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Eccentricities of tab Bankruptcy Law.— Timaru Herald gives the following curious illustration of the eccentricities of the law :—A curious case was brought to light in the District Court yesterday. One Stephen Hoskin recently decided to file, and arranged with his solicitor accordingly. In due time a trustee was appointed in his estate, who proceeded, by virtue of the power vested in him, to realise on the goods and chattels of the It transpired, however, that in the declaration of insolvency his name had been entered as “Hoskins,” and, in consequence of this, it was deemed advisable for him to file a second time. This was duly done, and—here begins the strange part of the story—a second trustee elected. The first trustee had realised, so the other was trustee of —nothing. Being of business habits, this position was not by any means suited to his tastes, and ho took the law on the other successfully, as our report of the proceedings shows. The strangest part of the story fits in here. Who pays 1 The first trustee was, apparently, legally elected, why then should he pay the costs 1 The second one was undoubtedly right in suing the first, why then should he be out of pocket ? More seriously, still, why should the estate pay? Thefirsttrusteecouldhavedividedthe money just as well as the second, and it looks as though, in this instance, a large piece has been sliced off the nose for no other reason than to spite the face.

Meetings. jgLGIN SCHOOL COMMITTEE. The following Ratepayers hereby call a PUBLIC MEETING to be held at the School-house on WEDNESDAY, 20th inst., at 7 p.m., to consider the grounds for the action of the Committee in recommending the dismissal of the master. Thos. Greenaway John Keir Peter Innes James Shilling James Douyre G. P. Hoatten Edward McGuire Henry Wakelin Thos. Cavill Wm. Cochrane Samuel Scott Win. Duncan David Cochrane J. G. Cox Hy. Evans 266 c Amusements. T O-NIGHT. TO-NIGHT. GRAND EXTRA PERFORMANCE or Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Owing to the unprecedented success attending the representation of the above Drama, the Amateur Dramatic Club and Georgia Minstrels have been induced to gIV6 ’ BY SPECIAL DESIRE, ONE MORE REPRESENTATION, Which will positively be THE LAST APPEARANCE Of Little Eva, Uncle Tom, Topsy, and the Company. Dress Circle, 4s; Stalls, 3s ; Body of Hall, 2s ; Back, Is. Doers open at 7.15 p.m., commence at?? 8 p.m. 281 c

tShrenological entertainJf MENT, DELINEATION of CHARACTER, WHILE BLINDFOLDED, BY PROFESSOR SIMON, (Whose Entertainments have been Crowded throughout the South.—See Handbills, Opinions of the Press, and Posters) j ON TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY, 19xh and 20th Inst. , At the TOWN HALL, EAST STREET. Admission —Dress Circle and Stalls, 2s; Body of Hall, Is. Doors open at ,7.30; to commence at 8 o’clock. Professor Simon will be in the upstairs Commercial Room at Quill’s Commercial Hotel from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, for the purpose of giving Yerbal Readings of character. abilities, qualifications, advice, &c. — When and Whom to Marry, How to be Happy W 7 hen Married, How to Succeed in Life. Charts, with full descriptions, can be had. Parents should not miss this opportunity of making themselves conversant with the character of their children, as, owing to his engagements North, the Professor’s stay in Ashburton will be very limited. 277 c Ashburton county ploughING MATCH. THURSDAY, zisx JULY, 1881. A Farmer’s Ball Will be held in the Town Hall on ths I above date, under the auspices of the Ploughing Match Committee. Dancing to commence at half-past eight. Liberal Refreshments provided. Gentlemen’s single tickets ... 7s Gd. Ladies 5s Double tickets 10s 6d. May bo obtained at Shearman’s Hotel or from the Secretary. 234 c i. p AILWAY TARIFF. Copies 0 X\i the New Scale of Fares and Charge* on the New Zealand Railways can now be procured at Office of this Paper.

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 398, 18 July 1881

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