The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas, et Praevalebit. WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 1881.
Political Address. —This evening Mr E. G. Wright will address the Coleridge electors at Springfield. ■ ’ Local Steeplechases. —The weights for the handicap open and the district event at this meeting are published elsewhere. - .
Tenders. —Particulars of tenders invited by the County Council and Wakanui Hoad Board will be found in our advertising columns. ; Quadrille Party. The Tinwald Quadrille Assembly will meet as usual on Friday, at 7 o’clock sharp. - Consultation. —Particulars of a consultation by Mr Stapletcn on the Waterloo Cup, to be run on the 21st prox., are published elsewhere. Building Sites. —Mr A. Harrison advertises a building site for sale. , Borough Council. —A special meeting of this body is advertised to ■be held on Monday next for the purpose of considering the. Burgess List. Football.— Owing to the small atten--1 dance of members of the Fire Brigade yesterday, the football match between the Club and the Brigade fell through. A scratch match between sides chosen by the Captain and Secretary, however, took place, there being a big muster of Club men. The play was very good, and the Captain’s side scored one goal and several tries to their opponent’s nil. The goal was one kicked from a drop-kick by Hodder. Practice takes place on Saturday next, and a match between the same sides is fixed for Wednesday. Lucky Fellow. —At the Wanganui . Steeplechases the treble victory of the Handicap Maiden and Grand Stand Steeplechase was scored by one jockey,. Keith, who had the mounts on Venture (winner of the double) and Mira. The stakes landed by him yesterday amount to 425 sovs. _ - , Railway Accident. —A train containing forty passengers ran off the south line yesterday at a crossing half a mile from the Dunedin main station. Several passengers were bruised a little, but otherwise no damage was done. _ _ A Shooxist. —The Wellington Rifle Association Champion Belt was won by Lieut. Tait, of the Engineers. Missing.— Yesterday four youths named Brett (2), Amos and Hossack, left Christchurch in a boat, on a pleasure excursion. They were subsequently seen at Sumner, noi; since, been, heard of. Farmers’ Ball. —A farmers’ ball (90k place last evening in the Wakanui Mill. There was an excellent attendance, and the whole , affair passed off in a most satisfactory manner. ■ Messrs Nettleton and M‘Laughlin provided the instrumental portion of the proceedings, and Mr Aitken was entrusted with the catering. It is needless to remark that the manner in which these duties were discharged met with general approval. Dancing was kept up till an early hour this morning. Good Templary at Tinwald.— At the usual meeting of the Dawn of Peace Lodge, 1.0.G.T., on Monday evening last, the lodge was visited by Bro. C. J. Harding, at present (he :only ■ member of the Right Worthy’Gfand Lodge in New Zealand. The visitor delivered an address, which was highly appreciated, and, at the conclusion thereof, a vote Of thanks was accorded. ‘
Erratum. We were incorrect in stating in our issue of Monday evening that a burglary had been committed' at Mr Stevens’, Tinwald the night previous. The breaking ; into -referred to occurred, at Hawkins’, bootmaker, and of the occurrence wo gather the following details About 6.20 a.m. on Sunday morning, Mr Hawkins and his brother were awakened by a crash of glass m the shop, but,regarding it as the work of a stray horse, no notice was taken. At daylight it was discovered that a pane of glass had (been broken in the front window, and a large stone being found therein showed it to bo a case of wilful destruction. Nothing was missed from the stock at first, but subsequently a pair of boots, which had been made to order am} placed, in the window awaiting the customer’s call, were found t!b be missing, j , , ■, • v , StEAtiso Wreckage. —At the Mongbnui (Auckland), R.M. Coprt, Sub'ritzAky,. of Awanui, was charged’ with- having unlawfully in his possession goods and propertybelonging to the. whale-ship James, wrecked at Awanui Heads a short time, ago, and fined'L2o,'costa L2, and ’LB for’ goods deficient.