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LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS.

+ The Pbemieb. — It is rumored that Sir Eobert Stout. will not. only stand. again for Dunedin East but will oppose Mr Ormond at.Napier. If hedoes, he will get 'f licked." Sir Eobert ought by this time to -know where he is safe. . Jdbilee Celebration. — The Mayor has convened, at 8 o'clock to-night, a meeting of the Local Bodies Jubilee Celebration Committee. Arrangements will be made for the festivities at the Hospital nnst week. Infobi*'.moh Wanteit.—Now that there is . so niucli discussion about Special Settlements, the public would like to know what has become of the project for a Village Settlement on the Wakamarina at Canvastown. There were fotave been two saw-mills started,. and a considerable population located m the district. We fear that the Land Board-has let a good chance slip. ToTAiiiSAXOR.—The tender of Mr J. E. Hayes, of Wellington, for working the totalisator at Monday's steeplechase meeting has been accepted. Stowaways. —Mr Allen R.M., had before him this afternoon two men named John Turner and Wm, Jones, oharged with being stowaways on board the Neptune. They were fined 40a each, with the alternative, of 14 days hard labor m Picton Gaol. His Worship remarked on tbe foolish conduct of tho men, and said that he feared work could bo more easily obtained m Wellington than m Blenheim, : The Coming Elections.— Mr Dodson, M.H.8., who is a candidate for re-election ■ ' for the Wairau, will probably address his | constituents next week, The election j cannot take place before the middle of August, however quickly the Boundary Commissioners do their work. New rolls have to be prepared for the altered districts, aud forty days elapse between the i«sue and return of tho writs. In all human probability the Wairau will remain exactly as it is. Picton will receive the addition of a portion of the Waimea to briog it up to the quota. Thh Tempebatobe.— The following are to-day's meroury readings m the shade, taken by the Telegraph Department at 9 a.m. — Russell 59, Hokianga . Heads 56, Manukau Heads 53, Auckland 62. Thames 62, Cambridge 53, Tauranga 57, Taupos2, Gisborne 49, Napier 55, Castlepoint 57, New Plymouth 58, Wanganui 64, Wellington 64, Blenheim 55, Kaikoura 52, Nelson 62, Farewell Spit 58, Weslport 52, Greymouth 60, Hokitika 50, Bealey 39, Lytielton 52, Christohuroh — , Timaru 52, Oamaiu 57, Port Chalmers 52, Donedin 53, Clyde 39, Qneenstown 42, Balcluthu 47/lnveroargill 50, Bluff 45. /^Football.— In order to put our men into good form before they leave for Wellington to play against the Union Club on Tuesday next, there will be a practice tomorrow afternoon, at 4 o'clock m Seymour Square. AU the players picked to go to Wellington are urged to roll up. Good Suggestion.— With reference to the newly formed Branch of the Educational Institute it has been suggested to us that the meeting should be held m the afternoon instead of the morning. Eleven a 'clock on a Saturday morning must be inconvenient to a good many people. We throw out the idea for the consideration of the officials of the Branch. Olebioal.— The Rev. Arthur Hermon, formerly Incumbent of Spring Creek, has been appointed to the charge of Feilding. A correspondent of the New Zealand Times describes him as "a plain, bold, vigorous speaker, with broad views." The Session's Business.— During the past Session 18 Acts of Parliament became law, out of 88 bills introduced. Among those which passed were the Representation, Electoral Amendment, and Counties Amendment Aotß. The rest appear to be not worthy of mention. For this amount of business each member (resident out of Wellington) received £210, or at the rate of £30 pec week. Steeplechases. — The Racing Club Committee met last night, there being present Messia Henry Dodson, M.H.R. (m the ohair), W. B. Girling, W. H. Lambert, and H. A. W. MoKsnzia (Seoretary). The attendance of members being small, the opening of tenders for privileges was postponed till the following evening, and any fresh tenders sent m during to-day will be received. It was resolved that the Steapleobase Meeting be held on Monday neit, that being the holiday which will be most generally observed. Acceptances close to-night.

.ONAiTAiAjTcr, Digging's.— vVe are glad to hear that : some •, of , the men. m,. :the Ontmalutu are at preseot; getting' good . gold, and there is a prospect of batter ' things, in sioie. £ '-■■ : -- J A >'.. , ..'■..; Ffloit Afar op>.— Some one Has sent us the first number of The Jamaica Post and West Indian Advertiser, the first* penny newspaper published m the Island sacred to rum And nkgers.-. The proprietors are Messrs L W. Kerr and Oe, and the paper is published m Kingston. Without en intimate knowledge of the West Indian press generally, it .would be impossible to make fair comparisons, but the Advertiser seems to have plenty of local news and telegrams, and to be well patronised by advertisers. It is said that 1000 subscribers were added to the list m thretf -weeks; It ia satisfactory to Inn* of tiuSh enterprise a,nd support m the West Indies. May the proprietors —whose,; names recall to our minds members of the fourth estate m New Zealand— have; continued 5 and increased success. ■ • .'■■..-"•' iNatJUST.— Me J.-Ei Hodson, J.P. (Acting Coroner), held au inquest yesterday at the Awatere - Aoaomtnod*tion House, upon the bodjr of AleXapdef^Date/el, who was found drowned m the river on Saturday. The jury consisted of Messrs William Veny (foreman), H. F. Wrenn, W. Warder. J.NeaIVS. Ellis, and : C. Prince. The evidence of Hi 'amd>:Mrs Strickland, r.f the Aeeomtnodatiou House ; .Mr John Watson; Manager of Dumgiree ; John Hickey, his head shepherd ; Dr Olegborn, and Constable Dew, added nothing to the partioulars of the uhfortunate ; affair a ready published. " It appeared clear that Dalziel, wbo was quite sober and had not been drinking for some time, having taken the pledge from Father Lewis, was affected m his mind, got up during Thuraday night at Dumgree, partly dressed himself, and made for the river with the intention of crossing it. He bad previously complained to Mr Watson that two men were after him : trying to shoot him with a riflej and he was evidently mentally affected. He had no drink at the Accommodation House on Thursday. ; The jury returned a vordiot of " iooidental death." Tbe unhappy man was professionally treated by Dr Cleghom last January, when he was suffering from great mental depression. '■• .. ..; ."■ "• ' : '.I;' ; ._■. . Bagpipe EsTaBTAitiMBNT. —Ag . announced m our issue of yesterday Mr Robert Munro advertises m our columns that he w.ll occupy Ewart's Hall on Friday next, the 18th inst., and perform uuder the auspices of the Caledonian Society. We congratulate, the Society on being able to secure the serviues of Mr Munro and bis able assistants. Mr Manro is t^s winuur of twsnfcy-seveu medals m the Australian Colonies, and his previous performances aa a visitor to this district will .: remain fresh m the memory of those who were privileged to witness thorn. He. is, without doubt, the champion Scotch dancer and piper of the Colony, and those who accompany him (Meaara MoKay and McLennan) are equally good m their own. branches. The programme promises to be one that should be highly appreciated by those whose recollection of the " Land of Cakes " have not altosjether been obl : terated by colonial life. It also contains hornpipes, Irish jigs, &c, , so that it may meet with more general acceptance from those >vho. are noxspeoully W9dded to Sootoh acconipli«hmeni;B. We have little doubt that Mr Munro will tneot with a good house. The bast guarantee of the bona fide nature of the performance may be gathered from th j fact that the Oom.xisiee of the Marlborough Caledonian Society are working hard to make it a success. Country folks uiould not lose this opportunity of witnemiag the exceptional skill of these performers, as they only perform m Blonboim one-night, and proceed to Picton oq Saturday, on the evening of which day they will entertain the public of that tow j. A new Engine.— Our readers will be interested to know that the publication of the Mablborough Express and Weekly News is now effected by means of an engine known as the Davy Safety Motor. It is a vacuum engine of remarkably simple construction, and occupying small space, its power being given by condensed steam at atmospheric pressure. Now that we have it m full and satisfactory working, every person interested m machinery should take the opportunity of inspecting it. We shall be glad to afford facilities to anyone who wishes to do 60. A Davy Motor differs from a steam engine m the fact that, while steam or vapour is used, there is no more pressure than there is m an ordinary tea kettle. There is, thorefore, no danger of explosion under any oircurngtanoea whatever. Two and a half horse power is obtained by our new engioa, without pressure guage, feed pump, injection, gaage cooks, or any of the et cotera of the customary machinery. The vaceum is obtained by means of a supply of cold water, and the consumption of coke for fuel does not exceed six lbs per hour per horse power. It will be evident to all business men that the Davy. Motor possesses most valuable features. There are only three of these engines m the Colony. One drives tho electric apparatus at the Parliamenk Buildings m. Wellington, another . does duty at the Wanganui Herald offioe, '■ and she third is m the Express' Office, Blenheim. We may add that the engine was fixed and adjusted for us by Mr Thomas Powick, m a highly satisfactory manner, ,

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LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS., Marlborough Express, Volume XXIII, Issue 114, 14 June 1887

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