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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas et Prevalebit. TUESDAY, MAY 16, 1882.

TOWN EDITION. [lssued at 4.40 p.m. j

Roll Up, Firemen ! —Captain Dolman announces an emergency meeting of the Fire Brigade for 7 this evening, and asks all members to attend.

Masonic Concert. —A meeting of those taking part in this concert will be hold this evening, at tho Masonic Hall, at 7.30. A punctual attendance is requested.

Mr Cookson’s New Stables. —There handsome and commodious stables in Wills street are now all but completed, and Mr Cookson removed into them yesterday. When they are completed in the interior, Mr Cookson will possess one of tho finest public stables in the colony.

An Omission. —“ A Worker in the Enquiry Room ” desires us to state that in in his communication which appeared in last night’s issue, the words “among whom ” were inadvertently omitted from the sentence referring to the crowd prosent on Saturday at tho Town Hall.

Store for Sale. The numerous friends of Mr W. H. Pnddicombe will regret to learn that on account of indifferent health be has been advised to leave the Mount Somers district, and seek a more congenial climate. This step will necessitate his disposing of tho Mount Somers store, of which ho is the proprietor, and an announcement relating thereto appears elsewhere. A Pugilist Fined. —Dan Lea, formerly of Yshburton, and well-known as a professor of the noblo art of self defence, was yesterday “pulled up” before the Christchurch Magistrates fur allowing a public assembly to be held at the Gymnasium, Lichfield street, on April 16th, the building not being licensed for public meetings. Dan was fined 20s, and his partner, Mr Gosling was fined a like amount.

Killed While Driving. —An enquiry was held at the Christchurch Hospital yesterday, touching tiio death of Wm. Rodgers, who was thrown out of a vehicle in which he was driving near Templeton on Tuesday last, by coming into collision with a spring cart. The post mortem examination went to show that all tho de■ceased’s organs were diseased, and death was attributable partly to his bad state of health, and partly to the accident. A verdict of “ Accidental Death ” was returned.

The Kinoite Meeting. —Tho great Kingite meeting is breaking up, and many of the “ blackfellows” are going homo, although the talking may still continue for a day or two. The outcome of tho meeting (the Press special says, wiring from Alexandra last night,) is that Major Te Whooro is to convey certain proposals, as yet undefined, to'Parliament, and in the meantime tho natives present at the meeting have agreed to suspend all surveys on roads, lands, etc , and other measures for opening up tho country. This promise some are now falsifying in Alexandra, and others will not fail to falsify it immediately they get back to their settlements.

Personal. — Mr Hugo Friedlnndor, the ex-Mayor of Ashburton, loft, this morning by the express for Dunedin, en route. to England, via Suez, on a visit of about six months’ duration. Mr Friedlnndor intends also visiting Germany, and other countries on the Continent during his stay from here, in the hope that his health, which has not been good lately, will be benefited by the voyage. A largo number of his personal friends awaited tho departure of the train from tho station this morning to wish him “ God Speed ” and a safe return to Ashburton. We hope to seo Mr Friedlander return amongst us again with renewed strength, as we are sure the general public do likewise, as he has always taken the greatest interest in our public affairs.

A Wketuhed Husband.— News of a tragical affair comes from Wellington. It appears that last evening a man named Vause, whose wife had obtained a divorce at the Court in the morning, was so upset by the sundering of the matrimonial bonds that he attempted to make away with himself in the evening. Ho proceeded to Maginnity’s boarding-house, where he was lodging, and went upstairs apparently in his usual spirits. Shortly afterwards a loud report was heard, and on the landlord rushing upstairs he found Vause lying on tho bed partially dressed, and a carbine lying by his side. He then ascertained that Vause had shot himself in tho loft lung, and that tho build, after passing through the shoulder blade, stuck just inside the skin at the back. It is thought that tho divorce preyed on his mind. Dr Rawson, who attended him, holds out very slight hopes of recovery. Vause is about thirty-seven years of age, and is well known in Dunedin. [Since tho above was in type wo have learned by wire that the unfortunate man succumbed to his self-infl'Oted wound at 2 o’clock this morning.]

Ashburton Hunt Club. —The hounds meet at Digby’s bridge, on Thursday nextj at 2 o’clock.

His Excellency the Governor. —His Excellency the Governor, Lady Gordon, and suite, left Christchurch shortly before ■ one o’clock to-day for Lyttelton en route for Wellington. The City Guards formed a guard of honor. A large crowd assemat the Christchurch railway station to see the Vice-Regal party off, the Mayor of Christchurch, City Councillors, the Primate, Colonel Packe, and a large number of ladies and gentlemen were amongst those present. Oh his Excellency’s arrival at the station he was received by the Mayor, who, in a brief address, expressed the gratification it had afforded the citizens to have his Excellency and Lady Gordon among them. His Worship also thanked Sir Arthur for the interest evinced by both himself and Lady Gordon during their sojourn in Christchurch. The Governor, in reply, thanked the Mayor for thus giving him an opportunity of expressing the pleasure _he had derived from his visit to Christchurch. Though lie had travelled in all parts of the globe, there was no place out of England, and but few places in England, that he would prefer as a place of residence to Christchurch. Sir Arthur concluded by referring to the many friends he and his family had made in Christchurch while in it. The party then got into the Lyttelton train, and were loudly cheered as the train moved away. The Evangelistic Services. —At the noonday prayer meeting to-day, about 200 persons were present. In conse-

quence of Mrs Hampson being worn out with the strain on her energies daring the past few days, she was unable to be present, and in her absence the address was given by the Rev 0. H. Standage. Before doing this, Mr T. R. Hodder read out the statistics of those who had handed in their convert’s tickets, for the purpose of being associated with some branch of the Church in Ashburton. As the figures were but approximate, we refrain at present from publishing them until a mote accurate return has been obtained. We may state, however, that each of the evangelical churches in Ashburton will receive a number of new members. At the termination of the service a committee meeting was held, at which a rough statement of the receipts and expenditure were pi’odueed, showing a credit balance of about L 5. This surplus it was resolved to devote to some charitable object, to be decided on at a future meeting. It was also determined that evangelistic services should be conducted in the Town Hall, once a week, for at least a month, and a suo-committeo was appointed to make the necessary arrangements. We understand that Mrs Hampson leaves for Christchurch this evening where, after a week’s rest she will re-open a mission in that city.

The Closure Wanted. —At a meeting of the Invercargill Town Council on Thursday night, Councillor Finn moved — “That the resolution of the Council at the previous meeting, granting LlO for the employment of a private detective to discover offenders against the prohibition clauses of the Licensing Act, be rescinded. ” This having been seconded, Cr Hatch rose, and talked against time and the motion. His fellow members then proceeded to make themselves comfortable for the night, some taking off their boots and sitting by the fire, while others made two chairs do duty for coaches. Cr Hatch spoke on a variety of subjects, wandering from grave to gay without the slightest effort, although sometimes put out by the interjections of his brother members, one of whom offered him a cheque for LlO to stop talking, while another supplied him with a dictionary, lest the supply of material should run out. At 12 55 a.m. the adjournment of the meeting was moved, but ruled out of order. At 1.45 a.m., it was suggested that oysters should be procure! for the reporters, but this was not carried out. Various expedients were resorted to, in the hope of stopping .Cr Hatch, but in vain. At 410 a.m., by which time ho had taken refuge in the Licensing Act, whose clauses ho was discussing with “ exuberant verbosity,” another Councillor arrived, which, it was understood, would result in the motion being lost. Cr Hatch then sat down, having spoken five and a half hours. Cr McEwen, who supported the motion, thereupon rose, and threatened to talk till noon. Ho continued to do so until 5.45 a.m., when there being no hope of other members arriving, and so altering tho result, several Councillors lifted their hats from the rack, and silently stole away. The meeting then closed for want of a quorum, and Cr Finn will have to give fresh notice of motion.

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas et Prevalebit. TUESDAY, MAY 16, 1882., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 637, 16 May 1882

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas et Prevalebit. TUESDAY, MAY 16, 1882. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 637, 16 May 1882

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