The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas et Prevalebit. TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 1882.
TOWN EDITION. [lssued at 4.30 p.m. j
Flooded Out.—Mr F. Clark, hairdresser and tobacconist, notifies that owing to his having been flooded out, he will hold a clearing sale at cost price. Borough Council. —Owing to the want of a quorum, the usual fortnightly meeting of the Borough Council lapsed last night. It will take place on Thursday evening. Everett Bros. —This firm notifies that they will sell privately till the end of the month. The whole of the remaining drapery will be sold by auction early in February. Police Court. —Only one inebriate appeared at the R. M. Courp this morning. Mr Alcorn, J.P., administered the usual caution and discharged t'iie offender, on his agreeing to pay 2s expenses incurred for his conveyance to the !ock-np. Business Changes.— C|» dit thijt our enterprising fellow - townsmen, Messrs Friedlander Bros., have purchased Montgomery and Co. ’s block at the corner of Burnett street and East street, and also the brick-works belonging to the same firm. i Scholastic. —Mr Alexander Stott, late master of the Borough School, hfj, we learn, accepted the mastership of a jchool at Kaikoura. Mr Stott was recently appointed to the Wakanui iichool, bu|t the appointment will now remain unfilled. St Stephen’s Church.— -The Sunday School treat in connection with the l.bove will be held on Thursday, the 26thjinst., in the Parsonage paddocks. Thjp tea will take place on the parsonage lawn at 6.30 p.m., after which some prizef| will be given away and the choir wilf sing selections. 1
The Bridge-keeper. —We iundeijatand that Mr G. Morse bridge-keeper at the Ashburton end of the bridge, has.been transferred to Christchurch, wh«|:e a similar appointment awaits him. f Mr Morse has become quite a popular character in Ashburton, and we trust that his successor will be equally obliging and careful. Inquest. —An iapr-!: vu hcl I |.t the Barrhill Hotel yesterday at noon, Ifefore Dr Trevor (Coroner) and a jury, touching the death of Henry Thomas, whcj' was found lying dead in his bed at the hotel on the morning of Sunday last. The deceased was a laboring man, a resident at Barrhill, and also well known in Ashburton and district. Dr Rosa deposed to making a post mortem examination ; death had resulted from aneurism of the aorta of the heart. A verdict of “ Death from natural causes ” was The Bazaar. —The takings up t<> last night at the bazaar, we learn, amounted to about Ll5O, no mean sijim considering the state of the weather or. the three first days. The bazaar closes this evening. The unsold goods will be disposed of by auction at 6 o’clock to-night. All the auctioneers in the town have, we learn, been invited to be present, and so there should be no difficulty in getting rid of the things to the best possible advantage. The admission will be free to all to-night, and it is to be hoped that there will be a large attendance, and that those who go will not be mere spectators, but also bidders. LSO or thereabouts was taken yesterday. A Fax.se Alarm. —With reference to a statement that has got into circulation respecting an act of alleged carelessness by the Town Hall keeper last night, in leaving a stove “ three feet from the Town Hall,” to burn itself into a red heat to the great danger of the Hall, we are lisked to state, in justice to Mr Elston and other parties concerned, that therfji was really no danger from this stove at sll. It stands at least eight feet ;from the Hall, and contained last night a; burning billet of wood, which was extinguished by the officals before they went away. The stove stands on a fringe of tussock, and as a proof that there no danger, we may mention that this grass has not even been singed. Wakanux School Committee. |-The annual householders’ meeting was held last evening, there being about forty electors present.’ On the report of the Committee being presented it was resolved oh the casting vote of the Chairman —“ That this meeting is of opinion that the Chairman was wrong in advertising for te;j.chers without first consulting the Board, and without the same having been resohpd by the Committee, and that the same Ija expunged from the report oj; the meeting.” At the election, which fallowed, Messrs J. Brown, G. W. Leadley,; W. J. Wilson, J. P. Stuart, T. Trevurzai and J. Walsh, were elected a new Committee. At a subsequent meeting of the new Committee, Mr James Brown was elected Chairman, Mr Leadley being also nominated. Mr Leadley tendered his resignation as a member of the Committee, which was accepted. The date <|f meetings was fixed for the first Wednesday in each month at 7.30 p.m. Mr Brown w|,3 appointed secretary and treasurer. Th a proceedings were brought to a conclusion at 11.30‘p. m.
To-Dav’s Cricket. Our telegrams from Lancaster Park, re to-day’s play, have not reached us it time for publication in this issue, but wo shall issue “ extras ” wi<h the latest particulars at intervals throughput the evening. Christchurch Items. —The rumor that a Young girl had attempted to drown herself in the Avon on Sunday night caused some sehsation in Christchurch. The ate ry proved quite true. The unfortuna :e girl had thrown herself into the river clcse to the Foresters’ Arms, but when sh's got into the water her courage appears to have forsaken her, and she screamed for assistance. Fortunately some men were passing at the moment, and they got the would-be suicide out and conveyed her to the Foresters’ Arms, where she was looked after by the landlady. Subsequently she was removed to the Hospital.—Yesterday morning the Christchurch police made a curious find of a woman’s dress and petticoat and a dog-collar and chain, which were lying on th 3 river bank near the College bridge. The police do not know what to make of th 3 discovery, or whether it points to suicide or foul play. Up to the present the things have been unclaimed.