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Straight. —The Rev. Peter M'Lauchlan, lately pastor of the London road Free Church, and now of Rowland's Parish Church, Glasgow, in the course of a sermon to his congregation lately, referred to the failure of the City Bank, expressing the opinion that the church had her share in the great disaster. “ Does she not,” he asked, “ encourage a class of praters, who degrade the name of evangelists, and who cause, in the name of the Christian religion, an unholy turmoil in the world ? To this race of offenders she has made repentance and forgiveness easy, so that they often cast aside the bonds of morality with amazing facility, and plague society with their strange inconsistencies. Alas ! they can take encouragement from her example. Has she not trampled upon her constitutional principles, her historical traditions, and her solemn pledges? Some of her leaders, perverting her history, and seeking to frame a lie for posterity, have encouraged men of the world in their dishonest practices.”

Advertisements. WANTED KNOWN—That 0. Hawkins, The Tinwakl Bootmaker, has REMOVED to premises Opposite the Timvald Post Office, where he is still open to Sell first-class Boots and Shoes at his usual Cheap Rates. All kinds of Boots Made and Repaired. 805a—417c LOST —Between Saunders’ Buildings and Mill Bridge, a CARRIAGE WHIP. Apply, Office this paper. 42Gc PUBLIC NOTICE. “ PROPERTY ASSESSMENT ACT, 1879.” DISTRICT OF CANTERBURY. IN accordance with section 30 of the above Act, the Property-Tax Commissioner hereby gives public notice that the 30th day of June next is the time, and the City of Christchurch is the place, at which all persons in the District of Canterbury are required to furnish statements of all real and personal property belonging to them, in accordance with the said Act. Dated this 10th day of April, 1880. J. SPERREY, Commissioner. N. B. —Forms of statement will be forwarded to all persons as far as practicable, but, as the duty of procuring such forms is cast upon the public, no person is excused from neglecting to provide himself therewith. Persons can obtain forms from the assessors of the divisions in the above district. 781 g

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 97, 8 May 1880

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