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The Ashburton Guardian. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1881.

TOWN EDITION. [lssued at 5 p.m.]

The Profbrxy Tax. —At a Cabinet Council held at Government House, Wellington, yesterday, an Order in Council was made' formally approving the Bth and 22nd proximo as the dates on which the property tax; should be made payable. Those dates consequently may now be regarded as fixed by law, and the tax will then have to be duly paid*

The Parnell Defence Fend.— TJ ■; Tablet forwarded by the outward mmt L 37 odd, sent to it in aid of the Parn. I'. Defence Fund. Reported Gold Find. —lt is reported that gold has been found in the bed <>■,' the Clutha, near Balclutha. There is a small rush of diggers to the locality. Telegrams. —The number of telegra; a forwarded in the colony for the quart • ending December 31st, 1880, was 325,85'., and the revenue received L 17,189 3s. 2 i. The value of Government telegrams transmitted was L 6,776 9s. 2d. Church Parade. —The members of too local corps, with the band, parade tomorrow morning, at 10 o’clock, at the Post Office, for church. The corps will march to St. Stephen’s, where the Rev. C. M. Pym will preach. Sanitary. —There seems to be no abatement in the nnmbcr of casesjof dysentery, and the doctors have their hands full. At the Borough Council meeting on Monday, the Mayor will raise the question of appointing an efficient inspector of nuisances for the Borough and suburbs, in co-operation with the adjoing rood boards, when we hope his efforts to look after the sanitry affairs of the town will meet the support of the Councillors. A Turf Swindle. —Country race meetings have hitherto been considered tolerably free from “crooked” pacticcs, 1 and it was thought that “ pulling ” hordes I was confined to the larger meeting, but at ItheKawakawa (Auckland) Race Meeting I this week, such a glaring case of stopping I a horse occurred that the committee fii od iGolson, the owner of a racehorse. LiO, land he will not be allowed to run at KawaIkawa for two years, and Stewart, due ■jockey was disqualified for two years for ■pulling the horse. I Harvest. —Harvest way be said to tie General, and the great majority of die ■County's crop is now in stock. Quite a number of threshing machines are at w-'-rk Rn the various districts, and farmers ipIpear to be well satisfied both with yield land sample. They have been vry ■fortunate with regard to weather, F th Iduring the growing season and thromjfeg®f Ithe harvest, and there is everpjaKSSson to rto be satisfied with Students of the markets os hopefully of to obtain, ano if these are realised, season 1881 will be line worth remembering. |Tlllir Accidents lb Christchu ,-sh telegram afternool says :—“ At Gollan’s Bayj/L«|ttelton, Jmis mornim , a stone weighing/ from Jtairty to forty pounds rollir%jaojMp)Oe hill side struck a girl, 12 yea daughter of Air. Edgar, on th/ head, cauling the brain, /it is fearedAhe terminate iltally. j greegayoer^ while driyfiy*%long ton, Mwcarty and fell heaviljron was severely in- . 1.0. G. T. meeting was held in Safe Retreat last nigldjr at (MjV p. m., Mrothf&SgTCM Davis. MG. W .maV. in thfi degreay were coti f erred, and the«nee!®g termarated, and the ufEal of tip Safe Retre;«Sa(jge *Pffe offieps for having beemdulyelptf«^fwere’ 4 installed by -be D. the Star of the East Lodge, assisted by Bros. T. Smith and Cjtoiawi The following were the officers;—Kjßs. D. Ross, P.W.C.T.; R. J. Murray, Jr. C. T.; J. Malianey, W.V.T.: J. W. jj&ard!ey, W.S.; G. Yalk, W.C.; K. W.T.; W. Dally, W.F.S.; W. C. Davis, Sister M. A. Davis, W. M. D. jG3rog.«4f se T\ Andrewes, WI G.; J. A. LjjKh, W.O.Gfc, After votesajul thdtfca toMlio ijAstolliri» officer andJis na&aKinta ja<Ljm<the ing ofGcqw,

F ouW^boffespondence ulitmm a resffient writes very strongly about the doings of boys and I young men who ride horses and drive. I cattle furiously along the Lunch lu'ui. I We are aware that he is making no groundI less complaint, for yesterday, opposite Dr. I Trevor’s gate, two children were attacked I by an ox driven in the reckless manner I described by our correspondent, and one lof the children was tossed, but not ■ seriously hurt —no thanks, however, to the ■ drovers. It was, we think, Councillor ■ St. Hill who stuck out so manfully ■for having the by-law as to cattle ■driving in the township kept intact; and I it was Councillor Bullock who paid such a ■ kindly tribute to the meekness of the I cattle raised in this district. We fancy if I Councillor Bullock had found himself I “ raised ” in the same way that child was I yesterday, he would have ratted at once from his faith in the mildmss of the cattle’s temper, and gone over at once to Mr. St. Hill’s belief. Anyhow, it is apparent from our correspondent’s letter, I that the Beach road residents have a grievance, and that the complaint is not so much against the cattle as against those who have them in charge. We hope the police will be on the look-out, as nothing has such a salutary effect upon the larri- | kins who indulge in the furious riding and I driving, whether of horses or cattle, as the I sight of a policeman.

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The Ashburton Guardian. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1881., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 261, 5 February 1881

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The Ashburton Guardian. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1881. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 261, 5 February 1881

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