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News in Brief

The train for Spriagburn will leave Ashburton at 5 p.m. on Monday next, and run 35 minutes later than timetable time. The clearing sale at Waterton, which was advertised to take place on 15th Jane, has been postponed till 28th June. The offices and grain stores of the West Street merchants will be closed on Monday, June sth. Mr Bert Amos,' successor to Mr E. Gibbard, announces cheap lines of general draping at the Ready Money Shop, Tancred Street. '' A Napier telegram.states that the soow Ngaru dragged her anchor during the night and drifted ashore on Petana beach early this morning. Mr C. J. Harper having resigned his seat on the Rangitata Road Board, an election to fill the vacancy will be held on June 22nd. Nominations are due on June 12th. Messrs Jones and Sons, watchmakers, of Christchurch, have invented and patented an electric galvanic battery, known as " The Victory." Particulars are advertised. Mrs John Frazer, of Quiraing, (New South Wales), has given £1000 to found a scholarship at the Presbyterian Ladies' College at Croydon. An excursion train will leave Christchurch for Timaru on Monday next. The train will leave Ashhurton at 10.38 a.m., and arrive on tha return journey at 7.49 p.m. Fares tor thi3 train only will be 7s and 3s 9d. The Canterbury Art Society and the Christchurch Photographic Society have, decided to hold a joint exhibition of sketches and photographs during the first week m j October. ! The amounts paid to Messrs Doughs and ! Husaey for services rendered m connection with the capture of Ellis, (he Te Awaite murderer, were £100 and £50 respectively. Detective Broberg received £25, and Constables Butler and Wilcocks £l2s 10a each, and each officer has also been granted an inorease m salary. It will be seen by a replace advertisement m the wanted column that the G.-H. Carson Cycle and Motor works are offering a line of sample bicycles at bargain prices. As these machines are strictly high grade, and are not by any means a cheaply made article, Mr Carson advises those of our readers who intend purchasing a new cycle I to call and seethe bargains for themselves. ! 50 Rubber Hot Water Bottles, Horse Clippers, Horse Covers, Guns and Ammunition, Kerosene Heating Stoves, Hanging and Table Lamps, all at lowest prices, at John Obb & Co's annual sale. 5 0, We are still selling far below any firm m Ashburton. Sugar, 561 b bag, 12s 6d ,• Currants, 3|d 1b ; Sultanas, 4d lb; Electric Candles, 6d lb ; Coloured Wax Candles, 6d lb ; Oatmeal,2s 6d bag; Flour, 2001 b, 18s ; 1001 b, 9s 6d ; 501 b, 5s ; 251 b, 2s 9d ; Sand Soap, 4 cakes for Is j Sago and Tapioca;, Hd per lb, 121 b for Is 5d ; Rice 8s 6d per bag ; Cornflour, 4 packets for Is; Kerosene 7s 6d per case, 3s 9d per tin. Discount Tickets given with all Cash Purchases.—John Oeu & Co. 50

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6585, 1 June 1905

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News in Brief Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6585, 1 June 1905