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Hark Forward 1 The hounds will meet on Saturday, at 2 p in., at Mr John Corbett’s, Digby’s bridge. Mu Pilkington’s Successor. —A tele gram from Invercargill informs us that Mr Thomas Arthur, late station-master at the Bluff, is to be Mr Pilkington’s successor hero. The latter proceeds to Oamaru almost immediately. Gold. —The men who have been prospecting the Guiding Star quartz lease at Mohikinui returned to Westport yesterday morning, bringing a largo quantity of fine specimens showinggold thickly. One reef is 2 feet thick.

Stan moke Election. —Mr Pilliet was yesterday returned for Stanraore. He polled 409, Mr Richardson coming next with 345, and Mr Cowhshaw secured third place with 244. Mr Pilliet thus won his seat by a majority of 124

Messrs Poyntz and Co.—Attention is directed to (he announcements of this well-known firm in our advertising columns. Messrs Poyntz and Co. have houses to let and sell, land for sale, farms for sale, agricultural implcmerts, and last, but by no means least, money to lend. For particulars, see advertisement. A Double Presentation. —Mr Edward Button, who has held the position of manager of Longbeach station for the last four years, was, on the evo of his leaving, presented by a number of the employees with a very handsome gold Albert and locket, made by Messrs G. Coates and Co., Christchurch. Accompanying the above was an -address expressing the regret of the donors at Mr Button’s leaving, and wishing him every success and happiness in the future. At tho same time Mr James J. Isbister, late accountant and corresponding clerk, was presented with a very handsome meerschaum pipe, as a small token of the high esteem in which lie was held during his residence at Longbeach.

The Attempted Suicide Yesterday.— The man who attempted to commit suicide in the Ashburton river yesterday was examined during the afternoon by Dr Partrige, who pronounced him insane, and expressed the opinion that his mental state was not the result of drink. The poor fellow, who still asserts that his name is Wilson, says he comes from Geraldine, and from his remarks it is gathered that he is a carpenter by trade. When taken charge of yesterday, he said ho wanted to get some wood to “ make two coffins,” and that was the reason of his visit to the river bed. He was sent up by the express last evening to Addington, to which place he is remanded for eight days for medical treatment.

Music Everywhere. When it is known that there are more than one hundred pianos in this district, besides a much larger number of smaller musical instrument-, such as the organ, harmonium, violin, guitar, clarionet, flageolet, flute, cornet, bugle, trombone, euphoniam, saxhorn, bombardon, symbuls, triangle, drum, accordian, concertina, etc., all of which require learning and skill, before music can bo produced, and wo consider the large number that often congregate to listen to music performed on these various instruments, we might well say music’s everyv. here. Now, what every lover of music wishes to know is where they can get their wants well supplied, whether it be for instruments, music, timing, or tuition. The address is H. J. ■Weeks, Messrs 0. Begg and Co’s, branch, Tailored street, Ashburton. Pianos by Brinsm ad,, Ibacli, Rmiisch, Selial!er, Baucor, Hummel, Ward, Sciedmayer, and Smith organs, all guaranteed and kept in tune for six months.—[ \uvr.] The Electric Light. —A preliminary meeting was held at Hokitika last evening to consider the advisability of introducing the electric light. An influential committee was appointed to ascertain the cost and all information connected with the undertaking. The electric light experiment at Ross and Glendining’s woollen mills, Roslyn, near Dunedin, is eminently successful. '(’hero are nine lamps iu the main building, and one in the finishing room, and it is proposed to light the smaller rooms with Swan’s incandescent lamps. The lamps used are the “Joel,” and the power is supplied by one of Siemen’s D Q dynamo machines, driven from the main shaft. Five horsepower is required for the ton lamps, and the machine is driven at the rate of 820 revolutions a minute. The light has no glare, is steady and mild, and casts no deep shadows. An estimate of its cost shows this to be less than one-seventh that of gas at the current rate in Dunedin, and it is calculated that the saving effected will iu six months pay the entire cost of the plant.

Ciikistg h UHCir Supreme Jourt.— At the Supreme Court, Christclmrcli, yesterday, Patrick O’Shannassy and John Kellar were indicted for having, on the 2Gth December, 1881, assaulted one Richard Cluidley. The prisoners pleaded “ Not Guilty.” Mr Holmes appeared for O’Shannassy, and Mr Wilding for Kellar. Mr Holmes applied for a separate trial. His Honor thought that this was a case in which a separate trial should be granted, as unless this were done, the only other witness besides the prisoners and the prosecutor would be prevented from giving evidence in favor of Kellar. At the same time ho desired to say that he granted this application on the ground of the peculiar circumstances of the case. The case of O’Bhannassy was first proceeded with. Mr Duncan prosecuted on behalf of the Crown. Mr Duncan then called John Kellar as a witness, first stating that ho intended to enter a nolle prosequi as against Kellar, but ultimately he did not do so. The jury, without retiring from the box, returned a verdict of “Not guilty. ” The Crown Prosecutor intimated that lie did not intend to proceed against Kellar. Roth prisoners were then discharged. Victor Perez, charged with indecently assaulting a little girl nine years of ago, was found “Not guilty,” but there is another indiefment to bo taken against the prisoner George Hall charged with indecently assaulting a little girl of ten years of age, was found guilty, and sentence was deferred. Frank Wilwith the embezzlement of certain cheques, was discharged, as it was shown that the prisoner had appropriated cash and not cheques. He was discharged, but re-arrested on the charge of appropi iating money as ho was leaving the Court.

Not on Sunday. —The Invercargill tramway directors have decided to discontinue running cars on Sundays. The Waipara. —The Waipara was successfully launched last evening at Hokitika, and has sustained no damage. Captain Bignell is progressing favorably.

Telephonic. —Telephonic communication between Port Chalmers and Dunedin is now established. There are 1(33 subscribers now to the Dunedin exchange.

Presbyterian Church at Fort Chalmers.—The Presbyterian congregation at Port Chalmers have accepted a tender for a new church, at a cost of L 4,905. It will seat 700 persons.

Our Slice of the Loan. —It will be observed from the Puolic Works Statement published in another column that the sum of L 15,000 lias been allocated for the purpose of forming the Upper Ashburton branch extension line. A Strong Recommendation. — Says Mr W. S. Caine, M.P., writing to an English temperance organ : —“ The teetotallers number just below thirty nowin the House of Commons. One of the most notorious members told me that ho could obstruct two hours longer onzoedone than on whiskey.” The O amaru Tragedy. - The coroner’s inquest on the body of Sarah Adams or Beattie, found lying in a creek under circumstances which point to murder having been committed, concluded_ at Peebles, near Oamaru yesterday, the jury returning the following verdict : —“ That Sarah Beattie or Adams came by her death by the hand of some person or persons to the jury unknown.” The Egyptian Crisis. —Some startling news —that of the bombardment of Alexdria— will be found in our telegraphic columns this evening, and will doubtless bo eagerly devoured by the public. The storm long brewing lias burst at last, and a panic prevails amongst the residents of the city of Alexandria. The nows was, of course, not unexpected, but it is none the less exciting on that account.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 686, 12 July 1882

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