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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas et Prevalebit. SATURDAY, MAY 7, 1881.

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

The Would-be Suicide. —Michael Quirk, who attempted to commit suicide in the Timaru Domain on Monday last, is slowly recovering from the effects of his wound, and should a relapse not take place, he will soon be fit to be removed to Sunny side Asylum, of which institution he was an inmate two years ago. Narrow Escape. —Yesterday, as the goods train was leaving the Rakaia station for Ashburton, and when opposite Wallace’s crossing, a man attempted to jump on the train. Ho was dragged for several yards on the ground, until he let go his hold of the hand-rails, when he rolled over within a few yards of the wheels. He seemed to rise up with difficulty, and to walk as if in pain ; but we have been unable to learn if his injuries wore of a serious character. The Explosion on the Doterel.— H.M.S. Doterel, which was recently blown up in Magellan Straits, was a composite sloop of 1,137 tons register, 900 horse-power, and six guns. The following is a list of her officers :—Commander, Richard Evans; Lieutenants, W. O. Forrest, A. R. M. Oreagh, I. M. Stokes ; Staff Surgeon, W. P. M. Boyle ; _ Paymaster, J. N, Colborne ; Chief Engineer, W. Read; Engineer, W. Ord ; Gunner, J. Driscoll ; Carpenter, W. B. Baird ; Clerk, C. M. Irving. Elgin School. —The ordinary monthly meeting of this School Committee was held in the schoolhouse on Wednesday evening last. Present—Messrs J. Stanley Bruce (chairman), John Cochrane, Andrew Letham, James Skillen, and Thomas Holmes. After the minutes had been read and confirmed, and the correspondence since the last meeting, the following resolutions were passed: —“ That thd Committee sanctions the chairman obtaining the books, &c., asked for by the master, ” —Moved by Mr J. Cochrane, and seconded by Mr Letham. “That the master’s request to use the schoolhouse for the purpose of holding an evening class twice a week, from seven to nine o’clock, during the winter quarter, be granted conditionally that he has six pupils, but no fire or smoking will be allowed, as the Committee are liable in case of any accident arising therefrom.”—Moved by Mr Letham and seconded by Mr Skillen. “ That the accounts before the meeting, amounting to Ll 5 10s., be passed for payment.”— Moved by Mr Cochrane and seconded by Mr Holmes. The Committee then adjourned.

Representation of Bruce. The Bruce Herald gives currency to a report that Mr C. S. Reeves will be a probable candidate for Bruce at the general election.

A Convert. —A clerk in the employ of

the Auckland City Council named Day, has been appointed a Mormon Elder. He has resigned his appointment, and goes to Utah.

The Riverhead Stabbing Case.—T. Sunuins, concerned iu the Riverhead attempted murder, has been remanded till the 12th in st., as the girl, Annie Garble, is not yet recovered sufficiently to give evidence.

The Golden Crown Swindle.— The disqualification of Mr Byers (owner), Byers’ jockey, and the horse Golden Crown, by the Auckland Racing Club has been endorsed by the Dunedin Jockey Club.

Agricultural Statistics. —The agricultural returns for South Canterbury dis- 1 trict show that the estimated yield of | wheat was 1,483,240 bushels, of oats, , 767,801 bushels ; barley, 157,165 bushels. The total number of acres under crop was . 312,785. Templary. —At the usual meeting of the Will and the Way Lodge, Ne. 206, Tinwald, held on Wednesday evening, Bro. P. S. Shearer, D.G. W.C.T., duly installed the officers for the ensuing quarter. It was decided to hold an open Lodge meeting on Wednesday evening next, at which readings, recitations, &c., will be given by members of the Order. From Post to Paddock. —The crack three-year-old of the year in Australia, Grand Flaneur, broke down very badly in one of his forelegs the Saturday before the Sydney races, and will race no more. He has been purchased by Mr Andrew Town for stud purposes. If this son of Yattendon is as successful in getting flyers as his own brilliant performances on the turf would warrant us in expecting, no doubt he will be cheap at the figure paid by his new owner—viz., L 5,000. ■.The Railway Embezzlement Case.— J. J. Farrell, formerly a clerk in the goods department of the railway at Timaru, was charged at the Magistrate’s Court yesterday with embezzling . three sums of money, amounting in all to L 8 13s 2d, the property of the Government. The principal witness for the prosecution (Harry Turner, the ticket clerk) gave his evidence in a very confused manner, and the case occupied the Court all the afternoon. Accused was committed for trial on each of the three charges. Bail was fixed in two sureties of L 75 each, and accused in his own recognisance of LIOO. Supreme Court. —The Supremo Court wasopened at New Plymouth yesterday by his Honor Judge Richmond. There are eight cases for trial, being various forms , of larceny, two cases of forgery, and one of embezzlement. Win. Cunningham, for stealing a gold chain from Mr Brewer, at Hawera, was found “ Guilty,” and sentenced to eighteen months’ hard labor; James Smith, for forgery, received two years’ imprisonment; John Wills, charged with stealing a horse, was acquitted. The jury found true bills against Wilkinson for embezzlement of money from the Government at Hawera. The case will be heard on Mondaj 7 . Creating a Disturbance.— At South 1 Rakaia,on Thursday, before O. N. Mackie, D. G. Holmes, and E. S. Coster, Esqs., ! Patrick Moriarty, N. Dulland, Thomas - Cockee, and M. Murphy were charged by the police with creating a disturbance. Patrick Moriarty, who had been previously convicted, was sentenced to one month’s imprisonment, with hard labor. Thomas Cockee was sentenced to one week’s hard ■ labor. N. Dulland was fined 20s, and the case against M. Murphy was disl missed. P. Moriarty was also charged by Mr J. S. Crompton with creating a disturbance in his licensed house. Ho was sentenced to one week’s imprisonment, to run concurrently with the previous sentence. Instructions to the Union S. S. Company’s Officers. —The following is an extract from a circular of instructions issued I by the Union Steamship Company, on Nov. 25, 1878, signed by the Managing Director, Mr James Mills : —“ Give particular instructions to the officer in charge of the bridge that when he has any doubt as to the safety of the course on which the * steamer may be at any time proceeding, he shall, on his authority, and without waiting to consult you, stop the steamer, and then seek your directions. Any officer neglecting this duty shall, on proof of the same, be dismissed the Company’s service. ... In dense fog,‘the lead must be kept constantly going, and if the soundings suggest the smallest doubt of the course you are running you shall then turn the vessel’s head off from what you conceive to be the direction of the land, and wait until you are enabled to ascertain your position These directions are placed before you for your guidance, and you will exercise what further precuations your experience and judgment may suggest.” Mr M. Nealas has received his winter slock of bools and shoes. Matrimony and cakes form the subject of Mr Ailken's announcement to-night. 1 Mr Donald McLean and the Chairman of the Tinwald Domain Hoard invite tenders for fencing. An advertiser wants work at contract ploughing or any other work; and Mr T. Quill reouires a man to make himself generally useful Tenders arc invited by Mr D. Oliver, of Westerfield, for cutttng and burning gorse. Matson, Cox, and Co. have a number of specia entries for the next Tinwald sale; particulars elsewhere

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas et Prevalebit. SATURDAY, MAY 7, 1881., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 338, 7 May 1881

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas et Prevalebit. SATURDAY, MAY 7, 1881. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 338, 7 May 1881

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