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A man was lately brought up for murder in a London police court, who had stabbed a man in the leg with a clasp knife because he stood in front of him in a theatre. The wound necessitated amputation, and the man died from the operation. A Half Clad Plea. —ln Wellington on Monday a picture shop proprietor was sued by a shopman for wages, and, in defence, pleaded that he had been doing but little business, and that little was almost ruined by the shopman putting the “ counterfeit persentment ” of the Victoria Loftus Troupe in the shop window ! This plea did not move Mr Manaford to compassionate the defendant, who was promptly mulcted in the full amount of the claim. Forgetting Himsf.i.f. —The “ New Zealand Times ” thus rubs up Mr Hutchison's Parliamentary etiquette :Mr Hutchison, one of the members for Wellington City, has been sufficiently long in Parliament to know that the rules forbid a member from walking about the floor of the House with his hat on. Should he repeat the disrespect, intentionally or unintentionally, he will probably be called to order by the Speaker.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, 25 October 1879

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Untitled Ashburton Guardian, 25 October 1879