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The Ashburton Guardian. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1881.

TOWN EDITION. [Jsstied at 5 p.m. - ]

Ashburion Cricket Club. — A gent il meeting of the members of the Ashbur"m Cricket Club is advertised for to-mor: w evening in the County Council Cfiambevs. Discharged. —The man Goodridgo, Uo was brought up yesterday on the chat ge of stealing a carriage lamp, the property of Mr. Hyde, was to-day discharged by the Magistrate. There were no other cases before his Worship. An Unfortunate Beginning. —The jockey Williams, who broke his_ collarbone,' yesterday, while riding in the Maiden Plate at the Wellington meeting, was a new arrival from Australia, this being his first mount in New Zealand.

Important to Trustees. —At the Supreme Court, Dunedin, yesterday, their Honors Judge Johnston and Judge Williams ruled that a trustee in a bankrupt estate was personally responsible for the cost in sueing or being sued as trustee. Drowned in Lyttelton Harbor. —A man named Neil McLeod, a sailor on board the schooner. Saucy Lass, was found drowned in Lyttelton Harbor, to-day. Last night he complained of being sick, and about midnight was seen leaning over the side of the vessel. Being absent this morning, the harbor was dragged, and ais body found. New Store. —ln another column Messrs. Puddicombe and Co. announce the opening of the Mount Somers S’, ire by their firm. They have taken over the business from Messrs. Orr and Co., a.nd from what we know of the enterprise and push of the new firm we have no hesitation in saying that it will be a successful one, and give the utmost satisfaction to its patrons in the district in which it has chosen to do business.

District Court. —The following are ihe cases set down for hearing at the District Court on the 10th: —Vaughan v. Meant Somers Road Board. Claim, L 25 Is. 3d. For plaintiff, Mr. Holmes; for defendant, Mr; Branson. Lake v. M'Kevrow end Co. Claim, L 55 16s. 3d. For plair tiff, Foster and Wilding. Mr. O’Reilly applies for an order for discharge in the bankruptcy of J. Smith; for an order of costs in the case of H. C. Williamson; and in the case of J. Hurley. The Ancient Order of Druids. Pho highly popular Order of Druids Friendly Society is, we believe, pretty fairly ro -resented in Ashburton, though no bulge exists, and an enthusiastic Arch-D- uid (Mr. W. Bishop), who has recently c une to the town, determined to form a lodge if possible, announces a meeting for Saturday in the Somerset, with a view to organising one. He invites all who favor the establishment of the Society in Ashburton to be present at the meeting, at which he will give all needful information.

Romantic Suicide. —An inquest was held by district coroner, Mr Candler, at Caulfield yesterday (says the Melbourne Age of Bth January), on the body of ayouth named William Tucker, who shot himself through disappointment in love. The following evidence was taken : —Edward Brenan said—The deceased drove a milk-cart at Rosstown, and lived in a house with me. On the morning of the sth instant he came home with the cart, and took a piece of paper and wrote on it. He called me, and gave it to folded up. He told me to give it to Agnes, and nobody else. I saw the gun produce ! in the bed, and the ramrod at the side of it. I then went outside, and I was hardly off the steps when the gun went off, and I ran back, and saw deceased just falling on his back. His eyes rolled. I ran for his mother, and when she returned with me, in about five minutes, he was quite dead, and his shirt was on fire. Deceased said to me that I should never fall in love; it was the worst thing ! could do. He had not been drinking. .He had not taken any food for the previous two days, and was, very Joseph Lawrence said deceased was 18 years of age, and was employed by Mr. Field to drive his milk cart. On Friday last he asked witness for the loan of his gun to shoot rabbits. He seemed rational. The following is the paper alluded to in the evidence : “To Agnes.—My Dear—l loved you as my life and more. I make you my wife, but alas you hate the very sight of me. You may think this is temper, but it is not; it is passionate love. When I broke that parasol it was not temper. Good-bye for ever. Good-bye, dear mother. ” The jury returned a verdict that deceased died from the gunshot wound, inflicted by himself whilst of unsound mind.

Local Industries Association.— The Exhibition Committee of the Local Industries Association met in the Borough Council Chambers last night. Thefollowing members of the committee were present —The Mayor (in the chair), Pavitt, Jameson, Eyton,Hodder, Braddell, Mayo, and Poyntz (Secretary). Correspondence was read from several gentlemen in the district promising to aid so far as they were able in making the exhibition a success. Letters were also read from gentlemen who were connected with the Christchurch Exhibition, giving useful information regarding the management of the exhibition. Several applications for space, to the extent of 174 feet, were received, and it was stated that this represented the minimum of what the applicants would require. The Secretary stated that the cost of advertising in the Christchurch papers was so great that he had not come to terms with them, waiting for instructions from the Committee. It was decided to insert a short advertisement weekly in the Christchurch morning papers. Mr. William Graham, Lyttelton, wrote, offering to bring up his lathe, and work it for several hours a day at the exhibition, presenting the articles lie made to the Association. These could be sold for the Society’s benefit, as they were turned out. It was decided to accept Mr. Graham’s offer, and to pay his expenses to Ashburton. The Secretary read from the Melbourne Exhibition catalogue a list of specialities that might be taken for exhibition, viz., —grain, pulse, grass-seed ; flour, meal, &c.; wool, woollen goods : coal (sections of seams); timber; furniture, manufactured from New Zealand wood; flax and flax goods ; rope, &c.; Kauri gum ; tanning barks ; leather; dyes ; paint; preserved meat; cheese ; wine, beer, and spirits ; tobacco leaf, and cigars ; mineral waters ; mineral ores ; works of art. Mr. Jameson moved that the exhibition be open for three days— Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, which was agreed to. Mr. Hodder moved that season tickets at 2s. 6d. each be issued, and that the charge for each visit to a non-season ticket-holder be Is., children under 12 half-price. This was adopted, as was also a further suggestion by Mr. Eyton to let the privilege of a luncheon stall. A conversation followed on the accommodation to be afforded by the Town Hall,, and on other matters, and Messrs. Friedlander, Hodder, Mayo, Pavitt, and Jameson were appointed a committee, with powers for the classifying of articles, and for fixing the quantities to be exhibited. It was decided to engage the hall for six days, to allow ample time for preparation, and also for clearing up at the close. The Secretary intimated that Mr. Mayo had kindly consented to take a turn round the farmers of the district, with a view to ascertain what support was to be obtained. The question of advertising was referred to the Chairman and Secretary, and the meeting adjourned.

A Patron Wanted. — His Excellency the Governor is to be asked to become patron of the Dunedin Jockey Club.

The Rev. Mr. Pym.—The Rev. Mr. Pyre delivered an evangelistic address in the Temperance Hall, Tinwald, last night to a fair audience.

Refusing Duty.— The seamen charged with refusing duty in connection with the seamen’s strike in Wellington, were brought up before the Bench in the Empire City yesterday, and remanded till to-mor-row.

The L '.te Accident in’ Dunedin. —At the inquest on the young man named Jeffreys, who was killed at Guthrie and Larnarch’s works on Wednesday, the verdict of “Accidental Death” was returned. The jury added a rider that where any belt requires any alteration or removal, it should not be done single handed whilst the machinery was in motion, but that two persons should be employed. A preacher at Chicago advocates the introduction of lady ushers, to make the young men attend. Holloway's Pills.—Pure Blood.—As the vital fluid, when in a healthy state, sustain and renovates every part of the living system, so, when it becomes impoverished or impure it exerts a precisely contrary effect. It is abundantly manifest that any medicine which does not reach the circulation can never exterminate the disease ; but any prepara'ion capable of exercising a salutary influence over the blood, must with it be carried to every living fibre of the frame. The lungs, heart, livei, kidneys, and skin, all receive benefits from its more wholesome condition. Holloway,s purifying Pills operate directly, powerfully, and beneficially, upon the whole mass of blood, whether venous or arterial. They strengthen the stomach, excite the liver and kidneys, expel disease, and prolong existence. —ADVT.

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The Ashburton Guardian. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1881., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 260, 4 February 1881

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