TOWN EDITION. [lssued at 5 p.m. ] The Ashburton Guardian. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1880.
The Old Men’s Home. —Tenders are invited elsewhere for cleaning, whitewashing, and painting the interior of the Old Men’iVHome/ a work.-which/, tyhcii completed, wo are sure theJinmates' will appreciate. The Railway Tariff.— Full reports of the meetings held yesterday at Tinwald and Ashburton, to protest against the existing railway tariff, will be found on the fourth page. Christchurch Mayoralty. —The election for the Mayor of Christchurch today is causing considerable excitement. The candidates are councillors Aaron Ayers and James Gapes.. , The : general opinion is that the former will be elected.
Ashburton Trotting Club.— A meeting of the committee of the local'Trotting Club is called -for-Satimjayi nepetj p | '; The Dunedin Cup. —ln another column Mr. 0. J. Harris, of Oamaru, announces a Consultation on the Dunedin Cup, also offering a special prize of £SO to the individual who is fortunate enough to place the three first horses for the event. Meat Export. — A late telegram from Australia states that accompany has been registered in;lspridpi|,| with, a oapital>of L 300.000, to im[sort -‘Ausfralian inear info England. Presentation, —Mr. E. Mallard, late inspector of police at Dunedin, was yesterday presented-with an illuminated address and-4 purse? of 170 sovereigns by, the Mayor, on behalf of The'citizens/
Seafield School. —The following is an extract from the Inspector’s report on Seafield School, which was examined on Oct. 15 th : —“Although the master of . this school was seriously ill Tor some consider-' able portion of the year, he has succeeded in passing eighty-five per cent, of the pupils presented for examination. Except that tliere is no summary register, the school records are, properly ,kept-.. The general condition of the school is Satisfactory.” This extract speaks for itself. It will be remembered that last year there was; not a single failure on the part of the Seafield scholars to pass the Inspector’s examinations. Doubtless tbe same result would have been obtained this year but for the unfortunate illness of the master, which had laid him aside from energetic work for a protracted period. Maori Obstructionist?, —The, ; Press', Wellington correspondent wires yesterday Mr. Bryce telegraphs to-day that the survey pegs on the Parihaka block were again pulled up last. night, and on this occasion it is evident that the mischief was not a mere act of wanton recklessness, but was part of a deliberate obstructing, the survey of the bioo£., /jVJr, Bryce adds that prompt measures are being taken to discover the perpetrators of the mischief, and it is probable that they will be brought Tilth in the reach of the law. Careful precautions are also being taken to guard against a third offence of the kind. No obstruction is being attempted to the erection of the Cape Egmont lighthouse, which the natives seem to have accepted submissively as inevitable.” Cricket Match at Wateri-oit. A cricket match was played at Waterton qn Saturday last between the Waterton and Tinwald Cricket Clubs. The Tinwald team started in Mr. J. Price’s coach about nine o’clock, and play commenced immediately after lunch. Mr,. 1 Jephson was captain of the Tinwald eleven, and Mr. Schutt of the Waterton team. _ The Tinwaldians went first to the wickets, and beat up 96 before they were disposed of,, the genial host of the Tinwald Hotel being top scorer, with 46 runs £o,hi» credit. The Waterton team scored \2B in, their first innings and 30 in their second, leaving the visiting team victors in one innings, with 38 runs to spare. The -fielding f of both teams was very good, but special mention should be made of the bowling of Messrs. Reeve, Jephson, and Ladbrook. It is probablq tha* a return match will soon be played .in Tinwald. , j,.