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United Masonic Bale. —lt has been decided to hold a Masonic Ball in the Hall, Tancred street, on Anniversary Day (December 16th), it being also the anniversary of the Royal Arch Chapter, No. 187, S.O. Various Committees have been appointed to carry ont the arrangements, and it promises to be one of the most successful balls held here.

Painful Accident. —We regret to hear that Mr Hart, jun., of the Bank of Australasia, met with a bad accident this morning. Mr Hart was riding as usual to town, and when just opposite Mr George Robinson’s residence, beyond Digby’s corner, the horse became restive, and at last threw his rider, who fell with some violence, and broke his collar-bone. ■ Mr Robinson very kindly brought the sufferer into town, where he at once received the attention of Dr Ross. The accident, our readers will be glad to hear, is not likely to be attended with any serious results.

Journalistic. —We have received from the proprietors, Messrs Ashwin and Co., of Wellington, a copy of a new weekly journal, the Bra. The new candidate for the suffrages of the reading public is of a handy size, and contains a quantity of reading matter of an interesting character. The price is 3d.

The Auckland Working Men. —The Auckland Working Men’s Political Association has passed a resolution in favor of supporting only working men candidates for city electorates. Big Prices. —At a sale yesterday of pedigree stud stock of the Auckland Agricultural Company, the following prices were realised :—Shorthorns: Duke of Albany, 205 gs, Messrs Studholme and Co. ; Somerset 3rd, 61gs, Mr W. Hunter ; Oxford Beau, 60gs, Mr Robert Hall; Petrarch, lOOgs, Mr William Taylor. Herefords : Bismarck, 80gs, Mr R. H. D. Fergusson. Two were bought for the Waikato Land Association at 40gs each. Clydesdales : Grand Duke, lOOgs, the Auckland Stud Company ; Baron Diusdale, 80gs, Messrs Studholme and Co. ; Darnley, 300 gs, the Auckland Stud Company ; Star and Garter, 300 gs, Mr Caverhill, Taranaki. Military. The various volunteer corps in the Taranaki, Patea, Canterbury, and Marlborough districts, now represented at the front, are gazetted as called out for actual service. Oamaru Show.— There are 806 entries for the above this year as against 616 last year. A Glass of Good Beer. — Lovers of a glass of good beer are advised to read Messrs Quinton [Bros.’ announcement in another column. Yf'ow I 0 ■■

Mayoral Election. - The annual, election of Mayor will take place at the Borough Council Chambers, Burnett street, on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Nominations of candidates will be received at the Town Clerk’s office until 12 o’clock, noon of Monday, November 21st. For further particulars our readers are referred to our advertising columns. We understand that a requisition to Mr D. Williamson to stand as a candidate for the Mayoralty is in course of signature. A Warm Argument. —For creating a disturbance in a lodging-house, breaking glass, and making use of unparliamentary language, William Cribb and John Erowdey (who ought to spell his name without the “B”) were “pulled up” before Mr Mellish at the Christchurch Police Court yesterday. The row originated in the dining-room (of the boarding-house, and the arguments addressed on both sides caused the abolition of five big panes of glass. On the landlady remonstrating, the disputants favored her with some choice- Billingsgate, and were handed over to the police. Cribb was ordered to pay 19s, or undergo twenty-four hours in the lock-up, and Browdey was requested to hand over L2 14s, being offered the alternative of five days’ hard labor. County Council Election. Longbeach and Wakanui electors are reminded that the above election comes off on Wednesday, Nov. 16. The polling places are the County Saleyarda and the Longbeach Road Board office.

Settling Day. —The settling of the Canterbury Jockey Club Metropolitan Meeting took to-day. The following amounts were paid to the respective winners Hon. W. Robinson, L 1,444 15s; Mr Hereford, L 468185: Mr Westmacott, L 466 2s ; Mr Walters, L 342 2s ; Mr Goodman, L 17 1; Mr Cutts, L 73 10s ; Mr O’Brien, L 5 ; Mr Webb, LSO ; Mr Bates, L 95, Owner of Lady Ellen, LlO ; Messrs Mason and Yallance, L 95 ; Mr Owen, Lll7 16s ; Mr Percy, LlO ; Sir H. Robinson, L2O; Mr G. Fraser, L 55. T0ta1—L3,425 3s. R.M. Court. —There was a clean sheet at the R.M. Court this morning. The next R.M. Conrt will be held on Wednesday, Mr Beswick’s engagements preventing him from attending here on Tuesday, the ordinary day. There is a strong probability, we understand, of Ashburton being R.M.-less in future; and either Mr Beswick or some other Magistrate will most likely pay us a weekly visit, instead of a resident dispenser of justice taking up his abode in our midst. Nothing is, however, as yet definitely fixed. But should the powers that be deprive us of a Resident Magistrate, it will be a great piece of absurdity in a place of such importance as Ashburton, where the services of an experienced Magistrate are so constantly in requisition. Since writing the above, we understand that the following temporary judicial appointments, or rather re-arrangements, have been decided on:—Mr Beswick takes Ashburton as well as Lyttelton, and Mr Robinson takes Oamaru as well as Naseby, the two latter being vice Mr Wood transferred, and Mr Watt retired on a pension.

Loin and the Moon, —Mr Moon, the Secretary of the Papahui Town Hall, who was supple-jacked by Madame Lotti Wilmot last Sunday, for refusing to give up the key of the hall when requested to do so, is still smarting under the indignity. He has laid an information against Lotti, and the case is set down for hearing for Thursday next.

Dentistry. —We are informed that Mr Cattlin,. surgeon dentist, will be in Ashburton on Monday next, at the Somerset Hotel.

Going prom Home to Hear News. —ln the Southern papers of this morning will be found the following telegram, which, as it is of some local interest, we republish. It affords another illustration of the saying that one must go from home to hear news. But who could have sent it 1 Who is “ indignant ?” And lastly who is it that “ greatly blames ” the authorities in the matter 1 Will the sender of the message kindly explain! “Ashburton, Nov. 11.—Great inindignation is expressed here at there being only four polling place for Wakanui, The district contains 1,300 electors, scattered over an area of 600 square miles. The authorities are greatly blamed in the matter. ”

Entertainment at Wakanui. —A concert, supper,' and ball will be given in the Wakanui schoolroom on Thursday evening, 24th inst. The proceeds will be devoted to the school-children’s Prize Fund. Such a worthy object, to say nothing about the attractions of the entertainment itself, should secure a crowded attendance. For further particulars our readers are referred to our advertising columns. By Request. —At the request of a number of electors, Mr 0. W. Purnell will deliver a political address at the Town Hall, Rakaia, on Saturday evening, November 19.

Tenders. —The time for receiving tenders for the erection of Messrs P. Cunningham and Co.’s grain store has been extended to Saturday next. Wakanui Sparrow Club. —A meeting of the above is called for Thursday, Nov. 17th, at 8 p.m., at the Somerset Hotel.

Important Property Sale.—Mr T. Bullock will submit to the hammer a number of eligible sections on Nov. 19. Further particulars elsewhere.

The Wakanui Election. —The nomination of candidates for the Wakanui electoral district takes place .it the Ashburton Sale Yards’ office at noon on Friday, December 23rd, and the election will take place on December 9th. The following are the polling places :—Ashburton County Saleyards office; Town Hall, Rakaia; school-room, Seafield ; and Road Board office, Longbeach. The Shearing Season. —Shearing will commence at Maronan Station on the 16th. Special Meeting of the County Council. —A special meeting of the above will be held after the meeting of November 23, re the closing road through section 7328. A General Provider. —Mr Donald Williamson, general storekeeper, Ashburton, notifies groceries, household requisites and clothing on sale of the best quality, and at moderate rates.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 490, 12 November 1881

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Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 490, 12 November 1881

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