POST OFFICE NOTICES.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30.
Mails close at Christchurch ; For Otago and Australian Colonies, per Albion, at 1.50 p. in.
For Northern Ports of New Zealand, Sydney, and Brisbane, per Ringaroonia at 1.50 p in.
The next mail foi the United Kingdom via San Francisco will be closed at Christchurch on Friday, Oct. 10, and will be dm in London on Nov. 25.
Mails at the Ashburton Post Office close as follows : For Christchurch and North at 10 26 a.m. 4 p.m., and- 7.30 p.m., daily. For Chertsey at 10.20 a.m daily. For Rakaia at 10.20 a.m and 4 p.m daily. For Dunedin, Tinwald Winslow, Hinds, Coldstream, Rangitata, Orari, Winchester and Geraldine, at 10.20 a.m, daily. For Temuka. Timaru, and South at 10.20 a.m and 3 p.m daily. For Greeustrect, Ashburton Forks, Mount Somers, and Ashburton Gorge on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10.30 a.m For Ashton, Waterton, and Longbeach, at 3.15 p. m. daily. For Wakanui and Seafield, on Mondays and Thursdays, 7.30 p.m. W. St. G. Douglas, Postmaster.
A travelling Post Office having been established on the Southern line of railway, letters bearing a late fee of 2d, may be posted at any station in the mail carriage attached 10 the express train, and they will be included in the mails made up in transit for offices on the main line and branches. Sydney J. Dick, Chief Postmaster. UNCI AIMED LETTERS.
On the first da; A each month a list is exhibited at each P< . t Office in the Colony of the addresses of all letters received from places beyond the Colony that have remaind unclaimed for one month at such Post Office; and such of these letters as remain unclaimed at the end of a further period of two months are then forwarded to the Dead Letter Office, to be returned unopened to the countries where they originated. Unclaimed letters originating in the Colony are not advertised, but at the end of two months are forwarded to the Dead Letter Office, Wellington, there to be opened and returned to the writers.
The following letteis from places beyond the colony were received at the Ashburtcn Post Office during the month of July, and remained unclaimed on Ist September, 1879: — Bennison, W. Bowden, W. Daly, loseph Gerry, John lletherington, William Horsfall, Miss O. Lafgren, P. P. Millas, Mrs. C. '"erkins, George Russell, Robert Smith, John Groves Stirling, James Wilkinson, Mr. Woodman, W. D. W. St, G. Douglas, ■ Postmaster.
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