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(Per Press Association. ) Room for the Ladies.

Auckland, To-day. A room in the Free Public Library has been set apart for ladies. A Long Fleece.

A flock owner in the north has produced a fleece nineteen inches long. The average clip is nine inches. Served Him Right.

At the Police Court to-day a person named Nathan charged a man named O’Connor with assaulting him in the Domain. For the defence it was attempted to be shown that complainant was in the Domain with a female for immoral purposes, that O’Connor watched him,and a dispute occurred which resulted in the assault. The Magistrate was satisfied there was no immoral object. Persons had a perfect right to walk in the Domain without being set upon by ruffians, and sentenced defendant to seven days’ imprisonment. A Reminiscence of the Circus. During the presence of Cole’s circus, arrangements were made by Cook, the agent, with the Council for the use of a site on the Barrack Reserve. Thereupon several leaseholders protested, and took legal steps to prevent the use of the site. Mr. Hesketh, to-day, on behalf of King, one of the leaseholders, moved for an injunction, with a view to settling the queston of cost. The case is proceeding. A Dangerous Playground. Napier, To-day. Eight children were fined, at the R.M. Court, ohe shilling each, for trespassing on

the railway line. An accident occurred there lately from this cause. The Pensioners’ Receipt Stamps. Wellington, To-day.

A meeting of pensioners of the Imperial Government has been held to consider the question of paying stamp duty on the receipts the pensioners have to give to the New Zealand Government' in acknowledgment of the regular instalments of pensions paid through the Now Zealand Government by the Imperial Government. A committee was appointed to consider the question.

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NEW ZEALAND, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 223, 22 December 1880

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NEW ZEALAND Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 223, 22 December 1880

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