The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas, et Prevalebit. TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 1882.
“town edition. [lssued at 4.30 p.m. j
Ashburton Woollen Factory.}— Mr S. E. Poyntz invites tenders for site for above. Railway Bookstall. —We understand that the railway bookstall has been re-let to Mr 0. Hay for the ensuing year. The Mbs Burfocit Fund. —Weaie informed that the total sum collect! d for Mrs Burfoot amonts to L 26 odd. Messrs Compton and Dudson collected LI 6 odd, and Mr St. George Douglas LlO. Entertainment. — An entertainmi nt in connection with the Unity Degree Ti mple 1.0.G.T., No. 11, will take place on Feb. 3rd, at the Templar Hall, when a 1 aried programme will be submitted. Dissolution of Partnership. —lV [essrs Branson and Purnell, solicitors, notify their dissolution of partnership by (fluxion of time. All accounts due to th a Ipte firm must, until further notice, be paid to Mr O. W. Purnell. An Unpopular Character. —Art aideman, who was arrested for the Queenstown fire, was hooted and hissed at < n his arrival at Queenstown, and rotten eggs were thrown at him. It is stated that appearances led to the belief that hi i had accomplices in the matter. The Pomeroy Company Gobs, for Damages.— At the Dunedin R.M. lourt yesterday Hamilton and Willis sue 1 the Union Steamship Company for LIOO damages for breach of agreement in failing to land the company in Dur edin,
from Lyttelton, in time to open 011 th night advertised. In the evidence the stated that the expenses of the con ipan were about L 240 per week, exclusi ?e c the arrangements with Miss Poireroj She was to receive 70 per cent, cf th profits. The case was adjourned ti Wednesday. The Benefit to Mr C. Bourk.--Tli benefit to Mr C. Bourk, a sufferer by th late fire at his residence, takes plat 0 t( morrow evening at the Town Hall, whe a couple of carefully-rehearsed and ei ceedingly amusing pieces will be pei formed by the members of the Amatcu Dramatic Club, to which Mr Bourk i scenic artist. The entertainment wi 11 b under the patronage of his Worship th Mayor and Borough Councillors, Fir
Brigade, Good Templars, Foresters an the Ashburton Volunteers. The mei iber of the Brass Band have kindly cons mte to play outside the Hall for half an hou or so prior to the rise of the curtain. Th tickets are, we are glad to learn, >oin off rapidly, and there is every prospe 3t o a crammed house. A Curious Question. —A peculiar juea tion has arisen, says a Welliugtoi telegram, under the new Bice isinj Act. The late Licensing Bench, of co urse ceased to exist the moment the nev licensing districts were proclaimed, vhicl took place about a week ago, and as at leas a fortnight must elapse before the com mittees can be elected, a question i .risei as to whether any licenses can be gn ntec under the now Act. If this be the case it will be illegal to sell liquors on the race course on Thursday and Friday next, Since the above was in type no lear i bj telegram from Wellington that tin Colonial Secretary has authorised th< police authorities to permit holdeis oi privileges from the Wellington Pacing Club to vend liquors on the racecours e or Thursday and Friday, the days oi the race, meeting. Police Court. —At the Police (burl this morning, before Mr C. P. Cox, . .P., Duncan Beaton was charged with 1 eing drunk and disorderly and with using obscene language. Constable Neill deposed that about 4.15 yesterday afternoon he saw the defendant standing outsido the public schoolhouse, surrounded by the children. He was very drunk, and was making use of filthy language in the 1 learing of the children. He was stripped to his shirt and trousers, and had, he (the constable) believed, been in to the schoolhouse arid assaulted the master, only the latter had declined to prosecute. The defendant pleaded that this was his first appearance in the role of a drunkard. His Worship said that that might be so but! the offence was a serious one, and drunkenness could not be accepted in extenuation of his conduct. Seeing the t he was a first offender he would be < ealt leniently with on this occasion, bu. he had better mind what he was about in future. Ha wovld be fined 20s, with the alternative of forty-eight hours in the look-up. The defendant eledted to “ ;ake it but;’’ ' ' -’ i;:! •' 1 ■ ’ i! ' • . '<
Sartorial. —Attention is directed to j Mr Pengelly’s announcement in our ad- i vertiaing columns. , Everett Bros. —This firm notifiea that they have instructed Mr A. Harrison, auctioneer, to sell by auction the whole of their drapery. Sale commences Monday, Feb. 6. Time o’ Day. —An announcement by Messrs G. Adams and Co., practical watchmakers, jewellers, and importers, High street, Christchurch (next to J. T. Fisher’s) appears elsewhere. Ashburton Hospital Returns. —The Hospital returns for the month of January are as follows :—Number of patients in the hospital on Ist Jan., 1882, 10 ; on the 31st, 8 ; admitted during the month, 13 ; discharged, 12 ; deaths, 3. Ashburton Rifles. — The annual meeting of the above Company takes place this
evening after parade, when all members are expected to attend. The business comprises the election of committee, treasurer, and secretary for the ensuing year. Saddle the Right Horse. —ln the last issue of the Dunedin Star appears a local clipped from this journal, but attributed to ‘‘the local Mail." We have noticed several paragraphs reproduced in the columns of various exchanges recently, nearly all of which are attributed to the local tri-weekly sheet. Now, we have not
the slightest objection to have our locals reprinted, but We do most emphatically object to other journals getting the credit of them. No acknowledgment at all is better than an erroneous acknowledgment. Publicans Fined. —At the Christchurch R.M. Court yesterday, John Johnston,for supplyinga little girl with two sixpenny bottles of beer on Sunday, Jan. 22nd, was fined LI, and had his license endorsed. Defendant pleaded that the liquor had been sold without his knowledge and against his orders by his son, a lad of 16 years. The Bench held the father responsible. —Adam Hannsman, of the Feathers’ Hotel, Addington, for supplying two glasses of beer to William Ray, neither a boarder nor a bona fide traveller, on the same date, was fined L2 and had his license endorsed. The tarman said he had been told not to serve liquors to outsider’s on Sunday. He gave Ray and his friend the beer “to get rid of them.”
1.0.G.T.—0n Friday evening last, the Helpmate Division of the Sons and Daughters of Temperance, Ashburton, held a summoned meeting for the installation of officers, when the following were installed by the D.G.W.P. P.W.P., Bro. H. A. Pickford ; W.P., Bro. B. C. Smith ; W.Ai.Bro. Cook; P.S.andR.S., Bro. Williams ; Treasurer, Bro. G. W. Andrews ; C.— A.G, Bro. Johns ; 1.5., Bro. Crum ; 0.5., Bro. Tutty. The summoned meeting then stood adjourned for a fortnight to receive the auditor's report and balance sheet for the past year, and also to consider the advisability of adopting a reduced scale of initiation fees and fortnightly contributions.—On Saturday evening last the Star of the East Lodge, No. 62, Ashburton, held their usual weekly meeting. After the initiation of one candidate and the ordinary routine business, the election of officers for the next three months took place, and the installation will take place next Saturday night. The Lodge decided to invite the officers and members of the Dawn of Peace Lodge to pay them a fraternal visit on Saturday, February 11th, after which the meeting closed in the usual manner. —Last evening the Dawn of Peace Lodge, No. 164, Ashburton, held its usual weekly meeting. There was a very large attendance of members. In addition to the usual business the officers for the ensuing term were elected, and will be installed on Monday evening next. An invitation from the Star of the East Lodge for this Lodge to visit them, and fill their offices on Saturday, February 11th, was duly received. After the reception and consideration of further correspondence and business, the Lodge closed until next Monday evening.