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It is understood that the 1 prices of coal in Christchurch will be down within a fortnight to the prices ruling before the strike. Coal merchants say that they will welcome the return to normal prices.

A start was made yesterday to demolish the offices^ of the Kfnsey., Corn^ pany, Ltd., at Lyttelton. The building is a very old one, aad is a well-known land mark. It will be replaced by: a modern brick structure. ■

At Peppier and Co.'s picnic on Saturday last a pleasant surprise was provided by the principal of the firm. To six of his oldest employees he presented gold watches, while to the remainder, with the exception of the apprentices, he handed out cheques for amounts varying according to the length of service of the recipients.

At the Christchurch Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr H. W. Bishop, S.M., Annie Phillipson was charged with selling whisky without ?. license in a shop in Madras Street, and D. W. Black and Charles Schroll, and James Phillipson, her husband, was charged with aiding and abetting her in the illegal traffic. The Magistrate decided to adjourn both cases for four weeks, James Phillipson being required to find bail in one surety of £100.

At the Lyttelton Magistrate's Court yesterday,, before Mr W. C. Cleary, J.P., Edward Phipps, a fireman on board the Petone, was charged with having, on January 9, on the high seas, disobeyed the lawful commands of James C. Cowan, master of the vessel. Mr Cleary said it was plain that there had been a breach and that 1 ' Phipps had refused duty. The fact that the man was under the influence of liquor did not exonerate him.. He would be fined 10s, in, default seven days' imprisonment.

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CHRISTCHURCH DAY BY DAY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8791, 11 February 1914

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CHRISTCHURCH DAY BY DAY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8791, 11 February 1914

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