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News in Brief

To-'ay is tho shortest day of the year. Mr Seddon will ba GO years old toinorrDw. Yesterday was tbo first anniversary of the arrival of Lord and Lady Plunket m the colony. At New Plymouth yesterday Johnatban Adams was sentenced to two years' imprisonment for indecent assault on a girl under sixteen. It our advertising columns Messrs Moffnt & Co., grocers, give particulars of their method of doing business. The Prince of Waled recently purchased for .£BSO a one penny red Mauritius stamp dated 1847. The Sultan of Turkey has decided to introduce a Japanese room into his palace. In St. Hejjors, Jersey, there are four shops, the names of tho keepers being respectively, '2Adam," "Eve," " Cain," and " Abel." A dog trained for war purposes, and attached to a German regiment, has " deserted." It made its way into France, where it was arreßted. In dressing a fowl she had purchased for three shillings, Lucie Manrontz, a Paris cook, found m its interior a gold ring set with two superb diamonds. The membars of the L.O.L. No. 23 are requested to attend the funeral of" the late Bro. James Penny, which will leave his residence, Aitken Street, to-morrow. Tho latest news from the Sydney Athletic world is of interest. R. J. Scott, New Zealand's champion wrestler, defeated Gkiriga Rrahm under oatch-as-catchoan rulos. Ssott secured two falls m 4min 2?ec and smin 2Osec. Scott has now engaged to wrestle Groth and then Buttau Singh. On Saturday, July Ist, Mr H. Stephenson will conduct at his room?, Havelock Street, a great sale of 40 bicycles, on account of the Advance Cycle Co. of Coventry, England. Full particulars will be found m oar advertising columns. Mr T. Mackenzie, addressing a meeting at Palmerston South, said he would associate with no existing party. He was a progressive Liberal, and did not intend to be dominated by any one man. As a free lance he would support the Government or oppose it as he judged best. Mr A. J. Eoberts, of' Christchurch, instruotor m electrical engineering at the the Christchurch and Kaiapoi Technical Schools, will open a class of instruction m this town on Saturday next at the Hakatere Club rooms, at 7 p.m. Intending pupils should apply either to Sir Eobert3, or to Messrs Oates, Lowry & Co., his local agents, ' It is n^t uncommon for persons divorced m New York to go across "to Hudson River to New Jersey.contract another marriage roturnlto New York, and live m open violation of the laws of that State. Those to whom divorce is denied m one State can take up residence m another State, where the liw6 ara lax, secura divorce, return home and remarry. The Canterbury Women 'g Institute decided that hs a tribute to the memory of the lace Mrs Sievwright, the women of New Zealand be urged to insist that the iniquitous CD. Acts ha erased from the Statute Book. The recent soandal m the Dunedia force was unmistakable evidence against the police being entrusted with the powers these' Act* allow them. The executive of the National Council is to he asked to .communicate with the young Now Zealand party to ascertain whether the party ia m favour of the removal of the disabilities of women. Opinions were expressed that women ought nob to support any party which refused them the full rights of citizenship, and that since the passing of the female franchise, women owed little to the present Government which had consistently turned a deaf ear to the measures specially urged by them.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6601, 21 June 1905

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News in Brief Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6601, 21 June 1905