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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prevalebit. TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 1885.

The following letter was read at yesterday’s meeting of the Mount Somers Road Board:—“Public Works Department, Wellington, N.Z , 6th March, 1885 The Chairman, Mount Somers Road Board—Sir,—ln reply to your letter of 22nd January last, urging the necessity for the immediate construction of the extension of the Mount Somers Railway to Bowyer’s stream, I am directed by the Minister for Public Works to inform you that the amount which has been voted by Parliament for this line is only sufficient to carry it to the Mount Somers township, and that contract for the work up to that point are now in coarse of preparation. —I have the honor to i e, sir, your obedient servant, Thomas Mac Kay, Acting Under-Secretary for Public Works.”

Professor and Mrs Baldwin gave one of

tfyelr excellent entertainments at the Oddfellows’ Hall last evening. Owing to some accident to part of the Professor’s I “ property ” the commencement of the ] performance was a little delayed, and the occupants of the back part of the house demonstrated their impatience in a very noisy manner. However, the Professor’s explanation appeared to be satisfactory to the bulk of his patrons, and his clever feats won the applause of all Six well known gentlemen were invited from among the audience to act as a committee upon the stage. In turn these gentlemen were requested to think of any object surrounding them, and in every case the Professor with more or leas readiness indicated the object thought of. One member of the committee was requested to imagine himtelf suffering ps* The Professor first pointed to Luv. _ssl, but immediately afterwards fixed upon the shoulder blade as the situation of the imaginary suffering. We are informed by the gentleman experimented upon that his mind fiist reverted to a pain in the feet he had suffered from, but ultimately he fixed his thoughts upon a pain in the shoulder blade—the part indicated by the Professor. A pin hidden in the pocket of one of the audience, while the Professor was absent from the stage and under the surveillance of the committee, was discovered with great readiness. Mrs Baldwin’s clairvoyancy is simply astonishing, removed as it is beyond the possibility of trickery. A number of questions written by members of the audience were read by Mrs Baldwin blindfolded on the stage. Several sceptical people have professed to explain how easily this marvellous feat may be performed. But last night we had convincing proof that Mrs Baldwin does tead questions concealed from every eye but those oi the writer. Wo may not place a very exalted value upon the answers given by the lady, but there cannot be the slightest doubt thatjtho feat wo have described is performed. The professor's rope-tying and other tricks are very cleverly executed ; Mrs Baldwin makes a talented and graceful assistant, and Mr Lacey is the best ventriloquist we have yet seen in Ashburton. Another performance will be given this evening, and the excellence of last night’s programme induces us to hope there will not be an unoccupied seat in the hall. Mr H. 0. S. Baddeley sat at the R.M. Court this morning to revise the Jury list for the district of Ashburton. There were no objections to .the list, and it was duly signed by the Magistrate. At the Supreme Court ? Christchurch, yesterday, the only case triad was that of Samuel William Palmer and his wife Alice, accused of sheep stealing, both of whom were acquitted. The fortnightly meeting of the Star of Ashburton Lodge, No. 160, U. A.O. D., was held last night at the Arcade Chambers, and was well attended. Three new members were initiated and one proposed. The annual Tinwald races will take place on a portion of Grove Farm, adjoning Graham’s road, to-morrow. The arrangements for the gathering are unusually complete, and, given fine weather, we expect to see a large attendance. Messrs Hobbs and Goodwin will have a totaliaator upon the ground, and the Excelsior Band will provide music. The following are “ Hippodamia’s” tips for the different events .‘—Hurdle Race : Captain, 1; Wrangler, 2. Cup : Frantic, 1 ; Primrose, 2. Trot ; Pollie, 1 ; Larrikin, 2. Maiden ; Louie, 1 ; Little Wonder, 2. The first race will start at 12.30 p.m. Last week Messrs Gould and Cameron, of Springfield, lost a stack of wheat by fire. Incendiarism is suspected. Mr W. 0. Walker has been appointed Chairman of the Mount Somers Domain Board. The Hon Mr Ballance, the Minister for Lands and Defence will be in Ashburton to-morrow. He will probably inspect the Ashburton Rifle Volunteers at the evening parade. The Mount Somers Road Board will publicly notify in Thursday’s issue of our local contemporary that traction engines will cross bridges in the Mount Somers Road District at their own risk. In the

meantime the risk falls upon the Board, and we understand that the proprietor of a machine travelling in the district has taken the hint, and will move his plant across the weak places to morrow. In reference to the tea meeting to take place this evening, in St Stephen’s school, we are requested to state that tea will be served from a quarter to six o’clock, and not from a quarter to seven as advertised yesterday, A very good programme has been prepared for the concert ai 8 p. m The sum of la will be charged for ad mittance to the concert alone.

The annua.! meeting; of ratepayers of the Mount Somers Road Board district will be held at noon on Monday, May 4 The offices of the Ashburton Borough Council will be open for the transaction of business from 10 a.m. to I pm, and from 3 p. m. to 5 p. m

The Committee of the Ashburton Club met at Fowler’s Buildings, last evening There was a full attendance, and Mr Craighead, .the Vice-President, occupied the chai", Mr Robertson, the Honorary Secretary, reported that the charter had been received. It was decided to open the Club on Monday and a committee was appointed to arrange for furnishing the premises. The committee will meet to-morrow evening to appoint a steward and transact other business.

The Rev D. McNicoll, superintended of tha Ashburton Wesleyan Circuit, arrived here by the 4 30 train this afternoon. A reception soiree will, we understand, take place to morrow week.

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prevalebit. TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 1885., Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1513, 14 April 1885

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