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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas, et Praevalebit. FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 1881.

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

Seeking Converts. —Elder Sorronson, the Mormon missionary, has left for Parihaka, with a view to converting the natives there to his faith. More Maori Vagaries.— lnformation has been received at Napier that the natives have pulled down the ferryman’s house at Manawatu crossing, owing to a dispute with the County Council. Run over. —A heifer, the property of Mr Shears, was run over yesterday on the railway line near Saunders’ mill and its leg broken. The animal was subsequently destroyed.

Looking After Their Interests.— The Licensed Victuallers Association of Dunedin are likely to send a delegate to Wellington to watch the progress of the Licensing Bill. Aquatic. —Albert White, of Mercury Bay, leaves on Friday for Wellington. Ho has brought out two outriggers, in one of which he will contest the championship of New Zealand with Hearn, of Wellington, on July 9th, for LIOO a-side. Marriage Hoax. —The perpetrator of a hoax in the shape of a marriage announcement, which appeared in the Lyttelton Times, has, we believe, been traced, and the mighty limb of the law has been put into force, much to the chagrin of the offender. Parliamentary Papers. —We have to acknowledge the receipt of a number of Bills and Papers from the General Government. Amongst them are the Licensing Bill, Roll of persons in Government Employ, Unauthorised Expenditure, Minutes of Inter-Colonial Conference, Education, Counties and Road Districts, Final Return of Settled Land Claims, abstract of Revenue and Expenditure, Appropriation, Accounts, The Agent-Generalship, Civil List Account, Sir Julius Vogel and his claims, Intercolonial Tariff, The Report of the Management, Accounts, and Audits of the Public Revenues of the Australasian Colonies, Letters Patent and Registration, Reports of Inspector of Prisons, the Insurance Commissioner, &c. i

Freemasons’ Hall. —The Freemasons in Invercargill have arranged to erect a Hall, which, together with the site, will cost nearly L 2,000. They propose laying the foundation stone on St John’s Day, June 24th. Vagrancy —Yesterday a man named Alexander Campbell was brought up before 0. P. Cox, Esq., J P., on a charge of this character. Accused presented a most deplorable appearance, and was sentenced to one month’s imprisonment, with hard labor.

Poisoning.— The local referring to the death of a little boy, through drinking some sulphuric acid, which appeared in our town edition yesterday, did not state at what place the accident happened. This was owing to the carelessness of the Christchurch agent of the. Press Association, who omitted to send the necessary information. We find on enquiry that the boy’s name was Ernest Freeman, and the accident happened in Rangiora, where his parents reside. Referred Back. —The Board of Education, at its meeting yesterday, resolved to recommend the Ashburton Teachers’ Association to consult the local Committee on the question referred to the Board, namely—Whether it was imperative for a master, on behalf of the committee, to keep a detailed account of books sold to pupils, and whether it was necessary to obtain the consent of the committee before closing the school on Good Friday and other public holidays. Guides Wanted. —lf a representative of the local police force were to perambulate the Wakanui road, in the early hours of the morning, it is just possible he might find employment in directing not a few individuals to their homes, or to equally safe lodgings. One man, at about two o’clock this morning, had so far forgotten his latitude and longitude as to be seeking Montgomery’s brickyards in the vicinity of Mr Ray’s workshop, and the citizen who was aroused out of his sound steep, and requested to escort the wayfarer home, breathed out anathemas not loud but deep. People in that neighbourhood are looking out for a good bull-terrier for keeping midnight prowlers off their premises. The Hinds School Affair. —At a meeting of the Board of Education yesterday, correspondence was read with reference to the suspension by the Hinds School Committee of Mr Chichester, the master of the school at that place, for flogging one of the pupils. The charge against Mr Chichester had been dismissed with costs, and the parents of a number of children attending the school forwarded a petition, saying that, after making enquiries, they found that the teacher had never been guilty of any impropriety, and praying that he might be re-instated and the school re-opened. The Chairman of the School Committee wrote to the Board, reiterating the charges of misconduct against the teacher. The Board decided to instruct the Committee to re-instate Mr Chichester unless they were prepared to substantiate the charges of gross misconduct made by them. . Tinwald. Notwithstanding the low prices which farmers obtained this year for their crops, there are a great number of ploughs turning over a large area of land between the Ashburton and Hinds rivers, and should they be fortunate in getting a good crop next season, the grain that will be consigned from this station will equal any in the county. This township is certainly looking up, as a second butcher’s shop is about opening and also two general stores. The manager of the bank of New South Wales is in treaty for premises to open an office, and this will certainly be a boon for this place, and a great convenience on sale days to the general public. j|We arje also i informed that a hotel license will be applied for next quarter, as the license was partly promised by the Commissioners when last applied for, and it will probably be granted. Resident Magistrate’s Court. At the sitting of this Court this morning there were several cases set down for hearing,; but in the majority.,adjqnrnments were granted, whilst in others there was no appearance of either party. No cases were heard, and the Court adjourned till 2 o’clock, at which time the case of Smith v. Tiseh was set down for hearing. The case was proceeded yithat that hour, Mr Purnell appearing on behalf of the plaintiffand Mr Wilding for the defendant. The claim was L 32 9s 2d, work and

labor done, and against this sum the defendant advanced a set-off to the extent of L 64 16s 9d, for money lent, board, etc. Mr Purnell pleaded the Tippling Act agaidst some of the items contained in defendant’s set-off. The plaintiff, when put in the box, was evidently suffering from the effects of intoxication, and Mr Purnell, after vainly attempting to elicit particulars from him, applied for an adjournment, but the Court having notified its intention to grant special counsel’s expenses if this were granted, decided to proceed with the case, which was proceeding when we went to press.

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas, et Praevalebit. FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 1881., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 373, 17 June 1881

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas, et Praevalebit. FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 1881. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 373, 17 June 1881

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