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News in Brief

A Westport telegram states that work is very Black at JSeddonville State colliery.

Every penny in circulation changes hands on an average about nine times a week.

The Borough Council invites tenders for the leasing of a portion of the riverbed.

The N.Z. Rugby football team played a match to-day against the Metropolitan Rugby Union team at Sydney.

A coat of paint, if applied to the skin of a, human being, will cause death in about five hours,

Less tobacco is consumed in Great Britain, in proportion to the inhabitants, than in any other civilised country.

The Ashburton Drag Co. are the local agents for the latest improved Electrio Magnetic Belt.

The annual meeting of the Longbeaeh District Horticultural Sooiefcy, which was to be held last night in the Longbeach school, lapsed for want of a quorum.

The noisy conduct and numerous inter jGclions of a larrikin element ia the audience at the Taylor-CarringtOD performance at the Oddfellows' Hall last night were the cause of much annoyance to the more peaceable members of the audience.

The Nelson " Colonist" learns that an action has been commenced claiming the sum of .£9997 Us 3d in connection with the destruction by fire of Nelson College.

Captain Bougouinhas been sentenced in Berlin to ten years' hard labour for betraying military secrets relating to the preservation of peace.

The Panama Canal Commission is to experitneut with Italian, Chinese, and Japanese labour. The Commission will import 2000 of each rationality under a 600 days' contract, which will be renewable.

The British squadrons under Rear" Admiral May, which is visiting France, recwived au ovation at Brest.

A War Office order issued at Woolwich, invites officers to learn Japanese. Officers will be.selected for this work by January, 1906, and will be sent to Japan..

Messrs Milner and Thompson announce that they have appointed Mr H. Stephenson, auctioneer, their agent for Ashburton, and during this week a Bale of pianos will be held at hia premises, Haveloek Street. Full particulars as to terms' of payment, etc., are advertised.

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Bibliographic details

News in Brief, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6619, 12 July 1905

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News in Brief Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6619, 12 July 1905

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