Parliament will, it is understood, be called together during the first week in June.
The Committee of the Ashburton Racing Club will meet at the Club’s room this evening at 8 o’clock.
On Saturday Mr Gudaell reported upon the water races as follows :—Dobbin’s ford to Kyle, all dry ; Kjle to Seaview, E 3 and D 4, and 0 and B and A are dry.
Five stacks of wheat the property oi Mr B. Fde, were destroyed by fire at Bucclench on Saturday evening. The Press Association’s Timaru agent hm to-day telegraphed us the following : —“ Mr John Radcliff, premier flautist of the world, opened a short season here last night, and was received with immense enthusiasm. The Artillery Band afterwards serenaded him. He leaves for Ashburton and Wellington to-morrow. The Committee in whose hands the arrangementsfor to-morrow night’s Wesleyan soiree have been placed, are very sanguine of a most enthusiastic meeting. A large number of tickets retailed by several fair and irresistible members of the Wesleyan congregation, have already been disposed of, and should the weather continue floe, it is expected tint the doorkeep-rs will have an unusually busy time. The tea and public meeting will be he’d in the Cameron street Church, and the occasion will afford both Rev O. McNicoll and many of our readers an opportunity to become acquainted with one another more quickly than in the ordinary courao of events.
The Committee of the Ashburton Rifles will meet at the Post Office this evening at 7 o’clock. The cost of the recant harbor defences of New Zealand is estimated at L200,0d0.
A meeting of members of the Montacillo Football Club will be held at Quill’s Hotel to-morrow evening to discuss the propriety of amalgamating with the Ashburton Football Club. Members of the latter Club are invited to attpnd
We are requested to state that offerings of fruit, flowers, etc , for the harvest festival decorations will bo thankfully received at St Stephen’s Church, at any time on Thursday. The fruit will be afterwards distributed among the sick and needy of the town.
A challenge from George Jillet to J. Johns to run twenty miles in the Town Hall on Saturday next appears in this issue.
At the Supremo Court, Christchurch, yesterday, the case Holmes and others v Hyland, w&s tried before His Honor Mr Justice Johnston and a jury of four. Mr Wilding appeared for the plaintiffs, and lVj.r Weston for the defendants. The plaintiffs were Thoipaa Holmes, a farmer at Wakanui, and the holders pf first and second mortgages on Holmes’s farm, R.S. 5:7604, at Wakanui. The defendant was Patrick Hyland, a farmer at Wakanui. The action was to recover L 243 Os 4d, alleged to be due under the following circumstances: —In March last, the defendant made an offer to Holmes’s agents, Messrs Fried lander Bros, of Ashburton, to purchase the fapm at L 4 per acre, with interest at 7£ per cent, and the offer was accepted. 'The defendant did not complete his contract, and a resale took place with the result that the land realised L2 16s per acre, and expenses to the amount of L 35 18s 4d were incurred. The defence was to the effect that the offer had been withdrawn before
it was accepted, and that it had been made simply as a certificate of the value of the land, and to facilitate its sale. The jury, after a retirement of forty minutes, returned with a verdict for the amount claimed, L 242 Os 4d. His Honor gave judgment accordingly, with costs, including costs of new trial, on the middle scale, reserving leave for defendant to move to set aside verdict and enter judgment for defendant.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1519, 21 April 1885
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