The Ashburton Guardian. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1880.
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The San Francisco Mail. —Mails for the United Kingdom, Continent of Europe, and America, West Indies, China, Japan (via San Francisco), Sandwich Islands, etc., will close at the Ashburton Post Office on Saturday, 6th November, at 10 a.ra. This mail will be due in London on 21st December. Tenders Accepted. —The successful tenderers for the Westerfield ploughing are Messrs - Christy and Hetherington.
The Accident at Wakanui. —This forenoon, in the Hospital, the injured man Harvey had his wounded limb amputated. He is doing as well as can be expected. Sporting. —Henry Redwood’s horses, Miss Domett, Amy, Dolphin, Flap Jack, and 0. Redwood’s Sir George and Talent arrived in Lyttelton this morning by the Hawea.
Thf Runaways. —The elder Tozer was caught at Dromore yesterday afternoon by the police, and brought into Ashburton. This morning the two lads were taken down to Burnham by Constable Smart.
The New R.M.—Mr. Nugent Wood, R.M., who has been transferred from Riverton district to Ashburton, was presented with an address at Waikaia before leaving. He has been Resident Magistrate and Warden for the last seventeen years.
The Oamaru Loan.— The LIO,OOO loan for the completion of the waterworks scheme has been floated in Melbourne at 95, and will shortly bo placed to the credit of the corporation.
Grant and Forster’s Auckland Purchase. —At a meeting of the Auckland Waste Lands Board a telegram was read from Hon, W. Rolleston, intimating that the Government approved generally of the terms of sale to Messrs. Grant and Forster.
“ Cross of St. Andrew, what an Onslaught !” An outbreak of scab on Montrose (Mr, W. Rutherford’s), at the Amuri, is reported. In order to get rid of the disease as quickly as possible, Mr. Rutherford purposes killing the flock in which the infected sheep have been found, some 7000 in all. Dk. Grant. —ln another column is the advertisement of Dr. Grant, who has arrived in Christchurch. Dr. Grant is, we believe, a legally qualified surgeon, who has made the diseases of the eye, ear, and throat, his special study and. practice, and from the testimonials he presents, and the opinions of the press in parts of the colony where he has been, it will be seen he has met with a very great measure of success. While in Auckland his consulting rooms were daily thronged by numerous patients, who all bore testimony to his skill. The Palmerston Smuggling Case.— Alexander Annan, who was recently fined L2OO, with the alternative of twelve months’ imprisonment, for illicit distillation at Waihemo, near. Palmerston, paid the fine yesterday, and: was immediately discharged from gaol. Philip McCarthy, for aiding and abetting in the offence, was discharged on bail yesterday in his own recognisance for L4OO and two sureties for L 220 each for his appearance at the ensuing sessions , of the District Court, Pending an appeal by Mr. Macdermott, Mary Hood remains in gaol at present. r
A Big Chess Match at Ashburton. The Canterbury Chess Club have accepted a challenge from the combined talent of South Canterbury, and are to play the match at an early date in Ashburton.
Yet Another.— Mr. E. S. Pearson, an English solicitor of the Supreme Court of Judicature, was yesterday admitted a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of New Zealand by His Honor Mr. Justice Johnston.
Not an Unmixed Blessing. -In Southland, the phosphorus seems to be playing havoc with the sheep in addition to destroying the rabbits. A country resident states that on one run within a short distance of Invercargill, upon which there are 9000 sheep, 150 were found dead within a few weeks, an examination of the carcases proving that death resulted from eating the poisoned grain.
The Waimate Plains Land Sale. — All the cash and deferred payment sections were sold. The value of the cash land was nearly LSI,OOO, and nearly LB,OOO were received on deposit for cash land. Many purchasers are strangers from Auckland and Southland. Three hundred persons were present. The bidding was cautious in most instances. The deferred payment land averaged L 7 an acre, and the cash averaged L 6. The sale was conducted by the new Commissioner, Mr. Wray. ; .
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