POST OFFICE NOTICES.
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 Biindisi and Southampton (for correspondence addressed by either of ihese routes only) will be closed at Christchurch on November 19. 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 10.20 a.n>. 4 p.m., and 7.30 p.m., daily. For Chertsey at 10.20 a.m daily. For Rakaia at 10.20a.rn and 4p.nl daily. For Dunedin, Tinwald Winslow, Hinds, Coldstream, Rangitata, Orari, Winchester, and Gcra’dine, at 10.20 a.m, daily. For Temuka. Timaru, and South at 10.20 a.m and 3 p.m daily. For Greenstreet, Ashburton Forks, Mount Somers, and Ashburton Gorge on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10.30 a. nr For Ashton, Waterton, and Longbeach, at .IS pm. daily. For Wakanui and Seafield, on Mondays and Thursdays, 7.30 p.m. Sydney J. Dick, Chief Postmaster. UNCLAIMED LETTERS. The following letters from places beyond the colony were received at the Ashburton Post Office during the month of September, and remained unclaimed on the Ist November, 1879 : Alec, Alfred Brooks, Joseph Bunton, W. Corcoran, Michael Daly, John (2) Daly, Joseph (2) O’Connell, F. C. Mulcahy, Pat Smith, John (brickmaker) Walsh, Roger Wetherill, Mrs G. H. Wetherill, Miss M. E. Woodley, Charles W. St, G. Douglas, Postmaster.
On the first da: 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 remaihd 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 POSTALREGULATION. ~ 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'be addressed, at least ten days.
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