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Magisterial.— A Wellington special telegram to a Christchurch contemporary states that- The Resident Magistracy of Dunedin, vacated by the retirement of Mr Simpson, is to be filled up by the transfer of Mr Carew, E.M., from Lawrence. Mr Carew’s place will be taken by Mr Nugent Wood, R.M., now of Ashburton. It is not yet settled who will be appointed to Ashburton, or who will succeed Mr Shaw at Wellington. Several names are mentioned as probable.” Mr Richmond Beetham, one of the most popular Magistrates perhaps in the colony, has been offered the Resident Magistracy of Dunedin and declined it. An Old Friend.— One of those “ nor’westers,” for which Ashburton is famous, commenced to blow last night and has been hard at it ever since. To-day the clouds of dust flying about the streets have made out-of-doors exerxise anything but agreeable. Wellington Cop. —The following additional entries havs been made for the Wellington Cup Mr G. McLean’s Lady Emma and Gorton. Cricket —Mount Somers v. Methven. —The Mount Somers cricket Club beat the Methven Club yesterday by fortynine runs.

Postal. Mails for America, the United Kingdom, and Europe, per s.s. Zealandia close at Auckland on Tuesday next, at noon. Kohler’s Waxworks. —Owing to the great success of this exhibition in Ashburton, the proprietors have determined to remain here a day longer than they originally intended, and instead of leaving to-night, will remain over Monday, proceeding to Lyttelton on Tuasday morning. The show has been largely attended during the day, numerous country residents taking the opportunity, while in town, of paying it a visit. Tonight it is anticipated that it will be again crowded. The Christchurch Show. —The total number of entries for the above are now as fallows : —Sheep : Lincolns, 64 ; fat sheep, 15 ; Cotswold, Southdown, and Downs, and halfbred, 56 ; merinos. 60 ; Romney Marsh, 49 ; Border Leicesters, 43 ; English Leicesters, 4Q. Cattle : Fat cattle 38 ; Hereford, Devon, Alderney, Jersey, Ayrshire, Breton, and milch cattle, 20; short horned cattle, 89. Pigs, poultry, and sheep dogs, 69 ; dairy produce, 60 ; implements, 373 ; New Zealand manufactures, 131; cured and preserved meats, 51, draught horses, 82 ; carriage and other light horses, 62 ; thoroughbred horses, 7. Total entries, 1318. The entries of 1880 were 1310.

Christchorch Races. —The following acceptances were declared last night for the Free Handicap . —Billingsgate, 9st 71b ; Sir George, Bst 81b ; Chancellor, Bst 21b ; Talent, 7st 121 b ; Coldstream, 7st 71b; Nautilus, 7st 61b; The Poet, 7st 51b ; Joker, 7st; Farewell, 7st; Rawdon, 6st 121 b ; Duessa, 6st 101 b ; Laertes, 6st 71b.

A Young Lady Volunteer.— -Captain Bayley, of the Hawera Rifles, was startled by receiving a very peculiar request the other day. This was nothing less than an application from a young lady to join his corps as a volunteer! The fair one, burning to punish or help to punish the “ black fellows,” was ready to take the oath of allegiance then and there. The gallant captain was placed in a dilemma. How could he say no I —and so he got out of the difficulty by telling this modern Joan of Arc that ho would “ think about it.”

Assault Case. —Before Mr J. N. Wood, KM., this morning,Edwin Thomas was fined 5s and costs for unlawfully assaulting James Lemon.

Political.— A requisition is now being numerously signed . asking Mr F. P. O’Reilly to stand for the Wakanni district. This makes four candidates in the field.

Illness of Judge Ward,—Owing to the illness of his Honor Judge Ward, the sitting of the Dirtrict Court will be further adjourned until November 10th.

County Council Elections, —At the nomination of candidates for, the County Council this morning, the following were proposed and seconded : —For the Ashburton riding—H. T. Winter, Hugo Friedlander, F. P. O’Reilly, JohnGrigg. For the Upper Ashburton riding—o. J. Harper, B. G. Wright, T. Bullock.

Closed. Havelock street west, between West street and Park street, is closed for cart traffic until further notice, by order of the Borough Council.

A Hospitable Reception. Cable news from Home, states amongst other items of intelligence that “ Ayoub Khan, after his final defeat at Herat, fled over the border into Persia, where he sought the protection of the Shah. Directions were given for his interment, and a place of residence will be appointed. Precautions are being taken against his re-entry into Afghanistan.” The Shah seems to have accorded the fugitive a curious kind of reception, as “directions were given for his interment. ” But the precautions against the Ayoub’s re-entry into Afghanistan, would, we should imagine, be somewhat unnecessary after his interment.

The Native Difficulty. —The special of the Press wiring under yesterday’s date from Wellington says :—A Maori who had recently been at Parihaka was asked yesterday whether the natives would fight, He shook his head and said, “No,. too many soldiers now.” As 1 have often stated it is not believed that there will be any armed resistance on the part of the Maoris; on the contrary, it is reported that the latter have decided on a novel and somewhat ingenious mode of defence, namely, that the whole of the inhabitants of the settlement, men, women, and children, intend to strip themselves naked, cover their bodies from head to foot with grease, and surround Te Whiti in a closely packed mass with the view of rendering his capture difficult. This is merely a slight variation of the idea I mentioned in a recent telegram. Those who are well versed in Maori ways think it is very probable that this plan will be tried. If so it will he rather a puzzle to our men.

Burning of Wascoe’s Hotel. —This well-known coaching house on the Little River road was burned to the ground early yesterday morning. The inmates were saved by a dog, a black collie, belonging to Mr Wascoe. This faithful animal rushed into the bedroom and aroused the sleepers just in time. Mr Wascoe is a heavy loser, as his insurance does hot cover more than a third of the value of the property destroyed. Mr Wascoe has been offered LSO for the collie since the fire, and refused it.

The Cash Palace Fire at Timart;.—• At the Timaru R. M. Court yesterday, Abraham and Lewis Moses, lately committed for trial at the Supreme Court, were charged, on the information of Detective Kirby, that he had reason to believe that they were about to leave the colony and evade justice. Mr C. Perry appeared for the accused. Detective Kirby on being sworn said he arrested the accused on the warrant produced. Accused had said they intended leaving Timaru next week, and were going to visit some friends in Dunedin. From information received he had reason to believe the accused were about to leave the colony and evade justice. Witnesses were called who stated that the two Meses’ had told them they were leaving for Dunedin, as they wished to be near Mr Stout, whom they had retained for their defence. The Bench considered there was no necessity to send the accused to gaol, but desired to intimate to them that under no circumstances should they be allowed to leave Timaru. If any attempt were made to leave a warrant would be issued immediately for their arrest. Mr Perry said he trusted that nothing that had transpired that day would be brought against the accused on their trial. He would remind the Bench that the defendants had done nothing wrong, and that there was nothing in the bail bond that would prohibit them going to Dunedin The Resident Magistrate said that, in the interests of public justice, the defendants must remain in Timaru. Nothing that the Bench might say could be used against them on their trial.

Matrimony Made Easy.— The following appears in a Christchurch paper of this morning’s date: —“Matrimony.—A young man, aged 23, wishes to correspond with a young lady, with a view to matrimony, The advertiser is in a good position, so that money would be no object. Please send photo. Address, etc.” Here is a chance for some of the Ashburton girls, who should remember that “money is no object."

A Memorial op Success. —Messrs P. and D. Duncan have received the gold medal obtained by their firm as the first award of merit for the manufacture of ploughs. On the obverse is the head of her Majesty, crowned and draped, in relief, with the words, in raised letters, “ Melbourne International Exhibition, MDOCCLXXX.on the reverse, a laurel leaf enclosing the legend, “ Vitam excoluereper artes;” whilst indented in the massive rim are inscribed the words “ P. and D. Duncan,' Christchurch—Ploughs. ” Altogether the medal is a token as handsome as it is honourable. Lyttelton Times.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 494, 5 November 1881

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