The Ashburton Guardian. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1880.
TOWN EDITION. [lssued at 5 p. m. ]
Crowded Out. —Owing to the demands made upon our space to-day, wo are compelled to hold over our leading article, a report of the monthly meeting of the Upper Ashburton Road Board, letters to the Editor, besides other items, already in type.
Death or Nolan. —We regret to have to chronicle the death of this popular and clever jockey. While riding Libeller in the Auckland cup yesterday the horse fell and Nolan was instantly killed. Nolan piloted Lara to victory in the Ashburton cup last month, and on the same horse secured the big event at our previous meeting.
Pictures foe the Million.—-Ashbur-ton visitors to Christchurch would do well to visit the establishment of Mr. Beardsley, Manchester street, South Christchurch, where they will find a large and splendid stock of pictures. A beautiful assortment of all classes of mouldings, hundreds of designs and thousands of pictures to choose from. The stock is quite new, our Christchurch correspondent informs us, and he recommends lovers of art to try Beardsley’s establishment.
Accidents. —As Mr. Alexander, of Seafield, was driving a buggy well laden with friends from the Caledonian gathering yesterday, one of the wheels gave in and the occupants of the vehicle were thrown somewhat roughly on to the road. Fortunately no injuries of a serious nature were inflicted.-—At the Heathcote races yesterday Mr. J. L. Fleming, who will be remembered by many of our readers as the contractor for the buildings from which we publish, met with a very serious accident. It appears that a bolting horse ran over him, and it is feared that his injuries are of more than a trifling character.
The Old Men’s Home.—The master of the Old Men’s Home desires to acknowledge the receipt of 2s. 6d. from a friend and 13s. from the Will and the Way Good Templar Lodge, Tinwald, towards the amusement fund for the inmates; ten gallons of beer from Wood and Co., Ashburton Brewery; three bottles rum, three bottles whisky, three bottles sherry, three bottles port wine, and L 4 3s. as per subscription by Mr. Shearman, Somerset Hotel. At the same time Mr. Harris - wishes to tender his sincere thanks to all those who so liberally contributed towards their Christmas cheer and Boxing Day enjoyment.
Se afield. —On Christmas Day a number of residents at Seafield held a picnic at the Beach, Sports of various descriptions were carried on under the supervision of Messrs. Larnay, Hardwick, and Brown, and on the whole a very enjoyable day was spent. The Templeton Shooting Case. — Yesterday the unfortunate man Kerrison, who was shot by W. P. Gibson on Saturday night flast, was in sucli a low state that it was considered necessary to take his dying depositions, which was accordingly done at the Hospital, where he is lying.
Another Boat Accident. — A Gisborne telegram, under yesterday’s date says : A fatal accident occurred in the harbor on Christmas evening. A boat containing four men, working on the Lochnagar, put off about eleven o’clock for the shore, and when nearing the river bar the boat’s plug got knocked out and the boat while filling capsized. The occupants held on to the boat until daylight, when one who was exhausted fell off and was drowned. Suffocated. —A fatal fire occurred at Dennett’s Albion Hotel yesterday morning. The hotel was discovered to be on fire, and it was supposed that all the inmates were rescued, though one was so drunk that he had to be lowered by ropes, being incapable of helping himself. The fire brigade got the fire under, after about LSOO. worth of damage was done, one wing being gutted. The firemen in going through the rooms then found a man named Smalley, a shepherd, who had just come to town. There was no nob on the handle of the door inside bis room, and thus he could not escape. He was very little burned, and evidently died from suffocation. The insurances on the building were—Lsoo in the Standard, LBOO in the KZ.; on the furniture, LSOO in the Union. The stock was not insured.
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