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POST OFFICE NOTICES.
Mails close at the Chief Post Office, Cheistchurch, for the following places (subject to the necessary alterations) as under : Tuesday, October 28. For Otago and Australian Colonies, per Albion, at 1.50 p. m. For Christchurch and North at 10.20 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 Gera'dine, at 10.20 a.m, daily. For Temuka, Timaru, and South at 10.20 sum and 3 p.m daily. For Greenstreet, Ashburton Forks, Mount Somers, and Ashburton Gorge on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10.30 a.m For Ashton, Waterton, and Longbeach, at .15 p.ni. daily. For Wakanui and Seafield, on Mondays and Thursdays, 7.30 p.m. Sydney J. Dick, Chief Postmaster. UNCLAIMED LETTERS.
The following ietteis from places beyond the colony were received at the Ashburtcn Post Office during the month of August, and temamed unclaimed on ist October, 1879' — Allinham, J. Charles, Richard Critchley, W. S. Deacon, William Devane, Patrick Fraher, John Criffin, Morgan Maclean (or Maclear) John Kennedy, William Kissane, Michael Larkin, Andrew Morrison, James Moriarty. Michael Quinlan. Mary Ryan, Thomas B. Sharp, Sames Valpy, John N. Vincent, J. Walker, Archibald Woodman, W. D. Young, Lewis P. McAllister, Mrs Black, Tohn Twiss, Michael W. St, G. Douglas, Postmaster.
On the first da; j( each month a list is exhibited at each Pt .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.
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 to the express train, and they will be included in the mails made up in transit for offices on the main line and branches. NOTICE. NEW POSTAL REGULATION. Letters posted within the eolony having the names and addresses of the senders printed on the address side of the envelopes, accompanied by a request that the letters be returned if not claimed within a stated period, will he returned unopened. Provided, however, such letters shall have remained in the post office to which they may be addressed, at least ten days E
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