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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas et Prevalebit. MONDAY, JULY 18, 1881.

TOWN EDITION. [.lssued at 4.10 p.n*. j

Held Over. arriving too late, correspondence and other matter are unavoidably held over.

“Uncle Tom’s Cabin.”— This favorite piece was again played on Saturday evening, at the Town Hall, by the combined forces of the Dramatic Club and the Georgia Minstrels, and the performance went more smoothly than ever. There was a first-rate house, and the piece was received with enthusiastic applause. At the close of the performance Mr Jacobson came forward on the stage and stated that in consequence of the great success of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” it would be repeated on Monday (this evening). As this will positively be the last night of the season, those who have not yet witnessed it should not lose the present opportunity. Police Court. This morning one drunkard was brought before the Court, and fined the usual ss, with the usual alternative. His Worship the Mayor was on the Bench. Phrenology. —lt will be seen from a notice in another column that Professor Simon, the well-known phrenologist, is staying for a short time in Ashburton, and will give phrenological entertainments at the Town Hall, experimenting on the craniums of those who present themselves on the platform to-morrow and on Wednesday evenings. These entertainments are spoken of as being quite as amusing as they are instructive. xne has already distinguished himself by his ability in reading the characters of persons whom he has approached only when blindfolded, and it is assurod he never makes a mistake in his delineations. The South Canterbury and Dunedin papers spoke in the highest manner of his powers, and we have reason to believe, from circumstances which have come under our own notice, that he is a thorough master of his profession, to which ho has devoted about twenty years’ study. This morning his time was fully occupied by persons desirous of obtaining written charts of their respective characters; those who have not yet done so, and yet wish to see him for that purpose, should do so at once, as his stay heie is very short. We should strongly recommend our readers to be present at the entertainments. Mr Simon can be seen every day ac the commercial room upstairs at Quill’s hotel. Parish Meeting.— A meeting of the parishioners of this district will take place this evening at the Library Hall. As matters of considerable importance are to be discussed, we anticipate a large number of parish members. Lecture. —On Wednesday evening the Rev. S. Slocombe will deliver his popular lecture entitled “ Crooked sticks ” at the Presbyterian Church. The lecturer has received very flattering notices of his abilities as a lecturer elsewhere, and as the object of the lecturer is to raise funds for the erection of a new church, we hope there will be a large attendance.

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas et Prevalebit. MONDAY, JULY 18, 1881., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 398, 18 July 1881

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas et Prevalebit. MONDAY, JULY 18, 1881. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 398, 18 July 1881

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