The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas et Prevalebit. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 1881.
TOWN EDITION. [lssued at 4.20 p.m.]
Ploughing. —Tenders for work of this description are invited by Loudon Bros., Kyle. Bankrupt Stock. — The bankrupt stock in the estate of W. Davison, a debtor, will be disposed of by auction sale by Mr Harrison on Friday next. Creditors’ Meeting. —A meeting of the creditors of G. P. Hoatten, a debtor, is convened by advertisement appearing in this issue.
Opening in Business. —Mr A. Weston’s announcement respecting the establishment of a haircutting and shaving saloon in Tancred street appears elsewhere.
Library Concert. —We would remind our readers that a concert in behalf of the Library funds will take place in that building to-morrow evening. The gentlemen and ladies who have kindly volunteered their services on this occasion have had several rehearsals, and the entertainment promises to be everything that can be desired in the way of a success, excepting of course as regards a guarantee of a bumper bouse, and even in this respect things look very promising, a large number of tickets having already been disposed of. Added to the fact of the object on behalf of which the concert is being held, the small charge for admission should ensure the filling to standing room of the Hall. Tickets may be obtained of Mr H. C. Jacobzon, boa. sec., and at the office of this paper.
Clsan Charge Sheet.—There was no business for disposal of at the R.M. Court this morning. Ashburton Hotel. —A notification affecting this hotel appears in our advertising columns. Postal. —Mails for Australian colonies and United Kingdom, per Ringarooma, close at the Bluff on Friday next at noon. Washed Gee. —Tt turns out that the stamps were washed off Speight’s casks of beer winch were seized by the Dunedin police on Monday.
Our Resources. —Last week four men at the Seventeen Mile Beach obtained 17i pound--! weight of gold (nearly LSOO sterling) for one week’s work. The Christchurch Jewellery Robbery.—The Dunedin police yesterday recovered LIOO worth of the jewellery recently stolen from Hooper’s shop, Christchurch. It was found hidden in sandhills on the Ocean Beach, Flemington School. —This evening an opening tea meeting and entertainment will be held at the above school. Several lady and gentlemen amateurs have kindly given their services to render the entertainment as great a success as possible. The affair will be wound up with a dance. A Narrow Escape. —Mr E. F. Gribbon, a well-known Tongan trader, while endeavouring to get a good view of the Whangarei Falls, Auckland, fell over a cliff some thirty feet down. He was caught in the brushwood and rescued. Some difficulty was experienced in bring-
ing him to the top a? he was unconscious. He has new recovered. The Lydta Howards Troupe. —This talented company gave the amusing musical extravaganza eniSided “ Robinson Crusoe.” to an excellent house at the Town Hall lastnigbt. Miss Lydia Ho warde, as Robinson Crusoe, was extremely gay, her acting and singing being particularly effective. Miss Jennie Nye and Mddlle de Glorian were also practically happy in their respective parts, the former pleasing the audience —as indeed she always does —with her excellent step dancing. Mr F. W. Fisher, as Jem Cocks, acted his part in an irresistably laughable manner, and with Mr Harry Power as Crusoe’s man Friday, they succeeded in keeping the house intensely amused throughout. Mr J. F. Marshall looked and acted the pirate of a most diabolical if not reddish dye, and his powerful voice was heard to advantage throughout the various choruses. The dresses were very good, and the acting of the various members of the Loupe showed careful study. Tonight “H.M.S. Pinafore” is announced, and there should be a large house to hear this popular opera. We understand that the circle seats will be in the upstairs part of the building this evening.