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News in Brief

. « The South Canterbury Hunt Club will hold a meeting at Tinwald on Monday next, Messrs John Orr and Co., have a new price list of groceries iv this issue. Mr C. R. Wilson, Auctioneer, Christchurcb, is a cash buyer of poultry at highest prices. An employee of the firm of Messrs Oates, Lowry and Co. this morning discovered a gent's bicycle immersed ia the Domain reservoir. Towns has entered ou active training at Sydney, for the pculling championship contest against Stanbury. The Ashburcon Hospital Board invite applications for a medical officer, and assistant medical officer for the Hospital. Tippoo Tib, the notorious slave trader, has died at Zanzibar. MrH. Stephenson will offer to-morrow at hi's mart cows, p;g3, frozen mutton, furniture, etc. On Saturday, June 24th, Mr Stephenson. will offer a property in the estate of the late Mrs Frisby. Afred Fossick, solicitor, of Maidenhead, England, has been sentenced to five years' imprisonment for misappropriating ,£12,000 the proceeds of a lady's estate. The Duchess of Westminster's jewels have been unearthed in a field at Cambridge. A formor night watchman at Grosvenor House, and a tailor at Cambridge have been arrested. MrH. C' Anderson, head of the New Sfluth Wales Government Information Bureau, has been appointed New South Wales Commissioner for the International Exhibition at Christchurch. Motoring has " caught on " greatly in Hawke's Bay, where about 50 motor cars are in use at the present time. The roads in that province are eminently suited to this means of locomotion. Mr Albert Bruce, town clerk at Thames, has received a second donation of JBSQ.J from Mr Carnegie, being portion of the grant towards the erection of the new public library for Thames. A recent decision of the Commissioner of Trade and Customs planes castings in the rough (being unfinished parts for manufacture of oil engines) on the list of imports admitted free of duty. Some 10 tons of Bulii soil have been received by the Athletic Park Company, Wellington, for improving the cricket pitches upon its ground. It is stated that there were 50,000 cows being milked within a radius of forty miles of Stratford last year, and the sum paid to suppliers monthly amounted to between £30,000 and .£40,000. Recently the Westport Coal Company dispatched a cargo of coal to the Carolines, to consignees in the islands of Yap and Ponape. The cargo consisted of Jll2 tons, and wa3 carried by the barque Ingrid. The Caroline Islands belong to Germany. We are still selling far below any firm in Ashburton. Sugar, 561b bag, 11s 8d; Currants, 3£d 1b ; Sultanas, 4d lb; Electric Candles, 5d lb ; Colonial Wax Candles, 6d lb; Flour, 2001b 173. 1001b 9s, 50lb 4s 9J, 251b 2s sdj Sand Soap, 4 cakes for Is; Sago, l£dlb, 121b for le4d; Rice, Ifd lb, 561b bag 7s lOd; Corn Flour, 4pkts for Is; Kerosene, 7s fid per case, 3s 9d per tin. Discount tickets given with all cash purchases.—John Orb & Co. 6 0

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6597, 16 June 1905

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News in Brief Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6597, 16 June 1905