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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 639, 18 May 1882
New Telegraph Offices Telegraph stations have been opened at Devonport, Northcoto, and Takapuna—all in the county of Waitemata. Ashburton Cheese and Butter Factory.—Tenders are invited for the erection of the Ashburton Cheese and Butter Factory. Millinery and Dressmaking.— Mrs Hodge notifies having started in business in the above lino in Tancred street, next Weeks’ music depot. Library Site Conference.- The Conference between the Borough Council Committee and the Fire Brigade re Library site, was hold last evening. A full report appears elsewhere. To-night a special meeting of the Council will be held for the reception of the report of the Conference. A Chkistcutrch Tea Merchant in Hot Water. —Mr Nelson, of Nelson, Moate and Co., the well-known tea merchants, was last night garotted by three ruffians at Christchurch, and j received a very rough handling. The object of the garotters was robbery, but they got nothing, as, frightened that Mr Nelson’s loud cries for assistance would end in their capture, they speedily made off. • The Captive Chiefs at Katapoi Mills. —Yesterday Te Whiti and Tolui v’s'ted the Kaiapoi WVjollen Factory, and expressed the greatest astonishment at what they witnessed. The gay colored goods took their fancy amazingly, but the whir and hum of the machinery made them feel nervous, and at last they begged to bo taken outside to have “a smoke.” Their day at Kaiapoi was one they will not soon forget. - Alarming Fire at Invercargill. —A fire broke out in Gallagher’s bakery, adjoining Sloan’s Theatre Invercargill, last n>ght, shortly before 12 o’clock. The excitement' in (he town was intense, for the general fear was that a large block would be sacrificed to the flames. Up to latest accounts the Are, however, had been confined to tho premises on which it was first discovered.
’ Fuiscp Mail. —The next outward mail via ’Frisdo, closes at the Ashburton postoffice on Saturday morning. ’ Wakanui Election. —Mr Alfred Saunders’ Committee will meet to-morrow evening at Mr Poyntz’s office, on important business.
Woollen Factory Company.—lntending shareholders are reminded that the share list for this Company will close this evening. The Company’s office will be open this evening to receive applications for shares.
The Late Death from Chloroform at Dunedin. —The inquest on the child who died under chloroform over a week ago was concluded yesterday. The jury found that it was a case of death by misadventure, and that no blame was attached to Dr Burns.
Haroes the Levanter. —This notorious individual was yesterday adjudicated a bankrupt by the Supreme Court. The National Bank was the petitioning creditor, and loses LB6B. A similar order was made respecting Chartin, another defaulter, who took away from L 3,000 to L 4,000. Ashburton Rifles —On Tuesday night at the ordinary weekly parade of the above, Lieut. Douglas intimated that ammunition had been sent for, and if it arrived in time, it was proposed to celebrate the opening of the new rifle butts by a scratch firing match next Wednesday (Queen’s Birthday.)
The Mosgiel Woollen Factory.— Every day Ashburton has more reason to congratulate itself on having purchased a woollen factory plant, the demand for woollens continually increasing. The Mosgiel Woollen Factory Company, in order to supply the increased demands, have leased the Kaikoura woollen mills. The Kingite Meeting —Very little was done at Alexandra yesterday in consecpience of King Tawhaio getting on the spree. In fact his Majesty was very drunk, and lay amongst his people “ too full for words.” Subsequently he made a rather incoherent speech. t Meeting of Creditors.—A notifica-
tion appears in the Christchurch papers this morning stating that a deed of arrangement has been made between W. R. Dunn, reaper and binder expert, of this town, and his creditors. A meeting of the latter takes place on Monday, June sth.
Sporting. —Mr Edward Saunders has
disposed of the cross-country horse Why Not to a well-known sporting gentleman, at a satisfactory figure. The horse, however, will complete his preparation for the Grand National, at Dundas, and Mr Edward Saunders will pilot him in the race.
Local Option at Mount Somers.—A local option poll was held at Mount Somers on Tuesday last, with the following results : —For increase of publicans’ licenses, 6 ; against, 3. For increase of New Zealand wine.licenses, 6 ; against, 3. For increase of accommodation licenses, 6; against, 3. For increase of bottle licenses, G ; against, 3 Thus three votes were recorded against, and six for, every proposal.
Political. —The Press special wiring from Wellington last night says-:—You will remember I hinted that some native business would be among the earliest to engage the attention of the new Parliament. You will find, I think, that this will comprise an Indemnity Bill to validate the action of the Government at Parihaka, etc., and a Peace Preservation Bill, having reference to further measures for the permanent pacification of the West Coast. I understand that Major Atkinson may very likely bring down his Financial Statement on Tuesday week, 30th inst., an unprecedentedly early date ; but of course this depends entirely on the course intervening events may take. Testimonial. —ln the window of Mr R. Murray, jeweller, East street, we have noticed a very excellent massive silver and oak cruet stand, made expressly to the order of the Horticultural Society, as a testimonial to Mr S. E. Poyntz, who has acted as Honorary Secretary since the establishment of the Society. It is a very chaste and serviceable piece of plate, of very choice design, and reflects the greatest credit on Mr Murray’s taste. The cruet bears the following inscription .on a small silver shield in the front—“ Presented to S. E. Poyntz, Esq., by the Ashburton Horticultural Society, 1882.” It will remaiif on view at Mr Murray’s until Monday next. ‘ Indignant Burnt Corkists. The Mastodon Minstrels yesterday sued Beatty, lessee of the Theatre Royal, Christchurch, for LIOO for breach of engagement in not having the Theatre ready for them to open up on the advertised night.’ Defendant laid the blame on the shoulders of Williamson, of “ Struck Oil ” celebrity. The case was adjourned until July 7, to allow of Mr Williamson’s version of the story being received from A uclcland. J. P. Hydes was called as a witness in the case, and in the course of his evidence said that “If you had a bad opening night you might put it down as a certainty that your season would be a ‘successful failure.’'’ Cross-examined, Johnny said he was the original and first bone-player that ever arrived in New South Wales, ar d had had considerable experience in the minstrel business. Couldn’t See It. —At yesterday’s meeting of the Christchurch Charitable Aid Board a letter was read from the secretary of the Dunedin “ Hamlet ” Association, offering for the benefit of the Hospital funds and the Benevolent Institution to give four representations of “ Hamlet ” at one of the Christchurch theatres, on condition that the hotel expenses for one week and railway fares of the sixteen members who proposed to play .wore guaranteed, and that the Board, made all arrangements and took all responsibility as to rant of theatre, printing, advertising, and engagement of orchestra, property-man, and scene-shift-ers. After some discussion the secretary was instructed to reply that, while thank-
ing the association for their kind offer, the Board were not in a position to undertake "any pecuniary responsibility in the matter. We should rather think not.
Mrs Hampton’s Mission. —A very in teresting" meeting took place hist night in the Wesleyan Church, when a largo number of those who were converted during Mrs Hampson’a visit were in attendance, as well as a number of members of the Wesleyan congregation. The Rev 7. 0. H. Standago gave an address specially to the converts, after which, in the name of the Church, he offered each one the right hand of fellowship. Addresses were thou given by the Rev. W. Keall (who had bean specially invited to be present) and Messrs Hoddor and Buchman. At the noon prayer mooting to-day, the llov. E. Scott gave an appropriate address, during which ho strongly advised those who had received good during the mission to join the Church of their choice, so that the different denominations might each be benefited ; and, while tho excitement which necessarily is evinced during a revival might not continue, yet the good work would go on in a nure solid and orderly way. To-night a united evangelical meeting is to bo hold in the Wesleyan Church, and to-m irrow night a meeting of those interested in the formation of a Christian Temperance Society, in connection with tho Weslesyau body, will be held in tho same place. The noonday prayer meeting to-morrow will be led by the Rev. John Nixon, after which a meeting of the Committee will be held to conclude all business matters in connection with Mrs Hampson’s mission, and to arrange for the future holding of evangelistic services.
Exhibition Awards. —Mr S. Hardley of this town, has been awarded the highest degree of merit —a bronze medal —for a sunlight and for manufactured spouting and guttering. We regret to learn that owing to the local orders for the latter class of goods being sent out of the district, Mr Hardley has determined to remove the machinery used in this branch of his business to another district.
Ashburton’s Charitable Aid. —At yesterday’s meeting of the Christchurch Hospital and Charitable Aid Board the Secretary to the Ashburton Hospital and Charitable Aid Board wrote intimating that in future that Board would, not be held responsible for any outlay for charitable aid except that which they might themselves dispense. It was resolved to forward the letter to the Government, with the comments on it of the Board.
Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 639, 18 May 1882
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