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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas et Prevalebit. THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 1882.

TOWN EDITION. [lssued at 4.40 p.n ,.j

Wesleyan Sunday School. The teachers of the Wesleyan Sunday School held a meeting last night, the principal business being the election of a Superintendent, vice Mr T. R. Hoddor, who has left the district, and the consideration of a motion by one of the teachers to the effect that the institution in future be governed by Conference rules. There was a very fair number of teachers present, considering the inclement weather. The Rev. O. H. Standage presided. The motion referring to the rules was carried, with only one dissenting voice. The adoption of those rules necessitated a complete reorganization of the office-bearers. The nominations were then proceeded with, resulting as f dlows : Superintendent, Mr Chas. Kay ; Secretary, Mr Ohas. Dixon ; Treasurer, Mr G. Andrews ; Canvassers, Messrs H. Crisp and R. Murray, jun.; Committee, Messrs Kingston, Ling, Silcock, and Berryman. After consideration of further business, the proceedings were brought to a close, the next meeting to be held on Wednesday 14th inst. During the meeting very complimentary references wore made to the praiseworthy efforts put forward by the late Superintendent in the interests of the school. Wakanui Election. —Persons desirous of seeing Mr Saunders returned for Wakanui, and who are willing to lend vehicles on the polling day, June 16th, aie requested to communicate with Mr Poyntz, secretary to the Ashburton Committee, and Mr Davies, secretary to the Bakaia Committee. Mr Saunders’ central committee meet to morrow night at 8 o’clock at Messrs Poyntz and Co.’s offices.

A Disappointment. —The choir of St Stephen’s church and a few friends intended to have given a concert at the Old Men’s Home last night, but owing to the non-arrival of the pianoforte hired for the occasion, the concert had to be postponed until next Wednesday.

Hospital and Charitable Aid. —The Committee having the disbursement of the Hospital and Charitable Aid Fund, provided by the Borough and County Councils jointly, met yesterday, following the termination of the Council meeting. Present—Messrs W. 0. Walker (chairman’), St Hill. Winter, and his Worship the Mayor. The return of patients in the Hospital was laid on the table. The report presented by Mr Fooks of necessary repairs to the Hospital was received, and the Clerk instructed to return same with a request to Mr Fooks to furnish estimates for the work to the Borough and County Councils. Mr Marsh wrote, asking what the Committee proposed doing in the matter of patients, residents of the county or borough, who might come down to the Christchurch Hospital instead of going to the Ashburton institution. It was °decided that on application being made by the authorities for a refund, and after proper enquiry into the cases, in such as are shewn to be residents of the borough or county of Ashburton, and who have been admitted into the Christchurch Hospital in cases of necessity, the maintenance should be defrayed by the Committee. Additional assistance applied for by the steward was granted, his employment of a man for a month beini

authorised. The subject of obtaining fruit trees for planting in the grounds of the Hospital was deferred till next meeting. A letter was read from Mr Marsh, stating that in the matter of the children of a man named Kite, who were in destitute circumstances, and for whom the Committee had applied for admission into the Orphanage, the request of the Committee could not be complied with, as only orphans wore admitted into the institution. The children are in the care of a woman, and the father is in very poor circumstances; the Committee therefore decided to grant 8s per week as aid, and it was decided to ask Sergeant Felton to report on the condition of the family. It was resolved to request the Corporation to keep three of the immigration cottages from sale for the present. A letter was read on the subject of charitable aid administration beyond the boundaries of the county, and laid on the table. The draft rules and regulations for the conduct of the Hospital were read and adopted, and the Secretary empowered to get 50 copies thereof printed. Several accounts were passed for payment. The Secretary was requested to ask Mr Fooks to embody in the estimates referred to above the cost of a hose for the water tanks. The meeting then adjourned. Mr Saunders at tub Town Hall.—

Mr Saunders again addressed the electors

of Wakanui at the Town Hall last evening. The part of the speech that excited the greatest interest was that in which the speaker denounced the pernicious Catholic block vote, and told his hearers that were it not for that vote a certain candidate who was seeking to represent them in Parliament would stand no more chance of doing so than his horse. At this there were loud cries of “ no, no,” and

uproar at the back of the Hall, from some who evidently did not relish such plain speaking. Occasionally these noise makers forgot their avocation and listened attentively to the man they had come to disturb. Mr Saunders frequently expressed his pleasure at the lively character of the proceedings, and said that ic suited him far better than stagnant unanimity, the result either of indifference or terrorism. A full report of the proeedings appear elsewhere.

High School Board. —At the ordinary meeting of the above Board, yesterday, it was resolved—“ That the headmaster of the Borough School be asked to co-operate with the headmaster of the High School re examination papers for scholarships; that the scholarships be L2O a year ; terms of scholarship to be dependent on good conduct, and the holders passing examinations each year. Each scholarship to be for a period of three years ; attendance at High School compulsory, and in no case shall more than one scholarship be adjudged to the High School. The examination t > take place on a date to be fixed by the examiners, before the commencement of the next term.” The Board then adjourned. Fiee Brigade. —The usual monthly meeting of the above was held on Tuesday, when the following business was transacted :—Those present signed an agreement to abide by all rules passed by the Brigade, and approved by the Borough Council ; Fireman Adams tendered his resignation, which was accepted ; it was resolved to remain in the present section occupied by the Brigade in preference to removing to the sections partly occupied by the Municipal buildings. Some minor matters having been attended to the meeting adjourned. Tinwald School. —Mr Allsop has severed his connection with the above school, which will re-open on Monday, next, June 12th, under the mastership of Mr Wilson.

One op the “ Georgias.” Hosea Easton, one of the original and wellknown Georgia Minstrels, has been remanded from Dunedin to Christchurch on a charge of wife desertion. The accused denies that he is married to the complainant.

Dobbin’s Ford Bridge—A well attended meeting of Seafield residents was held last evening at the local schoolhouse, Mr M. Bruce in the cha>r, when it was resolved to communicate with the County Councils for the Selwyn and Ashburton counties, asking that the Engineers to those bodies should confer together on the most suitable site for a bridge over the Rakaia in the vicinity of Dobbin’s Ford. It was also resolved—“ That the Government be called on, in the event of a new loan, to place on the Estimates a sum to provide for the construction of a bridge accross Dobbin’s Ford ; and that in the absence of a local Parliamentary representative, a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Sir John Hall, member for Selwyn, who has already expressed himself in favor of the providing of a bridge, with a request to him to use his influence in the matter.”

I. O. G. T.—A special session of the Grand Lodge of New Zealand was held last evening at the Templar Hall, at 7.15, at which Bro. J. T. Smith (Christchurch), G.W.C.T., presided, and there were present Pro. K. Sando, G, W.Y.T., Bro. D. O. Cameron (Dunedin), G. W. S. The Grand Lodge Degree was conferred on twelve brothers and two sisters, four of the brothers having come from Alford Forest, twenty-five miles away, to attend tho ceremony and receive tho degree. The remainder of those honored by tho distinction wore local residents. At the close of tho special united Lodge meeting, at which there was a large attendance, addresses were given by the G. W.C.T., G. W. V. T., and tho G. W. Secretary, and the D.D. Several songs were rendered by members, and altogether a pleasant and instructive evening was brought to a close about 10.30. “ Purging the Roll.” —A second batch of objections to the electoral roll for Wakanui wore heard and determined this morning before Mr Beswick, RM., and Messrs Cox and Bullock, J.P.’s. The roll was purged of the following names ; HurMiy, John Maxwell, John Walls, Patrick Doherty, Patrick Keenan, Charles Risely, J. Cummins, and Matthew Hurley. Several, other persons, it was reported by the police had not been served,, in consequence of their where* aboula being unknown.

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna Est Veritas et Prevalebit. THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 1882., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 657, 8 June 1882

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