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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas et Prævalebit. MONDAY,JULY 11,1881.

TOWN EDITION.

Ashburton County Hunt Club—A meeting of the Hunt Club Committee was holdat Shearman’s Hotel at 4p.m. on Saturday. Letters of apology for non-attend-ance were read from Messrs Stitt, Saunders, and Murdoch ; and several members being absent at the Dunedin Exhibition, it was considered advisable to defer the more important business to an adjourned meeting to be held at Shearman’s at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evening next. The prospects of the Club were stated to be most encouraging, over forty members having sent in their names during the last few days. I.O.G.T.—This evening, the Dawn of Peace Lodge will be entertained by a paper prepared and to be read by Pro. Thomas Williams, being in answer to a question: “ Will the use of intoxicating liquor ever be entirely abolished V Bro. Williams takes the affirmative side of the question, and we believe another worthy brother takes the negative. Refreshments are, as usual, to be served round, and altogether the attraction for this evening should bo sufficient to induce a full lodge of members to attend.

Ashburton v. Geraldine. —The following is the team selected to represent the Ashburton Football Club in their match against Geraldine on Wednesday next: —Hodder, A. Fooks (captain), Fooks, J. Clark, Tickel, Hussay, Barker, Shury, Ross, Pauling, St. George, Mayo, Groves, Leckner, Hunt, Leitch, Brett, and McLaren, Any of the above unable to play will please communicate with the captain at the earliest opportunity. The team will leave by the express at 10.30. Hunt Club.— Mr Archer, of Timaru, has kindly consented to hunt his hounds in Ashburton on Wednesday next, and the hour and place of meeting will be announced in our issue to-morrow. New Time Table.— We would call the attention of our readers to the fact that a new time table for the railway trains comes in force to-day. The details of the alterations will be found in our advertising columns.

A Heavy Bet. —“ Sinbad,” the sporting contributor to the Canterbury Press , referring to the next Spring Race Meeting in Victoria, says—“ The really gigantic wager of L 20,000 to LIOO was made last week by the leviathan fielder, Mr Joe Thomson, on the double of Derby and Cup, the taker selecting the favorite Monmouth for the first event. It is very doubtful to me if so large a bet, and at such extremely long odds, was ever surpassed, or even equalled; by any bookmaker in the old country.”

The Timaru Libel Case. —The libel case Of Wildie and others versus George Green, as wo learn from the Timaru Herald , was concluded on Friday, the Bench deciding to dismiss it. Their decision was principally based on the fact that the word “ misleading ” had been inserted in the advertisement in place of another one, without the defendant’s knowledge. Poison. —Mrs Pye, of Winslow, intimates that she has laid poison on her premises.

The Clematis Ashore. —On attempting to get over the bar at Kaiapoi yesterday, on a light wind, the Clematis, schooner, wont ashore. She is expected to be got off. , Meeting at Flbmington. —A meeting of these interested in forming a singing class, was held in the Flemington school room on Friday evening last, when it was resolved to form a class to be called the Flemington Tonic Sol-Fa singing class, which will meet in the Flemington school room under ths conductorship of Mr J. Dunn. It was also decided that the first practice he held on Friday, July 14th, and a managing committee was then appointed to make the necessary arrangements. After the transaction of some other business the meeting terminated. Waterton Sparrow Club. —The usual monthly meeting of this Club was held in the Waterton Library hall on Friday evening last. Present—Messrs Taylor (chairman), Dawson, Frampton, Shearer, O’Shannessy, Moses, fEvans, and White. The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. A letter was read from the Secretary of the Waterton Library reminding the Club that they would have to pay for the use of the hall. It was resolved to pay one shilling per meeting. A letter was received from the JBrookside Club, enclosing copy of a resolution passed by their Club with reference to securing legislation, empowering Clubs to levy a rate per acre for the of killing small birds. After some discussion Mr Evans proposed : I.—“ That this Club endorse the action taken by the Broodside Club in their efforts to procure legislation in ihe matter; 2. That a petition be drawn up and signed, praying the Government to bring in a Bill empowering three-fourths, or any such proporation as may be agreed upon, of the ratepayers in any district to levy a rate, not exceeding one penny per acre, through any district for the purpose of destroying small birds. ” T his was seconded by Mr O’Shannessy and carried. The Chairman was directed to acknowledge the letter, and to forward copy of resolutions passed by this Club to the Brookside Club. Mr White reported having killed 200 sparrows by lOlbs of poisoned wheat. It was resolved to hold the meetings in future on the first Monday in the month, instead of the Friday. After the transaction ®f some other business, the meeting adjourned. The London “ Times ” for 1980. This is a rather 1 clever skit which has been forwarded to us by our townsman Mr L. F. Andrewes, of East street. It is got up almost exactly in the same style as the London Times of to-day, but the advertisements are considerably different, and the literary matter of an altered description. A panorama ,of the interior of the moon is advertised, also the bill of fare at the Bunkum Hotel, formerly Buckingham Palace, the underground railway, and balloon starting for the Epsom races.. The following are notified as wanting places :—As accountant, a gentleman accustomed to take care of No. 1 ; as cook, a young woman accustomed to stand fire, and recently from Greece, etc. One of the leading articles commences with the statement that “ the last stone of the last workhouse was taken down the other day.” Women’s rights have apparently been conceded, as the House of Lords has become the “ House of Ladies.” Some of these peeresses in their own right appear to hold advanced views respecting clothing, and we learn that “the adjourned debate on the Puris Naturalibus Dress Bill was resumed, when Mrs Darklook,voting for the Bill, thought it was a very material point that now women were emancipated from the thraldom of the weaker sex in all other things, it was a shame that they should still be compelled by law to dress. Mrs Stumpy moved the previous question. She was perfectly satisfied with the costumes of the day, which was as perfectly transparent as any lady could desire, ~536 voted for the introduction of the Bill, and 265 against. Majority for the Government, 170. ” It would seem from this that the celebrated ball dress of Princess Metteinich, during the latter part of the second French Empire, and which began at her waist and ended a little above her knees, or as a French wit remarked ‘ ‘commence trap tard, etjinit tout de suite ” will be regarded by the ladies of 1980 as excessively cumbrous. May be, who can tell 1

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas et Prævalebit. MONDAY,JULY 11,1881., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 392, 11 July 1881

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas et Prævalebit. MONDAY,JULY 11,1881. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 392, 11 July 1881

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