THE Marlborough Express Published Every Evening. THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 1881. LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS.
— - - • 4 The Supreme Court.— Mr Travers opened the defence m the civil action The Corporation of the Borough v. the Bunk of New Zealand and James Sinclair, this morning. The first • witness called was Mr James Sinclair, whose examination had only concluded when the Court adjourned at 1.20 for luncheon. The 'Frisco Mails —By telegraph we learn that the City of Sydney, with the London mails of the 19th ultimo, left Frisco for Auckland on Saturday 4th instant, the timetable date. She should reach Auckland on Saturday the 26th. The Southern Mails will be brought on to Wellington direct, from Onebunga. The Australia with the May colonial mails, arrived at 'Frisco on the 15fch, two days m advance of contract date. Blenheim Sthooii Committee.— At the meeting of the Blenheim School Committee on Wednesday evening, it was resolved to recommend the Board to appoint Mr Lucas, of Souihhridge, Canterbury,' to the Bead Mastership ; Miss Harding, late of Fngland and now of Neb-on, to the Head Mistress-sliip of the Borough Schools.— Mr Clinch's tender (£3 15s) for glaring was accepted.— lt was resolved that the Chairman Arrange with Mr Macklin the date on which the school shall break up. — Mr W. Nosworthy advised that he had received the sum of £1 12s, as a dividend m the arrangement of Mr Pirani with hi* creditors, and had lodged the same m the Bank of Now ■ Zealand to the credit of the Committee, — The School chimneys were ordered to be swept. — Mr Macklin wrote stating that be had seen it reported m the papers that school wood had been stolen last year, and that half a cord of wood remained last winter lelonging to the schools. He said that these statements were incorrect. The rule for the past five years had been to allow the master a ton of coal and two cords of firewood for each fireplace. Tbat was snfficient only m a mild winter. The same rnle obtained iv his predecessor's time, and w s gtneral throughout tbe province. He thought the Committee would 'tee tbat these insinuations were levelled at him, aod be resptctfully n quested the Committee to call on their informant for an explanation. It was resolved to inform Mr Macklin that the Committee did not regard the statement as any i effect ion on his character. Mr Macklin reported that on Thursday night last the Infatt School roll had been tampered with. He likewise lodged a complaint. ; gainst Mi Simmoi.d". The Chairman wasinstiuctedto inform Mr Simmonds that he muufc not allow Iris children accef 8 to the rchvol after school
Tenders. — The tenders opened at last night's meeting of the Blenheim School Committee for the replacement of the broken window m the borough schools were :— Jas. ; Bartlett, £6 10s ; E. Watson, £5 10s • S Cnleman, £5 3s ; J. Lyttle, £4 4» ; S. Clinch (acoepted). £3 15s.