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News in Brief

The Queen has returned to London. Tenders are invited by the Borough Council for the supply of shingle. A meeting of the medical practitioners of Timaru is to be held this week, to discuss the question of establishing a consumptive sanatorium for Canterbury. The tender of Messrs Thomas and Son» of Christchurch, at £6310 has been accepted by the Q-overnment for additions and alterations to the Christchurch Post Office. The Rev. Mr Thompson, m an address on Temperance v. Prohibition, at Duaedin, said there were thirty sly grog shops m Ashburton. A meeting is to be held m Temuka tomorrow night, to put into definite form a proposal to hold a band contest thero next November. At the inquest on the suicide by hanging of Harry Lane, a young man m a stationer's shop at Nelson, a verdict of temporary m Bftnity was returned. The House of Commons rejected the Bill to close public houses m England the whole | of Sunday, by 114 votes to 108.. A New York cable states that Eosseau, the anarchist, has been sentenced to four years' imprisonment tor sending infernal machines onboard the steamer Umbria. The grocery department of the N.Z. Farmers' Co-op. Association have a price list of several of their lines m our advertising columns. The first annual public schools' lawn tennis tournament which was commenced on May 20tb, was concluded at Christchuroh last Saturday. The play of some of the children was unusually good and compared most favourably with the average play observed at adult tournaments. It is stated that a writ claiming £501 damages for libel has been issued by a Palmerston North boniface against a well known Wanganui farmer. The alleged libel was contained m a letter written to one cf the Palmerston newspapers. Mr H. J. Matthews, Government Forester, accompanied by Mr W. W. Smith, of the Scenery Commission, leaves Christchurch for Bank's Peninsula to-day to inspect spots suitable for scenery reserves, and the commission will follow later.

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News in Brief, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XX, Issue 6582, 29 May 1905

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News in Brief Ashburton Guardian, Volume XX, Issue 6582, 29 May 1905