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News in Brief

Mount Pelee is again in active eruption. The Orchestral Society's concert takes place this evening. Severe earthquakes are experienced at Scutaii daily. Messrs Fletcher Bros.' new price list of groceries appears in this issue. A blacksmith at; Waikino lias been fined 10s and costs for working on Sunday. Mr L, S. McClurg has reliable and durable watches ia sfcock. An extensive discovery of wolfram is reported from the Oineo district of Victoria. Mr H. Stephenson will offer on a date to be announced a property in Grey Street, in the estate of the late Sarah Prisby. ' The Tinwald Town Bjard invite tenders for excavating side channel along Graham's I Road. The Ashburton Golf CJub invite tenders for grazing portion of racecourse reserve, containing 70 acres. The Queensland sugar output last season was nearly 148,000 tons, the largest since 1898. White grown cane increased two per cent, compared with the previous year. Messrs G. Hefford and Co, drapers, " The Corner," have suits for boys from 10s 6d j also overcoats at equally low prices. A social, under the auspices of the Scottish Society, will be held on July 6*, [ with the object of raising funds towards the establishment of a Pipe Band. Large masses of ice carried down by the j Mataura River, on Thursday completely blocked the race at the Mataura Freezing Works, throwing the turbine out of action. The value of the mutton birds secured by the Maoris of Southland for this season, approximates to The noise of the Chrisfcchurch electric i trams can be distinctly heard on a privat6 telephone at Amberley, a distance of ove r | 30 miles from Christchurch. I The number of Chinese ia New Zealand at the end of last year has been estimated by the Government Statistician to be 2829. Of these 35 were females. I The total quantity of wheat and flour ! afloat for the United Kingdom is 2,895,000 quarters, and for the Continent 2,175,000 quarters. Professor T. Lichtwark will give class lessons on Educating the Horse at Eakaia to-night, at Chertsey on Friday night, and ! at Ashburton in Messrs Friedlander Bros.' Ltd, Horse Bazaar on Saturday afternoon. Sir Frederick Border), in the Dominion House of Commons, declared the militia was increasing ye+rly, and was larger today than ever it had been since the Fenian raid of 1870. Chicago advices state that a flood in the Mississippi has caused damage to the extent of a million dollars to the railway, and has damaged the crops to the extent of several millions in the Hannibal and Keokuk districts. Speaking at a social fnnction in Wellington, Mr Hogg, M.H.R., advocated the application of| the Parliamentary franchise to all local body elections. The whole lands administration could then be handed over to the local bodies elected on this broad franchise. Thus the people would be their own landlords, the revenue would be expended locally, no one would ask for a better tenure than his own local body gave him, and the cry for the freehold would dieappear.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6595, 14 June 1905

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News in Brief Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6595, 14 June 1905