LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS.
Sunday School Entertainment.— We remind those interested that .the annual entertainment m connection with the Chnroh of the Nativity Sunday School takea place to-morow evening. Lecture.— Professor Hago delivers one of hia lectures m the Good Templars' Hull this evening, m aid of the building fund of that place. We trußt there may a good attendance to hear him. Blenheim School Committee,— The Blenheim School Committee will meet Me evening. ' Tenders.— The following tenders for the construction of new stables, m the place of those now ocoupied by Mr Eiley, were opened yesterday:— D. Wemyss £474 A. Peddie, £467 ; Howard and Haynea i £460 ; Dunn and Aston £395, 3s ; E. Bythell [accepted] , £389. > Sphiso Creek Volunteers. — Bfne Spring Creek Company of Rifle Volunteers will parade for inspection of arms and drill jfi the Marlboroughtown Hall to-mor-xorct&vening at the nsuol hour. A letter received to-day by Mr J. M. Hutcheson, from Mrs Bomford, contains the intelligence of the unexpected death of her husband, Mr Benjamin Bomford, at the comparatively early age of 47. Mr Bomford had only been suffering from erysipelas m the leg 'for a few days, and broncbistis setting m, he died on the 25th of Maj jaat. Mr Bomford was well-known in 'this town, and at onetime owned a large part of Blenheim North and .other wropertyintbisdistriot. J Sale. — At the sale of Government cottages held this afternoon by Messrs Purkiss and Noaworthy, the various lots realised the following prices : — Cottage on allotment 1, of section 1, Omakj, confronting Bradford Quay, late the property of J. Barleyman, Esq., Mr Easlea, £8 10a. Cottage on oljotmeat 2, of lame section and street, late the property of Mr R. M'Artney, Mr P. Cross, £8 10s. Cottage on Beotion 37, Opawa, m old orchard, late the property of J. E V W. Cook, Esq., Mr Forrter, £4 10s. W The Industrial Gazbttb.— During the past week Mr Alfred King, the Editor of the "New Zealand Industrial Gazette and Pastoral and Agricultural News," has been engaged m introducing that paper to the business people and agriculturaliats m the neighbourhood of Blenheim. We may state that the journal m question is a monthly periodical, dealing with the general industries of the Colony, and with agricultural matters m particular. It is published m Wellington by Messrs Edwards and Green, and being issued to subscribers at the nominal price of 5s per annum, commands a large circulation throughout the Colony. Among the contents of the July number we notice the full list of ttfe ChristchurTh Exhibition awards, two well written aericultural articles, one on "Wheat," and one on " Agricultnral Education." and an interesting description of "A Coal Mine m the Clouds."