New Hotel. —Mr. J. F. Butler’s new hotel, being now completed, will be opened to-morrow. We gave a full description of the house a few v eeks ago, and it is only necessary to state that no expense has been spared in completing all the internal and external fittings in a most elaborate manner. Bath rooms, electric bells, and all modern improvements have been provided in a manner to suit the most fastidious. The house will be known as “ Butler’s Family Hotel, ” Police for Txmarit. —The railway station yesterday morning presented quite a military appearance ; for, independent of our customary blue-coated protectors of the peace, a contingent of 50 of the Armed. Constabulary passed through by the 10145 train on route for Timaru, to keep law and order there today. We imagine that the .arrival and parade of these, in addition to the force already there, will .halve a deterrent effect on anyattempt at rowdyism. It was found unnecessary to detain any of this force in Christchurch, the police there having been augmented by contingents from various country districts. . • Stone Throwing. —On Tuesday, as Mr, Bowen, a commercial traveller, was riding on the main road near the Spread; Eagle, a man picked up a few of the many boulders with which that road is metalled, and opened fire on the rider, who, after dodging several of the missiles, w'as glad to avail himself of his horse’s speed and escape. The police are inquiring for the assailant.
Arkelt. —Sergeant Pratt made' captive oh Tuesday, at Rakaia, a young man named Michael O’Leary, supposed to be one of the ringleaders of the riot-in Christchurch on Boxing Day. The Sergeant captured him in one of the tents, occupied by the workmen on the Rakaia ami Alford Forest railway, and brought Ins prisoner on to Ashburton last night, and forwarded him to Christchurch yesterday m jrning. '
Business Notices. OPPOSITION THE SOUL OF TRADE. REDUCTION IN FARES. (T\ H. BREWER, in thanking the public Jl , of Ashburton, Longbeach, and Waterton, for their liberal supportin the past, begs to announce to his numerous customers and friends, that he intends running his Coach DAILY as usual; and he now intends making considerable Reductions in the Fares. T. H. B. relies on the support of his hitherto numerous patrons to enable him to carry out the above motto. T. H. BREWER, Proprietor. 333 DIARIES ! DIARIES ! ! DIARIES ! ! have just received a splendid assortment of LETTS’ DIARIES for 1880, an inspection of which is invited. OFFICE DIARIES, POCKET DIARIES, SCRIBBLING DIARIES, DIARIES OF every description WEEKS & DIXON, “ Herald ” and “ Guardian ” Offices, Near the Railway Station. ARCHERY MATERIAL.—Bows from Ji l. ss. each. Airows from ss. doz. H j M. JONES, Stationer, Baring Square. C CHRISTMAS CARDS—Tops and Pro / sent?. H, M. JONES, Stationer Baring Square.
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