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[Per I&ited Press Association.] WELLINGTON, August 30. A number of Chinamen residing in Cuba street n*de a savage assault last night on an cxpeasman named Samuel Elliott. It appear that Elliott went to the shop of WongShee for onions, and, being suspicion of not receiving full weight, insisted on s«ie more being placed on the scales, Ellitft repeated his demand, and as VVcg Shee still refused he commenced 1 to help himself. This action started 1 thf row, and three other Chinamen in th shop, seizing broom handles, went tcthe assistance of Wong Shee, and be--1 ipored Elliott over the head and shoulders, jliott escaped into the street, but not bejre he had received several severe scalp ' rounds, from which blood flowed freely. A large crowd collected round the shop, and the windows were broken by stones. Ultimately the police cleared the thoroughfare. The Chinamen will be proceeded against. At a meeting of the Land Beard the present mode of disposing of Crown lands was discussed, one member expressing the opinion that the sections should be put up to public auction. It was decided to apply to the Governments of New South Wales and Victoria for information as to the system adopted in those colonies. NELSON, August 30. It is stated that Lord Onslow has leased “ The Cliffs,” the property of Mrs Andrew Richmond, up to the end of October, and will reside there with his family as soon as Lord Cranley can leave his present quarters. BLENHEIM, August 30. Hamlin, for forgery, was brought up this morning for sentence, and admitted to probation for twelve months. He had forged a bill for L 35, but had paid it. • The circumstances called for merciful consideration, the prisoner having an unblemished character, and having had some domestic trouble. An action for slande', Horton v. Hawker, in which LI,OOO damages are claimed, is proceeding. CHRISTCHURCH. August 30. At a meeting yesterday of delegates of the Santley musical festival, it was suggested that a three days’ festival be held in the summer. The Musical Society’s performance, given in the rink last night, was very successful. About 800 people attended. The chorus and orchestra (some 200 strong) gave Barnett’s ‘ Ancient Mariner,’ under the conductorship of Mr F. M. Wallace. A symphony by Haydn and several miscellaneous items formed the other portion of the programme.

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INTERPROVINCIAL., Evening Star, Issue 7999, 30 August 1889

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INTERPROVINCIAL. Evening Star, Issue 7999, 30 August 1889