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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas et Prevalebit. WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 1881.

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

Wakanui Road Board. —An ordinary monthly meeting of this Board will be held to-morrow, at 11 a.m. Tenders. —Messrs Reid and Gray advertise for tenders for painting and wellsinking (separate). An Opening. —ln our advertising columns will be found particulars of a sale by auction of the hotel business now carried on by Messrs Mutch and M'Kenzie. Final Notice. —Mr James Cavanagh notifies elsewhere that unless all Winslow accounts due to him are paid immediately, legal proceedings for their recovery will be instituted. Doo Registration. —The number of dogs registered in the Ashburton County during the present year reaches 543; vide returns laid on table at County Council meeting to-day. A.F.C.—A match between the members of the above Club was played this afternoon, on the Domain ground. A general meeting of members will be held this evening, in Messrs Fooks and Son’s offices.

Delayed. —The express from Christchurch was late in arriving here to-day, the delay being occasioned by a difficulty experienced in keeping up steam. No delay was occasioned to the TimaruChristchurch train thereby. Horticultural Society. —The annual meeting of this Sooietj was held last night, and was well attended. A report of the proceedings appears elsewhere. The next monthly meeting of the society will be held on the first Tuesday in June. Death op Mrs J. L. Hall. —The wellknown actress, Mrs J. L. Hall, died at Adelaide a few days ago. Mrs Hall was well known throughout New Zealand and Australia as an estimable lady and painstaking actress, and her death will be regretted by a wide circle of friends.

English AeeSval.— As we go to press a Dunedin telegram informs us that the barque Cambrian, from Loudon, is at the Heads.

Tararua Disaster— To-morrow evening, at a service to be held in the Wesleyan Church, the Rev. W. Keall will preach a sermon having special reference to the above catastrophe. Waiting for the Mail. —The Union S. S. Company has been advised that the Orient liner Liguria will be detained at Hobson’s Bay till the arrival of the Te Anau, which leaves Lyttelton this evening. Industrial Committee. —A meeting of this Committee will be held this evening in the upper room of the Town Hall. As the business to be discussed is of an important nature, a full meeting is required. A Tribute of Respect. —From Christchurch we learn that Messrs Petersen and Co. have just manufactured a magnificent silver cup, intended for presentation by the Armed Constabulary in the North Island to Colonel Whitmore. The cup stands 22 inches high,' and is the finest specimen ever made in Christchurch. Drunkenness. —At the Resident Magistrate’s Court to-day, before C. P. Cox, Esq., J.P., a first offender was fined 10s and costs, for being drunk on the railway premises. Another first offender for being drunk, and for indecent exposure in a public place, was dismissed with a severe caution from the Bench. Narrow Escape. —Mr Physic had a narrow escape from drowning whilst crossing the Ashburton river yesterday on horseback. The animal he was riding put its foot in a hole, and but for the promptitude of Mr Mcßae, who was accompanying Physic, the results might have been of a serious character. As it was, Mr Physic escaped with a ducking. Masonic. —At the meeting of the St. John’s Lodge, E C., last evening, Bro. H. Stephenson, P.M., gave a most interesting lecture on “Light.” The able way in which the lecturer delivered his lecture caused the subject matter to be intensely interesting to the brethren present. At its close, the W.M. of the Lodge thanked Bro. Stephenson for his kindness in coming forward. Damaged Stock.— We regret to learn that the late heavy rains flooded the premises of Mr Frederick Clark, of East street, and did considerable damage to his stock. Consequent thereon Mr Clark notifies, in our advertising columns, that he will for a few days hold a sale of the damaged articles. Particulars of recent importations in the way of novelties are also included in the advertisement referred to. The Bench on the Licensing Laws. At the Wellington Magistrates’ Court yesterday two publicans were charged with Sunday trading. The evidence went to show that spirits were supplied to a little boy for a sick lady, and his Worship said that the only comfort he felt in having to inflict a penalty on offenders of this kind was the fact that the public mind would be so directed to the ridiculousness of the law on this subject as to induce the people to force an amendment on the House. He thoroughly approved of the restriction of Sunday traffic, but as the law stood at present publicans would be debarred not only from selling liquor on Sunday in cases of emergency, such as sickness or accident, but also from even giving it away. The minimum fine was inflicted.

Accident to Judge Ward.—An accident eccurred on Monday to Judge Ward, Mr M‘Cully, and Mr Grierson, of the Union Bank, Timaru. They were being conveyed on a trolly over the unlinked portion of the Upper Waitaki bridge when the rope by which the horse was attached to the vehicle caught in a sleeper, causing a jerk, by' which Judge Ward and his companions were precipitated to the ground. His Honor fell with such force on his side that he broke his ribs. The others escaped with alight bruises. It will be seen, from an advertisement in another column, that the sitting of the District Court has been adjourned to the sth June, in consequence. There is only one case set down for hearing and a few applications in bankruptcy.

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas et Prevalebit. WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 1881., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 335, 4 May 1881

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas et Prevalebit. WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 1881. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 335, 4 May 1881

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