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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas et Prevalebit. THURSDAY, MAY 26, 1881.

Sudden Death. tt-A man named Samuel Trotter died suddenly at Makara on Tuesday night. He had attended a soiree, and thia'irhornihg was found dead behind-a hill. It has been decided to hold a post, mortem examination. -. . Knocking off the Sixpence.—At a, meeting of the Executive Council it was" agreed to dispoptinue the ipeoial extra charge of sixpence per teiegram imposed on; non-paying'stations. ' " TURNED- 'Up. The four youths reported to be missing at Cluistchurch yesterday, turned'*up all right. Their boat got stuck in a'mud flat, and they had to wait for the next morning’s tide.

Chain Drills.— Mqfepfs Reid and G ay have notified that of the New Zealand. American jgjtohf?* drills in hand. This Firm aro'now manufacturing a large number of these first class drills. Fijian Items.— Fiji news states that Mathias, of Auckland, expired suddenly at LCvuka,’ having burst a blood vessel in 'the public baths.—News has been received of the foundering of the schooner Policeman, seven miles from Ahipara. The crew were saved. She was bound from Auckland to New Caledonia, and was owned by Mr E. R. Crono.—News comes from Tonga of a boat accident, which resulted in the death of the eldest daughter of the Rev, Mr Moulton and the narrow escape of all in the boat. While crossing-from one island to another, the sea became so rough that the occupants were washed clean out of the boat by the force of the waves. The Tongan crew succeeding in bring the rev. gentleman toland, as well as as a young lady who accompanied him ahd his daughter, but not before ho became insensible. - The Tongan who had charge of Miss Moulton, who was fourteen years of age, let her slip from his back without giving any warning, and was seen no more.

Drowsed off East Cape.— Captain Pellman, of the ketch Fanny Thornton, from Lyttelton, reports that a seaman named Fred Yates accidentally fell overboard off the East Cape while working the mizzen sheets. He caught a fishing line which was towing astern, hut it parted. He then struck out for a buoy and reached it, but sank before a boat reached the Spot. He. shipped in the vessel 'seme months ago, and is said to have relatives in, Auckland. A boat was lowered in five minutes, and every effort made to save him. i { | - An Open* Verdict. —The inquest on Davidson, found dead on the Kaipara railway line,! having been run. Over by ’■■*' train, resulted in an open verdict. The evidence showed that deceased was seen drunk near the line that evening, and he must have been dead some time before the train came along. Wellington Water Famine. The, water in the Wellington reservoir is again fast decreasing, and after ■ to-day the supply will be cut off from the town during the day. • Hydropathy.— A lecture on the subject of water cure and its efficacy was delivered last evening, in the Town Hall, by Mr Wallis, proprietor of the hydropathic establishment in Christchurch. The lecture was confined to pointing out the modus operandi employed in cures under this treatment’,', and was sO clearly explained by Mr Wallis, that no doubt could exist as to its efficacy following Mr Wallis’ address. After enumerating the various diseases for which hydro l apathy proved to be the best ainjl most eflicacous system for their treatment,Mr Wallis made his hearers thoroughly acquainted with tins method of restoring health. From his long : experience in hydropathic treatment to patients, and the detailed accounts of many persons who were cured by such treatment, the lecturer showed that his knowledge of the subject was of a thoroughly practical nature, , and the system moat successful. The audience appeared well pleased with the manner in which the subject was dealt with by the lecturer. Mr Wallis leaves /or the North to-morrow, but may in the meanwhile be consulted at the Commercial Hotel.

Pre-Sessional. The Hon. J. -Hall, Premier, will address his Constituents at Leeston this evening. Bankrupts. —A notice of the bankruptcy of Marsh and Groves, bakers, appears elsewhere. A notice also states that Quinton Bros, intend applying for an order of discharge at thO next sitting of the District Court.

A Dangerous Practice.— Yesterday afternoon a man on horseback and another in a trap were racing down tha Beach road, and when opposite the road below Mr Tasker’s shop the horseman turned down the road, and the horse in the trap trying to follow, turned into a gateway and capsized the occupant Into a grass paddock on one side of the road. The furious rate at which-both were going led to the supposition that a serious accident had happened; but fortunately the driver of the cart was unhurt. Had there been any children near when the accident happened, the probability is that some would have been run over. Perhaps the police can get some clue to the offenders, and prevent, if possible, a repetition, of the offence.

Acknowledgment.— The master of the Old Men’s Home desires to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of a parcel of clothing from.Mr Twomcy. Also a parcel of tobacco and pipes, and three bottles of rum, from Mr Shearman, Somerset Hotel, Ashburton, for the inmates to drink the health of the Queen on her birthday. Racing Stock. —A five year old thoroughbred, named Cadovan, arrived in the Remington yesterday at Lyttelton, for Mr G. G. Stead, He is by Cremorno, out of Chance, by Adventurer—both Cremorne and Adventurer being" Derby winners. Jle is a bright bay with black points, and stand 15 hands. In 1879 he ran second for the Two Thousand at Newmarket, He arrived in splendid condition, and will be devoted to the stud.

Calcutta Sweeps. —Sporting men are reminded that Calcutta sweeps on the Ashburton County Steeplechases will be drawn at Henderson and Co. ’a auction rooms, Saunders’ Buildings, to-night. The sweeps will be under the direction of Mr F. Digby, Secretary C.J.0., which is no doubt a sufficient guarantee that they will be satisfactorily carried out. MALiciouMLYj Wounding. —: At the Hutt Resident Magistrate’s Court .yesterday, Joseph Sqerrit, alias Joseph Black, butcher, again appeared on- remand charged with having maliciously wounded Jno. Dewar, butcher, with a knife. He was remanded tilLWednesday next. CaledonianSociett. —A meeting of the directors is to be held on Saturday evening at the Commercial Hotel, for the purpose of considering the proposed presentation to the President, Dr Stewart. Clearing Sa^e. — D. Henderson and Co. hold a clearing sale of miscelaneous articles at their Auction Mart on Saturday, particulars of which will be found elsewhere.

Changed. From and after Ist proximo, thedosignatiou of the telegraph station' at Rangitata south is to be changed to Rangitata. New TotaLisator.— Mr Prince has brought to Ashburton for the steeplechases to-morrow, a new tOtalisator, which appears to be the most perfect instrument of the kind we have yet se6n. It was manufactured by Shinnerling, of Melbourne, and consists of brass castings .throughout. 1 When a ticket is given to a purchaser it is stamped, and the action of stamping ifnot only marks on the jacket the number of the horse, bub Causes a'’ corresponding number to appear on the outside record, and also in the total. It is one which is almost impossible for there to be in any way of overreaching the public with the machine, as it.must be thrown out of gear to make it record in any otheti manner than that mentioned. The machine is to be iseen at Me Quill’s ■ Hotel, and all those desirous ■of seeing a very beautiful piece of mechanism, should visit it. A safer way /.of investing LI on the yaces it is impossible to imagine. l - ALL)FpR / LovE. T -A man named Robert Richardson attempted to commit suicide at Lyttelton this niprning 'by taking 1 strychnine, but was was discovered in time for the stomach pumps to be applied, and he is now recovering. Richardson was recently rejected by a;, girl qt LytteU top, wjiioh seems to nave effected "his mind."

Entertainment at Waterton. —The first of a series of winter entertainments was held in the Library Hall, in aid of the library funds, on Tuesday evening, when there was a large audience, the hall being crowded to excess. Mr McDowell occupied the chair, and in a few words ; explained the object of the entertainment, i The programme consisted of an overture . on the pianaforte by Mr Jennings ; song, \ Mr Sicier ; reading, “ All goes wrong, Mr Norrish; song, Mr Gilmoure ; duett, Mr and Mrs Jennings, which was encored ; reading, “ Handy Andy’s Little Mistakes, ” Mr Clothier ; “ Brudder Bones” then gave a lecture on “ Women’s Rights song, Mr Day. A comic song, “ My old hat,” by Mr Doyle, created much- amusement, and received an encore; Reading, “ The Musical Butcher,” Mr Gilmour; song, Mrs Jennings., A Negro farce was then given by three gentlemen, which created much laughter and amusement; song, “ Norah Darling,'” Air •’Donnelly reading,.: Air Jennings ; song, Mr Sider ; duett, Air and Mrs Jennings. This concluded the programme. Mr Moses, in a few appropriate remarks, proposed a vote of thanks to the performers, and also a special vote of . thanks to Mr Jennings for his piano, which he kindly lent. Mr Clothier proposed a vote of thanks to the chairman.; The singing of the National Anthem brought the entertainment to a close. The hall was then cleared, and a dance took place, which was kept up with great” spiiit till an early hour, Mr Jennings playing the pianoforte, after which the .company separated, all having spent a most enjoyable evening. , A Fishy Transaction. — There was an amusing case in the Dunedin R.M.. Court yesterday. Mr Fish, a well-known City Councillor, sued four members of a suburban school committee for assault over a struggle to get possession of the minute book. ,Hq claimed LSO, having had his ribs broken and being confined to” the house for ten days. The stories told by the witnesses varied a good deal, and the Magistrate reserved his decision. Serve Him Right.— At the Dunedin Police Court yesterday, for ill-treating a horse, a man named Fitzgerald Lawrence was fined L2O or six weeks, and L 5 on a second charge. Honor to Whom Honor is Due.—The Argus states that the Jury Award List, , for agricultural implements at .the Mel-, bourne Exhibition, \yas incorrectly given, and that in one case, the name of an English firm was inserted in error, and , without the authority of the jury. And at the request of juries, published the ' following letter :— ‘‘ Melbourne, May 4th, 1881.—The collective award published in. the daily press of March 11th, 1881, as : given to Messrs Ransome, Sims, and Reid, agricultural ■ implement makers, Ipswich, England, was a clerical error of the clerk of jury 24-25. Messrs Ransome, Sims, and Reid, receive a first award but not a collection exhibit. On behalf of jury 24-25. —t. L. Page, Chairman. We re-publish the above ’because colonial makers who obtained the “ collective exhibits ” awards would be at a disadvantage, and English makers obtain an award that they were really iff no way entitled to.

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas et Prevalebit. THURSDAY, MAY 26, 1881., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 354, 26 May 1881

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas et Prevalebit. THURSDAY, MAY 26, 1881. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 354, 26 May 1881

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