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The Ashburton Guardian. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1881.

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

Drunk. —A first offender was fined five shillings this morning by the Resident Magistrate. The Colonial Secretary —The Hon. T. Dick arrived from Melbourne by the s.s. Rotomahana. Telegraphic. —The telegraphic lines were interrupted north of Te Nui (Wairarapa East) this afternoon. Postal. —Mails for the United Kingdom and Australian Colonies, per Te Anau, will close at the Bluff on Thursday, 10th inst., at 11.30 a.m. Mr. Spurgeon. —Mr. Thomas Spurgeon, sou of the well known preacher, was a passenger by the steamer at the Bluff, from Melbourne yesterday. The Sage op Chelsea. —Our cablegrams this afternoon contain an intimation of the death of Thomas Carlyle, the eminent author, at the ripe age of 80. A Fall prom a Wharf. —A boy named M'Quarrie, aged eight, was drowned off the Bluff wharf last evening. He was in company with several lads of about the same age, but they were unable to rescue him. ; Rich Returns —From Greymouth we learn that the Golddtf ■Fleece Extended, for seven and a half days’ crushing, obtained 253 ounces of amalgam from 175 tons quartz. The United Alpine; Lyell, 145 ounces amalgam from 82 tons of quartz. The R. M. Court. —There was only one civil case at the Resident Magistrate’s Court to-day—that of Lawry and Son v. Scarlett, a claim of L 39 14s. sd. Mr. Crisp appeared for plaintiffs, who obtained judgment for the full amount, with L 3 \9s. costs. Alleged False Pretences. —To-day, before the Resident Magistrate, Colin Macdonald was accused of obtaining the sura of eight shillings, under false pretences, from a woman named Agnes West, but as there was no appearance of the prosecutor prisoner was discharged.

“ Six Shillings and Costs.” —What is to be hoped is the last of the famous Crisp v. Ivess libel case cropped up at the Council meeting last night, when Mr. St. Hill announced that any ratepayer who had had to pay the much-talked of “ six shillings costs” charged by Mr. Crisp might have the money refunded, Mr. Crisp reimbursing the Council.

The Outfall Dbain. —The covering in of the outfall drain is at last to be undertaken by the Council so that the belt residents will get rid of what has been to them a sort of man trap on dark nights, and “ jolly ” men after having had a good time will be able to go home with a safe feeling that they will not be sobered .by a cold bath. Unlicensed Dogs. —There are only a very small number of dogs as yet registered within the Borough—less than 70 in all—while it is a well-known fact that, notwithstanding the extensive poisoning of last year, seme hundreds of dogs claim the township as their home. To owners of unlicensed canines wo have only to say the war paint is mixed and the police are on the trail; the fee is 10s., and Mr. Braddell is the registrar ; the tine is LI, or perhaps - more, and the Magistrate is not to be talked over.

Sanitaby. —At the Borough Council meeting last night a considerable portion of time was occupied with Mr. Harrison’s motion for the imposition of a scavengering rate. The Municipal Act, it was stated, required a petition from the ratepayers on the subject before any action could be taken in appealing to the burgesses, and this petition Mr. Harrison was net prepared to get up, so that the matter fell through, but it was resolved to advertise at once for tenders for doing the work at so much per closet, and this has been done.

r : The Wellington Match. —Up to the calling of time yesaerday the following were the figures in the Australians’ match against a Wellington 22. Wellington—first innings, 82 ; second, for the loss of 15 wickets, 56—total, 138. Australians — first innings, 171. The Australians do not appesir to have behaved less gallantly than usual in the field, but their best bats seem to have Come to grief before they had g6ne into many runs. A telegram this afternoon states that the Wellington second ihfiihgs closed for 68 rims, thus losing the match in one innings and 21 runs. A scratch match is being played this afternoon. Bankbupts and the Land Act. —In connection with an application for discharge by a debtor at the Supreme Court, Dunedin, yesterday morning, Mr. Justice Williams made some important remarks affecting the operations of the Land Act. He said that when a deferred payment holder had a section which was likely to produce good crops the Legislature did not intend that a bankrupt should reap the benefit of the crop and become a rich man at the expense of bis creditors. The ap- - plication was adjourned till tli© result of. the crop Was ascertained, so that a compromise might be effected with the creditors.

Labckky. —To-day the man J. A. Campbell, brought down from Rakaia yesterday by Constable Jiowse, was brought up on, the charge of stealing L 5 from the parson of a man named Oorbar at Mothven. Corbar was drunk, and. the money was -stolen from him while he lay in a drunken ; sleep. TTi« Worship decided to deal -with 3 the cas& summarily j and after hearing evidence accused was found guilty, and sentenced to'three months’.hard labor, ■The money, which had been cleverly Recovered by Constable Bowse, was ordered to* be restored to its owner. Constable Bowse deserves every credit for his smarter oes.xn this .case.. Jn the hands of a less «ohte officer ith.B* “?.WW»i d If I** 1 ** be ®" and, $e o|e»4e#i tfould pavC esCaped altogether.

A Fatal Capsize. —A man named Dias was killed at Wanganui yesterday by the accidental ckfsizo of a dray. The Mile Race between the local peds. Groves and Bayliss has been put off till Wednesday week, when it will ho run off in the Domain, in the evening, at 7. Wakanui Road Board. —The special meeting of the Wakanui Road Board, which was fixed for to-day, to deal with the question of an Inspector of Nuisances for the borough and suburbs, fell through for want of a quorum. Malicious Injury. —At the Magistrate’s Court this morning, at Chr.utchurch, a laborer named Robert was committed for trial for wilfully damaging a reaping machine, the property of a farmer named Moreshead, residing at Lincoln. The prisoner had previously been dismissed from the prosecutor’s employ. Damages. —At the District Court of Christchurch to-day, Thomas H. Hodge, railway tally clerk, obtained a verdict ior L 25 damages against the Union Shipping Co., for injuries sustained through being struck by a sling while the Arawata was being discharged at Lyttelton, the accident being due to the carelessness of the engine man in allowing the sling to descend too rapidly. The amount sued for was L2OO.

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The Ashburton Guardian. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1881., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 263, 8 February 1881

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