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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas et Prevalebit. MONDAY, JUNE 6, 1881.

TOWN EDITION. [lssued at 4.30 p.m.]

School Committee. An . ordinary monthly meeting of this Committee will be held to-morrow evening. Auction Sales. —Particulars of sales to be held by Mr K. F. Gray, to-morrow and following day, will be found published elsewhere. Building. —Tenders for the erection of a four-roomed cottage are invited by advertisement appearing in the present issue. District Court. —A sitting of this Court was held this morning. Particulars of the proceedings will bo found reported in another column. . Local Industries. —The meeting of the Local Industries; Association., which was to have taken place on Wednesday next, has been unavoidably postponed until the Wednesday following, of which further notice will be given. Police Court. —A first offender, from Rakaia, charged with being drunk and disorderly at the Rakaia Railway Station on Saturday last, was brought before Mr Alcorn, J.P., this morning, and fined ss.

Withdrawn. —Messrs J. T. Ford and Co. have notified elsewhere that Mr A. G. Earle’s farm has been sold privately ; but the sale of stock, etc., will take place as previously advertised. They also sell a quantity of sheep, etc., at the Tinwald Yards to-morrow.

Postal. —Mails for the United Kingdom, etc.,, via Brindisi (for specially addressed correspondence only) will close at Ashburton on Tuesday, the 7th inst., at 5 p.m. ; supplementary mails for despatch per express train, will close on Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock. The Geraldine Lock-up Escapee.— James M'Manus was brought up at the Magistrate’s Court, Timaru, on Saturday, charged with escaping from the lock-up at Geraldine. He was remanded to Geraldine, at which Court he will be charged with the larceny of a pair of boots at Temuka, and the larceny of a cashbox frpin the Winchester Hotel. Chess Clue.— A meeting of persona interested in the formation of a Chess Club in Ashburton, was held on Saturday evening, in Messrs Jacobson and Eyton’s office. Mr Jacobson was voted to the chair, and it was decided to form a club, to bo called the Ashburton Chess Club, Mr Toosey being elected Hon. Sec. and Treasurer. The Club will meet weekly, at Quill’s Hotel, Saturday being fixed as play night. Bursting a Blood \essel. Mr William Hawkins, saddler, of Tinwald, died rather suddenly, yesterday. Ho had burst a blood vessel a few days previously, and gradually sank from its effect*. Dr Ross had attended the unfortunate man up to the time of his death, and has certified as to the cause of death, so that there will bo no inquest. The deceased was a member of the Will and the Way Lodge, 1.0.G.T., Tinwald, and was very highly respected in the district. The funeral cortege will stop at the Temperance Hall, Tinwald, where the members of his Lodge and the visiting brethren, are invited to follow the remains to the Ashburton Cemetery. The deceased was also a member of the Ashburton Degree Temple, and six of their members will act as pallbearers. Strange, ip True. Speaking at Adelaide, the other evening (says the Sydney Bulletin), the Rev. J. Watsford related that the late Rev. Mr Waterhouse, who perished in the Tararua, had a warning of his fate in a dream, [in he saw himself and his son going down in a sinking ship ; and .also mentioned that just at the time of the wreck, a young woman who was dying in Melbourne suddenly exclaimed to her mother, “Mother, yonder is Mr Waterhouse ; he is standing on the shore, beckoning to me.” The Rev. Mr Morley also intended to sail by the Tararua, but his wife had a presentiment of evil, and prevailed on him not to go. Fire. —A few minutes before 6 o’clock this morning, the inhabitants were aroused by the sound of the fire bell. As there was very little flame visible, it was rather difficult to find out the exact locality of the fire. Mr Alfred Harrison, hearing the engines whistling at the railway shed, proceeded at once to the Fire Brigade Station and sounded the first alarm, but unfortunately the rope was broken after one or two pulls. The alarm, however, brought out the members of the Brigade, and in a very short time the engine was despatched to the sump at the corner: of East street and Wakanui road. The fire turned out to be on the railway premises, close to the goods shed, where some Kakahu lime in transitu to Christchurch had been left in a truck, and, owing to a defective tarpaulin, the rain had entered and caused the lime to slack, thereby igniting the truck and the tarpaulin. Fortunately very little damage was done, beyond partially burning the truck and the tarpaulin, as the lime was unloaded as quickly as possible. The Brigade and several members of the Fire Police were on the ground with considerable, promptitude, and the further spread of the fire was consequently prevented.

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas et Prevalebit. MONDAY, JUNE 6, 1881., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 363, 6 June 1881

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas et Prevalebit. MONDAY, JUNE 6, 1881. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 363, 6 June 1881

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