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The Defence op the Empire.—Britain is absolutely necessary to the national existence of Canada. Yet the selfishness of the Canadian in considering the question of defence is but a trait ia his character, and I have a firm belief that when his ideas of Empire become more definite he will not hesitate to do his full and legitimate share in the defence, not of Britain as Britain, but in the defence of the Empire of which both Britain and Canada are parts.—J. Foster Eraser, in " Canada as it is." West of England Skrvice. —A return"' presented to Parliament on Friday gives the value of the cargo carried from New Zealand to West of England ports by the New Zealand and South African Steamship Co. The total cargo carried to Liverpool for private shippers was valued at £327,803, the leading items being lamb, £124,647, frozen rabbits .£100,548, and hemp £18,380, The cargo for Glasgow w*s valued at J399,272, "including lamb £23,905, oats £20,721, and preserved msats .£1.4,490. The totals for other ports are:—Bristol £70,721, Cardiff .£23,505, Barry ,£7B9<t, and Manchester £21,386. The Flourmillers' Fight—Tho latest development in connection with the nourmillers' fighfc,says the "Otago Daily Times," is the announcement that Timaru flour, both in sacks aud in 50's, will be placed upon the Dunedin market, in all probability in a few daya' time. No actual quotation has, however, yet been made. This seems to show tbab one at least of the Timaru millers is determined to test thn lagalifcy of his agreement in the light of the decision of the Harraway case, and this notwithstanding tho heavy penalty to which he is liable should 119 lose the day. In is understood that, with a viaw to effect tin euii able s-ettlaraent, strong prossura will be broTfirhtto bear upon the smaller OtKgo millers to induce them to foio^o tho advantage confurred upon them v.y Jn'Jga Wiliiams's decision. There is a f.arin milling circles tlmf, should the ill's"ff^ction ppreadand withdrawal become gener-il, liquidation may be the only alternative. The week's happenings are therefore lull of possibilities. A correspondent of the " Bvawera Star " -ays? a farm of 122 ncres n?ar Manaia carried 103 milking cows, 3 bull?, 3 horses 100 calves, a few sheep, also pigs. A movement is on foot with the'object of getting tho township of Pleasant Point, South Canterbury, proclaimed a town district. " What do you propose to do with the Inafars ?'' queried a lady, pertinently, after > tha unfolding at a public meeting at Christchurch on, Tuesday, night of a scheme for the establishment of a cooperative ifaroi. The lecturer explained that his scheme did not provide for loafers in any sense. Rubber Hot Water Bottles, Horse Clippers, Horse Covers, Guns and Ammunition, Kerosene Heating '; Stoves, Hanging and Table Lamps, all at lowest prices, at ,/ohn ' Obr & Co's annual sale. 5 0 Darracq and Dk Dion Motor Cars.— Wo are informed that Messis A., Darracq et Cie and De Dion Boufcon, Limited, have appointed tho G. H. Cat/sou Cycle and i\lofcor Works ag agonts for tho district; ex!ending between the Kakaia and tat* Rivers; and a'so that they will auarantee their cara ' for- '32 months from' da'o of delivery, but that.all-cars, engines, >.r gour boxes must bear the f.ictory number. If theso numbers have beea erased no claims will bu allowed. I'he penalty iaiposed on authorised agents for erasing numbers and supplyingioars to buyers outside their own districts is that all supplies will bo stopped. Mr Carson will be pleased to give any information on the subject to intending buyers. . 7 00 Tho Mount Somers Coal Company (New ceatn) remind householders that their coai is ••uci of the bosfcand „most economical on the market. Large consumers for efcf-am purposes will also lind the coal very suitable to (hoir nwods. 5 Wo are still selling far below any lima in Ashburton. Sugar, 501b ha;^, lla Scl ; Currants, 3£d lb ; rtuifanap, 4d lb; Eieofrio (landlf'P, 5d ]l<; Colonial Wnx Candles f",d 'b; Flour, 2001b 16.3 fid, 1001b Qt.Qi, oOih 4s 6d, 2o!b 23 3>l; Sand Soan, 4 cak^s for 13; S:\<ro, lsd lb, 121b for is4d; Kice, l^-.l lb, sfilb bajj Ts lOd ; Corn FJouc, Splits for Is; Kerosene, 7s fid pw, 3s 9d per tin. Discount tickets jji yen with all cash purchases.—John Our <t Co. ti 0

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 2, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6618, 11 July 1905

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 2 Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6618, 11 July 1905