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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas et Prevalebit. FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 1881.

TOWN EDITION. [lssued at 4.30 p.m.]

Impounded Sheep. —The poundkeeper at Methven has nine mixed sheep in his charge, which will be sold if not claimed before Monday next. More Work. —Mr C. H. Dowding, the manager of the Coldstream estate, invites tenders for the erection of a sheep-dip and wool scouring apparatus, in concrete and brickwork, at the Coldstream homestead.

Dramatic Cute. —At a meeting of the Ashburton Amateur Dramatic Club, held last evening, it was decided to put in rehearsal “ Afloat and Ashore,” and produce the same during coming holidays. Lost Overboard. —During the voyage of the Sarah Bell from London to Adelaide, the second officer, Marshall, was lost overboard in heavy weather. Burglary, —Two men, named respectively Young and Dalas, were on Wednesday charged at the Resident Magistrate’s Court, Oamaru, with burglary, and remanded for further evidence. A Centenarian Vagrant. —A woman, aged 104, was arrested in Sydney for vagransy. She was found wandering in the bush, and taken care of by the police. Rush v. Laycock. —A challenge will be probably issued by Rush in a few days to scull Laycock, for L2OO a side on the Paramatta river.

Fatal Accident. —At Rylestone, N.S.W., two sisters and their brother, engaged in clearing laud, set fire to a tree which fell while they were at meals, killing the eldest girl, aged 17, and injuring the others.

Attempted Scicide. A married woman, named Mrs Ward, a mother of six children, a resident of Foxton, jumped off the wharf, at Wellington, Hear midnight on Wednesday. She was rescued by the nightwatchman. She will give no cause for the rash act.

How Came it There I —A valuable mare, owned by Mr Archibald M'Lean, died on Sunday under extraordinary circumstances says a Napier telegram. She was opened, and the upper part of a sheep’s skull, four and a half inches by four, was found in her stomach.

More Trouble for the “Free Lance. —Mr Rees is filing affidavits in the Supreme Court, charging Wickham with contempt of Court in referring to a matter the property of the Court—viz., the libel action Rees _v. Wickham. Another information is being laid against Wickham for an article in the Free Lance in November last.

Funeral. —The remains of the late Mr William Stalker were interred in the Church of England cemetery on Wednesday afternoon last; the Rev. A. W. Hands officiating at the grave. In showing the respect in which the late Mr W. Stalker was held a very large concourse of his friends in carriages, on horseback, and on foot, formed the funeral cortege.

Fire in Christchurch. A fire broke out last evening in unoccupied premises next the Congregational Church, Manchester street. The alarm was given at about six o’clock, but the fire had then obtained a firm hold of the building, which was of wood, and very old, and a large crowd was soon attracted to the scene of destruction by the bright light in the neighbourhood of the burning pile. The Fire Brigade was prompt, but so quickly had the fire taken hold of the wooden structure, that nothing but the skeleton remained when the water was brought to bear upon it. It was, though short, one of the fiercest fires witnessed in the city for a considerable time past, the second storey of the building being totally enveloped in flames, which leapt high into the air, and suffused the entire neighbourhood with a bright clear li<dit, by which the topmost stones of the Cathedral tower where plainly visible. It is unnecessary to say that the house was completely destroyed. It had been for some time unoccupied. The latest tenant was aMr Davidson. It was the property of the Bank of Now Zealand, and was insured in the United Company.— Press. Borough Cricket Club.— A general meeting of the members of this Club was held last evening, in Mr L. F. Andrewes’ room, East street. Present—Messrs L. F. Andrewes, captain (in the chair), Hosking, Hardley, Johnson, Davis, McDonald, Purchase, and Dee. A letter from the Ashburton Cricket Club having been read, asking what the Club would be prepared to pay towards the maintenance of the cricket ground, or whether it would contribute towards the support of a roller, it was resolved —“ That the letter be held over till the commencement of next season.” It was decided to ask the Ashburton Cricket Club whether they would lend the Borough Club the use of their pavilion, and, if so, on what terms. It was resolved—“ That the custodians, Messrs McDonald and Davis, have permission to get the material in good order.” U was decided —“ That the Club should contribute to the cost of keeping the ground in good order, and also pay for the use of the roller, if the Club starts next season.” It was resolved “ That the treasurer collect all fees and hand over the same to the custodians. After a hearty vote of thanks to the officers, which was suitably acknowledged, and the usual compliment to the chairman, the meeting terminated.

Held Over. —We are compelled to hold over the concluding portion of “Lisa.”

Minister op Justice. —A Dunedin message states that the Hon. Mr Dick has undertaken the duties accompanying the above portfolio. Blown Up. — A plumber in Wellington, yesterday, tried to find an escape of gas in Mersrs Bonnor and Liddell’s store, by the aid of a candle. He found the leak, and as the result he was hurled to the other side of the building, a quantity of boards following him. He was more scared than injured, and the damage to the building was slight.

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas et Prevalebit. FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 1881., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 331, 29 April 1881

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas et Prevalebit. FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 1881. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 331, 29 April 1881

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