The Ashburton Guardian. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1880.
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Stray Cattle. —At the Rakaia Court, yesterday, three parties were fined in small sums for allowing cattle to stray in the Rakaia township.
The Railway Tariff. —We received at three o’clock this afternoon a copy of the representations made to Mr. Maxwell, General Manager of the New Zealand Railway's, by the Committee on the Railway tariff appointed by the County Council, which will be found in another column. Arrivals in London. —By cable, per the Merchant Shipping and Underwriter’s Association, we are advised of the following arrivals on and prior to the 16th inst : —The John Bull, from Timaru, which sailed on the 28th July ; the Elizabeth Mentz, which sailed from the same port, on August 1. Ashburton Racing Club Settling.— The stakes won at the recent race meeting were paid over to the winners to-day, the following being the recipients and amounts :—Mr. R. Mason, £97 13s. ; Mi*. E. Barrett, £l7 10s. ; Mr. P. Husband, £47 10s.; Mr. J. H. Lunn, £47105.; Mr. M. Morshead, £2B 10s. ; Mr. John Smith, £23 15s. ; Mr. H. Friedlander, £l9 ; Mr. O. Digby, £lO ; Mr. Leitch, £10; Mr. Mordaunt, £5 ; Mr. James, £5. Total, £341 Bs. “ The Game He did not Understand.”—Marks Ball, a Polish Jew, was loud in his protestations to Sergeant Felton at the races, and less loud but equally earnest to his Worship and Mr. Winter yesterday, that he knew nothing whatever of the illegal game he was charged with playing on the course. “Not know it at all, sic, ’shelp ’ingot.” A man “ asked him to look after concern while he went have a drink, and that vash all.” “Ah, that’s too thin,” said Mr. Winter, and Marks went over to the station to do seven days’ hard labor for the benefit of his adopted country, and as an inducement to the growth of better morals.
Good Templart at Alford Forest. —Our Alford Forest correspondent writes :—On Friday evening last a lodge of Good Templars was instituted here by Bro. K. Sando, of Ashburton. It numbers 25 members already, and _ others have signified their intention of joining. An interesting address was given by Bro. Sando, illustrative of the advantages of temperance, the most striking feature being that if the three millions spent annually in drink were saved, the colony would be free from debt in ten years. He also showed to some extent what land might be cultivated, and how many homesteads might flourish with the three millions thus squandered. A hearty vote of thanks was passed with acclamation. The funds are in a healthy state, and it is the intention of the members to order a complete set of regalia at no very distant date.
Civil Cases —Ashburton and Rakaia. —At the R.M. Court, Ashburton to-day, the following civil cases were disposed of by Mr. Nugent Wood ;—Bould v. Bennison— Claim L 3 17s. 9d. Defendant did not appear, and judgment went by default, with LI costs added. The same result attended the calling of the case M'Peek v. Ladhey, a claim of L 6 ; and the case of D. Williams v. Salmon was decided in plaintiffs favor for amount of the claim, LlB os. 2d. with costs.—At Rakaia, yesterday, before the same Magistrate, H. Smith ers was ordered to pay L2 a month to W. Hartnell, until a certain debt was liquidated, in case of failure to make payment, to go to prison for a month. Judgmentfor amounts with costs were given in the following cases : —Morgan and Hibbs v. Smith, Lll 18s. 7d.; and same v. Alfrey, Lll 2s. 7d.; W. H. Partridge sued G. Johnston for L 8 10s. 3d., but only recovered L 6 Bs. 3d., the remainder being for drinks, which the Tippling Act interfered with.
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