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To Advertisers. Our advertising friends are referred to an intimation appearing in this issue with reference to advertisements intended for this journal. Attention to the instructions therein contained will save our friends and ourselves a little trouble and sometimes misunderstanding. We are compelled to adopt this course owing to the very large increase in our advertising business lately. -

Well Done !—We are informed that Messrs Reid and Muir have contributed the sum of two guineas to the Fire Brigade Fund, in acknowledgment of their services at the recent tussock fire. Reaper and Binder Trial. —The trial of reapers and binders under the auspices of the N.O.A. and P. Association took place at Oamarn yesterday. Three machines competed—the McCoimick, the Wood, and the Osborne. The voting was —McCormick, 213 points ; Wood, 111 points ; and the Osborne, 64 points. The McCormick therefore takes the gold medal of the A ssociation. The work done by the machines was good.

Police Court. —At the Police Court this morning, before Mr 11. Alcorn, J. P., A. Mclntyre appeared charged with drunkenness. Sergeant Felton said he really hardly knew whether the man was in a fit state to be at large. He had been indulging in a long drinking bout, and yesterday appeared to be in a semi-idiotic state. He was a little better this morning, or he (the Sergeant) would certainly have asked that he might be remanded for eight days for medical treatment. He had work to go to, wool sorting. Perhaps it would be well if ho was looked after for another twenty-four hours at any rate. His Worship concurring, Mclntyre was sentenced to twenty-four hours’ imprisonment. Four first offenders were discharged with a caution.

Diarrhoea andDysentry. —ln another column will be found an announcement respecting Monk’s Herbal remedy for the above. The Canterbury agent is Mr B. H. Williams.

The ’Frisco Mails.— The letters by the ’Frisco mail are expected to arrive in Ashburton by the morning express from Christchurch on Monday.

The Wakanui Seat. —A petition of Mr Ivess against the return of Mr Wason for the Wakanui seat has been received by the Chief Justice.

Public Library. —The usual monthly meeting of the Library Committee took place last evening. Present—Messrs St Hill (chair), Charlton Douglas (hon. sec.), Dunn, and Orr. The Treasurer’s statement showed the receipts for the month to have been L 5 16s 9d, and the expenditure L2 8s Id, leaving a balance in hand of HI 4s 2d. One account for LI 19s 6d was passed for payment, and Mr St Hill was authorised to have the tussocks cleared from the library reserve. It was decided to use the outer reading-room during the summer months instead of the library, as at present, and to procure the following additional periodicals : “ Nineteenth Century,” “ Cornhill Magazine,” “Scientific American,” “ European Mail,” and “Young Ladies’ Journal.” It was also determined to send to London for a consignment of new books, and to invite subscribers to suggest works to be ordered. The affairs of the library are evidently improving, and we trust the public will accord the institution more support in the future than has been the case heretofore. On Other Shoulders. —The Government state that the delay in failing to provide means for fumigating the English mail at Auckland is attributable to the negligence of the Auckland Harbor Beard, they having full power in the matter, and the Government can do nothing without their sanction. Writing on this subject, the Press special wired last night—“ The Government have made representations to the Board time after time, but ineffectually, and as the Board has entire jurisdiction, the Government possesses no authority to interfere to take the matter out of their hands. Further strong measures, however, will probably be adopted for bringing the delinquent Board to a perception of its duties, and compelling proper fumigating appliances to be provided without longer delay.”

An Important Local Industry for Auckland.—Mr Knox, one of the directors of the Sydney Sugar Refining Company, visited Auckland by the steamer Hero, and inspected the neighborhood with a view to selecting a site for a sugar refining factory. He has purchased a block of land at Kauri point at a cost of L 5,000. He expects that the plant and buildings will absorb L 200.000. R. M. Court, South Rakaia. —At this Court yesterday, before J. Beswick, Esq., R.M., D. G. Holmes, and C. N. Mackie, Esqs., W. G. Kemp, T. West, G. Mann, and W. Street were each fined ss; and W. Doherty and C. Lake were each fined 20s for allowing cattle to trespass.—E. King charged A. Manghamwith assaulting her at Methven on Dec. 20th. Mr O’Reilly for complainant. Defendant denied the assault, and stated that the complainant had used abusive language to him. The case was dismissed.—A civil case, Robinson v. Welsh, in which the plaintiff claimed L 22 17s 6d, for hire of a horse, was heard. Defendant denied ever having hired a horse from plaintiff, and stated that the horse was hired by one Edward Kelly, who was not a servant of his. Plaintiff stated that the horse was given to Kelly as a servantof Welsh. After hearing the evidence the Court gave judgment for defendant with costs.—A telegram was received from Mr Purnell, requesting that the case of King v. Mangham, and Robinson v. Welsh, might be adjourned until twelve o’clock, as he had missed the first train from Ashburton. As the Court would have had to adjourn if the ropuest was granted, the Bench decided that this could not be done.

A Suggestion to our Library Committee. —At last night’s meeting of the Library Committee it was resolved, amongst other things, that the subscribers should be written to and asked to suggest works suitable for addition to the Library. But this plan will necessitate a good deal of trouble, and it is doubtful whether it will answer. Far better adopt the system at work at the Timaru Public Library. Lying on the librarian’s table at Timaru is a thick manuscript book, kept for the express purpose of entries of new works by subscribers. When the committee is about to despatch an order home for a consignment of books this “ Suggestion Book,” as it is called, is brought in and the fresh entries read over by the secretary.

Mr Phabazyn on His Position. —The Hon Mr Pharazyn has been giving vent to his feelings in an address at the annual banquet given by the Wellington Gas Works Company employees. Mr Pharazyn, in returning thanks on behalf of the Directors, said that he never entered into society, and beyond attending the annual dinner of the Company, scarcely ever went out. However, he thought that next year he would not be present. He had been in the colony for many years, and had worn a blue shirt frequently; but now he was afraid he was going to don a red one, and he hoped if he did that the employees would come on the hill and pay him a visit. He did not make these remarks in a jocular tone, because he thought matters looked very serious. He thought perhaps the best way to get out of the difficulty would be to place him in one of the large furnaces belonging to the Gas Company and get him cremated at once. The argument in the now notorious case was taken before'fcthe Chief Justice this morning. | skhwoSl ‘

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 533, 13 January 1882

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Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 533, 13 January 1882

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