Cut by a Reaper.—On a farm near Balclutha, on Monday, the horses drawing a reaper shied. , The man sitting on the machine was thrown in front of the knife, and had his foot clean cut off above the ancle. French Communists in Auckland.— The schooner Griffin, arrived on Tuesday at Manukau from jSTe\v Caledonia, with 25 French Communists on board, whose terms had expired. Their feres to Auckland were paid by the French Government. Thirty-one days at sea the provisions gave out, and they were supplied by the Lochnagar, from Auckland to Hobart Town, but these also failed, and the last drop of water was used up when they approached land and a case of wine was broached. Eleven of them are political deportds; the balance are offenders against the criminal code. Accompanying the party are one woman, one child, and three girls ; the wife and infant of one political deportd, and the daughters of another. The men are of various trades, compositor, lithographer, printer, butcher, baker, painter, writer and grainer, music master, and laborers. They are anxious to get to work at once. The political batch seem a quiet, intelligent, and respectable lot of men. For continuation of reading matter see fourth
page. Wanted. WANTED— A Good General BLACKSMITH at once. Apply, Victorian Shoeing Forge, Burnett street. Gsc-511g WANTED, a good strong second-hand SPRING CART. Apply Duncan M'Kenzib, Ashburton Hotel. 518 a WANTED, by a Young Widow, a SITUATION as Housekeeper to a gentleman, or Housekeeper and Governess to a widower with children. She teaches thorough English, French, Music, Singing, and Needlework, is a good Cook, and understands a dairy.—Apply to Mrs. C., West Oxford. 4440 SHEEP. WANTED— To PURCHASE 5000 Sound Mouthed Merinos or Crossbreds, in lots. Apply to SAUNDERS BROS. 313 Ashburton. Lost and Found. £ireward. LOST— A dark GELDING, 6 years old, 2 white spots on each side of saddle ; white star on forehead, mark like P.R. on rump. Any pei’son returning same, or giving information leading to its recovery, will receive above reward. 51c-501g A. THIELE. Tenders. ' TENDERS. Tenders wanted for threshing about 25,000 bushels grain (more or less) at Tinwald and Hinds. Chaff to be free from straw. Tenders to close February 20th. Threshing to commence on or about 24th February, 1880. J. CARTER, 514 g Tinwald. CARTING. TENDERS arc invited for Carting 100,000 bushels grain. Particulais can be obtained from MR. E. SAUNDERS, Dundas ; MR. H. W. PARSON, Seafield ; Or 4G4g SAUNDERS BROS. V. mm. COURT HOUSE, ASHBURTON, Public Works Office, Christchurch, February 10th, 1880. ITIENDERF are invited for the Erection of a Court House at Ashburton. General conditions, specifications and drawings may be seen at the Public Works Office, Christchurch, and Post Office, Ashburton. Tenders addressed to the Hon. the Minister for. Public Works, and marked outside “ Tender for Court House, Ashburton,” will be received at this office up to noon on TUESDAY, March 2nd, 1880. The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. By command, A. D. AUSTIN, 53c-503a District Engineer, P. W.
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