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Sporting,— We are informed, on good authority, that a match has been arranged between the well-known horses Agent and Oomet forL3oo aside. Very groat interest seems to be taken in the match, which, wo believe, will be run off within a mouth from date;

r Mount Somers Road B6ard.—The Mount Somers Road Board invite applications for Clerk. ,

A Startling Discovery. —Ye : terd i y forenoon a chemist in Tay street, Invercargill, discpvered that a hole 1 had been burned in the wall of his shop near the ground, as if materials had been placed against it and had burned out, leading to the belief that incendiaries had been at work.

Memoranda. —Shearing commences at Lagmhor on the Ist December. —Rates due to the Upper Ashburton Road Board are to -be paid to Mr Jephson at his office, Tinwald. Attention is directed to an announcement of Messrs Vincent and Dow, painters, glaziers, and paperhangers, near Royal Hotel.

Suicide in a Prison Cell. — A laborer named John Gordon, who was arrested yesterday afternoon in Dunedin on a charge of stealing a watch and chain from an hotel, committed suicide in the pri-on cell by cutting his thro it with a pen-knife. He expired shortly after being discovered. He had b>eu searched, but the penknife must have been secreted purposely.

The Case op George Longhurst. —At the Wellington Appeal Court yesterdiy the case of Regina v. Adams w<s argued. The Court took lime to consider its judgment in the case, and if the decision is in favor of the Crown, the judges will sit on Monday, at 11 a.m., in their Supreme Court jurisdiction, to hear the motion for a new trial in the same case ; but if not, the new trial willfbe unnecessary. Indecent Assault. —Benjamin Cleary was charged at the Christchurch Magistrate’s Court yesterday with an indecent assault on a little child seven years of age. The little girl was the only witness against the man, and deposed that he had induced her to go with him to an empty, house near Ward’s Brewery on September 18th last. Accused said he could prove an alibi, and was rem nded to enable him to do so.

Resident Magistrate’s Court. —Yesterday, before Mr Beswick, R.M.. T. Watson, for being drunk and disorderly in a public place, was fined 10s and for assaulting the police m the execution of their duty was fined 40s. For using obscene language the same accused was also fined 40s, or 14 days’ imprisonment. S., Hill, for being' drunk. and using obscene language, w\s fined 50s, or three days. G. Barker, for alleged larceny of a swag, was discharged.—This morning, before his Worship the Mayor, J. Johnson, for indecent exposure, was fined 10s. James Mitchell, for being drunk whilst in charge of a horse, was fined ss, and a similar fine was inflicted upon William Bishop for being drunk in a licensed house.

Important Sales. —Attention is directed to the announcement by Mr Alfred Harrison of an important sale at Wakanui Mill on Thursday, 30th inat at 11.30 a m Mr Moffalt is to Southland, and has instructed Mr Harrison to dispose of the whole of his stock, implements, draught horses, hacks, cattle, furniture, crops, etc. All the lots will be'sold without reserve. Lunch will be served at at 11 o’clock, directly after which the sale will take place.—Messrs Frank Guinness and Co., auctioneers, of Christchurch, notify a big sale of drapery, ironmongery, groceries, etc., the property of Mr Fowler, storekeeper, Chertsey, who is retiring from business. The sale will be held at the store on Monday 27th inst., at 11 sharp.—Mr Thomas Bullock notifies some important sales of town and suburban properties. —Messrs Matson, Cox and Co. notify a fine farm for sale at the Ashburton Forks.

A.R.C. Spring Meeting.— Owing to pressure on our space we were compelled to crowd out a great deal of very interesting mutter yesterday, and to cut down our report of the second day’s racing to the bare results of the meeting, which, taken altogether, was one of the most enjoyable ever held at Ashburton. Two events were run off after we went to press, the Consolation Race, which was won by Winnie, a complete boil-over for the backers of the favorites, and »n which the totalisator gave the handsome dividend of Ll 6 7s each (the biggest of the day), and the Selling Hack Race, which was won by Sandy, beating Steel Dust by a head. This was also a most exciting race. The dividend given by the totalisator was L 6 Is. The beaut,ful weather attracted a large attendance on both days, and tlie meeting passed off without a hitch of any kind. Messrs Hobbs and. Goodwin put about L 2,500 through totalisator for the two days. The Native Difficulty. —The “own correspondent” of the Press at Wellington wires under last nights date :—I under-’ stand that the latest authentic intelligence received from the King country represents the natives as increasingly and almost feverishly anxious for soma definite arrangement with the Government, but there is still a considerable division of opinion, which may take time to overcome. However, the general opinion seems to be that matters are now in a better train for a permanent peaceful satisfactory settlement of a long-standing difficulty than at any previous period. It is rumored that an amnesty will shortly be proclaimed as regards the various prominent insurgent loaders in the last rebellion, with a view to removing such obstacles as may be erected by their fears of being apprehended and tried for past offences. Mr Bryce has a strong force of Constabulary in the north, who have been gradually and quietly accumulated, in order to push on the Rotorua roadwork. They will be h indy in case their services should be needed at any time, but this is looked on as highly improbable. The present appearance being in favor of the early and final breaking up of Kingism, and of a struggle among the Maoris who shall be the first to secure the coveted advantages derivable from the advance of civilization.

The Wilmott Combination. This company performed “ East Lynne ” to one of the best houses ever experienced in Ashburton on Thursday night, and all acquitted themselves mist creditably. After the performance the hall was cleared for the ball which was a great success, about 120 persons being present, who danced to the very excellent music provided for the occasion. Mr Davison was the caterer for the refreshments. Last night Tom Taylor’s celebrated drama “ The Tioket-of-leave Man ” jvas placed upon the boards, Mr Hesford enacting the part of Bob Brierley, the Lancaster lad ; Mr Wilkinson, that of the rascally old Jew, Melter Moss ; Mr Herman, that of Jim Dalton ; and Mr Wilmott was Hawkshaw the detective. Miss Louise Crawford made a very pleasing May Edwards, and Miss Amy Nelson scored a big success as the garrulous but kindhearted Mrs Willoughby ; while Miss \my Johns was quite in her element as the impudent young scapegrace Sam Willoughby. Amongst the minor characters a word of praise must be awarded to Mr Simmonds for his impersonation of Mr Maltby, the publican and proprietor of the cerebrated “ Rotunda Gardens.” Mr Hesford is more at home in “ character” parts than in those like Bob Br.erley, but he is such a good all-round actor that he can accommodate himself to anything. M ■ Wilkinson was capital as Melter Moss, and Mr Herman successful as his accomplice, the unscrupulous Jim Dalton. Mr Wilmott must have been in the detective force, wo should say, from the manner in which he enacted the character of the lynx-eyed Hawkshaw, and his clever arrest of the twin scoundrels of the piece was greeted with loud and long applause. To-night “ The Young Widow” will be presented, to be followed by a burlesque —a most attractive bill.

Geralding C^ub.—-The,follow-ing nominations of‘sires for'the Sire Pro- | duco Stakes, 1886,' lias been received : .Tangier, Trump Card, Hornby, Guy Fawkes, Apremont, Daniel OTlouke.. ’

Otago Bible and Book Society. - -Mj?. J. R. McDonald, travelling agent for tl)e : Otago Bible and Book Society,, has temporarily opened in Saunders’ Buildilfgs with a choice assortment of books, periodicals, cards, etc. As Mr McDonald’s stay is short, no time should be lost in paying him a visit.

Errata.—ln our report of the Show dinner, Mr Bullock was made to say that lie hoped “200 per cent, of the Land Fund would be returned to the county.” The correct amount, is twenty .per cent. Inanother portion of the report Mr Pilbrow is reported as having said that “ wheat straw ” crops were taken oT the lahid year after year. It should be “ white straw ” crops, which include all kinds of cereal?.

Auckland v. Ashburton. —The fifteen to represent the County of Ashburton in the cricket match against Auckland will b; selected from the following twenty names, who are requested to turn up punctually every evening at five o’clock f r practice :—Denshire, Simpson, Wilding, Reeves, Maude, Jephson, Thomas, Curtis, Pixley, Castelli, Geo. Andrews, Hosking, A. IBooks, Strachey, Raine, S. Saunders, Fish, Hart, Buchanan, and Grant.

Ashrurton High School Scholarships —According to the report received from the examiner, the Rev. James Cumnvng, M. A., Adam McLennan, of the Hinds school,-and Hugh G. Wake, of the Ashton school, have been declared the successful candidates for the scholarships restricted to pupils of the primary schools ■of the County ; while EdgarS. Buchanan, of the High School, has proved the successful competitor in the examination open to other than pupils of the said primary schools. Wesleyan —The new Wesleyan Church at Wakanui is to be opened to-morrow, the services—afternoon and evening—being conducted by the Rev. W. Keall. On Tuesday next the' indispensable tea meeting connected withe such events will take pla. e. The after meeting will be addressed by several ministers and other gentlemen, among the latter being Mr Bovvrou, of “cheese and butter” fame. The Rev. W. Keall will preach at the Oameron street church to-morrow morning, and Mr J. E. Buchanan will conduct the service in the evening.

The Auckland Horse Whipping Case. —Frank Cornwall, a Samoan trader, for horsewhipping Mr 0. C. McMillan, merchant, got twenty-four hours’ imprisonment with hard labor, at the Auckland Police Court yesterday. The magistrate said as the whipping was intended to degrade the complainant, Cornwall could not complain of being in turn degraded by imprisonment. He thought the case one in which a pecuniary penalty would not meet the ends of justice. Not only had it been shown that assault was committed, but also it was apparently committed without justification. A Sad Ending --Mrs Smith, a married woman, who has been leading a drunken dissolute life of late, was found dead yesterday at Groymouth. The cause was drink. The house was quite destitute of furniture. Tne husband of deceased had left her some time ago on account of her bad habits. At the inquest on the body of Mrs Smith, the verdict was, .died from alcoholic poison. It appeared from the evidence that the house was not fit for hnman habitation. The rain was coming through the ceiling, and the walls were wet, the paper rotten, and the whole house wretchedly dirty. There was no food nor any of the comforts of life in the place. Theatrical Advertisements. The

following pointed notice appeared in a late issue of the Murrumharm Signal: — “ Notice to showmen.—From this date all theatrical advertisements will be charged double rates ; and, unless the companies are favorably known to us, the money will have to be put down in advance. Paragraphs concerning the merits of entertainments will have to be paid for at the rate of three shillings an inch. This is purely a business notice. When the public want to go to a show it must put down its money for a start, When a show wants to go into this paper it will for the future commence by putting down the coin. We trust respectable journals in other towns will copy this notice into their columns, and faithfully stick to its terms.” Mysterious Fires. —At two o’clock yesterday morning a fire was discovered in a room at the rear of the drapery warehouse known as Waterloo House, Esk street, Invercargill. It was discovered in time, and extinguished without much trouble. The fire was on an odd-looking stretcher sort of frame, extending from the window into a room, on which woven fabrics h.»d been heaped. The room had not been occupied for some time. The origin of the fire is involved in mystery. —iA ten-roomed wooden house at Timaru, the property of Mr Bundersen, coal merchant, was burnt down about three o’clock yesterday morning. There is no clue as the origin of it. Bundersen was the only man sleeping on the premises at the time. The insurances are in the Union, 1,300 on the furniture, and L 250 on the building ; National, L 250 on the building.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 802, 25 November 1882

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