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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas Et Prevalebit SATURDAY, MAY 14, 1881.

TOWN EDITION. [lssued at 4.30 p.m.' |

Police News.—There was nothing at the Court to-day. Wanteds.—A general servant, and a person to adopt a child two months old.

Timber Sale.—Mr T. Bullock will hold an important sale of timber on Saturday next.

Awaiting Shipment.—The number of sa.ks of wheat awaiting shipment in Lyttelton amount to 250,000.

N.Z. Grand National.— Acceptances are due in the above events on Monday night.

Traffic through Lyttelton Tunnel. —The goods traffic through Lyttelton tunnel during year ending March Slat amounted to 496,087 tons. Quoit Match.—The match between the Ashburton and Rakaia Quoit Clubs fixed for yesterday did not take place in consequence of the inclemency of the weather.

Divorce Court.—ln addition to the cases set down foT hearing at this Court comprised in the list published by us on Thursday, there are the following : Campbell v. Campbell and Weston v. Weston.

Bricklayers’ Strike in Christchurch. —A difference has occurred between bricklayers and the employers. The former demand a Saturday half-holiday, and on the refusal of the latter knocked off in a body at 1 p. m, to-day.

Special Service. —To-morrow, at the Wesleyan Church, a special service will be held in the evening referring to the death of the passengers on the Tararua. The collections at both services will be devoted to the fund now being raised for the relief of the families of the late Revs. Richardson and Armitage. Rough, Very. —The following advertisement now appearing in one of the evening papers in Christchurch is rough on the shareholders in the late Telegraph Company ; ‘‘ Wanted, Purchaser .for undisputed claim of Ll 3 against Telegraph Newspaper Company. L 5 cash will be gladly taken. Address, G. D., Star Office.

Lusus Natural. —A slut of Mr J. M. Furze, butcher and baker, Dunsandel, says a contemporary, has given birth to a pup with two heads and three legs, but minus a tail. When it whines it is with both mouths at once, but the sounds produced are entirely different. This wonderiul freak of nature s alive and well.

R.M. Court. —Yesterday, after our representative left the Court, the following cases were disposed of: —James Smith was charged by J. Price with the illegal rescue of sheep which were being driven to the pound. After hearing evidence, the Bench dismissed the case.— In the civil action of Parnham v. Mcßae, claim L 9, value of a dray which had been given to the plaintiff by Mr James Wilkie, and afterwards lent by him to defendant, who, instead of returning same to plaintiff, allowed Wilkie to obtain re-possession thereof, a jugdment for L 5 was given in favor of plaintiff, such verdict to be reduced to Is if the dray be returned within a week. Mr Branson appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr Ireland for the defendant in this case.—Dally (Mr O’Reilly) v. Andrews (Mr Branson). Claim Ll2 7s Bd. The claim was for work and labor done, the defendant urging that through the incompetence and carelessness of the plaintiff, loss to the extent of L2O had been occasioned. Judgment was given by consent for L 5 and costs.—Saunders Bros. (Mr Purnell) v. Richardson (Mr O’Reilly). Claim L4l lOd, for threshing and money lent. Judgment for plaintiffs for L4013s 5d and costa.

Mount Hutt Road Board. —The usual monthly meeting of this Board was held on Thursday last, the 12th inst. Present —Messrs Pannett, M'Millan, Chapman, and the Chairman (Mr Julian Jackson). Correspondence was read from Mr C. S. Alington, applying for leave of absence. —Granted. From Messrs Matson, Cox, and Co., re an order given upon the Overseer by Messrs Risely and Co. in favor of Messrs Matson, Cox, and Co.— The Overseer was instructed to inform Messrs Matson, Cox, and Co. that the Board had passed a resolution at their first sitting not to accept any orders. From the County Council, re half cost of protective works at Pudding Hill stream —Half cost ordered to bo paid. From the same re electoral roll, informing the Board that the roll had been sent, and asking that it might be left open for inspection at the Board’s office. From Mr W. H. Barns, informing the Board that a very low place existed at the top end of the West Coast road, and that in wet weather it was very awkward for heavy loads,—lt was resolved to attend to the matter at once. From Mr Hugo Friedlander, applying to the Board for a grant in aid of the expenses incurred by the late Industrial Exhibition.—The Board considered that they had no legal right to grant the application. From the Rangitikei County Council, re local government. —Ordered to be acknowledged. From Mr Hussey, requesting the Board to form a portion of Thompson’s track.—The Overseer was ordered to report upon the same. From Mr J. C. Wason, requesting the Board to take the necessary steps to close a road near Corwar. —The Overseer was instructed to inform Mr Wason that the necessary steps would be taken. Tenders were opened for the formation of a portion of the Corwar cross-road, and that of James Daley accepted, at 7s per chain. Only one tender was sent in for the Broom Park drainage, and that was considered too high. After passing accounts amounting to L 245 8s 4d, the Board adjourned till June 9th. I

The Population of Tauranga.—The census returns show the population of Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty to be 3399, being an increase of 71 per cent, since 1878. “No Man’s Land.” —It would .seem (says a northern contemporary) that Manawatu is politically a kind of “No man’s land,” for the number of candidates mentioned in connection with it is simply “ prodigious !” The latest addition to the roll is Mr Robert Stout, ex-Attorney-General, who will, so says rumor, contest the seat in the “ Liberal ’’ interest. We should not be surprised to hear of a candidate from Foxton and another from Palmerston.

1.0.G.T. —The Will and the Way Lodge of Good Templars at Tinwald held an open lodge meeting on Wednesday evening last, there was a fair attendance, and all seemed to enjoy the capital songs, readings, recitations, &c., and the excellent addresses and earnest appeals made to the non-abstainers to become members of the Order. The meeting closed at about ten o’clock by singing one of the Good Templar odes.

Tinwild Quadrille Assembly.—Las* night commenced the second season of the Tinwald Quadrille Assembly, in the Tinwald Temperance Hall, under a new management, and bids fair to be a great success. A large company assembled, and dancing was kept up to the strains of Messrs Nettleton and Brader’s band (violin and piano). A good number have become quarterly subscribers, and it is intended to hold a meeting every Friday evening throughout the winter.

Robbing the “ Observer.”-— A cash-box robbery took place last night at the Observer office, Auckland. The proprietor, Mr Rathbone, locked up the week’s takings, of which L 25 were in cheques, at 5.30 p. m., intending to bank it in the morning. On coming hack to the office after tea at G. 30 the front and hack door were found open. The cash-box had been taken out and prised open with a chisel belonging to the premises. The cheques were left, but L 44 in cash was stolen. Apparently it was done by someone who knew the run of the office, and the habits and movements of the proprietor. Nautical Enquiry. —The enquiry into the collision between the Boojum and Sir Donald closed at Napier last evening, after occupying two days. Those on board the Boojum declared that they were unable to see the Sir Donald until they were cast off from the wharf, and that they had no idea that another steamer was in the channel; but, on the other hand, two witnesses swore that they warned one of the 800 j urn’s crew she cast off, and that he replied, “ All right; there is no danger.” The amount of money involved in the question which will probably be raised, is about L 4,000, of which over L 3,000 represents cargo, and the rest damage to the Sir Donald. Wakanui Sparrow Club. -A meeting of this Club was held this afternoon at Quill’s Hotel. There was a good attendance of members. Mr James Brennan was voted to the chair. The Secretary, Mr Jacobson, stated that he had written to various persons in reference to the best methods of poisoning the small birds, and a reply from Mr Cambridge, chemist, had been received, in which he agreed to poison the wheat at 13s per bushel. It was decided to confirm the resolution passed at a previous meeting, and accept Mr Cambridge’s offer. The members present then put theirnames down for the quantity of wheat required by each, and the names and subscriptions of several new members were also taken, and other matters of importance discussed, after which the meeting adjourned. 1.0.0.F.jM. U.—The Loyal Ashburton Lodge of Odd Fellows held their usual fortnightly meeting last night, and there was a large attendance of brethren. The application from Waterton, with nearly thirty names attached, to open a new lodge there was read, and it was resolved to forward the same to the North Canterbury District Officers for them to deal with it. It was also resolved that the next meeting should be a summoned one, to consider the advisability of changing the place of meeting to Saunders’ Rooms, also to consider the mode of celebrating the next anniversary, and other matters. A fter two candidates were initiated and one proposed for membership, the lodge closed in the usual manner.

The Tararua Disaster. — A telegram from Wyndham, yesterday, says : —“ Six bodies were recovered to-day. That of John Barry was recognised by a pocketbook, containing a bank draft for LBO. One body—having on the remains of blue serge trousers and vest, with buttons of the Union Steam Shipping Company, an open-face gold watch, and a gold locket with two hands elapsed, and underneath the words—“ Yours for ever,” is supposed to be that of the chief engineer, Munro. The bodies of W. R. Wilson and Roderick Walsh were identified by papers found upon them. No papers were on either of the other t two bodies, nor anything which could lead to their identification. The Dunedin police left the beach early this morning, and it is understood that both Inspector Buckley and Detective Tuohey follow them to-morrow. Up to the present time sixty-four bodies have been recovered. Should the body of Mr Ramsay be recovered, it will be removed by his friends. The roads here are cutting up very rapidly, making the jurney to and from the beach in the same day a matter of great difficulty. ” The enquiry was resumed at Dunedin to-day, Michaelclifft being the only witness examined.

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas Et Prevalebit SATURDAY, MAY 14, 1881., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 344, 14 May 1881

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