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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas, et Prevalebit. MONDAY, JULY 25, 1881.


In Bankruptcy. — A meeting of creditors in the estate of William Patterson takes place at the office of Mr Pavitt, on Thursday next, at noon.

Good Templar y.— “ The Obligation” will form the subject of a lecture to be delivered at the usual meeting of the Dawn of Peace Lodge to-night. Amateur Dramatic Club. —A meeting of the local Amateur Dramatic Club is called for Thursday evening next, at which a full attendance is requested.

More Work. —The Longbeach Road Board call for tenders elsewhere for the formation of a ford, and the Ashburton County Council Engineer requires tenders for earthwork and a number of box culversts.

Theatrical. —Uncle Tom’s Cabin was again performed at the Town Hall on Saturday night, by the same combined troupe as before, for the benefit of the Georgia Minstrels. There was again an excellent house, and the piece went as smoothly as on former occasions. The Weather. —The rain, after a steady downpour day and night for almost a whole week, has at length cleared off, to the great satisfaction of pedestrians, and in some places of the farmers themselves, who have had not merely all they wanted, but a good deal more. This morning the mist vanished, and the sun has been shining all day, with every appearance of a continuance of fine weather.

Police Court. —The only casein Court this morning was that of a solitary drunkard (a first offender against the majesty of the law), who was fined the usual sum.

Caution to Tradesmen. —Mr Joseph Ferguson, of Alford Forest, announces elsewhere that he will not be responsible for debts contracted by his wife. Dangerous Crossing. —The Surveyor to the Upper Ashburton Road Board cautions the public not to cross the storm water channel ford on Thompson’s track until tho same has been repaired, it being now in a most dangerous state. The Ploughing Match. —We would remind our readers that the annual ploughing match of the Ashburton Agricultural and Pastoral Association will take place to-morrow in the paddock adjoining the County saleyards. Teams intended to compete must be on the ground by 9 a.m., and ploughing will begin at 10 a. m., and finish at 4p. m. As the weather looks at present as if it was going to be very fine, a large gathering may be expected. Phrenology. —Professor Simon, who has been very successful in his private delineations of character in Ashburton, left the town this morning for Rakaia, where he will practise his profession privately, and also lecture during the week. On Saturday morning next he will return to Ashburton, where he will furnish charts of character,- and where, in the evening, he will lecture in the Town Hall. Saturday next will be the last day of the Professor’s stay here.

New Business.— lt will be observed from a notice in our advertising columns that Mr 0. P. Jephson, of Tinwald, has added another branch to his already extensive business in the shape of a timber yard.

Farmers’ Co-operative Association. —At a meeting held on Saturday at Christchurch, and which was largely attended, the preliminary steps were taken for the formation of a Farmers’ Cooperative Association on the same basis as that now in operation in Timaru. A provisional directorate was appointed, and no doubt from the interest evinced in the matter, the now association will be equally successful with the Timaru one. The head-quarters of the projected association are to be at Christchurch, and its title the North Canterbury Farmers' Cooperative Association, Limited. The following gentlemen were requested to act as a provisional directorate :—Messrs Courage, Ensor, Parsons, Perryman, W. D. Laurence, T. H, Anson, T. Bruce, Pearson, Dickenson, M. Dixon, Mannering, C. J. Harper, R. Westenra, H. McIlraith, Wade, J. R. Campbell, E. G. Wright, John Grigg, H. W. Packer, J. Rennie, R. B. Willis, J. Lance, J. N. Tosswill, Cunningham, Gammack, Crossley, Mathias, J. Bell, Gordon, Holmes, and Saunders, with power to add to their number. Mr L. C. Williams was requested to act as secretary, pro. tem. Teetotal Mayors. Nine English mayors who never drink anything stronger than tea, were recently present at a banquet given by the Mayor of Leeds.

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas, et Prevalebit. MONDAY, JULY 25, 1881., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 404, 25 July 1881

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas, et Prevalebit. MONDAY, JULY 25, 1881. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 404, 25 July 1881

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