New Evening Paper for Christchurch.—Efforts are being made to float a company for the purpose of starting a new evening paper in Christchurch. The proposal, we believe, is to raise a capital of £IO,OOO in 1000 shares of £lO each. The names of Messrs Draper, Allan, C. W. Turner, and E. Richardson are mentioned in connection with the scheme. The new paper is said to rest its claim for public support on the ground that it intends to be independent of all political parties.—“ Press.” Benjamin Franklin in Scotland.— -In the Spring of 1709 Franklin and his son spent six weeks in Scotland. The University of St. Andrews conferred upon Franklin the honorary title of Doctor, by which he has since been generally known. Other Universities received -him with great distinction. The Corporation of Edinburgh voted him the freedom of the city. All the salons of fashion were not only open to receive him, but his presence at every brilliant entertainment was eagerly sought. The most distincuished men of letters crowded around him. Hume, Robertson, and Lord Karnes became his intimate friends. These were honors sufficient to turn the head of any man. But Franklin, who allowed no adversity to annoy him, could not be unduly elated by any prosperity or flattery. “On the whole,” writes Franklin, “ I must say that the time we spent there (Scotland) was six weeks of the densest happiness I have met with in any part of my life.—“ Benjamin Franklin,” by John C. Abbot. A Curious Library. —A curious ancient Mexican library has been found in the ruins of a vast palace at Xayi, near Chaipas, in Southern Mexico. The writings are inscribed on terra-cotta tablets, half an inch thick, and are supposed to be sacred records, but the language in which they are written is not accurately known.
To Let. TO CONTRACTORS AND OTHERS. rjlO LET, 2000 ACRES ROLLING. Apply to SAUNDERS BROS., Ashburton, Charing Cross, or Seafield. TO LET, STATIONERS’ SHOP, recently occupied by Mr. J. Y. Ward. This Shop is fitted up in a very complete manner, and four comfortable dwelling rooms are attached. SAUNDERS BROS. For Sale. FOR SALE, NUMBER of Light and Draught HORSES. SAUNDERS BROS. Tenders. Tenders Wanted about 400 acres, Station. Apply Grove Farm. for ROLLING near Maronan J. CARTER, 512 a TO CARRIERS. TENDERS are invited for CARTING Bridge Timber from Ashburton Railway Station to Digby’s Crossing. Specifications may be seen at Mr. J. R. Steel’s, Blacksmith, Burnett-strcet, Ashburton, where tenders will be received until Monday, October 6, 1879. The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. 47 —517 a J. R. STEEL. RAKAIA AND ASHBURTON FORKS RAILWAY. SEPARATE TENDERS will be received at the Company’s Office, Christchurch, up till noon on FRIDAY, 10th October, for the erection of 4 COTTAGES 1 ENGINE SHED 1 CAR SHED 7 SHELTER SHEDS Plans and specifications can be seen at the Company’s Office, Christchurch, and the store of Messrs M‘Kcrrow and Mann, Rakaia. Letters must be marked “ Tender for Buildings.” , The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. FRANK B. PASSMORE, Engineer. Sherwood, Sept. 29, 1879. 59 UPPER ASHBURTON ROAD BOARD TENDERS are INVITED by the above ' Board fnr-the undermentioned works : : 43. For, the Supply of Metal for 12 months for repairs on all the Roads in the District at per cubic yard. 44.- For Repairs on all Roads in No. 1 and No. 2 Wards at per. mile. Tenders addressed to the Chairman to be sent in not later than 12-. o’clock, Tuesday, 7th October. For Specifications, &c., Apply-to ... robt; d. pullar, 506 a Clerk.
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