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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prevalebit. THURSDAY, JULY 28, 1881.

TOWN EDITION. [lssued at 4.10 p.m.j

A Horse Fancier. —To-day a drunkard, hailing fromthe land o’cakes, took a strange fancy into his head. Seeing the horse of Mr Bruce, the architect, standing in front of Quill’s Hotel, he removed it, rode off, and deposited the beast in Oookson’s stables. He subsequently treated the horse of Mr Davidson, the Inspector of Nuisances, in precisely the same manner, and deposited it in the same place. Ho was arrested by the police and looked op.

Dramatic Club. The Ashburton Amateur Dramatic Club holds a meeting at the Town Hall this evening, when a full attendance of members is asked for. Clearing Sale. —ln another column will be found an announcement of a monster clearing sale at Dunstable House, Christchurch. Immense reductions have been made by Messrs Ballautyn# and Co., with a view to disposing of a large quantity of winter stock, and added thereto is the additional incentive of discount for cash purchases. . Oddfellows. —The sessional A.M.O. of the Manchester Unity was opened at Southport, Lancaster. The Grand Master, Mr Pownall, in his address, said the Order now numbered 543,485 members, but expressed regret that in Ireland there were only 952, while in the colonies there were over 50,000. The capital of the Order was in January, 1880, L 4,709,261, an increase of L 232,160. The average of annual payments during the last sixteen years had been L 403,242. —West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser. Fire Brigade. —The Brigade met for practice last night. The engine was taken round the town and all the tube wells were tried with the new hose, the results being highly satisfactory. Hunt Club. —The Committee of the Ashburton County Hunt Club met at Quill’s Commercial Hotel last evening. There were present Messrs M. Friedlander (in the chair), Bell, Carter, O’Reilly, Saunders, and Dr Murdoch. A letter was read from Mr E. 6. Wright, M.H.R., accepting the office of President. The following resolutions were duly proposed and carried—“ That the hounds meet each Thursday during the season, at 2 p.m. during August, and and at an hour to be arranged during September.”— “That the Secretary make arrangements for the first meet on Thursday, 4th August.” —“That Mr Joseph Hunt and Mr° Hay T. Smith be elected honorary members of the Club.” “That the Secretary be instructed to write Mr Archer a letter of thanks, acknowledging his kindness in bringing his hounds to Ashburton.” The Committee then adjourned. Quorrs. —A return Quoit match was played yesterday between the Ashburton and Mount Somers Clubs, on the ground of the former in front of the Pound. There were four sets of players. When our reporter left the last round was being played, Mount Somers being then twentysix points ahead, so that, we presume, they were the winners of the match. Police Court. —A drunkard was fined the usual sum to-day in Court. There was no other business on. Another drunkard will be brought up to-morrow. The Georgias.— The public of Tinwald will this fevening have an opportunity of listening to the very excellent singing and instrumental music of the Georgia Minstrel Troupe, whose performances in Ashburton have given such universal satisfaction. Those who are fond of tripping the light fantastic toe will be able to indulge to their heart’s content at a dance to take place after the performance. The Mail. The English mail via San Francisco, reached Lyttelton by the Taiaroa early this morning and the Ashburton portion arrived by the express train. In Bankruptcy. Robert Little, of the Hinds, has filed a declaration of insolvency. Mr Thomas Dudson has been appointed creditors’ trustee in the estate of Par Pattorson. Temoka Paper Mill Company.—A meeting of this Company was held on Tuesday evening, in the Volunteer Hall, Temuka J Mr Hayhurst in the chair. At the close of the meeting, the Chairman said that 2,400 shares had been taken up that evening.

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prevalebit. THURSDAY, JULY 28, 1881., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 407, 28 July 1881

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prevalebit. THURSDAY, JULY 28, 1881. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 407, 28 July 1881

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