The Ashburton Guardian. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1880.
TOWN EDITION. [lssued at 5 p.m.]
I.O.G.T.—The members of the Degree Temple will meet to-night, at 8 o’clock, at the Templar Hall. Hinds Pound. —Mr. R. Little has been reappointed poundkeoper at the Hinds. Notice to that effect appears in our advertising columns. • The Attendance at the Show.—lt is estimated that about 20,000 persons paid for admission to the Agricultural Skew yesterday. The Forthcoming Races. —Elsewhere we give the handicappers’ weights for the District Hurdle Race and, the distance handicap for.thc Trotting Race. Drunk. —For drunkeness and profanity yesterday Francis Oliver was to-day fined 10s., and William Bindin was sent to gaol for eight days for drunkeness, and disconduct, and William Hamilton got 48 hours’ imprisonment for the same offence. His Worship the Mayor was on the bench. Inquest at Winchester. —An inquest was held yesterday at the body of a man named Macpbersou, who was found dead on the public road on Monday. It appeared that the man had been drinking on the previous day, and towards evening he had left the hotel where he had been staying. Ultimately be had been thrown from Ins horse and killed by the fall. The jury returned a verdict accordingly. Adelina Patti— The New York Tribune announces that the great prima donna, Adelina Patti, is about to proceed to America, where she is to receive the magnificent sum of £120,000 for an eighttcen month’s engagement. A Big Tea Fight.— Perhaps one of the largest “ tea fights ” ever held in England was the one given on the IGth August last at Leominster by Mr. Rankin, M.P., to. his constituents and their wives and families. It is estimated that over COOO persons were present, and that 30001hs. of cake, i2oolbs bread (300 41b loaves), 701bs. fresh butter, 701bs. tea, and 2601b5. sugar were consumed. New 'South Wales Oranges. —As an evidence of the wealth of the fruit industry in the Paramatta district, Now South Wales, it is mentioned in the Sydney Telegraph, “ That the single crop of oranges in one of the principal orchards was this year sold for £OOOO cash, as it stood on the trees, the purchaser bearing the cost of its package and removal. The orchard in quest on has an area of 170 acres.” A Sermon that had been Heard.— The Rev. Mr. Husband, Incumbent of St. Michaels, Folkestone, being troubled by members of his congregation dropping buttons, counter sovereigns, Ac., into his offertory bags, nailed a piece of cardboard on his church door, on which was fastened the articles which were substituted by bis congregation for coins of the realm, a,nd preached a sermon on the subject flowing over with invective. The next Sunday every button and brass sovereign deposited in the collecting box had a piece of black thread to it, ready for hanging on the door.
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