POST OFFICE NOTICES.
Mails close at the Chief Post Office, Chefstchurch, for the following places (subject to the necessary alterations) as under;— Thursday, October 30. For Northern Ports of New per Waitaki, rt 1.50 p.m. J'eM Mails leave the Ashburton Post O, £ as follows : ,^’^B For Christchurch and North at 4 p.m., and 7.30 p.m., daily. J[H 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 Greenstrect, Ashburton Forks, Mount Somers, and - Ashburton Gorge on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10.30 am For Ashton, Waterton, and Longbeach, at .15 p.m. daily. For Wakanui and Seafield, on Mondays and Thursdays, 7.30 p.m. Sydney J. Dick, Chief Postmaster. UNCLAIMED LETTERS.
The following letteis from places beyond the colony were received at the Ashburton Post Office during the month of August, and remained unclaimed on Ist October, 1&79 : — Allinham, J. Charles, Richard Critchley, W. S. Deacon, William Devane, Patrick Fraher, John Griffin, Morgan Maclean (or Maclear) John Kennedy, William Klssane, 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, John Twiss, Michael W. St, G. Douglas, Postmaster.
On the first da; jf each month a list is exhibited at each Pi .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 expre=s 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 colony 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 be returned unopened. Provided, however, such letters shall have remained in the post office to which hey may be addressed, at least ten days.
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