The Ashburton Guardian. Manga Est Veritas et Prevalebit. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 1884.
TOWN EDITION. . [lssued at 4.30 p.m.] .
, Football. —We understand 'that the match between the Geraldine and Ashburton Clubs has fallen through, in consequence of thb former team* wishing to play on Saturday—a day on which the local players experience great difficulty in getting a team together. Resuming Business. —Mr R. G. Ruxtojv= who was deprived of his former premises through fire has signified in our advertising columns, that he intends opening again on and after Monday next in the premises adjoining the Court House and fronting Baring Square. ; ■ ‘ Tenders.. — Notices from' the South Rakaia Road Board, calling for tenders for a number of works and also from the ’ Wakanui Road Board for forming Painter’s; Road, are to be’ seen Among the advertisements in this issue. Acknowledgment. The master ; of the Ashburton Home desires to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of a parcel of clothing from Mr J. B. Aoland, MountPeel. Ashburton Chicory. —We have received a sample of the chicory made at Mr E. 8., Pearce’s works in. Moore street. It seems particularly find in the grain, of good colour, and excellent flavor. As a mixture with coffee chicory is recommended on the ground that it counteracts the; astringent properties of the coffee, deepens the color, so as to give it more body, and improves its aroma; As Mr Pearce's sample has turned but so well we hope the demand for it will be large; New BoitbiNGS.— Prominent among the new buildings at present in course of ;completion in Ashburton, stands the new billiard room attached to the CommercialHotel, and which, we believe will beready for the votaries of the cue on Monday next. The room, when finished and completely furnished, will be one of the most spacious and best lighted in the bolony—andwe have no doubt the genial host of the Commercial'will be amply repaid for his .enterprise. The following are the "dimensions of the billiard room and lava-tory-adjacent :—Billiard room (which will 1 Contain three-ofiAlcook’s tables), 42ft. x '27ft ; lavatory, 12ft. x Bft. Contiguous to the billiard room there will be a bar, to -be presided over by a witching. Hebe, where no doubt players will find ample supplies from the well-stocked cellar to quench their thirst. We believe it is intended to celebrate the opening of the mew room by a ball, to take place on Friday next, at the hotel; We had almost forgotten to mention that the room will be under ( tbe .management of Mr Ryan, so,long kpbwn’ in connection with the like place of resort , at the Central Hotel. f- - : j ; Inquest,— An inquest was.held yesterday by Dr , Trevor, coroner for the district, on the body of Mr Norman Painter Thompson, of Watertqn, at the house of the; deceased. *A jury of sixteen was /present. Two witnesses were called, Mrs Monson,. the housekeeper,, and Johns Cbllinsori, also in employment of deceased, The doctor ..who made the post mortem examination, also gave evidence. A verdict was recorded ,of “Death from natural causes.” The medical evidence left no doubt that death was caused by apoplexy, hastened by, excessive drinking.. The funeral will' take- -ptafco to-morrow afternoon at four o’clock, at the Ashburton Cemetery. ! Juvenile Offenders. —At the Magistrates Court, Christchurch, this morning, three boys, were charged with stealing lead. ' Six previous convictions for larceny were proved agaiqst one of the lads, inamed R. Hardie; whb'isonlyl3 years of age.? The. Bench decided to try to’ get him placed on bpard]tho Naval Training ship, at Wellington. All throe boys were remanded.-■ ■ u
Masonic. —-The installation of l , the officers of the St . ! J<ihh’jf tpdge tor the Ensuing year 1! took : place last everting, at the Masoriic Hall,' The D.jD. G.M.', Bro. HI Thoinsott;’ beted as Irtstalling Master’, and performed the ceremony, in a very impressive manner.' The TdfloVing were duly installed irtto their'Respective offices: — Bro. W. H. Zouch, W.M; ; 'Bro. W. H. Gundry, I.P.M. ; - Bro. E. Saunders, S.W.; Bro. E. G. Crisp, J.W.; Bro. the Rev. A. W. Hands, Chaplain; Bro. R. Friedlander, Treasurer; Bro. C, Hogg, S B.; Bro. *T. H. Zouch, J.D,; Bro. Q.! Branson; Secretary; and Bro/ Weeks, Organist. During, the ceremony the Masonic choir rendered very efficiently the usual Masonic installation service, Bro. Weeks, the organist, playing with hie/usual ability. -At the conclusion of thV ceremony a hearty vote of thanks was Accorded, to the D.D.G.M. for his attendance, and an adjournment was made to the refreshment where a capital banquet was provided by Bro, A. Thiele. The W. M. occupied the chair, and -was supported on his right by the D.D.G.M., Bro. Thomson, and Bro, Gundry, and on the left by P.M. Bro. Stephenson (Somerset), R.W.M.. Bro. Sparrow (Thistle); W.M. Bro. j. Bradley (Somerset) ; and I.RM. Bro. Braddell (Somerset), the wardens occupying, .the vice-chairs. The toasts of the evening were—f‘ The Queen and the Craft,” “iB.R.H,, the Prince pi Wales, thoVj.W.GsM.: , ■ -of England,” “the G.M,p of Scotland and Ireland,” “the D.Q.M. -Pro. Donald,” “the D.D.G.M. Bro. Thomson, and the Grand Lodge officers,” the W.M.,” “ the Officers and Warden* off St. John’s Lodge,” “ the Sister Lodges, '’ *“tHe Visiting Brethren, coupled’ with the iiAmes of Bros. Makeig (Rakaia), AnWMatiin (Gdmaru),” “ Poor and distreised Msaons,”' &c., and pro. Thomson in replying to his toast, stated that the 1 matter of a; Central Board of benevolence'waa about to be started in, Canterbury) 1 at; which he . hpped Masonm*'Ledge) jft , Whatever constitution* shouldTkafce.at* equal voice ;irt ! the distrition of oeneihjWt ,funds; : Sotpd capital' songs wore Bros. MeKellar-Wix, Canning, Bradley, Jacobson, Dolman, Thomson, atid St'P|)henson,all of which added *id‘ the J enjdyrne|it dfthe evening.' 1 : ' • - ; 1
Concert. —Wo have to remind our readers that to-morrow night the Band concert, given on the occasion of Mr Savage leaving the district, will take place in the Town Hall. A final rehearsal of performers takes place at the Hall this evening. Library Concert.— The amateur concert in aid of the funds of the public Library came off last night, in th’e Library hall, and was very, fairy successful. The hall was well filled, and the quality of the entertainment was above the average. A large number of ladies and gentlemen took part in it, and there was a great variety of vocal music rendered in pleasing style.. Mr Ward was voted to; the chair, and opened the business of the evening in •an address in which heexplainedthat, in consequence of the withdrawal of the Government subsidy to free libraries, and on account of the expense pf a caretaker’s salary, • fire,; light, and insurance, the monetary balance at the end of the year was on the wrong side, though the receipts from the subscriptions of about 100 subscribers amounted to. about: LSO. Of course the Committee would have been much better pleased every now and then to be enabled to send home L3O or L4O for books selected and ordered, but as it was, the state of their funds was a cause of serious anxiety. The only thing to do was for the subscribers to give “ a long pull, a strong pull, and a pull all together,” and see what they could do by these concerts or in any ‘other way to lessen the debt. Mr Ward’s address was received with much applau»3, and he then called on Mr Elling’s to commence the concert by playing the overture. This was done, , and was followed by the rendering of a number of songs, duetts) &c., in a very effective manner. In noticing an amateur concert -it is not always necessary to particularise the excellence of special efforts, and we beg therefore to inform our readers ,who were not present in general terms that the interest and pleasure of the audience were kept up by the following ladies and gentlemen, who had kindly given their services; Mesdames Eyton, Cuthbert, Branson Misses Gates,- Hodderj and Kidd, and Messrs Gates, Jacobson, Martin. Chichester, and Signor Albini (the latter a professional gentleman, possessing a powerful and cultivated baSS voice, whose performance was enthusiastically encored The concert closed with singing the National Anthem, and the announcement by Mr Ward that another concert would be given in a fortnight from Thursday next (to-morrow), was received with applause. Canterbury Twine. —We learn from, the Christchurch Telegraph ' that L3OO worth of' Canterbury-made twine is annually; used-in the Government Pript-ing Depairtmentin’Wellington. Novel Advertisement. —Tho following remarkable advertisement was published yesterday in the- columns of the Timaru Herald “ Fire. —Llo—The undersigned have received' two five pound notes, placed under private office door in envelope, addressed,' ‘The Victorian Inchurenco Compeny,’ and if the same is contributed as conscience ' money, w thank the donor, and invite a continuation of payments in full liquidation. —Ross, Sims and Co., for the Victoria Insurance Company, Limited.” A Foxy Amendment. —The Dunedin Star justly remarks :—Surely Sir William Fox is not hopeful of l his ability to carry the following clause, a motion to add which to the Licensing Bill appears on the Order Paper "in his name : —“Any person who may Have been injured either in t person, property, means of maintenance, or' otherwise by the -drunkenness—habitual or casual—of any other person, may She ; f6r and recover full damages from any dealer in intoxicating liquors who shall habitually, or in the paaticular;instance from which the damage may have arisen, have sold intoxicating liquors to the person whose drunkenness caused such injury, and;it shall nbt "be necessary to prove that the person sosued was the only pne or the last one who supplied such intoxicating liquors.”