The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas et Prevalebit. TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 1881.
TOWN EDITION. [lssued at 420 p.m.]
Mail fob Home. —Mails for the United Kingdom, via San Francisco, will close at Ashburton on Saturday next, at 10 a.m. A supplementary mail for despatch per express train will close at 5.30 p.m. Late fio letters may be posted in the mail van up to the time of the departure of the express for the North.
Foenitdee Sale. —Mr Harrison announces a sale of furniture for Saturday next.
Ten dees. —Messrs Baker and Brown invite tenders for labour in erecting brick workshops.
Entertainment. —The entertainment and ball in aid of the Temuka Brass Band takes place to-night, at Temuka. School Committee. The monthly meeting of this Committee will bo held this evening, at the schoolroom.
Musical Instet’ments. Mr H. M. Jones’ notification regarding terms for hire or purchase of instruments appears elsewhere.
Timbee Thieves. —An announcement elsewhere, with reference to a petty theft of timber, should be a warning to the culprit, and others of a like ilk. Pabliamentaey. —lt has been decided that Mr Fulton, M. H.R. for Taieri will second the Address in Reply to-day in the House of Representatives. A Big Embezzlement. —A confidential clerk to an art publisher in London has been, committed for trial for the embezzlement of money to the amount of no less than L 25,000. Mutual, Impeovement Association. — A meeting of those interested in the formation of an association of this character at Tinvraid will bo held in the schoolroom at that place on Monday nest. Wreck of the Policeman. —The inquiry into the foundering of the schooner Policeman ended in the return of Captain Champion’s certificate. The captain was acquitted of all blame, and costs were awarded against the Marine Board.
Presentation. —Mr B. W, Martin, assistant officer in charge of of the Auckland Telegraph Department, has been transferred to Blenheim. On leaving he Was presented by the staff with a handsome watch and an illuminated address.
: Is it a Good Sign ?—A very important sale of land in fhe Attenburrow township, one mile from Timaru, was held yesterday by Mr Moss Jonas. Some of the sections ranged as high as L 1,200 per acre, the average, being about LSOO. Land is again rising very repidly in value. Loss.—A fine cow, belonging to the bridgekeeper, Mullaney, on Friday last was driven into the river by a son of Mr Bartlett, milkman, Ashburton, and drowned. As Mr Mullaney has a large family to provide for, the loss to him is a serious one, as he cannot replace-it. Supposed Incendiarism. —There’ appears to bo no doubt that the fire at Fen Court, Auckland, was the act of an incendiary, who must have entered by a door in the barn, leading up a flight of stairs to the upper story, and then ignited the straw and bolted. Detective Jeffery is investigating the affair.
Rinking Club. —A meeting of gentlemen desirous of forming a rinking club in Ashburton, was held last evening, at which it was decided to form a club and to engage the Town Ha 1 ! for Friday next, the election of officers being deferred to a meeting to be held following. There was a good attendance at the meeting, which augured well for the new club.
“Robinson Cbusob.” —This extravaganza will he produced this evening, at the Town Hall, by the Lydia Howarde Comic Opera Troupe. The title role will be sustained by Miss Howarde, while the, character of Man Friday will be taken by. Mr Power. With the weather propitious, we have no hesitation in predicting a bumper house to greet the dehut of the Company.
A Complaint. —Great dissatisfaction exists among the Auckland railway employees relative to the recent alterations in the pay. It is said that increase* have been made regardless of the length of service or standing of the employees. Among the engineers and firemen the feeling is strongest, and they complain that they have not been treated according to the fixed scale on the Southern railways.
Hdrunui Railway, The following tenders were received for the summit contract of the Hurunui-Waitaki railway Accepted—J. Coates, Palmerston South, L 2,357. Declined—T. Bailey, Heathcote, L 2,486 ; A. Johnston, Waikari, L 2,494 ; Grigg and Guild, Christchurch, L 2,911; H. McKellar, Waikari, L 3,100 ; G. Thornton, Christchurch, L 3,225 ; P. McGrath, Rangiora, L 3,645; S. Alexander, Christchurch, L 4,698. Narrow Escape.— On Sunday last, as Mr and Mrs C'iff and child were fording the Haehaetemoana stream, near Temuka, in a trap, the vehicle was overturned by the force of the current. In the excitement, Mr Cliff lost his hold of the child, but with ■ great presence of mind recovered it again, but not before it had been carried some distance down the stream. The trap was washed nearly to the bridge, when Mr Cliff managed to free himself and wife and child, but the horse was drowned.
Arrest op two Incendxarists. —Some months ago the Wade Hotel, Auckland, was totally destroyed by fire. There were, it is said, some peculiar circumstances in connection with the affair, but the police having nothing definite to act upon let the matter drop. Certain facts, however, came to the knowledge of Constable Moore, and the result was the arrest of two men named James Adams and Richard Palkinghorn. The charge against them is that they were accessories to the burning of the Wade Hotel.
Vestry Meeting. —Yesterday, at a meeting of the St Stephen’s parish vestry, it was resolved—“ That the Bishop be recommended to appoint Messrs Grigg, Walker, Trevor, and Winter nominators for the parish and parochial district,” and— “ That this meeting is of opinion that the time has now arrived when it is most desirable to separate the Borough of Ashburton and suburbs from the remainder of the parish and parochial district, as set forth in the following description The boundaries to be —on the south by the river Ashburton, on the east by Cochrane’s road, on the north by Seafield and Racecourse road to its junction with the river at Digby’fl. That a special meeting, to further consider this matter, be held at Mr Gundry’s office on Monday, the 20th inst., at 3 p.m.” This was the whole of the business, and the meeting terminated.
Spiritualism. —We have received information of the establishment, in a southern township, not 100 miles away from Ashburton, of a spiritualistic circle. The members of the samo it would appear, have not received that encouragement at the hands of the ethereal visitants in the way of manifestations that they had expected, whilst earthly difficulties have had to be surmounted. The first of these obstacles was in the matter of a meetingplace, but this was overcome by the conversion to the true faith of the chairman of the local School Committee, who gave authority for the utilisation of the schoolroom for the purpose. At the first meeting of friends prayers and hymns of a propitiatory character were offered up, but no manifestation was obtained ; subsequently, however, it was discovered that the table used (one belonging to the school) was varnished, and this was declared sufficient to prevent any visitations by the dear departed. The seance was broken up for that day, but the new convert, on the following night of meeting, not to be defeated, carted down his own table ; and this with no better succors. Since that date, two other gatherings have been held, and on each occasion has this energetic member of the fraternity carted doWn his table. No manifestations has yet been obtained, but the belief of the circle is still strong.
Right oe Wrong ?—lt is understood that-Measrs Brogden and Sons have- filed a petition of right in the Supreme Court, Wellington, with a view of bringing their claims against the colony to trial. The total sum claimed is L 25,764.
Unstamped Bbee. The Dunedin police, yesterday morning, seized four casks of beer sent from Messrs Speight and Co. to Mr Dodson at Port Chalmers, throe of the casks were without beer stamps, the other cask was stamped, but the stamp was not cancelled. Turf Losses. The insolvency of Messrs G. and H. Dennett has recently occupied the attention of the Adelaide Court. - The older insolvent stated that he had lest LI,OOO in betting during the last nine months, and had drawn from the business during the last four years over LIO,OW. His loss in keeping racehorses was L 4,200. Simon Bennett, the younger son, had drawn L 1,300 from the business without authority.
The Chaeitablb Aid Bill. —The following are some of the provisions of this Bill : —(89) Where, at the date of the passing of this Act, any hospital or charitable institution is managed by any voluntary association of persons or body corporate, who shall at any time thereafter signify to the Governor their desire to continue or undertake such management, the Governor in Council may direct that such association or body shall continue or undertake the same, subject to the provisions hereinafter contained. (90) Every such Order in Council may be made subject to any special term ®r condition that the Governor thinks fit to impose, an T subject thereto the following provisions shall have effect —(1) The association or body affected by any such Order in Council shall be paid any subsidy or subsidies which, under the provisions of thiis Act, would have been payable to ths Board of the district in respect of the hospital and charitable institutions . mentioned in the Order in Council. (2) Every such hospital and charitable institution shall be subject to inspection, as provided in the preceding part of this Act.
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