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Personal. —Mr T. Pitt, who for many years owned the Smith field Nurseries, has gone in for dairy farming, having purchased a farm in the Pahiatua-Palmereton North district. Addinoton Stock Market.— The following sales were effected on b6half of local clients ftt Addington yesterday :~Fat lambs—Meesrs Manning and Russell (Rakaia Mand.) 65 at 19s 3d. Fat SheepMr A. D. Mcllraith (Bikaia), 55 wethers 25s to 25s 8d j Mr D. Buddo (Rakaia), 255 ■wethers 23a 4d to 24s 8d ; Mr W. Harrison (Rakaia) 81 wethers 22s 6d to 23s 6d, 45 ewes 16s 9d to 193 4d ; Mr W. Wilkinson (Chertsey), 120 wethers at 22s Id to 23s 2d ; Messrs Manning and Russel (Rakaia Island) 134 wethers 233; Mr R. M. Adair (Chertsey), 108 ewes 18s to 21s; Mr G. Geddings (Tinwald), 111 ewes 13s Id to 19s ; Mr J. H. Bean (Highbank), 20 ewes 18s 4d, 51 merino ewes lls 5d to 12s; Mr R. Campbell, jun. (Dromore), t>4 ewes 14a 6d to 15s; Mr H. J. Harrison (Rakaia), 92 e wes 13s lid to 14s 4d. The BAKArA Assault Case.—On Monday evening Constable Middleton arrested William Burns on a charge of obstructing him whilst on duty, and also of assaulting him on Saturday night in company with several others. Accused was brought before Messrs Hardy and Oxley, J's.P., at the Rakaia Court on Thursday, and pleaded not guilty. Constable Middleton, A. Craighead, and Maurice O'Reilly, H. Kennedy, and Michael O'Reilly gave evidecce. The evidence brought out the fact that accused had threatened one witness because he said he would give assistance to the police or anyone else who needed it. Accused declined to go into the witness box and give evidence. The Bench considered the charges clearly proved, and sentenced accused to three months' hard labour. The Ashburton Club held an " At Home" this afternoon, when there was a large attendance of members and ladies. The team representing Mr D. Thomas' employees having defeated the Farmers' Co-op. B team in a Monis Tube shooting ! matchj'will shortly be challenged by the Co-op. A team. Mr W. Shearman yesterday liberated a number of Homing pigeons for the Dunedin Pigeon Flying Club. The birds ar« in training for a race to ba flown off shortly in the south. The air line from Ashburton to Dunedin is a little less than 145 miles. T[>A.INUI, Thousands have testified of its JL wonderful virtues.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6602, 22 June 1905

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6602, 22 June 1905