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Whit Monday. —Monday next being the above holiday, the banka in the town will be closed. New Advertisement.— Messrs T. R. Hodder and Co. ’s new advertisement will appear on Monday next.

The Engine Shed.—We learn that the site of this building has been definitely fixed upon as to be within the town, six chains from the N.E. JBelt. Lecture. —A lecture will be delivered by the Rev. A. M. Beattie, in the Ashton schoolroom, on Friday next, subject—- “ Perseverance.”

Lismore School.— The Board of Education have accepted the tender of Baker Bros, for the erection of the above school at'a coat of L 463.

Fire in Lyttelton. —A fire occurred early this morning at a boarding house on Norwich Quay, at Lyttelton, but was extinguished before much damage was done.

On the War Path. —Mr T. S. Weston left Christchurch yesterday to personally conduct his candature for the representation of the Grey Valley in the General Assembly. Wanted an Owner. —The person who lost a horse collar on the Seafield road last week, can recover the same by applying as per advertisement elsewhere and paying expenses.

Accident. —Mr McLaughlan, schoolmaster, Wakanui, met with an accident this afternoon, which fortunately was unattended with any serious consequences, if we except the total destruction of his trap. Whilst taking off the horse’s bridle, the animal attached to the trap bolted round the paddock, and was not stopped until the trap was smashed and the harness broken. Obituary. —We have to record the decease of Mr Monk of Kaiapoi, which i-ocijfllred this morning. Mr Monk was staying on a few days’ visit with Mr Shearman, and was accompanied by Mr Pattman, of the Pier Hotel, Kaiapoi, and returned to his homo on Monday last. He visited Christchurch on Tuesday, and on his leturn to Kaiapoi he was attacked with an apoplectic fit, from which, ho never recovered consciousness, and died this morning. Mr Monk is an old and respected resident of Kaiapoi, and his loss will be very much felt. He was an old member of the Canterbury Lodge, No. 1048, E.O. Through his decease his numerous Masonic brethren will lose an upright, generous, and worthy member of the Craft.

Clearing Sale.— Messrs Matson, Cox, and Co., held an important sale of property, live and dead stock, &c., at the farm of Mr T. Prendergast, Wakanui, yesterday. There was a large attendance, and a liberal spread, catered for by Host Quill, was provided. The lots disposed of and prices realised were as below : Property—449 acres of land, Lll 10s per acre, Mr Henry Hudson, of Waterton. Horses. —Medium draught fetched, L 36, L2llos, L2B 10s, Ll 9, Ll 9, Ll 5 10s, Ll 3 10s, Lll, Lll, L 22, L 9 10s. ; unbroken two-year-olds and yearlings, Ll 3 10s, L 8 10s, Ll 4 10s, and Ll 6. Cattle.—Cows, L 8 to LlO ; calves, 30s ; two-year-olds, L 3 9s. Implements.—Horse-power and chaffcuiter, Ll 5 ; drays, LlO to Ll 4; double-furrow ploughs, L 9 and LlO 10s ; seed-sower, Ll2 10s ; Suffolk drill, L 24 ; water wheel, L 7 ; corn-crusher, L 9 ; peas, 2s 9d to 3s per bushel. Pigs.—27 small, 8s 6d ; 27 stores, 16s ; 19 fat, at L2 4s 6d, 2atL3 2s 6d, lat L2 15s, lat L2. Shaft harness, from L 3 to L 5 5s ; leading harness, LI 5s to L2 2s 6d. Total result of sale, L 5,730.

South Rakaia Road Board. — At a meeting of this Board, held on Thursday, there were present Messrs Mackie (Chairman), Holmes, Lambie, and Allan. The following business was transacted :— Be Mainwaring’s road : Decided to call for tenders for re-forming the first six miles.• —Claim for damage done by Board in taking gravel pit, made by Mr C. Jackson : Due notice having been given to the owhor of the land by the Board, it was resolved —‘ ‘ Thatthe letter be returned to claimant’s solicitors (Messrs Thomas and Bruges), with notice that the Board is willing to pay the same price for land as previously paid to other owners.”— Messrs Davis and Winter’s communication, enclosing an order of the Board, being contrary to the rules of the Board, was not entertained. —Similar action was taken in re an application from Michael Gaiety for work.—Re application of Mount Hutt Road Board, asking Board to form part of Thompson’s road : Resolved —“ That the Mount Hutt Road Board be requested to procure a raciiigt showing the locality of the work re-

quired.”—lt was resolved —“That the Board office should be opened for the purpose of allowing inspection of the electoral rolls on Mondays and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ala®, to form 65 chains of road leading from Thompson’s track towards Ashburton river ; to form two and three-quarter -miles of the Great South rbad, from the end of the present formation to Chertsey ; also, to form 105 chains of Baxter’s road ; also, to turf up the face of cuttings on Duncan’s road ; and that notice bo given under the Public Works Act to owners of section No. 5T32 that the Board will require a road through it.”—lt was determined to have a map mounted and colored, showing the roads formed and those metalled throughout the district. The Clerk was. instructed to make a return of work done by the labor gang, and the cost of the gang for the last twelve months, and in re a complaint made by a member as to the way in which the contractor for the Chertsey Boundary road was doing his work, to take a minute of same.—The passing for payment of accounts to the amount of L 192 16s terminated the business of the meeting, and the Board adjourned.

Clean Sheet. —There was a clean charge sheet at the Police Court to-day. Justice of the Peace. —Mr Julius Mendolson, of Temuka, has been appointed a Justice of the Peace. Just Arrived. —Messrs Tucker and Restell advertise new arrivals of importations per Lurline, Remmington, and other vessels. Accident at Albuby. —A man named William Clark was thrown from his horse at Albury on Thursday, and was severely injured internally. He was conveyed to the Timaru Hospital, in which institution he died yesterday. Chess Club. —We would remind our readers that a meeting of persons interested in the foundation 6f an Ashburton Chess Club takes place at the Mail office this evening. All players are invited to attend. RoadJ Board Elections. —Particulars of the elections of the Upper Ashburton, Mount Somers, and Rangitata Road Boards, which took place yesterday, and particulars of which arrived too late for insertion in our last issue, appear in another column. Tenders. —Particulars of tenders invited by the Borough Council, and Waterton Cemetery Board, will be found in our advertising columns. Tenderers are also notified that in re tenders for planting blocks, the amount of deposit accompanying same, is in no case required to exceed L2 in all.

“Happy Hours.” This evening Mr and Mrs Hart and company will appear at the Town Hall, in their entertainment entitled as above. Commendations at our hands of the abilities of this troupe are perfectly unnecessary, as they are not only fknown ,artistes but old favorites with Ashburton audiences. Their season will only last two nights, and we predict bumper houses on each occasion.

Nelson Representation. —At the nomination yesterday, Mr J. C. Richmond was proposed by Mr Cock, and seconded by Mr Graham. Mr Levestara was proposed by Mr Bond, and seconded by Mr Harley. On a show of hands being called, Mr Richmond had 31, and Mr Levestam 24 votes. The latter demanded a poll, which takes place on Tuesday. The Missing Boy. —On Thursday, the boy Evans (whose mysterious disappearance on Monday evening we chronicled a few days ago) was seen to run out of an old whard about half a mile from his home, and was caught. He does not appear to have suffered to any extent from his three days’ exposure, and on being questioned as to what food he had had during that period, he said he had lived on sorrel.

Stack Fire. — A valuable stack of oaten hay, the property of Mr Charles Pye, of Winslow, was destroyed by fire last night or early this morning, and, from the surrounding circumstances, it is supposed to have been the act of an incendiary. It appears that at 9 o’clock last night, when Mr Pye retired to rest, the stack was apparently all right, no trace of fire being perceptible ; but on rising about 6 o’clock this morning he found nothing but a heap of debris. The stack contained ninety: tons of hay, the produce of sixty acres,

and was worth nearly L3OO. We regret to learn that Mr Pye will be a heavy loser, as the property was covered by insurance to the amount of only LSO. Appeal Court. —At this Court, yesterday, in the case of The Queen v. Moritzon (Dunedin), the conviction was affirmed, and judgment ordered to be given at the next circuit sittings of the Supreme Court in Dunedin. In Mercer V. The Queen, the demurrer was over-ruled, and leave given to plead within twenty-eight days, on payment of the costs. In Murphy v. The: Queen (Christchurch), judgment was reserved, them being a manifest error in the firs\; and second counts of the indictments, and that a record be remitted to the Court below, in order that it may pronounce proper judgment thereupon. In Kilbirnie Ratepayers v. Hutt County Council, the Court held that the plaintiffs had good cause for action, and the demurrer ought to be overruled, with costs.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 362, 4 June 1881

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