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News in Brief

Mr H. Stephenson will conduct a clearing sale on account of Messrs Ingrain and Carlton on Thursday next.

A telegram from Auakland states that the price of sugar has been further reduced by -£la ton.

The bachelors of Methven will hold their annual ball m the Methven schoolroom on Friday, July 21st."

A Royal Commission enquires into the case of the woman who was sentenced in the New South Wales for attempting to poison a leprous Kanaka.

The Mayfield Sohool re-opena on Monday* the 17th inst, after having two weeks' midwinter holidays. The new master, Mt C. Withell, takes up his duty on that date.

The Dresden Piano Company are holding their annual clearing sale of pianos, organs, musical instruments, sheet music, etc, at their local agency for ten days only, commencing on Saturday. All classes of instruments will be sold at wholesale prices for cash or on the easy hire system, terms of which are advertised.

The remains of a child found on the Biddenham Kun, near Augathella (Queenaland) have been identified as those of a boy, Hugh McKay, agad seven yeara, who was lost six years ago.

The deaths in the recent colliery disaster in Wales were chiefly the regulfc of afterdamp. The victims included forty boys A. Mansion House Relief Fund has been opened.

A poll was taken at Blenheim on Wednesday on a proposal to raise £4000 for the erection of a town hall in Blenheim. Th® proposal was carried by 304 to 221.

King Edward and Queen Alexandra were present at the inauguration of Sheffield University,

M. Saint-Germain, a member of tha French Senate, is going to London on a special mission to study the working of the offices of the Agent Generals, with a view to placing the French Colonial Office on a more practical business footing.

Before the New South Wales Parliamentary Committee the Government assistant dairy expert gave evidence that in the production of cheese, both as regards quantity and quality, New South Wales was far behind New Zealand.

A South Canterbury School Committee applied to the Board of Education last month for a clock and a hand bell. The request for a bell has been [recalled, states the Titaaru " Herald, the committee havput on their considering cap, and concluded that a penny whistle would be as good as a bell, more portable, and cheap enough to be paid for, out of " incidentals,"

"In 48 hours I could make myself one of the most popular men in the country, and a very rich man in fonr days from now were I to leave these shores; but I have nailed my oolours to the mast. I will not sell the truth to serve the hour, nor will I lower my colours one inch evan though I could be a very rich man if only I were to leave the shores of New Zealand." •—Father Hays at Palmerston North.

An elephant swallowed a bank-note at Dundee the other day. A dairyman who was watohing its antics in connection with Wombwell's Menagerie, bad in his possession several bank-notes, the proceeds of the sale of two cows. Suddenly the olepbaut inserted its trunk into the dairyman's pocket and extracted a $20 note. The man made a grab at the paper as the animal convoyed it to its mouth, but he waa too late, and it disappeared down the eleplant's throat.

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News in Brief, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6621, 14 July 1905

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News in Brief Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6621, 14 July 1905

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