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Anniversary Day.— The tailway afrrangements in connection with the abota will be found elsewhere. Ashburton Horticultural Society. —Owing to the prior engagement of Mr H. M. Jones’ upper room to-night, the usual place of meeting, the adjourned meeting of the Horticultural Society will ta>.e place at Mr Alfred Harrison’s auction rooms, by permission of that gentleman. Mr S. E. Poyntz, Secretary of the Society, will read a paper on pot A BurCear’s Box.-*-The Auckland police havfe discovered that a mysterious box was placed tin which recently sailed for Loudon, it is supposed by Plummer. They-hava comI municated with the London police. A Bow ax PAiMBIBTOS.-rTbere was a row at Palmerston yesterday. Jit appears that the Clerk of the Court, Mr T. L. Shepherd, formerly an M;H. R. { las not been giving satisfaction of late,' and has been suspended by Mr .Watt,'JLM., for insubordination, for taking,,,possession without authority of the bailiff's office, and for frequent absence from duty. Mr Watt had to effect an entrance to the Court House by a window ■during' Shephard’s absence* and he removed Shephard’s personal belongiiigs and furniture from the bailiffs office. The matter will be referred to the Minister'of. Justice. Drowned ■ in the Heathootb. —An inquest was held, on the bodies of J. B. Campbell and 3Fhoijaaa r l£err church yesterday. . Deqeased.jf appeal* from the evidence, Were 1; drowned on Sunday morning in the Heathcote river. ' Campbell got into deep >Waten while bathing, and Kerr andrcqe; Jphn Smith went to hi» assistance. Kerr after.a time got exhausted, and both he *nd‘ CiiinpbeU endeavored to wind their lega.roufld of Smith, who, finding it quite Juqibssiblti to save either of them, swam ashore, and only savedrhis ■He believed Campbell* drove 1 a 1 cart for Duckworth, the grocer, was a cabman. Could not. tell how-lbng he was in the water. It wasa public bathing place, but.there was Uo protection to keep bathers from venturing into deep water. .It was not more than ten yards .from the i bank where they sank. The jUry returned ; a verdict of “ ccidental Death,’ ; commending Smith for his plucky conduct. •'*

[For continuation of reading, matter see Meetings. MR WASON’S COMMITTEE are requested to 'meet at iMessrs Poyntz and Co.’s Office on THURSDAY EVENING, the 15th December, f at 8 p.m< P .r ! r " A full attendance requested. 8. E. POtNTZ, 322 d Clerk to Committee. igpORTIC OLTPRAL SOCIETY. The postponed Meeting of the above will be held THIS EVENING, the 13th instant, when a paper will bo read by the Secretary as follows Hints on the Cultivation of Pot Plante.”" S. E. POYNTZ, 312 Secretary. Local industries assooiaTION. The Monthly Meeting of above will be held on WEDNESDAY EVENING, the 14th instant, when the question of closing the Association will be discussed, t ■ 'i. A full muster requested. S. E. POYNTZ, Slid Hon. Sfec.

Amusements. fjl GWN H A LX, ; ASEffiU&TOISr. TO-NIGHT (TUESDAY), December 13. THE AMATEUR f 1 Dramatic Glut) Will perform that splendid Melodrama entitled ' ; ? ‘THE MILLER AND HIS MEN,” With New Scenery and Effects by Charles'Bourk. , ' Efficient Orchestra. ‘ F ' Admission —3s, 2a, and Is. ' Doors open at 7.30 : commence at 8-p.m. mOWN HALL, ASHBURTON. WEDNESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 14At 8 o’clock. Doors open at 7.30. WILHEXMJ GRAND CONCERT. WILHELMJ GRAND CONCERT. THE MUSICAL SENSATION OF 1881. First Programme : >- 1. Fantasie, “ Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Liszt) Mr Max Vogrich. • = 2. Aria from * ‘Lucrezia Borgia ” (Donizetti) Miss Marie Ookhoh. - >1 3. Violin solo, “Grand Concert” (Paganini) HERR AUGUST WILHELMJ.* 4. Piano. “ Rapsodie Hongroise ” -(Liszt) Mr Max Vookich. 5. Violin solo, “ Romance ” (Wilhelmj) HERR AUGUST WILHELMJ, 6. Ballad, “ The Snow-breasted Pearl” . (Robinson) Miss Marie Con ttosr.' - 7. Piano, (A) “Impromptu,” (B) “Funeral March” (Chopin) Mr Max Vogrtoh. r > 8. Violin solo, “ Hungarian Airs” (Ernst) HERR AUGUST WILHELMJ. . 9. “ Angel’s Seranade ” (Braga) Miss Conkom, VLt Vogrich, with violin obligato by HERR WILHELMJ. ■ Prices—Front Seats, 6s; Family Tickets, to admit five, £1 Is ; second seats, 4s ; back seats, 2a. Reserved seats may be secured at H, J. Weeks’ New Music Warehouse, Tancred street. 239 d ~T UN IT E D MA S O NIC BALL Will be held at the ’ MASONIC HALL, TANCRED STREET, ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16th, 188 L Committee : Bro. R W. Shearman Bro. J. Bradley Bro. W. H. Gundry Bro. W. Sparrow Bro. H. Stephenson Bro. W. H. Zouch Bro. C. Braddell Bro. R. Friedlander Bro. T. Quill Bro. Bro. S. Nelson Bro. G. St. Hill Bro. Ed. Saunders Bro. H. Zander Bro. D.M'Farlane Bro. E. G. CrispAdmission by 1 icket only. Tickets may be obtained from the Oomittae. Dancing to commence at 8.00 p. m. * HENRY ZANDER, Lod Hon. Sec.Late Advertisements. , \ AUTIO : ! N . After this date, POISON for Fowls will be laid on my Section, No. 492, Cameron street. 42d W. R. DOYLE.

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 5, Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 507, 13 December 1881

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