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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas Et Prevalebit. TUESDAY, MAY 17, 1881.


Election of Auditors. —The attention of those interested is drawn to the alteration in the date of nomination for the office of Borough Auditors—namely, from the 24th to the 23rd inst.

Political. —Mr. E. G. Wright, M.H.R. for Coleridge, invites the electors to meet him at the Town Hall on Monday next, at 8 p.m. Lecture. —Mr S. Wallis, of Christchurch. will deliver a lecture on “ Hydropathy,” in Ashburton, on the evening of the Queen’s Birthday. Perjury. The man Shepherd, of Whatawhata, who was last week charged with ill-treating two children, has been arrested on a charge of perjury, in connection with the first-named prosecution. Football. —The usual practice will be held to-morrow, play to commence at 3.30 p.m. All the members are requested to roll up punctual to time. A Defaulter. —The D. J. C., at a meeting last night, considered the case of J. Harding, who entered Miss Domett for the February Meeting, forwarding a cheque for the fees. The cheque was dishonoured, and has not since been paid, and the committee passed a resolution in accordance with Rule 37 of the Club and Rule 29 of the English Jockey Club, declaring Harding a defaulter until the cheque be paid. Auckland’s Contribution.—lt is anticipated that L3OO will be raised in Auckland for the fund in aid of the families of the Revs. J. B. Richardson and Armitago. An Actor’s Luggage.—When Herr Bandmann’s luggage was being put on board the Arawata yesterday,the tackle broke and three cases fell into the water. They were fished out, but their contents were considerably damaged. Herr Bandmann stated that the contents of the cases were chiefly expensive dresses, and were worth LBOO. He estimated the damage at L3OO, for which he intends to hold the Union Company responsible. “Gazette” Notices. —From the Gazette of May 12 to hand yesterday, we extract the following of interest to our readers : Robert D. Pullar is the Returning Officer appointed for the election of the first members of the Board of the Upper Ashburton Road District, and the Road Board office Westerfield, and Friday, the 3rd prox., is the time and place appointed for the election. —For the election for the Rangitata Road District, Charles Percy Cox is the Returning Officer, Friday the 3rd prox., and Wilkin and Carter’s woolshed is the time and place appointed.—For +he Mount Somers District, J. C. Bell is the Returning Officer, the election takes place on the 3rd June, and the Road Board office, Mount Somers, and the Main Schoolhouse, Alford Forest, are the polling places. —It is notified that the Loyal Ashburton Lodge is registered as a branch of the North Canterbury District of the 1.0.0.F.,M.U. School Teachers’ Association.—The Ashburton Teachers’ Association held its usual meeting on Saturday last at the Borough School. In the absence of the President the Vice-Presidenttook the chair. Some apologies for absence from country members were read. It was resolved that the election of committee stand over to next meeting. The subject of retailing school stationery to scholars by the teachers was brought up, and after discusion it was resolved—“ That the Secretary write to the Board of Education and ask if it be imperative that a master retail school books, &c., to the pupils, keep a detailed account of same, showing the date when sold, to whom, and what price, to render and receipt accounts, also to prepare a stock account quarterly.” On the subject of occasional holidays it was resolved—“ That the Board of Education be asked if it is necessary to have the consent of the Committee to close the school on a public holiday.” After resolving that the Association meet on the second Saturday of June, at 2 p.m., the meeting adjourned. The Boojum and Sir Donald Collision. —The Court of Enquiry into the Boojum and Sir Donald collision unanimously returned the certificates o the masters of both steamers. They considered that the master of tho Boojum had committed several grave errors of judgment, but not sufficient to warrant the suspension of his certificate. They considered that the Union Company deserved censure for their habitual disregard of the harbor regulations. All the counsels’ fees, witnesses’ expenses, &c., were ordered to be paid by the Union Company. The decision of the Court, put briefly, is that the collision might have been avoided if the master of the Boojum had acted differently. The insurance companies will pay the claims of consignees, and then sue the Union Company for a refund of the amount. Bandmann and the Wellington Press. —Herr Bandmann in his valedictory remarks, before a Wellington audience, thanked the Press of Wellington for the gentlemanly and scholarly manner in which they had criticised the performances. They did not find a gentlemanly and scholarly Press in every town—(laughter, and cries of “Wanganui”)—but when they did it was veiy gratifying.

Archbishop Steins. —A private cablegram received at Auckland from Sydney states that Archbishop health is greatly improved. Deputation. —A deputation of Wellington hotelkeepers waited upon the Premier and Colonial Secretary on Saturday in reference to the Licensing Bill, which is to bo re-introduced luring the next session of Parliament. The deputation approved generally of the Bill, but they took exception to certain provisions as to the Working Men’s Clubs, family hotels, &. They also argued that tho fees proposed to be charged for licenses uere too high. After hearing

the deputation, the Ministers promised to consider their representations.

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas Et Prevalebit. TUESDAY, MAY 17, 1881., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 346, 17 May 1881

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas Et Prevalebit. TUESDAY, MAY 17, 1881. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 346, 17 May 1881