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A ehemifit was excused from serviug on the common jury at the Wellington Supreme Court recently because ho had left a boy assistant in charge, and "he might poison somebody." A sexton was also liberated, as he did not know at what moment his services might be required. — ' Post.' At the Bangiora Magistrate's Court the other day a woman was'ordered to enter into her own recognisance of £25 to keep the peace towards her daughter, but she absolutely refused to sign the bond, and was committed to gaol for three months. Mr Tunbridge, who has been selected for the position of Inspector of Police in New Zealand, is described by the London correspondent of the ' New Zealand Herald ' as a young-looking man — he doesn't look 40 — who had to retire from the English police on account of malarial fever. •• Ho is (adds the correspondent) a particularly nice fellow, with « very pleasing manner, and is suro to be personally popular in New Zealand, while as to his oilicfill capacity, the Scotland Yard authorities speak in the highest terms of praise. So I should say that Now Zealand is lucky in securing an official treasure." The Londou correspondent of the ' Argus,' .•writing on July 30, says: — We have this morning a curious story of the tyranny of ■ the'Germun government. A builder named Schoen, a wealthy man, was erecting a twostorey residence opposite the Emperor William's palace at Potsdam.' The work was stopped by the Kaiser, who issued a deoree forbidding the contractors to finish it. Shortly afterwards Schoen declared in a public cafii that the Emperor's interference was infamous. This remark was repeated to the police, and a charge of Use mujestc was made, the punishment for which is five years' imprisonment. Schoen fled in time to esc.ipe arrest, but the police confiscated all his property and his fortune. Even the contents of his safe and the belongings of his -wife and children were taken. He is now in New York. At Dunedin on Thursday afternoon, Detectives O'Brien and McGrath raided the shop, in the Arcade, of Barnett and Grant, turf commission agents, and arrested Grant and two clerks named Broad and Midan. Grant was charged with being the occupier of premises where tote betting was carried on, and the clerks with sliding and abettiog. They we're bailed out. It is understood that another place was raided, but no evidence was found to show that it was used for betting purposes. Grant and the clerks were brought before the Police Court yesterday and remanded until Thursday next. A most peculiar accident occurred in the Auckland district on Thursday morning, resulting in the' death of the well-known racehorse Lady Anna, and a pony named Sweet Lavender. The horses were being galloped on Takapuna beach, in opposite directions, and their heads came together with such force that both horses fell dead. Waldron, who was riding Lady Anna, had his left leg broken, and McEwan, the rider of Sweet Lavender, got a severe scalp wound. . An extraordinary exhibition of rivalry between the St. Avnaud (Victoria) Brass Band and Helling's Model Brass Band assumed au amusing but troublesome form a few evenings ago. Both bands played in front of the Town Hall during the afternoon, and on tho declaration of the municipal poll at ten minutes past six both struck up, each endeavoring to drown the other. Liquid refreshments were supplied by the supporters of each band, and at dusk torches were obtained, and relays of players. Then ancient eggs were thrown and a disturbance threatened. The police declined to stop the musical duet, because no offence 2was being committed, and at eight o'clock' fully five hundred people had gathered in Napier street, which was blosked. After considerable parleying the Mayor arranged that both bands should stop on a signal given by him with a gun from the upper storey of the Town Hall. The " music " then ceased, amid the cheers and groans of the assemblage. Both bands then paraded the principal streets and dispersed at their respective practice-rooms. Clements Tonic does not treat symptoms ; it removes the cause. Southland A. and P, Association's Horse Parade at Inveroargill on October 2nd. Bead of J. Platt-Botts' performances on the Rover cycle : G. P. Trew and Co., Gore, Southland agents. Dalgety and Co. sell Wendou, Otama and Greenvale runs on Tuesday. Brewer, Trembath and Co. offer Municipal reserves for sale on Saturday next. Gore A. and P. Association's Horse Parade and Horse Fair on 9th prox. Watch Carter's space for particulars of new goods opening up. 3. A. Sirasou aud Co. give particulars of clearing sale of Bey. A. H. Wallace's furniture, ■ , Train arrangements for Band Contest at Winton on 22nd inst. notified. Bargains in all departments from the Southland Drapery Supply -.Co., Granite House, Gore. Spring and summer novelties now opened up at W. Lewis and Co.'s, Gore. E. Thomas has taken over the Fortrose Commercial and Family Hotel. M. Hay, builder, carpenter, aud contractor, Gore, inserts a business notice. Wavorly Quadrille Assembly ball in Mandeville Hall on Friday next. English "Star" road-racing bicycle for sale cheap. About 1353 acres at Pukerau for sale or to let. . Tothill, Watson and Co. have additional entries for Tuesday's sale at Gore. J. A. Simson and Go. want to buy a pair of buggy horses. Tenders invited for erection of six-roomed house near Mandeville. I. W. Baymond sells 100 dairy cows at [ Wyndbam on Thursday next. , Tuturau Bond Board invite tenders for i several contracts. Tenders wanted for brcaking-up tussock land at Wainiumu. The respondent wife in a divorce case at Sydney was married on her birthday, left i her husband on her birthday ten years afterwards, aud they were divorced on her husband's birthday. A Northern contemporary recently commented upon the moral tone pervading the town through which it circulated', and in tho very next paragraph (by_wny of proof probably) said : — " A portrait o£ Mrs Matthews, just committnd for trial in connection with the Invercargill illegal operation casr, appears in this issue. It is, or should be, the highest aim of eveiy merchant to please his customers, and that the wideawake drug firm of Meyers and Eshlpman, Sterling, 111., is doing so, is proven by the following, from MrEslileman : "In my sixteen years' experience in the drug business I have never seen or sold or tried a medicine that gave 'as good satisfaction as Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera, and Diarrhoea Remedy." Sold by D. B. Ektiikr, Chemist, Gore. I desire to attest to the merits of Cham- j berlain's Cough Remedy as one of the most I valuable and efficient preparations on the market. It broke an exceedingly dangerous cough for me in 24 hours, and in gratitude therefor I desire to inform you that I will never be without it, and you should feel proud of the high esteem in which your , Remedies are held by people in general. It is the one remedy among ten thousand. Success to it. — 0. B. Downey, Editor, ' Democrat, Albion, Ind. For sale by D. B. Esther, Chemist, Goro.

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TOWN EDITION. The Ensign. GORE : SATURDAY, SEPT 18, 1897., Mataura Ensign, Issue 337, 18 September 1897

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TOWN EDITION. The Ensign. GORE : SATURDAY, SEPT 18, 1897. Mataura Ensign, Issue 337, 18 September 1897