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Forgery. —The charge of this nature against the man Wood has been further remanded for eight days. Fatal Accident. —A man named, John Ford, a laborer in the employ of Mr G. F. Lovegrove, Makikihi, was killed on Wednesday night by a dray passing over his body. A verdict of “ Accidental death ” was returned yesterday at the inquest. Deceased was a single man. Omission. —Owing to being mislaid, our reports of the football match on Wednesday, and of the meeting of the Club held subsequently, were omitted from our issue of last evening. They appear in the present issue. “Crown Lands Guide.”—We are in receipt of the third number of the above publication, which is fully equal in every respect to its predecessors. The information given is very full and comprehensive, and the admirable maps, which are appended to the pamphlet, show at a glance what land in the colony is sold, open for sale, reserved, leased, how to be sold, &c. Copies of the “ guide ” are to be obtained at the office of this paper, at a trifling cost. Library Committee. The usual monthly meeting of the Library Committee was held at the Library last night. Present—Messrs Douglas (in the chair), Roberts, Scott, Charlton, and St. Hill. The Treasurer’s statement showed a credit balance of LI 19s lid, with outstanding accounts to considerably more than that amount. Mr St. Hill gave notice to move at next meeting that the larger reading-room be let whenever practicable, with a view to economy in fuel and light. It was resolved to convert the Library into a reading-room during the winter months, and to close the outer room. Smoking to be prohibited in the Library. Some discussion took place re altering the committee meeting night, and as to the advisability of cutting openings in the partition which divides the two readingrooms, and it was decided to deal with these questions at next meeting.

Arrested. Constable Neill to-day arrested a well-known female character, known by the name of “ Port Wine Annie.” Committed for Trial. —James Mack, who has just undergone a sentence of two years’ imprisonment in the Dunedin Gaol, was yesterday committed for trial at Waimate on two separate charges of horsestealing. The Quarantined Mail Passengers.— Dr Philson yesterday released from quarantine all passengers except Mrs Cruidcn and her four children. These little ones were attacked by measles, but are now convalescent. Hunt Club. — A prelimiminary meeting of gentlemen interested in the formation of a Hunt Club was held last evening, at the Guardian office. A. discussion onsued as to the practibility of holding a drag hunt in Ashburton this season, but it was ultimately decided to form a Hunt Club, and secure a small pack of hounds. Mr S. Saunders proposed to obtain particulars as to cost, &c., and submit the same at the next meeting, which will be held in a few days. The meeting then adjourned. Sporting.— Mr H. Prince purchased, at the recent yearling sales at Sydney, a brown colt by Gainsborough, out of Sea Breeze, for the sum of ninety guineas. The colt was shipped on board the s.s. Wakatipu. and may be expected at Dunedin in the course of next week. Sea Breeze is by the Barb, out of Mermaid, half-sister to Tocal. The colt Gorton, the, joint property of Mr George M'Lean and 1 Sir Hercules Robinson, arrived at Dunedin from Auckland yesterday, and joined his stable companions at Allan’s stables at the Forbury. Gorton is by the English horse Thunderbolt, out of the mare Lyra, imported by Mr Ferguson to Auckland. Gorton was previously named Tomato, and under that name was purchased by Sir Hercules Robinson. The Takaeua Disaster. —At the usual service held at the Wesleyan Church last night, the Rev. W. Keall’s sermon had special reference to the recent shipwreck. There was a fair congregation, amongst which were visitors from other churches in Ashburton. During the rev. gentlemans discourse, he took occasion to refer to scenes on board the Tararua which cor. responded with similar ones on board the ill-fated London, which foundered in the Bay of Biscay in 1865. The sermon, which abounded in practical lessons to be derived from the sad occurrence, was listened to with much interest by those present ; and at the conclusion of his remarks Mr Keall appealed to the members of his own congregation to give substantial proof of their sympathy with the bereaved families of the late Revs. J. B. Richardson and Armitage. An advertisement in another column also has reference to this matter. Tenders are invited from persons widinj tounder:ake the office of careiaker to the Tinwald school. Particulars of Messrs J. T. Ford and Co.’s auction sale at Tinwald, on Tuesday next, arc published elsewhere. It is notified elsewhere that the owner of a black and white doj, a rejste.jd collar, No. 431, and which followed one of the sheohe chi to Lonjbea h, can recover same on payment of Mr Udl'ock advertises a sale of oranges to take place to-morrow. He also announces that his next p-operty sale will be held on the 21st inst. Particulars of a petition to the Supteme Court, in re the will of W. B, Rhodes, appear in our adve.tisinj columns. The poundkeeper, South Rakaia, advertres the impouncTng of 30 sheep on the 26th; ult. Mr Cook notifies that he is prepared to supply weekly publications containin'? a full account of the Tara ua aisaster. Particulars of lenders invited by the Mount Hutt Road Board will be foend in another columns. Mr A. Harrison advertises the lojs of a cow. Finder will be rewarded

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 337, 6 May 1881

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Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 337, 6 May 1881