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News in Brief

Messrs Mitchell and Turner's great Winter Sale commences on Friday next. Sharp frosts have occurred at Springburn. Messrs G. Hefford and Co. will commence a special stocktaking sale on Saturday, Ist Jnly. Messrs Manchester Bros, merchants announce the last week of their Colossal .Sale. At a recent sale oP pictures afc Christie's, London, five portraits by Romney realised an aggregate of 15,OCOgns. Mr J. D. Rockefeller, the Standard Oil King, has a fortune of .£100,000,000. Mr Carnegie has £50,000,000, and Mr W.W. Astor J640,000,000. So says Mr. Henry Cieus, a recognised financial authority m New York. The central prison at Rangoon is so overruQ with rats that a prisoner is remitted one day's imprisonment for every rat he kills. | Lady Duff Gordon, who is known m the dressmaking weld of London as " Lucille," has turned th-j garden at the back of her business establishment into a show room for outdoor costumes. It is estimated that the teamster's strike at Chicago, which has just been carried off, cost that city .£soo,ooo'a weak. Since the strike began three persons were killed and over 300 wounded. Eight U.S. battleships had an eight hours' ocean, race while sailing up the American coast. No warning was given, and the apeßd test developed iato a genuine raoe. When the signal to cease was given the Mis3ouii war seven miles ahead of the Maine, while the Alabama, which was supposed to be the fastest batteship afloat, was last, 16i- miles astern of the leader.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6606, 27 June 1905

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News in Brief Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6606, 27 June 1905