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An Amateur Burslab,.—Tradespeople and others are warned to see that the doors of their business premises are securely I fastened at night, as the police have reason to believe that an amateur burglar is on the prowl. Wheat Sowing.—A number of the Wakanui farmers are at present busily engaged sowing winter wheat. The favourable weather experienced of late has enabled farmers to make good headway with ploughing, and sowing operations. Ridle Shooting—Shooting at the Patiti Range, South Canterbury, m the Government medal competition on Thursday, Ash- j burton marksmen scored as followed:— Sergoant Loitch (A.R.) 39 points, Private Tovey (A.R.) 35 points, Private Clayton (A.R.) 33 points, Sergeant B. Stewart (A.M.R.) 28 points. Ashburton Industrial Building Society—The 83rd appropriation of £300 m connection with the Ashburton Industrial Building Society was balloted for last evening, the winning numbers for £iSO each being 408, Mr J. A. Steele ; 186, Mrs ■11.I 1. Bullock. Tfe Land Commission. —The Auckland " Star's " Wellington correspondent telegraphs :- " I have reason to believe that the Land Commission will divide their forces immediately. Half the Commission, including the chairman, will take evidence m Taranaki. Wellington, and Hawke's Bay. The other half will deal with Auckland province. It is understood that the taking of evidence will be completed by June 15, and that the report will be ready about June 20th." On June 22nd, Mr D. Thomas will sell at Shepherd's Bush Homestead, the whole of Mr D. Fraser's live and dead stock. Harvest festival services will be held at the Primitive Methodist Church to-tnorrow. The Rev. R. Hall will preach morning and evening. In the afternoon a sacred eong service will be held as advertised,

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 2, Ashburton Guardian, Issue 6581, 27 May 1905

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 2 Ashburton Guardian, Issue 6581, 27 May 1905

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