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Mews in Brief

Mr H. M. Jones has new books on hand. Messrs Friedlander Bros., Ltd, have a 1200 acre farm for private sale. On account of the inclement weather, the Westerfield Bachelors' Social has been postponed till Tuesday, the 20th. The Eiffelton Lawn Tennis Club's concert and dance will be held m the school on Friday, June 23rd. Professor Litchwark by request will give lessons on "Educating the Horse " at Doric on Monday next. Nurse Maude acknowledges the receipt of £3 from the Ashburton branch of the Farmers' Co-op. The wives and lady friends of the members of the Ashburton Club are invited to an afternoon " At Home " on Thursday next, from 2.30 to 5.30 p.m. The Battle of Waterloo was fought 90 years ago to-morrow. That historic engagement took place on Sunday, June 18th, 1815. Excursion Fares and Train Arrangements for the Ashburton Winter Show to be held on 23rd and 24th inst., are advertised m this issue. At the Arcade, on tli3 lab prox., Mr D. Thomas will conduct a clearance sale of the Household Furniture, etc., contained m a ten-roomed bouse, also buggy, harness, etc., on account of Dr. Trevor, It is rumoured that Mr J. A. McCullough is the " prominent Socialist " who has been asked to contest the East Christchurch seat. The Premier has received a telegram informing him that five weddings took place at Wathi the other day, and more are to follow. Mr beddon regards this jas a sign of confidence m the country. The cook aboard a vessel from Buenos Ayre3, which ha? arrived at Middlesborough via Hamburg, died of plague. A Manchester vessel has been disinfected at Hamburg owing to the discovery of dead rats on board. M Delynnnis, a recently aseasinated Greek Premier, died penniless. The Chamber of Deputies will vote a pension to his two nieces, who were dependent upon him. A State funeral will be accorded the deceased statesman. A cable says that the funeral of the victims of the recent disaster to the submarine " A 8 " was an imposing one. Five seamen on board the warship Prince George at Gibraltar went to sleep m a bunker, and were almost asphyxiated. Two have recovered and three are still unconscious. The term of seven years for which the lions. J. M. Twomey and Lee Smith were 1 appointed to the Legislative Council expires on the 18th insfc. (to-morrow). The racehorse Dangai, which was purchased at a high price for Mr A. A. Apear, the Indian sportsman, died on the way to ! India. The Hon. T. Fergus, Dunedin, has offered to form one of 100 persons to give .£lO each to institute a London Scholarship to perpetuate the memory of Mr T. Brydone. Plans have been prepared for a new colonial museum m Wellington. The cost of the completed building will be about £30,000, f'Ufc probably a vote for only a portion of the buildings will be taken this session. Writing to the Timaru " Post." the Rev. Thomas Stinson states that Admiral Togo is a Presbyterian and an active mover m the V.M.C.A. movement. Generals Nogi, Kuroki, and Oku, and Admiral Uriu are also said to belong to the same church. A number of residents of Timaru have subscribed sufficient funds to purchase two boxes of butter as a present forDr Barnardo's Homeß. Captain Noakes, of the s.s. Ruapehu, kindly assisted by giving free freight for the butter, and it is now on the way to England. It is generally l rnown that there is a mechanical hospital m Ashburton, but judging: from Messrs Oates. Lowry & Co.'s new advertisement, the firm are prepared to effect repairs to poetically every description of uiaohmery, also guns, looks, talking machines, electric and medical appliances, and the like, at their workshops, Burnett Street.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6598, 17 June 1905

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Mews in Brief Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6598, 17 June 1905