The Ashburton Guardian. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1880
TOWN EDITION. [lssued at 5 p.m.]
The Champion Race. —Mr. H. Friedlander advertises his Ro. 1 Consolation on the Champion Race, to he run in Melbourne on January 1, 1880. _ Mr. Friedlander will no doubt receive a large amount of support from his Ashburton friends. Total Abstinence. —The Total Abstinence Society are showing great energy in placing before the public the objects for which the Society was established. Alfred Saunders, Esq., M.H.R., is advertised to deliver a lecture to-night, in the Templar Hall, the subject being “ Total Abstinence.” Challenge. —By reference to our advertising columns it will be seen that all exhibitors at the Show yesterday were not satisfied with'the decision of .the judges —Mr. John Black challenges Mr. Robert Millar to show his grey gelding which was awarded Ist prize against his (Mr. Black’s) 2nd prize bay horse “ Bob —The challenge remains open till the 24th inst.
The ’Frisco Mail. —The San Francisco mail may be expected in Ashburton tomorrow. P The Show. —We are compelled to hold over our report of the show dinner. Our readers will accept the crowded state of our columns as sufficient reason. We understand over LBO were taken at the gates on show day. Agricultural Implements. —We have been requested to draw attention to the fact that Messrs. Poyntz and Co., of this town, are agents for Messrs. Andrews and Beaveu’s implements, many of which took prizes and certificates of commendation at the recent shows, notably a drill, which gained first prize at the Ashburton show, and their colonial-made chaff cutters, which also gained prizes. Of Interest,— -A public meeting has been called by his Worship the Mayor, to take into consideration the recent alterations in the railway tariff, which will no doubt be largely attended, by the merchants and farmers especially, as the matter is one of great interest to them, and, in fact, to ,the> .whole community. . The meeting,is to bo, held on Tuesdayrnext, the 23rd Inst.yin the Town Hall. : :f ' St. Stephen’s Concert. —A tea meeting, concert, and gift auction, under the auspices of the Ladies Working Society of St. Stephen’s church was held in the Town Hall last night and from the large attendance must have: proved a financial success. Tables were ranged round three sides of the Hall, and literally groaned under the good things provided by the following ladies and friends, viz.—Mesdames Curtis, Fooks, Bruce, Poyntz, Felton, and Ward, and the Misses Fooks and Saunders, who with other ‘ladies of the parish, attended to the wants of their numerous customers in their usual affable way. After tea a concert took place, when the following ’ -kindly ; contributed vocally and instrumentaly viz., Misses Guinness; ; iGates, Barretts, Kidd,- ; andFooks; Messrs. Harrison,Gates, andGxisp, not forgetting the.worthy pastor, Rev. Mr.; Hands, who oy his geniality and good nature kept the large audience on the tiptoe of expectation. Mr Harrison kindly disposed by auction of the goods left from the late bazaar, which elicited a fair amount of .competition. - Altogether the ladies .may be congratulated on the sriccesa of their undertaking.
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