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The next mail for United Kingdom, Continent of Europe, via Brindisi and Southampton (for correspondence addressed per either of these routes only), will be closed at Christchurch on December 17th. The mail via Brindisi will be due in London on February 9th and the mail via Southampton on February 16th, 1880. Notick—On and after Ist December, the Post Office, Duvachelle, at the head of the Akaroa Harbor, will be open for the transaction of money-order and savings bank business. SYDNEY J. DICJf., Chief Postmaster. Mails leave the Ashburton Post Office, as follows; — 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 10.20a.rn and 4 p.m 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.m For Ashton, Waterton, and Longbeach, at .15 p.m. daily. For Wakanui and, Seafield, on Mondays and Thursdays, 7-3° P- m - Sydney J. Dick, Chief Postmaster. UNCL AIMED LETTERS. The following letters from places beyond the colony were received at the Ashburton Post Office during the month of October, and remained unclaimed on the Ist December, 1879 : Bennett, Frank Bunton, W. Clucas, E. Hill, Walter (2) Lockey. John Hampton M* Carthy, Jeremiah Murray, William Sheppherd, Elizabeth Slush, John Sornssen, T. ■ Valpy, John N. Williams, John Young, L. P. On the first daj jf each,month a list is exnibited at each Pt .1 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. NOTICE. 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. NEW POSTAL REGULATION. Letters posted within the colony having the ames 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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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 34, 13 December 1879

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POST OFFICE NOTICES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 34, 13 December 1879