon be made on four compound engines of a similar type to those used on the express trains, During the year ending March 31st last, about 25,000 poultry eggs of all breeds for hatching purposes were sent out from the Government farms at Ruakuri, Momohaki, Burnhau), and Miltoa. According to the Government Poultry Expert, the quality of the atook of birds m the colony haa greatly improved.

The despicable sneali-thief, who devotes his attention to robbing clothes' lines, is at present at work m Lyttelton. On Monday night a gentleman, who was on his way home round the Sumner road, noticed a man making off from a resident's premises with a quantity of clothes, which he had evidently just taken off the line m the baok yard. The former gave chase to fche man, who drppped the clothe 3 and escaped. It was too dark to allow of the thief being recognised.

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News in Brief, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6578, 24 May 1905

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News in Brief Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6578, 24 May 1905

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