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News in Brief

Tho Borough Council invite applications for the position of Borough Solicitor. ' « Mr H. M. Jones has supplies of " Canada as it is," by Foster Frasev. Messro J. Eallantyne and Co., drapers, Christohurch. annoau'e some special lines m blousings for day and evening wear. A timber-In don ecow is reported to be ashore near Whangamata, wiUi seas breaking over her. Me Bert Amos, at the Eeady Money Shop, is selling blankets, rug?, etc., at lowest prices. Mr Amos has now a stock of men's boots on hand. Professor Liditwark will gire class lessons at Harvey's Smithy, Rakaia, tomorrow night. All accountß owing to the late firm of Messrs M. A. Korff and Co. must be" paid by Saturday next, or they will be sued for. Mrs Harrison L je, speukingatEketahuna one evening, stated that.a man had to be more respeccablo to bold a publican's license than to go to Parliament. The theatre portion of the new Tnvercar•rillTownHsll is to be lighted by electricity at an estimated cost of .£1504. Nearly half a million babies are reported to have died m the United States last year from the effects of impure foods and the poisons used for adulteration. The warships Albion and Vengeance, bP present at Hong Kong, join the Ocean and Centurion at Singapore, The Glory follows them homewards. The China squadron m future will be composed of cruisers. At Auckland on Saturday, Mr Kettle, S.M., called attention to the large numbor of arrests of drunken persons after iO p.m., which, he said, indicated that inebriates had been turned out of the public houses. He thought.the police should visit the hotels, and prevent publicans serving drunken men, because the number of arrests after closing time wont to show excessive drinking was going on j somewhere. Sub-Inspector Black stated that constables on their beat did not regularly visit the hotels.

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News in Brief, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6593, 12 June 1905

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News in Brief Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6593, 12 June 1905

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