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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 647, 27 May 1882
Police Court.—There was no bu mess at the Court this morning, of any kind.
Waterton.—A concert and dance will be held at the Waterton Library Hall on Thursday, the 30th insfc. Mr Saunders at Ealing.—Owing to pressure on our space, the report of Mr Saunders’ speech at Ealing is unavoidably held over.
Masonic Concert.—At those taking part in the Masonic concert will please meet on Monday evening next, at 8 p. m., in the Masonic Hall.—[Advt.J Stopping the Supply. Prohibitory orders under the Licensing Act are being frequently applied for in Auckland, to prevent intemperate persons getting drink from publicans. Wesleyan Church at Wakanui.—A meeting of those interested in providing a Wesleyan place of worship at Wakanui is called for Wednesday evening at 7.30, at the local school-house, when the Rev. Mr Standage and the circuit stewards will be
in attendance. A Failure. —The ladies of Dunedin who have hitherto had a Servants’ Home in hand, have had to acknowledge its failure, and they now propose to sell the buildings and apply the proceeds, after paying the liabilities, to the establishment of an orphanage. The Governorship. —Speaking of the near departure of Sir Arthur Gordon, the P> •ess special says that nothing has yet transpired on any reliable authority as to the probable successor of Sir A. Gordon. The Government, at any rate, have not a syllable of information on the subject. Personae. —We regret to learn that Mr T. R. Hodder and family are about to sever their connection with Ashburton. They return on Tuesday next to Nelson; where Mr Hodder has spent many years of his life. During lys residence amongst us Mr ITodder has always evinced a keen interest in the religious, social, and industrial advancement of the place, I Ashburton Woollen Factory. A general meeting of shareholders in the above company is called for Monday next at 3 p.m., at the Town Hall. The business will consist of the reception of the* report of the provisional directors, thd election of permanent directors, etc. All interested in the factory should make a point oi being present, as no voting by! proxy will, we understand, be permitted. !
Congratulations From Invercargill,. —A number of leading citizens have sent a telegram to Sir John Hall to the follow-; ing effect : —“ We, the undersigned citi-; zens of Invercargill, who appreciate and; admire your administration of the publicj affairs of the colony for the past two and; a half years, congratulate you on the; honor which the Queen has been pleased to confer upon you, and wish you long; life to enjoy your well merited reward. The Financial Statement.— Says the. Press's special, wiring from Wellington last night:—“lf reasonable progress is made with business during the next week Major Atkinson will bring down his Fi- 1 nancial Statement on Friday next, but* should theie be any unexpected delays, then r.ot < ill the following Tuesday. I hear it is all ready, and that it will be of such a character as to excite some agreeable surprise, while giving great satisfaction generally. lam not at liberty to say more at present.” -
How Coroners Have to Travel.— Coroners and medical men in New Zealand have to do a considerable amount of travelling at times. Last Thursday (says the Waimaie Times) Hie Coroner, J. Beswick, Esq., came from Timaru, a distance of about twenty-eight miles, and, in company with Dr Chilton, left here on Friday morninsc for Upper Waitnki, forty-two miles oft’, where a post mortem and inquest was held, returning to Waimate on Saturday morning. The Coroner thus had to traverse 140 miles and Dr Chilton 84 miles simply to certify that a man died from excessive drinking. Both gentlemen speak very ruefully of the state of the roads.
Accidents. —A horse attached to a buggy belonging to Mr Cottle began “ playing up ” last evening, at last becoming completely unmanageable and smashing the front panel of the vehicle, and also the two shafts. Fortunately the driver was uninjured. The horse also escaped injury.—Mr McKellar Wix met with a somewhat similar mishap, we are informed, on Wednesday evening last. He was riding into town from Seafield when his horse became restive, kicking out and smashing the splashboard of the dogcart and also the two shafts, besides doing other damage. Mr Wix, we are glad to say, was unhurt.
Wesleyan. —A meeting was held in the Cameron street Church last night, at eight o’clock, in connection with the Christian Temperance Society recently established by that body. There was a good attendance, and the Rev. C. H. Standage presided. Mr.l. E. Buchanan, secretary to the Committee, presented a report and proposed rules for the working of the Society. These rules were read over to the meeting, and after receiving sundry alterations and amendments were passed and adopted. The election of officers was then proceeded with, resulting as follows : President, Rev. C. H. Standage ; vicepresident, Mr J. E. Buchanan ; secretary, Mr H. G. Berryman ; treasurer, Mr R. Alcorn. A committee and by-law committee were also elected, and at the conclusion of the meeting fifty persons signed theii names as members, which, with others who have expressed their desire to enrol themselves, will bring the total something below one hundred. A Fighting Man. —At the Court yos-
terday afternoon (after the conclusion of the other business) an exceedingly diminutive specimen of humanity, about four feet high and five stone weight, hailing from Waimate, was charged before Mr Beswick, R.M., with drunk and disorderly conduct in a railway carriage. It appeared from the evidence of Mr Wilding that the defendant travelled in the same carriage with him from Christchurch in that morning’s express. Ho was exceedingly annoying, and insisted on having the whole of the arm-rest between the seats of the carriage. On being remonstrated with, he pulled off his coat and rolling up his sleeves, said he had “ had to tight his way up to Christchurch, rnd he supposed ho would have to fight 1 is way down. He was ready for any of them.” On arrival at Ashburton the small but pugnacious offender was handed over to the police. Mr Bos wick read the little man a sharp lecture and fined him 40s. The money was at once paid, and the man who had to fight his way ;o town and back left the Court, muttering maledictions on prosecutor, police, ?.nd magistrate.
Accident to Dr. Ross.—-We regret to learn as we are going to press that Dr Ross met with an accident in the hunting field thisafternoon,by .vhich he broke his leg. What the King Says. —The following is Tawhiiio’s official communication to Parliament through Te Wheoro : —This is what Tawhiao said at the native meeting at Whaliwhatihoe for Te Wheoro to bring to Parliament. He said let the work of survey ; let leasing ; let sales ; let the making of roads for the district which belongs to me and the people of my tribes ; let all those things be slopped for the present. Shortly they may be commenced when the Parliament and the chiefs of our people have agreed upon some basis of settlement between the Europeans and those people who, under me, are called the King party. Secondly, I say let the Parliament meet in Auckland, so when they assemble for their work they may be close to us, and we may enter that Parliament ourselves and quietly discuss all matters in difference between us and the Europeans. Thirdly, these words are mine. I deliver them to Wheoro, who is now present, for him to bring to the Assembly to both races at Wellington, and these words of Tawhiao
were agreed to by all the chiefs and The people at the meeting.
Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 647, 27 May 1882
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