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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas et Prevalebit. TUESDAY, MAY 3, 1881.

TOWN EDITION. [lssued at 5.30 p.m.]

And Yet Again. —We have again to claim the indulgence of our readers in the matter of the publication of several interesting items, now in type, and including leading matter, “ jottings,” and Mr T. R. Hodder’s letter, which are crowded out of the present issue, in consequence of the lengthy character of the 'Frisco Mail items, wreck intelligence from the scene of the Tararua disaster, &c.

Open for .Inspection. —The Town Clerk notifies in our advertising columns that the burgess list for 1881, and the defaulters’ list, is now open for inspection. Objections thereto must be lodged previous to May 18th next. Football Club. —Mr Mayo, Secretary of the above Club, announces a general meeting, to be held in Mr Fook’s office on Wednesday evening next, at 7 o’clock.

Removed. —Mr D. Fitzpatrick announces elsewhere that he has removed into the premises recently occupied by Mr Trickett, in East street. Fatal Railway Accident.— A fatal accident happened on the Port Chalmers railway line yesterday morning. • As the 9.15 a.m. train from Port was nearing Logan’s Point a man was observed walking alongside the line in the direction of the city. The engine-driver whistled loudly, and the brakes were put hard down, but the man walked on, seemingly unconscious of his danger. Before the train could be stopped, he was caught by the cowcatcher and thrown down. He was picked up and conveyed to the hospital, where he was recognised as an outdoor patient named Joseph O’Oonnel, forty-eight years of age. He came from Balclutha, and was being treated for rheumatics. His skull was fractured by the cowcatcher, and he died at 2.30. p.ra.

Jewel Robbery in Christchurch.— Last night the shop of C. Hooper, watchmaker, near the Bank of Australasia, was broken into and the whole of the valuables taken out, which were estimated at the value of over LI,OOO. No one slept on the premises, and the goods were not stored in a safe, but left lying in glass cases and in the window.

A Vagrant. —At the R.M. Court this morning, before 0. P. Cox, Esq., J.P., William Cole was charged with vagrancy and soliciting alms. The charge having been proved, the accused obtained an order for Addington board • and lodging for one month, at the expense of the Government.

An Old Identity. —An old man named James Leighton, who was in the employ of R. H. Rhodes, Esq., at Lowcliffe, died suddenly about half-past five on Sunday last. The old man, after milking the cows, had put them into a paddock, following them in, and then fastening the gate. On returning, Leighton, instead of going out by the gate, climbed over the fence, and to Mr I. R. Winter, who was passing, said, “ I’ve had a fit this morning, and am going to have another now,” and immediately fell. Assistance was procured, and the poor fellow was carried into the house, when some sherry being given to him, he revived a little. He said he felt very sick, and was going to die, and added he should, like to have seen the old man Mr Rhodes) once more, but supposed that was impossible. “ You see,” he added, “ I’m sensible to the last.” Leighton then quietly passed away, about a quarter o an hour after the fit seized him. He was eighty-six years old, and had been in the service of Mr R. H. Rhodes since 1847. Prior to that, he was one of the crew of the late Hon. Captain Rhodes, when that gentleman was in command of a whaler in the very early days of the colony.

A New Firm. —It is notified elsewhere that Mr Joshua Tucker, long and favorably known in this town as a business man, has taken into partnership with him Mr J, S. Rested, and that the business formerly conducted by Mr Tucker solely will in future be carried on under the style of Tucker and Rested. We wish the new firm every success. A Smash.— An individual, whose too free indulgence in ardent spirits had clouded his vision, mistook the window in the lobby of the post office yesterday for the door, and his head coming in contact with the glass, the disciple of Bacchus made an ugly hole in the window.

Wanted Known —That the St. John’s Lodge, E. 0., Masonic, meets this evening, at 7.30 o’clock. The agenda of business includes the election of officers, and lectures and addresses by brethren. — That Messrs Moore and Co., of Christchurch, are offering for sale or lease, with purchasing clause, 307 acres of agricultural land at Rangitata.—That a woman willing to undertake washing once a fortnight can obtain employment by applying to the oifice of this paper. For further particulars, our readers are referred to our advertising columns.

Personal.- —Wo Jlean that Mr G. M. Robinson, who for several years has occupied the position of local representative of Messrs P. Cunningham and Co., has resigned that position, the vacancy caused thereby being filled by Mr W. Horne.

Unclaimed Letters. —The following is a list of letters received at the Ashburton Post Office during the month of March, and remaining unclaimed on Ist of May, 1881 :—Carolan, Thos.; Cronin, John ; Hanason, Geo.; Lawless, C. J.; M‘Cann, Felix (2) ; Morris Samuel; Pirie, George; Shanks, Hugh ; Stanley, H. L. (3); Stockwell, Geo.; Torngren, Thure I. Fredk.; Wellsman, Fred.; Williams, Alfred; Williams, W. Appreciative. Christchurch Star, thus refers to an Ashburton vocalist, whose services are frequently brought into requisition by the musical bodies in the Cathedral City:—“Through the kindness of the Editor in giving him his pasteboard, Stylus was enabled to attend the fashionable concert. Mr G. D. Branson was there ; he had brought his organ with him ; it is very powerful and melodious ; let us have some more of it, Mr Branson—some more of it!” Shakespeare’s Theory Refuted. —Mr A. 0. Aitken contends that the immortal bard was incorrect in the theory governing some of his proverbs, and publishes in our advertising columns his reasons for so doing.

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas et Prevalebit. TUESDAY, MAY 3, 1881., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 334, 3 May 1881

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas et Prevalebit. TUESDAY, MAY 3, 1881. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 334, 3 May 1881

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