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News in Brief

The weather at Rakaia at present is splendid for farmers, who are getting well on with their winter work. The wholesale price of kerosene has advanced -|-d per' gallon during tho last fortnight. About 350 couples wer6 present at tho Timaru returned troopers' reunion last night. Mr H. Stephenson will offer to-morrow store pigs and weaners j also cows, poultry, produce, furniture, etc. MrH, A. Tinker, horse dentist, will visit Ashburton on May 29th, and may be con? suited at the Somerset Hotel or Newmans Stables. The Mackenzie County Council has decided to light the Fairlie township with acetylene gas, Messrs F. R. Hyde & Co/a generators having bee a purchased foy the purpose, Mr Solomon, of D,unedin, has been retained for the plaintiff m the libel action, Maslin v Twomey, which is to come before the Timaru Supreme Court at the beginning of next month, Tho Belgian Government proposes an expenditure of £4,320,000 upon the defences of Antwerp, and a further expenditure of £7.3211,000 m enlarging the dock aoeomraodationi

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6580, 26 May 1905

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News in Brief Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6580, 26 May 1905