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The next mail for the United Kingdom, Continents of Europe and America, &c, via San Francisco, will be closed at Christchurch on Saturday, Bth November. This mail is due in London on 23rd December. The next mails for the United Kingdom, &c, via Brindisi and Southampton (for correspondence addressed by either of these routes only) will be closed at Christchurch on November 10. The mail via Brindisi will be due in London on the 12th of January, 1880, and the mail via Southampton on 19th January, 1880.

Mails leave the Ashburton Post Office, as follows ; For Christchurch and North at io 20 a. m. 4 p.m., and 7.30 p.m., daily. For Cl ert ey at 10.20 a.m daily. F' r Rakaia at 10.20 a.m and 4 p.m daily. F-r Dunedin, Tinwald Winslow, Hinds, Coldstream, Kangitata, Orari, Winchester, and Gera'dinc, at 10.20 a.m, daily. For Temuka. Titnaru, and South at 10.20 a.m and 3 p.m daily. For Greenstreel, Ashburton Forks, Mount Somers, and Ashburton Gorge on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10.30 a.m For Ashton, Waterloo, and Longbeach, at .15 p.m. daily. For Wakanui and Scalield, on Mondays and Thursdays, 7.30 p.m. Svd.mky 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 September, and lemamed unclaimed on the Ist November, 1879 : Alec, Alfred Brooks, Joseph Bunton, W. Corcoran, Michael Daly. John (2) Daly, Joseph (2) O’Connell, F. C, Mulcahv Pat Smith, John (brickmakcr) Walsh, Roger Wetherill, Mrs G. H. Wetherill. Miss M. E. Woodley, Charles W. Sr, G. Douglas, Postmaster.

On the first da’ / each month a list is exhibited at each Pc 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 o 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 o I railway, letters hearing 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 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 they may he addressed, at least ten days.

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POST OFFICE NOTICES., Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 17, 4 November 1879

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POST OFFICE NOTICES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 17, 4 November 1879

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