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News in Brief

The N.Z. Clothing Factory have a display of fancy vests m their window. For answering back to the referee on the field of play, four Wanganui footballers have been disqualified for two weeks. Mr John Burgess, of Mayfield, publishes a disclaimer m this is&ue, m connection ■with a recent case at the Magistrates' Court. Mr E. M. Coleman, Allenton, has for sale a property at Allenton. The New Zealand Farmers' Comparative Association will offer at their auction mart, baconers, store pigs, produce, poultry etc. During the past week 95 trucks of fat sheep and lambs have gone from Lauriston district to Islington freezing works. A Taranaki man, who has recently returned from South Africa, informed a local paper that it was no place for a white man, and he strongly advised New Zeahnders to keep away from it. A6O acre farm m the Warrnarabool district, Victoi'ia, adapted for potato and grain growing, sold the other day at .£65 per acre. Everything required for a Cycle or Motor can be obtained at Christchnroh pricas at R. D. Johnston's Cycle and Motor Depot, Burnett street, Ashburton. 6 0 Owing to the increasing muddy weathen Messrs Oates, Lowry & Co. remind cyclists that they are supplying mudguards splashers, and other winter requisites at very reasonable prices. Owing to the frozen and slippery nature of the roads on Thursday morning, a large number of Fairfield employees, who were cycling, had a difficult task to reach the works from Ashburton. A large party of isportsmen bagged 89 hares on the Rangitata flats on the Prince of Wale9 s Birthday. Not a single rabbit was seen during the day. The weather was perfect for shooting. Eubber Hot Water Bottles, Horse Clippers, Horse Covers, Guns and Ammunition, Kerosene Heating Stoves, Hanging arid Table Limps, all at lowest prices, at John Obr & Co's annual sale. 5 0 Mrs Groggan, a resident of Cowra (New South Wales) recently gave birth to quad riplets, three boys and one girl. Three of the children are living. Twice previously she gave birth to twins and once to triplets. A Bill to regulate football has been passed by the Lower House of the South Dakota State Legislature. The Bill makes it; a misdemeanour for any player who has injured another to take part m any game within ten days from the date of disqualification. A gentleman whose garden overlooks tha road has hit upon an ingenious idea of ridding himself of the many small boys who will persist m climbing his wall. He has laid electric wires all along the wall, and whenever he finds them thereon he switches on the electric current. In reference to a statement m this paper the other day to the effect that a loonl tradesman had taken more cash over the counter on a recent Saturday than he had ever done previously m the history of his husiness, a correspondent suggests that the name of the town be ohanged to " Oashburton." In consequence of the unfavourable weather the redecking operations dow be-ingr carried out on the Ashburton traffic bridge, are not progressing as speedily as would have been the case had the weather been fine. In any case the public are not suffering any great hardship us the volume of water m the river continues to be small. At Christchurch on Monday night Father Hays recommended for general adoption a rule he had learned as a boy. "My mother used to say," he said, " that ib was a sign of noble breeding never to speak against any person with whom you are not personally acquainted. I think that rule should be remembered by the newspapers of New Zealand and by a great many other people.'' A man accused at the Timaru Magistrate's Court the other day of being drunk on the railway station, found fault with the police (says the "Herald") "I can't come into town here and get a drop of drink without getting run m," he said. "I'll be a regular gaolbird soon. I was never run m so much ixs. my life as I have been inTimaxn." The Police have made enquiries into the case of -juvenile drunkenness referred to by us m a recent issue, and have ascertained that the younger who was found m the Domain m an inebriated condition, surreptitiously drew a bottle of homo made elderberry wine from a cask at his home, during his mother's absence. Ha left the tap running m his haste, and the whole of the wine m the cask (about 10 gallons), was lost. !

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News in Brief, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6591, 9 June 1905

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News in Brief Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6591, 9 June 1905

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