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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas et Prevalebit. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 1882.

TOWN EDITION. [lsmtd at 430 p. m. j

Postal.— The San Francisco mail will closest Ashburton on Saturday next, ;at Lo.3oa.rn. Thb English Orxokkters.— The, Eng* 1 liah Eleven will play a match in Waikato, j

District CotritT.-—The next sitting of the District Court at ; Ashburton will be held on Wednesday, the B|h February, at 11a.m. No Hope for Dupree. —The charge of perjury against Constable O’Shea, who was the principal witness in the case of the constable convicted at the last Supreme Court of stealing fowls, has been dismissed by the Dunedin Bench. Sweepstakes Strictly Prohibited.— In the Wellington Court of Appeal the case of Sir W. Fitzherbert and others, who were convicted under the Ga ning and Lotteries Act for taking part in a sweepstake on the Hutt Racecourse, was heard yesterday. The conviction was affirmed, and the appeal dismissed with costs. Our Local Cricketers. —We have been requested to remind members of the Ashburton and Borough clubs that a match will commence this evening on the Domain ground, when it is hop id that a good muster of cricketers will roll up, so as to make the game as enjoyable as possible. A Promising Juvenile. —A boy named John Connell, eleven years of age, was arrested yesterday at Wanganui charged with stealing L 4 from the dwellinghouse of a man named Simpson. The boy had spent a portion of the money in buying sweetmeats, pipes and tobacco. He had entered the house by raising a window. Correction. —Mrs Perham vmtes, asking us to correct a mistake occurring in a paragraph in Friday’s issue,.. referring .to the accident which Mr Perham met with on the day named. Mr Perham was kicked in the chest by a horse, but he was not carting stone, it appears, hut harrowing at the Hinds for Mr MciLean. He was conveyed to his own home, and not to the hospital.

The International Exhibition at Christchurch. The Exhibition building in Hagley Park, will have twi main entrances, each half a chain in width. The first will be situated on the Lincoln Road, about a . chain from the corner. f The other entrance will be on Lincoln' road opposite St. Asaph Street. The work of erection is to be proceeded with with all possible despatch, and the first post it is expected will be driven on Monday next. South Canterbury Jockey Club.—A telegram published in our issue of yesterday notifies that the nex t meeting of the above has been fixed for Thursday and Friday, April 20 and 21. { Our. own Autumn Meeting has been arranged for April 19 and 20. Thus the two meetings will clash, unless some alteration is made in the date of one or the other of these. Probably this matter will receive attention at the Ashburton Racing Club’s meeting, called for to-morrow evening. Tinwald Householders’ Meeting.— The annual meeting of householders was held on Monday evening, there being bpta small attendance—Mr Joseph Clark in! the chair. The report for the past year having been read, a ballot was taken, and the following gentlemen were elected as a committee, namely, Messrs 3. Clark, W. H. Smith, D. Teppett, F. Lewis, H. Jones, C. Jephson, and R. Ennis. A meeting of committee was afterwards held, and Mr Joseph Clark was elected chairman for the ensuing year. “ Taken the Benefit op the Act.”— The plaintiff in a certain civil case heard at the Resident. Magistrate’s Court this morning was already in the box and on the point of declaring, “ that account as still due and owing,” when the defendant softly murmured, “I have filed, your Worship.” “ Filed?” said his Worship ; “When?” “Yesterday, sir,” remarked the debtor. “You withdraw the case, 1 suppose,” said the Clerk of the Court, glancing at the creditor. “ Yes, I suppose so,” said the latter, sadly. He was evidently in a blissful state of ignorance until that moment that the defendant had taken “ the benefit of the Act,” and descended from the box with a considerably lengthened visage.

The Next English Cricket Team.— The contingent of gentlemen and professional players, expected to visit the colonies before the end of 1882 will comprise the following gentlemen :—lvo Bligh, Alfred Lyttelton, A. 6. Steel, C. J. Studd, G. B. Studd, G. H. F. Leslie, A. P. Lucas, and G. F.: Vernon. The professionals will be selected from Barnes, Bates, Barlow, Flowers,. Morley, Peate, and Dlyett. The abovo names include the flower of English c'ricket ; and the eleven to represent the Old Country on the occasion of the next trial of strength with the next Australian Eleven, will probably be selected from them.— Times. Magisterial. - —Very general satisfac tion will, we are sure, be felt at; the appointment of Richmond Beetham, Esq., as our Resident Magistrate. Mr Beetham, who was recently transferred from Timaru to Christchurch, has won the respect and esteem of all with whom he has come in contact, and Ashburton may consider itself extremely fortunate in having a gentleman of so much experience and acumen as Mr Beetham to preside over its temple of justice. The following notification of Mr Beetham’s appointment here appears in the last number of the Gazette : —“ Richmond Beetham, Esq., R. M., to be a Resident Magistrate for the district of Ashburton, with jurisdiction to LIOO, from the 16th instant.” We understand that Mr Beetham will hold a weekly sitting at Ashburton. The following magisterial appointment is also gazetted :—“ Joseph Beswiok, Esq., R.M., to be Resident Magistrate for the districts of Timaru and Geraldine, with jurisdiction to LIOO, from the 16th inst, vice R. Beetham, Esq., transferred. Important Legal Decision. The judgment of the Supreme Court on the rule nisi obtained on behalf of the borough of Wanganui, calling upon William Hair and others to show cause why the, sum awarded by the Compensation Court should not bo reduced to L3,0Q0, was delivered at Wellington yesterday by Judge Richmond, Judge Prendergast, C.J,, concurring, as follows:—“The case is an important one to the public generally, because of the question of principle involved, and also to the parties, on account of the large amount of compensation allowed by the award. It must, however, be disposed of upon exceedi nglj simple grounds. The Court put two values on the land in the first place—its value in the general market, which is assessed at L3OO, and then there is added the sum of L 5,000 as a special value to the corporation of the land as a reservoir, we are of opinion that this added value cannot be allowed. The policy of the law prohibits making the necessity of the taker the measure of the value, that is of the price the taker is to pay. The ; true measure of value is the value in the general market. It is admitted that a special value of this land a s a reservoir in the general market must be allowed, and we think it has been so allowed in the award of L 3,000. The wording of the award shows that this is the case. I put the case to Mr Travers on the argument of the owner of land in a narrow pass in a mountain range, whose land was required for a railway, and I asked whether it could be contended that the landowner could exact as the price ijo be paid to him the whole cost of a tunnel through the range, which the railway company would have had to make had they been unable to purchase the pass; yet the principle is exactly the same as that involved in this case. To exact this additional sum of L 6,000 for the value to the corporation, and to no one else, would be against the policy of the law. The question is one of almost entire novelty, and is necessarily raised and cpntested here. We are therefore of opinion that j -each parjty. should pay its qwq cosjfcs. i Th,o rule to reduce the award of the . Compensation Court to L 3,000 is made i

Ashbubjcon Bounty Council. The next general meeting of this Council takes place on fhe lEjth prox., instead of the first Wednesday! in the month. The Oathol|c Bazaar. —This bazaar closed last nighib with an auction of the surplus goods. . Considering that the first days of tlie baziiar were wet, we are glad to learn? that the undertaking was a decided sjiccess. WooLiiGN Factory Company. —A special meeting of the above was held at 4.30, and, therefore, of course, too late for further notice in this issue. A report of the proceedings will appear in to-morrow’s paper. ( Telegraphic Holidays. To-morrow-being th;j anniversary of the colony of New South Wales, the hours observed by the Wakapuaka cable station on that day will bo 10.30 to 11.30 a. m., and 7.30 to 9.30 p.m., New Zealand time. Our Tolunteers. — The usual monthly Volunteer inspection parade was held last evening, when there was a respectable muster |>f some 50 men. The band turned out as I usual, and the “march past” was waflched with the customary interest. The amjiual meeting of the corps will be held op Tuesday evening next at the drill shad, when the the Treasurer, Secretary, aii.d management committee will be electedUor the ensuing year. St. Mark’s Sunday School, Rakaia.— On Sunday last, the Yen. Archdeacon Harris [inspected the above Sunday School, and expressed himself as very much pleasec i with the result. The day being wet, ni it more than twenty-four children were present, of whom the majority passed a very creditable examination, while i hree of the first class, viz :—Ernest Cox, Daniel; Street, and Rose Bruce, obtained the Primate’s certificate of merit for pi efficiency in religious knowledge. The Yen. Archdeacon congratulated the super! itendont, Mrs Chambers, on the excelli mt discipline that was maintained in the school, as well as on the fact that since the above lady had taken charge the scjiiool had more than doubled itself, the m tmbers on the roll being now upwards of 80'. Ou.i Good Templar Friends. — A notion appears elsewhere calling the attention c f Third Degree Good Templars to the fret that to-morrow evenifi" the; 'election if officers for the Unity Degree

Temple takes place. This evening we belie--e the Dawn of Peace Lodge, No. 164, Ashburton, pays a fraternal visit to the Will and the Way Lodge, No. 206, Tinwald. On Friday evening next the Loca . Division of the Sons of Temperance install their officers for the next six months. On Saturday next the Star of the East Lodge, No, 62, Ashburton, and the Clear Brook Lodge, No. 193, Waterton, elect their officers for the next three monffis. On Monday next the Dawn of Peace Lodge,, Ashburton, and the Hope of Willowby Lodge elect their officers; and ion Friday, February 3, an entertainment is to take place in the Templar Hall in connection with the Unity Degree Temple. So the whole of the advocates of temperance hereabouts have their hands pretty full.

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas et Prevalebit. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 1882., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 543, 25 January 1882

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